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Matt Smith and Karen Gillan to appear at San Diego Comicon

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OMFG moment!!! How ace!!! And I don't have tickets! But for those of you that do, here is a frakking awesome treat! Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will appear at San Diego Comicon! Their first appearance EVER at a con! That is freaking sweet! Sunday July 24 from 1230 to 1330 hours, both will be on a panel and Q&A with Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They’re also bringing with them exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on the Beeb.

BBC America will have a booth there as well. #3629. The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product exclusives including: a comic book convention special, the River Song figure, and tons of t-shirt styles.

VOLBEAT 2011 Tour Dates

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What can only be described as insanity, I've got the upcoming VOLBEAT tour dates for the rest of the year. The pace looks maddening! No rest for the wicked, I should say. There ARE dates for Ireland, Scotland, and England - as those were cancelled last year due to Michael's illness. Hopefully he and the rest of the band stay healthy enough to make the dates - hell, ALL the dates that have been booked. My advice: GO SEE THIS BAND LIVE! You won't be sorry. It's a darn good time. Great music. Loads of fun.


30 Jun 2011 SWE Borlänge Peace & Love Festival
03 Jul 2011 GER Leipzig With Full Force
08 Jul 2011 NOR Kvinesdal Norway Rock Festival
09 Jul 2011 FRA Amneville Sonisphere Festival
10 Jul 2011 GBR Knebworth Sonisphere Festival
24 Jul 2011 CAN Toronto Heavy T.O. Festival
25 Jul 2011 USA Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
26 Jul 2011 USA Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
28 Jul 2011 USA Ft. Wayne, IN Piere's
29 Jul 2011 USA Cleveland…

Doctor Who Magazine #436

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Being a big fan of The Brigadier, I had to repost this! If you can get your hands on this issue - yippie!

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE celebrates the life of NICHOLAS COURTNEY in a special 100-page bumper issue, packed with rare and never-before-published photos, dedicated to the man who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart for over 40 years. Among those paying tribute to the actor who played the Doctor’s most trusted friend are former Doctors TOM BAKER, DAVID TENNANT, SYLVESTER McCOY and COLIN BAKER.

“Once you got to know Nick, you loved everything about him,” Tom explains to DWM. “We were a double act. I loved everything he did. I would have loved him as Othello. All other critical faculties were abandoned. You just couldn’t explain yourself. It was almost like someone saying, ‘What an Earth do you see in her?’ or ‘What on Earth do you see in him?’ Once you actually love someone, you just love being with them – and I loved being with Nick.”

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

SALUTING THE BRIG
NICHOLAS PEGG se…

On Board Flight 666 - coming October 2011

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Iron Maiden never shy away from new media and this latest offering is no exception. From being the pioneers of long form video to touring in the most unlikely places; this band never ceases to impress. Die hard Maiden fans already own and have memorized all of Flight 666. Now, a companion books makes it's way to the shelves.





Iron Maiden photographer John McMurtrie compiled this visual spectacular book. It's to be released on Orion Books in the UK in October 20, 2011. John has the inside look at this world famous band. Seemingly nothing was off limits to him. The book contains more than 300 photographs both onstage and off.

ON BOARD FLIGHT 666 charts the extraordinary journey of IRON MAIDEN in their specially customised Boeing 757, piloted by lead singer and airline Captain Bruce Dickinson. Travelling across 5 continents, twice around the globe to undertake two World Tours, John's pictorial odyssey maps their progress from Ed Force One's historic take-off in January 2…

Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City

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The line up today was just ear bleeding awesomeness!! DAVE AND TIM!!!!!! Warren Haynes. Damian Marley AND.... another blistering set by DAVE MATTHEWS BAND!!!! I tried to send in a text/multiple text from the grounds today and it came out all michigosh. So, in English - here it is again!
Another lovely day in Atlantic City, NJ! The first stop on the DMB Caravan Tour. Three stages. Loads of bands. Finally an American band gets how to put on a proper European festival. Plenty of places to recycle. Brita water stations through out the grounds where you can get FREE water. Reasonably priced food - huge pizza slices! Perfectly grilled burgers. Even the weather is being festival friendly - big poofy white clouds, ocean breeze, loverly! Check out the tour as it winds its way to Chicago, New York and the famous Gorge in Seattle. Be sure to take a refillable water bottle!

There! LOL But it was a wicked day! Like I said - an American band got the feel and flow of a European festival right!!! Thr…
t the tour as it winds its way to Chicago, New York and the famous Gorge in Seattle. Be sure to take a refillable water bottle!
ood - huge pizza slices! Perfectly grilled burgers. Even the weather is being festival friendly - big poofy white clouds, ocean breeze, loverly! Check ou
n a proper European festival. Plenty of places to recycle. Brita water stations through out the grounds where you can get FREE water. Reasonably priced f
Another lovely day in Atlantic City, NJ! The first stop on the DMB Caravan Tour. Three stages. Loads of bands. Finally an American band gets how to put o

'68 Winners Announced!!!

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It's all done and dusted. The Zombies have been slayed. The pork product has been roasted. And rum was had by all!!!!! I've got the winners for the 10 REASONS WHY YOU ARE BETTER THAN A ZOMBIE contest. Just to recap. '68 is an awesomely groovy zombie comic by Mark Kidwell, Nat Jones, and Jay Fotos. They take your usual zombie fare and turns it on it's arse. Set during the Vietnam War, '68 freezes time in a sense. None of the cultural references go beyond February 13, 1968. The world stops. The zombies take over. It's one thing fighting a war. Another thing fighting zombies. But what if you have to fight BOTH AT THE SAME TIME???!!!!


