Attention Oregon! Northwest Comic Fest’s “First Wednesday Artist/Vendor Event”

Written by Native Gamer

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Attention all Northwest comic lovers and all geeks alike!

Northwest Comic Fest, which will have it’s first annual event on August 15th and 16th in Salem Oregon, has announced it will also have a completely free event for Artists and Vendors to set up and sell their wares. The Event will happen at the Salem Oregon Arts Building on February 4th, the First Wednesday of the month and will tentatively be from 2PM-9PM with more set in stone hours to be announced closer to the event.

This event aims to help the local Artists and Vendors that were financially hurt by the recent cancellations and restructuring of other events. The Event will not only be free to attend, but it is free for the 50 Artist and vendors that will be there as well. The Event will include booths with things for sale, Art Demonstrations, and performances.

If you live in Oregon, I highly recommend you come check this out. They also have a Website for Northwest Comic Fest, and a Facebook page for both events. We will also be covering Northwest Comic Fest in August, described as “not a Con but a Celebration” for all the things we love. More information about that event will be available closer to the event happening.

Have any events you’re looking forward to? Let us know below, and Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook.

Day 3 Wizard World Tulsa: See you guys next year!

After three long days for all the cosplay, merch, and celebrities that we could ask for, it has come to an end. If you were anything like us, you are worn out and glad to be at home. After a convention comes ends, there is always that day of pure nothing. We just sit back and relax and look over all the tweets, photos on Facebook, and show off all the awesome things we picked up from the con.

But let’s look over all the fun from the final day!

When we arrived at 10am the line was already wrapping down the street and towards the edge of  the Cox Convention Center. People had shown up early to be one of the first few in and find the good spots in line for autographs. After 45 mins of waiting they decided to open the doors and little early and let everyone in! The doors came open and it was like a flood!

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DSC_2820It was nice to see Tulsa’s news programs take so well to the convention. They has had experience covering the cons, seeing that Tokyo in Tulsa comes every year. There was even a news crew interviewing cosplayers that were more than willing to answer any questions they had.

We followed the crowd down to the celebrities area and just chatted with a few of them. They would not allow us to use our camera down in that area, for obvious reasons, so we do not have many pictures of the guest. ( If you have some that you would like to have featured, just send them to our email at projectsplaygroundinfo@gmail.com)

 

The cosplay on Sundays is always a little lighter but the level of cosplay did not drop at all! There were awesome costumes all around. We found a fantastic Black Adam and a few more that you can check out for yourself in the pictures below!

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If you could not tell from the lines in the picture above, Tulsa sold out it’s first major comic con and with that Wizard World has already announced that they will be back next year! The date we are hearing is Oct 25th, 2015.To us, this is the greatest news of the weekend. Them wanting to come back and all the vendors talking about how great the people were is just fantastic! I always knew that if a well organized comic con were to come here that Tulsa would come out in numbers and show them that they were not making a mistake. So even though this year has come to an end, we will see you all next year and make sure to come back to the blog and check out more of the conventions and news that we post weekly! Hope you all had a blast and if you could not make it, we hope to see you next year!

 

We talk Power Rangers with Jason David Frank

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This week we were given the chance to sit and talk with one, if not the, most popular Power Ranger of all time, Jason David Frank. Just to give you a little back ground, if you didn’t know, Jason was Tommy, the green ranger, on the original series. He has since done many different appearances on the show. So when we got the chance to sit and talk with him, the Rangers were a first stop when it came to questions.

The rumors of a reboot have been going around and gaining some steam over the past month or so. Once we asked the question he smiled big and told us ” The new movie will be filmed in 2015, it’s not written yet. I’ve talked with Saban but it’s just not written yet.” This put a big smile across my face! I was glad to hear it confirmed but is this just a reboot or a continuation of the series?  Here’s what he had to say on that: “They don’t want me to call it a reboot. It’s a re-envisioning of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers.”  He added ” I’m sure I’ll be involved, and I’m down for that and down for the brand.” 

When the chance of a Green Ranger series was brought up he told us simply ” I tried working on the Green Ranger series, and that’s not completely out, but with the Lionsgate reboot, they don’t want anything to out shine that.”

