Hero Complex Gallery has a great selection of art available now for those you don’t want to wait for the last minute for the perfect Valentine geek gift. Currently they have art that will appeal to any fanboy or fangirl dream item. As well as the new four artist show with James Rheem Davis, Matty Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly that opens Friday, February 2nd with artists in attendance.
NEW BLIZZARDWORLD ART – by Glen Brogan – AvailableHERE
CRAIG DRAKE SOLO IV ART – Available HERE
REMINDER – QUATTRO 3 – Our 4-artist show with artists James Rheem Davis, Matty Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly opens Friday, Feb. 2nd – all artists in attendance!
Flight to Duskwood
by Glen Brogan
I remember seeing the original Disney’s Aladdin (animated film) in 1992 with my family. It was a delight that had my entire family laughing from my little brother who was in pre-school to my parents. It’s always been a favorite because of the warm fuzzy feelings it gives me so had extremely high expectations when the Broadway show came to the Pantages. We’ve all seen the video of the Broadway cast ‘sing-off’ at the airport with the Lion King cast. The Disneyfication of Broadway has given me hours of joy watching beloved animated series and none have been a disappointment. From the puppetry of The Lion King and delighted by the Beauty and the Beast costumes … Disney musicals are pure magic.
I adored the show it’s a scrumptious visual light pastry that is full of layers to delight attendees of all ages. The moment the curtain opened I was intrigued with the beautiful Aladdin and Jasmine whose voices twirled and danced in my ear like dervishes. The Genie had huge feet to fill but he was able to channel the comic genius of Robin Williams and make it his own. I loved how they were able to translate the animation to real life. We all remember the saucy sarcastic parrot constantly whispering in the Sultans ear. Going into the show I thought they might use a toy bird with a recorder but to have a ‘mini me’ with all the spunk and trouble played by Reggie De Leon (Iago) was hilarious from the evil laugh to plotting with the Sultan to take over the kingdom. I was giggling like a schoolgirl. The costumes were BEAUTIFUL and truly enriched the visuals of the show adding texture and placing them in the Arabian nights fantasy of this Disney fairytale. The costumes didn’t just add texture but also content that reminded me of some of my favorite scenes from the animated films but still allowing the cast to dance and sing. The set designer out did themselves with the market and the cave of treasure. I don’t want to give away too much but don’t take your eyes away from one moment. Try to study the depth and how design enriched the playto transport youto another world. Watching Aladdin made me feel as if I was on the stage with the movement, brightness and cast interactions with the set. It felt ‘real’ and people around me ‘oohed and aahed’ so many times with me. I mean the man to the right gasped with me when the flying carpet took off. When people say ‘Disney magic’ they are talking about this musical that looked so much like a live action of the animated movie that I plan to watch the film again!
Perfect show to see with BFF
The story of boy meets girl and boy finds a genie is the classic romcom I needed to have my feet tapping with beloved songs from the Disney library and new music. My gosh the flying carpet was a marvel and had me so lost in the moment I felt it was magic (since I have NO idea how they did it) but I have never wanted to fly above the city in arms of a good-hearted thief more! I truly recommend going to see Aladdin with your BFF, the person who stole your heart and of course anyone who’s a kid or a kid at heart. Aladdin will show you the world and leave you delighted.
Aladdin opened on Broadway in 2014 with homage to the animated film and fairy tale but with a Walt Disney stamp to appeal to fans of all ages. It was with joy and anticipation to learn that it would make its first appearance in January so was delighted to be able to attend the first show. I wasn’t the only one since the filled Pantages had fans young and old ready to rub a lamp and have Adam Jacobs the Broadway actor who originated the role appear to grant THREE wishes. In addition to Adam Jacobs, Reggie De Leon reprises his role as Iago from the Broadway show.
Aladdin, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Jan. 10-March 31; $35-$205. hollywoodpantages.com.
