My name is Dave Herndon, ever since my homeworld of Gallifrey was time locked I've been just travelling the cosmos, then they invented comic books, and cartoons. Now I run this blog and talk about nerdy things whenever I can. No matter what happens, if you stoke me a clipper, I'll be back in time for breakfast.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Isn't it great when big business has a sense of humor?
To go full fright, Ford put on a little Haunted Car Wash and had 30 strangers stop for a car wash on the way to film a "Ford test drive," but they never reached their final destination...
Two Projects Approved for Digital Media, Film Incentives in Michigan
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Cyborg Super Soldier is Reborn This October in DEATHLOK #1
Monday, September 29, 2014
Heroes Fall & Villains Rise in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #3!
This October, it all comes crashing down. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look inside AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #3, the next blockbuster chapter in the premier comics event of the fall. Superstar creators Rick Remender and Leinil Yu present your first look at the apocalyptic conclusion to Act I: The Red Supremacy as teams splinter, hearts are broken, and the fragile alliance of A and X shatters once more!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Monroe Comic Con to host Gigi Edgley, many local stars
In it’s first year the show had no real celebrities, other than local actors and athletes, this year the show will take place in a much larger venue and include a larger slate of celebrities from both the comic book world and television and movies.
The 1-day show will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Entry into the show is just $2, and some of the proceeds will go for the The Down Syndrome Guild of Southeastern Michigan.
“It was never about making money,” show founder and promoter Gary Pillette said. “We’ll be doing auctions and other things to raise money.”
Some of the bigger names slated to appear this year include comic book industry legends, Arvell Jones, best known for his work at both Marvel and DC Comics in the 1970s and 80s; Joe Corroney, an artist on titles such as “Dr. Who,” “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “G.I Joe,” “True Blood,” and others; Tony Gray, owner of independent comic company GlassMonkey Studios.
Movie and TV actors slated to appear include “Farscape” star Gigi Edgley, who also hosted the reality show “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop,” who is the biggest name at the show. She will be joined by model and TV personality “Alloy” Ash, and “Oz the Great and Powerful” actors Martin Klebda and Tim Holmes.
“Last year we planned the show in a couple of months,” Pillette said. “People liked it, so we expanded a lot this year. Last year we had a room that held 30 tables, this year we can get about 88 tables in the room.”
Downriver actors Ron Baratono (Melvindale) and Ron Causey (Allen Park) are slated to be among the celebrity guests, Wyandotte artist Tony Miello will be on hand and Allen Park resident Tony Wagonsomer is expected in costume as a Clone Trooper from the Star Wars universe along with other members of the costume group, the 501st Legion.
More than a dozen other artists and actors will also be at the show.
Baratono recently completed a small role in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which has been filming in Detroit and River Rouge over the last few months. In addition to that he has a larger role in the upcoming “Past Due,” which stars Eric Roberts.
In addition Baratono has played roles in such films as George Clooney's “Ides Of March” (2011), Mitch Albom's “Have a Little Faith” (2011) and played the boxing trainer on ABC’s television show “Detroit 187” (2011). He is also known for featured roles in “The Last Man Standing” (2011), “Smooch” (2011) and “Oz the Great and Powerful” (2013).
In addition to acting Baratono has become a poet, with his work published both online and in books.
This year’s show will be hosted at the Monroe Knight’s of Columbus Hall, 202 W. Front Street.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hogwart’s Express to offer magical experience at Flat Rock Model Train Depot
The museum will open for the season from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. With that opening, train enthusiasts will be able to see a scene right out of the books and movies as the Hogwart’s Express rolls through Diagon Alley, the very place where a young Harry Potter buys all of his magical supplies before heading off to school each year.
Over the years, Leon Simeck and his wife, Pat, have visited train layouts across the country to find new ideas for their display.
“We’ve went to many train museums all over the country to see how they put up their displays,” Pat Simeck said. “Then we came back here and took our favorite parts and built them, and added our own twists. We have the best display of anywhere.”
The museum’s main display features American Flyer and Lionel trains winding past towns, a carnival, zoo, circus, farms, bridge, tunnels and mountains, among other attractions. Many of the attractions are designed to look like local attractions from around the region, while others just make for interesting scenes to drive a train past.
In addition to model train displays, the depot, 28700 Arsenal Road, features dioramas that run below the trains that depict important pieces of train history, and a few other scenes from history.
The train depot also has its Halloween display set up. Lights and sounds add special effects to the display, which will be up through the end of October.
Leon Simeck said members will be putting up their Christmas items at the beginning of November.
In addition to Saturday, the Halloween and Harry Potter displays will be featured from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, 11, 19, 25 and 26.
Christmas at the Depot will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 16, 22 and 29, as well as Dec. 6, 13, 20, 21, 26, 27 and Jan. 3.
Were it not for the Simecks efforts more than seven years ago, the museum never would have existed, and the building would have been torn down. Located inside an abandoned youth center in the city, only another nonprofit organization could have taken over the building.
Pat Simeck said the building was about to be demolished when they started the museum, which gave residents a place to celebrate railroad history, and saved the building.
Now, as funds allow, the building will be expanded, with plans to bring in larger pieces of rail history once the space allows for it.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students and free for children 10 and younger.
Call 734-782-2786 for more information.
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