Archive for the ‘Fanatic’ Category
‘Fallout: Lanius’ A Fan Film That You Can Help Produce
November 6th, 2012 at 2:11 pm | |
From the hearts and souls of gamers, geeks, and nerds come some of the greatest fan films ever. And thanks to fundraising sites like Indiegogo, now those who cannot create can donate! Fallout: Lanius is one of those fan films that will be head and shoulders above the rest. With a totally achievable goal of $10,000, this origin story of Legate Lanius is going to be spectacular! Remember Lanius is the primary big baddie from Fallout: New Vegas and this is all about explaining who he is and why he turned out the way he did.
Wade K. Savage has written the script and is the director/producer of the film as well. Based in Perth, Australia, Savage and a group of “hardcore Fallout fans” (his words, verbatim) are hellbent on creating a Fallout film of epic proportions. Having won the coveted “Independent Spirit” award at the Night of Horror International Film Festival, he has shown himself to have the skills necessary to render such a masterpiece, especially since he has surrounded himself with others just as skilled and dedicated [...]
Must See: The Working Giant Nintendo Controller Coffee Table!
April 11th, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
Got $6,000 To Blow? Sideshow Collectibles Offering Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ Darth Malgus Figure
So many wild and wacky ideas, we humans like to come up with. For example: what would you say if I told you I wanted to make a coffee table designed like the classic Nintendo video game console’s controller…and that I wanted to still be able to play Super Mario Bros. on it?
That, of course, is nothing that I would ever say, because in the RPG that is this life, I have not taken the time to allocate my inherited points into useful skills such as woodworking and electronics and art. Instead, all of my skill points have gone into stubbornness, cynicism, and an unparalleled ability to eat food really well. [...]
March 30th, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
Watch Now: ‘Star Wars Uncut: The Director’s Cut’ Gives Fans A Chance To Remake ‘Episode IV’
Have you ever thought to yourself “Gee whiz, could I sure use a terrifying life-size Sith lord standing guard over my home!”? Well, if you happen to have $6,000 hiding somewhere deep within the cushions of your couch, you can now have it.
Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a life-size Darth Malgus figure from Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is now available for pre-order.
You can see a full-size image of the figure below. [...]
January 26th, 2012 at 12:00 pm | |
Watch Now: ‘Batman’ Fan Film ‘Death Wish’
Back in 2009 Casey Pugh put out a call to Star Wars fans and budding filmmakers everywhere to help create one of the most ambitious and beloved displays of appreciation for George Lucas‘ standard-setting space opera saga ever seen. Internet users everywhere were asked to remake Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 15 seconds at a time. Two years after the project began Star Wars Uncut: The Director’s Cut has been completed and is now available to watch online, or at least until Darth Lucas and his cadre of high-priced lawyers file a cease-and-desist order due to the film’s extensive use of Star Wars footage and audio. [...]
January 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 pm | |
Blogger Wants To Become Batman, You Can Help!
Few characters have inspired as many entertaining and visually-inspired fan films as Batman. Over the years the Caped Crusader has starred in several labor of love short films financed and created by longtime admirers of the classic DC Comics superhero including Sandy Collora’s Dead End (which pitted Batman against the Joker – played by the late Andrew Koenig – as well as Aliens and Predators) and World’s Finest (Batman teams with Superman to battle Lex Luthor); Jeffery Scheetz’s CGI-animated New Times (featuring the voices of Adam West and Mark Hamill); and John Fiorella’s Robin-centric Grayson. [...]
September 1st, 2011 at 12:55 pm | |
Have You Seen The Surfing Trooper?
A Kickstarter account for a project called This Batman Life hit was launched this week that will give blogger Geoffrey Brett Williams an experience that many Batman fans like myself have wanted to do for quite some time. Becoming Batman.
Williams plans to use donated money from the Kickstarter service to pay his way to study various martial arts fighting styles, private investigation, and the free-running martial art of parkour to train like Bruce Wayne before he became The Bat. In his journey to become The Dark Knight, Williams will be traveling between Chicago, New York City, DC, and Nashville to train and volunteer with various charitable organizations to experience the philanthropic side of the man behind the mask [...]
July 7th, 2011 at 9:58 am | |
Woman Kills Her Own Baby Son Over Facebook’s ‘Farmville’ Game
Have You Seen The Surfing Trooper?
