Sexy Superhero Costumes up for auction in “FSC After Dark, Capes & Panties”

In the Spring of 2014, I interviewed adult entertainment director/producer Axel Braun about the costume design on his superhero porn parodies like Spider-Man XXX and Batman XXX. He had a bit to say about why the costumes in his features were more faithful to the comics than the big-budget films were, with his passion stemming from his love for the source material.

(You can read the interview and see a couple of the costumes HERE. Yes, the article is SFW.)

Turns out that many of those costumes will be up for auction in a fundraiser being held by the Free Speech Coalition. The event is taking place in Los Angeles near the end of the month and I’ve even got a pair of VIP tickets to give away! Read the press release below and check out details on how to win the tix after the jump:

FSC AFTER DARK, CAPES & PANTIES, ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME GALA FASHION SHOW/AUCTION PARTY, HOSTED BY THE FREE SPEECH COALITON ON SEPT 24 AT THE SUPPERCLUB LA

The First Ever All Porn Star Fashion Show & Auction of SuperHero Collectible Costumes, Movie Props, Sex Toys and Baci Lingerie is Open to the Public

LOS ANGELES – Free Speech Coalition, the leading non profit trade association for the adult entertainment and pleasure products industry, will present “ FSC After Dark, Capes & Panties” a once-in-a-lifetime porn star fashion show and auction to support free speech on Thursday, September 24 at the Supperclub LA (6675 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.)

Wicked Pictures’ star Jessica Drake and superstar Tanya Tate will host the fun and fantasy party and the industry’s top stars will be modeling the dazzling, one-of-a-kind superhero costumes coveted by collectors from Vivid Entertainment’s bestselling adult parodies and the most erotic Baci lingerie styles.

More info after the jump!

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Is Star Wars bigger than the NFL? And what color is Muppet blood?

This week’s edition of Geek/Countergeek has Keith Conrad and I discussing the news out of D23; the “Walking Dead” prequel series “Fear The Walking Dead”; Orlando Bloom returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise; and how Star Wars is bigger than the National Football League!:

Oh yeah, and when you cut a Muppet, what color blood comes out?

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Talking to Gary Whitta about faith, fantasy and his new novel “ABOMINATION”

Gary Whitta is no stranger to the realms of fantasy. The acclaimed screenwriter first made a name for himself by penning the script to “The Book of Eli”, a post-apocalyptic tale that starred Denzel Washington. He has written for acclaimed game-maker Telltale Games“The Walking Dead” series; and recently made a splash when he was tapped to write the screenplay to “Star Wars: Rogue One”, one of the Star Wars Anthology films that is currently in production. (He has since written a script for the animated television series Star Wars: REBELS.) Whitta has now transitioned into the realm of prose, having just released his first novel titled “ABOMINATION.”

Whitta_ABOMINATION-CV“ABOMINATION” tells the story of Wulfric, a knight from England’s Dark Ages, who after fighting a war against his country’s enemies, finds himself battling the forces of darkness. It’s a story where the reader travels to some very dark places that Whitta has created, with elements of horror, action and (thankfully) humor that keeps you turning pages until you get to the last one.

After having a copy of ABOMINATION sent to me by his publisher, Inkshares, Whitta and I corresponded via e-mail to discuss the book; where the idea came from; how he explores themes of faith and fear; how Whitta would cast the ABOMINATION movie; and his involvement with Star Wars: Rogue One:

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TOASTY! Talking about Mortal Kombat X and the Mortal Kombat franchise with Shawn Kittelsen

Ever since it debuted in game arcades over twenty years ago, Mortal Kombat has become more than a video game franchise. It has spawned numerous sequels – including a series of motion pictures, a television series and comic books – all feeding a ravenous fandom.

No stranger to this franchise – or fandom – is Shawn Kittelsen, a video game producer turned comic book writer. He makes his debut in the four-color pages as the writer of “Mortal Kombat X”, a comic-book prequel to the like-named video game which hits store shelves today.

