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Author Archives: Katie Penix

Katie has a Master's in Psychology from the University of Hartford and is a former Cast Member of the Disneyland Resort. She was introduced to the world of movies by her father at a very young age and has been a fan ever since. She has a deep love for Jane Austen novel adaptations, Period Dramas, and YouTube vlog-style novel adaptations. She also geeks out over Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Disney, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, In the Flesh, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, Jurassic Park and Foreign Films. Lastly, Katie loves the theatre, music, novels, Disneyland, college football, baseball, and cycling.

Red Carpet Fabulous at the Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival

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The red carpet is where the fabulous come to strut their stuff. It is where journalists have the chance to Ask Her More and where photographers can grab the perfect photo. Red carpet’s have always been associated with the film industry and some of the most talented men and women have ...

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2nd Annual Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival Winners!

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This past weekend was the 2nd Annual Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival and it was quite a festival to be sure. A variety of comedic short films and web series competed to win some fabulous prizes and to be named the winners of their category. Honestly, who doesn’t want to ...

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Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival Presented by bitpix

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The 2nd annual Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival is set to begin Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th. This year over 110 short comedies will be screened at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, California. The overall winning short comedy will receive an exclusive prize and a pitch ...

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The Super-Flash Musical Crossover – Coming Soon

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I know musicals might not be your thing, but this is a musical crossover event you don’t want to miss. With so much musical talent on Supergirl and The Flash how could The CW possibly pass up a chance to showcase that. We’ve only had a taste of the raw talent of these remarkable ...

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Logan – A Review of the Final Wolverine Film

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Honestly, I don’t think that I was mentally prepared for what I was going to see last night. It is never easy saying goodbye to a character as beloved as Wolverine. Hugh Jackman has been portraying Logan/Wolverine for nearly 19 years. That’s 9 films and a lot of cigars & muscles. Life has ...

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LBCE 2017 – The Con After the Storm

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Not even rain could keep the con goers away from this year’s Long Beach Comic Expo (LBCE). As everyone knows, California is known for its constant sunny days. Well, that was not the case in the days leading up to Long Beach Comic Expo. It rained and stormed like nobodies busy down ...

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Sing Takes Home the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film

We are so proud to announce that the winner of the Best Live-Action Short Film at tonight’s 2017 Academy Awards is Sing. The heartfelt drama, Sing, is based on the true story of a young girl who is forced to either stand up against a corrupt system or fit quietly into it. Dealing with themes of ambition, ...

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Nico Raineau’s Brix and the Bitch – Premieres Online

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Today is the one day a year we tend to focus on the celebration of love and romance, Valentine’s Day. Some celebrate by planning a romance candlelight dinner for two or perhaps a movie to share popcorn to. If your choice is the latter, then perhaps you might consider a ...

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New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival

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This year’s con season is in full swing and there are more cons than ever. Every year more and more con’s are popping up all over the country and they aren’t just about comics anymore. This year New Jersey has a new convention that will bring horror to life. Well, ...

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Long Beach Comic Expo Returns Feb. 18-19, 2017

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ICYMI: Con season is upon us once more. I hope you have been saving your money! In just under 2 weeks, Long Beach, CA will be invaded by geeks and nerds from all over. Long Beach Comic Expo is returning to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 18th – 19th! Personally, ...

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Whedonverse Cosplay Photoshoot & Picnic

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Do you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Doctor Horrible, and Cabin in the Woods? Are you a HUGE Joss Whedon fan and you happen to live in Southern California? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions then I have some excellent news for you! Whedoncon 2017  is coming our way ...

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C3: Comic Creator Conference – Coming to Long Beach, CA

MAD Event Management and the organizers of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo are proud to introduce C3 – Comic Creator Conference! C3 is an event designed to connect professional comic creatives with other high-level industry professionals to empower them with exclusive and personal insight. As well as, directly connecting them with ...

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Till We Meet Again – A Review

It took me forever to finally watch this film, but I am so glad that I did. Till We Meet Again is a poignant, independent drama directed by Bank Tangiaitrong. This film focuses on a disenchanted millennial couple and the separate paths they follow during a quest to find themselves in Thailand. ...

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Comic Excitement Convention Happening Now – Downtown Los Angeles

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What are you doing right now? What are you doing this weekend? Do you live in Southern California and you love Comics, Cosplaying, and Excitement? Well I have something here to relieve your boredom, a COMIC CONVENTION! I know right! Amazing! The Comic Excitement Convention is happening right now at ...

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Comic Con HQ Red Carpet Experience

HELLO EVERYONE!!!!! Katie here! I know I have been super MIA for awhile, but I’m back. I also have a bunch of interviews to share with everyone from Comic Con HQ! Recently, my friend Tiffany and I attended our first official red carpet event in Los Angeles. Temple of Geek was ...

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Tune In Tonight – Series Premiere of Beyond on Freeform

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A new series is premiering tonight, January 2nd on Freeform. Beyond is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what ...

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Beyond – A New Drama Series Coming to Freeform

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Beyond is a new drama series about Holden, a young man who wakes from a coma after 12 years. After waking he discovers he has new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now, Holden must try to figure out what happened to him during those ...

