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Comic Con 2014 Wrap Up!

comic-con_logoAnother San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and with it comes a whole slew of announcements both movie and comics related. This year, I was surprised to see that a lot of things I was expecting to happen (WB revealing the cast of the Justice League, or Marvel telling us the actor that will become Doctor Strange) didn’t happen at all. Despite this, there were still plenty of announcements and surprises, to get our nerd engines running, and we’ll start with a pretty big one from Marvel Comics….. Read the rest of this entry

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The Quest Begins….

Good lord, trying to find bootleg versions of Comic-Con footage has become something akin to Dr. Jones’ campaign for the Ark. Or a way to forget the fourth movie….

Anyways, as of right now I’m watching my DVR’d Live footage of Comic Con by G4 and drowning my sorrows in a pint of Ben and Jerry’s “Americone Dream”. I don’t want to gripe cause I (once again) didn’t go this year, but good god, this year’s coverage is AWFUL. With the exception of Alison Haislip and Kevin Periera, it seems like no one is pumped about anything at the show. Not to mention that its production is really shoddy. I’ve so far counted 4 seperate times that there is a countdown to being live, the best one being when poor Olivia Munn was stuck in the middle of a couple hundred awkward nerds. Props to her for completely making an awkward moment even better by completely shutting down a nerd’s pick up line:
O: “What’s your favorite part of Comic-Con so far?”
Nerd: “Right now its you.”
O: awkward silence “I have no idea what to say to that”.

So far Ms. Munn has not been back in the nerd pit. She was however pretty much in love with Thor, I mean Chris Hemsworth, who seems like a pretty cool dude. Aaaannnddd I just remembered how pissed I am that they REFUSE to show the footage for Thor, Captain America, and Green Lantern. Is it that hard to throw the millions of people who can’t make it to the show a bone and upload the stuff for free at least a few days later, sans crappy bootleg quality? I’ve literally waded through a crap ton of awful fan films and one a-hole who posted scenes from Temple of Doom under the title “Thor 2010 Footage OMG Watch it quick before Marvel deletes it!”. Wouldn’t it be less of a hassle for Marvel and Youtube if they would just send a friggin’ OFFICIAL video?
So far all I’ve found is the audio of the Thor trailer, which is here, which apparently exists because of the trailer being shown in 3-D…great. Well, I’ll do my best to put it up as soon as possible, but for now here’s the panel for The Avengers where they revealed the entire cast, which was still pretty cool.

Round 2…..FIGHT!

I have no idea what is going on. I’ve now gone from absolutely ZERO job prospects other than Toys R Us to now having two second interviews, one at Staples, and another at GameStop today at 2. I’m assuming that’s a good thing that I already have a second interview at GameStop immediately after my first one. Plus the girl who interviewed me was like 20 and seemed like she had never conducted an interview before. Side note, I’m currently watching “The Rocker” on HBO. It’s pretty decent.
ANYWAYS a few days ago I mentioned that I had received an e-mail from a Comic Con contest that I had entered about a month back. Well, seeing as how I still haven’t heard anything back about it, I guess I’ll fill you guys in on it.
Ain’t It Cool News had a posting asking people to submit essays for a Comic Con documentary being produced by Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Morgan Spurlock, and Harry Knowles(that man who runs Aintitcoolnews.com). Seeing as how I was substituting for a math class that day I decided to pour out my nerdiness into word document form.
From the beginning the stakes were against me, mainly because they wanted people who were already going to San Diego Comic-con this year. Since I was already going to California for the wedding of my ladyfriend’s sister, and therefore was running up a massive tab for her, there was no way I was going to be able to afford both the tickets for Comic Con and another set of plane tickets for San Diego. I made sure this was clear at least three times in my little nerd manifesto. So imagine my surprise when this showed up in my gmail inbox last Friday:

Um. What? Do I have tickets to SDCC? No. Would I LIKE tickets to SDCC? HELL YES! Seriously though, I have no idea what this means. I responded saying that I had tried to get tickets but that they were sold out (true), but I have yet to even hear back from them, if I ever do.
This isn’t my first brush with almost going to Comic Con either. Last year G4 had a contest in which you would be their commentator for Comic Con. Seeing as how I had nothing to do that day, I made this video:

Get this. I WAS A FINALIST. Even with the crappy, non white-balanced camera work and shitty sound! Thing is, they never contacted me about being a finalist, and I had to find out from some crazy girl who worked at the same grocery store as me in high school. I immediately went to G4.com, and guess what I found:

http://g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/exclusives/67602/G4–Dark-Horse-Comics-Comic-Con-Winner-Announced.html

Yep. There it is. I was on national TV and had no idea. I’d like to think that maybe they tried to contact me, but my “I don’t know the phone number so I don’t pick up rule” was the case, but whatever. Maybe this year……….