Before Watchmen arrive at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Comic fans living or visiting the LA Region on April 21st might want to take note that Jim Lee, Dan DiDio and Geoff Boucher will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to talk about the new mini-series Before Watchmen coming out this summer from DC. It will be an opportunity to catch up on the story and information going into the new series long before it hits retail. The panel will kick off at 1:oo pm though and Geoff Boucher will act as moderator for the event.

Event details:

  • Location: USC School for Cinematic Arts
  • Date: Saturday April 21st, 2012
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Panel kicks off at 1:00 pm
  • Watchmen Director’s Cut shows after at 2:00pm

Space is limited so if you want to get tickets check out the reserve page to order your panel pass and get some cool perks in the process including a poster.

Link: DC Comics News | LA Times Festival of Books

The Avengers play closer slot for Tribeca Film Fest 2012

Marvel is going all out with The Avengers, today the team announces they’ve secured the closing spot to the festival and will air a special screening there for the event on April 28th, the promotion will allow local heroes from police, rescue and armed forces to sit in on the screening and meet the cast. It’s a nice gesture by the group at an event often out of reach, it’s a huge treat though as they’ll get to catch the actors behind the magic on the screen as well.

Joss Whedon of course was excited at the news and had this to say

“Showing at Tribeca is both an honor and a double homecoming for me, who grew up in Manhattan, and for the movie, which wrapped production there.  I’m thoroughly psyched to be closing the festival with our intimate little think-piece.”

For the rest of us the film will still be on schedule to release May 4, 2012 but hey if you’re going to Tribeca and know someone at Marvel, maybe you can sneak in.

Links: Marvel News | Tribeca Film Fest

MINUTEMAN World Premiere at Comic-Con 2010

With a week left until the start of Comic-Con 2010 there’s a flurry of information coming out to detail the latest additions to the show. Today we get wind that MINUTEMAN has joined the 2010 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. The war thriller will make its debut on Friday July 23rd at 1:20PM for all to see with no word about a repeated screening.

Some words on MINUTEMAN for the masses:

The film revolves around Captain Lance Deakin who, after returning to civilian life as a Texas rancher, is haunted by flashbacks of MINUTEMAN, a hyper violent video game he was playing while on tour in Iraq. Exhibiting strange powers in real life, Lance is pulled deeper and deeper into the vortex of his memory, slowly realizing that the military turned him and his men into brainwashed super-soldiers to perform top secret missions. While Lance is desperately trying to piece together what happened to him, Lance’s former comrades are closing in on him and Becca, his fiance, to take them out. Lance is quickly running out of time to uncover the truth and save the woman he loves.

MINUTEMAN, the Video Game has been designed by Southern Methodist University’s Guild Hall graduate students and Longhorn Skull Productions, LLC. It is an interactive war game that shows the film’s Minuteman characters in combat action. Cutting between the video game and the movie enhances the mystery, power and adrenaline rush of the film.