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Painting San Diego pink at Hello Kitty's first Comic-Con -- VIDEO

Seems like a clear fit for Comic-Con — 1970s icon Hello Kitty — right? But actually this is the first year that Sanrio’s famous feline has walked the catwalk at the San Diego convention. She’s taken over a whole area near baseball stadium Petco Park and all the little girls (and big girls. and boys.) are coming to get their picture taken and dance around with our favorite pink-clad ambassador. We had to get in on the action. In the video below, Sandra Gonzalez and Laura Hertzfeld meet Kitty herself and check out some of the exclusive toys and accessories Sanrio created for the Con.
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'Psych' cast gets put to the test -- VIDEO

Those Psych guys are really good at solving mysteries, even if it’s in a madcap kind of way. And at Comic-Con it’s no different. We put the Psych cast to the test and had them play a little game called “Guess the Guest Star.” Each cast member gets the name of a Psych guest star taped to their forehead and everyone gives clues to help them guess the name on the card… hilarity, not surprisingly, ensues. Check it out as we put Corbin Bernsen, James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, and Timothy Omandson to the test.

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New 'Game of Thrones' products unveiled, including awesome Ned Stark doll and 4D puzzle -- PHOTOS

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HBO has debuted new Game of Thrones merchandise at Comic-Con. Top of the list is a Comic-Con exclusive Pop! Ned Stark figurine that has his head held to his body by magnets. If you don’t know why that’s awesome, we won’t spoil it for you. (Though it’s fairly obvious.) Limited quantities are on sale at booth #5343 (and at the HBO online store for those of us not in San Diego). Other new products:

Factory Entertainment plushes: We’re talking adorable 8″-tall Direwolf cubs (available later this year), and 6″-tall dragon eggs and 10″-tall three-eyed raven (due in early 2014). Check them out at booth #3351. And, 4D Cityscape’s 4D Puzzle Map of Westeros: Sneak a peek at booth #2401, because this won’t be on sale until November. “Featuring three different layers and more than 1,200 jigsaw pieces, this puzzle replicates the topographical landscape of the Seven Kingdoms and includes miniature replica models of famous Westeros cities and castles, including King’s Landing, Eyrie, the Wall and many more.” Pics below, plus more merch! READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2013: Stars take selfies on EW's Instagram

This year, EW has teamed up with Facebook and Instagram to help bring you real-time coverage of Comic-Con on your social feeds. As the stars stop by, they are taking photos of themselves on EW’s Instagram feed.

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Comic-Con 2013: Take a tour of the floor -- VIDEO

With Comic-Con 2013 underway, EW takes you on a tour of the convention center floor.

Watch as we encounter The Walking Dead zombies, and Black Sails pirates, and a special My Little Pony fan. Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY

'The To Do List': Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, and Rachel Bilson imagine Comic-Con in the '90s -- VIDEO

Who would the cast of the 1993-set teen comedy The To Do List want to see at a ’90s Comic-Con? They can all agree on one thing: Jeff Goldblum.

In the two videos below, we hang out with writer/director Maggie Carey and the cast of the film, including Rachel Bilson, Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, and Scott Porter. The film about a type-A teenage girl (played by Plaza) who is on a quest to lose her virginity to the hottest lifeguard in town (played by Scott Porter) opens in theaters July 26. The cast also laid down some of their favorite early ’90s jams — check out Porter (who also plays a guitar heartthrob in the film) singing “This Is How We Do It.” Rock on.
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Comic-Con: My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, and more toy teases -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Sure, Comic-Con has evolved into an all-around pop culture fest, with your favorite movie and TV stars invading San Diego, but its roots are in the worlds of comic books and, of course, toys. Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive first look at the collectibles Mattel and Hasbro will be unveiling at the Con, and we’re bringing all the goodies straight to you.

In four videos below, EW’s Anthony Breznican and Laura Hertzfeld offer up a first look at some seriously badass toys — everything from Catwoman Barbie and new superhero Max Steel to a glittering My Little Pony and Angry Birds Star Wars miniatures. Stick with EW through the weekend for more Comic-Con exclusives and breaking news!
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Comic-Con: 'Ben 10' creators reflect on 25 years of San Diego's 'pop-culture tsunami'

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Comic-Con was really created for artists like the quartet at Man of Action Studios. Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle are accomplished storytellers who’ve conquered the world of comic books and television animation. They’ve written and drawn Superman, X-Men, and Spider-Man, while developing their own original characters and projects — like Ben 10, the popular animated-TV franchise on Cartoon Network. They have their own imprint at Image Comics, but they’re also cozy with Marvel, with whom they are collaborating on the Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble Disney XD animated shows.

Not surprisingly, this year’s Con will not be their first. Members of the gang have been making their annual pilgrimage to San Diego for the past 25 years. And even though they are now Comic-Con stars, prime attractions shopping their wares, they’re still fans at heart. Casey, Seagle, and Rouleau took some time to write about what Comic-Con means to them.
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Comic-Con giveaway alert! Win VIP passes to 'Spider-Man' Tumblr meetup

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Attention, Spidey fans: EW has teamed up with Tumblr and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to host a meetup this Friday at San Diego Comic-Con. You can find tickets here — or enter our giveaway to win one of five V.I.P. passes, each of which includes a plus-one.

To enter the contest, come up with your best caption for the exclusive Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo below. It can be a snippet of dialogue between Spidey and Max Dillon (a.k.a. Electro), a goofy guess at what they’re arguing about, a haiku, whatever — so long as it’s about the picture and it’s funny, you’ve got a shot at winning.

Submit your caption through our Tumblr Ask box, along with a valid email address (formatted as “username AT website DOT com,” so that Tumblr doesn’t think it’s spam). We’ll accept entries until 9:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 18. Winners will be announced later that day.

And please, don’t enter the contest unless you’re already going to be at Comic-Con — even if you’ve got a great idea for a caption.

Ready? …GO!

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Alyssa Milano weaves a tangled web in 'Hacktivist,' a new graphic novel -- EXCLUSIVE

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Alyssa Milano wears many hats. She’s a cheating wife, a witch, the Boss (arguably)… and a comic-book writer.

Milano has collaborated with writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, artist Marcus To, colorist Ian Herring, and letterer Deron Bennett to create a new graphic novel called Hacktivist, a “fast-paced cyber-thriller” that follows a pair of Silicon Valley wunderkinds who lead a secret double life. By day, Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the founders of an innovative social media company; by night, they’re a notorious team of hackers.

“I’m very involved with in global activism and philanthropy. I like the idea of everyday people doing good,” Milano explains in a statement. “My inspiration for Hacktivist is actually Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter and Square. I picture him leaving the office at night and going home, where he locks himself in his room and starts hacking to change the world.”

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