July 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

A quick SDCC update.

I know it's okay for people to take a while to post SDCC stuff, and I'm really glad of that because I'm still recovering from the con crud.


However, I want to take a moment to give a mad shout out to Entertainment Earth.

We had 5 days of awesome at SDCC. Signings, exclusives, loads of people and product everywhere. It was madness, but it was controlled madness. ;-)

I have pics still to post, but for now, I'll just say...

Thanks Entertainment Earth for giving me a killer 5 days of work and play.

For those of you who came by the EE both for the signings or to buy stuff, or even just to get a look at the new stuff, I hope you'll take a second to let me know what YOU thought of your time at the booth. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Comic-Con: Bonnie Burton's Secret to Surviving Comic-Con is a lifrsaver!

Lucasfilm's Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl & @starwars) is one of my most favorite people.

Not only does she keep me in the loop on all things Star Wars so I can stay up to date for my job at Entertainment Earth, but she's also utterly hilarious.

Geek To Me from Red Eye Chicago caught up with her at SDCC and this handy guide resulted.

My fave line? "If you ever want to know where the good shade is, just follow the Goths."

And I'd definitely suggest checking out the other vids RedEyeGeekToMe posted. There's a Bruce Campbell vid. Bruce is always win.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I know I'm quiet ;-)

I have an explanation.

Comic Con and then Con Crud.

I promise, I'll be human soonish.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Squee: Short Pimp Daddy is Packed ;-)

If you don't  read ShortPacked (and, really, you should be. ::grin:: ) you may not have seen this one since it was over on TNI.

But, yes, I squeed. I'll explain after ;-)


Yep, that right there is a shout out to Entertainment Earth's ExclusiveG.I. Joe Pimp Daddy Destro Bobble Head

Yep ;-)

Squee.

Friday, July 16, 2010

My SDCC Schedule, in a nutshell ;-)

Okay, if you're looking for me at Comic Con, I'm liable to be in these few places.

1) Most of the time I'll be workin'  at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. Between the signings and all the stuff we've got going on, I'll have lots to do -- but it doesn't mean you shouldn't stop by and say ;-)


2) Thursday, July 22 5:30-6:30 I'll be here.

Geek Girls Exist— Really? Kristin Rielly (Geek Girls Network) leads a discussion about growing up geek, turning passions into careers, and who shot first. Representing the many awesome aspects of the geek culture, panelists Morgan Romine (The Frag Dolls), Bonnie Burton (The Star Wars Craft Book), Marian Call (singer/songwriter), Sarah Kuhn (One Con Glory), Jill Pantozzi (Has Boobs Reads Comics blog), Veronica Belmont (Qore), Kari Byron (MythBusters), and Kiala Kazebee (GeekWeek.com) school you on what it means to be a real geeky girl and even make you LOL IRL. Room 8


3) Friday, July 23rd from 8pm till whenever?

I'll be at the Geek Girls and Friends tweet up at Jolt n Joes. ::grin:: Likely with a drink. So feel free to come by and bring a camera.


4) I'm supposed to go home Saturday unless I find a place to sleep. I'm staying Saturday night and, as far as I can tell, no plans yet. But, yay!

That's pretty much it. If I'm not in those 3 places I'm either a) sleeping, b) eating 3) in the bathroom or d) drunk and passed out. And, really, I'm not real entertaining at those times, so you don't need to hang out with me during ;-)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sharktopus trailer is AMAZING! @SyFy and Roger Corman make B-movie awesome!

Dear Syfy,

I was worried. Then I saw "Roger Corman"

I think I love you.



Texas Recipe: How to turn a hot dog into a slush puppy


Thanks to my friend Charlie for sending this my way ;-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Kissed A Girl and now she's Han Solo ;-)

Y'see this?


This is the lovely @amy_geek and she wrote today that I inspired her SDCC costume.

Whatyouspake?

Well, back in May of last year, I wrote a blog post about how I kissed a girl...

...and now this young lady is planning her Han Solo costume.

Between this, the Geek Girls Exist Panel and the Geek Girls and friend's tweet up I may be in serious girl crush trouble. Not to mention, I want that blaster in a bad way.

(Oh...if you click the piccy, you'll get a bigger version,. You know you wanna)

I'll be in my bunk.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Exclusives, Exclusives, Exclusives… from Entertainment Earth

Celebrity Appearances, Convention Exclusives, and Product Debuts
 at Comic-Con 2010,  Booth #2343!

