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  • Chicago Star Wars Celebration 2019 Opens With Ep 9 Title & Sneak Preview Trailer

    04/11/2019 10:18:07 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 47 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | April 11, 2019 | Thomas Bacon
    The marketing for Star Wars 9 is due to begin at this week's Star Wars Celebration in a dedicated panel on Friday, April 12 at 9.00am-10.00am PT (12.00pm-1.00pm ET, 5.00pm-6.00pm GMT). It's here we're expected to get the title and first trailer for Episode IX, likely at the end of the hour if the approach taken with Star Wars: The Last Jedi is anything to go by. The Star Wars 9 Celebration panel, as with all major Star Wars events over the weekend, will be live-streamed on the official Star Wars YouTube channel and also on StarWars.com..
  • Comic Fans Revolt Against Too Much Diversity, Want Their Beloved Characters Back

    12/22/2017 6:26:42 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 84 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/22/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    l“Any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up,” Marvel’s David Gabriel said. At October’s Comic Con in New York, Marvel was confronted by comic book retailers who blamed the diversity push for killing sales.
  • Fantastic Beasts panel gets political at Comic-Con: 'Impeach Trump!'

    07/21/2018 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Ew ^ | 7/21/18 | J Hibberd
    ....When the cast of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: “Impeach Trump!” That was met with plenty of cheers in the room....
  • 1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment

    07/17/2018 2:38:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    https://apnews.com/ ^ | 7/16/18 | LINDSEY BAHR
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time’s Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about its atmosphere and whether convention organizers will take any extra steps to address longstanding allegations of harassment issues during the event which kicks off Wednesday night in San Diego. The convention has always been a home for comic book and genre enthusiasts, and a refuge for like-minded fans to mingle, but it’s also been...
  • Segregation at Comic Con: No Straight, White Males Allowed at Parties

    03/04/2018 8:29:35 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/2/2018 | Megan Fox
    The comics industry seems to be doubling down on their policy of completely excluding anyone who is straight, white, male, or conservative. This year's Emerald City Comic Con released its schedule of events on its app recently. Anyone who is male, white and identifies as heterosexual found himself excluded from industry mixers and professional mixers.
  • Liev Schreiber Took His Son to Comic-Con Dressed as Harley Quinn

    07/24/2017 8:43:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    The San Diego Comic-Con (which, believe it or not, used to actually feature comic books) is an annual celebrity fest these days. One such notable, Liev Schreiber, was in attendance this year, partly to promote, but also to parent. Schreiber took his young sons to the entertainment spectacle this year, both in costume. His oldest son, 9-year-old Sasha, went dressed as a Jedi, and his youngest, 8-year-old Kai, decided to channel the unfettered persona of Harley Quinn. As one would quickly assume, the child’s costume choice and the parent’s willingness to let him go as he pleased, inspired a fair...
  • Netflix Unveils New ‘Stranger Things’ Trailer at Comic-Con

    07/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Netflix ^ | July 22, 2017 | Maureen Ryan
    The cast and creators of “Stranger Things” arrived in Hall H, the biggest Comic-Con venue of all, on Saturday, and cracked up the assembled crowd for most of the hourlong panel. They also unveiled a new trailer. Executive producers Shawn Levy, Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer, as well as cast members Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, David Harbour, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Sadie Sink, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Dacre Montgomery were all on hand. The new trailer is scored to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” using the creepy narration of Vincent Price. It starts out...
  • Pro-LGBT and anti-Trump programming at Comic-Con (vanity)

    07/21/2017 7:04:55 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 24 replies
    Have never been to Comic-Con, going on this weekend in San Diego but I've got friends there now. Just out of curiosity I looked at the programming schedule and... well, see for yourself the kind of topics at the biggest science-fiction/fantasy/pop culture convention in the world:Moonlight and Magic: Black LGBTQ Contributions to Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics, and Genre The Black LGBTQ experience has brought unique and significant intersectional perspectives to our society and popular media: Black Lives Matter was founded by three black queer women; Black LGBT authors Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany created legendary works; bisexual writer Roxane Gay brought...
  • First Warner Bros. JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer [Video at link]

