Comic-Con 2012, America’s annual celebration for the comic and pop culture fan in all of us, opens in San Diego today. With so much to see, Solopress.com proudly present our unmissible gems at this year’s show…
Comic-Con 2012 (www.comic-con.org) is being held at the San Diego Convention Center in California from today until Sunday July 15th. This annual event showcases the best comic books, movies, animated/live action TV shows, Japanese anime/manga, video games and toys in the popular sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres.
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/comiccon
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Internationally acclaimed concept designer and visual futurist Syd Mead will sign limited prints of his concept art of the USS Sulaco, featured in the movie ALIENS and in the upcoming SEGA video game Aliens: Colonial Marines, tomorrow from 3pm to 6pm.
Dark Horse and SEGA of America are also inviting fans to stop by the SEGA Pop-Up Arcade in downtown San Diego or Booth #2615 on the expo floor to pick up a copy of an exclusive free Aliens: Colonial Marines comic that is only available during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. The original 12ft alien queen special effects prop used in the iconic 1986 film ALIENS will be on display too.
Aliens: Colonial Marines goes on sale for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February 2013. A version for the new Nintendo Wii U games console is also in the works.
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/aliensgames
Halo’s anti-hero Master Chief is back in full force at San Diego Comic-Con. Microsoft have revealed the newest Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo bundle – featuring a custom designed console, two joypads, 320Gb hard drive, exclusive downloadable content (DLC) and, of course, a copy of the Halo 4 game itself. It’s just a shame that this package still comes with a wired headset instead of the sexier Wi-Fi option.
Costing £269.99, the Halo 4 console bundle goes on sale in the UK on November 6th. Thus nicely avoiding an irritating clash with Guy Fawkes Night and all those lovely real life fireworks and big bangs.
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Halo4
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
This highly anticipated Peter Jackson film, based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien book, is slated for worldwide release in December 2012. Cast members Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) and Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield) will be signing autographs at the Warner Bros. Booth #4545 on Saturday from 11:15am to noon.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first major motion picture to be made using a high frame rate filmmaking technology running at 48 frames per second (fps), doubling the typical movie frame rate of 24 fps. It will be very interesting to see how this new innovation will improve the picture quality in both 3D and 2D.
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie
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