LOS ANGELES, CA: July 13, 2010 — Entertainment Earth drives San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) to new heights of exhilaration with celebrity appearances, photo opportunities, and 23 exclusive or new product debuts from The Venture Bros.™, Lost™, The Twilight Zone™, Dexter™, and Eastbound & Down®Also, during the show, Spectre Toys is presenting one SDCC Exclusive and two product debuts from Dark Shadows™, and NBC Universal will debut "Beyond Caprica - A Visitor's Pocket Guide to the Twelve Colonies" and an all-new Caprica™ T-shirt available for purchase at the booth.  Additionally, Toys“R”Us® is offering three SDCC Exclusives and a product debut at the Entertainment Earth booth, including products based on Ghostbusters™, Halo: Reach™, Robot Chicken™, Transformers™, and Wild Grinders™.  Show attendees will want to visit Entertainment Earth's booth #2343 in San Diego July 22-25!

Celebrity Appearances:  Meet celebrities from some of the world's most popular movies and TV series.  Get your figures signed by The Venture Bros.™ creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, Spawn™ creator / McFarlane Toys visionary Todd McFarlane, Robot Chicken's™ Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, Lara Parker from Dark Shadows™, Wild Grinders'™ Rob Dyrdek, and Caprica™ star Alessandra Torresani accompanied by accomplished writers Jane Espenson and Bob Harris.  Celebrity appearances subject to change.  Visit sdcc.entertainmentearth.com and the booth for specific talent, dates, and times… and surprise guests.

Exclusive Merchandise and Product Debuts:
(Prices include sales tax.  Per-person limits may apply at the show.  Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.)

·         The Twilight Zone  Travel through another dimension with this unbelievable array of SDCC Exclusive bobble heads and retro-style action figures based on fan-favorite episodes of the iconic TV series.  These bobble heads, licensed from CBS Consumer Products and crafted by Bif Bang Pow!, are made of resin and stand about 7 inches tall:

Talky Tina Talking Bobble Head – In Color.  Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($20)
Gremlin Bobble Head – In Color.  Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($15)
Kanamit Bobble Head – In Color.  Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($15)
Invader Bobble Head – In Color.  Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($15)
Mystic Seer Bobble Head – In Color.  Limited edition of 1,500 pieces. ($15)

For the very first time, 8-inch scale action figures – all in black and white – are available for fans to take home!  The 1970's style SDCC Exclusive Talky Tina and Willie Action Figures present two of the most spine-chilling characters ever seen in The Twilight Zone™.  Fully articulated, these killer figures are made in conjunction with EMCE Toys in the 8-inch scale, but on the approximately 6-inch tall "child" body type with episode-true fabric clothing.  Also making their debut at Comic-Con are the rest of the all-new The Twilight Zone™ 8-inch action figure series, including The Gremlin, Kanamit, Jason Foster, and The Devil.  And they're all just as creepy as the original characters!  ($20 each)

·         The Venture Bros.  Fans can now own the first-ever line of action figures from Adult Swim's The Venture Bros.™, created by Bif Bang Pow! in conjunction with EMCE Toys.  Debuting at Comic-Con will be highly articulated, retro-style figures of Dr. Venture, Brock Samson, The Monarch, and Dean Venture, as well as two SDCC Exclusives: Henchman Number 21 and Henchman Number 24.  All six 8-inch figures bring sensational detail and authentic fabric clothing, and each captures that distinctive action-comedy mix that's synonymous with the top-rated television series.  ($20 each)

·         Eastbound & Down  "I play real sports."  With more heat on it than a Kenny Powers fastball, this 7-inch talking bobble head of the has-been pitcher curses and speaks 5 unforgettable phrases taken from the HBO® hit comedy series Eastbound and Down®.  It's made of resin and features the Kenny Powers character in a baseball uniform.  ($20)

·         Lost  Celebrate the end of an era with brand-new collectibles from ABC's mega-popular TV series Lost™.  The SDCC Exclusive Claire Littleton Bobble Head features crazy, squirrelly Claire – and her "baby" – in superb detail.  Sporting rugged island gear and a shotgun, she's made of resin and stands 7 inches tall.  Limited edition of 1,500 pieces.  ($15)

And don't miss the champions of good and evil… Jacob and Man in Black Action Figures!  Both are SDCC Exclusives crafted in retro, vintage-style sculpting with real fabric clothing.  Standing on the EMCE Toys 8-inch scale action figure body with multiple points of articulation, the mysterious Jacob and his equally enigmatic nemesis, the Man in Black, are here to keep the memory of The Island alive.  ($20 each)

·         Dexter  Since 2008, Showtime Network's Emmy-nominated drama series Dexter™ admirers have flocked to pick up Bif Bang Pow!'s fantastic exclusives at Comic-Con.  Not shying away from our responsibilities, we've upped the ante this year to bring fans two all-new items that are sure to become instant hits.  Dexter – and his son Harrison – make their way to Comic-Con in resin form in a cute 7-inch Dexter and Harrison Double-Bobbling Bobble Head SDCC Exclusive  ($15).

