Harrisburg Comic Con 2017 Photos and Review.

Joe, Kris and Josh attended at the 2nd Annual Harrisburg Comic Con. Joe and Kris go over the event and their shopping during the two days.

 

1D4 Con: The 2nd Annual Review. Photes and an Interview with Angela from Rogue Cthulhu

Joe, Kris and Josh from Guild of Fools are in the car discussing their 1D4 Con experiences. We have photos and an interview from Angela Souders from Rogue Cthulhu.

1D4 Con Review

Angela Interview

 

 

Good Night Sweet Princess: Carrie Fisher

I usually don’t do this. Yet, another day another death from someone we may only know through our television or movie screens has occurred. This time for me at least, this hurts.Usually we talk comic book TV shows and movies, but I am changing up…a bit. The first comic book that I learned to read was the second giant size issue of A New Hope or as it was called Star Wars. It turned out that it was the mistakenly priced version that was worth a $100 which I ripped to shreds due to the amount of times I read it and carried it from one place to another. I know… reading a comic book instead of storing. Insane.

While the second part of Star Wars is really about how much a bad ass Luke, Obi-wan and Han are. The first real hero of Star Wars is Leia. C-3PO and R2 are just running around while Leia has to face off against Darth Vader. Darth Vader, who is unquestionably, the greatest villain of all time, at least to me. Vader already choked out and broke some random guard’s neck by just asking some questions. What was he going to do to Leia? Leia in her first real scene takes out a Stormtrooper. A feat that her guards couldn’t even do. So, what does Vader do when Leia insults him.He takes in stride. Vader treats her like an equal. At that point, we love her. We love her defiance, we love her smirk and we love her fearlessness. She is the hero of this story.

Carrie Fisher was a hero. She had many battle with drugs, mental illness and being a child of two beloved Hollywood stars who were not always there for her. She survived. She survived by using her wit. While Leia is a three dimensional character, she is very rarely funny. Carrie was fucking hilarious and honest. Maybe a bit too honest. Like the Harrison Ford affair or telling Daisy Ridley not to sleep her way through the cast and crew. The truth can be funny. I like she got with Harrison, because it means the chemistry I saw on screen was real. It doesn’t surprise me either.

In the brilliant documentary about Star Wars called Empire of Dreams, Carrie discusses that George cast them to type. So, of course Han and Leia were going together in real life. It also makes sense that George saw that glimmer of sarcasm and hope in Carrie that was needed for Leia. Even if not for Leia, Carrie was amazing in everything else. In Blues Brothers, she is the murder spree jilted bride that makes John Belushi beg for his life. Belushi. In his prime. Beg. There is also When Harry meet Sally. I hated that stupid wagon wheel table as well. Every time I see a wagon wheel table, I think of how brilliant that scene is thanks to her. I mean lets go through the comedy list of movie in which she made those movies better: The Burds, Austin Powers, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Soapdish. They’re good movies, but she made them better even if it was for a one scene.

If you want to know what the real Carrie was like, I have a vague idea. The Empire of Dreams documentary is probably the best version of her sitting down explaining how she went from Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher’s kid to 1970s icon thanks to this little space movie. She was very blunt about how she thought they were going to replace her. How the studio sent her to fat camp to lose weight to fit into the costumes. She is very upfront while still being charming about the whole ordeal. In the Return of the Jedi commentary, she freely admits Han and Leia are better off fighting than they are at being a couple. I believe Carrie to be a very fun person to be around that how to deal with some real shit in life which his more than happy to talk to you about.

I had an opportunity this year to meet her at NYCC. She was coming for the weekend, but I choose to do Friday instead due to all the craziness of Saturday convention brings let alone New York on the weekend. While I was lucky to meet Stan Lee, Alex Kingston and a few others, I do regret not meeting her. I figured I would meet her along the convention road leading to Episode VIII, but that will not happen. However, I did.  We all did thanks to the miracle of television and film. I get to see her again while I watch Force Awakens with my daughter who loves Leia as well as Rey and BB-8. My daughter gets a hero that is not only a woman, but a great person. I could talk a bit about Rogue One, but I want to keep this spoiler free. Having said that, you will enjoy the last scene. I did.

While I never meet her, she showed me qualities in people I love. Being a smart ass. Taking charge while everyone else seems clueless. Arguing with loved ones over inane things. Being there when your friends need you the most. And most of all how to rebel. I really like rebelling against dark and terrible things especially with a smirk on my face. God, I can’t thank her or those movies enough for that. I will miss her, but it won’t be the last I see her. May she rest in the Force.

 

Harrisburg Comic Con 2016

Joe and Kris attend the first Harrisburg Comic Con. We talk to Bob Mcleod, the Co-Creator of X-Men: New Mutants. The creator of Harrisburg Comic Con, Patrick Brown, also sits down to talk to us about how to start a new Comic Book Convention.  We discuss our loot and how our time as Press went. Lots of pics and Links.

Harrisburg Comic Con Discussion

Interview with Bob Mcleod, New Mutants Co-Creator.

Interview with Patrick Brown, Harrisburg Comic Con Owner/Operator.

 

Red Rose Comics:  https://www.facebook.com/RedRoseComicsLanc/?fref=ts Twitter @redrosecomics

Wubbie Ink:  Wubbieink.etsy.com  Instagram: @wubbieink

April Warner:  Facebook:  Blended Boutique

Save Point: MySavePoint.com Twitter: @mysavepoint

Pirates With Purpose:  pirateswithpurpose.org Supports: Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley

Hole in the Ground Productions

Make It Yours Crafting: https://www.facebook.com/MakeItYoursCrafting/

http://www.centralpaghostbusters.com/

Midtown Cinema

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Vampire Hunter Set: Hole in the Ground Production

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Pirates with Purpose

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Pirates with Purpose

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Amanda Serrano-Make It Yours Crafting

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Amanda Serrano-Make It Yours Crafting

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Amanda Serrano-Make It Yours Crafting

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Amanda Serrano-Make It Yours Crafting

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Prop Replicas-Hole in the Ground Productions

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Pirates with Purpose

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Amanda Serrano-Make It Yours Crafting

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Weapon Replicas-Hole in the Ground Productions

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Weapon Replicas-Hole in the Ground Productions

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First Appearance Hellboy-Skull Island

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Amazing Spiderman #298-Skull Island

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Star Wars Rebellion-Save Point

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Gir Wine Glass-Wubbie Ink

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Central PA Ghostbusters

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Cosplayers-Speedy, Zatanna, Black Canary, Supergirl, Harley Quinn

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Steampunk R2D2-Hole in the Ground Productions

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Proton Pack-Hole in the Ground Producitons

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April Warner-Blended Boutique

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View as we entered Harrisburg Comic Con

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Save Point

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Save Point

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Save Point

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April Warner-Blended Boutique

1D4Con: Review, Phots and Interview.

Joe and Kris are in the car back from the 1D4 Gaming Convention. They talk about their experiences running games and playing in them. We also have photos and a special separate interview 1D4Con Found, James Winfield.

1D4Con Overview

Interview with James Winfield

 

Photos from X-Files Board Game, Dread and Viticulture Games.

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