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For  those  of  you  that  have  seen  that  Corona  Extra  beer  commercial,  this  was  the  song  that  was  played.  It  was  to  symbolize  summer,  and  this  Australian  did  a  wonderful  job  fusing  the  sounds  of  the  1970s  and  1980s.

The  band  members  are  Star  Kendrick  and  Toma  Banjanin.

Their  album  Relapse  is  available  now.

The  video  for  this  song  was  shot  on  location  in  London,  Great Britain,  United  Kingdom.

Like  them  on  Facebook,  follow  them  on  Twitter  and  subscribe  to  them  on  YouTube.

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Two  weeks  ago,  The  Walter  E.  Washington  Convention  Center  played  host  once  again  to  Awesome  Con!!!!!  I  was  alone  this  time  as  my  little  brother  decided  to  sit  this  one  out.  As  you  can  tell  by  the  photo  above,  it  was  held  at  the  bottom  of  the  convention  center.  EVERYONE  had  to  walk  all  the  way  down  just  to  get  there.  Tedious?  You  know  it,  but  one  of  the  upsides  was  that  the  weather  was  warmer  than  two  years  before.

I  was  there  on  Saturday,  again,  because  I  couldn’t  afford  to  be  there  for  the  whole  three-day  event.  It  would  be  nice  to  do  that,  but  money  doesn’t  grow  on  trees  (Wouldn’t  it  be  nice  if  it  did?).  As  usual,  I  attended  the  Pro-Wrestling  Panel  which  was  without  its  moderator  Joe  Carabeo  as  another  panel  he  was  doing  was  double-booked.  The  rowdy  panel  went  on  as  scheduled.  I  got  to  meet  George  Takei  (Star  Trek),  Ralph  Macchio  (The  Karate  Kid),  Townsend  Coleman  (Teenage  Mutant  Ninja  TurtlesThe  Tick),  C.  Martin  Croker  (Space  Ghost  Coast  To  CoastCartoon  Planet)  and  Jess  Harnell  (AnimaniacsThe  Cleveland  Show)  and  Walter  Emmanuel  Jones  (Mighty  Morphin  Power  Rangers)  and  talked  with  them.  I  didn’t  get  any  photos  and  autographs  because  of  the  exorbitant  fees  that  were  requested.

I  met  cosplayer  YuffieBunny  and  took  a  photo  with  her!  Look  Below!

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Here’s  another  cosplayer  named  Jennifer  Rose!

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And  here’s  me  with  her!

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Here’s  another  cosplayer  named  Ani-Mia!

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And  here’s  me  with  her!

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Visit  YuffieBunny,  Jennifer  Rose  and  Ani-Mia  on  Facebook.

Both  George  Takei  and  William  Shatner  were  there,  and  as  I  mentioned,  I  spoke  with  George  and  gave  him  my  condolences  for  Leonard  Nimoy  who  passed  away  in  February  at  the  age  of  83,  and  Grace  Lee  Whitney  who  passed  away  last  month  at  the  age  of  85.  I  also  gave  him  my  condolences  for  Gene  and  Majel  Barrett-Roddenberry,  DeForest  Kelley  and  James  Doohan,  and  he  told  me  that  they,  especially  James,  were  all  wonderful  people.  There  was  A  VERY  LONG  LINE  for  William  Shatner,  but  I  did  get  a  glimpse  of  him  when  he  walked  onto  the  convention  floor.  I  finally  spoke  with  Walter  Emmanuel  Jones,  but  Austin  St.  John  had  already  left  while  David  Yost  and  Karan  Ashley  Jackson  were  getting  ready  to  leave.

The  women  in  the  next  three  photos  are  representing  a  novel  and  comic  book  series  created  by  Chad  Morton  called  NUN-The  Awakening.  The  series  is  about  Ancient  Egypt,  and  its  vast,  rich  history.  I  know  that  it  will  be  a  hit,  because  we  as  a  people  must  as  Captain  Jean-Luc  Picard  says,  Make  It  So.

Look  for  me  in  Photo  #2!

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For  more  information,  please  visit  NunTheAwakening.com,  and  find  them  on  Facebook  by  typing  What  Is  NUN?.

Here  are  two  photos  of  me  with  two  beautiful  Trekkies!

