23/01/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin
WonderCon (Feb 10 -12, 2006), a comics and pop culture convention in California, is playing host to a trio of world premiere screenings.
On Friday, February 10, 2006, "Done The Impossible" will screen for attendees at WonderCon. This film documents the efforts of a group of fans of the cult hit television show "Firefly" as they try (and succeed) to have the television show developed into a feature film. This documentary includes interviews with "Firefly" and "Serenity" (the feature film based on the series) creator Joss Whedon and cast, crew and most importantly, the fans themselves.
On Saturday, February 11, 2006, Marvel Animated Features, and Lionsgate will hold the world premiere screening of the animated feature "Ultimate
Avengers: The Movie." Based on the popular comics characters, Marvel's mightiest heroes come to life in their first animated film. In a special promotion, the top 25 attendees arriving to the screening dressed as their favorite Ultimates or Avengers hero will have the opportunity to be one of the first to own the DVD before it's released.
On Sunday, February 12, 2006, Fox Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere Screening of the new DVD release "Broken Saints." This web series fuses anime style art, comic book lettering, music and Flash animation into a 12-hour fantasy/horror epic, the first three episodes of which will be screened at WonderCon. "Broken Saints" was the winner of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Online Animation.
WonderCon will be held at the Moscone West convention facility in San Francisco on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 10 - 12, 2006. Exhibit hall hours are Friday, 12:00pm to 7:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am to 7:00pm; and Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.
WonderCon is produced by the same people who operate Comic-Con International each summer in San Diego. Comic-Con International is a non profit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
For updated information on WonderCon, get yourself over to www.comic-con.org
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