IWTB Socks! Say Whaaaaa!?

So the guys at Foot Cardigan are running a poll to determine if they should bring a limited quantity of these amazing socks to be sold to the general public. Traditionally they only work with subscriptions but the demand has been remarkable enough that they’re willing to give it a thought. What do you say if we convince them?

Go to their website and subscribe to their alerts. If they gather enough interest they will let you know when/if they become available!

 

 

An Afternoon With Gillian Anderson

Fans in Chicago are in for a treat. Gillian Anderson will be at her alma mater, The DePaul Theatre School, for an hour long Q&A session. The sure to be entertaining event takes place on November 16th. Doors will open at 2:30 PM and the talk is scheduled to begin at 3:00PM. Following the Q&A there will be an autograph and picture-taking session. Sign-up quickly because only 90 tickets will be sold.

The price of admission is $100 and includes an autograph of one item. Each additional autograph will be $20 and you can also pre-purchase a photo-op using your own camera or cellphone for $25. 

All funds raised at this event benefit the NF cause, a charity close to Gillian’s heart. Learn more about NF at www.nfnetwork.org.

afternoon ga

 

 

‘The X-Files’ Conspiracy – Are You Ready?

File this under… “Wut!?”

Don’t get us wrong. We love ALL things X-Files, but we gotta admit to be quite curious about IDW Publishing’s new release of The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 and The X-Files: Conspiracy – Ghostbusters. You see, The X-Files will be sharing “screentime” with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and Ghostbusters, all properties in development by IDW.

In a spread that’s supposed to extend through 2014, according to Bleeding Cool, The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 (of 2) will be out in January. Written by Paul Crilley, art by John Stanisci and colors by Miran Kim, it’s said that “The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from future; they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!”

Also in January, The X-Files: Conspiracy – Ghostbusters written by Erik Burnham, art by Salvador Navarro and colors by Miran Kim. “The Lone Gunmen investigate their first lead, the Ghostbusters. Are they frauds and charlatans, bilking unwitting clients out of money? Or do they have special insight into the afterlife? And how are they connected to the plague that’s poised to wipe out humanity?”

These two issues will “Roll Out” in the same month and already have gathered a lot of attention from fanboys and fangirls alike. This is not the first time that IDW has engaged in property crossovers and we’re sincerely intrigued by how these will play out.

This story line won’t be part of The X-Files: Season 10, if you were getting ready to ask, so expect to have a whole lot of X-Files purchases to make at your local comic book store during 2014.

 

Updated: The 4th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest

It’s that time of year again. Leaves crunch under your feet, the nights have begun to cool, and soon the streets will be overflowing with kids dressed goblins and ghouls. Spooky Mulder would be so excited. So in order to celebrate the show that scared the pants off of us all, we are excited to be hosting the 4th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Halloween is the scariest holiday of them all, and it wouldn’t be right to celebrate without Flukeman or Eugene Victor Tooms.

Here’s the mission: create the best X-Files-inspired pumpkin you can dream up. Send a picture of it to us, and if your masterpiece gets chosen by our special guest judge, you get your hands on some new XF goodies. 

The Rules

  • Your pumpkin must feature The X-Files in some way. But you already figured that one out because that’s why they put the I in FBI. 
  • You must send a photo of your pumpkin to XFN1013@gmail.com by October 31st at 6pm PT. 
  • You can submit a pumpkin that you didn’t carve for the contest, but not one you’ve submitted before.
  • Only one entry per Phile. 

And now what you’ve all been waiting for: the identity of our secret judge. This year we have the pleasure of telling you that none other than Dana Scully herself, Miss Gillian Anderson, will be our guest judge. So don’t wait to start carving, you don’t want to miss out on this one. 

Excited but lacking inspiration? Check out the pumpkins submitted by Philes in previous years. Here is 2011 and 2012. There are 201 episodes, 2 movies, and probably some fanfiction that’s practically canon that you can base your pumpkin on.

So grab some carving tools and go search for the Truth in your local pumpkin patch. The perfect pumpkin is out there!

REVIEW: The X-Files: Season 10 – Believers Part 5

When the storyline for ”Believers” started with the premiere issue of The X-Files: Season 10 comics, we knew that we were in for a wild ride. It’s daunting, really daunting, to approach a subject matter such as the mythology of The X-Files.

