Monthly Archives: May 2011

Phoenix Comicon 2011: Con Report!

This was my first ever comic book convention.

However, I’ve been going to anime conventions since 2001. How do they compare? There is a lot of overlap. A ton of anime cosplay along with Ghostbusters, Wil Wheaton, Stan Lee (you heard right!) and The Nimoy. Seriously, they got Leonard Nimoy to come to Phoenix! I didn’t see him, because they kept him under lock and key and chained to the exhibitor’s hall.

This convention had top-notch scheduling. We didn’t experience any programming mishaps or many technical snafus. Staff was friendly and helpful; picking up our badges on Thursday night was probably the quickest and easiest experience ever. The breadth of the programming was impressive as well, there was something for every genre: comics, anime, AMVs, manga, webcomics, movies, horror (OMG zombies!), gaming, cosplay, kid’s fun, music and not to mention TONS of guests.

Phoenix Convention Center: Phoenix Comicon 2011

"Art is a guaranty of sanity" - so are cons!

The Phoenix Convention Center is a fantastic venue. After years going to small hotels for local anime cons, this was a noticeable change of pace. While there are challenges inherent to Downtown Phoenix (namely pricey parking, for those not rooming at the host venue), the location is centralized and convenient. (I do admit bias, as Downtown is easily accessible via freeway from my home – didn’t even take much gas going back and forth 4 days in a row.) The Convention Center is only a few years old, and it stood up to the onslaught of con-goers easily. The rooms were spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. No issues hearing panelists in the back of the rooms.

There were convenient food & drink establishments, ATMs and other amenities appreciated at a con. So much better than other locations for local conventions!

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Game of Thrones Episode 7 Preview Trailer

If you haven’t seen it yet on HBO GO, you can watch it tonight! Only 3 more episodes left this season.


Tyrion’s not in this episode. No wonder HBO put it up online a week early, nobody’s gonna bother watching tonight! Totally needs more Dinklage!

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Good 2007 Article on Peter Dinklage

There are few comprehensive critiques on the body of Peter Dinklage’s work, but I’ve found a good article on entitled “Long on Mud, Short on Marshmallows“, in reference to Dinklage’s preference for playing villainous roles. It covers his movie and some TV appearances up to 2007. Be forewarned, it’s from another be-smitten fan of the female persuasion. :)

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The Station Agent trailer starring Peter Dinklage

Here’s a teaser to get you interested in this GREAT film starring Peter Dinklage. Finally a starring role. :) The Station Agent was released in 2003 and I’m still waiting for another leading role…

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Peter Dinklage: Bridge Bash Trailer

I don’t really know what this is all about. Is it real? Did it happen? Was Peter Dinklage there? Perhaps we’ll find out some day…

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Peter Dinklage in Celebrity Poker Showdown

I’m not a huge fan of poker but I’ll watch just about anything with Peter Dinklage. My boyfriend does pretty well with the game, so I’ve seen a LOT of poker shows. Wikipedia said this show in particular only had 5 seasons, but here we have Peter in Season 6. Is there anything this man can’t do? I’m thinking the ep was shot in 2006 or 2007. (This ep is broken up into several parts. Watch them all!)

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I Love You Too Movie: Peter Dinklage Extras

Continuing with the “I Love You Too” movie info, here are a couple of funny extras featuring Peter Dinklage. :)

I love behind the scenes extras, so these are a nice bonus.

Can ya blame her?

Looks like someone has designs on Peter Dinklage’s role in the film too!

Such intrigue going on behind the scenes. Watch your back, Peter!

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Game of Thrones: Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage)

I’m just minutes away from watching the premiere of Season 1, Episode 6. Here’s a little compilation from HBO about the character of Tyrion Lannister for your viewing pleasure!

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Peter Dinklage: I Love You Too Trailer

This is an Australian film released in 2010. I’m not sure if it’s going to be released in the US….

While the film doesn’t look extraordinary by any stretch, the clips of Peter Dinklage (starting at ~1:13) are pretty entertaining. I bet he’s not given enough screen time! Looking forward to getting my paws on the movie at some point.

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Mind Media Left Brain Right Brain Brainworks Profiler

Yay! I went and had my brain tested!

In what’s essentially a psychological game of pictionary, the descriptions are a bit verbose. I think we’d all prefer the tests that give us an image description (of the you are a food-eating-monkey variety) but alack, this one had to go and use words.

Auditory : 57%
Visual : 42%
Left : 55%
Right : 44%

Aymi, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a slight preference for auditory processing. This overall combination seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to balance that dominance.

–Well, at least it’s sufficient…

You will at times experience conflict between how you feel and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of what you think. You will find yourself interested in the practical applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.

–This means that I am great.

By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities and structure. Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan, and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on changes and disruptions

–Mmmmm… intellectual activities.

When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider first how to ensure that such disruptions do [missing] The same balance is reflected in your sensory preference. You will tend to be reflective and measured in your interaction style. For the most part, you will be considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while retaining the capacity to listen to others.

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