An Interview with ZapCon Founder Wes Cleveland

There were arcades everywhere in Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago, IL while I was growing up and the original Star Wars and Discs of Tron were my immediate destinations when I entered.  I specifically remember a spot called Aladdin’s Arcade and I still have a token from it! Well, if you’re a fan of the arcade, then ZapCon is the convention you’ve been waiting for! Taking place April 16-17, 2016 at…

Netflix's Voltron trailer debuts at Wondercon

Oh Voltron how we’ve missed you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ0uWpmfdOA   One of the stand out panels of Wondercon was the Voltron panel.  Netflix and DreamWorks has definitely kept a tight lid on this project and the cast and crew were delighted to let the proverbial cat out of the bag to the enthralled audience. The Executive Producer of Voltron is a “Legend of Korra” alumni – Joaquim Dos Santos and he took…

Netflix & DreamWorks Revive Voltron – first picture

Voltron is back and looking very, well, Voltron! And I’m not complaining about that! “We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can, because ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for (the original) show,” – co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery. Voltron was the top-rated syndicated children’s show for two years during its original run in the mid ’80s and was originally cut together from two…

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…

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…

Long Beach Comic Expo 2016 [Gallery]

Photos by Shannon Shea [AFG_gallery id=’18’]

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…