Saturday, May 30

Time meant nothing

We did it! We saw "Little" Nell Campbell (Columbia), Patricia Quinn (Magenta), and Barry Bostwick (Brad) at Phoenix Comicon 15 today - and they loved us! 

Little Nell loved us so much she took our photos to post on her Instagram page!

I was dressed as Columbia in the Time Warp sequence:
  • Gold sequined top hat with black hatband. 
  • Gold sequined tailcoat with black sequined shawl lapels. 
  • Pink bow
  • Black dog collar with rhinestones.
  • Sequined bustier.
  • Black cotton sateen shorts with ribbon stripes.
  • Seamed fishnet pantyhose.
  • Light blue boot cuffs
  • Black tap boots
Clementine wore Columbia's pajamas from the Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me scene: 
  • Seersucker men's white/blue striped pajamas.
  • Black plastic Mickey Mouse ears on black felt cap 
  • Open-toed black mules.
We had our photos taken with them which I'll post later this week.

Oh, and we also saw Summer Glau (River in Firefly and Serenity) who signed Clementine, and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy!) who ignored me but signed a photo for Momma. Author Naomi Novik signed a couple of books - including my little autograph book!

Sadly, we only saw Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), Karl Urban (Star Trek), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) from a distance. We were broke.

Friday, May 29

Phoenix 'Coma-con'

I don't know Who is more tired tonight: Clementine, Momma, my Big Sister, or I!

Today was our first day at Phoenix Comicon 15. Lots of changes have been made to this year's event (mostly layout) and we were Quite Pleased.

My Big Sister was primarily interested in the Exhibition Hall so we spent the day there viewing the 600-plus booths and tables looking for treasures - My Little Pony primarily in her case.

We did see one counterfeit Monster High Draculaura ($10) which fascinated us. We also saw the 2011 San Diego Comicon exclusive Monster High doll, Dead Fast Ghoulia. (We passed at $500!)

Many of the exhibitors were old favorites (Hello Fez-o-Rama and your newest mini-fezes!) but some new ones were also found, such as Vamplets. We've heard about them for years but this was their first PHXCC appearance.

We've been taking photos, but the home internet is down tonight so we'll have to upload them later.

Tomorrow is a busy day with lots of panels, photo ops, and autograph sessions - not to mention The Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with a shadowcast and film stars Barry Bostwick (Brad), Nell Campbell (Columbia), and Patricia Quinn (Magenta)!

Don't dream it, be it.

I see you shiver with antici ...

Yippee! Phoenix Comicon 15 officially opened today!

Momma has been busily working on our new cosplay outfits (Clementine and I are wearing two different Columbia outfits from The Rocky Horror Picture Show in honor of her PHXCC appearance) and she is exhausted. She said it's harder to get us ready than it is to get ready herself!

We'll also be wearing:

  • Firefly in honor of Summer Glau
  • Hogwarts in honor of Jason Isaacs
  • Star Trek in honor of Karl Urban
  • ... and my Super Suit just because it's awesome!


Thursday, May 28

No Bones about it

Karl Urban was born in Wellington, New Zealand where he developed an interest in the filming industry. He went to St Mark's Church School and won his first acting role on the television series Pioneer Woman at age 8. He continued to act in school productions, and after high school launched his professional acting career. Beginning in TV commercials and theatre roles, Urban moved to Auckland and began appearing in guest spots on TV. He played the recurring characters of both Cupid and Julius Caesar on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and the spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess.

Urban continued to gain international exposure with roles in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Chronicles of Riddick. He played the role of Éomer in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and was cast as Dr. Leonard McCoy in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Urban has also played John "Reaper" Grimm in the film Doom, which was based on the video game. He starred as law-enforcing comic book hero Judge Dredd in the film Dredd, and as Detective John Kennex in Almost Human, a TV series created by J. H. Wyman. Urban next appeared in the ensemble thriller The Loft, a remake of the Belgian film of the same name. It was filmed in New Orleans and Belgium by the director of the 2008 original, Erik Van Looy.

Wednesday, May 27

His Majesty's Dragon

Squee! One of Our Favorite Author's is coming to Phoenix Comicon 15!
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty's DragonThrone of JadeBlack Powder WarEmpire of IvoryVictory of EaglesTongues of SerpentsCrucible of Gold, and Blood of Tyrants, the first eight volumes of the Temeraire series. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as the Locus Award for Best New Writer and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of the graphic novel Will Supervillains Be on the Final? and the upcoming novel Uprooted (on sale May 19, 2015), a new fairytale for the modern age.

