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Hello Con Maniacs,
Cons are always looking for new and interesting guests. With Sci Fi Channel about to release the US version of BBC’s hit Being Human I thought we might take a look at both. Please weigh in with your thoughts.
First lets look at the original UK and new US version’s side by side. Here is Aidan Turner who plays “Mitchel” the Vampire in the BBC version and Sam Witwer who plays “Aidan” the vampire.
They are definitely both tall dark and handsome but does Sam have more genre cred due to playing Doomsday in Smallville and Starkiller in Star Wars the Force Unleashed?(Sam’s Facebook page) What do you think?
Now how about we take a look at our lovely ghosts. In the UK version Lenora Crichlow plays Annie and in the US version Meaghan Rath plays Sally.
So which one of these gorgeous young women would you like to see on stage or behind a desk signing?
Both of the Werewolves are some of my favorites. Russell Tovey who plays George and has also been on Doctor Who and Sam Huntington who plays Josh and was Jimmy Olsen in the recent Superman Returns.
Here is a bonus shot of Sam Witer…
So there you have it. Now you can compare each side by side. I am split on the whole things. I love the UK version but I am also a fan of the actors on the new US version. I think I am just going to have to watch both…LOL
Feel free to email me your ideas at Magid@raybin.com Seeing as how I am going to have to wait to see Sam Witwer on Being Human I guess Ill just have to settle for him as Doomsday and maybe play some Force Unleashed. Anyone have any good cheats?
Hello Con Maniacs,
I am happy to announce the addition of Colin Baker, the 6th Doctor as a guest at Look Whos Talking by www.firstcontactconventions.com
Colin Baker was a very colorful change after the somewhat more reserved Peter Davison. Not too mention the very colorful coat Colin wore as the Doctor. It was like Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
I am sure by now you are all well aware of my love for Doctor Who. I can basically gage my childhood by which Doctor was around at the time. Me and my friends used to play Dr. Who. Of course everyone wanted to be the Doctor. Although it was always fun to be the Master…This is the Master I loved!
I would love to hear what you think of Dr. Who, you can reach me at Magid@raybin.com and remember if you would like a specific event featured in detail here please contact the show promoters and let them know.
Time to go watch all the Dr. Who episode I tivod over the New Year…Maybe play with my Tardis too
Hello Con Maniacs,
Well I’m getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break. I don’t know about all of you but it can be nice to disconnect every once in awhile. What did you do for the holiday? I really enjoyed watching Dr. Who at the Prom on BBC America. It was amazing…Here is some Youtube video curtesy of SavvyTimelord that is some of the highlights of the event.
After that was the Dr. Who Christmas Special…Add all of that to good food and it was a great weekend. Now I am sure your all wondering what I was refferring to in the title about a word to the wise. Well I am sure you all look forward to Comic Con in San Diego, CA. It is an amazing event and tickets for the event have become almost as good as gold so I thought i would share this just breaking story of Comic Con ticket forgeries.
Southern California — this just in
Two Comic-Con scamsters plead guilty in San Diego
December 27, 2010
Two men from Los Angeles have pleaded guilty in San Diego to selling bogus tickets to last summer’s Comic-Con bash.
Farhad Lame and Navid Vatankhahan were each sentenced to a $750 fine, three years’ probation and 10 days of community service picking up roadside trash. Lame pleaded guilty in San Diego County Superior Court on Monday; Vatankhahan pleaded guilty last week.
The two were arrested in July on the last day of the convention when two women who had each paid $120 for a two-day ticket were refused entry. The tickets proved to be photocopies of a non-transferable exhibitor’s ticket.
With the increasing popularity of the annual event, tickets to Comic-Con are becoming rare and precious commodities.
City Atty. Jan Goldsmith warned the public to be wary of ticket offers to popular events such as Comic-Con. “The old adage, ‘If it seems too good to be true, it usually is,’ applies more than ever to the Internet,” Goldsmith said.
