Comic-Con 2010

I’m going to be hosting the RiffTrax panel again this year at Comic-Con in San Diego, so if you’re going to the conference, make sure you carve some time out to come see us Friday night! Here are the details:

RIFFTRAX LIVE!

Friday July 23rd
7PM to 8PM
Room 6DE

Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (RiffTrax.com, Mystery Science Theater 3000) return to Comic-Con to perform another live, hilarious riff to a classic short! The panel is hosted by Veronica Belmont (host of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on the PlayStation Network). Join the riffers for fun, laughs, and the latest news from RiffTrax.com, the site where MST3K-style humor meets mainstream movies, TV shows and vintage shorts. At RiffTrax.com they don’t make movies, they make them funny!

In case you missed it, I actually performed with the guys on a short last year, which is available up on their website here. Can’t wait to see everyone at the Con!!

UPDATE:

I’m also speaking on the Geek Girls Exist! panel:

The panel consists of women who represent different aspects of the geek culture and who have embraced their geekiness in their personal and/or professional lives. I will moderate the panel to discuss topics such as “when did you realize you were a geek,” “when did you decide to embrace it,” “what would you offer aspiring young females in your profession/interest,” as well as encourage anecdotes about embarrassing moments when their “geek got in the way.”

DETAILS:

The panel will be held Thursday July 22 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 8.

Check out the amazing list of panelists (so far):

Morgan Romine founder of Ubisoft’s all-girl gaming team The Frag Dolls
Bonnie Burton author of You Can Draw Star Wars and Girls Against Girls
Marian Call musician inspired by Firefly/Serenity and Battlestar Galactica with her album “Got to Fly”
Sarah Kuhn author of One Con Glory
Jill Pantozzi writer for MTV Splash Page, Newsarama, Has Boobs Reads Comics blog, and Heartless Doll
Veronica Belmont technology and gaming-centric video host of Qore and Tekzilla
Kiala Kazebee writer for io9, the SFWeekly, GeekWeek, and featured extra in Felicia Day’s The Guild

Guest Riffing on American Thrift!

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I tweeted this out last week, but I wanted to give some extra love to the RiffTrax guys for inviting me to guest star on their latest video short, American Thrift Part 1! My ultimate goal is to sell more copies than Tron, which featured Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm.

At only $.99, American Thrift is thrifty indeed! Help a girl out, we gotta take these rock stars down a few pegs.

RiffTrax LIVE: Plan 9 from Outer Space

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In case you didn’t hear the news from Comic-Con, I’m going to be hosting the RiffTrax LIVE event on August 20th! Now, this is way bigger than just the typical internet streaming event: it’s going to be broadcast to over 400 movie theaters across the country! The guys will be riffing on the classic Ed Wood film Plan 9 from Outer Space (thought by many people to be one of the worst films ever made). In addition, the wonderful Jonathan Coulton will be performing, along with a special segment by Rich “Lowtax” Kyanka of Something Awful.

We’re going to be recording the show in Nashville, TN, but unfortunately that theater has already sold out. So make sure you get tickets while you can from the website!

In other news, the RiffTrax panel at Comic-Con was a blast. Not only did the guys do a live riff of a video short called “Shake Hands with Danger,” but we also had the crowd plead their case for the next full-length RiffTrax feature! The selection was for one of my favorite bad movies, Dragon Wars.

By the way, here are all my pictures from Comic-Con. I got to meet so many awesome people (like Phil Plait from Bad Astronomy), that was probably the most fun I’ve ever had a convention. Although, Tom and I are heading to Dragon*Con in September, so that might come close… more on that one coming soon.

RiffTrax Live Online

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As you may have learned from previous updates, I’m a huge fan of the guys over at RiffTrax (see also MST3K). The big news this week from them is that Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett will be doing a live RiffTrax online this Thursday!

The short film they’ll be riffing on is called Self-Conscious Guy, and while I haven’t heard of it I can only assume that it will be hilarious. If you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to their commentary during a film, I suggest Casino Royale, The Matrix and 300 as good starters!

I’ve always wondered how much of their chatter is scripted vs. off the top of their heads, so it’ll be really interesting (and fun, of course) to watch them live!