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Comics N Cocktails Launch Event! (Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Y’all)

On Wednesday, September 2nd, Comics N Cocktails celebrated their launch on theStream.tv web channel with a fun and geeky party at Shakey’s in Hollywood!

21036256806_123219f033_cNathan and Anastasia (center and right) with their first episode guest Bernie Bregman (left)

Comics N Cocktails is the brainchild of  Anastasia Washington and Nathan Lichtman, the duo who have already bringing us the latest in geeky news and interviews on their podcast Awkward Conversations on Nerd Reactor. On CNC, they’ll be bringing a weekly show of  geek-talk mixed with booze-drinking to the table, featuring guests from the nerd community at large. The series airs  Wednesday nights at 8pm Pacific!

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Labyrinth of Jareth Brings a Fantasy Realm to the Millennium Biltmore

Labyrinth of Jareth brings the fantasy realm of the movie of the same name to guests every year, by providing a lavish setting to dress up in your whimsical best in a beautiful venue, with performances, merchants, dancing, music, and more available to create a night to remember. We are so grateful to Sypher Arts Studio, who puts on this annual event, and giving all of us nerds a chance to dress up and have the chance to experience such an amazing event!

This year, Labyrinth made a last minute venue change to the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The hotel is an architectural treat in itself, having been erected in the 1920s in a mix of  Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Beaux Arts styles. The hotel also played host to the origins of the Academy awards, hosting the Oscars in its early years.

With this historic change in venue, Labyrinth was an even greater treat than usual for patrons this year, as guests could explore 3 floors of rooms providing different musical, dance, and other various stage entertainment. On the main stage in particular, dancers and musicians spun a fantasy tale told through a sequence of performances all night, culminating in an epic all-cast finale that even included Sparkles, the dragon!

We are so grateful to be fantasy nerds in a town like Los Angeles, where other like-minded artists can come together and experience such a magical night every year.

Below are some of our photos from the night, but they barely scratch the surface of this amazing masquerade ball. We can’t wait for next year!

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FEMM Brings Mannequins to Life with Music at Club Rage

On August 7th, Japanese pop performance band FEMM (short for “Far East Mention Mannequins”) made their Los Angeles debut at Club Rage in West Hollywood courtesy of GAMeBoi and Tune in Tokyo , providing fans with a unique take on high concept pop music.

Their official website states that the two latex-clad mannequins-turned pop stars, RiRi and LuLa, are here to stand up for mannequins’ rights, and recruit their fans to join the FEMM Agency Syndicate, a fictional organization that helps free mannequins from their hum drum lives.

Their stop-motion-esque  choreography, created by the Hidali group, translated amazingly from their high production music videos to the live stage. You can check out highlights from their set here, courtesy of Super Attacku, as well as some snaps we got of the crowd!

More photos of the event after the jump!

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SDCC2015: Her Universe Fashion Show Recap

SDCC 2015 // Day 1 — Her Universe Fashion Show

For the second year in a row, Her Universe put on their nerd-inspired fashion show that not only showcases the newest pieces from the Her Universe clothing line, but also gives aspiring designers a chance to show off their geek couture design to compete for a chance to design a Her Universe line for Hot Topic. Last year, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine won, and have recently collaborated with Her Universe designers to make the vintage-inspired Avengers line.

Watch  videos and photos after the jump!

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SDCC2015 Party Recap: TO THE NERDS, GO THE SPOILS

For us, SDCC is always synonymous with the best nerd parties of the year, but my god. AT WHAT PRICE, MY SOUL?

At long last, it’s time for the Party Tiger to lay down her furry mantle and write about the best parties at SDCC. They were good, they were great, they were full of awesome music, and nerdy pride. Thanks to all the amazing friends who stuck with us along the way, and the new ones we made!

 

(Apologies for the rough audio in the beginning… hang in there for the party vids after it!)

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Attack on Titan Live Action Movie World Premiere: The actors, the gore, the 3D Maneuver Gear. EMBRACE THE CHANGE

The Attack on Titan franchise has had an incredible history among manga and anime fans, ranging from the popular manga, to the hit animated show, to the 4 spinoff manga series that the franchise has inspired.

