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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Recap + Giveaway

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A couple weeks ago we headed to San Diego for our fourth year of exhibiting at Comic-Con. It was equal parts exciting and busy, which you probably know all too well if you’ve ever been to the show, but it was ultimately another great year of introducing Smart Pop Books to new potential readers while having the wonderful opportunity of reconnecting with past readers and contributors.


Comic-Con was the official launch of our 2014 Smart Pop Sampler, and it was such a treat to hand out copies early in the show only to hear positive feedback from readers a day or two later! If you’re feeling a little jealous of this freebie,  you can actually download a free electronic version on your e-reader of …

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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SDCCIt’s that time of year again, although we can hardly believe it. Time for San Diego Comic-Con! As we frantically finish up a million to-dos, we wanted to share what we’ll be up to at this year’s convention. Click/scroll onward to see where you can find us in the convention center this year, what we’ll be up to, and what we’re giving away.

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Location (#4300 – Exhibit Hall, Entrance F)

WednesdayWe’re sharing booth space again with Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers and his Signal Fire Studios, which means we’ll be back front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, right at door F, at Booth #4300. We’ll be the front …

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Recap

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Last month we made the trek to San Diego for our third year of exhibiting at Comic-Con. It was a busy and exciting time, and though we’re about a month out from the convention’s end, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments (better late than never, right?).

  • Seeing the stacks of our Smart Pop Preview 2013 fly off the table, and end up in the hands of folks waiting in line for panels. (Did you know that you can download a free electronic version on your e-reader of choice? Just click here.)
  • Hanging out and talking fic at the Organization for Transformative Works party
  • In-booth signings with Ned VizziniV. Arrow, Molly Quinn, Bonnie Burton, and Anne Wheaton
  • The “Why

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Comic-Con Freebie Giveaway

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One reason we get so excited to attend San Diego Comic-Con every July is that there are cool freebies being given away everywhere (they even give you giant bags for carrying around all of your loot!). Not getting to hunt for freebies is also one of the biggest bummers about not being able to attend, so we thought we’d bring the con to those of you who couldn’t make it, by giving away some of the best stuff we found at SDCC 2012. We’ve got two prize packs up for grabs:

Prize Pack 1 – YA goodies

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Smart Pop at Comic-Con 2012

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Last week Leah and I made the annual trek to San Diego to exhibit at Comic-Con International. We saw many Smart Pop contributors, new and old (click through our complete photo album on Facebook here), and over the course of the event, gave away a ton of goodies, including:

Pretty good, no? The whole show was a blast, and we’ve shared some of the highlights below! (To get the full rundown of Smart Pop Comic-Con events, you can also read Leah’s pre-con post here.)


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Smart Pop Writers at San Diego Comic-Con

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Here at Smart Pop, we’re about to depart for California, to get everything ready for Comic-Con later this week. As a final pre-convention gift, we wanted to leave you with a list of our panel highlights: panels featuring Smart Pop writers!

(You can also see a list of these, along with some other panels we’re particularly interested in, and all the details at our official Comic-Con MySchedule page.)

If we didn’t need to be at the booth, these are the places we’d be.



“Battlestar: So Say We All” — 10:30 am — 6BCF
Jane Espenson, Kevin Grazier, Richard Hatch

“Once More, with Comics” — 12 pm — 26AB
Jane Espenson

“The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken?” — 2:30 pm …

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