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With two weeks to go until San Diego Comic-Con, news about panel appearances is just starting to hit the web. For animation fans, there's a lot in store from networks like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Net ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSee more photos in Shannon Cottrell's gallery, "The Venture Bros. @ San Diego Comic-Con 2011."
Adult Swim's cult hit The Venture Bros. was back at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Friday's panel featured show masterminds Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer along with James Urbaniak, ... More >>
Shannon CottrellDoc Hammer and Jackson Publick with amazing Venture Bros. cosplayers at SDCC 2010San Diego Comic-Con just posted it's panel schedule for Friday, July 22. For fans of Adult Swim's cult favorite series, The Venture Bros., you'll want to mark this down (and prepare to get in line ... More >>
We're dorky for the hilarious comedy of Jackie Kashian, who brings her podcast The Dork Forest to NerdMelt at Meltdown Comics on Thursday, July 7, with guests Dana Gould and James Urbaniak. While on vacation in Australia, she kindly A'ed our Q's.
Congratulations on 45 episodes of The Dork ... More >>
Patton Oswalt and Grumpus
LA Weekly's brand new People Issue, out on newsstands Thursday, has enough nerd heroes to fill a whole, err, nerds don't know sports. But they do like systems and categorization, and so we put them in a list:
5. James Urbaniak
For more than five years, Thrilling Adventure Hour has been bringing L.A. a dose of "old-time radio." Well, sort of. Created by writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, Thrilling Adventure Hour is actually a stage show done in the style of radio. In other words, you're watching actors on stage in front o ... More >>
Last summer, Carlos Ramos embraced his love of Stanley Kubrick's film in his show "Kubrick" at Bergamot Station's Copro Gallery (see "Carlos Ramos Reinterprets Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Film Moments"). While working on that show, a new inspiration hit him-- David Bowie.
Shannon CottrellCarlos Ramos ... More >>
Photo by Jonathan ReillyNathan Fillion strikes his best heroic pose as Annie Savage looks on
Fearless superheroes battling feathered evildoers, male Martians having their egg sacs (!) violated by their disgusted compadres, and pint-sized sidekicks being brainwashed by Nazi vamps to assassinat ... More >>
Photographer Shannon Cottrell and I started off 2009 with Anime L.A. and then proceeded to hit up every convention and non-con fandom event we could attend. Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind year of panels, cosplay, ball-jointed dolls and "Hare Hare Yukai" dance-offs. We decided to end the year ... More >>