Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's A Tourist Trap! Legoland Death Star is Operational!

Check out this CNN video for the Legoland Death Star that was just finished being installed Wednesday. Kids love super death lasers made out of Lego.

Lego Star Wars Days this weekend!

Anison USA White Chocolate Party & Live Concert March 13-14

Anison USA White Chocolate Party & Live Concert

White Chocolate Party
March 13th, 8PM
319 E 2nd St #119 Los Angeles, California 90012

Live Concert
March 14th, 7PM
The Terrace
443 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101

$25 both nights
Friday $15
Saturday $15


Do we have a month that goes by that doesn't have something for the anime fan? No, the answer is no. Anison USA's White Chocolate Party & Live Concert doesn't grasp the English syntax, but does provide you with Japanese and American Anison music Idols and bands. Don't forget local fan favorites like Tune in Tokyo and voice actress Christina Vee, whose singing? As always there's a cosplay contest involved at the White Choclate Party. Your not unluck this Fruday the 13th with this in town.

Last Minute: Battle Royale Screening

Battle Royale Screening
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Preview Art From The Legend of Korra / Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition

Update: Bryan Konietzko, one of the creators behind Korra and Avatar, revealed his piece for the show, Turtle-duck Date Night, featuring Korra and Asami. There will be a print run of 100 opening night, with Konietzko's proceeds going to a LGBTQ suicide prevention hotline.

The Legend of Korra / Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition
March 7, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Mar 7, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
210 E. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
$5 or free when you cosplay

For the fan of Aang, Korra or both-it's a reincarnation thing-you’re going to be taken aback. The plethora of work alone might bring a tear to your eye before it's taken away by a water-bender-to put out a cigarette. These are just a few of the pieces in the upcoming The Legend of Korra / Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus,that had entries from around the globe.
From around the globe fans might flock to the opening night, this Sat, March 7. The opening night will have cosplayers;the creators of both series, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino; raffles and giveaways.This is coming officially in conjunction with Nickelodeon Studios, so that means production art on display and special exclusive items for sale.So jump on your fastest sky bison or lose everything and hold no attachments to the world and gain the ability to fly like Zaheer and come on down. Cars are fine too.

Weekly What To Do: Back to the Future Meets Korra and other TV Stars

Jeez Doc, what do we have this week? We have gigawatts of entertainment with a tribute art show for both Back to the Future and Avatar, the cartoon. Look into what goes into your favorite TV show at PaleyFest or get cover in colors at the Holi festival this weekend.

Opening Reception Friday, March 6, 7pm
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Enjoy beer and wine (it's free, butthead). Along with BTTF-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo opportunities while surrounded by Back To Future art.

Megan Majewski
100 Paintings in 100 Days
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th, 7-10pm

G1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Over the span of 100 days, Megan painted 100 paintings, no matter what she encountered that day, or how tired she was, she still completed a painting.

Laluzapalooza 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th, 8-11pm
March 6 – 29, 2015
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The big get together for La Luz De Jesus Gallery artists. A huge array of different pieces from multiple artist.

The Legend of Korra / Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition
March 7, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Mar 7, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
210 E. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
$5 or free when you cosplay 

The show is not only a tribute to both Aang and Korra's series, it will feature behind-the-scenes production art and crew in attendance from the show. This includes the creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino. They'll be in attendance opening night and for a special Q & A Panel on March 21.The art comes from a wide array of artist, not just Nucleus' usual stable of artist, they asked for tribute pieces for everyone with an open online submitting policy. So be ready for a varied list of artist from all over the world.

Eat Your Art Out 8: Next Stop, The Twilight Zone
Sat, Mar 7, 7pm
Titmouse Inc
1121 Seward Street, Hollywood, West Hollywood, California 90038
The annual annual roller derby fundraiser for ladies with this year's theme of
The Twilight Zone.
NHM’s First Fridays—An Evening of Smooth Beats and Science
Friday, March 6, 5:00 10:00 pm
General Admission:  $18, Museum Members:  Free!
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Another wonderful night, perfect for dates, at the Natural History Museum with both scientific talks and killer music.
PaleyFest 2015
Mar 6-15
Dolby Theatre 
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Get to know the cast and crew of your favorite shows better with the  annual PalyFest. Many of the top TV shows will being having Q&A's at the Dolby Theater over the next two weeks.
Sat Mar 7, 11am-5pm
Excelsior High School Grounds
15711 Pioneer Bld
Norwalk, CA 90650
$5 Admission, Kids 12 & Under Free 
Bags of Colors $ 3.00 or 5 for $ 12.00
Get dirty in a good way while celebrating India's Holi festival. Throw bags of color at each other while grooving to music.
Chinese American Museum
425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, California 90012
*Very close to Union Station
The event marks the closing of the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks.

Mar 11-14
LA Live
1005 W. Chick Hearn St
$175 and up

A four-day culinary experience showcasing some of the world's best chefs in a state-of-the-art, stadium-style arena
March 5-8
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
The brain child of comedian and actor Wayne Federman the festival invites comedians to introduce and screen a film they love, or were inspired by.
Mar 6 - 10:15 PM
Mar  8 - 6:30 PM 
1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028
Special Q&A screenings with cast and crew

A gang brutalizes a deaf girl (Amanda Adrienne), her lifeless body becomes inhabited by the spirit of a revenge-seeking Apache warrior. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, and the supernatural, director Michael S. Ojeda’s confronting revenge film “delivers on all levels” (Bloody Disgusting) and “deserves to be viewed, discussed, and then viewed again” (The Horror Honeys).
CGV Cinemas & other locations
Starts March 6
We always try and give a shout out to Korean films coming out in the US and Detective K shouldn't be one to miss. It might have switched it's name too for the US market to the Laborer's Daughter.

