Inside Joke

Inside Joke

Jul 27

You might could check out this Digg page, cause there’s some kind of freaky viral marketing thing happening for The Dark Knight right now in San Diego, and it involves US ON THE INTERNET HOLY SHIT:

Digg – New viral site for the Joker asking you to join his army

(Even after it’s all done, that page will probably be a pretty nice document of the nerds chasing down this info. Sounds like a cool happening, but I could never get the damn page to load.)

UPDATE: Here’s what appears to be the finale: An official pic of Ledger as the Joker.

UPDATE 2: Teaser trailer here. Stay away for a few hours, though–I’m still downloading it.

Spock Also = Spock

Spock Also = Spock

Jul 26

Now I’m excited! Sylar’s playing the young Spock, but Nimoy’s also dustin’ off the old ears for a “meaty cameo.”

Other exciting news in this article: Karen Allen is going to appear in the new Indiana Jones movie! I LOVE Marion Ravenwood. She’s the best Indy girl by a country mile.

Con Memories: I AM the Asshole Here.

Con Memories: I AM the Asshole Here.

Jul 26

I encourage everyone with fingers to visit Sarah’s Con Memories post and type out their most embarassing, exciting, and just plain WEIRD con experiences.

However, there is a tale I must share alone, a story that has long been fabled in Alert Nerd lore. I’ve decided it’s time to reveal…the time when Jonathan Frakes called me an asshole. And I probably deserved it.

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Con Memories

Con Memories

Jul 25

In honor of Comic-Con, let’s all share some of our favorite con memories! I know you’ve got ’em!

Here’s one I was thinking about just the other day. It kind of encapsulates the heady, drunken nature of cons and the way in which the line between celebrities of all grades and regular fan-folk tends to get blurred.

A couple years ago, my pal Pelgar and I worked for the licensed website of a certain big-ass genre property. Through our jobs, we met some of the folks who worked on said property, including “Banana,” a trusty behind-the-scenes sort who was also a major fan favorite on the convention circuit. At one particularly gigantic con, we spotted Banana, drink in hand, chilling outside of the VIP party. “Well, hello there, Banana!” we said jovially. Banana gazed upon us with bleary, quizzical eyes. She obviously did not recognize us. She could probably only see a pair of vaguely fankid-shaped blobs. She finally muttered/slurred a half “hello,” then tottered swiftly back into the VIP area. As she skittered away, we imagined a little thought balloon above her head: “Oh, no…I must get away from THE FANS!!!”

Pelgar and I have since repeated and exaggerated and built upon that anecdote many, many times. He still makes me laugh by going, “Who am I?!” and swaying around drunkenly. So actually, I guess this is more of an example of how cons bond people in an inexplicable — yet very lasting — way.

Sylar = Spock

Sylar = Spock

Jul 24

I’m still kind of opposed to non-Shatners and non-Nimoys playing Kirk and Spock, but this is not a bad choice.

Heroes Baddie is Logical Choice to Play Spock

That creaking sound you hear is my fangirl mind opening up just a tad.