He’s a stormtrooper on vacation from the Empire who’s surfing around the world.
Visit Surfing Trooper to see photos of his travel adventures so far and be on the lookout for him in your area. You never know when and where he’ll show up!
Chances are, he’ll have a surfboard, but even when he doesn’t, the pics are great, like this one — probably my favorite one of his travels thus far — where he goes to kick some hobbit ass in Hobbiton in New Zealand!!! [...]
October 30th, 2010 at 12:56 am | |
A 22-year-old woman in Jacksonville, Florida named Alexandra V. Tobias has pleaded guilty in the death of her 3-month-old son, Dylan.
The reason for such a despicable act? She tells investigators that she was busy playing the highly popular Facebook game, Farmville, when the child started crying. She explains that she became so angry, she shook the baby, went and smoked a cigarette to try and calm down, and then shook the baby more. She also added that while she was shaking him, he might have hit his head on something.
Tobias has been charged with second-degree murder, and could face up to life in prison…though it is noted that this sentence could be much, much less because “state guidelines” place the charge at 25-50 years imprisonment.
Farmville is a real-time strategy game that allows users to maintain their own virtual farm, plowing your lands, planting crops, harvesting what you’ve grown, and raising your own various livestock. [...]
This Weapon Is Your Life: The Evolution of the Lightsaber
May 24th, 2010 at 11:30 am | |
May 2010 has undoubtedly turned out to be Star Wars month. With the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back and Universal Day of the Jedi on May 25 (tomorrow!), we also had “May the 4th be with you,” “Revenge of the 5th” (wished-for by ThinkGeek.com), and George Lucas’ birthday. It’s been a big month of celebration for Star Wars fans around the world.
The Star Wars saga has developed a prosperous history over its 33 years of integration into the consciousness of pop culture, including the ever-developing Expanded Universe; which, through novels, games, comics, and more, has fleshed out an in-universe chronicle stretching from thousands of years before the life of Luke Skywalker, to hundreds of years after his death.
Arguably, one of the most unique aspects of the Star Wars saga is the lightsaber. The preferred weapon of the Jedi and the Sith, it is representation of, in the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “a more civilized age.” Since the release of the first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977, fans have embraced the lightsaber as a representation of the Jedi, as have the creators of the Expanded Universe.
Within the Expanded Universe of the Star Wars saga, we can find a historic view of how the lightsaber came to be — its advancement and chronology. So, in-universe, how did the symbolic weapon of the Jedi come into being? [...]
‘Magic: The Gathering’ Beta Black Lotus On Ebay For $89,000
April 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm | |
Want To Turn Your House Into The USS Enterprise? Massive ‘Star Trek’ Yard Sale Is For You!
Anyone who has ever played the Magic: The Gathering card game will probably remember the high price of the game’s original beta print run. These cards are basically the same as the first set regular edition cards except for some sizing differences. Collectors, on the other hand, must have them.
If you’ve got $89,000 collecting dust in some savings fund, you can head on over to eBay to bid on a Beta Black Lotus with a grade of 10, which is allegedly the only one in existence.
For anyone that doesn’t play Magic or has never played it, a mint condition Beta Black Lotus card is the equivalent to an Amazing Fantasy #15 for comic book geeks. If you don’t know the significance of either of those two items then you need to keep reading our site for further knowledge of geek culture [...]
April 9th, 2010 at 6:56 pm | |
So you’re a Trekkie, eh? These are the days that you dream of.
A company in Las Vegas called Propworx is preparing to sell around a thousand different items from Star Trek: The Experience, which ran for ten years and shut down in 2008. The many items will apparently be sold via auction and in a giant warehouse (okay, so it’s not really a yard sale, but close enough) tomorrow.
The attraction featured many replications and props from the Trek universe, and also featured some popular rides. These rides included an encounter with the Klingons and even a 4D Borg attack.
There’s good and bad aspects to all of this. The good is that these are just replicas, so most of the stuff is pretty affordable to all. The bad part is that if you don’t live in Vegas, you might just miss out on a lot of the goodies!
Once I discovered the above-linked Propworx website (where you can go and see lots of images and gain info on the sale), however, I did find out that there was still a way for you Trekkies around the country to still get your hands on some treasures…if you’re lucky. [...]
