WW84: WTF?

NOTICE: This review contains lots of spoilers. Great Hera! Wonder Woman: 1984 was terrible! I am distraught over this, and must complain to all of you accordingly. It didn’t have to be this way. Wonder Woman (2017), for all its flaws, was still an enjoyable, fun movie for me, in part because of my love for Diana […]

WW84: WTF?

Wizard World Postpones New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland Events


New Dates For NOLA (Jan. 7-9, 2022), Phila (Nov. 12-14, 2021, Portland (Jan. 28-30, 2022); !All Tickets To Be Honored On Rescheduled Dates!


LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2021 – Wizard Brands, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced that its New Orleans (scheduled January 8-10), Philadelphia (Jan. 15-17) and Portland (Jan. 29-31) events have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and in continued accordance with federal, state and local guidelines.

The new dates are as follows:
· Wizard World New Orleans, January 7-9, 2022 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
· Wizard World Philadelphia, November 12-14, 2021(Greater Philadelphia Expo Center)
· Wizard World Portland, January 28-30, 2022 (Oregon Convention Center)

The safety of our vendors, guests, and attendees continues to be a priority. Notices on the status of additional scheduled Wizard World events will be issued as they become available.

Fans who purchased general admission and/or VIP tickets for the original dates may use those for the rescheduled dates when they are announced. Artists, exhibitors and others associated with the event can expect communication from Wizard Brands soon regarding the new dates.

Wizard Brands continues to produce Wizard World Virtual Experiences, in which celebrities from favorite TV shows, film franchises and more conduct group video Q&As, available on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. Wizard Brands has conducted more than 175 of these free sessions to date, which have been expanded to include artists, authors, cosplayers, trivia, karaoke and other elements of the Wizard World event experience. The schedule of upcoming sessions is available at http://www.wizardworldvirtual.com.

WIZARD WORLD: Evil Dead Virtual Experience

Wizard World Virtual Experiences presents Ash Vs. Evil Dead! We’re bringing you Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Lee Majors from the cast of Ash Vs. Evil Dead – featuring a FREE Live Q&A, Live Video Chats, Recorded Video Messages, Virtual Photo Ops and Autographs!
TICKET INFORMATIONFREE Live Q&A: Take part in a free, interactive and moderated live video Q&A with our celebrity guest on January 9 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.Livestream will be viewable on the Wizard World Virtual Twitch channel, Facebook Live, and YouTube.   Live Video Chats: Exclusive, 2-minute private one-on-one video chats with our celebrity guests. On the night before the video chats take place, a Wizard World representative will reach out to you with all the information on how to redeem your Live Video Chat. Video Chats will be free from any promotions or advertisements. Video Chats will take place via Zoom on January 16 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.
Virtual Photo Ops: Exclusive opportunity to join our celebrity guests in a Zoom room to take a photo together! Photos will then be printed with a commemorative Wizard World Virtual Experiences border and mailed to you!   On the night before the Photo Ops take place, a Wizard World representative will reach out to you with all the information on how to redeem your Virtual Photo Op.Virtual Photo Ops will take place on January 16 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET. 
Recorded Video Message: before purchasing you will enter the instructions for your Video Recorded Message. 250 character limit.   Autographs: Autograph includes signature on an 8″x10″ photo. Personalization is included (if you want). This item will be mailed to your address of choice. During checkout, complete the form to fill in your shipping address. Sales tax is applied at checkout. Note that international shipping may incur customs fees at the time of delivery. 
TERMS All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a full refund will be automatically issued to each patron on the credit card used to purchase. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy. Before purchasing your tickets, we urge you to confirm the title, time and location of the event.

