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WHEDONCON 2019 convention preview plus tales from the 2018 WhedonCon

WHEDONCON 2019 | ©2019 WhedonCon 2019

WhedonCon 2019, celebrating all of the works of Joss Whedon while raising funds for charity, is coming up this weekend, June 7-9, at the LAX Hilton Hotel. Guests include Julie Benz (Darla on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, as well as Rita on DEXTER), Summer Glau (River Tam on FIREFLY and SERENITY, the ballerina in ANGEL, Bennet Halverson in DOLLHOUSE), comic book artist Georges Jeanty, Dagney Kerr (Kathy on BUFFY), Juliet Landau (Drusilla on BUFFY and ANGEL), Miracle Laurie (Mellie on DOLLHOUSE), James C. Leary (Clem on BUFFY), Julia Lee (Sister Sunshine/Chantarelle/Anne on BUFFY and ANGEL), James Marsters (Spike […]Read On »

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DARK DELICACIES: Co-owner Del Howison on the fundraiser to move the famed Burbank bookstore – Exclusive Interview

Del Howison inside DARK DELICACIES in Burbank | photo courtesy Del Howison

Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank has been a fixture in the horror community since it first opened twenty-five years ago. Owners Del Howison, a horror writer himself, and Susan Duncan-Howison are currently running an auction, which culminates Saturday, February 2, to help fund Dark Delicacies’ move from its current location to its new home. As they’ve been preparing the move, an outpouring of support from the genre filmmaking community (including Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro) have helped bring attention to the bookstore everlasting legacy. You can check out the Dark Delicacies auction HERE. And Dark Delicacies Dark Delicacies […]Read On »

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Celebs come out and support event for Democrat Jess Phoenix – Exclusive Interviews

Jess Phoenix attends "Ignite for Science with Jess Phoenix" Political Fund Raiser at the IgnitedSpaces Penthouse, Hollywood, CA on March 26, 2018 | Photo Courtesy and ©2018 Eugene Powers

Jess Phoenix is running as a Democrat for Congress in California’s CA-25 district, which covers parts of northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Phoenix has three other Democratic opponents, Bryan Caforio, Katie Hill and Mary Gallant. All want to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Knight. There are several differences between Phoenix and the other candidates. For one, Phoenix is an actual climate scientist. For another, her fundraising events tend to be populated by fan-favorite celebrities. At one such gathering, Phoenix and some of her supporters talked with Assignment X about why they think it’s important to have people who understand […]Read On »

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Actor Camden Toy chats about Joss Whedon’s classic series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Camden Toy | photo courtesy Albert L. Ortega

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking, cult-adored, academically-studied TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. The series, which ran for five years on The WB and another two on UPN (both of which have since merged into The CW) starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, an initially reluctant Slayer who was destined to kill monsters and prevent the end of the world (a lot) in the town of Sunnydale, California. Camden Toy played three of Buffy’s most iconic nemeses, and then went over to the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER spinoff ANGEL to play yet another monster. […]Read On »

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News: 2016 SUPERNATURAL Convention This Weekend in Southern California

SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON | © 2014 Warner Home Video

When Eric Kripke created SUPERNATURAL, it’s a safe bet that neither he nor the CW network had any idea that the mélange of brotherly love, monsters, mythology, dead-serious drama and surreal comedy would be one of the few shows that would make it to twelve seasons (so far). This weekend, Southern California fans of SUPERNATURAL can commune with their peers and question the series’ actors – including stars Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel) and Mark A. Sheppard (Crowley) – at the Friday-Sunday Nov. 11-13 Creation Entertainment SUPERNATURAL Official Convention at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. […]Read On »

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Highlights from the 2016 LA FILM FESTIVAL

LA Film Festival

1) The new venue. Once upon a time the LAFF was in Hollywood. The it was in Westwood next to the UCLA campus. Then it was in the LA LIVE center downtown. All three areas managed to dwarf what was going on around it. In Hollywood it didn’t stick out enough from usual Hollywood goings on. At UCLA film goers were over run by campus dwellers (even though it was during Summer break). At LA LIVE it looked like it had been dropped into some Blade Runner-esque hybrid of LA and Tokyo with some sports championship or pop concert running […]Read On »

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Film Festival Report: BANFF Mountain Film and Book Festival 2015

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival | ©2015 Banff

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (located in Alberta, Canada) is one of the most respected and popular documentary film festivals dedicated to mountain culture and extreme sports. This November the festival celebrating its fortieth anniversary, attracted thousands of fans, passionate about outdoors, exploration and adventures. The program was as rich and serious as one could expect from a standard-setting venue: more than 90 new films, festival flashbacks, book presentations, exhibitions, meetings with filmmakers, writers, athletes: nine intense days filled with unforgettable stories and shared love of all things wild and free. Selecting the best of the films must have […]Read On »

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The 2015 L.A. Film Festival: The Winners

World Fiction Award Winner FLOCKEN

 The L.A. Film Fest hosts juried awards for U.S. Fiction, World Fiction, Documentary, Zeitgeist, LA Muse, and Nightfall, as well as Best Short Fiction and Best Short Documentary. Audience awards are presented to Best Fiction Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Web Series. The U.S. Fiction Award went to Takeshi Fukunaga for OUT OF MY HAND, which made its North American Premiere at the Festival. The World Fiction Award went to Beata Gårdeler for FLOCKEN, which made its North American Premiere at the Festival.  

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The 2015 L.A. Film Festival: Part 1 – The Entertainer

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NOTE: As a film festival draws to a close I usually try to talk up as many films as possible. This year I’m trying something different, just three films, a horror comedy (THE FINAL GIRLS), a documentary (CAN YOU DIG THIS) and a teen comedy/drama (SEOUL SEARCHING). They have little to nothing in common but collectively speak to the state of indie film circa 2015. “How great is this theater?” director Todd Strauss-Schulson yelled while introducing his film THE FINAL GIRLS in the mammoth Premiere House theater of the Regal LA Live Stadium 14. “Feel free to laugh, yell, scream and just […]Read On »

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News: Info on SUPERNATURAL Los Angeles convention – November 14-16

Misha Collin, Mark A. Sheppard, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 10 | ©2014 The CW

Do you love SUPERNATURAL? Do you want to hear what the actors have to say about this season, especially the just-aired 200th episode “Fan Fiction”? Do you live in or near Los Angeles? If the answer is “yes” to any or all of the above, you may be interested in Creation Entertainment’s Salute to SUPERNATURAL, running Friday-Sunday, November 14-16, at the Marriott Hotel across from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. Scheduled guests include series regulars Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel) and Mark A. Sheppard (Crowley), plus recurring and guest actors including the […]Read On »

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