Archive for the ‘Festivals’ Category

Richmond,VA Comic Con November 21-22

November 11, 2009

Virginia is getting its first 2-day comic convention in 25 years. VA Comic Con is coming to Richmond November 21-22. I thought we had some writers here from Richmond that would have told you about this sooner, but I’m still the only one writing here…

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Colbert Nation competing in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

November 7, 2009

Stephen Colbert has taken it upon himself and the Colbert Nation to sponsor the American Speedskating team in the upcoming Vancouver Olympics. The team was sponsored by the DSB Bank NV, but due to bankruptcy in October, the Bank is out of cash.

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Shel Dorf, R.I.P.

November 5, 2009

For those that don’t know, Shel Dorf founded Comic-Con. He was the brains behind it all. Mr. Dorf, pictured to the left looking classy, passed away November 4, 2009. He was 76 years old, and was undergoing treatments for diabetes through the past year.

Source: Reuters

Zombies invade Monroeville Mall

October 25, 2009

Whoa whoa whoa..Calm down, put the shotgun away. Zombies didn’t really invade a mall, at least not real zombies. On October 11th a group of 2,000 people dressed as zombies and “invaded” Monroeville Mall.

This hoard of the undead shambled through the mall George A. Romero used for his zombie tale Dawn of the Dead. For other zombie fans, that mall is not just a shopping center, but a cultural icon.

The Wall Street Journal has a write up of the event along with a great gallery of images from the invasion.

Source: The Wall Street Journal Article and Gallery

World Vegetarian Day

October 1, 2009

Just wanted to throw up something quick before I headed to class. Today is World Vegetarian Day. Is there a World Carnivore Day as well, or is that just the other 364 days?

Enjoy some broccoli or something!

World Vegetarian Day

P.S. Maybe this is where Corey and Everett have been?

Dead Rising 2 Multiplayer Trailer from Tokyo Game Show 09

September 25, 2009

It looks like a mix of WWE, American Gladiators and Power Rangers…

Dibs on the green one!

Alright, who brought Pig Flu to the party?

September 8, 2009

pig fluLooks like someone brought H1N1 to the Penny Arcade Expo. H1N1, a.k.a. Swine Flu or Pig Flu ( I’ve always liked Pork Lung, but that’s just me).

Robert Khoo, a PA staff member, is telling people to go get checked out. Just as a precaution, especially if you show the signs of Piggy Pox infection.

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Philly Naked Bike Ride

September 5, 2009

The Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride will be taking place tomorrow night at Dusk. They hope to promote positive body image, self-sufficiency, community building, and above all to raise awareness about using less fossil fuels and saving the planet.

The ride happens tomorrow night, rain or shine. So if you’re in the Philly area and want to see naked people riding bikes, or want to participate keep an eye out for nudist cyclers. I wish I could tell you exactly where the event will be taking place, but that is a well kept secret.

Only those that sign up to the mailing list as a rider are giving the knowledge about the meeting place. If you wanna ride jump over to the PNBR website.

Welcome to the Republic of SEGA

August 22, 2009

segarepublicAh Dubai, the place to go when you’ve got a lot of money and you wanna build something insane. Did you know they have their own indoor ski resort. Yeah, and INDOOR ski resort. Now SEGA has joined in on the fun.

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Penny Arcade Expo Schedule

August 12, 2009

pax-penny-arcade-expo-logoSo many conventions going on! This time I’ve got the Penny Arcade Expo schedule for you! Hit the link and bust out the day planner!

Source: PAX

New races rumored for World of Warcraft expansion

August 10, 2009

world-of-warcraft-logoDone with Wrath of the Lich King yet? Better finish up, Cataclysm is coming out soon! What’s is it? Oh it’s just a new expansion for WoW, and there are two new races rumored…

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Nick Fury and Tony Stark *om nom* on some donuts

August 10, 2009

donutsDonuts bring super heroes together. Remember Comic Con? Yeah I know it was a while ago. Guess what just surfaced!?

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All Saint’s Day release date is obvious

August 7, 2009

CQrpCj4bOpkg2wx5Y1ugEf3Mo1_400That’s right. Boondock Saints 2: All Saint’s Day is finally coming out! How this one slipped under the radar I’m not certain. The trailer premiered at Comic Con recently, leaving fans in awe.

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Gigantor vs Gundam: Giant Statue Edition

August 4, 2009

circle-01Mobile Suit Gundam isn’t the only giant robot series to get a equally as giant replica statue. Gigantor will be getting a statue version of himself as well! It begs the question who would win in a fight between the two.

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Tron Legacy Lightcycle awesomeness

July 25, 2009

00025940Another Disney post today. This time it’s the Tron Legacy Lightcycle teaser video. When will Lightcycles become street legal?

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