It’s Halloween season and the spooks are piling up as everyone falls deeper into the Halloween spirit. But what is Halloween without pumpkins? Everybody loves pumpkins. Nah, not the latte variety–not that we’d turn down anything pumpkin flavored, but we’re talking about pumpkins carved with faces or silhouettes or scenes from our favorite bits of media.
Pumpkins become the next blank canvas for artists to leave their mark on, bringing us some beautiful and eye-catching creations. Whether you’re a whiz with a knife, a master at guiding shadows, or someone who just likes to look at the pretty pumpkins, there’s a lot of inspiration to be found.
All my previous attempts to create artistic, clean designs have ended in disaster–droopy pumpkin features, slanted holes, jagged edges…it’s just a bit not good. Instead of further frustrating myself and massacring countless pumpkins in the name of a nerdy Halloween, I’ve learned to content myself with pictures of the most glorious and finely-carved pumpkins on the interwebs. Because these people are good. Real good. Maybe they’ll inspire you to get carving or maybe they’ll just leave you wondering how, but, either way, there’s plenty of glorious pumpkin goodness to be found here.
Full disclosure: I have not attended a Knotts Scary Farm event in close to 10 years. There was the Disney phase, when any time I was making the trek towards Anaheim it seemed ridiculous not to go visit our favorite corporate Mouse. Mostly, however, it was the sheer exhaustion that results from making the drive out to Buena Park. When it takes 2 hours to travel a mere 25 miles, it puts a damper on the whole day. Despite the draining drive (which, no insult to Knotts whatsoever, may actually be the scariest thing one could ever face), Knotts Scary Farm has solidly proven that they are capable of bringing thrill seekers into the fog and spitting them back out as trembling, nightmare-ridden shadows–ones that have had a great time being scared silly and spooked to the bone, of course.
The creative powers that be of Knotts Scary Farm place a lot of pride in their artistic ability when designing and introducing newer mazes, as well as when setting up the staple horror shows. The maze designers delve deep into mythos and lore to create something that is not simply terrifying because you are constantly being submerged in darkness and attacked by gruesomely made up actors.
Ever so recently, our heroes were out in droves; be it celebrities from our favorite pieces of fiction or fans decked out to the nines in costumes crafted from countless hours of passion. Given that I could only attend via the internet, the most powerful draw for me was the Firefly reunion panel, featuring the Captain himself, along with favorites Jayne, Kaylee, Simon, and River. Questions began to flow, reminiscing of episodes aired and even one that’s not, talks of a Netflix revival jumped in at the appropriate time, and just like Firefly’s original hastened ending, it was over too soon. Judging by the reaction from articles read and videos seen post-LBCC, many fans feel disheartened even more than their usual melancholy after thinking about Wash’s final moments of life. However, this particular Browncoat feels as though his resolve has never been stronger! Find out why after the jump!
You’ve tackled the programming for day one of the Long Beach Comic-Con, now it’s time to look over the schedule for Sunday! You can find the full schedules here or you can hit the jump and see some of the awesome highlights (broken down by room and time) we think will make your Sunday in Long Beach full of awesome!
You’ve been waiting for it: the Long Beach Comic-Con Programming has been announced! You can find the full schedules here or you can hit the jump and see some of the awesome highlights (broken down by room and time) we think will make your Saturday in Long Beach full of awesome!
While we plug away at the newly released Long Beach Comic-Con programming schedule to find the panels we think you’ll love, we can’t forget all the amazing things that are going to happen in Long Beach that weekend. Here are some of the highlights come the 17th and 18th of September that you can get ready for!
Let’s start this off the best way. I loathe reboots, remakes, and the majority of prequels (i.e. The Phantom Menace Syndrome). Is there really nothing new under the sun? Is there no creativity left in the minds of our writers? No flash of inspiration or enlightenment in all this murky, mundane, reality television saturated swill?