Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Links for July 31

The big scandal of the week is DC Comics' lack of female creators in the New 52. It came down to a lot of angry fans that DC's Co-Publisher Dan Didio just snapped back at a crowd. Artist Rebekah Isaacs came out with her opinion about the situation, and defended DC. Comics Alliance has a response to Didio's actions but then Didio and Jim Lee came out and said they want and will employ more females in the future.
(via Comics Alliance, Rebekah Isaacs, DCU blog)

Sit down and brace yourself: Kick-Ass 2 will be coming out on a regular schedule! Maybe Millar and Romita read my rant about it. In the end, I'll believe it when it's in my hands.
(via Bleeding Cool)
Marvel has restarted their Comics for Comics program. If retailers send in DC Flashpoint covers, they get a sweet looking Marvel variant. I kinda feel bad for those poor Flashpoints. 
San Diego Comic Con may be over, but its impact will be felt for months to come. In case you missed some of the big news, here is a recap of some of the big announcements.
(via Newsarama)

Until next week....

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Video Friday! 7/29/11

Howdy all! Happy Friday! Here's what's been playing 'round the web.

In response to the recent Netflix price hike...

This premiered at Comic-Con and has quickly become the movie I will do almost anything to get to see. Two words. Peter. Dinklage.

I just can't help it! I'm a sucker for 8-bit.

Look who's ba-ack!

And finally, in case you missed it (how could you miss it?!), The Guild is back!

<a href='' target='_new' title='Season 1 - Episode 1: Wake-Up Call' >Video: Season 1 - Episode 1: Wake-Up Call</a>

Have a fantabulous weekend! See you next week!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Smurf's Up! NYC is Going Smurfy!

It seems like everything's coming up smurfy as New York City gets ready for the premiere of you guessed it - The Smurfs!

To celebrate, there are a bunch of events happening around NYC this week.

On Location Tours - Through Friday, 3 pm, starting at the Belvedere Castle at Central Park. You will be taken to the various locations featured in the movie as well as other iconic film sites. You can learn more here. Reservations are required.

New York Botanical Garden - Through Friday, 10 am - 6 pm. There's a Smurfs Scavenger Hunt where you can learn all about the types of vegetation the Smurfs love. On Thursday, you will be able to meet Papa Smurf and Smurfette.

Brooklyn Children's Museum - Wednesday, 10: am -2:30 pm. Make your own smurfy mask and later on, the museum's educational department will give some love to the smurfiest homes around by presenting "Extraordinary Laboratory: Fungus Among Us." It will explore everything from food molds to mushrooms.

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) - Though Friday, 12 pm - 5 pm. A Smurfette animation cel is on display and smurfy coloring books and activity sheets will be given out.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre - Wednesday, 10:30 am and 12 pm. Smurf character cameos, creating smurf-like puppets, and more will be available. Learn more here.

Build-A-Bear Workshop - Wednesday, 11 am - 1 pm. Located at 565 Fifth Ave., you can walk the blue carpet, meet the Smurfs, and make your very own custom smurf.

FAO Schwarz - Wednesday, 2 pm - 4 pm, drop by 767 Fifth Ave, Level One, for a chance to win smurfy prizes, take pictures with Smurfs and even see the real "Smufalator" from the movie.

Sci-Tech: Smurf Animation - Wednesday & Thursday, 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Sony Wonder Technology Lab allows you to create your very own smurfs digital animation.

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - Friday, 10:30 am. A museum tour, story time, crafts, and books all dedicated to exploring all that is blue.

Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13 - Friday, 3 pm - 6 pm. Meet the Smurfs and partake in the celebration with games, activities, family fun, and more!

Hope you have a smurftastic time! (Yes, I was trying to see how many times I could use the word smurf.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spider Island Infests NYC!

This Wednesday, the web hits the fan as Spider Island overtakes NYC.  The summer of 2011 will be known as the summer of the Marvel cross-over events.  Marvel’s Fear Itself is kicking into high gear and the hammer-fest still has a ways to go before the grand finale.  There’s also the mutant version of a messy divorce that is Schism, happening on the west coast.  (From what I understand Wolverine & Cyclops go to war with each other over the decorative china).  Meanwhile on the East Coast our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man leaps right into Spider Island, one of the biggest Spidey-centric cross-overs in years.  In preparation for the event the Marvel Marketing Machine (alliteration!) has the web-head’s home town covered.  More on that in a bit.

