MST3K’s Joel Hodgson to Host Baltimore Comic-Con/ Costume Contest!

Remember MST3K?  Wait, you’re over 30, right?  Or at least you’re cool enough to hit up their Netflix stash?  Well okay.  Then check it out: JOEL is coming to Baltimore Comic-Con!

I’ma let the press release take it from here, because I’m kinda psyched and a bit verklempt.

BTW: BCC has posted the Friday, Saturday and Sunday programming.  Something for everyone!  Plus, dates for the 2015 ‘Con have already been booked, and it’s later in September that go’round.  Which just makes things better for folks who live here and usually travel out Labor Day weekend.  Woot?  Woot.  Woot!


MST3K’s Joel Hodgson to Host Baltimore Comic-Con/ Costume Contest!
Spotlight Panel Saturday Morning
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 29, 2014 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to welcome Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, as the host of the Baltimore Comic-Con/ Costume Contest! Hodgson will also be joined onstage by comedian Matt McGinnis.

Joel Hodgson is best known for creating the Peabody Award-winning movie-riffing sci-fi series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Joel started out in show business as a stand-up comedian and appeared on HBO’s Young Comedians Special as well as the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Joel currently does the voice of “Mayor Dewey” on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. Joel recently completed six years of touring with the original cast of MST3K in Cinematic Titanic.

In addition to the hosting the costume contest, Hodgson will also have a Spotlight Panel Saturday from 11:00-12:00 in the Ballroom. He will be at the Baltimore Comic-Con all three days, signing autographs and taking photos with fans.
“We are very happy to have Joel Hodgson join us in Baltimore,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Mystery Science Theater 3000 has entertained thousands of viewers and has become a huge part of popular culture. MST3K fans are sure to be excited by this news.”

The Baltimore Comic-Con/ Costume Contest is on Sunday, September 7th, beginning at 1:00pm.

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!

Mark Your Calendars!

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in 2015 for another three-day spectacular! Block off FridaySeptember 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015 on your calendars now!

[Reblog] Once Upon a Time Teases the Arrival of Frozen’s Elsa in New Trailer


Oh boy. My nieces and nephew just plotzed a little bit. And frankly? So did I. “Winter is comes early…”. Oh come ON.

Winter IS Coming y’all. And is it too much to ask for a little (Jon) Snow?

Guess we’ll all have to wait ’til Sept. 28th to find out more. Dammit.

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Winter is coming to Storybrooke.

TIME gave you the first look at Frozen’s Elsa in Once Upon a Time, and now The Hollywood Reporter has a teaser for the ABC show’s fourth season that features the newest Disney Princess.

Of course, you can’t actually see the face of the live-action Elsa, played by Georgina Haig of Fringe frame, but the clip suggests her arrival will be a shake-up for many characters on the fairy tale drama.

Elsa isn’t the only member of the Frozen gang coming to television: Elizabeth Lail will play Anna, Scott Michael Foster will play Kristoff, Tyler Jacob Moore will play Prince Hans and John Rhys-Davis will play the Troll King this season, which will be set after the events of the hit animated movie.


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Charity at Baltimore Comic-Con: help folks Delete Blood Cancer!


This is one that hits home for me, as my father passed away from multiple myeloma almost 25 years ago.  So let me just let the press release do the talkin’.  And hope to see y’all next weekend at the ‘Con!

Help Patients Battling Blood Cancer at the 15th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con

Register as a Bone Marrow Donor

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 27, 2014 - Seth Kushner is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, and a proud member of the Bay Ridge community, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their almost-five-year-old son. Seth grew up knowing he wanted to be an artist and began a career as a photographer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, and other publications. Published books include The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, and upcoming New York Comics. Seth is co-founder of, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions, an independent publishing imprint.

Back in April, Seth was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and was told he needed a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully, Seth has found a bone marrow match and a transplant has been scheduled, but there are many other patients out there that need your help. Seth and his family and friends are encouraging everyone to become someone’s real-life hero.

Become a registered become a bone marrow donor at the Baltimore Comic-Con . All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life!

