SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2014 SCHEDULE!

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Hey guys!  SDCC is upon us once again!  This year, I really thought that I was gonna be able to take it easy and not have so many commitments but as we have gotten closer, my schedule has blown up!  If you’d like to find me to say hi while you’re down in San Diego below is my itinerary!

 WEDNESDAY JULY 23RD


 

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Location: Stone Brewing Bistro and Gardens Liberty Station

Address: 2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116 San Diego, CA. 92106

Last year, I had the pleasure of going to  Wil Wheaton’s and Stone Brewery’s Hop Con.  This year, Wil asked me if I’d like to make a beer with him, Aisha Tyler, and Bobak Ferdowsi…of course I said absolutely!!  If you’ve ever wanted an elixir that summons Unicorns, I will be debuting my creation ‘Unicorn Summoning Ale’ this Wednesday at Hop Con 2.0.  The event has been sold out, but if you still want to try this magically beverage, it will also be available in the Gas Lamp!  Location TBA.

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FRIDAY JULY 25TH


 

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THE TEAM UNICORN SATURDAY ACTION FUN HOUR PILOT TRAILER – 11am

“A Conversation with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios”

Location: Nerd HQ

Address: Petco Park

Team Unicorn has been hard at work putting together a quarter hour show for Adult Swim.  We can finally show you a trailer of what all goes on in our unicorn minds!  Trailer will be shown at the Stoopid Buddy Stoodios panel at Nerd HQ on Friday morning!  Come see what Stoopid Buddy and Team Unicorn have been working on.  All tickets purchased for this panel, go to Operation Smile!

 

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(TAKE TWO) – 3:15PM

“Robot Chicken Panel”

Location: Indigo Ballroom (Hilton Bayfront)

If you missed the Team Unicorn trailer earlier in the day, we will be showing it later in the afternoon at the Robot Chicken panel!

 

 

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 Location: Convention floor/Gaslamp

Come find Milynn, Clare and I dressed up as Star Trek Playboy Bunnies!  We will be running around with a cosplay      group for Castle Corsetry!

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY JULY 26TH


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WONDER WOMAN COSPLAY! – AFTERNOON

Location: Convention Floor and Gaslamp

Like last year, I will be wearing my Wonder Woman costume from the popular Rainfall Films short that we did late last year.  The costume, made by Heather Greene is really just too good to sit out SDCC:)  May do a meet up so you guys can come grab pics with me!  TBD.

 

 

 SUNDAY JULY 27TH


 

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CUPCAKE QUARTERLY SIGNING – 2pm-3pm 

Location: Convention Floor – Booth 4300 (Signal Fire Studios)

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I will be signing my issue of Cupcake Quarterly at the Signal Fire booth on Sunday!  This will be your last  chance to come say hi to me before I leave San Diego!!  I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces!

HOLLYWOOKIEE’S NERD GIRL OF 2014

Rileah was voted in as Hollywookiee’s Nerd Girl for 2014!!

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Go here to read more! http://www.hollywookiee.com/2014/07/18/hollywookiees-nerd-girl-of-2014/

GEEK TYRANT’S TOP WONDER WOMAN COSPLAYS OF 2014

It always nice to get recognition when you do something kick ass!  Really honored to be thought of as one of the top Wonder Woman cosplayers by Geek Tyrant!  I didn’t make this, Rainfall Films fantastic costumer Heather Greene did, but I do take pride in wearing such a well executed and thought out costume.  Especially since this costume represents so much of what makes Wonder Woman an icon.

Check out the article and the other cosplayers that made the list here: http://geektyrant.com/news/wonder-woman-best-of-cosplay-collection 

THE EPIC KISS…

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Today is International Kissing Day!  Being a romantic, days like this one bring me lots of feels.  I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to kissing and epic love.  It’s a great reminder that something as simple as a kiss shouldn’t be taken for granted.  Instead, it should be treated like something special and magical that you get to share with someone that you have a deep, or brief connection to.  Having a day honoring that specialness is sorta the bee’s knees in my idealistic sugary sweet book.

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Today, on Facebook, I posted a fun kissing video and a reminder to everyone to “make out with someone you love today in an epic way.”  That got me thinking about what my idea of  an “epic kiss” actually was.  I think most of us can point out when we’ve had a partner who was a “good kisser”, but what does that really mean?  Good technique?  Right amount of pressure?  The foresight to know that it’s not okay to lick your entire face with their tongue?  I’ve heard many times “he’s a good kisser” or “she’s a good kisser” but I’ve very rarely heard someone say, “Fuuuuck, I just got kissed in the most epic way!”.  Why isn’t this more common?  IT SHOULD BE!!

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Even the most cynical of us feel that twinge inside when we watch TV/movies, read romance novels, or listen to love songs that bring up these themes, because deep down we really want to relate.  Down below all the jaded, clinical, logical layers of the “real world” we want an all encompassing love that sparks with an epic kiss.  To be kissed in a way where the Universe was created just for you.  A kiss that makes you feel like you are the most special thing in the world and nothing and no one else exists in that moment except for you and the person kissing you.  A kiss that could move mountains and turn back time.  These are the type of kisses that I want to hear about from my friends instead of their commentary on technique.