Action figure fans won't be left out either with the debut of the 7-inch Dexter in Jumpsuit.  It features the part-time serial killer in cloth scrubs and cloth apron, and comes with a handsaw and welder's mask with a flip-down visor.  ($20)

·        Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives and First Reveals  Toys“R”Us is offering three San Diego Comic-Con exclusives and the first chance to purchase a limited edition item before it’s available in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide: Ghostbusters™ "We're Ready to Believe You" Minimates Set ($17), Halo: Reach™ Noble Seven ($20), Robot Chicken™ 5-Inch Nerd Figure ($20), and Transformers™ Masterpiece Grimlock ($70).

·         NBC Universal Product Debuts from Caprica  NBC Universal will debut "Beyond Caprica - A Visitor's Pocket Guide to the Twelve Colonies" ($10) and an all-new Caprica™ T-shirt ($20), available for purchase at Entertainment Earth's booth.  Here's your chance to own a piece of the hit Syfy channel drama set in the Battlestar Galactica™ universe.

·         Spectre Toys SDCC Exclusive and Product Debuts from Dark Shadows  From the supernatural gothic soap opera that made daytime television history, the mysterious unknown of Dark Shadows™ comes to life with these frighteningly realistic action figures from Spectre Toys.  They stand 8 inches tall in fabric clothing.  You don't want to miss these!

Werewolf Action Figure – SDCC Exclusive ($20)
Barnabas Collins Action Figure – SDCC Debut ($20)
Angelique Bouchard Action Figure – SDCC Debut ($20)

Eclipse in Fifteen Minutes (Read it. Trust me. ::grin::)

The incomparable Cleolinda Jones just added Twlight: Eclipse to her Movies in 15 Minutes series.


Take the 15 minutes and read. Trust me on this.


The Mean Streets of Seattle

[A dark and stormy night! A handsome young man: prey for an invisible predator who terrorizes him like a catpire with a mouse, finally pursuing him to the dead end of the docks. He has nowhere to run! He has nowhere to hide! Finally the creature strikes! He collapses, screaming in agony as the venom takes over! I am... really confused, because this looks like a movie about actual vampires and actual vampiring.]

A Magical Sunny Meadow Filled with Pretty Purple Flowers

[Okay, now I know what movie we’re in.]

[You know what? If we’re going to call this a ~*saga*~, I think we need more Vikings.]

Read more here...




(Oh and, if you haven't done it yet, I suggest you avoid drinking while you read, unless you can inhale it. ::grin::)


Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Squee: Mike Wazowski!

I love these. really. A lot.

This is the Monsters Inc Sully and Mike Kubrick 2-Pack. They're limited to 1500 pieces and you can pre-order them here.
Monsters Inc Sully and Mike Kubrick 2-Pack

Plus, every time I look at them, I think of the following clip ;-)



Squee indeed.

TV Guide Has SDCC Special Collector Covers. ;-) I like!


My geek self just got a shot of happy.

There's a Comic-Con special cover of TV Guide Magazine. Actually, there's more than one!

There's 4!

I got hold of 3. Looking for the elusive 4th, so if you see it, let me know? ;-)







Friday, July 9, 2010

A quick note to Blizzard on Real ID

Dear Blizzard,

I got all sorts of ranty two days ago about that RealID/Forum thing and I posted about it.

I know you got a lot of feedback.

You listened. You took action. You responded.

I just want to say...

Thank you ;*

GGD



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dexter and Claire SDCC Exclusives in Multiplicity.

One of the perks of my job is getting to peek at the bosses pictures.

No, not those kinds of pictures!

Anyway, I nabbed a couple of Bif Bang Pow bobblehead production photos because I thought they were cool.

First....Dexter and Harrison Bobble Head - SDCC Exclusive


and, somehow I just think this would be some kind of Lost nightmare sequence...


That's the Lost Claire Littleton Bobble Head - SDCC Exclusive over and over and over...

Part of me wants to set them up against a wall and try and see the 3D image behind the image.

Cool, huh?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My SDCC Shopping List. #1 Hasbro My Little Pony Exclusive from Hasbro

What's the point of having a blog if you can't post wishlists? SDCC is coming and I have a horrible memory, so I'm starting my list here and now. ;-)

#1 MY LITTLE PONY 2010 Special Edition Pony
(Ages 3 and up; Approximate Retail Price $14.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con)

I love this. It's like MLP: Electric Boogaloo!

