Saturday, February 28, 2009

Watchmen @ the Cartoon Art Museum

My girlfriends and I made it to San Francisco for Wondercon. We got settled in and by the evening we walked over to the Cartoon Art Museum. It was a wonderful party with a fabulous exhibit for Watchmen.

Clay Enos signing my Watchmen posters

Meeting Dave Gibbons

Dave with Lois

Dave with Maree

Silk Spectre Costume

Nite Owl Costume

Rorschach Costume and Lois

Doomsday Clock

Old Watchmen watch

Black Freighter comics

Friday, February 27, 2009

Clay Enos @ Meltdown Comics

I rushed over to Meltdown Comics tonight and made in time to meet Clay Enos, still photographer for Watchmen. I sampled the Nite Owl Coffee, Clay autographed my Night Owl poster and can of Nite Owl Coffee, and Meltdown comics handed out lots of swag. Now off to bed so I will be rested up for Wondercon!

More Info: Meltdown Comics

Order you Nite Owl Coffee and Watchmen: Portraits (Hardcover) by Clay Enos today!

Order now! Veidt Enterprise's Nite Owl Dark Roast Coffee

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Watchmen TV Appearances & Special Events

Set your Tivos and DVRs!

February 28
HBO First Look

March 2
Jackie Earle Haley on KTLA Morning News
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ~ Malin Akerman

March 3
HBO First Look

March 4
Live with Regis and Kelly ~ Carla Gugino
Good Morning America ~ Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, and Billy Crudup
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ~ Billy Crudup
HBO First Look

March 5
Jimmy Kimmel Live ~ Carla Gugino
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ~ Billy Crudup
Spike TV ~ Half hour film special
Reelz Channel ~ One hour film special
TV Guide Network ~ One hour film special
HBO First Look

Patrick Wilson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan @ Apple Store NY (Soho)

March 6
The View ~ Jeffrey Dean Morgan

March 7
Reel Talk ~ Patrick Wilson

March 8
HBO First Look

March 10
Ellen Degeneres Show ~ Carla Gugino
HBO First Look

March 12
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ~ Malin Akerman

March 14
HBO First Look

March 17
HBO First Look

March 20
Clay Enos @ Apple Store NY (Soho), 7 PM
HBO First Look

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meet Clay Enos & Drink a Cup’o Nite Owl coffee

Still Photographer Clay Enos will be at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Thursday, February 26 from 6 - 8 PM to sign his Watchmen Portraits book! Also posters are available, you can taste test the Nite Owl Coffee, and advance screening tickets will be given away!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

More Info: Meltdown Comics

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More from London ~ Watchmen Premiere

The Watchmen Contest

The Watchmen Contest - Spot Video Clues to Win Prizes is pleased to offer another exciting contest which features a huge crate of prizes from signed books to Watchmen tattoos. To win requires a sharp mind, keen eyes, and acute movie knowledge.

Check out the official Watchmen movie site and the MovieSet Watchmen Sitelet for more than a dozen behind the scenes Watchmen video clips, and heaps of stills to explore - plus the complete synopsis, blog posts, news and cast & crew listings from this highly anticipated movie.

More info:

Watchmen London Premiere

More Watchmen Posters ~ Atlanta, Buffalo, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha, Phoenix, Rochester, San Diego, Syracuse,

Buffalo - 2/21
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Berthas Diner (1430 Hertel Ave) Sat 2/21 from 4-6p to get your Dr Manhattan!

Rochester - 2/21
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Physical Graffiti Tattoo (372 1/2 Ridge Road West) Sat 2/21 from 4-6p to get your Dr. Manhattan poster!

Syracuse - 2/21
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Docs Little Gem Diner (832 Spencer St) Sat 2/21 from 4-6p to get your Dr Manhattan poster!

Minneapolis - 2/21
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Guitar Center (1641 County Road B2 W, Roseville) on Sat 2/21 from 10a-noon to get your Ozymandias poster!

Dallas - 2/21
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Old Red Museum (100 S. Houston St) on Sat 2/21 from 12-4p to get your Ozymandias poster!

Kansas City - 2/21-25
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Advanced Laser Tag (2026 E Santa Fe St, Olathe) Sat-Wed 2/21-25 from 1p-close to get your Nite Owl poster!

