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Albuquerque Comic Expo Explodes

Whether you like comic books, science fiction, horror, anime, movies, television, video games or some other form of cult entertainment, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something that floats your boat at the second annual Albuquerque Comic Expo. It runs Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center in Downtown Albuquerque. Stan Lee will be there. Kevin Smith will be there. Kevin Sorbo, Billy Dee Williams, Katee Sackhoff, Adam Baldwin, Bill Sienkeiwicz, Mike Grell, Michael Golden: It’s like a who’s who of pop culture. Check out our list of Top 10 Things to Do at ACE for a little guidance.

Double formal plank

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A Planking Companion Piece

Plank that horno!

Several Alibi staff members continued their planking adventures during a friend’s wedding. This formal plank (see the Planktionary in this week’s issue) adventure led to lots of good shots and no plunks. We even recruited some servers from the buffet.

Atlantis launches into the clouds on Friday, July 8.
Natalie Willoughby

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Local nerd girl wields writing saber for Alibi

I'm that chick who likes “guy stuff.” I was raised on comics, action movies and video games. My poor mother had high hopes that I would be a ballerina, but it soon became clear that Legos and action flicks trumped tutus. Since then, my love of all things science, sci-fi and otherwise geek has led me to author a blog on those subjects.

A few weeks ago, I hit up the Alibi’s news editor with a pitch: I wanted to go to the Kennedy Space Center and watch the last shuttle launch. That story will hit tonight around 6 p.m. Look for it on stands this week, too.

I’m going to begin penning a column for this paper, too. If you have some questions for me, or if you have a topic you would like me to feature, please email me at

Talk nerdy to me! Bring up Star Wars. Bring up “Star Trek.” Or “Fringe” Or “The X-Files.” Or The Long Halloween. Tell me how much you hated Batman: Hush, and please explain why, as it’s one of my favorites. Ask me which planet you can see in the night sky tonight. Ask me about the most recent discovery in computer science.

Get your geek on.

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Public radio über-nerd/hunk Ira Glass grew a beard

His milieu being radio and all, the host of “This American Life” may well have been sporting face fur for a while now–but Current TV just added this video to its website last week.

When I stand back and look at the elements at play here, I’m kind of shocked at how much cuter I’m finding Ira Glass with shades of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof at the forefront. But there you have it. I am firmly on the “yay” side of this look. What say you, Alibi readers—thumbs up or down on the beard?