Bob O. and Stephani N. won an autographed copy of Issue #1 of '68

The following are the best TEN REASONS WHY I AM BETTER THAN A ZOMBIE!

From Tanya P.

1. My brains aren't currently being attacked by microorganisms that will quickly degrade my thinking process and turn my brains into so much mush within hours.

2. My body also isn&…

WIZARD Philadelphia Comicon 2011

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Another successful WIZARDWORLD comicon has come and gone. Philadelphia was aces. Great people. Great fun. Artist Alley and Celebrities and Venders all on one floor - Panels downstairs. Easy Peasy.










RIVAL SONS !!! RIVAL SONS !!! RIVAL SONS !!!

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As if I have not gushed enough about the best "new" band to come out of the US of frakking A!! Here is more: RIVAL FUCKING SONS!!!! Dudes! PRESSURE AND TIME comes out June 20th (June 26th in the USA). Do yourself a favour and pre-order it from here in the EU and from here in North America. The album is frakking boss!!! "Face of Light" closes the album and it gives me chills every time I hear it. It is without a doubt the best song written this year. You KNOW I LOVE "Pressure and Time" :D So here is more skinny from these absolutely groovilicious rockers! Run over to Facebook and LIKE Rival Sons!!! You will not regret it! Best thing for your ears this summer!

Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS are preparing for the release of their new album, PRESSURE & TIME, which is due to be released next Monday, June 20th in Europe and on July 26th in North America.

The band have taken some time out ahead of the release to discuss the current rock scene in Los…

'68 Hardship

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The Hardships of War Include Zombies in Upcoming One Shot

Berkeley, CA – 8 June 2011 – The next zombie hit comes from none other than Image Comics, the publisher that introduced fans to the international best-selling hit THE WALKING DEAD. ’68: HARDSHIP is a stand alone story based in the grisly world that horror writer Mark Kidwell carved out in the first two issues of the ’68 miniseries. Along with gifted colorist Jay Fotos, guest artist Jeff Zornow (TYRANNOSAURUS REX, HACK/SLASH) illustrates the horrific details of this story about what happens to one soldier when he returns home.

“68: HARDSHIP is my return to the zombie/horror genre," Zornow explained. "This is the darkest zombie book I have ever illustrated. Brutal and to the point, this is a detailed description of the American nightmare, which opens the gates to an undead apocalypse!"

"They say you can’t go home again,” Kidwell commented. “And HARDSHIP proves that old adage in spades. We’re giving readers a …

BUMP - another groovilicious offering from Mark Kidwell

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BUMP by Mark Kidwell
is a ghost story with teeth. Thirty years ago, Sheriff Gil Lundy ended deformed serial killer Edgar Dill's bloody series of murders by turning a blind eye to justice and walling the wounded monster up in a decrepit farmhouse to die. Now, something has risen from the dust and shadow of the old Dill place, something evil, and hungry. Something that churns the skies over rural Alder County into a raging tempest and brings scream-inducing nightmares to the aging lawman and those who know what he did. There's a light on in Edgar Dill's playroom and dark, fanged things formed of crawling wood-flesh howl like band saws in hell from the trees. Bump is a full length novelization of Mark Kidwell's hit horror comic mini-series that expands the dark, violent tale to a whole new level of terror. Bump will get under your skin...and leave splinters on its way out.

Mark Kidwell is the author/illustrator of dozens of comic books and graphic novels. Primarily workin…

Rival Sons Summer Tour Dates

RIVAL SONS
June 24 - Bilbao, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
June 26 - Imola, Italy - Sonisphere Festival
June 28 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo Werk 21
July 01 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW Visions Party
July 02 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
July 03 - Arras, France - Main Square Festival
July 05 - Oslo, Norway - Baa
July 06 - Kalskoga, Sweden - Putte Parken Festival
July 08 - Weert, Netherlands - Bospop Festival
July 09 - Knebworth, UK - Sonisphere Festival
July 12 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit 3
July 13 - London, UK - Borderline

RIVAL SONS w/ JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRYCHE
July 15 - Newport, UK - Newport Centre
July 16 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
July 17 - Doncaster, UK - The Dome
July 19 - Glasgow, UK - SECC
July 20 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Arena
July 21 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
July 23 - London, UK - High Voltage Festival
July 24 - Bournemouth, UK - BIC

Helldriver

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This is a movie you've just GOT to see!!! OMG!!! I saw the trailer at the Phoenix Comicon and just roared! Space ash turns Japan into a zombie infested pit. A school girl with a chain saw is tapped to be the zombie slaying hero! Frak me! Gotta love it! It's directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and stars Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Yurei Yanagi, Kazuki Namioka, Kentaro Kishi, Mizuki Kusumi, Minoru Torihada, and Guadalcanal Taka.

Hobo With A Shotgun

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It's Rutger Hauer.
As a hobo.
With a shotgun!
A post apocalyptic splatter fest!
I read the "official" synopsis and it reads very pretty. Shiny even. But it's the trailer that makes it! Guns. Gratuitous violence. Darkness. Debauchery. Grime. Seediness. Guns. Hobo. Yep! Makes for a happy movie! And did I mention Rutger Hauer is in it?

Watch now OnDemand and in theatres June 10th!

Zombie Invasion of Phoenix

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The undead are among us. Shambling, blood spattered cannibals roamed the streets of Phoenix during the Comicon on Memorial Day weekend. Your intrepid photographer braved the ravenous hordes to bring you these photos. They are not for the faint of heart. For the sake of safety, you can explore Zombies at '68. This is a fantastic new tome by the trio of Kidwell, Fotos, and Jones.






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