Cosplay Spotlight – The Women of Middle Earth

  Ladies of the Rings by Durrilion I love an unusual or unexpected twist to just about anything.  When my editor told me about a chance to speak with a team of female cosplayers doing the entire Fellowship of the Ring, I jumped at the chance.  Sadly due to technical issues, we missed our scheduled interview time.  Fortunately, I ran into three of the Ladies by chance at Sean Astin’s…

Phoenix Comicon 2016 Highlights

PHXCC 2016!!! by Durrilion In the last two years I have attended Cons large and small.  PHXCC2016 has to be the craziest (in a completely good way)! The panel schedule was packed with so much awesome I desperately needed three clones of myself to do to all the things.  By the way that doesn’t even include all the celebrity spotlights! I did my best, but wow! The variety of exhibitors…

Renowned Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dies at 93

“I think acting is a mixture of instinct, imagination and inventiveness. All you can learn as an actor is basic technique.” – one of the most memorable quotes from Sir Christopher Lee. From his beginnings as one of the Horror Masters to James Bond, Star Wars to Lord of the Rings and even Heavy Metal singer, Sir Christopher Lee spanned the decades, generations, genres and mediums to become one of…

"Lord of the Rings" Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie dies at 59

“Our memories of Andrew will always be of a wonderful and caring person who looked out for the technicians around him, was keen to have a good laugh and keep everyone jollied along even when things were at the most stressful for everyone,” Weta founders Richard and Tania Taylor wrote on Facebook. Andrew Lesnie, the award winning cinematographer of both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, died of…