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  • Anything-goes Comikaze expo has its serious side

    By Jared Sichel

    November 4, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    Stormtroopers, the Joker, Gandalf the Grey, Data from “Star Trek” — no, this wasn’t West Hollywood on the night of Oct. 31, although it looked pretty similar. It was “Stan Lee’s Comikaze” — a sort of Comic-Con for Los Angeles, which recently held its fifth annual expo from Oct. 30...

  • At Politicon, diversity and polarity make for entertaining (and loud) political fare

    By Jared Sichel

    October 12, 2015 | 9:49 pm

    Partisan, political theater was on full display mid-afternoon on Oct. 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as two of the panels at the inaugural Politicon conference overlapped.

    In “Independence Hall,” a panel included Democratic strategists David Axelrod, James Carville and...

  • Not a Fan—a declaration of independence

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 2, 2015 | 10:57 am

    Superhero summer has blasted down among us once again. The past weekend saw some 43,000 Florida Supercon attendees at the Miami Beach Convention Center (established in 2006, it's the largest comic-con-like convention in South Florida). Next week's San Diego Comic-con (the original,...

  • Comic-Con 2012 Picks

    By Adam Wills

    July 10, 2012 | 5:39 pm

    This year’s San Diego Comic-Con brings the much-anticipated Firefly and Buffy reunions, early footage of Iron Man 3, The Hobbit and (hopefully) Man of Steel, as well as sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of Fringe, Doctor Who and Supernatural. And if you’re an actual comic book...

  • Meet Steve Blum

    By Adam Wills

    July 1, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Animation fans have grown up with Steve Blum. From T.O.M., the laconic host of Cartoon Network’s anime block “Toonami” to snarling Wolverine in “Wolverine & the X-Men” to the nasally Guilmon of “Digimon,” his voice is instantly recognizable to many teens and...

  • “Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs on Playing “Racist” Lucius Malfoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    “Lucius Malfoy espouses the language of racism and eugenics,” said Jason Isaacs, the British actor who has portrayed the Muggle-loathing wizard supremacist in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films, concluding with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  Part II,” opening...

  • GeekHeeb’s top Comic-Con picks

    By Adam Wills

    July 11, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    Comic-Con’s full schedule is up and the Tribe will be well represented at the San Diego Convention Center (July 20-24): “Big Bang Theory” co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady as well as actors Simon Helberg and Mayim Bialik, zombie writer Max Brooks, “Cowboys & Aliens”...

  • Our picks for Comic-Con 2010

    By Adam Wills

    July 22, 2010 | 8:28 am

    The following are our picks for panels, screenings, workshops, discussions, etc. for Comic-Con in San Diego (July 22-25).

    Feel free to post your own picks—or reviews of events—under comments!


    Danny Elfman
    From Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Alice in Wonderland,...

  • Anaheim hosts first Comic Con

    By Adam Wills

    April 15, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Comic Con International’s contract with San Diego is set to expire in 2012, and Anaheim has joined cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas hoping to lure the Hollywood-heavy con away from the San Diego Convention Center. This weekend, April 16-18, the home to the Happiest Place on...

  • Jews Get Geek on at Comic-Con

    By Adam Wills

    July 22, 2009 | 3:21 am

    GeekHeeb is in San Diego this week for the sold-out Comic-Con 2009. While there’s no panel on Jews in comics this year (for that you can check out the Skirball’s exhibition “Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950”), there will be no shortage of...