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My First Press Badge

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I’ve been writing movie reviews for 13 years, for no outlet but my own, credentialed loosely by my affiliation since 1999 with the Online Film Critics Society. So nervously I applied, with much editorial and cheerleading support from my friend Jenny, for a press badge for Comic-Con this year. I wanted to expand my coverage and audience, I guess, but also just get better access. They accepted me!
Thus armed with a badge which I fantasized would open doors and jump lines, I proudly marched down to the convention center on Wednesday, preview night, to take care of all my Exhibit Hall shopping and mayhem while the crowds were still moderate. (Best-laid plans…)

Ugly Americans Comic Con poster giveaway

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Ugly Americans Comic Con poster giveaway

Didn’t I tell you we’d be giving a lot of stuff away during Comic Con week? Well, here is the first batch of stuff that has filled our ever growing prize closet. Thanks to Comedy Central, we are giving away 2 packs of Ugly Americans posters.  Each pack comes with 3 posters. If you want them, just be sure to do the following three things to be entered in the raffle:

  1. Follow us on Twitter
  2. Like us on Facebook
  3. Leave a comment below. Any comment. We don’t care. Just say something.

We’ll be choosing winners for all of our Comic Con giveaways next week. Good luck!

Then God told his people “I Hate Nerds”

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Then God told his people “I Hate Nerds”

According to the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church picket schedule, church members will be gathering at this year’s Comic Con to picket it.

Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent – so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.

After 41 years of Comic Con, they finally took notice? Something is not right here. Something just doesn’t add up. Why would they– OH! It’s because Twilight will not be having an official panel this year. Now it all makes sense.

[Nerd Bastards]

[Comic Con 2010] Comic Con’s Friday (Star Wars Day) Schedule is up!

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[Comic Con 2010] Comic Con’s Friday (Star Wars Day) Schedule is up!

We are getting more and more excited as the 2010 Comic Con starts to get closer.  July 21st isn’t too far away now. So, all you cosplayers and regular con-goers, get your costumes, camera batteries, and clothes ready for one of the best weeks of the year!  Oh and another thing you need to get ready for is the panels to see your favorite actors, actresses and other celebs from the entertainment industry. Comic Con has just published Friday’s schedule! Go look at it now and prepare!

[Comic Con]

[Comic Con 2010] Did you buy a pass just for a Twilight Panel?

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[Comic Con 2010] Did you buy a pass just for a Twilight Panel?

Everyone expected a Twilight panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con since the turn out was so big for last year’s.  But, The Unofficial San Diego Comic Con blog is reporting that Summit Entertainment isn’t bringing Twilight with them.  Instead they will be bringing the cast from two other upcoming movies.

The first movie they are bringing is Red; an action/comedy starring an array of interesting actors and actresses. The panel will consist of stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban. Mary Louise Parker, director Robert Schwentke, and Warren Ellis, the writer of the graphic novel in which the movie is based. Though the absence of stars Morgan Freemen and John Malkovich are a bit disappointing, any panel that includes Helen Mirren is an incredibly awesome panel. They will premiere a new trailer for the film and I expect an odd but highly amusing Q+A to follow.

The other flick that will have a panel is Drive Angry 3D. I haven’t heard anything about this film but stars Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner and director Patrick Lussier will be at the panel to present the first clips in 3D. I’m not sure if Nic Cage is enough to make me attend, but it definitely goes a long way. Deadline reports that the film revolves around a “vengeful father who hunts down the people who killed his family.”

So, sorry Twi-hards.  Guess you’re just going to have to wait until “dawn breaks.” (See what I did there?)

[The Unofficial San Diego Comic Con blog]

[Comic Con 2010] Comic-Con’s Thursday Programming Now Available

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[Comic Con 2010] Comic-Con’s Thursday Programming Now Available

It’s coming. You can feel the stampede of geeks and nerds coming in from all across the globe. You can smell it in the air (ew). Comic Con is almost here.  If you have you’re passes, you’ll be happy to know that Comic Con has published Thursday’s programming on their official site.  Go take a gander now to see the large number of panels and events that will be taking place.

[Comic Con]

Comedy Central’s schedule for Comic Con 2010

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Comedy Central’s schedule for Comic Con 2010

As of now, the general public and first time press pass holders like us have not seen the full Comic Con 2010 program.  But, thanks to Comedy Central, that didn’t stop them from sending out their schedule.

“Once again Comedy Central will have a presence at the San Diego Comic-Con, the conference of all things great in the world of entertainment. This year Comedy Central will host panels for their new animated show Ugly Americans as well as a panel for the newly returned to TV Futurama. In addition to the panels, Comedy Central will cap things off Saturday night with the free comedy event, Comedy Central Live @ Comic-Con live from the House of Blues which will be hosted by comedian Pete Holmes (Ugly Americans).”

Go past the break to read the full Comedy Central Comic Con schedule.

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