Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘Sherlock’ is Coming to Comic-Con!

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Bloody hell, have you heard!? That consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and his “platonic”, live- in assistant, Dr. Watson, are coming to San Diego Comic-Con!

All right, so as of now Sherlock stars and rising nerd icons, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, have not been confirmed as attending. Simmer down, Cumberbitches. But Entertainment Weekly has just announced PBS is bringing their Masterpiece hit to Comic-Con in what will be the first PBS program to ever hold a panel at the convention in its 44-year history!

Confirmed to appear are Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue, which surely isn’t too shabby of a line-up, now is it? They’re also promising “surprises”. Soo… a pre-recorded message from Cumberbatch and/or Freeman? Footage from Season 3? At the very least a frickin’ trailer? Come on, BBC, we’re frothing at the mouth for new Sherlock!

The series will return on BBC later this year, but for us in the U.S. we’ll be waiting until 2014 for Season 3. I’m sure we’ll hear a confirmation on that at the panel, of which Comic-Con will release the exact time and day for tomorrow, so stay tuned!

How awesome is it to see a show like Sherlock, one not one usually considered just for the nerd crowd, holding a panel at Comic-Con?

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Vader Finds the Next Best Thing to the Lava Pits on Mustafar

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The gentleman above in the garb of everyone’s favorite cyborg Sith Lord is Jonathan Rice, and frankly, we find his lack of common sense disturbing….

(Be warned-this report is strong with the schtick)

Mr. Rice apparently enjoys an activity known as “heat running”-and it’s exactly what it sounds like. I like to believe heat running was invented by the cosmos itself as a means of counterbalancing those “polar bear” wackos who cut holes in frozen lakes in the dead of winter and see how long they can swim before they die of hypothermia.

This year, Rice ran a full mile in six minutes, 36 seconds through Death Freakin’ Valley while wearing that costume. The temperature topped out at a clinically insane 129 degrees Fahrenheit.

Not that the Dark Lord of Heatstroke is unaware of the dangers of his hobby-as he himself said.

This is a ludicrously dangerous endeavor. I don’t support you doing it. I don’t even really support me doing it.

Maybe not, but this is the internet-and we will NEVER cease supporting crazy people doing stupidly dangerous things.

Watch Jonathan Rice give himself to the Dark Side of Fitness in the video clip below.

Source: Blastr

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Bryan Singer Tweets a New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Teaser

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A couple of weeks ago, Bryan Singer announced the addition of Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver (Evan Peters), to the mix in his upcoming movie X:Men: Days of Future Past. Fans were quick to wonder if Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, would also appear. Now this latest tweet from Singer may not be a rock solid announcement, but it does clearly open the possibility that Wanda will make an appearance.

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Kinda reminds me of this shot in X-Men: Last Stand,

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What do you think? I expect we’ll at least get a glimpse of young Wanda, perhaps only in a framed photo on the wall or table when we get a look in the Maximoff home.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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Of Course Matt Smith Will be at The ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Celebration Weekend

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For all of those who live in the UK or have plans to wander that way in November, the Doctor Who Official 50th Celebration Weekend will have Matt Smith in attendance. He’ll be hanging around, doing his thing at signing booths and panels. Which is funny, ’cause I kinda assumed he would’ve had to show up, seeing how he’s the current Doctor and all that. Where else would he be? He may even show up with a fez.

As we know, Smith’s run as the Eleventh Doctor will be coming to a close this Christmas. Other past Doctors that will be there include Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker (Although he’s only doing a cameo appearance that weekend). Apparently, more big-name guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Other things they’ve got planned for the weekend include learning how to walk like a monster with the official Who monster choreographer, Alisa Burke. Also, stunt school, quizzes, theater shows. And mostly just epic nerdery.

Tickets go on sale at 11am July 8th. Although it’s not clear which time zone that is (I suppose it doesn’t matter when you’re a Time Lord), we can safely assume it’s London time… whatever that time zone is called.

You can check out the official site for more details.

Source: Digital Spy

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Cosplay Spotlight: Hannah

Known as one of the best Harley Quinn cosplayers this side of the East Coast, Hannah sends comic book fans into a frenzy when she arrives on the convention floor.
Her accurate costume combined with her bubbly attitude and striking physical resemblance leads one to believe that one of Bruce Timm’s drawings has spontaneously sprung to life. I’ve observed Hannah at several conventions and events and witnessed the joy she brings to those around her. I’m so proud to call her my friend and have chosen her for the very first Cosplay Spotlight on my Blog. Read on to learn more about this truly amazing and talented artist who to many, is the one and only Harley Quinn.

