Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Fun Friday! +Comic Con News

Ah, summer. Don't you wish you were jam-packed in a convention center with six dozen Slave Leia's and a legion of Joss Whedon fans? Or is that just me...

San Diego's Comic Con is in full swing -- the comics convention to defy all other like-minded conventions -- and many of us are scouring our twitter feeds for scraps of juicy entertainment news. Comic Con has gotten so big it's hardly restricted to comics or even comic book adaptations. Here's a little round up of what I found of interest so far!

  • Firefly Reunion Special! ZOMG! If you're a fan, then you've already had your moment to spazz out. If not, let me give you a run-down: That guy from Castle used to be on a short-lived FOX network show about space cowboys, which encompassed everything the Star Wars prequels should have. You can watch the whole series in a weekend on Netflix streaming or DVD and really, why bother with that crowd at the beach when you could be at home in the A/C watching a space opera? Which is also FUNNY.  

  • Maybe you have better things to do than collect alien weaponry and blow up skags (look I'm a nice person by day but you gotta vent somehow), but I am getting all my important stuff done before September when Borderlands 2 comes out. Like the first game, Borderlands is violent, but it's self aware; it's clever, fast-paced and funny. I am always quick to point out how Lilith's Siren perks are super cool. Watch the new Borderlands 2 trailer (please note the trailer is gory in comic book-style animation)

  • is reporting that a new Battlestar Galactica prequel is still a possibility, titled Blood and Chrome, which may end up as a SyFy movie, or else a webseries. If you've never seen BSG, it's like The West Wing in space. It's really well done and no little green monsters anywhere. The most frightening part of the "others" on BSG is many of them look just like you and me...  and also more like fashion models, but you get the point.

  • This last piece might not be specifically Comic Con related, but it was announced that Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, will be split into two movies. WHYYYYY. This trend is so annoying. Other people think so, too.

Are you following Comic Con coverage? Is the twitter feed #SDCC12 making your eyes bleed? Please share!

Also: Make sure to stop by next Tuesday July 17 for a feature post by a Young Adult author published with Scholastic Press! She'll be discussing how diaries can influence writing for middle schoolers and teens. 


  1. Thanks for this!!! I have been following some of the Comic Con fun via Twitter and am increasingly jealous! :)

  2. I've been dying inside of jealousy ever since I found out Firefly was having a tenth-anniversary reunion there. I'm so excited for this special!!

    On Mockingjay: I hate the idea. It does NOT need to be split into two movies. Deathly Hallows pulled it off, but that does not make every YA series the next Harry Potter.

  3. I'm excited about the Firefly reunion!

  4. So excited about Firefly!!!!


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