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Join Forbidden Panel for our annual Comic Con dinner at the Gas Lamp Strip Club in San Diego.  We will be meeting at 7:30 pm to enjoy good food and conversation.  This is an opportunity for our fans to meet our writers, artists, and staff members of this dynamic and talented company.  Be prepared for any topic of conversation, with this group it can go anywhere. We are looking to forward to dinner with our fans and friends.  As a reminder the restaurant is  21 and over.

For questions email


Gaslamp Strip Club

340 Fifth Ave

San Diego, Ca 92101


If you read my column consistently, you know we take our children everywhere and conventions are no exception.  We enjoy sharing these experiences with our children and believe they are instrumental to their development in many ways, providing both fun and education and plan to continue to share these experiences with them for the duration of their childhood.

Some parents want to take their entire families to a convention, but have obligations like attending panels, networking, hosting events, interviewing attendees, or sitting through celebrity events on the exhibit floor and taking children along for these types of events can be arduous at best and down right miserable, leading to impossible at worst.  Hours upon hours of standing in lines and fighting vicious crowds to get the shot you need, the interview you need, the exclusive action figure you need… it can be brutal.

ComicCon has your solution and before you immediately raise your hand against the notion of ever allowing your child to leave your side in this type of atmosphere, let me just tell you about this place.


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Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods has long been in development on cable television, first for several years at HBO, before moving on to development hell over the last few years at Starz. Well, there’s good news today for all you long-suffering Gaiman fans, as Starz has finally formally announced that American Gods has been greenlit, with production set to begin soon. Bryan Fuller, the man behind hit shows like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and Heroes, together with Michael Green, also from Heroes, will write and be showrunners on this series. Neil Gaiman will also executive produce. Continue reading



Elflord began in the late 70’s as a series of photocopied ashcan comics featuring the adventures of Hawk and Windlbade, a pair of elven warriors. Years later, Elflord became the foundation of one of the most influential independent comic book publishers of the 1980s, Aircel Comics.

With nearly one hundred issues in a variety of related series, Elflord was one of the longest continually running indy fantasy comics ever published.

And now we are picking up where it left off. This Kickstarter will be funding the first full color issue of six in a new Elflord series. If you love epic fantasy with a lot of action, this series will be for you.




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As many have already heard, a 20 year old adult student from Yucaipa, California has demanded four books on her English 250 reading list be given a warning for “adult content” and even banned from the curriculum and school bookstore.

The books on the student’s chopping block are as follows;

“Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel
“Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1” by Brian Vaughan
“The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House” by Neil Gaiman
“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi.

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It’s official. With Marvel Studios opting out of a Hall H presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, their owner Disney Pictures isn’t willing to secede the ‘King of the Con’ title quite so easily to Warners and their planned “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” presentation.

As a result, Disney’s other crown jewel property Lucasfilm has set a “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the giant event with the panel to take place on Friday July 10th. Producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and writer Lawrence Kasdan will be in attendance along with ‘special guests’ to provide a special look at Episode VII.

Exclusive “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” products will also be onhand at SDCC which runs from July 9th-12th this year in San Diego.

It’s expected Abrams will debut the next trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ either at Comic-Con or more likely at Disney’s D23 Expo in August.

Source: Disney

I am excited for the exclusives but not so excited for the crowds.

Source: “Force Awakens” Scores A Comic Con Panel | News | Dark Horizons


For those true completionists out there, the upcoming “Batman: Arkham Knight” poses a serious dilemma.

Polygon reports that due to so many deals with so many retailers, it’s “physically impossible to buy the entire game with all the content available at launch” short of buying multiple copies.

A Reddit user has posted a breakdown of the eight different exclusive versions of the game that will be available at launch. The list includes:

All Locations/All Preorders – Standard Edition

Harley Quinn Story Pack – Access to Harley Quinn story missions

GameStop Exclusive

Red Hood Story Pack – Access to Red Hood story missions.

Best Buy Exclusive

WayneTech Booster Pack- Explosive Gel Takedown, Aerial Juggle, Weapon Upgrade, Batarangs While Gliding

Walmart Exclusive

4 Exclusive Challenge Maps to play as Harley Quinn, Unique Batmobile with exclusive gameplay features.

Steam Exclusive

Gotham’s Future Skin Pack – Dark Knight Returns & Batman Beyond costumes.

PS4 Exclusive DLC

Scarecrow Nightmare DLC Pack

Limited Edition

Steel book, Artbook, Comic Book, Skin Pack, Three skins from DC Comics New 52 series, Limited Edition Batman Statue

Batmobile Edition

Steel book, Artbook, Comic Book, Skin Pack, Three skins from DC Comics New 52 series, Limited Edition Batmobile statue

Those hoping to play the 100% complete version of the game will likely have to wait for the inevitable ‘Game of the Year’ edition which has not scored a release date as yet.

Source: “Arkham Knight” Has Eight Different Versions | News | Dark Horizons

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