Friday, August 23, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 8/19)

TGIF! Time for this week's recap! 



Geek Tyrant announced that Fantastic Four and X-Force will share the same cinematic universe with X-Men! - D. Berry

JJ Abrams released a mysterious new trailer for an upcoming project with Bad Robot. - D. Berry

Early releases of Evangeline Lilly's Squickerwonkers books were made available-- and they're signed too! - B. Woodin


Elizabeth Olsen has been cast as Scarlet Witch in the much anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron (Via Critiques4Geeks). - S. Tat

Wes Bentley was revealed to be Christopher Nolan's pick for the new Batman. - R. Akau

And Matty Collector made the "final call" for 2014 subscriptions. - A. Lopez


Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Via Geek Tyrant). - M. Gonzalez

The opening cinematic for Diablo III was released! - H. Veguilla

Kim gave us a look at the newest addition to her collection; a glorious depiction of the Merc with the Mouth.

And Emily's finished Battlestar Galactica project proved to be a hit among SDCCBH members!


Warner Brothers shocked the world with news of Ben Affleck being cast as the new Caped Crusader in Superman vs. Batman! (Via Variety, one among many sources). - O. Lines.

Marvel and Hero Ventures announced that they would be bringing a Marvel Experience tour to the US! - D. Berry

And a rather handsome Thorgi made an appearance on Reddit. - B. Taylor


Following the news of Thursday's casting, Joss Whedon tweeted his approval. - D. Berry

And so did Kevin Smith!

And in other news, Mike Relm released the Cornetto Trilogy megamix-- And The World's End is out today! - J. Roemele


Other Bits...

A new document was created over the weekend-- This one's specifically for those of you who like to read webcomics! Give it a look, add your own, and feel free to share!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 8/12)

Here's what you might have missed this week...



We implemented a new policy on podcasts! You can share and track your favorites here!  

Chelcy clued us in with news of Comic-Con 2014 pre-registration! Expect the madness to come sometime between November 1st and December 31st.


Entertainment Earth has begun taking pre-orders for November release figurines from Funko! Gamers will want to get their hands on the Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect series.

Via Cultbox: 600 Doctor Who fans sang the theme song together. It was nothing short of amazing. - A. Roman

Beyond Batman, the unauthorized "true story" of Christian Bale in his role as Batman revealed that Bale was not offered $50 million to reprise his role in Superman vs. Batman, as we had speculated. - M. Pena

In similar news, Slashfilm talked about the possibility of Bryan Cranston portraying the role of cunning Lex Luthor. - P. Austria


Geek Tyrant asked: did Bill Nighy (Underworld: Revolution, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) turn down the role of the twelfth Doctor? - D. Berry


Cinema Blend reported that Legendary Pictures has dropped their contract with Zack Snyder's Superman vs. Batman in favor of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar! - C. Livingston

A number of theaters (even international ones!) announced a triple feature of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End on August 22nd! - D. Berry

A server at the Olive Garden did a little experiment using phrases from Doctor Who and blogged all about it on Tumblr. - S. Tat


Nerd Block officially launched! This subscription-based service sends out fun shirts, toys, and other collectibles on a monthly basis and is partnered with Nintendo, Marvel, and more. - J. Esconde

Give your mail a boost with Man of Steel stamps! Exclusively from Jersey Post. - D. Berry

The Marvel Comics App announced that they are giving away free issues of Guardians of the Lost Galaxy: Groot Infinite! Available through the weekend only. - D. Berry

Entertainment Weekly gave us an exclusive deleted scene from the Walking Dead season 3! - D. Berry


Other Bits...

Got a podcast you'd like to share with us? Please keep the following message in mind!
"If you would like to advertise your geeky podcast, please post an introduction post with a little bit about it including the topics you cover. This post will serve as the thread to post comments with the link to your podcast, updates about your upcoming podcasts, and general discussion about it. Please keep all information about your podcast in this thread [...] In addition, we have a doc for you to link to your podcast and how often you upload new ones."
More Bits...

