National Journal reporter Ron Fournier has been doing a lot of chin scratching on the Ebola crisis lately, leading to some head scratching from his Twitter followers. Just yesterday, he tweeted a photo that seemed to equate the Ebola quarantine policies of Govs. Cuomo and Christie with World War II internment camps (while overlooking quarantines in Illinois and Connecticut).

Followers suggested a grip was in order, but instead, Fournier on Monday suggested that some “anti-government, pro-liberty” types wanted to “cavalierly” quarantine people.

Nothing cavalier about a disease that liquifies your organs.

How about trusting state government over the feds?

We can all agree the federal government would be easier to trust to handle the crisis if it could settle on some guidelines; the CDC issued yet another new set of guidelines today.

Amen to that.

Hmm … speaking of a slippery slope, is this hypothetical exercise headed where we think it’s headed? Yep.

Another day, another shaky analogy? Noted.

We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s ride down the slippery slope; the attraction is now closed.

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Related:

Ron Fournier compares the NY/NJ/IL/CT Ebola quarantine to WWII internment camps 

Ron Fournier: For the record, nobody is panicking about Ebola

National Journal reporter Ron Fournier: Time for CDC to reconsider Ebola protocols — and talking points

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/27/ron-fourniers-latest-provocative-hypothetical-on-quarantines-involves-gun-seizures/

1. You will always have someone to play video games with.

2. They will teach you the trick to throwing a 20-sided die.

3. They will understand your Lord of the Rings jokes and make some of their own.

4. You won’t be the only friend in your group dressed up for Comic Con.

5. They will never object when you want to marathon the original Star Wars movies instead of doing work.

6. They write Harry Potter fan fiction in their spare time and it’s actually good.

7. They’ll test last minute changes to your Magic: The Gathering deck the night before a tournament.

8. They will lend you their favorite graphic novels.

9. They will tolerate your action figure collection because they have one of their own.

10. They totally love that you named them Chewbacca.

11. They will sing along with you when you launch into your favorite nerdy theme song.

12. They make excellent dungeon masters.

13. They will have a serious discussion with you about which Ninja Turtle is the best fighter.

14. They know how to rig your ancient computer so it can run World of Warcraft.

15. They understand why you need tickets to the midnight showing of the new Batman movie.

16. They come up with the best Halloween costumes.

17. They are excited to accompany you to your local comics shop on new comics day.

18. They will help you pick out an appropriately geeky custom license plate.

19. They will know that they have to carry the One Ring to Mount Doom.

20. They also hate Navi.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/babymantis/20-reasons-why-you-should-get-a-geeky-pet-1opu

I don’t even know. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408459966); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3421166”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408459966); }); 1. Elijah Daniel @aguywithnolife

why does iggy azalea look like doug with a weave

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3. JOVIEEE @JOVIEEE

Why does Nicki Minaj look like she wasn't paid enough for this song. #BangBang

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5. ¥€$ @LTimTimDR

Why does Lady Gaga look like she just signed the Declaration of Independence

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7. Remember Bands @Rememberbands

Why does Rihanna look like emo pete wentz circa 2005?

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9. George Minaj @_gapc

why does Britney Spears look like she's posing with a family member at their graduation day in her m&g pictures

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11. McFlyGold @McFlyGold

Why does Cher look like she should be kidnapping toddlers and turning them into goblins?

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13. JKMV @kaiiinoa

Why does Miley Cyrus look like a giant baby with her diaper looking high waisted shorts.

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15. Panic! at the Muncho @MunchyVsWorld

Why does Rihanna look like Steve Martin.

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17. tyboo ✨ @blazeoflight

why does avicii look like a crusty male version of taylor swift though

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19. Callum Eakins @callumeakins

Why does Miley Cyrus' right knee look like Seth Rogan?

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21. @yungxmonet

Why does Rihanna look like she's about to sneeze into another species……….

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mjs538/questions-for-pop-stars-that-actually-cant-be-explained

There’s no such thing as being too young to make a difference.

1. Amber Wesley, 25


Meet Amber. She saw injustice in her lack of premium cable channels and decided she had to do something about it, even taking time out of work in order to meet the cable service person to right this wrong. “I think there is a misconception about millennials as entitled and lazy,” explained Amber, “but when I look around, most of my friends my age are spending almost all their free time working to improve their own lives.” Inspiring.

