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The Weird Review Interviews at Days of the Dead 2012

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Sal Lizard and Sid Haig

Sal Lizard and Sid Haig

This weekend I had the chance to interview Sal Lizard, the author of ‘Being Santa Claus.’  Sal has been Santa Claus at various events for more than two decades. Sal also played the movie role of Vampire Santa, and is a producer and more.  Check out the interview but be forwarned that Sal does get a bit bawdy at one point.

 Prior to Days of the Dead I had read that Todd Farmer of Jason X, Drive Angry 3D, My Bloody Valentine 3D, and others.  Since he was in the area, I shot him an interview request and we chatted a bit on Sunday at Days of the Dead.

 Last but not least was a long anticipated interview for me as I have run across Sid Haig a few times and I admire the man.  I got a chuckle out of the fact that he got his start in entertainment due to his mother sending him to dance classes to help him develop grace as he had been clumsy from a very early age.  My mother had similarly sent my oldest brother to ballet classes for his clumsiness.

 All in all it was a fun show.  Check out the photos below and for more go to The Weird Review photo Galleries.

 

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The Weird Review interview with with Rooster Teeth’s Jack Pattillo on Red Vs. Blue

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Rooster Teeth's Jack Pattillo at the Toronto Fan Expo

Rooster Teeth’s Jack Pattillo at the Toronto Fan Expo

Sunday afternoon at the 2012 Toronto Fan Expo, after I interviewed the folks from Dead Before Dawn 3D movie, I wandered over to the Rooster Teeth/Red vs. Blue booth and observed Rooster Teeth’s Jack Pattillo and his crew interact with their many fans.

Sundays later in the afternoon is usually one of the best times to hit up the guests for interviews, but even so it took about 10 minutes for me to work in a word edgewise with Mr. Pattillo.

It was well worth it though as I had heard about the Machinima animation process and had seen Machinma, but had never actually met any of the Machinima artists.

Jack was kind enough to fill me in a bit on the process as well as update me on what the company does besides Red vs. Blue.

The interview concluded with some insight related to playing games with your new boss who happens to be a top notch gamer, but for that you will have to watch the interview!

 

 

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White Cap Comics and The Outer Limits now offer Digital Comics

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Click on the Digital Comic Store link above and you can now shop in our Digital Comic Store.

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Six Shooter – A Rolling Race to Make Your Mark

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Tonight at the White Cap Comics in Grand Rapids, Michigan we played a demonstration game of Six Shooter that I picked up at Gen Con back in August.

I first saw a demonstration of the game at Gen Con and have been planning on having a demo of it at the store when they could get it in.

They now have it in and I have had two test groups play the game.

The game is a fast pace dice rolling game that is a sort of cross between Yahtzee and Bingo.

It comes with a deck of “goal” cards, “Bingo” cards, enough dice for up to four players to have a set of six dice and four erasable markers to mark off completed goal spots on the “Bingo” cards.

Each player gets six dice and a Six Shooter Bingo card where they try to fill a row, column, or diagonal in the Bingo style.

They over goal cards which will tell them what they are shooting for, such as four of a kind.

Then they get four rolls to make that goal and if they make the goal they mark the card.

The first test group that played was a more mature crowd who said that after playing it a few times they decided they would all roll simultaneously so that they wouldn’t lose track of how many times they rolled.

The second group was more competitive and thought it was a good idea to keep everyone honest on how many times they rolled.

The game is quick, easy to learn, everyone that played the game enjoyed it and I left my demo copy at the store for people to check it out.

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