COMIKAZE ALL YEAR LONG

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Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo has a new show on thestream.tv, Comikaze All Year Long!  Rileah had the honor of being a guest this October to talk about all things nerdy and geeky.  Watch the show here!

 

 

AVENGERS GRIMM

AVENGERSGRIMM_key_hr[1] If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you’ve seen me post pictures in a pretty serious   wig recently, for the part of Rapunzel in Asylum’s AVENGERS GRIMM.  Well today, I’m happy to say that it’s been released in select theaters and on VOD, yay!!  I had an absolute blast working on this film.  Everyone in the cast and the crew made this a exceptional experience and I’m ecstatic that I can finally share it with you.  As far as acting bucket list items are concerned, I’ve always wanted to play a fairytale princess and I have to say that getting to do it this way, as one who also kicks ass in the name of justice is the most I could have asked for.  I hope you guys enjoy it, and if you don’t have time to watch it right away, check out an exclusive clip below!

AVENGERS GRIMM – 

3/17/15
When Rumpelstiltskin destroys the Magic Mirror and escapes to the modern world, the four princesses of Once Upon a Time—Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel—are sucked through the portal with him. Well-trained and endowed with magical powers, they must fight Rumpelstiltskin and his army of thralls before he enslaves everyone on Earth.
 
Starring Casper Van Dien (STARSHIP TROOPERS), Lou Ferrigno (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON), UFC champion Kimo Leopoldo, Rileah Vanderbilt (TEAM UNICORN), Milynn Sarley (TEAM UNICORN).
Directed by Jeremy M. Inman.
On demand everywhere and in select theaters 3/17/15!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

9479421385_da431fa610_z TEAM UNICORN COSPLAY! – ON AND OFF ALL DAY

 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/

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.

RILEAH ON GEEK NATION’S GAME OF THRONES RECAP & REVIEW PODCAST

Game of Thrones Recap & Review Podcast: S4 E8: The Mountain and The Viper

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This week’s episode of Game of Thrones is an epic one and there will be tears when we discuss the SPOILER events of episode 10, “The Mountain and The Viper.”
This we week Tiffany Smith (@TiffanysTweets) is joined by book readers and “Game of Thrones” super fans Rileah Vanderbilt (@Rileah) from Team Unicorn as well as Chadd Smith (@MaddChadd) from Step Up and LXD.
Enjoy the sorrow of this week’s Game of Thrones Recap and Review, and check out our gif-heavy recap here.

“TEAM UNICORN SATURDAY ACTION FUN HOUR” CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT

I’m so happy to finally be able to announce the cast to Team Unicorn’s new pilot with Adult Swim!  What’s even more exciting is that we’ve cast our forth unicorn, the amazing Alison Haislip!  She’s a breath of fresh air and we are so excited to have her.

Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk Among Cast Set For Adult Swim’s ‘Team Unicorn’ Pilot From Robot Chicken Duo

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Production is underway on the Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! pilot forAdult Swim. Penned by Dan Milano (Greg The Bunny) and inspired by the Team Unicorn cartoons, the pilot is described as a modern twist on Saturday morning-style cartoon/live-action hybrid shows, but for adults. It follows the adventures of the four mythical heroines who masquerade as human girls. Danger Maiden Prods’ Clare Grant and Rileah Vanderbilt executive produce and star alongside original Team Unicorn member Milynn Sarley (How I Met Your Mother) and Alison Haislip (Attack Of The Show) as both Team Unicorn and their cartoon counterparts. Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night) voices the villainous Dark Puba; Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) voices her sidekick, Chummy Cherub; Tara Strong (The Fairly OddParents) voices Billy, the boy with the ability to summon Team Unicorn; and Kevin Shinick (Mad) is the show’s announcer. Robot Chicken creators Seth Greenand Matthew Senreich serve as executive producers for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Green is directing the pilot.

Danger Maiden Productions was formed in 2009 when Grant and Vanderbilt wrote/produced and starred in the viral video Saber, which won Best Action and the Audience Awards at the Lucasfilm Fan Awards. Recently they completed the trilogy, which has racked up more than 7 million views collectively. Team Unicorn first was introduced to geek and female empowerment fans in 2010 via G33K & G4M3R Girls, written and produced by its original members. The viral-video sensation captured a million views in its first week as a geek-centric parody of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” music video. Other Team Unicorn videos include Alien Beach Crashers, SuperHarmony, A Very Zombie Holiday and For The Win.

 

SAB3R: REVENGE OF THE THREESOME

Saber III: Revenge of the Threesome!

In an epic follow-up to the series that Rileah produces with her partner, Clare Grant, Nerdist presents Saber III: Revenge of the Threesome! Brace yourself for a next level 80′s Star Wars lightsaber duel between Clare, Rileah and Alison Haislip. Directed by Joe Lynch & Written by Adam Green.

