Wrap up on Comic Con: What to check out in tech and art

Comic Con is a great place to check out new tech, artists, authors and sundries. Here are just a few things cool things t0 check out this year.

Disney Infinity

An all-new Disney game release that unlocks the freedom to create stories and play experiences starring some of the most beloved characters from the Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios.

MOGA Pro Controller

Fox Digital Entertaiment previewed the MOGA Pro control for gaming on mobile devices. It’s a console style controller similar to something you’d use on any game system but it connects directly to your mobile. The controller was demoed along with FOX’s new released of 3rd person action shooter game AVP: Evolution.

MOGA Pro Controller

GameSpot 3D Rendering Tech

Gamesoft set up a 3D mapping booth where fans could stand while 89 camera mapped a 3D image of their body. They were given a rendering to be uploaded to their social media accounts and after a voting period, the winner will receive a miniature 3D rendering of themselves. Watch the rendering of CNET’s Jeff Bakalar here.

GameSoft 3D Rendering Booth

Artists Galore

Part of San Diego Comic Con’s massive exhibit hall is dedicated to small press artists and you will find some of the most amazing talent. Here’s a sampling.

Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying  - – Married couple, Disney artists and mentors in Motvarti’s art program – they produce art for learning, children and fun

Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying

Joey Chou – Gorgeous magical people and animals

Joey Chou

Papercutz – The Hardy Boys, Bionicals and so many more as comics.

Papercutz

Jeffrey Brown – Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess

Jeffrey Brown

Firefly Online

Fox Digital Entertainment is throwing a bone to the crazed Firefly/Serenity fandom with the first officially licensed video game, Firefly Online.

Firefly Online (FFO) is a multi-user, social online role-playing game that will initially be available for smartphones and tablets, including those based on iOS and Android operating systems.

Conversations for a Cause

Nerd HQ hosts panels each day of Comic Con with writers and start who are also appearing at the convention center during the main Con. For $22 you can be one of 25o in an intimate setting, with a much better opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed environment sans publicists. Proceeds go to Operation Smile and all the Conversations can be viewed online. Be sure to check out Nathan Fillion’s 2nd panel where he and Alan Tudyk auction off all their crap to benefit Operation Smile.

Nathan Fillion auctions his stuff for charity at Nerd HQ


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