The first episode of Marvel’s “Secret Invasion” premiered this week on Disney Plus. Nick Fury, played by Samuel Jackson, and Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders, take on the “bad” Skrulls. Alien shapeshifters who want to start World War III and claim Earth as their new home. The unexpected cliffhanger ended with the “fridging” of Maria Hill.
Last weekend I went to the FoodieLand Night Market at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. Over 170 vendors served food from around the world. Tickets were $7 per person (online only) and parking was $15 (credit card only). Vendors accepted cash and credit cards.
FoodieLand Night Market started at Berkeley in the summer of 2019. They rebounded from the COVID-19 shutdown and the pandemic restrictions of the last three years. Hosting 15+ annual events throughout California and Las Vegas.
As far as I know, this was their first time in San Jose.
According to Casey Neistat, New York City has the worst air quality on the planet. From my perspective in California, I’ve seen much worse from the annual wildfires. Or when Pacific Gas & Electric tries to burn down the state.
Wildfire smoke from Canada is blowing down into New York City and the East Coast. Many people there haven’t experienced that kind of air quality since the 1960s. One way to protect yourself while outside is to wear a face mask.
The reprint of “ROM #1” will be available this September.
“ROM” was one of several comic book series that I read from the first issue as a kid. I remembered the character but I don’t remember any of the stories that I read in the early 1980s. I look forward to re-reading this series again.
A tweet from Jim Nightshade in response to the announcement caught my attention: “Now that ROM is back home with Marvel can we get Micronauts, Godzilla and Shogun Warriors?”
Those four comic book series have one thing in common. They were based on toys from the 1970s.
If you haven’t heard, SiliCon With Adam Savage 2023 got canceled. The organizers blamed “unforeseen circumstances and challenges” on COVID-19. Adam Savage was no longer the creative director and host for the show. The future of the newly renamed SiliCon Convention is uncertain.
Blaming COVID-19 for the cancelation of the 2023 show was a bogus excuse.
The biggest change for the 2023 show was switching from the San Jose Convention Center in August to the Santa Clara Convention Center in October. According to a second-hand source, the San Jose Convention Center wanted their money.
When I sat down to watch “Renfield” at the movie theater, one of the new trailers was “The Last Voyage of The Demeter.” If “Demeter” rings a ship bell, it was the doomed ship that carried Dracula from Romania to England. Robert Pattinson will reportedly play the vampire in Chloe Zhao’s “Dracula.” All three vampire movies are from Universal Pictures.
Why is Universal putting out so many vampire movies?
Amazing Art Expo and DisParody put on a free Star Wars art expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Half the show was Star Wars and the other half was a little bit of everything else (i.e., Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Deadpool, Dragonball Z, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Sailor Moon, and Superman). This was a “grab and pay” art expo. See something you like? Grab and pay before it disappears forever. Darth Vader and a stormtrooper from the 501st Legion made an appearance.
New Mexico special prosecutors dropped charges against actor Alec Baldwin in the “Rust” film set shooting. New facts revealed that the pistol could have fired without pulling the trigger. There wasn’t enough time to investigate further before the preliminary hearing on May 3, 2023. Baldwin is off the hook for the involuntary manslaughter of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The special prosecutors could refile the charges against Baldwin in the next three months.