July 25, 2014 | 3:19 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — There are plenty of Hollywood awards shows where people get gussied up in tuxedos, designer gowns and jewels on loan from Harry Winston. There are not so many, however, where attendees can be found dressed as superheroes, zombies and scary clowns. Just such an event was held Thursday night in San Diego’s Petco Park, where about 4,500 Comic-Con-goers gathered for mtvU’s first Fandom Awards. The ceremony, which will air on the college-demographic-targeted channel on Sunday night, was designed to celebrate exactly the sort of fervent, obsessive pop-culture ardor that draws droves of people to Comic-Con International every year. Other awards shows may be voted on by fans (think the People’s Choice Awards), but in this one the fans themselves were the winners. FULL COVERAGE: Comic-Con 2014 The inspiration for the Fandom Awards came out of internal research […]
July 20, 2013 | 1:40 p.m.
While the San Diego Convention Center hosts the fanboys and hit-girls of Comic-Con during the day, in the evening the bars, hotels and streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter become the home of the annual convention’s lively nightlife. Comic-Con has earned a reputation for its hospitality to many fandoms as it has expanded from a mere comic book convention to an event that celebrates all genres with major fan followings. The annual gathering of some 130,000 pop culture enthusiasts gives way to a lavish party scene. Sure, there’s still a cosplay prom and countless trivia contests, and many attendees spend their nights camped out on the sidewalks awaiting badges for the panels. But the mainstream Hollywood studios that have been attracted to Comic-Con in the last decade also shell out big bucks to entertain celebrities and industry members who make the […]
July 19, 2013 | 1:37 p.m.
The cast of “Veronica Mars” is still shooting the show’s big-screen comeback, but writer Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell and the rest of the Neptune High crew assembled before fans at Comic-Con’s Hall H to debut new footage, reminisce, and thank the fans who gave $5.7 million via Kickstarter to see their favorite girl detective back in action. The film version wraps Monday, and Thomas, who wrote and directed, says he hopes its just the first of many (though he’s hoping the studio will just give him the money for the next one.) “I want to be a Bond franchise,” Thomas said. FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Though footage from the new movie was screened, there’s still no hint as to what the plot or mystery will be. We do know that Veronica hasn’t worked as a private investigator since […]
March 20, 2013 | 1:07 p.m.
“Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell, and the show’s creator Rob Thomas know you probably have some questions about how their groundbreaking, crowd-funded “Veronica Mars” movie is going to work. And they would like to answer those questions on Thursday by way of a live chat on Twitter, beginning at 11 A.M. PDT. Predictably, they announced the chat on Twitter too: “Attn marshmallows! @RobThomas & I r doin a Live Twitter Chat tmrw @ 11AM PT- use #veronicamarsmovie & we’ll answer ur questions! RT!” Bell wrote, using her pet name for “Veronica Mars” fans. ‘Veronica Mars’ film a go, thanks to a kick from Kickstarter “Abandoned my personal pledge to never join Twitter, just so I can follow your #veronicamarsmovie chat tomorrow,” wrote @LRPeacock, in what did indeed appear to be the user’s first tweet ever. “Guess we better throw a great […]
March 13, 2013 | 6:52 p.m.
Holy cow marshmallows: You sure do love your “Veronica Mars.” On Wednesday morning, the show’s creator Rob Thomas, and its leading lady Kristen Bell launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million for a “Veronica Mars” feature film that would take place at the acid tongue sleuth’s 10th high school reunion. Devoted fans did not hesitate to reach into their wallets, and in less than 24 hours they had raised the $2 million needed to get the project funded. The project hit the $2-million number around 6 p.m. PDT. “Hallelujah! It’s a green light my friends. I love you all, but particularly the donors among you,” Thomas tweeted Wednesday night. But that doesn’t mean the fundraising will stop. “Okay, here it is! Stretch goal. $3 Million or Logan Echolls doesn’t survive the movie! #VeronicaMars, #IMKristenBell,” Thomas wrote on his twitter […]