Sunday, April 29, 2012

Introducing Nicola Scott: "Earth 2" Artist Hopping In To FCBD Singapore 2012

Red Dot Diva bets local comic book fans are already eagerly counting down to this year's FCBD - mostly for the events lined up by GnB Comics at their store and the Cathay.

One of the special guests this year is DC comic artist, Nicola Scott. There are not many female creators working for the "big two". With her natural good looks coupled with her fantastic artwork featured in DC series like "Birds of Prey", "Secret Six", "Wonder Woman" and "Superman", Nicola has managed to amass her own group of admiring fans.

Nicola is currently working on DC's new "Earth 2" series with writer James Robinson. The first issue is due for release this week on 2 May 2012.

Despite a busy schedule, Red Dot Diva managed to get Nicola to squeeze in some time to answer just a few nosy questions! Here they are:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

MGCC 2012: Comics and Cosplay Fun For Malaysian Geeks!

Red Dot Diva thinks it is high time fellow comics/ cosplay lovers across the Causeway get their share of creative geeky fun!

The Malaysian Games and Comics Convention (MGCC) is all set to kick off on May 19th and 20th at the Damansara campus of KDU University College (KDU)! And some pretty cool guests and activities have already been lined up for the weekend.

Homegrown comic artist Billy Tan has been announced as one of the VIP guests. Billy began working with Marvel in the 1990s, and his various artwork can be found in the "Thor Vol.1", "New Avengers Vol.1", "Marvel Knights: Spiderman Vol.1" and "Uncanny X-Men Vol.1".

The other VIPs are Marvel artists Leinil Yu and Carlo Pagulayan, famous cosplay/ lifestyle photographer Jay Tablante as well as popular international cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FCBD 2012: Avengers Movie Night, Special Guest Signings and Comic Books (Free Of Course, Duh!)

It is less than 2 weeks away to Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2012!

This special day is held on the 1st Saturday of May every year, and this year, Red Dot Island comic book fans are all set to celebrate the festivities on May 5th.

So far, "geek-boy-centric" comics book store GnB Comics has been the earliest to announce their FCBD guests and activities.

From 10 am to 1pm on 5th May, two special guests will be making an appearance for signings at their store at Block 1, Rochor Center, #02-500. Red Dot Diva says one will not be able to miss the shop. It will be the one with the longest line outside and a few cosplayers lurking around!

And.... if you are a DC fan, you would be over the moon for this year's FCBD. This is because GnB's special guests are comic book artists Nicola Scott and Ardian Syaf!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

War Is Coming to Asia - Game Of Thrones Season 2 Today April 20th!

Still mourning over the misfortune that has befallen on the House of Stark?

Simply cannot wait to gourge King Joffrey's eyes out? Or see what sharp-tongued one-liners will emerge from the mouth of small but crafty Tyrion Lannister?

Maybe you simply love dragons and want to stand by your Khaleesi, Daenerys - one of the few tough heroines in Westoros.

Whatever your reasons may be (and Red Dot Diva knows there are so many Houses to root for!) - DO NOT FORGET to tune in for the premiere of Season 2 of "Game of Thrones" at 9 pm tonight, exclusively on HBO Asia!

Red Dot Diva has already taken a peek at the first episode (just don't ask her how!) and she can safely say that Asian GOT fans will not be disappointed!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Assembled! For the Avengers World Premiere in LA!

Ever fancy yourself strolling down a red carpet?

Well, Red Dot Diva's celeb-shoulder-rubbing glamourista pal Chelle managed to attend a red carpet premiere in Hollywood again recently. And this time, it was for the superhero movie most geeks have been waiting for - "The Avengers"!

Here is her account of the wonderful night amongst the stars.

On Wednesday, April 11th, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the red carpet premiere of "The Avengers" at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.

The day started out kinda chilly and rainy but as soon as we gathered at the barriers, the rain had pretty much gone away. Even though we didn’t need to stand at the barriers, Laura and I thought that it would be fun to hang out with fellow tumblr/ twitter friends including THE Godofbadassery who I think is a really cool sweet girl. We hung out till around 3pm and then headed back to my house (which was thankfully close to the theater) to get ready for our Avengers Adventure.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

SDCC 2012: The Battle For Hotel Rooms - Round 2 Is Coming

When SDCC hotel bookings became centralized via Travel Planners (TP) last year, there was already a sense of panic about the limited available rooms for that one weekend in July.

And things didn't let up this year either.

Even though Red Dot Diva and her frenemy @eserei27 managed to get SDCC passes last year, they were not able to secure a room even as early as August 2011. None of the downtown hotels would entertain any advanced booking request!

In order to get a hotel downtown or somewhere nearby a trolley or shuttle route, one had little choice but to be ridiculously famous, able to hack into a downtown hotel computer system, or wait for SDCC hotel bookings to open up on 29 March at 9am PST.  Reading the booking instructions which were sent a few days before and waiting for registrations to open were almost causing Red Dot Diva a minor nervous breakdown.

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