To wrap up the cosplay parade from Toronto ComiCon this weekend, we’re kicking it old school. Not quite as old school as the original Norse mythology version of Thor, but he was at the con too. Nope, in this gallery you’ll see a variety of Boba Fetts, some more X-Men, a couple of Captain Picards, a Katniss Everdeen and what has to be the tallest damn Batman I’ve ever seen. The Doctor shows himself again, we found another Catwoman, and we said “Howdy” to cowboy Deadpool. Even Loki stopped and let us take a picture. All that and more in our third and final photo gallery from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Toronto ComiCon weekend. (more…)
And you thought you loved vampires. Author Brad Middleton is such a fangatic he wrote an entire book about the hows and whys vampires appear on the small screen called, Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television. Soon another tome will be added to his bookshelf with The Great Fright North, a book that chronicles and lucrative and surprising connection between Canada and all things horror. At the Toronto ComiCon this weekend, Middleton was on hand to meet fellow familiars and Nerd Bastards caught up with him to talk about his obsession with the macabre. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
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Giancarlo Esposito is well-known for playing some not so good guys on Breaking Bad and Revolution, but the man himself, as he appeared at Toronto ComiCon, was warm, jovial, and inspirational. More than the standard Q&A with a celebrity guest, Esposito sometimes wandered into the realm of the motivational talk as he discussed memories from the set, and lessons learned for the everyday. (more…)
It was exactly one year ago that a little TV show called Orphan Black came to Toronto ComiCon for some pre-release buzz; the panel took place in a small room and maybe a couple of dozen curious fans came in. Fast-forward a year and there are enough Orphan Black fans to fill one of the biggest panel rooms, and then some. This was the scene for series’ stars Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris on Saturday afternoon. In front of a standing room only crowd of (predominantly) female fans, Maslany and Gavaris recalled their roller coaster first season and teased the highly anticipated season two. (more…)
On Day 2 of Toronto ComiCon, the parade of weird and unusual continued. Bizarre team-ups and mash-ups seemed to be the rule of thumb for the day, including Star Sapphire Spider-Man, Deadmau5-pool, and a Despicable Me minion that looks a lot like Wolverine. The Batman villains kept coming, including numerous Poison Ivys and Harley Quinns, but for the safety of all fans, LEGO Batman was on the scene to keep the peace. And if he failed there was always Spawn. Or Radioactive Man. Or Master Shake. Also, zombies finally put in an appearance, as did #PoorLeo, and what has to be the first cosplayers from Steven Spielberg’s Hook I’ve ever encountered… Want to take a look at all the cosplay fit to be enshrined from the second of the con? Check out our photo gallery below. (more…)
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I wanted to open my review of Sakizuke with a pleasant image, because there’s precious few of them in this episode. I’m also dispensing with the food metaphors this week: Trust me–you’re gonna want to see this one on an empty stomach. (more…)