Comic-Con 2012: Important Hotel Cancelation Fee Reminder

I’m sure you’ve received the emails but here’s a reminder!

Dear Comic-Con Participant,

Just a friendly reminder about some important upcoming deadlines regarding your hotel reservations.

Should you need to cancel a reservation, for any reason, please note these policies:

For reservations canceled beginning May 12 through June 1, 2012: A cancelation fee equal to one night’s room rate, plus tax, will apply for each room canceled. The cancelation fee will be deducted from your deposit.
For reservations canceled June 2, 2012 or later: Your entire deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Of course, we hope nobody has to cancel and that everyone will be in San Diego this summer to enjoy Comic-Con International 2012!

Hallmark Reveals Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments for Comic-Con 2012

Hallmark Unveils Plans, Reveals Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments for Comic-Con 2012

Hallmark announces its return to Comic-Con International in San Diego – the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. Celebrating its fifth year at Comic-Con, Hallmark will provide more than 100,000 attendees access to Comic-Con-exclusiveHallmark Keepsake Ornaments, visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and sneak peeks of products to be released in 2013.

During the convention, held July 11-15, 2012, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:

4-LOM and Zuckuss: This two-pack features the criminal droid 4-LOM and Gand tracking expert Zuckuss from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™.” Created exclusively for event sales, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are the last bounty hunters depicted in the film to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 1,000 sets ($35 per set).
A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece “The Dark Knight Returns.” This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
Cylon Centurion: In the classic 1978 TV series “Battlestar Galactica™,” Cylon Centurions relentlessly pursue the “ragtag” survivors of the twelve colonies of humanity across the reaches of space with a single goal: destroy all humanoids. This gold-painted variant of last year’s popular ornament is Hallmark’s first Comic-Con exclusive to feature sound. Limited run of 750 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).

“We’re excited to return to Comic-Con and to reward our passionate fans with exclusive Keepsake Ornaments and first-looks at new products,” said Beth Dorr, associate merchandise manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “This year, we’re bringing back fan-favorite activities, such as daily pin giveaways, and offering new activities, including autograph sessions with a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament artist.”

Visitors to Hallmark’s booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will be able to meet and receive free autographs from Robert Chad, one of the Hallmark artists behind the 4-LOM and Zuckuss Keepsake Ornaments.

Also making a return appearance are fan favorites hoops&yoyo. Creator Bob Holt will be in the booth with the hoops&yoyo characters, Thursday, July 12 (4-6 p.m.); Friday, July 13 (1-3 p.m.); and Saturday, July 14 (1-3 p.m.).

Attendees also can view many of the new 2012 Keepsake Ornaments, including Edward and Bella’s Wedding and The Amazing Spiderman™, as well as get a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2013. A series of collectible buttons featuring five Keepsake Ornaments also will be available for fan pick-up. The series features five designs, with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of Comic-Con.

Fans not in attendance still can be a part of Hallmark’s Comic-Con action. Hallmark will give away one set of Comic-Con-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments on Twitter before the convention begins. Additional product giveaways will be hosted before and during the convention. Follow @HallmarkPR, #ComicCon and #SDCC for more information.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together — a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S., including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

The Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania babies t SDCC 2012 Exclusives

The Tenacious Toys Blog shared this news about SDCC exclusives!

These cute and devilishly stylish fiends will soon be yours to take home with you. Debuting at SDCC 2012, “The Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania” features 5 of the cutest monsters around. Zombie, Abominable Snow Baby, Werewolf, Cyclops and a Vampire will be the first un-human babies to be featured from the collaboration between Vamplet, LLC and Comic Images. My favorite of all the babies is the Werewolf. I love the smirk of “I am up to no good” on his face. To find out more information about “The Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania” or to pre-order a baby for 19.95 please click HERE.

SDCC Cancelled and Returned Badge Resale

Be sure to keep an eye on your email! It looks CCI has started sending out emails with information about the resale that’s coming up soon. I hope everyone managed to get their Member ID’s, you’ll need one to purchase one of the badges when they go on sale.

The Comic-Con International cancelled and returned badge resale will be open only to those who had a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID as of May 24th, 2012. Additionally, anyone who has already purchased a Comic-Con 4-day badge (with or without Preview Night) or Saturday badge will not be allowed to participate in this resale.

I know last time people had issues with the link that was provided. If clicking it doesn’t work, try copy/paste. Just try to remain calm! Also,

You will only be able to register up to two (2) people total during your online registration session and you must have the unique Member ID and last name for each individual. You may purchase up to four (4) single day badges (no duplicate days), while supplies last.

Good luck!

He-Man.org’s SDCC Power Party

Here’s another party going down during San Diego Comic Con! You can find out more here!

Half of the VIP tickets are gone! So if you want one, you better get them while you can. Here’s all the info on the party you don’t want to miss at SDCC!

Where?

Hennessey’s
708 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

When?

Friday, July 13th, 2012
7pm to close

What?

General Public Access:

He-Man.org Power Party at the main bar of Hennessey’s
band from 9pm to approximately 1am: Past Action Heroes
open to everyone

Cost: FREE

He-Man.org VIP Access:

speakeasy (only accessible to VIPs from main bar)
finger foods available starting at 8pm
5 drink tickets (select draft beers & well brand drinks)

Cost: 40.00

 

Spike TV & The Nerd Machine Are Teaming Up!

Here’s a small part of a larger article you can find here.

Spike TV and Zac Levi’s Nerd Machine announced today a joint partnership for the network’s All Access Live multi-platform franchise covering the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology – Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Comic-Con, and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The partnership begins next month with Spike’s “E3 All Access Live featuring Nerd Machine” coverage, in which the network will offer more than 17 hours of multi-platform coverage from the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and will continue with the network’s “Comic-Con All Access Live” special later this summer in San Diego.

I’d assume during San Diego Comic Con the set up for this would be at NerdHQ, which would be awesome. Once there’s more information and details, we’ll be sure to pass it along to all of you.