Dec 012014
 
Dina Kampmeyer may have gone a little nuts making police box pillows!

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The League of Extraordinary Ladies (LxL), Chrissy Lynn, and Clockwork Couture are hosting the fourth annual Craftacularstravaganza (the WHAT?), this Saturday, December 6, 2014. In short, it’s a craft bazaar focused on geeky artisan crafts and Clockwork Couture’s storefront will be open for your holiday shopping pleasure, as well. Oh, myyy! At present, there are 18 artisans participating in the event, selling everything from cake balls to jewelry, hats and other accessories, and bath products. Oh, and Clockwork Couture will be having a storewide sale, too!  It’s a great start to your geeky holiday shopping, and, let’s face it, a nice opportunity to support small business while treating yourself, too.

Who’s going to be there?

Dina Kampmeyer, co-founder of The League of Extraordinary Ladies and organizer of the event said, “The Craftacularstravaganza has become more than just a shopping event; it’s a community gathering of geeks where you can find old friends and meet new ones. I think it’s so important to support small businesses at this time of year, and what better way to do that than to shop small and geeky!”

Clockwork Couture has a life-sized TARDIS where visitors can pose for photos, so be sure to bring your camera! Also, While the storefront and some of the vendors accept credit and debit cards, some vendors can only accept cash, so come prepared to shop hard, nosh well, and have a great time with your fellow geeks at this family-friendly event! The Craftacularstravaganza will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m. Pacific at Clockwork Couture, 707 South Main Street, Burbank, California 91506.

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Oct 202014
 
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Okay, you’ve been bitten by that spider, rocketed to Earth as an infant from a dying planet, built your iron suit powered by a fusion reactor embedded in your chest, or decided to spent your billions getting all dark and gothy and talking like you have throat cancer. Now what? You’re going to need a place to live. There are any number of different superhero lairs to choose from. One of them will surely suit your personal temperament and your superhero persona.

You can go humble or big, public or secret, high-tech or ancient pantheon. The choice is yours. What kind of lair would you choose? Can’t make up your mind? This handy visual guide, The Ultimate List of Superhero Lairs, may help you make that all-important decision. Note the figures of the famous heroes in the various lairs showing appropriateness and likelihood of use in each case. We’re sure you’ll find the secret lair of your dreams!

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And before you ask, no, we weren’t paid to run this article; we did this voluntarily. We just thought it was an insane idea for a company that makes window dressings to go all superhero on us like this. It’s an unlikely idea, and we salute the creative thinking of Terrys Blinds of the U.K. and thank them for going to the trouble to add to the universe of cool geeky things for the rest of us to enjoy.

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Sep 192014
 
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GalleryChar_1900x900_supergirl_52ab8bf5245424.82657520by Gene Turnbow, station manager

CBS has made a commitment to purchase Supergirl, a new television drama based on the popular DC superhero, according to an article on Deadline. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler closed the deal with CBS last night, and we understand it’s for more money than the DC Batman series got from Fox last fall for Gotham. Berlanti and Adler will write the script, and executive producer Sarah Schechter is on board for Berlanti Productions. DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns, Has also been closely involved in the development of the project. Johns is also co-owner of the Earth 2 Comics stores in Sherman Oaks and Northridge, California.

Supergirl is Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El, who shares not only Superman’s powers and abilities but his vulnerability to kryptonite as well. We’re not going to be teased to death waiting for Kara to put on the cape at the end of the series, though. Unlike WBTV’s series Smallville, the heroine won’t be starting off powerless.

Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction but traveled to Earth separately from her cousin. At age 24 she decides to embrace the superhuman abilities she’s been hiding and become the hero she was always destined to be.

With the Supergirl deal, Warner Bros. Television has put a comic book series on every network except ABC, considered off limits because of its corporate ties with Marvel, producer of its series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. The other shows WBTV will have on the air this coming season are Gotham on Fox, Arrow, The Flash  and iZombie on the CW, and Constantine on NBC.

Berlanti is also behind the CW dramas Arrow and The Flash. Adler had previously worked with Berlanti on his superhero-themed ABC drama No Ordinary Family. The new series will be produced at the Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.

Supergirl was created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino in 1959.

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Aug 302013
 
We're up all night to get Loki.

