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Meeting Evan Peters

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2014
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evan walking

arriving!

evan signing collage

signing autographs

evan table

another (slightly different) one of him signing. (BTW-I saw a girl with a photo of herself and the older gentlemen to the right. She said he’s Evan’s dad and that his mom, not pictured, was there too).

evan auto

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I’m not coherent enough due to my HUGE crush to write out how exciting it was to meet Evan Peters at Wizard World Philly this summer so here’s a video about it instead.

my question

These are not mine but they are from the same panel.

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2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
An Exclusive Interview with Huff’s Elina Madison
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At the beginning of this month Hot Donna and I attended the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con for the second year in a row. As with any convention one of my favorite parts is checking out everyone’s costumes. Somewhat surprisingly I’m not (yet?) a cosplayer myself but I sure do love when others dress up.

There were so many amazing costumes. I’d have more photos but I was only able to attend for two days, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we had a ton of stuff to do (attending Q&A’s, getting photos with celebs, seeing Ghost of the Robot in concert, etc.) so I didn’t have much time to snap pics. Sunday we were exhausted. Plus there aren’t as many people dressed on Sundays (or so it seems to me).

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We spotted this freaking awesome group of folks dressed as Game of Thrones characters right after Hot Donna picked up her ticket. They are fab!

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It was a possibility that I was going to interview Kevin Sorbo at this con (it didn’t end up happening), so when I saw a chick dressed as Xena I had to take a photo. Nice pose, BTW.

spirit
I’m one of those people actually enjoyed the film The Spirit so I totally had to get a photo with this guy, great job!

troma gumby
I’m not the biggest Troma fan. I think I’ve seen two of their films but c’mon, a killer Gumby? Fuck yeah!

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This dude’s Gene Simmons (Kiss) costume was awesome! We ran into him a few times and he gave us tips on things to check out. At one point I jokingly commented to Hot Donna, “Why is Gene Simmons always telling me what to do?”. I want his boots, seriously.

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dr who
I’m not a Whovian but thanks to my boyfriend I can spot a Dalek and a guy dressed as Dr. Who standing next to a Tardis. The Dalek was traveling very quickly so I had to chase him for a minute. Yes, that’s a real guy in there! I’m always impressed when I see robotic R2D2s at cons but this freakin’ blew my mind. You can check out Bob the Dalek’s Facebook here.

Tusken Raider
I love me some Star Wars costumes and this one was so neat. This guy was headed in the direction of the 501st Garrison Carida (a Pennsylvania, Delaware & West Virginia Star Wars costuming group). So, of course I had to flag him down and ask for a p0hoto.

A press pass to the convention was provided to me gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World. For more info on upcoming Wizard World conventions please visit the Wizard World site.

You may also enjoy:
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: My Favorite Costumes
May the 4th Be with You ( Me)-includes more Star Wars cosplayers
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Q&A with Lost Girl’s Kris Holden-Ried
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Buffy Panel
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth

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Kris Holden-Ried is a good-natured actor who is currently known for his portrayal of Dyson on Syfy’s Lost Girl. I was lucky enough to catch his Q&A and later meet him at the 2013 Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con. Lost Girl recently finished airing its third season. In case you aren’t in the know, Lost Girl is about a succubus who learns that there is a whole world of magic within our own. Kris plays Dyson, a police detective/werewolf. He mentioned that the cast is gearing up to film the fourth season this upcoming week. He just managed to squeeze this con into his schedule. The Q&A was moderated by Rebecca Housel.

Filming was allowed at this Q&A but Hot Donna and I had some technical issues. So while we were only able to film a few snippets of the Q&A, which you can watch below, we also took notes.

A few choices anecdotes:

fan: “Who was the biggest practical joker on set?”
Kris: “I’ve been known to walk onto set without my pants on.”

Kris: “I would definitely do superhero roles.”

Ried loves playing Dyson.

He has great on and off screen relationships with both of the main actresses, Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo (who play Bo & Kenzi).

While he doesn’t feel that he’s been typecast thus far as a werewolf in both Lost Girl & Underworld: Awakening (2012), he wouldn’t take a similar role in the very near future.

