May 162013
 
Star Trek Google+ Hangout with NASA

This was a live Google+ hangout with NASA astronauts and “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” writer and producer Damon Lindelof with stars Chris Pine, John Cho and Alice Eve. They gathered to discuss the emerging intersection between the fiction of Star Trek and the reality of NASA’s current programs. Don’t know about you but we’re kicking ourselves for [… read more]

Apr 302013
 
Transformers: The Ride-3D Captures Esteemed Awards from the Themed Entertainment Association and the International 3D Society

Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” heralded as the iconic theme park’s most ambitious ride ever, was honored for “Outstanding Achievement” in the “Attraction” category by the industry’s highly regarded Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) during the recent 19th Annual Thea Awards. The Thea Award follows the ride’s recognition for “Distinguished Achievement” from the International 3D [… read more]

Mar 202013
 
Calling All Collectors Scifi Autographs Being Auctioned For Charity

Every year we help run an online (Twitter) party called SCIFIpawty. This is a virtual science fiction convention held by scifi geek animals for the animals (known as anipals — animals + pals = anipals). This is a fun event and there are TONS of great prizes donated from awesome geeky people and companies like [… read more]

Mar 122013
 
Tomb Raider Composer Jason Graves To Speak At Pax East Panel: Behind The Music Of Blockbuster Video Games

PAX Naga Theatre, Boston. Saturday, March 23rd 2.30pm – 3.30pm Jason Graves is a British Academy (BAFTA) Award-winning composer who has brought his passion for music to franchises such as Tomb Raider and Dead Space. Crystal Dynamics entrusted Graves with their innovative reboot of the iconic Tomb Raider franchise, giving him creative freedom to infuse [… read more]

Feb 282013
 
Batman vs Ironman Cool Info Graphic

Here is a pretty cool infographic that shows what the costs are for each of the favorite  billionaire superheroes from Marvel and DC Comics. Batman vs Ironman will show it is much cheaper to be Batman than it is to be Ironman, but what it doesn’t show you is what the insurance would be on [… read more]

Feb 212013
 
PennLug at The Greenberg Train Show in Reading

PennLug (Pennsylvania Lego Users Group) often set up at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia and I get to see their displays at the LEGO store, but this was the first time seeing their awesome 31′ x 23′ LEGO train display. Not only do they display some really awesome train sets (fan built not LEGO official sets), [… read more]

Feb 212013
 
Greenberg's Train & Toy Show

This fun train and toy show has pulled into the Reading station (Reading Expo Center). They say it is the largest train & toy show in the northeast and it just might be. There were some HUGE train layouts. Of course my favorite set up was the one done by PennLug (Pennsylvania Lego Users Group), [… read more]

Feb 202013
 
LEGO Castle Exhibit at Reading Museum

LEGO castles are one of the most popular fantasy LEGO themes (oddly enough LEGO does not currently have a medieval theme). Right now the Reading Public Museum has a LEGO Castle exhibit. This exhibit is geared more toward kids and has plenty of hands on areas for kids of all ages. If you are an AFOL (adult [… read more]

Feb 192013
 
Magnet Releasing takes US Rights to EUROPA REPORT

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they’ve acquired US rights to EUROPA REPORT, a groundbreaking science fiction film starring Sharlto Copley (District 9), about the exploration of Jupiter’s moon, Europa. EUROPA REPORT marks Copley’s first return to science fiction since the 2009 blockbuster District 9, as well as [… read more]

Feb 142013
 
Join DARK SKIES director Scott Stewart for Live Ustream Chat

Join DARK SKIES director Scott Stewart (Priest) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister) for a LIVE UStream video chat on IGN.com this Thursday, Feb. 14th at 5:30 EST / 2:30pm PST.  Watch them answer fans’ questions about the film (in theaters Friday, February 22nd) in real time! Fans can submit their questions for [… read more]