This summer’s hottest song meets er…LAST summer’s hottest team of superheroes!

This video was put together by the following talented individuals:

  • Directed by Marc-Antoine Doyon
  • Concept and lyrics by P.L. Boucher
  • Music and Mixing by Jean-Sébastian Houle
  • Performed by Nicolas Michon
  • Captain America: Raphael Lacaille
  • Thor: Louis Lavoie Isabaert
  • Black Widow: Myriam Alepin
  • Hulk: Maxime Dugas
  • Nick Fury: Firmin Havugimana
  • Iron Man: Antoine Lacoste
  • Loki: Philip Marceau

We sure love us some Daft Punk parody.  This is filk at its finest.  Enjoy.

Lyrics

The headquarters of SHIELD collapse
But Nick Fury’s all badass
He’s got a plan that’s groovy
He teased it for five movies

(He says)

“We need the guy
In the suit that can fly
If he won’t show up
Marvel will go bankrupt”

Captain America’s thawed
Still rocking his awesome bod
But not as much as that God
Who comes to Earth to get Loki
He fights Iron Man and Cap
Making every fanboy fap
They’re all friends by the next act
And they’re on their way to get Loki
They’re on their way to get Loki
In Germany they get Loki
Takes five minutes to get Loki
Wasn’t that hard to get Loki

Aboard the Helicarrier
With the Canadian commander
The team meets Doctor Banner
Played by yet a different actor

Tensions arise
Between the super-guys
They argue on who’s best
It’s a hammer-measuring contest
THOR: The hammer is their penis.

Black Widow tries to confront
Loki by acting real blunt
But he just calls her a c–name
Then bad guys come to get Loki
They help him break out of jail
Coulson gets “Washed” and impaled
Looks like the Avengers failed
In their attempt to get Loki
Who else can help to get Loki
Who’s up for a fight to get Loki?
Who’s up for a fight to get Loki?
Who’s up for a fight to get Loki?

[Bridge]

While Tony cries
Aliens drop from the skies
New York’s in trouble
Avengers assemble

But where’s the Hulk? He’s absent
He’s got something more important
Being nude with Harry Stanton
But when he shows, he gets Loki
Iron Man nukes the homebase
Somehow survives outer space
This puts Loki in his place
And in the end they get Loki
And in the end they get Loki
And in the end they get Loki
Until “Thor 2″, they get Loki

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Aug 032013
 

Join us this evening at 9PM PST/ 12 AM EST as we welcome science fiction novelist and comic book writer Mike Baron to The Event Horizon.  Mike talks about his latest novel Whack Job, and two enduring comic book characters for which he is famousNexus and The Badger, as on-going characters in independent comics and the Dark Horse Comics monthly title Dark Horse Presents.

Your hosts are station manager Gene Turnbow and executive producer Susan Fox.  The show airs again tomorrow (Sunday) at 4PM PST, 7PM EST.

The Event Horizon - it’s Sci-Fi for your Wi-Fi!

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Aug 032013
 
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by Bazinga!Girl JJ Zwirn, of Seeking Bazinga!

They’ve been spotted all over the U.S. So far. Window washers dressed up as Superheroes like Spiderman, the Hulk, Batman, Superman, and Captain America and washing the windows of children’s hospitals.

The kids go nuts seeing their favorite superheroes outside their windows, which makes them all feel better, the terminal and the not terminal, and it gives the guys a warm fuzzy feeling inside to make those kids feel better!

They’ve been spotted at Children’s Hospital Penn State in Pittsburgh, C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, St. Francis Children’s Hospital in Tulsa, Children’s Hospital in Akron.

After hearing about a similar scheme in Great Britain, Organizer Edward Matuizek, president of Allegheny Window Cleaning, decided to pay around $800 on Broadway quality costumes for his window washers. His crew of “grime fighting” superhero employees received a hero’s welcome from the surprised kids.

Matuizek said: “All the guys had tears of joy in their eyes behind the costumes – it was very touching and overwhelming how excited the children were.”

One window cleaner dressed up as The Hulk said he’d been wanting to do this for years, and you can hear the emotion in his voice, even through the mask.

These guys, every single one of them, are true super heroes. And if you ask the kids, there were no wires and harness holding these guys up. They were real.

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