Too cute!



And, of course, Hasbro made the packaging just as cute, so I'll likely have to get 2.

Why do I have the sudden urge to rollerskate?


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blizzard's going to post real names on the forums. Excuse me?

(Fair warning, this isn't all that coherent. I'm upset and writing from emotion. It happens. ::smile:;)

If you haven't read the news yet, Blizzard posted news today that they'll be implementing a change in their forum posting policies.

"anyone posting or replying to a post on official Blizzard forums will be doing so using their Real ID -- that is, their real-life first and last name -- with the option to also display the name of their primary in-game character alongside it."

I'm not trying to get on anyone's case personally, but I had an interesting response to Mike Fahey's innocent question over at Kotaku.

"Sure, there are privacy issues involved, but then you can simply not post on the forums, right?"

Let me clarify. I don't post on the forums currently. However, if I get into the Cataclysm Beta I may well be asked to post there as posting is encouraged to help give feedback on the Beta.

Except that, because I have privacy concerns, I won't post.

There are lots of ways you could implement a forum system that allows you to moderate usage and control spam without displaying real names. If you have my account info connected to my Real ID, you have it connected to my email address. So, why do I not have an option to create a username linked to that email address? Are you telling me that Blizzard doesn't have the technology to assure that I'm only able to post from  the account connected to my Real ID and email addy without having my name listed?

I have reasons I leave my name at the door in my online dealings. Not the least of which being an incident in my past that lead to my having to call the police when someone decided it would be fun to break into my hotel room and sneak into my bed on a movie shoot.

So, yeah, I don't use my name and I don't give out my email address easily. And whenever I have the option, I use an alias on forums because I know that, while I don't have have a guarantee of privacy in this day and age, I also don't have to put more information out there than necessary.

Blizz? You've implemented changes like BattleNet without ever giving me another option. But then you suggest an authenticator which is supposed to protect my privacy. You talk about my not giving out my info. You say it's for my protection.

So, explain to me how you forcing me to display my name on your forums is any less of a violation than someone going into my account and taking "fake gold"?

At least if someone takes my fake gold, you'll replace it.

Can you replace my peace of mind if that guy from all those years ago shows up on my doorstep, or whispers me in game, because my name is suddenly connected to my WoW account and out there for crawlers to pick up?

If you can modify the "vote kick" in game based on behavior, you can do the same on the forums if you have the Real ID info for moderators to deal with trolls.

Considering you have to have my real name, address and credit card # in order for me to be able to play WoW (none of which I have to give out to general online sources and generally don't disclose), you should be more secure with my information.

Sure, as Mike said, I don't have to use the forums and -- if this change goes through -- you can bet I won't.

But it's more than that.

If you're willing to compromise people's privacy in this situation in order to make your jobs on the forums a little bit easier, how do I know you won't do it again somewhere else?

And will the question (innocently asked) by someone like Mike from Kotaku then be...

"Sure, there are privacy issues involved, but then you can simply not play, right?"


Friday, July 2, 2010

OMG. Ninja Cat in a Box!

Ninja Cat is Very Stealthy...and FAST!



Thanks to ToplessRobot for the link to The Daily Dish who posted this awesomeness.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Star Wars Exclusive Comic Packs at Entertainment Earth

Great news for the Star Wars collectors. ;-)

Entertainment Earth just announced the new EE Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure Legacy Comic Packs.

The set of 4 comic packs includes (click the links or pics for more details.: 

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron #29 with Baron Fel and Ysanne Isard

EE Star Wars Exclusive Baron Fel and Ysanne Isard Figures
Legacy #7 with Darth Nihl and Deliah Blue



EE Star Wars Exclusive Baron Fel and Ysanne Isard Figures



KOTOR #6 with Jarael (Edessa) and Rohlan Dyre

EE Star Wars Exclusive Baron Fel and Ysanne Isard Figures

Jango Fett: Open Seasons #2 with Mandalorians Jaster Mareel and Montross (Pics pending)


Comic packs retail at $17.99 separately, or you can buy the set of 4 for $69.99.


EE Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure Legacy Comic Packs Set




Aside from the Baron Fel (who's only been made once before) these are all first time appearances.

So, the first-ever KOTOR comic-specific action figures, 3 Mandalorians and all new figures?

Yeah. Should be good.

(Oh and, you're going to want to pre-order. I know the quantities on these. Waiting might not be a good idea...)





New "Let Me In" trailer looks promising...

Just stumbled across the new international trailer for "Let Me In" (The American remake of Swedish vampire movie "Let The Right One In")

So far I'm feeling optimistic. You?



via Buzzfeed

Original trailer here via You Tube

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