2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Arkham Files: Supervillain Psychoses Panel

Have you ever wondered what makes some of Batman’s most infamous adversaries tick? Or, what they may look like in a real world setting? Well, it was these very questions which inspired me to put to together the panel, ARKHAM FILES: SUPERVILLAIN PSYCHOSES at Awesome Con this year.  Joined by Jahmal Harrell (fellow Reel Feel News writer), … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Arkham Files: Supervillain Psychoses Panel”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Billy West Panel

Let’s rewind the clock back to 2013, shall we?  That spring (April, to be exact) a little event called Awesome Con unveiled itself to fans in the nation’s capital.  Having attended various comic book conventions prior to that (at the time), the prospect of having a comic convention right in my back yard to was … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Billy West Panel”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lamarr Talks Awesome Con & The Legacy of Prince

This year’s Awesome Con saw no shortage of voice actor talent; however, among these incredibly talented artists, I was particularly eager to speak with actor/comedian, Phil Lamarr. No at all a stranger to the convention, I was eager to get his take on this year’s Con (seeing that he has attended many times before).  In addition, … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lamarr Talks Awesome Con & The Legacy of Prince”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Mario Himself, Charles Martinet, Talks The MARIO Game Franchise!

STAR WARS. ET. Tetris…What do these properties have in common? Well, they’re entities which many of us would agree transcend media form, age, race, or even religion.  While there are perhaps only a handful of such properties that exist, few would argue that the 30+ year old Mario Bros. game franchise definitely fits the bill.  At this year’s … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Mario Himself, Charles Martinet, Talks The MARIO Game Franchise!”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Tony Call & John Drenner Jr. Talks A HAUNTING

In addition to the special guests at this year’s Awesome Con, I was also afforded the opportunity to sit down and chat with the folks from the hit Destination America series, A Haunting.  Seeing that the series presents tales of real-life families terrorized by paranormal forces, I decided to pick the brains of host, Tony Call, and deliverance … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Tony Call & John Drenner Jr. Talks A HAUNTING”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Joe Harris Talks Writing Comics vs. Film

Despite being distinctly disparate forms of media, we live in a day and age where comics and film are more closely associated together than ever (thanks largely to the various film adaptations that are now out there).  With that in mind, I caught up with prolific writer, Joe Harris, at Awesome Con, to discuss this current landscape of comics … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Joe Harris Talks Writing Comics vs. Film”

2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Jeremy London Talks AWESOME CON & MALLRATS

Whether on the small screen or big screen, actor Jeremy London has popped up in both mediums to deliver memorable performances over the years.  Not a stranger to the convention scene, I asked the actor/director about his Awesome Con impressions (especially seeing that this was his 1st year coming).  In addition, I also took the … Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Jeremy London Talks AWESOME CON & MALLRATS”

Awesome Con 2016 EXCLUSIVE: Dave Prowse Talks AWESOME CON & STAR WARS Legacy

Of the many iconic elements of the STAR WARS decades long franchise, few can deny the impact that the villain, Darth Vader, has had not only on STAR WARS, but on pop culture as a whole.  With that said, at this year’s Awesome Con, I was afforded the opportunity to speak with the opposing figure … Continue reading “Awesome Con 2016 EXCLUSIVE: Dave Prowse Talks AWESOME CON & STAR WARS Legacy”

Awesome Con 2016 Recap

Springtime here in Washington, DC usually brings a few yearly traditions: The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Easter Monday at the National Zoo, the start of a new season of baseball and the annual open house festivities at a few dozen embassies around town. Quietly stealing spots on our weekend calendars is Awesome Con. Since 2013, … Continue reading “Awesome Con 2016 Recap”

Paranormal Hit Series A HAUNTING Coming To Awesome Con

  As Awesome Con 2016 draws ever closer news regarding the programming will likely stream in each day. With that said, today comes news that hit series A Haunting will have a presence at the convention. Check out the release for more information…

Awesome Con Coming To Washington, DC June 3rd-June 5th

As mentioned before, if you follow me, you know that I love my Cons!  After starting my Con Season with C2E2, I now await the commencement of my summer Cons, starting first with my hometown Con known only as Awesome Con.  Having attended since its 1st year in 2013, I have witnessed the Con steadily … Continue reading “Awesome Con Coming To Washington, DC June 3rd-June 5th”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Co-Founder Steve Anderson Talks Awesome Con & Third Eye Comics

To cap off my coverage of this year’s Awesome Con, I thought I’d come full circle by speaking with the Con’s other co-founder, Mr. Steve Anderson. Perhaps known to many as the founder and CEO of Third Eye Comics, Mr. Anderson has been apart of the Con’s conception from the beginning.  Always enthusiastic and energetic, Steve and I … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Co-Founder Steve Anderson Talks Awesome Con & Third Eye Comics”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: C.W. Prather Talks Spooky Movie International Film Festival

To those movie fans that reside in the metropolitan area (DC, MD, & VA) of the nation’s capitol, its no secret that the city plays host to a few unique, niche film festivals, each year.  For me, one of the most enjoyable of these festivals is undoubtedly the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival.  Founded by director C.W. Prather, the festival, … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: C.W. Prather Talks Spooky Movie International Film Festival”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUISVE: Billy Martin Talks Illustrating & Awesome Con

As it has been mentioned before, many of the Special Guests at Awesome Con this year have a following that crosses over many forms of media-thanks largely to their many talents.  One such guest who fell into that category was Billy Martin.  Though many likely know him as the guitarist for the band Good Charlotte; Martin, … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUISVE: Billy Martin Talks Illustrating & Awesome Con”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Michael Biehn Talks TERMINATOR Franchise, AVATAR, and Neill’s Blomkamp’s ALIENS Film

Next week, movie audiences will be reintroduced to the iconic TERMINATOR franchise with its newest installment called TERMINATOR: GENISYS.  Acting as both a sequel and quasi-reboot to the franchise, the new film will revisit the events of the first film with new actors taking on the iconic roles of both Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese, respectively.  While … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Michael Biehn Talks TERMINATOR Franchise, AVATAR, and Neill’s Blomkamp’s ALIENS Film”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: George Newbern Talks Superman, Superheroes, & SCANDAL

Though some audiences these days may know George Newbern from his portrayal as the operative, Charlie, on ABC‘s Scandal; in geek circles, he is also known for his voice work on television, movies, and videogames.  More specifically, he has provided notable voice work as Kent/Superman on television (Justice League, Justice League Unlimited), in film (the DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES), and in … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: George Newbern Talks Superman, Superheroes, & SCANDAL”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Co-Founder Ben Penrod Speaks Awesome Con

These days when thinking about the major Cons of the calendar year, probably a handful of events come to mind: C2E2, San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con, and New York Comic Con.  However, thanks to its ever expanding scope year by year, one convention has quickly joined the conversation among these major annual geek events, and that’s … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Co-Founder Ben Penrod Speaks Awesome Con”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Eastman Talks TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2

Few can deny the impact that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had on pop culture.  The four brothers, over the past 30+years, have weaved their way into nearly every facet of media, whether on the small screen, the big screen, or in music (here is looking at you Mr. Vanilla Ice).  With that said, in my time at Awesome Con, … Continue reading “2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Eastman Talks TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2”

Awesome Con ’15: Group Cosplay Contest

  My favourite event of the Awesome Con weekend is the cosplay contest. Cosplay and conventions go hand in hand. At every convention I’ve ever attended, you’ll find a dedicated fan base willing to immerse themselves in their fandom. Cosplaying is about more than finding an outfit. Cosplayers transform their characters, bringing them to life. The … Continue reading “Awesome Con ’15: Group Cosplay Contest”

2015 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Brian Tee Talks FAST & FURIOUS Franchise and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2

For any actor its a dream come true to be apart of any beloved franchise.  However, for a select few, that dream happens many times over, as they are afforded the opportunity to dip into many franchises over the course of their respective careers.  One such example of an actor who has accomplished this feat would be actor Brian Tee. 

