Monday, August 30, 2010

Lucid with Michael McMillian - Part 1

Following the development of the graphic novel "Lucid" has been an interesting journey for most of us.

From the announcement about the comic project by Archaia and Before the Door, to their first joint panel at last year's Comic Con with writer Michael McMillian, followed by various press releases since then. And finally, culminating with "Lucid" making its freshborn-baby appearance at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

Visiting Archaia's booth on Preview Night at Comic Con was one of the first things I had planned to do. And when we arrived at the booth, @eserei27 and I grabbed copies of the comic for ourselves.

(Spoiler alert!! Don't say I didn't warn ya!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nimoy and Secret Selves At STLV 2010 - Part 2

Most of us know Leonard Nimoy as an actor. Some know that he’s also a director. But his true love is photography.

At the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, I attended Leonard Nimoy’s seminar on his latest photographic project, “Secret Selves”. Opening the seminar, Nimoy explained that he’s not the kind of photographer who carries a camera around. Instead he is a “concept photographer”. He develops the concept first and then shoots it.

He briefly described two previous concepts he’s worked with, Shekhina, the feminine face of God and another project with full bodied women models. The current project was inspired by Aristophanes’ suggestion that humans were once double-sided creatures who got so arrogant Zeus split them apart. Since then we’ve been looking for our lost self.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SArmy Charity Auction For Pakistan!

Here's another chance for all you SArmy/ ZArmy folks and Zachary Quinto fans to exercise your biceps!

This time for a charitable cause to help the victims of the recent floods in Pakistan.

All proceeds will go to GlobalGiving - Pakistan Flood Disaster Relief through eBay Giving Works.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Getting Lucid - A Brain Melting Experience

To tell you the truth, I could barely remember much details of the joint Archaia/ Before The Door "Lucid" panel because was I really tired from lack of sleep.

Ok. I lied.

I was actually BLINDED with all that GQMF-ness sitting in front of me. Truth.

From Archaia's Stephen Christy, Mel Caylo, the Before The Door boyz and Michael McMillian, I was dazed. For a good 40 minutes. All those sexy biceps. Oy.

I remembered that a bunch of us literally hit the floor running from the "Shifting Gears" panel from one side of the convention centre to the other. The "Lucid" panel was held in Room 25AB and we wanted to get in the room early so that we could get seats closer to the front. For those unacquainted, having strong legs and good stamina are very necessary to navigate around Comic Con. So if you can, hit the gym months before that week to get ready for the physical activity to do the stuff you want to do!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Nimoy Experience At STLV 2010 - Part 1

I’ve had a crush on Spock since the original Star Trek series. I loved his restraint, his contained fire. I loved that he was an attractive man who appreciated intelligence in a woman, in contrast to the skirt-chasing Kirk. Last year the combination of two Spocks, Nimoy and Quinto, lured me to my first Star Trek convention at Las Vegas. This year, no Quinto alas. But Leonard Nimoy was here and talking about his latest photographic project. So I decided to attend this year's Trek convention.

I won’t do a blow-by-blow report – other sites have done that well: Trek Movie for example. I’d like to share with you the magic of experiencing Nimoy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Not-So-Heavenly Initial Rush

ZQ's tweet: "The great work begins"
Not long ago ago, it was announced that Zachary Quinto will star in Tony Kushner's award-winning play "Angels in America" at the Signature Theatre, NYC.

Zach will act as Louis Ironson, the weak, frightened and unfaithful lover to a gay man with AIDS (played by Christian Borle). (Although I feel that standing by what you know you must do, may not be so weak after all.)

Since the announcement, ardent Quinto fans who wanted to watch the play have been keeping an eye out for the tickets to go on sale on 3rd August.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Say Hello To My SDCC Blog Contributors!

Thanks to a bunch of good friends and awesome roomies, we managed to cover various panels and activities during Comic Con!

A few of them will be sharing their personal experiences of these events which include:

- Tim Kring/ Zachary Quinto (previous blog post right here)
- TNT's "Leverage" - blog by @RealFastTlkr
- WB's "Nikita" preview screening
- USA Network's "Burn Notice"/ "White Collar"/ "Psych" panels
- Showtime's "Anti-Heroes" panel
- Mark Sheppard autograph signing
- NBC's new show "The Event"
- Archaia/ Before the Door's "Lucid" panel
- CW's "Smallville"
- CW's "Supernatural"
- ABC's "Castle"
- BBC's "Merlin"
- "Scott Pilgrim"movie
- Joss Whedon/ JJ Abrams "Visionaries" panel
- Milo Ventimiglia autograph signing

More may surface in the coming weeks.

Blog contributions that are not related to ZQ/ Heroes or Before the Door will be posted in my other new blog - Red Dot Diva.

The blog contributors include:

I would also like to mention that there were also some tweeps who are not blog contributors, but were nevertheless, a great help.

Thanks to Evil Twin @_mriel for her company, extra hands plus her "camera work" for a very special interview coming up soon. And to @HardlyanAngel and @deedee9378 for being a constant moral support and Mabes for just being there :)

Tim Kring Gets Shift-y About A Conspiracy Novel

Ever since the schedule for Comic Con 2010 was announced, attendees who were also fans of Zachary Quinto were excited at the opportunity to do him twice in one day.

We were also glad that Zach was able to make time for Comic Con. He had been in NYC since early this year, and looking at his tweets and tightly-packed schedule, we surmised that he had probably endured a grueling red-eye flight in order to make it for his Comic Con appearances.

The first panel Zach appeared in was for "Shifting Gears" where he acted as moderator for "Heroes" creator, Tim Kring regarding his new novel, "Shift".