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Dirty Shirleys, The X-Files and SyFy's The Magicians: SDCC 2018

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:56 Jennifer Devore
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Run for your lives, local mortals! 'Tis time! 'Tis time! San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is here, again, kittens! Whilst Summer is my least fave season (Moi, aka, authoress Jennifer Susannah Devore, needs her Autumn days and Sbux PSL!), July is a glorious month indeed! Comic-Con, the reigning monarch of all comic book/pop culture conventions takes flight July 19 - 23, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center. Once again, Yours Truly will be there with my fave con cohort and shutterbug, Eslilay Evoreday of Twisted Pair Photography and Sea Gypsy Costume Designs. As this Summer tradition remains a constant, some aspects of the game are ever-changing. Now, the game is afoot!

  • Cosplay? Always. Yet, this year, three characters spoke to me: The X-Files' Agent Dana Scully, Disney's Moana and Star Wars' latest glamourous, kick-ass, space-chick, Qi'ra, of this Spring's Han Solo prequel, Solo.
  • SDCC Official Souvenir Book article? Bien-sur! Every year, mes amies. This year's article celebrates twenty-five years of The X-Files: (25 years! Wowee! Hold me closer, Tiny Mulder!) Hence, the Agt. Scully cosplay. (Moi always represents my writing-theme with apropos costuming ... if there's a fun character involved.) Catch up on all my SDCC SouvBk articles: The Simpsons, Catwoman, Hellboy, Peanuts, Batgirl, Betty and Veronica and Tarzan!
  • The Gaslamp Stroll? As Archer's Lana Kane would confirm, "Yup." It's not a con sans a few martinis and Dirty Shirleys hither and thither through San Diego's historic Gaslamp District.

If you're already dialed in to SDCC, you know what to do. Follow me on Twitter and Insta for all the extra, JennyPop goodness and I'll see you next week! If you're a con-fledgling and need a few helpful deets, load the official Comic-Con app on your phone and be sure to consult the programming schedule.

Programming this year includes such goodies and panels as Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room, Comic-Con Film School, The Simpsons, Big Hero 6: The Series, SyFy's Krypton, a 25th anniversary screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas and far too much for my li'l ol' blog. (Speaking of SyFy, Yours Truly and our Eslilay will be in the SyFy Press Room once again: this year, interviewing the cast and writers of Sy'Fy's The Magicians. If you have any questions you'd like us to ask, tweet meeeeee! For past SyFy interviews, incl. 12 Monkeys, Helix and The Expanse, visit JennyPop's Interviews!)

Finally, make sure you're well-acquainted with not only SDCC's official, convention policies but, maybe even more importantly, JennyPop's con common courtesy policies: Boobs Are Not Bunnies. (If you need a swift kick to help you find your manners, Mistress of the Dorks, Adrianne Curry will help you right along!) Remember kittens, be nice, keep San Diego beautiful and keep your mitts to yourselves.


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Jennifer Susannah Devore

Jenny Pop is the acclaimed Author of the Savannah of Williamsburg series of books and The Darlings of Orange County. In addition, Jen is a prolific consumer of media and pop culture. Never leaving the house without her journal and fave Waterman pen, an old-fashioned, analog book (usually Hunter S. Thompson) and a fresh coat of lipstick, she is constantly on the hunt for fun, espresso, animation  and comics of any kind and always ready for an impromptu day at Disneyland. is a natural extension of  Jen's World; so, spend some time visiting. You'll have fun, she promises!

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Savannah Prudence Squirrel

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So, here's the low down, all you Joes and Janes ... I'm Hannah Hart, dead girl. Don't fret, it's actually a sweet dish being dead. Having perished in 1934 in a terrifically vicious accessories incident with actress Ida Lupino, I reside where I died: San Diego's gorgeous Hotel del Coronado. It ain't a bad gig at all, really! Great weather, swanky guests (not to mention a few fellow ghosties), amazing amenities, my own private turret overlooking the sea and all the java juice and giggle water I can handle; plus, these bartenders know how to make a Planter's Punch like nobody's business! See, I've been waiting for this Internet thing forever ... now, instead of slamming doors and moving lamps, I get to wag my tongue all I like at

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