    07/23/2016 4:51:55 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 07/23/2016 | Michael Doran
    The Saturday Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con debuted the first trailer from Justice League, Part 1 minutes ago, and here it is... Justice League, Part 1 opens November 17, 2017.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Comic-Con 2015 Reel

    10/20/2015 3:42:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Star Wars
    Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to the surprise and delight of fans. At the end of the Hall H presentation, the entire Hall H audience of more than 6,000 fans were all invited to continue the celebration and join cast and filmmakers...
  • BA tells ‘Captain Kirk’ Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket – belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series – didn’t match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Comic-Con Trailer [HD]

    07/11/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11, 2015 | Warner Bros. Pictures
    Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - in theaters August 14th.
  • CPAC: For Conservatives, It’s Burning Man Meets the Super Bowl

    02/24/2015 6:13:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 24, 2015 | Matthew Cooper
    It’s an industry trade show like Comic-Con, but also a feel-good festival à la Burning Man. It’s got Super Bowlesque hoopla, and for activists on the right, the annual meeting is the get-together in Washington. Thousands of conservatives will gather Wednesday for the weeklong Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and others will try to woo their base in the lead-up to 2016. The event, long held at Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel, was moved by organizers to the recently built Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland—a Democratic stronghold,...
  • Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

    10/10/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Dressing up like Wolverine or Cersei Lannister is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs. Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles — combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers — have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless. Then again, they...
  • Police investigating Comic-Con cosplay assault, photographer arrested

    07/31/2014 12:00:43 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Polygon.com ^ | Jul 30, 2014 at 3:50pm | Brian Crecente
    A 29-year-old cosplay photographer was arrested Sunday morning at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel in connection with the discovery of a bloodied and unconscious 17-year-old cosplayer in town for San Diego Comic-Con. Justin Kalior was arrested early Sunday morning, July 27, in the hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive, police told Polygon. He was booked into San Diego County Jail later that day on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a police press release. Kalior was not charged with assault and police have not clarified if...
  • The Black Panel at Comic-Con: 'African American culture is American culture'

    07/28/2014 11:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Of the hundreds of panels available at Comic-Con, which drew to a close on Sunday, none are more respected than the long-running Black Panel, hosted by the comic book creator and Milestone Media co-founder Michael Davis. Unlike most of the other panels at Comic-Con, the Black Panel has nothing to sell, and features guests who also have nothing to promote. Instead, it is a discussion between audience and panel members about black culture, a way for prominent figures in African American entertainment to reach out to those who hope to emulate their paths to success. Davis started the panel in...
  • Comic-Con: Wonder Woman First Photo Revealed

    07/26/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:19 AM PDT 7/26/2014 by | Borys Kit
    Zack Snyder has revealed the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman on Saturday. The image shows the superhero ready for battle while standing in a volcanic landscape.
  • Rep. John Lewis’ New Civil Rights Comic Book-Novel At Comic-Con

    07/29/2013 10:50:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | July 28, 2013 | PJ
    *Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.”*Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.” “March” tells the story of Lewis’ role in the civil rights march and the demonstrations he helped lead as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee activist in the 1960s. As expected, Lewis received a “hero’s welcome” at the convention...
  • Official Trailer from Comic-Con | COSMOS | FOX BROADCASTING

    07/23/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 21, 2013 | Fox Broadcasting
    Check out the trailer for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part docu-series debuting in 2014 on FOX!
  • At Comic-Con, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson address Zimmerman verdict

    07/20/2013 3:39:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Seymour Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2013 | Ryan Pearson
    SAN DIEGO — Hours after President Barack Obama delivered remarks about Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego. ---snip--- I think that's what really makes it universal in the fact that we know that there's race involved, but to see all races coming together and saying that hey, there's something wrong," Foxx said. "There's something wrong when a 17-year-old child is on his way home and someone with a gun pursues him and he ends up losing his life." Foxx said Martin's case was...