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Wed. Night Pitcher Show: Pumpkinhead at @EnzianTheater 10/8/2014

A group of city kids go into the country to relax. While there, one of them is involved in a biking accident that takes the life of the son of the local storekeeper. In a fit of rage, the storekeeper has a witch unleash an unstoppable demon called “Pumpkinhead” to kill the group. When he realizes he’s gone too far, the storekeeper attempts to save the kids, but is continually afflicted by visions…

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Disney Animators Announce Hullabaloo Steampunk Animated Film

In an effort to preserve the dying art of 2D, hand-drawn films, 25-year Disney animation veteran, James Lopez (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is launching a project, currently entitled Hullabaloo.

The short film—a Victorian sci-fi, otherwise known as “steampunk”—follows the adventures of Veronica Daring, a talented young scientist, and daughter of a brilliant, but quaint, inventor. After…

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Get to the Pint! Pilars.

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Christene and Dave head out to Pilars (not pillars) in downtown winter garden.

146 W Plant St
Ste 120
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti Signing at @HeroesHaven 10/4/2014

Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner ARE COMING BACK! This time they’re coming back to celebrate the release of “Futures End: Harley Quinn #1″ Get a glimpse into the future of what could be THE issue that changes Harley and The Joker relationship forever! – “Harley and The Joker make it legal at last! Follow the happy couple to their secret honeymoon spot, where it’s literally till death do they…

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Walker Stalker Con Orlando 2015 @WalkrStalkrCon

Walker Stalker Con is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show. As a result of this experience, a podcast began and then the idea of a convention focused around recreating that same experience with the cast and crew…

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Wed. Night Pitcher Show: Hocus Pocus at @EnzianTheater 10/1/2014

300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kathy Najimy, this Halloween comedy classic is a…

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Disney Animators Announce Hullabaloo Steampunk Animated Film

In an effort to preserve the dying art of 2D, hand-drawn films, 25-year Disney animation veteran, James Lopez (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is launching a project, currently entitled Hullabaloo.

The short film—a Victorian sci-fi, otherwise known as “steampunk”—follows the adventures of Veronica Daring, a talented young scientist, and daughter of a brilliant, but quaint, inventor. After…

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episode 68 – “OMG LOL & WTF!”

LISTEN! Do you hear that? Could it be the latest episode of Markwho42’s WHOniverse? Can you hear Trish as she gives the latest Doctor Who news? Do the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end as you faintly hear what could be the cast reviewing the season 8 episode Listen?

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Is that chill from all the talk about Clara and Danny Pink’s first date? Are arms…

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Some new spoilers,we talk theme teams, and the list for our upcoming contest is created.

Make sure to keep up with us on facebook for all the details. https://www.facebook.com/pages/ClixFix/335523579944999?ref=br_tf

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fanboysitelogo12Earlier on this site, I reviewed DragonCon in Atlanta, and mentioned that I was burned out on the larger cons and could probably use a new strategy of what fan conventions I wanted to attend, and maybe they could recharge my deplete geek batteries. The Tampa Fanboy Expo was just what the doctor ordered. The expo was held at the Tampa Hilton Downtown, and since a potential tropical depression was supposed to ruin any outdoor plans, it seemed like a great idea to stop by and see a few folks and see what this expo was about.

The list of celebrities that would hold panels and be available for signing was enough to peak my interest. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Tatanka would be cool to talk to. Tampa has a ton of wrestlers from the glory days of the WWF (screw the pandas). Steve Williams and Jack O’Halloran would be cool to talk to, or at least see how they have aged. The women that made a man out of me (In my head repeatedly as a kid) Tawny Kitaen and Sandahl Bergman would be there. Panels from Lee Majors and Richard Anderson, Scott Wilson, and Firefly’s Jewel Staite and Sean Maher did grab my attention. There was no way on earth I would be able to get close to anyone from Firefly at other cons, so I had hopes that the Fanboy Expo would be a good opportunity to do so.

I was certainly not disappointed, and frankly, I spend the whole day shocked at how good a time I was having. This was exactly the experience I was hoping for. Immediately in the lobby of the Hilton, the escalators lead to a friendly ticket desk, and then there are three options: Expo floor full of vendors, signing room, or ball room. The joint was small, but it was jumping., the costume contest was perfectly timed through the day so the cosplayers were enforce and present all day. The 501st legion was there, as well as the Droid builders.

Photo Sep 13, 3 05 58 PMThe Expo floor was full of great vendors with plenty of comic books, toys and statues (shelf pron) artists, tattoo booths and bands. I was more tempted to spend there then I had been at the various cons I had been to all year. The aisles were wide, the traffic wasn’t on top of one another, and you could take you time to look through long boxes, bins, and look at everything the vendors had to offer.

The panels were fantastic. The room was small (about 100-150 people) and despite the 45 minute time for the panel,  everyone was able to ask questions and get some time with either Lee Majors and Dean Anderson, Scott Wilson, or Jewel Staite and Sean Maher. Fans didn’t have to wait 2 hours beforehand to see the panels, and guests were all very generous with answers and stories of their work. The host got the place warmed up before the guests arrived, and it was a festive atmosphere.

The Tampa Fanboy Expo was exactly how I fondly remember comic cons. Meeting people on various TV shows and movies, meeting comic artists and spending time with asking them questions or getting drawings, being able to look for items to buy that are rare to find even online. The fans were also fantastic. No one was rude or copping feels on the cosplay ladies, we all took each other’s pictures and talked fondly about what brought us here, we all used common manners, and we constantly ran into each other throughout the day. It was a great experience.

Did the Expo have huge A-list stars? Nope. But I shared the escalator with Son’s of Anarchy’s Michael Ornstein and Cindy Sampson like we were neighbors. It was great to harmlessly flirt with Sandahl Bergman in the lobby (call me!), and it was just a fun and festive time with people who like the same stuff I do. I wish the Fanboy Expo folks all the success in the world, they certainly have earned it. I want to see the Expo do well, and I certainly cherished weekend when the Expo was small enough that it was all mine.

Tampa Fanboy Expo 2014 Earlier on this site, I reviewed DragonCon in Atlanta, and mentioned that I was burned out on the larger cons and could probably use a new strategy of what fan conventions I wanted to attend, and maybe they could recharge my deplete geek batteries.

Cult Classics: Clueless at @EnzianTheater

What writer-director Heckerling did for the 1980s with Fast Times at Ridgemont High she does for the ‘90s in this hilariously witty send-up of high school life and adolescence (California upper-middle class, specifically). The superficial but naively intelligent Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a carefree 15-year-old beauty with not much on her mind but clothes, social standing and boys, comes to a…

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Orlando’s Newest Geek Emporium

And so begin our sunny days of Gods & Monsters.

Two Orlando geeks of long pedigree and impressive connections are launching a grand bazaar of nerd on International Drive, with the aim of making O-town a destination for science fiction and fantasy shoppers from around the world. Their names are Todd Fischer and Anna Young, and their ambition is broad and wide.

The Gods & Monsters store will…

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Nerdstravaganza Episode 120 – Second Player Start

It'sa us, The Mario Bros!

In this episode, The Nerdstravaganza Podcast reunites you with retro gaming legend, Steve Kleisath, and introduces you to his Mario Bros. gaming partner, Stephen Boyer. The pair discuss their upcoming world record attempt, the retro gaming scene in general, and some exciting events on the horizon for Florida specifically. We hope you enjoy!

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Fetch An Odyssey

"Fetch: An Odyssey" - When 7-year-old Evie learns that her dog Rosco has passed away and is now in the possession of Zeus, she decides that she will stop at nothing to get him back…