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Everybody’s ideal of what this is is different.  Epic for you may be a first kiss on a front porch or instant chemistry with a complete stranger.  For someone else it could be a soft brush of lips on the forehead or a heated fight that turns into a fiery make out session.  For me, it’s all about throwing caution and logic out the window and just going for it with someone you have a deep connection with.  It’s making sure that perfect moment(s) doesn’t pass you by.  I think too many times we get caught up over thinking things instead of just living instinctively.  We ALL can relate to missed opportunities, and can look back on those with wistful hind sight and regret.  In my opinion, an epic kiss would transcend that.  It’s leaping without looking and leaving the overanalyzing of the situation behind.  The first moment your lips touch says everything you’ve always wanted to say to the other person and didn’t.  It’s being so caught up in the moment that electricity shoots through your body and your knees go weak.  It’s validating the chemistry you thought you had as real.  It’s a kiss so deep and passionate that you just want to open up completely to that person and let them inside no matter what your past hurts may be.  It’s the way that that person looks at you right before they kiss you like you are the only thing that matters and they can’t stand not knowing what your lips taste like for a moment longer.  Bonus points if this happens in the rain, up against a wall, up on a table or under the stars;)

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So what about you?  What is your idea of the perfect epic kiss?  Leave your answer in the comments below, and remember to kiss somebody epically today!!

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HOP CON 2.0

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So very excited to announce that I will be unveiling a beer that I created at Hop Con 2.0 this year!!  Kinda amazed to be collaborating with Stone Brewery on this:)  Beer is fun, and even funner when it’s mixed with geeky goodness and good friends Wil Wheaton and Bobak Ferdowsi.  Hop Con happens Wednesday of San Diego Comic Con and I’m hoping to see all of your faces there!  Get more information below!

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TWISTORY STUDIOS ‘WOMEN IN POP CULTURE’ PANEL AT ANIME EXPO

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Join Twistory Entertainment Studios on July 3, 2014 at 11:45AM at Anime Expo for a very special Women in Pop Culture Panel moderated by:

ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark – Cassandra Peterson.

Panelists include the Superhero of Belle’s War Danielle Vasinova, DC & Disney artist Sho Murase, creators of Team Unicorn Rileah Vanderbilt and Clare Grant, and music sensation Bean who is going to be performing a few songs from her latest album.

The show also includes new SHINJUKU THE FILM footage directed by Robert Valley based on the Twistory Studios SHINJUKU the graphic novel, written by mink and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, an unveiling of SHO MURASE’s new graphic novel, THE ROSE GARDEN, and a special announcement about DANIELLE’S BELLE’S WAR Television series.

We also have a special Shinjuku giveaway for attendees.

Here is more info about our panelists and moderator:

Cassandra Peterson – twitter.com/TheRealElvira
Halloween icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark was the first horror host ever to be syndicated throughout the US on national TV and has undoubtedly become the best-known Horror Host of all time.

In addition to her original TV show Movie Macabre, she produced, wrote and starred in the feature films Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira’s Haunted Hills, the TV reality series Search for the Next Elvira and, in 2011, 26 new episodes of Movie Macabre. She has made recent appearances on RuPauls Drag Race, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Oddities, Counting cars, Fangasm and Face Off.

Along with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, she is now part owner of Comikaze, LA’s preeminent Pop-culture convention.

Elvira is played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson who has spent over three decades solidifying the Elvira brand.

Danielle Vasinova – twitter.com/Vasinova
Known for her work in White Trash Noir, Danielle Vasinova is our very own Super heroine Belle, of Twistory Studios Belles War. She was born in New England and trying out for the New England Patriots Cheerleading squad when she decided to move to LA to pursue her dreams of acting. Since then, she has made appearances in shows including Dexter and Rules of Engagement. She is currently working with Twistory Studios on the short films for Belles war and learning all the tricks of the western era, including gun training and card playing.

Sho Murase – twitter.com/sho_moo
With a style that has Spanish and European accents, Sho Murase has the ability to touch many hearts when she puts a pencil to paper. She grew up in Barcelona and would visit her mother in Japan, but now resides in San Francisco where everything now makes sense for her. Her artwork focuses on a protagonist going through hardship and coming out on top. She has worked with Twistory Studios to develop her own series of photos.

Team Unicorn – twitter.com/teamunicornftw

Clare Grant – twitter.com/ClareGrant
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Clare Grant is the nerdy version of the girl next door. Her first on screen role had her working alongside actor Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line. From there, she has made her career a fun and certainly creative profession to watch. More recently, she is taking over Youtube with her ‘Team Unicorn’ and has been green lit for a pilot on Adult Swim.

Rileah Vanderbilt – twitter.com/Rileah
As a key part of Team Unicorn, Rileah Vanderbilt works with Clare Grant on a daily basis. Born and raised in Colorado, she is a known geek who loves all things fantasy and comic related, including Stars Wars. Her big break was in 2005s Hatchet after starting young and being involved in community Theatre Groups. She is now working on a series for Team Unicorn for Adult Swim.

Bean – twitter.com/noellebean
Dallas-born, Nashville-raised, and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and performer Noelle Bean began going by the surname “Bean” after her high school music teacher chose to address the budding musician by the one word alone. She was handpicked as 1 of 25 artists in the Macy’s and iHeartRadio “Rising Star” campaign, while both Pandora and iTunes created a “Bean Radio” channel. Her music appeared everywhere from OK TV to spots for Mitsubishi and Coca Cola’s Fantasy Soccer Camp. Meanwhile, she became a live draw opening for the likes of Colbie Caillat, Megan & Liz, Hot Chelle Rae, and Austin Mahone as well as giving a show-stopping set at Bonnaroo 2013. Everything has merely led up to the impending release of her two 2014 digital mini-albums—one in the spring and one in the fall—culminating in a physical special edition with extra tracks for the holidays.

HATCHET 3 NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX STREAMING

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Happy to finally announce that Hatchet 3 is now available on Netflix streaming!!  If you like slasher films, you’ll love this one:)  Really cool to be involved with such an awesome franchise!

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