Celebrating their world premiere at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood on Tuesday, July 14th, the Attack on Titan live action movie (part one of two, guys!) held a press conference and interviews before their red carpet debut. DefectiveGeeks (well, just me…) came down to the press event to get some answers for us weeaboos. At the press conference was director Shinji Higuchi, producer Yoshihiro Sato, Eren’s actor Haruma Miura (dreamy, quirky, perfect etc etc), and Mikasa’s actress Kiko Mizuhara (beautiful, well-spoken, perfect RBF, etc etc.)

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SDCC 2015: DragonballZ Won’t Settle for Anything Under 9000, You Guys

One of the most prominent anime series in the minds of US otaku is definitely, totally, and probably always will be, DRAGONBALLZ. One of the longest running series in all of nerd-dom, it continues to reinvent itself only just enough so that it tickles our nostalgia, making us nod knowingly about leveling up, or talking about going Super Saiyan.

At San Diego Comic-Con, we were pleased to see the franchise represented in the most kick ass way possible, as Funimation rolls out one after another super fun, fan-focused promotion for their upcoming August release of the English dub of DragonballZ: Resurrection ‘F’.

Nestled on a balcony of Conival’s huge event held in Petco Park during SDCC, the DragonballZ crew went all out to test fans’ power levels to see if they could join Frieza’s army in an event called “FRIEZA FORCE: GALACTIC ARMY BOOTCAMP!” Costumed actors yelled out to passerby to recruit them to the army and test their skills!

Check out this video of one of the most unique and fun marketing experiences set up at SDCC.

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Party Tiger 2.0: SDCC 2015 Party List of Where to Shake Your Nerd Booty

Alright, team.

It’s that time of year, where once again, WE ENTER… THE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PARTY TIGER. The Party Tiger represents the true beast within us all, ready for action, scotch in hand, prepared to take one for the team and convince any doorman that THE TIGER IS ON THE LIST. Above all, Party Tiger is loyal to her friends, no matter what glitzy Hollywood party happens, she is loyal to her pack, and not a ditching digeri dingo! Parties are no fun without friends! So come with us… and EMBRACE YOUR INNER PARTY TIGER for Comic Con!!

This was me at Comic Con. Well, the tiger head was actually a backpack. And it got a lot of attention--some good, some bad, haha.
This was me at Comic Con. Well, the tiger head was actually a backpack. And it got a lot of attention–some good, some bad, haha.

If you remember anything from our post about last year at San Diego Comic Con, it’s that we all owe it to ourselves, our friends, and OUR (lack of) DIGNITY to party until our guts say STAHHP! We had a kick ass time hanging out with nerd personalities, celebs, and, most importantly, our awesome friends last year, and this year is definitely going to be no different… with a little planning! We’ve once again whittled down the list of parties to those that meet our Party Tiger criteria: LOW cost, WON’T be a giant B to get into, and ACTUALLY sounds like fun people will be there!

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Ho hum, maybe I won’t party too hard… I’ve been to SDCC plenty of times…,” THEN WE SAY UNTO YOU… “NAYYYY!”

Now listen up: With the ever increasing scarcity of hotel rooms, I’m sure more than a few of you readers will be stacked like sardines with 8 other people in a 4-person room, your sleeping space sectioned off under a table where you have a small array of snacks and water so you do not die during the night. LOOK, trust us, WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE, and that’s even MORE reason to say FAREWELL to sleep, and commit to being the best Party Tiger you can be.

And if you wanna know where WE are during the con, we will be all over social media , sharing party info, snapping pics of amazing nerds, and probably posting one too many selfies the drunker we get. TALLY HO:

Twitter
@defectivegeeks
@punkagogo
@PetraGiselle
@YumeNinja
@IamChubbyBunny

Instagram
@defectivegeeks
@punkagogo
@hobbitwench
@YumeNinja
@IamChubbyBunny

Party list and tips after the jump!

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