Thursday, January 19, 2023

Local Hype: Power-Up Band, PaleyFest LA Returns & 50th Annie Awards


Universal Studios Hollywood has shown off the Power-Up Band, a wearable device to earn coins and interact with certain elements of Super Nintendo World when it opens Feb 17th. You connect it via an app using a smart phone. No word on price; in Japan the roughly go for $31.00, here's hoping there cheaper than that here, but will see. There's six designs, now, but here's hoping for more or special editions for the future. more info here

Check out the full line-up for PaleyFest LA 2023 with it starting with none other than The Mandalorian at the end of March. We know it's early, but tickets might sell out for these special panels, out of the cons, for some of TV's favorite shows. Paley Members and Citi cardmembers can access advance tickets already, but the general public can access tickets on January 20, 2023 at 9:00 am PT. It's all gonna take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
Other panels from show include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Yellowjackets,The Late Late Show with James Corden,Yellowstone Grey's Anatomy, and Abbott Elementary.

It's the 50th Annie Awards soon. What are they? Good question, we've been covering for some time now and you should know. They're the animation awards and the nominees we're just announced over the broad spectrum of animation. Check out if Rick & Morty can beat Bluey. Really, though if a fan of animation, it's great to see those who work so hard at it get snubbed at an award show for it.

We're excited because it'll be in person again and isn't known for a smooth show, but that's why we love it so darn much. Hopefully, it's live streamed so everyone can enjoy. It's happening next month, probably the same night as the Writer's Guild Awards Feb 25th at UCLA's Royce Hall.