Paranormal Activity House Sold, Ghosts Not Included

The San Diego, Calif., home once owned by filmmaker Oren Peli — who famously used it as the set for his low-budget, blockbuster-earning, sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity — was quickly snapped up for $749,000 after going on the market January 21st. » 2/02/15 10:20am 2/02/15 10:20am

Here's What Happened When A Rainmaker Ended Up In Court

Charles Hatfield was a celebrated rainmaker, but when one of his rainmaking schemes worked too well, he became a notorious rainmaker. Here's how a flooded city refused to pay the man who claimed to have flooded it. » 1/20/15 9:00am 1/20/15 9:00am

Woman Struck by Car During San Diego ZombieWalk Chaos

A 64-year-old woman was struck by a car on Saturday night in San Diego during the city's annual ZombieWalk. Police say the driver was a deaf man trying to escape the faux-zombie horde with his deaf children in the backseat. » 7/27/14 8:48pm 7/27/14 8:48pm

Seven Best $10 Comic Book Deals At Comic Con

Until the financiapocalypse, the bargain bin was known more for the final resting place of "Tales of G.I. Joe" variant covers than real deals. Not anymore. Now the recession special's the name of the Comic-Con game. Here's seven ten-buck deals. » 7/24/09 10:40am 7/24/09 10:40am

We May All Die From Swine Flu

Forget avian flu; a "swine flu" that's already killed eighteen people in Mexico seems to have come to the US, and the World Health Organization are discussing whether or not to declare it a pandemic. » 4/25/09 1:00pm 4/25/09 1:00pm

Comic-Con Sold Out

Hopefully you weren't planning to make any last-minute plans for next week's San Diego Comic-Con, because for the first time in the show's history, all four days of the show are sold out before the con even begins. You may think that the organizers would be happy about that, but as Comic-Con International's Director… » 7/18/08 7:30am 7/18/08 7:30am

Future of Comic-Con: Total Suck or Way Better?

Entertainment Weekly's Marc Bernadin picks up on a little-noticed comment from comics historian Peter Sanderson about the real impact of the WGA writers strike to ask "What about the San Diego Comic-Con?" » 1/10/08 7:00am 1/10/08 7:00am

The most obvious answer may be "It might look less overwhelming and full of starfuckers," but it may be a moot…

Zorine the Queen of the Nudists and Alpha the Mechanical Man

At the height of the Great Depression, the organizers of the 1930 San Diego Exposition thought that a horny robot and a vanguard of big-breasted nudist women might help cheer people up. "Zorine the Queen of the Nudists" and "Alpha the Mechanical Man" were two different exhibits appearing at the event, and history has… » 12/31/07 9:30am 12/31/07 9:30am