The Orville Experience is coming to San Diego Comic Con

Seth MacFarlane is bringing The Orville directly to fans with The Orville Experience at San Diego Comic-Con.

THE ORVILLE: Cast L-R: Jessica Szohr, Peter Macon, Scott Grimes, Mark Jackson, Seth MacFarlane, J Lee, Adrianne Palicki and Penny Johnson Jerald in Season Two of THE ORVILLE airing Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Andrew Eccles/FOX

The Orville is celebrating its FIRST Emmy Nomination for VFX with a gift to fans!

“After completing two seasons of The Orville and witnessing the wonderfully gratifying audience response, I decided I wanted to bring something directly to the fans this year — and there’s no better place to do it than San Diego Comic-Con. I’m so proud of the work of our creative team, who bring this show to life with all of their incredible costumes and props, make-up and practical FX that are so unique and specific to The Orville. We figured our fans would love to see all of it firsthand, so we pulled together an extensive collection directly from the set, and created The Orville Experience. We look forward to showcasing it this weekend for as many fans as possible.”

Seth MacFarlane

The Orville Experience is open to all (no badges required) starting Thursday to Saturday so get in line and blast off!

The Orville experience will allow you to explore the galaxy with costumes, creatures from the series, props and art directly from the set on display perfect for selfies! Attendees will get to the see the full crew wardrobe including costumes from guest stars Pria (Charlize Theron) and Darulio (Rob Lowe). As well as Bortus’ mustache and Unk the biggest alien on the planet. You’ll also get to see the ship herself the ORVILLE used for filming the series! 

Some attendees will be surprised when The Orville cast, executive producers, and members of the show’s creative team pop in for some fan love! And The Orville Experience will have giveaways for a select few so if your one of the lucky ones please post! If I win it will be all over my twitter and instagram!

Location: The Carnation Building at 390 11th Avenue @ J Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (fan entrance is 1051 J Street @ 11th Avenue)

Hours: Thursday – 6pm-8pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm 

The Doctor is IN at SDCC 2019

I have a date at the BBC Studios Booth (#4129) because I have to get my hot little hands and eyeballs on THIS game! I want to warn everyone I will scream <eek> weeping angels! I’m obsessed with the exclusive items at the booth but MUST have the sweatshirt <squeal> so cute! I love my new Tardis Crew!

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR Experience is being released September 2019 but SDCC attendees can try the VR experience at the BBC America Booth. It’s the fist taste in North America and it will bring fans into the Tardis and beyond. It’s a feature length VR experience that will encompose the 55 years of the beloved history and is starring the Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor Who. The Game will be available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus, HTC Vive, and Vive Cosmos. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is a Maze Theory production for BBC Studios.

Signings

The BBC AMERICA booth will host signings with artist Kelly Yates and author Richard Dinnick:

Kelly Yates will be at the BBC AMERICA booth on Thursday, July 18 and Saturday July 20 from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Yates, an illustrator best known for his work on Doctor Who comics for both Titan and IDW, inspired the exclusive Kawaii Collection available through the BBC Shop. In addition, he writes and illustrates the creator-owned books Amber Atoms and MonstHer.

Richard Dinnick will be at the BBC AMERICA booth on Friday, July 19 and Sunday, July 21 from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Dinnick, author of Doctor Who: Myths and Legends and contributing author of the Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles anthology, is a scripted writer for BBC, ITV, Disney XD and Amazon Prime. He has also written books and comics for Doctor Who and Lost in Space for IDW, BBC, Titan, and Legendary Entertainment, across all thirteen Doctors. He is currently working on his new TV show, Surface Tension and Rob (a retelling of Robin Hood) for Legendary.

Hoody for SDCC 2019 with 13th Doctor and Crew

Exclusive Merchandise

BBC Shop is bringing a slew of exclusive and first-to-market Doctor Who merchandise to San Diego Comic-Con:

Comic-Con Exclusives

  • Funko POP! Figurine: Pting (Retail: $15.00)
  • 3” Thirteenth Doctor TITAN Figurine (Retail: $10.00)
  • 3” Thirteenth Doctor & Materializing TARDIS Kawaii Figurine (Retail: $20.00)
  • Team TARDIS Hoodie (Retail: $50.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor and TARDIS Kawaii T-Shirt (Retail: $25.00)
  • TARDIS Rainbow Galaxy T-Shirt (Retail: $25.00)
  • Team TARDIS Kawaii Mug (Retail: $15.00)
  • Blue TARDIS Tumbler (Retail: $20.00)
  • Rainbow Fleece Pullover (Retail: $45.00) – BBC Shop exclusive
  • POLICE BOX Pants (Retail: $45.00) – BBC Shop exclusive