So I advise everyone to be careful. Only purchase your tickets from the event site. Not some other third party.
I would love to hear about your plans for the new year, you can contact me at Magid@raybin.com Also make sure to contact the events you would like to see featured here on www.conmania.com
I hope that if you are travelling you are safe, and even if your back at work that you are a bit more relaxed…
Here is to diving right back into the thick of things…
Hello Con Maniacs,
Wales is going to be the place to be this coming June 5th 2011 for Wales Comic Con. This event will be held at Glydwr University, Wrexham, UK. Remember, if you want more detailed coverage of this event here on www.conmania.com then contact the promoter either via their email: email@example.com or their contact page.
Here you have another opportunity to meet the great Gareth David-Lloyd and Kai Owen from Torchwood will be appearing.
Still with the Dr. Who theme, Colin Baker, the 6th Dr. He was definitely a crazy Dr. That coat of his was a hoot.
As a fantastic change of pace how about David Prowse the man behind the Darth Vader helmet.
This is a show that is really growing in popularity. I would love to feature some more on this event. If your attending let me know at Magid@raybin.com
Alot of you will be starting to get ready to travel for the Christmas holiday. So make sure to be careful, take a deep breath and realize everything will probably take twice the time you think it will. If it doesn’t you will pleasantly surprised. Enjoy having a shorter work week too…
Hello Con Maniacs,
With us just days away from the Doctor Who Christmas Special I though I would post some things to remind those new to Dr. Who that the Dr. has been around long before Christopher Eccleston. Here is a great music video that assists with this.
Here is a great compilation photo showing all the incarnations of the Dr.
To meet some of the great stars of Dr. Who check out my previous post about Gallifrey One’s Catch 22 Island’s od Mystery event.
What do you guys think of Dr. Who? Let me know at Magid@raybin.com
I have my fingers crossed that I get visited by ghosts on Christmas eve, of course all Dr. Who ghosts…Seeing Adric again would be cool…
Hello Con Maniacs,
Well it looks like everyone had a blast at the Chicago Tardis event. Take a look below at this fun “rap” about wanting coffee from Gareth David-Lloyd while being assisted by the beat boxing of Kai Owen…
And how about Kai Owen singing!?!? He might have another career. What do you think?
Oh my stars and garters, you can’t miss this next one. Kai Owen singing the John Barrowman song…It is brilliant!
To the fans who took this videos thanks a million. This event looks like it was a hoot. If you went I would love to hear from you at Magid@raybin.com
I have to say I love my Torchwood. I am so looking forward to their adventures here in the US. I know a story I would love to see, how does Captain Jack become the Face of Boe? Wouldn’t that be cool…Let me know what you think!
Hello my time travelling Con Maniacs,
For your viewing pleasure I would like to present to you Timegate! This event occurs at the HOLIDAY INN SELECT, 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 May 27-29, 2011
Timegate has only just begun to set their guest list, but their first major guest is a good one. For all you Doctor Who fans(classic). Sophie Aldred will be appearing. Sophie Aldred has had a long and varied career in television and theatre but is best known to American audiences as Ace, the trustworthy, staunchly loyal, explosives-happy companion of the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who, starring alongside Sylvester McCoy in such classic tales as “Remembrance of the Daleks”, “The Curse of Fenric”, “Ghost Light”, “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy”, and the final story of the show’s original 26-year run, “Survival”.
TimeGate is an annual science fiction / fantasy convention that focuses on Doctor Who and Stargate but also includes programming on a wide range of other sci-fi / fantasy interests. So if you’re into Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures—or you’re excited about the new show Stargate Universe—this is the convention for you! But if not, they will also have Star Trek, Battlestar, Star Wars, Heroes, literary, horror and comics programming too, along with many other topics.
