C2E2 – Business Card Giveaway

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This is it, the Big C2E2 weekend and I (along with a zillion other people will be there)

While there, I will be handing out a business cards. If you received one from me, look at it closely because you may have won a prize.  If your card has something ‘winner!’ written across it you have won a prize. To confirm you are a winner you will find a secret word written on the back of the card, you will need that word to claim your prize.

If one side of your card resembles this, then read on to claim your prize

100_5838To claim your prize you must email me at acarvelli@live.com with the following information:

  1. Visit popculthq.com and give me the title of one article
  2. Go to popculthq on Facebook and like us – email your facebook name so I can confirm it
  3. Give me the word that is written on your card
  4. Send me your name and address, so I can send out your prize.

You have until May 31st to claim your prize

Fully Functioning Hylian Shield by Man at Arms

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link shield 2If you are a Legend of Zelda Fan then this is something you need to check out, a fully functional Hylian Shield.

link shield 3Man at Arms, of Baltimore Knife and Sword, creates realistic replicas of our favorite weapons from popular video games and movies. They don’t just create pretty wall hangers, they create actually functional weaponry. Some of their creations might be a little unwieldy, but they are all gorgeous, functional and as true to the original as they can be.

link shield 1One of their newer projects is the Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda. Check out the intricate detail work, I love how they provide you with full details of the how and why during construction. They go all out on the shield, from the amber Triforce to the painting, it is a beautiful piece of functional artwork.

Then, just to top it all off they make the perfect sword to go with it.

Check out the video, where they take you from concept through construction all the way to their final test. They have creted it as a fully functional medieval shield, so it even deflects arrows, or at least medieval arrows.

DC World Event in Plano, IL

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dc recordToday, April 18th DC Superheroes will gather in assigned places around the world in an effort to set a World Record for Most Costumed Super Heroes. The City of Plano, IL is one of many cities participating and I will be there to record this momentous event.

While there, I will be handing out a small amount of business cards. If you received one from me, look at it closely because you may have won a prize.  If your card has something along the lines of ‘you may be a winner’ and a single word written on it, then you have won.

To claim your prize you must email me at acarvelli@live.com with the following information:

  1. Visit popculthq.com and give me the title of one article
  2. Go to popculthq on Facebook and like us – email your facebook name so I can confirm it
  3. Give me the word that is written on your card
  4. Send me your name and address, so I can send out your prize.

DC world event

You have until May 31st to claim your prize

Spring Cleaning and What to Do with Certain Things

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springI don’t know about the rest of you, but when the nice weather shows up, I start moving things around and my garbage cans end up with an awful lot of stuff in them. One of the problems I frequently have is determining what can and can not be thrown out, sometimes you want to hold on to those product boxes because the item is worth more later on if you have it. Here is a great article that tells you how to determine what to keep and what to toss.

What to do with all those product boxes

Another problem I find during the cleanup procedure is gift cards. It’s not that I have lost them and they are essentially found money, it’s that I find myself with a handful of gift cards that I will never use. Either there is no location near me, or they just aren’t my style. Unless you regift them there isn’t a lot to do with them…until now.View Post

What to do with those unwanted gift cards

Olivia Munn cast as Psylocke

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The newest Marvel announcement by Director Bryan Singer is the casting of Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock. The actress from The Newsroom will be playing Psylocke in the May 2016 release X-Men:Apocalypse.

Olivia Munn is best known for her role as Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom and has had a variety of minor roles since 2004 and a large variety of guest appearance on talk shows.

Psylocke started out as a minor supporting character in Marvel UK series Captain Britain, she is the twin sister of the title character and briefly held the title herself before shifting to the pages of X-Men.

Captain Britain, vol. 2 #13. Art by Alan Davis

Captain Britain, vol. 2 #13. Art by Alan Davis

Betsy’s powers gradually grew from those of a precog to a full blown telepath. She is one lady you would feel sorry for, if she wasn’t so damn tough. She has been kidnapped at least twice and brain washed each time. The first kidnapping led to a bionic eye and the name Psylocke. The second kidnapping and brainwashing led to her taking on a totally new appearance and becoming the Hand’s ultimate assassin.

Now she is a model with powerful psychic abilities and awesomely advanced martial arts training.

Now I wonder if we might have a chance to also see Captain Britain, or least hear a mention of him? I don’t know about some of you, but I think he deserves his own movie.

Hiro will Return to Heroes Reborn

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In February we were told that we would be seeing Heroes Reborn this June, well it is only a few months away and we still haven’t heard a lot about it. It seems that the series has ow been pushed off to the fall, but even then we don’t have anything firm. We know that most of the cast will not be returning, many of them having moved on to bigger and better things since then.