Victoria: How long have you been cosplaying Harley Quinn and what made you decide to cosplay the character?
Hannah: I started cosplaying Harley in 2008. Some friends invited me to go to a convention with them, and they were planning on dressing up. Being that Harley is my FAVORITE comic character, it was a total no-brainer. She is spunky, creative, twisted, crazy and fun, so I totally identify with her
Victoria: Tell me about making the costume. You made it yourself, correct?
Hannah: Yes, I did make it myself. I had taken a basic sewing course in middle school and embroidered when I was a kid, but that was about the extent of my sewing experience. When I searched for information on Harley costumes that I could buy, they came up at $50 each, and were really not good quality…plus the color combination was off. I’m kind of a perfectionist, and I wasn’t willing to let those things happen if I was going to spend $50 on the costume.

Victoria: How long does it take you to put the clown makeup on?
Hannah: It usually takes around an hour and a half to two hours. I use a powder base for the white face, which takes several layers. The mask is painted by hand using Ben Nye Aquacake. That’s why the mask is slightly different each time I wear it. I prefer to use paint rather than latex for the mask, because Harley’s mask acts like “eyebrows” to express her emotions. I find it more expressive to keep that a part of the look.

Victoria: Harley has sported a few different costume designs. What are your thoughts on her attire in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and would you ever cosplay any of those outfits?

Hannah: Oy, I hate the Arkham Asylum outfit! It’s like sexy nurse, middle school girl, goth, punk, grunge…all rolled up in one, un-Harleyesque outfit. Plus I don’t think those things work well together. It doesn’t fit well with the classy, sexy image she’s had for so long.

Victoria: How do you feel about Harley’s abusive relationship with the Joker?

Hannah: Harley’s relationship with the Joker is really tough to manage, IMO. It’s a real love/hate situation–the times when he acts sweet addicts her to him, and she sees him in “Harley-vision” as this wonderful, sweet, loving man who cares for her. Every now and then she gets moments of clarity: when Joker kicks her out of his gang, or does something terrible to her that makes her leave him. Those moments of clarity show that she can in some ways comprehend and digest the fact that he might not be the one for her. In reality, I think all she really wants is a man who she cares for, and who loves her (and makes her laugh).

Victoria: What about her close relationship with Poision Ivy?

Hannah: Harley as a character has the unique ability as a character to serve as a sidekick, partner or the leader of a gang. With Ivy, she was initially more of a sidekick, and has through time become a partner in their crime sprees. They’ve developed a very close relationship–often based in Ivy trying to save Harl from the Joker, Harley making somewhat of an effort, and then ending up pulled back to the Joker (or getting them landed in Arkham), thus enraging Ivy who refuses to talk to her again. It’s happened a few times, most recently in a recent issue of Gotham City Sirens. We’ll see how this one plays out.
Victoria: What other characters have you dressed as?

Hannah: I’ve cosplayed as a casual version of Harley Quinn, from Gotham City Sirens as well. I’ve also dressed as Princess Garnet/Dagger, from Final Fantasy 9, and Sailor Moon, from the first season of her show. I have two costumes of Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender, one from the second book and the other as her Fire Nation disguise.

Victoria: Any future cosplays you have in store?

Hannah: Right now I am finishing up a Tomoe Tachibana costume, from Trauma Team, which you can see some pictures of on my Facebook. I am also working up a Harley-as-Arkham-Inmate costume for Wizard World Philly. My plan next year is to try to focus on doing Arkham City Harley.

Don’t forget to check me out as Miss March at ComicBooked.com, as well as my Facebook page!
http://www.comicbooked.com/miss-march-cause-player-of-the-month/
http://www.facebook.com/hanpancosplay

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My personal experience @ Wizard World Philly 2011

Imagine my surprise and delight when I recieved an email from Wizard personally inviting me to this years Wizard World Philly/ Philadelphia Comic Con convention!
Not only was I given access to the three day event but I was also granted my own personal guest list to get my cosplay friends inside to enjoy all the glorious festivities! As if that wasn’t enough and didn’t make me feel like the Belle of the Ball, I was also invited to the official launch party (which sadly I was unable to attend because I was with my family) and a private party hosted by my friend, pro wrestler The Smoke. Smallville and Dukes of Hazards star John Schneider joined us for dinner and he remembered me from earlier in the day as Wonder Woman. He was very impressed with my costume when I told him my friend Candy made it for me. We had a nice chat with him over dinner. I also met actress Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) who was an absolute doll and funny as hell (she loved my costume too). After meeting Margot I posed with a fan who turned out to be Beauty and the Geek reality star Bill Lambing. I also posed with superstar artist Greg Horn.

