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Renaissance/Victorian Crossplay Mash-ups!

This is a collection of the awesome work of Sacha Goldberger who combines models, costumes and photography to create what I think are pretty cool and unique cosplay ideas and art.


Imagine your favorite comic book, movie, and fairy tale heroes and villains if they existed during the Renaissance. What might a painted portrait of them from those times have looked like?

Wonder no more. Photographer Sacha Goldberger was part of an event in Paris recently where these iconic characters—including Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, The Hulk, Darth Vader, Catwoman, Princess Leia, Joker, Superman, Snow White, and others—were photographed with a decidedly old school look to them, creating a fascinating set of Renaissance painting-style cosplay images.

You can check out a bunch of the images below to see how some of your favorites would have looked in a different time.

It’s also worth noting that these are all said to be legit shots. No photoshop has been used to enhance them, even with the models in the Superman and Princess Leia images, who both look eerily similar to Christopher Reeve and Carrie Fisher.

More of the images can be found at Goldberger’s Facebook page, where you can also find images of the gallery where these pictures were hung on the wall to really make them look authentic.

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Come Stop by My Booth at Phoenix ComicCon 2014!

I will be at booth #1629 back by the Star Wars exhibit area at Phoenix ComicCon.  It is my same spot as last year.  I will be signing discounted copies of my four latest books.  In addition, my wife will be selling her custom made pop culture jewelry, including avengers, hydra, Vampire Diaries, Alice in Wonderland, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, classic movies, and other items you can ONLY get from her shop, Susannes Treasures.


Joining us at our booth this year is the lovely and talented cosplayer Cassandra S. Kyle.  Also, Chris Wilke will be selling copies of his latest novel Scarlet Angel, and Hal Astell will have copies of his books on classic B-movies.  The PCC has grown until tickets are hard to get and certain times they might have lines to get into the vendor area during the peak hours due to fire marshal codes.  Be sure to stop by though and say hello.

If you have not been to a pop culture convention before, PCC is my favorite.  It has lots of things to do from indie movies, costuming, authors, comic artists, vendors, panels, zombie walks, competitions, steampunk events, manga, anime, and a host of awesome guests from TV, sci-fi, movies and other popular shows.  You can check out the con at:


The vendor area will be open today from 4 pm until 9 pm, and open all day Friday through Sunday.

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Crossovers (Mash-ups) for Fun

A recurring post, the following are crossovers or mash-ups where you take two or more disparate things and put them together, hopefully with some humor:


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Cosplay Photos

More cosplay pictures for your enjoyment, in celebration of Phoenix Comic Con 2013 which starts tomorrow.  Please stop by booth #1629 and say hi.

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Recent Films, A new look

This post is about some random thoughts about pictures and movies.

Aren’t you glad they waited until we have computer graphics to make this film?














A star is born.  There is no evolution, there are only those animals that Chuck Norris allowed to live.










Great ideas.  Amazing to be able to think such deep thoughts while cleaning the vampire blood off your axe.








Hitchcock predicted this would happen.  Anyone remember The Birds?








Scene from the recent blockbuster movie Battleship.  They edited out the profanity, but the rest is still in the movie.

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The Avengers Movie! Just Saw It!

Don’t worry, I have no spoilers here.  I hate when people give away the plot, etc.  I just want to say I was VERY happy with the film.  Going in, I had my doubts that such an ensemble cast would be manageable.  After all, several have had their own movies.  Thor, Captain America, two Iron Man movies, several poorly done Hulk movies and the old Hulk TV series, not to mention Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlet Johansen and the lesser know Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner.  How many movies have Gwyneth Paltrow as maybe actor number 12 in a movie?









Handling so many celebrity actors and characters I thought would be nigh impossible.  However, the director, screenwriter and editors are to be highly commended.  Each is well done without any receiving glossing over or one or two stealing the show.  The action is pretty much non-stop but each hero gets to reveal their character and stay true to the canon for the fan base.  At one point, I was concerned the movie would be part 1 and part 2, like Kill Bill, because the first part takes so long, you wonder just how much more can happen.   However, the film apparently lasts for 143 minutes, where your normal film is around 93 minutes.  I could have sat there for another 3 hours it was that entertaining.

The Avengers is well worth the money to go see.  There are tons of special effects, witticisms that get the crowd to laugh, as well as lots of tension and fun.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars and thank the producters for giving us a great 143 minute film instead of an overedited 93 minute film that would have sucked.

ALSO – As with most Marvel films – stay past the credits so you can see the last few minutes of the film as a teaser for what happens next.  Half the people at our showing left and missed out on it.  Just stay in your seat the extra 5 minutes – trust me.


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