2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Karan Ashley Talks POWER RANGERS Fandom & POWER RANGERS Reboot

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Love it or hate it, Power Rangers was (and still is, to a degree) a huge pop culture phenomenon. Though the franchise continues to exist on the small screen today, it is undeniable the impact that it had on my childhood (and many others) back in the 90s.  Therefore to cap off my coverage of C2E2, I took a walk back down the memory lane of my childhood and spoke with actress Karan Ashley about her stint as the Yellow Rangers in the earlier years of the franchise. Continue reading “2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Karan Ashley Talks POWER RANGERS Fandom & POWER RANGERS Reboot”

2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Diego Gonzalez Talks Body Art & Con Fandom

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Last year, I stumbled upon a terrific artist by the name of Diego Gonzalez, whose airbrush art was quite incredible.  Since then, I kept in touch and was happy to learn that he was returning to this year’s C2E2 with his art.  Knowing that he is always pushing himself to do the new & inventive things (whether its airbrushing custom caps, controllers, shoes, etc.), I made it a point to visit him again this year to see what he was up to… Continue reading “2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Diego Gonzalez Talks Body Art & Con Fandom”

2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Costume Designer Ann Foley Talks Costuming The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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There are many elements that viewers take for granted when watching a beloved television series.  It can be something as complex as the music score or something simple as sound effects; regardless, without these elements a show can intrinsically feel empty.  However, one other element that viewers sometimes overlook is the importance of costume design.  A great costume’s can effectively say SO much about the character’s idiosyncrasies, history, etc.  With all that said, at this year’s C2E2, I caught up with renowned costume designer, Ann Foley, to pick her brain about costuming the AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.           Continue reading “2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Costume Designer Ann Foley Talks Costuming The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.”

2014 C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: THE FIFTH BEATLE’s Vivek J. Tiwary!

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If anyone was The Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.

-Paul McCartney

 

As iconic as The Beatles are now,  it is hard to believe that there once a time when even they struggled to secure a record deal.  However, with the help of a gentlemen named Brian Epstein,  who discovered them in a cellar in Liverpool, The Beatles (as we well know) exploded into international stardom.  So who was this Brian Epstein?  Continue reading “2014 C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: THE FIFTH BEATLE’s Vivek J. Tiwary!”

2014 C2E2 Exclusive: Special Guest Kristian Nairn!

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As stated before, there was much to see this past weekend at C2E2; however, with so much to see, there were only a few stops that I made sure that I made.  One of these priorities included taking the time to chat with actor, Kristian Nairn.  Hailing from Northern Ireland, the actor (other times musician & DJ) is an ensemble member of the one of my favorite shows on television, known only as Game of Thrones Continue reading “2014 C2E2 Exclusive: Special Guest Kristian Nairn!”

Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Highlights

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In terms of “Cons,” my only exposure to such events has been the “little one” in San Diego (perhaps you’ve heard of it?) and the relatively new one that recently commenced last week here in DC (for its second year).  Therefore this past weekend I took the opportunity to branch out to Chicago to check out another such Con that has quickly been picking up steam.  This convention that I speak of is the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (also known as C2E2). Continue reading “Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Highlights”