31 May 2013


If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.”—Paul McCartney

MAY 31, MILWAUKIE, OR—Ever since its announcement last fallthere has been buzz about THE FIFTH BEATLEWritten by multiple Tony Awardwinning producer Vivek J. Tiwary (Green Days American IdiotThe Addams FamilyMel Brooks’s The Producers)The Fifth Beatle, chronicling the life of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, will officially be releasedon November 19.

The Fifth Beatle, from M Press Books, a division of Dark Horse Comics, recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guidedthe Beatles to unprecedented international stardom—yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two. More than merely the story of The Man Who Made the Beatles,The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the desire to leave behind a legacy, amidst the struggle to overcome crushing personal obstacles and insurmountable odds.

This marks the first full-length graphic novel painted by fanboy favorite Andrew C. Robinson (Dusty StarKing ConanStarmanSuperman). The book also features a special section paying homage to the 1960s Beatles cartoons, lovingly drawn by multiple Eisner and Harvey Awardwinning cartoonist Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn,Plastic ManNat Turner).

Telling the Brian Epstein story is a true labor of love. The Fifth Beatle really is my lifes workas Ive been researching Brians life for more than half my own, saysTiwarySo its with great excitement and anticipation that I can finally share this little-known story about one of the great architects of modern pop culture with the rest of the world.

Vivek J. Tiwary is also set to write and produce a feature-film adaptation of his graphic novel. Tiwary has signed a deal with Sony/ATV (who control the Lennon/McCartney music catalog) which gives him unprecedented access to Beatles songs for the film.

Meeting the cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!!

I currently without a working computer, so I apologize for my absence! Here's a short update!

One of the shows I'm most looking forward to next season is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC for obvious reasons (it's Marvel. It's Whedon. That cast.)

My hope was that they'd bring the five leads to the ABC Upfront. Especially since this seemed to be the show ABC was touting the most for its fall season.

And my wish was granted! After a day of running around and one evening outside an after-party, I successfully completed my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo photo including getting Joss & Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen! It was great seeing the casts reaction to the photo since it had been released only a couple of days before! And this group has to be one of the nicest I've encountered. They're al clearly excited about the show and that's great to see! I was also able to get photos with almost the whole cast (all except Brett Dalton). I already had a photo with Clark Gregg who plays the returning Agent Coulson.

 I seriously cannot wait to see this show! If you haven't yet, check out the trailer for the show!

27 May 2013

Attending the first FOX FanFront!

Every year, the networks present the lineup for their upcoming season for ad reps who will (hopefully) buy up spots! This year was the first year I was able to take part in this crazy week full of running around.

This was also the first year FOX included fans in the festivities. I noticed in late April that The Hollywood Reporter website posted something about a "FanFront". Now, I'll admit, the only shows I watch currently on FOX are Bones, The Following and occasionally Raising Hope. There are however a ton of people on FOX shows I respect and admire. So I was excited to attend this brand new event! So excited, in fact, that I skipped sleeping altogether and joined the short line at 1AM for a checkin time at 2:30PM. Joined by two friends who are huge fans of FOX and a few things I wanted signed by stars of current and new shows, I waited out in the cold (why is the weather so random in NYC!) and tried to get a little sleep.

Fast forward to the afternoon. The short line of people in front of me has somehow almost doubled and instead of being in the first 15, we're now about 30 back. And most of them a Gleeks...

Now, since this is the first time they've done this event, we have no idea how its going to go, if we'll get to meet the actors or if we'll just be staring at them from bleachers. We start wondering if its worth it but since I just spent 12+hours on Central Park South, I've no plans on just leaving.

We begin to check in, and they start taking us in in groups of 15 (we somehow end up in the third group). As we approach the tent containing the bleachers, we place ourselves so we're in the front row of the bleachers, hoping we have a good spot. We see the stage; two musical groups are scheduled to perform- Fifth Harmony (of X-Factor fame) and the Bacon Brothers!

It's another hour and a half wait until something happens. Fifth Harmony performs. They're adorable. They all come and greet fans down the line; we have hope this is how they'll all come through!

My main goal for the day was to get Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz to sign my SDCC Bones poster (and a photo with Boreanaz), Kevin Bacon to sign my Following poster, Karl Urban to sign my Star Trek poster and photos with Chris Meloni, Tom Mison (I love him in Lost in Austen) and Alexis Bladel.

They have an annoyingly bright light pointed at us and it starts getting warm (which I didn't mind but the poor actors keep commenting on how hot it is). The first people to start trickling in are the casts of The Mindy Show and The New Girl! They begin to walk down the line, greeting fans and taking photos! Yes! It starts getting really crazy as the cast of Glee enters, many of them stop for fans but Chris Colfer is one who quickly waves at fans and continues through, stopping only once or twice. I'm not a fan of the show but glad that the others including Lea Michele and Darren Criss, are being so generous! They have incredible dedicated fans! It's all over the place by then; people pushing as they try to wedge themselves in behind us in the front and the barricade starts to give way. Security has to hold the thing up as the stars walk by, stopping for those who call out. It's rapid fire by this time and I try to get as many people as I can! I'm successful in getting pretty much everyone I want! Plus, I was able to get a photo with Zooey Deschanel, which I REALLY wasn't expecting! Karl Urban signs my poster but gets my name wrong! I'll laugh every time I see it now! Haha!

Some of my photos came out weird because of the light and how the shadows fall but it's all good!

FOX also gives us free shirts, popcorn, shaved ice from the best NYC ice place, People's Pops and more in The Following swag bags!

The event ends up being really fun! We even get to see clips from the new shows! I can't wait for Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow and Rake among others!

All in all, totally worth going to. We eventually leave and start running around for other network's people but that's for another post!

I'll definitely be trying to do this event next year! Bravo, FOX! It's great that one of the big four networks see that the fans' enthusiasm helps!

Thanks for reading and follow my adventure on twitter- @Corellianjedi2

01 May 2013

The Wolverine CinemaCon Trailer!!!

The Wolverine trailer from CinemaCon has finally hit the web!

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

EW's First Photo of Ben Kingsley in Ender's Game!!!

Entertainment Weekly has released the first photo of Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham in Gavin Hood's  upcoming film, Ender's Game based on the novel by Orson Scott Card!

“In the script, which I think is beautifully written, what come across is the authority and mystery,” Kingsley said of Rackham, a man who saved earth once and may have to do it again. “There’s quite a lot said about him in the story  before you see him — by the recruits and by his fellow officers — and that’s useful as far as preparations.” 
The Ender experience reunites Kingsley with Hugo co-star Asa Butterfield, a prodigy who could be earth’s last hope against space invaders if he can survive military school. Kingsley was in student mode himself with a Maori tribal expert, who explained the inked mosaic on Mazer’s face is a historical record. “Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past,” the actor says. “I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”

What do you think of Mazer's look?  Is he how you pictured?