Soon it will be time for the biggest pop culture convention in the country, San Diego Comic Con. As a former San Diegan, I used to attend every year. I’ve still made it a time or two since then. Finances will tell if I’ll make it this year.
To be sure, the swag to be had there is unparalleled. Here’s a round-up of what’s there, inclusing some exclusive swag only available at the con.
- Peter Jackson will make his Comic Con debut in support of District 9, and you can get in on the action. IGN is holding a District 9 VIP access Sweepstakes, where you could win a trip to the con and a special meet and greet with Jackson.
- An exclusive release of Comic-Con: 40 Years of Writers, Artists, Fans and Friends will debut before its national release in September. Read more at Comic Book Resources.
- IfMagazine reports that mimico will be selling a limited edition Darth Vader unmasked USB flash drive that reveals a surprise (think trial of the tree).
- Activision will have a playable demo of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
- TrekMovie.com reports that Hallmark will be featuring a limited edition Lt. Uhuru ornament. The run is limited to 450 pieces and will only be at San Diego Comic Con 2009.
Keep watching. I’ll be rounding up news and events right up until the show!