Geek Crusade: Join The Crusade

Jun 29th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

This is my new project: Geek Crusade.com, a brand new site for geeks in the Asia-Pacific, that will cover the latest movie, TV and comics news. It will also organise geek events such as the Singapore Zombie Walk.

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Comic Con 2013 Hotels: An Alternative To Consider

Mar 12th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 6 min read

As of 10am Pacific Time, the second Comic Con International hotel lottery has closed, and choices for Comic Con 2013 hotels have gotten that much fewer. So allow me to tell you about the place I’m staying this year, one you may also want to consider. It’s the same place I stayed during last year’s San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) : the quaint, lovely Keating House Bed and Breakfast on Banker’s Hill.

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SDCC Accommodation: There Is Still Hope

Mar 2nd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 9 min read

So you’ve gone for the San Diego Comic Convention hotel lottery, and didn’t luck out at all. A hotel within walking distance of the convention centre is out of the question, and would probably cost you an Infinity Gem anyway, or maybe a pair of Nega Bands. To think the fight for SDCC badges was already bad enough. So what do you do for SDCC accommodation now?

SDCC: The Hobbit panel

Dec 2nd, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

It’s just over a week before The Hobbit, the long awaited follow-up to the Lord of the Rings, reaches Singapore. So I thought I’d add to the already feverish anticipation with my very own Hobbit experience. Here’s a recap of what happened at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention in July, where I was present.

End of Watch

Review: End of Watch

Oct 20th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars. Grittily grim and grimly gritty, Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal share a great chemistry that draws out excellent performances from the pair. But the same can’t be said for their antagonists, and the constant POV camerawork feels jarring after a while. Takes itself just a little bit too seriously.

A Chat With…Charlie Adlard – Part I

Oct 14th, 2012 A Chat With.., Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 15 min read

But for a quirk of fate, The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, 46, might have been a rock star today. “I lived in London for a while trying to make it in a band, believe it or not, playing the drums,” confesses the father of two. But it wasn’t meant to be, and he went on to become part of a phenomenon that has spawned more than 100 issues of The Walking Dead monthly comic series, a wildly popular TV adaptation and even a zombie obstacle course.

What We Did With Our SDCC Swag Bags

Sep 22nd, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

It must be a perennial problem after each San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC): what should you do with your swag bags? To explain a little: these oversized bags, made of what must be polystyrene and/or PVC, are given out at SDCC every year. Some are given out by the organisers, while others can be picked up at different booths at the convention, depending on your luck. This year, each visitor was given a waist-high swag bag in a variety of designs. I landed a bag with a Man Of Steel design, the Superman reboot starring the soon-to-be globally famous Henry Cavill.

Marjorie Liu

A Chat With…Marjorie Liu

Sep 16th, 2012 A Chat With.., Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 18 min read

She was the one that got away: but for a scheduling conflict, Astonishing X-Men writer Marjorie Liu would have been gracing this year’s Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention (STGCC). But I was fortunate enough to land the next best thing: a phone interview with the 34-year-old.

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STGCC: Swag Time, Geeks!

Aug 31st, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

As mentioned in my earlier post, I’ll be moderating two panels at the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention this weekend (Sept 1-2) at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Hall B and C). But besides that, I’ll also be stalking the convention floor, tweeting away and oh yes, giving away lots of FREEBIES.