San Diego Comic Con 2009: Event Recap, Impressions, Experiences, Perspectives

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As with last year's event, I thought I'd share my own personal impressions and experiences about Comic-Con International 2009 in San Diego, to close out my series of articles and features on the event (see San Diego Comic Con 2009).  … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Short Video Interview with Mark Hamill (Return of the Jedi Lightsaber, “Lost” Tatooine Cave Scene)

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While attending San Diego Comic Con, I had an opportunity to meet and chat with Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy.  Based on an article written last week (see Revisting the Elstree Props “Return of the Jedi” Star Wars Lightsabers: The $50,000 Question (Original or Replica?)), and a series of articles published in 2007 (see Market Watch … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Video Interview with Joe Maddalena, Profiles in History (ABC’s “LOST” Auction)

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I spent some time at the Profiles in History exhibit at San Diego Comic Con, and was especially interested to learn more details about the recently announced LOST auction, an event planned to coincide with the conclusion of the popular series in May 2010.   The following video interview with Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History, offers some great information about … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Video Interview with Alec Peters, PropWorx

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I had an opportunity to meet and chat with Alec Peters, CEO of PropWorx, while attending San Diego Comic Con.  The video interview includes a recap of the Battlestar Galactica auction (past and future), a "state of the hobby" review, talk about competition among other dealers/resellers and auction houses, a discussion of issues in the hobby, and news about the future of … [Read more...]

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Original Movie Props on Display by Profiles in History (ABC’s LOST Auction Photos)

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As part of the continuing coverage of original props and costumes at San Diego Comic Con, below are photos of costumes and props on display at the Profiles in History exhibitor space. … [Read more...]