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July 23, 2013 | BY SANDY COHEN, Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - Thor's evil brother, Loki, took over the Marvel Studios presentation at Comic-Con on Saturday. Lights flashed inside the San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibition hall, and Tom Hiddleston, dressed as Loki, commanded the stage. He called Hall H "a meager palace of Midgard" before showing footage from "Thor: The Dark World. " It opened with an epic battle scene, in which Thor takes down a massive monster, reducing him to a pile of rubble with one swing of his hammer.
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June 3, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Baxter Guilfoyle, wearing a bloodstained white shirt with a clerical collar, it was "all about the zombies. " Carrying a sign reading "Zombie Rights!", Guilfoyle, 42, of Northeast Philadelphia, easily blended in with the crowd of comic book superheroes, villains, and monsters, and thousands of their fans who filled the Convention Center on Saturday. It was Wizard World Comic Con, the traveling comics extravaganza, and it drew a steady flow of comics enthusiasts. For Todd O'Donnell of Ardmore, Saturday was a day of father-son bonding as he carried 3-year-old Griffin, who was sporting a Spider-Man costume, amid the exhibit hall crowd.
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July 26, 2010
SAN DIEGO - Comic book fans no longer have to imagine what it might be like to see all their favorite superheroes in one place. They got the chance Saturday at Comic-Con, when the cast of the forthcoming "Avengers" film took the stage. Samuel L. Jackson surprised some 6,000 fans gathered for a Marvel Studios presentation when he stepped out just as it was ending and started introducing the cast of "The Avengers. " Jackson brought out stars Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johannson, Chris Hemsworth, of "Thor," and Chris Evans, of "Captain America.
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July 24, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
IF YOU'VE ever wondered what it might be like inside the mind of the X-Men's Professor X, make like Quicksilver to San Diego for this week's Comic-Con. Twentieth Century Fox has created an "X-Men"-themed interactive digital experience utilizing the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, which is not yet available to consumers, to simulate the fictional Cerebro technology used to track down mutants by the character portrayed by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the "X-Men" films.
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July 22, 2011 | By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer
SAN DIEGO - Early risers among "Twilight" fans have gotten a chance to see what some of their big-screen idols look like first thing in the morning. Not long after dawn broke yesterday, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser and other co-stars of the supernatural movie franchise made a surprise visit to greet fans who had camped out for days to catch a preview of the next "Twilight" flick at Comic-Con. Greene, Reed and Reaser, who play members of the Cullen vampire family in "Twilight," were joined by Julia Jones and Boo Boo Stewart, who co-star as kinfolk in the rival werewolf pack.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
Rest easier Gleeks, rumors of Kurt (Chris Colfer), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) being done with "Glee" after this season are not entirely accurate. "Just because they're graduating doesn't mean they're leaving the show," co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk told thousands of fans gathered at Comic-Con yesterday. What "Glee" was doing at Comic-Con is a whole different tune. Once in love with Amy From the end of former addict Russell Brand 's blog post on the sad death of former addict Amy Winehouse : "Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there.
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July 25, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cowboys & Aliens premiered to a star-studded and fan-filled crowd Saturday night at Comic-Con in San Diego. Stars Harrison Ford , Daniel Craig , Olivia Wilde , Sam Rockwell , and Keith Carradine walked a red carpet flanked by fans who won a chance to see the premiere at the four-day convention, which ended Sunday. Director Jon Favreau and producers Steven Spielberg , Ron Howard , and Brian Grazer also got cheers on the carpet, bringing a taste of Hollywood to San Diego.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | Howard Gensler
Following in the footsteps of ABBA's "Mamma Mia" and Queen's "We Will Rock You," it seems as if every artist with more than five songs wants to turn his catalog into a musical. There was Billy Joel's "Movin' Out," the Four Seasons' "Jersey Boys" and Green Day's "American Idiot. " Now work is under way in London for a fall opening of a musical based on the music of the Spice Girls. Seriously? Tattle can't imagine that one will cross the pond to Broadway. Who in the U.S. can recall five Spice Girls songs?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010
"Machete" was the most memorable, really fun and super-violent trailer that ran between the "Grindhouse" double feature. Now - because you demanded it - filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has turned those 90 seconds of quick cuts and best-of moments into a full-length movie. And by "you," I mean everyone who goes to Comic-Con every year; the same niche crowd of 20,000 who heralded the cinematic success of "Snakes on a Plane" and "Scott Pilgrim. " People who make our movies (and that includes the movie stars, like Robert De Niro, who sign on for cameos)
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March 18, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
A big fat geek kiss to the movies of Steven Spielberg and his fanboys, Paul is a mild, meandering comedy about English mates, as in buddies, who visit the American Southwest and have a close encounter with the pot-smoking, potty-mouthed extraterrestrial of the title. Wiry Simon Pegg and beefy Nick Frost, the comic duo of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead , costar as brothers in geek, Graeme and Clive. Respectively the illustrator and the author of a graphic novel, the lads are on a pilgrimage to Comic-Con in San Diego.
