Comic-Con 2012 Meet-Up: Hang Out With The Screen Rant Team! [UPDATED]

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2012 SR Comic Con crew Comic Con 2012 Meet Up: Hang Out With The Screen Rant Team! [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: Meet-up is in the same hotel, but left of the lobby instead of to the right. See below for details.]

If you’re a regular Screen Rant reader, you already know that every year we bring you awesome coverage of the San Diego Comic-Con. Once again, we’re bringing a huge crew to cover the event (much bigger than most movie news sites). 8) Above, left to right, site owner Vic Holtreman (me), Senior Editor Kofi Outlaw, Editor Rob Keyes, Editor Ben Kendrick, TV Editor Anthony Ocasio (just call him “caricature boy”), uber-contributor Sandy Schaefer, and writers Paul Young, Roth Cornet and John Hanlon.

Meet the Screen Rant editors and writers

We’re having a “meet-up” at the Marriot Marina Hotel in the “Marina Kitchen” lounge at 10PM, Friday July 13th  – and you don’t have to be 21, we’ll be hanging out in the lounge area. If you’re coming into the hotel lobby from the street, go to the left once you’re in the hotel – if you’re coming from the convention center, it’s right near the escalators. Our entire crew will be there and we encourage you to drop by, have a drink (sorry, we’re not buying) and introduce yourselves. Bonus: We won’t be the only movie website present – you’ll also be able to meet and hang out with Peter Sciretta of /Film and his writers, and Alex Billington of and his crew.

We’ve been bringing you in-depth, extensive coverage of the Con and we hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. If you are at Comic-con – or if you live in the San Diego area, please come join us tonight!

Here’s a map to the hotel, which when you’re facing the San Diego Convention Center, is on the right side.

Come on by and say hello – we’d love to meet you!

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  1. Oh if only a poor English guy could tag along this year – bet Comic-Con is even awesome in the flesh and would love to have a drink with you guys hehe.

    Have fun guys!

  2. I hate that I’ve never been to Comic Con. Well theres always next year.

    • Oh my gosh, who exactly is this ************* so I can go out of my way to NOT support him in any way shape or form.

  3. Can’t wait till the day I get to attend Comic-Con (and gain the right to refer to it as “the con” ;)).
    Until then, I’ll just have to rely on ScreenRant’s awesome and consistent coverage.
    Have fun guys! I’ll be joining ‘ya as soon as I can!

  4. It’s a blast but way tiring. My claim to fame last year was making Lucy Lawless laugh in an elevator at the hotel.


  5. Would love to be there Vic, but I’m on the East Coast, so it’s a no-can-do for me. Can’t wait to hear about it, though, especially any news about The Hobbit and the Firefly/Serenity reunion (and hopefully sequel). If you get a chance to talk to Joss Whedon, remind him about his newfound clout and money, and thus, ability to produce Serenity II!

  6. You guys are so lucky to get to go. Jealous 😀 You should really do a contest next year to let one lucky fan go with you to Comic-Con. :)

  7. Look forward to your review of Dredd 3D. :)

  8. Any one of you SRs who will be at the Hobbit panel……could you ask why Thorin looks nothing like the book’s description and why they turned Kili into a Human ranger (aka Aragorn 2.0)?

  9. is there a Prometheus area

  10. I would def go meet you guys if I could!

    Maybe one day 😉

  11. I went to some of the original Comic Cons in the 70’s….. then I had to get a real job, got married, had kids, got divorced, remarried, more work, and in the process I got old, and sold my comic book collection (for a car) and dropped out of the whole comics/scifi scene. Now I’m dipping my toe back in, thanks to the Avengers movie.

    I’ve got stories. I can remember how small and goofy the old Comic Cons were. It’s amazing how many totally hot looking ladies are at the newer Cons…. dressed to kill….. cosplay….. and real movie stars…. panels… etc. The rare women sprinkled among the stinky geekdom of the old days were wearing costumes that they should NOT have been wearing…… ugh!

    The old Cons had a ton of Dungeon and Dragons role playing crap, with little lead painted figurines available for sale, a whole conference room put aside just for role playing people ……. I never got into that. A lot of Star Trek stuff too mixed in. Legions of acne covered little dudes in Spock costumes with plastic pointy ears…… that “Live long and prosper!” cliche. Errr…. Apologies if you were one of those guys.

    I had all the early Marvel comics, and I remember getting into the underground comics scene too ….. I met Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson and others. That was mind blowing at the time.

    I’d love to come and hang, I’m driving distance from the Con (and close to Hollywood too) but I’m too old to mix graciously with 20 year olds. I’m in good shape, and I still have my hair, but still, hey I’m 53 years old.

    • Heustis, dude. I’m over 50. Come on out and hang with us!


  12. I haven’t been to a comic convention here in New York in years, but from what people post about Comic Con I have a question. How much space is actually dedicated to comics at this point? It seems more like a showcase for the motion picture and television industry at this point. And unlike in past years the projects they are pushing don’t even have anything to do with comics or sci-fi.

    • Slayer,

      There’s a lot of floor space in the main area dedicated to comics, comic book memorabilia, artwork, etc. But the big focus does seem to be movies/TV these days.


      • It’s not really shocking since there aren’t many major companies left publishing at this point. The last convention I was at in New York DC, Marvel and Disney had the biggest exhibits and Wizards of the Coast was probably the only other well known company with a large presence.

        With the amount of overlap with all of this now I’m surprised they haven’t merged more of the video game products in. They have been down-sizing E3 for the last few years, and at a point how many conventions do they need pushing the same or similar products.

  13. Damn! I was there and I didn’t read this until know, aaaaa, it would have been awesome to meet you guys! Best movie news website ever! Damn, now I wish I haven’t read this article.