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Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010

Today in Techland: Doug brought the latest gadgets from Sprint and Kobo, Evan wishes the PSP a happy fifth birthday, and Peter and I ponder more about LOST. Only a few weeks left…

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the Web:

Good golly, Felicia Day is adorable: The first issue of the three-part comic adaptation of The Guild landed in comic shops today, much to our geeky pleasure. Published by Dark Horse, the comic based on Day’s Web series by the same name is illustrated by Jim Rugg, the same artist who drew Day’s likeness for the Dr. Horrible comic adaptation. Will you read?

Oh, how we love to love these monster mash-ups: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter author Seth Grahame-Smith is busy working on the screenplay for the film adaptation, he told MTV. It was announced that the book was optioned by none other than Tim Burton (Alice In Wonderland) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) on the day the book was published. Says Grahame-Smith:

“There’s no official director on yet,” he revealed. “I think that this would not be a good first feature for somebody to come in and direct because it’s going to be a big movie, sort of an effects-heavy period movie. It’s definitely a little intimidating for a first-time director. I’m not ruling out doing stuff in the future but I want to give ‘Lincoln’ the best chance it has to be really polished and slick. I think putting it in a more experienced director’s hands is probably the way to go.”

Who wants to be the next Mary Jane? Here’s your shot. After Evan Rachel Wood dropped out of the upcoming $50 million Broadway musical, casting directors are working quickly to find a replacement. The auditions will be held on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Telsey & Company, 315 W. 43rd St., 10th floor in New York City. According to io9, casting directors are looking for a “Female, 16–20s. Beautiful girl next door. Strong singing voice.”

Get your Kindle ready: The new William Gibson novel, Zero History, is ready for pre-order. Amazon has the release date slated for Sept. 7, 2010. Countdown!

Sorry, boys: But it looks like Disney is requesting that only “natural breasted women” audition for the remaining roles in Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. [Insert boob joke here.]

Nerdy Throwback Alert: The first screenings of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn since the 1980s will be shown during Easter weekend in San Francisco. Bonus: Mr. Beagle himself will be there. Tickets are $10 a pop – get yours quick.

I smell a reality show: Single Male Gamer seeks Single Female Gamer? Try new dating site GameCrush.com. It launches tonight at 6 p.m. PT. Cute, cute cute. Though, like all dates, it doesn’t come cheap. $6.60 will get you just ten minutes of play time with a cutie of the opposite sex.

Riding the Wicked train: Why not? Looks like Alice In Wonderland scribe Linda Woolverton is planning to pen her own version of Sleeping Beauty from Malicifent’s perspective. Hmm. Could be awesome.

Your Daily Dinosaur:

Yum? I can’t decide.

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