Monthly Archive – September 2018

Week of Geek: Fan Con’s almost here! Plus, one more Fantastic Beasts trailer!

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Hi again Geeklings!

This is it!  Just a few days until Vaughan Fan Con 2018, this Saturday from 10am – 4pm!  Are you excited?  I’m SO excited!  We’ve got so much going on that day; workshops, video games, board games, Pokemon, an Artists Alley, special guests, cosplay photoshoots, a STEAM area.  Just… so much wow!  Be sure to click that link to see what’s going on and how to sign up for the workshops.  And stay tuned, because like with any con the schedule can be subject to change.

As for something geeky this week to get us all in the spirit, how about a brand new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer?

Is this movie going to be somewhat problematic?  Yup.  Am I still excited?  Yup.  I mean, it does look pretty darn awesome!  New beasts, lots of magic, high stakes, a young Dumbledore, Hogwarts!  It’s darn near impossible not to be excited!  There’s a big reveal in the trailer that ties into the Harry Potter series, and there’s already much speculation on what’s going to go down (with J.K. Rowling being mum as usual).

If you want to catch up on the Wizarding World we have the series in our collection and we have the films, including the first Fantastic Beasts movie, as well as the script and the textbook.

Can’t wait to see you on Saturday!  If you want to come in costume it is not a requirement but very much encouraged.  Enjoy the rest of the week and until next time, End of Line.

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Week of Geek: Countdown to Fan Con continues with some Marvelous trailers

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Hi again Geeklings!

Vaughan Fan Con is just over a week away.  I know, right?  Coming up so fast!  We now have our workshops for the day on Eventbrite, so take a look and see what you’d like to sign up for.  Spaces are a little limited so head on over.

Let’s continue to get our geek on by looking at some new trailers that have popped up online this last week.  First up, something spooky.  A little while ago we got our first promotional images of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and now we have our first teaser trailer.

I think we can all agree, it looks creepy.  The devilish imagery, the witchy classes, the spooky singing of ‘Happy Birthday’.  Yup, this is going to be a Halloween treat for one and all.  Can’t wait!  This article has some descriptions of the characters if you’d like to learn a bit more.

On the opposite end of creepy, you have the latest trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, which looks utterly delightful.

Colorful, heart warming, fun.  I’m very excited to have Mary back.  Put a hold on the original movie here.

But now, the piece de resistance!  Our first trailer for next year’s Captain Marvel.

OH MY GOSH THAT LOOKS AMAZING!  Carol Danvers is all her kick-butt glory!  It’s brief but we get some really cool shots here, like younger Agents Fury and Coulson, the Skrulls (they are big bads in the Marvel universe), Jude Law as Mar-Vell.  But Brie Larson as Danvers, our first heroine to lead a Marvel film!  It just warms the heart.  But I think my favorite moment might be the first scene here, where Carol goes crashing through a particular business.  I had to remind myself that this movie is set in the 90s before that made sense.

For Captain Marvel reading I recommend starting with In Pursuit of Flight, but we have lots of other CM titles in the system as well.  And of course, don’t forget to catch up on the other MCU films.

What do we think Geeklings?  Excited for any of these?  Which one are you most excited for?  Post away in the comments.

See you next week, as we finish our countdown to Fan Con.  Take care until then, and until next time, End of Line.

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Week of Geek: For the honor of Grayskull! (And Fan Con!)

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Hi again Geeklings!

We’re just over two weeks away from Vaughan Fan Con!  Can you feel the excitement in the air?  I certainly can!  Click in the link to see an updated schedule of what’s going on that day.  Keep an eye on it in case we have any further announcements.

In fandom news this week, we got our first teaser trailer of Netflix/Dreamwork’s She-Ra reboot.

OH MY GOSH IT LOOKS AMAAAAAAAAAAZING!

*cough*

Sorry, fangirling.  I wrote a post a while back on She-Ra and her history so take a gander if you’d like to learn more.  But what do we think of this first look?  Like it?  Want to see more?  How about that transformation scene?  I could barely stay in my seat I was so excited.

Anyways, stay tuned for more news as we get closer to the big day.  Have a great week and until next time, End of Line.

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Week of Geek: Countdown to Vaughan Fan Con begins…

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What’s up Geeklings?!  Happy September!  I know it doesn’t feel much like fall outside right now (especially yesterday, yeesh!) but it is indeed.  School is back in session, pumpkin spice is flowing…

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AND VAUGHAN FAN CON IS COMING BACK!!!  EEEEEEEEK!  (I got a button recently that says ‘My War Cry is a Fandom Shriek’.  Truer words have never been spoken.)

So the event is going to be held a little earlier this year; September 29th to be exact, from 10am to 4pm at the Civic Centre Resource Library.  For the first time we’re going to hold an Artist Alley.  What’s that, you may ask?  It’s where artists who create fandom-related and gorgeous items are going to set up shop in our branch and not only can you look you can buy.

If that wasn’t exciting enough we have cosplay photoshoots (costumes are not required but are always encouraged), workshops featuring some awesome creative people, video games, board games, button making, an escape room, the Pokemon League, stuff for younger kids.  It’s just… gonna be awesome!

So see the link here for how the day is currently looking (it may be subject to change, so stay tuned).  We hope you can come, even for a little while!  And stay tuned here on the Vortex as I fangirl over various fandoms as we lead up to the big event.  You know, like the fact that just yesterday we got our first official look at Captain Marvel in her own film.  *squeal*

That calls for yet another link to all the Marvel movies we have at VPL.

Thanks guys, hope school is going well, have a great week and until next time, End of Line.

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