Course Of The Force Will Take Place July 9th – 16th

The details for Course Of The Force have finally been announced! . This year the race will kick off at Skywalker Ranch! Is there really any other place this Star Wars themed race should start? I didn’t think so. Here are the details!

SAN FRANCISCO (MARCH 27, 2013) – On the heels of last year’s monumental, first-of-its-kind event, Course of the Force, the lightsaber run that captivated the attention of Star Wars fans around the world, is returning July 9th – 16th, 2013. Kicking off at the famed Skywalker Ranch, participants will continue the relay run down through San Francisco with several stops along the California coastline before reaching the finish line— arriving just in time for the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International convention. Nerdist Industries’ founder Chris Hardwick will be back to host the event, with city-stops along the way featuring “Conivals” where fans can celebrate their love of the Saga with live entertainment, expo booths, giveaways and much more.

“Our plan to run at Comic-con screaming with a lightsaber worked beyond our wildest dreams. People showed up! Lots of them! In cosplay! And we were able to grant more than 1000 wishes for Make-A-Wish!” said Chris Hardwick. “Last year we started in Santa Monica, this year, Marin, and hopefully next year Tatooine.”

Course of the Force has reteamed with the Make-A-Wish Foundation chapters of Greater Bay, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego with 100 percent of all runner registration proceeds benefiting the charity. In 2012, the Make-A-Wish Foundation had a strong presence during the inaugural event, with Make-A-Wish kids participating in the opening and closing ceremonies of Course of the Force and running in the event.

Given the overwhelming response to the 2012 relay, this year’s event is expanding and will cover nearly 500 miles; at the end of the route, Course of the Force will be hosting activities at the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego during San Diego Comic-Con International from July 18th – 20th.

Highlights from last year’s 136-mile Course of the Force lightsaber run featured a caravan of costumed runners, Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge and two Yoda-fied RVs traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway.

In addition to helping grant wishes, participants of Course of the Force will run quarter-mile segments down the California coast, passing off the official Course of the Force lightsaber. Registration is now open at http://courseoftheforce.starwars.com/register. Each relay spot is $150, which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime. Runners are encouraged to be creative and wear their best Star Wars gear.

All Course of the Force video content will be distributed via Starwars.com at http://courseoftheforce.starwars.com and hosted on the Nerdist YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/Nerdist.

w00tstock 5.0 Is July 18th! Tickets On Sale March 22nd!

That’s right! w00tstock will once again be taking place during San Diego Comic-Con! This year it’ll be on July 18th at 7pm! If you want to snag tickets they go on sale tomorrow at 10AM Pacific! It’ll set you back $37.50 a ticket.

Geek Vaudeville. Nerd Church.

The Variety Show for the Internet Set.

For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (“MythBusters”), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Stand By Me”) and music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) present a high-energy night of music acts, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, special guests, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock 5.0

The show will take place at Balboa Theatre.

After crashing Comixology new releases are back

 

They have  got a lots of new digital comics heading your way with major releases on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and even Sunday this week!

New Digital First Comics for Tuesday, March 12th

Digital First

DC Comics

Injustice: Gods Among Us #9

New and Noteworthy Back Issues

Marvel

Avengers #35 – 44
Avengers Annual 2001 #1
Generation Hope #1 – 9
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1
Maximum Security #1 – 3

New Digital Comics for Wednesday, March 13th

Digital First

DC Comics

Arrow #23

A Wave Blue World

The Killing Jar

Alterna

Myth #1

Arcana

Koni Konfidential

Archaia

HAWKEN: GENESIS – SE complete
Strange Attractors #4

Asylum

EEEK! #8

IDW

Transformers: Monstrosity #2

NBM

Persia Blues #1

Monkeybrain

Edison Rex #6

Same-Day-as-Print

Abstract Studio

Rachel Rising #15

Archie

Mega Man #23
Archie & Friends Double Digest #25
Archie Comics Super Special #2
Jughead Double Digest #190
Sonic Saga Series Vol. 2 : Order From Chaos GN

