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Sep
27

Video: Brandon Sanderson Reads “A Memory of Light”

By Kristen Nedopak  //  Books, DragonCon, Festivals & Events, Wheel of Time  //  Comments Off on Video: Brandon Sanderson Reads “A Memory of Light”

Exclusive Preview of A Memory of Light

Wheel of Time fans at Dragon*Con 2012 were treated to a special preview reading by Brandon Sanderson of A Memory of Light, the final book in the epic Wheel of Time fantasy series!

Brandon gave the audience a sneak peek at Chapter 11 , which featured Mat Cauthon returning to some old Ebou Dari stomping grounds. But how does one sneak into a city when an entire Empire is looking for you? Mat’s whereabouts weren’t the only thing that Sanderson revealed about A Memory of Light.

The second video is a Q & A with Brandon, Maria and Jenn Liang.

How excited are we for January 2013?!

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Nov
14

Texas Renaissance Festival 2010 in Photos

Calling all Texans! From October 9 through November 28th, you can venture back to the 16th century at one of the largest Renaissance festivals this side of the Mississippi: the Texas Renaissance Festival. Though I wasn’t able to attend this event, my good pals at GeektGear.com sent me their lovely photos and gave us an inside peek.

“The Texas Renaissance Fair is an amazing experience. I still remember the first time I went, which was about 12 years ago… it was magical! We camped on site for a couple of days and spent the whole weekend exploring the GINORMOUS outdoor geek extravaganza that is the Texas Renn Fest – thousands of people in elaborate costumes walking around in character, incredible shows, amazing food from all across the globe, scantily clad wenches eager and willing to plant a big wet kiss on your cheek, and all kinds of music that hearken you back to days when pirates, Vikings, Romans, and ninja’s ruled the world. Ahhh… those were the good ol’ days!”

~ Michael A. Walker, Co-Owner of GeektGear.com

“As an artist and designer, I always love attending the Texas Renaissance Festival to re-charge my creative spirit. Inspiration surrounds you—the music, the elaborate costumes, the intricate handcrafted works of other artisans. It also offers a nice reprieve from the fast-paced, tech-focused mindset that defines society today.”

~ Alisha K. Ard, Co-Owner, GeektGear.com

And now…photos!

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Oct
28

Adama’s ‘So Say We All’ Story at Battlestar Exhibit in Seattle

I had the honor of attending opening night at the Battlestar Galactica Exhibit in Seattle, WA, where cast members and creators Edward James Olmos, Michael Hogan, Kate Vernon, Richard Hatch, Ron Moore and Glen Larson hopped on stage to answer the fans’ buzzing questions. One of my favorite moments was Olmos’s story of what happened on set during the first “so say we all” speech.

Here it is for you guys to watch! (Apologies for the shaky camera, there were 2,000 people packed in like sardines.)

I’ve captured more of the event, including the entire opening question segment and a the “Sex, Blood and Cylons” panel discussing the re-imagined series. Stay tuned!

Find me on Twitter @Nedopak.

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Oct
20

‘Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition’ at Seattle’s EMP

Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum (EMP|SFM) in Seattle will unveil it’s newest exhibition Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition on October 23, 2010 (through March 4, 2012), and you’re in for a surprise! The show will honor both the new and older series, and include three full-size spaceships from the later series (two Vipers and one Cylon Raider), costumes, concept art, storyboards and various props from both shows. The exhibition is organized by EMP|SFM, Universal Cable Productions and Syfy.

I’ll be there, and rest assured, I’ll be documenting the whole thing! Find out more on empsfm.org.

Building Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition

BSG Cast & Crew Attending

Edward James Olmos
Admiral William Adama  (re-imagined series)

Ronald D. Moore
Creator & Executive Producer (re-imagined series)


Glen Larson
Creator (original series)

Richard Hatch

Apollo (original series)
Tom Zarek (re-imagined series)

Michael Hogan
Colonel Saul Tigh
(re-imagined series)

Tahmoh Penikett
Captain Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon (re-imagined series)

Photos: Setting Up the Event

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© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

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© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

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Yes, the EMP has a wall of guitars!

View all photos on EMP’s official Flikr stream.

Battlestar Galactica Evolution of the Cylon

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Sep
19

Faerieworlds: The Experience

Outta This World the show went to Eugene, Oregon for a 3-day excursion into the mythical realm that is Faerieworlds. Here are some of the highlights, from costumes to food to entertainment.

Faerieworlds deserves a huge thank you for it’s kindness to Mother Earth. This unique festival focuses on the environment and social organizations that work towards creating a better future for mankind. All of their materials are printed on recycled paper, foodware is compostable, and the food caters to organic and vegetarian foodies (like myself).

Stay tuned for another episode featuring the Art of Faerieworlds, including interviews with legendary fantasy artists Brian Froud, Toby Froud and Amy Brown. And find us on Twitter! @Nedopak

Faerieworlds is hosting another incredible event: FaerieCon Nov 12-14, 2010 in Maryland.