He looks like Sesame Street's resident meth addict.

The thing that makes any super-hero “super” is that they’re one of a kind.  Someone with skills or abilities beyond normal people, and they use those abilities to be a symbol and a beacon for everyone else.  So... what happens when everyone else gets to have your super powers too?  It’s no secret that the Earth-shattering event that is the crux of Spider Island involves every man, woman, child & apparently some of the animals in New York City mysteriously gaining the powers of the Amazing Spider-Man.  The pieces have been falling into place for a few months now, first with teasers and rumors, then with the prologue “Infested: The Road to Spider Island”.  Manhattanites begin showing displays of spider-proportionate strength, sticking to walls that they shouldn’t, and other high flying acrobatics.  All the while watched by a menacing furry green figure that fans immediately will recognize as the Jackal.  The Jackal may be the most hated and despised villain of the whole spidey-verse; however that’s mostly because he was responsible for the never-ending clone saga.

While the mention of the Jackal may be enough to give fans who remember the clone saga a headache, I personally am psyched to see how Dan Slott treats the character.  The Amazing Spider-Man has been helmed by Slott since last November and in my opinion we’ve seen some of the best new stories in years.  He’s earned my trust and I am ready and raring to go for his latest tale. 

There are tons of rumors and spoilers circling the internet in the wake of San Diego Comiccon, but to be honest I hate spoilers.  I prefer to stay away from the message boards and let the story unfold.  I have however read some interviews and info that came about from the SDCC Spider-man panel and the things implied have me incredibly excited for the future.

The fallout of Spider Island will be truly epic and the possibilities for some amazing storytelling seems boundless.  Millions of normal people swinging around Manhattan?  Crazy.  All the other super-hero denizens of Manhattan also getting spider-powers?  Wild!  What about the villains, them too?  Holy Web-shooters Batman!  Ready for the big one?  J Jonah Jameson, spiderfied.  ::mind ‘splode::

The Amazing Brush-Head

The idea of not only seeing my favorite super-heroes slug it out, but the entire ASM supporting cast fighting alongside them is something that, as a  fan, I honestly would never have even thought of as a possibility.  The other twist will be that Peter Parker will get to swing mask-free without fear of exposure for the first time since Civil War.  In fact, Dan Slott has said this will be a Peter Parker story. 

And who better to save the day?  As a fan I’ve always identified with Peter Parker on a very personal level.  The struggles he’s gone through as Peter, especially in the past few years have really struck home and solidified my connection to the character.

It begs the question: Where did MJ's shirt go?

If your excited as I am, then you wanna celebrate the kicking off of this event.  Maybe even get the down-low from the creators?  Well, Dan Slott and crew are obliging in a big way this week.  First, there’s "Spider Island in the Club" at the People's Improv Theatre tonight 7/26 at 8pm. Tickets are a mere $5 and you'll get to hear it straight from the man himself. Sponsored partly by Midtown Comics you can also count on plenty of great prizes and giveaways. Then Wednesday night to celebrate the release of the aptly numbered issue #666 Dan Slott, Fred Van Lente & Joe Caramanga will be doing a signing from 6 - 7pm at MidTown Comics downtown store. I'm going to do everything I can to get to both, so check it out and keep an eye out for us!

This post was brought to you by the letter "Ooooooooo"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Links for July 24

With San Diego Comic Con bursts of amazing info every few minutes, here is some news you may have missed....

Superman has been pushed back to a June 2013 release. After my anger subsided, I realized that it may be for the best. Now, it will be for the best since it will be the highlight of that weekend.
(via Den of Geek)

If you don't want to buy all 52 issues of the new DCnU, never fear. DC will be releasing a hardcover edition of every #1 issue come December.
(via iFanboy)

According to Ubisoft's President, the upcoming Wii U is forcing the release of the new Xbox and Playstation consoles. Hopefully, the rush to the finish will still give us a great system.
(via Cinema Blend)

Part of the reason Sunday Links is up so late is because I went to see Captain America! I totally agree with Getsuyobi's review and you need to make sure you check it out.
(via [insertgeekhere])

Until next week.....

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Video Friday! 7/22/11

Hello Gentle Viewers! How is everyone doing? Are you suffering in the heat? Fear not! Here are some fun videos to help cool you down.

And since we all know today is Captain America Day, it wouldn't be right not to include a little something for him. Enjoy!

Until next time...

