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Insanely Interactive Trailer for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (Video)

Here's a fairly insane marketing effort by Universal Pictures for their upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Created in a 8-bit video game style, this "I-trailer" has commentaries, videos, making of footage and other stuff that usually is included in the DVD extras or commentary. (Click the image below for the trailer.)

Scott Pilgrim Perhaps interactive trailers will become as commonplace as 3D has become for big budget films ... coming off the buzz this film had a Comic Con, they certainly have kicked it up a notch.

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Westboro Baptist Church Protests At Comic Con: ‘God Hates Nerds’

God_Hates_Fags_12-25-2002-copy-300x225I have got to get one of those “God Hates Nerds” signs for the front door of my fraternity house. One of the new arrivals at this year’s Comic-Con is Kansas’s Westboro Baptist Church. The group arrived in San Diego yesterday and held a protest against nerds, and their gay-for-Batman ways:

They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made…

The destruction of this nation is imminent – so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.”

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Is Comic-Con Too Mainstream?

Comic_ConSome of CNN‘s iReporters are saying that Comic-Con just isn’t for the geeks anymore:

What is seen by some as the holy four-day weekend for geek culture at San Diego Comic-Con has gone mainstream in a big way for the past few years.

Starting today, there will be panels called “I Can’t Write, I Can’t Draw, But I Love Comics!” and “Indie Comics Marketing 101″ taking place alongside “USA Network’s ‘Psych’ ” and “Aloha, Earth!” a panel about CBS’ upcoming remake of “Hawaii Five-0.”

But this recent spate of panels about movie and TV properties with no sci-fi or comic book elements has some fans fuming.

“The mainstream TV and film representation at Comic-Con has outstripped the original essence of the convention,” said iReporter Brad Powers who attended Comic-Con the past two years, mainly for the panels on “Lost.” He believed that this “mainstreaming” of the convention has played a hand in it being filled to capacity.

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