It was great to see him still so in love with the character that brought him into fame and the lime light when he was only 18 years old. The show holds a special place with a lot of people and he seemed to understand that. He talked numerous times about his fans and how much he loved getting to be with them at the comic cons and doing interviews like this one.

Speaking of fan projects, we asked about his involvement with Bat in the Sun and the awesome videos that they are doing o1920439_10152506416466687_323403750991386589_nver on YouTube.

” You know, it’s funny man. I tell this story to everyone. They ask how do I know if these interviews are real or not and I just say, you don’t care. You treat every interview equal. It doesn’t matter if they have one fan on a podcast or you got 5 million fans, if you treat them equal you’ll make a hit. So with Aaron [from Bat in the Sun] he called and and said how would you like to do this, and I just said yeah, yeah, I’ll help you out. He loves the white ranger so i’ll help him out. I had never seen his work yet and I agreed to help him. I’m a man of my word so he said go check out my work and I told him I would. So I looked it up and saw like 5 million views on Youtube, on Predator vs Wolverine and I love Wolverine so, but I thought his work was phenomenal. And it just happens to be that now he is the executive producer on my reality show, my mighty morphin life, without him and his dad I couldn’t produce the show. I think that God just puts the right people in your life and sometimes it’s great when you meet people to not ask what can you do for me, but just meet them as a person.”

 

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We talked a little with him about the new episode of the Super Power Beat Down on Bat in the Sun. ” We just got done filming with Saban on the Green Ranger vs Ryu beat down.  Which we got Sabans approval, which is a big thing cause there is a lot of underground stuff that’s being made. It was a big deal.” I am personally excited to see how this one comes out and make sure to check out Bat in the Sun here on Youtube! You can also check out the trailer to his new web series on their channel has well!

Well guys, that wraps up our talk with Jason David Frank. The main things to take from this it that the Power Rangers movie is coming,  JDF will likely be involved in it, and even if not he is working close with Saban and doing more Ranger centered things! It was awesome to meet such a down to earth and all around great guy! Make sure to watch out for all of his new projects coming. You can find most of it at the links below! Till next time guys.

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Bat in the Sun can be found here!

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The makers of Myst are back at it! Thank god!

The company Cyan is back at it again! 20 years after releasing the amazing computer game Myst, they have fulfilled a kick starter to fund their new game Obduction!

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Personally,the original Myst games is still one of my favorite games ever! The sequel Riven was great as well… oh hell. All of the Myst games were amazing, and this one looks just as good.

Although it is not in the same world as the Myst games, it looks to be the same kind of concept. A new world, that is wide open to explore and learn more about with every clue to find. Here is the official plot so far:

Obduction’s experience supplies what every good storyteller does: a very personal window into a much larger world. Obduction begins with… well, an abduction – your abduction. On a crystal clear, moon-lit night, a curious, organic artifact drops from the sky and inexplicably whisks you away across the universes to who-knows-where (or when, or why).

And, as anyone who ever played Myst or Riven knows, exploring everything around you allows you to read between the lines and to begin to answer your questions. Why is there an old, abandoned farmhouse – complete with white picket fence – in the middle of an alien landscape? You’ll find out. From this point on the story becomes your story.

 

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They did all this by starting a kick stater  and raising… you ready for it…. 1.1 million dollars! They reached that goal but that has not stopped money from pouring in. They are currently at 1.3 million and still going. They said they have left room in their plan to grow and expand the game as the budget grows. With the last goal reached they even added Oculus Rift support to the game. That would make the experience complete for me! It would make it perfect!

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Will this game make the same splash did back in the day? I sure hope so. It would be an awesome thing to be able to play a game that really makes me think again. Most games these days, even if good, don’t really get the old noodle going. I miss puzzle games from back in the day.

You can also check out this preview video below!

The game is set to release in mid to late 2015 but if you would like to help them grow and add even more to this already awesome game, then make sure to check out the kick starter at the link below. They even have some fantastic backer gifts. Make sure to check them out here:

!!Cyan’s Kick starter!!

Are you looking forward to this game coming out? What do you think of the current type of games that seem to rule to market place? Let us know in the comments below.