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CCI HOTEL RESERVATIONS OPEN TUESDAY, FEB. 26!

It's almost that time again! Comic-Con International 2013 hotel reservations open this Tuesday (February 26) at 9:00 AM Pacific time (12:00 PM Eastern time). Here's some advice and hints to help with hotel reservations.

SO YOU SAY YOU WANT TO WRITE COMIC BOOKS . . .

Toucan contributing columnist Marc Bernardin offers some insight into the form and function of comic book scripts.

DOWNLOAD THE LIST NOW!

Comic-Con International 2013 Hotel Reservations open on Tuesday, Feb. 26, but you can get a sneak peek at the hotels in our room block by downloading the Hotel List PDF or even book a room now in our Early Bird Hotel Sale.

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS!

Superstars of comics Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman, Adam Hughes, and Jeff Smith headline 9 new guests for Comic-Con International 2013!

A VETERAN ARTIST ADVOCATES MENTORING

Artist Steve Lieber advocates bringing back mentorship for new artists in the comics world in his latest Dilettante column.

SPECIAL GUEST LIST GROWS AGAIN!

WonderCon Anaheim finalizes the show's 2013 guest list with the addition of Matt Kindt, John Layman, Jeff Parker, and Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell!

NOT A HOAX, NOT A DREAM, NOT AN IMAGINARY TAIL!

Friday still seems to be the day for cat blogging on the Internet, so here it is: The secret origin of the Comic-Con cat . . . who he is and how he came to be!

MAGGIE THOMPSON

Maggie Thompson returns with advice on how to "Squeeze the Day" in your comics-loving life . . .  and get the most out of your experiences at conventions, your local comics shop, and more!

JUDGES' CHOICES AND NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

The 2013 Will Eisner Hall of Fame nominations and Judges' Choice inductees have been announced! You can vote for your choice of the 13 nominees. The deadline for voting is March 4, 2013.

THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Part two of our talk with one of the founders of comics fandom, writer/editor Maggie Thompson, includes the golden age of fanzines, how she and Don came to Comics Buyer's Guide, and her thoughts on the current world of comics.

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