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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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Week of Geek: Goodbye Summer, Hello School

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Hiya Geeklings!

Just a short post today.  Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome summer!  Yeah, hard to believe it’s almost over, isn’t it?  Especially when it’s so hot out.  But alas it is true.  School starts soon.  Starbucks just today started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes, even though it feels like a 1000 degrees outside.  Fall is indeed coming.  But with you guys rocking the Teen Challenge it was a great summer.  Yay!

In honor of school starting soon I thought I’d post this video I came across of guys your age reacting to what school was like back when I was going there.  Yep, I was teen during much of the 90s, so check out how things used to be while I go feel old.

Thanks guys.  See you next week, and until next time, End of Line.

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TEEN CHALLENGE – PARTY TIME!

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Hi Everyone!

Well, this year’s Teen Challenge comes to a close today.  It’s been quite the ride.  Nine weeks with 36 challenges and you guys met them head on, completing over 300 between you!  BRAVO!

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Even though today is the last day, we still have one more fun thing for you guys, because lets face it, you earned it.  Tomorrow night (the 25th) we’re hosting an after-hours event at the Pierre Berton Resource Library.  A few weeks ago we asked our Teen Challenge participants to vote on a theme, and the theme for 2018 is (drumroll)… ESCAPE ROOMS!  Oh, you guys are gonna be SO trapped!

So not only will we have escape rooms we’ll also have video games, a button maker, a green screen, board games, snacks AND prizes!  It’s going to be super fun!

You can sign up over at Eventbrite.  Hope we see you guys there!  And get any last challenges in by today!  Those headphones are still up for grabs!

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