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Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 begins tonight

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Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 kicks off this evening with a special preview night and runs though Sunday, June 3rd at the Philadelphia Convention Center. While the show still is still heavy on celebrity appearances ranging from science fiction television and professional wrestling superstars to Deal or No Deal suitcase models, the organizers continue to raise the bar for comic book creators in attendance. The biggest comics name for 2012 is easily Stan Lee who will joins the likes of Marvel Studios’ Thor, Chris Hemsworth, WWE Champion C.M. Punk and Star Trek’s “Five Captains” in Philadelphia this weekend.

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Wizard’s Philadelphia Comic Con 2011

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After our experiences with this show last year, I wasn’t really itching to return for this year’s Philadelphia Comic Con. In fact, I had all but forgotten about it until an opportunity presented itself for a quick trip on the last day of the show. I have to admit, attending Sunday morning was a really pleasant surprise and more than enough to merit a return in 2012.

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Philadelphia Comic Con: A view from the floor

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As we wrap up our coverage of last weekend’s Philadelphia Comic Con, we shift the focus to some final words on the fans, the vendors and the guests in attendance. Since I wasn’t feeling qualified to judge the show fairly, it seemed like a good idea to ask the people we met what they thought. Below are some of the highlights of our conversations along with some editorial comments of my own.

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Philadelphia Comic Con: Steampunk

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I’m not quite sure how to explain it, but there is something interesting about the steampunk presence at the Philadelphia Comic Con. I know this is not a new phenomenon or fascination. It is a part of sci-fi that isn’t going anywhere. I guess I was just surprised that there were vendors that fell into this category.

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Philadelphia Comic Con: Free Stuff!

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Sure we got bags with a bunch of garbage in them when part of the team went to the Philadelphia Comic Con (hosted by Wizard) last weekend , but that doesn’t mean all free stuff is bad!

I bought Pete the mug pictured so you could get this one for free!  Or take $10 off any order at SuperHeroStuff.com.  Just make sure to use the code “PHILLY1″.  The offer is good until July 31, 2010, so go now!

Enjoy!  And don’t forget…if you want to thank us for these savings, COMMENT on the site!  We love comments!!