Fascinated with both history and legends, Novik is a first-generation American raised on Polish fairy tales and stories of Baba Yaga. Her own adventures include pillaging degrees in English literature and computer science from various ivory towers, designing computer games, and helping to build the Archive of Our Own for fanfiction and other fanworks. Novik is a co-founder of the Organization for Transformative Works.

She lives in New York City with husband and Hard Case Crime founder Charles Ardai and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.

She attended Phoenix Comicon 14 last year, but somehow we remained ignorant of the Momentous Occasion until after the fact.

That will not happen again!

Tuesday, May 26

Lucius Malfoy. We meet at last.

The Golden Globe, BAFTA, International Emmy and Critic's Circle nominated Jason Isaacs began his acting career at Bristol University where he studied Law, but found himself acting, writing and directing most of the time. After graduation, he trained for three years at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2000, his breakout role as Colonel William Tavington in Roland Emmerich's feature film The Patriot garnered him numerous nominations including one from the British Film Critics' Circle.

Two years later, Isaacs began his role as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He went on to reprise the role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and again in the last two films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Parts I and II.

His other film credits include Black Hawk Down, Green Zone, Peter Pan,Friends with Money, The Tuxedo, Sweet November, Windtalkers, End of the Affair, Armageddon, Event HorizonGoodAbduction and Skeletons.

On stage he created the role of Louis in the award-winning Royal National Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2 and has performed to packed houses at London's Royal Court, Almeida, King's Head and Trafalgar theatres. In 2007, he starred in a sell-out run of Pinter's The Dumb Waiter with comedian Lee Evans.

Isaacs has won multiple awards and nominations for his television roles including the BAFTA Best Actor nomination for The Curse of Steptoe and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for the BBC's The State Within. The critics raved over his performances in Scars, Lynda LaPlante's Civvies and as Michael Caffee in three seasons of the Peabody Award-winning Brotherhood.He then starred as Jackson Brodie in the BBC's Case Histories, a role that garnered him various other nominations including an International Emmy for Best Leading Actor. Case Histories also won the BAFTA Scotland Award for best drama series. He produced and starred as Detective Michael Britten in NBC's critically acclaimed dual-reality drama Awake. He has also appeared in The West Wing and Entourage.

Jason recently appeared in the feature Sweetwater alongside Ed Harris and January Jones, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. That year, he completed After the Fall executive produced by Terrence Malick and directed by Saar Klein, Field of Lost Shoes directed by Sean McNamara and London Fields directed by Mathew Cullen. He appeared in the NBC miniseries event Rosemary's Baby in April 2014 and was seen alongside Brad Pitt in Fury in October 2014.
Jason is currently filming the action-adventure event series DIG for USA Network from the minds behind Heroes and Homeland, to premiere on March 5, 2015.

Monday, May 25

A River runs through it

I am Dreadfully sorry for my long internet absence, but things have been Frightfully busy lately.

Not least of which is getting ready for Phoenix Comicon 15 this weekend!


This week I intend to feature some of the Comicon guests Momma, Clementine, and I are most excited about.

Clementine is especially excited about meeting Summer Glau, better known as River Tam in Firefly and the feature film, Serenity.
Summer Glau is an American prima ballerina and actress, who is best known for for her iconic characters River Tam in Joss Whedon's TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Summer got her start in Joss Whedon's much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina in the 2002 episode "Waiting in the wings." Contributing to her Sci Fi credit were roles in USA's The 4400 as Tess, a Schizophrenic that can control others with her mind and followed it with a return to the Whedonverse in Dollhouse as Echo's long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson.
2010 saw Summer fulfilling two lifelong dreams by starring in both a Lifetime movie Deadly Honeymoon, and filming a Western The Legend of Hells Gate: An America Conspiracy. Summer revisited TV screens in 2011 in NBC's highly anticipated The Cape as Orwell, an investigative blogger who teams up with Vince/The Cape in order to fight crime and restore justice. Most recently Summer did an impressive guest appearance on Alphas. And, it has just been announced that she will now be seen in the CBS TV pilot Scent of the Missing as Sedona with Tricia Helfer.

First Kaylee (Jewel Staite) in 2013, then Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) in 2014, and now River!
Clementine is over the moon!