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Tweet Follow me The Sidekick stars Rob Benedict, Jason Ritter, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, Josh Meyers and Richard Speight Jr. in a comedy that is “an offbeat take on the superhero genre and an allegory about the struggle to find your purpose in life even as you are being…repurposed.” Here’s the trailer: The Sidekick was screened at Comic Con San Diego and to a packed house that I ,sadly, missed. I was looking forward to it, mainly because I’m acquainted with Jason Ritter,...

Tweet Follow me Comic Con regular Kevin Smith has presented a number of movies at the San Diego Convention Center over the years, but this one, called The Dirties, is undoubtedly the most controversial one he’s brought to Hall H. The Dirties is about a group of high school teens who are planning a school shooting. The official press release reads: Synopsis: When two best friends team up to film a comedy about getting revenge on bullies, the exercise takes a devastating turn when one of them begins to think...

Tweet Follow me President Obama at Comic Con? Well, yes, sort of. President Barack Obama and his Secret Service detail were at Comic Con 2013, and in the form of Reggie Brown and five security guards. You see, Reggie Brown is the World’s best Obama impersonator, and was at Comic Con 2013 to help promote a new app called “BattlePillars.” BattlePillars is described as a “free-to-play backyard adventure enables users to construct an army of battlepillars by choosing various weapons and...

Tweet Follow me MARVEL Entertainment was kind enough to send along photos from its panel on Friday night at Comic Con, and featuring Louis D’Esposito, Director & Marvel Studios Co-President, the actress Hayley Atwell, who played “Peggy Carter” in Captain America: First Avenger, Brad Winderbaum, Producer, and Eric Pearson, writer. The panel, held at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, and formed to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and the bonus feature Agent Carter, starring Hayley Atwell, is releasing...

Tweet Follow me Quietly, the design for Godzilla as envisioned by its director Gareth Edwards was revealed Thursday, during Comic Con, and he’s a small frozen animal in a plastic glass cage, held in status, which means he can’t move. Just kidding. The glass box holds the design of a Godzilla that seems to be a cross between the 1985 Godzilla and the original 1954 Godzilla, plus a wee bit of the sleek, muscular look of the 1998 Godzilla. The design is just the start of what’s expected to be...

Tweet Follow me Comic Con day two starts with the typical family taking photos outside, and dressed in superhero attire. That’s what happened when I decided to walk from my hotel room to the San Diego Convention Center. What’s interesting about Comic Con is the number of fans who really know about the properties they follow. One example is a man who stopped me and seemed to know everything about the Showtime series Dexter . This video contains just a few seconds of a much longer video, which could...

Tweet Follow me This is an interesting take on the story of Jesus, and something you don’t normally see promoted at Comic Con. Here’s the press release: The opening chapter in the epic life story of a man who changed the world forever, FIRSTBORN is the debut graphic novel in the much-anticipated THE LAST ADAM series. Written by Mark Arey and Matt Dorff and published by Zondervan, Firstborn adds a visual spin to scripture, meeting the growing demand for graphic novels in the faith arena. Firstborn is an...

Tweet Follow me Comic Con 2013 is full of surprises, like the way I met Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants. I left the NERD HQ Party at Petco Park, and was just walking past The Omni Hotel, and toward The Hard Rock Cafe, en route to Nobu for a bit. On the way, I passed a group of three people, one of which a man who was looking up, shielding his face, and the other two, a man with glasses and a woman, talking. I asked the one guy who was shielding his face if he was OK, and he said yes, so the other...

Tweet Follow me In this blogger’s annual talk with David Glanzer, the Director Of Public Relations for Comic Con International, it was revealed that Comic Con wants to come back to San Francisco, but is still waiting for a response from the City and County of SF. That was one of a number of topics David Glanzer and I talked about, but it was the major one. Two years ago, Wonder Con was forced out of Moscone Center and out of San Francisco, due to planned expansion of the North Hall. As San Francisco lacked...

Tweet Follow me Haven, the critically acclaimed series based on Stephen King’s book “The Colorado Kid,” invades Comic Con 2013 with a number of events. First, Haven itself stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, and Eric Balfour, as characters who work to help people in the fictional Maine who are suffering from “supernatural afflictions.” Here’s a scene from Haven: The Entertainment One (eOne) Comic Con Events eOne announces the creation of “Haven: After the Storm,”...

