Archive | October, 2013

Obsessed With Art: SOS!

30 Oct

Lately I’ve been obsessed with buying art-prints, specially some that I have been wanting for a while. It’s not as if I have a place to hang them at the moment, but it feels good to have them for that moment when I have my own place– which, I’m sure, is coming soon.

So yeah… a new day: a new print that I will soon be holding. Today I discovered the artist behind a piece I’ve had my eyes on for a bit: Asia Kendrick-Horton and she has a store! I was so happy I got one,

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Thug Usagi
*insert happy sigh*

Though I have to say, if it all goes well I will soon be returning to buy the ones that caught my eye and stole my heart:

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SMRD: Neo-Queen Serenity + Small Lady & Sailor Moon SCRD
Aren’t they gorgeous ❤

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Early Birthday Prezzie For Me

29 Oct

Since my birthday is in a couple of weeks and artist Babs Tarr opened her Etsy Store, I decided to coerce -in a very nice way- my family to get me two prints I’ve been coveting for a while. I know she seldom opens her store and the prints go so fast, so I settled for texting my sister pictures of the print and repeating it to her every couple of minutes until I got them, both.

I just wanted to share the awesomeness of my birthday presents with everyone. Look at the pretty *_*

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Moon Baby

and my personal fave:

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Bosozoku Sailor Scouts

Aren’t they gorgeous? I know! I can’t wait to get them and frame them. ❤

NYCC Part 2: Top 5 Panels

21 Oct

Since Comic-con is all year long in my head…

I attended a bunch panels at NYCC, though I will go over my TOP 5 with a honorary mention to a few others.

  • Dark Horse, REWRITING THE CLASSICS: MODERN SCI-FI IN COMICS

This one was one of my favorite panels from beginning to end. Not only did they go over many projects and others that are coming soon – SERENITY being the one that has me glued to my calendar counting the days for it to come out- but the discussions of the creative processes of each artist/writer and the discussion of each’s perspective on sci-fi kept me interested in the panel all throughout. At the panel we had: Aub Driver (publicist for DH and Moderator), Scott Allie (editor in-chief), Mac Walters (MASS EFFECT), Tommy Lee Edwards (VANDROID), Josh Williamson (PREDATOR), Chris Schlerf (HALO), Tomm Coker and Torfi Frans Olafsson (CCP & EVE ONLINE).
You can check my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

Here is the thing, I like Dark Horse comics because of how different their stories and styles usually are– at least to me they stand out. I am looking forward to reading VANDROID, SERENITY, and ALIENS, PREDATOR, PROMETHEUS, & ALIEN VS. PREDATOR; as well as J. Michael Straczynski’s TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FINAL BATTLE. I was sold just by looking at the covers they showed us. I wished I had been able to stay longer after the panel to get to meet them all. Great panel! I definitely need to start buying more comics.

  • Image Comics: Behind the Creations

This panel was a 101 class for all of us that one day wish to get into the business in one way or another. I for it to be a breath of fresh air to hear artists/creators talk about their projects from the conception of the ideas all through the final product after publishing; as well as hearing about the partnership between the artist and writer. Like with Dark Horse, their art and stories usually captivate me. Here we had Ron Richards (Moderator), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), Antony Johnston (UMBRAL), Josh Williamson (GHOSTED), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Glen Brunswick (REALITY CHECK), Ales Kot (ZERO), and Kieron Gillen (THREE).
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

  • Kodansha Comics

This panel was a favorite simply because of the interactions the moderator and panelists had with the public, and because all the exciting announcements they made. As a manga-lover who hasn’t been able to read much of it because of school: I am excited for most of the titles they will be soon releasing; and I now want to start reading ATTACK ON TITAN. I cannot wait to get my hand on The SEVEN DEADLY SINS by Nakaba Suzuki as well as the SAILOR MOON art-books that will be coming out soon.
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

  • 50 Years of Doctor Who Panel

This was a very fun panel to attend. I learned that if someone says “David Tennant”  a sea of girls will start screaming and let let you hear anything of a while… and possibly kill your ears in the process (sighs and shakes head). Other than that, it was a perfect panel for any person that likes the show. Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery joined the panel half-an-hour into it, and later THE Colin Baker came in as well– yes, that is the 6th Doctor to you! I was ecstatic, as was probably everyone else in the panel as well. And Colin Baker posed for me for a picture. Yes, the whovian in me could have not been happier. I am still shocked, though, that the Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama is not that big here, we should change that!
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

  • Chills and Goosebumps with R.L. Stine

As a book-lover and writer wannabe this panel was perfection and pleased the fangirl in me in so many ways. I have always been into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre and was first introduced to Horror and Suspense as a kid by my sister, who handed me an R.L. Stine book. Since then I started liking his books and following the author. It is always mind-boggling and amazing to hear a writer’s story from his own lips: how all came to be for him/her– and this was no different. I came out of the panel inspired and with my dreams heavier than ever, trying to find ways and ideas on how to make them come true and succeed. Thank you to this fantastic author for the great words that he shared with us, his readers.
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