Aspen

Shrugged Vol. 2 #1

BOOM! Studios

Aliens vs. Parker #1
Bravest Warriors #6
Garfield #11
Supurbia Ongoing #5

DC Comics

Batgirl #18
Batman #18
Batman and Robin #18
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #6
Deathstroke #18
Demon Knights #18
Green Lantern Corps #18
Katana #2
Ravagers, The #10
Suicide Squad #18
Superboy #18
Team 7 #6
Threshold #3
Green Lantern: The Animated Series #12

Dynamite

The Shadow #10
Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time: The Eye Of The World #33
The Bionic Man Annual #1
Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #2
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #7
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Goul Goblin #3

IDW

Fever Ridge: A Tale of McCarthur’s Jungle War #2
Ghostbusters (2013-) #2
The High Ways #3
Transformers: Regeneration One #89
Mars Attacks #8
Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Color Classics – Donatello Micro Series #3

Image

Change #4
The End Times Of Bram & Ben #3
Hoax Hunters #8
Manhattan Projects #10
Mind The Gap #8
Nowhere Men #4
Peter Panzerfaust #10
Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3
Triggergirl #6
Walking Dead #108
Where Is Jake Ellis? #3

Marvel

Age Of Ultron #2
Alpha: Big Time #2
Avengers Arena #6
Avengers Assemble #13
Avengers: Season One GN
Avenging Spider-Man #18
Fantastic Four #5
Fearless Defenders #2
Thunderbolts #6
Secret Avengers #2
Thor: God Of Thunder #6
Ultimate Comics Wolverine #1
Ultimate Comics X-Men #24
Uncanny X-Men #3
Wolverine & The X-Men #26
Wolverine #1
X-Men Legacy #7
X-Treme X-Men #12

Papercutz

Nancy Drew & the Clue Crew Vol. 2: Secret Sand Sleuths

Top Cow

The Darkness #11

Valiant

Bloodshot (2012) #9
Archer & Armstrong (2012) #8

Vertigo

Saucer Country #13

Zenescope

Grimm Fairy Tales St. Patty’s Day One-Shot
Grimm Universe: The Dark One #4

Backlist

Andrews McMeel

Dilbert Vol. 14: Dilbert Gives You the Business
Lio: Happiness Is a Squishy Cephalopod
Lio’s Astonishing Tales: From the Haunted Crypt of Unknown Horrors
Reheated Lio: A Delicious Lio Collection Ready to Devour
Silent But Deadly: A Lio Collection
There’s Corpses Everywhere: Yet Another Lio Collection

Antarctic

Gold Digger #104
How to Draw Manga vol. 12
How to Draw Manga vol. 13

Arcana

Anywhere #1 – 6

Archie

Sonic Select Vol. 6
Sonic Select Vol. 7

Blind Ferret

Least I Could Do Vol.1 GN

Bluewater

Vincent Price: Tales From the Darkness #2
Nanny & Hank #0
Orbit: Paul McCartney #1
Orbit: Stan Lee #1
Lost Raven GN
Humanoids from the Deep #1
FAME: The Cast of Glee #1
William F. Nolan’s Logan’s Run: Last Day Collected Edition
Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops GN

Bongo

Simpsons Comics #127
Simpsons Super Spectacular #10

DC Comics

Detective Comics #781 – 783
Green Lantern (1976-1986) #197
Impulse #59 – 60
JLA: Classified #51 – 52
JSA (1999-2006) #38
Justice League Task Force (1993-1996) #35
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989-2000) #50
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989-2000) #51
Doom Patrol (1987-1995) #37

Disney

The Adventures of Mick Sawyer #1
The Adventures of Mick Sawyer #2
Pinocchio
Ultraheroes #4 – Dream and Reality
Ultraheroes #5 – Night and Day

DMP

Full Bloom Vol. 1
Not For A Student

Dynamite

Warlord Of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol. 3 – The Boora Witch

Harlequin

Wife by Agreement

Hermes Press

Tails Vol. 1

IDW

Secret Battles of Ghenghis Khan
Mars Attacks, Vol. 1: Attack From Space
Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation Vol. 2
Torpedo Vol. 2

