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Giant Robot Duel!




MegeBots VS. Suidobashi. If you haven't been following along for the last two years, there are plenty of videos on youtube to catch up. It's USA VS. Japan in this Giant Mech challenge.



Above is a teaser of the event that will be streamed on Twitch, with commentary provided by Mike Goldberg of the UFC and robotics expert Saura Naderi. Tune in at Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. PT for all the giant mech-on-mech action.




Here's a better look at the contenders.


If you missed it, here it is below. I wish it was more exciting, but it's no Transformers.







My art entries for Inktober 2017

It's Inktober again and here are my art entries.


If you haven't heard of Inktober read on. This is an artist motivation site created by Jake Parker to get artists to ink a drawing everyday for one month. This is probably my third year doing this and I just realized that I haven't really posted my entries this year for this little game. The above graphic is from his website and he typically lays out a theme for each day. Some artists follow this and others don't. Below are my entries this year. I will update this list daily until October is no more. Newest art at the top. Come on back and check it out.

18. Filthy

18. Filthy in color

17. Graceful


16. Fat


15. Mysterious

14. Fierce

13. Teeming

12. Shattered

11. Run

10. Gigantic

10. Gigantic in color

9. Screech

9. Screech in color

8. Crooked

8. Crooked in color

7. Shy

6. Sword

5. Long

4. Underwater

3. Poison

2. Divided

1. Swift

Check back for more...

Watch Asteroid TC4 Approach Earth Live Tonight!



Asteroid TC4 will pass Earth at an estimated distance of 31,000 miles, just an eighth of the distance between our planet and the moon. About 50 feet wide, the asteroid poses absolutely no threat to Earth.

Asteroid 2012 TC4 is no stranger to close encounters. In 2012, the asteroid stunned observers on Earth as it plunged only 94,000 kilometers above our atmosphere (less than a quarter of the distance to the Moon), only a week after its discovery by the PanSTARRS observatory in Hawaii. On October 12th 2017, "2012 TC4" will be back, once again flying by Earth on a super-close trajectory. At the moment of the asteroid’s approach, Slooh will train its telescopes on 2012 TC4 in an attempt to capture the fast-moving space rock as it flies between Earth and the Moon. 

A livestream of the event will begin at 8pm ET. You can watch the broadcast, courtesy of Slooh, above.

Animation depicts the safe flyby of asteroid called 2012 TC4.

Initially, scientists had thought that TC4 could return to Earth in 2050, at which point it was on a collision course with Earth. Updated trajectories now show this is not the case. However, if it were it would have given NASA a chance to try out some of its asteroid deflection techniques.




Last Chance To Send Your Name To Mars


When NASA’s InSight lander reaches Mars in November 2018, it will carry with it hundreds of thousands of names from members of the public. In 2015, nearly 827,000 people signed up to add their names to a silicon microchip on-board the robotic spacecraft. NASA is now adding another microchip, giving the public a second chance to send their names to Mars. 

Here's my pass on the first microchip.

Here's my pass on the second microchip.

“Mars continues to excite space enthusiasts of all ages,” said Bruce Banerdt, the InSight mission’s principal investigator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “This opportunity lets them become a part of the spacecraft that will study the inside of the Red Planet.”


An example of a “boarding pass” that members of the public can download by participating in NASA’s Frequent Fliers program. With each NASA mission that flies their names, individuals can accumulate “miles” on their boarding pass. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



New name submissions will be accepted through November 1, 2017, at this link.


Participants in the fly-your-name opportunity receive “frequent flier” points that reflect their participation in NASA’s exploration of Mars. Individuals who submitted their names during the earlier Insight opportunity in 2015 can download a “boarding pass” and see their “frequent flier” miles.

In 2014, a chip carrying the names 0f 1.38 million people flew aboard Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The next opportunity after InSight to earn frequent flier points will be NASA’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the first flight which will bring the Orion spacecraft together with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to travel thousands of miles beyond the Moon.

NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander will be the first mission to explore the deep interior of Mars. InSight will set down a seismometer to detect marsquakes and meteor strikes, using the seismic energy of these phenomena to study material far below the Martian surface. The lander will also deploy a self-hammering heat probe that will burrow deeper into the ground than any previous device on Mars.

InSight is scheduled to launch atop an Atlas V 401 booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in May of 2018. MORE ...


Yes I Did And It Was Awesome!



I had to see it on opening day, there was just no way around it. But, that just didn't work out with Comic Con here and all of that. I originally intended to see it in NYC, the tickets were $30 for a regular screening and nearly sold out. 

You have to love the BR poster right under an all seeing eye. Kind of fitting really.

If you have been following this site in anyway, you will know that I am a huge fan of Blade Runner. I saw the original in the theater in 1982. I know, that makes me not so youngish. However, my graphic novel was wholly inspired by this world and I have written multiple things about BR over the years.


So I waited and decided to watch it elsewhere.


