San Diego Comic Con—aka, Nerd Christmas in the Summer— came and went. I attended for the entire weekend this year and snapped a handful of photos of cosplayers and all the cool things around the convention. There were way more that I missed, of course. The heat was brutal this year and I am too much of a wuss to walk in extreme heat. Fortunately, there were still tons of things to see and do. Check out the photo slideshow below! You can also view the photos on our Facebook page as well.
All right, I confess. I got sucked into The 100 and I am not ashamed of it. I’ve told so many people how well-done and well-written this show is.
Then I immediately sigh and say, “But…. so problematic, ahhhh!” Look. It is completely possible to love a television show so deeply that my fandom heart makes a little room for it and I’m making imaginary wedding plans with Bellamy… but also acknowledge that this show might be the worst. Let’s discuss why. Spoiler warnings.
Fanart by yesi-v224 on deviantart (account deactivated x_x)
Currently, my brain is filled with nothing but San Diego Comic-con planning and I failed to brainstorm for this edition of Fanart GLEE — yes, people, I do think about my blog posts usually. I decided to fall on a default fandom. My love that is Supernatural. It seems like an easy road, but let me tell you. . . the Supernatural fandom is robust and it’s huge. Narrowing down artwork from Tumblr is hard. Supernatural fans are so freaking talented, that I can’t even…
I survived the long search though. Check out these great works of art!
The Lady Geeks move on to other topics that does not involve a franchise about cars and has Vin Diesel in it. In this episode, we talk Daredevil, the first movies that made us ‘think’ and how women are unbreakable. Fanfic Theatre: My Immortal.
In 2015, this has become my new mantra. When I found out that Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen in Arrow, has a winery AND throws wine parties… I was more than a little excited. In a spur of the moment between flurries of text messages, Gizzy B and I decided that we were going to attend the Nocking Point wine mixer in Portland. It was a good excuse to travel, right? I’ve never been to Portland!
SPQ and Gizzy B recuperate from their weekend of stalking Stephen Amell in Portland and wonder why they can’t be as pretty as CW men. The Lady Geeks talk about The X-Files, The Interview and Star Trek. Fanfic Theatre: Arrow x Step Up.
Mena Massoud has joined the cast of Open Heart, a television drama that will air on TeenNick in the US (and on YTV in Canada) on January 20th, 2015. Open Heart explores a Dylan Blake’s (Karis Cameron) pursuit in investigating the disappearance of her own father while she volunteers at a hospital. Mena plays Jared Malik, the head of the Youth Volunteer program who “plays by the rules” and will most likely butt heads with the more rebellious Dylan Blake. In this interview, Mena talks about the upcoming series as well as his career as an Egyptian-born actor pursuing acting in Canada. Of course, we also find out which super hero he would want to be if he had to choose.
Your character in Open Heart is described as having “layers of jerk” but with a secret… without giving too much away, what about your character that compelled you to take on the role?
I’ll start off by saying that I think I’m a nice person, but sometimes when I’m introduced to people that don’t really know me, they might get the impression that I’m a little standoffish and that confuses them, so they see me as a jerk. Jared, the character I play on Open Heart, takes that to the next level. So that was really fun. It was like playing myself to the next degree and getting to explore that side of me. Many people might watch the show and not like Jared at first glance but I’ve grown to really like him and understand there is more going on under the surface, like most of us.