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And  here’s  me  with  Ms.  Marvel  circa  1977!

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I  think  her  friend  was  trying  to  get  the  right  photo,  but  hey,  it  was  fun!!!!

These  three  days  were  huge,  and  as  I  said  last  year……………I’M  READY  FOR  NEXT  YEAR!!!!!!!!!  Enjoy  the  photos!!!!!!!!!!

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This past Easter Weekend was an interesting one for conventions. Anaheim, California hosted WonderCon, New York City hosted a martial arts movie festival, and Washington, D.C. hosted the 2nd Awesome Con. Some people believe that Easter Weekend is not the best time to hold a convention. Some may think otherwise. But, it all depends on how you look at it.

My little brother and myself were there last Saturday, and we were both greeted by a VERY LONG LINE that wrapped around The Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It reminded me of the line at Katsucon 18 two years ago. According to reports, it took longer for those who pre-registered, than for those who were only there for one day! It was one of the big complaints of the event. The promoters have tallied the attendance at 40,000.

Here are a few standout cosplays:

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The Pope and his Cardinals

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Jesus. This wonderful gentleman named Anderson Marchack travels to conventions cosplaying as Jesus Christ spreading the message of good deeds and tolerance. To find him on Facebook, type in Cosplay Jesus.

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Rainbow Brite

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Booster Gold

One highlight was the return of Ernie Hudson to the convention. He recognized me from last year, and I gave him my condolences for his friend and Ghostbusters castmate Harold Ramis who passed away in February. And here are photos from what I felt were beautiful tributes to Harold’s life, memory and career.

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The Ecto 1A from Ghostbusters II

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Other celebrities that were there were Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Andromeda), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secrets of a Call Girl), Cary Elwes (Glory, The Crush, Robin Hood: Men In Tights) and the duo of David Yost and Walter Emmanuel Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). I tried to meet them, but the lines were long, especially for David and Walter. Maybe I will see them again. I did attend the Pro-Wrestling Today Panel which was fun, in wich I was instantly recognized by the moderator Joe Carabeo, and panelists Ben Taylor and Dan Nokes. They also had DC101 FM’s Mike Jones as a guest panelist!!!. They had video game room that I forgot to visit, but my little brother told me that I didn’t miss much (YIKES!!!!!). Here’s another standout photo:

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From what I can tell, Catwoman joined the Justice League!!!!

This was a grand three days, and I’m ready for NEXT YEAR!!!! Here are more photos, ENJOY!!!!

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Here  are  my  picks  for  WWE  Survivor  Series  2013:

1.  THE  SURVIVOR  SERIES  KICKOFF  PRE-SHOW  MATCH:   Kofi  Kingston  vs.  The  Miz.

MY  PICK:  KOFI  KINGSTON!!!

This  will  be  streamed  live  on  WWE.com,  the  WWE  App,  YouTube.com,  Facebook.com,  Twitter.com,  Yahoo!.com,  Google+,  Pheed,  Pinterest.com,  Samsung  SMART  TV,  Microsoft  XBOX  Live  and  on  The  Sony  Entertainment  Network  on  the  Sony  Playstation  3  at  7:30pm  ET/6:30pm  CT/5:30pm  MT/4:30PM  PT.

2.  A   TRADITIONAL  SURVIVOR  SERIES  DIVAS  ELIMINATION  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  The  Cast  of  E!’s  Total  Divas:  Natalya  Neidhart,  The  Bella  Twins  (Brie  and  Nikki),  The  Funkadactyls  (Naomi  and  Cameron),  Eva  Marie  and  Jo-Jo  vs.  WWE  Divas  Champion  A.J.  Lee,  Tamina  Snuka,  Kaitlyn,  Rosa  Mendes,  Summer  Rae,  Aksana  and  Alicia  Fox.

MAY  EITHER  SIDE  WIN.

3.   A  TRADITIONAL  SURVIVOR  SERIES  ELIMINATION  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Goldust  and  Cody  Rhodes,  The  Usos  (Jimmy  and  Jey)  and  The  Returning  Rey  Misterio,  Jr.  vs.  The  Shield  (WWE  United  States  Champion  Dean  Ambrose,  Seth  Rollins  and  Roman  Reigns)  and  The  Real  Americans  (Antonio  Cesaro  and  Jack  Swagger)  with  Zeb  Coulter.

MY  PICK:  GOLDUST  AND  CODY’S  TEAM!!!

4.  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  CM  Punk  and  Daniel  Bryan  vs. Erick  Rowan  and  Luke  Harper  with  Bray  Wyatt.

MY  PICKS:  CM  PUNK   AND  DANIEL  BRYAN!!!

5.  WWE  INTERCONTINENTAL  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Big  E  Langston  (Champion)  vs.  Cutris  Axel  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  BIG  E  LANGSTON!!!

6.  WWE  WORLD  HEAVYWEIGHT  CHAMPIONSHIP:  John  Cena  (Champion)  vs.  Alberto  del  Rio  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  JOHN  CENA!!!

7.  WWE  CHAMPIONSHIP:   Randy  Orton  (Champion)  vs.  The  Big  Show  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  THE  BIG  SHOW!!!

And  those  are  my  picks!!!

WWE  Survivor  Series  2013  will  be  broadcast  live  from  The  TD  Garden  in  Boston,  Massachusetts  tomorrow  night  on  pay-per-view  at  8PM  ET/7PM  CT/6PM  MT/5PM  PT.  Please  contact  your  locL  cable  provider  for  information  on  how  to  order.

 

Here  are  my  picks  for  tomorrow  night’s  WWE  pay-per-view,  Money  In  The  Bank  2013:

1.  THE  MONEY  IN  THE  BANK  KICKOFF  FOR  THE  WWE  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Seth  Rollins  and  Roman  Reigns  (Champions)  vs.  The  Usos  (Jimmy  and  Jey/Challengers).

MY  PICK:  THE  USOS!!!

This  pre-show  match  will  be  streamed  live  on  WWE.com,  The  WWE  App,  YouTube,  Facebook,  Twitter,  Yahoo!,  Google+,  Pinterest,  XBOX  360  and  on  Samsung  SMART  TVs.

2.  Chris  Jericho  vs.  RyBack.

MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

3.  WWE  DIVAS  CHAMPIONSHIP:  A.J.  Lee  (Champion)  with  Big  E  Langston  vs.  Kaitlyn  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MAY  THE  BEST  DIVA WIN.

4.  WWE  INTERCONTINENTAL  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Curtis  Axel  (Champion) with  Paul  Heyman  vs.  The  Miz  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  THE  MIZ!!!

5.  THE  MONEY  IN  THE  BANK  LADDER  MATCH  FOR  THE  WWE  WORLD  HEAVYWEIGHT  CHAMPIONSHIP  CONTRACT.

THE  PARTICIPANTS:  Wade  Barrett,  Team  Rhodes  Scholars  (Damien  Sandow  and  Cody  Rhodes),  WWE  United  States  Champion  Dean  Ambrose,  Fandango,  Antonio  Cesaro  and  Jack  Swagger.

MY  PICK:  WADE  BARRETT!!!

6.  THE  MONEY  IN  THE  BANK  ALL-STARS  MATCH  FOR  THE  WWE  CHAMPIONSHIP  CONTRACT.

THE  PARTICIPANTS:  Randy  Orton,  CM  Punk,  Daniel  Bryan,  Sheamus,  Christian  and  The  Returning  Rob  Van  Dam  (RVD).

MAY  EITHER  CM  PUNK,  DANIEL  BRYAN  OR  RVD  WIN.

7.  WWE  WORLD  HEAVYWEIGHT  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Alberto  del  Rio  (Champion)  vs.  Dolph  Ziggler  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  DOLPH  ZIGGLER!!!

8.  WWE  CHAMPIONSHIP:  John  Cena  (Champion)  vs.  “The  World’s  Strongest  Man”  Mark  Henry.

MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

And  those  are  my  picks!!!

WWE  Money  In  The  Bank  2013  will  be  broadcasted  live  tomorrow  night  on  pay-per-view  from   The  Wells  Fargo  Center  in  Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania  at  8PM  ET/7PM  CT/6PM  MT/5PM  PT.  Please  contact  your  local  cable  provider  for  information  on  how  to  order,  or  visit  WWE.com.  Thank  you.

 

 

 

It’s  the  one  night  of  the  year  where  World  Wrestling  Entertainment  goes  EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!

