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Comic-Con 2013: The pros and cons of mainstreaming geek

Comic-Con 2013: The pros and cons of mainstreaming geek
To me, Bumblebee will always be a Volkswagen Beetle.

That’s how it was for countless children who grew up watching and playing with Transformers in the early 1980s. Yeah, the Beetle isn’t as badass as most cars. It’s small, goofy, and cute — not very powerful. But the same was true of the kids who loved him, 6-to-10 year-olds who longed to prove, like that little battling ‘bot, that they could be brave and strong like the big ones around them.

When Michael Bay’s big-screen smash-and-grab blockbuster Transformers came out in 2007, the characters I loved as a boy were all back,
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Lois Lane, Girl Reporter

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This may be one of the best proposals I’ve heard in a while– which of course means that DC will have to be shamed into actually doing it.

Here a pitch for Lois Lane, Girl Reporter illustrated young adult novels written by Dean Trippe, with art by Daniel Krall.

Growing up with two younger sisters, I’ve often found myself attracted to cool female leads whose stories I could share with them (Nancy Drew, Veronica Mars, etc.), but while the superhero industry has always done good by me in providing excellent male heroes (chief among them, Batman and Superman), its treatment of their similarly iconic female heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl has always been mixed at best. Too often these spandex-clad heroines have been marketed towards post-adolescent men rather than to their own gender. There’s room for this in the spectrum of superhero fiction, of course,
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Sdcc: Fans invited to dance with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Scooby Doo

If you've ever wondered who would win a 'dance off' between your favourite cartoon characters, today's the day you will be able to find out - as well as join in the fun.

Warner Bros Animation is hosting a Comic-Con Dance Party today - Sunday, July 25 - in which fans are invited to bust a move with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Scooby Doo.

The party is from 10.30am to 11.30am in the Warner Bros booth (4545) at the San Diego convention.

DJ Angel Dynamite from the new series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Mondays 7/6c on Cartoon Network) will provide the tunes.

Following the dance party, the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated signing begins in the booth at 11.45am, featuring Matthew Lillard (the voice of Shaggy), supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, producer Mitch Watson and art director Dan Krall.
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San Diego Comic Con 2010 Saturday and Sunday Schedules: Selected Movie Panels

The Saturday and Sunday line-ups for San Diego Comic Con 2010 programming have been released. Some big studios will present their upcoming big projects on July 24, while the organizers arrange the last day to be "Kids' Day".

Possibly getting the most attention on Saturday, July 24 will be Warner Bros. which is going to bring "Harry Potter" film franchise for the first time by presenting a sneak peek to the last installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", but the studio has confirmed that the cast won't attend the panel. As if it is not enough, the studio will also tease attendees with a look at "Green Lantern" and "Sucker Punch".

Other panels that will become spotlights that day are Marvel Studios' presentation for "Thor" and "Captain America : The First Avenger", and Screen Gems' panel for "Resident Evil: Afterlife". Moreover, Universal Pictures will use Hall H to introduce "Paul" and "Cowboys and Aliens".

Meanwhile,
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Comic-Con 2010 Sunday line-up

The Sunday schedule for the 2010 Comic-Con at San Diego has now been released. As was the case with the prior three days breakdown reports, I'm focusing on film/TV/DVD related events, screenings and panels only.

Read the Thursday, July 22, 2010 schedule.

Read the Friday, July 23, 2010 schedule.

Read the Saturday, July 24, 2010 schedule.

10:00-11:00 Smallville Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con favorite Smallville returns for its last visit to Comic-Con in advance of the show's 10th and final season, as showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson join star/executive producer Tom Welling and series stars Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, and Justin Hartley to talk about the year ahead, answer fan questions, and give an exclusive sneak peek at clips from the final season. From Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink in association with Warner Bros. Television, Smallville airs Fridays at 8pm Et/Pt on The CW. Ballroom 20

10:30-11:30 ABC's
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Sd Comic-Con '10 - Schedule for Sunday (7/25)

Although Sundays are known as "Kids' Day" at the San Diego Comic-Con, there's still enough horror oriented content being offered on the final day of the 2010 show to keep fans sticking around "America's Finest City" for at least one more go-around our massive Convention Center.

