December 31, 2012

Happy New Year Citizens of the Galaxy Called Dallas

Just a quick blurb to say that I have had an up and down 2012 and hope to have a better 2013. One thing that has kept me going through it all though are the people that I’ve met along the way. From that guy who volunteers at all the cons because of his airline miles to that girl who wrote the scifi novel under combat conditions overseas (more on both of these later this year), you are why I enjoy my “hobby” and will keep on writing on this site. I hope to make it bigger and better in 2013 and make it a place that you’ll keep coming back to again and again.

But more importantly is this little blurb from my favorite author, Neil Gaiman.

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – Write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

As magical a quote as can be found. And inspiring. Best of all, for 2013, be inspired.

December 28, 2012

More Celebrities Added to Sci-Fi Expo 2013

Doc Brown from Back To The FutureFour new guests have been added to the Sci-Fi Expo lineup for 2013. As an update to our previous post, “Sci-fi Expo Announces First Round of Guests”, we will see the additions of Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Guild), James Tolkan (Back to the Future, Top Gun), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Star Trek III, & many more).

 

 

Sci-fi Expo Guests List

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

nasa-wise-wreath-nebulaJust a quick note to tell everyone who has read my blog or supported it in some way, thank you for your interest and may you have a blessed Merry Christmas! I’ll be back in a few days to catch you up on the New Year. One big thing to remember is that we will be at the North Texas Comic Book Show supporting two local scifi authors. More details in a few days. Merry Christmas everyone!

December 17, 2012

Zero One Receives Two Screenings

Zero One 3D Kareem N GrayIf you haven’t heard, there is a little independent 3D scifi flick that was filmed here in Dallas and has gone on to garner a lot of attentions. Kareem Gray wrote, produced, and directed this title and it is going to made into a TV series called THE ZERO ONE MANDATE. Wednesday night, December 19th, there will be two showings at the Venetian Theatre in Carrollton and the tickets are FREE. Call the box office at (972) 733-0285 to get tickets because they are going fast. In the meantime, check out the Facebook page to see a trailer and get more info about the movie. I’ll see you Wednesday night!

Zero One on Facebook

December 13, 2012

David Petersen to Sign at Titan Comics

David Petersen at Titan ComicsWednesday, December 19, 2012, David Petersen will be making an appearance at Titan Comics in Dallas. From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM fans of all ages can come and meet David as he signs and discusses his work.

David Petersen is the creator of Mouse Guard. Mouse Guard started out as a mini-series involving several species of creatures, but eventually ended up focusing on the mice in the story. Published by Archaia Entertainment, Mouse Guard has won several honors including two Eisners.

Signing at Titan Comics

December 12, 2012

Austin Welcomes the Zombie Infested 5K

This is the third in a line of apocalypse runs that I’ve listed over the last three months. The other two looked cool, but after watching the video for this one, I want to lose some weight and start running 5K's the Zombie way! The song that underlines the video, “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, is awesome, too, and if you don’t want to run the race after watching it, then you might need to watch it again.

The event is in Austin and can be found at Run For Your Lives.

Race for your life, Charlie Brown!

I’ve asked it before, I’ll ask it again. Do any of you run races like these? Tell me your stories!

Past Events

Obstacle Apocalypse in Forney, Texas

The Walking Dead Run

ALAS, BABYLON to be Discussed by Lewisville Science Fiction Book Club

The Lewisville Science Fiction Book Club will be meeting to discuss Pat Frank’s novel, Alas, Babylon on Friday December 14, 2012. They will be meeting in their usual spot at the IHOP at I-35 and Round Grove Road. They will also be picking titles for the next six months, so feel free to bring book suggestions, if you have them.

Pat Frank, born Harry Hart Frank, was a newspaperman and government consultant in addition to being an author. He served on the Democratic National Committee and was a consultant to the National Aeronautics and Space Council, as well as, the Department of Defense.

Alas, Babylon is the story of a small Florida community dealing with the problems that follow a nuclear war. Written in 1959, it has been a best-seller ever since and still ranks high on many lists. It has, also, gone on to influence many authors. David Brin cites it as having an effect on his own book, The Postman, and William R. Forstchen credits it with helping him flesh out Black Mountain, North Carolina, the setting of his novel One Second After.

Have you read this book? Do you like reading about the survival of man after a holocaust of some type?

 

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December 11, 2012

Sci-Fi Expo Announces First Round of Guests

Avery Brooks Star Trek Deep Space NineFirst round of comic artist & creators and media guests have been announced by Sci-Fi Expo. The show is slated for February 9-10, 2013. Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Morena Baccarin (Firefly, V, Homeland), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), and a trifecta of Battlestar Galactica actors, Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer and James Callis stand out on the list of actors that has been released. Artists have also been announced with Adam Hughes, George Perez, and Joe Eisma amongst several others to start.

Tickets have not gone on sale yet. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Sci-Fi Expo Guests List

December 5, 2012

Webcomic Rampage 2012 at Dragon’s Lair Austin

WebComicsRampage2012TEASERwebWhatever day you are not marathoning through the LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, you can shoot down to Austin and check out some of your favorite webcomic creators this weekend. What? You don’t have any favorite webcomics? Well, then, even more reason to go. Many creators will be there, and be sure to say ‘Hi’ to my two favorites, Joel Watson of ‘Hijinks Ensue’ and Lar DeSouza of ‘Looking for Group!’ It all takes place this weekend December 8 and 9, 2012.

THE HOBBIT Is Ushered In With THE LORD OF THE RINGS Marathons!

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You have an opportunity to see the entire LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY the weekend before THE HOBBIT opens. Select DFW theaters will be showing all three movies, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, and THE RETURN OF THE KING on Saturday, December 8, and some will even show them again on Sunday, December 9. Be sure and check with the different theaters because some have different prices and prizes.

The following week on December 14 you can see how it all began with a return to Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle-Earth. I think that I’ll be hitting the High Frame-Rate 3D showing at an IMAX at midnight. There are also supposed to be some cool swag at a lot of these premieres, so check with the theater websites to see what’s up for grabs.

Will you stand in line at midnight? Will you go see the HFR version or is standard good enough for you?

December 4, 2012

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Teaser Poster and More

ST13-Poster Star Trek Into Darkness TeaserSo the poster has dropped and from the synopsis of the movie and the look of the poster, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is gonna be a doozy! I liked what J. J. Abrams brought to the table with the re-working of the STAR TREK timeline because it gives us a whole new universe to work with without screwing with the past. That being said, bring it on! And you’ll get to see the first nine minutes of it at one of over five hundred IMAX screens December 14, 2012. That means that you’ll get a little HOBBIT in your STAR TREK, or a little STAR TREK in you HOBBIT, however you wanna look at it.

 

 

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013

Written by Paramount Pictures

 
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