Well, it’s just about two weeks out from Preview Night and (as of this writing) we don’t have a definitive programming schedule for San Diego Comic Con 2014; despite this, there are hints leaking out here and there, such as Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible panel on Friday morning. But what we do have is an exhibitor list for the main floor, Small Press, and Artists Alley areas, which we at Fleen have broken down for your convenience.
Surprising nobody, the SDCC exhibit floor [PDF] remains unreasonably huge; good news, though — if you’ve been before, webcomickers and similar folks are mostly where you’ve found them in prior years. Please note that all the information given is what I could confirm at press time, and as more information becomes available I will update or correct this page.
On The Right Side
Let’s start over to the right side of the map, which is the side of the building away from the stadium parking lot where so much offsite stuff will be found. It looks like this:
The Webcomics, Small Press, and Independent Press Pavilions are all reasonably accessible from the “B” lobby. Let’s break ’em down.
The Sexy Lagoon
Centered roughly on booth #1332, you’ll find a majority of the webcomickers who will be at the show within about a 1.5 aisle radius; some are slightly outside the orange area, but not too far.
|:01 Books||Booth 1323|
with Marian Call
|Blank Label||Booth 1330|
|Blind Ferret||Booth 1231|
|Cyanide & Happiness||Booth 1234|
|Girl Genius||Booth 1331|
|Monster Milk||Booth 1232|
|Penny Arcade||Booth 1334|
|PvP and Table Titans||Booth 1235|
|Sheldon and STRIPPED||Booth 1228|
|The Oatmeal||Booth 1021|
|Two Lumps||Booth 1230|
- Gene Luen Yang and Lucy Knisley will both be at the :01 Books booth during the show.
- Blank Label is the increasingly-disused name for Willis, Spike, and whoever’s sharing space this year.
- Dumbrella will include Andy Bell, Meredith Gran, Rich Stevens, Chris Yates, and me.
- Congrats to Matt Inman on finally getting a booth of his own. Watch out for Blerch cosplayers in the aisles.
- Danielle Corsetto’s cross-country roadtrip will land at the TopatoCo booth on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm only.
Small Press Is The Best Press
Right by the Webcomics section is Small Press. Here you should find:
|Bob the Angry Flower||Table K-16|
|Ben Costa||Table O-07|
|Keith Knight||Table K-15|
|Kel McDonald||Table M-13|
|Wire Heads||Table M-01|
From the Small Press section, you’re close by:
|Cartoon Art Musuem||Booth 1930|
|Oni Press||Booth 1833|
|Bolt City/Gallery Nucleus||Booth 2743|
- Gallery Nucleus/Bolt City will feature Kazu Kibuishi, and no doubt other arty types when they aren’t hanging out at Mondo down in booth 805.
- No confirmation yet on which webcomickers will be at the BOOM! booth when, but I’d expect a pretty strong rotation.
Going back to that larger map of the northern half of the exhibit hall. Wedged in between the Marvel and Image megabooths you’ll find Keenspot in Booth 2635.
Two last places to mention, if you trek down to the southern (that’s the end closer to the Happiest Place On Earth¹) end of the hall:
Waaay down there, past all the art materials and vinyl toys and Copic markers, you’ll find Udon Entertainment (home of such worthies as Christopher Butcher and Jim Zub at Booth 4529); and The Hero Initiative at Booth 5003. One may also find Mr Zub in Artists Alley, table GG-06, or variously at the Dark Horse, IDW, Image, or Marvel booths; look for the Canadian-shaped blur and that will be him.
I don’t have a specific place to direct you like last year’s ShiftyLook (RIP) Arcade featuring Andrew Hussie, but I’m guessing that neither the Gaslamp Hilton terrace nor the massive parking lots within a kilometer of the convention center will be empty. I’ll add info to this page as I become aware of it. I’ll also update any info I get on people that are going to SDCC, but not necessarily boothing on their own.
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