Expected Sausage-Fest Not So Sausage-y: According to an audience survey, more than half of all Emerald City Comicon attendees were women this year. This is great news! Nerd culture has been super-sexist for far too long, and the only way to change that is for women to make their voices heard.

H.R. Giger: The artist known for his dark and disturbing imagery (as seen in the film Alien) died at age 74. Giger is featured in the excellent documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, which is now screening at the Ark Lodge, SIFF Cinema Uptown, and Sundance Cinemas.

Story? What Story? The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has not covered the ongoing Amazon/Hachette dispute. Melville House takes note of 20 stories the Washington Post did find the time to cover since the story broke.

American Idol Star Beats Dead Man: Clay Aiken won an election against Keith Crisco, who died yesterday.

Batman to Wear Mask, Cape, Pants, Shirt with Bat on Chest: Everybody else has reported on this, so here we go:

This photo kicked off a "Sad Batman" meme that, paradoxically, makes me quite happy.