Get spooky with Nickelodeon!

Starting Monday, October 8th Nickelodeon is putting the boo in ‘Octoboo’ for kids with new holiday themed episodes and the new series ‘The Bureau of Magical Things‘ 

WITH SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN-THEMED PREMIERES

It’s 31 days of Halloween fun from live-action, cartoons and pre-school series getting into the fun. 

Nick series that kids and families can enjoy include Double Dare, Henry Danger, Knight Squad, PAW Patrol, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House and magical mysterious new series, The Bureau of Magical Things, Monday, Oct. 8, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Kids (with parents permission) can have fun with the Nick & Nick Jr. apps for Halloween-themed episodes, mini videos, games, quizzes and more to get in the holiday spirit. Preschoolers have content on NOGGIN, Nick’s top-ranked video subscription service with long-and-short form festive content.

Below is the rundown of Nickelodeon’s Halloween-themed premieres:

NICKELODEON (all times ET/PT):

MONDAY, OCT. 8

12:00 p.m. – PAW Patrol “Pups Save the Trick-or-Treaters/Pups Save an Out of Control Mini Patrol”

“Pups Save the Trick-or-Treaters”- It’s Halloween in Adventure Bay, and a mysterious kid in a giant spider costume is taking all the treats from the trick-or-treaters. / “Pups Save an Out of Control Mini Patrol”- Alex and his Mini‐Patrol accidentally take off on Daring Danny’s rocket bike.

8:00 p.m. – Henry Danger “Danger Things”

When Piper is taken by a creature from another dimension, Captain Man and Kid Danger must rescue her from the evil science corporation that opened the portal.

8:30 p.m. – The Bureau of Magical Things “A Magical Mishap”

When ordinary teenager Kyra touches a mysterious book, she is transformed into a Tri-ling-–part-human, part-fairy and part-elf. In addition to acquiring amazing magical powers, Kyra discovers a secret world of magic all around her.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11

6:00 p.m. – The Loud House “Jeers for Fears”

After agreeing to go to The Royal Woods House of Terror, Lincoln and Clyde have to toughen up and face their fears.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

12:00 p.m. – PAW Patrol “Pups and the Werepuppy!/Pups Save a Sleepwalking Mayor”

“Pups and the Werepuppy!”- When Rocky goes missing at Uncle Otis’ cabin in the woods, the PAW Patrol need to solve the mystery of the Werepuppy. / “Pups Save a Sleepwalking Mayor”- On Cowboy Day at the Wingnuts Dude Ranch, Mayor Goodway tries to brave the hazards of the ranch while sleepwalking.

6:00 p.m. – The Loud House “Tea Tale Heart”

Lola discovers Lucy has an old, fragile doll and decides she must borrow it, no matter what Lucy says.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

6:00 p.m. – Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “Mrs. Cuddles”

April and the brothers make Raph face his greatest fear…an adorable kids’ TV show bunny.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

6:00 p.m. – Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “The Gumbus”

Leo, Mikey and April investigate a mysterious specter that haunts a themed supermarket.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

12:00 p.m. – Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel “Monster Mix-Up”

The Super Ninja Steel Rangers are ambushed by monsters who switch bodies with them.

8:30 p.m. – Knight Squad “Fright Knight”

After the Princess defies her father’s orders and attends the Party of Darkness, the Shadow Ghost appears and threatens to possess her, so the Phoenix Squad must fight to save their friend.

Guest Star: Lizzy Greene

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

7:00 p.m. – Double Dare “Electro Eradicators vs. The Twinning Team”

In this Halloween special, friends take on twins in a series of classic challenges with a spooky twist, and only one team gets to compete in the ghostly final round.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

6:00 p.m. – SpongeBob SquarePants “The Night Patty”

SpongeBob helps out the Krusty Krab’s night shift crew, but the customers crave something creepier than usual.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

8:30 p.m. – Dude Perfect “Trick Shots and Treats”

It’s Halloween and the Dudes plan to turn their headquarters into the ultimate trick-or-treat destination. They’ll put their larger-than-life Dude Perfect twist on beloved Halloween traditions. 

