COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO 2013 OVER THE WEEKEND

Comic-Con San Diego 2013 This Weekend

Comic-Con San Diego started last Thursday and ran through the weekend.  For those of you who may not be as geeky as others, according to their website, Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In other words, it is a large convention dedicated to comics as well as other art forms like sci-fi movies and television shows, for fans and people to celebrate the works of art!

Comic-Con San Diego 2013

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Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, in 1970 in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single-day event, which drew about 100 attendees, was to raise funds and generate interest for a larger convention.  This was largely successful considering how large Comic-Con has become!  According to Comic-Con.org, from the beginning, the founders of the show set out to include not only the comic books they loved, but also other aspects of the popular arts that they enjoyed and felt deserved wider recognition,  including films and science fiction/fantasy literature.  So, over the years Comic-Con San Diego has grown into a huge convention for geeks and nerds everywhere!!!  (Or you science fiction, comic book lovers.)

Comic-Con Bangalore 2013 Cartoon

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This year Comic-Con San Diego was the biggest and best convention yet.  Every year Comic-Con gets bigger and bigger and it seems that Hollywood participates more and more.  The fans come out to celebrate the different cultures of genres like science fiction, fantasy, anime and all things in between.  Different celebrities, actors, actresses and creators sit on panels, autographs, screenings, and interviews which makes it fun and interactive for the fans.

Cast of Sons of Anarchy at Comic-Con 2013

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We want to know if you have ever been to Comic-Con.  Let us know how much fun you had!  Did you meet any celebrities, writers or creators?  We want to know if you are a Comic-Con fan and what your favorite part of Comic-Con is!!!  Please share any pictures of you and your friends at Comic-Con on our Oxymoron Entertainment Facebook page!

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GLEE STAR CORY MONTEITH DEAD AT 31

Glee Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room early this past Saturday afternoon.  Cory was 31 years old.  Glee star Cory Monteith has had a troubled past with drugs and alcohol and recently got out of rehab.  Police said that there was no foul play suspected and an autopsy was planned for Monday, but toxicology reports would not be ready for a few days.

Glee star Cory Monteith

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A rep for Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele put out a statement saying ”We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.” Many friends and celebrities have shown their love and kind words through social media. We would also like to take the time to send our condolences and prayers to all of Cory’s family and friends and his girlfriend Lea.  This is a sad time for Glee fans everywhere to lose someone so young and talented.  Glee star Cory Monteith will be remembered always.

Glee star Cory Monteith with co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele

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OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBT FILM FESTIVAL

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

With all the controversy surrounding the LGBT community the past few weeks, Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will begin at the perfect time!!!  The LGBT community has a lot to celebrate lately with marriage equality and the decisions on DOMA and PROP 8.  Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival starts today and will run through July 21st. The film festival will bring more than 150 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films to venues throughout the city.

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

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Filmmakers for years have always made comedies, dramas, documentaries, shorts, and other genres that examine issues that face the LGBT community everyday.  More recently filmmakers have stepped it up to cover a wider range of topics than what used to define the guidelines of queer cinema, according to the organizers of the festival.  Kirsten Schaffer, Outfest‘s executive director says, “It’s exciting to see the kinds of films that directors are making these days and the kinds of stories that they’re telling.  When you think about what was screened here over three decades ago and what filmmakers are making now, filmmaking has evolved, storytelling has evolved and, certainly, LGBT storytelling has changed.”

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This years theme for the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival evolved after the creators watched over 700 entries for the festival.  The theme is heroes, and they will focus on individuals who have made a difference.  Some of the subjects filmmakers touched on this year include marriage equality, conflicts with religion, bullying, homophobia in other parts of the world and growing old gay.

Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival will start today and run through next week.  Some of the venues include the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.  The Under the Stars and Closing Night will be held at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.  Other venues include the Harmony Gold Theatre on Sunset Boulevard, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles and Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 in West Hollywood.  Outfest Los Angeles will also host a Family Fun Day: L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Los Angeles.

Tickets to most screenings and events are $13. Centerpiece and Under the Stars screenings are $18.  If you are in the area and want to check out some really great meaningful films, check out Outfest Los Angeles and support the LGBT community!

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

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SOPRANOS ACTOR JAMES GANDOLFINI REMEMBERED

Sopranos Actor James Gandolfini Remembered

Sopranos actor James Gandolfini sadly passed away two weeks ago in Italy.  The actor was best known for his role of Tony Soprano on the hit HBO show The Sopranos.  Many family members, friends, and celebrities alike have expressed their deep loss and sadness over the news.

Sopranos actor James Gandolfini accepting an Emmy

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We would like to take the time to express our sympathy and condolences to the family of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini.  He was a superb actor and someone many of us have looked up to.  As we remember Sopranos actor James Gandolfini, tonight so will Broadway.  The lights of Broadway’s theaters in New York will be dimmed as a mark of respect to James Gandolfini and we will all remember one of the greats.

 

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