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Top celebrities in the geek entertainment and comic convention business. Our favorite geek advocates.

  • Morgan MacDonald
    Published 2 months ago
    An Open Letter to Marilyn Monroe

    An Open Letter to Marilyn Monroe

    As a young girl I was always a performer. I was an only child with a huge imagination and I would dress up every night in sparkly costumes and dance on the kitchen counter for my parents during supper. They loved it. I was enrolled in dance classes and performed the star in the school plays. I thrived on stimulating attention and creativity. I didn’t like negativity and I surrounded myself with friends who were like me. I looked up to the Disney stars like Hillary Duff and Miley Cyrus and for awhile they gave me inspiration to live my little rockstar dream. The dream that led to me singing at the annual neighbors culdesac party and play the role of Charlie in Willy Wonka. I was consumed by the spotlight.
  • Michael Chua
    Published 2 months ago
    Triumph: the late night talk show star

    Triumph: the late night talk show star

    In 2015, at Comic-Con, Conan O’Brien taped the first of four of his TBS late night talk show broadcasts in San Diego. I have been a fan of late night television since 2005, and ten years later, I was very honored at last to meet with only one Conan, who without excuse, is a true tv institution. The one thing that tells us a perfect story about Conan the most, through his enduring career, is that he helped everyone reach common ground between ourselves and defeat cynicism that affects the many, and find the warmest sense of humor, of which Conan is one true master with his strengths of creativity. In nearly three decades, we have never taken Conan for granted, and he holds a special place in our future, as we grow to keep our passions in check. This is true about aspiration in every sense.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 2 months ago
    Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Dad, Dies

    Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Dad, Dies

    Regardless of your relationship with your parents, it's always hard when they pass away. When your parent is an icon of the world of wrestling and you yourself are squarely in the public eye, it's no less difficult.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 2 months ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Performances: Cary Grant

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Performances: Cary Grant

    Cary Grant was born on the 18th of January, 1904 in Bristol, England. The English Born-American actor was the second child of a tailor and a seamstress (which explains why his clothes were always so good!). Be that as it may, his mother was suffering from clinical depression and his father was an alcoholic. His mother was placed in a mental institution and his father had told him, after some time, that his mother had died. Cary Grant grew up not really being very close to his parents until his father not only remarried and started a new family but he also found out when his father was dying, that his mother was still alive.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 3 months ago
    Who Is 'Jeopoardy's G.O.A.T?

    Who Is 'Jeopoardy's G.O.A.T?

    The question on everyone's lips - to be fair, the lips of anyone watching the Jeopardy: Greatest Of All Time tournament - is who will end up being declared the G.O.A.T?
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 3 months ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to Documentary: Aaron Swartz

    A Filmmaker's Guide to Documentary: Aaron Swartz

    Aaron Swartz, as most of us may remember, was an activist and child-genius of the 21st century. His legacy involves net neutrality and the right to exercise free will when using online services and forums. Swartz was also a prolific activist in the field of knowledge and intelligent property, supporting the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) and being one of the most common faces of 2000s activism.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 3 months ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to Adaptation: Dashiell Hammett

    A Filmmaker's Guide to Adaptation: Dashiell Hammett

    Dashiell Hammett died on the 10th of January, 1961 - but by then he had amassed a great amount of noir literature written with characters we love like Sam Spade, Nick and Nora etc. He was a great writer and ever since his birth on the 27th of May, 1894 in Maryland, USA - he has been a continuous name mentioned when we talk about the great film noir. After he basically created hard-boiled crime fiction, many thought it would be great to adapt his works into films.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 3 months ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Performances: Elvis Presley

    A Filmmaker's Guide to the Best Performances: Elvis Presley

    On the 8th of January, 1935, Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He wasn't rich, not even close to rich - probably not even close to average earning. Be that as it may, he was found - they made the records and he became known simply as "The King". Unfortunately, in 1977 - Elvis Presley succumbed to his overworking schedule and accidentally died from taking some horrid pills. But, from when he was making the records to this day and beyond - there are still people who listen to Elvis Presley, old and young.
  • Chris Hearn
    Published 3 months ago
    All Hail King Ricky Gervais

    All Hail King Ricky Gervais

    Yup, yet another take on Ricky Gervais hosting the 2020 Golden Globe awards. Just what the world needs, another article about how awesomely awesome Ricky Gervais was as the host of that otherwise snoozefest of a show.
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 3 months ago
    Well, He Did Warn You

    Well, He Did Warn You

    I’m not sure what I enjoyed more. The monologue, or the whining and crying about it the next day?
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 3 months ago
    5 True Facts About Dolph Lundgren

    5 True Facts About Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren is famous for playing a wide variety of roles since his acting career began in the mid-1980s. While sometimes ridiculed for the sheer number of direct-to-DVD movies he's starred in, his career saw a major resurgence with the films The Expendables and its sequel The Expendables 2. The character Lundgren plays in these films, Gunnar Jensen, really takes center stage in the sequel where he displays his vast knowledge of physics, his hand-to-hand combat prowess, advanced understanding of chemistry, and even talks about his time as a bodyguard for a beautiful, famous actress. Fortunately for Lundgren, he was just playing himself at that point.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published 3 months ago
    Marriage Story - A Movie Review

    Marriage Story - A Movie Review

    Life is a story. You control the pencil. Make it a good one.