Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From All of Us at ASM!

To all our friends, fans, followers and readers: I, on behalf of all of us at ASM, want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holidays.  Whether you are celebrating today, celebrated earlier this month or later this month, or don’t celebrate at all, I do hope that you are in good cheer and of good health.  Thank you for being part of the larger ASM community, for reading and commenting, for following and sharing.  We do it for you, and we hope you have enjoyed our site. We have bigger plans in the coming year, with new

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Meta Con Announces Linkara and Possible Oscar

Bloomington, MN – July 23, 2012 – Meta Con, Minneapolis’s massively-multigenre fan convention, is pleased to announce that comic-book reviewer Linkara and comedy rock band Possible Oscar will be appearing at the upcoming 2012 convention. Possible Oscar and Linkara join other guests including musicians Rumgumption and YTCracker, television stars Nakia Burrise, Michael Copon, Jessica Rey and Jason Faunt, martial artist Samurai Dan, abridged series creator LittleKuriboh, and voice actor Todd Haberkorn. Over 2,000 fans will convergence on the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, Minneapolis for Meta Con, from August 31 to September 2, 2012. The full guest list can be

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Toy Review – Burger King Flip-Out Starscream

The Geek Bits Name: Starscream Toyline: Transformers Subline: Burger King Flip-Out Released: June 2011 Availability: Burger King Price: $1.00 – approx. $4.00 (depends on if you get the meal or can purchase the toy separately) Includes: Starscream, instructions, K-Mart coupon. Yes, it has instructions. Worth the price? $1? Maybe, if you don’t mind a Transformer that doesn’t really transform. If you buy the meal, you’ll be paying for it in your body fat and arteries…. Okay, this is kind of a cheat for a review, but what the heck, right?

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Game of Thrones: Review of Episodes 1-4

We are now through the first four episodes of Game of Thrones season one, with only six more to go before the season finale.  As a huge fan of the novels, I followed the production of this show from early on, gobbling up every bit of news and every photo released up until the big premiere.  So far I’m extremely happy with the show with only a few critiques. Casting The casting on this show has been nothing short of brilliant.  I really hope that Casting Director Nina Gold wins whatever accolades she is eligible for.  There really isn’t one

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Free Comic Book Day 2011 – A Cosplayer’s Review

Free Comic Book Day 2011. This cosplayer spent the day at Neptune Comics in Waukesha, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee.  Neptune Comics is a great store with a large selection of comics, graphic novels, toys, and collectibles.  I arrived at about 10:15 a.m., about 45 minutes before the store’s opening at 11:00 a.m., and already a queue was forming outside the front door. Upon arrival, I joined my comrades of the Rebel Legion, 501st Legion, and the Superhero Costuming Forum (of which I am a member of all three) in the back room at Neptune Comics, where we suited up

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Hasbro Transformers Q&A – May 2010 Answers

You asked and Hasbro answered! Hit the jump to see the answers from Hasbro and Hunter PR! For about five years, over the course of the Unicron Trilogy, it seemed like Hasbro was taking a relatively passive role when it came to the creation of tie-in media, or at least willing to let other companies like Takara (now Tomy) write the cartoon and then Hasbro would adapt it for the North American audiences. Then, during the creation of the Movie franchise and Transformers: Animated, Hasbro has been taking a very active, prominent role in the creation of tie-in media. Over

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