Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2013 Dates Announced

Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2013 Dates Announced

The Disney Parks Blog has announced the dates for 2013's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The special event weekends will run every Friday to Sunday from May 17th through June 9th. James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein are returning as celebrity hosts. Taylor is the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on the TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Eckstein voices Ahsoka Tano on The Clone Wars series, and is the creator of the geek chic clothing & accessories line Her Universe. Additional Tell Me More!
J.J. Abrams Turned Down Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams Turned Down Star Wars: Episode VII

Since the announcement in October that Disney would purchase Lucasfilm and make another Star Wars film, rumors have circulated that J.J. Abrams was at the top of a short list of directors for the project. Now, the Lost creator and Star Trek director has confirmed that those rumors were true. In an interview with Empire magazine, Abrams says that he had "very early conversations" with Kathleen Kennedy (George Lucas’s hand-picked successor) about being involved with Star Wars: Episode VII. Tell Me More!
Our Favorite Superheroes and Villains Say Goodbye to Hostess

Our Favorite Superheroes and Villains Say Goodbye to Hostess

If there are two things we love, it's comics and dessert.  Old school Hostess ads used to be drawn by comic artists who incorporated Hostess products into a scene with their characters.  The Comics Should Be Good! blog which is part of Comic Book Resources had challenged artists to create new ads with their favorite characters in an homage to the ads of yore.  Our favorites are The Sandman and Saga ads.  You can view even more of the artists creations here. Tell Me More!
BBC News Announces Doctor Who Stamps

BBC News Announces Doctor Who Stamps

In 2013, officially licensed Doctor Who stamps will be available in England to use as postage on Royal Mail.  Because 2013 is the 50th anniversary, all eleven doctors will each have their own first class stamp.  According to BBC News, the second class set of Who postage will include villains such as Cybermen, Daleks, and two other villains.  The stamps will be released in March. Tell Me More!
Ring In The New Year With The Walking Dead

Ring In The New Year With The Walking Dead

Still looking for something to do on New Year's Eve? AMC has a suggestion. Spend the night with Rick, Daryl, Michonne & the Governor. On Monday, December 31, AMC will air the first 8 episodes of The Walking Dead season 3 beginning at 9pm ET. Check out the full schedule below. 9pm: Seed As the world grows more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advances, Rick locates a potentially safe haven. 10:01pm: Sick A life hangs in the balance; the group deals with a threat to their new surroundings. 11:02pm: Tell Me More!
Disney Princesses as Pokémon Trainers

Disney Princesses as Pokémon Trainers

One of our favorite recent reincarnations of the Disney princesses are these in which the girls are transformed into Pokémon trainers.  The concept art was designed by DeviantArtist Hapuriainen.  We particularly love Snow White, Belle, Ariel,  Tinkerbell and Alice in Wonderland. There are also several non-Disney characters that were also reimagined.  Which are your favorites? (via Fashionably Geek) Tell Me More!
Video: The Hobbit Games

Video: The Hobbit Games

In this Hobbit and Hunger Games mash up video, Bilbo volunteers as tribute from the Shire to partake in the games.  Gollum and Smeagol argue over who in fact volunteered first, and Gandalf remarks about tributes making fun of his beard.  The Effie Trinketesque announcer and her cohost break out into hysterical laughter at the thought of the Hobbits having a chance, and third breakfasts are promised as a reward.  But don't take our word for how funny this video is, see it for yourself below! (via Tell Me More!
Downton Abbey Gingerbread House

Downton Abbey Gingerbread House

There's only 1 day left until Christmas, which means there is only 1 day left til the Downton Abbey Christmas special! While we wait to see what the Crawley family and their servants are up to, watch cookie artist and Downton fan Curtis Jensen make a gingerbread replica of their Yorkshire country estate. The Downton Abbey Christmas special airs on Christmas Day at 8:45pm GMT on ITV1. Tell Me More!
Supergirl & Batgirl Christmas Comics by Mike Maihack

Supergirl & Batgirl Christmas Comics by Mike Maihack

This past September at Baltimore Comic Con, I discovered artist Mike Maihack and purchases several of his Batgirl and Supergirl comic prints.  One of my favorites is this Christmas comic from last year in which Kara buys Barbara a Christmas gift that she is less than willing to wear.  Mike had announced that he would be taking time off of his Batgirl and Supergirl shorts in order to focus on his own comic, but lucky for us, he created a new Christmas comic for this year! You can view both below Tell Me More!