February 24, 2009
TVWeek.com reports that The CW is set to announce that they've renewed "Smallville" for a ninth season.
The network has given early renewals to a half-dozen existing series, including Superman drama "Smallville."
The CW President Dawn Ostroff began telephoning executives at Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Network Television about the decision Tuesday morning. The network could announce the news as early as this afternoon.
In addition to "Smallville," the series renewed for next season are "Gossip Girl," "90210," "America's Next Top Model" (cycles 13 and 14), "One Tree Hill" and "Supernatural."
In the case of "Smallville," producer Warner Bros. Television had been negotiating with series star Tom Welling to return. The CW's renewal indicates the studio was successful in those conversations.
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Posted by Sam J. Rizzo at 4:30 PM
February 4, 2009
According to CBR, Chicago is getting another comic book convention in addition to Wizard World. The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in 2010.
Unlike Wizard World's Rosemont location, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held in downtown Chicago at McCormick Place. C2E2, as it's being called, will be held April 16 to 18, 2010.
C2E2 is being put on by Reed Exhibitions, the same company that puts on the New York City Comic Con (which is being held this weekend).
As comic book conventions shrink in size and frequency across the US (notably Wizard canceling Texas and delaying LA), this new venue will give Superman fans another chance to meet one another in the coming years.
The full story can be found here. C2E2 already has a website though there's not much there yet, but you may want to bookmark it for the future.
Posted by Sam J. Rizzo at 7:45 PM