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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Insta-interviews

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest events in geek culture, entertainment and gaming. The convention, which runs July 17-21, is also a big event for social media and citizen journalism, and iReporters will be there in full force.


This year, we’re focusing on video. Micro-videos shot with Instagram and Vine have been all the rage, so we’d like you to take the Insta-interview challenge. It’s easy to get started:


1.       Look around the convention for interesting people to interview: costumed, un-costumed; famous, semi-famous; or not famous at all.


2.       Before you start shooting, take down their name and city of residence. If they’re wearing a costume, find out who they are portraying. You can even basic questions about how many times they’ve attended Comic-Con, etc.


3.       When you’re ready, use Instagram to record a 15-second interview on video. That’s about enough time to ask one brief question and receive a concise answer. Check back here for an example. 4.       Possible topics to ask about: what they hope to see, most interesting thing they’ve done, etc. You may only have time to ask one question, so choose carefully!


5.       Upload your video to Instagram (or Vine, if six seconds is more your thing) with the hashtag #cnnsdcc. You can also upload directly to this assignment if you wish.


Then, share your finished video and we’ll use the best on CNN Digital! If you need interviewing tips, check out our tips here, and our example video here.


Follow @cnnireportsdcc on Twitter every day for updates. We’ll be posting special mini-assignments for con attendees starting Wednesday, July 17!


More information here.


Mini-assignment day 1:


With so many sequels (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, Kick-Ass 2, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), we want you to find things that come in twos. Upload images of the pairs you found at Comic-Con!


Mini-assignment day 2:


In honor of the new all-female X-Men team, it's time to set out and find female superheroes around the Con. Upload the best images to iReport!

Mini-assignment day 3:


Hats of all shapes and sizes can be seen at Comic-Con, so let's see what kind of hats you can find there!


Thanks to all who took part in the assignment, check out your interviews here!

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