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Those of you waiting for fresh pictures from Comic Con, wait no longer! Check out our gallery for pictures from the panels for Chuck, V, Family Guy, True Blood and more, HQ, from-the-first-row shots taken just to bring back for you!

And don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel, where you’ll find clips from panels for Big Bang Theory, Robot Chicken and others, including the entire table read of the final episode of The Middleman, only here at PCR.

If you aren’t yet following us on Twitter, now’s the time to start. PCR’s very first Comic Con swag giveaway contests will start Monday and you don’t want to miss out!

Update: Due to technical difficultites with twitter, we’re currently working out a new way to give away our comic con swag. Stay tuned!

Update the second: We’re up and running now, so keep your eyes on twitter for free swag!

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AC1

Our usual video game writer couldn’t make it to Comic Con this year, so guest blogger Danielle is stepping in to review two games coming soon to a console near you.

While the growing presence of the video game market at Comic Con has attracted criticism for luring fannish attentions away from comic books, fantasy films and scifi literature, two of this year’s highly anticipated game titles have a lot to offer beyond the promise of stellar graphics and a blue pill sensory overload.

That’s not to say that the makers of Assassin’s Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum don’t know their audience well. Anyone looking to get their greedy little button-blistered thumbs on a copy of ACII can rest easy in the knowledge that if the assassinations in the first game were sweet, then the kills in its sequel will be downright cavity-inducing. Likewise, loyal fans of the Batman mythos won’t be disappointed by a lack of coolheaded reliance on everyone’s favorite utility belt. But with the continued development of Desmond Miles’ intriguing pedigree and the careful attention paid to getting the goddamn Batman’s game characterization just right, we have ourselves further proof that the gaming industry may yet become just as capable of producing good stories as it is insomnia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
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comiccon09-truebloodI stayed in Ballroom 20 all day to be in the front row for this so I was right at the front to hear the absolutely deafening screams that went up the minute the lights went down. And then again when the stars stepped out onto the stage.

Let me tell you, for any fan of the show,  the wait — through seven panels and you don’t even want to know when I woke up to get in line — was more than worth it. (more…)

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I love Comic Con. I’m just mad about it. Once a year, for four glorious days, the fans of the world descend en masse upon San Diego and get an audience with the people on the other side of the screen. Everyone’s so enthusiastic, so happy to be there — exhausted and, by day four, broke, but happy. There’s really nothing quite like it.

This was my third year attending and, unfortunate circumstances being what they were, I was only able to stay for one day, but let me tell you: what a glorious day. I spent practically the entirety of the day in Ballroom 20 (except for that all too brief period I spent in the exhibit hall, buying comics) and that was, really, all I needed. From what’s in store for Chuck Bartowski to the future of Futurama, I come bearing highlights.

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The cast of Stargate Universe.

The cast of Stargate Universe.

With the cancellation of Stargate Atlantis and announcement of Stargate Universe following on its heels, some fans were understandably upset. As more news of Universe began coming out, it rapidly gained some nicknames, none of them affectionate: Stargate 90210, Stargate Voyager and Battlestargate to name a few.

The characters of Universe are purported to be younger, edgier, darker, more realistic. The show will focus heavily on characters and character relationships — which, in this case, includes prominent romantic entanglements, which has never been the focus on Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis in their combined 12 season run.

Most Atlantis fans were left with a bitter taste in their mouths, feeling as though their beloved show had been given up in favor of something new and shiny. I’m one of those fans. Before going into the panel I tweeted, saying “If I end up liking anything about Stargate 90210, imma be PISSED.”

Then I sat through the Universe panel at Comic Con.

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I V.

comiccon09-mitchells-vThe buttons were all over San Diego when I arrived in the city on Friday, peppered on the jackets and blouses of people walking the streets in the Gaslamp District. I have to admit, at first I had no idea what it was about. All I could come up with was that they were professing their love for the illegal, if fictional, practice of getting high on vampire blood, True Blood-style.

Saturday’s panel for V, therefore, proved enlightening. Airing on ABC in 2010, V is a new show based on the classic 1983 miniseries of the same name. Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) as Erica Evans, an FBI agent in the counterterrorism division, it asks what would happen if, in a time of turmoil, a fleet of elegant aliens arrived, bearing promises they could make everything better? Who would you trust? What risks would you take? And what would happen if, perhaps inevitably, these so-called Visitors prove less than noble in their intentions?

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Chuck panel

Just months ago, it wouldn’t have been a stretch to say that Chuck wouldn’t be back in San Diego this year. With the window for show pickups quickly nearing and still no word on Chuck, fans banded together, tweeting, buying five dollar footlongs from Subway and doing whatever they could to save their beloved show.

Today, Chuck returned to Comic Con triumphant.

And so did Jeffster.

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