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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time

Many of the attendees of the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego are in countdown mode since the event starts in some sense tomorrow with the larger convention beginning on Thursday. I’ve shared some coolness already which you can observe via THIS LINK and now its time to share some convention plans by the one and only Godzilla. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time. The Famous Kaiju Is Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the First Film This Year

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Who: Godzilla, King of the Monsters
What: Parent company TOHO will have the first dedicated Godzilla booth at SDCC with many exciting activities including:
• A fun green screen photo booth for unique social posts (#Godzilla65)
• A live mural painting by famed Godzilla artist Shinji Nishikawa on Thursday starting at 1pm
• The actual suit used in “Godzilla 2000”
• Props from films throughout the franchise’s history
• SDCC Exclusive – 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure
• Giveaways, photo opportunities and much more gargantuan fun!

When: July 17 – 21
Where: San Diego Comic Con, Booth #3535

About Toho: Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The more I read about the 2019 SDCC the sadder I get about not attending. I encourage our diehards to keep us in mind as they wander the floor and mention us as one of their preferred entertainment websites since the more the merrier after all. I don’t have much more to add about this subject and dare I close this post up with a rousing “Go, Go Godzilla!!!!” See you next time.

Official Links:
Website: http://www.godzilla.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla_toho/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOHO_GODZILLA

Dynamite Entertainment Reveals SDCC 2019 Plans

I guess its safe to say that with Comic Con International: San Diego just around the corner, that the bevy of posts I’d loaded in so far will be slowing down. If you’ve missed any of them just click HERE to bring up a full run of the awesome. Now its onto the plans from Dynamite Entertainment.

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The Press Release:
Dynamite announces their slate of San Diego Comic Con 2019 panel appearances and creators attending the show!

2019 is a huge year for Dynamite, marking the publisher’s 15th anniversary as well as the 50th anniversary of their flagship heroine Vampirella! It’s a big year of the San Diego Comic Con as well. The very first SDCC, then actually known as the Golden State Comic Book Convention, was 49 years ago. But wait… Think the math over again, that makes this the 50th convention. 50-50!To celebrate all these anniversaries and other exciting developments in the “Dynamite Universe,” the team has prepared a trio of tantalizing talks for longtime fans as well as newcomers jazzed about the latest critically acclaimed titles and more just around the corner. Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt will feature on all panels and be bringing along top tier talent to discuss the past, present and future of Dynamite!

First on Thursday, Dynamite kicks off the convention festivities with the Vampirella 50th Anniversary panel! Come by Room 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM to join current Vampirella writer Christopher Priest, legendary Vampi chronicler and scribe of the just announced Vengeance of Vampirella Tom Sniegoski, writer/artist and independent comics legend Joseph Michael Linsner, and veteran Vampi cover artist Joe Jusko. Lead by editor Joseph Rybandt, this merry team of pros will delve into their involvement on current Vampirella projects as well as fondly look back at her 50 years prior. She still looks just as good! And kicks just as much ass!
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LEGO To Debut Marvel Iron Man Life-Size Model @ SDCC 2019

We’re cooking with gas now with the SDCC only two short days away and no, I am still NOT going to be in attendance. I will need to live vicariously through those of you who are going and through the press releases that numerous reps keep sending me to post. Items like this awesome news about a lifesize Iron Man from “Avengers: Endgame”. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
LEGO® Marvel Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Life-Size Model
A life-size LEGO model of Iron Man wearing the gauntlet, inspired by Avengers: Endgame, will debut at the LEGO Booth (#2829 in Hall D). The 35,119-brick model is six-and-a-half-feet tall and took LEGO Master Builders 255 hours to design and build. The models weighs 188 pounds.

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Saban Films: Rob Zombie’s “3 From Hell” Official Trailer

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It was a little over a month ago when I shared the Official Teaser Trailer of the upcoming horror film “3 From Hell” and if you didn’t see that clip please click the highlighted text. As you know, Rob Zombie is not only a constant force of nature in music but also a prolific filmmaker. He’s scared you all with “House Of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects” and now its time to continue learning about the malevolent figures in “3 From Hell”. The first full trailer is here for you to enjoy and I’ve even added some additional art for you to peruse at the close. Let’s go.

About The Film: 3 from Hell is an upcoming American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie. It is a follow-up to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses and its 2005 sequel The Devil’s Rejects. The plot of the film is currently unknown, but it is confirmed that it will be centered around the three main antagonists of the previous films. The film has been rated R for “Strong sadistic violence, language throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use”. (c/o Wiki)
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Steel Panther Announces “Heavy Metal Rules” Headlining Tour

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Monday’s mean tour announcements and what better way to start than with the madness that comes care of the band Steel Panther. Take a look at the full press release and dates as the band reveals their “Heavy Metal Rules” headlining tour.

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The Press Release:
Hide your women, children and your pets!!! California’s greatest export and medical marvels Steel Panther are heading out on a national headline tour of the United States. The tour, called the Heavy Metal Rules Tour, kicks off in early October and runs through mid-December. The tour will be in support of the band’s recently announced 5th studio album Heavy Metal Rules. The 27-date trek will make stops in markets such as Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Detroit, MI; and Chicago, IL to name a few. Steel Panther live is always the ultimate party and has developed them a loyal fanbase around the globe. Public on sale for all shows is July 19th and more information on all shows can be found at: https://www.steelpantherrocks.com/pages/tour.
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