CollectionsWizards
IN THE NEWS

Wizards

ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The Awesome Fest and its founder, Josh Goldbloom, did a lot of growing up last year. With 2013's edition of the summer film and music festival, Goldbloom reverted to his childhood and unleashed upon Philadelphia a sensory-overloading package of '80s film fare, era-centric concerts, and themed promotions that he had always wanted to curate. There were problems. Goldbloom works with "a budget 10 times less than the big guns" of other local film festivals. And his van and film equipment were stolen.
NEWS
June 20, 2014 | BY CINDY STANSBURY, Daily News Staff Writerstansbc@phillynews.com, 215-854-5914
AT THIS YEAR'S Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con convention, attendees can travel back in time in the Delorean, ride with Dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park jeep or try their hand at sci-fi speed dating. "Find your perfect nerd," shouted the two men manning the dating setup. Turning their noses up at the vendor, two young Dr. Who fans shouted toward the booth: "I do not dream about nerds, I dream about comic books!" At the first day of the annual four-day festival yesterday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, diehards were enthused.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
LOU FERRIGNO is, of course, best known for portraying the Hulk in various incarnations. The still-muscular actor has also become a Con staple the past two decades and he says he still enjoys every one. "When I was a kid, I didn't have Cons to go to. I was a very lonely child," Ferrigno said. "I would have loved conventions where I could meet celebrities in person. . . . I loved Sean Connery as James Bond [and] if I had the opportunity to meet him as a kid, it would have been very exciting for me. "That's why, today, when I meet these fans of different generations who love the Hulk - when they come up and they're all excited to meet me and I talk about my movies, it's great.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
FIRST THINGS FIRST. Here in Philly, we spell our signature sandwich in one word, not two. We sometimes shorten it to "steak. " You, know, like "Angel. " Or Whoopi. (We don't call it a "Philly. " You shouldn't, either.) Steak slingers operate all over town. They ply their wares "wit" or "witout" sauteed onions, with cheese - usually sharp provolone or gooey goldish "Whiz," as in "Cheez. " Add hot peppers for free. Here's a list of where to find 'em, in order of closest to the Con.   Really close * READING TERMINAL Gotta get one for breakfast?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
THE TERM "living legend" is thrown around pretty loosely these days. However, when it comes to Neal Adams, the description is more than apt - and richly deserved. It was Adams who defined the look of iconic characters like Batman, Superman and Green Arrow for the modern age. In other words, it was Adams who gave them the look that we associate with them today. "All I really did was bring Batman back to what he was supposed to be," Adams said with typical modesty. "I didn't really change him. " Nevertheless, it is Adams' look for Batman and the others that almost every artist who has drawn the characters since aspires to. That's pretty impressive, but it pales in comparison to Adams' advocacy for creator rights, which was seared into him when he saw scores of artists lose their jobs because of a congressional crackdown on comics in the 1950s that made horror and crime comics disappear and prompted a Comics Code Authority to establish guidelines on appropriate content.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
WHENEVER JOHN CENA - "The face of the WWE" and holder of a record number of championships - is determined to do something, he simply does it. Nothing can stop him. What Cena says he wants to do this weekend is "have fun ordering out a cheesesteak" and then take Wizard Con Philly by storm. "I have an appearance there from 1 to 2:30 Sunday and then . . . I have a show that night," Cena said. "I'm happy to be able to do it. I'd love to do all day. " Cena says he is "flattered" by those fans who call him a hero and understands why despite a clean-cut image, he is a polarizing figure.
NEWS
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
IF YOU THOUGHT Jason David Frank was an animated character as Tommy Oliver in "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," just wait until you ask him about Wizard Con Philly 2014. "I love Wizard . . . they're there for the fans," says Frank. "They're very organized and I know what I'm getting into. I'm doing a Q&A, I have VIP Meet and Greets and I have a karate class that's free on Sunday. " "It's just the best," Frank added. "You might have one or two actors from people's favorite shows from the '80s and '90s and then have people from current shows like 'The Walking Dead.' Even kids that show up on Sunday get a chance to have something to do because . . . there's stuff for kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
THE FASTEST character being shown in Cineplexes this summer can't wait to zip into Wizard Con. "I'm super-excited to come to Philly," said Evan Peters, who has become a household name this summer portraying the mutant speedster Quicksilver in one of the biggest blockbusters of the season, "X-Men: Days of Future Past. " "I can't wait to meet fans and hang out," Peters continued. "I think it's going to be loads of fun. " Peters made it clear he also had fun playing the mischievous, super-fast mutant from the 1970s.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
MARVEL AND DC may dominate the comic-book market, but one of the top independent publishers is based in Horsham. It's Zenescope, started by Upper Dublin's Ralph Tedesco and Abington's Joe Brusha, which is celebrating its ninth year in business and the 100th issue of its flagship comic, Grimm Fairy Tales . Growing up, Brusha was the comic-book fan, while Tedesco wanted to be an actor. The pair had written screenplays, but it was when Tedesco was home from California for a wedding that Brusha asked him what he knew about comic books.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD has had a long, accomplished career, but he still enjoys doing conventions - and he's particularly excited to be coming to Wizard Con Philly 2014. "The fans who come always have a lot of energy," Lloyd said by phone. "They're very enthusiastic. They've seen me on film . . . and it's an opportunity for them to meet someone who was part of these films and have a few moments to exchange pleasantries. "A lot of people have grown up with some of these films - particularly the 'Back to the Future' series - and they're really happy to come talk to me. It's a great feeling.
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|