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Re’s art show, my upcoming Coin-Op TV appearance, Monster Squad DVD and more!

First off, I want to thank all of you who showed Re a lot of support for her recent art show whether it was here on the blog, via email, or you actually showing up in person. Her show was a big success - really nice turnout with lots of cool people, she sold a lot of her paintings at the opening reception on Saturday night (and more have been selling since then) and she has already been asked to participate in some other shows including a really big one next year. It's insanely cool for me to see this happening to her, because for all the years I've known her, I've been waiting to see her get the credit she truly deserves for her artwork and now it's finally happening. I just couldn't be happier for her. For those who are interested, you can see her recap of the show here. And for those of you who've been asking, the show will still be running for the next two weeks, so you still have time to check it out in person at the Hyaena Gallery.

In other news, I will be making a live appearance on Coin-Op TV this weekend on Sunday at 8pm Pacific time! They'll be talking to me about I-Mockery, video games, and whatever the hell else we feel like talking about. Plus, those of you with AIM accounts will be able to ask questions for me and/or Rob (the host) to answer live on the show. So if you have any burning questions for me that you feel would be better suited for a live video broadcast rather than an email, by all means, please log on come Sunday night to and send 'em in! And don't worry, for those of you who won't be around on Sunday night to catch the live appearance, we'll still have a copy of the show in its entirety for you to watch afterwards. Anyway, here's the high-tech announcement video!

Finally! Monster Squad is coming to DVD! Wolfman's got NARDS!

I've been getting a lot of emails about this lately, so I might as well break the news here for those of you who don't know already... Monster Squad is finally coming to DVD on July 24th! Not only is it coming to DVD, they've put together a big 2-disc 20th anniversary edition jam packed with extras including deleted scenes, interviews, a making of featurette, commentary tracks and more. Big thanks to those of you who emailed the studios and asked them to put this movie on DVD when I asked you to. It's always cool to see when studios actually listen to the fans, isn't it?

Well, until July 24th rolls around, you can read my big feature on Monster Squad to refresh your memory about just how awesome (or "Bogus" as Frankenstein would say) of a movie it really was. And speaking of big features, I hope you all enjoyed my article about Roger Corman's 1994 Fantastic Four movie. It took me a hell of a long time to finish, but big pieces like that are always really satisfying to read over once they're done.

I also want to mention that our latest forum contest is finally up and I hope you'll all participate. Should be really easy for most of you to enter, and if you do, you'll have a chance to win $75 and $25 gift cards to buy some video games at GameStop along with some other swag. You can check out the contest details, including a sample entry I made, here on the forums.

On a final note, I think I've finally found a new programmer for I-Mockery. For those of you who don't know, we've been in the middle of a big redesign for a long time now. Unfortunately, it's been delayed a lot due to some personal issues that our main programmer/admin guy has been going through. But this new guy is gonna be picking up where he left off and he's been a big fan of the site for a while now, so it should be fun to dive back into this project once again. I just upgraded the server (again) and things are moving much faster too... hope you guys have noticed. There are so many things I want to change on the site and so many new features I want to add in. It's already a huge site, but if all goes as planned with this redesign, there will be twice as much to see and do on I-Mockery every day.

I don't want to get too much into detail about the redesign still, but if there are any suggestions you have for improving the site, I'm always here to listen to 'em. Yes, I've heard your cries and I'm still working on figuring out a way for you guys to use print-outs of this web site as legal tender... but until that day comes, feel free to make any other improvement suggestions.



SunnyD (Guest) on 06/19/2007 11:50 am

all i can really suggest for the new design layout, is a search feature. because all i gotta say is it takes forEVER to find the article i want to show my friends to.


flash_fox (Guest) on 06/19/2007 1:13 pm

Woah! Monster Squad is coming out on dvd? Incredible! I've already put it on my Netflix!

Congratulations to Re for the successful art show!


Shane Skekel (Guest) on 06/19/2007 4:08 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing the Classic games, Music, and Movie review sections getting a major update.


Ty22 (Guest) on 06/19/2007 7:26 pm

You should put up a search thing.


Ivan (Guest) on 06/19/2007 11:05 pm

Don't be like Tom Fulp and have a re-design in the works for years. Even though I can't possible imagine the hard work it takes to do that for Newgrounds, Tom has been a real big tease.


-RoG- (Guest) on 06/20/2007 12:56 am

Aye, I've already planned to add a "Search" feature to the site as part of the redesign. No problemo there.


stevetothepast (Guest) on 06/20/2007 5:39 am

How about some updates to pixel pals, I know you guys have a lot on your plates so I can understand not publishing it every week or whatever but it would be cool. And on a side note I would totally dork patricks sister


Robert Welkner (Guest) on 06/20/2007 11:07 am

it's gonna be fun - look forward to having you on COIN-OP TV LIVE this Sun June 24th!

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ShadowNinja (Guest) on 06/21/2007 1:20 pm

Boy who does not love those movies with those creepy monsters right.0_0 by the way in some blogs I spelled my name wrong hehehehe sorry.


jesse (Guest) on 06/21/2007 4:09 pm

I know you have the forums to discuss articles, but why not have a blog like this on each article page? For example, on the most recent piece i could reply "MODOK RULES THE 5CH00L5!"

..Maybe I just answered my own question.


-RoG- (Guest) on 06/24/2007 3:09 pm

stevetothepast, yeah I definitely neglect that comic cuz I'm always so busy with other site-related things. I need to get myself on a schedule of updating Pixel Pals at least 3 times a week. I really have a lot of fun with it and it's still one of the most popular spots on the site even though I don't update it much these days. Once I'm done with the redesign, I'll make a big effort to start updating the comic on a weekly basis... I'll have no excuse not to then.

jesse, absoultely. That's something I've already been planning on adding to the site for a while because it's one of the features I've wanted more than anything, and I'm hoping to have the comments tied in with people's forum accounts too.


Clarke (Guest) on 07/07/2007 11:18 am

Hah, I think the new programmer is actually my room mate from college. I gotta get in touch with him to see if this is the case. If so, I'll tell ya now that he's brilliant, and he'll definitely crank out some cool stuff for you.


-RoG- (Guest) on 07/07/2007 3:14 pm

Clarke, hey cool, he seems to really know his stuff so I have high hopes for what he can accomplish with the site. Drop him an email and see if it's him or not.


Clarke (Guest) on 07/07/2007 11:14 pm

Ironically, I don't have his e-mail. -_- But I'll definitely do what I can to contact him. He introduced me to this site, and I'm eager to see if he's gonna be fiddling with it or not. I will get back to you!


Clarke (Guest) on 07/10/2007 9:58 am

Turns out it IS him. That's really awesome. My room mate is working for I-mockery!

Badass, to say the least.


-RoG- (Guest) on 07/10/2007 11:21 pm

Haha that's great you know him, Clarke. Small world, eh?


Clarke (Guest) on 07/11/2007 9:14 pm

Definitely. He was the one that introduced me to this site..gotta say, I enjoy reading it.

Also, I saw that the winner of the flavor contest for Doritos was the Smokin' Cheddar BBQ. That made me sad. The name alone makes it sound like I'm eating (drinking?) liquid smoke. I'll still have to try them, though.


briny bill (Guest) on 08/03/2007 3:16 pm

pixel pals need more pixel pals

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