AVATAR creature designer Neville Page talks creating Banshees, Klingons, and more #SDCC
Jul25

AVATAR creature designer Neville Page talks creating Banshees, Klingons, and more #SDCC

Creature and Concept Designer Neville Page took to San Diego Comic-Con last week -with a panel aimed at looking at Design and Technology for Film and Television. He was joined by Special Make-up Effects Artist / Designer Glen Hetrick with whom he shares the distinction as a series judge for SYFY’s FACE OFF. Week after week, we love hearing the input from these two phenomenally creative heavy-hitters in the industry and seeing...

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Zom-Com-Rom-Dram ‘iZombie’ stars bring life to Ballroom 20 #SDCC
Jul25

Zom-Com-Rom-Dram ‘iZombie’ stars bring life to Ballroom 20 #SDCC

Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con became the home of the unliving walking (no, not those ones from AMC) from the CW’s popular iZombie. The panel was made up of stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders, and Aly Michalka, as well as executive producer Rob Thomas, for a special video presentation and Q&A. The assemblage of talent from the self-proclaimed Zom-Com-Rom-Dram fielded fan...

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Bob Gurr and Garner Holt talk 55 years of theme park animatronics #SDCC
Jul25

Bob Gurr and Garner Holt talk 55 years of theme park animatronics #SDCC

Animatronics are ubiquitous now with themed entertainment but it wasn’t always that way. Pioneers in robotics and entertainment worked over the past several decades to pave the way for where we are today with animatronic figures that not only look and behave really convincingly but operate reliably hour after hour for days and weeks on end. Some of the living legends that were part of this evolution were assembled together for a...

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Think, act, draw, pitch — How to bring a Disney Animated Story to life! #SDCC
Jul25

Think, act, draw, pitch — How to bring a Disney Animated Story to life! #SDCC

We got the chance to sit in on a fun panel (where video was unfortunately not allowed) to get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Not quite recognized with the glory of doing the animation or the writing, these key individuals in the process work as a bridge that help square away the building blocks and general visual flow of an animated feature. When you see those...

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Top 5 moments from GAME OF THRONES panel at #SDCC
Jul25

Top 5 moments from GAME OF THRONES panel at #SDCC

Comic-Con wouldn’t be complete without HBO’s fantasy sensation, Game of Thrones. With the show in it’s current 7th season, cast members were weary to give away show spoilers and shied away from answering any hard hitting questions. But leave it up to panel moderator Kristian Nairn (Hodor) to invoke good times and great moments. Top 5 Highlights from SDCC GOT Panel: HODOR, HODOR, HODOR. Kristian is famous for his simplistic character...

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STRANGER THINGS turned all of Hall H UPSIDE-DOWN at first outting to #SDCC
Jul25

STRANGER THINGS turned all of Hall H UPSIDE-DOWN at first outting to #SDCC

STRANGER THINGS turned Hall H UPSIDE-DOWN at their first visit to San Diego Comic-Con! The passion for this show is obvious and the energy in the room was enough to power a bunch of Christmas lights strung haphazardly in a typical Indiana home in the 80s! Show creators Matt and Ross Duffer were joined by the entire show’s primary cast (excluding Winona Ryder) to give discuss the success of Season 1 and give fans a sneak peeks...

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Raising Fankids: Teaching Young Geeks To Be Self-Confident #SDCC
Jul25

Raising Fankids: Teaching Young Geeks To Be Self-Confident #SDCC

Being a Disney geek is more than just watching the movies or going to the theme parks- it’s a lifestyle and this was one of the topics on discussion at San Diego Comic-Con this year around which we wanted to be a part. While most of us have accepted ourselves and nerd fandom, how do you raise/teach/lead future generations to embrace themselves as a FanKid? Teachers and parents gathered Thursday afternoon at the Marriot Marquis to...

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‘Minnie’s Happy Helpers’ are on the job July 25th!
Jul25

‘Minnie’s Happy Helpers’ are on the job July 25th!

The Happy Helpers are on the way to save the day July 25th! The dynamic duo of Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck add an energizing element to the tales of Hot Dog Hills. The DVD includes 7 thrilling tales of the Happy Helpers (Minnie and Daisy) as they enthusiastically run their temp agency. Their opinionated friend Cuckoo-Loca makes regular appearances as do many of the beloved friends in various roles (Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto,...

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