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6th Annual Rhode Island Comic Con is in the Books

Posted by Leah on 11/20/2017 11:31:31 AM

        Initially it had been my hope to spend the entire 3-day weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con, interviewing celebrities and checking things out, but a family emergency came up at the last minute. In the final days leading up to the start of it I wasn’t sure I’d be able to go at all, but luckily I was able to squeeze one day out. That day was Saturday: the busiest and most crowded day of the three.
 
        Everything I’d looked at about the event before attending said that the doors didn’t open until 10 am. Rhode Island is usually close to a three hour drive for me, so I left my ...

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2017 Rhode Island Comic Con is Here and Ready to Rock!

Posted by Leah on 11/6/2017 11:37:53 AM

        Friday November 10th marks the start of the 2017 Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, and I’ve honestly never been as excited to attend an event as I am for this one. Now I know…I can already hear you saying, “But Leah! You’ve said over and over how you’re not really a fan of comic books, or superheroes. Why on earth would you attend a comic con?” I understand your confusion, really I do, but let me explain…
 
        While at its heart Rhode Island Comic Con is about comic books and the superheroes in them, there’s more to the show than just that. For starters, take a look a...

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New Year, New Look, New Films: The 2017 New Hampshire Film Festival is Ready to Rock

Posted by Leah on 10/5/2017 12:45:06 PM

        The leaves are changing, the kids are long since back at school, there’s pumpkin spice everything everywhere you look, (I would say there’s a chill in the air, but that seems to be late this year), and it’s once again time for the New Hampshire Film Festival!
 
        While many things about this year’s film related festivities will be familiar, it will be obvious from the get go that much has changed as well. The most obvious is the festival’s logo. Gone is the logo that carried the festival through years past, with its bold, harsh colors. What’s taken its place is a more stre...

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Pentimento


        Pentimento is a word heaped with meaning. It is the Italian word for repentance, or penitence. It also has meaning in the art world, as “a visible trace of earlier painting beneath layers of paint on a canvas.” (Definition from Google...

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Life After Ex

        After what can only be described as an extensive and lengthy fight, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This victory was hard fought, and had more back and forth than the world reco...

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The Animation Show of Shows

        Anyone who spends any amount of time on my website will quickly realize what a fan of animation I am. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s hand drawn, computer done, puppets, stop motion or any other form, I feel that animation as a story telli...

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Gunderson's

        Just the thought of ever having a rare disease scares me. Think about it: the term alone, at face value means that whatever the affliction is is so new it barely has a name, never mind a cure. Of course that means that there’s not y...

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It

        I’ve been a fan of Stephen King’s work almost as long as I’ve been alive. From watching The Shining at a friend’s house at age 3 and a half, to doing a book report on Christine in 5h grade, to tearing through as many of his bo...

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Dark Roast

        The filmmaking duo behind Fake Charmer Productions is ambitious and unstoppable. Topher Hansson and Chris Goodwin do their best not to let a little thing such as money get in their way when it comes to producing quality films. Their films ...

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