Colton Haynes Reveals His Arrow Season 3 ARSENAL Costume!!

Just a quick shot here since today has been full of excitement for the new season of Arrow as it is, Colton Haynes, only a few minutes ago posted a picture of himself in his full Arsenal costume to his facebook page, and we think it looks amazing!

From Colton:

So stoked to finally show y’all! #Arsenal#ArrowSeason3 #SeeIAmActuallyCool@entertainmentweekly @arrowwriters

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Arrow Season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 8th on CW, and that just seems WAY too far away right now…

Guardians of the Galaxy tumblr Q&A

GuardiansOfGalaxyI’ve said this for the past couple of months, ever since Guardians of the Galaxy started making its presence known with the media, this has been some of the best promotions and marketing I’ve seen with a movie for a very long time. When I attended Philly Comic Con (Wizard World) in June, Marvel had a large green screen and table set up by the entrance. Fans would stand in front of the green screen, have their picture taken, and when they got their print, they would be added in the famous Guardians line-up along with the other characters. Anyone who did this would receive a large, double-sided (light box) Guardians of the Galaxy poster (like the ones that you see in movie theaters). This was all free. Then again a few weeks ago, Marvel released a 17 minute preview of Guardians in many theaters across the nation, giving fans a taste of what’s to come (aside from just showingScreen Shot 2014-07-22 at 7.03.58 PM a few movie trailers on TV). Fans that attended that would also receive a (smaller) poster, but it was an exclusive, something that you couldn’t just buy online. I’ve worked in promotions for several years and whenever I see great marketing, I appreciate what they’re promoting even more. I was already very excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy to begin with and this just whet my appetite for more.

Last night was another great promotion for Guardians. Marvel teamed up with Yahoo!Live to give fans, both in the audience and online, a chance to do a Q&A with the cast, director James Gunn, and even President of Marvel. What made me appreciate this even more was that they did this all through Continue reading

Bill Nye The Science Guy

billnyeA few months ago, one of my childhood heroes and one of the most brilliant people ever, Bill Nye (the Science Guy) made an announcement that he would be coming to NYC to do a show at Irving Plaza. I had no idea what he was going to do or say, but I didn’t hesitate to buy tickets (only about $45 a piece, which isn’t at all a bad price)! To me, Bill Nye was the exciting part of science classes at a young age (well, along with the experiments). Whenever a teacher would put on Bill Nye, it wasn’t just watching a boring documentary or educational video that would put us to sleep. The theme song would play, and myself, along with my other classmates would immediately perk up and genuinely be excited to learn. Although I’m no where near a scientist, I still love learning about science, and still get genuinely excited seeing a new experiment, or hearing about a new discovery. In a way, Bill Nye was that fun, quirky teacher that everyone loved attending his class. I’m not alone when I say he’s a major part of my childhood.

Last night was the highly anticipated show! Fellow Nerd-Base member Chris and I showed up closer to 7pm (doors opened at 6:30) and the line literally wrapped around the block. Chris had even made a comment that as many times as he’s been to Irving plaza for concerts and other events, he’s never seen a line that long to get in. It was no surprise all 3 of Bill Nye’s shows this weekend were sold out. I also have to add in here that the staff at Irving Plaza were very friendly Bs1whehCIAA4U1M.jpg-largeand welcoming! Not that I expected jerks to work there, but the staff made jokes while we were waiting in line and were always smiling. It was really nice to have that kind of experience before we even walked in the doors.

When we finally made our way in the building, the staff inside (which I’m not sure if they worked for Bill Nye, Live Nation, or Irving Plaza) were all wearing lab coats! They were very friendly as well, and handed out yellow cards to anyone interested in asking Mr. Nye a question. The halls and stairs were appropriately decorated with Continue reading

Ladies of Cosplay – Carrie Wink

cosplaybannerOur Lady of Cosplay this week was recommended by contributor Sarah! Meet Carrie Wink! She’s a beautiful, talented lady who’s been cosplaying for over a decade, has her own online business, and is a convention pro! She is quite the busy gal, and attends a good amount of conventions each year, so, we were thrilled to get an interview with her, and get our hands on some of her amazing pictures!
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Tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Carrie Wink and I’ve been cosplaying for 11 years. I got into the hobby thinking it was Continue reading

GISHWHES

gishwhesAs you look at the title you may be thinking, “Are the writers of Nerd-Base drunk or something?” Well, first of all, that’s none of your business, second, GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. It was created by actor/humanitarian/overlord Misha Collins (who plays Castiel in the hit TV show Supernatural).

If you’re the type of person who hates fun, meeting new people, and all around making your life more exciting, then don’t read on. GISHWHES is not for everyone, and that’s okay. I mean, not everyone enjoys living their life to the fullest. Some people just like to live vicariously through other people who have fun. We are in a techy world, after all! Maybe you enjoy having fun, but you’re a bit shy or introverted. GISHWHES is actually Continue reading

Nerd-Base’s Nerd Babes – Jess

NerdBabesBannerHere at Nerd-Base, we not only appreciate the amazing cosplayers, but we also love the nerdy ladies as well! Not to say that cosplayers can’t be nerdy, or vice versa, but sometimes there’s amazing, beautiful, nerdy women who aren’t into cosplaying, and we want to celebrate them as well!

Meet our very first Nerd Babe – Jess! Not only is she nerdy & gorgeous, but she’s smart, talented, and caring. I first met Jess when I worked at a very popular radio station in Philadelphia (93.3 WMMR, specifically Preston & Steve). We were on a promotions team together, and even did an Avengers themed photoshoot together a few years back (which you’ll see some photos from that shoot in this article)! If this is the droid you’re looking for, read on to find out more about Jess and see some brilliant photos of this Nerd Babe!
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The Doctor Meets Sherlock Holmes

tumblr_static_cyi7y0uvijw4gwogksckgw8okIf you’re a Whovian and a Sherlockian, then you’re like me and a vast majority of the fans – you would kill for a crossover. Some very talented Wholockians made our dreams come true!

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‘A recently regenerated and emotionally shattered Doctor on his last regeneration, arrives in London and becomes the unexpected companion to Sherlock Holmes. The Doctor and Sherlock are initially teamed up by Scotland Yard in an effort to stop Jack the Ripper’s murderous trail of terror. But could there be an even greater evil at work in Victorian England?’

It may not exactly be David Tennant or Benedict Cumberbatch, but why not use your imagination and pretend!? As I sat down to take a listen to the first episode, Continue reading

Live Action Anime Excitement! Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends

kenshin kyoto inferno bannerA while back David had informed me that a live action version of one of our mutual all-time-favorite anime series, Rurouni Kenshin had been released. We watched it with understandable reservations. Thankfully, so thankfully, our reservations were unnecessary. For the first time a live action version of an anime/manga had been made that kept true to not only the appearance of the characters, but as well the story that made us love the series.

*Read his review of part one here: Chanbara Fu: Rurouni Kenshin

Granted, much like a long novel being made into a film, much of the story was Continue reading

Shaolin

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Shaolin is a story about warlords during early twentieth century China, their relationship with the Shaolin Buddhist temple, and its resident kung-fu monks. The movie’s title, “Shaolin”, is an overly generic name to describe a simple story. I went into this expecting almost a historical account of all things Shaolin. Nope. It’s just a completely fictional story.

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