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MOPA Special Report: VisionCon 2013

I recently had the chance to go to VisionCon, a sci-fi, comic, I and gaming convention, held right here in my city. It was my first con and it did noy disappoint. There were so many things to see and do that I almost forgot to put anything together for the site!

But despite all the distractions I did manage to interview 3 awesome folks, while fighting the age old battle of Man Vs. Hangover.


My first interview was with artist Gerry Kissell, who’s photo realistic artwork can be seen in IDW’s Operation: Geronimo and on his site


Next I had the opportunity to talk with author John Hornor Jacobs, known for his works Southern Gods, This Dark Earth, and The Twelve Fingered Boy. To check out more of his works go to his site here, like him on Facebook, or find him on Amazon.


Last, but certainly not least, I spoke with Amanda Roberts of Geek Details. She specializes in geek inspired pinbacks, altered dishes, and other geektastic fare. To find more of her wares check out, or find them on Etsy.

Some other highlights of VisionCon were:

The amazing comedy styling of Mikey Mason.

Delver’s Drop, a Zelda-type adventure game, coming to a tablet near you from Pixelscopic.

And the “heart melting” moment of the con came when members of Garrison 66 presented our friend Gypsy with her very own set of Mandolorian armor!


A grand time was had by all, and my thanks go to my guests, Garrison 66, and all the hard working people who made VisionCon an event to remember.


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From A Twitterverse Far, Far Away



There has been a rash of tweets this week with the #starwarsspinoffs hash tag, and I made a Storify with some of my favorites. The hash tag is still trending, so put in your two cents on Star Wars versions of other movies.


Check out the Storify here.

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Episode XVIII – The MOPA Collector Cast

After many delays Episode XVIII is finally posted. Check it out here.

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The Walking Clones


Artist Matt Busch created this re-imagined Clone Wars poster, depicting our heroes a little less alive then we’re used to seeing. As Zombie Master Yoda would say, ” Brains I want, yes.”

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A Man With A Plan



Dorkly posted a funny article on the lack of planning in the OT. Check out the plan for yourself.




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The Battle of The Skywhiskers


David Peterson is the man.

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Episode IX – Maul Is Back Baby!!!

‘Star Tours Origins’ Is An Awesome Tribute

            Filmmaker Gregory Noacco has made an amazing tribute video to the original Star Tours, as it was before the 2010 revamp. Produced independently from Disney and Lucasfilm, Noacco took over six months to recreate the computer generated joyride, and also made it available in 3D! I’ve posted the link and video on the blog.

Star Wars Last Supper Mosaic –

Artist Avinash Arora has updated his beautiful Star Wars Last Supper, and made it even more astounding. Using 70,448 frames from the Star Wars Saga the new image is a whopping 900dpi. You can see the new version and download it at his website.

Ackbar Speaks! (And It Has Nothing To Do With Traps!!)

San Fransisco Chronicle writer Peter Hartlaub, had a chance to sit down with Erik Bauersfeld, the voice of Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna. He talks about his involvement in Star Wars and what his carrer has meant to him. Check out the video below.

I also came across this Behind The Scenes look at the making of Akbar, which is narrated by the sultry tones of Billy Dee Williams!!

Star Wars Swag – recently posted it’s top pick of Star Wars goodies from this years Toy Fair. Check them out here. Personally I’m partial to the Millenium Falcon/Death Star bottle openers, and the spot on sculpt of the new Star Wars Vintage Tarkin figure.

TOR Shirts That Rock –

J! just launched a brand new series of 12 Star Wars: The Old Republic t-shirt designs available in men’s and women’s sizes. These look amazing, and I might have to pick one up for my wife too!

Amanda Lucas, The Fist Of The Empire –

Amanda Lucas wins the open weight womens championship in Japan, and had Vader and some Stormtroopers on hand to help her celebrate. See the Win here.

UGO Lists the Top 10 Star Wars Bounty Hunters –

The folks over at put together their picks for the Top 10 Bounty Hunters from the Star Wars universe. The choices are pretty standard, but the opinions on why they were made are pretty interesting. See the list here.

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