Unpopular Culture

American Pop
June 21, 2012

For the first time in years, I’m not going to Comic-Con. I made my decision almost immediately after last year’s Con, and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought to resist the pull of the membership presale earlier this year. Once upon a time, I thought that if I prepared, learned the ropes and the tricks, and just went with the flow of the weekend, I was guaranteed a good time. But I didn’t have a good time last year. It had it’s moments, like cons always do, but the stress outweighed the fun, and what’s the point of that?

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Quest for Comic-Con Part IX: Welcome to the Dollhouse

Here it is, the penultimate episode on Gabby’s journey to meet her idol. In which she arrives at her Aunt Fanny’s house in San Diego somewhat the worse for wear, and has to overcome her aunt’s geek prejudices in order to survive the night. Will she make it? Will she meet Josh Wheaton? Will she overcome all obstacles in her path? Find out next time, in the final episode: Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.

April 22, 2011
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More Than the Middleman

Javier Grillo-Marxuach with 5th Doctor Peter Davison
March 23, 2011

In 2008, ABC Family cancelled the geek-fueled funfest that was The Middleman after only 12 episodes, and the name Javier Grillo-Marxuach hasn’t been seen on TV since (excluding reruns of Charmed on TNT). I recently got the chance to catch up with Javi (as he’s known to practically everyone), and find out what projects are in the works, whether he’ll ever continue The Middleman in comic form, and what it’s like to be both a professional and “a dyed-in-the-wool fan.”

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Quest For Comic-Con Part VIII – Like Sam and Dean, Only Not

First, a thanks to cast and crew for your incredible patience. I wish I had more to give you than my gratitude. But I don’t, so feel free to stuff yourselves with it. Let me tell you a few things about shooting this episode. We shot the first scene in our usual locales, but the flat tire sequence was shot in Laurel Canyon, on a narrow little road hidden up…

February 13, 2011
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Quest for Comic-Con Part VII: Shiny, Captain

It’s a little hard to believe it’s been six months since the last episode was uploaded to YouTube. As regular readers of my blog know, between working and thesis I had very little time for anything else – and to compound the issue, the Quest was once again beset by technical problems. They should be resolved for good, but, you know, I’m not going to swear it. We shot the…

November 15, 2010
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The Big Comic-Con Recap Post

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a doozy. Those of you who follow me on Twitter @hollywoodjane, or are reading this on Facebook, already know that I had a fantastic time. Really, I can’t think of anything that would have made it better, unless I had the power of astral projection and could have been in two places at once. THURSDAY I drove down to San Diego  after uploading…

July 29, 2009
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