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Talkin’ Comic-Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego
s05e43 (24th June 2018)

 


“…it’s all the little nuances…”

Less than a month to go and all the planning is starting to fall into place, not only from Comic-Con International (more on that in a second), but from all of the special features and activations that make Comic-Con the event that takes over San Diego for the pleasure of pop culture fans from across the globe.

One of the companies behind some of SDCC’s most memorable off-site events is Grandesign – and, for 2018, they’re going all out! Last year saw the promotion company be behind one of the biggest draws in town, the mammoth setup that took over the parking lot of Petco Park, opposite the Convention Centre on the other side of Harbor Drive. This year sees the return of The Experience, a multimedia extravaganza which encapsulates some of the biggest brands setting up shop during the con.

If you’ve not taken the opportunity to check out this jaw-dropping off-site, you are going to be blown away by what they have planned for 2018. This week, we are joined by Grandesign CEO Aaron Gaeir and COO Robert Ridgeway to talk about the genesis of this epic activation, what it actually takes to put on this amazing event and what fans can look forward to seeing at this years Experience.

Find out more about Grandesign, and follow along with their adventures this July, on their social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As well as our special guests, Leonard and Alyssa are also going to be diving in to all of this weeks Comic-Con news, including the exciting announcement of the closure of Harbor Drive to traffic, moving the Shuttle movement to that thoroughfare and opening up the drive in front of the San Diego Convention Centre to attendees (as well as talking about the ramifications of making that area only available to SDCC attendees), other off-site events announced for SDCC 2018, our pick of the already announced exclusives of the week – including Funko, Cryptozoic, Alex Ross and more – and a whole lot more.

Don’t forget, this is YOUR show – jump in to the YouTube Q&A Chat and make your mark – we hope you can join us live!


TALKIN’ COMIC-CON: A CUP O’ TEA WITH AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO is the weekly San Diego Comic-Con and con culture live podcast, broadcasting every Sunday (6pm GMT / 10am PT / 1pm ET) and hosted by Leonard Sultana, joined by Alyssa Franks.

Each week, the best bloggers on t’web talk about San Diego Comic-Con, about con & pop culture and, for an hour or so, we invite guests to talk to us and get nerdy and geeky about everything that orbits the Best Pop Culture Convention On The Planet!

YOU can watch and interact online, either by Twitter (tweeting with the hashtag #CupOTeaSDCC) or via the Hangout Event Q&A. Schedules permitting, Leonard will be joined by guests from the SDCC blogging community and some surprises!

Our Guests, this week:

  • Alyssa Franks, Friends Of Comic Con Forum
  • Aaron Gaeir, CEO Grandesign
  • Robert Ridgeway, COO Grandesign
  • …more guests to be announced!

Talkin’ Comic-Con is YOUR show – if you have anything you’d like to have discussed in these Comic-Con shows, or a guest that you would like us to feature, leave a comment below or drop us a line at tips@anenglishmaninsandiego.com – we’d love to hear what you’d like to talk about. And don’t forget to join in the conversation LIVE during the show, using the Q&A button in the video preview above or on Twitter (#CupOTeaSDCC)

See you all, this and every Sunday, at 6pm GMT… LIVE!

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