I interviewed exhibitors and artists with unique and interesting products at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. These products range from art prints to comic books, to cosplay props. Take a look!Read more of this article »
It’s been almost 30 years since the premier of Star Trek the Next Generation September 1987 and to celebrate CBS Studios and Shmaltz Brewing Company is releasing Star TrekSymbiosis®
The beer made it’s debut at Comic-Con International and official launch at Star Trek Las Vegas convention but it will now be available to beer drinkers and Trekkies nationally in 4 packs at stores and select bars on draft in 35 states. In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 was Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter® (7.3% ABV). Star Trek Symbiosis® transports itself to retail outlets and bars within Shmaltz’s expansive distribution network. To find a Shmaltz distributor in your state, please visit: shmaltzbrewing.com/distributors Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Ale — Symbiosis For over 10,000 years a symbiotic relationship has thrived between yeast and sugar, malts and hops, beer and beer lovers. Shmaltz’s latest Star Trek release celebrates this benevolent co-existence and pays homage to the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: Next Generation, and the episode, “Symbiosis”. In this episode, two different races from the same galaxy have seemingly found a way to peacefully coexist and work together for the betterment of all. However, we eventually learn that their relationship is based on the false promise of felicium, which is sold by the Brekkians to the Ornarans. This forces Captain Picard to make an excruciating choice: uphold the Prime Directive, or save an entire civilization from exploitation. In this 30th Anniversary Ale, the Shmaltz crew has upheld its Prime Directive to boldly unite hops, malts, yeast, and water in the pursuit of craft beer excellence. Share a bottle of this limited edition commemorative ale with your own federation. Make It So! Star Trek Symbiosis® Hoppy Wheat Ale pours a pale yellow with a thick white head. A generous amount of hops provide flavors and aromas of ripe lemon and pleasant herbs, giving Symbiosis® a dry, crisp and clean mouthfeel. Symbiosis® is a limited-edition, smooth, easy-drinking ale with prominent wheat maltiness and distinct flavors and aromas of Warrior, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, making it the perfect refreshment for enjoying a Star Trek marathon with fellow Trekkies or at your next summer bottle share.
About Shmaltz Brewing Company Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer® were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.
After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Cowan and staff opened their own New York State production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, 10 minutes north of Albany. Shmaltz’s home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 30,000 barrels of annual capacity and packages a diverse and tasty variety of core and seasonal favorites in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs. The Shmaltz Tasting Room is open five days a week (Wed-Sun) and offers tours, barrel-aged previews, beer-to-go, and special releases.
RateBeer.com ranked Shmaltz as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” in 2013, and the brewery brought home 10 gold and 6 silver medals from the World Beer Championships in the past several years.
If you weren’t able to buy tickets to see Hamilton here’s your chance to be one of the lucky few who win $10 lottery tickets! The Pantages released info on how to enter with either downloading the Hamilton App or visit the Hollywood Pantages or Lucky Seat! If you win can I be your plus one???
ANNOUNCING #HAM4HAM LOTTERY
IN LOS ANGELES
40 TICKETS FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE
NOW PLAYING THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017 – Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTONtickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (August 11th) in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd at Hollywood & Vine St). Forty (40) tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. The digital lottery will begin two days prior to each performance.
HOW TO ENTER
Use the official app for HAMILTON, now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (HamiltonBroadway.com/app).
The lottery will open at 11:00 AM PT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance.
Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
SPECIAL NOTE: Entry times for the first weekend of performances will vary. Please visit links on Fri 8/11 at 9am PT for specific entry times.
Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 3 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.
Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice.
Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
HAMILTON’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS. HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Well if you have $500 and want to attend the private dinner for 25 with Walter Simonson hosted by IDW Publishing during San Diego Comic Con 2017 you
are in luck! This year IDW Publishing is having a private dinner in the Gaslamp District in a secret fancy location from 7 – 10PM. It’s an opportunity that fans of the artist to enjoy conversation and special swag from the comic book legend. Some of you may not recognize the name or the face (see below) but all comic book fans ‘know’ him by his artistic contribution to the beloved art form.
“Looking forward to having dinner with old friends,” said Simonson, “and making new ones at San Diego. Should be a fun night for all!”
Have Dinner With Walter Simonson at Comic-Con
IDW Presents an Evening with a Comic Book Legend!
Each guest will receive the following:
A COPY OF WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR THE RETURN OF BETA RAY BILL ARTIST’S EDITION VARIANT EDITION (limited to 125 copies)
A SKETCH OF YOUR CHOICE BY SIMONSON (SEE ACCOMPANYING EXAMPLE)
A COPY OF THE RAGNAROK BOOK TWO RETAILER INCENTIVE HARDCOVER, COMPLETE WITH BOUND IN SKETCH BY SIMONSON (limited to 100 copies)
THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BOTH BOOKS INSCRIBED TO YOU BY WALTER
BOTH BOOKS EMBOSSED WITH A UNIQUE SEAL CREATED FOR THIS EVENT ONLY
A WONDERFUL DINNER WITH WALTER SIMONSON
MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME
Featuring fine dining in an intimate atmosphere, this very special evening is available on a first come first served basis. Space is extremely limited. Tickets are $500 per person and can be purchasedhere.
Don’t delay in reserving your spot for this one-of-a-kind event!
I’m ready to celebrate all things Star Trek as I count down the days for the premier of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS Access. 3Doodler has been inspired with their Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets that are a love note to the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. They are available for a limited time for only $99.99 and Sulu cool! Even George Takei is looking to doodle a few Vulcan ears for himself!
