What’s this? A video interview with Toronto based indy band, Running Red Lights. These talented musicians met up with Gregory Milne for our first ever On Air Google Hangout. With a new single and a tour of the Pacific Northwest coming this September, they shared their music live from their place and gave us an intimate concert. The first of many live video interviews that we stream on our Google+ page. Make sure you follow us there and come join in on the fun.
While at San Diego Comic-Con, comic book writer/artist Paul Pope cited a meeting he had with an unnamed DC Comics executive to pitch a new series based on the classic Jack Kirby character Kamandi: The Last Boy On Earth. The executive is reported to have responded: “We don’t publish comics for kids. We publish comics for 45-year-olds.”
I think that’s disappointing to say the least. (more…)
Most of Danielle Anderson’s videos are shot simply in her bedroom, other rooms in her home or just simply where she sits down. Her silly, sometimes childish sense of humor comes through right away. Her musical moniker, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, is a perfect example of that very fun personality. The music that comes with that, however, is beautiful, heartfelt and instantly relatable.
Currently touring the United States, the ukulele-wielding, Nebraska-native took a little time out to chat with me about her work: (more…)
I am seated on the patio at Commercial Drive’s Cafe Deux Soliels on a gorgeous summer afternoon enjoying an ice cold beer. Seated across from me is one Daniel Chai. Chai is no stranger to this local bastion for the arts here in Vancouver. The improv comedy troupe The Fictionals has headlined the cafe almost every week since Chai co-founded the group three years ago. Each Tuesday night the group rotates a trio of fresh comedy events:
- The Pop-Up Comedy Jam – The Fictionals send an invite out to other improvisers from around the city to collaborate on a comedy jam session of sorts. A fun chance for the audience to see new faces from all over the Greater Vancouver area.
- Vancouver Improv Fight Club – While the Pop Up Comedy Jam is a fun night of collaboration, this Fight Club is exactly the opposite of that. Duos representing different comedy troupes go head to head in a tag-team improv melee in a battle… for audience love and approval!
- Show Us Your Wits – A saucy mix of naughty improvising with a spectacle of burlesque!
When he started performing in his University days in the Boston area, rapper and comedian Zach Sherwin had branded himself MC Mr. Napkins. Sporting some trademark wild hair and attire, MC Mr. Napkins had built himself a solid following, appearing on E!, VH1, Just For Laughs and has been featured in several videos online over the years. At the tail-end of 2010, after re-locating to Los Angeles, he released MC Mr. Napkins: The Album on Comedy Central Records. Not long after that, Sherwin made his first appearance on the hugely popular Epic Rap Battles of History series on YouTube, portraying a furious Albert Einstein, and would soon join the team as a writer and recurring performer. We would also continue to see new MC Mr. Napkins music videos appear on his own YouTube page right up until the end of 2012. (more…)
If you look at Writer-Artist Erik Burnham’s comicography over the past five years, to many it would seem more like a wishlist than a resume: Gene Simmons, The A-Team, The Simpsons, Mars Attacks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters and most recently the Spider-Man spin-off title, Scarlet Spider.
We managed to get some time in with the Minnesota-native before he rushed off to this year’s San Diego Comic Con and asked him a few questions about how he got started and his journey to where he is now. (more…)
LANcouver 2013 is rocking this weekend.
Lancouver sold out event is showing the Vancouver gaming community just how much they have to give. For the last 9 years running, the sponsors get better, the turn out gets larger and most of all, the gamers are much, much harder to beat.
For you newcomers to gaming, yes we know who you are. LAN parties have been going on for over adecade and now they are opening doors for gaming as a profession. This years’ event will have everything a gamer could need. Energy drinks, seminars and sponsor product demos, as well as panel discussions and special events. E-sporting at its finest. (more…)
If you would kindly indulge me, here is the story of how I met Johnny Millennium:
Around about three years ago, my brother, Brian Milne, was cast in an independent feature film. It was his first feature and I of course was very proud of him. The film was called Happy Console Gamer: The Movie. It was based on a video game review show of the same name. (more…)
Any long time movie fan can tell you a story of how they’ve endured many of the less-than-stellar genre films that have graced late-night cable stations and the dusty hallows of the VHS-littered shelves of video rental stores. Often times, we survive by mocking the varying degrees of insanity gracing the screen, a concept that was brought to mainstream television audiences in the late eighties by Joel Hodgson and the cast and crew of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Over ten seasons, they garnered a legendary cult status that persists to this day. (more…)