SUDA51, Nioh 2’s Fumihiko Yasuda Among Gaming Guests Highlighting MomoCon’s First Digital Event May 21 – 24

By Staff Reports MomoConline, a virtual event celebrating gaming, pop culture, and animation, will delight fans from May 21 – 24 in place of the previously planned MomoCon 2020. The digital party kicks off on the official MomoCon Twitch network with a bevy of panels and special guest appearances across all four days. Acclaimed game…Read moreRead more

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Arrives on 4K/Blu-ray this Tuesday

By Staff Reports Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, is now available on Digital, and arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack this Tuesday – May 19, 2020. Check out an all-new clip that features a…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast Set for May 9th- Celebrate and Win!

By Nolan P. Smith Editor On May 9th, we will hold the largest podcast we have ever had, with Pastrami Nation podcasters from throughout our eight year history joining us for our Mega Podcast!!! The podcast will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and SoundCloud on the night of May 9th, with giveaways running until…Read moreRead more

Power-Con Postponed Until 2021 – Online Experience to Be Announced Soon for 2020

By Staff Reports As the safety and well-being of fans is of the upmost importance, the team at Power-Con has decided to postpone our 2020 event. Power-Con will return September 11 & 12, 2021 to the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Everyone at Power-Con has remained optimistic that the 2020 event could continue as originally…Read moreRead more

Comic-Con 2020, WonderCon Cancelled in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Staff Reports For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless…Read moreRead more

Netflix Strikes First-Look Deal with Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publisher BOOM! Studios

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind best-selling Eisner Award-winning and fan-beloved comic book franchises, including Lumberjanes, Something is Killing the Children, Once & Future, and Mouse Guard, has signed a two-year TV first look deal with Netflix for live-action and animated series. “BOOM! characters are innately special, they’re colorful, diverse and varied and…Read moreRead more

New Trailer and Stills for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge

By Staff Reports One of the most popular videogame franchises in history comes to animated life in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020,…Read moreRead more

“This is the Way” Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con Brings Pop Cultures Biggest Stars to Las Vegas in 2020

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As announced exclusively via ComicBook.com, Amazing Comic Conventions LLC is excited to announce that AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! is returning to Las Vegas from June 26th to 28th with a FIRST WAVE of headline talent from Disney+ and Lucas Film’s The Mandalorian, Funimation’s My Hero Academia as well as…Read moreRead more

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Review

By Kevin Hoskinson If you were a random person on the street and asked me what I knew about “My Hero Academia” before I saw this film, I would tell you these things: It’s an anime, there are characters named Deku and All Might, and it takes place (mostly) in a school. Oh, and there’s…Read moreRead more

Disney Collaborates With FIDM To Create A “FROZEN 2” Inspired Window Display

By Staff Reports In celebration of today’s Blu-ray release of “Frozen 2,” a special ‘Frozen 2’ inspired window created by LA’s FIDM: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was unveiled at the Disney Store in Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles, CA. The Disney Store Window displays luxury streetwear based on the four elemental…Read moreRead more

ICYMI: Netflix and Mattel Television Announce All-Star Cast of Masters of the Universe: Revelation

By Staff Reports Netflix and Mattel Television announced the all-star cast of the upcoming Netflix anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a series based on He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and the other classic characters of the Masters of the Universe franchise. The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants ), Christopher Keenan…Read moreRead more

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series Blu-ray 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection Arrives on February 18, 2020- PLUS Avatar Valentine Cards for Download!

By Staff Reports Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy® award-winning series receives the SteelBook® treatment as Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series Blu-ray 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection arrives on February 18, 2020. The 3-book collection features stunning new artwork by artist Caleb Thomas, with each book featuring a different element (Water, Earth, and Fire)…Read moreRead more

World Premiere of Warner Bros. Superman: Red Son – February 24th in Los Angeles

By Staff Reports Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents the World Premiere of Superman: Red Son, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies, in the SilverScreen Theater at The Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on February 24, 2020. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event…Read moreRead more

JayZoMon’s Inaugural Pop Culture Expo Brought the High Desert It’s First Comic Book Convention and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Jessica Rude-Aguirre This past Saturday, residents made their way to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds for the first-ever pop culture/comic book convention to come to the High Desert as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo brought cosplay, comic books, celebrities, and professional…Read moreRead more

Podcast this Saturday, Feb. 1st at 8:00 p.m. on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith This Saturday, we have a big announcement! Make sure to tune in on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pastramination/) at 8pm PST! ALSO, it is your chance to win FREE food from Apollo Restaurant, as well as a ticket to the upcoming JayZoMon Pop Culture Expo in Victorville! Don’t miss it!

