By Martin Bright
Saturdays are always going to be the biggest day of any weekend comic convention. Most people are off work, they still have Sunday to recuperate, and Saturday morning cartoons can be TiVo-ed to watch later. This was the case in Anaheim for WonderCon 2013; Saturday passes officially sold out March 26th. The week of Con, Warner Bros. confirmed that Guillermo Del Toro would be on hand at 11:30am on Saturday morning to premiere the newest trailer for this Summer’s much anticipated, PACIFIC RIM; Bruce Campbell, Fede Alvarez, and Sam Raimi put out a video mentioning they would all be in Anahiem for the weekend to promote the EVIL DEAD. These two panels alone meant people lining up early to get in for a BIG day. Cosplayers, Food Trucks, and Exhibitors were not going to be out done by Hollywood’s presence and brought their “A Game” to the show too. Continue reading
The annual pop-culture-palooza has begun! And Day One already packed in HUGE moments. Panel room were filled beyond capacity, the exhibit hall had lines wrapped around booths, and offsite fans were doing their part to alleviate the convention crowding. I spent the day in Hall H to see Disney and the Expendables 2 panels. It was a long day but well worth it.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn hits theaters this week in time for family/holiday time. From film gurus Steven Speilberg and Peter Jackson, the story follows the exploits of young journalist Tintin and his dog, Snowy, in a hunt around the world for a ship and the mystery surrounding it’s last voyage. The film is based on the comics by creator Herge in the mid to late 1900’s. Speilberg and Jackson have been working to bring the story to the big screen for years. Most famous overseas, Tintin has opened to rave reviews around Europe and is now coming to the US.