He is a fan of Games of Thrones. He’d like to appear on the show if it weren’t for scheduling issues with Lost Girl.


“I like everything from classical to rap”

on the episode “Original Skin”

also concerns and shows his his Dyson posture/walk
Hot Donna later told me that her initial thought when watching the show was “This guy (the character of Dyson) walks like a jerk”

“they’ve been inside each other literally…but not the p in the v kind”

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Hot Donna and I both purchased photos with Ried at his table on Saturday and Sunday, as he’s fun, friendly and sexy. The first time I mentioned he was hilarious at the panel, which he seemed to like. The next day I complimented him on his hat. He replied that it was his bad hair day. I said “Nah, you don’t have bad hair days” and he said “self inflicted”.

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His convention manager, Holly Evans, was personable and even remembered us when we returned for another photo on Sunday. She told him that we were back, it was slightly embarrassing but funny. I said “yeah, we’re here every day” and he said “me too”.

Hot Donna would like to mention how huggable Mr. Ried is and I fully concur.

A press pass to the convention was provided to me gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World. For more info on upcoming Wizard World conventions please visit the Wizard World site.

You may also enjoy:
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Buffy Panel
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth

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missemmamm & father with Henry Winkler at a 2011 Steel City Con

missemmamm & father with Henry Winkler at a 2011 Steel City Con

I’m super pumped as once again Hot Donna and myself will be attending Philly Wizard World this year. Last year we went and had a blast. I highly recommend it. The full programming schedule for this year’s convention can be found here on the official site.

This year’s convention runs Thursday, May 30th-Sunday, June 2nd. We will only be able to attend on Saturday and Sunday. However if I were able to be there all four days these are the top events that I would want to attend.

Thursday 05/30/2013
8:00–10:30PM Con Bro Chill Concert (Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107)-This really sounds like a lot of fun. It’s some sort of concert party featuring a group called Con Bro Chill (CBC), Connor Martin, SAMM, Ty Andre and Steve Felts. Note: This event is free to VIP badge holders with a separate paid general admission ticket available.

Friday 05/31/13
1:00-3:00PM Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Room 112)-It’s exactly what it sounds like, speed dating for science fiction fans. I’m not single but if I were I’d like to try out something like this. It seems interesting.
1:00–1:45PM Linda Blair Q&A (Room 113)-Yep, from The Exorcist
2:00–2:45PM Wanna Make Your Own Toy (Room 111)-Co-creator/Teddy Scares artist Joe DiDomenico will be giving tips on creating your own toy line and giving away some fun Teddy Scares items. Yes, I am a fan. I own a totally adorable murderous bear that I bought at a horror con a while back.
2:00-2:45PM Wibbly Wobbly Time: A Doctor Who Panel (Room 113)-Okay, I’m not a Whovian despite my man’s best efforts to convert me but I know that a lot of you are out there, so I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss this.
3:00-3:45PM Kevin Sorbo Q&A (Room 108)-the Hercules/Poolboy star, sounds awesome
3:00-3:45PM Creating Characters That Readers Love To Hate (Room 111)-This may not be for everyone but I’m also a fiction writer so it sounds pretty helpful to me.
3:00-3:45PM Basic Costuming, FX Makeup & Armor-Like Creation (Room 113)-Cosplay fun.
4:00 -4:45PM Ray Park Q&A (Room 113)-He’s played Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1, Toad in X-Men and Snake Eyes in the G.I. Joe films. I’ve never met him but have heard great things about Ray Park.
5:00-5:45PM James Marsters Q&A (Room 113)-Ah, Spike of Buffy and Angel definitely gives great Q&A. I also recommend buying an autograph from him and chatting with him for a few minutes when he’s out on the floor this weekend. He’s very interesting/informative and of course, hot.
5:00-5:45PM Michael Rooker Q&A (Terrance Ballroom)-of The Walking Dead and Mallrats fame
6:00 -6:45PM Stan “The Man” Lee Q&A (Terrance Ballroom)
7:00-9:00PM 80’s Night with Andrew McCarthy: Presented by Awesomefest (Terrance Ballroom)-If it were at all humanly possibly I’d be attending this. I adore Andrew McCarthy. This is a freaking screening of Weekend At Bernies with McCarthy himself!

