Play LaserTag against your SF heroes at Comicpalooza!
by Doc on Apr.23, 2012, under Conventions, Fun Stuff, Movies, Television
Fancy the idea of taking up arms against some of your favorite heroes from SF film and television? Or fancy a blaster fight with a squad of Stormtroopers led by General Motti? (Hey, at least that last one should be easy…we know how well Stormtroopers shoot!)
Well, you might have your chance at Comicpalooza, in Houston May 25-27!
“The next best thing to being a sci-fi or action hero has to be shooting a sci-fi or action hero with a gun. Or maybe being shot by one,” says John Simons, founder and Chairman of Comicpalooza, the Texas International Comic Con. At least that’s the premise that led to the Badass Celebrity Smackdown, in which fans attending Comicpalooza May 25-27 will get their chance to pit themselves against stars of some of the biggest sci-fi and action franchises in Hollywood while helping US veterans at the same time.
Hugo Award nominees for 2012
by Doc on Apr.08, 2012, under Awards, Conventions
Here is the complete list of Hugo Award nominees for 2012, announced yesterday.
The awards will be given out on September 2nd, 2012, at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, which takes place in Chicago August 30-September 3, 2012.
Pinks to purchase have been provided when possible.
Space: 2099 producer joins Alpha: 2012 convention roster
by Doc on Feb.16, 2012, under Conventions, Television
Space: 1999 Fans Celebrate the Past and Look to the Future
Producer of a re-imagining of the cult-classic television show joins convention roster of guests
Jace Hall, President of HDFILMS, Inc., and Executive Producer and Creative Lead of Space: 2099, a re-imagining of the British cult-classic television series Space: 1999, will give fans their first opportunity to hear his plans by joining an impressive roster of guests attending Alpha: 2012, a three-day convention to be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel on September 14-16, 2012 in Burbank, California. Hall will be joining Australian actor Nick Tate and Glasgow-born Prentis Hancock, co-stars of the original series, as well as revered actors Roy Dotrice and Judy Geeson, both of whom made pivotal guest appearances in the series’ first season. More guests are likely to be added.
2011 Hugo Award winners
by Doc on Aug.21, 2011, under Awards, Conventions
The 2011 Hugo Awards were given out this past weekend a Revelation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. Here is a list of the winners:
ClaudiaCon To Redefine Rules of Sci-Fi Conventions, Starts Augusts 13 & 14
by Doc on Aug.10, 2011, under Conventions
[The following is a submitted article]
On the weekend of August 13 and 14, a new science-fiction event will be splashing down in London, and it will be presided over by Claudia Christian, who starred in “Babylon 5.”
The event will allow fans unrivaled access to all the genre stars that will be attending, many of whom are some of Claudia’s personal friends.
Proceeds from ClaudiaCon will go towards helping out BlESMA, that provides war veterans with prosthetic limbs and Guide Dogs, which provide seeing-eye dogs for the blind. Both of these are UK-based charities.
2011 Hugo Award nominees
by Doc on Apr.24, 2011, under Awards, Conventions
The list of Hugo Award nominees for 2011 are out, and will be given out at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, taking place at Renovation in Reno, Nevada, August 17th-21st, 2011.
The full list is given below:
Brian Blessed, Red Dwarf stars join Birmingham Memorabilia Show
by Doc on Mar.22, 2011, under Conventions
If you are in Britain…Brian Blessed (who has starred and guest starred in far too many genre shows to mention, and rumored to possibly play King Dain in The Hobbit), as well as Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge and Norman Lovett from Red Dwarf, have been confirmed to attend the Spring Memorabilia show this weekend (March 26th-26th) and the NEC Birmingham. Note that Craig Charles and Norman Lovett will be there Sunday and Hattie Hayridge and Brian Blessed on Saturday. Danny John-Jules will be there both days.
They join a very extensive list of stars from all sorts of shows including Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and more. Check out the official web site for more details.
The Thunder Child’s Convention Calendar Now Updated
by TheThunderChild on Dec.29, 2010, under Conventions
We at the Thunder Child are pleased to report that all of the science fiction (and horror and fantasy) conventions are GO for the year 2011, despite this lousy economy, and we’ve updated our Convention pages accordingly.
We list conventions by day and by location, so it’ll be easy for you to see if there’s a convention in your state, or to plan a weekend whe you can take a vacation and head for other shores.
Harlan Ellison dying?
by Doc on Sep.23, 2010, under Books, Conventions
Harlan Ellison, in a phone interview The Daily Page, says he is dying. His health has been recently failing and there was some question as to whether he’d participate in person at MadCon 2010 (which kicks off tomorrow), where he is the Guest of Honor. “The truth of what’s going on here is that I’m dying,” he said. “An old dog senses when it’s his time — dogs have that capacity; nobody doubts that. Nobody. But everybody doubts when you say, ‘I’m dying.’ They think you’re being a Victorian actress. They think you’re doing Bernhardt.” He WILL be at MadCon, however (and it is planned to be his last con), and will answer all questions – except perhaps whether he really threw a fan down an elevator shaft…
Comic-Con: Chuck‘s mom, whoda Hulk; Starbuck
by Doc on Jul.25, 2010, under Comics, Conventions, Television
A couple more tidbits (probably the last, until the chaos is digested): Chuck is gonna get a mom – and she is more than a match for his Dad, Scott Bakula – none other than Terminator-killer Linda Hamilton. Gone-toting bad-ass mercenary mom, anyone? Also, the “Guess who (or Who) is now over, with Mark Ruffalo getting the role for the upcoming The Avengers feature. And finally, Ronald D. Moore spoke about what Starbuck was: although intentionally left nebulous (the more specific he got when writing, “the less interesting she became”) Moore saw her as a godlike entity but didn’t like to be called God, having gone through a resurrection of sorts.