Everybody's working for the GEEKend! Well, I am anyway. And some pretty fantastic stuff in the geek world happened the week of 3/12/12:
Midnight tickets for Avengers movie go on sale
I've never been to a midnight showing in my life. This year, the exceptions will be made. Marvel released the info on cities doing midnight showings on May 3 and my friends and I joined many other fanboys to make Chicago the first top-selling city. As an added bonus, AMC Theatres will be running an all-day Avengers marathon
, showcasing all 6 movies leading up to the premiere. Geekgasm!
The Walking Dead Facebook game announced for April drop
Yes, I'm the guy that blocked all of your Mafia Wars and Farmville requests. But hear me out: this game is going to be EPIC! Based more on the TV show than the comic book continuity, the player goes on narrative driven quests to survive in a virtual world of brain eating zombies. It goes beyond any other social networking game because it remains active in real-time, even when you log off, so you have to depend on your friends playing to keep you safe and survive. And upping the awesome factor, when your friends die, they can come back as walkers and attack you. This game may or may not contribute to the decline of my productivity.
It's a great week to be Brian K. Vaughan
The former Lost
writer and creator/writer of such awesome books as Y: The Last Man
and Ex Machina
(which featured a gay wedding) returns to comics with Saga,
a sci-fi fantasy epic about two new parents trying to protect their child amidst an intergalactic war. Described as Star Wars
meets Game of Thrones
, Saga #1
in all of it's double-sized goodness is on sale NOW at your local shop
for just $2.99. Right on the heels of his new book's launch, New Line has optioned a film version of his most beloved and acclaimed work to date, Y: The Last Man. Y
is the story of Yorrick, a young man who survives a plague that wipes out every living being with the Y chromosome (i.e. males) The project is in pre-production with Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia slated to adapt.
Meanwhile, Danny B's going to Comic Con...
If you follow me on Twitter, you know how difficult getting passes to San Diego Comic Con International
is. I think it might be just one step below getting gay marriage to pass in difficulty level
, with fanboys and geeks all around the world vying for roughly 40,000 passes to attend the mecca of con's. So, after due diligence (STALKING) on Twitter, obsessively checking my e-mail, and paying a chunk of change to be able to monitor all communications around ticket sales while on plane/cruise on family vacation, thanks to my great buddy Dorton
, he and I will be going to Comic Con! For those who want to join, early ticket sales are sold out but they might release some more at a later date, sorry. BUT you can still get passes to the equally awesome, albeit smaller (size queens) C2E2
, happening at McCormick Place here in Chicago from April 13-15. Sure you can buy them online, but why not visit your local shop instead! I've been every year since it started and it just keeps getting awesomer.
Alright, that's me, signing out. Have a great GEEKend! GEEK ON!