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UPDATE: CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED, BELOW!!!

 

Fanboy Comics is excited to announce the premiere of its new podcast, The Scoobies and the Newbie.  

Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatics (and FBC Staffers) Bryant Dillon and Barbra Dillon (the Scoobies) will introduce Buffy-virgin Sam Rhodes (the Newbie) to Joss Whedon’s tale of vampire-slaying, demons, magic, and a universe composed entirely of shrimp. Each episode of the podcast will chronicle Rhodes’ journey into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.  Despite being a huge Joss Whedon fan, somehow, Rhodes has avoided the series... until now.  A new episode will be recorded at the conclusion of each season viewed with an assortment of special guests to share their own Buffy thoughts and memories.

September 7

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

On this special day, the FBC Crew wants to wish you a Happy Google Commemoration Day!  Today is the birthday of our favorite internet search engine, which uses more than 1 million servers in data centers worldwide to serve more than 1 billion search requests per day!

 

With a website that works that hard each day, doesn't it deserve a moment of our appreciation?

 

Celebrate Google Commemoration Day to the fullest; go and "Google" something!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

It was only a few weeks ago that I had the amazing opportunity to interview Michael Anthony Steele and Scott McFadden, co-creators of the visionary new independent comic book app, Clown Commandos.  The innovative comic book app had a successful launch, and now, the creators want to get CC fans even more involved!

 

Clown Commandos is giving fans the chance to win an opportunity to add their own sound effects to the comic book app!  Check out the press release below for me details on how to enter for your chance to win!

 

August 29

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics warned you that this day would come.  In fact, we traveled through time on August 4th to tell you about the activation of Skynet.  And now, prepare to welcome our new computer overlords; it is Judgment Day.

 

Judgment Day, also known as J-Day, refers to the day in the Terminator film that the artificial intelligence Skynet became self aware and started a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and other regions, killing three billion people.  Due to the effects of time travel, as well as several film, TV, and novel adaptations of the Terminator story, the month, day, and year of Judgment Day has varied over the years.

 

Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) first learned about Judgment Day in 1984 from Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from an assassination by a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

 

On this special day, we accept that our world will be taken over by a computer-based race of machines.  But, that is no reason to be down in the dumps.  Until the machines arrive, celebrate today's other important occasion: Fanboy Comics Contributor J.C. Ciesielski's birthday!

 

Happy Birthday, J.C., from all of us at Fanboy Comics!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

August 28

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy Read Comics in Public* Day!  (*If you live on the East Coast, it is permissible to read comics inside today.)

 

This special day is as simple as it sounds... go and read comics in public!  Read Comics in Public Day was created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of The Daily Cross Hatch in 2010 in an attempt to encourage fans to show their geek pride for all to see.  Over the years, comics and graphic novels have grown in popularity and social acceptance, but we as geeks should always to do our part to encourage that growth.

 

Nervous to read comics in public by yourself?  Not to worry!  There are groups meeting all over the world to sit quietly and read together.  To find out if there is a group meeting near you, check out The Daily Cross Hatch and ReadComicsInPublic.com.

 

The FBC Crew will be reading comics in public today at North Hollywood Park.  We hope that you will join us in celebrating this special day!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics was sad to hear that Wizard World's Los Angeles Comic-Con, originally scheduled for September 24-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, was postponed and/or cancelled just a few weeks prior to its launch.

 

But, have no fear, faithful readers!  Our friends at Comikaze Expo have graciously offered to redeem all cancelled Wizard World tickets for Comikaze Expo tickets!  Read more about the ticket replacement process, below, in Comikaze's press release.

 

UPDATE: CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED, BELOW!!!

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

What is best in life?

To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear that Fanboy Comics is having a flippin’ sweet Conan the Barbarian giveaway!

In celebration of the release of the new Conan the Barbarian film from Lionsgate, Fanboy Comics invites you to try your hand at winning a Cimmerian king’s ransom of Conan items, including a wicked Conan t-shirt, Conan temporary tattoos, an official Conan movie poster, and a signed movie poster by Conan baddie, Rose McGowan!  So, now’s the time to ask Crom to grant you this one request! And, if he does not listen, than to HELL with him!

 

August 12, 2011

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy IBM PC Day!  Whether you are a Mac or a PC, it is only right to pay your respects on the day that the first available IBM Personal Computer was announced to the world.

 

On this day in 1981, a very excited set of computer strategists announced the IBM Personal Computer to a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.  With a price tag of $1,565, the new IBM PC could process information faster than any earlier PCs and could connect to the home TV set, play games, and process text.  Thankfully, the cost of a personal computer has decreased a bit over the years!

 

August 4, 2011

 

Today is August 4th, and you know what that means, kiddies. Only 25 more days until nuclear holocaust and the machine revolution!

 

As any well-educated fanboy knows, Skynet is the artificially intelligent computer system that serves as a major villain in the Terminator franchise. According to James Cameron's Terminator lore, Skynet was originally installed into the U.S. military mainframe to control the national arsenal on August 4, 1997.  (Don't worry, Sarah Connor Chronicles fans.  We will celebrate your Activation Day in April.)  It was only 25 days later, on August 29th, that Skynet became self-aware and decided to exterminate the human race.

 

UPDATE: Photos posted from The Hero Girls' Ultimate Summer Costume Party!

 

The Fanboy Comics Crew had an awesome time at The Hero Girls' Costume Party last night!  The fans in attendance had top-notch geeky costumes, and our hosts provided a fun evening of dancing and merriment!

 

Be sure to check out all of the great costumes from the party on the Fanboy Comics Facebook page!

 

Thanks again to The Hero Girls for an amazing night!

 

 


 

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

With San Diego Comic-Con behind us and Halloween still months away, many of you may be wondering how to quell your cosplay urge.  Worry no more!

 

The Hero Girls costume club is hosting The Ultimate Summer Costume Party on Saturday, August 13, at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank, CA.  The party will run from 8:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.


This one-night-only event is for fanboys and fangirls who like to COSTUME UP and PARTY DOWN! There will be a DJ, dancing, a cash bar (bring cash, buy drinks!), FREE COMICS for everyone, and hundreds of costumed revelers.

Admission is only $9.00, and tickets will be available at the door.  Please visit their website, www.TheHeroGirls.com, for more details.

 

 

The Fanboy Comics crew will be in attendance, and Katniss may be making a return appearance!  Don't miss this awesome opportunity to dress up as your favorite character from comics, movies, TV, anime, books, etc.

 

I hope to see you there!

 

Yours geekly,
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

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