anfrind: NewbornRook: I have to be honest, I still want to go at least once in my lifetime. It may not be the *Comic* Con it used to be, but I'm a people watcher. Hell one of my favorite things about going to conventions is being able to cosplay and seeing other people's costumes and cosplay. I realize it seems silly to want to spend that much money on what sounds like a giant Halloween party, but it's just one of those things I've wanted to do and have known about since I was a kid. Getting a Comic Con here in Denver was awesome, so I'm even more curious about how San Diego would be.A few things to consider that might not be too far from Denver:1. This year's WorldCon (LoneStarCon 3) will be in San Antonio over Labor Day weekend.2. Next year's Westercon will be in Salt Lake City over 4th of July weekend.3. Since next year's WorldCon will be in London, there will be a separate North American Science Fiction Convention (NasFic) prior to that WorldCon either in Phoenix or Detroit (site selection will take place at LoneStarCon).None of the aforementioned conventions feature nearly as much cosplay as Comic-Con, but they do attract a few highly skilled cosplayers, many of whom make their own costumes.
farbekrieg: Gunny Highway: [mantiseye.com image 640x310]Venture Bros. panel was confirmed the other day.you realize that since they are attending the panel they will have to delay next season... another month on the already 18 month interim between seasons
Bung_Howdy: Oh, almost forgot-
AmazinTim: I watched Europa Report last weekend and really enjoyed about 99% of the film. As a Sci-fi film that isn't about monsters or aliens, and instead focuses on a real sense of scientific exploration and isolation, it was a welcome entry to the genre. It's not perfect, but the flaws were forgivable.
enderthexenocide: AverageAmericanGuy: How the hell did this tangent appear?blame schools. if there is one thing that school taught me, it's that "serious" literature sucks balls. every book they ever forced me to read in school was terrible, every serious, important, meaningful book just made me hate reading. you know what made me love to read? stupid adolescent sci-fi novels by keith laumer. i would never even try to read a book by dostoyevsky, because that's the sort of crap they forced me to read in school, so that means it probably sucks.
Erix: AmazinTim: I watched Europa Report last weekend and really enjoyed about 99% of the film. As a Sci-fi film that isn't about monsters or aliens, and instead focuses on a real sense of scientific exploration and isolation, it was a welcome entry to the genre. It's not perfect, but the flaws were forgivable.I somehow hadn't heard of it until this article. Found the trailer, and while it's great that there's a movie that looks like it might not totally disregard science, it also still looks like the typical "people get picked off one by one by alien life" movie. I'll still give it a chance, but I won't be totally happy until there's a good sci-fi movie with both good science and characters that aren't idiots.
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