Saturday 06/01/13
11:00-11:45AM Vampire Lore and Other Urban Legends with Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 108)-Hey, I have a thing for vamps, okay.
12:00-12:45PM Kris Holden-Ried Q&A (Room 113)-Yep, Dyson from Lost Girl will be at WW! I’m so stoked! Hey, he’s a sexy werewolf police officer.
1:00 -1:45PM Henry Winkler Q&A (Room 113)-Yes, Fonzie from Happy Days. I’m a huge fan of his work on Childrens Hospital. I’ve met him at another con and he’s super nice. He really appreciates his fans.
1:30-2:15PM Charmed Reunion with Shannen Doherty, Holly-Marie Combs & Brian Krause (Terrance Ballroom)-I can’t even describe how excited we are about this. Hot Donna and I have seen every episode of Charmed too many times to count. The first real site I ever ran online was the Charmed site, Charmed Fashion Boutique. Krause has replied to me on twitter in the past. I’ve seen him interact with other fans on there often, as well. Yes, IRL Leo sounds just as awesome as on the show.
2:30-3:15PM Buffyfest! with James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter (Terrance Ballroom)-Cordy & Spike!
3:45-4:30PM Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker & Jon Bernthal Q&A (Terrance Ballroom)-Walking Dead fans take note
4:00-4:45PM Giancarlo Esposito Q&A (Room 113)-of Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades.
5:00-5:45PM Kickstarting Your Own Project (Room 108)-I’ve donated to a variety of Kickstarter projects in the past and always enjoying learning more about how they come together.
5:00-5:45PM Firefly with Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite & Gina Torres Q&A (Terrance Ballroom)-Yep, more Whedonverse fun. I’ve been to a Q&A with Adam Baldwin before and he was great.
6:00-8:45PM Lauren Holly Q&A and Screening of Dumb and Dumber: Presented by Awesomefest (Room 108)
7:00PM-9:00PM Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Terrance Ballroom)-Costume contests are always fun to attend.

Sunday, 06/02/13
11:00-11:45AM John Barrowman Q&A (Room 113)-for you Torchwood fans

You can buy your ticket to 2013’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con by clicking here.

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shot by RealTVFilms, showed up that weekend on an ABC affiliate news site, neat!

Over the summer I had the opportunity to attend the Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con as press along with my sister and fellow writer, Hot Donna. While there we had so much fun and were able to learn more about our favorite films as well as being introduced to new films, such as Huff.

Huff is an independent horror movie that offers a new take on the old tale of The Three Little Pigs. It’s about a cash strapped, abusive stepfather (Charlie O’Connell) with three teen daughters. When he gets involved with a drug deal things go from bad to worse. Unfortunately we were unable to catch the screening of the film that was held at the con because we were in Atlantic City that night but I’m definitely looking forward to viewing it when it’s released. According to the official Facebook page the current estimated release date is April 5, 2013.

At Wizard World the team involved in the filming of the flick were on hand to give everyone a scoop on the picture. Charlie O’Connell (Sliders, Dude, Where’s My Car?) was even posing for photos and signing autographs for free.

We were fortunate enough to meet Charlie as well as producer Terry James, in addition to interviewing Elina Madison (1000 Ways to Die). Elina plays Lorelei in Huff. Please enjoy the following interview with her.

Elina Madison will next be seen in Creep Creepersin’s Dracula. Charlie O’Connell will next be seen on the new TV series Zombie Family. Terry James’ next endeavors are as a stunt coordinator for The Last Duane and a stunt driver in Feed the Dog.

Huff on the Net
Huff Site
Huff Soundtrack on iTunes
Huff Facebook
Huff twitter
Elina Madison on twitter
Charlie O’Connell on twitter

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2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Buffy Panel
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Dot Com for President
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: My Favorite Costumes
missemmamm’s Exclusive Interview with the Bloggess: on books, booze & mental health
missemmamm’s Exclusive Interview with Pittsburgh Slim: A Life Philosophy of Sex, Drugs & Alcohol

Press Passes to the convention were provided to us gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World.

For more info on upcoming Wizard World conventions please visit the Wizard World site.

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