Adam A. Donaldson

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Profile: Adam A. Donaldson is a writer, journalist, filmmaker and promoter based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He cut his journalism chops at the University of Guelph, as a writer at the student newspaper The Ontarion where we served as Arts & Culture Editor and later Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, Adam has served as Managing Editor of Lucid Media and is currently Editor-at-Large for Press+1. He has also been a contributor to the Guelph Mercury, Guelph Tribune, Waterloo Region Record, thecannon.ca, Echo Weekly, Women’s Post, InformedVote.ca, New Theatre Review and End Type. Adam has also made several short films including “Spooky Kids”, “Environmental Science”, “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Ready/S.E.T./Dunk”, and works with Synn Studios, a multimedia production company in Guelph, as a writer and publicist.

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FAN EXPO – Heather Langenkamp Reminisces About Being Freddy’s First Final Girl

- 09-01-14Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Heather Langenkamp just celebrated her 50th birthday. Think about that for a minute: the final girl from that first Nightmare on Elm Street movie has been around for over five decades now. (Not to insult Ms. Langenkamp, of course, because she looks great.) Of course, three of those decades have been all about the legend of Freddy Krueger and talking about her big break in Wes Craven‘s seminal horror film. And not only has Langenkamp appeared in three of the eight Nightmare movies, she produced the quintessential documentary about the franchise, Never Sleep Again. This past weekend at the National Fan Expo, Langenkamp re-untied with co-stars Robert Englund and John Saxon to celebrate Freddy’s 30th birthday, and Nerd Bastards got a few minutes to pick her brain. You know, in a good way. (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Fans Celebrate ‘The Walking Dead’ with Five Cast Members

- 09-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Going into season five, The Walking Dead is more popular than it’s ever been, which is probably why on Sunday the National Fan Expo was barely open for business and Constitution Hall was almost full of fans waiting for a panel with Walking Dead cast members. A little over an hour later, the moderator called out the “five of the amazing people from the show; three of whom are still living on it,” and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), and David Morrissey (The Governor) all gathered on stage to a thunderous applause. (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Stephen Amell Has Not Failed His City

- 09-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Even before Arrow became a franchise-birthing hit on The CW, Arrow star Stephen Amell has been a fixture at Toronto’s National Fan Expo, and why shouldn’t it? This is the actor’s own backyard. “This is my third straight year now and I’ve seen some of the same people for three consecutive years,” said Amell enthusiastically, kicking off his Sunday Q&A. “This is my home! It’s been amazing!” (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Marvel Staff Teases Big Changes on Comics Side of Things

- 08-31-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Oh yeah, cons are also about comic books! This unsurprising revelation was brought home at Marvel’s All Access panel Saturday at the National Fan Expo in Toronto where some of the publisher’s roster of talent took part in a friendly Q&A with fans. Artists Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar and Ryan Stegman, writers Greg Pak and Charles Soule and editors C.B. Cebulski and Jeanine Schaefer were all on hand to discuss what was in the works at Marvel Comics, that diversity is working for the publisher, and what they’re looking for in their artists. (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Ian Somerhalder Still Loves Being a Vampire

- 08-31-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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On his 10th green tea of the day, Ian Somerhalder stepped out onto the stage at the National Fan Expo to a deafening chorus of cheers, and as the Q&A began many in the audience were not shy about vocalizing their love for the man that plays the “bad” vampire brother Damon on The Vampire Diaries. “I need it if I’m going to keep up with all these women,” he said of his tea to renewed cheers of the predominately female audience. There were some guys in the audience, but none of them proposed marriage. Or asked him to take his shirt off. Or made any of the myriad of other romantic overtures… (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Rory and The Doctor Re-Unite!

- 08-30-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There maybe a new man playing The Doctor now every week on Doctor Who, but the fans still have a soft spot in their hearts for the man who just left the role, Matt Smith. At Toronto Fan Expo Saturday night, Smith re-united with one of his companions, Mr. Rory Pond, Arthur Darvill, and took questions from a packed house of people who paid for a special ticket for the privilege. The result was as frantic, and funny, and insightful as any Doctor Who adventure, but it was mostly just funny. (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Dave Bautista Reflects on His Big Year

- 08-30-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Dave Bautista went from a well-known wrestler to one of the Guardians of the Galaxy thanks to this summer’s smash hit Marvel movie. Now the man known as Drax is enjoying more fame than ever amongst a much larger and diverse audience than wrestling fans, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. At Toronto’s National Fan Expo this weekend, Bautista took a victory lap for his Guardians success, but also looked to his future in film, and perhaps a return to the wrestling ring. (more…)

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FAN EXPO – Nathan Fillion Wins the Con Q&A!

- 08-30-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The moderator called him “Canada’s favorite son,” but really Nathan Fillion was treated more unto a god at the National Fan Expo in Toronto Saturday. The people offered him tributes, words of praise and thanks, and in return he awarded the lucky few (hundreds) who were able to attend his early morning Q&A with more than several very funny anecdotes about the enduring appeal of Firefly, his veteran hit detective series Castle, and his admiration for one Benedict Cumberbatch. (more…)

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INTERVIEW: One-on-One With Michael Rooker

- 08-30-14Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One thing you’ve got to know about talking to Michael Rooker one-on-one is he’s scary. The aviator sunglasses he wore weren’t helping either. Seriously though, underneath that gruff exterior is funny and charming man who has now found himself at the center of the nerd universe thanks to roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In our brief chat at the National Fan Expo Friday, Rooker discussed which franchise is winning the autograph wars, how he’s a nerd with muscles and how a little Yondu does a long way. (more…)

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FAN EXPO – New Superman Coins Unveiled by Royal Canadian Mint

- 08-29-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Coinciding with the 75th birthday of Superman last year, the Royal Canadian Mint created seven celebratory collectors coins to mark the occasion. Well, Superman’s now a year older, but it seems that the celebrating isn’t over yet, as the Mint and the Government of Canada used the occasion of the National Fan Expo to release four new coins featuring the image of the Last Son of Krypton. Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Patrick Hadsipantelis, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the Royal Canadian Mint, were on hand at Fan Expo today to unveil the new coins. (more…)

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