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Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

Shortly following the badge sale for next year's Comic-Con International: San Diego, the festival's organizers announced on twitter the passing of John Rogers, Comic-Con International's president since 1986. I didn't know Rogers well, but each year Comic-Con would conclude for me with him leading the closing Talk Back session. I was impressed by Rogers' composure … Continue reading Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Recap and Photo Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Recap and Photo Highlights

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a massive enterprise, and everyone's experience is unique, making an overall assessment difficult. Nevertheless, the consensus seemed to be that this year felt different from recent years -- that it was, in some sense, weird (but mostly in a good way). Several attendees described the vibe as a throwback to … Continue reading San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Recap and Photo Highlights

The Multilayered Mr. Robot Marketing Experience

The Multilayered Mr. Robot Marketing Experience

Mr. Robot's Alternate Reality Game at San Diego Comic-Con At San Diego Comic-Con last year, the offsite marketing event for USA Network's Mr. Robot cleverly blended a physical environment with a virtual reality experience. This year, Mr. Robot eschewed the virtual in favor of physical constructions and encounters with live actors. Some aspects of the … Continue reading The Multilayered Mr. Robot Marketing Experience

San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Recap and Photo Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Recap and Photo Highlights

Comic-Con International: San Diego or, as it is more commonly known, San Diego Comic-Con or simply SDCC, is a massive event. Each year presents attendees with a challenging exercise to determine which of the many simultaneous activities they can afford to miss. Comic-Con scheduling is particularly vexing in my case since I wear multiple hats. … Continue reading San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Recap and Photo Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Recap and Photo Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Recap and Photo Highlights

Reports on San Diego Comic-Con always read like the story of the blind men describing an elephant. The scope of the event is so broad, its scale so large, that each attendee can only experience a small sliver of the long weekend's activities. This was Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 from my perspective. Because of … Continue reading San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Recap and Photo Highlights

The Mr. Robot VR Experience, Storytelling, and the Future of Immersive Media

The Mr. Robot VR Experience, Storytelling, and the Future of Immersive Media

Virtual reality was a significant presence in the marketing experiences at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year. Both at the booths inside the Convention Center and the offsite events throughout downtown San Diego, a number of movie studios, television networks, and video game companies presented VR experiences designed to generate buzzworthy excitement in attendees. From … Continue reading The Mr. Robot VR Experience, Storytelling, and the Future of Immersive Media