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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comic-Con 2010 - Saturday: Cosplay & Effect

Saturday at Comic-Con is all about the big celebrity panels and the masquerade (and a reported nerd fight involving a stabbing in the face). BioShock costumes! Sid & Marty Kroftt! Billy Dee Williams! Chicks in skintight PVC outfits!

Keep an eye out for these pics (just don't stab yourself doing it) after the jump.



Fun stuff!

Mr. Potato Head rocking out as KISS:

To promote the Alien anthology due out on Blu-ray this October, Fox Studios had some spaceship pods with screens in them for people to lie in and get the crap scared out of them (and I don't mean they were showing the regrettable Alien: Resurrection).

Sid & Marty Krofft, creators of such trippy kid show fare from the '70s as H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost and The Banana Splits:

Joe Ruby and Ken Spears (Ruby-Spears Productions), who created fun kids' cartoon series and specials like Scooby-Doo, Thundarr the Barbarian, Fangface, Rubik the Amazing Cube, Rambo, Mr. T, Saturday Supercade (with Donkey Kong, Frogger, Q-Bert and more), Bunnicula and Plastic Man:

The big news is that Sid & Marty Krofft are teaming up with Ruby-Spears to present a new series of cartoons based on the unpublished works of Jack Kirby. Some of the new characters include a female Indiana Jones-type adventurer, magicians whose powers are real, a Mayan hero (Golden Shield) who comes to save us from the 2012 apocalypse and a team of miniature superheroes.

Better yet, Sid & Marty Krofft revealed that a new Land of the Lost movie is in the works (they apologized quite a bit for the Will Ferrell version) as well as big-screen versions of H.R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters! A bunch of their classic series will also be resurfacing on DVD/Blu-ray.

If you're a nerd, raise your hand!

A Tin Toy model from the early Pixar short:

Billy Dee Williams, administrator of Cloud City and Colt 45:

Artist James Jean (Fables):


Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Cleavage of Antigravity:

Artist Ron English:

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and Life in Hell:

A Dr. Who toy from BBC America:

Cosplayers from the convention floor, including The Venture Bros.' Dr. Girlfriend and Henchmen 21 and 24:


One of many BioShock cosplayers:


More video game cosplayers:

Cosplaying victims trapped in Saw contraptions:

While on the floor, I picked up some signed art by Cliff Chiang. For Steve, I got this Star Wars art at Acme Archives Direct's booth:

I also visited Cliff's booth, where he was signing and selling a pair of his album art re-creations starring comic book heroes (for only $10!), including homages to Prince's Purple Rain and the Flashdance soundtrack:

Freebies I scored on Saturday include a Scott Pilgrim t-shirt (they had a whole area across from the convention center), a Hero 108 Kingdom Krashers exclusive Cartoon Network toy, a Sid & Marty Krofft magnet courtesy of Huckleberry Toys and their panel, a magnet for The Three Musketeers in 3-D (an upcoming movie about your favorite candy bar?) and a pair of 3-D glasses from the annual Pop Candy Meetup!


At the Pop Candy party, most of the guests received a free Hasbro convention exclusive, and while others got Transformers or Marvel figures, I somehow got My Little Pony.



Other free swag I snagged included a Skyline t-shirt, a Starro mask from DC, a Dr. Horrible button and the free Minimate of the day, the blank, clear blue Minimate from Diamond Select Toys.


The nearby Gaslamp resturant, The Tin Fish was transformed into Bob's Burgers, to promote FOX's upcoming animated series of the same name. The series was created by Loren Bouchard of Adult Swim's Home Movies fame.

To cap off the day is the Saturday tradition of the Masquerade Ball and after-party. Here are some highlights I shot from the show:

X-23:

Your favorite time travelers!

Something for the boys:

And something for the ladies:

Steampunk:

Avatar vs. Avatar:

More Avatar. This is the mech from the final battle scene. It took a lotta people to get the guy into the suit.



Disney princesses and godmothers:

Video game cosplayers, including Mass Effect, The Legend of Zelda, Space Channel 5, BioShock and Halo:


X-Men Academy in a High School Musical/Glee-style presentation:


More, more, more!

But probably the best thing from Saturday was the exclusive free comic from fast food chain, Chick-fil-A. The premiere issue starring "Amazing Cow Heroes" is called "deciBell."

Four more issues are due out in October, so that's something to chew on besides your cud until next year's Comic-Con. Whew. Time to get this spandex off now...

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