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More Guests and a Wedding at Anime Central

ACen Newsletter 43 days until ACen and the excitement is building! The Tier 3 deadline is March 15th, so dont miss out on your last chance to get your badge mailed to you and to pre-register at a discounted rate. After March 15th the badge price increases, and badges are only available for pick up…

Movie Review – ‘John Carter’

April BarkleyWCB Movie Writer Earthman John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transported to Disney’s version of life on Mars in this so-far box office hit. Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) takes viewers on an exhausting journey through a sci-fi/fantasy world of action, romance and Avatar-looking creatures. Carter, Civil War vet and former military captain, encounters the native green Tharks who…

‘Quantum Leap,’ Evening Parties Highlight Wizard World Toronto Comic Con Programming

Via press release TORONTO  – Interactive sessions with “Quantum Leap” headliners Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, the “Being Human” trio of Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath and stars like Jeri Ryan, Paul Wesley, WWE® Hall of Famer Edge® and Amy Acker, evening parties, movie screenings, comics sessions and more highlight the special programming…

Album Review – The Fray, “Scars and Stories”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer The Fray Scars & Stories Released – Februray 7, 2012 Producer – Brendan O’Brien Label – Epic The Fray returns to the spotlight with their third released album Scars and Stories. The album was released on February 7, 2012 and with their past two records behind them naturally high expectations accompanied…

Countdown to ACen 2012!

AnimeCentral 46 days until ACen and we have some exciting announcements for you! We would like to give a warm ACen welcome to our new guests of honor: Cassandra Lee, Sixh.IBI, Gashicon, Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine! For more information check out the guest section of our website, or our guest relations forums. We would…

The Far Reach of Steampunk

By Jonathan Boorstein Windy City Banner  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia The monthly meeting of NYC Steampunk was up one flight of Dickensian steps on a side street near Bloomingdale’s.  A woman welcomed me to the future as it might have been.  Dressed in a black corset and matching Degas-like tulle petticoats – as much…