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Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Make-way for the Star-Spangled Man!  Marvel's latest blockbuster drops this weekend and we got a sneak peek this past Wednesday.  I was more than excited for the opportunity to get an early look at this movie, and it did not disappoint.  Wysefyre and I trekked to the AMC theater on 42nd St in Manhattan and lined up with all of the other lucky winners.  We've actually been to a couple of these screenings now and I have to say this one was the most smooth by far.  From there we were in and ready to enjoy!

Flame on!  Hmm? Oh! Sorry, yes.. what do I yell?
BUY WAR BONDS!  (really?!)

For those not in the know, Captain America is the last installment in Marvel Studios' line of blockbusters before they bring them all together for the magnum-opus that will be Joss Whedon's Avengers.  For Captain America they focus on the origin story of the loser kid from Brooklyn that wants to do his part to fight the Nazi menace.  I think the most intriguing aspect of this movie is that it focuses entirely on Cap's adventures through World War II Europe, chasing down Hydra and the Red Skull.  Many other Cap stories were eager to thrust him into the present and go from there, but those stories end up losing a lot of the character development that truly shaped the Man into the Hero.  Make no mistake this take on Cap not only gets it all right, but goes the extra mile in a lot of ways.  From the comedic moments that have defined Marvel Studios' recent successes to the intense action sequences, this movie has it all; plus Tommy Lee Jones!!

If looking at a young person disapprovingly was a super power, Tommy Lee Jones would be the star.

While Johnny Storm plays a great Captain America; I personally believe Mr. Jones was the highlight of the film.  Playing the part of the Colonel Chester Phillips, and he's the Army's guy behind the top-secret super solider program.  Col. Phillips not only gets some of the best lines in the film, but gets to be the guy who orders around our hero.  The good guys also get some Marvel Universe muscle from Bucky Barnes & Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (played by Sebastian Stan & Neal McDonough respectively) and some good-old fashioned super-science from a young Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper).  All parts are played to perfection and make the team a well-rounded and fun group.  I would also lose my Man-Card if I didn't mention the beautiful Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell.  She plays the love interest and kick-ass female lead (imagine Black Widow's plucky Grandma, beating on the Nazis in her hey-day).  The biggest downside to this cast is that, since the movie takes place in 1942, their characters will all be dead or over 90 years old for the next movie.  Personally I think Tommy Lee Jones should return as the equally gruff son of the deceased Colonel, in fact, just put him in every movie going forward (Why does Sammy J get to be the only one?!)

"I'm everywhere!  Deal with it Mutha %@&!*"

While the movie was great, it won't be without its controversies between the fans.  First-off, we saw it in 3D.  Personally I think every single movie that's been released in 3D in the past 10 years has been a waste.  (The only exception being the anniversary special re-release of the Nightmare Before Christmas)  So I guess it goes without say that I thought the 3D effects were underwhelming.  Don't get me wrong the special effects were great, but with only one throw-away "shield flies at the screen" moment, there was no other real use of the 3D effect.  I'd much rather see a brighter picture than have to watch through those shades they give out...  Enough about my petty hang ups.  The real controversy didn't happen until after the movie, or rather has to do with what didn't happen after the movie.  The now standard post-credit teaser for the next movie was disappointingly absent from our sneak peek of Captain America.  I'm hoping this might be because they didn't want it to leak before the wide release, and maybe they will have something when it opens in theaters.  Either way this movie was good enough for me to be making the trip this weekend to check it out one more time.

There may be one other reason to see it again...

Support your Country!  Support awesome comic-book movies!  Support Tommy Lee Jones!  Go check out Captian America: The First Avenger.  In theaters now!  Then tell us what you think, find us on twitter, facebook and in real life (right behind you).

Achtung Mr. Anderson!

UPDATE:  Not only is there a special scene after the theatrical release version, there is a full-blown trailer for the Avengers after that!!!  What are you waiting for?!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part Two

WARNING!!! This post contains spoilers!

When I go to the movies, I try to be optimistic and believe the movie will be good and enjoyable, but I’m realistic. I know today’s movies tend to… well… suck. I’m not saying all movies suck, but there has been a considerable downturn in quality as of late. However, for the first time in years, I went into a movie not only excited but also certain it would be amazing. That movie was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part Two. Imagine my surprise when the movie I knew in my heart would be the most fitting and wonderful conclusion to a beloved series turned out to leave me disappointed and even a little angry.

