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Time Travelling with the Acursian

19 Dec

DEC201545 - ACURSIAN GN (SEP208684) - Previews WorldBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Legendary Comics
Available to order on Amazon USA

Hopefully John Barrowman isn’t spreading himself too thin should he decide to co-author more comic book stories. I enjoy seeing him on screen and he’s a terrific entertainer. He played Captain Jack Harkness, an individual from a far off future who suddenly can’t age, in Doctor Who. Although unceremoniously dumped in the past, he bore witness to many events in Earth’s history, but for this character, he could not interfere!

In the webcomic Acursian (an Old English word defined as one consigned to destruction, misery, or evil by a curse) which he created with his sister, Carole Barrowman, he is Charlie Stewart, a man at odds with himself and his past. He’s intentionally made unlikable at first, but once you get to know him, there’s a redemption arc to enjoy.

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Have TARDIS will Travel; Emerald City Comicon Announces Jenna Coleman!

4 Feb

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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March 12, 2015 Update: Sadly, her appearance was cancelled. No explanation was offered on the Emerald City Comiccon Facebook page.

Jenna Coleman is more than just the Impossible Girl in BBC’s Doctor Who. She’s the sweetheart of the series with her ability to challenge the Doctor much more than the previous companions in this modern version of the show.

On March 27 and 28th only, she will be gracing Emerald City Comicon to tell about tales beyond the TARDIS and interact with fans. This will be a busy time for this actress, but if she’s anything like her character of Clara Oswald, she will challenge it head on! It’s surprising that she didn’t charm Captain America: The First Avenger but her career was just beginning then. Oh how the times have treated her well!

But Doctor Who fans should take note: John Barrowman will also be gracing the halls of the Washington Convention Center. Whether as Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood) or Malcom Merlyn (Arrow). this performer will no doubt entertain the masses in hopefully a concert that many fans will wish the organizers of ECC will organize. No plans are set yet, but the clock is ticking near. Excitement is about as Seattle becomes a haven for pop culture at the end of Winter to cure the blues away.

March 20th Update: Sadly, ECCC announced that she is no longer able to attend. The reason looks obvious for those following Coleman’s Twitter feed: she’s doing a script reading for the next episode and that will no doubt go into production very soon. It should be noted that Fan Expo Vancouver has sometimes been able to invite celebs that have cancelled to appear at their show and vice-versa. At least fans from the Pacific Northwest can hope!

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The Best of the Entertainment Industry’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

18 Aug

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
Updated August 23, 2013

alsa_logoMany celebrities are taking on ALS’ ice bucket challenge to bring awareness to the world to what Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is about. This neurodegenerative disease affects the brain and spinal cord, where it causes muscles to atrophy. Victims in the late stage can lose the ability to speak and swallow food. Fortunately, there is treatment to this muscle numbing disease. But in what can be done so far, all current medications can offer is to “relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life.”

Research is ongoing for better ways to tackle this disease. To help raise funds, many celebrities from various aspects of the world of sports and entertainment have stepped forward to allow themselves to get drenched in ice cold water in a symbolic statement of what the feeling must be like to suffer from ALS. The numbing sensation is not pleasurable. But to their reaction is entertainment enough.

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