Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cosplayers Kick it for Cancer Charity

Via The Daily Echo:

Everyone from superheroes to cartoon characters to muppets showed up. He-Man took part. Even Jesus Christ took time out of his traditional Easter Sunday obligations to participate. And it was all for the Sporting Compass FC Charity Fancy Dress Football Match in aid of the Wessex Cancer Trust. Video and original article at the source.

This is the sort of goofy event I'd love to see more of here in the U.S. But "Geek" is global, so good on the old chaps who put this together and pulled it off.

Friday, April 22, 2011

'Godzilla' Attacks Japan (with kindness)!

Via Digital Spy:

IDW Publishing has announced an Ebay charity auction of all 83 variant editions of Godzilla: Kingdom Of Monsters #1 to raise money for disaster victims in Japan.

Godzilla: Kingdom Of Monsters #1 is written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh with artwork from Phil Hester. It marks the iconic monster's return to the medium of comic books, and this auction marks an ironic twist in the radioactive lizards relationship with his homeland.

The auction includes designs by Alex Ross and Eric Powell, a rare retailer incentive cover, a WonderCon exclusive, and four previously unreleased IDW covers.