Benedict Cumberbatch may appear at Minneapolis Comic Con

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock
Get ready for the Cumber Collective to descend upon Minneapolis this spring. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly will appear at Minneapolis Comic Con.

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Local tinkerers win $10,000 from Ford

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Jon Atkinson shows off the novelty check of the TC Maker team's winnings.
Local DIY organization Twin Cities Maker recently won $10,000 in a contest sponsored by Ford Motor Company and maker bible MAKE Magazine. Called the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge, the contest invited 10 teams of makers to redesign the Ford Transit Connect commercial vehicle into the ultimate maker's ride. More »

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Google suspends the Google+ profile they set up for Neil Gaiman

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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.

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Behind the costumes at New York Comic-Con: Sherlock and Smaug

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Tatiana Craine
Smaug the dragon and Sherlock Holmes at New York Comic-Con.
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.

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.

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NYCC: Inside the Star Wars: Rebels panel

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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.

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Popping the question at New York Comic-Con: A love story in six photos

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Tatiana Craine
Love is in the air at New York Comic-Con
(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.)

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.

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Joseph Scrimshaw looks deep inside for Flaw Fest

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Joseph Scrimshaw's latest work takes a deep look at the foibles that make us all tick, and he can thank the efforts of a Kickstarter campaign and more than 500 backers to bring it to life.

Scrimshaw's Flaw Fest will be performed four times over the weekend. All of these will be recorded and then edited together for release (in October for the backers and November for the general public). There will even be a "soundtrack" disc of songs inspired by show. Where did all of this come from? Let's find out.

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Rifftrax tackles Starship Troopers in nationwide broadcast

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Bill Corbett knows there are plenty of people out there willing to defend Starship Troopers as a classic piece of cinematic satire. He isn't one of them.

"There are bits, like the propaganda scenes, that are satire -- but they are pretty broad. Neil Patrick Harris comes out in what looks like an SS uniform, so we don't think that is subtle. I get that [director] Paul Verhoeven thinks it is satire, but how many scenes of shooting bugs can you have?"

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69 badass cosplay characters from San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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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?

Here we present 69 of our favorite cosplayers...


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Why Comic-Con is really about community

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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.

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