Image

Freshmen II #1.5

Markosia

Lexian Chronicles, The – Omnibus GN
Interactives, The GN
Slaughterman’s Creed

Marvel MAX

Destroyer #1 – 5
Punisher Max Annual #1
Terror, Inc. #1 – 5

Monsterverse

Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1
Flesh and Blood GN

Moonstone

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Files #2
Zeroids #1 – 2

NBM

The Initiates GN

Red 5

Atomic Robo Vol. 7: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific

Top Shelf

Johnny Boo Does Something

Valiant

X-O Manowar (1992) #0.5
The Grackle #1 – 4
H.A.R.D. Corps (1992) #1 – 12

Vertigo

Madame Xanadu (2008-2011) #27
Shade, The Changing Man (1990-1996) #29

New Digital Comics for Thursday, March 14th

Digital First 

DC Comics

Legends of The Dark Knight #41

Collections and Graphic Novels

Marvel

Invincible Iron Man Vol. 9: Demon
Magneto: Not A Hero
Nextwave Vol.2: I Kick Your Face
Spider-Man: Anti-Venom
Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth
Uncanny X-Force Vol. 5: Otherworld

New Digital Comics for Friday, March 15th

Digital First 

DC Comics

Smallville: Season 11 #38

New Digital Comics for Saturday, March 16th

Digital First 

DC Comics

Batman Beyond #20

Terrifying New Monsters Rise in…GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH!

Terrifying New Monsters Rise in…GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH!

GODZILLA01_CovSUBSan Diego, CA (March 13, 2013) – Following Duane Swierczynski and Simon Gane’s run on Godzilla, the fan-favorite creative team of writer Chris Mowry and artist Matt Frank have returned with a new ongoing series kicking off this June, GODZILLA®: RULERS OF EARTH! In the wake of humanity’s war on Godzilla, a host of new monsters will rise up, determined to stake claim on mankind’s greatest asset… the Earth itself!

“While we had a lot of fun with the Godzilla®: Legends series, they were just single issues,” said series writer Chris Mowry. “What we’re doing with this series is giving readers that same focus on monsters that Legends had, while telling stories set in IDW’s established Godzilla universe. Readers can look forward to the return of some of our human cast and the introduction of a number of new ones, but the monster roster is larger than it has ever been, using nearly all of Toho’s film creations to give readers battles never before seen. Many of these monsters having never appeared in the comic book/manga medium, so who better to change that but monster artist extraordinaire, Matt Frank?”

GODZILLA01_CovA“Whether it be Moguera, Biollante, or Gorosaurus, every Toho fanatic has their own favorite monster,” said series Editor Bobby Curnow. “Now it’s time to see these kaiju in action, and RULERS OF EARTH won’t fail to deliver the goods. It’s been a blast to watch Chris and Matt bring their passion to the page.”

In RULERS OF EARTH, the entire world is opened up to the flying, stomping, smashing terror that can only come from the gnashing fangs, slashing claws, and otherworldly powers of destruction that these giant monsters wield. What will Godzilla do when he’s suddenly not the only giant lizard in our small pond?

The only way to find out is to pick up the gargantuan thrills of GODZILLA®: RULERS OF EARTH when issue #1 crushes comic shops everywhere this June! Not only will RULERS OF EARTH be sporting covers by series artist Matt Frank, but Godzilla fanatics will also be able to find smashing covers by Bob Eggleton and comics legend Arthur Adams!

GODZILLA®: RULERS OF EARTH #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 6/19/13

Want A Veronica Mars Movie? Then Kickstart it! Plus Maybe Comic-Con?

The buzz on Twitter today is all about the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter. If you want to be impressed by numbers and fans just leave the page up and watch the money raised climb every second. Seriously, it hasn’t even been an hour and it’s already at $57,000. By the time I publish this it’ll probably be closer to $60,000!

The Kickstarter is being put on by Rob Thomas, the man behind the show and is being backed by Kristen Bell as well as other cast members. If you want all the details check out this article by Jeff Jensen and be sure to follow him on Twitter as well. He’s tweeting more and more details every second. What kind of details? How’s this!