The videos make it look like someone with two left thumbs like myself can live out my fantasy to seek new worlds!
You can also buy the Create Star Trek Project Kit for $24.99 that has a special Star Trek Project Guide. The kit projects include Vulcan ears, Klingon forehead and Star Trek & Star Trek: TGN Enterprises ships too! Trekkies will love the 3Doodler Star Trek Crew Edition Pen sets! What a great idea for people who already have the 3Doodler pens to live out Trekkie dreams with these How-to-Do it patterns! This is so bringing me back to my childhood.
Wahoo look at these cool 2017 SDCC exclusives that appeal to my inner fangirl! So much cool SDCC Exclusives that I had to post about MORE items I want to add to my collection. What items do you want to buy …. Leave a comment below maybe I’ll pick it up for you ..
The Phoenix rises as one of the first members of the Uncanny X-Men, Jean Grey, embraces her full power as the telepathic/telekinetic host of the Phoenix Force! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama shows a possessed Jean in her red costume, hovering over a fiery Phoenix symbol! This PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. $45.00
Pop! Television: The Tick –The Tick (Glow-in-the-Dark) Be prepared when The Tick hits Amazon Prime Video on August 25th with this SDCC exclusive glow-in-the-dark Tick Pop! Neat!
The first opportunity fans can grab this individually numbered and limited-edition exclusive will be at San Diego Comic–Con on July 20, 2017 in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343)!
Where are they…? Where are my DRAGONS?!
Fear not Daenerys, they’re here!
You may not have her armies or ships, but if you act quickly, you can have her dragons! For the first time ever we’re thrilled to offer all 3 Game Of Thrones Dragons in a limited edition convention exclusive box set! Featuring cute and cuddly versions of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, these 5″ plush dragons are ready to loyally defend their master!
Limited to 1,000 pieces.
Available to pre-order now at http://www.factoryent.com or at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth # 2647 July 19 – 23, 2017. While supplies last.
Factory Entertainment is ready for SDCC 2017 with the reveal of the first exclusive <drum roll>
It’s the Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature is the first of the exciting lineup for the San Diego Comic Con (July 19 – 23) available for pickup on site OR mailed after SDCC. I’m sure this will be flying off the shelves so if your a Justice League or Cyborg Fan you need to get your fingers tapping to buy this great looking convention exclusive! It’s LIMITED to 500 pieces and available for pre order (see below).
Factory Entertainment Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature™ is the first of an entire Justice League Metal Miniature™ collection that will be available soon (no announcement on dates yet) but if you want the entire collection you can begin with this one and it’s fun detailed box!
Factory Entertainment went all out on the design of a prosthetically-enhanced super genius Vic Stone. This is 1:32 scale solid metal with a highly-detailed finish. It’s spun cast in small batches, hand-painted and will be the rarest piece from the set!
I’m so exited about the Betches x JustFab new curated collection after my eyes alighted on the delightfully pink bomber jacket!
“For JustFab, partnering with Betches just makes sense – we are at the forefront of using technology to better understand our customers’ needs and serve them with the right products, styling, trend information, and fashion & lifestyle content. Betches provides its customers with just that, along with a healthy dose of humor. It’s a platform where you can have fun with fashion & lifestyle content, and laugh with your friends over how relatable it really is. That’s exactly the type of partnership we want to offer our customers.”
Traci Inglis, Chief Marketing Officer of TechStyle, JustFab’s parent company.
JustFab & Betches are giving sassy fashion friends a great valentines gift with their newest collaboration. It’s the fourth time they’ve created a capsule collection for women of all sizes who want style with surprising details.
They have looks for any mood in the season must have color Rose Gold <scream>. I am simply mad over the jacket (yes I’m repeating myself but DAMN it’ cute) and the origami slip on tennis shoes in gray are my new summer neutral to wear on casual weekend outings The satchel has the perfect amount of metallic sheen to go from office to drinks with my friends <sigh> but I just can’t help daydream about the silver tassle loafer they bring me back to my Catholic School Girl days but all we had was Navy, Black & Burgandy! I want to buy these & the olive bag and team them up with a cute modern plaid skirt, white blouse and sweater for a little schoolgirl style!
I’d love to wear the camouflage jacket with a pair of white jeans & t-shirt and those black boots when I’m feeling like a bad ass feminist. The soft with tough would be perfect for a casual day at work, running errands or just protesting injustice! and YES I’d
grab the rose gold satchel cause this is how THIS woman likes to dress!
Betches X JustFab why are you coming for all my money.
Leave a comment below what you want to add to your wardrobe!
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