Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Hello Everyone! We have a ton of stuff to talk about. New guests, event updates, and cool things to do this weekend. First off we have a couple of new guests to announce;


Jeff has been working in the VFX & CGI industry since moving from metro Detroit nearly 10 years ago. He's been through the gauntlet, starting in tech support and moving through rotoscoping, compositing, into lighting & 3D. His screen credits include "Peter Jackson's King Kong", "Matrix Revolutions, "Star Wars Episode 3", "LOTR - The Two Towers", "Terminator 3", "Hollow Man" at companies like Tippett Studio, Industrial Light & Magic, and Weta Digital. His most recent project was in feature animation on "Shrek the Third" at PDI/Dreamworks Animation, where he's currently at work on "Madagascar 2". He's also done his share of independent short filmmaking and playing music at loud levels. Jeff included a complete filmography, but it was too long to print! Let's just say the guys has worked on a TON of great stuff!


Next up we are glad to announce that award winning author Barbara Hambly WILL be able to join us at SiliCon 2007 after all! We are super-stoked to have Barbara appear at this years show. The best selling sci-fi fantasy author of both Star Wars and Star Trek novelizations, The Windrose Chronicles, and The Darwath Trilogy...just to name a few! She has been the President of the Science Fiction Writers of America (1994-1996), has been a Locus award winner, and a multiple Nebula award nominee. She has admitted to not being good with titles for books (perhaps The Quirinal Hill Affair would not be out of print today if her original title idea, The Baby Eaters, had stuck). Barbara enjoys many non-writing hobbies, including karate (she holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate), dancing, painting, historical and fantasy costuming (something she's enjoyed since high school), and tarot card reading. I don't know if she's still involved, but being a true fangirl at heart she was once a memeber of the SCA and has been known to attend Renaissance Festivals.

We have confirmed J-Rock Karaoke, the band Swingjig will be playing up on the party floor, the very popular Comics Jam will be back for it's second year, The Charity Auction will be held on Sunday Oct. 7th, and more movies have just been added!!! Keep checking back for more info.

Lastly please head on over to SF for AOD the Bay Area's own homegrown Anime Con with tons of great stuff to do Animation on Display is a San Francisco-based animation convention that celebrates animated arts from around the world in all mediums -- video games, Japanese anime, 3d graphics, and even cartoons! Join our 5th Year Celebration with animation seminars and workshops, fabulous guests, a costume contest, vendors, community artists, and more, all squeezed into one exciting day!

AOD FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Paid attendees will each receive a raffle ticket good for door prizes including a Sony PSP Value Pack and a Nintendo DS Lite! There will also be a special exhibition of AOD memorabilia in the Dealer's Room and refreshments and snacks for attendees. Raffle tickets are limited in supply so pre-register or show up early to guarantee that you get one!

At-Con Registration Starts: 9:30 AM
Dealer's Room and Video Rooms open at 10AM
Opening Ceremony: 11AM
Prize Raffles: Starting at 1PM, winning numbers posted throughout the afternoon
Costume Contest: 7PM
Last Events End: 10PM
More news coming!

Thanks For Reading!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Updates and Fun Stuff!

Some of you know this and some don't so...New Events Added! Kei/Lolita Fashion Show, Fan Swap Meet, Machinima Festival, Zombie Make-up Demonstration, Hollywood Prop & Costume Display, J-Rock Karaoke, and even more great films & panels! We have kicked this thing into high gear. I can also tell you this isn't everything! We have even more up our sleeves. Wait till you hear some of the cool stuff we have cooked up for you guys. We're still recovering from our promo trip down to Comic-Con (it was a blast!). Check our MySpace page for all kinds of updates and cool pics about the cosplay :-)

Here is an update on a cool event form our bud and upcoming guest Jim Mahfood!

The world’s largest traveling shoe show!
Music by: SWIZZ BEATZ and REDMAN!!!
@ Crash Mansion
1024 S. Grand Ave.
LA CA 90015
Tickets at: www.inticketing.com
More info @:

Funky Sole, LA’s Longest Running Deep Funk and Raw
Soul Dance Party, Changes Venues. Funky Sole, the
Saturday-night weekly that ran for six years at the
recently closed Star Shoes nightclub on Hollywood
Boulevard, has run a few blocks to the south.
Beginning on Saturday, July 28th, DJs Music Man Miles
(promoter of the 10 year running Root Down weekly at
Little Temple and leader of funk band Breakestra) and
Egon (general manager and a&r for indie hip hop
powerhouse Stones Throw Records) bring their unique
blend of the rarest, rawest most soulful music this
side of James Brown to Jimmy's Lounge (formerly el
Centro) @6202 Santa Monica blvd at El Centro (1 block
east of Vine) & also just around the corner from the
bomb tacos at Cactus 1 block down on vine & open till
3.... STILL FREE! HUH? What? Jimmys is a cozy,Kool
clean but not uptight lounge that will complement the
sounds and sights of funky sole,not to mention a good
size dancefloor and big patio to kick it in.. Guests
should expect the same brand of music that the two
brought to the Cahuenga Corridor – a range from Deep
Funk, soulful disco, old-school (that would be
pre-1983, mind you) hip hop, afro-latin, bossa-jazz,
Bollywood club bangers and world psychedelia from as
far away as Turkey and Ethiopia. Such a mix can’t be
heard anywhere else in the city. The two plan to
follow up the re-launch party with an all star line up
for the following month. On Sat Aug.4th JROCC the
funky president comes thru to pop that corn in the
skilett for your dancin' & prancin' pleasure.make sure
to get there early to catch the $4 mojitos & to catch
DJ Clifton's (aka DJ Soft touch)impeccable selection
to maych his always impeccable style.Jesse C might
even be in the mix droppin' his always expanding
collection of African funk. On Saturday August 11th,
Jeremy Sole, of KCRW show Branches and the
long-running Afro Funke at Zanzibar in Santa Monica,
will bring his afro-latin-samba-cumbia melange ,
celebrating his 33 1/3 b-day. The special guest for
August 18th is still under wraps, but considering the
guests that the two had at Star Shoes (the likes of
Peanut Butter Wolf,Quantic,Keb Darge,DJ Shadow, DJ
Muro, Chairman Mao and their unofficial third partner
Cut Chemist), it’s sure not to disappoint. “It’s not
often in Los Angeles that a night lasts as long as
Funky Sole has,” Egon says. “We couldn’t stop bringing
this music. We just have too much of it, and it’s not
fair to keep these incredible tunes shelved at home.”
In the words of a more famous soul and - You’ve got to
give the people what they want. Even if they may be
hearing it for the first time at Funky Sole. Funky
Sole saturdays @ Jimmys Lounge 6202 Santa Monica blvd
(1 block east of Vine)
STILL FREE???! ! !
$4 MO-FUNKY-JITOS till 11:30 pm plenty of street
parking and Valet
10 pm till 2 in the a.m., ya know what i'm sayin?
in Loving memory of DJ Dusk & Dilla