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Things I’ve Learned From One Year of Echo Base

Tim Makoid
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It’s official, Echo Base is no longer measured in just months and days. It was August 15th, 2015 when we did our large scale public launch. Of course EB is much more than a year old in reality. It stemmed from a Facebook group with a bunch of entertainment obsessed nerds, led by our fearless leader […]

San Diego Comic-Con: After the Dust Settles

Damien Glonek
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The Con is over, I made it back safe and sound and I’m sitting back at my desk reflecting the past week of madness. Even though Sunday is the last day of the show, it is no less crowded than any other day inside the convention center. The aisles are still packed, walking is still […]

San Diego Comic-Con: Behind the Booth!

Damien Glonek
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While I know there are a million exciting things that happen all over Comic-Con, stuck inside a booth the days all blend in together. Friday and Saturday may seem like the most crowded days at San Diego Comic-Con, but Wednesday and Thursday are our busiest sale days.  I think most people want to rush in, […]

San Diego Comic-Con: Preview Night

Damien Glonek
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Back at the convention center at 8am. It’s make it or break it time. All of our stock is waiting for us at the booth.  We load it all in, barely making it fit. Our back room is packed. After that, time to finish setting up the cases. Being optimistic and having an early start […]

San Diego Comic-Con: Time To Go To Work

Damien Glonek
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Companies probably do half of their business for the year at Comic-Con. Not only is it a place for fans to go and ogle stuff, it is also a place where industries gather to make deals, show off what’s coming up and get some face time.  After all everyone is under one roof for the […]

San Diego Comic-Con: The Calm Before the Storm

Damien Glonek
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San Diego Comic-Con, the Mecca of all things popular culture.  There is no other convention like it. It is not just the convention, it is the location, the hype, the crowds, the reveals, it is everything.  I have been vending at conventions for over 20 years, and I have never experienced anything like San Diego […]

MMA meets Pokemon at Bellator 158

Militant Ginger
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British MMA champ Michael Page used KO. It was super effective. Everybody’s addicted to Pokémon Go, it seems – even hardcore MMA fighters. In fact, the most bizarre collision of worlds occurred in London last week, when the Bellator circuit of Mixed Martial Arts fighting (like, the poor cousin of UFC) held it’s first event […]

Pokémon Go is the hero society didn’t know it needed…

Militant Ginger
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Pokémon Go is the best thing to happen to America in years. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the 2006 movie-turned-precognitive-documentary Idiocracy, in which Mike Judge’s answer to Barack Obama, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, addresses the nation by admitting: “Shit’s bad right now.”     And Camacho is right. Shit is […]

‘RiffTrax Live/MST3K: The Reunion’ Post-Show Review!

ModCon02
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Dateline: June 28th, Somewhere In New Jersey. Myself and 200 fellow MISTIES* piled into a movie theater to watch a live feed of the RiffTrax/MST3K Reunion. All across the country, others were doing the same. It was beaming in all the way from the beautiful State Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funded in large part via […]

‘MST3K’ Plus ‘RiffTrax’ Equals… Hope?

ModCon02
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Last year’s Kickstarter campaign to resurrect Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K for brevity’s sake) was an unabashed triumph. It was also, in many respects, an object lesson in being careful what you wish for. MST3K was/is a cult icon. The show about a hapless human and his robot comrades being forced to watch cheesy movies […]