Detective K and his loyal sidekicks Seo-pil return in this sequel to the 2011 hit film Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Wido. When Kim Min, known throughout 18th century Korea as Detective K, stumbles upon a ring of smugglers flooding Korea with counterfeit silver, he feels duty-bound to escape his exile and stop this menace before the Korean economy is shaken to its core. To solve the case, he enters a world of intrigue populated by gun-wielding courtesans and murderous bandits, but what he finds is an even darker mystery when the bodies of young slave girls wash up on the shore. Can Detective K solve the mysteries with his trademark inventiveness and bring the criminals to justice?


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Check the Trailer for Community Season 6 Age of Yahoo

Since it autoplays, check it out here

Starts March 17

Back to the Future: A 2015 Art Tribute March 6

Back to the Future might be the greatest time travel film series in all time. Forget Doctor Who, remember your Mom can have the hots for you and come down to the nether corners of Metldown for a special tribute art show this weekend

Opening Reception Friday, March 6 7:00pm - 12:00am
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Enjoy beer and wine (it's free, butthead). Along with BTTF-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo opportunities

We chatted with the shows curator Nico Colaleo, you might remember him from last year's Sailor Moon Tribute Show: Meatball Head at the same gallery. This time he brings us art based on Mary, Doc and Delorean with 88 artists from around the industry

TTDILA: Great, Scott! Tell me, why should the good people of LA go out to this art show for Back to the Future? Can we punch Robert Zemeckis in the head until he goes back to normal and stops trying to make CGI movies profitable? Zemeckis?!!! 
Nico Colaleo: This show is gonna be completely rad. If you're a fan of Back to the Future (and who isn't?) you're most likely going to wanna attend!
 *Ignores TTDILA enthusiasm 

Kaitlin Callahan

Why are you having the show? Is a new special Blu-ray coming out?
It's 2015, the year Marty and Doc travel to the future in Part II! Also the movie's 30th anniversary. So I figured this would be a fantastic opportunity to hold this tribute.

As a fan, what drew you to the film series?
I've been a fan of BTTF since the movies came out, and I've watched them all my life. I was old enough to see Part III in theaters, too. And I think the team of Bob Gale, Zemeckis, Spielberg, the composer Alan Silvestri, and the whole cast during this period in the 80's were all in top form for this series, they just didn't really realize it at the time. Of course it's a movie about time traveling and sci-fi fun and action, but at its' core it is so masterfully written, with some of the strongest characters in film. I've just always loved these movies.

Stephen Sandoval

If you could own anything from the films what would it be?

Oh man, ummm. Probably one of the DeLorean cars from the production? That'd be so amazing to own and just drive around and hang out with, haha.

Who are some of the artist your looking forward to seeing the most?
All of them! The beauty about my shows is that most if not all the participants are good friends of mine that I know at work or in everyday life, so it's more like throwing a party with your pals than it is a formal gallery with little personal connection. I'm excited for every single thing that everyone plans to submit!

Other than the art, what's going to be at the show?
Themed decor, a bar with free beer and wine, and very special- One of the DeLoreans from Part II will be parked outside the front of Meltdown Comics, perfect for a photo opportunity for guests.

Kevyn Schmidt

What goes into putting a tribute art show together? It must take some time to put together.I might add you did a great job with last year's Sailor Moon Tribute: Meatball Head. Though I wanted some at the opening...
Most of it is organizing the roster of artists. Scheduling with each artist and making sure if they have the time to participate in the show or not. Making sure that all artwork is turned in on time with the proper information needed to display their names, piece and pricing information. Hanging all of the artwork, of course. Gathering and building any of the supplies needed to create fun photo booths/opportunities. Securing live music, musicians or DJs, food trucks, anything that needs to be scheduled way ahead of time. It's basically getting lots and lots of people to all commit and bring themselves together toward something that's only happening once and at a certain day/time... which in actuality takes a lot of time and effort to do. But when the show is all said and done, and the opening gallery is happening and you're seeing everyone showing up and having such a good time; That's when it's all worth it!


I believe your also an animator, is this something you do on the side for fun?
Yes, curating art gallery shows is just a hobby of mine. I participate in lots of friends' other art galleries too, whether it be also at Meltdown, or at Titmouse Animation Studios, Nickelodeon Studios, Gallery Nucleus, and also nation-wide galleries outside of Los Angeles. For my actual day job, I'm currently an animatic editor at Nickelodeon Studios, on an upcoming series called Pig Goat Banana Cricket. It's created by the amazing comic artists Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan, and should be premiering sometime in Fall/Winter of this year. It's an artistically beautiful and totally crazy show, I have a feeling it's gonna be a hit!

Who will you be dressed as Doc or Marty?
Haha nope, I'm a tall guy at 6'4 with wide shoulders/build, so it's kinda hard for me to cosplay sometimes. I'll just be dressed as myself. BTTF cosplay from guests is certainly encouraged though!

Rex Hackelberg

Honestly, will Biff be there. Isn't he local and a comedian who performs sometimes at Meltdown?

I would love for Thomas Wilson or any of the cast to attend! Actually Tom is the voice actor for Banana on the Pig Goat Banana Cricket show, and while I've put feelers out there to get him aware of it, I also don't want to approach him here at the studio and come off as pushy in our work environment. We'll see!

Will Rick and Morty pieces be the norm as they basically wouldn't exist without the movies?

Actually, three pals of mine from Rick and Morty ARE in this show! Dan O'Connor, Jack Cusumano and Brent Noll. So there's gonna be some good R&M representation.