Con News: Small Press Expo announces Ignatz Award nominees!

Award season y’all! Small Press Expo leaves the gate with their Ignatz Award nominees, and they’re gonna have their work cut out for ’em picking out the best ones…

As always, it’s a bumper crop of amazing small press comics and creators. I’m particularly stoked that Woman World, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Johnny Wander: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us, and March: Book 3 have scored nominations.

Read on for the full list and all the glorious details!

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Pony News: #BronyCon2017 wrapup!

Okay, so this year’s BronyCon was an amazing and awesome gathering of friends, fans and shippers (SPARITY FTW!!!) as is just and right.  But it was also a chill way to hang with some fellow FOP (Friends Of Ponies) and relax.  Great cosplay – someone even came as MLPFiM writer M.A. Larson! – from grownups to the littlest of little ones.  (Everyone say awwww.) From morning ’til way late at night, there was something for everypony.  Note to self: next year grab a hotel room and show up for a few late-night panels.  I wanna learn home-brewing!

I’d been live-tweeting through the weekend, but let’s unpack a few items that need more than 140 characters, shall we?  Fun times ahead – FUN!

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Con News: Baltimore Comic-Con brings back Wheatley and Hempel…adds even more guests!

Walking around Baltimore Comic-Con is always a treat, but my favorite part?  Artist’s Alley.  It’s wonderful to see all the creators chatting with fans, and working on new pieces.  So I’m glad to see that Mark Wheatley (Titan’s Doctor Who series) and Mac Hempel (The Sandman, Heavy Metal) will be making another appearance at this year’s BCC!

Plus, this latest announcement brings Mike Gold (ComicMix.com), G.D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle), Mark Redfield (Cult of the Nosferatu) and Evelyn Kriete (Indiegogo) into this year’s mix.  I look forward to hearing about the panels these folks will be on; fingers crossed for a crowdsourcing/DIY discussion for all you up-and-coming artists out there…

Read on for the full details!

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Patti Cake$”!

Crusin’ down the street in my ’64…who hasn’t thought about making it big on stage?  Well, if you’re like the rest of us (WHAT?) I’ve got a screening for you.  Yeah, you. Because I’ve got passes for the screening of Patti Cake$, and you know you want ’em. But first? Synopsis!

 

PATTI CAKE$ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$.  Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music.  Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother’s (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes.

Ready to take a ride?  Let’s go!

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Adult Swim’s “Swim on the Green” hits the East Coast!

Who doesn’t love Adult Swim?  It’s hilarious, it’s obnoxious, and it’s disrespectful as hell.  What’s not to love, amirite?  Well, if you’re ready to get your Swim on locally – with a few hundred (or maybe thousand) of your most non-intimate peeps – GET READY EAST COAST, because they’re coming at you.  We’re talking unaired eps, what’s next, and a whole lot more.  Oh, and food trucks, because of course y’all.  Mmmm, food.

They’ll be in the DC area (well, Bull Run is VA, but roll with me) for my local folks. Here’s a list of places, for East Coast Elsewhere folks:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
CHARLESTON, SC
RIVERFRONT PARK PERFORMANCE PAVILION
DETAILS HERE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
ATLANTA, GA
PIEDMONT PARK PROMENADE
DETAILS HERE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA
BULL RUN SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER
DETAILS HERE

TUESDAY, SEPTMEBER 26
GREATER PHILADELPHIA, PA
WIGGINS WATERFRONT PARK
DETAILS HERE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
GREATER BOSTON, MA
GORE PLACE
DETAILS HERE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
NEW YORK CITY AREA
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
DETAILS HERE

Read on for the full deets from the folks at Adult Swim!

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”!

Ryan Reynolds has been showing some serious comedic chops lately.  And of course SLJ is awesome no matter what. So why not catch a screening of their latest joint, The Hitman’s Bodyguard?  I’ve got passes…but first, synopsis!

The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. The film will be “hitting” your theatres onAugust 18.

Ready?  Let’s go!

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TrailerWatch: “DeathWish” reboot has Willis taking names

“SOMEBODY HAS TO DO IT!”

When I first heard that they were rebooting the Death Wish franchise, I was worried.  Who could ever do Charles Bronson justice?  Y’know, nobody’s ever gonna be as good as Bronson as vigilante Paul Kersey.  Ever.  But in this new trailer from MGM, Bruce Willis doesn’t so much channel Bronson as he retools Kersey for a new era.

From Bruce Willis throwing down hard, to AC/DC’s “Back in Black” playing as things amp up, this reboot is starting to grow on me.  It may not be Bronson, but I’ll definitely give it a shot. Oh, and did I mentinon that Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) is in the director’s chair?  Yep.  Strap in y’all.

Read on for the full synopsis, including cast breakdown, straight from the studio!!

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