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Saturday, July 14, 2012

ComicCon 2012 Pictures, Stories, & More With Jimmy Loram

Comic Con 2012 Time!

Jimmy Loram here with his report from Comic-Con 2012.  Last year I didn't take NEARLY enough pictures of the attendees, let alone the famous types that I got close with, so I vowed to do more "snappy-snappy" and get as many pictures as I could.  You'll see a lot of photos of attendees who worked tirelessly to create their costumes, most by hand, and it's awesome to see their hard work pay off.  

I also got my heart broken one morning, but was able to move on, pick up the pieces, and REDEEM my day.  That story to follow. Onto the 2012 Comic-Con photos!

Of course my first stop was with my lifelong favorite comic strip character.
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I literally walked in the door, and lo and behold, there he was.  I didn't even get my bag unfolded yet!  As you can see, I'm a happy kid--with my own big matching Snoopy nose!

Comic-Con 2012 Steampunk Stuffs

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One of the more visually appealing segment of the Comic-Con show is the Steampunkers.  Love them or hate them, they have some of the most amazing gear wear.  What's even more spectacular with what I saw is that most of their gear is functional.  Nothing like a costume that will "Buzz, buzz, click, click!" right?  From Abraham Lincoln the Vampire Slayer to Steam Punk Elf Babe, I am sad I missed their Noon Steam Punk Lady Gaga Tribute Dance in front of the convention center.

Comic-Con Comic Book Characters

"Ohhhhh, THAT's what the Con is all about!"

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Their VERY FIRST Comic Con!  GREAT JOB, family!!!

2012 Comic Con Movie Costumes  

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My Daughter Gets Caught Pilfering Dabloons!

2012 Comic Con Stars

Brent Spiner AKA Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Yep.  Stars abound at the Con every year and this year was no different.  Walking around the exhibit hall, you're bound to run into those famous Sci-Fi types.  I got the chance to meet Joe Hill (Stephen King's son--although he'd prefer you didn't know that, hence the name change) and got his new Locke & Key graphic novel signed.  Oh, and the key, too.  Not sure what I'm talking about?  A radical graphic novel series called, "Locke & Key."  I highly recommend getting thoroughly addicted to this series.  

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Glimpses of Stan Lee (89 years old and still going strong), Marvel Big Wigs like Joe Quesada & Axel Alonso & Arune Singh (unfortunate Habs fan--JUST KIDDING!), and more. 

My big run in was more for my wife and daughter, who love "Falling Skies" on TNT.  It just so happened the entire cast was on hand to sign!  Well, no background actors or smaller characters, so not the "entire" cast, but the main ones.  Love you, background actors and bit part players!  You're still important!

Heartbreak...

Okay, so let's go back to 5:30am earlier in the day.  We rushed to get to the Con by 7am and to get in line for what was to be our pinnacle:  The 10th Anniversary of Firefly!  My favorite sci fi series, this was to be an epic panel and we knew it would be packed.  I wish I got some pics of the line!  Let's just say the room seats 4,250.  We ended up at about number 4,500 :-(.  We didn't get in.

After I did an interview with Attack Of The Show, we left the line with our heads hanging low.  What did we do?  Got in line for my family's favorite show, Falling Skies.  Let's just say, we got some pretty awesome seats.

first row!

After the panel, which was expertly moderated by Wil Wheaton (he's hilariously awesome), we rushed down to the Dark Horse booth to get signed posters and graphic novels and to meet the cast first hand.

Falling Skies 2012 Comic-Con Panel

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Falling Skies 2012 Comic-Con Autograph Signing!

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A great experience with some incredibly nice actors (and one exec. producer).  It's always nice when the famous folk are quite agreeable and not pompous bastards.  I am looking forward to more amazing action and thrills from the TNT show, Falling Skies!

Wrapping Up 2012 Comic-Con

I had to leave TWO DAYS EARLY!  BOOO!  Duty called and working at someone's wedding is much more important than geeking out--no, really.  It is.  I'll leave you with a few more photographs.  First, some incredible costumes.

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And now, this amazing costume, hand made, each piece sewn over with fabric...just WOW.
 