If you have never read the books, then this movie is a great movie. It is well paced, well acted, and delivers great action. If you are like me and have read The Deathly Hallows ten to fifteen times, then you will find yourself getting absorbed in the movie only to be promptly yanked out of it when certain key moments or exchanges do not happen or are terribly altered.


I know the movies are separate from the books. I know the story needed to concentrate on a central plot. I know many of the side characters would not get as much air-time as they deserved, but in order for me to fully get behind the movie, I needed certain parts to be there. These are what I wanted and how they were altered/cut:

1)   The Families. I was so upset that the Weasley family, excluding Ron and Ginny, was barely a part of the movie. They are there, but due to how the battle at Hogwarts was changed, the Weasleys barely speak. There was no Fred and George banter or Molly Weasley yelling at the kids while hugging the life out them or anything. I don't understand why Bill couldn't have had a line warning Harry not to trust goblins or why Percy's returning to the fold could not have been dealt with. I didn't even know Percy was in the movie until Wilderowens told me. This was an important plot point because it made Fred's death all the more painful. But it's not just the Weasleys I missed. There wasn't enough time to go into detail about Dumbledore's family, but even worse, Neville was denied a great moment because his grandmother doesn't get to join the fight and say how proud she was of him. To top that off, we're also denied Lupin and Harry fully reconciling, Lupin showing off his son and asking Harry to be godfather.

2)   Fred’s death. Why on earth was is not shown? It is one of the most emotionally gut-wrenching moments in the entire book. I cried when it happened. I’ve cried many times because the family has finally been completely reunited, only to have it brutally ripped away. Instead, we are treated to simply seeing his dead body, practically no Percy, and no seeing Ron’s grief and desire for revenge.

3)   “Not my daughter, you bitch!” Yes, it is in the movie, but because they lightened the emotional impact of Fred and barely showed the fight between Ginny and Bellatrix, it was just eh. It was cool, but I wanted to be able to cheer when this happened.

4)   The Elder Wand and Phoenix Wand. There is all this talk about wandlore and how the wand chooses the wizard, yet in the end, Harry explains why the Elder wand worked for him only to Ron and Hermione instead of Voldemort and everyone else. Worst of all, Harry does not use the Elder wand to fix his. He breaks it and tosses it. WTF? What is the point of putting it in if it's just going to be thrown away at the end?

5)   Ron/Hermione kiss. In the book, we all knew it was coming but we didn’t know when, and when it finally did, it was because Ron wanted to help get the house elves out and that meant so much to Hermione. In the movie, they go to get the Basilisk fang, kill the horcrux, get drenched in a trap of some sort, look at each other and kiss. Again, which one is more emotionally impacting? Would it really have killed them to just have Ron ask about the elves once they got back to Harry?

6)   Voldemort vs. Harry. I would have preferred the intense buildup of the book, where Harry is explaining everything to Voldemort as the tension grows until that fateful moment, but instead that’s not in there. The fall in the movie is cool but lacks the kick of Voldemort finding out about Snape, who the real master of the Elder wand is, etc.

7)   Neville and Nagini. One of the most kickass, amazing parts of the Deathly Hallows was  Neville Longbottom. From a gawky, clumsy kid to a young man willing to fight for what he believes in, Neville had one of the best character arcs of the entire series and his shining moment was when he stood up to Voldmort, was nearly killed by the Sorting Hat, rebounded with the Sword of Gryffindor, and sliced off Nagini’s head. It’s fantastic. So what does the movie do? It has Neville find the Sorting Hat, pick it up and see the sword in there, for no reason, and then when Voldemort asks for new Death Eaters, Neville gives a sappy speech about how even though Harry is dead, he still lives on in all of them and the work is not over. He eventually kills Nagini, but that was because it was attacking Ron and Hermione later on, not because Harry had told him to kill him.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of good in the movie too. The best example is how Snape is handled. I’ve always been a little annoyed at how Snape didn’t get nearly enough face time in the movies because a) he’s an important character and b) they had Alan fricking Rickman playing him! How do you not give HIM more screen time? That said his arc was handled perfectly. They finally did him justice. That was when I nearly lost it. It was beautiful.

The epilogue was also great. I loved that. The aging was subtle, but hilarious, particularly Ginny and Draco with Ron coming in third. It was just great. I couldn’t stop laughing. Maggie Smith's Professor McGonagall was fantastic. She's another one who never really got to show what she could do, but her scenes packed a punch. Hermione as Bellatrix was so funny and one of my all-time favorite moments was when the knights came to life. Badassery all around. I became giddy at that sight.

