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Watchmen Panel @ WonderCon 2009

Director Zack Snyder walked out to thunderous applause. After a brief introduction, the first 15 minutes of the movie was shown spanning the death of the Comedian to Rorschach discussing with Nite Owl about the Comedian. Actors Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffery Morgan, Patrick Wilson, and the original Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons joined Snyder afterwards.

Unfortunately I didn't have my pad with me during this panel, so rather than trying to recount what happened, you can watch a video a fan posted on youtube of the panel. We also were able to take a bunch of photos of the cast which can be found in our gallery here.

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Star Trek Panel @ WonderCon 2009

WonderCon's special guest turned out to be famed director and creator J.J. Abrams himself (and members of the cast) taking the podium as he addressed the overfilled room. Abrams noted he had just flew back in the country after a visit to Tokyo, Japan and is "so excited and can't wait for you to see the film." Abrams took a step back to show a special world premiere of the brand new Star Trek trailer that will also be shown at the Watchmen opening on March 6.

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Game Companies at WonderCon 09

WonderCon, mostly known as a comic book convention held yearly in San Francisco, will have a larger gaming presence this year including panels by Capcom on Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter 4. Fans will be able to join an impromptu Street Fighter match on stage to win prizes from Capcom. Nintendo will also be on scene to promote the new NDS title Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Video game publisher 2K Games, Electronic Arts, Capcom, and surprising G4 TV  will all have booths in the Exhibitor's Hall.

Expect our full coverage on the event in the coming weeks! Panel descriptions and links inside.

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