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AICN at COMIC CON - Here are the Faces to Expect!

Hey folks, Harry here... Tomorrow I fly into Comic Con. Tonight, Capone, his photographer, Quint & his lifepartner/photographer Kraken have all landed and unfolded the cots I bought them on the beachfront. It is best to sleep on the beaches during comic con, the waves put you right out, and the sun wakes you to get going on another day of Comic Con coverage. Besides, the beachfront area has this crazy awesome wave pool that seems to go on forever... but that's crazy. It was a co-production with California and most of Asia. Pretty amazing though. But before this is through the final tally of AICN Main Characters will be Capone (Steve), Quint (Eric), Mr Beaks (Jeremy) Hercules (Herc), Ambush Bug (Mark), Yoko (Patricia) and Me (Harry). Now - I'm definitely the most visible and recognizable... but that's not fair. These guys do great work. And while no photographic evidence of Hercules and Ambush Bug exists - I am going to post nice shots of these other blokes so you can pat them on the back, sex em up, or just leak them all the information you have. Let's start with

QUINT aka Eric Vespe. Age: 28 Sex: Mostly Male Status: Swinger Twitter: EricVespe Comic Con Mission: Interview & Coverage Machine! SOLOMON KANE panel Agility: You're kidding right?

CAPONE aka Steve Prokopy. Age: 110 or 41, he's flexible that way Sex: down to his knees Status: Married Twitter: CaponeAICN Comic Con Mission: Interview & Coverage Machine! Agility: like Nightcrawler

MR BEAKS aka Jeremy Smith. Age: 35 Sex: Like a Jackhammer left on overnight Status: Gigolo Twitter: MrBeaks Comic Con Mission: Interview & Coverage Machine! MASTERS OF THE WEB panel Agility: Pulled Groin has him limited As I said - there's no existing pictures that I have access to for Ambush Bug (Comics) and Hercules (Coaxial) - Merrick is pretty much left minding the store through Sunday. The rest of us will be updating from Comic Con. You can catch me hosting and moderating the post film panel on TRICK OR TREAT this Thursday night... and then there's the RADICAL panel I'm moderating with JIM "the man" STERANKO among several others! I'll chime in on the stuff that interests me, but I'm mainly going to enjoy the convention, rather than cover it. I'll write up my thoughts on the film stuff that rings my bell - but honestly - I can't wait to spend ridiculous sums on lots of cool stuff... and if I don't find it, I'll go back to Austin and continue haunting Ebay. I and the AICN team look forward to meeting you good folks - and listen - if you're in a cool panel, screening or party and you want to excitedly tell the world about what you're seeing & hearing - send your reports, links and images to Harry at AintItCool.Com - that address mirrors your email to all the editors at AICN and is the fastest way to get a story up.

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  • July 22, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    first and i will be at SDCC

    by bauerpowerhour24

    see you all there

  • July 22, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    will be at the doctor who panel for sure

    by bauerpowerhour24

    going to the old republic panel also hope the 24 one and torchwood

  • July 22, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    will LockesBrokenLeg be at Comic Con

    by bauerpowerhour24

    how man fans from here will be there in San Diego

  • July 22, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    All fat middle aged white men, huh?

    by fiester

    So basically you'll all just blend right in with the crowd.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    What time is the circle jerk?

    by Horace Cox

    Is it still planned for Harry's room? Make sure Kraken has his camera ready. Ummmmm, on second thought...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Dude it's pretty obvious that Herc is none other than

    by drturing

    Joss Whedon. I know what he looks like. I'm gonna guess based on the evidence above that Ambush Bug is overweight with bad facial hair and glasses.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by Kraken

    Oh I'm ready. Cleaning the fisheye lens now.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    will be there

    by Imzadi

    I'm flying in tomorrow!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    You left Merrick in charge?

    by palimpsest

    Is that wise?

  • July 22, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST


    by Horace Cox

    Hey bro, be sure to wear a hermetically sealed bio-hazard suit. You don't want any man-mustard from those hirsute bastards splashing on you. And please shoot in low resolution or AVATAR won't be the only thing fucking our eyeballs this year - and not in a good way.

