Tuesday, October 10, 2017

First off, it was a crazy hot and sunny day for October in New York, I think we were in the 80's. I'm not sure how, but it seems that New York Comic Con seems to get bigger every year. So take a ride with me through the mayhem at NYCC 2017.

So far uneventful, then...

Take notice of the E-Coin Bank. Uh huh, if you are a fan of Mr. Robot you'll get it. They had a full sign up as if it was a new type of banking. They were giving away a free pair of sunglasses and a key chain if you signed up for their online bank. Most people thought it was real.

Let the craziness begin.

Looks like you got a little problem with your sword pal. The Red Knight cosplay from The Fisher King.

Huge crowds opening day. It wasn't like this last year.

Guardians of the family.

Life size K-2SO on display by Sideshow.

This guy was too cool.

This dude scared me, I didn't want to get too close.

This is the place to show what you got.

SYFY had a great fan lounge up on top. More on that later.

SpongeBob photo op and a giant pineapple.

This is what Comic Con is all about.

Me and comic writer Jeremy Whitley hamming it up at the ComiXology All Star BoothJeremy Whitley is the writer of "Illegal". Jeremy is best known for his Eisner Nominated and Glyph Award winning series, "Princeless" from Action Lab Comics.

The master himself at the SUPERANI booth.

Where's Bill?

Here's Walt and Louise Simonson.

Nil Vendrell, Shirtless Bear-Fighter! Fuck Yeah!

The infamous Joe Staton.

Comic colorist Chris Sotomayer.

Here's another comic book legend Bob McLeod.

Todd Nauk of Spidey fame.

Leading up to one of my favorite artists.

A little more leading up.

Geof Darrow. The artist of one of my favorite totally twisted stories Hard Boiled with Frank Miller.

Yes, they had beer at Comic Con, It's not just for kids anymore.

It's always fun to see creative cosplay.

The tick.

On to the SYFY Lounge.

Free T-Shirts, no quarter video game machines, free candy and lots of giveaways. Let's not forget, an actual place to sit down during the con.

Super view from up here.

Here's a little video of the sea of never ending people.

More cosplay.

More people.

Did I mention Free T-Shirts!

Don't bother me cosplay.

Planet of the Elvis.

Say What...

I think that's Mr. Freeze.

I have no idea except FREAKY! Maybe Shiva?

Some pretty cool stuff by Triforce Collectibles.

Great display by EFX Collectibles.

The absolutely AWESOME PC Toys. Look at this monster, 1:3 scale SAGAT!

The Tick Series Display.

Obviously if you are a Star Wars fan, and frankly who isn't, you would be impressed with this display. It was a walk in building that almost felt like an airlock door or hallway on a ship. Every corner was filled with movie props, weapons and costumes from the film.

Caught a glimpse of Nerd of Nerds, Adam Savage giving a talk on Twitch.

Cool Toys from the Clutter booth.

There he is, your favorite Green Ranger.

Chewy Fett off duty.

AHhhh, this one made me laugh. Zelda Majora cosplay.

One of my pals Ian the creator of Nugglife! Great Show!

The usual suspect comic book publishers, which I had to make my rounds to.

I think Jasmine from Aladdin?

Looks like me and Silent Bob.

Pope Deadpool.

E.T. Phone Home

Killer costumes!

WTF, I will have cute nightmares tonight!

Not sure...



Old School.



Jedi alert!

Ahh, Freedom at last.

See you next year Cap!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

If you've never heard the original Blade Runner sound track from Vangelis, now is the time. Put on your headphones and listen to this amazing remastered version here.

Now go see the new movie.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

It's interesting to see photos like this coming out of Germany. When you think of this type of work it's usually shot in Japan, China or possibly New York or LA, but I saw Mark's work and had to include it here because it's amazing. Hamburg is no small city in it's own right, so these empty photos feel very similar to the Neon Tokyo images by Liam Wong except without people.

"After Hours in Hamburg" is an ongoing series by photographer Mark Broyer, shot at night in the German city between 2016 and 2017.

“Trying to find beauty in the ordinary.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Miniature Spinners parked on the landing pad.

In only a couple more days we are going to see the new Blade Runner which is receiving some incredible press and positive feedback. I can't wait to see it, but it made me nostalgic for the original which I have seen hundreds of times now. I happened to run across this interesting article on SYFY about the miniatures used in BR that I hadn't seen before. So I will share some of this here, and then you can see the rest of the article on their site. In addition to that you may not have seen the other miniatures that were used in the original. Here are 172 photos of miniatures used in the film.


by Ian Failes

Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner is a landmark in the history of practical miniatures, matte paintings, and optical effects. Intricate models were used to bring the massive Tyrell pyramids to life, as well as views of future Los Angeles and the iconic flying Spinner vehicles.

In visual effects, miniatures are, of course, small-scale replicas of much larger objects, like buildings or vehicles. But on Blade Runner, a couple of the miniatures that were built were particularly small. Like, really, really small. You might have to squint to see them, but these pint-sized models are there in the film, and here's how they were made... MORE