The High Desert Gets its Own Comic Con with JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo on February 8th

By Nolan P. Smith Editor For years, the High Desert has hoped for a comic con to take place right here in our community. On February 8th, it finally happens as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo debuts at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds. Attendees can expect a plethora of things to enjoy with vendors, celebrities, comic…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo Takes Place This Weekend

By Staff Reports The highly-anticipated 10th edition of the Long Beach Comic Expo is here and MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is delighted to announce the full program guide. Taking place January 11 and 12 at the Long Beach Convention Center, #LBCE2020 is poised to…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Amazes in 2019

By Nolan P Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith I have been covering the Los Angeles Comic Con since it was named Comikaze. I have seen it grow and transform each year. With 2019, I feel the show has hit its stride and has become one of the best West Coast comic book conventions you…Read moreRead more

New Onward Trailer Released By Pixar

By Kevin Hoskinson Earlier this year, we got a short glimpse at what to expect from Pixar’s newest adventure, Onward. Now, they have released a full trailer, giving us a better idea of what the movie will be about. Chris Pratt and Tom Holland star as two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Celebrates its Ninth Year This Weekend with Special Guests, Artists, Cosplay and More

By Nolan P. Smith On October 11th-13th, the Los Angeles Convention Center will once again host the Los Angeles Comic Con. Now in its ninth year, this year’s convention has plenty for fans to be excited for: from a reunion of “The Office” cast, a Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Cosplay Contest, and guests including…Read moreRead more

Fandoms Collide at Rose City Comic Con 2019

By Kevin Hoskinson Photos by Kevin Hoskinson Staff Reporter The worlds of comics, toys, cosplay, movies, television, and celebrity collided in Portland this weekend for the annual Rose City Comic Con. From its humble beginnings in 2012, it has grown into one of the most significant pop culture events in the Pacific Northwest. The con…Read moreRead more

Rose City Comic Con Announces Full Schedule of Events

By Staff Reports Rose City Comic Con, Oregon’s premier comic con, is proud to announce three days of programming complete with panels, workshops, celebrity appearances, and more, taking over the Oregon Convention Center from September 13-15. Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr, presented by the Toy Association, brings all-ages programming to its dedicated stage on the…Read moreRead more

The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection Releases October 1st

By Staff Reports The adventure that was initially too big for one animated film now arrives as a comprehensive 166-minute tale – with never-before-seen footage – in The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection Gift Set, a numbered, limited edition release available October 1, 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An extension of…Read moreRead more

Rose City Comic Con Returns to Oregon Convention Center September 13 –15

By Staff Reports The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: San Diego Comic Con 2019 Fallout

By the Pastrami Nation Podcast Crew Here is this week’s Facebook podcast, now in audio and on Soundcloud. Leave a comment by SATURDAY, July 27th at 9 p.m. PST on here, on SoundCloud OR on Facebook and be entered for a chance to win one of the prizes mentioned!  

SDCC 2019: A Glimpse Into the Greatness

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan Smith and Jason Smith Comic Con International: San Diego is easily the biggest and most known of the comic conventions. Known as SDCC, the annual convention took over the San Diego Convention Center once again, with events taking place across the surrounding historic Gaslamp District. Fans of comic…Read moreRead more

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Comes to Blu Ray and Digital in October

By Staff Reports Batman Beyond, the landmark animated television series that illuminated the imagination of a new generation of Batman fans with its creation of an altogether new hero, is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and you get the gift! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has remastered the heralded series for its first-ever presentation on Blu-ray™…Read moreRead more

The Next Hasbro Haslab Project is a Massive Transformers Unicron Figure

By Staff Reports “Proceed, on your way to oblivion.” Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed their largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever – The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer – UNICRON! After last year’s crowdfunding success, HASLAB is back with this exciting new creation – the first ever TRANSFORMERS HASLAB project –…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 4th-7th

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– With more than 110,000 expected attendees, Anime Expo (AX) is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. With an emphasis on anime, manga, cosplay and more, the convention will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4th-July 7th, with a…Read moreRead more