Pictures from Super Megafest 2016 Fall Edition 

By Jason Harris

 

Super Megafest took place at the Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center in Marlborough, MA. back in October.

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Stranger Things cosplay.

Author Stacey Longo.

Cobra Commander and Thor.

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (The Karate Kid).

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Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street).

Judge Dredd.

Model/actress Torrie Wilson.

Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things).

Jeremy Palko (The Walking Dead).

Jimmie Walker (Good Times).

Cosplayer Captain Kaycee.

Artist Mark McKenna.

Tony Todd (Candyman).

Artist Dave Devries.

John James (Dynasty).

Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas).

Pictures from Day 2 and 3 of ConnectiCon Part 2

By Jason Harris

Jack Skellington and Sally.


Deadpool.


Stormtrooper Samurai.




Harley Quinn and Pikachu.



John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark) talking to a young fan.


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Harley Quinn and the Joker.


Authors Jamie K. Schmidt, Casey Wyatt, and Corrina Lawson.

This is the last ConnectiCon picture post. Thank you for taking the time to look at them.

Pictures from Super Megafest 2016 Spring Edition

 

By Jason Harris

 

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Lee Meriwether (Batman, Star Trek, All My Children).

Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo.

Cosplayer R.W. Martin.

Cosplayer R.W. Martin.

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Michael Beck (The Warriors).

Cosplay at Super Megafest.

Cosplay at Super Megafest.

Kevin Sorbo (Hercules

Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Andromeda).

Thor.

Thor.

Corbin Bernsen.

Corbin Bernsen (Major League, Star Trek: TNG).

The Walking Dead's Negan.

The Walking Dead’s Negan.

Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers).

Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers).

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Illustrator Karen Gosselin.

Illustrator Karen Gosselin.

Ric Flair (WWE).

Ric Flair (WWE).

The Disney Princesses.

The Disney Princesses.

Peter Mayhew. (Star Wars).

Peter Mayhew. (Star Wars).

Gary Sohmers of Northeast Comic Con.

Gary Sohmers of Northeast Comic Con.

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William Zabka (The Karate Kid).

William Zabka (The Karate Kid).

Pictures from ConnectiCon 2015

By Jason Harris

This year marks the 12th ConnectiCon, which was founded in 2002 and the first one was held in 2003. You can find out about it’s history here.

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W.B. Mason.

W.B. Mason.

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Baymax.

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The Lone Gunmen from The X-Files were in attendance.

Bruce Harwood ( John Fitzgerald Byers of The Lone Gunmen)

Bruce Harwood ( John Fitzgerald Byers on The Lone Gunmen)

Tom Braidwood (Melvin Frohike on The Lone Gunmen).

Tom Braidwood (Melvin Frohike on The Lone Gunmen).

Dean Haglund (Richard 'Ringo' Langly on The Lone Gunmen).

Dean Haglund (Richard ‘Ringo’ Langly on The Lone Gunmen).

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Green Lantern.

Green Lantern.

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Prince Charming and Cinderella.

Prince Charming and Cinderella.

George Takei.

George Takei.

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Actress and author Amber Benson.

Actress and author Amber Benson.

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Queen Amidala and friend.

Queen Amidala and friend.

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Thor and Thor.

Thor and Thor.

A Jedi.

A Jedi.

The Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers.

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Supergirl and friend.

Supergirl and friend.

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Voice actor Bill Farmer.

Voice actor Bill Farmer.

Characters from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Characters from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

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The Voice Acting in Television panel with Kari Wahlgren, Chris Bevins, Maurice LeMarche, Phil Lanarr, Bill Farmer, and Dameon Clarke.

The Voice Acting in Television panel with Kari Wahlgren, Chris Bevins, Maurice LeMarche, Phil Lanarr, Bill Farmer, and Dameon Clarke.

Harley Quinn punching Batgirl.

Harley Quinn punching Batgirl.

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Dr. Who.

Dr. Who.

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Dr. Who.

