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Mar
8

Star Wars Identities: The Coolest Exhibition of 2012

By Kristen Nedopak  //  Props & Set, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Visual Art  //  Comments Off on Star Wars Identities: The Coolest Exhibition of 2012

When I saw the new poster art for Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition, my jaw hit the floor! This is some of the coolest poster art I’ve seen in a while. A great spin on the classics we love.

The exhibition itself takes place in Canada in late 2012, and you can find our more on their official website.

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Nov
25

25 Tardis-Inspired Gift Ideas

When it comes to the holidays, what better to give than a gift that reminds loved ones just how much of a geek you are (trust me, you’re not alone). We found 25 cool-yet-random gift ideas based on of one of our favorite inspiring items: the Tardis. Uh, random might be an understatement for some of these bad boys.

Ice bucket from Neatorama.com.

Tardis Dress by Tara Reich.

Mug with lid from DrWhoGear.co.uk.

Soap from Luxury Lane Soap.

Necklace by LiiLii.

Wallet by Coolbeans 717.

Earrings by LampshadesnLollipops.

Cuff links by BlinkPhoto.

USB hub at Target.

Scarf by Rebecca Roach.

iPad sleeve by MyFunkyCamelot.

Macbook decals by Robot1001001.

Glasses case by SlippedSketch.

Ring by TheClayPony.

eReader sleeve by fourcorners.

Paperclip by bohemianstorm.

Collar by UlZaorith.

Vinyl Satchel by Mibolsa.

Floating pen at Amazon.com.

Phone on victormorris.com.

Air Freshener from DrWhoGear.co.uk.

Tardis Christmas ornament by Pixelated Mushroom.

Rucksack on DrWhoGear.co.uk.

I’d not consider this next one a gift, but it’s apparently very popular in the UK (and quite a unique use of the famous blue box).

Last but not least, though we’ve been told it isn’t what we think it is, this shack does look like a Whovian outhouse! Or you can buy a regular outhouse and play pretend in your back yard.

Photo by Sandra Whiteway.

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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

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM
© Copyright All rights reserved by EMP|SFM

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
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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Jul
21

Star Wars finger puppets

Some folks collect stamps, others collect vintage action figures. I collect finger puppets. It’s true. I have over 100 puppets ranging from dragons to faeries to the entire cast of Muppets. However, I seem to be missing an oh-so-popular set that would make my collection über complete: Star Wars. I never thought I’d write, “awe, Darth Vader is so cute!” You be the judge.

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by Vicki Wiltshire

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by Heather (dollarstorecrafts.com)

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by Little Knittles

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by WeeKnit on Etsy

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Jul
16

Oragami combines ancient art with fantasy and sci-fi characters

The Japanese art of paper folding, otherwise known as Origami, has been the vehicle for creating incredibly intricate creatures since the 17th century. These days, however, this traditional art form has merged with pop culture to bring us our favorite fantasy and sci-fi characters, including Yoda, dragons, robots, and even spaceships. Take a peek.

Dragon by Kamiya Satoshi
Dragon by Kamiya Satoshi

Yoda
Yoda

Yoda
Yoda

Fairy by Alicia Shafer
Fairy by Alicia Shafer

Oriland robot by Mammaoca2008
Oriland robot by Mammaoca2008

Cylon by NIshida Shatner
Cylon by NIshida Shatner

Alien by origamiwolf
Alien by origamiwolf

Alien by EZ Origami
Alien by EZ Origami

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West
Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West

Lord of the Rings by Eric Joisel
Lord of the Rings by Eric Joisel

Vader by orixander
Vader by orixander

Optimus Prime by origami RXMAN
Optimus Prime by origami RXMAN

Gryphon by Andrey Ermakov
Gryphon by Andrey Ermakov

WALL-E by Brian Chan
WALL-E by Brian Chan

Elf by Wizmatt
Elf by Wizmatt

You know who this feline looks like!

Nekobus by Brian Chan
Nekobus by Brian Chan

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West.
Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West.

USS Enterprise by Won Park
USS Enterprise by Won Park

Millennium Falcon by Won Park
Millennium Falcon by Won Park

Mermaid by childofsai
Mermaid by childofsai

Merlion by Andrey Ermakov
Merlion by Andrey Ermakov

Ogre by kittykatkards
Ogre by kittykatkards

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Jul
10

The Vader Project: Interview with co-creator Sarah Jo Marks

For our first episode of Outta This World the show, we had the opportunity to interview Sarah Jo Marks, co-creator of The Vader Project, to discuss the ups, downs, and the process of putting together a pop culture-style art show.

After watching the video, check out a handful of some of The Vader Project helmets that are up for auction below!

To find out more about the auction or to purchase your collector’s catalog with all 100 helmets illustrated in vibrant detail (I have one and it’s incredible), visit the Freeman’s website.

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Jul
3

7 inspiring motion graphics & animation projects

When I was in art school, I remember hearing a lot of buzz about the newest major to hit SU’s School of Visual and Performing Arts: Graphic Design. Ya know, learning how to design and develop websites. (I also remember wondering, “what’s a website?”) Those were the days when computers took up far too much space on our desks and the world of art still remained essentially 2D. 

Fast forward to the year 2010, and we can’t even walk down the street without seeing interactive, highly visual and engaging media. And for artists, it’s a chance to wander in the world of motion.

 Here are seven incredible motion design and animation projects (hint: click images to view videos).

The Mill NY: 2010 OFFF opening titles 

Read about the project on Motionographer.

Click image to play the OFFF Opening Titles
Click image to play the OFFF Opening Titles

Psyop: Whole New World

Read about the project on Motionographer.

Click image to view Psyop: Whole New World
Click image to view Psyop: Whole New World

Bl:nd: Lilac Wine (music video) 

Read about the project and view storyboards on BLIND.

Click image to view Lilac Wine
Click image to view Lilac Wine

Superfad: Preguntas Hermosas

Read about the project on Motionographer.

Click image to view Superfad's Preguntas Hermosas
Click image to view Superfad's Preguntas Hermosas

Azureus Rising (Proof of Concept)

Azureus Rising by Black Sun Entertainment
Azureus Rising by Black Sun Entertainment

Watch it here!

Seagulls Fly & Adobe CS5 Production Premium

Read about the project on Motionographer

Click on image to view Seagulls Fly
Click on image to view Seagulls Fly

Nokta

Nokta by Onur Senturk
Nokta by Onur Senturk

Watch it here!

Want more?

Motionographer does an incredible job of promoting expert and upcoming motion designers, along with discussions on the creative process. Check out their blog for more amazing work!

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