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May 22, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

FF Hosts Documentary Screening Event

April 2013 saw a milestone for FANTASTIC FORUM as we co-hosted the advance screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.  The event was held at Brooks Mansion, the headquarters of DCTV in Washington, DC.  DCTV is, of course, our broadcast partner in the nation’s capital and we are very grateful for their participation.  Thanks, also, […]

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May 17, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

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Meet the Author, Greg Cox

  I enjoyed the privilege of meeting Greg Cox last week.  Greg is a prolific science fiction author who has penned a number of successful novels based upon Star Trek including well known, original stories about Khan Noonien Singh and omnipotent entity Q.  But he is perhaps best known for his novelizations of various hit […]

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March 28, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

A Wonderful Documentary! See it Saturday! (Video)

I had the good fortune to catch a terrific documentary earlier this month.  The Washington DC Jewish Community Center through Community Cinema and in cooperation with Independent Television Service (ITVS) screened Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.  Produced by Kelcey Edwards and directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan the feature documentary traces the creation and evolution […]

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March 25, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

If it’s Saturday, this must be Katsucon

The President’s Day holiday saw another big weekend for FANTASTIC FORUM.  Two conventions graced the DC/Maryland area as anime convention, Katsucon, was held at National Harbor’s Gaylord Resort and sci-fi con, Farpoint, took place at the Crowne Plaza in Hunt Valley.  And I was nutty enough to attend both. Katsucon is the official home of […]

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March 21, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

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American International Toy Fair

We’re getting back into the swing of convention events for the new year!  Last month I attended the 110th Annual American International Toy Fair in New York City.  Sponsored by the Toy Industry Association, the Toy Fair is a destination event on the global toy buying circuit and draws retailers from over one hundred countries. […]

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March 8, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

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Want A Valiant Exclusive From Fantastic Forum?

  Valiant Comics is back!  The indy publisher that debuted in the late 1980’s and featured such titles as X-O Manowar, Doctor Solar Man of the Atom and Turok Dinosaur Hunter relaunched its line in the spring of 2012.  Patrick Michael Strange caught up with Valiant publisher, Fred Pierce, at The Baltimore Comic Con. We’ve […]

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March 4, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

Fantastic Forum Season 4 in Full Swing

Season 4 is well underway! The first three episodes have aired and we taped in late January on location at Victory Comics in Falls Church, VA.   I love community media television!  The location taping is a huge success thanks to Arlington Independent Media’s mobile production van.  Access to mobile studio equipment allows this show […]

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February 28, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

27th Annual MCM Monty Awards

            Last November, my lovely wife and I were among those in attendance at the 2012 MCM Monty Awards. This annual event celebrating Montgomery Community Media volunteers and producers was held in Germantown, Maryland at the Black Rock Center for the Arts. Blackrock was the venue for 2011’s awards and […]

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February 22, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

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21st Century Sandshark Studios’: The Return of Kat Carson

The long wait is over for fans as 21st Century Sandshark Studios’ latest release, The Reptile and Mr. Amazing: The Return of Kat Carson, hit the web. The sequel to the 2002 webcomic, The Reptile and Mr. Amazing: The Origin, this story returns to the world of heroes Roger Tyler and Carter Talbot. Mr. Amazing […]

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November 20, 2012 | Ulysses Campbell

RAW Studios’ Dark Country

I was recently asked to review RAW Studios’ graphic novel version of Dark Country. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the work, Dark Country is a 2009 feature film from Stage 6 Films and Hyde Park Entertainment, directed by Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist, Hung) and written by Tab Murphy (Batman: […]

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