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Birthday – A Short Film Directed by Chris King – Review

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Before we jump into the short film, Birthday. I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to our nations military. These men and women fight to protect our freedom both at home and abroad, so Thank You for your Service. Birthday a short film written, directed, edited, and ...

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Cary Elwes Panel – Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016

“As you wish.” Three words from one of the most iconic and beloved films, The Princess Bride. Those particular words were spoken by the handsome Cary Elwes, as Westley, to his beloved Buttercup. As You Wish is also the title of his new novel about his time on the set of The Princess Bride.  ...

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Ozobot – A Tiny Robot That’s Fun & Educational

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Chelsea and I met with the folks from Ozobot at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con to learn about their tiny robot, Evo. Let me just say that this little guy is AMAZING! Evollve Inc., maker of the award-winning Ozobot Bit, recently released Evo. This game-changing robot encourages creative thinking and social interaction for ages 8 ...

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CW’s The Flash Panel – Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

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Check out the cast of The Flash in their panel discuss below. The cast of CW’s The Flash took to the Hot Topic Main Stage at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con on Saturday. Through out this panel the cast discussed their characters, their involvement with Team Flash, and a little bit of the ...

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Kings of Con Panel – Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016

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Kings of Con stars Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr. are not strangers to the convention circuit. Now having their own panel moderator is something they are not used to. Both of these guys have been attending and hosting Supernatural conventions since forever. Well, that’s how it feels at least. However, their constant ...

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Luke Cage Panel – Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016

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Below are highlights from the Luke Cage panel at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016. Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016 had quite the turn out this year. Formerly known as Comikaze, this year’s convention took Los Angeles, California by storm. The above panel was just one of many standing room only panels to take ...

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How Will Mickey Mouse Celebrate His Birthday November 18th?

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How does one of the most iconic animated character’s in the world celebrate his birthday? Well, this year Mickey Mouse will be celebrating his birthday by traveling the world! AND we are all invited to celebrate with him! To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse is embarking on a trip around ...

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A New Series Starring Elaine Cassidy Is Coming Soon

Good Day Everyone!!!! Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con is fast approaching, which means we get to hear all about new things in the works like TV series & films. Press Releases are a joyous thing. For instance, we just heard about a new series that has begun shooting its Principal Photography. ...

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Short Film Interview with Nico Raineau & Lauren Schacher

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Good day everyone! Chelsea and I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Writer/Director Nico Raineau and Writer/Lead Actress Lauren Schacher to discuss their recently released short film, Mother’s Day. Short Film Review Mother’s Day is about a hapless young woman who wakes up in the bed of yet ...

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Katie and Chelsea Invade Long Beach Comic Con 2016

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Convention season is in full swing. It has only been a week and we’re still feeling the con withdrawal. Last weekend, the Long Beach Convention Center became a mecca for con-goers, cosplayers, artists, and celebrities when it hosted Long Beach Comic Con 2016.  This year’s convention had quite the turn out. ...

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10 Questions with Dave Keystone – Storyteller via SnapChat

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One day I was clicking through my SnapChat stories list when the story for WOW Air popped up. I had been following WOW Air for a while because one of my favorite Snapper’s traveled with them earlier in the summer. When the story began this guy with a scruffy beard, ...

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September 15th – Today Isn’t Just My Birthday

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Today is September 15th and I’ve been sitting in front of the computer trying to figure out how I can get away with writing an article about my birthday without actually writing about myself. Well, after some Googling and Wikipedia searching, I realized I could just write about other people ...

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Be Prepared – Girl Scouts Invade Long Beach Comic Con

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Thanks to generous donations and grants, more than 400 Greater Los Angeles Girl Scouts in grades K-12 – including 100 girls from underserved communities – will take part in a special program. These girls will be meeting comic professionals and attending workshops where they can earn their Comic Artist, Drawing, ...

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Happy Supernatural Day – Katie’s Top 12 Episodes

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Today is Tuesday, September 13, 2016, on this day 11 years ago Supernatural premiered on the WB/CW. Two brother’s from Lawrence, Kansas hit the road looking for their father who is on a hunting trip and hasn’t been home in a few days. The Winchester’s are involved in a family business that is ...

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Long Beach Comic Con – Sept. 17th & 18th – Highlights

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The 8th Annual Long Beach Comic Con will take place Saturday, September 17th and 18th, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year’s convention will feature an impressive array of more than 120 pop culture guests, more than 130 panels, and unique partnerships with the Columbia Memorial Space Center and Girl Scouts ...

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NerdCon 2016 – A Show for Nerds by Nerds

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NerdCon began back in 2014 when 4 Nerds decided to build a nerd convention from the ground up for other nerds like them. This idea transformed into what is now their motto “A Show for Nerds by Nerds.” By creating this convention and continuing to be completely immersed in nerd ...

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10 Questions with Nico Raineau

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Nico Raineau is an award-winning filmmaker living in Los Angeles. His short film, Brix and the Bitch recently won Best Action Film at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. After leaving film school, Nico jumped head first into the film industry and after just a few years has ...

