Monday, July 28, 2008

COMIC CON!! (i.e. Nerd Alert)

This is going to be a long one...
Well it has come and past, the main event of the year...ok, maybe not the main event of the year, but definitely awesome. As you saw in the previous post, I bought a few things (At the end of the post I'll put what I bought down). I got to drive down to San Diego with my sister Nicole and talk to her. TJ and Chris had been going since Wed. night so they hung out till about 12:40 and then peaced out. And of course, my loving wife -not wanting me to be alone (we knew TJ and Chris weren't going to stay)-Amanda came with us as well!! So to best tell the story, I must use pictures:
My brothers and me browsing comics
Best Star Wars Character Ever

Kinda Blurry, but it's me!
The Punisher
Cool Superman banner at the DC "booth"
Statuette of a Tautaun being attacked by a Snow Monster
Boba Fett Figurine
General Grievous bust
Life size C-3PO and R2-D2
Apocalypse (from X-Men) bust
Sabretooth bust (also X-Men)
I believe this was supposed to be War Machine (from Iron Man)
Iron Man bust
Full-size Iron Man
Giant Lego Batman & Robin
and, the monster from Cloverfield statuette.
Well, what an awesome time I had at COMIC CON. Here's a breakdown of my treasures:
-New X-Men, vol. 1
-Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (signed by author)
-R.A. Salvatore's Exile and Sojourn
-X-Men: Deadly Genesis
-Ultimate Iron Man (by Orson Scott Card)
-The Hedge Knight (from George R.R. Martin's Fire & Ice book series
-Orson Scott Card's Red Prophet (Tales of Alvin Maker, vol. 1)
-Star Wars 30th Anniversary Vols. 2 & 3 (Jedi vs. Sith and Darth Maul respectively)
-Marvel 1602
-100 Bullets: Once Upon A Crime
-Frankenstein Poster, which follows as the last pic
If you made it this far than thanks for taking the time to view and read. I hope you enjoyed!

Coming Soon...

Comic-con was this Sunday (well, it was longer, but I couldn't get off work so Amanda & I just got to go Sunday) and here's a preview. I have more pics I will be posting within the next couple of days.
Drooling over Todd Lockwood art, by then I was out of money,
so I didn't get any. Why was I out of money...

And this is why I was out of money, also part of my b-day present. And don't worry, most of it was 60% off... more to come...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

Well, Friday the 25th was my birthday and here is a little photo journal of the events:
My newest Nephew: Caleb Derek ShelbyMy awesome present from Jodi, a print of a watercolor of
Boba Fett, best Star Wars Character everPresents, presents, presents...
The Cake!!!...

Getting ready....
Got 'em all...
Amanda got me Mario Kart
Some Mario Kart enjoymentA new CD from Cameron (Amanda's brother, my brother-in-law).
Flight of the Conchords rocks!!
(i.e. "She's hot like a Curry;" "binary solo: 0000001, 0000011,..." "did Steve tell you that...Steve;" "My name is the hiphopopotamus, my rhymes are bottomless............" etc.)
Anyways, my Birthday was awesome, thanks everyone who came to party, and for the company and gifts, and thanks work for the balloons and stuff. The cake was great and the homemade pizza was amazing. And the fun isn't over yet! Tomorrow Amanda and I are joining TJ and Chris for the last day of Comic-con in San Diego, whoo-hoo!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Movie Previews

OK, so there are some amazing movies coming out this year, everyone loved Iron Man, it was great. And everyone knows about Batman and has seen the preview so there is no need to post those, but here are some interesting movies you may not have seen the previews for:
James Bond in Quantum of Solace, Nov 7, 2008

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Do I really need to explain the meaning of James Bond? One of the best franchises of all time!! Oh, as a side note the movie take place one hour after where the last Bond flick (Casino Royale) ended and Daniel Craig is returning as James Bond.

Next, The Day the Earth Stood Still:

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This movie may need a little more explaining. It is a remake of a 1950s sci-fi classic. I won't give too much plot away because it looks like it diverges a little from the original plot (but not too much). Anyways, without knowing anything about the plot, one can see from the preview that it looks really, really good.

As for other good news:
-- X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes out May 1, 2009 with Hugh Jackman returning as the Wolverine and directed by Gavin Hood (who won the Academy Award for best foreign film in 2005 for "Totsi"). The screenplay will be done by David Benioff (who wrote the screenplays for "Troy" and "25th Hour"). Joining the cast are Gambit (played by Taylor Kitsch from TVs "Friday Night Lights"), Deadpool (by Ryan Reynolds), John Wraith (by Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am), Col. William Stryker (by DannyHuston), Kayla Silver Fox (by Lynn Collins), and of course Sabretooth (by Liev Schreiber).

--Thor for this film only the director has been announced, and it is Matthew Vaughn, the director of "Stardust," and "Layer Cake."

Anywho, that's it for me. Hope you're as excited about these films as I am. Other tidbits, in the works after Thor are movies about Captain America, and then an Avengers film that will link up Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America. Woo Hoo!!