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Will Comic-Con ever live-stream? Plus, solving the line problem and ... planning Comic-Con 2014!

Comic-Con 2013 is a wrap! Tens of thousands of fans have cleared out of downtown San Diego after rubbing elbows with their favorite celebrities (and hoards of elaborately costumed convention-goers), and it’s time to take a closer look at what went right, what went wrong, and — yes — what’s in the works for 2014’s mega-fest.

EW got San Diego Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer on the phone Monday to pick his brain about the past five days, and he was pleased to say things had gone “surprisingly well” — but there’s always room for improvement. Even though 130,000 people attended this year, there are still some fans left out. While a recurring suggestion is to live-stream the in-demand Comic-Con panels either at the convention center or across the Web to reach more eyeballs, Glanzer isn’t convinced that’s the solution.
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The 10 movies, TV shows, and brands that ruled Comic-Con on social media

The buzziest project at the four-day geekfest known as Comic-Con must have been something with elaborate costumes, breathtaking special effects, and an epic battle between good and evil… right?

Interestingly, not so much.

EW has partnered with General Sentiment to develop aggregate scores that record not just what’s trending on social media, but also what users are actually saying about those topics. And according to our analysis, the most talked-about thing on social media at the Con wasn’t superhero, sci-fi, or fantasy-related — it was CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, a sitcom entering its ninth and final season this fall.

Those who feel that TV has taken over the Comic-Con crown from movies in recent years have reason to feel validated in this data as well: four of the top five topics trending this year were TV shows (X-Men being the lone movie in that short list).

Check the list below to see which other TV shows, movies, and brands made the top 10 list.

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On the scene: Ian Somerhalder, Ginnifer Goodwin, Anna Camp, and more at EW's Comic-Con party

To cap off a long weekend of vampires, zombies, and things catching fire, Entertainment Weekly transformed the fourth floor of San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel for its annual Comic-Con bash. The party, held at the hotel’s rooftop lounge FLOAT, brought together stars like Joe Manganiello, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Ian Somerhalder for a comic book-themed celebration complete with bold graphics, colorful candy stations, and a dazzling pool filled with thousands of ping pongs because…why not?

“To be honest, [the best thing about Comic-Con] is staying out late…and seeing my friends,” explained actress, web series master, and Comic-Con vet Felicia Day. “This is like our summer camp. The EW party is always the crowning jewel, let’s be honest.”
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Michelle Rodriguez, Maggie Q join EW's 'Women Who Kick Ass' Comic-Con panel

Girl Power had its spotlight moment today in Hall H during Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel moderated by Sara Vilkomerson. Michelle Rodriguez (Machete Kills), Maggie Q (Nikita), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) assembled to discuss being female action heroes, what it’s like to work in an industry run by men and the hazards of the job. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' cast, more celebs celebrate the comic book's 10th anniversary at Comic-Con party

The Walking Dead took Comic-Con by storm yet again with another packed Hall H panel on Friday, but the celebrations for the zombie series didn’t stop there. Celebs and other Comic-Con attendees celebrated the comic book and the AMC TV show it inspired at a party near the San Diego Convention Center last night.

A follow-up to last year’s 100th issue celebration for The Walking Dead in Petco Park during Comic-Con, this year’s Hyundai-sponsored event celebrating the comic book’s 10th anniversary was in a parking lot in downtown San Diego. (Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ had commandeered Petco Park.)

Weezer performed at the event — so yes, a bunch of Hollywood celebs did rock out to A-lister wannabe anthem “Beverly Hills.” Nathan Fillion beelined for the center of the pit in front of the stage as soon as he arrived. Among the other attendees were Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, Fillion’s Castle co-star Molly Quinn, Buffy alum Seth Green, and Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley. Of course, talent from AMC’s The Walking Dead were also in attendance, including Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), David Morrissey (the Governor), comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman, and Danai Gurira (Michonne).
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The ten coolest things Joss Whedon said at Comic-Con

Joss Whedon hosted his annual Q&A session at Comic-Con today. Nominally a panel for Dark Horse Comics — which currently publishes Whedon’s Buffy comics — the hour is basically an unstructured opportunity for Whedon fans to ask him pretty much everything, with answers that range from evasive to encyclopedic to silly to downright existential. (Dr. Horrible update: he still wants to make Dr. Horrible and probably won’t for a few years. This concludes your biannual Dr. Horrible update.) Forthwith, the ten most interesting things Whedon said this year.
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'Agents of SHIELD' pilot at Comic-Con: Twitter reacts!

The entire pilot of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted at Comic-Con, a full two months ahead of the show’s September 24 premiere. Sorry, everyone not in San Diego.

And don’t expect any shaky cell phone footage to hit the Internet anytime soon: A crew of “S.H.I.E.L.D. agents” patrolled the Ballroom 20 floor to make sure rogue fans weren’t recording the top-secret show during Friday’s panel. (Yet another example of art imitating life imitating art.)

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Vin Diesel on possible Marvel movie role: 'There is some very big news coming at the end of this month'

Vin Diesel returned to Comic-Con today for the first time in over a decade to talk about Riddick. The panel went well, with an extended look at the space-horror threequel’s very R-Rated thrills. Then, as the moderator was wrapping up, thanking the audience and the panelists, Diesel insisted on taking just one more question from the audience. A Comic-Con attendee dressed in an Iron Man shirt approached the mike: “Every movie you get in, you become the face of that franchise. What is your vision for the upcoming Marvel movies?” The question was, of course, a reference to Diesel’s recent Facebook posts about mysterious meetings with the company behind Avengers. READ FULL STORY

Zach Levi explains the method to his Nerd HQ madness -- VIDEO

Zach Levi has a pretty nice little set-up over at his Nerd HQ at Petco Park in San Diego. Fully stocked bars, rows of classic 1980s arcade games, and happy, smiley nerds kicking back on couches with the Padres’ home ball park as a backdrop — it’s a spacious, laid-back respite from the shoulder-to-shoulder insanity of the convention center. EW’s Laura Hertzfeld sat down with our beloved Chuck at the EW Comic-Con suite to talk about his beautiful nerdvana.  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2013: The Awkward Hug Challenge returns

The Comic-Con Awkward Hug Challenge is something of an EW tradition, but for those who are not familiar: We’re sorry.

For everyone else, let us set it up for you. Since the beginning of time (meaning bianually) EW has had reporters Annie Barrett and Darren Franich storm the floor of the San Diego Convention Center, armed with one goal — to find a stranger who’s willing to give you the world’s longest awkward hug ever. Who was this year’s winner? Watch below to find out!
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