The show's artist Gary Baseman raising a little girl for a better shot at the pinata on the right.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Nucleus Gallery is bringing the love for Star Wars day by having a huge tribute show. If it's like any of the other tribute show Nucleus has done in the past you should encounter plenty of people in Star Wars cosplay. The live lightsaber duel sounds like something fun to watch or maybe participate in the trivia contest. This gallery being so close to Hollywood count on seeing many Storm Troopers, working R2D2s and some very good costumes. It's all part of Star Wars Day, a day to celebrate Star Wars and remember lines from the films and be the Sith or Jedi you are in your heart.
A Saga in the Stars: A Tribute to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
May 4, 2013 - May 26, 2013
Opening Reception / May 4, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
$5 Admission, Open to Public, All-Ages ,No RSVP
FREE Admission for those in Star Wars-themed costume
Opening Reception Highlights
- Costume Contest: Not only receive free admission, but come dressed in Star Wars attire and enter our contest to win a super special prize!
- Live Lightsaber Duel (by Outer Rim Descendants)
- Trivia Contest
- Artists in Attendance
- Live DJ
- Star Wars-themed refreshments
- Live R2D2
- & more to be announced
So the brand new BlasterCon May 10-12 at the Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA is about sci-fi and fantasy, mostly from the 70's and 80's. I've made a short guid of what's happening. Be sure to check out more at the site link above.
At-the-door pricesFriday $20 / Saturday $40 / Sunday $20 / Adult Full weekend $60 / Child Full weekend $20
- The Great Star Wars Debate
- The Great Star Trek Debate
- Elevator Pitches (Your premise for Episode VII. You have 3 minutes at the microphone. GO)
- Classic Doctor Who Wine Snobs Roundtable, or Definitely An Acquired Taste: the handful of people who actually get that title probably all deserve to sit on the panel.
- The Best Stuff You Never Heard Of: spotlighting creators and creations that deserve more exposure
Cantina Room- based on the Star Wars bar, but now with 15 arcade machines
Laser Tag- details are scare, but happening somewhere in the hotel.
Over four hours Bill Blair, Guinness record holder of most times filmed as background alien (funny), will be changed into alien vie make-up.
Perhaps a screening Con of Wrath, the man behind it is coming.
I hope to give more info as the events draws closer
Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open.
Below is a video of the night and just a little outline of the house.
Monday, April 29, 2013
AOL had two great thing about it and now it has one. ComicsAlliance is shutting down or is almost down. There might be some messages from the staff unless AOL is completely dark hearted, but I'm sure the staff would have like to know it was there last week and such. Comics Alliance was an excellent source of comic book news and very often for Adventure Time, for which we here at TTDILA care for deeply. It covered not just comic details, but in general all the best nerd stuff on the net. I can't imagine the reason AOL is shutting it down, but sheer incompetence. MTV Geek and a handful of other sites really can't make up for all the coverage that site would generate. It's a real shame. Good-bye ComicsAlliance, thank you for all the fish.
Nothing to do now, but wait until Joystiq drops and all news is Kotaku and IGN uhhhhhh.
BMO Lost -The ending started off like a Reading Rainbow moment, not to outlandish as the voice of Bubble was LeVar Burton. The ending then took a dip into a totally bizarre and dark place at first based in love yet unnervingly into something much darker.
Princess Potluck- Come inside me- Bounce House Princess. This revealed where Finn and Jake went when BMO NOIRE happened.
A Glitch is a Glitch- Interview with David OReilly who wrote and directed the episode
Gag Me with a Toon 5
7 – 10PM on Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Wonderful World of Animation
9517 Culver BlvdCulver City, CA 90232
Here's some previews from Instagram and the list of artist below.
David Chung – sneak peek of his piece featuring the Smurfs
Big fan of Adventure Time which came out well after the 90's
Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open
Now until August 16
The night was filled with wonder off the 405 with Shepard Fairey talking about not needing to dye his hair just yet as he was passed by the shows artist Gary Baseman on way to put in the Mezuzah to complete his house inside the Skirball. Yes, Gary built his childhood home within the Skirball or a hodgepodge of his work with his memories of growing up in Fairfax. This nice Jewish boy's exhibition, "The Door Is Always Open" is really the words of his family life and his father hospitality to guests. Now Gary's hospitality and life. A life where friends and new friends are welcomed in.
Last Thursday's night opening house party blew away most other are show openings. Just being greeted by Gary's creation and his girls set off the night. Attendees could enjoy making masks for themselves in an arts and crafts room, Gary enjoys the artistry and mystery behind them. You could make art on a wall with painted figures Gary created, stamping out your own colors. You could listen to DJ Shepard Fairey sing aloud to Queen's works. The night got more exuberant the more Gary changed clothes and he eventually was on stage along the band Nightmare and the Cat. On stage and before his fans he jammed along painting a picture live in conjunction with the music. Shortly after a special Gary made Pinata was massacred and special made Mezuzah was placed on his home within the museum.
These games did not prepare you for the house that Gary built. A house built out of his career, Jewish family life, travels and dreams. Every piece of the house was filled with his art and even for a museum exhibition it was impressive beyond the norm. Fantastic wallpapers, Emmy's on the mantle and a backyard of pinatas are only a small part of what made the house a magnificent exhibit. Each corner you might want to double check our you might miss something. You might miss a family photo, a cartoonish ludicrous drawing or some other bit of Gary's inspiration. It still felt like a home, a home one might want to aspire to have filled with as many memories as Gary has. When Gary was being congratulated by the high-ups of the Skirball they reminded Gary that his memories are what matter most and that his parents would have been so proud of him. I believe they would have been proud too, but with a Jewish Mom she would have complained about him not being married.
Here's photos of the exhibit, but it's something to really walk through and enjoy in person, maybe play a game of Cranium a game that Gary worked on.