Archive for February, 2009

For the price of a movie ticket ($8-15), WonderCon is definitely worth checking out this weekend. Part film fanfest with cast/crew screenings, part kitsch-o-rama with toy novelties, comics and tees, action-packed with aliens, creatures and celebrity mentoring everywhere.   Best of Show Guide/Sa 2.28   – 10-7 Booth 644, Steve Purcell, Sam & Max, Booth 1412 […]


Did a sweep of WonderCon’s floor tonight to see what kind of goodies are in store for everyone this weekend, and there were many surprises.  Cool retail items included Tribbles (David Gerrold Media) in Booth 1246, Marvel’s Obama Spiderman Comics (BayAreaCollectibleShow.com) in Booth 344, Pokemon Tees (Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics) in Booth 241 and Pokeballs […]


It’s a world class gorgeous day in San Francisco, the type of day where kids sell lemonade at the beach and everyone is smiling.  Sun is beaming down on the Castro as music industry folks are starting their day at Noise Pop’s Industry Noise to discuss indie music, technology and what’s working.  Produced by Bandwidth’s […]


For fans of The Office, take note.  There’s a new character in town and he’s wreaking havoc at the offices of Telltale Games.   Check out the hilarious Behind the Bad videos at: http://www.telltalegames.com/videos/btbchapter1 http://www.telltalegames.com/videos/btbchapter2  http://www.telltalegames.com/videos/strongbad http://www.telltalegames.com/videos/makeascenepax08 


The show was warm and fuzzy if not awkward at times, the staging dramatic, but the real winner of the night was the synced updates on Oscar.com.  So even if you were in a restaurant without a tv, and couldn’t stream the flash on your phone, you could still get the winners blow by blow. […]


The problem with buying any titles (video, music, games) is the boredom factor. After a certain number of plays, it’s great to try something new.  So rental is revolutionary but with a week turnaround, GameFly is far from the solution. Hopefully Netflix will buy them, but til then XBLA and WiiWare are the only on […]


Simone Nelson, BAWIFM board chair, flew in from the Berlin Film Festival. Brenda Chapman, Director, The Bear and The Bow (TBATB) left Reese Witherspoon and flew in from L.A. The Pixar theatre was brimming with enthusiasm as the cameras started to roll. No, it wasn’t a screening of Up, it was a BAWIFM panel of […]


Here are some of the great events that took place in the last week:   COMMONWEALTH CLUB:  ROCK STAR REVOLUTION (Th 2/5, SOLD OUT!) Last Thursday, got to schmooze with Tim Westergren, Founder, Pandora; Steve Jang, CMO, imeem; Nion McEvoy, CEO, Spin Magazine; and Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, Founder, CreateSpace at the Sheppard Mullin Digital Media Law […]


As dramatic as the Djokovic melt down, Serena’s triumphs, and Federer’s tears at AO 09 were the trials and tribulations of the online timeshifter in search of the midnight matches.  ESPN.com really needs to pay attention to audience demands for front and center online streaming. Same can be said for the Grammys.  The best moment of the […]


January was a non-stop, jam-packed, event-happening month with everyone jet-setting everywhere.  So if you couldn’t be there, catch up here: Macworld 1/5 – 1/9 http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/macworld-san-francisco-2009 http://www.peachpit.com/podcasts CES 1/8 – 1/11 http://www.cesweb.org/sessions/keynotes.asp The Crunchies 1/9 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1043091 Churchill Club 1/15 Browsers are Hot Again blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=11599 Slamdance 1/15 – 1/23 http://www.slamdance.com/videos/products/731.html Sundance  1/15 – 1/25 http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7D755FAF5838C18C http://www.scottkirsner.com/Sundance-edit.mp3 Sundance […]