Other magnificent panels I was able to attend were:

  • Creating Comics the Comixology Way– I have to say: it convinced me to try and read digital comics. Great panel! You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.
  • Doctor Who Big Finish panel. Enjoyable to the max. There is an article by Amanga Gurral for Bleeding Cool HERE.
  • Cyanide & Happiness– This panel was HYSTERICAL! I couldn’t stop laughing from beginning to end. You can read Ray Flook’s report for Bleeding Cool HERE.
  • X-Files 10-Year Anniversary panel. Fantastic!
  • Chozen Panel- just plain hilarious. I cannot wait for this show to come out in January. I will be watching!

And these are the panels that made my TOP list– I attended many more, yet there was not much I could pull off of those. Also, as you might have noticed, I didn’t attend any of the big-names panels like DC and Marvel. Since it was my first time doing this I really didn’t want to take the chance to mess up on the most-waited ones. Though now that I got the hang of it and will, hopefully, be heading towards SDCC next Summer: who knows? *crosses fingers* We shall see!

Geek-out,

Nerdy Faery

NYCC Part 1: Swag Warning!

17 Oct

After much debating on how to start my rambles on Comic-con, I decided to break it down to different posts and today I will show off the swag. Just to warn you: most of my swag consists of books. I LOVE BOOKS! Which means: I couldn’t stay away from the publishers… except for when I had to go and cover panels.

Let me preface it, though, by saying that there were a couple of things I really REALLY wanted: Greg Horn‘s Star Sapphire Wonder Woman and Joker & Harley prints, the Super Saiyan Scouters (red specially), Sailor Moon FigureArts action figure (which I was not able to get *tears*), a couple of Michael Bank’s prints from Sugar Fueled, Amanda Conner‘s Ame-Comi Wonder Woman and the new Harley Quinn prints, and a Tony S. Daniel sketch among a few other things. But enough with this, here are the pics.

DAY #1 – THURSDAY

DAY 1
Books: Dark Currents by Jaqueline Carey, The Slanted Worlds (Obsidian Mirrors Book #2) by Catherine Fisher, Department Nineteen by Will Hill, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin, and a couple of samplers.

DAY 1- October 10th, 2013 (10)
Sailor Chibi Moon Poster that Kodansha Comics gave away ❤

DAY #2- FRIDAY

DAY 2
(As you can see, I got the red Saiyan Souter, WOOTSIES!)
Books: Fated by Benedict Jacka, Marvel Comics: The Untold Stories by Sean Howe, Invasive Species by Joseph Wallace, Storm by D.J. MacHale, Dreamwalker by C.S. Friedman, Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer, Sanctum by Sarah Fine, and more samplers; and Divergent pins.

DAY 2- October 11th, 2013 (17) DAY 2- October 11th, 2013 (14)
NYCC 2013 Exclusive signed print by Tony S. Daniel & Kodansha Comics Sailor Moon Calendar Poster.

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UNITY #1 signed by Doug Braithwaite & Generation 1 Pokemon League Badges.

DAY #3- SATURDAY

DAY 3
Books: Touch of the Dark by Karren Chance, Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Captive by A.D. Robertson– a Lemony Snicket shirt and Divergent stickers.

DAY 3- October 12th, 2013 (25) DAY 3- October 12th, 2013 (24)
Greg Horn‘s Wonder Woman Star Sapphire signed print & Amanda Conner‘s Harley Quinn signed print.
Still have to get Greg Horn‘s Whack a Frog Harley Quinn print as well as the Harley & Joker one, and Amanda Conner‘s Ame-Comi Wonder Woman print… They are next on my list! ^-^

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8 Mini-Prints from Sugar Fueled artist: Michael Banks. It was so hard to choose because I wanted them, all!

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#1 issue of PROTECTORS INC. signed by J. Michael Straczynski & ACTION PRESIDENTS: WASHINGTON, SPECIAL CHERRY TREE EDITION signed by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey.

DAY #4- SUNDAY

All books were for kids on Sunday, so I barely even got a preview of the WINX CLUB comics– it was a major bummer!

DAY 4
Sadly, I didn’t get to meet Tony S. Daniel in person, but someone was lovely and got him to sketch my #1 issue of SUPERMAN & WONDER WOMAN. (Same person that got me the print!) ❤ Thank you!

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CHOZEN promotional item they were throwing to the audience right after the panel– I still don’t know what it is for though.

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And I got to take a picture at the BLACK SAILS Starz booth– I really liked how it came out.

