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It's going to be hotter than usual in Houston, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend. Comicpalooza is back, and thanks to a new partnership with Battlestar Galactica fest GalactiCon, it's bigger and better than ever.
With headliners such as Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious, Machete) and Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), Comicpalooza has outdone itself once again, presenting over 500 hours of programming this year.
Other celebrities appearing at Comicpalooza 2013 (May 24 – 26 at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center) include Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Sam Huntington (Being Human), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: DS9), Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl), Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Frazer Hines (Doctor Who), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars) and Craig Parker (Spartacus, Lord of the Rings).
Don't fret, four color fans. Comicpalooza hasn't forgotten about the world of comics. Among the »
It has become something of a tradition in the world of Hollywood movie rebooting to feature little winks to the original versions by way of short central actor cameos. For some reason or another, the appearance of an older but familiar face within a franchise does tend give a project some credibility or at least a twinge of self-awareness. Thanks to this new set photo from the Vancouver shoot for "Godzilla," we can now know that director Gareth Edwards' upcoming "Godzilla" remake is following suit by including the original film's actor Akira Takarada.
Takarada starred as a diver named Hideto Ogata in the 1954 version, his first film, and then went on to appear in several "Godzilla" follow-ups — including 1956's sequel "Godzilla, King of the Monsters!," 1964's "Mothra vs. Godzilla," the 1966 film "Godzilla Versus the Sea Monster," 1977's "Godzilla" reboot and 2004's "Godzilla: Final Wars." So, it's pretty much not »
- Amanda Bell
And just like that, it was Sunday, the final day of the con.
I suspect I wasn’t the only one there, who, by the end, almost felt as if they were going through the motions, that feeling of Con fatigue in full effect. My feet hurt, the spectrum of colors blur, comic companies meld, and the idea of sitting down at panels regain its appeal.
Even the atmosphere felt a tad muted, the costumes a bit less ubiquitous and clever, but the throng of fans still thundered along the show floor, squeezing through doors and escalators to get to panels on time or to see their favorite comic book artist.
This afternoon, I spent more time at comic book panels, seeing just one celebrity to finish off the Con.
The first may have been my favorite of the con, entitled “Pitching Creator Owned Comics” or something like that, featuring »
- Andy Greene
All the details via press release below: Spinning off from the popular “The Misadventures of Adam West” & “The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar” comic book series comes the newest in the series of adventures featuring iconic Eartha Kitt. Working with her estate, “Eartha Kitt: Femme Fatale“ which will be out this week. The quarterly series is an all ages adventure featuring the legend. From the same universe as the Adam West, Julie Newmar and Dirk Benedict series, Eartha Kitt is on holiday, searching for the purrfect wave. When suddenly??? Well we won't spoil the surprise. But in the tradition of DC Nation and all good things for »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It started as an email prank: a way of out-scamming the scammers. Then it became a book, and a radio play. So when Neil Forsyth was asked to turn his alter ego Bob Servant into a TV character, he fantasised about casting his hero Brian Cox. Then came a chance meeting …
Sitting in my flat in Edinburgh, I read about scam-baiters: people so frustrated with spam that they spin out lengthy email exchanges with spammers, deliberately wasting their time with nonsense. Intrigued, I open an email account in the name of Bob Servant, so I can sign off my responses with: "Your servant, Bob Servant."
Six months into the hobby (I'm single at the time), I have a collection of exchanges, one of which centres on Bob attempting to import lions to Dundee. I've decided Bob should be of a decent age, so he's confused by computers and unaware of »
- Neil Forsyth
5 items from 2013
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