Seth speaks with his son on FaceTime every morning and draws one superhero per day, which Terra brings home for their son. Seth stays positive and is confident he will beat his disease.ART AUCTION
The art created for the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction at 5pm on Friday, September 5th in our Main hall, in the Exclusives Booth in the lobby. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to Seth Kushner and his fight against leukemia. Seth is a frequent guest of the Baltimore Comic-Con and we are looking forward to his return to the show in 2015! To learn more about Seth and to contribute to his cause, please go to


Delete Blood Cancer DKMS was founded in the U.S. in 2004 and is the U.S. arm of DKMS, the German bone marrow donor center. DKMS was started by a family whose search for a donor inspired 68,000 people to register in just one year. Today, Delete Blood Cancer and DKMS make up the world’s largest bone marrow donor center with branches around the globe that have registered more than 4 million donors and provided more than 40,000 patients with potentially life-saving transplants.

In the U.S., Delete Blood Cancer has registered more than 500,000 potential donors and facilitated over 1,500 life-saving transplants. We have registered more than 100,000 new donors per year in the past two years. But they’re not stopping there. They lead the fight against blood cancer by working with families, communities, and organizations to recruit more donors and provide more patients with second chances at life.

Delete Blood Cancer is dedicated to their mission of building a critical mass of bone marrow and blood stem cell donors for patients in need. By educating about the donation process, demonstrating the impact of donation, and providing support and counsel to their patients and donors, they serve to grow their donor center and, ultimately, help more people.

The donors they register are added to the Be The Match® Registry, the official registry of the United States operated by the National Marrow Donor Program®. This registry currently includes more than 11 million donors, of which more than 38 percent have been recruited by Delete Blood Cancer and DKMS combined.

Register online at, text DELETE to 20222 to donate $5, contribute at, or fund raise via Blood Cancer will be exhibiting at the Baltimore Comic-Con in booth #2503. Please stop by to learn how you can help!


General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!

[Reblog] ‘True Blood’ star Kristin Bauer van Straten returning to ‘Once Upon a Time’ for major arc


Oh HELLZ yeah! I always thought that Kristin Bauer van Straten got short shrift in OUaT. I’m really glad to see that she’ll be returning. 1) because she was amazing as Maleficent,
2) Because as she was all but zombified at the end of her storyline, I’m hoping for some scary monster action once the Frozen arc wraps up
3) because girlfriend can rock the usual OUaT wardrobe like a BOSS. Read the rest over at Entertainment Weekly!

Once Upon a Time -- Pictured: Kristen Bauer  (Screengrab/EW)

Once Upon a Time — Pictured: Kristen Bauer (Screengrab/EW)

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Kristin Bauer van Straten has booked a return trip to Once Upon a Time.

EW has learned exclusively that the True Blood alum will reprise her dastardly role as villain Maleficent during the second half of Once’s upcoming season.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: A Dolphin’s Tale 2

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Alright y’all.  It’s time for more tickets!  This go-round it’s for the Baltimore area screening of A Dolphin’s Tale 2.  Synopsis?  Let me show it to you.  Courtesy of the PR folks, of course!

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment’s “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.”

Sounds like a really sweet film, right?  And I hear on the street that you don’t necessarily need to have seen the first one to enjoy this one.  (Though it’s easy enough to track down and watch beforehand if you’re a completist.  Because that’s cool.)

Read on for the pass-scoring deets….

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District 13 sends out Rebels posters!

And they’re all black, a stark contrast to President Snow’s all white series.  Coinkidink?  I’m putting 100% down on no.  Here’s the official deets from District 13 the PR folks:

Yesterday, Lionsgate released six REBEL WARRIOR POSTERS for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 featuring the fearless rebels of District 13: GALE (Liam Hemsworth), BOGGS (Mahershala Ali), MESSALA (Evan Ross), CASTOR (Wes Chatham), CRESSIDA (Natalie Dormer) and POLLUX (Elden Henson).

Be sure to download the OUR LEADER THE MOCKINGJAY app to your iOS or Android device. This app represents the underground communications network for District 13, and gives fans the ability to create and interact with ‘digital graffiti marks’ created in augmented reality space. 


Aaaand peep the posters! Badass.  (Clicky for the high-res images.) Remember — Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens November 21st, 2014.

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Original ‘Saw’ to hit theaters again on Halloween. GAME OVER.

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Well, any fan of the Saw franchise can just go ahead and give the nice folks their moneies. Saw (aka “Saw 1“, as the cool kids say) will be coming back for a full week starting on Halloween night. Boo!

Read on for the full deets on how, where, when, what, and all that. Those of you that have been bad? I suggest hiding under your bed ’til Jigsaw is back in the box. Happy 10th anniversary, Saw!

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