FUNKO ANNOUNCES SDCC TAKEOVER W/ ‘FUNKOVILLE,’
AN IMMERSIVE BOOTH EXPERIENCE FOR FANS!
Funkoville Features an Interactive Movie Theater,
Diner and Grocery Store, Loungefly Boutique and Mondo Record Store
PopCultHQ kicks off our “Road to Comic Con International: San Diego 2022!” You can expect to find all sorts of content being published here pertaining to this year’s event, as well as interviews & pics from the show by yours truly, Jason Bennett (Writer/Chief Editor). After last November’s SDCC Special Edition, they are returning to their late July slot not held since 2019’s event. This year marks the return of SDCC in full-force as it runs July 21st- 24th, 2022.
What’s in store for fans, geeks, creators, collectors, and con-goers at the San Diego Convention Center this July? Well, Funko is making a splash bigger than its’ collectibles heads!
Funko, Inc. has just announced plans for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), including “Funkoville,” an immersive, fan-focused community experience (Booth #5341, Booth #5137, Booth #5145). The leading pop culture lifestyle brand will also host a blacklight-themed Fundays, a Hall H panel with celebrity guests Rosario Dawson, Simu Liu, and William Zabka, and more at the highly-anticipated event from July 21st through July 24th.
Accessible with official SDCC badges, fans are invited to enter the streets of “Funkoville” to explore the remarkable neighborhood, including a movie theater, diner and grocery store, Mondo record store and Loungefly boutique, which will offer exclusives from Pop!, Vinyl Soda and Loungefly. Exclusives will also be available for fans via Funko.com.
“After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to be back at San Diego Comic-Con with a presence that’s bigger than ever before,” said Andrew Perlmutter, Chief Executive Officer of Funko. “Always engineering new and exciting in-person experiences, ‘Funkoville’ is the perfect opportunity to fully immerse our fans in a Funko-inspired world that brings together everything they love about our brand: product exclusives, celebrities and more.”
Funko has acquired Mondo, the high-end collectible company that creates vinyl records, posters, soundtracks, toys, apparel, books, games and other collectibles. Mondo’s storefront in Funkoville marks the brand’s first public appearance as part of the Funko family!
Funko’s presence at SDCC will include:
Fundays: Friday, July 22
Hosted annually during SDCC, this year’s Fundays will be blacklight-themed, featuring a variety of contests, exclusive giveaways, and special guests. A separate, non-convention ticket ($150) is required for entry. For more information, please follow Funko’s social media channel @originalfunko.
Hall H Panel
All badges for Comic-Con 2022 have been sold. As was done in 2019, canceled and returned Comic-Con 2022 badges may be made available to the general public through a badge auction to help raise funds for the Comic-Con Museum at a later date.
We encourage you to stay on top of all exciting announcements by following SDCC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.
About Funko, Inc.
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture lifestyle brand. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, board games, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
The company powers the Loungefly, Mondo, Funko Games and Digital Pop! brands, while also offering a large selection of pop culture consumer products through Funko.com, Loungefly.com, FunkoEurope.com and two retail locations in Everett, Washington and Hollywood, California.
Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC)
*** News & Info courtesy of Briana (Rojas) Richard of BHI