As you may be aware, due to concern for public health and safety, San Diego Comic Convention had to cancel both of its in-person events in 2020 and recently announced that our spring 2021 show, WonderCon in Anaheim, will also be canceled. In its place, [email protected] will once again be held as a free online event on March 26 and 27, 2021.
It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con. For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year’s celebration as the free online [email protected] Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021. Continue reading SDCC Organizers Release Statement Regarding Comic-Con 2021→
Maybe this news surprises you and maybe it doesn’t. Whatever the case might be, the annual Download Festival which takes place in the legendary Donington Park has been cancelled. This follows the recently announced cancellation of the Hellfest Open Air Festival which is documented HERE in case you missed it.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve pointed out that I don’t get to any of the festivals across the pond but since its a longtime desire of ours to do when we hit the lottery I figured its best to keep our readers around the world up to speed. Where you planning on attending this mega-event? Does the news disappoint or even surprise you at this stage of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Chime in down below and be sure to stay tuned to the websites of the outlets you follow and their social networks (like ours of course) because I have a feeling that many more announcements of this kind will be par for the course despite anyone’s original plans for 2021. See you next time and please continue to be safe out there in the mix.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will return tonight so check your listings as this is the second half of the tenth season. I ran a post last month with the trailer for this go round and if you didn’t see it just click HERE to be on point. I’ve also copied that background stuff and a bunch of the cast for your reference down below. This time around I removed some characters that are not with the program anymore but left some others in place since its good Google searching 🙂 As we’ve already pointed out, the series will end with its 11th so let’s see how are stalwart survivors contend with these new menaces.
The Premise: The Walking Dead takes place after the onset of a worldwide zombie apocalypse. The zombies, colloquially referred to as “walkers”, shamble towards living humans and other creatures to eat them; they are attracted to noise, such as gunshots, and to different scents, e.g. humans. Although it initially seems that only humans that are bitten or scratched by walkers can turn into other walkers, it is revealed early in the series that all living humans carry the pathogen responsible for the mutation. The mutation is activated after the death of the pathogen’s host, and the only way to permanently kill a walker is to damage its brain or destroy the body, such as by cremating it. Continue reading Tonight: “The Walking Dead” Season 10.5 Premiere on AMC (2/28/2021)→
If you’re one of the readers of the website who enjoys everything about the Pokemon franchise, let me be one of the first to wish you a “Happy Pokemon Day” as believe it or not, today is the 25th Anniversary of the property. Nintendo launched this game in February 1996 and since then its become an almost indelible part of the Pop Culture of Gaming. Now I must admit that gaming is not my strongest point but I am still quite the geek since I am all about the comic books, monster movies and assorted superhero anything. I am happy to find a property such as Pokemon reaching this milestone and think its pretty darned cool for anyone who enjoys its universe.
As I don’t have the expertise to overview the franchises background, I’ll direct you to the official Wikipedia entry for them so you can be properly schooled and also to their own website because there is a ton of stuff being lined out in celebration. There’s even a virtual concert with Post Malone happening later on today but since I am watching something from Japan tonight at 10PM, I need to use the time to get the other stuff on the website happening. Suffice it to say there is a ton of Pokemon stuff out there for the interested consumer. From cartoon adaptations to toys, to plush dolls to puzzles and even costumes. I’ve met my fair share of Pokemon characters at the New York Comic Con over the years for sure and I always enjoy seeing the work that has gone into the costumes. Are you fans of the game? Did you ever try to catch them all? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.
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Wolverine is currently slicing and dicing his way through his bloodiest adventures yet in WOLVERINE: BLACK, WHITE, AND BLOOD and soon Carnage will show readers why he’s Marvel’s most terrifying villain in CARNAGE: BLACK, WHITE, AND BLOOD. Come August, it’ll be Deadpool’s turn.