And  here  are  my  picks:

1.  THE  PRE-SHOW  MATCH:  The  Miz  vs.  Cody  Rhodes.

MY  PICK:  MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

This  match  will  be streamed  live  on  WWE.com,  the  WWE  App,  Facebook.com,  Twitter.com, YouTube.com, Google+,  Pinterest.com,  Samsung  SMART  TVs  and  the  Microsoft  XBOX  360  at  7:30pm  ET/6:30PM  CT/5:30PM  MT/4:30PM  PT.

2.  Chris  Jericho  vs.  Fandango.

MY  PICK:  CHRIS  JERICHO!!!

3.  AN  EXTREME  RULES  MATCH:  Randy  Orton  vs.  The  Big  Show.

MY  PICK:  MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

4.  A  STRAP  MATCH:  Sheamus  vs.  “The  World’s  Strongest  Man”  Mark  Henry.

MY  PICK:  MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

5.  A  TAG  TEAM  TORNADO  MATCH  FOR  THE  WWE  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Team  Hell  No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan/Champions).  vs.  The  Shield’s  Seth  Rollins  and  Roman  Reigns  (Challengers).

MY  PICK:  TEAM  HELL  NO.

6.  WWE  UNITED  STATES  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Kofi  Kingston  (Champion)  vs.  The  Shield’s  Dean  Ambrose.

MY  PICK:  KOFI  KINGSTON!!!

7.  AN  “I  QUIT”  MATCH:  Alberto  del  Rio  with  Ricardo  Rodriguez  vs.  Jack  Swagger  with  Zeb  Coulter.

THE  REWARD:  The  winner  will  face  Dolph  Ziggler  for  the  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Championship  after  he  recovers  from  his  concussion.

MY  PICK:  ALBERTO  DEL  RIO!!!

8.  A  STEEL  CAGE  MATCH:  Triple  H  (Hunter  Hearst  Helmsley)  vs.  Brock  Lesnar  with  Paul  Heyman.

MY  PICK:  TRIPLE  H!!!

9.  A  LAST  MAN  STANDING  MATCH  FOR  THE  WWE  CHAMPIONSHIP:  John  Cena  (Champion)  vs.  RyBack  (Challenger).

MY  PICK:  MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

And  those  are  my  picks!!!!!!

WWE  Extreme  Rules  will  be  broadcasted  live  from  The  Scottrade  Center  in   St.  Louis,  Missouri. on  pay-per-view  tomorrow  night  at  8PM  ET/7PM  CT/6PM  MT/5PM  PT.  Contact  your  local  cable  provider  for  information  on  how  to  order.

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On Saturday of last week, my little brother and myself attended what was billed as Washington, D.C.’s first ever comic book convention Awesome Con. The event was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The promoters thought it would have a small turnout, but it was much larger than they expected (YEE-HA!!!) The celebrities who in attendance were Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Oz), Billy West (The Ren and Stimpy Show, Ren and Stimpy’s Adult Party Cartoon, Doug, Futurama), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Phil Lamarr (MADtv,  Samurai Jack,  Futurama) and Theodus Crane (The Walking Dead). They were there to take pictures and sign autographs, but the visitors and myself were told that it was not free, but I did get a chance to talk with the legendary Ernie Hudson.

Another celebrity who was in attendance was Larry Hama, who played a big part in the revival of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe in 1982. It was his designs of the characters that were seen in the comic book series that was a big hit with Marvel Comics from 1982 until 1994. The series was under name G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. I had the chance to speak with him as well. There were panels, one of them was the ongoing debate of Star Trek vs. Star Wars, and I missed that one.

The one panel that I did participate in was about professional wrestling!!! I caught some heat during the panel for wearing a Hulkamania t-shirt that I got last Christmas, but I told them that it’s MUCH, MUCH BETTER than John Cena’s new t-shirt. Afterwards, I did shake hands with all three of the panels moderators, and became friends with one of them on Facebook!!! Another feature was Sci-Fi Speed Dating, that one I sat out and watched. There was also a costume contest, but a lot of people were unable to get in.

This two-day event was a wonderful celebration of comic books, movies, television, anime, art and popular culture in general. I am one of many who can’t wait until next year!!! While I didn’t take a lot of photos, here are some below that I did take. Enjoy!!!