Cosplay Magic at Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Amazing Cosplay at Amazing Arizona Comic Con by Durrilion There’s an old expression that blood, sweat, and tears go into anything done well.  When it comes to cosplay, we can add love and dreams as well.  Hours of research, obtaining materials, measuring, cutting, sewing, gluing, taping, etc.  Then the big day comes.  I did my best to photograph all the cosplayers, but several of them were always too far away…

Kevin Eastman: The Man Behind the Shell

Kevin Eastman at Amazing Arizona Comicon! by Durrilion   When my amazing editor told me Video Jouzu was invited to attend a media only panel with Kevin Eastman, I was excited.  Who wouldn’t be?  The creator of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was coming to Arizona, and I would have a chance to speak with him.  Whoa!  Before we get into the questions and answers, any fans who have not…

Pre-Game: Amazing AZ Comicon Mixer

Pre-Game: Amazing AZ Comicon Mixer by Durrilion If I could only use one word to describe Jimmy Jay, co-owner of Amazing Arizona Comicon, I would say ‘energetic’.  I met him very briefly at the pre-event meet up held in downtown Phoenix.  His passion for what he and everyone on the event staff does is evident.  This will be the sixth year of the con, and Jimmy says they try to…

Gareth David-Lloyd Phoenix Fan Fest 2015 Q & A Panel

Gareth David-Lloyd at Phoenix Fan Fest 2015 by Durrilion Fans of Torchwood will not doubt recognize Gareth as Ianto Jones, the ill-fated love interest of Captain Jack Harkness.  In addition to Torchwood, Gareth was part of Blue Gillespie a progressive metal band in Wales, and has performed in Welsh theater.  He has also been in Red Faction: Origins ( a sci-fi television movie in the U.K.) and Warehouse 13 to…

A Look Back at Phoenix Fan Fest 2015

My Visit to Phoenix Comicon’s Fan Fest by Durrilion Since joining the Video Jouzu crew I have been lucky enough to attend several smaller cons and meet some amazing people.  When I got the assignment for Fan Fest I was eager to go.  When I saw the guest list I was excited!  In no particular order, Denise Crosby, Sean Maher, Tom Lenk, and Eve Myles (though life happened and she…

Phoenix Fan Fest 2015 Cosplayers

Phoenix Fan Fest 2015: Cosplayers by Durrilion I have always loved costumes.  Halloween was a favorite time of year (though not so much with the trick or treating, but that’s another story).  When I learned how to sew a whole new world open up for me.  After attending my first convention (as a humble attendee) I was blown away by the costumes (or more correctly cosplays) I was seeing.  So…

Alaina Huffman Phoenix Fan Fest Q & A Panel 2015

Alaina Huffman Phoenix Fan Fest Q & A Panel 2015 by Durrilion Known to Geeks for her roles as Dinah Lance/Black Canary in ‘Smallville’, 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen in Stargate:  Universe, and Abaddon/Josie Sands in Supernatural, Ms. Huffman cheerfully entered the hall and commented about how cold it was, not only in Arizona, but also in the hall.  With that we all dove into the questions. “I love the Black Canary”, Alaina…

Sean Maher's Phoenix Fan Fest Q & A

Sean Maher at Phoenix Fan Fest 2015 by Durrilion I am and always will be a Browncoat.  Though I didn’t watch the entire series on it’s limited televised run, I did watch Serenity in theaters.  It had a huge impact on my world view.  So much so that I had Serenity’s ‘logo’ tattooed on my arm as a reminder.  That being said, when I learned one of the ‘Big Damn Heroes’…

Denise Crosby (a.k.a. Lt. Tasha Yar) at Phoenix Fan Fest 2015

Denise Crosby’s Q & A at Phoenix Fan Fest 2015 By Durrilion Most of us will know Ms. Crosby from Star Trek: The Next Generation as not only Lt. Tasha Yar, but also as Tasha’s daughter Commander Sela.  When ‘Next Gen’ premiered, I fell in love with Tasha.  So much so that when the character was killed off the series I stopped watching it for almost a year.  When I…

Shanan Winters, An Interview with the Author, Part 2

D: Did you finish your editing when your house was being remodeled? SW: Yes I did. And it was a challenge, but yes I did and the thing is…I did and I didn’t.  I finished my pass through with my editor‘s comments.  So yes this is a professionally edited novel.  Yes I did pay for that.  Yes it cost a lot of money.  (Laughs) No I probably won’t recoup it…