That’s right. They’d love to bring this to San Diego Comic-Con and with the way the funds are pouring in, I see that happening. (Seriously, I just checked again and it’s now $78,000). Now the question is, why are you still reading this? Go get your movie!

Mimoco & Cartoon Network Enterprises Expand Adventure Time x MIMOBOT® Collection!

Mimoco & Cartoon Network Enterprises Expand Adventure Time x MIMOBOT® Collection with Limited Edition BMO Rainbow USB Flash Drives

Mimoco Premieres the new style at SXSW (South by Southwest) Expo in up to 128GB and USB3.0 capacities; Also Available Online at Mimoco.com

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 11th, 2013) — Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT® line of character-based designer USB flash drives and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the television network, are proud to announce BMO Rainbow MIMOBOT, the newest Adventure Time character to be transformed into MIMOBOT USB flash drive form and function. The extremely limited-edition collaboration is the second installment of the Adventure Time X MIMOBOT® Series originally released at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. BMO Rainbow MIMOBOT is now available in a limited edition of just 2,000 hand-numbered pieces at http://www.mimoco.com, as well as on showcase at Mimoco’s SXSW (South by Southwest) Expo Booth #422, and at select specialty outposts on planet Earth.

Additionally, all Adventure Time x MIMOBOT styles – which include fan-favorite characters Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum – are now available in an algebraic, upgraded 128GB of data storage, and are offered in both USB2.0 and USB3.0 formats. Based on arguably the most loveable, genderless personal gaming system to grace the Land of Ooo, the BMO Rainbow MIMOBOT has been translated on Mimoco’s unmasked MIMOBOT® cap shape for double BMO face time, perfect for getting social at SXSW Interactive in Austin! BMO Rainbow MIMOBOT, as all others in the collection, comes preloaded with an exclusive desktop interface featuring Mimory® content like a full Adventure Time episode and our MimoDesk® personalization suite, which includes BMO-themed wallpapers, icons, and avatars.

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“Our world was so empty without a ‘BMOBOT,’” says Jessica Smiley, Mimoco Spokesperson and Adventure Time enthusiast. “Ever since the launch of our Adventure Time x MIMOBOT Series, fans have been requesting that BMO join the collection. We couldn’t be happier with the opportunity to turn another fan-favorite into a part of the MIMOBOT collection. Listening to the mimocult ‘does compute!’”

“The response to the Adventure Time X MIMOBOT collection has been fantastic thus far, and as we looked for ways to build on that success, we knew BMO was on the list of absolute must-have characters to add to the series,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “We’re excited not only to give our fans a chance to pick up this limited-edition ‘BMOBOT’ while at SXSW, but also to announce some other great additions later on this year.”

BMO isn’t just a living video game console, portable electrical outlet, music player, roommate, camera, alarm clock, toaster, flashlight, strobe light, skateboarder, friend, soccer player, video editor, and video player anymore, silly! Mimoco has added flash drive to its long resume, which gives BMO even more reason to command us to “Bow to your sensei” of memory transport. Lift off its cap to reveal a special rainbow sleep display and rest easy knowing that if anyone tries to hurt your data, BMO will kill them. “Check, please!”

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The BMO Rainbow MIMOBOT joins another fan-favorite character, Fionna, as a very limited-edition exclusive from the line, which was released – and quickly sold out! – at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.

San Diego Comic-Con Parking To Open Mid-April

You have your hotel (hopefully). You have your badges. Is there anything else you might need? Oh! I know! Parking! ACE Parking has been sending out emails letting people know that San Diego Comic-Con parking will become available in Mid-April. If you plan on driving into the city every day for the Con, I highly recommend picking up parking passes when they go on sale. It’ll save you a ton of time and hassle. As we all know, time is of the essence at San Diego Comic-Con. I’ve personally used the passes before and it was very simple. I failed to purchase parking for one day though and man, what a pain in the neck!

Here’s the email that was sent out:

Greetings,

Advanced sales for parking will be made available in mid April. Please check the Comic Con web site’s parking link or Ace Parking’s website at http://www.aceparking.com for information updates.

Thank you.

Ace Parking