Arrow, Beauty and the Beast picked up for Series, Alcatraz and the Secret Circle Cancelled

Vancouver is going to see more superheroes and fantastic creatures stalking its streets now that both The Arrow and Beauty and the Beast have been greenlit for series by the CW. Among the casualties of last season are the magical teen drama The Secret Circle  and JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz, which dropped in ratings after its premier. Abrams still has plenty of work ahead of him with the second  Star Trek movie and a post-apocalyptic series for NBC called Revolution.

Battlestar Galactica Cupcake Toppers

Picture this: Your interstellar civilization has been wiped out, you’re 10,000 light years from home, and your being hunted down by a race of passive-agressive cyborg supermodels. You better believe you’ll need some good chocolate to get through this one. These Battlestar Galactica-themed cupcake toppers were made by justJENN using chocolate dipped oreos and edible paper. The cupcakes were later consumed in an epic themed birthday party. All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again. So say we all.

Source: Cupcakes Take The Cake

Vancouver Is Getting a Gamer Bar!

Vancouver’s Video Game industry has driven many people to drink, but now it can have a watering hole of its very own. Industry Alumni Brian Vidovic, Azlan Mustapha and Julianna Kolakis have poured $250,000 worth of their life savings to forge a solid ingot of a great night out for gamers called the EXP bar. You can play free console games as you drink and eat food that has been optimized to keep your hands grease-free for gaming!

Vancouver needs a place like this. This seems a lot like the Arcade night club I helped set up for CanSec West, and let me tell you, it was the greatest. The networking was easy, everyone was so relaxed, and they had little pulled pork sandwiches on a stick. One the largest complaints I hear about making video games in Vancouver is the lack of camaraderie among professionals. Great things are going to come from the EXP bar. You won’t just get good drinks and appetizers, you might see the next great gaming company march out of their doors.

If you look at their rewards list, even the $10 level gets you a free appetizer. You have NO REASON not to donate to this crowdfund. Buy yourself some dinner and create the future of gaming today!