Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention Presents the Women of Science Fiction Television and Film

The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents The Women of Science Fiction Television and Film featuring Special Guests appearing at the AUGUST 19, 2012 show to sign autographs:

TRACY SCOGGINS starred as Capt. Elizabeth Lochley in Babylon 5 and Crusade as well as the films Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Babylon 5: A Call To Arms, and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales. TRACY was Cassandra in Highlander The Series, starred as Cat Grant in nineteen episodes of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Gilora Rijal in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Marie-Diane in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne.

ARLENE MARTEL starred in the classic Star Trek episode Amok Time as T’Pring who is bethrothed from childhood to be the future wife of Spock in the classic Star Trek episode Amok Time. ARLENE starred in the classic Outer Limits episode Demon with a Glass Hand and in two classic Twilight Zone episodes What You Need and Twenty Two.

MARTA KRISTEN starred as Judy Robinson in the Lost in Space Television series and Battle Beyond The Stars Movie.

JULIE ADAMS starred as Kay Lawrence in one of the most popular and iconic Science Fiction Movies of the 1950′s, Creature From The Black Lagoon. JULIE also guest starred in many Television series such as Kolchak: The Night Stalker, One Step Beyond, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, and The Incredible Hulk. JULIE is making an encore appearance at the Convention this year and will be signing copies of her book The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections From The Black Lagoon.

Also appearing will be Animator/Artist RIKKI SIMONS, the Voice of Gir, Bloaty and Mongo in the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. RIKKI and his wife TAVISHA have co-created together many graphic novels such as Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check, Ranklechick and His Three Legged-Cat and Shutterbox. A free DVD of the short independent Horror Film Dead Kansas will be given away while supplies last.

The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION is the real deal with an incredible track record serving the Comic Book Collecting community for 35 years. REGULAR ADMISSION is only $8.00, five years and under are free. EARLY ADMISSION is only $12.00. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The August 19, 2012 Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information on the signing times for all Guests.

via Press Release

One of the Best-Looking Design Ideas for THE AVENGERS DVD/Blu-Ray Box Set EVER!

Marvel’s The Avengers has had a huge success at the box office. All of the movies prior to The Avengers have also had great success: The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America. So to make the fans happy (or not…), Marvel is going to be releasing a TEN DISC Blu-Ray Box Set! Yes, this is a bit overkill. Most fans have already purchased the movies prior to The Avengers. Anyways, here’s what is included in the limited edition set:

  • Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
  • Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man (Blu-ray)
  • Bonus Disc – “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray)
  • Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

We shall see how well this does. It may do well, just because of the “extras” that are included. What’s hilarious is that there is no mention of Ang Lee’s version of the Hulk. It’s the red-headed step-child of Marvel’s movies. Marvel better have really good packaging for the set though. From the teaser poster, it just looks like it might be a brief case… What it should be is what Dave Delisle over at Dave’s Geeky Ideas has created, which looks to the be the best packaging idea for the Blu-Ray set EVER! What do you think?

This case was designed to hold the entire library of Marvel films starting with The Avengers, to every other movie prior to and future ones! It is based on SHIELD’s Helicarrier and is can hold at least 30 discs. Adding more trays to the main hull can grow that number to 50. Yes, it’s a bit rough on details and not-to-scale but that can always be worked out. He estimates it would be approximately 26″ long x 16″ wide x 12″ tall. Now how would you like that topping your shelf!?



Dave also would like to add the feature of adding removable “wings” of the helicarrier to be individual cases. It’s an interesting concept. You should also check out his other stuff here.