Comic book/geek conventions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are single day gatherings and others are multi-day events. They all have several things in common, cosplay, superheroes/villains, vendors with toys, books, original art, and a sense of community. That sense of community is the strongest at Bent-Con. Why? Because Bent-Con is a comic/geek convention that specifically caters to the LGBT community.
This will be year 5 for the convention and will take place at the Burbank Airport Marriot Hotel on November 7-9.
Like any other comic convention, there are plenty of panels about geekdom and other assorted subjects. The dealer’s room will be filled with vendors offering original art, erotic and sexy superhero prints, writers selling their novels, original gay themed comic books and possibly cosplay accessories. Other events include the costume contest, karaoke, film screenings and gaming.
This year, organizers are … Read More »
Normally you would see a brand new shiny post on Monday morning but I was out-of-town over the weekend visiting family and friends up north. One of the awesome things that I did was going to the NASA Ames 75th Anniversary open house in Mountain View California. It was the first time in 17 years that the facility was open to the public. Well over 150,000 were there and it was like herding cats. I took a lot of photos that I hope to get up on the site tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.
So in the meantime have a great Monday and check out some of the other recent posts that you may have not see.
This is going to be one of those short and sweet review weeks because the regular paying job has been super busy and have big plans for the weekend so only a few this week.
Boom! Box Writers Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis, Artist Brooke Allen, Colorist Maarta Laiho, Letterer Aubry Aiese
The mystery of Lumberjanes camp is taking shape in this issue. The plot from Boom is, It’s a race through the woods and through everyone’s’ favorite cave of doom as the Lumberjanes make their way through previous obstacles. Now they know what answers they’re looking for and they are not going to leave until everything is out in the open. Only it looks like the boys’ camp might have other ideas. I have been a fan of this book from day one and I am discovering that while I enjoy … Read More »
The Walking Dead season 5 premier was watched by 17.3 million viewers this last Sunday. The Flash premiered to 6.42 million viewers. Arrow season 3 was watched by 2.81 million viewers. Guardians of the Galaxy made $326 million at the US box office and Captain America The Winter Soldier scored $259 million. So if there are so many people who are watching television shows and movies based on comic books why do they not buy the comic books that they are based on? Recently New York Comic Con reportedly had 151,000 attendees and San Diego Comic Con has 130,000 and while there is debate about the presence of actual comic books at each of the shows there is no doubt that people are interested in projects based on comic books.
The bigger question that I think is not being asked is … Read More »
Gremlins is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year and Warner Home Video has released at new 2 disc Diamond Luxe Edition that we all hoped would become the definitive edition of the film on Blu-Ray. Unfortunately there is both good and bad news on this new release. First let’s get the bad news out-of-the-way first. The first disc of the set is the same disc as the previous 25th Anniversary edition. So it’s the same VC-1 transfer from 2009 with a new label on the disc. So if you were hoping for an upgrade in the transfer of the film then I’m sure you will be disappointed. The good news is that all of the special features on the 2nd disc are brand new.
The plot of the movie is, Searching for an unusual Christmas present for his teenage son, struggling inventor … Read More »