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Photos of Day 3 of WonderCon

The final set of photos are now up!  Which costume was your favorite?

Mass Effect 3 Release

The third and final installment of BioWare’s epic space saga, Mass Effect 3, is out today, available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  Both fans and critics of the game have been eagerly awaiting the finale for some time now, as it was officially announced in December of 2010.  With a massive cast of characters, and the player’s choices in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 having a direct impact on the events of the game, Mass Effect 3 should prove to be a highly entertaining entry into this year’s RPG category.


Are you planning on playing the game?  Do you have a favorite character?  Who is better to play as, Male!Shep or Fem!Shep?  Let us know your thoughts on the game, and look for a review soon!

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, No More! Comikaze Expo is Her Final Convention Appearance

That’s right, after November 6th, Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, will no longer be making convention appearances. Comikaze Expo, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will mark the last convention appearance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. As the official “spooksperson” of Comikaze Expo, Elvira (aka Cassandra Peterson) will sign autographs, pose for photos with fans and take part in various events throughout the Expo.

Elvira became a household name as the host of Elvira’s Movie Macabre, the first nationally syndicated horror movie show. The weekly series featured the sexy, outrageous movie hostess’ sharp wit and clever banter throughout her tongue-in-cheek commentary of B-movie classics. Her reign as ‘Queen of Halloween’ spans three decades and includes two feature films, her long-running series and two motion control rides. Her appearance at Comikaze Expo solidifies the event’s commitment to horror fans and promises to be a memorable experience for all.

Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles. This unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. The event will kick off with an appearance by the father of modern comics, Stan Lee, at the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Tickets are already on sale for an awesome price of $12 and kids under 12 get in for free. Please go to the official Comikaze Expo page for additional information and a full list of scheduled guests and events.


Twelve bucks for a convention ticket isn’t gonna break the bank. Heck, parking usually costs that much. I’m quite excited to see what this convention will offer and how fun it will be. Come back for more information as the con draws near.

Comikaze Expo is Coming to Los Angeles on November 5 and 6.

Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Guests of honor include legendary comic book created Stan Lee, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Additionally, there will be star-studded panels with artists, writers and creators and cast reunions from Nickelodeon’s All That and the Police Academy movies.

Comikaze also boasts independent film screenings, live shows, celebrity appearances, fan contests, games, portfolio reviews and even a masquerade ball. Expect this expo to be a bit different than your regular comic convention, as Comikaze seems to focus more on the community and culture.

Find more information on their website.

Tickets are only $12, but if you want discounted tickets, you can purchase them off of Goldstar.

E3 2011 Highlights and Photos

Exceeding Imagination, that is what Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) represents.  E3 is an annual trade show for computer and video games and related products by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).  Located at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on June 7-9, 2011, it’s filled with tens of thousands of professionals.  Everybody is there to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems and the internet.  Wandering around the halls, you can’t help but feel amazed at all the sights and sounds.

With so many announcements, we can only highlight a small portion of the large picture (listed in no particular order):

  • PlayStation Vita announcement: Sony’s Kaz Hirai, Representative Corporate Executive Office and Executive Deputy President of Sony Corporation (long title), announced the release and pricing information ($249 Wi-Fi only and $299 for Wi-Fi + 3G).
  • Wii-U unveling: A prototype version of the Wii-U was present, including a demonstration of the controller touch screen and a Zelda HD Demo among other tech-demos.
  • Minecraft coming to Xbox: The breakout indie sandbox game is now coming to the 360, with and without Kinect support by 4J Studios.
  • Halo 4 announcement: The first part of a new trilogy, picking up where Master Chief left off.  Nothing more than a teaser trailer was shown, so we’re not sure how the series will follow the Halo 3 conclusion.
  • Batman: Arkham City: A playable Catwoman was revealed!  We had a chance to see a working demo displaying the difference of play between Bat and the Cat in similar scenario.
  • New Smash Brothers heading to Wii-U and 3DS: Development has yet to begin and information is scarce, but we know that Masahiro Sakurai, the creative force behind both Kirby and Super Smash Bros, and Project Sora are working on the latest iteration.
  • Mario Kart 3DS demo:  A fun demo was available for us to play with, including hang-gliding and underwater races.  The game also plans to feature more customization of karts than previous games (adjusting tires for example).
  • Super Mario 3D Land: Part 2D and 3D game play for the 3DS!  This latest incarnation includes everybody’s (or at least my) favorite returning power up, the Tanooki (racoon) Suit!  We only got to see the video, but from what we saw it looks to be shaping up pretty nicely!
  • Starfox 64 3DS demo: Nostalgia ahoy!  I remember playing this game for a very long time as a kid and with a playable demo available, I made a quick bee-line to it.  The controls in this remake felt a bit different, but the nostalgia was there and the graphics looked incredible!
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: A demo was available and from what we gathered, consider us impressed!  The new opening cinematic of the Old Republic was also revealed and is beyond words on the level of excitement being generated towards this MMO (if done right).

This doesn’t account for all the other stuff that we saw (like Gear of War 3, God of War Origins, Street Fighter x Tekken, and etc), but here are some photos that captured some of our moments (including many booth babes).

For more information on E3, visit E3 homepage