See you in Azeroth!

Warcraft Movie Review by Durrilion I have to preface this with a disclaimer: I have not  played World of Warcraft in almost a year.  Things like college, work, and illness have kept me away.  With that said, I am still familiar with Azeroth, though maybe not as familiar as longer term players.  Overall I loved this film and what it does for the game, the fantasy genre, and geeks all…

Instant Nostalgia! No Water Needed.

Curio and Company By Durrilion Nostalgia,is defined as a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.  Whether we admit it or not, everyone of us has something in our lives that calls forth that warm fuzzy feeling from the past.  For me, lately, it’s been photos from the early to mid 20th century. The Curio and Co. team, using…

Diesel Punk, it's a thing!

  The Jekyll Island Chronicles by Durrilion Recently I had the opportunity to chat via email with Steve Nedvidek, one of the ‘Lost Mountain Mechanicals’, a trio of like-minded gentlemen who have created a new comic book series. Set immediately after World War I (often referred to as ‘The Great War’), the series centers on the peace and hope of the post war era fading “as a cryptic organization moves…

Send Them to Hawaii!

  Pearl Harbor and Shadow Mountain High by Durrilion How does a small Arizona High School band connect to Pearl Harbor? When that school’s band is the only one chosen to represent the state of Arizona at the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing, where the USS Arizona sank, it seems pretty clear. I had the chance, thanks to a friend of a friend, to speak with Mr. Natan…

The Man Behind Deadpool: Rob Liefeld

Rob Liefeld’s Q & A by Durrilion The big event for Amazing Arizona Comicon was not only the release of Deadpool the movie, but also the appearance of Rob Liefeld, the creator of the infamous leather clad hero.  Amazing Arizona leadman Jimmy Jay opened the panel with “I’m extremely, extremely, extremely thankful that you’re spending your weekend with us at Amazing Arizona Comicon”. Rob came on stage and thanked everyone…

The Latest in Geek Chic at Amazing Arizona Comicon

Geek Chic By Durrilion Gone are the days of looking like a nerd being a nightmare.  Since the 90’s (at the very least) geek culture has hit the main stream like a deuterium rich gravimetric field displacement manifold.  (Okay so I had to look that up).  With iconic characters like Superman, Batman, Darth Vader, Yoda, etc, stepping out of the Dork Forest, it was inevitable that we geeks would create our own…

Cosplay Competition at Amazing Arizona Comicon 2016

And the prize goes to… By Durrilion I love costuming – whether it be historical, sci-fi, or fantasy.  The amount of hard work, sweat, tears, and maybe even some blood, that goes into putting something together is impressive.  I know from personal experience.  It takes courage to wear one’s costume (or more specifically for this blog – cosplay) in public, let alone on stage in front everyone for a competition….

Geek Glass from Window to the Soul

Window to the Soul By Durrilion What does one get the discerning geek who has everything? Are you looking for a unique piece, that stands out for it’s unexpected flair, and yet blends perfectly with its surroundings? Does such a thing exist? It does, and I found it at Amazing Arizona Comicon! Sporting the latest in Imperial Consulate fashion (with an eye catching Scottish and Danish twist) Michelle and Clara…

Comic Books meet Duct Tape!

Micah Garcia, aka The Stuck Duck. by Durrilion (all photos courtesy of Micah’s instagram) Comic book art with duct tape.  No, seriously! I did a double take when I heard the youngest son of Micah say those words as I passed their booth.  It’s a long story, but I love duct tape for it’s comedic value.  Combine that with a format I have never seen before, and I just had…

Cosplay, Charity, and Community Service!

Cosplay Groups at Amazing Arizona Comicon by Durrilion Phoenix Ghostbusters Many people in the Arizona con scene, if not elsewhere around the country have surely heard of the Arizona Ghostbusters.  This group is a costuming fan club that uses their costumes to shine a spotlight on many well deserving charities.  Looking on their website one can find a list of all the causes they help.  www.arizonaghostbusters.com I had the fortune…