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Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 07, 2013, 01:38:08 PM »
Every day you learn to write a new date down, you have to forget the previous one.
Saying hello / Re: Hi all, any old Bablylon 5 fans here?
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 07, 2013, 01:35:13 PM »
Hello Andy

I think its probably more to do with continuity and multiple repeats. Even UK channels are a little nervous about that or why else isn't The X-Files not being shown neither.

IDW Joins The Party At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

Publisher’s Big Plans For L.A.’s Big Convention

 San Diego, CA (October 31, 2013) – Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.
 On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!
 Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!
 Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:
Friday November 1st
 3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 5:00 – 6:00  Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
Saturday November 2nd 
 12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
 1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, & Special Guest
                                                Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
 3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
 4:00 – 5:00  Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
 5:00 – 6:00  Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 3rd 
 12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
 1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
 5:00 – 6:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!

 Diary Date: Thursday 7th November 6 – 7pm

Behind The Sofa is a collection of over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, and we’re delighted to be playing host to some of its contributors. Signing, at the London Megastore on Thursday 7th November from 6pm, will be: -

·      Ben Aaronovitch
·      Sophie Aldred
·      Steve Berry
·      Richard Herring
·      Robin Ince
·      Katy Manning
·      Al Murray

 A life-long Who fan, Steve Berry decided to do something a little different to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research. He began to interview celebrities, writers, actors asking for their earliest memories of the show that sent us cowering behind the sofa. Now he presents the fruits of his four years of labour - a beautiful, touching book containing short articles and touching memories of one of the most successful TV shows ever. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO - this is the perfect way to enjoy those 50 years!

This revised and expanded edition includes over 30 new entries from people such as comedians Al Murray, Stephen Merchant, and Bill Oddie; actors Lynda Bellingham, Nicholas Parsons, and Rhys Thomas; writers Neil Gaiman, Jenny Colgan, Jonathan Ross and Charlie Brooker and politicians Louise Mensch and Tom Harris. In addition, there is input from a number of the writers, actors and production staff who were involved in creating the show!

Forbidden Planet, London is the largest store of its kind in the world. The biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comics have visited us for signing events, including: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro, Brian Froud and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to:

Starfarer's Tavern / A superior intellect
« Last post by andyw1691 on October 09, 2013, 09:09:42 AM »
Now here’s a thought. In Count to a Trillian and its sequel The Hermetic Millennia we have one Illation Montrose who was initially a normal but intelligent human. He then inject a serum which makes him a post human genius dramatically increasing the power of his brain. He is able for example to logically divide up his mind to deal with different tasks or problems. It also gives him the ability to control his body down to a cellular level. At one point he adjusts his eye’s sensitivity and image processing sped to give him an advantage. Despite all of these improvements and vast intellect Montrose remains human with very human emotions including anger and bearing grudges.

Now the crux of this post – is it reasonable to assume that a superior intellect would still retain normal human emotions?

Just wondering…
Saying hello / Re: Hi all, any old Bablylon 5 fans here?
« Last post by andyw1691 on October 09, 2013, 07:42:01 AM »
What surprises me about Babylon 5 is that its not being re-run on any of the UK cable channels. It would make a welcome change to all the various flavours of Star Treck that keep getting shown.

I wonder if the studio is asking to much...

Starfarer's Tavern / Re: What is it with dragons?
« Last post by andyw1691 on October 09, 2013, 06:40:50 AM »
Aha! So you think we evolved do you?

There was a wonderful line from the comedian Sarah Milligan to one of her guests: "Just how hairy does a man need to be before they are still technicaly a monkey?"

