April 14th, 2006

Firefly/Serenity

Jewel blogs (http://xrl.us/kuu4); Flan II (http://xrl.us/kuu3) update

Jewel Staite posted to her blog the other day, and confirmed (it was news to me) that she'll be at Flanvention II, which totally rocks!

So, so far we have Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Christina Hendricks and Mark Sheppard confirmed as headliner guests. Nice!

Hopefully they (esp. Nathan, Alan, Adam and Jewel) can exert sufficient peer pressure on Morena, Gina (we can hope, even if the indications are that she may be avoiding doing conventions), Summer, Sean and Ron. :) Regardless of whether other headliners are reeled in or not, it is shaping up to be a heck of a lot of fun. I'm really interested to see who the non-headliner guests will be. Last year, it was really cool to have Yan, Rafael, Dennis, James, Jason, Jonathan and Camden -- oh, and kradical -- as guests at Flanvention. While I did get to meet all the headliner guests, I spent a lot more time just hanging out and chatting with the non-headliner guests. I thought I heard somewhere that Greg Edmondson might be at Flan II. Oh, and I believe The Bedlam Bards are set to appear. Anyhow. 'twill be fun, that's for certain.
Leaf on the Wind

Rant: Kinky Boots lack of distribution

Kinky Boots is a remarkably funny British film, with a lot of heart, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor of Serenity (The Operative) fame. Damn does Chiwetel have a set of lungs, too.

urox and I were lucky enough to be able to see a sneak preview at the incredible Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California, however today it is in general release, so I go to check which local theatres are showing it. WTF?!? Nothing closer to San Jose than the Landmark Bridge on Geary St. in ... San Francisco! Huh?! That sucks.

On the up-side, I am sure it'll do really well in that single, solitary theatre in the entire Bay Area (given the number of Browncoats and ... ur, San Francisco residents ;) who'll go to see it, and given that it's featured on the front page of IMDb), but ... really. That is so sucky.