Kittlesen took a quick break from his writing (and gaming) endeavors to answer some questions about Mortal Kombat X; how he got involved with the comic; his favorite “kombatants”; who he’d like to see the MK Universe collide with next; and which MK console he’d like to have in his home:

Elliott: Hey Shawn! Congrats on making your debut in DC Comics with Mortal Kombat! Can you tell us about how you got involved with the project?

Shawn Kittelsen: Thanks for the congrats, Elliott! A few years back, I was a creative executive at DC working on their video games. One of my favorite projects was Injustice: Gods Among Us because I’ve been a fan of Mortal Kombat for over 20 years and suddenly I got to collaborate with NetherRealm Studios. Fast forward to last year, I’m working at an ad agency and writing by night, and I get a call asking if I’d like to pitch for this series. I put my heart and soul into that pitch, and now here we are.

E: I’ve written comics myself, but have always wondered how different it is to write for video games. Are there any differences that you feel are most remarkable?

SK: Writing a game itself is tedious. You don’t just write scenes, you also write long spreadsheets of dialogue and text, and when you do write scenes, there are a variety of game design and technical concerns to address over and over again.

Writing a comic based on a game, on the other hand, is a lot more fun, because it’s like someone handing you the controller and saying, “Play on!” All the backstories and side quests that you daydream about while you’re playing a game can take on new life on the comic book page. And with a game as iconic as Mortal Kombat, that world comes alive in such vivid detail that it’s fun just to turn over stones and discover every secret corner of someone else’s universe.

I’ve seen your work on Army of Darkness, so I know you appreciate that process!

Read more and check out artwork from the Mortal Kombat X Comic book after the jump!

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Star Wars Fans can now play 20 questions with a Jedi Holocron!

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Star Wars these days, what with Episode VII scheduled for release in December; the movies getting released in Digital HD this week; and the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim less than a week away. If you haven’t been getting caught up in the mania of it all, you’re probably as dead inside as Greedo after a visit to Mos Eisley Cantina. (What? Too soon?)

If that’s the case, here’s a fun Star Wars activity you can do, right there on your laptop or mobile device, to help get you in the mood: play 20 questions with the AI of a Jedi Holocron! How is that? Here’s the skinny from “Uncle Milton’s Toys“, the folks behind “Star Wars Science“:

image003STAR WARS FANS BEING ASKED TO TEST JEDI KNOWLEDGE AGAINST THE FORMIDABLE 20Q ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE!

“Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q®, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron. Holocrons are artifacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q®. Even better, Star Wars™ fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars™ Science Jedi Holocron! Star Wars fans are encouraged to visit http://starwars.20q.net/play  and start playing the game! Think of any being, location, or technology based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q® will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become. Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015.

Click HERE to play 20 Questions with the Jedi Holocron! Can you outsmart it?

Stark Industries takes over Gillette to create Avengers-inspired razors?

So…last night I kept hearing about this “top secret event” that was going to take place this morning, something involving Stark Industries (as in Tony Stark) and the Gillette Razor. Of course it had to do with the upcoming release of “Age of Ultron”, so you know they were gonna do something big. Turns out that they had staged a “takeover” of the Gillette labs by Tony Stark, which resulted in the creation of a number of razors that were inspired by four of the Avengers, namely Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor. (It’s beyond me why the Hulk would even need a razor. Does he even think about shaving?)

As far as marketing stunts go, this one will make you chuckle:

Of course, this got me thinking that we’d be getting some cool, superhero razors. Alas it was not to be. Way to get my hopes up guys!

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Talking about Alien Invasions and Scientology

This week’s Geek/Countergeek got a wee bit heavier than I expected it would. Co-host Keith Conrad and I started off talking about geeky stuff, but then I kind of veered into a rant on Scientology and what scams some religious leaders pull. This is the kind of stuff that is bound to piss some folks off if they’re paying attention. I’m guessing they’re not. 😉

Give it a listen and let me know what you think?

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