The movie isn’t bad, but I guess because of how practically pitch perfect Part One was, I expected more. I heard that this was the shortest of the Potter movies and if that is true, then they should have added a little more because they complicated parts that did not need complicating and watered down the emotional parts. If they had added just ten minutes with even a handful of what I mentioned above, it would have elevated the movie. What made Harry Potter so great was aside from it being a great fantasy epic, it was grounded by the depth of feelings that came from the characters. I wanted so much more from this movie but in the end, while it is decent, it did not truly live up to the high standards of the Harry Potter franchise. This was not how it was supposed to end.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Time to get ready for SDCC Madness!

All across the interwebs you see planning for San Diego Comic Con. It has taken over every geek blog on the planet; it's inescapable. The kicker is that most of us are not going to San Diego Comic Con.

Despite my absence this year, I still wanna know what's happening at the con. Best way to stay up-to-date is that quick news site, Twitter! Here are a few bloggers that I will definitely be following intently during SDCC.  By no means is this all of the awesome people that will be tweeting this week.  For your convenience, we already created a handy twitter list with these and more!

GeekGirlDiva: She is one of those people at seems to know everyone and be everywhere! She will be hanging out at the Quantum Mechanics booth, guarding stuff that I want.

Amy_Geek: Amy will be part of multiple panels, getting all of the best news.

Buffyfest: Some of my fav whedon fans, they will be hunting down all of the Whedonverse actors and getting every juicy tidbit.

GeektoMe: Elliott will be roaming the panels and con floor. He always gets the best interviews and this time won't be any different.

TheNerdyBird: Jill will be my favorite resource on the floor this year, especially for any DCnU news.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Links for July 17

Less than a week to go until San Diego Comic Con!  While IGH is not attending....*tears.......if you are, please send in any fun things you find out and we will post them!  Just email us at insertgeekhere (at) gmail dot com.

For everyone not attending, SiriusXM radio is dedicating a whole channel to con news.  Great way to catch some of the action as it happens.
(via MTV Geek)

For anyone in the NYC area that isn't attending SDCC, come and join us (yes, we will be there) at the Midtown Comics Not at Comic Con Party!  Fun contests, prizes and autographs gone wild!
(via Midtown Comics)

Did you ever dream of opening your own comic book store?  Well, now Marvel wants to help you do just that.  They will be providing a ton of support including promotion items, support from Marvel and Diamond staff, social media recognition, crazy big discounts and of course free comics!
(via The Beat)

LucasFilm proves what it means to be a big studio when it shuts down a small Star Wars marathon in Brooklyn, NY.  While I understand their need to protect the copyright, I doubt that this was going to eat into profits that much.
(via Cinema Blend)

EA announced that they purchased PopCap Games this week, which means one thing.  Bejeweled as a first-person shooter for XBox!  A person can dream!
(via Cinema Blend)

My personal favs, Seth Green and Matt Senreich, have started a new show on YouTube called Stoopid Monkey.  Featuring the cutest monkey ever, there are a few funny shorts up with new eps every Friday.
(via StoopidMonkey)

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter Video Friday! 7/15/11

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens today. It is a bittersweet moment that has been long waited for but now that it's here, many of us wish we had a little more time. Since we are celebrating Potter this week, it's only fitting that Video Friday be all about Harry. So here are some great vids I found this week.

So long Harry, Ron, and Hermoine! Thanks for the memories.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Goodbye Mr. Potter, for now

This weekend brings the culmination of a story that started with a boy staring at a spider that entranced the world.  With it all getting ready to end, I am faced with a deluge of emotions.  Part of me is excited to see this film, the last one in a long line of films.  Part of me is even glad to see the Pottermania end, if only to let something new and exciting fill its void, and part of me is understandable sad to lose something that has been a part of me for a decade.  It feels like we are graduating with the Hogwarts Class of 2011.

For me, it all started in 2001, when my mom, the librarian, told me I had to read these books during my college break. I was a little hesitant to read what I thought were children's books but rather than listen to her nag, I read them. It was all downhill from there.  All of my friends read them, and we started attending the midnight releases. When the candy came out, Getsuyobi and I sat in Dunkin Donuts in the middle of the night, sorting out and trying each Bertie Botts flavor we had. I bought my mom a replica wand for her birthday, and of course, I went to midnight movie premieres.

