NEXT UP: COMICONN 2012!

Continuing our Connecticut Con Tour FBT will be visiting the upcoming ComiCONN 2012′ on Saturday, August 18th in Trumbull Connecticut. More news to come, keep those pointed ears peeled…….

-Fanboy Will

FBT INVADES CONNECTICON 2012′!

As promised,  I’m back, and chock full of coverage from my day at ConnectiCon 2012′! I attended the Con on Saturday (June 14th) along with my good buddy/awesome artist/ Marshal Couture (www.plexhop.com). It was held at The Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford Connecticut, June 13th-15th.

ConnectiCon was billed as a ‘Multi-Genre’ convention, and it was in many ways. Cos-Players were in abundance, gaming tables were everywhere, Anime panels & screenings of upcoming films were showing, and the general vibe of the Con was great, but a lack of comic book culture left Marshal and I feeling like strangers in a strange land.

Don’t get me  wrong, I support Geekdom, and its many incarnations, but comic books just happen to be MY thing. A Handful of Comic Artists and vendors were present, and we had the pleasure of getting to know a few of them (shouts to: Stacie Ponder, Sticky Comics, Mike Costello & Tina Pratt, Joe Hill, Kristilyn, Garth Cameron Graham, John McDowell, David Woodward, Dern & O-Abnormal, Nick Palazzo, Out At Home Comics, and Zack Finfrock) I just hope that comic book culture will be a bigger presence at ConnectiCon 2013′.

Marshal and I had a great time overall. The convention hall was spacious, allowing for easier navigation around the Con (I’m used to the madness of NYC Comic Conventions)  There was also a large seating/rest area (to take a break from the action), and we scored ourselves some cool swag to boot! I highly recommend attending next year’s Connecticon if you are into any of the above, it’s the little Con that offers a lot. Thanks for having us as your guests ConnectiCon 2012′! We’ll be back  😉

PS-Check out some pics from our adventure at ConnectiCon 2012′ below, and make sure to drop by Marshal’s podcast for even more coverage of the event.

-Fanboy Will

Heading into Hartford

About to pick up our press passes

The Keys To the Kingdom

Swag pile

Marshal busted out this awesome sketchcard at the Con

Awesome leather masks by David Woodward

Sweet Tron print I picked up from the folks at Hellowithcheese.com

BACK FROM THE GRAVE!!!

Well, not quite…I have been gone five whole months due to personal reasons. Things have changed in my life (some good, some painful) that made me realize a big change is in order. Therefore, I will not be able to update Fanboy Theatre as much as I’d like to. So, I’ve considered taking on a team of fellow fan film journalists to provide new material on a more regular basis. If you would be interested in helping out FBT, please drop me a line at fanboytheatre@hotmail.com. I am looking for fan film reviews, fan film news (projects in the works, etc.), comic book projects, comic book reviews, and anything else you might think worthy of a mention here at FBT. I look forward to hearing from You Guys and Gals! 🙂

In other news, I will be attending ConnectiCon on Saturday July 14th along with my good buddy, and fellow Fanboy, Marshall Couture. I’m pretty psyched to cover this event, being it’s the first convention i have covered outside New York. So come on down to The Connecticut Convention Center and get your Geek on with Us! See ya’ there folks!

Best,

Fanboy Will

FBT SPOTLIGHT: CULT RETRO CINEMA!

FBT SPOTLIGHT: CULT RETRO CINEMA

HEY HEY HEY, It’s Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Albert! Nope, just me Fanboy 🙂 Today on FBT We shine the spotlight on Cult Retro Cinema’s superhero, and saturday serial style films. For those of you not in the know, Cult Retro Cinema was founded by none other than Mr. Bill Black. Mr. Black also happens to be the president of AC Comics, The independent comics giant behind such titles as, Captain Paragon, Commando D, Sentinels Of Justice, Nightveil, And their longest running, and most popular title,  Femforce. AC Comics is also known for it’s re-prints of lost Golden Age comics from the Superhero, and Western genres.

Fueled by his love of Movie Serials from the Golden Age, Retro Sci-Fi cinema, and B-Films, Mr. Black has decided to pursue an old passion of his, Filmmaking. With the birth of Cult Retro, Mr. Black’s comic book universe gets the live -action treatment in the form of original serial style short films starring some of his most popular characters. Today on FBT I will be reviewing three of Mr. Blacks films including..The Return Nyoka The Jungle Girl, Nightveil-The Sorcerer’s Eye, and The Blue Bulleteer-Captured By The Cloak. Check out all three write-up’s in the Reviews section. Make sure to stop by Cult Retro’s website today, and pick up some DVD’s while you’re there 🙂 Enjoy!

COMIC BOOK LITERACY PREMIERE’S AT C2E2

n73130854851_1748.jpgThis Documentary feature film showcases the utilization of comic books to promote literacy and education

CHICAGO, IL – The independent documentary feature film “Comic Book Literacy” will make its world premiere at C2E2 – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. The film will screen on Sunday April 18th at 1:45. After the screening there will be a Q&A with the film’s director Todd Kent.

“Comic Book Literacy” emphasizes the positive attributes of a misunderstood medium. The film features appearances by comic book writers and artists such as Paul Dini, Scott McCloud, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, Jim Salicrup, Gail Simone and Art Spigeleman as well as historians and scholars who discuss the role comics play in education in both an historical and contemporary context.

“Many, many people we spoke with attributed their love of reading to comic books,” Kent said, “And we are thrilled to be able to share that excitement and spread the good word about comics.”

Kent added, “C2E2 is a great fit for the film and we’re honored to be a part of it.” Topics in the film include visual literacy, vocabulary and even science and history, the learning of which can be enhanced with the help of comics.

There are plans to screen the film at film festivals and comic book conventions throughout the year with the goal of obtaining a wide release distribution.

“We also hope to spread the word about what a great educational resource comics are,” said Kent, “All teachers should have some comics in their utility belt.”

For more information about the film, upcoming screenings, and updates go to: http://www.ComicBookLiteracy.com

FANBOY FODDER-ENTRY #1

Monday, January 4, 2010

FANBOY FODDER- Entry #1

Hey Folks, Welcome to the first installment of Fanboy Fodder. Fanboy Fodder is a random entry that is Fanboy friendly, but not related to Fan Films. Today’s entry is all about my recent trip to The Dollar Tree! Normally a trip to the dollar store is a guilty pleasure that is nothing to write home about, but on this particular day I discovered some buried treasure in the form of comic books, and trading cards! The comics were in mystery packs, containing 2-3 older comics, and a random non-sports trading card. Here’s a list of the comics I scored in 5 packs…Fantastic Four #247, The Iron Manual #1 (An Iron Man Tech guide), The Micronauts #57, Terminator 2-Judgement Day:Cybernetic Dawn #1, The New Mutants #32, Air Raiders #1, Teen Titans Spotlight #18, Xena Warrior Princess & Joxer Warrior Prince #1, And Secret Wars II #9. The cards included in the packs included were two Wolverine cards, one Batman movie card (Tim Burton film), a Valiant Comics card, and a Marvel Comics foil card. Check out the pics of the actual items below…And now, Here are the sealed non-sports trading card packs I acquired from the mystery card packs….The Mask-Movie Cards, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II-The Secret Of The Ooze-Movie Cards, Muppets Take The Ice cards, and Garfield Collection cards from Pacific
Cards.

Not too shabby… Just goes to show you that you never know what you’ll find at your local dollar store.