First-to-Market

  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Winner Design (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 1 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 2 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 3 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 4 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks (Retail: $10.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor and TARDIS Enamel Pin Set (Retail: $15.00)
  • Pting Enamel Pin (Retail: $5.00)
  • TARDIS and Dalek Steampunk Tattoos (Retail: $5.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor Costume Mini Backpack (Retail: $65.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor Costume Wallet (Retail: $35.00)

I want a Pulp Hero at SDCC

I’m a kid at heart because I do love toys!

Pulp Heroes are flat, spring-loaded popular characters that literally snap out of the story into a 3-D form when ejected from their colorful, comic book-themed protective sleeves! The Pulp Heroes Snap Bots spring into action with pullback motor technology that send them zooming into battle against their arch enemies. 

I plan to keep my eyes peeled for the Pulp Heroes Posse at SDCC because they are giving out preview samples of the new collector figures from Far Out Toys outside the convention center! You also can grab Captain America at the Loot Crate (booth #229) on Friday, July 19 at 11:00 am. If your not lucky enough to snag one they also will help you with the exclusive Amazon pre-order during comic con.

You can follow them at #PulpHeroesSDCC, @pulpheroes (for Instagram), and @farouttoys (for Facebook).

Fast Color Review | Cherry at the Movies

Ruth is on the run from her past, her powers and to her family to fix what’s broken. It’s a dissolute barren landscape where water is the ultimate commodity and the power that Ruth has puts a target on her back. Fast Color is a quiet film focused on three generations of women (a child on the cusp of girlhood) who have a special ability making them a target of nefarious government operatives.

The film opens with Gugu Mbatha-Raw saying, “The world’s gonna die—I can feel it coming.” It’s a slow methodological  build up of an hour and forty minutes exploring women who are far from perfect trying to survive in a dry wasteland in the near future.

It hasn’t rained in eight years and water is a commodity that is more precious than diamonds. Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is running and decides that it’s time to go home. To try to better harness her abilities and to see the daughter she left behind as an addict trying to still the tremors. Bo (Lorraine Toussaint) is the matriarch who is the keeper of secrets raising Lila (Saniyya Sidney) a child that has inherited the ability from her mother, grandmother, great grandmother and is being kept hidden from the world. It had an eerie feeling of genetic mutations that learned long ago to keep the secret ‘us against’ the world but as the world comes to an end desperate government officials will try to harness them even not really understanding what they can do or how it can help. 

 “A new world is coming,” says Grandma, “this is only the beginning.” 

I’m a geek with a weakness for origin stories. I found Fast Color to be an interesting movie that made you think about freedom vs common good and how ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away. Gugu puts in a solid portrayal of a woman who selfishness puts her entire family in danger. Toussaint is able to keep her secrets and as an consummate actress can speak volumes with a look at the rebellious Lila. The final scenes where she peels back the layers of the history of the family makes me want to learn more about Fast Color and if they can save the world. 

I do love a geeky movie and a film that sparks my curiosity and conversation with other people after the movie is over says so much about Julia Hart and the characters I want to see again. It’s a thoughtful film that meanders like a river that ends at an unexpected waterfall bringing us crashing into a pool. 

Haunted Mansion welcomes new guests this September

September 2019 IDW publishing releases a new all ages graphic novel based on the beloved Disney attraction

“As someone who solemnly swears to have boarded a Doombuggy every Disneyland visit, I am utterly thrilled to join the 999 happy haunts with a story full of laughs, gasps, and a few surprises! The Haunted Mansion is one of the most iconic attractions in all of Disneyland, and I am so honored to be writing a tale commemorating its historic 50th anniversary.”

Sina Grace

The new graphic novel is written by Sina Grace (Iceman) with art by Egle Bartolini (Disney Princess Comics) that’s made for middle grade readers (8-12 yrs) and those who are kids at heart! This 72 page softcover will let us explore the haunted mansion with Madame Leota, the singing busts, and hitchhiking ghosts to name a few. The graphic novel is celebrating the 50th anniversary and is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

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IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.