This looks to be a great show to keep your eye on. I’ll update you as they add new guests. You know, Ace was one of my favorite companions of the later Doctor’s. Some of them were written WAY to dumb. They always work better when they challenge the Doctor in some way. Whether it be morally, emotionally! Just long as they make him work.
Well I’ll be, K 9 just came into the room. What’s that? Sarah Jane’s in trouble? Again?!? Oh I hope she has her Sonic Lipstick. Got to go save the day again…Drop me a line at Magid@raybin.com I would love to hear from you…
Hello Con Maniacs,
This one is for all the Doctor Who fans out there. Of which I know there are many. Gallifrey One’s Catch 22 Islands of Mystery which runs Feb 18-20, 2011 at the LAX Airport Marriott Hotel 5855 West Century Boulevard. You know, I can’t believe Doctor Who has been going for 47 years. The Doctor really can live forever.
Their lineup is fantastic. The show is being headlined by Peter Davison the 5th Doctor. He is such a nice man. Back in Australia he appeared at a Grace Brothers store and I got a couple of novels autographed by him. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Next up is several of Peter Davison’s companions. The first, Janet Fielding who played the fiery Aussie gal Tegan Jovanka. She was always a hoot on the show. After witnessing the Doctor regenerate into his fifth incarnation, she joined Nyssa and Adric in their travels with the Doctor. Tegan’s adventures with the Doctor were especially traumatic: she was present when Adric died, and was mentally assaulted by the Mara on Deva Loka.
Finally sickened by all the death she’d witnessed, Tegan left the Doctor and Turlough, after helping to thwart an attempt by the Daleks to invade time itself.
Next is Sarah Sutton who played Nyssa. Nyssa was the aristocratic daughter of Counsel Tremas, who had been chosen to become the next Keeper (a position of great importance). The Master planned to use Tremas’s investiture to give him a new regeneration cycle, and was renewed when he merged with Tremas, robbing Nyssa of her father.
Orphaned, Nyssa was soon reunited with the Doctor, and they travelled together, with Adric, Tegan and Turlough, for some time, before arriving on Terminus. Here, Nyssa was infected by lazar’s disease, and decided to stay behind, to help the Vanir research a cure.
Third is Matthew Waterhouse who played the tragic Adric was also somewhat of a heartthrob at the time. Adric, a teenage boy with a gift – and badge – for mathematical excellence, was a member of a street gang on the planet Alzarius, along with his brother, Varsh. Adric, alone and hungry for adventure, stowed away in the TARDIS after Varsh sacrificed his life to save the Doctor and his friends.
Often frustrated by his clumsiness, and fiercely competitive, Adric struggled to find a useful role among the TARDIS crew. He ultimately gave up his life by remaining on board a spaceship that crashed into prehistoric Earth, causing the death of the dinosaurs.
Lets not forget K9, well the actor who was the voice of K9 John Leeson. K9 was the creation of Professor Marius, who had made the loyal robot dog to circumvent weight restrictions when travelling to the Bi-Al asteroid. When he returned to Earth, Marius gave K9 to the Doctor. Capable of independent thought, and equipped with a blaster, K9 was a useful companion.
The Doctor gave K9 to Leela when he left her on Gallifrey, but had already prepared K9 Mk II. Despite numerous technical problems which put him out of action, K9 Mk II travelled with the Doctor until he was given to Romana as a parting gift. The Doctor sent another K9 to Sarah Jane Smith, after she had returned to Earth.
Few, I’m exhausted…What you want more? Well how about Kai Owen who plays Rhys Williams in Torchwood.
This show has about another 50 guests…That is amazing. This show is going to be amazing. If your going I would love to hear from you see your pics. Especially of anyone dressed as my favorite Doctor, Tom Baker. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
I think I hear a familiar sound! No, it couldn’t be. Is that the Tardis? Oh my, what am I going to wear? You know, I think I’ll ask if we can go to Skaro. I have always wanted to see the birthplace of the Daleks. Here we go, wish me luck!