Dr. Who.

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Peter “Starlord” Quill.

Loki.

Loki.

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Bluntman and Chronic.

Bluntman and Chronic.

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Harley Quinn, The Riddler, and Robin.

Harley Quinn, The Riddler, and Robin.

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Yoko Littner.

Pictures from Northeast Comic Con

 

By Jason Harris

 

The Northeast Comic Con is happening this weekend at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. It ends on Sunday, June 21.

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Artist Jim Steranko

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Actress Gigi Edgley (Farscape).

Actress Gigi Edgley (Farscape).

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If you missed this weekend’s convention, the next one takes place on December 5 and 6.

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Live Q and A with the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

 

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgThe cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be conducting a live Q & A on Monday, May 19 at 10 a.m. (PT) on Facebook. Cast members involved in this event are Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/ Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director James Gunn (Super, Slither).

Along with the Q&A happening on May 19, the world premiere f the movie’s trailer will also take place. Click here for the Facebook link to the Q&A and trailer.

STORY SYNOPSIS:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

The Excitement of Boston Comic Con 2013

by Jason Harris

The Seventh Annual Boston Comic Con happened this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center. It was originally scheduled for the weekend April 20 through 21 at the Hynes Convention Center, but was postponed because of the lockdown following the Boston Marathon bombing.

The convention organizer’s expected this year’s attendance to be 15,000. There were artist and event panels. There was also an Independent Film Festival on Saturday and a Zombie Film Festival on Sunday.

Boston Comic Con’s biggest celebrity guests were Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead and Kristen Bauer of True Blood. The other guests included Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman, who play the dwarves Kili and Fili respectively in The Hobbit movies.

Laurie Holden of 'The Walking Dead' talking with a fan.

Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead talking with a fan.

The convention had many comic book artists such as Mark Bagley and James O’Barr. It had celebrities for the reading crowd too such as authors Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, and Steve Niles, who have all written comic books.

Illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez and author Joe Hill.

Illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez and author Joe Hill.

Author Christopher Golden.

Author Christopher Golden.

There were authors there that are not involved with comic books.

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Author Estevan Bagley signing a book for a fan.

Author Estevan Vega signing a book for a fan.

Author Estevan Vega isn’t new to big conventions. He was meeting fans and signing books at last year’s Rhode Island Comic Con.

If you went to the convention to see what attendees were dressing up as then you weren’t disappointed.

Captain America and Wonder Woman.

Captain America and Wonder Woman.

Loki.

Loki.

Futurama'sTuranga Leela, Philip J. Fry, and Dr. John A. Zoidberg.

Futurama’s Turanga Leela, Philip J. Fry, and Dr. John A. Zoidberg.

Green Lantern.

Green Lantern.

Princess Leia and Darth Vader.

Princess Leia and Darth Vader.

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Batman talking with a mermaid.

Batman talking with a mermaid.

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The X-men

The X-men

The Transformers' Bumblebee with some con attendees.

The Transformers’ Bumblebee with some con attendees.

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Dr. Doom

Dr. Doom.

Harley Quinn and the Joker.

Harley Quinn and the Joker.

Thor.

Thor.

Mr. T and Bane.

Mr. T and Bane.

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Bane and Mr. Freeze.

Bane and Mr. Freeze.

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Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman.

Pictures of the crowds, vendors, game players and groups at this year’s Boston Comic Con.

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The 501st New England Garrison.

The 501st New England Garrison.

The 501st new England Garrison.

The 501st new England Garrison.

The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire.

The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire.

The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire

The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire.

The women of Sci-fi Saturday Night.

The women of Sci-fi Saturday Night.

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Author Stacey Longo with  Sci-fi Saturday Night's The Dome.

Author Stacey Longo with Sci-fi Saturday Night’s The Dome.

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Boston Comic Con is over, but I’m looking forward to the 2014 one.