Sunday – July 25

10:00-11:00 Emily The Strange — Get your last day of Comic-Con off to a strange start with Dark Horse's Emily the Strange panel! Meet Emily's creator Rob Reger and Dark Horse editor Shawna Gore, and come prepared to quench your curiosity about all things Emily. Exciting announcements, wacky wordplay, and tasty news bits are all on the menu for this early bird panel! Room 3

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Rick Riordan — Comic-Con special guest Rick Riordan discusses his blockbuster book series Percy Jackson & the Olympians as well as his recently released The Kane Chronicles series and the upcoming all-new The Heroes of Olympus series.
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Full Comic-Con 2010 Schedule for Sunday July 25th

Here it is gang! The full schedule for the final day at Comic-Con, Sunday July 25th. There really isn't much happening on Sunday, it looks like it's gonna be a pretty relaxed day. There's a few panels we are going to catch, but I think we'll be playing catch-up on some articles. Sunday is traditionally known as Kids day, which features 27 Special Programs just for Kids. I've highlighted all of the events we hope to attend below. We are also planning a meet-up at Comic-Con with all of our readers. Details on the meet-up will be revealed soon. Check out the full Sunday schedule below and start planning out your day!

Sunday July 25th

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10:00-11:00 Emily The Strange— Get your last day of Comic-Con off to a strange start with Dark Horse's Emily the Strange panel! Meet Emily's creator Rob Reger
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Sdcc brings Young Justice preview plus Brave and the Bold!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

6:00–9:00 p.m. Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings – Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television are proud to continue the tradition of presenting exclusive screenings of some of the most buzzed-about new television series of the upcoming season. For Comic-Con 2010, Wbtv will offer multiple screenings of the premiere episode of the highly anticipated action hour Nikita, along with additional special video presentations. Ballroom 20

In the sexy and suspenseful series starring international action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) in the title role, Nikita has gone rogue. Division is an ultra-secret government agency whose operatives are recruited young people with severed ties to family, friends and society and who are trained to be invisible assassins. No one ever leaves Division – except the charming and deadly Nikita, who has managed to escape, making it her mission to undermine the now-corrupt organization.
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Warner Brothers' Comic Con Schedule – Supernatural, Chuck & More

Another day, another update to the Comic Con schedule. Previously we posted Fox's press release detailing the shows the network would be bringing to Comic Con (July 21-25), as well as details about the various panels. Today, Warner Brothers has announced the timing of its various panels and screenings. It looks like WB will be pushing its new CW show Nikita this year, with a special screening to be held on Wednesday, July 21 (otherwise known as "Preview Night"). I've seen Nikita (more on that in a future review) and the question is whether it's worth your time. Well, I liked the show. A lot, actually. So if you can attend the preview, then I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Meanwhile, we have details about the Fringe, Supernatural, Chuck and Smallville panels below, to name but a few.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

6:00–9:00 p.m. Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings – Comic-Con and
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Warner Bros. Announces Comic-Con 2010 TV Panel Details

Warner Bros. announces Comic-Con 2010 TV Panel Details Warner Bros. Television Group (Wbtvg) is returning to Comic-Con International: San Diego in unprecedented fashion in 2010. A star-studded lineup of performers, producers and other members of the creative teams of a record 14 series from Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television and Warner Bros. Animation will be on-hand for panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings. This will mark the largest contingent of talent from Wbtvg ever assembled for the world's leading pop culture convention. (In 2009, Wbtvg featured 12 television series at Comic-Con.)

For continuing info on the Studio's plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #Wbsdcc. For the second year in a row, Wbtvg will also produce a Con-related online destination here.

Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend include:

The Big Bang Theory: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar join creators
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WB Announces 14 Shows Heading to Comic-Con; Info on Schedule and What Stars Are Coming

Warner Bros. has announced a record 14 shows are heading to this year’s Comic-Con and they’ve included a listing of what days each show is presenting their panel and some of the stars that will be there. Included in the lineup are The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Fringe, Human Target, Nikita, Smallville, Supernatural, V, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, Unnatural History, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Mad, and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. They’ve also confirmed they’ll have a nearly 3,000 square-foot booth to host signing, show video game demos, and giveaway swag to the fans. They do this every year so it’s not really a surprise.

For more info on what day they’re doing their panel and what stars are already confirmed, hit the jump:

Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend include:

– “The Big Bang Theory”: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco,
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‘Kung Fu Panda’ Clobbers ‘Wall-e’ at Annie Awards

Kung Fu Panda shut out its competition in every major feature film category at the 36th annual Annie Awards celebrating 2008’s best animated movies. The DreamWorks Animation pic bested critic favorite Wall-e and other nominee Bolt for “Best Feature.”

