Day 1 of SDCC has ended, and pretty much all I did today was squee over Doctor Who.
It’s that time of year, again, and the Collective team is once again making the greatest of nerd […]
The Collective has once again conquered San Diego Comic Con, and spent 4 days immersed in popular culture […]
After watching the show online last year, I decided to get myself tickets to the Paleyfest, a Los Angeles event held each spring, sponsored by the Paley Foundation and this year, at the Dolby Theater. The festival ran March 6-15, opening with the Teen Wolf panel and ending with the American Horror Story cast on stage. Tickets for Paleyfest run from $30+, and there are about 3,400 seats to be filled. It was exciting to see the different types of fans gathered for the show. Sometimes I tend to feel a little out of place with a sea of middle-aged white, male faces at these types of events, but in the orchestra section where I sat (yeah, I sprang for the good seats), I saw at least half a dozen black girl nerds, which made me quite happy!
While there are usually only single show panels, the Saturday, March 14 event was special in that audiences received two panels for the price of one. Hosted by the adorable Aisha Tyler, the show began with the Arrow cast, along with Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and rounded out with the cast of the Flash, along with Berlanti and Kreisberg, once again. I received the pleasure of seeing both producers on the Showrunners Panel at WonderCon last year, and I must say, they are brilliant creators who have a real vision for both of these very successful shows and I’m excited to see how future seasons pan out.
In attendance from the Arrow cast: Stephen Amell, Colton Haynes, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne; Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim.
In attendance from the Flash cast: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes; Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg.
Spoilers ahead, Sweetie (seriously, if you aren’t caught up with both shows, read at your own risk!)
Unless you’ve gotten kicked off your wi-fi one too many times, beaten all your technology into pulp, and then tossed it into Mordor, you’ve probably seen one of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos.
For those who don’t know, the Ice Bucket Challenge supports the ALS Association, which is a nonprofit organization devoted to fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. The premise of the challenge is this: donate money to the ALSA or get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head, and then you challenge 3 more people to do the same. Many celebrities have taken this to heart, taking the ice bucket challenge as well as donating money to the organization.
So here are my 5 favorites. Some celebrities have gotten quite…creative.