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The cast member we did know was returning was Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet a.k.a. The man in the Horn-rimmed glasses. Now we know of one other fan-favorite joining from the original cast, Masi Oka will be returning as Hiro Nakamura.

“I’m excited to return to my Heroes roots,” said Oka, “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”

New cast members include Zachary Levi who formerly played in Chuck and Video Game High School, Ryan Guzman known for his role of Zack in Pretty Little Liars and Robbie Kay from Once Upon A Time. Other newcomers to the show include Danika Yarosh of Shameless, Judith Shekoni from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green.

What Was DC Thinking?

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DC is making a lot changes and attempting to modernize their look, some of it is good, some of it not so good. Many of these changes are in response to the popularity of their TV Universe and their attempts to align the comic with the show, other changes we haven’t figures out yet.

The most recent changes involve the costumes of some of their most iconic superheroes.

Green Lantern:

Old VS. New

Old VS. New

A hoodie? Seriously? The costume is created by the ring, it’s not even real clothing so why would they go with a hoodie? Green Lantern already has a mask, so it’s not to hide his identity, besides everyone knows who he is. Hal Jordan is currently a fugitive, but don’t you think he would have better luck hiding out if he didn’t glow?

The Flash:

Old VS. New

Old VS. New

I’m not seeing a lot of change here. It appears to be a slightly darker shade of red and the logo looks a little closer to the one used on TV. As for the lightning bolts surrounding him, I’m thinking those are for effect, not part of his costume, but if you look closely it does look like they are imitating the lightining stripes on the movie costume.

Green Arrow:

Old VS. New

Old VS. New

This character has probably gone through more costume changes than I know about. I really don’t know why they bothered to change him as his newest look was perfectly fine. Other than giving him looser pants they didn’t do too much. They gave him a compound bow, different bracers and took away the useless armband. I don’t

Superman:

superman1The classic Superman we all know has a cape, tights and a big red ‘S’. His colors have a changed a few times, but it’s always essentially been the same costume. This is a big difference. Now he is dressed just like everyone else with a T-Shirt and jeans, I guess his Clark Kent persona can never go casual again. This new Superman now looks more like newer Superboy. Not a look that impresses me.

Batman:

batman1There is no way that this is the new Batman costume, it can’t be. There is nothing that distinguishes it as Batman, this could be anybody. It looks more like Lex Luther contraption to fight Superman than a Batman costume. Or maybe it’s one of Batmans specialized suits to fight a villain. If this turns out to be the new official Batman costume they are going to lose a lot of fans.

Wonder Woman:

wonder_womanAnother character who has a lot of costume changes over the years and this is one of the best changes she has had. It homage to a few of the older costumes while still being original. I also like the fact that the armor is practical. Instead of showing copious amounts of bare flesh it actually covers the vital areas. She now has something to protect her throat and the other areas that anyone out to kill you is likely to aim for. As she tends to engage in more physical fighting the armor is also conducive to movement, giving her range of motion. Unfortunately they went with spaulders instead of pauldrons leaving the armpit wide open for attack and negating half of their function. They do however still function to minimize the area between the shoulder and the neck, making it more difficult for your assailant to get a good blow. The skirt thingy is nothing more than esthetics, with no function. The bracers however are extremely functional, provided that those blades retract.

Over all this is probably our favorite costume change out of them and a move in the right direction.

Updates

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I have updated my Published Articles page to show January, I still have to get to February and March but I have a lot of other things I need to do.

It seems that over the last few months I’ve been dropping numbers on Digital Landing so I really need to put a push on my articles over there. It is a great site promoting advances in tech and how to use the tech you already have. That is the site where I can actually put my name on the articles. I have a few other sites I write for regularly, but I can’t promote them.

The one site that I can promote is PopcultHQ we are a start up, but we have a great team and have taken off like a bang. Our staff is a great mix of interests, genders and ages so I think we have everything covered when it comes to popular culture. We have gamers, cosplayers, nerds, geeks, movie lovers, comic lovers etc… you name it we have it covered.

Why not stop in to our page at popculthq.com or check out our Facebook page. I am sure that there will be something there that catches your interest.

Yeah us!

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Well we have done it. PopculHQ

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has been out there for 11 days. We have over 350 followers on the Facebook page, over 200 visitors to the site and over 400 views. For less than two weeks we are doing pretty good.

We wnat to be the go-to site for all things pop culture. We cover cosplay, gaming, movies, trivia, conventions, gadgets and gizmos, comics and toys….basically if it catches our interest it will probably catch yours.

We can’t wait to see where it goes from here…it will get pretty interesting as we line up interviews, and possibly a few original videos. We are looking at well known artists for sneak peeks into their latest works and planning to talk to the everyday person that loves this stuff.

It is going to be a blast.

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