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TEAM UNICORN INTERVIEW WITH ROCKETSTEM MAGAZINE

Team Unicorn: Intergalactic force of awesome


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By all accounts, Team Unicorn should not exist. Like the fabled unicorns of ancient mythology, geek girls are also supposed to be the stuff of myth and legend, whispered about in reverent tones at Comic Con, but only ever seen fleetingly out of the corner of one’s eye. And yet, these magical beasts are very real. They bludgeon bad guys, rescue kittens, and regularly save the Universe – all in a day’s work for this intergalactic force of awesome.

Formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2010, the original members of Team Unicorn were actresses and singers Clare Grant, Milynn Sarley, Rileah Vanderbilt and Michele Boyd. The group is best known for their parody songs, including “G33k & G4m3r Girls” which spoofed Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” Filled with geek cultural references, the song is a homage to women who love science fiction, manga, and especially gaming. Other YouTube hits include “A Very Zombie Holiday”, “SuperHarmony” (mocking those ubiquitous eHarmony commercials), “Alien Beach Crashers” (which spoofs the frothy 1950’s beach party songs institutionalized by Annette Funicello), and a “Starship Troopers” parody titled, “The UniCorps Wants YOU!”

Recently, Adult Swim announced that a Team Unicorn live action / animation pilot is in the works, from the creators of “Robot Chicken.”

I sat down with the unicorns for a lively discussion about gaming, music, movies and their love for space.

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Clare Grant

Q: Marvel or DC?

Clare: I’m a Marvel girl. I grew up reading Marvel comics, and love their relatable characters and storytelling. But DC has created the most iconic superheroes of all time, so I have mad respect for them as well. Plus-DC has Batman.

Q: Favorite astronaut, scientist, engineer or inventor?

Clare: Does my college physics professor count? Because he introduced me to physics, which I fell in love with, and made me realize how much I like science. But if I had to pick someone the rest of the world knows, right now it would be Nikola Tesla. He is fascinating.

Q: Favorite planet?

Clare: My favorite planet is actually Saturn’s moon, Titan. I grew up reading a lot of Kurt Vonnegut, and love Sirens of Titan so much, I adapted it in to a play that I directed in college. That book romanticized Titan in a way that will stick with me forever.

Q: Star Wars or Star Trek?

Clare: I am definitely more passionate about Star Wars, as it is one of the most influential movies of my life, and something that bonded me with my younger brothers and sisters. And now it is something that I share with my husband. But I also grew up watching Star Trek with my Dad, who is a huge Trekker, so I have a lot of love for Star Trek.

Q: Favorite space agency?

Clare: NASA. I went to Space Camp in Huntsville for a field trip and was immediately fascinated by space . When I moved from Memphis to Houston, my new neighborhood & schools backed up to NASA property. My Intermediate school was even called Space Center. Being completely immersed in NASA like I was during that time, I fell even more in love with the agency and everything it stands for.

Q: If you were on a long space journey, what food and beverage could you not live with out?

Clare: Coffee, chocolate & bacon.

Q: Build things or destroy them?

Clare: I’ve been taking things a part just to put them back together again since I was a little girl, beginning with my NES. Getting my first computer was fun because I immediately took it apart, switching parts added things to it.

Q: Favorite space mission?

Clare: I saw the final shuttle mission launch, STS-135,
and it was beautiful. But STS-134 is the most memorable for me personally. I went down to Florida with my husband and a couple friends for the launch for STS-134, and STS-135. STS-134 was scrubbed, so instead, the kind folks at NASA gave us the most incredible tour of Kennedy Space Center and of the Air Force base down there. We sat in the cockpit of Discovery, touched the belly of Atlantis, played flight director in command central, and got to tour old launch sites. AND, it was on my husband and I’s first wedding anniversary. Nothing could have been
more perfect or magical.

Q: Favorite video game?

Clare: Hardest question ever! Most played game: Super Mario Bros. 3. Favorite childhood game: Super Metroid. Most influential game: Dragon Warrior 1 or Final Fantasy 2. Favorite post-cartridge days game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Favorite recent game: the most recent Tomb Raider.

Q: If you could travel to any single place in the solar system where would you go?

Clare: Sirius. What’s up there????

 

Q: Aliens or Robots?

Clare: Giant, shiny robots. Preferably those glorious 5 in 1 robots.

Q: Superhero or a Villain?

Clare: Superhero with a dark past.

Q: Favorite space movie?

Clare: Aliens

Q: If you could travel to Mars, what five things would you take with you?

Clare: Kindle, iPhone, cozy hoodie, my husband & my cat.

Q: What space noise turns you on?

Clare: The Final Countdown.

Q: If you were a spacecraft which one would you be?

Clare: Tardis.

Q: If you could play any part in any sci-fi / space film or TV show, past, present or future, what would it be and why?

Clare: Han Solo. Because-Han Solo.

