Wednesday, October 28, 2015

John From Super Megafest

Below is my interview with John of Super Megafest Comic Con. This years convention takes place at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham MA on Saturday November 21st and Sunday November 22nd. Below are  some of Super Megafest's social media sites:

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What exactly is Super Megafest?

It is convention - festival - comic con that focuses on comics, sci fi, TV, movies, celebrities, wrestling and Rock n roll.

Why did you decide to create Super Megafest?

It sounded challenging and fun. We are all fans ourselves...

How is it different from other conventions?

It takes place in a hotel so you never have to take off your Spider-man slippers.

What advice would you give to someone attending a convention for the first time?

Stay the weekend and enjoy all of the day programing and indulge in the night entertainment :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Susan Soares- Rhode Island Comic Con

What exactly is Rhode Island Comic Con? 
Rhode Island Comic Con is produced by Altered Reality Entertainment. Beginning in 2012, we are now in our fourth year at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year's show runs November 6th through the 8th. It is our first year as a three-day show, and we have expanded our floor space to include the Dunkin Donuts Center arena right next door.

Featured guests include:
·         Carrie Fisher, in her first Northeast convention appearance. With her, we have 12 other actors from the Star Wars franchise.
·         Ron Perlman, along with 6 others from the Fox series Sons of Anarchy.
·         Voice actors, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker from Transformers, and Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke from Spongebob Squarepants.
But that isn't all. Rhode Island Comic Con fans will enjoy meeting over 100 celebrities from Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who and The Walking Dead, and comic book industry professionals including Chris Claremont, Neal Adams and Mike Grell, just to name a few.

Events over the course of the three days will include a cosplay masquerade, panels, Q&As with the guests as well as gaming and after parties. Couples can even get married, or renew their vows right on the convention floor.

How is it different from other conventions?
 Rhode Island Comic Con strives to appeal to all segments of fandom, and age groups. Our goal is allow fans to relive their childhoods, whether they are 60 or 16.

We also offer a Kids Con for our younger attendees. And we are planning a costume contest where the Best in Show prize is $2000.

Why did you decide to create Rhode Island Comic Con?
Quite simply, Rhode Island needed a show like ours. Prior to our beginning, the state offered no event like ours for the thousands of fans who have attended in the past three years, and will attend this year.

What do you think the convention will look like in 10 years?
With the growth we have had in the last four years, the sky is the limit. We will continue to grow and evolve, offering something new each year as fandom evolves.

Is there anything you'd like to add?
We encourage anyone who enjoys comics, movies, toys, television, or even just cosplay to come to our show and have a great time.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Joseph Mallozzi Dark Matter Creator

Joseph Mallozzi  is a producer and writer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Dark Matter (2015).

What is your new show Dark Matter about?

- Six individuals wake up from stasis aboard a ship with no memory of who they are or how they go onboard.  The series will explore their search for answers.

How would you handle being in the same situation as the crew?

- Pretty much the same way they do.  There aren't a lot of options.  You have to rely on those around you, take a leap of faith that they are being honest with you, and hope for the best...but be very careful.  

How did writing and producing Stargate prepare you for Dark Matter?

- Stargate was an incredible learning experience for me.  Over the 12 years I spent on the franchise, I learned how to produce a series, from script to edit.  From a creative standpoint, my time on Stargate also taught me the importance of character, relationship, team dynamics, and humor - all of which I've applied to Dark Matter. 

Why did you decide to start your blog?

- Originally, my blog was intended to be a food journal of a two week trip to Asia.  Upon my return, I decided to keep it going and include other elements of my life, specifically my work on Stargate.  I approached it as an exercise.  Blogging forced me to write and the only way to improve as a writer is to keep writing.  And so, I've continued this exercise - for over eight years now, and have yet to miss a day.

What's your favorite comic of all time?

- Hmmm.  That's a tough one.  If we're talking single issues, I'd go with Deadpool #11 written by Joe Kelly, a brilliant time travel tale that has our contemporary Deadpool visiting the pages of The Amazing Spiderman #47.  Avengers Annual #7, in which Adam Warlock and co. meet their demise and meet again in the afterlife of the gem stone, has stayed with me for decades.  Uncanny X-Men #137, Phoenix Must Die, was a seminal story that encompassed all I loved about comics at the time.  

- If we're talking favorite comic book series of all's tough because quality fluctuates, writers come and go.  I loved Ed Brubaker's Daredevil, Joe Kelly's Deadpool, and Mark Waid's The Flash - off the top of my head.  

- If I had to stick to Desert Island picks, those trade paperbacks I'd bring with me if I was to spend my remaining days stranded alone with nothing to do but read and re-read: Watchmen, The Killing Joke, Saga: Omnibus.

What writers and/or producers are you a fan of?

- There a number of authors I enjoy reading: John Scalzi, Joe Abercrombie, Alastair Reynolds, Catherine Webb (as Claire North).  I can't say I'm a fan of any one "producer".

Who would win in an arm wrestling contest between you and Jay Firestone?

- Jay obviously.  The guy is so determined.  When he sets his mind to something, he's unstoppable.

Is there anything you'd like to add?

- Yeah!  Come see us at Comic Con!  Dark Matter Panel: Thursday, July 9th at 7:15 p.m. @ Room 6BCF!