Seems as though a few of us still have a way to go  ::)
IDW: The Most Explosive Panel of 2013!
Saturday, October 12 -- 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 1A10
 Join IDW's Dirk Wood, Chris Ryall, and Scott Dunbier, along with acclaimed creator DARWYN COOKE and another surprise legendary guest, as they set off an explosion of exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond. Includes three announcements that are sure to set the Con on fire! This panel will be a true one-of-a-kind experience that has to be seen to be believed!
IDW Presents: Taran Killam’s Illegitimates
Sunday, October 13 -- 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Room 1A14
 Fresh off his "night job" the evening before, SNL actor/comedian Taran Killam is appearing alongside co-writer Marc Andreyko and IDW's Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, to discuss his exciting new comic-book series, The Illegitimates! Come get the lowdown on the new series, the new SNL season, and plenty o' laughs at this special panel delivered Live from New York!
YOE! Books Presents: Fiends, Ghouls & Haunted Horror!
Saturday, October 12 -- 4:15 - 5:15 PM, Room 1A06
 Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the pre-code classic comics that gave you night terrors! And make sure and swing by Craig Yoe’s booth at the show, #588!
IDW Publishing: Creator Visions
Sunday, October 12 -- 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, Room 1A10
 Join IDW's VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, and a virtual cavalcade of today's most exciting creators. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl's Darby Pop imprint, the creative team from the hit digital "America's Army" comics, and much more, come down and witness Wood and company pulling back the curtain on IDW's most exciting new projects for 2014!
WILL.I.AM's Wizards & Robots
Friday, October 11 -- 1:45 - 2:45 PM, Room 1A23
 Musician and visionary creative is launching a special project with IDW, Wizards and Robots. Will is making his first-ever comic-con appearance to discuss the comic, chat about futurism, and how he just might change the comic-book world through this unique project. 
  OCT 3, MILWAUKIE, OR— It's here! New York Comic-Con 2013 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!
  3:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
  5:00 p.m. HALO: Frank O’Connor, Christopher Schlerf
  6:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
  7:00 p.m. EVE ONLINE: B. Börkur Eiríksson
  8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
  10:00 a.m. SCIENCE FICTION COMICS: Ron Randall (Trekker), Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma)
  11:00 a.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
  12:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
  1:00 p.m. NEW SUPERHEROES FROM GREAT CREATORS: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Hunter Quaid), Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid)
  2:00 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes), Chris Peterson (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine), Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), Jonathan Maberry (Project TBA)
  3:00 p.m. HUSBANDS: Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon
  4:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
  4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
  5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema
  6:00 p.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)
  10:00 a.m. LONE WOLF& CUB: Kazuo Koike (Courtesy of Wikia: Masters of Animanga)
  11:00 a.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
  12:00 p.m. WHEDONVERSE COMICS: Dan Dos Santos, Jane Espenson, Scott Fischer, Victor Gischler, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris (Angel& Faith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity)
  1:00 p.m. GRENDEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Matt Wagner
  1:00 p.m. Greg Rucka:  Project TBA
  1:00 p.m. BUZZKILL:  Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
  2:00 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, P.J. Byrne (voice actor for Bolin)
  *Ticketed event. Come to the Dark Horse booth when NYCC opens on Friday and Saturday mornings for the chance to draw a signing ticket while supplies last.
  3:30 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan, Shaun Simon
  4:30 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Victor Gischler (Kiss Me, Satan!, Clown Fatale), James Harren (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo, B.P.R.D.), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)
  5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
  5:30 p.m. MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt
  6:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
  10:00 a.m. BLOODHOUND: Dan Jolley, Robin Riggs
  10:00 a.m. THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere, Toby Cypress
  10:00 a.m. AMALA'S BLADE:  Michael Dialynas
  11:00 a.m. ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar, Franco
  12:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
  12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
  12:00 p.m. S.H.O.O.T. FIRST: Justin Aclin, Nicolás Daniel Selma
  1:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
  2:00 p.m. MONSTERS!& OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte
  2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN LEGION: Diana Leto
  3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo
  IMPORTANT:  All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last.  Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.
  Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.
  3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Rewriting the Classics: Modern Sci-Fi in Comics!, 1A10
  11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Drawing on Your Nightmares: Dark Horse Horror, 1A22
  11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Comics and Hollywood: What Creators Need to Know, 1A08
  12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Editors on Editing, 1A08
  1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Full-Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present, and Future!, 1A14
  5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Wikia [Live] Presents: Learn from the Animanga Masters,  1A14
  6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Whedonversity: A Look at the Future of Buffy and Serenity in Comics!, 1A06
  6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Spotlight on The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein Story, 1A01
  6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Breaking into Comics Right Now, 1A01
Conventions and events / 2000AD at New York Comicon 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on October 03, 2013, 04:23:53 AM »
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic will be arriving in the Big Apple next week for one of the biggest dates in the convention calendar!

New York Comic Con will be alive with Thrill-power as the droids bring the best of 2000 AD to this awesome show - complete with incredible show exclusives!

After the ongoing publicity around the ‘Make A DREDD sequel’ campaign, we’re going DREDD movie crazy!

First, there’s the show-exclusive DREDD comic book sequel A2 poster, drawn by Henry Flint in glorious black and white!

We will also have show-exclusive movie-version Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson T-shirts, also drawn by Flint, in both male AND female sizes! These are available in VERY LIMITED numbers so it’s first come first served!

Visit 2000 AD at Booth 1485 at New York Comic Con next week from October 10-13 and feel the Thrills!

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