Just kidding. (It's totally soy sauce.)
Let's start off with mentioning how awesome it is that one of our guests is getting his book turned into a movie [Specifically: "Here, There Be Dragons" and "The Search for the Red Dragon," the first two books in James A. Owen's popular young-adult fantasy series "The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
.] And it's going to be awesome.
Why? Because the co-producer of the Lord of the Rings is aboard, that's why.
Also, because Young Adult books and movies tend to be pretty bad ass.
And if you don't believe me? This is the summary the article gives:
So far, "Geographica," which Owen also illustrates, includes four novels revolving around a secret book that contains the unpublished maps and journals of history's most famous author-adventurers. Included as protagonists are a young J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, future giants of the fantasy-adventure genre whose famous works are imagined by Owen to have been inspired by these fictional adventures.
Wright said Owen's series is "the best gift any fanboy of Tolkien, Lucas and Spielberg could receive. Here is a character-driven franchise that is both familiar and fresh, where wit and intelligence, not just rifles and regiments, win the day."
Did you just wonder why those books were not on your shelf?
Yeah, I thought so.
Also, if you haven't noticed, we have a calendar of events up, which helpfully reminds you as to when Iron Man II comes out (May 7th
Oh, yeah and we have this little thing that will plan your weekend at Phoenix comicon now.
CON*QUEST!: PROBABLY THE MOST AWESOME THING TO HAPPEN TO YOU, EVER. (BESIDES STAN LEE)
Don't know what Con*Quest is? It's simple, actually. Go to our website. Mouse over programming, and hit Con*Quest. Sign up with a user name. Every time you want to put something on your PERSONAL schedule (Any events/programming we're holding, basically.) click the plus sign at the top of the box. Do this for every day you plan to go.
PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN.
Can you make the NASA panel AND the brain-eating contest? Why yes, you can! Can you go to the Avatar panel, and hit up the UAT panel too? Yes! YOU CAN. (You can also lament that true Avatards dig a boy with an arrow on his forehead, and not random blue people, but I digress.)
DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS? NO.
IS IT AWESOME? YES, CONSIDERING HOW MANY TERRIBLE TIMES YOU HAD TO WONDER WHEN YOU NEEDED TO BE AT YOUR NEXT PANEL, AND DIDN'T REALIZE UNTIL THE LAST MOMENT THAT TWO WERE AT THE SAME TIME.
That is always heartbreaking, seriously.
Get planning my fellow Geeks! You need to schedule in time to hit that panel you've been dying to see.