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(Topless Robot)   Twenty movie panels you can't miss at Comic-Con   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 61
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2013-07-10 12:36:53 PM  
Anything Terry Gilliam does gets the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.
 
2013-07-10 12:59:54 PM  

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.


Thanks for the suggestions! Right now really what is comes down to is getting the time off from work...I was really looking forward to GenCon in August but the vacation bank is a little low so probably getting to anything for the rest of this year will probably be a no-go, but I will definitely keep my eyes on the other two.
 
2013-07-10 03:29:38 PM  

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


They always have a big gap between seasons.
 
2013-07-10 03:43:47 PM  
Just don't forget the Rules of the Con. Important part starts at 2:30...

(NSFW Language)
 
2013-07-10 05:56:58 PM  
HHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

Seriously; Hahahahahahah

Twenty panels? Right. Good luck with THAT
 
2013-07-10 05:58:08 PM  
Oh, almost forgot-


"I don't attend conventions of any kind.

because, frankly, I'm better than you people.

I also don't own a TeeVee and I use a non-ironic rotary phone

Pretty much King Sh*T of F*ck Island over here."

/borrowed, amended
 
2013-07-10 06:26:20 PM  
Any popular panel, especially for tvs and movies, are not worth the wait in line at SDCC.  Most people camp out overnight for the big ones, so you will spend all day and all night hoping to get in and sitting through panel after panel until the one you want comes up.  Better to enjoy the convention and area if you are going and catch up on all that stuff on the internet later in the day.
 
2013-07-10 08:03:14 PM  

Bung_Howdy: Oh, almost forgot-


[snip]

/borrowed, amended

Your meme is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2013-07-10 09:44:08 PM  

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.
 
2013-07-10 10:03:47 PM  

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.


I can remember one book off the top of my head that I was tasked to read one serious, important, meaningful book in high school, that was really good and I doubt I would have been exposed to it otherwise:

303 × 475 - 111booksfor2011.wordpress.com
But yes, I agree.  Forcing kids to read The Great Gatsby or anything by the last name Bronte is a guaranteed way to turn a kid off of English.
 
2013-07-11 08:51:35 AM  

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.


I think the trailer can be misleading like that. All the characters are smart and logical and behave like scientists (More like Sunshine, less like Prometheus). If anything, they lack from stereotypes and overblown character flaws that would make each person more distinguishable Without giving anything away, they aren't just just stupidly being picked off by monsters or making stupid decisions. I think some folks could be put off by the methodical pacing and plays on temporal order, but for me, those were effective in telling the story. Sounds like by your criteria, this should be up your alley.
 
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