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Marvel Rising Heralds New Era In Comics Animation

by Laura Cerroneon August 8, 2018
In December, Marvel announced the new multi-platform animation franchise Marvel Rising. Culminating in six animated shorts collectively known as Marvel Rising: Initiation, followed by an 80-minute movie, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors in the fall, the franchise is actively working to promote some newer Marvel characters that have been coming up through the ranks. Not only […]
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Getting to Know Star Wars’ Tico Sisters

by Laura Cerroneon July 17, 2018
Write what you know is an old adage in writing communities, and Jason Fry is a perfect example of this sentiment. With dozens of Star Wars titles to his name, he has recently continued sharing his depth of storytelling within the universe with two books that tie in to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star […]

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The 5th Passenger: A Bottled Sci-Fi Thriller Loaded with Star Trek Veterans

by Laura Cerroneon July 11, 2018
There are universal conditions that most people fear. In the 5th Passenger, many of these conditions are presented in a bottled, yet poignant hour and a half sci-fi thriller. Co-writer, co-producer and star Morgan Lariah embodies the role of Lieutenant Eve Miller, a secretly pregnant crew member. Along with four other crewmates, the group must […]
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Bob McLeod Talks Inspiration and Legacy at Wizard World Philadelphia

by Laura Cerroneon July 4, 2018
Back in May, the Geek Chic Elite attended the 18thannual Wizard World Philadelphia. Amidst having a great time at the convention, we also got down to business and talked with artists, creators, and other pop culture movers and shakers. Our latest GCE podcast is with Bob McLeod, who we met at the convention and spoke […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp Stands Tall as a Sequel

by Laura Cerroneon July 3, 2018
In the wake of Avengers: Infinity War, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hangs in an uncertain balance. Luckily for True Believers, part of the emotional wound the May blockbuster inflicted is tempered with Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to one of the media company’s most uncertain standalone superhero films, 2015’s Ant-Man. Once […]
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Wizard World Philadelphia Highlights

by Laura Cerroneon June 6, 2018
The City of Brotherly Love opened its arms up to fans of all kinds for the 18th Wizard World convention to take place in Philadelphia. Boasting a wide range of celebrity guests, comic creators, talented vendors and Instagram-worthy opportunities, the convention was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from May 17 to May 20. Invited […]

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Ann Nocenti: Storytelling from Comics to Museums

by Laura Cerroneon June 4, 2018
At the heart of all her endeavors, Ann Nocenti has largely been focused on telling a good story. In her early days, she was quick to pick up the mechanics of the ironclad 1980’s Marvel Bullpen. She penned some of the most important works during Marvel’s ‘Second Golden Age,’ including the creation of Longshot and […]
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The GCE Podcast Presents: Artist/Animator Ellie Morlino at Wizard World Philadelphia 2018

by Laura Cerroneon June 3, 2018
Ellie Morlino is a 21-year old computer animation student at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. As she hones her craft in animation, she was inspired to pick up the pen and display her work as an illustrator. She exhibited for the first time at Wizard World Philadelphia this past May. […]

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Becoming a Hero with Extra Life at Wizard World Philadelphia 2018

by Laura Cerroneon May 28, 2018
Having raised more than $40 million in the ten years its been in motion, there’s no stopping Extra Life from changing the lives of kids at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I met with Mike Torres, a representative for the organization at Wizard World Philadelphia. Mike, along with his team, were on hand to enlighten […]
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Solo: A Lukewarm Star Wars Story

by Laura Cerroneon May 23, 2018
With the Star Wars franchise continuing to grow and branch off in to one-shots and satellite stories, there has been much apprehension about this the Solo spin-off one in particular. Marred by many production rumors (the acting coach hired for young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller […]