SSX Returns Tomorrow

After six year hiatus, SSX, Vancouver’s storied snowboarding franchise returns to consoles on March 1st 2011. The new game features ghost racing, a survival mode, night racing, online multiplayer and of course, a full next gen facelift. The game is available on PS3 and Xbox 360

Source: VanCity Buzz

Percy Jackson 2, Arrow Pilot begin filming in Vancouver

ReelWest has updated it’s film lists with some interesting additions. The following films and TV shows have begun production in Vancouver:

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters: The sequel to the 2010 film will (hopefully) feature Percy and his friends journeying to the Bermuda Triangle to capture the Golden Fleece that will protect Camp Half-blood from the forces of (hopefully) Kronos. My wife will never forget the sight of 200 Grade 7’s nerd raging after she took her class on a field trip to see the first movie. There was so much that Disney either changed or left out of the first book, like the fight with Ares, and the identity of the series’ true villain. We can only hope that the producers have learned their lesson and not taken the first films “moderate success” to mean “Change more stuff”.

Arrow: This spiritual follow-up to Smallville features a former One Percenter named Oliver Queen as he returns to his home city and decides to take up a bow and arrow for the poor and downtrodden. If all goes well, Lou Dobbs will be outraged.

Primeval: This is a spin-off of the British Series Primeval, which features a group of scientists dealing with ferocious beasts from the distant past and future dropping into our time through various time swirly things and causing havoc. The wikipedia entry says that this series will actually be set in Vancouver (A show about carnivores set in a city that actually has some. Not bad ^_^). The original Primeval is now into its 6th season, and since international co-productions like Murdoch Mysteries have a habit of sticking around, perhaps this one will too.

Source: ReelWest

Fight Con Funk with Cosplay Medics

We all know the smell. Corn chips mixed with grease, sweat and sadness. It is…Con Funk. Only one company has stepped up to combat this scourge…Cosplay Medics! And you can help them in their quest to make Con Funk a thing of the past by donating to their IndieGogo campaign! You can also head to their Etsy shop where you can find spray for costumes, crossplay lipstick, and other handy accessories. Hurry though! There are only 16 days left!

Source: Cosplay Medics