NICK JR.:             

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

3:00 p.m. – Becca’s Bunch “Halloween Spooktacular/Pumpkin”

“Halloween Spooktacular”- Becca and the Bunch put on a spooktacular mystery Halloween tour for their fellow Wagtailers. / “Pumpkin” – The Bunch succeeds in growing a giant pumpkin to enter the harvest festival competition but realize they have no way to transport it.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

3:00 p.m. – Zoofari “Halloween Costume Party/Pre-school of Fish”

“Halloween Costume Party”- The animals are ready to show off their amazing Halloween costumes. / “Pre-school of Fish”- Swim on up for all your favorite preschool activities, like snack time and music time… all underwater.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

3:00 p.m. – Shimmer and Shine “Costume Chaos/Potion School”

“Costume Chaos”- When costumes get magically stuck on Shimmer, Shine and Leah, they must track down a special feather to undo the magic. / “Potion School”- Zeta impersonates the girls’ potions teacher and tricks them into helping her brew a sneaky potion.

TEENNICK:

Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, TeenNick will treat viewers to “Fear O’Clock,” a lineup of Halloween-themed episodes, movies and specials, airing Monday through Friday during the month of October. 

NICKTOONS:

MON.– FRI., OCT. 15 – OCT. 26

7:00 p.m. – Welcome to the Wayne

In celebration of Halloween, Nicktoons will air brand-new episodes of Welcome to the Wayne beginning Monday, Oct. 15.

Crewcuts x Nickelodeon TMNT style should come in MY size

It’s not often I’m jealous of kids clothing but the new J. Crew X Nickelodeon nine-piece collection would fit in perfectly with my fangirl style! Alas it’s just for cute kids! The nine pieces are perfect to use as building blocks or new additions to freshen up your kids individual style.

Shop the collection

You can now purchase at crewcuts stores and online at jcrew.com for boys and girls in sizes 2-16 from head to toe. The limited-edition collection is perfect for kids to wear to school or just having fun and show turtle fandom. The collection is very affordable with pieces from $29.50 – $59.50 that include sweats, t-shirts, tennis shoes, polos and more with iconic images and prints.

Geena Davie, Raelle Tucker, Kristin Campos & DreamWorks “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” Panel at the 2018 WIE Summit

Women in Entertainment 4th Annual Summit on October 11, 2018 with Geena Davis, Raelle Tucker, Kristin Campos and a behind the scenes DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Panel at the Skirball Cultural Center

“Our goal for the summit is to continually open conversations and in turn, open more doors for women in the entertainment world,” said Renee Rossi, co-founder of Women in Entertainment. “The women featured this year are dynamic visionaries and we are thrilled to have them share their knowledge with our audience.” 

WIE one day conference will have panel discussions and fireside chats covering television, film, and sports. WIE founders Gretchen McCourt and Renee Rossi (Relativity Ventures) focuses on issues that affect women. The 2018 Summit will discuss everything from the ‘Me Too’ movement, women in leadership roles, how entertainment storytelling impacts social change, and the next generation of women creatives.

The schedule of events include DreamWorks Animation Television “She-Ra: Evolution of a Warrior Princess” panel before the Netflix Original Series release on November 16th. The panel will include the executive producer Noelle Stevenson, directors Jen Bennett & Kiki Monrique, art director Liz Kresin and story editor Josie Campbell.

WIE 2018 speakers include: Geena Davis, Actor, Producer and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Raelle Tucker,  an executive producer on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones,” and HBO’s “True Blood”; Kristin Campos of Chernin Entertainment; Veronica Gentilli of entertainment One; Julie McNamara of CBS; Susan Cartsonis of Resonate Entertainment; Tina Exarhos of NowThis; Natascha French of VNTANA; Bernadette McCabe of MoviePass; Claudine Cazian Britz of Instagram; Anna Holmes, the founder of Jezebel; Winnie Kemp of Super Deluxe; Michelle Kantor of Cinefemme and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; Deadra Bastarache  of Anomaly Factor; Rachel Rusch of Bad Robot; Julie Candalaria of All About the 360, Inc.; Noelle Stevenson, executive producer, Jen Bennett and Kiki Monrique, directors , Liz Kresin, art director, and Josie Campbell, story editor of DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power among others still to be announced.

