Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

During Jekyll Comic Con 2016 this past December, we got a chance to sit down with Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen of AMC’s hit show Comic Book Men – the reality TV show based on the lives, careers, and often offbeat personalities of the staff of the Kevin Smith owned comic book store Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, NJ.

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Mike and Ming were kind enough to answer questions for everyone in attendance, and shared some very entertaining stories and insight in this special exclusive interview. Here’s what they had to say!

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Welcome to another edition of ‘Cosplay Spotlight’ – a new feature here at Nerd Nation, where each month we’ll be spotlighting a new cosplay artist in a showcase of both their talent on display in selected photos, as well as the personality behind the talent in an exclusive interview. For this latest edition, we have selected Kona Kyoto of Kona Cosplay.

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Kona is a professional costume artist, cosplayer, model, and performer from Charlotte, North Carolina who has recently been taking the nerd community by storm with her immense creativity, warm, friendly personality, and stunning good looks, most recently taking home some cosplay awards at DragonCon 2016 in Atlanta, GA!  We had a chance to catch up with Kona recently, and talk to her about her life as a cosplayer.

Here’s what she had to say!!

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An Interview with Rick Gawel, Writer and Director of Michael Myers: Absolute Evil

For nearly forty years now, everyone’s favorite Shatner-masked serial killer has been murdering people on screen. In tribute to this film series, writer and director Rick Gawel made the fan mockumentary Michael Myers: Absolute Evil. In equal parts this film pays homage to the classic Halloween canon while also adding original ideas to the mythology of Michael Myers and the world of the movies.

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This fake documentary sets itself on the position that the Halloween movies (except for the third in the series – Season of the Witch) actually happened, and gathers experts from various fields to discuss the events as such. It also slightly includes the Rob Zombie remakes as films based on actual events.

What this fan film does best is exist wholly as a fan film. It is that fanaticism and passion for the Michael Myers movies that translates wonderfully off the screen and adds additional layers that most may not get from haphazardly viewing the movies once or twice. It brings forth the obvious view of someone who loves these films and has intently watched and rewatched them building their own impressions of the deeper meanings behind the character. And that deep meaning isn’t some nonsensical philosophical deepness, but rather a true appreciation of the horror film-legend John Carpenter set out to create all those years ago.

Nerd Nation had the opportunity to talk with the writer and director Rick Gawel and ask him several questions. Check out the full, uncut interview below!

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Welcome to another edition of Cosplay Spotlight – a new feature here at Nerd Nation, where each month we’ll be spotlighting a new cosplay artist in a showcase of both their talent on display in selected photos, as well as the personality behind the talent in an exclusive interview. For this third edition, we have selected Daphne Reeder!

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Daphne is a cosplayer, actress, model, burlesque performer, costumer, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina who has been active in the entertainment industry for over a decade, and currently owns independent film production company Drache Media Films. We recently had the chance to sit down with Daphne follwing her guest appearance at ConCarolinas 2016 in Concord, North Carolina for an exclusive interview… read on to see what she had to say, and to see even more great photos!
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Welcome to Cosplay Spotlight – a new feature here at Nerd Nation, where each month we’ll be spotlighting a new cosplay artist in a showcase of both their talent on display in selected photos, as well as the personality behind the talent in an exclusive interview. For this second ever edition, we have selected Amanda Finley!

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Amanda is a cosplayer, costumer, model, and comic book writer from Greenville, South Carolina who has been making quite the impact on the cosplay world with her multifaceted artistic talents, stunning looks, and infectious personality. We had the chance to sit down with her following our appearances together at this year’s Free Comic Book Day event. Read on for more photos and the exclusive interview!

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Welcome to Cosplay Spotlight – a brand new feature here at Nerd Nation, where each month we’ll be spotlighting a new cosplay artist in a showcase of both their talent on display in selected photos, as well as the personality behind the talent in an exclusive interview. For this first edition, we have selected Mira Scarlet!
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Mira is a cosplayer, seamstress, and costume designer from Greenville, South Carolina who has recently been taking the cosplay world by storm with her stunning looks, brilliant skill, and warm, friendly personality. Read on for more photos and an exclusive interview!

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Nerd Nation Magazine recently sat down with Jeremy Bulloch – best known for his role as the fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars Trilogy. This interview was originally recorded by our correspondent Dave Ward at the 2016 Days of the Dead convention, and since we now have had time to transcribe it, we present it to you here in its raw, unedited format.

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See the full interview below!

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Ever met a childhood Idol? You were told it’s a bad idea, weren’t you? “Don’t meet your Heroes. They never live up to the image you have of them in your head.” We romanticize them. Write fanfic. But I’m not calibrated like the people who say that. I’d rather KNOW if the person I’m paying so much ‚attention to, learning about, e-mailing, etc is really as awesome as I think they are!

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Nerd Nation’s Dave Harlequin recently sat down with Santiago Cirilo, actor and film star best known for his role as Julio in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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In this exclusive interview, Santiago shares his story of his acting career, working on The Walking Dead, his many upcoming projects, and really opens up to share a bit of his wonderful and endearing personality.

CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW!

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Nerd Nation’s Dave Harlequin recently sat down with Ashley Bell, Founder and Convention Director of ValhallaCon; the Viking-themed multi-genre convention in Columbia, South Carolina that’s about to return for its second year.

11655425_10155867814325093_1186951179_nIn this exclusive interview, Ashley gives us the inside scoop on the origins, challenges, and plans for the young convention. Here’s what she had to say…

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