Be sure to check out my PAX East recaps for the first half of Friday, the second half of Friday, and all of Saturday.
When I woke up this morning, my gamer-filled Twitter feed was full of condemnations of Daylight Savings Time. Poor PAX attendees are typically short on hours to sleep as it is, and taking away an hour really did a number on us all.
We here at Laser Orgy consider ourselves experts on the behavior of
nerds on the internet, not least because we ourselves are nerds on the
internet. So when we saw the collective shackles raised in response to Peter Keough's review of the "dork-pandering" film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, we felt compelled to respond.
If you were like me at 13 years old, you found yourself reading through old Spider-Man comics, wishing that some visionary stagesmith would turn the web-slinging adventures of Peter Parker into a multi-million dollar, Broadway rock opera, complete with a sure-to-be mediocre soundtrack by a once awesome band, now relegated to the desolate halls of "Adult Contemporary" radio.
A trip to Mecca fell in my lap. Well, my Mecca, anyway: San Diego Comic-Con. The original! The comic book convention that defines the term Comic Con!
Three weeks before the con, my friend Steve Flack (vitamin-steve.blogspot.com) asked if I wanted to go with him, as he had an extra ticket.
Last Friday night, I finally saw Kick-Ass. Why was I a week late to the party? I wanted to make sure to read the source material first: Mark Millar's series of graphic novels, which are also called Kick-Ass.
I gave Alan Moore's V for Vendetta the same treatment (I went out of my way to read the graphic novel before going to the movie).
This Spiderman has an important message for cosplayers: stay hydrated!
I've considered going to the New York or San Diego iterations of Comic Con -- you know, the really big Comic Cons -- but, based on how well Boston's Comic Con is doing, I don't think I need to buy a plane ticket for a great experience, especially if Boston's con continues to grow.
No, I don't have an Apple iPad -- so watching CNET's Natali Del Conte dextrously unwrap that device felt strangely voyeuristic. Not that fresh tech is pornographically exciting or anything, but it does kind of give you a thrill seeing it, doesn't it? Just me? OK, then.
I don't even want an iPad, or ... at least, I didn't.
Mass Effect: Redemption, a series of prequel comics to Mass Effect 2, hit shelves last year. Now, a new Mass Effect comic about the events of the latest game is on the way. The comic spin-off plans to "follow the second game" -- hopefully that means new light shed on the story, rather than just a retread.
Iron Man 2 pictures have been making the rounds. We've known about War Machine for a while, but now we finally get to see Scarlett Johanssen rocking red threads and a catsuit. People seem a lot more excited about her picture than the other three. Why on earth could that be?
The movie already had one cute redhead -- Pepper Potts, the Good Girl to Tony Stark's Bad Boy.
Having never been to Boston's Comic Con before, I can't speak to what you should expect -- though their website should do the job for me. Compared to New York Comic Con's holy-shit-hugeness, Boston has a long way to go, but surely there are enough comic book fans in Beantown to beef up attendance and help the home team. Given the remarkably low price of $10 per day, even geeks strapped for cash have no excuse to not make an appearance at the Back Bay Events Center this weekend.
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