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Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge expands Jan 17th! Are We Ready for It?

14 Jan

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

These are not the lightsabers I’m looking for. After the excitement of seeing the final film of the cinematic Star Wars saga, the excitement and fervor of wanting to hop the next plane to Anaheim to enjoy Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland is half and half.

According to CNBC:

…more guests will flock to the two lands after the opening of the Rise of the Resistance ride. The ride will open in Orlando on Dec 5 And in Anaheim on Jan 17.

This new combination coaster and live action show will be crazy. Those who want to be on this ride already bought their tickets for the queue, and I can’t simply travel down on a whim and expect to get in on that day. I know this performance theatre experience puts Universal Studios’ T2 3-D: Battle Across Time from years ago to shame. It’s sad that park attraction shut down.

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[Torrance, CA] MacrossWorld 2016 is Here!

26 Jul

MacrossOriginalBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

MacrossWorld’s official Facebook page has announced the return of MacrossWorld in 2016. This event will be held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Centre in Torrance, California on Saturday, October 15th. There will be cosplay performances, an amazing dealer’s room, special guests, and lower registration prices. There will also be tasty Japanese comfort food available from the Okamoto Kitchen food truck.

No official invitations have gone out yet for this event but that hasn’t stopped voice actors Brett Weaver and Richard Epcar from expressing interest in attending.

We’ll keep you posted.

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To learn more about the event visit MacrossWorld’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Macrossworld/.

To visit MacrossWorld’s Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1641746736153220/.

To purchase tickets to the event visit https://mwcon.ticketleap.com/mwcon2016/dates/Oct-15-2016_at_1100AM

Source(s): Vintage Anime Fans Facebook group, Donald Yee, and MacrossWorld Facebook page.

Can You Keep it Under Your Hat; Disney’s Mad Hatter Billboard Really was Depp!

11 May

AliceThroughTheLookingGlassPosterBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Visitors to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California were given a rare treat when a stationary billboard at the entrance to the park started talking to them. The billboard advertising Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass left park visitors in awe when the film’s character Mad Hatter reacted to the crowd. The trick was all down to 52-year-old actor Johnny Depp live streamed using current video technology and a little Disney magic. Depp will reprise his role as the Mad Hatter (due in theatres May 27th) from 2010’s Alice In Wonderland.

Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film is directed by James Bobin with the screenplay by Linda Woolverton and based on the books of Lewis Carroll. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be in theatres May 27, 2016.

Source(s): Digital Spy and Disney Movie Trailers.

Video Source(s): Disney Movie Trailers.

Minna’s 25 Years as an Anime Club Deserves a Catbus Cake

21 Apr

CatbusCake1By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Reality TV isn’t my thing but for a time I gave it a chance when I watched the TLC program Cake Boss. It’s a series about an Italian-American family run bakery called Carlo’s Bake Shop. Founded in 1910, the shop operates in Hoboken, New Jersey. I didn’t watch the show for the stories or even for the personalities, I watched the show for the astounding cake art that was produced. And one has to admit, if there was any reason to tune in to each episode, it was for the cake creations Buddy Valastro and his team were responsible for. For a time I was cake crazy. And as hard as I tried, I just couldn’t find cake art that was even remotely decent in my small city of Victoria, British Columbia.

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