Win Signed Stan Lee/ Norman Reedus/ William Shatner Event Poster In Sweepstakes! Longtime Wizard World convention attendees may remember the event celebrity posters seen at shows across the country in years past. Well, we had the foresight to have them signed by the stars, and now you can win one just by being a Wizard World SMS text subscriber. In 2014, Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, Bruce Campbell, William Shatner, Peter Mayhew, Adam West and Billy Dee Williams (!) were among the dozens of celebrities who attended Wizard World Portland and signed the official poster. So if you already signed up for SMS deals by texting WIZARDWORLDSUBSCRIBE to 66097, you’re already entered. If you haven’t, do it now to win this poster, listed as a $2000.00 value (but, let’s be honest, Stan Lee, Peter Mayhew AND Adam West??? It’s kind of priceless). And dozens of other unique posters are available, so check them out here. No purchase necessary, winner will be selected randomly from all active subscribers to the free SMS deals program. Find Event Posters And More
 
More Event Banners Added To Vault! Truly one-of-a-kind items are a collector’s dream, and the Wizard World Vault has been restocked with a bunch of them, with even more event banners from Wizard World conventions added recently. From Ted Danson to Kevin Conroy to Steve Guttenberg, these were produced for our shows across the country and are now available for many celebrities who have attended our past live events. Get yours today! And look for the great New Year, New Deals in the Vault, prices slashed and no code needed. New Year, New Deals
 
Ash vs. Evil Dead! Bruce Campbell (“Ash Williams”), Ray Santiago (“Pablo Bolivar”), Dana DeLorenzo (“Kelly Maxwell”), Lee Majors (“Brock Williams”) Live Q&A: Saturday, January 9 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Rewatch Party: Wednesday, January 13 Live 1v1 Video Chats & Virtual Photo Ops: Saturday, January 16 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
 
Classic TV Sitcoms! Adjust the antenna because it’s time to relive TV history with John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld,” “Scorch”), Jim J Bullock (“Too Close for Comfort,” “Alf”), Peter Scolari (“Bosom Buddies,” “Newhart”), Lydia Cornell (“Too Close for Comfort,” “The Love Boat”) Live Q&A: Sunday, January 17 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Rewatch Party: Wednesday, January 20 Live 1v1 Video Chats & Virtual Photo Ops: Sunday, January 24 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
 
Also Coming Soon! Here’s what else is on deck:
Wednesday, January 6, Re-Watch of “The Originals” panel Thursday, January 7, “Wiz Quiz,” geeky trivia with Wizard World’s own MikeGDoesThings · 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT Saturday, January 9, Harvey Guillén, “The Magicians,” “What We Do in the Shadows” · 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT Saturday, January 16, “Animaniacs,” Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Saturday, January 16, “Charmed Against Humanity” card game with Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller · 7 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Thursday, January 21, Tala Ashe/Rewatch Party of “Legends of Tomorrow” Panel · evening TBD Saturday, January 30, Dolph Lundgren, Rocky IV, The Punisher, Masters of the Universe · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs

Life In 2020

What is funny… I had all these ideas on what talk about and write out. But once I got to the title of these post, just looking at the 2020.. Made my mind go blank, and this overwhelming stress began to creep in. Trying rather hard to look at the positive events that did happen in this year. This has been a long year slow, dreadful year. I remember in the beginning of 2020 things were looking up, I got promoted the year before and money was no longer a issue. We had made an number of plans for the year, started to save for things. Even at one point we were looking at get a house. Kids were doing good in school and healthy.

But that changed towards the end of January and all of February. I remember when we first hear about COVID-19 was at work. At the time it was mostly in Asia and we didn’t really worry to much about it. Then we heard the news of it hitting the UK hard. I remember we had a meeting about what to do if COVID came here. While some were in denial and some tried to throw out some ideas. It all turned out to be folly. Come March we shut down the restaurant for a few weeks to see how things go. Those few weeks turn to months and I found myself out of a job. After about a month of digging into the savings, I was finally approved for unemployment. Even with that , sadly money was a issue again. School shut down and the kids and myself found ourselves stuck at home. Not being able to travel or see some love ones. We tried to make the best of what we can.

I know in the past I have made some post about the kids and a few of the events going on. But I have to say I was rather shocked on how well the kids handled it all. My oldest would video chat or text with her friends, lots of crafts haha. My youngest he would video chat and was still able to play with his friends over a number of video games. At least over the summer things lighten up just a little to where they were able to have a friend over or a sleep over. But that too was short lived. We soon found ourselves sticking to our inner circle of family and friends. People who we knew that kept things clean and followed the CDC guidelines .

