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Attend Capital City’s Virtual Comic Con from the Comfort of Home!

26 Mar

capital_city_comicon_eventSuffering from con-initus? That is, the need to attend some pop culture convention? Sadly, with parts of the world in lockdown because of COVID-19, the organizers of many an event may have to consider going online with something fun to at least keep the peace from nerds going insane. It won’t be a virtual reality simulation and nor will it be Second Life–perhaps that’s the future until this virus is contained.

Coming to your desktop near you is Capital City’s Digital Comic Con! From March 28 and 29th, you can get a different kind of experience by heading over to their Facebook page to see a list of what the local community is offering to one another for this event that was not able to take place. Confirmed is a cosplay where you can simply post a picture of the costume you were planning on wearing to this event and a podcast from The Zone. More is in the works, and it’s going to be a casual thing so people can pop in and out as they like, without feeling like they’re sitting in front of the computer for the whole event.

Links from participating groups and merchants will be provided to where attendees can get their nerd on.

For the latest updates, please visit Capital City’s Facebook page, where this digital convention is taking place..

Mind Mgmt Comic Fans Are Kickstarting the Game to Gear!

14 Mar

MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” is doing very well in its first week since launching on Kickstarter. It is billed as a tense, paranoia-fueled game of deduction and second-guessing. It’s based on the NY Times Best Selling series from Matt Kindt, and it’s published by Dark Horse Comics. This board game is being published by Vancouver, BC based operation Off the Page Games.

After the product has been sent out to Kickstarter backers, it’s very likely to appear in select games stores near you.

The story is about Meru who has to deal with other strangeness in the likes of X-Files. Instead of aliens and ghosts, she’s dealing with spies, rogue agents and psy-ops. In what she finds, the trouble she gets in requires the help of others.
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Capital City Comic Con in Victoria, BC Postponed! and The Ongoing Covid Situation

12 Mar

capital_city_comicon_eventBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

With no surprise, Capital City Comic Con in Victoria, British Columbia, is postponed. Tickets will be honoured for those willing to wait and for wanting a refund are advised to contact Ticket Rocket at either 1-855-842-7575 (toll-free) or at support@ticketrocket.co

No new date is likely to be announced until the coronavirus situation is in control. This news follows in a huge string of announcements from major shows (Emerald City Comic Con, South by Southwest, Tribeca Film Festival and etc) that are not even local. With one case confirmed on the island, it’s enough reason for the organizers to act.

They also cited the Screen Actors Guild advising its members “that it would be in their best interest to cease flying for the foreseeable future.” Until the coronavirus threat is in control, nearly all events this month and perhaps next are not likely to take place.

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Richard Bell’s Brotherhood is Coming to The Rio Mar 14th

10 Mar

Screening at The Rio on March 14th with writer/director Richard Bell, composer William Rowson and star Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant) in attendance.

1660 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Coming to iTunes at end of month.

Canadian filmmaker Richard Bell‘s tale of survival is sombre and evocative. His movie set in a not-so innocent age in the early 20th century shows what a Brotherhood truly entails. Based on the real-life incident that occurred in Balsam Lake, Ontario in 1926, one ill-fated trip with far too many people in one canoe across the lake to gather supplies took a turn for the worst. High winds capsized the transport, and much like the Titanic, some took their chances in the cold waters (swimming to shore) and others clung on for dear life until only a few remained.

Creating the drama was tough. Without a strong plot, I thought I’d be watching a dreamy period piece about training the next generation of boys to be the best they can be. The hope is that one may become the next David Currie–recipient of the Victoria Cross (the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy). With this film, it’s more about how each man have to face his own fear and Nature. The camp leaders think the generation growing up is weak and this sojourn will toughen them up. The context is certainly foreshadowed. Bell provides all the key bits of narrative through flashbacks which recount the better days, the earlier days until the night of.

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