This years summit will once again conclude the day with groundbreaking female led cinema with a screening of Lisa D’Apolito’s captivating and moving documentary “Love, Gilda” followed by a panel discussion for the WIE attendees. In limited release now through Magnolia Pictures, this fascinating documentary chronicles the life of beloved comedian, actress and “Saturday Night Live” icon, Gilda Radner, through diaries, audiotapes, videotapes and testimonies from her friends and colleagues offering insight into the life and career.

This yearly event gathers women and men who are dedicated to celebrating the empowerment of women in all areas of the entertainment industry, here in Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Eventbrite Link here. More information can be found at www.womeninentertainment.com.

This years WIE sponsors include: Dreamworks Animation Television, MoviePass, Starz, and CBS.

Women in Entertainment launched in 2015 to bring together forward-thinkers from all areas of the entertainment industry to explore a variety of topics that greatly impact women: from human rights and women’s leadership, to storytelling across platforms and empowering the next generation of women to emerge as creative powerhouses.

Our programming is designed to spark a broader, more transparent dialogue that focuses on current and emerging topics with analysis and depth that has not yet been explored by a dedicated program. In the past year, we have launched networking evenings, mentorship programs, our WIE Network, and a series of workshops to provide women the tools to succeed. Together, we seek to find creative answers to the challenges facing women in the entertainment industry. WIE is a place of action, not accolades.

WIE is a limited liability corporation and a registered 501c3.

Nissan Kicks Review from Cherry the CarChick

OVERVIEW

The Kicks is the newest addition to the Nissan SUV lineup and it’s a delight from the stylish exterior to the perfect size for city living parking. This addition to the subcompact-crossover class checks off all the things a lot of crossover buyers will be looking for when researching a new automobile. The price of gas has a lot of people looking for fuel economy and Nissan delivers with over 31MPG in city/highway. It’s able to fit four adults comfortably, has Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (optional) that automatically links with your phone, lots of legroom and forward collision warning and automated emergency braking (standard).

REVIEW

This is my first press loaner car and I wasn’t sure what to expect from the compact crossover. I’d been at the 2017 LA Auto Show when they revealed the new crossover and I was quite impressed. It has the Bose Personal Plus sound systemwith speakers placed to give you a rich sound in the compact rocket, comfortable well-designed seats, and an interior that was built for the driver in mind. I’ve only test driven Nissan’s at the LA Auto Show but that was usually for about 15 minutes so wasn’t really able to ‘get to know Nissan’. After having the Kicks for a little over a week I now understand Nissan Loyalty and love. I have a major Crossover Crush on the Nissan Kicks!

The car was delivered for a cross California drive from Los Angeles to Camp Navarro (Northern California) so I would be 8 hours behind the wheel of a car. When the Kicks was delivered I loved the bright blue and white hood contrast even more how easy it was to park in West Hollywood (parking is a premium on street cleaning day) but being a compact it slid in like butter. It’s such a eye catching crossover one of my neighbors stopped to congratulate me on the cute car. I had to brag a bit and show off that this small package has enough storage to fit a ‘cherry’! The Nissan Kicks can fit this big bodacious chick without feeling cramped and not many compact cars do that. Being on the larger side I often have problems with the steering column pressing against my long legs but with the telescoping I was able to adjust for my arm length and usually I have to push the seat all the way back because of my long legs.

I packed up and hit the road originally I was planning to take Highway 1 the scenic route with mountains, oceans, nature spots, great food and bridges but than I saw the bridges and took the flat 101. It all worked out because the 125 horsepower made the miles fly as I drove past farmland and it has such smooth acceleration I had to keep an eye on my speed since a few times I inched past 70 a few times trying to keep to my schedule. I was surprised over how many times I’d drive past gas station look down and realized I had plenty of gas. I loved how the Kicks performed on the highway. I was able to keep up with the flow of traffic with just a gentle touch and keep my eye on the road because of ApplePlay. The enterior is a little different than other cars I’ve been in to make more room they got rid of the ‘junk drawer’ and instead has a large compartment with a charger for your tech. It has one armrest but I didn’t use it since I always sit up straight when driving, the cup holders were in the center and an additional charger for backseat passengers. I greatly enjoyed the blindspot warning light, standard 3-month trial subscription to SirrrusXM for tunes as I drove down the lonely two lane highway and that it’s a bit tall so easy in/out (I wasn’t stiff at all on the 8 hour drives).