Tweet Follow me SteamPunk Scooter At Comic Con 2013. Comic Con 2013 is an incredible presentation of the talents of just ordinary people. Take this SteamPunk Scooter. I discovered it after the device almost ran over me while at the Comic Con Preview tonight. The woman was riding it, and said her husband, who was walking in front of me, made it. As it happens, a search revealed that it’s not the only SteamPunk Scooter of its kind around. There are a handful that have been made since 2008, when SteamPunk...

Tweet Follow me Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the television network, today unveiled plans for the 2013 Adventure Time ConQuest, which will take place during Comic-Con International: San Diego. The epic quest will send fans of the popular Cartoon Network animated series on a treasure-filled journey throughout the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding areas, while they attempt to save Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess, Hot Dog Princess and many others from the obsessive...

Tweet Follow me This Comic Con Update! Comedy Central’s got a hell of a line-up. (Sponsor Zennie62’s Comic Con Coverage here! ) COMEDY CENTRAL will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con with a multitude of awesome events. The schedule includes panels from “Workaholics” on Thursday, July 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Ubisoft’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth” videogame on Thursday, July 18 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., “Brickleberry” on Friday, July 19 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and “Futurama” on Saturday,...

Tweet Follow me Comic Con 2013 is from July 17th to July 21st. This is the 4th year of Zennie62.com’s coverage of Comic Con! In past year’s Zennie62, led by Zennie Abraham with guest bloggers and vloggers, has brought you interviews with some of the leading artists, performers, and personalities in pop culture. Sponsors click here! William Shatner, Roger Korman, Casper Van Diem, the late Jim Kelly and Malachi Throne, the special effects masters at WETA Digital, the stars of “Attack Of The 50-Foot...

Tweet Follow me Jim Kelly. This blogger received the news that the star of the classic film Enter The Dragon died, yesterday, Sunday, and after a day spent covering the Pride Parade in San Francisco, via this Twitter tweet at @zennie62: #Salute @zennie62 for @JimKellyKarate interview at WonderCon SF 2010 http://t.co/F08cq6AVoE & #Salute @THEKINGDMC for #Retweet #LOVE — DPA (@DrPostALot) July 1, 2013 That was a total shock. Jim Kelly is not a person one associates with death, let alone how he died...

Tweet Follow me MTV Teen Wolf, along with MTV2, MTV News and MTV Geek, and and MTV2’s Guy Code will be, as they say, geeking out for Comic Con 2013. The press release reads: New York, NY (June 24, 2013) – MTV will be geeking out from Comic-Con International in San Diego all weekend long, beginning on Thursday, July 18 with the highly-anticipated return of a “Teen Wolf” panel featuring all five series regulars and new cast members who play the twin Alpha werewolves, Max and Charlie Carver. Additionally,...

Tweet Follow me Once again, Zennie62.com – Zennie62Media is set to cover Comic Con in San Diego from July 17th to July 21st, and this is the 4th straight year of coverage for this growing media brand. We’re seeking sponsors for our coverage this year, and for a special event, too! But, you may ask, what is Comic Con? The San Diego Comic Con is one of the largest, if not the largest conventions in the World. It annually draws over 110,000 people with badges and a total of over 150,000 with or without...

Tweet Follow me Stephanie Thorpe , my friend who is now the co-manager of the legendary Elf Quest Franchise, has been trail-blazing around the country talking about her plans for the property. Last week she was in Seattle for The Emerald City Comic Con, and now she’s preparing for WonderCon 2013. Here’s Ms. Thorpe when we were at The Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party: Here’ the press release just sent to this blogger: Los Angeles, CA – New Media Magnate STEPHANIE THORPE joins “ElfQuest” creator...

Tweet Follow me Comic Con four-day and single-day badges have sold out and it took just one hour a 40 minutes for that to happen, and while not equaling the record sell-out pace of 2012, it reflected the fact that Comic Con has outgrown its space arrangement in San Diego. According to UT San Diego, which broke the story, the online purchases started at 9 AM, and by 10:40 AM, that was it, all were gone. In 2012, badges were sold out in one hour and 20 minutes. If you could get into the site. When this blogger tested...

Tweet Follow me UPDATE: Comic Con badges sold out at 10:40 AM, PDT. Comic Con 2013 is fast approaching, and Comic-Con 2013 Badge Sales commence today. Here’s the email this blogger (already registered as press) received from Comic Con International: Dear Comic-Con Member, Comic-Con 2013 badges go on sale at 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) February 16, 2013. Please find below the link to access the EPIC Registration landing page for Comic-Con badge sales. You should click this link or copy-and-paste it into your...