Comic-Con to Remain in San Diego

Posted by Michael Sacco on Oct 2, 2010 in Comic Books, Fandom

San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest event in geek culture, the Mecca toward which all self-respecting nerds point themselves once a year. But it almost became Los Angeles Comic-Con, or Anaheim Comic-Con, thanks to price gouging by local venues and hotels looking to capitalize on the 130,000 fans who flock to the area every year. Negotiations were fierce to cash in on the $150+ million dollars the event brings local tourism — Los Angeles reportedly offered the administrators convention space at no cost — but in the end, the con’s old home beat out all comers. Comic-Con will remain in San Diego, at least until 2015.  Sorry, Anaheim — looks like you’ll have to lean on BlizzCon for another five years. Read more…

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Marvel’s Thor Trailer Gets Leaked

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 29, 2010 in Cinema, Comic Books

Thor Screen

Nobody seems to know how Marvel will react to this, however a number of weblogs have posted a leaked trailer for the upcoming Thor film set to release next May. The 5 minute trailer premiered at San Diego Comic-Con International last week, but it wasn’t long before someone managed to leak it to the net and it’s since spread like wildfire. While I’m not about to join everyone else in posting the trailer, I’d gladly point you all in the right direction. My suggestion? Watch it before the cease and desist letters are sent out, because it’s bound to happen. As for the trailer itself, Chris Hemsworth, and Natalie Portman look promising.  It’ll be interesting to see how they transition from Asgard to Earth and vice-versa. At least we can expect plenty of action. Click here to see the trailer while it’s still on the net.

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Weta Brings a Slice of Hollywood to San Diego Comic Con

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 20, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

 District 9 Gun design

I’m sure a lot of you probably don’t know the company very well, but I’m almost positive that all of you have probably seen their work. Weta, believe it or not,  is responsible for a significant portion of the props, conceptual designs and effects that you’ve seen in so many recent blockbusters like Avatar, Lord of the Rings, District 9, and more. So, when I received an e-mail about their upcoming presence at San Diego’s Comic Con International, my it perked my interest.  Read more…

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Why is it Always Star Wars Day?

Posted by Gia Manry on Jul 10, 2010 in Fandom, Star Trek, Star Wars

Then maybe William Shatner could stop pouting.

As any well-trained fanboy (or fangurl) should know, Comic-Con International— also known as San Diego Comic-Con –is right around the corner, running from Wednesday, July 21st to Sunday, July 25th. Those five days are jam-packed with programming, and as usual, some of those days are…special. Read more…

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