2. Sascha Hopkins, 24


Sascha had a comfortable childhood, and last year he decided to give back, starting by giving back to himself. In his apartment alone, he saw the lack of a SodaStream in his kitchen, a last-generation Droid, and a flatscreen TV in dire need of a PS4. Instead of just hoping these things would happen, Sascha took charge and raised over a thousand dollars from his parents to buy these things for himself. “You always hear that one person can’t make a difference,” said Sascha, “but I’ve seen marked improvements in my own life, after only a little while.”

3. Ashley Vaughn, 26


Last year, Ashley saw a news report showing the conditions in Southeast Asia, and it was then that she decided to go there to improve the quality of her own life. For 12 weeks, Ashley tirelessly enriched her own experiences, even going as far as paying her Vietnam tour guide a little extra to take her to the impoverished town of Ho Coc so she could get drunk on its beautiful secluded beach. “I hope I inspire other millennials to go explore Asia for a month or two,” said Ashley. “It’s even better with a group of friends.”

4. Logan Aldridge, 25


When he was 12, Logan’s parents took him one night to help serve food in a homeless shelter. That experience had a staggering impact on him. He vowed, right then and there, that he would do whatever he could to ensure that never happened to him, and he’s been good on his word. “What hit me the hardest was that most of these people didn’t have shoes,” said Logan. “I’ve been buying and collecting shoes ever since to ensure that I am never like that.”

5. Jacob Harrigan, 23


Instead of pursuing a lucrative career in law or finance after graduating college, Jacob decided to dedicate his life to self-service. And he’s blogging and tweeting every step of his journey to gain more visibility for the issue of making his life better. “I’m not going to change my life overnight; I will work hard every day to get all the products that will make me happy,” said Jacob. “I want my children to grow up in a world where I have a lot of stuff.”

Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/article/5-inspiring-millennials-who-are-working-make-their-697

20 Hechos que cumplen 20 años

Parece que fue ayer…

1. Justin Bieber nacía:

Justin Bieber nacía:

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Hola chicas!

2. Fito Paez lanzaba Circo Beat:

Fito Paez lanzaba Circo Beat:

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3. Kurt Cobain se suicidaba:

Kurt Cobain se suicidaba:

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Reprodução

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4. Ayrton Senna sufría un accidente fatal en Italia:

Ayrton Senna sufría un accidente fatal en Italia:

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Reprodução

5. Moría Jackie Onassis:

Moría Jackie Onassis:

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El 19 de mayo la primera dama más elegante de la historia se fue.

6. Empezaba a emitir el canal de televisión argentino Crónica TV:

Empezaba a emitir el canal de televisión argentino Crónica TV:

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7. Se estrenaba el Rey León:

Se estrenaba el Rey León:

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Y ahora todos cantamos juntos “Hakuna Matata”.

8. Al igual que Forrest Gump…

Al igual que Forrest Gump...

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9. “Pulp Fiction” ganaba una Palma de Oro en Cannes:

"Pulp Fiction" ganaba una Palma de Oro en Cannes:

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10. Steven Spielberg ganaba un Oscar por ‘La Lista de Schindler’:

Steven Spielberg ganaba un Oscar por 'La Lista de Schindler':

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11. Baggio erraba el penal…

Baggio erraba el penal...

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A Maradona le daba positivo el test de doping:

A Maradona le daba positivo el test de doping:

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El colombiano Andrés Escobar hacía un gol en contra…

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qFjke_ahBYY. youtube.com

El jugador luego fue asesinado al retornar a su país.

… y Brasil levantó por cuarta vez la copa.

... y Brasil levantó por cuarta vez la copa.

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12. Michael Schumacher ganaba su primer titulo de Formula Uno.

Michael Schumacher ganaba su primer titulo de Formula Uno.

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13. “Friends” se estrenaba en la televisión Estadounidense:

"Friends" se estrenaba en la televisión Estadounidense:

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14. Al igual que E.R:

Al igual que E.R:

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15. Sony lanzaba la PlayStation 1

Sony lanzaba la PlayStation 1

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16. Ocurrió el atentado a la AMIA en Buenos Aires:

Ocurrió el atentado a la AMIA en Buenos Aires:

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17. México entraba en la crisis económica conocida como “Efecto Tequila”:

México entraba en la crisis económica conocida como "Efecto Tequila":

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18. O.J. Simpson es arrestado por el asesinato de su novia Nicole Brown Simpson:

O.J. Simpson es arrestado por el asesinato de su novia Nicole Brown Simpson:

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19. Nelson Mandela era elegido como el primer presidente negro de Sudáfrica:

Nelson Mandela era elegido como el primer presidente negro de Sudáfrica:

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20. ‘I Will Always Love You’ ganaba el Grammy al mejor albúm del año:

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¿Ya te estas sintiendo viejo?