 

Q: The Universe; will it end in fire or ice? The Great Contraction or The Great Freeze?

 

Clare: FIRE!!! E

 

XPLOSIONS!!

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Rileah Vanderbilt

Q: Favorite space movie?

Rileah: “Space Camp.” You really get to pilot a Shuttle to space if you go to camp, right?

Q: Star Wars or Star Trek?

Rileah: Star Wars. It will always be my first Sci-Fi love.

Q: The Universe; will it end in fire or ice? The Great Contraction or The Great Freeze?

Rileah: The Great Freeze. An expanding universe is a cold universe.

Q: Superhero or a villain?

Rileah: Superhero. With great power comes great responsibility.

Q: Favorite astronaut, scientist, engineer or inventor?

Rileah: There’s a special place in my heart for Nikola Tesla. I love an underdog.

Q: Favorite planet?

Rileah: Earth. Nothing we’ve found yet, is as beautiful or unique as our little blue planet.

Q: Aliens or robots?

Rileah: Aliens. The idea of extraterrestrial life is pretty epic.

Q: Favorite space mission?

Rileah: Apollo 11. It was the first time anyone had stepped foot on another celestial body before. Such a profound moment for mankind.

Q: If you could travel to Mars what five things would you take with you?

Rileah: Toothbrush, footie pajamas, camera, my media library and the hubby.

Q: Favorite video game?

Rileah: Mario Bros. 3

Q: If you were on a long space journey, what food and beverage could you not live with out?

Rileah: Ramen noodles and green tea.

Q: Marvel or DC?

Rileah: This one’s tough, but Batman is my all time favorite comic character and I love Wonder Woman so I’ll have to go DC.

Q: If you could travel to any single place in the solar system where would you go?

Rileah: Spring break on Mars!

Q: What astronaut would you date?

Rileah: Neil Armstrong. I think you get cool points from your friends if you date the guy who was the first to walk on the moon.

Q: If you were a spacecraft which one would you be?

Rileah: Voyager 1. To be the first to be the first to travel into Interstellar Space is pretty awesome.

Q: If you could play any part in any sci-fi / space film or TV show, past, present or future, what would it be and why?

Rileah: Can I be Han Solo?? I’d like that. He has the best ship and a wookiee for a best friend.

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Milynn Sarley

Q: Aliens or robots?

Milynn: Robots, I’m really only bidding my time staying alive till I can download my consciousness into an organic robot and live forever. Muahahaahaha.

Q: Build things or destroy them?

Milynn: Destroy how? With FIRE? I’m listening….

Q: Favorite Astronaut, scientist, engineer or inventor?

Milynn: Bobak Ferdowsi but only because he paid me to say that. #science

Q: The Universe; will it end in fire or ice? The Great Contraction or The Great Freeze?

Milynn: The Universe will end not with a bang but with a whimper…or from dark matter. Almost definitely dark matter.

 

Q: Marvel or DC?

Milynn: Marvel. I’ve been obsessed with the X-men franchise since childhood.

Q: Favorite planet?

 

Milynn: Gliese 581 g. It makes me dream dreams about the future, when intergalactic travel will be be a reality and the exploration for intelligent life can truly begin.

Q: Favorite video game?

Milynn: I’m not good at picking favorites but I would say FFVII had one of the biggest impacts on my life. It changed the whole way of how I viewed gaming and created the monster I am today.

Q: If you could travel to Mars what five things would you take with you?

Milynn: Five puppies. I mean…puppies are always the right answer…right? RIGHT?!

Q: Superhero or a villain?

Milynn: Villain. Full Villain.

Q: If you were on a long space journey, what food and beverage could you not live with out?

Milynn: If i were on a long space journey I would expect to be put into a lovely cryo-sleep until I had reached my destination. Should that technology be lacking, I suppose an endless supply of Jameson would be and acceptable alternative.

Q: If you could travel to any single place in the solar system where would you go?

Milynn: I get a free pass on dying right? Then the inside of a black hole. I desperately want to know what the ballz is inside of one of those things…or if they lead to somewhere.

Q: If you were a spacecraft which one would you be?

Milynn: The Tardis, because it can travel through space AND time. Also…bigger on the inside.

 

Q: If you could play any part in any sci-fi / space film or TV show, past, present or future, what would it be and why?

Milynn: Leeloo. Why? Multipass.

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This article appeared in the March 2014 issue of RocketSTEM.
You may download the entire issue as a PDF file here, or view the magazine online in a full-screen viewer here.

– See more at: http://claregrant.com/interview-with-clare-for-stem-magazine/#sthash.dWY1v7BZ.dpuf

BENT CON!

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Come see Team Unicorn on the  Un-gays in comics: Not-LGBT creator panel this Saturday at Bent-Con!  We will be discussing the hardships and triumphs of creating our own content.  Panel starts at 3pm!

 

More information here: Bent-Con Website

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