Go Diego, Go!

Sunday, July 19 2015
Go Diego, Go!

Comic Con. Those two words may be used at different comic, film, anime and all kinds of genre-fare conventions and events around the world, but for many, the simple phrase is synonymous globally with one particular show: San Diego Comic Con. The huge event, drawing more than 130,000 through the doors of its vast convention […]

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Shelling Out

Monday, September 8 2014
Shelling Out

It’s a seminal Japanese anime title, one that played a huge part in the early years of then fledgling UK label Manga. And now, almost 20 years after its original bow, Ghost In The Shell is returning. A new remastered version, shorn of the more controversial elements of the 2.0 version issued in 2010, is […]

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Making Con-tact

Monday, July 29 2013
Making Con-tact

In recent years, the San Diego Comic Con has become the place to be for genre enthusiasts, devotees, nerds and ubergeeks everywhere. Not only has it grown in size and stature, but it has also grown in influence, as distributors, producers and studios have increasingly used it to launch product. Members of the UK industry […]

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The Con Is On Part 1

Friday, July 13 2012
The Con Is On Part 1

Manga’s Jerome Mazandarani is something of a San Diego Comic Con veteran now – well, he’s been more than us at The Raygun. He’s out there again for the 43rd event, and we’ve asked him to pen some thoughts on the event for us. Here’s the first in what will hopefully be at least reports […]

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The Con Is On (Kapow! Part 2)

Thursday, April 14 2011
The Con Is On (Kapow! Part 2)

Well Sunday was a much shorter day at Kapow! and I had two events that I really didn’t want to miss, the Walking Dead/Falling Skies preview and the final event of the weekend: The Movie X Premiere, a surprise screening of an unnamed film. Much as I’d have loved to go to the Momentum Pictures […]

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The Con Is On (Kapow! Part 1)

Thursday, April 14 2011
The Con Is On (Kapow! Part 1)

The Raygun’s roving correspondent Alex Kidd spent a weekend with hordes of comic book-types at the Kapow! Comic Con in north London last weekend, all in the name of bringing this report on some upfront film and DVD releases and other goings-on… Fronted by comics legend Mark Millar, the Kapow! Comic Con debuted this weekend […]

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Comic-Con 2010: Exclusive Report

Friday, July 30 2010
Comic-Con 2010: Exclusive Report

Manga’s Jerome Mazandarani (pictured left, with Brent Spiner) was at this year’s Comic-Con. We at The Raygun were well jealous. So while his excellent, exclusive report from the event was most welcome, it also made use even more envious… This was my third visit to San Diego Comic-Con. It has become and important date on […]

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