The Biggest Ever Comic Book Convention Is Here! San Diego Comic Con 2009
The San Diego Comic Con, which is also known as SDCC by huge amount of fans in the world, is the best comic conference in the geek diary by far. The inclusion of of celebrities, rare upcoming movie footage, drawing technique workshops, comic collectibles and the overall atmosphere have become the contentment of comic pop cult legend. It is a heavenly place for movie and comic fans, and many of the attendees that visit The San Diego Comic Con each year have travelled from all over the world.
Year in, year out, the bestest films and popular T.V programs within the cult comic industry are shown with never seen before trailers and updates from the directors, celebs and crew themselves. This year is no different. If anything, the 09 The San Diego Comic Con is looking up to be the biggest yet, with a good number of the most extremely long awaited comic based films, comics and collectibles getting their first ever genuine exposure at the conference.
Examples? At this year's event there will be the very 1st public unveiling of cinematic clips from James Cameron's Avatar, which is being touted as the most awaited sci fi fantasy movie in a long time, and a warm welcome return to the film directors stand for him. Also to come is Iron Man 2, the sequel to the comic book adaptation film franchise, and many other amazing events to check out and attend. There shall be extensive coverage of the San Diego Comic Con right across the blog community.
But there's more than just the comic book films. The presence of Sideshow Collectibles at the event as an example. The manufacturer that is well known among cult fans as the greatest in the business when it comes to great quality comic memorabilia and rare items has a big presence this year, with a large exhibition, big stars and a trivia challenge that always pulls in a large gathering.
For people that want to get into the industry, there are workshops and panels from the brilliant artists and writers in the industry, giving out recommendation and educating the inspired brand new artists & creators of tomorrow the best drawing styles in the industry. It's a massive event for the fans wanting to get in to the industry, and goes a long way to providing the flick, TV and comics industries with their new generation of megastar creators. Will you be the one designing the next super hero?
How To Fix The Hall Of Fame (Mid West Sports Fan)
Wednesday, the 37-man Hall of Fame ballot for 2013 induction was released. And
that began scads of online teeth-gnashing over several first-time candidates,
particularly Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. You know the reasons. It's not my
purpose here to rehash the arguments on both sides; Craig Calcaterra did a
nice job of that at Hardball Talk.
Rather, this is going to be a suggestion on how to, once and for all, make
Hall of Fame induction something that will be less controversial, and involve
more of the people who really know the game and care about who's inducted.
First, let's stipulate: the Hall of Fame exists not just to honor baseball
people, but as a museum of the sport. It's not easy to get to; it's 20 miles
from the nearest interstate highway and if you want to fly there, you've got
to fly to Albany (75 miles) or Syracuse (85 miles) and then drive down mostly
So the Hall has to have a way to encourage people to come see its great
repository of baseball memorabilia in the museum and the plaques honoring the
game's greats. One way they do this is ...
Mid West Sports Fan
Frequently Asked Questions...
I would like to talk to someone about some pencil sketches I have from the set of a "Topper" film.?
when you say "talk" do you mean discuss them and their content? find out how much they are worth? sell them?
if you want to sell them, research them with someone who buys and sells television memorabilia. You can also find an appraiser (who will do the work for you and charge you accordingly, then give you an estimated value.) Then you can either sell them on e-bay or go thru a gallery who sell this type of item - they generally take it on consignment and charge you at least 40% of the selling price.
The value may be more if the artist has signed and numbered them and if you have some provenance (receipts, history of how you obtained them, a story about them or the person who drew them, or photographs of this person with you or the person who originally obtained them etc.)