Celebrity Guest Lineup Announced For 19th Annual Fan Expo Canada And First-Ever Fan Expo Sports August 22-25

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Celebrating 19 years as Canada’s biggest pop culture convention,Fan Expo Canada is gearing up for this year’s event boasting one of the largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime showcases in the world!  Plus, new this year, Fan Expo Canada introduces Fan Expo Sports – The Ultimate Sports Celebrity Experience, making it the only convention of its kind to marry the worlds of pop culture with sports.

This year’s Fan Expo Canada  is the biggest to-date, taking over the entire North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the first time ever and promising over 100,000 entertainment and sports fans over 750,000 square feet packed with 900 retailers, artists and exhibitors.

his year’s growing lineup of Fan Expo Canada celebrities, comprised of both first-time guests and returning favourites, include:

  • DAVID HASSELHOFF (Knight Rider, Baywatch)
  • STAN LEE (Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as countless others)
  • DEAN CAIN (Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman)
  • LENA HEADEY (Game of Thrones)
  • NORMAN REEDUS (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints)
  • MICHAEL ROOKER (The Walking Dead)
  • SHAWN ASHMORE (X-Men Film Series, The Following)
  • AARON ASHMORE (Lost Girl, Smallville, Warehouse 13)
  • NATHAN FILLION (Castle, Firefly)
  • GEORGE TAKEI (Star Trek, The Howard Stern Show)
  • MORENA BACCARIN (Firefly, Homeland)
  • RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON (MacGyver, Stargate SG1)
  • JAMES HONG (Blade Runner, Kung Fu Panda)
  • KEN FOREE (Dawn of the Dead, The Devil’s Rejects)
  • AUSTIN “CHUMLEE” RUSSELL (Pawn Stars)

In addition, this year’s Fan Expo Sports guests confirmed to-date include:

  • HULK HOGAN (Wrestling Legend)
  • BOBBY ORR (Boston Bruins #4)
  • ROBERTO ALOMAR (Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays)
  • JOE MONTANA (Hall of Fame Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers)
  • JOE SAKIC (Colorado Avalanche)
  • PAUL MOLITOR (1993 World Series MVP, Toronto Blue Jays)
  • MARTIN BRODEUR (Goaltending legend, New Jersey Devils)
  • RICKEY HENDERSON (Toronto Blue Jays, World Series Champion)
  • GORDIE HOWE (Detroit Red Wings, Mr. Hockey)
  • RON TURCOTTE (Secretariat’s Jockey, Triple Crown 1973)

 

WonderCon – Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is headed to WonderCon!

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Joss Whedon and company will bless us once again! Only this time it will be at WonderCon 2013 to present his new movie “Much Ado About Nothing” a film based on shakespeare’s play. The panel which consist of actors and actress who have worked with Whedon in the past and persent, will talked about the up coming film followed by a Q& A for the fans.

Synopsis: Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.

WHEN: Sunday, March 31 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM

WHERE: The Arena @ the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING opens in theaters June 7, 2013.

Bamfas deal of the week! 3/27/12

This week is a special deal. Normally we showcase a few jawsome offerings, but today, we only want one thing. In honor of our dear Captain Tight Pants himself, Nathan Fillion and his birthday, we have a single recommendation. It’s affordable and exclusive, two things that are not usually synonymous for collectors. I’m a deal on the wind!

 

 

Lego serenity!!!

As custom as it is amazing, this 78 piece lego set comes with detailed full color instructions. So if you don’t have your own Kaylee, you can still put it back together if you lose a primary buffer panel.  As of this posting, there are only a handful left. If you need one like we do, act very fast.

Deal details: $34.99 on [Ebay.com]

Joss Whedon’s Much ado about nothing

Ok, maybe its more of Joss Whedon’s version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” But just reading the cast list is enough to reignite a passion for the bard’s tale.

The film (webfilm? short? short webfilm?) is the first project to be released under Bellwether pictures, Joss and his wife Kai Cole’s studio. We are not sure what sort of wizardry was used to allow Joss free time to film the project even if it only took 12 days to complete. No release date is known as yet but take a look at the info so far.


Santa Monica, CA (October 24th, 2011)
Bellwether Pictures proudly announces the completion of principal photography on
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, a modern version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy
adapted and directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel’s upcoming THE AVENGERS, “Dr.
Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”). Filmed in just 12 days entirely on location in exotic Santa
Monica, the film features a stellar cast of beloved (or soon to be beloved) actors – some
of them veterans of Shakespearean theater, some completely new to the form. But all
dedicated to the idea that this story bears retelling, that this dialogue is as fresh and
intoxicating as any being written, and that the joy of working on a passion project
surrounded by dear friends, admired colleagues and an atmosphere of unabashed rapture
far outweighs their hilariously miniature paychecks.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is the first feature from Bellwether, a micro-studio
created by Joss Whedon and Kai Cole for the production of small, independent narratives
for all media, embracing a DIY ethos and newer technologies for, in this particular case, a
somewhat older story.
Shot in glorious black and white by Jay Hunter (PAPER HEART, “Dollhouse”), the film
stars Amy Acker (CABIN IN THE WOODS, “Alias”) and Alexis Denisof (“How I Met
Your Mother”, “Angel”) as Beatrice and Benedick, the world’s least likely lovers headed
for their inevitable tumble into love. As Joss Whedon puts it: “The text is to me a
deconstruction of the idea of love, which is ironic, since the entire production is a love
letter – to the text, to the cast, even to the house it’s shot in.” The supporting cast
includes Nathan Fillion (“Castle”, WAITRESS) as Dogberry, Clark Gregg (AVENGERS,
IRON MAN) as Leonato, Fran Kranz (CABIN IN THE WOODS, “Dollhouse”) as
Claudio and Reed Diamond (“Franklin & Bash”, MONEYBALL) as Don Pedro.
The film was produced by Whedon, line-produced by Nathan Kelly and M. Elizabeth
Hughes, and co-produced by Kai Cole and Danny Kaminsky. The super-impressive cast
is listed below. Full tech credits (for the extraordinary crew) will be up shortly. The film
should be completed by early spring and headed for the festival circuit, because it is
fancy.
www.muchadothemovie.com

The Players:
Amy Acker – Beatrice
Alexis Denisof – Benedick
Nathan Fillion – Dogberry
Clark Gregg – Leonato
Reed Diamond – Don Pedro
Fran Kranz – Claudio
Sean Maher – Don John
Spencer Treat Clark – Borachio
Riki Lindhome – Conrade
Ashley Johnson – Margaret
Emma Bates – Ursula
Tom Lenk – Verges
Nick Kocher – First Watchman
Brian McElhaney – Second Watchman
Joshua Zar – Leonato’s aide
Paul M. Meston – Friar Francis
Romy Rosemont – The Sexton
And introducing Jillian Morgese as Hero

Nathan Fillion For green Lantern!

I saw this video a while ago and have been in a nerd coma since seeing it. Everyone should see this fan made trailer for the Green Lantern. If you are a fan of awesome, you will enjoy its geniusness.

As you may have guessed, it stars Nathan Fillion in outstandingly brilliant casting as GL. The video quality is quite impressive and is the result of lots of hard work by Jaron Pitts of Texas.

Captain tight pants back in space!