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Netflix has signed off on a second season for A Series Of Unfortunate Events with the posting of an announcement letter from Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) himself. The first season is a delightfully enjoyable time for fans and those new to the story. Neil Patrick Harris is incredible as Count Olaf, the dubious uncle after the children’s fortune. Check out the letter below. (more…)

Netflix‘s new series Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events will be binge-able this coming Friday on January 13th. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, and Malina Weissman, who you might recognize as a young Kara from Supergirl. In this latest promotional video Warburton as Lemony Snicket explains just how unfortunate all those occurrences are to the Baudelaire family tree. (more…)

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Last month, Netflix’s teaser trailer for Lemony Snickett’s a Series of Unfortunate Events set pulses racing using only an empty set, the gravel-voiced tones of Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snickett, and a slightly haunting, whimsical sing-song voice wafting in from somewhere off-camera. This week Netflix have finally given us a glimpse of the owner of that voice, that most dastardly of villains, the dreaded Count Olaf. From the tantalizing glimpse the trailer affords us, it seems that Neil Patrick Harris will be channeling the count in all his sinister glory, and the unfortunate Baudelaire orphans are going to be in deep, deep trouble when they fall into his clutches.  (more…)

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A tale of death and misfortune in the lives of three innocent children, A Serious of Unfortunate Events has been roundly applauded as a great feat of young adult literature. Narrated by the heartbroken Lemony Snicket, who often seems more preoccupied with his beloved Beatrice than with the misadventures of the three Baudelaire orphans, it follows the children through a plot of mystery and intriuge as they try to unearth the truth about their parents’ fiery death. Haunted by their creepy old relative, Count Olaf, as he pursues their inheritance, their struggle through thirteen books takes them all over the world and into the heart of a secret society… (more…)

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Once upon a time, there was a successful series of books called A Series of Unfortunate Events. Written by the enigmatic Lemony Snicket, it follows the three Baudelaire orphans, whose parents died in a fire and are consequently sent to live with their evil uncle Count Olaf. It’s a feel good tale, not to mention highly successful with over 60 million copies of sold across the whole 13-part series. Netflix is now working on TV version of the books, and some tricky individual on set recently managed to get a picture of Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. At least we think it’s Harris, because as you’ll see, he’s quite unrecognizable. (more…)

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Lemony Snicket’s (AKA Daniel Handler) A Series Of Unfortunate Events told the tale of the recently-orphaned Violet, Klaus and Sonny Baudelaire, as they were left to the custody of their wicked uncle, Count Olaf and his nefarious schemes to pretty much murder the children, in an attempt to get his grubby hands on their fortune. The series (appropriately) spanned across 13 books, with the siblings dodging past some increasingly elaborate Bond-villain traps, schemes and plots, as they struggled to put together the mystery behind their parents’ untimely demise.

Netflix has recently announced that they are intending to go ahead with a full TV series adaptation for the whole family, while trying to keep its pitch-black humorous appeal intact. They even went so far as to cast Mark Hudis, True Blood’s previous show-runner in the role of the arch-villain Count Olaf. However, in light of his recent (so far unexplained) turning down of the role, Netflix went ahead to cast another to play of the most memorable attempted child-murderers…

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Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
It’s time to haul out the lanyards and dust off those comfy easy walking shoes because comic convention season is officially in full swing and just this past weekend one of the premiere events in Canada celebrated a milestone. The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo celebrated its 10th anniversary with an amazing line-up of guests and exhibitors for a record shattering 102,000 faithful fans.

First up, since many of you do not reside in the great white north, if you’ve never attended a Canadian con, you are really missing out. Just remember most of your favorite TV shows and movies are made north of the wall, and once again the Calgary Expo proved to be a fantastic place to celebrate this whole nerd/geek/pop-culture universe that we all live in and love.

What follows is a whirlwind overview of an amazing weekend. (more…)