Archive for August, 2009

Maleficent as the Dragon Still a No Show - Fantasmic - Disneyland

h1 Monday, August 31st, 2009

So here it is almost the end of summer and the pesky diva camera shy Maleficent in her dragon form has been the talk of the town due to the fact that she has been missing from Fantasmic since June 2009.  

Scheduled to appear for the press earlier today there are still issues with the animantronic figure. Disney has not released when the performance will be rescheduled. I wonder if Merryweather is responsible for these glitches? Hmmmmmmmm…

Merryweather - sleeping-beauty photo

Until then check out  these cool pics from The OC Register released from Disney to promote the Dragon.

Dragon in Fantasmic; courtesy of Disney

Smoking dragon in Fantasmic, courtesy of Disney

Do You Wanna Date My Avatar - The Guild

h1 Sunday, August 30th, 2009

While we finish up our massive Comic Con reports here’s something to tide you over.

Do You Wanna Date My Avatar - The Guild - Directed by Jed Whedon

Madonna: Celebration - The Definitive Greatest Hits Collection September 28/29 Release

h1 Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Madonna, who has racked up a record 37 top 10 hits as well as seven No. 1 albums (including her last four) on the Billboard Pop Charts, has given her fans yet another opportunity to “celebrate” her musical achievements. Today, Warner Bros. Records officially confirmed the September 29th release in the U.S. (September 28 outside U.S.) of “CELEBRATION” – the ultimate compilation of Madonna songs. The songs on “Celebration” have all been remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans. They cover the expanse of the Material Girl’s extraordinary career of hits including “Everybody,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and “4 Minutes.” “Celebration” will be available in a two-CD set as well as a single CD. There will also be a “Celebration” DVD released simultaneously which includes the video visionary’s best videos including several that have never before been available on DVD. Read the rest of this entry �


h1 Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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UDO Artists, Inc. Brings Celebrated Super J-Rock Glay to U.S. Audiences in
San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, California and Tokyo, Japan (August 25, 2009) Celebrating
fifteen (15) rocking years and with over 56,000,000 sold Singles, CD’s,
DVD’s, Japan’s super rock group GLAY will take the U.S. by storm with
concerts in early September at The Fillmore (San Francisco; Sept. 9, 2009)
and with two (2) shows in Hollywood at the House of Blues Sunset Strip.

Ticket info here

Check for Ticket Give-Away for this event.

American Werewolf In London - Saturday, August 29th - Hollywood Forever Cemetery

h1 Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

American Werewolf In London
Directed by John Landis (1982, 103 min.)



Saturday, August 29th
gates at 7:00 pm, film at 8:30 pm

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at Gower
no reservation necessary.

$10 donation tickets available at gate parking $5
as a courtesy to other movie-goers: no tall chairs.

Two American backpackers are attacked by a mysterious creature on the moors, and when one begins to show signs of lycanthropy, he starts to believe the local superstitions might be true…Terrifying, but with a sharp sense of humor, John Landis (Animal House) directs this beloved cult favorite with a fine balance of horror and comedy. Oscar winning special effects make it a full blooded horror film, but the eerie dark countryside, terrifying creature, and walking dead are balanced with the hilarious banter of the main characters. Truly genius!
DJ Dave Orlando spins before and after the screening


h1 Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Auntie Pan Pan

After 12 years it is time to say goodbye to a long standing 80’s club, Mannequin.  Jeremy(Jermz) is leaving the land of the Que Sera to better pastures and opportunities. Although I have NO idea what they will be doing for Tuesday nights now at the Que Sera…who knows? Naked Nerf Golf? It’s a mystery.

It should not come to some people as to why I don’t like the Que Sera. I know, I hear tons of people ask me why I don’t go to the Que Sera since Release the Bats and various other clubs have been there. I vowed over a decade ago that I would rather suck lint off of the floor than go to the Que Sera. WHY? Because when I used to go there when Kiss of the Vampire was a club there….I was attacked into a bloody pulp by an angry flannel wearing shaved head lesbian in the bathroom with a pool cue and almost lost my left eye with felt tipped blue chalked weapon of destruction. All because she was thinking her lipstick lesbian lover was hitting on me.

Believe me honey, she wasn’t THAT HOT…besides anyone that knows me…KNOWS I am usually straight with a leanings towards hot Asian chicks with the proper amount of alcohol…but I digress. Read the rest of this entry �


h1 Monday, August 24th, 2009

By Auntie Pan Pan….

I know I am running a week behind reviewing clubs and being obnoxious..but I could not help to mention that I have been busy. But During my busy ness I did traipse over to last wed. nights Club Xile located in glorious Santa Ana/Orange County right off of 4th street…easy to find.

Fabulous DJ’s like Klink, Emperor James, DJ Asphyxiation, DJ Gerber and Masters of Ceremonies Jim and Raven…

The audience does like a great show…

The annual lingerie show is now in its second year for Xile with various men and women and young ladies alike scantily clad looking like they just came from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Of course, I believed that for the contest for the best or least dressed should have gone to Trixy for the most original use for Jack Skellington Pasties… Yum!

