Ever since childhood, I’ve loved the character of Sherlock Holmes. Whether it was the movies or books I was enjoying, I was fascinated by the mysteries and adventures the World’s Greatest Detective and his companion Dr. Watson embarked upon. I’d stay up late at night reading The Hound of the Baskervilles or taking in any one of the films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
The beginning of May every year means one thing to me and thousands of other horror fanatics around the world. For the past ten years, it’s meant we’ve arrived at another annual Texas Frightmare Weekend. It’s the only event in the Lone Star State that brings together genre actors and artists that we not only grew up watching but are still enjoying on the silver screen and television. 2015’s convention lineup is no different as we welcome actors from Scream, The Craft, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, and Phantasm to name a few. The terrifying fun kicks off this coming Friday, May 1st at the Hyatt Regency located on the grounds of the DFW Airport.
February is here again and that means super heroes and sci-fi characters will descend upon the Irving Convention Center for the annual Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. For two days, thousands of pop and geek culture enthusiasts will be in their comfort zone as some of today’s hottest actors and artists come together in celebration of everything they love.
When it comes to promoting its brand, there’s no denying Marvel Comics goes all out. The proof is in its successful forays into the world of both movies and television, video games, clothing, and countless accessories. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that it all started from a simple source like comic books, which most people consider to be child’s play. You can now add touring interactive event to the long list of successful endeavors as the Marvel Experience makes its rounds throughout the nation.
Child and teen sex trafficking is a real problem in the United States. Whether you want to turn your head to it or not, it is happening in your community. If you don’t believe me, just do a Google search with the keywords “sex trafficking united states statistics” and a whole new world of tragic information will be at your fingertips.
Actor Bradley Cooper landed in Dallas, TX to be a part of the Red Carpet Premiere for American Sniper to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. I was invited to take part in the event, which was absolute pandemonium from the second the celebrity walked in the front doors through a line of military veterans. He was accompanied by Taya Kyle, the widow of the soldier whose life the movie is based on.
Ace Frehley landed in Dallas, TX at Trees for his “Space Invader” tour on Monday, December 1st, 2014. The Spaceman demonstrated to a packed house why he deserved his induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. He might not wear his signature makeup anymore, but he’s still the same talented and quirky lead guitarist he was in the late 1970s playing to sold-out arenas in KISS. He’s just older and wiser than he was in those hazy days filled with drugs and booze.
Legendary KISS Spaceman Ace Frehley lands in Dallas, TX on December 1st. The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee will be taking the stage at Trees for what will surely be an electrifying experience. His performance includes KISS classics, solo material from a four decades long career, and songs from his latest album Space Invader.
Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days 2014 wasn’t as hectic an event as May’s monstrous blow-out, but it still provided plenty of fun for attendees. Held back at the familiar Irving Convention Center, it was better organized than in the past and only had some minor issues.
Pop culture junkies are in for a treat this weekend as Fan Expo Dallas rolls out the red carpet for Dallas Comic Con's annual Fan Days. Dozens of actors and artists from several different iconic television shows, movies, and comic books will be in attendance meeting and greeting their enthusiastic fans. Let's not forget the multitudes of vendors providing the masses with the opportunity to get their hands on hard-to-find items and merchandise. At the risk of sounding cliche, there really is something for everyone at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.