I arrived a little early for an 11:30 matinée, and to my surprise I was the only one in the theater up until 5 minutes before show time and then it was only me and two others. "Damn", I thought hasn't anybody every heard of Blade Runner? It's only the most amazing Sci-Fi noir film every made. I guess not, because it felt like a private screening. 

Bottom line is, it's great. Everything about it pays homage to the original and then some. The only thing I do recommend is to watch all of the little clips leading up to it here, and re-watch the Final Cut before you go see the new one. It will reconnect you with everything that is unfolding.

My former roommate and I have watched Blade Runner countless times, and pretty much every version that was made. All in all, I think I have seen the original more than 500 times. No kidding! It's borderline obsession, no wait... It is an obsession. But I will not give a review, you have to see it for yourself. Instead, I will give you my former roommates review below.

I am including this awesome BR 2049 poster from the Netherlands instead of the US version because it is freaking cool.

WALLACE - Blade Runner: 2049 review

" I thought they did an excellent job with keeping the tone of the original. Expanding on that universe. Looks like another sequel might be in the works from the ending. Damn was it gorgeous. As pretty as it was, it didn't look that different from the first. "

" You know how a sequel or prequel will look different because of modern film making techniques. The Star Wars prequels looked better than the originals. Even though they were set before those movies, that’s always bugged me. Bottom line, I liked it, might see it again. Wonder if I’ll see it enough to know the lines like the first one. "

~ D. Wallace (HUGE BR FAN)

Want more? I pretty much agree with everything in this non-spoiler interview below.


Go see it!

Astronauts Float Out To Work On The Space Station


It's very cool to see this in action. Space the final frontier.



Two US astronauts embark on the second spacewalk this month to make much-needed repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, according to US space agency NASA.




Over 100 Photos From New York Comic Con 2017


First off it was a crazy hot and sunny day for October in New York, I think we were in the 80's. I'm not sure how, but it seems that New York Comic Con seems to get bigger every year. So take a ride with me through the mayhem at NYCC 2017.


So far uneventful, then...


Take notice of the E-Coin Bank. Uh huh, if you are a fan of Mr. Robot you'll get it. They had a full sign up as if it was a new type of banking. They were giving away a free pair of sunglasses and a key chain if you signed up for their online bank. Most people thought it was real.


Let the craziness begin.


Looks like you got a little problem with your sword pal.



Huge crowds opening day. It wasn't like this last year.


Guardians of the family.


Life size K-2SO on display by Sideshow.


This guy was too cool.


This dude scared me, I didn't want to get too close.


This is the place to show what you got.




SYFY had a great fan lounge up on top. More on that later.


SpongeBob photo op and a giant pineapple.



This is what Comic Con is all about.


Me and comic writer Jeremy Whitley hamming it up at the ComiXology All Star BoothJeremy Whitley is the writer of "Illegal". Jeremy is best known for his Eisner Nominated and Glyph Award winning series, "Princeless" from Action Lab Comics.


The master himself at the SUPERANI booth.


Where's Bill?


Here's Walt and Louise Simonson.





Nil Vendrell, Shirtless Bear-Fighter! Fuck Yeah!




The infamous Joe Staton.


Comic colorist Chris Sotomayer.


Here's another comic book legend Bob McLeod.


Todd Nauk of Spidey fame.


Leading up to one of my favorite artists.


A little more leading up.


Geof Darrow. The artist of one of my favorite totally twisted stories Hard Boiled with Frank Miller.


Yes, they had beer at Comic Con, It's not just for kids anymore.




It's always fun to see creative cosplay.


The tick.


On to the SYFY Lounge.


Free T-Shirts, no quarter video game machines, free candy and lots of giveaways. Let's not forget, an actual place to sit down during the con.


Super view from up here.



Here's a little video of the sea of never ending people.


More cosplay.


More people.


Did I mention Free T-Shirts!


Don't bother me cosplay.


Planet of the Elvis.



Say What...


I think that's Mr. Freeze.


I have no idea except FREAKY! Maybe Shiva?


Some pretty cool stuff by Triforce Collectibles.





Great display by EFX Collectibles.




The absolutely AWESOME PC Toys. Look at this monster, 1:3 scale SAGAT!




The Tick Series Display.




Obviously if you are a Star Wars fan, and frankly who isn't, you would be impressed with this display. It was a walk in building that almost felt like an airlock door or hallway on a ship. Every corner was filled with movie props, weapons and costumes from the film.










Caught a glimpse of Nerd of Nerds, Adam Savage giving a talk on Twitch.



Cool Toys from the Clutter booth.




There he is, your favorite Green Ranger.


Chewy Fett off duty.


AHhhh, this one made me laugh.


One of my pals Ian the creator of Nugglife! Great Show!




The usual suspect comic book publishers, which I had to make my rounds to.






I think Jasmine from Aladdin?






Looks like me and Silent Bob.




Pope Deadpool.



E.T. Phone Home


Killer costumes!


WTF, I will have cute nightmares tonight!


Not sure...


GOT!


Cyber.


Old School.


LOTR??


Overwatch.


Jedi alert!


Ahh, Freedom at last.


See you next year Cap!