SD Comic-Con Reportage

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San Diego Comic-Con

I’ve covered San Diego Comic-Con for local and national publication since 2010, and one thing I’ve learned is that if you want access, interviews, and passes, it helps to have a page showing proof of your past work.

(Please note that in 2010, San Diego CityBeat experienced a terrible change in ownership that essentially shut down the publication’s website at the beginning of the pandemic. Hopefully one day I can recover the links or scan in some print copies.)

I’ve also inserted at the bottom an archive of silly listicles and other random blog posts I wrote for Sci-Fi Wire/Blastr/SyFyWire over the years.

San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Nnedi Okorafor Tells an Immigrant Story in ‘LaGuardia,’ the Most Subversive Graphic Novel at Comic-Con (The Daily Beast)

The Spies of Comic Con (Motherboard/Vice)

All the Streaming Shows Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Everyone Else Announced at Comic Con (Motherboard/Vice)

San Diego Comic-Con 2018

25 Best Things We Saw at San Diego Comic Con 2018 (Rolling Stone)

Calexit Dreaming: Black Mask Studios Debuts a San Diego Storyline at Comic-Con (San Diego CityBeat)

Creative Commons-licensed photo gallery.

San Diego Comic-Con 2017

25 Best Things We Saw at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con (Rolling Stone)

San Diego Comic-Con 2016

25 Best Things We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 (Rolling Stone)

San Diego Comic-Con 2015

20 Best Things We Saw and Heard at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 (Rolling Stone)

Creative Commons-licensed photo gallery

San Diego Comic-Con 2014

20 Best Things We Saw and Heard at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (Rolling Stone)

Artist Rick Geary Brings Billy the Kid to San Diego Comic-Con (Santa Fe Reporter)

What I took home from Comic-Con 2014 (San Diego CityBeat)

San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Smith on the end of the Eleventh Doctor: Moffat is ‘going to make it hurt’ (SyFy Wire)

Joss Whedon told Comic-Con the question he doesn’t want us to ask ever again (SyFy Wire)

Sherlock’s showrunners offer the final word on Moriarty’s fate (SyFy Wire)

Photos and more photos. (SyFy Wire)

What I took home from Comic-Con 2013 (San Diego CityBeat – Sorry, link’s dead)

What We Learned at San Diego Comic-Con (EFF Deeplinks)

That year, I also wrote an open letter to SDCC (and other conventions) urging them to cool it with privacy-invasive badge tech.

San Diego Comic-Con 2012

J. Michael Straczynski’s origin story (San Diego CityBeat)

Doctor Who stars reveal who they’d cosplay as at Comic-Con (SyFy Wire)

I also masterminded San Diego CityBeat’s award winning zombie-themed “Walker’s Guide to Comic-Con,” sadly, no longer available online.

San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Of noise and fanboys: From 1960s space rock to 2010’s Comic-Concert, the geek-rock universe continues to expand (San Diego CityBeat. Link’s dead, sorry)

Mischief unmanaged: Raging nerd went free after last year’s Comic-Con face-stabbing (San Diego CityBeat)

Comic-C’mon! Hollywood studios should blame themselves for poor performance, not the geeks (Unsigned editorial, San Diego CityBeat)

San Diego Comic-Con 2010

I did a piece about the Comic-COn panel about space enterprise. You’ll have to trust me. The internet swallowed it.

Lots of photo sets. (SyFy Wire)

Assorted Listicles in Ascending Order

After writing for a few years about TV and DVD releases for in the mid-2000s, I began contributing to the SyFy network’s beast of a blog, (although it was called when I started, and has since been renamed SyFyWire again). Mostly I wrote lists, and quick hits whenever I caught sci-fi intersecting with politics and current events.

Here are a few of my favorites, in order of number of items on each list:


If one politician has his way, sci-fi’s gonna be mandatory in school

Four Labels from the Bruce Campbell’s Soup Company

Happy 25th anniversary, Thunderdome! 8 reasons we still love you

10 reasons we still love Total Recall 20 years later

11 real church sermons that used sci-fi to preach salvation

12 wild and wacky patent applications that are weirder than sci-fi

13 surprising ways sci-fi collided with DC politics

13 worker revolts and labor union uprisings from sci-fi history

14 strange sci-fi candidates who campaigned in REAL elections

15 Dangerous (and dumb) oil disasters in sci-fi (During the Deepwater Horizon spill)

20 psychedelic strains of Star Wars-themed marijuana (And the sequel: 12 super-powerful strains of comic-book-themed cannabis)