Long Beach Comic-Con is all wrapped up and in the books for 2016, and we’re looking back at the events of this past weekend. Come con with us!

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You’ve tackled the programming for day one of the Long Beach Comic-Con, now it’s time to look over the schedule for Sunday! You can find the full schedules here or you can hit the jump and see some of the awesome highlights (broken down by room and time) we think will make your Sunday in Long Beach full of awesome!

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You’ve been waiting for it: the Long Beach Comic-Con Programming has been announced! You can find the full schedules here or you can hit the jump and see some of the awesome highlights (broken down by room and time) we think will make your Saturday in Long Beach full of awesome!

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While we plug away at the newly released Long Beach Comic-Con programming schedule to find the panels we think you’ll love, we can’t forget all the amazing things that are going to happen in Long Beach that weekend. Here are some of the highlights come the 17th and 18th of September that you can get ready for!

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Let’s start this off the best way. I loathe reboots, remakes, and the majority of prequels (i.e. The Phantom Menace Syndrome). Is there really nothing new under the sun? Is there no creativity left in the minds of our writers? No flash of inspiration or enlightenment in all this murky, mundane, reality television saturated swill?

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Thoroughly creeped out by the new attractions coming to Knott’s Scary Farm this year? Well don’t worry, you still have all of the returning favorites to sate the remaining part of your appetite of fear!

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When you think about Halloween and haunt attractions, there is always one name at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to theme parks: Knott’s Scary Farm. This year is no different! We were able to attend the big event announcing this years thrills and chills and are bringing all the news right to you!

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I’ve been following the varied works of Boom! Studios since they were running Ducktales and the Farscape sequels. They’ve evolved into a studio that caters to varying audiences with wide appeal and some for a (seemingly) very specific crowd. In the case of The Backstagers, it seems like a foray into the latter of the two categories. With variant covers referencing both Broadway sensation Hamilton and video-game classic Pac-Man, I knew that this book was going to hit home with me.

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Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2016 is steadily approaching! As the end of October draws closer and closer, we’ll start to see more and more announcements about what attendees will be able to see, hear, and meet during the convention taking place October 28th-October 30th. The list of special guests has already begun to be posted to the Comikaze website, and we have the list so far for you!

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We mean, to give you some insight on Bastion’s origins. Blizzard’s newest Overwatch related short gives us a glimpse into the voiceless Omnic Bastion’s past. And–spoiler alert–it’s pretty upsetting.

If you haven’t seen the short yet, give it a watch! It’s pretty spectacular on several levels, and gives Overwatch fans a little bit more background information concerning the world of Omnic and human warfare.

Tweets as the short dropped basically consisted of ugly crying and demands to know why Blizzard felt the need to make us feel all the things. Because this short makes you feel ALL the feels. Turns out Bastion encapsulates PTSD in a powerful, highly resonating way.

As Reddit user jimmysaint13 comments, “The thing is that PTSD episodes are often referred to as flashbacks, but that description isn’t quite accurate. You don’t think that you’re literally back in the war.

You think that the war has come to you.”

We may have already suspected that Bastion is secretly a sweet, precious little Omnic angel who wouldn’t normally hurt a fly–or in this case, bird–but the short both confirms that theory and puts a devastating twist on Bastion’s involvement with warfare.

Yeah, we’re kind of sort of retracting the constant cursing of Bastion’s mere existence as we’re being ruthlessly gunned down as we try to reach the payload by shooting our enemies in the face. A little bit.

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