Comic-Con is coming
In mid-July, San Diego will once again host Comic-Con International, a great place to learn about your favorite movies, comics, TV shows and more. This is such a big event that the tickets and hotel rooms sell out very quickly, so for most of us, we have to wait for videos of the panels to be posted to YouTube and other places.
Hub Network is holding a sweepstakes to win a trip to Comic-Con. Much like Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, The Hub has a mix of cartoons and live-action shows that can be watched by pretty much anyone. I've caught a few reruns of Animaniacs and Batman Beyond and found I really missed those shows.
The sweepstakes that The Hub is running is open to people 13 and older who live in the lower 48 (all US states except Alaska and Hawaii) and Washington, D.C. Rules and details are on the website at http://www.hubworld.com/comic and runs through Sunday, June 9th. That's not very long from now, but the sweepstakes only began on June 1st, so they really kept the time range narrow.
Cartoon Voice Imitation Contest
While there will only be one winner in The Hub's sweepstakes, there will be three winners in a contest by the upcoming I Know That Voice documentary. If you can do an imitation of a cartoon character, post a video of it on the I Know That Voice Facebook page. The winners get an autographed poster and the I Know That Voice DVD.
A recent interview revealed that it took over a year to film all the interviews and they are trimming down 160 hours of recorded interviews down to a 90-minute documentary. I think it's going to be a great production and I hope that if they ever get around to making a special edition, they should include at least some extended-length interviews. Or if we're going to dream big, how about all of them on a couple dozen DVDs or Blu-ray discs, a la that 31-disc $500 "Harry Potter Wizard's Collection" from last year.
Featured article nominations and voting
The switch to the new voting for the Featured Article seems to have gone well. Thirty people have voted so far and there's still three weeks to go. During these next three weeks, we need to have at least two more nominations for the voting that will start in July, and we need people to look over those nominations to make sure they're ready to be voted on. Head on over to the Featured Article voting nominations page and give us a hand, won't you?
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