albuquerque comic expo


V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
The Lego table, where dreams come true
all photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Photo Gallery

Memories of ACE 2014

Legos, Muppets and Star Wars ruled the day

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They came, they saw, they dressed up. Alibi staff photographer Eric Williams shares a few of his snapshots from ACE 2014.
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Joel Hodgson, no longer “just another face in a red jumpsuit”

Feature Interview

Play MSTie For Me

An interview with “Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson is a special guest at this year’s Albuquerque Comic Expo. We interview the writer/comedian on the eve of ACE.
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V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013

Arts Feature

ACE Basics

Your guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo experience

Need to explain what's so great about ACE? Geek extraordinaire Holly Von Winckel gives you the rundown.
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Denis Kolokol

Four Up

Messages for the future, heroic after-party, noisemakers near and far and in the key of gris-gris

Messages for the future

Whether you’re in the mood for avant-garde performance, a superhero soirée, acoustic grind violin or post-punk blues, Four Up knows the score.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

Nerd News

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.

V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Billy Dee Williams, back in the day

Feature Interview

Lando of Enchantment

An interview with actor Billy Dee WIlliams

If we could put the suave, space-faring ladies’ man that is Lando Calrissian aside for a moment, we’d note that actor Billy Dee Williams has a long and distinguished career without the guy. Williams will be coming to town this weekend to sign autographs and to chat with fans as one of the guests at the 2012 Albuquerque Comic Expo. The Alibi talked with the actor before his arrival.

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ACE in the Hole

Alibi’s top 10 picks for the Albuquerque Comic Expo

The Albuquerque Comic Expo enters its giant-sized (dare we say “Giant Man-sized”) sophomore year this weekend. With so many exhibits, lectures, signings, parties, screenings and gaming tournaments to choose from, how do you figure out what to spend your time on? Should you comb though the dealers’ room looking for bargains on back issues of Justice League, or should you get in line for Katee Sackhoff’s autograph? We’ve chosen our top 10 faves from the still-growing lineup of events.

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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011

Film

Jay & Silent Bob Do Albuquerque

America’s third favorite stoner duo, Jay & Silent Bob (a.k.a. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith), will be coming to Albuquerque to record a live podcast. Find out when in this week’s Reel World.

V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011
Reel World

Reel World

Bullet Needs Background

There will be a major casting call this Sunday, Dec. 11, for the “post Civil War Western” Silver Bullet (which I think we can all agree is the worst fake working title they could possibly have come up with for Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger). The casting call will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Far Horizon Studio (300 Washington SE, suite 304). Casting director Elizabeth Gabel (Cowboys & Aliens, Terminator Salvation, No Country For Old Men, Paul) will conduct the day-long search. Producers are looking for “Native Americans, Asians, Anglos and Hispanics of all ages, as well as expert horse riders to appear in non-speaking roles.” The production is also on the hunt for “men with facial hair and for trapeze and circus artists.” (I’m thinking if you’re a hairy trapeze artist, you’re in like Flynn.) These are all paid positions. The film, which stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, will begin shooting in the Albuquerque / Santa Fe area in February.

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V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Jim Kelly in   Black Belt Jones

ACE Lures Stars

The epic Albuquerque Comic Expo launches this Friday with an incredible roster of guest stars. In addition to all the awe-inspiring comic book industry talent (click over to our ACE Panel Schedule or visit abqcomicexpo.com to see the lineup), there are some tantalizing names from film and television. And you can see them all here:

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ACE Panel Schedule

Friday, June 24

Our comprehensive guide to the Albuquerque Comic Expo–panels, prizes and super-powered personas galore.

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Speak Well, He Can

An interview with the voice of Yoda

Tom Kane can do a good evil robot. He gets a lot of computer voices thrown his way. Stanley Kubrick even picked him to be the new HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey just before Kubrick died. Kane's also done a ton of animation voicings, including Professor Utonium in “The Powerpuff Girls” and Monkey Fist on “Kim Possible.” He was both Tony Stark and Ultron in the "Iron Man" cartoons, so he got to fight himself.

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La Forge to Bridge

An interview with LeVar Burton

As an actor, he's hit the trifecta. LeVar Burton has managed to be cast in three roles that played a major part in American culture: the young Kunta Kinte in Roots, himself as the host of "Reading Rainbow" and Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

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V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Marvel Comics creator and current king of the movie cameo, Stan Lee!

Film Interview

Hero Worship

An interview with comic book idol Stan Lee

Take a glance at any movie theater marquee and you’ll realize it’s the summer of superheroes. And who do we have to thank? We can think of no greater person to blame than that most titanic champion of men in capes and women in tights—writer, editor, producer, publisher and former president of Marvel Comics, Stan “The Man” Lee. The characters he created—from Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four to The Avengers—have been pop cultural icons for more than 40 marvelous years.

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