Every day here at Doom HQ we receive tons of tips from our readers about really cool stuff from the world of geek, as well as promotional materials for new films, comic books, collectibles, and much more. While we do our best to bring you as much of it as possible, we don’t always have enough geek manpower available to cover it all on a daily basis. But we hate the idea of all of this really cool stuff wasting away in our inbox. How could we NOT cover it? Hence why we’ve resurrected our long-defunct column Bits Of Doom, now rebranded and revamped as Doom Digest, a collection of easily digestible bits of news, videos, photos, and other goodies.
Today: Disney‘s Orange Bird returns, gay Star Wars film, Marvel Iron Man & X-Men anime, Star Trek Sulu birthday cookies, Sara Pichelli’s Game Of Thrones art, plus some Bits Of Doom.
Game Of Thrones Art
Artist Sara Pichelli, who’s currently working on the Ultimate Spider-Man, created this artwork of the Daenerys Targaryen character from Game of Thrones.
Watch Love Wars, a Star Wars-themed love story about two homosexual stormtroopers. The short film is now finalist in the 10th edition of Notodfilmfest. You can vote for the film here.
Orange Bird Returns To Disney Parks
The Orange Bird character has returned to the Sunshine Tree Terrace in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland at the Disney theme parks. The parks will have themed drink cups and merchandise, along with having the character greet the guest.
Speaking of the Iron Man Anime, here’s a behind-the-scenes clip from the DVD.
Star Trek – Sulu Cookies
Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek, celebrated his 75th birthday the other day. To mark the occasion, these Sulu/Star Trek-themed cookies were given to Takei by “Wanda’s Pie In The Sky” in the Kensington Market, Toronto. Takei proudly posted the photo to his FB page.
Bits Of Doom
Comixology is having a 3-day sale on Transformers digital comics. Sale ends Thursday, April 26 at 11pm EST. [Comixology]
Bruce Campbell tweeted on April 10 about the first day of shooting on the Evil Dead remake. [Bruce Campbell]
RustyGear, the Metalocalypse and The Venture Brothers fan conference, will be held in Natick, MA on June 28 – July 1, 2012. [Rusty Gear]
The Star Wars-themed “Lookin’ For Love In Alderaan Places” shirt is available again; enter promo code GEEKSOFDOOM2012 for 15% off your entire order. [Big Cartel]
Van Brunt Stillhouse is a distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, featuring the first small batch rum in NYC since Prohibition. The grand opening is April 28, 2012. [Van Brunt Stillhouse]
Metal Forces: Check out the music of Yorkshire, England metal band Pastel Jack. [Pastel Jack]
Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman’s 11-11-11: The Prophecy is out today on DVD.