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DC Comics & Marvel Superhero Inspired Suits from FUN Suits

DC Comics Inspired

Do you love comic books? How about comic book inspired movies? Do you have in-depth conversations about who is a better Batman or which side of Captain America: Civil War you are on? Do you also happen to wear a suit to work? Well, if you answered YES to any of the above ...

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The 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Winners Are….

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During the Awards Gala of the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, the winners of the festival were announced to a packed and energized room of attendee’s and filmmakers. These dedicated filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, and producers worked tirelessly to create one of a kind works of art that deserve to be ...

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Supernatural Retrospective: My Favorite Season 1 Episodes

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The summer hellatus is the worst, 3-4 months of waiting for the next season of your favorite show to return is absolute torture, especially if your show ends on a cliffhanger….. Like Supernatural has a tendency to do! So while we wait, I thought we should go back and remember why we ...

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Daniel Kaminsky’s The Deal, Set To Premiere at HollyShorts Opening Night

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The Deal, Daniel Kaminsky’s supernatural thriller short film is set to premiere at the HollyShorts Film Festival’s opening night celebration on Thursday, August 11th at the TCL Chinese Theater. Kaminsky, writer and director, began his career as Joss Whedon’s assistant on Marvel’s The Avengers.  The Deal stars Jake Weary (It Follows, Animal Kingdom), ...

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Miss Jean Louis, The Queen of Gishwhes

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Miss Jean Louis, The Queen of Gishwhes, was born in the dirt, in a hut on the west coast of the Bab el Mandeb Strait in Khôr ‘Angar, which is in the North-East region of the Republic of Djibouti. The remarkable Queen was midwifed into the world kicking and screaming because she ...

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Game of Thrones Elections – Who Will You Nominate for the Iron Throne?

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Game of Thrones has been feeling a bit left out of this years Presidential Race in the United States. I mean after all the most sought after throne is up for grabs for anyone willing to fight and die for it. And I was referring to the Iron Throne, not ...

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2016 San Diego Comic Con International – We Saw Some Stuff

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San Diego Comic-Con International! The one weekend in July that the Geek &Nerd Universe looks forward to every year. The one weekend a year that a bunch of actors, producers, directors, writers, and artists can showcase their current and future projects. We get special movie and tv show trailers and ...

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I Want To Be A Wizard – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

2011 was the last time I sat in a movie theater dressed as a wizard waiting not so patiently for Harry Potter to fill the screen. It has been 5 years since the last time I was fully immersed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Yes, I have been ...

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Warner Bros + Comic Con = ALL THE TRAILERS

It’s Day 3 of  2016 San Diego Comic Con International and the Warner Bros. Pictures just hit us with a bunch of amazing movie trailers. CHECK IT OUT!!!!! Wonder Woman This trailer has just blown me away! I mean Wonder Woman looks amazing and strong and just so BADASS!!!! I can’t ...

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HollyShorts to Honor Jennifer Morrison with the 2016 Trailblazer Award

In Hollywood, CA. on July 19, 2016, the organizers of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival sponsored by BITPIX announced that the esteemed Actress, Director and Producer, Jennifer Morrison (ABC’s Once Upon A Time) will be honored with the 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award presented by Women in Film at the 12th Annual Festival. Jennifer Morrison will ...

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NerdCon 2016 – A Celebration of Nerdy Culture – You Should Attend!

Welcome to the beginning of Con Season. Some think that San Diego Comic Con marks the end of the Convention Season, but I honestly think it is only the beginning. The Summer into Fall time is probably the busiest time of the year for those who love Conventions. It get’s ...

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Finally… We Have Been Waiting Too Long For Season 4 of Sherlock

BBC’s Sherlock used to be an every 2 year’s show. You know, every 2 year’s we would get 3 episodes to hold us over for another 2 year’s of endless waiting, well that hasn’t been the case recently. Season 3 of Sherlock aired back in January of 2014, which means we ...

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MAD Events Gear Up for East & West Coast Conventions

Convention season is coming! I hope your wallets are ready! I know my isn’t quite yet. As I prepare for the Con Season,  I always do a little research so I am super prepared for what I will be getting when I step through those doors. Well lucky for us ...

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Could Matt Smith Be Returning as The Doctor?

I was scrolling through various entertainment articles when I came across several asking the same question… Could Matt Smith be returning to Doctor Who as The Doctor once more? If you don’t already know, I am a HUGH Doctor Who fan. I live the Whovian life happily. SO, when I read this I was ...

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Marvel’s The Punisher is Finally Getting His Time to Shine

Frank Castle, a.k.a The Punisher, was created by Gerry Conway, the writer of The Amazing Spider-Man, in the 1970s. The Punisher’s first appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 released in February, 1974. The Punisher’s recent re-emergence has definitely resulted in an increase of his overall popularity as a Marvel ...

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Thoughts I Had While Watching the Game of Thrones Finale (Spoilers… Duh!)

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!! But seriously it’s been a week. 1. I couldn’t help but watch Battle of the Bastards again…. Farewell Ramsay Snow…. SO HAPPY YOU ARE GONE! 2. As excited as I am to watch this entire episode, I am dying to see the Stark Direwolf on Winterfell during the opening credits. ...

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