Omaha - 2/21-25
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Papio Bowl (204 E Lincoln St, Papillion) from Sat-Wed 2/21-25 1p-close to get your Nite Owl poster!

Minneapolis - 2/22
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Stop by Vikings Locker Room @ the Mall of America Sunday 2/22 from 11a-1p to get your Nite Owl poster!

Atlanta - 2/24
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Go 2 Oxford Comics (2855 Piedmont Road) on Tue 2/24 from 10a-10p to get a OZY & NITE OWL poster while they last!

San Diego - 2/24-25
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Go 2 Crazy Freds Card & Comics (5575 Baltimore Dr, La Mesa) Tue & Wed 2/24-25 from 3-7p to get your Nite Owl poster!

Phoenix - 2/25
Who watches the WATCHMEN? Go 2 The Vine Tavern & Eatery (801 East Apache Blvd, Tempe) on Wed 2/25 from noon-close to get your Nite Owl poster!

For more information:

Sign up for WATCHMEN updates, including the secret locations and to enter the VIP contest, fill in the form Watchmen Updates or text VEIDT along with your zip code to 43549 (ex. VEIDT 91505). Only one entry per phone is allowed, so if you've already entered, just stay close to your phone and wait for WATCHMEN updates.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire wins 8 Oscars!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire for wining 8 Oscars!

Picture - Slumdog Millionaire
Director - Danny Boyle
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Simon Beaufoy
Cinematography- Anthony Dod Mantle
Film Editing - Chris Dickens
Music Score - A.R. Rahman
Music (Song) - "Jai Ho"Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar & Sound Mixing: Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

To see the full list of winners: Oscar Winners

Danny Boyle Wins the Oscar for Best Director

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Picture

Amgen Tour of California

Stage 8: Rancho Bernardo to Escondido

We decided to go to the highest point of the Tour of California, Palomar Mountain with above categorization climbs that peaks at 5123 feet, because we had never seen riders climb a mountain in person. We read that the roads would be closed at 9:00 am so we headed south at 5 am.

We were smart enough to bring heavy coats in case there would be snow at 5,123 ft, and there was, plenty of it!

We thought the roads would be lined with spectators, but it wasn't. We found a place to park easily just beyond the main street of the town.

The view was beautiful and you could see the switchbacks down below.

People were claiming their spots and this is where the Team Gamin supporters were.

Don and Loren at the KOM (King of the Mountain) line.
Funny, we thought it would be marked with a bigger banner instead of two little signs and the thin spray painted line.

A Live Strong van came by giving out yellow chalk and posters of Lance. With the no paint rule, people were covering the road with chalk. There was chalk every where!
Loren added to the writing on the ground paying tribute to her college Marian College in Indianapolis

See Don behind Loren in the camo jacket? We planted ourselves in the spot about 1:00 pm hoping to have a great view of riders as they approached the KOM line.

About 2:00 pm race officials arrived and the road started to get packed with people.

Everyone showed their support with flags, team jerseys, and costumes, or lack of costumes.

Even the CHP officer got chalked

A Levi Leipheimer supporter came running by.

A CHP officer began controlling the crowd and having people stay behind the white lines at the side of the road.

The crowd began getting thicker.

Support vehicles began arriving

The first riders in a breakaway arrived. Enthusiastic fans ran along side them to cheer them on! It turned out we had a great view! You can see the lone CHP officer couldn't control the swelling crowd. At times I worried for the riders that someone would get in there way.

A few minutes later the first chase group arrived including Lance and Levi.

There's Lance on the right!

And there goes Lance wearing the #2

More riders come and go.

We not only had the best view of the rides, but also the enthusiastic fans.
I called this guy "green hot pants" for the rest of the day.

Our friend Willie thought ahead and brought newspaper to hand out to the riders to shield them from the bitter cold as they descended down the mountain.

There's Tyler Hamilton on the very left.

Finally the last stragglers made it to the top, including Mark Cavendish (see him in the green Herbalife Sprint jersey).

We were in no hurry to sit in traffic to get off the mountain so we found a restaurant, actually a beer garden, where we were able to watch the rest of the tour. By the time we were ready to leave our car was just about the only one parked on the side of the road.

It was a fun filled day, but exhausting!