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Review: 2011 Mid-Ohio Comic-Con

 Jim Lauwers Review: 2011 Mid-Ohio Comic-Con

This weekend, thousands of comic book fan -boys, -girls, and -kids descended upon the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the Wizard World 2011 Mid-Ohio Comics Convention. A celebration of all things “comics,” Mid-Ohio Comic-Con wasn’t limited to serialized graphic novels. Webcomics, movies, and television were all represented by both fan groups who attended en masse […]

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Film Review: Trollhunter

 Jim Lauwers

There are three things about Trollhunter that will allow its target audience to make a decision before finishing this paragraph. 1) It’s being released by Magnet, which handles the foreign releases for Magnolia Pictures. 2) It’s a Finnish film [subtitled] that mixes pre-Christian legends with black humor. 3) Chris Columbus has already acquired rights to […]

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Columbus Winter Beerfest 2011 – Photos & Review

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

The inaugural Columbus Winter Beerfest kicked off at 7:30 p.m. last night. The two-day event, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 400 N. High St., features 160 beers from 45 breweries. General admission is $30 in advance, $40 at the door. VIP admission is $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Attendees are given […]

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Music Review: Girl Talk – All Day

 Jim Lauwers

There are those who would say that the mashup (or “bastard pop” as it was originally known) had been done to death by 2007. That the best artists had moved on, that everything had been done, that the genre itself had been a gimmick whose novelty had worn off.

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Columbus Beerfest at the Convention Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans

(Photos by Jim Lauwers) The First Annual Columbus Beerfest kicked off last night at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and continues this evening with more beer, music and festivities from 7pm to 11pm. The event features over 150 craft beers from both local and national brewers. Below are are photos taken at last night’s event.

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Watchmen Review by JimL2

 Jim Lauwers

“You’ve drifted away from what it means to be human. And without that, all we are is cause-and-effect. We become ghosts in a fog.” -Laurie Juspeyczk, Watchmen “im gonna kick Snyder in the balls and film it slow mo” -wookie1972, Ain’t It Cool News Don’t you just love it when movies provide you with the […]

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OHAYOCON: Part I

 Jim Lauwers

Ohayocon is an unsettling and tumultuous event. A jar of Goober PB&J, with desperate loneliness replacing the peanut butter, and a cloying, trusting love replacing the Jelly. Ohayocon is the biggest meeting of Anime fans in Ohio. Ohayocon is a planet orbiting a star, with a large asteroid belt orbiting it. None of which, by […]

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