I also thought that the girl dressed in the period 1920’s fringed black and red burlesque costume was definably a show stopper. Read the rest of this entry �

Woodstock 40th Anniversary

h1 Friday, August 14th, 2009

Woodstock Pictures, Images and Photos

Tomorrow, on August 15th the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival kicks off. This was one of the many lasting and wild 1969 events that shaped the US and world due to the hippie culture, rock and festival scene. I really wish I had seen it. The feeling of togetherness and having a common idea of helping people, no matter religion, skin color and such. I am happy to see a lot of these ideals still going in our world. Sadly our generation had the terrible image of drunk idiots burning stuff for Woodstock 1999. So in honor of this weekend and hopefully everyday. Take some time off and sit down and watch the clouds drift by, listen too some awesome music, help out someone in need and open your mind to new ideas. Peace

Geek’s of the world unite! San Diego Comic Con 2009- Trip Report

h1 Friday, August 14th, 2009

Written and Photos By Verbatim Girl

Every year the thousands upon thousands of geekdom’s elite attempt to fit into the San Diego Convention Center like a 300lb gorilla trying on spandex…crowd

yet we do it every year for FOUR and a HALF DAYS from dawn to dusk. This year marked the 40 year anniversary on the Popular Arts Convention.

One would think with the long lines, tired paws, and over-heated attendees throughout the day that the mood throughout Comic-Con would be like the 405 fwy during rush hour…but in fact the awesomeness of all things Comic-Con combined with an over stimulation of celebrity availability mixed with a dash of ‘Free Hugs’ goonies like the guy dressed as a Ninja with a sign reading ‘Ninja’s need hugs too’ (which of course I did, hope he was legal) the CON is once again a beautiful and disturbing mix of all that’s right in the world.

lnlfWhere else can you get up close and personal with icons such the likes of Leonard Nemoy and Lou Ferrigno as well as countless others in one trip?





Something new to the mix, or at least new to my experience, is the lining up in the early AM for a chance to get a ticket or wristband for high profile celebrity autographs. Its no longer 1st come 1st serviced…so the bitter pill of it is that the guy who showed up 5 min before the line closed gets a wristband because he drew a ticket with a turtle stamped on it, but you, who have been waiting mind you since before the sun rose, do not. Fair you ask? It depends…which person you were and for what line? Personally I was awarded a Charlaine Harris, famed author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels; wristband after waiting in line an hour and a half and then getting back in line 3 x’s and finally drew the right ticket. I then proceeded to jump in line for Adam West right before they closed it off and whallah another winning ticket. So my professional opinion, it’s a good idea because it gives the attendees who don’t have a team of 6 holding places in line just as good of a chance.


Charlaine happily signed at NO CHARGE up to 3 items of any origin and offered to take pictures with fans completely free.

Adam West, famed TV’s Batman and voice of Mayor Adam West from TV’s Family Guy, was not so giving. Not only did he arrive in the fashion of the late Michael Jackson disguised in hat, sunglasses and face mask, but they announced after 300 people who won tickets lined up to collect, that there were no photos allowed unless you paid $20 (sorry Adam but you made that call after I got snap-happy) AWaw2

plus any item to be signed was $40 and had to be pre-approved, and the DVD’s were $60. Of course the happy crowd reminded the coordinator that all celebs were required to sign 1 program page absolutely free. So I have Mr. West in TMZ style candids and a signed batman dedicated program page. Cost $0…SCORE!

Ballroom 20-or as I like to call it MINI Hall-H, because this year some of the larger and high profile panels were moved into this room. Panels such as TV shows BONES, DOLLHOUSE, FRINGE, TRUE BLOOD, V, and of course Sundays famed long line of death for DR. WHO. #1 problem…the room is not large enough to support the fan bases behind these shows as it only accommodates a fraction of the HALL H potential and as the lines all weekend proved there was definitely an audience clinging to Ballroom 20. Now as we all know they do not clear rooms between panels, which works both for and against us.

twilight(I will briefly remind everyone on the Twilight fiasco of Thursday which screwed everyone NOT interested in seeing the cast of NEW MOON out of seeing anything else in HALL H that day-so much for the programming schedule).

However the ‘restroom’ passes are actually the god-send to this room as its central location allows for one to get in for a panel your NOT interested in, grab a pass immediately, go run and grab an autograph or whatever, then as long as your back before that slip cut-off time…BAM your in, like a ninja!

I’ve included some pics of the BONES, DOLLHOUSE, V, FRINGE, & TRUE BLOOD panels for your enjoyment…


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Haunted Mansion - August 12, 2009 - 40th Annivesary

h1 Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Haunted Mansion - August 12, 2009 - 40th Annivesary

Happy Birthday to the creepy cool Haunted Mansion of Disneyland.




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