n this issue's Red Ring Circus, I'll be covering my time at Comic Con. Videogames are becoming more and more prevalent at this convention, so I decided to get over there and try out some of what was on display. There were certainly some surprises to be found, and I have high hopes for a lot of what I saw. Keep in mind that these are previews, and I'm just talking about demo versions of games I played, not finals.
First, I should mention that the ComicCon info guide was very misleading, if not a dirty liar. The guide told all ComicCon attendees that they would be getting a sneak peek at the movie Superhero, and then described the plot.
It’s hard to believe that the man responsible for such mind-bending comics as Arkham Asylum, The Filth, We3 and The Invisibles could be anything short of completely mad. This is what I had in mind as I eagerly awaited Grant Morrison’s spotlight panel at the New York Comic Con last Saturday, April 19.
It was in the very end of United Airlines flight when I encountered the first "Australian." Guess, it was no other than Jenny Craig. After the continuous sleep for the entire flight, my first encounter had to be diet program. I just woke up from a sixteen hour flight.
To the person who dislikes anime, science fiction and costume fornication, I-Con is not the place to be. With hundreds of peculiar fans dressing up as their beloved characters, it appeared as though Halloween came early this year. However, amid the sword-dueling ninjas, the medieval women and—yes—Moses, there was one of American culture’s greatest supernatural fighting legends, Ernie Hudson, the ghost buster.
When I heard there was to be a drag show happening in Tabler on April 10, I figured that this would be a great opportunity for me to get involved with the activities on campus. When I arrived at the Tabler Arts Center, a place I have never been before (I have passed the dreaded steps many times but never ventured up them), I knew I was in for something different. I am as straight as they come, but I am all about one’s freedom.
It seems that emo kids do have something to fear from Panic at the Disco’s sophomore album, Pretty. Odd., released March 25. The band, once known for their hard beat, techno undertone and circus theme, has emerged from their three years of song writing with a new and more mature sound from their first release A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.
Spore is proof of evolution. That’s right. Spore. It’s an interaction simulation that shows the progression of species as they start in tide pools, grow limbs (or not) to climb onto land, form tribal existences, build up civilizations, and then finally blow up other planets.