More Percy Jackson Pics from Yvrshoots (Featuring Nathan Fillion)

Susan Gittins over at YVRshoots has uncovered more shots of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. If you look real hard you find Nathan Fillion hiding in the background.

See? There he is! Check out the rest of the pics here.


Camp Half Blood Rain or Shine


I’ve located a couple interesting sets of images from the set of Percy Jackson 2. Yvrshoots has some pics of the Camp Half-blood set caught under a torrential rainstorm, while Hollywood North on Location ‘s shots are depicting pure fun in the sun. It just goes to show you that Vancouver’s weather (and Zeus’ temperament for that matter) is cruel mistress indeed.

Sources: Hollywood North On Location and yvrshoots

Rick Riordan Q & A

Last Thursday, Vancouver retailer Kidsbooks hosted a 45 minute Q & A with Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson Series at the Hellenic Community center in Kitsilano.

Riordan gave a retrospective of the influences (and the hairstyles) that led up to the creation of the hit young adult series, including Lord of the Rings, Norse Myths & Legends, and of course, Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths.

This is a picture of Riordan’s first manuscript for Big Red Tequila, the first novel of his murder mystery series for adults, published long before the Percy Jackson Series. Percy Jackson came about through a couple of factors. Riordan wrote all his books while he was a middle school social studies teacher, and he wanted to write something for his students without quite so many swears. The second factor was that his son, a reluctant reader, was so enamoured with the Greek myths that they had run out of myths to read together. So, Riordan wrote some new ones in the form of Percy Jackson.


He also showed off some of the international covers. This is the German cover of The Lightning Thief,  which is the only depiction of the minotaur I’ve seen with actual tighty-whities.


The fans were then treated to a sneak preview of The Mark of Athena, the next book in the Heroes of Olympus Series. For the price of admission, everyone also got a signed copy of  The Serpent’s Shadow, the third and final book of the Kane Chronicles series. Even though it was mostly an audience of kids and parents, I highly recommend seeing Rick Riordan speak for anybody who’s interested in writing fiction. He is an incredible speaker, and his journey is an inspiration for anyone who wants to put pen to paper. Seattle and Vancouver were settings in one of Riordan’s books, so it’s likely he will grace us with his presence again.

Nathan Fillion in UPS Delivery Shorts!

YVRshoots has given us a first look at Nathan Fillion as he appears playing the Greek god Hermes in Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters. Keeping true to the idea of Hermes as the God of messengers, Fillion’s character pops up in a fake UPS store wearing those iconic delivery boy shorts. The question is, does he wear the shorts to pass as mortal, or is he trying to demonstrate that he’s a god?


Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters at the Vancouver Art Gallery

More images from the new Percy Jackson movie have surfaced courtesy of Hollywood North on Location. The crew is shooting in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery with some temporary grass sod in place. I’m not sure which seen from the book they’re filming, but Brandon T Jackson is on hand, confirming he’s returning as Grover the Satyr. You can see the rest of the images here.

Source: Hollywood North On Location

Set Photos from Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Hollywood North On Location has taken some very exclusive photos from the set of the Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario return as Percy and Annabeth. Annabeth now looks like, well, Annabeth, so more points in favour of the new movie! Douglas Smith may look a little too pretty in these pictures to be playing Tyson, the seven-year-old cyclops, but a little CGI and acting magic will take care of that.


Source: Hollywood North On Location.

Rick Riordan is Coming to Vancouver!

Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson Series is coming to Vancouver! He will be hosting a 45 minute Q&A session at the Hellenic Centre on Arbutus Street. The tickets ($25) will be sold at and can be picked up at their Kitsilano, North Shore and Surrey Locations.