Amazing AZ Comic Con, Amazing Lineup of Comic Book Heroes

I don’t know where you will be Feb 12-15, 2016, but if you’re a fan of Comic Books, or even just DEADPOOL(!), I know where you might want to be. Amazing Arizona Comic Con is taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center this February and the Special Guests they have already announced reads like a who’s who of who you might just want to run into at a Comic Convention…

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…

Kiba the Cosplay Corgi: A Q & A Panel with Nicole and Kiba

Kiba the Cosplay Corgi: A Q & A Panel with Nicole and Kiba by Durrilion Kiba the Cosplay Corgi is quite the convention celebrity.  He is adorable in cosplay and out, though his mom Nicole assures us that when he’s not working, he is a typical high energy Corgi.  Nicole began dressing Kiba up when he was a puppy (doggy t-shirts, sweaters, etc).  It wasn’t until 2013 that, on a whim, she decided to…

Q & A with Karl Yune at CMX 2015

Karl Yune’s Q&A Panel at Comic and Media Expo 2015 by Durrilion Karl Yune, most recently of Arrow fame, joined geeks in Mesa, AZ in the middle of October.  His Q&A was relaxed and very welcoming.  Honestly it felt more like hanging out at home, and less like a con panel.  I planned to video the panel, but my camera did not co-operate (that whole dropping it thing).  Luckily I…

The Cosplayers of Comic & Media Expo 2015

Cosplayers from Comic and Media Expo 2015, Mesa AZ by Durrilion It is no secret that the biggest, and most fun part of any con is cosplay.   This a chance to show off all your hard work, skill, and creativity.  Geeks all around the world spend hours and hours, hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars finding the right materials, compiling as many reference images as possible and pouring their…