Call this not a con war but an offsite war and not even really a war, but…it’s getting so you can’t swing a cat without hitting some kind of nerdlebrity activation around Comic-Con. The best known is the long running Nerd HQ which this year wil; be held once again at the Children’s Museum just […]
The inaugural day of San Diego Comic-Con will be hard to beat because Conan O’Brien set the bar freakishly high. O’Brien has brought his late night TBS talk show to San Diego’s Spreckels Theater to give his fans an unforgettable comic-con show for the ages. The show started with a hilarious sketch of Conan, Andy […]
There’s a new show on the Nerdist Channel called ‘Just Cosplay’ and I was given a sneak look at the first episode, live now. It features Stella Chuu at Emerald City as she goes around cosplaying as Kabuki from David Mack’s series of the same name. The series will follow popular cosplayers and show how […]
With Nerdist Industries jumping into more and more roles as producers, they just announced they’ll be co-releasing a film that gets right to the heart of nerd culture. Zero CharismaIt stars Sam Eidson (Natural Selection, My Sucky Teen Romance) as a dungeoon master who is threatened by a far more charismatic figure, played by Garrett […]
While the mental journey to Comic-Con 2012 started on the very last day of Comic-Con 2011 for some of us, an actual physical journey is kicking off this weekend: The Course of the Force, an Olympic-style charity relay run from the Santa Monica Pier to the gates of Comic-Con — with a Lightsaber as the torch — begins its real-life epic journey this Saturday.
To kick off the kick-off, a new short film featuring Nerdist Chris Hardwick shows the origins of the journey— and reveals that the ILM lot is inhabited by real Ewoks, Boba Fett tools around in a van and one particular comics superstar likes to see people on their knees singing “Yub nub.”
For those who want to go all the way on looking ghastly, a newly announced show on The Nerdist YouTube channel should provide all the fashion tips you need. BLOOD AND GUTS will star Anthrax founder and horror expert Scott Ian on a gruesome journey as he learns the secrets of special FX makeup from masters such as Greg (The Walking Dead) Nicotero. The show is a joint venture between Nerdist and Fangoria, the venerable horror magazine.
Videos, links and previews from the nerdly/toonly side of WonderCon.