Necomimi Cat Ears Make a Splash at Comic Con 2012

Attendees from all over the country came out for the U.S. launch of Necomimi cat ears at the Andaz Hotel Rooftop Lounge to test the brainwave monitoring headsets, which created quite a stir during their four-day appearance at Comic Con in San Diego.

Guests enjoyed Necotini cocktails and cat-themed cupcakes served by cocktail waitresses wearing the moving headsets, along with red superhero capes, at the launch held on Thursday, July 12.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed trying on the cat ears, which move according to the user’s brainwave patterns and emotions. Ears perk up when the wearer is alert, droop down when the user is relaxed and spin in circular motions when the user is “in the zone.” Partygoers were also able to speak with members of the Necomimi team, who explained the technology behind the headsets.

Necomimi first became popular within the anime and costume communities in Japan because of a viral YouTube video by Neurowear, a fashion electronics company. Since then, audiences have been eagerly awaiting the US launch.

Necomimi is great for parties, tailgating at sporting events, bachelorette parties and can be used anytime to entertain friends and family.  The product became available for $99.95 beginning July 12th through select authorized resellers, retail partners and on www.necomimi.com.

Tom Hanks’ New Animated Series “Electric City” Online Now

Today, July 17, Yahoo! unveils the first ten episodes of Tom Hanks’ “Electric City,” a ground-breaking, new 90- minute action-packed sci-fi adventure series. Yahoo! brings Hanks’ vision and storytelling to a global audience through a first-of-its kind 360 degree online interaction of digital, social, mobile and gaming media. Through superior quality, high-end graphic animation designed specifically for the Internet, “Electric City” features an immersive and interactive online experience featuring a 3-D map of ‘Electric City,’ behind-the-scenes footage of the cast, games and more.

 “Electric City” features a multi-talented cast that includes the voices of Tom HanksJeanne Tripplehorn (“Big Love,” “Grey Gardens”), Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”),Ginnifer Goodwin (WALK THE LINE, A SINGLE MAN, HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU), Jason AntoonChris Parnell, Paul ScheerJune Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown among many others. The series, produced in partnership with Playtone and Reliance Entertainment, was created by Tom Hanks and executive produced by Gary Goetzman and Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman Reliance Entertainment Group.

#SDCC: Dark Horse Debuts Lance Henriken’s To Hell You Ride!

 Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce To Hell You Ride, written by horror movie icon Lance Henriksen (MillenniumAliensNear Dark)!

Teased during a thrilling “Drawing on Your Nightmares” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, this new horror series is written by Lance Henriksen and Joseph Maddrey (Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film), with art by Tom Mandrake. To Hell You Ride marks Lance Henriksen’s comics debut!

A deadly curse plagues the small town of Telluride, melting the flesh from its victims—it’s the violent revenge four warriors set in motion when their sacred burial grounds were disturbed for the sake of gold miners’ greed!

Praise for the work of Henriksen and Mandrake:

“Mandrake is an artist who deserves to be a superstar.” —Comic Book Resources

 “Henriksen’s undeniable talents as a storyteller are on full display here.” Rue Morgue

To Hell You Ride #1 is on sale December 12, 2012!