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/conzpreti/20-hechos-que-cumplen-20-anos

It’s not just the superheroes who wear the masks.

Marvel cover artist Mr. Garcin, who is known for his stunning collages, wears a face mask when he is in public. The mysterious artist has crafted covers for The Amazing Spiderman, Daredevil and Iron Man.

As part of his appearance at London Comic-Con 2014, Garcin created a time-lapse video with camera manufacturer Autographer to show how he creates his work.

“I really wanted to share with my fans how exactly it’s done. […] I really enjoyed the challenge, actually. My work normally takes days or weeks to complete, but to make the video work, I had to do it in hours,” Garcin told Mashable.

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More of Garcin’s work can be found on his official Facebook page.

Steam’s Big Picture came out of beta today, after a few months in testing. It’s a technologically minor upgrade for the PC gaming app: a basic full-screen interface with Xbox controller support and a Web browser. (A few dozen popular games have also been updated with gamepad support.) The idea, for now, is that you can take your desktop computer — or more likely your laptop — plug it into your TV via HDMI, and play your PC games as if they were console titles.

Console competition has been a three-way race for two entire, long generations; the Xbox, Playstation, and Wii, while clearly distinguishable, have been fighting by a very familiar set of rules and under self-determined terms. But the new generation of consoles promises a completely different type of war: The next Xbox and PlayStation and Wii (which has been tepidly received) will be competing with nearly game-ready set-top boxes, like the Apple TV, with mobile devices, and now, with what’s left of PC gaming, via Steam.

There have long been rumors that Valve is going to make a Steam Box, which would likely be a cheap but reasonably well-powered small PC with Linux and an interface like Steam’s Big Picture. Another possibility is that Valve will partner with multiple companies that might make Steam-branded mini-PCs of their own, in the same way Microsoft licenses Windows.

Either way, the console war as we know it — the long-simmering, slow-moving battle between three massive and increasingly different companies — is over. The next one is going to be bigger, and much stranger. And Valve, with or without hardware, is going to be a part of it.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/the-amazing-new-gaming-console-that-doesnt-really

FOR LITTLE ONES (7 and under):

1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Universal Pictures

Why it’s still good: It teaches valuable lessons about empathy while also being really fun and exciting.
Be aware: Any kid with a heart will cry buckets the first time they see this, but it’s worth it.
Notable performance: Drew Barrymore when she was a teeny-tiny kiddo!

2. The Little Mermaid (1989)

Walt Disney Pictures

Why it’s still good: The music is probably the best of any Disney movie, and will lead to spontaneous singalongs for the rest of your life.
Be aware: Like most Disney “princess” movies, it’s kind of a bummer if examined with too close of a feminism lens. But the songs are so good!
Notable performance: Um, Prince Eric.

3. Flight Of The Navigator (1986)

Walt Disney Pictures

Why it’s still good: It’s like E.T. with more robots.
Be aware: There are some dated cultural references, but the adventure holds up.
Notable performance: Pee-Wee Herman lends his voice to Max.

4. An American Tail (1986)

Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment

Why it’s still good: Adorable mice singing heartbreaking songs? OK!
Be aware: Might inspire a lifelong fear of cats.
Notable performance: The legendary Christopher Plummer (Captain Von Trapp!) is the voice of Henri.

5. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Walt Disney Productions

Why it’s still good: It will make you and the kid weep a hundred million tears.
Be aware: It will make you and the kid weep a hundred million tears.
Notable performance: Tod and Copper are voiced by Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell. MICKEY ROONEY and KURT RUSSELL.

6. The Land Before Time (1988)

Amblin Entertainment

Why it’s still good: Because until you see this movie, you don’t know how CUTE dinosaurs can be.
Be aware: Thought you didn’t have any tears left after The Fox And The Hound? Wrong!
Notable performance: Diana Ross voiced the balladeer, but was uncredited.