Okay so let’s talk cosplay; Friday I debuted my brand new Wonder Woman costume made by my girl Candy who has her own boutique http://www.threemusesclothing.com/ The outfit is absolutely amazing (thanks to the fans who sponsered it)! and I lost count with how many compliments I got on the costume. Everyone from celebrities to vendors to fans. One girl stopped me to tell me I was the best Wonder Woman at the show. I’ve been wanting to cosplay Diana since I was a little girl spinning in the living room watching the Lynda Carter series so thank you to Candy for making my dream come true. Saturday my girlfriends and I went to the show as the Gotham City Sirens. I lost count on how many people said how “Smokin’ Hot” we all were. People were saying I was the best Catwoman at the show, which was very flattering. One woman marveled at my face saying I looked “Exactly like Selina!” Aside from posing for pics, converesing with Facebook, Twitter and Comic fans, friends and shopping, us ladies did a shoot with the original Batmobile. We also did the first Cosplay Photoshoot gathering organzied by The Smoke and his friend Brian. I was a chairman for the gathering as well and it was a HUGE success; loads of cosplayers turned out! After the costume contest (where us Sirens pleased the crowd by giving them a view of our bums) we all went to dinner.

For Sunday’s show I decided on Black Canary, which is one of my most comfortable costumes. Catwoman is also very, very comfy. I was surprised by the Sunday crowd; in the past it was usually the slowest day with a considerable less amount of people but it was just as busy as Saturday. I expected a day of granting a lot less photo requests but I was still approached every few feet which was very cool. I only kept my jacket on for a few minutes before deciding to take it off because I was hot. Sunday we also had a second cosplay shoot where my personal favorite moment was Superboy asking if he could lift me on his shoulder. And may I add that there were many hot cosplayer men at this year’s show. Our second cosplay shoot was also a success and we have some big plans next year.

Also chatted with industry friends Ken Haeser, Raven Gregory and Eric Basaldua. I got a spanking from one of them (guess who?) In closing I want to once again thank Wizard for their amazing generosity! I’ve been attending the show the last 10 years and it always gets better and better. I am so grateful that they took care of all of my friends and I had an absolute blast with them! I also made tons of new friends! I’m going to leave you now with a few more of my favorite shots and some of the best cosplayers at this year’s event and also add that I have been cast in the next DC Comics fan film! Who will I play? Stay tuned!

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Spider Woman Cosplay

Only some folks know the tale powering Spider Woman. Judging through your ex title and appearance, almost certainly Spider Woman is a great woman version involving Spider-Man. In fact, the actual viewpoint just isn’t inappropriate. Spider Woman boasts tremendous human ability while Spider-Man can, for example wonderful reactions, speed, enormous velocity, along with venom great time capture make it possible for the girl for you to examine being a spider from the constructing to a new constructing. While she is certainly not preventing regarding justice inside a dress-up costume, Spider Woman is actually identified by the name Merriem/ Miriam Came.Personally I love Spider Woman cosplay variation, as there are many interpretations of computer. As we discussed from the case in point over, the halloween costume plays are very different. A number of cosplayers prefer to outfit as the unique Spider Woman persona along with crimson clothing, many of them choose black, and also small number of the actual cosplayer reflect her just being a women wearing Spider-Man outfit. Thus, what one can be your preferred?

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Black Widow Cosplay

In the beginning, I believed that will seeing Iron Man will not exciting as the series will be deficiency of quite girls. Though the reputation involving Black Widow invert my unsuspecting ideas. Watching your ex appeared simply by Scarlett Johansson taught me to be believe that I’ve seen probably the most beautiful heroine ever before developed by Marvel. Jane is nimble, rapidly, and also deadly; for some reason jogs my memory of the ninja. Her charm is a great disguise to conceal the woman’s super hero identity. Very cute character.Throughout expression regarding cosplay, she is because desirable as in the movie and also comic books. I especially much like the cosplay regarding Black Widow having any sword while her gun, due to the fact the lady looks more hazardous and also warm from it. The actual black outfit is actually limited and body press type, permits her to go as well as spats freely. It seems similar to Catwoman cosplay without mask.

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FanimeCon 2012: The Photography of Bill Hinsee

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Sexy Cosplay of the Week: Junicorn

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