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There are many things wrong with mega-conventions, and the team behind MondoCon is going to try and fix them. At many conventions the food sucks, it’s too crowded, and the lines are too long. These are problems Mondo knows about, and seeks to improve upon for the company’s first con. The stuff they won’t be able to fix — in fact, what Mondo might make worse — are the many geek Sophie’s Choices fans constantly have to make.

MondoCon, the first Mondo-centric pop culture convention, takes place September 20-21 in Austin, Texas. (That’s during the opening weekend of Fantastic Fest.) Tickets go on sale Wednesday June 4. An initial press release giving some general idea about the convention came online Monday but it raised many more questions than it answered. I got on the phone with Mondo’s Creative Director Justin Ishmael to get more answers. We talked about questions such as, how Mondo will handle the lines, what kind of events will be at the con, which artists are attending, and exactly how big the event will be.

Ishmael was able to answer some of those questions, as well as others. The prevailing feeling I got speaking to him is that, much like Comic-Con, MondoCon is going to have so much excellent stuff happening simultaneously that fans will have to make some really tough decisions on what they want to do over the course of the two days. Read more about MondoCon below. Read More »

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Five years have passed since audiences were first transported to Pandora in James Cameron‘s Avatar. Since then, hype surrounding the highest-grossing film of all time has subsided a bit. But, with three sequels coming between 2016 and 2018, the writer/director is preparing to bombard the world with his vision once again.

We know an Avatar Land is in the works for Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and now Cameron is teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create a live-action, touring show based on the film. It will be Cirque’s first movie-themed show ever. Read More »

Ghostbusters Gallery 1988

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Ivan Reitman’s comedy classic Ghostbusters. And over the past few months, Gallery 1988 has been presenting a fully authorized art show to celebrate the occasion. It kicked off in New York, is currently in Los Angeles and will make a stop in Chicago on June 20-22 before heading to San Diego Comic-Con.

And though many of the pieces in the show have made it online, and some have even sold out, there’s been no place to view the entire exhibit in digital form. Until now.

Slashfilm is proud to be the exclusive online home of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit. Below we’ve got five pages with almost 150 different pieces of art. Everything from limited edition posters to original paintings, sculptures and more. It’s an embarrassment of Ghostbusting riches and you can check it all out by clicking here.  Read More »

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The four-city, 70-plus artist Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show kicks off this Saturday April 19 in New York City. Gallery 1988 is curating the event and they’ve slowly been releasing more and more looks at the show. Now it’s our turn.

/Film is proud to exclusively debut five brand new pieces from the show: Pieces by Mark Englert, Dan Mumford, Cuddly Rigor Mortis plus two super limited variants. That’s right. In addition to the commemorative series of screenprints that’ll be available in store and online, each one of those posters (by the likes of Tom Whalen, Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative and others) will have extra special variants that will only be sold in super limited quantities at each event. Below, you’ll get your first glimpse at two of those variants, the slimed editions of the previously revealed Anthony Petrie and Joshua Budich pieces.

After the jump, see all of that and find out when the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show rolls into New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego. Read More »

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The first stop for the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show is this weekend and Gallery 1988 has just released more posters and information. More than 70 artists are part of the traveling exhibit but the majority of their work will only ever been available to purchase in person at one of the four stops. There will, however, be a set of screenprints available both at the shows, and online, and those are by Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative, Anthony Petrie, Tom Whalen, Tara McPherson, Dan Mumford, Dave Perillo, Lora Zombie, Godmachine, Rich Kelly, Mark Englert, DKNG and Joshua Budich.

We’ve already seen a few of those pieces and now more have been revealed. Below, check out additional images for the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show which hits New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and July over the next few months.

UPDATED: We’ve added more new art below.

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The latest chapter in the Star Wars saga will return to the home planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Star Wars Episode VII will take place, at least partially, on the desert planet of Tatooine.

A new report confirms the previously reported information that filming in Morocco will, in fact, double for the famous desert planet C-3PO and R2-D2 landed on at the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The same planet Luke Skywalker grew up on with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, where Obi-wan Kenobi grew old, Qui-Gon Jinn found Anakin Skywalker and on which Jabba the Hutt displayed Han Solo in Carbonite. Read about the Star Wars 7 Tatooine shoot below.

Update: In addition to the report about shooting in Morocco, THR now reports that Abu Dhabi will be used as a location, for up to four weeks. Shooting “in and around” the city will help recreate Tatooine. Original report follows.

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Academy Movie Museum 3

Almost a year has passed since we heard an update on the ambitious museum the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has planned for Los Angeles. It’s called The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the world’s biggest movie museum, and it’s scheduled to open in 2017. Ground will be broken later this year, but the designers have released a huge update on the space in the form of a 30 page PDF that takes the reader on a floor-by-floor tour of the massive museum, including glimpses at some of the memorabilia that’ll be housed in the space. Check it out below. Read More »

True Romance

This is so cool. The Quentin Tarantino-written, Tony Scott-directed film True Romance celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Though it’s a bit late, a huge celebration of the film is set for May 2-3 in Burbank, CA. The event will take place at the Safari Inn Motel, the same place Clarence (Christian Slater) and Alabama (Patricia Arquette) go before their wild adventure comes to an end. Bronson Pinchot is hosting the two day event which includes signings, meet and greets, parties, karaoke, prop displays, never before seen behind the scenes photos and, of course, a sunset outdoor screening of the film with costume contest. Read More »

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