July 19, 2013 | 6:20 a.m.
They boarded Viking longships and paddled toward glory and loot. But it wasn’t 9th century Scandinavia; it was 21st century San Diego. (And, OK, the ships weren’t so long — they were two-seaters. But the glory and loot at stake were real.) Chris Castagnetto and Zach Warburg, who had not met before this inaugural raid, were teamed in a race at the “Vikings” Interactive Waterway, a free attraction across from the San Diego Convention Center that the hit show on the History channel is staging Thursday, Friday and Saturday as part of its Comic-Con International activities. The prize? Shields signed by the case of “Vikings.” FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Warburg, from San Diego, and Castagnetto, from San Jose, crossed the 50-foot pool in 10.4 seconds. Castagnetto, who counted the seconds of the following race to himself — 12 […]
July 02, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.
Ragnar Lothbrok is leading a major “Vikings” raiding party to San Diego. Comic-Con International attendees are in for better treatment than the monks of Lindisfarne, however: Costumed shieldmaidens will beckon them to board miniature Norse-styled ships, grab a paddle and race on the “Vikings” Interactive Waterway close to the convention center, and fans who turn up at the hit History show’s Friday night panel will receive a free comic book. Hero Complex readers can take the first look at the comic’s cover, which shows the bold, bright Ragnar, his fierce, loving wife Lagertha, his envious, scheming brother Rollo and the all-father, Odin. (See a larger version of the cover here.) The story is written by show creator Michael Hirst and features interior artwork by Dennis Calero (“X-Men Noir”). It’s set before the events of Season 1 and sees Ragnar and […]