Yes, you read that right. Gene Simmons and Stan Lee will be in the same room- at the same time- this Tuesday as part of a special Sundance film festival event. This joining of the two biggest names in pop culture centers around the Sundance debut of Stan’s documentary, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.

For those of us that didn’t know Stan even had a documentary out, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story  will show viewers everything from Stan’s early days, the creation of some of his 500 characters, to what ‘The Man’ has been up to lately. It’s a trip down memory lane with personal insights from close family, colleagues and celebrity friends like Patrick Stewart and Paris Hilton (no comment).

Here’s the trailer:

The pairing of a rock god and comic’s grand master will have a live streamed Q&A this Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 11:45 PST. Fans interested in watching the event in real time just click on the link provided or log onto Ortsbo.com’s live and global chatting platform. The platform will close caption the entire experience from start to finish to 170 countries and 50 languages, there’s even a chance to ask your very own questions to Stan and Gene.

So, if you ever wanted the true story behind all the band members in KISS having their blood used in the ink on KISS #1 (1977) this might be the best place to find out. Personally, I am planning on asking them to arm wrestle, I’ve got 5 bucks on Lee.

Source: Live & Global, With Great Power



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In this Episode:

Jaime York tells us all about E3 gaming expo, Toy Story 3 blew all of our minds away and melted faces, Jonah Hex is a total no go, Blue Beetle live action!?, Luke would like to sleuse Adrian Brodies hott abs in Preditors, Marvel and short films, Rock Band 3 will touch you in places you couldnt imagine, Avatar porno in 3d!!! and more more more…

So wish you were at the E3 expo, and watch Andy go away to college!…

Raw, dirty, gritty and nerdy we are the inglorious nerd bastards.


Nerd Question of the Week:

What is the best nerd pick up line?

The Winner is:

Jess:”Hello. I am female. My IQ is well within the 99th percentile. I have several gaming consoles and a large television. I have strong opinions about the Picard versus Kirk debate. I bring my own dice. I would like to show you my breasts.”

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(article by Nerd Bastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)

Today marked the start of the much-anticipated nerdfest PAX East (a la Penny Arcade) in Boston and if you were there, you certainly left with a nerdbastards.com freebie or two. For those of you scratching your heads wondering what the hell is PAX East?! Here’s a quick run-through: PAX East is like a smaller E3, but intended for consumers rather than developers.

See, they get a bunch of video game hot shots to show off their hardware, software and um…in some cases hot chicks in tall boots. Then they invite the public to hang out and fall in love with all kinds of the latest, greatest gear and games on (or about to enter) the video game scene. Attendees can play games, attend panel sessions about all kinds of cool stuff, see live music and even compete in video game tournaments! Exciting, right? YES! Especially if you like shiny bags of SWAG, the occasional hot chick in costume, new technology, inspiring speeches and wait for it…..BEAN BAGS! YAY! If you want more info on the festival…here ya go.

So now that you have a pretty solid idea of what goes on in general, stay tuned for Luke Gallagher’s spin on the awesomeness of Whil Wheaton’s Keynote Speech delivered today to a packed house. Nerdbastards.com will continue to bring you up to date throughout the three day festival of nerd mayhem and video game buzz.

For those of you attending the festival…look for us Nerd Bastards hanging around in our nerdbastards.com T-shirts (soon to be available to the public)…and approach us. We’ll greet you with an appropriately awkward hello and give you a little token of our appreciation. Thanks to all of our supporters and new visitors to the site who met us today!


(Article by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)


Festival of contemporary character design and art

9. + 10. April 2010

If you like animation and comics, you’ll want to keep your focus in the direction of Berlin in April 2010 for Pictoplasma’s Festival.

Pictoplasma features an international line-up of artists, directors, animators and designers both new to the scene and established within the world of art and animation. 2010’s festival will be in Berlin on April 9th and 10th where artists and animators will  “present their work in concentrated lectures and inspiring artist talks.”  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE  2009 ANIMATION TEASER!!!…and keep in mind they’re accepting entries for 2010 until February 1, 2010. (more…)