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Comic Creators that Frequent Cons
The best part of going to any con is the chance to mingle with the best and brightest talent available. This is where fans get to ask their favorite creators the burning questions that have been eating away at their hearts. While not every creator can make every con, there are a few usual suspects that manage to always find their way into the biggest conventions. So if you’re going to any reasonably well-sized con, chances are you’ll have a good chance at running into one of these creators. Here’s our list of our favorite creators that frequent cons, so keep an eye next time you’re at an event.
Comedian Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge, the actress with impeccable comedic timing as well as other huge assets, has starred in dozens of films and numerous TV shows. For fans of a certain age, she'll always be known for her role in the American Pie films as "Stifler's mom." Her part in the series helped propel Coolidge's status to a character actress that was guaranteed to get big laughs. In the years since the first film hit theaters in 1999, Coolidge has acted in films in a variety of genres including Best in Show, Legally Blonde, and HBO's Sex and the City.
Jim Henson Interview
Jim Henson's lovable gang of Muppets (a combination of the words “marionette” and “puppet”) has made him the most celebrated and successful merchant of fantasy since Disney. In it's prime on television, The Muppet Show was the highest rated syndicated show in the US, and attracted 235 million viewers in 102 countries. The series ran from 1976 to 1981, totaling at 120 episodes. Success didn't stop with TV, either. There wasn't a piece of merchandise on the market that didn't have its Muppet equivalent: dolls, books, clothes, household appliances, calendars, records, linen, art objects, even jewelry. As if all this weren't enough, Henson and his team launched into feature filmmaking with The Muppet Movie in 1979 and nine spinoffs.
Scariest 80s Horror Movies
Mullets, leg warmers, and parachute pants weren’t the only scary things about the 1980s. In fact, the 80s are considered the golden age of horror movies because of how many fantastic films were produced during the decade. Whether you fancy a slasher flick, a paranormal haunting, or sci-fi horror, you can bury yourself under the covers and watch any of these 1980s horror films for a great scare. However, you might never sleep again if Freddy Kruger gets to you. The movies produced in this decade not only broke ground on their own but also spawned sequels which grew into franchises, some of which continue on to this day. One of the reasons horror films from the 80s are still considered masterpieces is how unique they were at the time. The writing was top-notch, the budget was low, and the expectations were higher than the clouds. Films such as Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, and The Evil Dead set the bar for horror films so high that the films we see today just don’t seem to match. But who knows? Maybe high-quality horror films will come back from the dead just like Jason Voorhees.
History of She-Hulk
I think it’s fair to say that everyone has heard of The Hulk. In fact, I’m pretty certain that even people who have never touched a comic book in their lives or have never seen one of the very many superhero movies coming out every year now still know who The Hulk is. Why is that?
Best Paintball Guns
You’ve played the "Call of Duty" games; you’ve watched every action film. But being a passive participant can only take you so far. Sometimes, when you’re really craving an adrenaline rush, there’s no substitute for real combat. But nobody wants to risk death or dismemberment by actually enlisting in the army or spending hours performing boring digital subterfuge for the real NSA. For the weekend warrior, the best way to get a taste of real world combat is through paintball. Before you can enter the battlefield with a slow motion hero pan followed by a bevy of explosions, you need to pick your weapon for battle. With so many paintball guns available on the market it can be overwhelming for the average weekend warrior to step into the fray to choose their weapon of battle. Thankfully our team of aspiring action heroes has picked a few of the best guns at a variety of different price levels to get your badass on.
Technology's Influence on Slot Machines
The future of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology is backed up by data. Investment in the field often surpasses that of the majority of tech sectors. In early 2016, augmented reality super-hush-hush startup Magic Leap closed a $794 million round C. And every tech company worth mentioning (Google, Samsung, Facebook, Apple, LG) is pouring substantive resources into those still-weird-looking headsets. Case in point—financial data to prove an assertion. Slot machines are the most successful game ever created. Did we say “KaBOOM”? And mind you, this isn’t the opinion of the writer who pens these lines, nor is it wishful thinking. It is cold, hard data. Don’t believe it? Just keep on reading.
Best Funko Pop! Collectibles
Funko LLC sells over $30 million worth of Pop! action figures a year. Some action figures and collectibles trade for over 10 times their original cost in the secondary market. Funko was founded as a Bobblehead company in 1998 by Mike Becker. In 2005, Becker sold Funko to its current owner, Brian Mariotti, who set his sights toward rapid growth in the licensed gift and novelty world. Funko currently holds more than 150 licenses including, but not limited to: Marvel, Hasbro, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, DC Comics, and Disney. Designed for fans of all ages, Funko Pop! has something for every geek.
Weirdest Siri Glitches
The year is 1968. That guy Stanley Kubrick has released a new mind-bending film called 2001: A Space Odyssey. Quite a lot of people thought it was the most incoherent film ever made. But after all, Arthur C. Clarke said about the film, “If you understand '2001' completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we answered."
Sexiest Lip Sync Battle Performances
The mic is off, the battle is on! What began as a fun segment on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, has now grown into a full-fledged series of its own. With John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant signed on as two of the producers, Lip Sync Battle debuted on Spike on April 2, 2015 and was an instant success. Since its first debut episode, the show has experienced moments of great fun. Each episode features two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before, syncing their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. Out of all the celebrities to have performed on the Lip Sync Battle stage, there are eight performances in particular that were so sexy and fun that we had to highlight them in this list!
Best 'Star Wars' Funko Pop! Figures
"Whether it's the X-Men or Breaking Bad, we're going to find some pop culture phenomenon to get you into the hobby." Funko CEO Brian Mariotti's statement about collecting Funko Pop! figures is certainly true, and the company's Star Wars collection is no exception. Geeks everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of a new Star Wars movie every year for the foreseeable future. To prepare for these exciting events, toy lovers and Star Wars fans everywhere are stocking up on the best Star Wars toys and collectibles. One of the more popular brands out there is Funko Pop!-and why wouldn’t it be? Funko Pop! figures turn your favorite characters into miniature, desk-sized, adorable playmates. They are perfect for kids and adult alike, and are available in a huge variety of characters. In fact, even the Star Wars collection was large enough that we struggled to narrow down our selection of the best. After much debating and deliberation, Geeks brings you our picks for the best Star Wars Funko Pop! figures to add to your collection. Star Wars has a vast line of products that are as trendy as their movies. There is no doubt that the Star Wars craze will continue to grow its audience as they continue to offer a handful of exclusive items to their fans. The Star Wars Funko Pop! figures are a limited line of vinyl figures that started off small in size standing a little over 3” tall and some have now doubled in size. These collectible items will only increase in value over time since production is limited, so if you’re a Star Wars collector make sure you know how many creatures should be on your checklist.