Comic-Con International Toucan
MAGGIE'S TIPS FOR ATTENDING COMIC-CON 2013!

Maggie's World 007: Avoid Hyperventilating!

Posted on Jul. 2, 2013

Maggie Thompson returns with some sound advice from a seasoned Comic-Con-goer to help you enjoy your 2013 visit!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #15

Pre-order Your Comic-Con T-Shirts for Onsite Pick-Up!

Posted on Jul. 2, 2013

The official Comic-Con International 2013 T-shirts are here, and you can pre-order them, but you MUST be attending Comic-Con to pick them up. No mail order!

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PRE-ORDER T-SHIRTS FOR ONSITE PICK-UP ONLY!

Comic-Con 2013 T-Shirts Revealed!

Posted on Jul. 1, 2013

The official Comic-Con International 2013 T-shirts are here and you can pre-order them, but only if you are ATTENDING COMIC-CON TO PICK THEM UP!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #14

No Strollers in the Programming Rooms, Please!

Posted on Jul. 1, 2013

Bring the kids to your favorite programs, but leave the strollers behind or park it in one of our stroller parking areas!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #13

Pack Up Those Much-needed Supplies!

Posted on Jun. 30, 2013

Be prepared! You never know what treasured item you'll find at Comic-Con . . . pack those supplie to guarantee safe transport home!

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TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #12

Where Did Your Favorite Company Go?

Posted on Jun. 29, 2013

There have been some changes in the vast metropolis known as the Comic-Con International Exhibit Hall. Study that map!

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THE TOUCAN INTERVIEW

Bud Plant: Comics Retailing Pioneer

Posted on Jun. 28, 2013

Toucan talks to one of the pioneers of comics retailing, Bud Plant, on his many years in the comics industry and as a fan.

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TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #11

Hang on to Your Badge!

Posted on Jun. 28, 2013

Write this one down . . . it's one of the most important tips we can give you about being at Comic-Con: HANG ON TO YOUR BADGE!

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival
FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND JUDGES!

CCI-IFF 2013 Schedule Announced

Posted on Jun. 27, 2013

The complete schedule for the 2013 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #10

Come to the Convention Center a Little Later!

Posted on Jun. 27, 2013

Want to avoid the massive morning line-up? Take your time getting to the Convention Center each day!

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TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #9

Visit the Mezzanine for a Whole Different View of the Show!

Posted on Jun. 26, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip clues you in to a "not-so-secret entrance" to the Mezzanine and upstairs levels of the San Diego Convention Center!

A Mad Scientist Bunny!
BUNNY!

You Can Draw with Katie Cook 006 . . . A Mad Scientist Bunny!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2013

In this month's "You Can Draw . . ." tutorial, Katie Cook shows us how to draw the perfect--if somewhat rare--Mad Scientist Bunny!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #8

Take a Break and Go Outside!

Posted on Jun. 25, 2013

There's a great big world of fun and excitement outside of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. Get out there and explore San Diego!

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CELEBRATING THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANDMAN!

Dave McKean's Stunning Sandman Cover for the Souvenir Book Revealed!

Posted on Jun. 24, 2013

We reveal the cover to this year's Souvenir Book, created exclusively for Comic-Con by Sandman cover artist Dave McKean!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #7

Big-time Comics Fan? Go to the Eisner Awards!

Posted on Jun. 24, 2013

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be presented in a gala event at Comic-Con on Friday night, July 19. Every comics fan in attendance should go to this presentation honoring the comics industry's finest!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #6

Set Up a Meeting Place and Time in Advance!

Posted on Jun. 23, 2013

Today's tip: Have a plan in place in advance to meet your friends and family members at Comic-Con at the end of your day.

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #5

Snap That Photo . . . Quick!

Posted on Jun. 22, 2013

We know you want to take photos, but be aware of the crowd around you with this great tip!

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START FILLING OUT THAT WANT LIST!

Exclusive EXCLUSIVES News!

Posted on Jun. 21, 2013

You'll be dancing like our little Toucan friend to the left when you see the amazing amount of exclusives that will appear at Comic-Con this year!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #4

Wearing a Costume at Comic-Con? Check our Costume Weapons Policy First!

Posted on Jun. 21, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip is for all your cosplayers that come to Comic-Con. It's important that you read and understand our Costume Weapons Policy!

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GET READY FOR COMIC-CON 2013!

Tom Spurgeon's Tips for Attending Comic-Con, Part 2

Posted on Jun. 20, 2013

Tom Spurgeon returns with twenty more tips for attending Comic-Con 2013!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #3

Meet Your New Best Friend in Line!

Posted on Jun. 19, 2013

Today's Toucan Tip reminds you that those people in line with you are there for the same reason you are: We all love this stuff. Strike up a conversation!

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #2

Have a Back-up Plan for Attending Panels!

Posted on Jun. 19, 2013

Our Toucan Tip of the Day concerns having a back-up plan for all your panel choices.

Toucan Tip of the Day
TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #1

Start Planning Now!

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

We launch our new "Toucan Tip of the Day" feature with the most obvious bit of advice for your Comic-Con visit: START. PLANNING. NOW.

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A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH CONVENTIONS . . . BUT MOSTLY LOVE.

Devourer of Words 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

Marc Bernardin offers his own thoughts on convention season, including his love/hate relationship with cons.

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HERE COMES THE BIG SHOW!

Comic-Con 2013 Starts Here!

Posted on Jun. 17, 2013

Comic-Con International 2013 is one month away . . . get ready for an avalanche of information as we gear up for the big event!