  • July 22, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    WTF? Eddie Deezen doesn't age????

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Hollywood needs to start putting him in all movies!

  • July 22, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    OK, Lemme cast these dudes with actual Hollywood types...

    by YackBacker

    Quint: To be played by Guillermo Del Toro.<p> Capone: To be played by John Goodman<p> Beaks: To be played by James Gandolfini.<p>

  • July 22, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Eddie Deezen is preserved by his excess amount of sperm

    by YackBacker

    If that guy ever shoots his load, the Earth will be forced out of the Sun's orbit. We will all fucking die.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Merrick, let's make this a proper STAR TREK site this week!

    by YackBacker

    All Trek all the time. Fuck the haters, bro. I want articles about Gene Roddenberry's sexual conquests. I also want to read about Shatner's many hairpieces. Get me a black box too! I will use it to rip Don Murphy a new poop hole.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Will be getting drunk downtown...

    by Heckles

    Looking forward to reading about all the shit at Comic-Con on the net that most people who actually dump an ass-load of cash and brave the insane crowd will miss. Love this San Diego weather though.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    I've been mistaken for Guillermo many times. I went to his book signing at Meltdown Comics and when I walked in the line hushed and then started to whisper amongst themselves. I got the looks down (the belly and the beard), now if only I had a fraction of that dude's talent...

  • July 22, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    No wonder y'all get access to Hollywood

    by Autodidact

    Lookin' so studly.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    haha! cool

    by SylarTheCylon

    nice to see the real people behind the nicks, good luck at comic con

  • July 22, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Harry Knowles and the Heartbreakers

    by palimpsest

    Any chance of a filmed piece of slo-mo footage of you guys entering COMIC-CON like you're ready to kick ass and grovel for autographs?

  • July 22, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Quint, just carry around a sketch pad and you're set

    by YackBacker

    Have a blast this week- looking forward to your reports.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Dieting does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    That's some fine figures of manhood right there!<p> May I suggest a few early morning runs on the beach while you're there guys.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • July 22, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    AVATAR footage tomorrow

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The waiting is over.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Nope. I am not at comic con. Sorry you can't find me and beat me up.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Be sure to visit Whiskey Girl and The Tavern at the Beach.


    Ask for DJ Wonderbread. I'm at Whiskey Girl on Friday night and Tavern Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Whiskey Girl is in the Gaslamp at 5th & Market. The Tavern at the Beach is in Pacific Beach at Garnet and Everts.) Nerds of AICN Unite!

  • July 22, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Class full of class of ugly, UGLY children

    by ChoclateWoman

    Shit, didn't realise most of AICN staff were bald and fat nerds. No fisting rights for any of you. And quint, learn to smile, might help you attain some fingering rights.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Jesus H Christ

    by IrishJoe

    I sometimes envy the AICN for their status as "Hollywood" insiders and the fact they get paid to do what they clearly love but fuck me they are a pathetic looking bunch. Really really sad ugly fuckers, the movie stars must vomit in their mouths when you freaks walk on a set and the fact they have to pander to you must sicken them to their stomach. AICN - the ugliest, fattest writing staff in the World.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    they look nothing like what I had envisioned in my mind...

    by Titus05

    oh and Quint looks like Harry a bit

  • July 22, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Wow a few of you Tb'ers are mean

    by ThePilgrim

    Way to act... Seriously what the fuck. John Candy, Chris Farley, Brian Dennehy, Dennis Burkley. All of them carry a few extra pounds, and all are cool as hell.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Interested in hearing about the status of Solomon Kane.

    by Dingbatty

  • July 22, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ThePilgrim, yeah some of those comments are a bit unpleasant.<p> I suggested jogging the beach at Comic Con as a joke, sure, but also as a serious point.<p> Many fat guys are cool as hell, as you say, but it's a tragedy to see a cool as hell guy die before his time when all it would have taken was a bit of willpower to lose some weight.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Beaks, Kristen Bell will be there tomorrow...

