Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top 10 Dragoncon Cosplay

Labor day weekend for most people is a time to enjoy off from work and chill with family and friends,BBQing,watching baseball or the start of college football. My favorite thing to do on that weekend is to attend Dragoncon in Atlanta,unlike other scifi/comicbook conventions Dragoncon's main thing is cosplay which is fans dress as their favorite character from comics,animation,video games etc.
I saw alot of cool cosplay  of course there were a ton of Harley Quinns, Deadpools and Star Wars but there were also some unique characters so I'm sharing a list of my top 10 cosplayers from the weekend and in no particular order.
10 John Snow from Game of Thrones 9.Riddler and Scarecrow 8. Assassin's Creed 7. Stormtrooper with cookies 6. 11 from Stranger Things 5. Sinestro Corps 4.Luke Cage and Storm 3. Michael Phelps 2.One One from Game of Thrones 1. Granny as Harley Quinn
Hope you guys enjoyed the pics and if I left you out please don't be mad.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Here are Whovian there a Whovian everywhere a....

For those of you who don't know a Whovian is a person that's a Doctor Who fan either old school or new fan,I'll give a brief description.The series started on the British tv station the BBC on November 23rd in 1963 played by actor William Hartnell and basically it's about an alien only known as the doctor travels through time and space on adventures with one or two companions " sidekicks" and his body  and regenerate with a different face,body and personality but still maintains the memories of his past selves.Over the years there have been 12 Doctors technically 13 but I won't get into all that right now.
Over the years the popularity of the series has grown immensely. I've ran into Whovians in many different places not just at comicbook/ scifi conventions and different sex,race and ages especially when I'm wearing one of my Doctor Who t-shirts.A gas station attendant in Kentucky, a cashier at a foodstore, teenager at the cornbread festival, a group of 20 something girls at a farmer's market and while walking into a restaurant a young man ask to shake my hand after seeing my t-shirt.Once in Detroit I noticed a lady across the bar that kept looking over at me and my ego thought she was checking me out,she ran up to me as I was leaving to say she liked my shirt and how the 8th Doctor was her favorite lol.Thats another thing whenever Whovians meet the 1st question is who is your Doctor? and the answer is either the name of the actor or the number like mine is the 10th Doctor or David Tennant the actor who played him.
Recently my wife and I went on a cruise and while waiting in line a kid about 5-6 years old gave me a fist bump when he saw my t-shirt.During the cruise I met a gentleman from England who told me a cool story about going home and running into an army of cybermen walking down the street then he realized they were filming an episode of Doctor Who.Once in the locker room at work a coworker said "I need to go home and regenerate" we both laughed while people around us didn't know what was so funny.
So you never know a cashier,a teacher,policeman,your neighbor or even your personal doctor might actually be a Whovian.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Not going to Nerd Mecca?

Hey friends this weekend Comiccon in San Diego California is going on which to fanboys and fangirls is our "mecca" it's the biggest comicbook convention of the year.If like me you can't make it don't despair true believers there's ways you can still be part of the festivities.
SyFy channel is doing a live one hour show from Comiccon at 8pm est. from Thursday July 21st to Saturday the 23rd. hosted by actor Wil Arnett. If you have Periscope app there are lots of people broadcasting live like Jamie creator of Blackgirlnerds podcast and blog. On YouTube you can just type in Comiccon 2016 or checkout channels like Nerdist,Emergency Awesome,Andre "Black Nerd",DC entertainment,Marvel entertainment,IGN to name a few,and of course I'll post stuff here.
So take it from me someone who's wanted to go for years there are ways to keep up with it but I'm not giving up on traveling to "Nerd Mecca" for a live experience.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"I Fart Mystical Powers"

Recently Marvel comics relaunched the series Power Man and Iron Fist by writer David Walker and artist Sanford Greene bringing together again Luke Cage and Danny Rand.For those of you who never read the original series and might only know of Luke Cage from his appearance on the Netflix series Jessie Jones I'll give a quick break down of their story.Luke Cage was wrongfully imprisoned and was experimented on the experiment ended up giving him super strength and his body virtually invulnerable.Luke used his powers to break out of prison and clear his name and went on to become the superhero know as Power Man. Danny Rand was a orphan who ended up in the far away mysterious city of K'un Lun where he learned their mystical martial arts and as his name implies he can channel his " Chi" to make his hands a powerful weapons. Years later he moved back to America and discovered his farther was owner of Rand Corporation that he took over but still rather spend his time being the hero Iron Fist.The two became partners known as Heroes for Hire until eventually going separate ways.
David Walker and Sanford Greene have reunited the duo in the new series  if you like movies like Lethal Weapon,48 hrs,etc you'll like this book .The dynamic between the two is fun,Danny is all too excited to team up with his old partner while Luke is very reluctant now that he's a husband and farther,spoilers for those of you who watch Jessica  Jones. Walker's writing style is funny and realistic and full of great lines like Iron Fist's "I fart mystical powers" or Power Man's "Fiddle Faddle". Green's art is unlike any I've seen and I've been reading comics since the 70's...yeah yeah you do the math. Unlike some artist he doesn't have a "cookie cutter" way of drawing body's each character has their own shape and face which is refreshing.I highly recommend this series which is only on issue 2 and from what I've heared from a interview Walker and Greene did on a podcast there's something big about to happen in the Marvel Universe  and it involves Power Man and Iron Fist so jump onboard now while it's still early.
Until Next Time my friends stay geeky and hungry

Friday, March 11, 2016

I Like Sloppy Seconds

Ok first of all get your minds out of the gutter this blog post is about my love of used bookstores and especially used or "second hand" trade paperbacks or graphic novels.Paperbacks are collections of 3 or more issues of a comicbook series and Graphic novels are usefully a one shot story or mini series. Don't let the words "used books" scare you off I have yet to find a book that wasn't in almost perfect condition,no torn covers or missing pages.
Over the years I've found some great stuff if it was old stories I once read now collected in a trade,classic stories I never got around to reading or stories I've heard about from friends or someone talked about on a podcast. If you're a fan of the show The Walking Dead and want to check out the comicbook version it's alot less expensive and quicker to get the trades from a used bookstore instead of trying to pick up the individual issues. Luckily I've found some good ones like Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier, Frank Miller's Ronin and a few "outside the box" gems, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals,Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba' James Jean's Umbrella Academy and the Luna brothers The Sword.
Now don't get me wrong I still buy individual issues of certain series but do yourself a favor and check out a used bookstore ,you might find someone's "sloppy seconds " that you like!
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

My Top 10 Cosplay from Connooga 2016

I recently attended the annual  scifi/gaming convention "Connooga" in downtown Chattanooga.I loved checking out the different panels,the Star Wars vs Star Trek debate,meeting actors artist and cool "like minded" people but my favorite part is the cosplay.For those of you who don't know cosplay is when fans dress as their favorite character from comics,movies,video games,anime etc.
I didn't see all the costumes over the weekend but the ones I did see were pretty cool and a few people really thought outside the box.The following is a Top 10 of the cosplay I saw in no particular order.
10. G.I.Joe
9.Elf Princess
8. Medieval Batman v Superman
7.Twisty the clown from American Horror stories
6. Mandalorian Deadpool and Mandalorian on vacation
5. Psylocke
4.Wonder Woman
3.Riddler,Harley Quinn and Joker
2.Rey from Force Awakens
1.Dragon Ball Z Spider-Man and Silk