Calling all Comic Fans, Vendors, Sci-Fi Fans & Cosplayers--Wintercon is back again in NYC!!!! It will be held at the Resorts World Casino in NYC, which is accessible by car or public transportation (which includes free shuttles to the casino).
There will be tons of comics, artist, panels and autographs to be had. There will also be special appearances of actors from Mad Max and Star Wars among others. In addition, there will be Cosplay events all weekend long. Hopefully we will see you there.
Disney is making buckets of money with Moana. It is expected to are over $90 million or more. With numbers like that, it is clearly expected to be the #1 movie this Thanksgiving, and could brake the record of the Disney's hit film Frozen.
Doctor Strange continues to create magic spells of money for Marvel, which is owned by Disney. It is expected to have the third biggest box office of the holiday weekend. Which is good, because of all of the competition. Lastly, the wizards & witches of Warner Brothers, Harry Potters Fantastic Beast is likely to conjure up a 2nd place box office take.
Prime Minister & Cal sat down to review UNWORTHY THOR #1. Does it suck? Or is it a new and interesting take on an old character. How is a beloved character handled in this new comicbook? Is it even worth indulging in following this new storyline? Check out the YouTube review and you be the judge.
Who said Harry Potter is the past? Fantastic Beast has roared into the future with a Huge Worldwide opening of $218 Million!!!!!
The Harry Potter franchise, aka the boy who lived, is showing a lot of kick for it's age. It grossed $75 million domestic & $143 million internationally. While some reviews were mixed it blew past the competition. In the end the battle of magicians was not even close. Dr Strange, after a good run of a couple of weeks, saw its magic taken over by Fantastic Beast. It grossed $17 million dollars. Next week Disney will seek to recapture its box office crown with the animated film, Moana. Can Fantastic Beast devour this challenge. Time will tell.
We finally did it. After much demand from you our subscribers, we got the crew together and reviewed Luke Cage. All I can say is that we liked it. As usual, the reasons and options varied. We delve in to the story, the characters, their comicbook backstories, the hip hop episode titles and much, much more.
Check out our video of the review.
We are at the New Jersey Expo this weekend. Neal Addams will be attending. Creators, Vendors and Cosplayers will be out in force. In addition, CGC Comics, the independent comic grading service will be there. So come and get those comics you want to sell graded.
As always, please come and support creators.
Marvel took a gamble with Dr. Strange and ended up taking boat loads of money to the bank. To the tune of $500 million, as of this week. Doc Strange is undeniably a certified hit. The question now, is not whether the sorcerer supreme of Earth will get mowed down by the Fantastic Beast but how badly will it do.
I expect that the legions of loyal Harry Potter fans will show up and conjure up a Huge!!! opening weekend. With some estimates of a $90 million domestic box office.
There are many indicators showing that this will be the case.
Can the Master of the mystic arts survive this onslaught. My initial thought is that Marvel's Strange should be able to pull out a strong second place weekend, because they are targeting an older demographic than Harry Potter. Unfortunately for Marvel, I suspect that many more parents and kids who have grown up reading the Potter novels, casually or obsessively, will flock to the movie. I don't expect many parents to send their kids to see Fantastic Beasts, while they go to the Dr. Strange movie. I suspect they will all end up going to the same movie. Many may figure, that Harry Potter's Beast will be the magic movie they will see.
Hollywood once again has two large studio making movies that are being released close to one another with similar concepts, magic. There will be a winner and a loser. Meaning, this could spell the end of the Dr Strange's dominance.
I hope Marvel has racked up enough cash.
YU-GI-OH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WORLD QUALIFIER - Regional 2016 - Saturday, Dec.3rd, 2016 10 am. @Aviator - Invasion of Vengeance Regional Qualifier (INOV)
YU-GI-OH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WORLD QUALIFIER -
Regional 2016 - Invasion of Vengeance regional Qualifier (INOV)
will be held on Saturday, Dec.3rd, 2016 10 am. @ Aviator sports complex in Brooklyn!!!
If you think you are good enough to to get to the national - Come on down, we would love to see you there. The competition is fierce but friendly. The winner will get a national invite, 1 Box of Invasion of Vengeance booster box,Championship Deck BoxChampionship Playmat
Winning Deck profile featured on Video. (Optional)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1st round registration cut-off:9:45am !!!!!!!!!
Aviator sports complex
3159 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, N. Y ,11234
1. How do I exactly register?
There are two ways to register: 1:Pre-register @ Bulletproof games Nostrand up to a day before the event! You must bring or fill out a Final Decklist you will use for the tournament (cannot be changed after) , valid ID, Cossy ID and a registration form .
There will be a separate line at the regional and you do not have to wait. Just show ID. before 9:30 am.
* You can still enter after 9:45am. You will take a 1 round loss.
2: Register at the Aviator, Brooklyn
You must be at the venue by no later than 8:30 am and have on hand $20 USD registration fee.
