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Buffy Cast at the New York Comic Con!Among the endless rows of comic and toy companies attending New York Comic Con this weekend will be our friends at Diamond Select! Why should you care? Well, besides the fact that they’ll be displaying their new Marvel Zombies figures, Minimates and statues, their events are packed with stars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Here’s the rundown …

Guests:
Nicholas Brendon (Saturday, 12:00pm-1:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Juliet Landau (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Bianca Lawson (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Larry Bagby III (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Elizabeth Anne Allen (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
James Leary (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Dennis Christopher (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)
Jonathan Woodward (Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm)

  • DST “Creation of an Action Figure” (Friday, 5:40 pm, Room 1E02)
    Ever wonder how action figures are created or why a figure was not created? Stop in and chat with Diamond Select Toys staff and Jean St. Jean Studios about your favorite toy lines and get a look behind the scenes at the creative process. See stuff fans have only dreamed of seeing and offer your feedback! From design to painted sculpts, these presentations offer a unique opportunity to see what really happens to action figures as they make the journey from concepts to shelves with this first-of-its-kind panel!
  • DST Buffy Trivia Challenge: Hosted by James “Clem” Leary (Friday, 6:30 pm, 1E12/13)
    What is Anya’s full name? Who was the “heart” in the Super Slayer combo? Think you know the answers to these questions? Join other Buffy fans for a trivia showdown complete with special celebrity guests and fantastic prizes! Questions will become progressively more difficult until only one remains to be crowned the Ultimate Buffy Fan! Sponsored by Diamond Select Toys, Inkworks, 20th Century Fox and Las Vegas Autographs and hosted by James Leary, do NOT miss the event everyone will be talking about!
  • DST “10 Years of Buffy” Panel (Saturday, 10:00 am, 1E16)
    Join Diamond Select Toys and a slew of Buffy celebrities for this special “10 Years of Buffy” panel discussion. Questions will be taken from attendees, so come prepared! Featuring Nicholas Brendon, Juliet Landau, Bianca Lawson, Larry Bagby III, Elizabeth Anne Allen, Dennis Christopher, Jonathan Woodward and James Leary!
  • Aside from Diamond Select, be sure to visit our friends at Angry Drunk Comics (Booth 969), who are stocked with Dread Central postcards they will be dishing out for us.

    And keep your eyes open for our own Johnny Butane as he makes the rounds of the Con. This is turning out to be the biggest show on the East Coast, so don’t miss it!

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    Video: The Shape of Water Q&A with Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre

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    This past weekend at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA betwixt a double screening of The Shape of Water and the classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the former’s director Guillermo del Toro (and star Doug Jones) sat down to discuss the latter’s influence on the film, Gill-man sex, “one sock movies,” his career in the genre, and more with moderator Jonah Ray, and we were there to film a portion of it.

    Our sincere thanks to American Cinematheque general manager Dennis Bartok for extending the invitation.

    For more Cinematheque screenings, visit the official website here.

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    Michael C. Hall Buried in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary

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    Now here’s an audio book we can REALLY get behind! Entertainment Weekly is reporting that former “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall will be narrating the first ever unabridged recording of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Sometime’s audio is better!

    Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time,” Stephen King said in a statement. “I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.

    We’re thrilled to finally bring Pet Sematary to King’s audiobook fans,” Simon & Schuster Audio president and publisher Chris Lynch added. “Michael C. Hall is a perfect match for this timeless story, which has long deserved an unabridged production.

    The unabridged audiobook of Pet Sematary will be released by Simon & Schuster Audio on March 27. Speaking of Hall… you know he would make a pretty friggin’ good casting choice to play Victor Pascow in the upcoming Pet Sematary remake. Just sayin’.

    BUY IT NOW!

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    Saw-inspired Game Play With Me Sets a Trap on Steam

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    Saw fans have a lot to be happy about right now. In addition to Jigsaw being teased for Dead by Daylight, a new Saw-themed game called Play With Me has launched on Steam, and although it’s not officially connected with the franchise in any way, developer Airem promised that they created a videogame which looks and plays as though it were made by Jigsaw himself. As you can tell from the trailer and screenshots, the production values and overall quality of Play With Me appear to be considerably higher than most other indie horror games released on Steam, and you’ll probably be very happy to see that Airem took the time and effort to create stylized hand drawn environments rather than using purchased assets from the Unity Store.

    The killer behind the sinister traps in Play With Me is known as the Illusion, with the player taking control of investigative journalist Robert Hawk as he tries to fight his way through a series of sick and twisted obstacles created by the lunatic. The voice acting in the trailer was a little cheesy, although we see at 1:09 that the player will be tasked with using a kitchen knife to cut open a dead body (presumably to retrieve an item hidden in the cadaver’s stomach), which is not an image you’ll be forgetting anytime soon.

    IQ Publishing are offering a 15% discount off Play With Me for those who purchase the game before January 24, so Saw fans might want to mark that deadline in their calendars and purchase it from Steam before the time is up. After all, it can’t be worse than Konami’s awful official Saw videogames.

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