Announcing The 1st Annual CatCon Awards!

Announcing the first annual CatCon Awards Presented by the Maker of FRONTLINE® Gold! We’re recognizing the best and brightest cats and the people who love them in five distinct categories, plus our very special Advocate of the Year.  This is your chance to be a part of it!  Read our contest rules here. Nominate your cat in the categories of Biggest Newcomer, Besties, Freshest Loaf, Best Vocalist, or Cat Video…

Movie Review: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Dead Men Tell No Tales is a true return to form for the franchise. It is ridiculous and laughable and never for one moment believable and that’s why we love it. The plot?  A young Henry Turner is looking for Neptune’s Trident which will free his father and all those under a curse of the sea. Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) has been hanging out under the curse of the Flying…

Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Updated Info on Props, Entrance to the Con & Security

With everything that has happened over the last 24 hours everyone in Phoenix is just running to keep up. Matt Solberg and his crew have heard all the good and the bad since the announcement last night of banning all props from the convention.  This morning brought an updated set of information and rules: There are many outstanding questions from our announcement yesterday. We now have UPDATES, including the prohibited…

No Props or Prop Weapons Allowed At Phoenix Comicon Starting Friday May 26th

With the recent events in Manchester, England. and an incident this morning at Phoenix Comicon where an armed man was removed from the site by police and security, an urgent message came this evening from Convention Director Matthew Solberg. In light of recent events, Phoenix Comicon, in cooperation with the Phoenix Convention Center and the Phoenix Police Department, will be implementing enhanced screening to ensure the safety of all our…

Netflix Announces Age of Resistance, a Prequel Series to The Dark Crystal

10-episode series from The Jim Henson Company starts shooting in Fall 2017 HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 18, 2017) – A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal,…

The History of Cosplay

In our very first podcast we tackle and try to untangle the history of cosplay and the history of the word cosplay. Who was the first person to dress up in a sci-fi costume? Who first invented the word cosplay? When did people first start cosplaying in Japan? We answer all these questions and more. Both in video version on You Tube and available for download on SoundCloud (and soon:…

Backdrop Collapses During John Barrowman's Appearance at Planet Comicon *Updated*

John Barrowman is used to bringing the house down with any appearance he makes at a convention, but I don’t think ever literally. That’s exactly what happened today at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO when the backdrop fell behind him. Fortunately the only injury being reported on twitter is a minor one to the sign language interpreter. *Update* The sign language interpreter was not the one injured, despite early…

Luke Hemsworth To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller "Encounter"

Westworld star Luke Hemsworth has joined the cast of sci-fi thriller “Encounter” as lead Will Fleming.  The film is presently in production in Georgia. Director and first-time feature filmmaker Paul J. Salamoff says the script for Encounter was inspired by The Twilight Zone. A group of friends make a remarkable discovery in a rural field – a crashed spacecraft – And there’s a survivor. But when they bring the otherworldly…

Dick Van Dyke Comes to Phoenix Comic Con For the First Time!

In what has to be one of the most surprising and joyful guest announcements of 2017 Phoenix Comic Con has announced that legendary actor, dancer, all around amazing person Dick Van Dyke will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon on Saturday, May 27th! It just doesn’t get any better than this! Dick Van Dyke is an award-winning actor and a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He is…

Will you #GrootDanceBomb for Disney & the Plant a Billion Trees Program?

Who doesn’t love Baby Groot?  His little dance as he sat in his pot at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy won our hearts.  His adorable, gleeful chaoticness in the new Guardians is sure to be scene stealing.  (You know the old adage is don’t act with children and babies but I don’t remember them ever saying anything about trees!)  And you know you and all of your friends…