Comic-Con 2011 schedule: Expectations run high

 

By Posted 8 Jul 2011, 12:32

With the big San Diego event just weeks away, we now have for you the Comic-Con 2011 schedule, and we can already see from the list of events that expectations will be running high. Tickets went on sale for this event back in November, which we can remember there being an issue with the website, so fans were not able to get their tickets on the day.

Tickets as always have been selling well, and you might struggle to get one now. We cannot say for certain how many people will go through the doors during the event, but 125,000 is the number that has been suggested to us by the Washington Post. So what can we expect on the first day?

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July 20, 2011 is the night before Comic-Con 2011 is due to begin, and there is to be a special preview event on the Wednesday evening. This will give you the chance to have a sneaky look at what will be coming up during the event.

Looking over we can see four special announcements during that evening, these are Alcatraz, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle and Supernatural: The Anime Series. Now you may wonder why we would want to cover an article about movies, comics etc, but we have seen year-on-year that a few games have shown up during this event. So we expect this year to be no different.

July 21 is when the real fun begins, and we can already see on the full schedule list that DC Comics will be there as always. This is great news, as we will get to see how far the guys have got with their development of Batman: Arkham City, which you can see a 12-minute preview of here.

In keeping with the gaming theme, we have also learned that a movie version of BioWare’s Mass Effect will make an appearance on July 22nd, so one day after the official opening day. We should get a sneak peak at the movie, along with insider information on development. It will certainly be good to see how well of a transition they have made from the console to the big screen. We just hope that they do not have the same fate as Max Payne, Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat.

Having said that, Max Payne was not as bad as all that, although there were key areas where it was let down, and Mark Wahlberg was not one of them.