Awesome Con is coming, get your passes now!

R2-D2 (left) with Slave Leia

Awesome Con is returning to the Washington Convention Center on May 29-31st and we can’t hardly wait. This is our favorite pop culture event of the year. And have you seen the line-up of guests?? Shatner, Takei, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, Dr. Who, not to mention all the comic artists and television personalities. Also if you have kids, bring ‘em. Kids under 10 are free, and there is a whole slate of activities in the Kid Zone.

Get your tickets now to avoid lines at the door. Be sure to check out the VIP and Photo packages before you get there.

We’ll see you there! Check out our coverage from last year.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

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I had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of Avengers Age of Ultron earlier this week and I wanted to give you the rundown, spoiler free. My brief two cents, it’s a lot of fun, and it’s a decent enough story for all the action and “kick-ass” posturing to be hung on. There were two distinct “wat…” moments, but nothing a comic book movie that knows what it’s doing couldn’t get away with. If you liked Avengers 1, then you’ll enjoy Avengers 2. This is not a Matrix Reloaded all over again. Click below for some more details.

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Playmobil’s own show, Super 4, now on Netflix


Playmobil has always prided itself on never producing toys of licensed entertainment properties. The Brandst├Ątter family always wanted to capture children’s imaginations with a “blank slate” – no embedded characters or storylines. While LEGO and others are making sets of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Avengers; Playmobil was doing knights, samurai, and ancient Romans. However, kids these days and more importantly, the parents buying the toys, do want something familiar, and Playmobil needed to respond.

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Nightsbridge at Ram’s Head Live


Nightsbridge was one of the first bands I ever shot, way back at Towson’s Recher Theater. The theater is no longer a rock venue (Nightsbridge headlined their final show), and Nightsbridge has been moving up, appearing frequently on 98 Rock’s Noise in the Basement, and a rising fixture on the Baltimore scene. They’ve got a heavy rock STP or AC|DC sound.

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Charm City Devils at Ram’s Head Live


The Charm City Devils headlined the 2015 Loud Festival at Ram’s Head Live on April 17th.
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Bad Seed Rising at Ram’s Head Live


Bad Seed Rising is one of the promising stars in Baltimore’s rock scene. Already signed to Road Runner Records, they’re the ones to watch. Their young age may seem like a novelty, but once you witness them live, in person, you’ll know that they’re so much more than a gimmick. I first shot them at the Charm City Fest back in 2012 and was blown away then. They’ve only grown and gotten an even stronger hold of the stage since then. Check out for more videos and upcoming dates.

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The Greatest Show on Earth!


Last night we went to the 144th Ringling Bros Greatest Show on Earth at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. As you know from my interview with ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson, we had been counting down the days towards the big night.

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BUSH live


As the ultimate sign of how far we’ve come as, I was in the pit shooting BUSH on our twelfth anniversary of launching the pop culture site. I’ve been a big fan of BUSH for years, ever since Sixteen Stone hit my ears, freshman year of college. I remember putting that CD in my stereo and not needing to swap it out for another disk for days at a time. Click below for more pics.

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Mezco’s One:12 Batman and 2015 Toy Fair Display


Today is the twelfth anniversary of MillionairePlayboy’s lauch, so I’m starting off reviewing the One:12 Dark Knight Batman.

One of my favorite sights at the 2015 Toy Fair was Mezco’s One:12 Batman, based on Frank Miller’s Dark Knight series. Low and behold my persistence paid off and I was gifted the black and white version for being a loyal supporter of Mezco’s (This was my 14th Toy Fair). I was so inspired by the great look they captured, I took it into the studio and had a great time playing with the lighting and what not. Click below for some more pics of this amazing piece, as well as an overview of Mezco’s Toy Fair offering this year.

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12 Years a Nerd…

It was on 03.03.03, twelve years ago, that we launched We’ve gone through some changes, we’ve covered 13 Toy Fairs, we’ve covered concerts and beauty pageants and been featured in The Washington Post and on G3TV. Stay tuned today as I add some new features, look back through some old ones, and celebrate how far we’ve come. Oh yeah, I’m photographing the BUSH concert tonight. Not too shabby.

Why don’t you go through our 2015 Toy Fair coverage in the mean time.

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