Geeks are gonna freak. Whether it’s a fetish for vampire romance or the need for live-action 3D, this weekend’s Comic Con lineup packs a punch sure to please every member of the nerd herd. The “Twilight” series, with its sequel “New Moon” based on Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series looming on the horizon, is just one of the main draws at the San Diego Convention Center. Other highlights include Tim Burton’s delightfully twisted take on “Alice in Wonderland” and an early look at “Iron Man 2.” Prepare for a blast from the past with the remake of the ’80s sci-fi classic “Tron,” about computer programmers trapped in the digital realm, or fast-forward with “Titanic” director James Cameron’s futuristic adventure “Avatar.” The annual fan fest, which kicks off today and runs through Sunday, is like “the geek’s Sundance or the pop-culture Sundance,” Gregory Ellwood, editor-in-chief of entertainment site Hitfix.com, tells the Associated Press. What was merely a comic book convention 40 years ago has evolved into a smorgasbord of movies, video games, TV shows – and the A-listers that sell them. Sigourney Weaver makes her Comic Con debut this year promoting her role in “Avatar.” “I’ve always wanted to go,” says the… Read full this story
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