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Shakespeare in Love On Stage

Watch: Highlights from Shakespeare in Love Onstage

I’ll admit it. I really like Shakespeare in Love. I think it’s a clever and entertaining spin on Shakespeare with a great cast. The only Oscar victory I disagree with is Gwyneth Paltrow winning Best Actress, but that takes nothing away from the quality of her performance. I just preferred Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth.

Now, in London, you can see a live adaptation of Shakespeare in Love that looks like a lot of fun. Disney Theatricals teamed up with Sonia Friedman Productions to adapt the popular romance into a stageplay.

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ConnectiCon 2014

It’s a very busy week. We’ve hit the ground running on the first of two stage musicals at the summer camp, so I’ve been finishing up all the rehearsal material for the campers to use at home. It’s also ConnectiCon this weekend and I’m furiously polishing all my panels and cosplay.

On Saturday at 11:30 AM, I’m debuting my panel called The Play’s the Thing: Shakespeare in Anime. This is all about Shakespeare adaptations in anime. I’ll be touching on everything from Disney’s theft of Kimba, the White Lion to the insanity of “Willy” Shakespeare writing unsuccessful plays while young Juliet Capulet hides from the vengeful dictatorship of Lord Montague in Romeo X Juliet. It’s going to be a good time. Room MR 23.

On Saturday at 9:30 PM, I’m debuting my 18+ panel called Lovecraft on the Silver Screen. Another creative title. This one is about the best, the worst, and the most confusing H.P. Lovecraft film adaptations and the pursuit of a truly great adaptation. Many film clips will be presented to an eager crowd of horror fans. Room MR 15. You must have ID and obtain a wristband at any information kiosk before you can get into 18+ panels at ConnectiCon.

I hope to see you there.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Is Going to be Huge

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has been dropping little bits of knowledge here and there the past few months. Yesterday, we got some specifics from creator Ed McMillen himself.

For those unaware, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a 16 bit reimagining of the breakout indie hit The Binding of Isaac. Both games are Legend of Zelda-inspired dungeon crawlers about Isaac, a young boy whose super religious mother believes God has instructed her to sacrifice him. He escapes into her basement of horrors and must fight his way down and out. It features procedurally-generated levels and a roguelike style to make each playthrough a unique experience.

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The Lego Movie Animation

The Lego Movie Blu-ray Giveaway Winner!

I just punched the entries into and I’m happy to announce that GreySkye is the winner. GreySkye, I need you to shoot me a message at [email protected] with your name, shipping address, and e-mail so you can get your prize straight from the company.

Thanks to everyone who entered and remember: everything is awesome!

The original list and randomized list below the jump.

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The Lego Movie Blu-ray Giveaway

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, geeks of all ages, I bring you the official Everything is Awesome The Lego Movie Blu-ray Giveaway at Sketchy Details. That’s right. Sketchy Details has partnered with the WB through PartnersHub to run a contest. The Lego Movie is still at the top of my best films of 2014 list so far for being so gosh darn funny, smart, and adorable. Now you have a chance to win your own copy of the shiny new Blu-ray that just came out this past Tuesday.

It’s running like The Purge giveaway last summer. Leave a comment (using Disqus) below to enter. Or tweet @robertjgannon with the hashtag #TheLegoMovie to enter. Or leave a comment on the Sketchy Details Facebook page that will clearly state “Enter The Lego Movie Blu-ray Giveaway” as the title. That’s it. You can do one, two, or all three.

You have until Wednesday, June 25th to enter. I’ll put all the entries in a file and pull the winner. You must be in the United States or Canada to enter.

I’ve left the official app for the movie release below the jump. You get to make 6 second Lego movies that get uploaded to the official The Lego Movie YouTube page. It’s fun. Mine’s embedded at the bottom of the post.

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