Category EVENTS

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!

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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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Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 Announcement (Pictures + Video)

Ever since I can remember I have loved Halloween. Everything about it from the dressing up, the horror movie marathons on television, and everything magically becoming pumpkin flavored has been truly special to me.

When I was eleven I found out about Knott’s Scary Farm. I almost couldn’t believe it, one of my favorite theme parks at night transformed into a huge haunted house? A place where scenes from scary movies and stories that I loved became real life and I could experience them? I begged my mother to take me to this magical place! Well, little eleven year old Giselle got her wish. I’ll never forget how much fun I had and new love for my favorite time of year was born. Also, major props to my mom for staying up until 2am so her weird kid could pretend she was in a scary movie.

Knott's Scary Farm 2015 AnnouncementNeedless to say when so many years later I got the chance to cover the official announcement for this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm I was freaking delighted as hell. Here, kids, is my report on what we all can look forward to at this year’s Haunt. May I say it looks pretty damn spectacular. Continue reading

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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Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival, Los Angeles 2015

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Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival arrived in Los Angeles this summer for a weekend of Japanese pop culture. The event hosted popular Japanese street fashion models, including twins, AMIAYA as well as Ayumi Seto, Yuri, Rin Rin Doll, and Hiko Achiha. Both Japanese and local brands set up shop to sell clothes and accessories to fans. Plenty of Japanese food and candy were also available! Fans also got to enjoy panels, karaoke and a fashion show. Check out our video and photos below!

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The Comic Bug’s Free Comic-Con Day 2015

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The Comic Bug stepped it up several notches during this year’s Free Comic Book Day — for the first time, our favorite comic book store hosted Free Comic-Con Day! The event was held at the Culver City Teen Center and housed a large artist alley inside the building, which overflowed into the parking lot. That’s where we set up shop along with our fellow creators and geeks.

Want to see what the event looked like? Watch our video and check out more photos after the jump!

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YALLWest 2015, Young Adult Writers & Fans Gather in Santa Monica

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YALLFest started in 2011 in the East Coast, a festival that gathered authors and hosted panels, events and signings for Young Adult fans to enjoy. This year, YALLWest (the West Coast version) was born in Santa Monica, California. This casual festival was packed with awesome guests including our friend, Marie Lu (Legend, Young Elites), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Roth (Divergent) and many, many more!

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Geek Fashion Week Finale at Vanaheim Studios

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The team over at Geek Fashion Week hosted their first ever week of events last week, ranging from online style discussions, happy hour meetups, and culminating in an event put on by the Geek Fashion Show this past Saturday,  at Vanaheim Studios.

Geek Fashion Week coordinated the nights “Style Faire” to include geek vendors, a styling lecture, and then ended it with a fashion show featuring designs from Castle Corsetry, Girl With One Eye Fashion, and Gold Bubble Clothing.

Here’s a video of the show, plus some photos below!

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