The Veronica Mars Movie Is Heading To San Diego Comic-Con!

San Diego Comic Con '13

Finally, the news that most of you have been waiting for has been announced. We all believed that the Veronica Mars movie would head to Comic-Con, well now we know a little bit more about it thanks to Rob Thomas. Here’s the info from the latest update:

We’re throwing our own private event, just for our fans. After yesterday’s update, a lot of you asked whether our SDCC event would be open to people who weren’t able to get passes for ComicCon itself. And happily, the answer is ABSOLUTELY. Even if we have an official panel at SDCC, we’re planning to pull out all the stops for our own exclusive event, so this is the one you’ll want to be at.

The Veronica Mars Fan Event (don’t worry, we’ll come up with a better name for it) will happen on July 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM, in what I understand to be an intimate theatrical venue in the Gaslamp District, near the Convention Center.

I’ll be there, along with as many of our cast members as I can bring along, and we’ll be doing an exclusive Q & A session. And yes, since you’re wondering: we will be debuting some exclusive footage from the movie, and you will be the first to see it. (Except for me and our editors, obviously.) Doors will open at 7, and admission will be first-come, first-served… unless you want to reserve a spot now.

They’re still waiting to hear back from CCI about an official panel during the convention but it sounds like no matter what, the movie will be there. I was thinking maybe the Balboa Theater would be used but according to their calendar an event is already scheduled for that date. I guess we’ll have to wait and see about the exact location. As far as the San Diego Comic-Con related perks:

we’re going to be adding a few Comic Con related reward options tomorrow (Thursday) at exactly 1:00 pm EST.

The SDCC Fan Package guarantees you a single reserved seat for the Fan Event, in case you want to roll up fashionably late without waiting in line, and the SDCC VIP Package guarantees you a reserved seat up front at the Fan Event and some face time with me and the cast during a brief invite-only Meet & Greet event the same day.

(For those of you who can’t make it to San Diego, don’t worry: we’ll also be recording the entire event so that all of our backers get to see it.)

I’ll say, I’m glad to see that they’ll be doing something off-site during San Diego Comic-Con. It really does open it up to more people. This project received such a huge fan response that I think no matter what, they had to do an event like this. It’s a great way for the cast and crew to thank the people who are helping to make this movie happen. If you want do back the project, you still have time. Don’t forget to check back later today about those SDCC perks!

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