The fifth issue came out today and with it the last episode of this particular story arc, but instead of giving closure to situations and wrapping everything up in a tight, pretty green bow, Joe Harris and Chris Carter have opened more than half a dozen doors to situations that promise to keep us entertained for a long time to come, leaving us salivating for more.

Well played, Mr. Harris. Well played.

Click after the jump for the complete review.

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X-Files EW Reunions Cover!

We love it when they give us pretty things such as this one! In this week’s EW – a special double issue – featuring many of our favorites, including this dazzling X-Files cover with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as well as the Mystic Pizza reunion cover featuring Annabeth Gish, alongside Julia Roberts and Lily Taylor. A Frasier cover is also available.

 

 

Additionally, here’s a sneak peek of the article’s picture.

Classic Topps Comics, Volume Two. On Sale Now.

XFiles Classics v2a-prGet ready for a dose of nostalgia, X-Philes, because IDW Publishing is bringing us “The X-Files Classics: Volume 2”, and it’s on sale now.

Featuring a gorgeous cover by Sam Shearon, and including Topps Comics, issues #10-19, you’ll be sure to enjoy this blast from the past with stories such as “Feelings of Unreality,” “One Player Only,” “Home of the Brave,” “Night Lights,” and more. 

Available now, this is a must-have for any X-Phile’s collection. The collection is available in both digital and paperback editions. 

Enjoy our preview and relive some fond 90s memories after the jump.

 

 

 

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PREVIEW: The X-Files: Season 10 – Believers

Get ready for tomorrow’s release of the last part of the ‘Believers’ story line of the new X-Files comic series. We won’t lie to you, we already read the whole thing… multiple times, so we can assure you that you will find this next issue to be quite a collection of thrills. Especially the ending, Oh.My.God …the ending.

We will be giving you our full review, with insights of the first five issues tomorrow, but in the meantime this is what you can expect to find in this newest release:

In the previous issue, Mulder was on his way to rescue Scully from the claws of the Acolytes, when they’re both ambushed in the woods and their lives are suddenly in terrible danger. The fifth issue of ‘Believers’ brings answers to a few questions, but in true X-Files fashion it also opens new ones, and sets the tone for what we believe will be a great ride in the following issues. 

The X-Files: Season 10 – Believers – 5 out of 5 is a story by Chris Carter and Joe Harris, art by Michael Walsh, colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Tom B. Long and edited by Denton J. Tipton. This issue, executive produced also by Carter, has three different covers: the regular cover by Carlos Valenzuela, the RI cover by Joe Corroney and colored by Bryan Miller and the subscription cover.

Check with your local comic book retailer for availability or better yet, make sure to pre-order so that you don’t miss any of these valuable X-Files collectibles. Preordering secures not only availability but also shows the support of the fans and ensures that IDW can bring you many more issues. You can also catch the release at ComiXology.

Download the preview HERE.

‘The X-Files’ at New York Comic Con

This past weekend, X-Files fans descended on New York City to celebrate 10/13 in style. Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Joe Harris, and Michael Walsh were the four X-Files guests featured at New York Comic Con.

Running the 10th through the 13th, there was no shortage of Mulder and Scully at this year’s convention. If you couldn’t attend though, hit the jump to learn about everything XF that went down. 

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‘The Truth Is Here’ Paley Center Wrap-Up

Photo by Ky JohnsonThis past Saturday night both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny joined a small group of X-Files fans at The Paley Center for Media in New York City. “The Truth Is Here” event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the series and delved into the history and making of the show. 

Keith Uhlich from Time Out New York did a fantastic job moderating the panel. Philes in the room and those watching the live stream all had a great time hearing David and Gillian talk about their time as Mulder and Scully.

The panel covered lots of topics including the filming of the “Pilot”, the work of the writers, Scully’s cancer, Mulder and Scully’s relationship, and beyond. In addition, each actor chose two clips from the series to be screened. Gillian’s were first, and she chose an autopsy scene from “Bad Blood” followed by the end of “The Unnatural” where Mulder and Scully hit baseballs. David’s scenes were next; he chose the moment in which Mulder shoots Scully in “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas” and the dance scene at the end of “The Post-Modern Prometheus”. 

XFN was excited to be on site for the event to live tweet and cover all that was discussed. You can check out our photos from the event on Facebook, and if you missed the live stream, watch the video of it below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

Photographs by Ky Johnson.