Awesome Con DC 2015: Third Time’s The Charm

  Awesome Con started in 2013 as a small two-day convention that sought to differentiate itself from the other bigger, more well-known cons around the country. Everyone knows of San Diego and New York Comic Cons, C2E2 in Chicago and Dragon Con in Atlanta; but Washington D.C. didn’t have a con of its own. The convention, … Continue reading “Awesome Con DC 2015: Third Time’s The Charm”

Awesome Con is THIS WEEKEND!

The third annual Awesome Con approaches. This weekend, May 29-31, 2015 at the Walter Washington Convention Center, many corners of the pop culture universe will descend upon Washington DC. The complete list of guests can be found (HERE) . I’m excited to see the panels of Power Rangers, WWE and Lord of the Rings. Tickets are … Continue reading “Awesome Con is THIS WEEKEND!”

Awesome Con 2014 EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Ernie Hudson!

As stated before, Awesome Con had much to offer this year for those who attended. Boasting a variety of film & television guests this year, the choices were endless in terms of the special guests one could cross paths with.  Therefore (action stars aside) I took the opportunity to sit down with Awesome Con special guest, Ernie Hudson.  Though he is most likely … Continue reading “Awesome Con 2014 EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Ernie Hudson!”

Awesome Con Part 2: The Serious Business of Make Believe

Among the many scheduled events to see at this years Awesome Con, the biggest mystery is, who’s going to be in the best costume. Cosplay, short for costume play, is the art of dressing up as characters from all areas of fiction. These aren’t K-Mart brands plastic and cloth children’s Halloween costumes. Cosplayers go through … Continue reading “Awesome Con Part 2: The Serious Business of Make Believe”

Awesome Con 2014 EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Kevin Sorbo!

This weekend, as you well know by now, I was in attendance at this year’s Awesome Con.  Similar to last year (its first year), the convention had a great deal to offer (and then some) to its attendees.  With that said, one of the stand-out features of this year’s event was its wide variety of special guests from … Continue reading “Awesome Con 2014 EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Kevin Sorbo!”

Awesome Con Part 1: Everything is Awesome !

One year ago, geeks, dweebs, nerds, bronies and cosplayers descended upon the Walter Washington Convention Center; here in my sleepy hamlet of Washington D.C. There are other conventions in the area throughout the year; from videogames to My Little Pony. However, there weren’t any conventions that combined all aspects of pop culture. Such an event … Continue reading “Awesome Con Part 1: Everything is Awesome !”

AWESOME CON Commences Tomorrow!

Well, it’s that time of year again!  This weekend will see the return of DC’s very own comic book convention known only as Awesome Con!  Started by Ben Penrod and Steve Anderson in 2013,  the event was created as a celebration of popular culture; more specifically,  as a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, which … Continue reading “AWESOME CON Commences Tomorrow!”

EXCLUSIVE!! AWESOME CON: Interview w/ Legendary Comic Book Artist, Herb Trimpe!!

Though the X-Men comprise a team of superheroes, one particular character (over time) has overshadowed the rest.  What character do I speak of? Why, Wolverine, of course!  Such a fact is never more prevalent considering what happened with the X-MEN film

AWESOME CON: Exclusive Interview with actor/comedian Phil Lamarr!!

On the last day of AWESOME CON, Reel Film News had an opportunity to catch up with comedian/actor, Phil LaMarr.  Remembered as one of the original cast members of MadTV, Mr. LaMarr has appeared on tv shows, such as Reno 911 and Castle, as well as film (see PULP FICTION).  In addition, Mr. LaMarr has become quite prolific with his voice-over … Continue reading “AWESOME CON: Exclusive Interview with actor/comedian Phil Lamarr!!”

AWESOME CON: Exclusive Interview w/ Ernie Hudson!!

Aside from Mr. West and Mr. Brendon, another awesome (no pun intended) guest that the show offered was actor Ernie Hudson!  Though he will always be remembered for his iconic role in the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise as Winston Zeddemore, Mr. Hudson has had quite a diverse career in film & television, including LEVIATHAN, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, … Continue reading “AWESOME CON: Exclusive Interview w/ Ernie Hudson!!”