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Happy Friday, everyone! In this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanboy Comics would like to highlight a wonderful art installation called "The Hero Within: Imagination and Identity" that is currently on display at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, OH. Joining with amazing artists with varying disabilities from ARC Industries-West and -South, Arts Administrator Geoffrey Martin and a staff of talented instructors and administrators together transformed the Cultural Arts Center's Main Gallery into a gigantic game board, with whimsical floor installations making stations along a path to adventure. Attendees of the installation are able to contemplate their own inner hero and secret identity while appreciating the creativity of individuals working past a variety of disabilities. In the following interview, I chat with Martin regarding the inspiration for "The Hero Within," the incredible efforts by all of the artists involved with the project, the many events and activities provided by the Cultural Arts Center, and more!
“I am the Emissary.”
-- Akorem Laan
Federation officers are not supposed to interfere with the internal affairs of other cultures. That’s not quite the Prime Directive, but it’s pretty close, and certainly a related concept. It’s a good policy to have when Starfleet is zooming around the galaxy in spaceships that basically have access to magic. I’m not joking -- the holodeck, replicators, and transporters all might as well be acts of gods, even for relatively advanced races.
A couple of years ago, I had the great fortune of interviewing one of my all-time favorite comic writer/artists, Jason Pearson. Not surprisingly, it turned out to be one of my favorite interviews.
The following is an interview with Lisa K. Wyatt, director of the play, Cake, with Theatre Unleashed in North Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wyatt about her initial interest in the show, why Theatre Unleashed provided an ideal home for the production, how you can get tickets for Cake, and more!
The following is an interview with playwright David MacDowell Blue and director Mark Hein from the currently running production of Carmilla with The Actaeon Players in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with MacDowell Blue and Hein about the inspiration for the show, why The Actaeon Players provided an ideal home for the production, how you can get tickets for Carmilla, and more!
The following is an interview with writer/director Jennie Kong, rapper Jason Chu, and actress Jessika Van (CW's The Messengers) on the new music video from Stan Lee's Worlds of Heroes, "No Hero Now." The action-driven music video stars Van, Beth Riesgraf (TNT’s Leverage), Dan Feuerriegel (Starz’s Spartacus), Chelsea Harris (CBS’ The Stalker), Tony Messenger (The Expendables), and Jack Yang (A Leading Man). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kong, Chu, and Van about the premise of the music video, why World of Heroes is the perfect platform for the project, where you will be able to find the cast and crew at Comikaze Expo this weekend, and more!
“Ferengi workers don’t want to stop the exploitation. We want to find a way to become the exploiters.”
DS9’s storytelling shows its age in the strangest ways. Last week, we saw the vast gulf between the understanding of consent twenty years ago and now, this week, we’re looking at a political concept that has abruptly become not just politicized but regarded as a creeping specter of genocide by a significant portion of the American electorate. While that’s more a reflection on the growing hysteria of that portion, it’s still instructional on the shifting tides of public opinion. What a difference twenty years makes.
Welcome to another week of Wonder Woman Wednesday! This week, I thought I'd try something a little different. This week's column isn't about Wonder Woman. This week is about you, Wonder Woman's Fans!
Attention, Kryptonian Shoppers! Super-spoilers below!
I can remember the first time I fell in love with Supergirl, and it's been over and over again since I first met The Girl from Krypton.
In the following audio interview, actress Juliet Landau talks with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon about her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, her new vampire-focused documentary, A Place among the Undead, and more.