|Posted by Luke Reeves on March 12, 2014 at 2:45 AM||comments (128)|
Indiana is long overdue for a comic convention but have no fear- this weekend March 14-16 the Indianapolis Convention Center will be hosting one! With this being the first comic con in Indy, it's hard to know exactly what is going to happen, But regardless I'm thrilled and excited especially after attending last year's GenCon.
The guests will include Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark in Game of Thrones on HBO, Caity Lotz, who played in Arrow, Mad Men, and MTV's Death Valley and Evan Peters, who is known for his role in Kick-Ass.
In addition, May 30th-June 1st will be Indianans first PopCon! This will feature everything from Sci-Fi and Fantasy to Cosplay and Comics with movies, music, and more.
For more information on both of these events, visit the links below!
The Indiana Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indiana Comic Con is Indianapolis' largest, true comic con. As long-time comic book fans, the promoters behind the Tampa Bay Comic Con, Orlando Comic Expo and Nashville Comic Expo, we wanted to bring a similarly-styled comic con to the great state of Indiana! The convention has exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the Indiana Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.
Indy PopCon is a popular culture convention that will be coming to downtown Indianapolis in late May of 2014. Formed by a group of (mostly) Hoosiers with over 50 years of con experience, PopCon was created to give the Midwest a new kind of convention. Many popular conventions are hyper-focused and specific to certain genres. To get the most out of those conventions, you are likely already embedded within those specific cultures.
We’re a little bit different. Our goals for Indy PopCon are two-fold:
1. Make a Convention Accessible to All
Rather than specialize in one form of pop culture or another, we are dedicating resources to bringing in all aspects of popular culture. Our hope is that those who attend for one or two of our themes will discover new geeky, nerdy, and interesting hobbies and fun that they otherwise may not have been exposed to.
2. Make a Convention About YOU!
The landscape of popular culture is changing. Previously, one would need to be discovered in order to make a career in comics, art, entertainment, movies, and gaming. But with the success of funding platforms like Kickstarter and self-publishing platforms like YouTube, you are in control. You can choose what you want to publish, and what you like. You have the power to shape our popular culture!
We will invite the trail-blazers of this new pop culture phenomenon. YouTube stars, podcasters, web comic artists, webmasters, and more will be invited to share and grow their craft and also to help guide and train the next generation. Panels and workshops will be made available for those who have a dream and the passion to create, but just need a little guidance. Our hope is that Indy PopCon 2015 will feature new internet superstars who attended PopCon 2014!
Indy PopCon. Bigger. Better. Geekier.
We hope that you will choose to join us for our first PopCon. We won’t disappoint you!
|Posted by Luke Reeves on March 11, 2014 at 4:25 AM||comments (129)|
I'll post more about it later today, and I'll even have a surprise this weekend for you guys!
|Posted by Luke Reeves on August 17, 2013 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
I am so excited today because I'm going to GenCon Indy today! I've got a pretty good costume right now, but I cant wait till I get my jacket finished!
I'll update with some pictures later!
|Posted by Luke Reeves on January 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM||comments (2)|
The Last starfighter is one of the VHS tapes that were used in the background of the film. I happend to stumble across a picture of the minitures that were used in the scene where the protector smashes into the side of the convention.
Even to this day, i'm still surprised as to how much detail that the design crew put into this film.
|Posted by Luke Reeves on December 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM||comments (44)|
Many of you who search the internet for anything Galaxy Quest would have found a blog post from April 6, 2010 about an event held at Wondercon 2010.
This Event was a fictional Panel to give a Retrospective look at the last 30 years of Galaxy Quest. Panel members included Daren Dochterman, Steven Melching, Robert Meyer Burnett, and newly announced “Galaxy Quest: The Next Generation” exec producer Ashley Miller. 
If you, like me, happened to be unlucky enough to have missed it, an audience member had recorded a lot of the discussion, the audio isn't the best but it is very funny to watch.  They even, have a webpage 
I was doing a google search today, when I found the video that they used as a teaser during the convention. While not the best Quality, it was a very pleasant surprise. I might even modify a model sometime. 
The whole idea is pretty cool, it brings up my desire for a sequel. ha ha