Note the Jayne hat...a stinging reminder how I missed Firefly's 10th anniversary.  Ugh.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Practice makes perfect...but it's STILL not good enough, lol!

Common sense makes sense.  Don't let your heart make you stupid.
Truth from my brains.



I know it's true but you won't hear me wine about it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Online Hollywood California Acting Classes and Schools Is Better Than Working For Free


Acting courses and schools of acting is where you should start

Here's another awesome "photo" that I think almost every beginning actor, writer, or other creative individual needs to read:
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The rules should go like this:

1.  Get paid for your work!  It is VALUABLE.  You bring something unique and exciting to any project you work on. If they want you, they should PAY YOU.  If not, they should HAVE TO SETTLE for LESS (less being that idiot who will do it for free).
  
2.  If you do work for free, only do so if you are getting paid with the FULFILLMENT OF PASSION.  If you love a project, believe in it, and know you are impacting the world or yourself in an incredibly satisfying way, your payment will be sent directly to your heart.  Don't SETTLE for LESS than a HUMONGOUS payment of passion.

3.  The only other time to work for free is when it is YOUR work.  When pursuing your creative endeavors on your own time, you are doing so without payment from someone else, so it is critical it is a project that FULFILLS YOUR PASSIONS above any other work.  If it doesn't, you won't complete it, and that VALUABLE TIME we are all so short on will have been wasted. 

Be creative.  Be exciting.  Be yourself.  Be smart.  Be respectful to your time and value yourself!

How to become a successful actor through acting classes and schools

Here's how you should attack your career:

Take classes, which will help you...
make connections, and lead you to... 
get PAID work, which you will use to... 
build your reel and resume, that you will use to... 
land an agent, who will help you... 
audition for CHOICE roles, which will lead to...
more PAID work, which establishes you in the industry, so you can...
have a financially auspicious and an intensely satisfying career. 

Patience, dedication, practice, and passion will get you there.  Now, stop reading and start immediately.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My On-Air Talent Personality Cover Letter




Here's my kick ass cover letter for an on-air personality.  I think I would have to hire me.
I sent this to KROQ this morning.  I guess we will see what happens. Shall we collectively hold our breath?
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Here's another awesome "photo" that I think almost every beginning actor, writer, or other creative individual needs to read:
The rules should go like this:

1.  Get paid for your work!  It is VALUABLE.  You bring something unique and exciting to any project you work on. If they want you, they should PAY YOU.  If not, they should HAVE TO SETTLE for LESS (less being that idiot who will do it for free).
  
2.  If you do work for free, only do so if you are getting paid with the FULFILLMENT OF PASSION.  If you love a project, believe in it, and know you are impacting the world or yourself in an incredibly satisfying way, your payment will be sent directly to your heart.  Don't SETTLE for LESS than a HUMONGOUS payment of passion.

3.  The only other time to work for free is when it is YOUR work.  When pursuing your creative endeavors on your own time, you are doing so without payment from someone else, so it is critical it is a project that FULFILLS YOUR PASSIONS above any other work.  If it doesn't, you won't complete it, and that VALUABLE TIME we are all so short on will have been wasted. 

Be creative.  Be exciting.  Be yourself.  Be smart.  Be respectful to your time and value yourself!



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hosting TV Shows Your Way, Like Tim E. D, Is Your Resume!

I got an email the other day from another TV host.  He works in the Atlanta, GA area.  After checking out his TV hosting skills, it inspired me to write a post about hosting TV shows your way--which is certainly what this guy does!

Basically, this guy is INSANE.  And for those of you that don't know, in the world of TV hosts, INSANE = Entertaining!  Seriously though, he's just a touch crazy.  You can see how he works that into the interview below.  It's from his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/thetimedshow so you can see what I'm talking about.


What did you enjoy about this interview?  Although he poked fun, Tim was respectful and courteous to Miss NC, so I can appreciate his style!

Be sure to look for information on his current political campaign...he's running against a piece of toast. He's a little concerned, it seems, but toast lacks in personality.  You know, he's a little dry.

You should spend some time perusing his vids at his youtube page or at http://myspace.com/timed.


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