The Nissan Kicks come in 3 base models (S, SV, SR) and I was loaned the SV trim with all the bells and whistles you want for a little over 20K.

I’d recommend the SV trim that has standard features for city and country living from young singles to retired folk. This will include the dual body and roof contrast, additional color selections and standard features include:

  • 17-inch wheels and proximity entry
  • 7.0-inch digital gauge-cluster display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert

I recommend the seatbelt extender if you’re a big person, Nissan Wifi, matts, bumper protector and cargo load floor to take advantage of the hatchback.

As I’d mentioned the 125-hp 1.6 liter inline four engine has enough power to get you where you want to go with a smile and thecontinuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) makes for a easy drive as you go about your daily commute. The 9.7 second zero to 60 mph was great for me when hitting the gas from a red light and wasn’t jerky at all (very smooth acceleration). It feels like a bigger engine to me that powers this compact crossover for lots of pep as I drove up hills, took turns on the way to the campground and sudden stops from construction (really impressed with the stops came around blind corners a couple of times that when I hit the brakes weren’t flung forward).

You will get a lot of bang for the buck with the Nissan Kicks subcompact crossover. It’s fun to drive and can fit four adults comfortably, it sips gas like a teetotaler, has the little engine that can be fun to drive and well dangit it’s cute as button! Everyone commented on the car and asked what it was when I stopped so I think I might have made a few sales across California!

It’s Not Too Late to get Long Beach Comic Con Tickets!

by Aiyonna White, Contributor 

The 10th Annual Long Beach Comic Con is this weekend, and the lineup is impressive. 

Long Beach Comic Con (#LBCC18 on social media!) has a cast of special guests including the minds involved in Black Panther, Game of Thrones, X-Men, and Power Rangers, just to name a few. This year, LBCC is packed with industry-leading special guests such as Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer and novelist Christopher Priest, Emmy Award Winner and Director of Fox-TV’s X-Men animated series, Larry Houston, Battlestar Galactica’s Herbert Jefferson Jr, WWE Superstar Rikishi, comic legend Marv Wolfman, Twin Peaks’ Ray Wise, and many more.

The complete program schedule can be found here, but these are just some of the big events happening this weekend:

DC Nation: Join DC Publisher Dan DiDio as he hosts a star-studded gathering featuring Teen Titans’ Adam Glass, Detective Comics’ Bryan Edward Hill, and Deathstroke’s Christopher priest as they talk about all things DC.

Comics and Animation: Ever wonder how creators go about adapting comics for TV? Join writer and producer Craig Miller as he moderates a Q&A featuring writers Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy), Johnathan Callan (Justice League Action) and Big Hero 6 artist, Gus Vazquez.

Twin Peaks: Got a Light?: Your favorite residents of Twin Peaks take the stage for this very special Q&A session. Join Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Kimmy Robertson, (Lucy), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy), and James Marshall (James Hurley), alongside newcomers Chrysta Bell (Agent Tammy) and Woodsman Robert Broski in a conversation moderated by TV writer/producer Mark A. Altman.

The Science of Black Panther’s Baadasssss Arsenal: Senior FPGA Engineer Benjamin Siepser, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Michael Dennin, and host of the FGGGBT Podcast, Daniel J. Glenn as they break down all the Vibranium-based gadgets from the Marvel Universe!

KnokX PRO Wrestling Ring: Where comics and pro wrestling collide — featuring pro-wrestler RIKISHI!

Space Expo: A con-within-a-con experience that’s all about space exploration! Featuring experts in their respective scientific fields, kids (or big kid adults) can have fun with science-based interactive experiments! Space Expo’s Guest of Honor is Herbert Jefferson Jr, who portrayed Lt. Boomer on the classic series Battlestar Galactica.

LBCC’s Cosplay Contest: The West Coast’s most inventive and artistic costuming wizards show off their fantastic talents and compete in a variety of fun categories for a grand prize.

GeekFest Film Festival: Two solid days of indie movie bliss, often with the filmmakers themselves on hand.

For additional information go to LongBeachComicCon.com and for tickets go to lbcc2018.eventbrite.com.

I’m so excited for the convention! A dialogue with Dan Didio will be interesting to say the least. Comment down below if you’re going and what you’re most excited for!

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