Comic-Con 2001: Fire Wing Force

How do you get your creative project into the public eye? Sometimes it’s a matter of blind luck, force of will, and sometimes just a matter of perfect timing. In the case of Fire Wing Force, it may be all three. Depicting the adventures of mutated animals who pilot America’s finest fighter jets, Fire Wing…

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Comic-Con 2001: Day Three

We struggled across a convention floor so thick with attendees we expected to see Charlton Heston running across it screaming “Convention Green is made out of people!” At each logjam of people, usually caused by a booth babe, one question burned in our minds: “Can Kevin Smith be topped?” Well, yes and no. Today, Hollywood…

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Comic-Con 2001: Day One

Burbling crowds. Flashes popping. Portfolios dragging. The steady whirr of Wizard’s Wheel o’ Stuff. And videoscreens set too loudly, trying to lure passers-by into paying attention to their anime. The Comic-Con is officially open. The actual events remained pretty sparse today, being traditionally the least attended. DC offered up a tribute to Stan Lee, while…

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Comic-Con 2001: Preview Night

For five days out of the year, Fanboys can feel beloved in the city of San Diego. Banners line the streets. Every bus carries a placard touting the Comics Convention. Flight attendants in the hotel elevator glance over knowingly. It must be the tremendous amount of money that we spend. And by we, I mean…

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