Today's post is dedicated to Chris who, sadly, passed away today. You will be missed.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 8/5)

Another week has come and gone-- Here's what you might have missed!



Over the weekend Geek Tyrant gave us a look at the new season of American Horror Story: Coven, and Deadline talked about some of the characters we'll see in ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. - D. Berry

Members talked podcasts! Nerdist, Girl on Guy, and Blerd on Nerds were faves among the group. - R. Abad

Funko Pop! collectors concerned about the quality of their toys want to read this. - B. Woodin.

And Cindy's old SDCC badge brought back a bit of nostalgia.


Heads up! See what changes were made to the 2014 SDCC volunteer system. - L. Sultana

Via IGN: A Hunger Games-themed summer camp is a terrible idea. No, really. - K. Hernandez


Members Hector and Lucrecia uploaded their Comic-Con photos.

Joseph's Batman lithograph was a huge hit among members (and yes, I scored one too!).

Universal Pictures gave (and are still giving) out passes for Kick-Ass 2 advanced screenings! - L. Tosaya

Members buzzed about the official Thor: The Dark World trailer. - D. Berry

And similarly exciting news: the newest Agents of Shield trailer was released! - D. Berry


Marc found all 4 figurines from the Star Wars Black Series collection!

And BuzzFeed reminded us why we love comics. - H. Veguilla


New animated movies were revealed at Disney's D23 Expo this morning! The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory were among the list of lineups. - D. Berry

And for your entertainment: this glorious GIF. Yes, my thoughts exactly. Thank you Tumblr.


Other Bits...

If you've yet to read our "Message from the Admins," here's a recap.

As of Sunday, August 2nd, we've implemented 2 new rules on our Facebook page regarding personal sales/promotion, and solicitation of votes when it comes to contests. There's been a lot of buzz going on on the page because of these new rules, as was expected, but the admins believe that these changes were necessary. As always, we welcome our members' feedback.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 7/29)

TGIF! Kick off your weekend with this week's recap. Brought to you in part by Dr. Pepper. No really, it's what fuels me up.



The Year of Halloween compiled a list of 13 things you missed at SDCC this year. - D. Berry

And what did I miss? The 7th Annual Zombie Walk? Yep. The big Batman/Superman crossover? That too. Loki gracing the stage at Hall H? Stop reminding me! *Sobs* 


Our Comic-Con Swag buy/sell/trade doc was updated! Members only.

And then Emily had to melt us with her cuteness in this Comic-Con info-graphic.

News-a-Rama talked about the "rights" and "wrongs" of Comic-Con. - W. Myrick


Geeks of Doom released a photo of what the Turtle Van might look like in Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. - A. Roman

Details of Duncan Jones's Warcraft (an adaptation of the game, World of Warcraft) surfaced on Geek Tyrant. - D. Berry

Via the Union Tribune: how the planned $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center may affect future events and conventions. - J. Hanks


News broke of San Diego Comic-Con preregistration for 2014. See what's being done differently this year-- and when you'll be able to purchase passes! - S. Williamson

From David Tennant News Updates: The 12th Doctor to be named on Sunday, August 4th on BBC One! - J. Medema

Super Hero Hype reported, Avatar to make not 1, nor 2, but 3 sequels in 2016, 2017, and 2018 (respectively)! - K. Walton

Super Hero Hype also gave us a look at the elusive Sentinels for X-Men: Days of Future Past (set to open in theaters on May 23rd, 2014). - K. Walton

In related news, Wired talked villains of X-Men: Days of Future Past. - K. Walton


Members debated whether Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would make a good Doctor. Gamma Squad likes the idea... But what do you think? - D. Berry

The death of Michael Ansara, (better known as Kang on fan fave, Star Trek) age 91, reached our page. The full article is on Entertainment Weekly. - A. Roman


Other Bits...

We are once again accepting new members on the page! For those of you who were unaware, the administrators of our group made a collective decision to hold off on add requests a few weeks prior to Con. That decision was made in an effort to keep the group under control as we worked out some issues. Badge Holders, expect to see more changes this month!