Must Own: The Famed ‘Star Wars’ Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Is Now A Reality!
October 14th, 2009 at 5:00 pm | |
Once upon a time, someone somewhere created a sleeping bag re-creation of the Tauntaun corpse that Luke Skywalker used for warmth in that classic scene from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. This someone was greatest online store ever created (proclaimed by I, anyway), ThinkGeek, and it was actually just a little April Fools silliness. Well, the gag was so popular, that people were called, papers were rustled, and ThinkGeek was given permission by George Lucas and Lucas Films to actually produce the sleeping bag, and you…yes, YOU can go and own one soon.
The sleeping bag (seen above, click to go large) is made of a nice, soft Tauntaun fur, and the inside is over-flowing with the natural comfort of intestinal embrace. Better yet (and my personal favorite touch) is the inclusion of a little lightsaber zipper, that allows you to cut open your desperate escape from the freezing cold winter every single time you use it! [...]
It’s Not Meat, It’s Not Puppets … It’s The Muppets & They’re Coming Back Big!
September 14th, 2009 at 5:40 pm | |
If you got the reference in the title, you’re awesome and we’re putting you right up on the fridge.
Many of us cool kids are children of the ’80s, and as such, one of the greatest forms of entertainment ever to be created, is the Muppets. The Muppets are a creation of the late genius Jim Henson, who built an army of funny and lovable puppet characters who appeared in a countless amount of TV shows, specials, movies, music videos, cartoons, and everything in between. As life moved on and new generations of kids showed up, the Muppets faded off slowly, but never completely disappeared, making delightful cameo appearances on shows and events from time to time. But now, thanks to the massive Disney D23 Expo, we’ve learned that the Muppets are coming back in a big way, and their ready to take over the world again!
Back in March of 2008, we learned that we would finally be getting a brand new Muppet movie, with Forgetting Sarah Marshall team Jason Segel and Nick Stoller joining the Jim Henson Company to write and direct a new movie. [...]
Dragon*Con ’09 Videos: GoD Interviews Female Green Lantern, An Inventor & Gets A Lesson In Goth
September 14th, 2009 at 2:47 pm | |
As you may have noticed, our video team on the scene (I just made that up — gold star for me), Doug E. Karate and Rob E. Danger did a fantastic job of finding interesting things and people at Dragon*Con ’09 and showcasing them for all who didn’t attend to see.
This time around we have three pretty epic videos for you to enjoy — two interviews, and even an in-depth lesson in the Gothic culture. The first chat is with a woman talks about how she fell in love with The Green Lantern while watching the cartoons in Spanish growing up, and who even attended the convention dressed as a Lantern herself. Next up, you’ll meet a real, live inventor who brought along one of his creations. I can’t honestly tell you what it is or what it does, but it does throws a bunch of random phrases at you. The contraption is rather big and hangs around our new friend’s neck as he strolls. It actually kind of looks like an ’80s computer and a calculator had a romantic romp inside Jeff Goldblum’s The Fly machine, and then was teleported via the ship from Galaxy Quest, resulting in some form of inside-out electronic device. [...]
Dragon*Con 09 Videos: GoD Interviews A Hairdresser Night Elf Druid & A Dude Who Loves Himself Some ‘Kingdom Hearts’
September 10th, 2009 at 11:47 am | |
Dragon*Con 2009 has come and gone now, but the goodies may just never stop. We really spoil you kids.
Today comes another harvest of mini-interviews composed of course by Doug and Rob, and featuring some more of the convention’s best in show. As we all know, conventions like this one are mass gathering points for those who simply love to dress up as their most-favoritest of geeky characters and walk the floors proudly. So who better to have a little chat with, I ask thee? No one, that’s who!
In this installment, we’ll meet two interesting folks. First up is Loxida Delude, the fittingly geek-named hairdresser from Tennessee who’s all dolled up as a Night Elf Druid. She’ll share her convention experience and her gaming vices us. Next up will be a young man who is attending the convention with his mother and father, and claims to be dressed as a character from the game Kingdom Hearts 2, though I kind of think he’s a closet Twilighter and actually dressed up as Robert Pattinson. That hair puts wild to shame [...]