Infinite thanks to Stefan W. for the tip. FYI, I’m officially signing off from SDCC; I have a late flight and a terrible 4-hour layover in Chicago (from 4-7am), so whenever I get home I’m immediately going to sleep. At some point tomorrow I’ll post whatever other news slinks out of the con between now and Monday — which will hopefully include some of preview videos — and maybe some kind of a wrap-up, if I can think of something more useful than “Enh.” Thanks for reading this weekend, folks! It’s nice to know if someone would pay me to work on more than one weekend a year, some people would actually read me.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.