§ Nice Art: Tove Jansson, the Finnish creator of the Moomins, is really one of the all time greats. D&Q has a new edition of Jansson’s Moomin and the Brigands out this week: As winter starts to creep up on us and we find the sunlight slowly slipping from our grasp… Forget about it! Because […]
§ Nice Art: James Stokoe’s cover for Aliens: Dead Orbit #1. All Stokoe art is nice art. Reviewed here. If you missed out on Stokoe’s Godzilla: The Half Century War then, aside from the obligatory “shame on you” because you can pick this up in trade through IDW, Aliens: Dead Orbit is not something you’re going to […]
Looking inside some of the numbers on Comic-Con spending may reveal whether there’s still hope for a convention center expansion.
In Geek News: The St. Louis Rams football team will be moving back to Los Angeles. (Yes, sports fans are geeks… they possess esoteric knowledge, wear and collect items denoting their fandoms, engage in tabletop gaming and endless discussions about who would beat whom, and even cosplay.) The Los Angeles Times has a nice story […]
Those two yahoos who came to the Pokémon World Championships totally strapped have been denied bail, even though their lawyer says they just had a car full of guns for fun times and never meant any harm. A story in the Boston Globe has many more details of the duo’s threats against other Pokémon players:
Via Mark Evanier’s blog, I discovered two tidbits of interesting news: The Riviera Hotel and Casino, one of the oldest on the Vegas Strip, was sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $182.5 Million. The San Diego Convention Center Corporation decided to default on a final payment due of nearly $13.8 million […]
The long planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center—an expansion crucial to keeping the Comic-Con there—is still moving along, as this video explains. (Thanks for not letting me embed it, Yahoo.) Basically there was another press conference where all the local players, including the acting mayor (the creepy sex harassin’ mayor having resigned a […]