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|Jon Atkinson shows off the novelty check of the TC Maker team's winnings.|
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|Jon Atkinson shows off the novelty check of the TC Maker team's winnings.|Neil Gaiman via Twitter Google fail.
Earlier this morning, author Neil Gaiman tweeted a peculiar string of messages about Google+. The company has suspended his account because it "impersonates someone," namely Gaiman.More »
It's said that you're never more than three feet away from a spider. At Comic-Con, you're never more than three feet away from Spiderman... or the Doctor, or Beetlejuice.
Tatiana Craine Smaug the dragon and Sherlock Holmes at New York Comic-Con.
From coast to coast, conventions are the perfect excuse to dress up in disguises on an occasion that's not Halloween. This year at New York Comic-Con, thousands of people dressed up as characters from their favorite movies, television shows, comics, manga, and more.
Some folks throw on a few things they had around the house to become their alter-egos, but even more invest countless hours on their transformations for the celebration of all things geek-chic.
Comic-Con goers Tiffany Knight and Andrea Duffy gave City Pages the lowdown on exactly what goes into making Comic-Con one of the ultimate places to see and be seen -- in costume, that is.More »
Star Wars fans got a teaser of the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Rebels show slated to premiere in 2014.
Pablo Hidalgo, one of the many people at Lucasfilm behind the new Star Wars show, took to the stage to reveal secrets -- both big and small -- about the series. While the folks behind the show weren't ready to release a teaser trailer, they did discuss some key backstory details with the Comic-Con audience.
The panel focused on the villains in Star Wars: Rebels: the Empire, duh.More »
(Editor's note: Our webmaster, Tatiana Craine, was in New York City last weekend at Comic-Con. Stay tuned, as we'll be posting pieces from her adventure throughout the week.)
Tatiana Craine Love is in the air at New York Comic-Con
It's a fact: conventions bring people together. This year, there are over 100,000 folks at New York Comic-Con cramming into the Javits Center to pour over vintage comics, show off their costumes, or catch a few panels among tons of other things. However, on the first official day of the Con, two people were brought way, way closer together than anyone else in the crowd.More »
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By Keith Plocek
San Diego Comic-Con is a lot of things to a lot of people. You can bemoan the commercialization and curse the movie studios, but while you're doing that, be sure to appreciate the magic of thousands upon thousands of super-fans dressing up as their favorite characters for no other reason than because it's fantastically fun.
Where else are you going to see Marty McFly hanging out with the Joker, Thor, Tank Girl, Snow White, Chun-Li and Deadmau5 Spider-Man?
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Liz Ohanesian When religious protestors showed up at Comic-Con, attendees responded with absurd signs.
In Southern California, you can be certain that the bigger the event, the more religious protestors you'll see across the street. Oftentimes, convention-goers will counter the protestors with signs bearing absurd slogans. That was the case in San Diego this year, when attendees dropped as many nerdy references as they could squeeze onto a piece of cardboard.
Usually I try to ignore the people with the fire-and-brimstone signs. If world history has taught us anything, it's that religious arguments don't end with a cordial handshake. On Sunday, though, I was stuck on a corner across from the San Diego Convention Center just a few feet away from a guy with a megaphone. He was going on about "darkness," which I humbly submit isn't a bad thing, but we can talk about that later. I started grumbling to myself. Some others in the crowd challenged him loudly. The guy with the megaphone turned to one and lashed out with some insults.
Then, in the back of this tightly packed crowd, a man started singing "Joy to the World," the Three Dog Night song that begins with "Jeremiah was a bullfrog." By the time he reached the chorus, the bulk of the convention-goers had joined him in song.
Twenty years ago, Emily the Strange first appeared on t-shirts and other odds and ends. Now, the 13-year-old girl with the long black hair, black dress and penchant for cats is the star of novels, comic books, iPhone apps and so much more.
Most recently, she's been fronting a band, Emily and the Strangers. Their adventures are documented in the comic book series of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics. But it's more than that. Emily and the Strangers are the band credited with a new single, "Calling All Guitars," and a video. They're an animated band in the vein of Dethklok and Gorillaz, but with a spunky sound and lyrics that promote the idea of living your life the way you see fit. The music and accompanying video were funded by a Kickstarter campaign held this past April. On Saturday evening, the video premiered at Tiger, Tiger in San Diego at a special party held for Kickstarter backers. Since I pledged to the campaign, I was able to attend.
I pledged to the campaign because I've been a fan of Emily since my own teenage years. Sometime around 1994, I stumbled across a few stickers and felt some sort of kinship with the pale, sullen character whose image was accompanied by quotes that encapsulated the isolated, but not necessarily lonely, existence of misfit high school kids. The slogans were poignant, but still funny. Emily was a weird kid and she liked being a weird kid. That was absolutely relatable.