Then the Oregon fires hit..

My parents and siblings lived in Talent, Oregon. That whole town was leveled by fire. I remember the phone call I got from my Mom and sister, telling me that they were being evacuated and saying that the house was gone. That all the other homes were on fire around as well. After a few hours of hearing nothing from them and realizing that everything in their is gone was a hard pill to swallow. Once I did hear back, I picked up my sister to stay with us for a few days. So our parents could figure out what they needed to do. While this was going on, the kids other set of grandparents were having health problems and were able to have people over anymore do to being high risk of COVID. So the kids were not about to see any family most of the summer. We did get to have one get together on the fourth of July with my side of the family. Even made plans for Thanksgiving with them, sadly that turned out to be a pipe dream.

Some good news came from the fires, that my parents home was saved. The firefighters were able to save the house with some damage. But that was the beginning of a longer journey for them to get back into the house. Sadly some of my old friends weren’t so lucky and lost everything. So for the next month or so I was watching all the channels and keeping up to date on where the fires were. Because we were now in the circle of burning neighboring towns and everything was covered in ash. Sky was red and dark…

Then the rains came and all but stopped the fires. On the heels of that, we were going into the new school years and school was shut down. They were now at home learning and had to set them for that. So now I am at home worrying about money, keeping the house in order, making sure the kids have what they need, part time teacher/tech support and Dad.. At some point in all this craziness, my Mom got COVID from someone at work and she had to stay away from everyone. So after a number of tests and a couple of weeks, she is now doing better. But at this point we are all quarantine and can’t do anything.

Still out of a job and getting unemployment, luckily my girlfriend still had her job going. Otherwise I think we would have been in some trouble. So Halloween was shot, we just bought a bunch of candy and watched horror movies. Thanksgiving was now a small group of family and we still had Christmas to get to.

Now comes a topic I’ve been wanting to write about for awhile now. But I had to wait to I got the okay from my lawyer. Some of my close friends and family know I have been in a rather interesting custody battle. So while all this events were happening in 2020, I was fighting for my kids. I sadly can’t get into much detail.. But it as been a cause for much stress, headaches, tears and worry. To be truthful this legal battle should have been over with months and months ago. But with someone postponing and COVID, the court date kept getting pushed back. Hopefully this will come to a end this year. I know the kids want this to be done with. I know I want this done with, the families want this done with. The fact is too, I have been dealing with for years, it wasn’t till 2018 where I finally got legal help. Needless to say I have a better understanding of the laws now and beyond grateful for the help they have given me.

So now we are at the end of the year now. We were able to get a number of gifts for the kids and family. Also for the past year I have been planning on proposing to my girlfriend. I’ve talked with my kids about it, to see how they feel about. I think there were a at least 5 different conversations about it over the year. Both of were rather excited about the idea and happy. This is something that was important to me and I wanted to make sure the kids didn’t have any problems with it. Specially with everything going on.. So after talking with my girlfriend’s parents about it, they were more than happy to give their blessing. Aside note, my girlfriend and I had talked around October. Saying that we weren’t going to get each other gifts this year and save that money for a trip or something down the road. To mostly focus on the kids and family members. I had gotten the ring before hand hahaha. So this was going to be a shock to her. On Christmas Eve after all the gifts were open, I proposed to my girlfriend(now fiancee). Luckily my oldest got it on video hahaha.

So 2020 ended on a high note, at least for myself. While I am looking forward to 2021, I am not holding my breath for things to get better. We are trying to plan a wedding and yet make back up plans in case those plans don’t work. School is still currently at home,…. So I will end this post with one of my favorite quotes by Gandalf:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

Motel Hell – Chainsaw Battle I

What is it about chainsaws that make us so excited? It’s the ideal killing tool that drives the movie into a much higher realm of chaos and suspense. Think of 1984’s Gremlins when Billy Peltzer is going after Stripe in that Montgomery Ward store. Up at this point, Billy has already set fire to the […]

Motel Hell – Chainsaw Battle I