Fan Expo was packed on Saturday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and for any serious comic book or toy fans, one of the big highlights was the free signing by comic book artist and creator Todd McFarlane, who was on hand at Ubisoft's booth, where figures, statues and toys were on display for his Assassin's Creed and Raving Rabbids line of toys.
On the stage is a large red chair. It is big by any standards. It is meant to dwarf a relatively tall man in 6' 1" Richard Hanna to make him look 4' 8". As I said it is a very large chair. It also has the fringe benefit of giving him access to his harp.
Yanomi is dressed in an eye catching and bright outfit complete with red glasses, face paint and artificial flowers. She stands out even in a room filled with other eccentrically dressed Calgary Fringe Festival performers.
The Calgary Fringe Festival is mostly an indoor event with performances in local theatres, churches, art galleries and other spaces. This year that is not the case. In addition to the Fringe Festival is the Calgary International Street Theatre Festival taking place for the first time. Performances including knife throwing, juggling and acrobatics will be taking place throughout Inglewood (where the Fringe is held) and downtown Calgary over the course of the festival.
Calgary is an Anglophone city in an Anglophone province. It can be hard to find bits of French culture but there are pockets of French speakers in this city. There are those who moved here, those who did the French immersion program and others who are simply striving to learn another language. For the first-time the Calgary Fringe Festival will include a French play called La cavate bleue (the blue tie). The musical is about a young man who quits his office job to try to make it as a musician. It is a solo performance written and directed by Jean-François Plante-Tan.
Talented filmmakers from around the world converged at the 13th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto recently to discuss their latest works. Read the interview with filmmaker Omii Thompson about his new film Modern Romance: The Affair.
Talented filmmakers from around the world converged at the 13th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto recently to discuss their latest works. Read the interview with director Vikram Dasgupta for his short film, Calcutta Taxi.
In the process of promoting another installment of her highly anticipated film festival, if there is one thing that ReelWorld founder Tanya Lee Williams hopes for, it is that filmmakers will feel more empowered.
In 1968, director George A. Romero, the "Godfather of Zombies", brought a new kind of monster to the realm of horror. The zombies, or ghouls, in Night of the Living Dead, were fresh--or as fresh as dead bodies can get--and his film helped spawn a whole new genre of horror; the splatter film.
Game of Thrones: The Exhibition is back in Toronto to celebrate the third season of the HBO series.