Fandom week in review
November 18th, 2011
05:55 PM ET

Fandom week in review

Here's a look back at some of the stories that had superfans in the geek world buzzing this week:

With the holiday season approaching, it's a virtual trailer-palooza out there. For those of you who haven't seen "The Hunger Games" 200 times by now, here it is again. [iTunes/Lionsgate]

And "Mirror Mirror" takes a tongue in cheek look at the classic fairy tale, contra "Snow White and the Huntsman." [Yahoo!/Relativity Media]

While Pixar had an impressive trailer for "Brave." [YouTube/Disney/Pixar]

Then there is the live action movie adaptation of the Nintendo DS game "Gyatuken Saiban (Ace Attorney)," coming to Japanese theaters in February. [GeekChicDaily]

There was a not-so-minor freakout on social media this week with the news from NBC that "Community" was going on a little break in 2012. Most observers are optimistic but the "#savecommunity" campaign is in full swing. (Inspector Spacetime, we would miss you most of all). One show that is definitely leaving us is "Chuck," on January 27. No word on the upcoming genre series "Awake," however. [CNN Marquee Blog]

Also possibly coming soon to NBC: a "Munsters" reboot, from fan favorite executive producer Bryan Fuller ("Heroes," "Pushing Daisies") [Twitter/@BryanFuller]

Image Comics' "Witch Doctor" mini-series is coming back with a new one-shot. []

The Nerdist could be coming to a city near you! []

A copy of "Action Comics" #1, missing for over 10 years, has been found and is up for auction, if you have over $1 million to spare. [ComicConnect]

You can expect at least five more seasons of "South Park." [CNN Marquee Blog]

And two more of "Dexter." [Twitter/@SHO_liz]

A new meme, this is not, but new life this Yoda/Doctor Who joke seems to have found this month, hmm? [Buzzfeed]

Conventions this weekend:
MineCon, Las Vegas, Nevada
Boston Super MegaFest, Framingham, Massachusetts
Philcon, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Allentown Comic-Con, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Finally, a little movie called "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" opened this weekend, and iReporter Melissa Fazli interviewed the "Twilight" faithful at a midnight screening in California, to get their reaction.

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  1. xxsevensxx

    You forgot about Minecon – Minecraft's official version 1.0 release and convention in Los Vegas this past weekend. 16 million registered users (over 4 million copies sold) – while the game was still in beta no less – deserves at least an honorable mention don't you think?

    November 21, 2011 at 8:40 am |