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After all the pictures I posted recently from Toronto Fan Fest, it looks like you can experience some of that insanity this weekedn at Detroit FanFare which is taking place this weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Dearborn. The event starts 6PM on Friday the 26th and runs until Sunday the 28th at 6PM. While the show has a nuumber of media and comic book guests, here are a top 5 to meet.
1) William Messner-Loebs: A wonderful comic artist specializing in the mythological as shown as his impressive runs on Wonder Woman and Thor. Some of my favorite artwork of the late-80’s and early 90’s.
2) Sam J Jones: Ah yes, the fond memory of Flash Gordon with that incredible Queen soundtrack. This is a great chance to meet the man himself fresh off his extended cameo in the incredibly funny movie, “Ted”.
3) Bob Camp: A multi-talented artist who worked in the field of animation (Thundercats, Silverhawks, Ren & Stimpy) and comics (Bizarre Adventures, Conan the Barbarian, GI Joe).
4) Allen Bellman: He worked for Timely Comics back in the pre-code years working on titles ranging from the Destroyer, Human Torch, Sub Mariner Comics and Young Allies. There are not many from this era left so take advantage if you are a comic book buff.
5) Freddie Nova: An amazing cosplay girl who really immerses herself in her creations. My favorite are her Lady Death and Psylocke.
The conventions also has a Zombie Walk, a live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, costume contests, movies, etc. If this sounds like something you might want to experience, go to http://www.detroitfanfare.com/ for more information.
In related news for all you Wolverine fans awaiting the next movie, here is something you might want to check out. Fans around the world are invited to tune-in and participate in a live chat with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold from the set of “Wolverine” in Sydney, Australia. This extraordinary event will take place on Monday, October 29th at 1:00PM PT (that’s 4PM our time) on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thewolverinemovie and the film’s official website at www.TheWolverineMovie.com. Marvel’s own Agent M will host and provide fans special access to this highly anticipated movie. You can hear the details directly from Hugh Jackman and James Mangold themselves in this exclusive video from the set.
You can also visit The Wolverine on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about this exciting opportunity and submit questions for the chance to have them presented to Jackman and Mangold. Be sure to include #TheWolverineMovie when sending questions.
Lastly this week I have a few more leftover pictures from the summer that never made it on the site but I liked. I attended a show with three acts at the Rochester Riverfront which started with Driftwood Sailor, a 4-piece rock-N-roll band which is one of my favorite in this area. Lead singer Amanda Lee Peers dominates the stage with her tattoos, strong vocal and hardcore guitar playing. Enjoy the pics.
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Next came out Van Ghost from Chicago led by vocalist/trumpet played Jennifer Hartswick who got her start playing for Trey Anastasio and has shared the stage with legends like Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock and this night Bruce Hornsby. Their sound is Alt-Country similar to an O.A.R. and they are defiately worth checking out.
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Lastly, came Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers who put on an amzing set. I saw him 20 years ago in Toledo and he is just as good now as he was then.
Bonus points is you recognize his famous keyboardist. At this point then, I’ll leave you with some concerts coming up. I am jealous since I have never seen the Skatelites and they will be in town. I also highly recommend the Blind Boys Of Alabama. I saw them originally at the Palace opening for Peter Gabriel about 8 years ago and they blew me away with their rich vocal harmonies. I have seen many artists at the Palace and no one has equaled the sound they brought that night to that venue.
Tuesday (10/23) – Drive-By Truckers @ St Andrews Hall, Heartless Bastards @ Magic Stick
Wednesday (10/24) – Primus @ the Fillmore
Thursday (10/25) – Toasters w/St Thomas Boys Academy @ Magic Stick, Craig Owens @ Pike Room, Child Bite opens for Hellmouth @ Small’s
Friday (10/26) – Skatelites @ Magic Stick, Morrissey @ the Whiting (Flint), Craig Owens @ Hard Rock Café
Saturday (10/27) – A Fine Frenzy opens for Joshua Radin @ Majestic Theatre, Cat Power @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sunday (10/28) – Blind Boys Of Alabama & Dr John @ Macomb Performing Arts Center
Monday (10/29) – Glen Philips opens for Grant-Lee Phillips @ Magic Bag
Have a good weekend and I’ll tell you about my Toronto trip next week. I cannot wait to see New Order.