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'Game Of Thrones: The Exhibition' Opens in NYC Today

March 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

HBO is gearing up for the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones with a new interactive exhibition, opening today in midtown Manhattan.

The exhibit includes costumes and weapons from the show, as well as an interactive archery experience.

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Why George Lucas Wants to Open a Movie Art Museum in San Francisco

March 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

George Lucas might have sold Lucasfilm to Disney, but that doesn't mean he's ready to ride off into the sunset.

The Star Wars Guru recently submitted a proposal to The Presidio Trust to build an art museum on a commissary site at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

Lucas is an avid art collector who currently owns more than 1,000 works of art, enough to rotate a gallery collection every six months for six years.

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Iron Man & Friends are Packing Up to Hit Hong Kong's Disneyland

February 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Marvel’s superheroes are about to descend on Hong Kong. Disney has just announced they will soon begin building the first ever Marvel “Themed Area” within their Hong Kong Disneyland Park.

The plan isn't a total surprise to comic fans. Disney has been open about the fact that they've planned to introduce more Marvel elements into their theme parks since they acquired the company in 2009. It also makes sense to launch the new enterprise in Hong Kong since it will be a big draw to tourists visiting from the mainland.

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Set Your iCal for Wizard World, Hitting NYC This June

February 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Wizard World, which hosts Comic-Cons in cities around the country including Portland, Nashville, Chicago, and Austin, has announced a return to NYC with the "New York City Experience."

Wizard World will bring together celebrities, comic creators, sports stars, and exhibitors for the 2013 Wizard World New York City Experience on the weekend of June 28-30, 2013.

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How To Get Tickets To Toronto Comic Con

Where: Toronto, CA, Canada
January 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

Tickets are now on sale for Toronto ComicCon, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 9th and 10th.

Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II) and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will all be in attendance, along with Toronto's own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery, the creators of Kill Shakespeare.

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Skip a Comic-con for a Candy Convention This Year

January 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Why limit your convention travel to pop culture and comics this year? There are conventions for just about anything you can think of, including candy. Here's a look at three of the sweetest candy conventions taking place this year.

On Feb. 21- 23, the 12th Annual PEZcific Coast Convention will take place in L.A. and feature lots of PEZ vendors, charity auctions, a scavenger hunt, and more activities. The convention is open to anyone interested in collecting PEZ candy and only costs $35 (if you register before Feb. 5).

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Comic Cons Spread to Two More US Cities for 2013

January 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

Wizard World, which produces annual comic cons in Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ohio, Austin and New Orleans, has added cons in Nashville and St Louis for 2013.

The St. Louis event is set for March 22-24 and the Nashville con will take place October 18-20. Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, and James Marsters are among the confirmed guests for both.

Advance tickets are now on sale and range from $30 for one day passes to $499 for Platinum VIP passes. Visit www.wizardworld.com to purchase tickets.

[Photo: gaminggang.com]

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Yes, GeekGirlCon 2013 is Totally a Thing

December 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

GeekGirlCon recently gave female comic fans another reason to geek out when they announced the details of their 2013 conference.

The con, which will take place at The Conference Center at WSCC in Seattle, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women in all aspects of geek culture. Panels, workshops, gaming, and special guests are also geared to geeky girls and their unique interests.

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How To Get Tickets To The First Comic Con of 2013

December 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

Tickets for 2013's first big geek fest, Wizard World Portland Comic Con, are now on sale.

The con, taking place February 22- 24, 2013, will welcome The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, comic legend Stan Lee, Homeland's Morena Baccarin, one-time Superman Dean Cain, and Buffy's James Marsters, as well as dozens of exhibitors and artists.

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Forget the National Christmas Tree; Road-trip to Visit NASA's Moon Trees

December 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re more bah humbug than ho, ho, ho, there are trees out there for you too: Moon Trees. These trees, located all over the U.S., don’t have sparkly lights or flashy ornaments but they have been to the moon.

Back in the 1971 Stuart Roosa brought along close to 500 seeds from five tree species on the Apollo 14 mission as part of an experiment. As Apollo 14 re-entered Earth's atmosphere the container carrying the seeds opened and the seeds all mixed together.

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For Two Weeks Only, Los Angeles Will Be Home to All Seven Batmobiles

November 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

Batman fans can now see a collection of goodies from The Dark Knight Trilogy while getting 15% off their stay at the JW Marriot in Los Angeles through December 14.

This week Warner Bros launched The Dark Knight Legend pop-up exhibit at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck, just in time for the December 4th release of The Dark Knight Rises on Blue-Ray.

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Coming to San Francisco, Cleveland, and Boston: a 'Bazaar Bizarre'

November 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're sick of the mall but don't necessarily want to do all of your holiday shopping on a laptop, then you'll definitely want to make the trip to the Bazaar Bizarre nearest you.

The free indie craft festival is taking place on December 1st & 2nd at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, on December 8th & 9th in Cleveland at the 78th Street Studios, and at BCA Cyclorama in Boston on December 16th.

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