4 items from 2012
Billed as the UK's biggest collectors' show, the convention takes place at the NEC on Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25.
Other guests include:
• Britt Ekland - Best known for »
- David Bentley
In space, no one can hear you scream. Bent-Con is betting that on Earth people can hear you launch your fundraising drive.
Bent-Con, the world’s largest gathering of Lgbtq geeks, nerds, fans, creators, industry and allies of genre pop-culture announced today the launch of their 2012 convention fundraising drive. This year, the third year of their event, Bent-Con is looking to raise $20,000 to better enhance, develop and expand their annual convention celebrating the gay contribution to the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres, as seen in comics, movies, games, literature and technology.
Started in 2010 with a one-day gathering that blew past expectations when 500 guests crowded into a small, donated storefront, the event exploded in 2011, when 2000 people attended two day event, complete with vendors, panels, guests, movies and parties. This year, expectations and excitement are high, as Bent-Con has announced a stellar line-up of guests from across the genre landscape, industry »
- The DoorQus Maximus
Hothouse Bruiser is a retro-futuristic noir audio drama coming soon as an app available for all iPod and Android devices. The nine-part, 30-minute episode series follows the adventures of Jason Brusman, aka Bruiser, an ex-cop stuck behind the walls of a quarantined downtown Los Angeles.
Several members of the extensive cast for Hothouse Bruiser were on hand at a recent pre-release party attended by Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film. Above we had our picture taken with Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation) who provides the voice of Ginny Mills, a tequila brewer with a startling scientific secret. (Click on all pictures or actor names to embiggen.)
The bulk of the series is voiced by Paul Nobrega, pictured above, who stars as the Bruiser himself, an ex-lapd detective now working as a hired goon for SaegerTech, the shady corporation that has set itself up as the de facto »
- Mike Everleth
Comicpalooza, Texas' premier comic book and pop culture convention, is gearing up for its Memorial Day weekend run in Houston (May 25–27). And while last year was great, this year there's something very special planned.
With a lineup crammed full of stars such as Michael Biehn (The Terminator, The Victim), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Andromeda), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), George Takei (Star Trek) and Kristin Bauer (True Blood), the upcoming convention is already pretty extraordinary. But Comicpalooza founder John Simons has devised an event to make 2012's fest even more kickass...if that's even possible.
Simons had an epiphany recently. "The next best thing to being a sci-fi or action hero," Simons told me, "has to be shooting a sci-fi or action hero with a gun — or maybe being shot by one." And this simple thought led him to conceive a bit of »
4 items from 2012
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