Words from Nerds #71: Nerds Convene!

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Apple refreshes their desktop line and the biggest nerd convention of the year takes place in San Diego.
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Nerd News:

Feature Story: Biggest Nerd Convention

  • Comic Con has become the biggest annual gathering of nerds anywhere.
  • 120,000 fans attended the 4 day festival in San Diego.
  • Its also become the place where Hollywood starts building a cult following for their new movies.
    • Marvel made a big push for their 2011 movies – Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
    • Not to be outdone, DC Comics made a big push for their newest superhero movie, Green Lantern. Great video of hero Ryan Reynolds reciting the Green Lantern oath in response to a question from a little kid in the audience.
    • But Marvel stole the day by presenting the entire cast for their 2012 movie The Avengers.
    • Tron Legacy – new trailer revealed for the Christmas 2010 movie.
    • Harry Potter – Tom Felton appeared to talk about the final two movies and show some footage.
    • Harrison Ford coming out in handcuffs a la Han Solo to talk about Cowboys And Aliens.

Nerd History:

  • July 30, 1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short
  • July 29, 1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • July 31, 1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.
  • July 23, 1996 – Stand By … High Definition TV Is on the Air