2010 Photos!

Mythic Journeys (DVD)

Mythic Journeys, a film about the power of myth and the essence of being human, was featured at Faerieworlds this year. This animated documentary won Best Animation at Dragon*Con and uses puppets designed by Brian & Wendy Froud. Find out more on the Mythic Journeys website.

Watch the trailer here!

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Sep
8

Dragon*Con 2010 Photos: Parade, Costume Contest & Hallway Mania

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Me with a group of 300 soldiers
Me with a group of 300 soldiers

Where else can you go to get your Star Wars, Star Trek, Tolkien, Wheel of Time, Dr. Who, Steam Punk, Harry Potter, Superhero, Comic, Gaming and Pirate fix? (Whew!) Why Dragon*Con, of course.

What’s donned as the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention in the world, or Disneyland on crack as I like to call it, is a four-day adventure into the deepest depths of Nerdvana. There’s almost too much to see, from art to panels galore to celebs and much, much more. The good news is that there are shorter lines than some of the other Cons (ehem, you know I’m talking to you Comic-Con), and you actually have a chance of getting to see what you came for.

However, despite the geek overload, I went (primarily) for one thing: COSTUMES! Here are the multitudes of photos I took from the parade, costume contest and creations seen wandering the hallways.

Stay tuned for Dragon*Con video highlights, plus more photos of The Wheel of Time and True Blood!

PS. I was kidding about Comic-Con (not). We attended that too. In case you missed it, be sure to check out our special Comic-Con episode

Dragon*Con Parade

Dragon*Con Hallway Costumes

Dragon*Con Costume Contest

*Select photos of some of the contestants

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Aug
19

The 12 Hours of Comic-Con (the song)

By Kristen Nedopak  //  # Watch the show!, Costumes, Festivals & Events, Science Fiction, Star Wars  //  Comments Off on The 12 Hours of Comic-Con (the song)

Outta This World the show covers everything geek, so of course we were at the largest ‘nerdvana’ convention in the world: Comic-Con. We even made a song about it.

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Aug
12

Faerieworlds 2010 in photos: Costumes, music & aerial art

Me in my Good Faerie costume
Me in my Good Faerie costume
And my Bad Faerie get-up
And my Bad Faerie get-up

Outta This World the show covered Faerieworlds 2010, and it was a blast! From winged faeries to horned creatures to an authentic-looking Avatar, everyone donned incredible works of art.

Attire aside, mystic bands such as Woodland and Faun mesmerized festival goers through the night, followed up by fire dancing and a haunting aerial number.

Here’s a look at some of the best costumes and enchanting entertainment from this year’s festivities.

(Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image or view as a slideshow.)

Costumes: Faeries

Costumes: Other Creative Wonders

Entertainment: Faun, Fire Dancing & Aeriel Art

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Jul
29

How to Make Faerie Wings (step-by-step)

Designed and crafted by Kristen Nedopak
Designed and crafted by Kristen Nedopak

In the midst of planning my Faerieworlds costume, writing interviews for Brian and Wendy Froud and packing for the 3-day excursion into a mythical realm, I decided to share my famous faerie wing secrets by creating a “how to” for our fans and festival goers alike.

Making your own faerie wings

Join me at Faerieworlds

As I mentioned, we’ll be at Faerieworlds this year, capturing footage for our next episode on event costumes and music… be sure to look for me!

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Jun
27

Star Wars…Burlesque?!

By Kristen Nedopak  //  Costumes, Festivals & Events, Star Wars  //  Comments Off on Star Wars…Burlesque?!

The Fempire Strikes Back comes back to Hollywood (Music Box) on July 10, 2010. This is not a show to miss!

One of the hottest burlesque troupes in LA—The Devil’s Playground—brought sexy and sci-fi together in one amazing show at the Music Box in Hollywood: Star Wars Burlesque!

Each custom-tailored performance was an experience for any fan of the original trilogy (not to mention hot women), with cast members dressed as characters from Chewbacca to Boba Fett to (you guessed it) slave Princess Leia.

Watch the highlights right here! Photos of many of the sci-fi clad vixens can be found below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezrvxYmSGNs

Or check out these hot photos of the sci-fi clad vixens.

Olivia Bellafontaine as Princess Leia (photo by Josh Reiss)
Charlotte LaBelle as Darth Vader (photo by Josh Reiss)
Audrey DeLuxe as Boba Fett (photo by Josh Reiss)
Lucy Fur as C-3PO & Sin Fisted as R2-D2 (photo by Josh Reiss)
Sin Fisted as R2-D2 (photo by Josh Reiss)
Scarlet O’Gasm as Jabba the Hutt (photo by Josh Reiss)
Scarlet O’Gasm as Jabba the Hutt (photo by Josh Reiss)
Daisy Meadows as Chewbacca (photo by Josh Reiss)
Courtney Cruz as the Stormtrooper (photo by Josh Reiss)

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