Mary P. Traverse

Mary P. Traverse is an artist, designer, loudmouth and nerd.

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Episode 31 – New Upcoming TV Series

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Screen shots of AKA Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Heroes Reborn
(from the top) A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Heroes Reborn
This week we’re talking about upcoming new TV series that we’re excited about, including a few that are new all over again. We start off in-depth with A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Heroes Reborn, and end with a lightning round of all the other things we’re looking forward to. There’s one Arrow spoiler from last season’s premiere, but you probably already know if you’ve seen anything about Legends of Tomorrow. Still, heads-up if that sort of thing bothers you.

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Conventions This Weekend!

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SakuraCon at the Washington State Convention Center (photo by Vic DeLeon)
SakuraCon at the Washington State Convention Center (photo by Vic DeLeon)

Three conventions happening in the northwest this weekend, and you can still get tickets!

Sakuracon (Seattle)
“Sakura-Con is the northwest’s oldest and largest anime, manga (comics), gaming, and Asian culture convention.”
Online express registration is available on their website.

Norwescon (Seattle)
“Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.”
Pre-registration is closed, but weekend and daily passes are available at the door while supplies last.

Fan Expo Vancouver
“Fan Expo Vancouver is a playground for people of all ages who are interested in any, or all, of the 5 genres the expo has to offer.”
Online sales are closed, same-day tickets available at the box office.

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“Guardians of the Sexy” Was Freaking Phenomenal

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The cast of Guardians of the Sexy.
The cast of Guardians of the Sexy.

Here’s a few photos from Guardians of the Sexy, a nerdlesque extravaganza co-produced by Seattle’s Professor of Nerdlesque, Jo Jo Stiletto, and Emerald City Comicon. The mission: “Defending the sexiness of all nerds regardless of gender, sexual orientation, body type, race or ability. We are all the Guardians of the Sexy.” Funny, gleeful, sultry, and sometimes moving, GotS was just an amazing performance. I wish you all could have been there.
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Celebrity Panel Highlights From Emerald City Comicon

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Standing room only in the Gina Torres and Jewel Staite Firefly panel.
Standing room only in the Gina Torres and Jewel Staite Firefly panel.
Here’s some fun highlights from the celebrity panels I attended:

Amanda Tapping
I’ve never watched Stargate SG-1, and I bowed out of Sanctuary pretty early on so I really didn’t have an opinion about Amanda Tapping going in to this panel, but the friend I attended with on Saturday was a fan so we went to hear her talk. And I’m so glad! Tapping is funny and approachable and had lots of stories from the sets of her various projects (including the time she got blown up on the set of SG-1). She and her daughter are big Whovians and she fangirled about getting to meet Alex Kingston. She also said she’d love to play either River Song or the Doctor.

Alex Kingston
Many of us know her best as River Song on Doctor Who, which she acknowledged immediately by greeting the audience with, “Hello, sweeties!” Originally asked to be the headmistress of the adipose, Kingston turned it down because she had another job. “Thank God!” she said, because then she was later asked to fill this much more memorable role. Kingston said that writer Stephen Moffat knew River’s arc from her first appearance in the episode “Silence in the Library.” Kingston’s daughter, Salome, was celebrating her 14th birthday on Saturday, so Kingston brought her out on stage and the entire audience joined in singing “Happy Birthday.”
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