This was it for the swag file this year. I loved meeting the authors that were lovely enough to sign my copies and talk to me. They were all so sweet. I got to meet and talk to: Andrea Cremer, Erin Morgenstern (I just loove her writing), Sarah Fine, Joseph Wallace, and Sean Howe…

Also thanks Greg Horn and Dave (his assistant) for being so cool and making my Saturday so amazing- FANGIRL ACHIEVEMENT: UNLOCKED! I’m so happy I got to meet him and Amanda Conner, who is the sweetest artist ever! As well as Michael Banks from Sugar Fueled. Also got to talk to J. Michael Straczynski, Michael Golden, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, and Doug Braithwaite. Thank you so much for making my NYCC 2013 Fangirl experience so wonderful. ❤

Geek Out,
Nerdy Faery

Sailor Moon Phone Cases From TiffyCuppyCake

16 Oct

Hello world!

Before rambling on about Comic-Con, I want to talk about these amazing kawaii custom Sailor Moon decoden phone cases I purchased a couple of weeks ago. I would like to give a special shout-out to TiffyCuppyCake shop on etsy for making me the cutest and most amazing phone cases: one with Sailor Moon and the other with Sailor Pluto– they are, both, my favorite Sailor Senshi… along with Sailor Cosmos, Mars, and the other outer Senshi. I know, practically all of them. I can’t help it. The part that strikes me the most though is that she actually found a cover for my phone when no one has been able to before and that means so much to me. :3

Sailor Moon, along with Saint Seiya, was one of my first anime ever and I grew up watching them. It was a tad annoying because, since I grew up in DR, they never played the episodes in order. Though, I have to say: they never censored the series over there, specially the relationship between Uranus and Neptune. But yeah, I’m still fawning and fangirling all over these, if you are interested, go to her shop, HERE, and message her. She is the sweetest and makes amazing cases as well as plushies. Talk to her about what you want and picture in your mind. She did mine exactly like I wanted them! ❤

The only issue I had was with USPS: this is how the box the cases came in looked like. A huge gaping hole right in the middle of it; seriously, USPS? 
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 Cases

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Look how pretty my Pluto case is! One of the little stars came off in the package, but I’m blaming the person that ripped a hole in the box- since this was the case that was closest to said hole.

SM Case
Isn’t this adorable? It is so happy looking and bright that I just can’t stop looking at it!

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The owner of the shop is so sweet– my box came with lollipops and ideas on how to care for my gorgeous cases.

I highly recommend TiffyCuppyCake’s shop!

Now, the question is: will I be brave enough to put them on my phone and use them without freaking out or being panicky? I think YES! (I’ll still be a bit panicky though). But yeah, thank you TiffyCuppyCake for these amazing cases– I’ll definitely come back soon for more! ❤

Geek out,

Nerdy Faery

Post New York Comic-Con Depression

15 Oct

Hello guys! I am back and finally rested after four days of hard work at NYCC. It was definitely a great experience to be part of the reporting team for Bleeding Cool— I had a blast. It was great to see old friends I met last year when I worked as part of the NYCC Crew, and great to meet new people and make new friends along the way. I want to take this moment to thank Rich from Bleeding Cool for the opportunity.

Right now I am suffering from Comic-Con withdrawal and diagnosing myself with Post-NYCC Depression. I miss the noises, the costumes, the nice people and even the annoyances, but most of all I miss being in a sea of people that share my interests and likes.

I loved attending panels and meeting artists I have been following for quite a while now. Which I will go over in more details when I finish passing some pictures and documents and have the time to write a longer and generalized post about NYCC. It was, overall, a marvelous experience that I will never forget. In the meantime, though, I will share with you a couple of my Bleeding Cool highlights:

Men & Women of NYCC for Bleeding Cool

Kodansha Comics Rolls Out over a Dozen New Titles Including Sherlock Bones

50 Years of Doctor Who Liveblog (Which you’ll have to excuse some typos– thanks to my phone auto-correct)

Chills & Goosebumps With R.L. Stine at NYCC

Swag File #1 (and of course, you can tell it is me by the sheer amount of books since I couldn’t stay away from the publishers)

So yeah, I shall be rambling about my amazing experience to you, all, tonight. See you then!

Geek out,

Nerdy Faery

NYCC is Approaching: T-12 Hours!

10 Oct

Just a quick post to let everyone know how excited I am that New York Comic Con starts tomorrow– and even more ecstatic to be part of the Bleeding Cool team (here) reporting from NYCC as press. So many emotions cursing through my veins at the moment have me feeling light-headed… I don’t think I will be doing much of that sleeping thing tonight.

If anyone is interested in knowing what goes on at NYCC, I will be posting some channels that will live-stream directly from NYCC panels and live-chats.

Feel free to hit me up if you attend NYCC- I will be there all 4 days!

Geek OUT!

-Nerdy Faery

Update: Since WordPress is not letting me embed the coding for NYCC/Twitch TV live-streaming I would suggest you guys head to Because Cows Make Delicious— he has successfully managed to post the code and you, guys, can enjoy what goes on at the Con! Enjoy! (-: