With summer con season winding down, one of the newer kids on the comic/pop-culture convention scene wrapped up this past weekend. The Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo enjoyed it’s sophomore year by shattering last years attendance by Shatnering those in attendance. You could say the more than 13,000 attendees experienced the Wrath of Con and even Rescue 911 couldn’t save them from getting T.J. Hooked… uh, um, I am trying to say that William Shatner was there through the power of puns because someone told me the kids are really into puns these days, ok?
Anyway, yes Captain Kirk was there and it was as awesome as you’d expect which would then make for a decently successful expo, right? Sure, but Sask Expo 2015 wasn’t satisfied with just being decently successful, it was shooting for a spectacular second year. Did it cross into the final frontier of fantastic? Will I keep ham handedly forcing these Shatner puns?
Let’s find out! (more…)
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’s still a couple of weeks until the release of Justice League: War, the next film in the DC Comics Animated Universe series of films. Until then, why not skip ahead and take a look at their very next film: an adaptation of Son of Batman, the 2006 story line that (re)introduced the world to Damian Wayne, the son of… well, you know. (more…)
Day one of Walker Stalker Con is in the books and there was a ton of fun stuff to check out: Cosplay (Like the group above.), every conceivable piece of The Walking Dead Merchandise, Celebrity Guests, and Panels. (more…)
J.J. Abrahms is hoping use his Midas touch on his latest television project Revolution. Imagine a world where electricity doesn’t work. No ph0nes, lights, refrigeration, even the cars and trucks stop running. It would be like a giant EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) hit the world. Planes falling from the sky.
If you don’t think it would be a big deal just picture yourself in your car driving to work, home, or on the highway to start your vacation. Now your car, heck, no one’s car is moving, your miles from home, do you even have a bottle of water or food for the walk home? The average commute for an American worker drives is 16 miles. How long would that take you to walk?
Revolution has a lot of familiar faces, Billy Burke (Twilight), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) and Andrea Roth (Ringer). Other cast members include Tracy Spiridakos (Syfy’s Being Human), Graham Rogers and Anna Lise Phillips.
Revolution is being written by Eric Kripke, produced by Abrams and directed by none other than Jon Favreau. If that doesn’t get your nerdy juices running I don’t know what will.
What do you think of the Revolution cast? Will you be tuning in?