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July 25, 2009

Nerd Altamont

No, not Ellis this time. Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment | SDCC ‘09 | Quote of the day
“Spend any time at all at Comic-Con and it’s hard not to go all Hunter Thompson. There’s just so many damn people. Nerd culture has gorged and gorged, and then bloated, then collapsed under the weight of its own flesh. The excess flesh has turned septic and begun to necrotize, and that is the stench in the air in San Diego. This isn’t nerd Woodstock, it’s nerd Altamont.” -- Lev Grossman, writing from Day One of the convention

Herge/Magritte: To be precise, this is not a pipe

Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment | Straight for the art | To be precise, this is not a pipe my dear thompson.jpg My dear Thompson!
The Ephemerist found this charming Magritte/Herge mash-up created by Karl Meersman to celebrate the recent openings of two new museums in Belgium that honor each artist.

Bendis: Robot6 best Twitter coverage of SDCC. Robot6: Scott Pilgrim video game

@BRIANMBENDIS: so far the @Robot6 guys seem to be doing the best SDCC reporting." Robot6 (Robot6) on Twitter
SDCC ‘09 | Scott Pilgrim video game is on the way: As announced by Oni Press yesterday, and reported by At.. http://bit.ly/UimWZ
As announced by Oni Press yesterday, and reported by Attack of the Show, Ubisoft is developing a video game based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series. Described as an old-school, side-scrolling beat-’em-up, the downloadable game will be released next year to coincide with Edgar Wright’s movie adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Expect details from Ubisoft next week.

July 24, 2009

NYT on SDCC '09

Serious business. Studios Bring 3-D to Comic-Con - NYTimes.com
For the first time, the giant annual convention for fans of comics, movies, superheroes, science fiction and video games that has become a major event on Hollywood’s calendar — now in its 40th year — devoted almost an entire day to presenting films in 3-D, culminating with a 25-minute glimpse of “Avatar,” the eagerly anticipated science-fiction thriller due in December from Mr. Cameron and 20th Century Fox. ... But if technology ruled the day, it took flesh-and-blood movie stars to bring down the house. A surprise appearance by Johnny Depp — who showed up beside the director Tim Burton in support of his Mad Hatter’s role in “Alice” — caused a near riot, with fans rushing the stage for pictures. A couple of hours later, the cast of Summit Entertainment’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” provided the day’s emotional pop. Teenage girls started lining up on the street to see snippets from the second movie in the series. Many wore cardboard Burger King crowns emblazoned with “Team Edward,” referring to Edward, the nonbloodsucking vampire at the franchise’s center. ... The trade-show floor and the streets surrounding the convention center presented the usual array of Comic-Con curiosities. Two men in “Star Wars” Stormtrooper uniforms mingled with women dressed as Alice in Wonderland. Vampires and grim reapers were in abundance. The cable network A&E staged a mock funeral to promote “Chris Angel Mindfreak” — complete with coffins carried by men wearing black lipstick — in the middle of a main walkway.

July 23, 2009

Con news: Marvel To Publish Something

Marvel To Publish Something | Bleeding Cool Comic News & Rumors
I understand that on Friday’s Cup O’ Joe panel at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada will announce that Marvel will publish something. And I know what it is. I squirrelled it out, piecing together all sorts of aspects from many sources. But I’ve been asked to hold off from any mention, however small, even on the atomic level, because of unique issues involved. So I’m being nice. When they announce what it is, there is bound to be speculation, intrigue, interest and artwork hitting the major sites. The boards will explode, twitter will fail, this is the closest I’ve ever seen to that fabled legend in comics, that of breaking the internet in half. Joe Quesada has been doing his own teasing. He twitters;
I’m going to say this repeatedly over the next few days, Go to the Cup o’ Joe panel on Friday at 2:00
Why? Because somewhere midway through the panel, we’ll be showing a piece of art and making an announcement that will be the talk of the con.
He’s right, it will be. But I’m not telling. Because of real, honest, extenuating circumstances that could screw real, honest people over if I run it now. In fact, the timing is such an issue, the announcement may have to wait till the end of the panel. After the announcement there will be a lot of questions. You never know, I might even have some answers.

July 22, 2009

Freelance Freedom

Freelance Freedom #114 – FreelanceSwitch

July 20, 2009

Flickr: Never Ending Comic Convention group pool

Team coverage of San Diego Nerd Prom '09. Never Ending Comic Convention group pool bathebrew.JPG

"I have a confession. This was an experiment."

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal The comic is tall, so it's after the jump.

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