Two Actors Leave the Forest to Discuss ‘The Cabin in the Woods’

Two Actors Leave the Woods to Discuss The Cabin in the Woods

by Jason Harris

Actors Kristen Connolly and Fran Krantz. Photo by Jason Harris.

Kristen Connolly and Fran Krantz, two of the stars of The Cabin in the Woods, recently sat down in a Boston hotel to discuss their movie, which opens in theaters on Friday.

The movie was written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard and directed by Goddard.

Krantz thought the script was “perfect” while Connolly was “surprised” by it.

“I was blown away when I first read it,” Krantz said. “I worked with Joss so I expected it to be more than what the title suggested.”

He never could have predicted in his “wildest imagination” where this movie was going.

The Cabin in the Woods movie poster. Photo by Jason Harris.

“The poster says, you think you know the story, but it couldn’t be more accurate,” Krantz said.

As Connolly was reading the script, it was hard for her to picture some parts including the scene where her character is getting the crap beat out of her, she said. But in the finish product, the music in that scene is “really amazing.”

Krantz felt such a strong connection to the script and felt an “ownership” to it, which he considers “rare in an actor.”

“It was difficult if I didn’t get it, it was going to haunt me for the rest of my life because I loved the movie so much on paper.”

Even though the movie was shot in 2009, Krantz never lost faith that it would see the inside of a movie theater even though other people didn’t think it would.

“I knew how good the movie was,” Krantz said. “I was always confident that it would come out. It’s satisfying now that you can already feel the buzz around it.”

Connolly said, “it was cool to watch [the movie] at South by Southwest. It was so crazy, it was like a rock show. There was cheering and laughing. It was so cool that there was so much energy in that room. It was a truly extraordinary experience.”

Both Connolly and Krantz auditioned for their parts in the movie. At the time, Krantz was working on Whedon’s newest television series, but that didn’t give him a leg up on anyone else.

“I auditioned like any other movie, which was weird since I was working on Dollhouse,” Krantz said.

When Goddard visited the set to talk over possible shooting locations with Whedon before Krantz even got a call about auditioning for a part, he walked over to where they were talking.

“I’m a big horror film fan so I just kind of wandered over. I wanted to see what they were talking about. They were looking at potential lakes for potential shooting locations.”

Krantz said, one of those locations was “the original Friday the 13th Camp Crystal Lake.”

“I started geeking out,” Krantz said. “I was a big fan of those movies.”

He told them it would be so cool if they would film the movie there, but the movie ended up being filmed in Vancouver.

Krantz and Connolly had good things to say about some of their co-stars.

“I think Richard [Jenkins] and Bradley’s [Whitford] performances are so funny,” Connolly said.

Krantz thought everyone on the movie brought their “’A’ game.”

Krantz said, “the performances are so great across the board.”

During filming, he saw the dailies of co-star Chris Hemsworth and thought he was “a movie star.” Hemsworth received his role in Thor and the Red Dawn remake while filming The Cabin in the Woods. Chris’ younger brother, Liam, was considered for the role of Thor first before it went to Chris, Krantz said.

“I know Joss called Kenneth Branagh and at some point it started shifting gears in his direction,” Krantz said. “I was not surprised at all.”

Connolly thought it was a great break and a “no brainer” that Hemsworth received the role of Thor.

The Cabin in the Woods is full of scares and fears. Everything a person can be afraid of is in the movie, Connolly said.

“I think what I feel most afraid of is drowning or being buried alive.”

She mentioned a particular scene in the movie where she is in a pond. She also found it hard to watch the scene in Kill Bill:Vol. 2, where Uma Thurman’s character is buried alive.

“I have to get up and leave the room because [that scene] is so intense,” Connolly said about Kill Bill.

The fear that bothers Krantz is “claustrophobia.”

The Descent killed me because of that. The monsters were scary, but I was far more uncomfortable with the earlier tight space moments.”

You can travel tomorrow to see what fears The Cabin in the Woods contains when it opens in theaters nationwide.