You will then be given 5 packs of Shining Victories booster packs. Please bring your own deck & a deck list to participate in the tournament. Be prepared to write your deck list on a form if you didn't bring one. Deck lists will be collected at registration. Here are the links to the editable Deck list and Registration forms you can print out and bring to save time. **You will save an hour if you have these 2 forms ready & printed out!!
KDE Deck List can be found here:
KDE Registration Form can be found here:
2. Is there an age restriction at the event?
No. Any person can enter as long as they bring their own deck and entry fee. Please arrive with a parent or guardian with photo ID if you are under the age of 13. Duelists under the age of 13 may also participate in a special Dragon Duel tournament.
3. What side events (if any) will be at your Regional?
4 Win a Mat side tournaments and the Dragon Duel tournament for duelists 12 & younger. (@ 2pm 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm entry $12). Also a structure deck tournament and battle tournament (Dragon Duel is free to enter)
4. What does the winner receive exactly?
Winner: 1 Box of Invasion of Vengeance booster box
Championship Deck Box
Winning Deck profile featured on Video. (Optional)
Top 4 : Receives All above minus Box of Dark Illusions box
Top 8 : Receives All as Top 4 except Championship Deck box
Top 36-48: (Depending on the turnout) Receives invites to YCS.
5. I heard that the participants receive sleeves. Is this true?
No. You can purchase them at the venue though.
6. Can you give me a summary of the overall event please?
When you have paid your $20 entry fee and received your 5 packs of core boosters, you will have to turn in a deck list of all the cards in your deck. (A judge will collect your deck list and file it. Judges will do random deck checks throughout the tournament to enure decks match the lists turned in.)
Then you will be allowed into the main part of the venue and wait for the pairings to be announced.
At 10am, the tournament will start and the pairings will be made and announced and posted on each wall. as well as the QR codes.
Each round will be 40 mins and will go to additional turns thereafter. (Usually an hour total between
rounds) There is no lunch break, so use the extra time you have when finishing early to go eat.
(There will be a food court on the 1st fl. that sells Pizza, Sandwiches, drinks and snacks)
The tournament will continue through a number of rounds based on total attendance (likely between 8-10)
7. If we do not have a COSSY ID, do we have to pay/ have a parent signature for one?
The COSSY ID is free and will be on hand if you do not have one. You must present valid ID. But if you are under the age 17 please have your parents or their permission on hand.
8. Can you leave early if you have to go somewhere? Yes, you can drop out of
the tournament in between each rounds if you must leave. You must let a judge
know that you will be dropping. The judges will manually drop you from the
9. What time would you recommend coming to ensure that I will get a spot
in the regionals, since there are only 400 spots? I would be there no later than
8:30 am to insure a spot. This is because it is an open event; no one really knows the
exact turnout. And since it is on a first come first serve basis, it is only my educated guess.
10. Is the Bulletproof shop close to Aviator where the regionals will be
held, and do I register for a COSSY ID at the venue or at your shop?
The COSSY IDs will be on hand at the venue and we can instantly sign you up.
Aviator is about 3 miles from the main Bulletproof shop. Take the Q35 bus from Bulletproof Nostrand. ****It takes 60 mins from Bullletproof to aviator by bus on Sunday*****
11. What time would you say is the latest I could come and still guarantee my spot?
There are no guarantees. I can only give you an educated guess. But the
earlier you arrive the better the chances. We open at 7:30 am so come no later
12. Will there be a tag team tournament at the venue?
No. The only side tournaments will be a Win a Mat tournament every hour
starting at 1 pm, structure deck tournament , battle dragon tournament and the Dragon Duel tournament.
The win a mat has a $12 entry and you receive 3 packs of DUAL and exactly
8 players enter. The Dragon Duel tournament is free and minimum of 4 players are needed!
The winner receives an exclusive playmats and T-shirt!
13. How do I get there by bus?
Q35 stops in Front of aviator. Take the Q35 from bulletproof games nostrand .(take #2 train to the last stop in flatbush to come to Bulletproof)
14. How do I get there by car?
If you are local, the best way is to take Belt Parkway and get off on ext.11s. Travel 1 mile and the venue will be on the left side. It is located in floyd bennett field. the venue will look like an aircraft hanger. there will be plenty of free parking.
venue is to the right.
***** There will be FREE parking in the lot and we encourage all players who can come by car, do so.
15. How do I get there by train?
Take the no.2 train going to Flatbush ave. Get off at the 1st car and on the
right exit. You will walk right into Bulletproof Nostrand. The venue is a 1/2
a block straight ahead.
BEST OF LUCK.
Doc Strange continued to issue more magic spells, Grossing $50 Million Domestically, bringing the total worldwide box office of over $492 million. At this rate it should be able to easily overtake Ant-Man's total box office of $519 million, the second highest grossing superhero origin by Marvel. Can Doctor Strange,overtake the first Iron Man, which grossed $585 million? I am not sure, but it will definitely expend all its magic getting there.
11/11/2016 - Go to our audio page and see Cal's & the Prime Minister's audio reviews of:
1) Rebirth: New Superman #1
2) Civil War II - #3
3) Rebirth: Batgirl #1
4) Ragnorok #9