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May 11, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Gretchen Schroeder began attending comic conventions 15 years ago, she appeared out of place in the small crowd of mostly male comic book fans. "I was a single mom bringing daughters to a con, and that was unusual back then," Schroeder, 58, of Philadelphia, said. Times have changed. Comic cons continue to gain popularity and the crowds are diverse, the former school librarian noted Saturday morning as thousands of fans - many dressed in elaborate and colorful costumes - filed into Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.
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May 9, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
In the midst of all the crime-fighting superheroes, time-traveling aliens, and walking dead who will populate the 15th annual Wizard World Comic Con this weekend, Burt Reynolds may seem somewhat out of place. But if remaining an icon for more than four decades armed with nothing more than a lady-killing smirk, a machismo-emitting mustache, and a death-defying Trans Am isn't a superpower worthy of Wizard World, then what is? The Convention Center will be filled for the next three days with appearances by a host of pop-culture celebrities, from actors to comic book artists and writers to professional wrestlers to rock stars.
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July 29, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
THE White House Correspondents' Dinner is affectionately called "The Nerd Prom," then San Diego Comic-Con is "The Geek After-Party" - the Bacchanal of Geekdom. Here are some of this year's highlights: * Amid the costumes and fantasy, attention was drawn to a very real issue at Comic-Con - allegations of sexual harassment. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
IF YOU'VE ever wondered what it might be like inside the mind of the X-Men's Professor X, make like Quicksilver to San Diego for this week's Comic-Con. Twentieth Century Fox has created an "X-Men"-themed interactive digital experience utilizing the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, which is not yet available to consumers, to simulate the fictional Cerebro technology used to track down mutants by the character portrayed by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the "X-Men" films.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2013 | BY SANDY COHEN, Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - Thor's evil brother, Loki, took over the Marvel Studios presentation at Comic-Con on Saturday. Lights flashed inside the San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibition hall, and Tom Hiddleston, dressed as Loki, commanded the stage. He called Hall H "a meager palace of Midgard" before showing footage from "Thor: The Dark World. " It opened with an epic battle scene, in which Thor takes down a massive monster, reducing him to a pile of rubble with one swing of his hammer.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Baxter Guilfoyle, wearing a bloodstained white shirt with a clerical collar, it was "all about the zombies. " Carrying a sign reading "Zombie Rights!", Guilfoyle, 42, of Northeast Philadelphia, easily blended in with the crowd of comic book superheroes, villains, and monsters, and thousands of their fans who filled the Convention Center on Saturday. It was Wizard World Comic Con, the traveling comics extravaganza, and it drew a steady flow of comics enthusiasts. For Todd O'Donnell of Ardmore, Saturday was a day of father-son bonding as he carried 3-year-old Griffin, who was sporting a Spider-Man costume, amid the exhibit hall crowd.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | Howard Gensler
Following in the footsteps of ABBA's "Mamma Mia" and Queen's "We Will Rock You," it seems as if every artist with more than five songs wants to turn his catalog into a musical. There was Billy Joel's "Movin' Out," the Four Seasons' "Jersey Boys" and Green Day's "American Idiot. " Now work is under way in London for a fall opening of a musical based on the music of the Spice Girls. Seriously? Tattle can't imagine that one will cross the pond to Broadway. Who in the U.S. can recall five Spice Girls songs?
NEWS
October 5, 2011 | Staff Report
Cast members from I Dream of Jeannie , Star Trek , The Monkees , Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Caddyshack and more gather this weekend for a retro-themed Garden State Comic Con. The event to be held Saturday and Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70, boasts that it is the largest comic and toy expo in New Jersey. General Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. But getting to meet some of your favorite stars could be pricier. A 'Silver V.I.P.' pass to see Hayden Panettiere is $139.95, and includes an autographed print, as well as a photo-op and meet-and-greet.
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July 26, 2011 | By Sandy Cohen, Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - Storm troopers cavorted with zombies, Steven Spielberg chatted with Peter Jackson, and the stars of Cowboys & Aliens swooped into San Diego, making for an action-packed Comic-Con. The 42d annual fan festival closed Sunday after four days of pop-culture indulgence. More than 120,000 people attended the event at the San Diego Convention Center, which spilled over into downtown San Diego. Costumed characters strolled the streets, and empty storefronts were transformed into special attractions such as the Sega Arcade and Monstergeddon, which mixed Marvel characters with monster trucks.
NEWS
July 25, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cowboys & Aliens premiered to a star-studded and fan-filled crowd Saturday night at Comic-Con in San Diego. Stars Harrison Ford , Daniel Craig , Olivia Wilde , Sam Rockwell , and Keith Carradine walked a red carpet flanked by fans who won a chance to see the premiere at the four-day convention, which ended Sunday. Director Jon Favreau and producers Steven Spielberg , Ron Howard , and Brian Grazer also got cheers on the carpet, bringing a taste of Hollywood to San Diego.
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