Release date: 24 January 2018
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 05:38
This is the first of a two part article, that will look at my experiences with two recent comic and film related events in Glasgow. While events of this nature are common place in the US and Canada, they are a fairly novel concept in the UK. It was refreshing to see such an established and internationally renowned event as The Edinbrugh Book Festival devote so much energy into comic-books this year. It should have perhaps acted as a preminition of what is to follow in this article: a mixture of nostalgia, cynical opinion and romantic notions of journalism. Despite my ranting and moaning, I hope you enjoy my first foray into the world of comic-book conventions, press passes and culture shocks. Film and comic-book conventions aren't a new concept to Glasgow. Over the past ten to fifteen years, there's been a unique mixture of names for a single, annual event: Collectormania, Memorabillia Glasgow and MemorabilliaCon. It's since reverted back to its original title and continues to expand in size and popularity year on year. It's title should now be viewed as a brand: the event has now expanded and goes to every untapped crevice of the UK. Read more...
Published in Convention Circuit
Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:10
OK so I had an entirely different Retro for this week. This happens from time to time and when I don't do what I planned it can always be blamed on DAMM! The coffee swilling, monkey loving brother from a different mother gets me all the time. I'm going right he pops in with some comment and I find myself going left. This time I had planned on doing the Christmas Story, you know the one with the BB gun? It's actually written so it will be here next week, but this week I'm going with a good movie by George Lucas that he didn't screw around with. It's a movie we covered today at the ENR Desk and it is one of my favorite fantasy movies of all time if for no other reason than a dwarf is the hero. This week I'm going with Willow! Let's light that candle! Read more...
Published in Movies & TV
Friday, 14 December 2012 07:05
DXXL| One of the most beloved Sci-Fi Fantasy movies is finally coming out on Blu-ray on March 12th 2013, Willow! Directed by Ron (Opie / Richey Cunningham and Oscar Award winner for Back Draft), and produced by George Lucas (Star Wars), Willow set the bar in digital morphing. Starring Warrick Davis as Willow, Val Kilmer as Madmartigan and Jean Marsh as Sorsha, Willow is a story of the little guy (literally) taking on the big guys and winning! Check out the press release! Read more...
Published in General Pop-Culture News