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  • Mars Attacks! 50th Anniversary Cards Coming in July – With Autographs

    Ah yes, 50 years ago a relatively bizarre set of trading cards made their way into the spokes of children’s bicycles around the world. The series was known as Mars Attacks! and I believe a trading card company today would be hard pressed to release such an endearing, yet gruesome,…

  • Meet Victory Point Games 2.0

    Big changes have been taking place at The Little Game Company That Could and one of them is the announcement of the new Gold Banner line of games coming soon from Victory Point Games. These new releases will feature a higher level of component quality as just a start! From…

  • Zombies Eat Republicans at C2E2!

    While touring the floor at C2E2 last weekend, I ran across a booth where they were taking pictures of folks and then turning them into zombies. It looked really cook so I gave it a go, the result of which you see here. It turns out that the booth was…

  • J.K. Rowling’s New Book for Adults

    All those Harry Potter fans may not be too thrilled to hear that author J.K. Rowlings new book scheduled for a Fall release is specifically for adults and doesn’t sound as if there are any magical overtones (or even undertones) to be found anywhere. The Casual Vacancy, to be published…

  • Fantasy Flight Games Gives a First Look at Descent 2nd Edition

    Fantasy Flight Games will be bringing Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition to the gaming community sometime in the next few months. For now, they have released a first look at the new edition on the FFG Website. Here is the first peek in a series of previews to…

  • Katniss Everdeen to be a Barbie

    Ken better be watching his back as this August the character of Katniss Everdeen makes a transition from heroine of The Hunger Games film to Barbie doll from Mattel. The doll’s designer, Bill Greening, told Entertainment Weekly, “Hopefully Hunger Games fans can appreciate the attention to detail. The doll’s minimalistic…

  • Walking Dead Mad Men?

    With both The Walking Dead and Mad Men two of the hottest shows on TV, the gang at Barely Political have mashed the two shows up for Walking Dead Mad Men. What could go wrong?

  • Mars Attacks Broadway?

    Yes, you read that headline correctly. Topps and IDW Publishing yesterday announced a joint venture in which to bring the classic trading cards (which have also been featured in comics and a big budget film) to The Great White Way. The title of the musical is Mars Attacks: 21st Century…

  • Brandon Sanderson Announced as Gen Con Author Guest of Honor

    Well, I know one person Elliott is going to make sure to get on our list of interviewees at this Summer’s GenCon: author Brandon Sanderson. It was announced earlier today Sanderson will attend the con as a GoH and have several scheduled events in which he’ll take part. From GenCon:…

  • Val Kilmer’s Your Huckleberry …Finn that is

    Val Kilmer will be performing a two week stint in a one man show as the Great Storyteller, Mark Twain. Citizen Twain was written, directed, and stars Kilmer, and will be performed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the Masonic lodge over the next two weekends. The show is a…

  • WizKids Rolls Out a Preview of The Dark Knight Rises Set

    WizKids has begun previews of the DC HeroClix: The Dark Knight Rises movie set and who better to feature right off the bat (no pun intended) than the caped crusader himself! From WizKids: The Dark Knight begins play maneuvering into the action thanks to the Charge on his first 3 clicks.  The Dark…

  • Kevin Smith Provides Tough Sh*t and Advice

    I have to say actor/director/writer/podcaster Kevin Smith is one of my heroes. Alright, maybe “hero” is too strong a word but I’ve been a fan since Clerks first hit theaters and follow just about everything Smith has been involved in. I’m even one of those people who think Mallrats is…

  • Human Birdwings Flight a Hoax!

    Many of you have no doubt seen the rather incredible YouTube video showing Jarno Smeets flying with a pair of homemade, motorized bird wings that made the rounds about a week ago. If you haven’t seen the video, here it is below: After the video became a huge viral hit, Smeets…

  • Score the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine on Craigslist?

    There are very few iconic vehicles in all of geekdom that immediately jump to my mind: the Batmobile, the Green Hornet’s Black Beauty, and maybe Kitt from Knight Rider; I can’t say the A-Team’s van was anything to get excited about. If we’re talking about cartoon rides then the list…

  • Holy Arena Shows Batman! Batman Live Hitting the U.S.

    What’s that? You say you need more Batman? If the comics, movies, or animated series simply aren’t enough then you may be interested in checking out Batman Live! The show that has wowed audiences throughout Europe and Latin America will soon make it’s way to the Caped Crusader’s country of…

  • Geek and Sundry

    Felicia Day to Launch Geek & Sundry on YouTube

    Felicia Day of The Guild fame (among her other well know genre television work like Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is preparing to launch an all new YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, which will be a celebration for all geekdom. Set to begin April 2nd, the channel has six original series…

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