San Diego Comic Con is perhaps the biggest and most prestigious of geek gatherings the world may ever see. Big movie, comic book, sci-fi, video game, and even technology news springs forth from SDCC every year. It’s not just one of the biggest conventions, though, it’s also one of the most expensive to get to. Fret not just about everyone who couldn’t attend, we’re giving you some of the best of what SDCC had to offer.
Marvel blew just about every major publisher out of the water with movie news. Not only did Robert Downey Jr. make an explosive guest appearance Saturday to get everyone hyped about Iron Man 3, but the new suit of armor wasn’t the only thing to get excited about. SDCC was the place Marvel revealed a total of 5 new movie titles, some of which avid comic readers thought they’d never get. Iron Man 3 (5/3/13) and Thor: The Dark World (11/8/13) are sequels we expected, but the three others threw us for a pretty spectacular loop. Marvel finally confirmed that the Captain America sequel, Captain America: Winter Soldier (4/4/14), will follow a character audiences thought was long gone in the first movie. Winter Soldier is a character. While comic book fans rejoiced, Marvel also snuck in the announcement for an Ant Man move and a movie for Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14). That’s a pretty stellar line-up after some major success with The Avengers, but that wasn’t the only card up their sleeve. Crashing the Marvel video games panel and taking over an Amazing Spider-Man billboard was Deadpool, announcing his own video game developed by Activision’s High Moon Studios coming in 2013.
We’re all about whimsy and pushing the imagination when it comes to digital art. There’s no limit to what kind of mediums you can combine or what kind of image you can create when you’re not limited by what art supplies you can afford or find. Andy Fairhurst has combined his awesome sense of wonder with some beautiful silhouette work to create some pretty undeniably cool vignettes into childhood.
For most of us, the Avengers premiered with a bang at midnight today. It was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Not only is it an action film starring superheroes, but it ties together at least 5 films and a ton of characters into one movie. Fans of the comics and newcomers alike were also dying to see whether Joss Whedon’s touch would make the film a hit or a dud. The polarizing Buffy, Firefly, and Cabin in the Woods creator definitely drew a crowd. Midnight premieres across the country were packed with fans waiting to see the film. Some wore t-shirts and accessorized according to their favorite Avengers character. Others went for full costumes.
It's a boy!
People magazine reports that Natalie Portman and her Black Swan choreographer/co-star turned fiancé Benjamin Millepied finally got to meet their long-awaited bundle of joy yesterday, 06/14/11. The star had just recently turned 30 on Thursday, making the arrival of her son to be the best...birthday present...EVER.
The Israeli-born actress (raised in New York) previously confessed to following Jewish superstition and has not prepared ANY baby stuff, believing it to be bad luck to do so if the baby is not born yet. Another scary thought on every gossip aficionado's minds, however, is the supposed 'Best Actress' curse where previous winners of the award experienced a downfall in their relationships (e.g. Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, etc...just to name a few).
On New Year's Eve, some of the hottest parties will be taking place at the best hotels around Manhattan. If you want to party in style at one of these preferred nightlife destinations, check out our top hotel choices to bring in the year 2011 with a bang.
First up is Aspen Social Club at The Stay Hotel. Located on West 47th Street, this stylish, sexy hotel was designed by owner Vikram Chatwal to be a five star wonder in the heart of Times Square. The club inside, created by nightlife entrepreneur Greg Brier, is a Rocky Mountain wonderland, impersonating a chic, swanky chalet.