Anime Revolution Welcomes Jouji Nakata

Anime Revolution has landed its first Japanese guest of honour, anime voice artist Jouji Nakata!

He is a highly prolific voice actor with a remarkable repertoire of roles. Notable roles include Alucard (HELLSING), Corporal Giroro (Sgt. Frog), Kirei Kotomine (Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero), The Count of Monte Cristo (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo), Hody Jones (ONE PIECE), Tetsuji Chuma (SKET DANCE), Innocentius (Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere), Diethard Reid (Code Geass), Roy Revant (Solty Rei), Hyogo Otoo (Working!! / Wagnaria!!) and many more. He will also be starring in some of the upcoming new anime series – as Kamo Serizawa in Hakuouki Reimeiroku, which starts this July, and as Dr. Crodo in Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter, which starts this October.

This will be Mr. Nakata’s first appearance at a Canadian convention, and he is very excited to join Anime Revolution.

 

Anime revolution will be taking place August 17-19 at the Vancouver convention center. Early bird pricing ends on June 30th, so order your tickets today!

 

Source: Anime Revolution.

Former ‘Smallville’ and ‘Secret Circle’ Showrunners to Helm ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Reboot

Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders, known for their work on the final seasons of Smallville and as consulting producers on The Secret Circle have been hired to run the Kristen Kreuk-starring reboot of Beauty and the Beast. Admittedly, this is the first time I’ve seen a still from the show, and it appears that we have gone from Ron Perlman’s brooding and mysterious prosthetics to…a scar. A single scar. Does the Beauty and the Beast thing even work if the Beast is gorgeous? What about the themes of inner beauty, looking beyond appearances, and… Look why don’t we just start making the logical endgame for this? Gender-swapped version of I Dream of Genie, Thursdays at 8! And that folks, is why they pay me the big bucks.

Source:ScreenCrush

The Geeky Hostess Covers EMP’s Icons of Science Fiction Exhibit

 

Tara the Geeky Hostess has been kind enough to give us all a glimpse into the Experience Music Project’s Icons of Science Fiction exhibit. Artifacts from Star Trek, The Terminator, an even Buffy the Vampire Slayer can be seen on display now. You can see the rest of the gallery here and buy tickets to see the exhibit yourself here.

Source: The Geeky Hostess.

Cylon Raider Papercraft

http://youtu.be/TrSfbz6MfwU

Follow the adventures of Paul Mason as he embarks on a 13-hour journey from simple printer paper to cybernetic terror from beyond the stars. This papercraft Cylon Raider was a lot of work, but trust me, the results are bad-ass. You can find the pattern and full footage here.

Source:YouTube.

Valve Software Hires an Economist-in-residence

Gabe Newell is trying to find a way to create a burgeoning economy between the free-to-play games in Valve’s library, such as Team Fortress 2 and DOTA 2. To that end, Valve has hired internationally renowned economist Yanis Varoufakis to:

…forge narratives and empirical knowledge that (a) transcend the border separating the ‘real’ from the digital economies, and (b) bring together lessons from the political economy of our gamers’ economies and from studying Valve’s very special (and fascinating) internal management structure.

Whatever that means. Varoufakis expects to publish his findings, providing new insight in how free-to-play works (or should work). Hats for everyone!

Source: Boing Boing

Primeval Filming at Coal Harbour

YVRshoots has uncovered a new shooting location for Primeval, this time in Coal Harbour. We can see Andrew-lee Potts, one of the stars from the British original series, relaxing with the cast and crew as they film an investigation of a Vancouver software developer who has probably been eaten by a Velociraptor. And you thought QA had it rough. You can see the rest of the photos here.

Source:YVRshoots

Sandra Rivas Toons it Up With Portal

What would happen if you gave a Portal Gun to a classic cartoon character? When not animating for Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi, Sandra Rivas has created these awesome sketches of Portal characters as Saturday Morning Cartoons. Check out the rest of the sketches here.

Source: io9

Halo 4: Goodbye “Teabagging”, Hello “Victory Crouch”

http://youtu.be/ukaHCDIuUPM

The GuyDudeBro’s of FPS gaming can rest easy after 343’s announcement that it will not be removing the “Teabagging” mechanic from Halo 4. However, it has been renamed the “Victory Crouch” in order fool absolutely no one. Players in online multiplayer can simply press X to respawn and spare their corpses the shame of the “Victory Crouch”, but in split-screen multiplayer a delay can be added so that “Victory Crouch” fans can victimize or be victimized to their heart’s content.

Source: Gameranx.com.

Ralph Maccio Shoots Telefilm in Abbotsford

Last week, my old stomping grounds in Abbotsford turned from BC in Juneuary to Sunny Miami with the help of some fake palm trees and high-powered studio lights. “Christmas in Miami” will star the Karate Kid’s Ralph Maccio as a Dance instructor whose studio has fallen on hard times. The National Martial Arts training center served as the studio (which is a little disappointing when you think about it). Other businesses like Anne Marie’s Cafe and Mac and Mango were also used during the shoot.

Source: Abbotsford Times

UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium Suffers Dinosaur Infestation on Primeval

YVRshoots has taken some photos of the Canadian version of Primeval on location at Thunderbird Stadium at UBC. Check out the rest of the images here.

#PrimevalNewWorld Creature Terrorizing UBC Thunderbird Arena This Week | yvrshoots.