    by PennsyDeux

    cheerleading for Astro-Boy; she'll be on TWO panels. In light of forgetting to put up the trailer for Couples Retreat a couple weeks back since you were kinda distracted by her. ;)

  • July 22, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi will be in nirvana tomorrow...

    by PennsyDeux

    once 3PM rolls around. Hope the Avatar panel rocks our eyeballs and spins heads around like Linda Blair in the Exorcist did. 14 years on the drawing board, 4 in the actual making; almost as long as it took Sir Richard Attenborough to film 'Gandhi'. And we all know how that turned out at the '82 Oscars. :)

  • July 22, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I wonder how many people go to this

    by Series7

    Only to be stuck in lines the whole time? End up line jumping and never getting anywhere, like a scene from Vacation.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by Kief_Ledger

    We don't need any other stories this weekend; just AVATAR

  • July 22, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Yes! Oh, yes...

  • July 22, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Most assuredly not.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by mynemaborat

    how the hell do u plan on getting around such crowded venus? arent u still wheeling around in a wheelchair?? when the fuck are u gonna lose the weight?

  • July 22, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    The Pilgrim:

    by Dollar Bird

    Is it just me, or are half of the cool big guys on your list dead? Why not also add Fatty Arbuckle, Oliver Hardy and the two fat guys on the motorcycles from the Guinness Book as tubby "cool dudes"? Cripes.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    Chances are, he doesn't.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Dam, dude looks just like RDJ!!

    by DoctorWho?

    Kidding.<p> I met Eddie Deezen on a bus in Hollywood once about 10 years ago...dude looks the same!

  • July 22, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Fattest I've Ever Been!

    by mrbeaks

    Actually, that photo was from last year, so I'm a little fatter now. I didn't fall off the gym train, folks; I ran it full steam into Jon Voight and Eric Roberts. And then I ate them.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    "And then I ate them"

    by ME_M

    May I suggest different family members next time, like Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts?

  • July 22, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    RKDN does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    RKDN, I didn't twig the name! How's it going my brother in Bale?<p> You've had more comebacks than Sinatra...

  • July 22, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by VADER77

    as a guy who just 4 months ago weighed 245 on a 5'-8" frame, and has gotten down to 211 AND STILL GOING..... it is a LOT harder than you think to lose weight and/or eat right....most thin people just don't get it.... it's taken me years to get to this point.... most important thing is your MIND... if you are not driven to do something, it just isn't going to be successful..... and it is KINDA funny how a lot of us in this "genre/field" do look pretty much just like these guys.......

  • July 22, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Update: Twilight fans are in line as of 10:30AM PT today

    by PennsyDeux

    for TOMORROW AFTERNOON'S 1:45PM PACIFIC TIME PANEL...crazy shit. No wonder Cameron and Fox wanted the Avatar panel to start *after* Summit's fall 2009 presentation in Hall H. :o

  • July 22, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Pennsy, please beat the shit out of them

    by YackBacker

    I'll send you a Kristen Bell authentic pair of panties of you do it.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    VADER77, good for you. You're on a mission. That's the only way to do it - 100% mission until you get to where you want to be. Sounds like you broke the back of it too bro...

  • July 22, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    fucking tweeners have killed the con

    by bacci40

    but warren ellis will be there this year...maybe he will kill them all<P> and i hope you fuckers dont twitter from the con...i fucking hate twitter

  • July 22, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, I'm thinking of going to next year's Con.

    by PennsyDeux

    Sorry. Bacci40, I have to admit, I'm following several Twitter accounts of news outfits who will be there. It's as close as I'm gonna get to reading a PBP of what goes down on the Avatar panel, for example.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I was wrong, re: Twilight fans camping out...

    by PennsyDeux

    "@veggiebelle: Revision: the line for Hall H has been there since AT LEAST last night. It was there when a Petco Park employee got here yesterday."

  • July 22, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    why does bob stencil do better interviews than

    by bacci40

    the aicn gang? <p> and harry, its tinme to join the 21st century and start video taping the interviews

  • July 23, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Why do all three people look the same?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Beaks looks like Eddie Deezen

    by JackSlater4