FOR KIDS (8+):

7. The Princess Bride (1987)

20th Century Fox

Why it’s still good: Because it’s one of the funniest, most quotable movies of all time. Duh.
Be aware: Once you introduce this movie to kids, they’ll want to watch it all the time and they’ll quote it senselessly for the rest of their lives.
Notable performance: Cary Elwes at peak foxiness.

8. WarGames (1983)

MGM/UA

Why it’s still good: The themes of technology, video games, government creepiness, and war are even more relevant now than they were when it came out!
Be aware: It’s sort of intense, especially scary if you’re a libertarian family.
Notable performance: The overwhelmingly sweet romantic tension between Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy!

9. BeatStreet (1984)

Orion Pictures

Why it’s still good: The dancing and music is better than all of the Step Up movies combined!
Be aware: They say the f-word about four times, even though it’s rated PG.
Notable performance: Gorgeous Rae Dawn Chong, who’s played the love interest of both Arnold Schwarzenegger AND Susan Sarandon over the course of her career.

10. Beetlejuice (1988)

Warner Brothers

Why it’s still good: It is PERFECT for a Halloween sleepover. Not too scary, but just creepy enough.
Be aware: The teen character is depressed and suicidal—but all is resolved by the end.
Notable performance: Winona Ryder, setting the bar for goth teens 4ever.

11. Gremlins (1984)

Why it’s still good: It’s super fun and funny, but with a worthwhile secret message about how consumerism is a bummer.
Be aware: They talk about how there’s no Santa.
Notable performance: The mogwais when they’re still cute!

12. Ghostbusters (1984)

Columbia Pictures

Why it’s still good: The silly special effects don’t even matter because the real point of this movie is the humor and charm, and that is totally timeless.
Be aware: Be prepared for lots of “who you gonna call?” jokes every time you pick up the phone. Oh: and there’s implied oral sex, but it’ll fly over the head of younger kids anyway.
Notable performance: I could never choose just one.

13. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Touchstone PIctures

Why it’s still good: One of those ideas that doesn’t seem like it should work at all, but it somehow magically does.
Be aware: Jessica Rabbit might inspire complicated feelings. Also, there’s a lot of (super cartoonish) violence.
Notable performance: Jessica Rabbit was voiced by the legendary Kathleen Turner, who is amazing. Obviously.

14. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)

New World Pictures

Why it’s still good: It’s a gentle, fun introduction into teenagedom that is perfect for a 12 year old who’s fascinated by high school.
Be aware: Girls will just want to have fun after they watch this.
Notable performance: Shannen Doherty as Maggie Malene, def.

15. The Goonies (1985)

Warner Brothers Entertainment

Why it’s still good: It’s fast-paced and rollicking enough not to be boring for even the shortest of attention spans.
Be aware: Swear words or whatever. But no one will notice because you’ll be having such a great time!
Notable performance: Sean Astin AKA Samwise Gamgee was the cutest kid ever.

FOR TEENS (13+):

16. The Breakfast Club

Universal Pictures

Why it’s still good: Because what you’ll find out is that each one of us is a brain and an athlete and a basket case, princess and a criminal.
Be aware: There’s pot and depression. But we’re talking about teenagers, and the lessons are wonderful.
Notable performance: Choosing just one would be antithetical to the heart of this movie.

17. Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

Touchstone Pictures

Why it’s still good: This movie just has some kind of kid magic—guarantee, they will think it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever seen.
Be aware: Younger kids will also love this movie if you allow it, but there’s a Playboy magazine and sexual themes.
Notable performance: Vincent D’Onofrio is lookin’ super fine (and nuts) in this movie as “Thor” (Mr. Dawson).

18. Back To The Future (1985)

Universal Pictures

Why it’s still good: It’s still really funny.
Be aware: His mom tries to make out with him and it’s the most awkward thing ever. Also, more profane than you might have remembered!
Notable castmember: Crispin Glover! Steals every scene he’s in.

19. The Outsiders (1983)

Warner Brothers

Why it’s still good: Kids will love this movie. It’s just gritty enough to be interesting, and it’s a great intro into more adult films.
Be aware: Someone dies.
Notable performance: Hard to choose just one, but Patrick Swayze as Darrel Curtis is pretty spectacular.

20. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Universal Pictures

Why it’s still good: Written by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) and directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless)—where could it possibly go wrong?
Be aware: Only for people who aren’t concerned with their kids seeing sex, drugs, and other themes. But although Fast Times is ostensibly a comedy, it teaches some really valuable lessons about all of the above.
Notable performance: Phoebe Cates!!!!!!!

21. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Paramount Pictures

Why it’s still good: Because Ferris is the best friend you always wanted and Sloane is the coolest girl and Cameron is all of us inside our heart of hearts. Also fun to watch it again with Fight Club in the back of your mind. Just think about it.
Be aware: I don’t know, this movie is awesome. Enjoy it!
Notable performance: The most underrated part of this film is Jennifer Grey as Jeanie Bueller, especially in her scene with then-hot Charlie Sheen.

22. The Lost Boys (1987)

Warner Brothers

Why it’s still good: It’s the best teen vampire movie ever made.
Be aware: It is scary and there are maggots.
Notable performance: BOTH Coreys are in this movie!

23. Lean On Me (1989)

Warner Brothers

Why it’s still good: It’s based on a true story and it will inspire lots of interesting discussion about education, how adults should talk to kids, and how to handle “at-risk youth”
Be aware: Lots of language and racial epithets—there to serve the story, though.
Notable performance: Morgan Freeman is amazing.

24. Shag (1989)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Why it’s still good: Because every girl needs a Myrtle Beach weekend.
Be aware: Even though this movie is rated PG, there’s a lot of adult (aka sexy) themes. The messages are great for teenagers, but not appropriate for younger kids.
Notable performance: Annabeth Gish as Pudge, the most relatable character that ever was.

25. Say Anything (1989)

20th Century Fox

Why it’s still good: The boombox! Lili Taylor! John Cusack’s tiny perfect face! EVERYTHING.
Be aware: The love lessons are actually kind of questionable?
Notable performance: John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, spoiling men for the rest of your goddamn life.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/summeranne/80s-movies-for-todays-kids

Title: Archie Comics: The Hottest Publisher in the Industry
Date: Friday, 10/12/2012
Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM
Location: 1A06

Description: The Era of Archie continues! After another year of dominating the headlines with groundbreaking storylines, innovative storytelling and the best comics on the market, the Archie Comics team converges on New York to reveal what’s next! The panel includes Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater, President Mike Pellerito, Editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick, writer/artist Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), writer Michael Uslan (Archie: Will You Marry Me?), and a handful of major, newsworthy surprises! Archie Comics continues to keep fans on their toes, shaking things up in Riverdale from one storyline (“Reversedale”) to the next (“Archie Meets GLEE”). Archie and friends have never been more relevant, and that makes this a can’t-miss panel! Plus, all attendees will receive a FREE ARCHIE GIFT BAG. Be there!

Speaker list:
Dan Parent
Jon Goldwater
Michael Uslan
Mike Pellerito
Paul Kaminski
Victor Gorelick

Title: Archie Action Hour: Sonic, Mega Man and Red Circle Comics
Date: Sunday, 10/14/2012
Time: 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Location: 1A08

Description: Plug in, suit up and prepare for adventure! First, two video game icons collide in the I-can’t-believe-it’s-actually-happening Sonic/Mega Man comic book crossover event. You’d be crazier than Doctors Eggman and Wily combined to miss this follow up discussion where we dive right into it. The editorial mastermind behind both books, Paul Kaminski, is joined by Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito and writer Ian Flynn with more info about the biggest comic book event of the year as well as what’s on tap for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man. See exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming story lines and get your questions answered by the team behind the two most popular video game comic series. Then, get all the details on the future of superhero comics—The New Crusaders! The digital-first series has made its way to print, and the Red Circle team are pumped to give you the rundown on where the series is headed, along with info about the upcoming Lost Crusade mini-series, in this action-packed panel. Those in attendance will receive a FREE SONIC/MEGA MAN/RED CIRCLE GIFT BAG, so don’t even think about missing it!

Speaker list:
Mike Pellerito
Paul Kaminski
Ian Flynn

If you aren’t lucky enough to get into the panels this year, or just don’t feel like diving into the fray of animalistic fans to grab your bag, Archie is also doing 20% OFF discount code available at the Archie Booth (#1720).

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/donnad/archie-comics-is-giving-away-50000-at-nycc