Archive for February, 2006

Stereoscopic Suspicions…and Superman!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

(from a Harry Knowles interview with director James Cameron)

“With that we began talking about 3D. The camera he is going to be shooting with is called THE FUSION CAMERA, which is scheduled to shoot a U2 Concert in the next couple of days. I love that he knows where his camera is going. Anyway. Jim’s planning on shooting 3D not so much as the stab you in the eye, throw a flaming spear at you type of thing, but as, what he calls, “A More Lucid Window,” through which to observe the worlds that he’s going to unleash upon us.

When I began talking about the questionable Home Entertainment application in terms of immediate revenue return, like the 2D market today… especially with this film being seen widely in the superior stereoscopic format. Cameron said that all the at-home viewing technology is developed and is sitting waiting for content. Before the technology giants like SONY come out with the perfect 3D at home screening units – they need to have at least 30-40 major popular titles to package to offer in an initial offering to the public. That’s where the retro-fitting of 2D films to Stereo Optics is coming in. 3D STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, etc. I asked him which of his films would get that treatment and at this time he’s really concentrating on T2 and TITANIC.”


When’s E3 again..?



(oh…and whilst my tangental thrust is of the interactive variety, scope THIS out. Finally…a chance at sweet, SWEET redemption after the sea of scrotum sweat and phallic feta-froth poor Supes endured last time.)

Florida Fan Fun!!!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006


‘Career Saint’ Jesus Lopez spun by the booth in Orlando and dropped many a praise bomb on BS, to the point where I was essentially carpeted with kindness. In fact, he was probably the first in a surprisingly long line of hardcores that made the pilgrimage and shared some love throughout the three-day geekgasm.

I thought the facial pigmentation was from the Florida sun, but I’ve read that it’s kinda hard to burn indoors. Shit, you know what..?

I’m still blushing.

Talent – ‘old’ and ‘newschool’

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Embracing a LEGEND!!!

Anna Young invited me to Megacon.

Anna Young gave birth to Fas Ferox.

Anna Young has infinite patience.

Anna Young is chummy with everyone from Neil Gaiman to Warren Ellis to the grinning bloke pictured here…


And she thinks she owes ME for the Florida experience?!?!?

Can’t thank you enough, A – you, OR your wacky ‘n’ loveable minions 😀

Don’t ever change…except when you have to.

Convention folk rule!

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Seriously, man…they’re the salts of the Earth. Like ‘carnies’ – without the chicanery and questionable breeding 😉

Take this couple, f’r instance. I first met them at the huge SD Con‘ last summer, and they were kinda hard to miss: a late 30’s duo with rock-hard physiques and daily costume changes, mugging for the cameras and attracting scads of awed onlookers. The Black Cat and Spidey combo picture here is probably the tamest example of their duds – I’ve been in the presence of their Storm/Havoc, Hawkman/Hawkgirl, and Captain Atom/Huntress attire!

The lady’s a freakin’ biochemist by day – the fella’s a professional costume and props guy – and they tour the con’ circuit for the LOVE of it. Hell, they were practically guests of honor at a wedding proposal on the Megacon floor yesterday (along with two Supermen, a Golden Age Batman, the Lone Ranger, Silver Age Green Lantern, and Carter-era Wonder Woman!!!).

Am I weird for thinking I’ve finally found ‘my people’???

Mega Moratorium…

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

…will be posted in just over 24 hours. Lots of news from the sunshine state (or is that Cali? I always get confused when I come to this strange, strange land). From mini fan-mobs to new recruits to surprise celeb purchases, I have nothing but warm reviews of my time amidst the oranges…and goths…and geeks…oh my 😉

MEGACON-bound (Haiku)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Come to Orlando

and look for the lone old fart

without a costume

A taste of things to come…

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The snap to the right is a small part of the evolving promo presence for Headwater, a talented group of musicians you might remember from the BS Benefit Concerts moons ago.

I had a chance to sample Matt and Jonas’ new stuff a few weeks back, and recommended they get rolling with some myspaceness so more could enjoy. Very raw currently – these are low-fi kitchen recordings, folks – but the folksie fun and shimmering string work tease of future goodness.

Be sure to sample My Old Friend…if all goes well, you’ll be hearing snippets of it – and more local gems from the Saints of yesterday –
as part of that whole Next Thing I keep yammering about 😉

Off to Megacon tomorrow. Back next Monday with comely cosplay pics and Disney-free Orlando anecdotes…



“A Scanner Darkly” Trailer Finally LIVE!!!

Sunday, February 19th, 2006


Philip K Dick fans, rejoice!

Linklatter VOWS a faithful adaptation!

Waking Life‘ style goes exponential!

I just bought panty-liners.



More ‘Revolutionary’ Speculation…

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Folks are still posting in this old thread.

Shows how devout gamers can be, especially when it comes to ‘hardware religion’.

This new thread came in today.

I’ve kept the lips zipped for months now – still stinging from last time.

Three months and counting ’til we know either way.

Curiouser and curiouser…


Who Watches…?

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

And is this a good enough ‘reason’???