The surprise win is the first time DreamWorks has beaten a Pixar film for the top prize since 2001’s Shrek over Pixar’s Monster’s Inc. Panda took home fifteen statues Friday night and tied for the most wins ever. The Annie Award has matched the “Best Animated Feature” category at the Academy Awards every single year but one.

I thoroughly enjoyed Kfp, but I was under the impression that Wall-e was a better film all around. While DreamWorks Animation has stepped up its game in recent years, Pixar’s animation was exceptional. This is a major upset, especially since Wall-e went home with nothing. The Oscar race just got even more interesting.
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Kung Fu Panda Ties for Most Annie Award Nominations

The Academy Awards are slowly creeping up, just three months away now with buzz seeming to only surround a handful of movies. But one piece of the puzzle and a solid indicator of the “Best Animated Feature” Oscar are the Annie Awards, now in their 36th year.

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda earned 16 total nominations, a tie for the most in the history of the ceremonies. The other movies to pull that off were 2004’s The Incredibles and 2005’s Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Since the Annies started, the Annie Award for “Best Animated Feature” has predicted the Oscar winner every single time but once.

This is huge for DreamWorks, who makes successful animated movies like Shrek, but hasn’t seem to put out the quality of film that Pixar seems to churn out on a regular basis. Just for comparison, this year’s expert pick for
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The 2008 Annie Award nominees! DreamWorks rules with 27 nominations

DreamWorks' excellent "Kung Fu Panda" lead the 2008 Annie Award nominees with a total of seventeen nominations which included Best Feature, Best Feature Writing, Best Directing, Best Animated Effects, Best Character Animation as well as Best Animated Video Game. (See featured store items at the bottom of the page) Disney/Pixar's heart-warming "Wall-e" ended second best with a total of eight nominations. Also faring well was another Disney pic in the recent "Bolt" voiced by John Travolta and Miley Cyrus. The adventure comedy scored five nominations. DreamWorks, which also released "Kung Fu Panda" companion piece "Secrets of the Furious Five" and "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," landed a grand total of 27 nominations. As listed, here are the 2008 Annie Award Nominations by CategoryPRODUCTION CATEGORIESBest Animated Feature BoltWalt Disney Animation Studios Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation $9.99 – Sherman Pictures/Lama Films Wall•E – Pixar Animation Studios Waltz With Bashir – Sony Pictures Classics/Bridgit Folman, Les Films D’ici,
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The Annie Award Nominees are Announced

Photo: DreamWorks Animation The International Animated Film Society announced the nominees for the 2008 Annie Awards and Kung Fu Panda is leading the way with 17 nominations followed by Disney's Bolt with 9 and the Disney/Pixar feature Wall-e earning 8. Panda picked up a healthy amount of noms in categories such as Character Animation, Character Design, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting and Writing. In each of those categories it was either nominated while Bolt and Wall-e were not or secured multiple nominations giving it the outright nomination lead by 8. Could this be a sign of a Panda-over-wall-e Oscar upset? The nominees are listed below and you can check out the official award site here. Best Animated Feature Bolt (Walt Disney Animation Studios) Kung Fu Panda (DreamWorks Animation) $9.99 (Sherman Pictures/Lama Films) Wall-e (Pixar Animation Studios) Waltz With Bashir (Sony Pictures Classics/Bridgit Folman, Les Films D'ici, Razor Films) Best Animated Home Entertainment
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'Panda' earns 16 Annie Awards noms

'Panda' earns 16 Annie Awards noms
DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" fought off stiff competition to earn 16 nominations -- the most for a feature -- for the International Animated Film Society's 36th Annual Annie Awards.

That includes a nomination for best-animated feature, a category that includes Pixar Animation Studios "Wall-e"-considered the frontrunner for the Oscar-which earned seven nominations. "Panda" and "Wall-e" also earned one additional nomination each in the best video game competition.

The top category is rounded out by nominations for Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Bolt," a 3-D release that earned five nominations; Sony Pictures Classics' "Waltz With Bashir," Israel's award-winning documentary, which took four nominations; and Sherman Pictures/Lama Films "$9.99," a stop-motion title that earned two nominations.

Blue Sky Studios' "Dr. Suess' Horton Hear as Who," a Fox release, also had a strong showing with five nominations.

All of these features are short listed by AMPAS for this season's animated feature competition.

Dwa earned a total of 27 nominations.
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