Is SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) worth it anymore? We tackle this and more on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Scary Stories get a documentary and we want it NOW!
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After the prelude where James gushes about Bloodborne, we jump into comics where Tony gets his chance to fanboy over Pacific Rim more and we close down level 1 talking about digital comics and what’s new on the horizon with Black Mask Studios.
In video game industry news, Konami kicks up even more controversy surrounding Kojima leaving and what that means for Silent Hills. Gamestop is knocking it out of the park with its digital sales while the creator of Oddworld tell us why he thinks capitalism is killing video games and we give you our reasons why we both agree and disagree with him. Over in Entertainment news, Ready Player One is ready for prime time, we’re getting both a Spock and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary which sends our inner nerds screaming. We close out level 3 with Jason Segel taking over some LEGO projects and why your inner child should be excited about it.
Our Epilogue this week is about San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and if it’s still relevant to the comics industry at large. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 132: Escape From SDCC
In Comic Industry News – Pacific Rim, Black Mask Studios
In Game Industry News – Gamestop, Silent Hills, Oddworld
In Entertainment News – Spock Documentary, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Documentary, Lego Movies
Epilogue – SDCC Relevance
Is SDCC still relevant?
Read about the things we love to talk about!
What is SDCC?: http://www.comic-con.org/
Learn about the Scary Stories Documentary: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scary-stories-a-documentary
(0:15:20) This week in Comic Industry News – Wondercon talks Batman, IDW keeps doing what they do and Mondo goes Marvel.
(0:26:00) In Game Industry News – Nintendo is under fire, Nuka Cola has been trademaked, Sony ditches Square, Game Spy closes and what that means to you and Fatal Frame gets a sequel.
(046:00ish) In Entertainment News – Oculus is ready to go to Hollywood, Sony registers Bioshock domains, Stephen Spielberg is on board for Goonies, we get the lowdown on the new Fantastic Four movie, Disney takes over the world even while movie ticket prices drop.