The movies were the Potter thing I attached to the least at first. With the tremendous detail of the books, why bother getting too excited with the films? Of course, I was wrong again. These films stand on their own right and need to be seen as such. Once I was able to separate the two, I truly enjoyed them. Now, I am more excited to see how it all ends on film. I am even avoiding spoilers because if there are any changes from the book, I want to be surprised, even though I am always rereading the books.

So, until Pottermore releases, this is the end of new Harry Potter tales.  At least, I can revisit Harry, Ron and Hermione at Hogwarts every time I read the book or watch a movie. Because even if the story doesn't continue, I am content to go back to visit this fantastic world that J.K. Rowling created.

Let us know your favorite Harry moment in the comments!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Pottermania Around NYC!

It's Harry Potter week here at [insertgeekhere]!

If you haven't heard by now, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two comes out this Friday (you didn't hear? Are you living under a rock?). Since this is the climatic ending of the beloved movies, people are trying to put together events to celebrate. Here are a few in and around New York.

The Muggle meet-up group, The Group That Shall Not Be Named, has several events planned including wand dueling lessons in Central Park on July 14th and a Victory Over Voldemort party in NJ on July 16th. Visit their Facebook page for more details on all the events going on.

On July 14th, Potterpocalypse! will be taking place at the Galapagos Art Space. There will be trivia, readings, costume contests, and even Potter themed burlesque performances.

If you are looking for a very special treat, stop by the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre on July 15th for A Harry Potter Musical performed by the Kirk Cameron Repertory Players (you read that right). Bringing Harry Potter books and Leonardo DiCaprio dvds is encouraged.

After the musical, feel free to stick around and catch the Hogwarts Improvisation Society's Annual Gala. Be sure to wear your house colors to support your house as battles are fought for eternal glory.

July 16th, Watson Adventures will be hosting a Harry Potter scavenger hunt at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Discover (rediscover) new and exciting art as you look for unicorns, mermaids, giants, dragons, and more. It's available for anyone ages 10 and up. Adult teams welcomed.

The team from New York Comic Con is hosting a meet-up at the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre on July 16th and 17th. Join them and other con goers for a fantastic time, which will include trivia and possible swag. Be sure to print out the coupon for a free 85 oz. popcorn (who eats 85 ounces of popcorn?)

Finally, if you need your Potter fix right now, head over to Harry Potter: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square. It is filled with over 200 props used in the past seven movies including the Sword of Gryffindor. Wilderowens has been there and will be posting her take on it later this week.

Have you heard of any other events going on? How do you plan on celebrating the end? Let us know at

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Links for July 10

This was a wacky week with the release of San Diego Comic Con programming schedules.  So, that means that the majority of news is that the programming schedules are being released.  Here are some other tidbits that you might have missed....

This week is really the beginning of the end with the final film installment of the Harry Potter series.  I hope you got tickets because over 2,000 screenings have already sold out, making it Fandango's "fastest-selling title of the year so far."

Rumors are flying that the Playstation 4 will debut in 2012.  This new system will be upgraded with motion technology similar to kinect.  Hopefully, the one feature they leave behind is the crazy high price.
(via Mashable)

With all of the media overload, it is nice to look back and see what made you a fan.  JR Pepper of Pink Raygun does just that in this sweet article.

Paramount has set up their very own animation studio.  With a new studio in house, Dreamworks Animation is being kicked to the curb.  

On the creepy newsfeed, this guy installed spyware on random computers in Apple Stores to take pictures of people for his art project.  Apple found out and the Secret Service shut him down.  I really hope he doesn't have a picture of me drooling over a laptop.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Video Friday! 7/8/11

Here are some great videos floating around that little 'verse we call the interwebz.

This is just too great! Shopping while you wait? Sign me up!

This is a gorgeous rendition of The Game of Thrones theme, which I found via Ms. Felicia Day on Google+. It's moments like these I wish I still played an instrument. Jason Yang is simply wonderful.

It's about time someone had some fun with the NFL lockout.

This just became one of my favorite True Blood parodies. Bill and Sookie's accents are spot on. Thank you Geek Girl Diva for posting this.

Nathan Fillion wants to help you combat a terrible problem afflicting gamers.

(via Break)

Have a great weekend everyone! Next week, it's all about Harry Potter!

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