Some What Current News from Not News Guys…
Good Morning El Moochadores! I’m actually glad that I started doing the Morning Moo again. It helps take the sting out of waking up and facing another day. Alright, enough with the good cheer. So today we got San Diego Comic Con news, Star War fan redesigns, and they fucked up King Tut!
Here we go…
Via i09: It’s been recently reported that the blue and gold braided beard on King Tut’s (Tutankhamun… but we all knew that) burial mask was knocked off during an attempt to clean the artifact, and then glued back on, damaging the mask further. According to an article by the Associated Press, the beard was then “hastily” glued back on to the 3,300 year old artifact with epoxy. In the article conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo were quoted as saying:
Unfortunately he used a very irreversible material – epoxy has a very high property for attaching and is used on metal or stone but I think it wasn’t suitable for an outstanding object like Tutankhamun’s golden mask… The mask should have been taken to the conservation lab but they were in a rush to get it displayed quickly again and used this quick drying, irreversible material.
D’oh! According to the AP article, additional damage was done to the mask by a museum work when they tried to use a spatula to remove some of the epoxy and ended up scratching the mask. D’oh! D’oh!
Brainstorm: Fan Designs for Darth Vader and The Storm troopers!
Is Storm Trooper one word or two? Anyways, Via The Facebook: Facebook group, Brainstorm has challenged followers to redesign Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper (I’m going with two words. I’m not looking it up. I’m just making the call and going with it.)! Click the link above to see some fantastic ideas from talented fans of the films!
Staying? Going? Where Will Comic Con be in 2017?
Okay, So we love going to San Diego Comic Con. Not just the “royal we” (as in “all of us”), but us – the Atomic Moo guys. We go every year, and we have a great time (despite the celebrity gawkers, rude security staff, and religious nut jobs blocking up 5th avenue…), but for years now there’s been a question of whether or not Comic Con will stay in San Diego, because the event has become too large for the actual convention center. Recently, Comics Alliance published an article that explores the question of where might SDCC go, if it chooses not to renew it’s contract with San Diego in 2016. According to the article, the cities of Anaheim and Los Angeles are both want to be the new home of the convention. The article goes on to say that Anaheim “offers the largest exhibit hall space in Southern California at 815,000 square feet (almost 200,000 more than the 615,700 sq ft at the San Diego Convention Center). In addition, they’ve begun construction on an additional 200,000 sq ft to the convention center, and recently launched a $2.5 million upgrade to their Wi-Fi infrastructure.” In the article, David Glanzer, a Comic Con spokesperson was quoted saying:
The proposals we’ve received are pretty amazing. It’s not an easy decision.
Okay, so I hope the articles final statements that the con probably won’t leave San Diego are correct. I hope. However, we’re talking about a lot of money here. And, as far as “non-profits” go, Comic Con rakes in the cash (and they love their cash), and a larger venue means… more cash! So, I really hope article’s like this one get the city of San Diego to wake up and do more to keep the con in San Diego. According to an article from San Diego’s Union Tribune, in 2010 the city earned an estimated $163 million! That was 5 years ago for a four day event! There’s been more people and more attention to the con since then! Don’t fuck this San Diego!
Alright, El Moochadores. I’ve got to get to work on… other stuff. So, keep coming back to the site for geek creative stuff, and (it’s getting close) possibly a new Moocast!