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SDCC 2012- Warner Archive Panel

At the request of a friend, I attended the Warner Archive panel that was debuting the Shazam! Series on DVD. I make no bones about it: I went entirely to get a Shazam Lego for my friend. I was even brazen enough to ask the moderator what I had to do to get one. He would only say that it would be great to ask a good question at the end of the panel presentation. I sat down and what played before me was Chuck Norris: Karate Commandos. Still unsure of the hour that laid ahead of me, the folks at Warner Archive were introduced and my reluctance in attending became an appreciation for their work and a desire to rekindle my fondness of cartoons gone by. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Warner Archive Panel” »

SDCC 2012- Jr.’s Hasbro Marvel Panel Report

Attending the Hasbro Marvel panel was supposed to be a swan song of sorts. With an ever-expanding toy collection, I came to the realization that I don’t read the modern comics anymore. The Super Helicarrier was amazing but just impossible to send home. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Jr.’s Hasbro Marvel Panel Report” »

SDCC 2012- The Best Offsite Campaigns

Each year Comic Con grows and spreads to the streets, way past the walls of the Convention Center.  Some companies went all-in with some great interactive campaigns which kept fans engaged throughout the city.  Here’s a few of my favorites.

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SDCC 2012- Firefly Press Conference Notes

One of the biggest deals at Comic Con was the Firefly 10th Anniversary celebration, which saw a reunion of of the cast and crew of the short-lived, much-loved modern sci-fi classic.  Joss Whedon and members of the cast held a press conference in which they recalled the series and took questions. Here’s the highlights of the conference…

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SDCC 2012- Mattypallooza

The energy was high at the Mattypallooza panel this year, with all-new reveals, surprises, and even a new subcription series! There was a lot of chatter going into the event. The Create-a-Character winner was accidentally revealed on the Mattycollector website, deflating an otherwise impressive showing. Also in question was the status of properties like Voltron and Ghostbusters, and the advent of the new property. Scott and co. did their best to keep the energy high, and the panel gave fans a lot to talk about. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Mattypallooza” »

SDCC 2012- Elysium Press Conference

From the creator of District 9, the future world of Elysium is bleak and in some ways resembles what many think today’s world is moving towards. On the panel, actors Jodi Foster, Matt Damon, and Sharlto Copley were joined by writer/ director Neill Blomkamp.

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SDCC 2012- Looper Press Conference

What do you do when you are a hit man that kills people, and the next one on the list is you? That is the question that Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis have to face in the new sci-fi action movie Looper. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Looper Press Conference” »

SDCC 2012- Total Recall Press Conference

Sony pictures dusted off one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most memorable action movies, Total Recall. The remake’s action looks sleeker and the future seems even closer then it did in the 90’s. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Total Recall Press Conference” »

SDCC 2012- Man Of Steel Teaser Poster Revealed

The first, texture-filled teaser poster for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hits the internet.

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SDCC 2012- Pacific Rim Panel Offers New Details & A Sense of Scope

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim presentation at Comic Con was relatively short but totally sweet, offering an exciting insight into his world of giant monsters and the robots who battle them.

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SDCC 2012- The Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer

The Walking Dead took over Hall H at Comic Con to present the world premiere of the Season 3 trailer. Is this enough to course-correct the aggressively mediocre ending of the second season?

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SDCC 2012- A Brief Discussion With Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was at Comic Con to promote his new Vertigo graphic novel Get Jiro! and in true gonzo fashion, I turned a chance encounter with the No Reservations star turned into a quick interview.  Check it out…

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SDCC 2012- Marvel Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy Movie AND Team Lineup

Marvel’s next step is out of this world, and Comic Con revealed the lineup for 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy!

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SDCC 2012- Sam Raimi Talks Oz The Great And Powerful

Sam Raimi was at Comic Con to talk about his upcoming Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful, along with stars Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams. Oz was one of the more mysterious upcoming movies coming to Comic Con, and Raimi shed some light on the film being released next year.

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SDCC 2012- Frankenweenie Press Conference

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is the new stop-motion feature that sees the director return to his classic short film, and the director was on hand at Comic Con for a press conference about the upcoming project.

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