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
The Spies of 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)
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)
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
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)
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.
Assorted Listicles in Ascending Order
After writing for a few years about TV and DVD releases for Film.com in the mid-2000s, I began contributing to the SyFy network’s beast of a blog, Blastr.com (although it was called SciFiWire.com 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:
15 Dangerous (and dumb) oil disasters in sci-fi (During the Deepwater Horizon spill)