Nobility series creator E.J. De la Pena stands in front of the Ultra-D Glasses-Free 3-D display at Wondercon Booth 2052 in Los Angeles.
The Nobility booth used an Ultra-D glasses free 3-D TV to promote the science-fiction dramedy series held in late March at the Los Angeles Wondercon.
Some cultures even retreated from humanity entirely only to be rediscovered down the line. Such is the case with the Eujin people, a culture based on principles of genetic purity and directed evolution through selective breeding. They view it as their divine mission to convert humanity to their ways and move the species toward a higher stage of evolution. When the Eujin people are rediscovered, they join the nearly defunct Confederate Alliance with the hope of serving this cause.
Some decades later, desperate to show it has something to offer, the Confederate Alliance decides to showcase the most powerful ship in all of Earthdom, the C.A.S. Nobility, capable of dispatching any enemy or answering any distress call. Ordering the ship to be the subject of a documentary, the higher-ups have no idea that the crew of the Nobility is, well, less than noble.
Not wanting to miss an opportunity, the Eujin people lobby for one of their own to be stationed on the ship to show all of humanity the worthiness of the Eujin cause. This honor falls upon Sirius Halud, a true believer. He’s assigned as weapons and Eujin liaison officer and expects to find the best humanity has to offer on board the Nobility.
Sirius is mortified when he meets the crew. Instead of the pinnacle of humanity he finds the apathetic Captain Cern sleeping with numerous crew members, the hyperactive navigator, Bob Takashima, the disgruntled alcoholic engineer, Mooney, who has a penchant for throwing wrenches at crewmen, and the condescending hard ass that is First Officer Pikeman who’d deck the Captain if he made a move on her. When he has to choose between the disorderly bunch that are the crew he’s supposed to defend and his own people, Sirius’ loyalties become a subject of debate.
The March/April 2016 issue of Stereo World magazine, Vol. 14, No. 5 is now available from the National Stereoscopic Association.
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These brooch pins were produced in Singapore and are most likely unlicensed by View-Master®. The pins come in either red or blue and sell for $20 each. The pins are part of the "Of Little Recollection" series issued by The Drom Store. Pin dimensions are 2.6cm high x 3.1cm wide.
Fossil®, famous for making unique watches, also makes charms. Here are two versions of charms that look like View-Master® viewers. Also pictured is a Fossil® View-Master® Tin. According to a Fossil® rep, the tin was produced separately as a container and never came with any contents. The words on the reel on the lid read, "Picture Spring".
Society6 is a website where artists can sell their artwork on various products. Brownjames Prints has put their artwork of a View-Master® viewer on several items for sale on the site including a wall clock, queen size duvet cover, laptop or iPad skin, throw pillow, tote bag, biker tanks, a carry all pouch and even a shower curtain.
Here is the official ballot for the (Gasp!!) 14th ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS. We're urging the 3-D community to award the hard work of those bringing us 3-D films to Blu-ray by voting for these products. The 3-D nominees are:
BEST RESTORATION OR UPGRADE - THE MASK 3-D (1961,
Kino), Offered in 3-D version
Since 2002, the Rondo's have been fandom's only classic horror awards, decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee below is being recognized for significant work or achievement in the year 2015. So add your voice and help make a difference.
HOW TO VOTE:
All voting is by e-mail only. Simply copy this ballot (cut-and-paste works fine) and send an e-mail with your picks to David Colton, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night at midnight, April 10, 2016.
You can send a quick email, or you can cut-and-paste the ballot and highlight your choices, or place an X next to your choices; or you can type your choices in an e-mail. And no, you do not have to vote in every category.
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Again TO VOTE email your picks to email@example.com.
Finally, thanks as always to the thousands of fans, pros and friends who have voted year after year. We look forward to hearing from you again. Let's make RONDO XIV the best ever.
14th ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS BALLOT
1. BEST MOVIE OF 2015
-- AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
2. BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION OF 2015
-- AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, 'The Ten Commandments Killer,' 12.2.15, FX. With Lady GaGa vamping, the killer is revealed. 'With those blue eyes, I'll be the Countess of whatever you like, baby.'
-- ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, 'Brujo,' 11.21.15, STARZ. Ash and company seek the help of a witch-healer. 'Thirty years ago I took this girl up to a cabin. My life hasn't been the same since.'
-- CHILDHOOD'S END, 'The Children,' 12.16.15, SyFy. The final plan of the Overlords. 'You were about to discover interstellar travel. That would have destroyed you.'
-- DOCTOR WHO, 'The Husbands of River Song,' 12.25.15, BBC America. The Twelfth Doctor is reunited with River Song. 'When you love the Doctor it's like loving the stars themselves. You don't expect a sunset to love you back.'
-- PENNY DREADFUL, 'The Nightcomers,' 5.17.15, SHOWTIME. Patti LuPone guest stars as a Cut-Wife with dreadful prophecies. 'Such incantations are dangerous. You must never speak the Devil's language idly.'
-- SCREAM QUEENS, 'Mommie Dearest,' 11.10.15. FOX. College dean Jamie Lee Curtis encounters the PSYCHO shower scene. 'I saw that movie FIFTY times!'
-- THE STRAIN, 'The Born,' 8.23.15, FX. New vampires raise the stakes. 'There are no myths, professor. Only exaggerations.'
-- SUPERNATURAL, 'About a Boy,' 2.3.14, THE CW. A witch turns Dean into a teenager. 'Word on the street is people kinda taste like chicken.'
-- THE WALKING DEAD, 'Start to Finish,'' 11.29.15, AMC. Moving a horde of zombies takes a sudden turn. 'Your property belongs to Negan.'
-- Or write in another choice:
3. BEST CLASSIC DVD/BLU-RAY
-- ARMY OF DARKNESS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (1992,
4. BEST RESTORATION OR UPGRADE
-- ARMY OF DARKNESS: COLLECTOR'S EDITION (1992,
Shout!) Four versions, including original opening
5. BEST COMMENTARY
-- BLACK SABBATH (AIP version); BLOOD AND BLACK
LACE (1964, Arrow), Tim Lucas
6. BEST DVD EXTRA
-- ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992, Shout!). 'Medieval
Times' making-of documentary.
-- GHOULIES (1985; Scream Factory). 'From Toilets
to Terror,' making-of documentary.
7. BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (To find out more, Google titles to see trailers or video clips)
-- BACKCOUNTRY, directed by Adam MacDonald. Terrors
in the Canadian wilderness.
-- KILLING POE, directed by Nathan Andrew Jacobs.
Five students must conjure up ways to defeat a
8. BEST SHORT FILM
-- CONVENTIONAL, directed by Karen Gillan (9
mins). A haunting look at an aging scream queen.
-- SEEKING VALENTINA, directed by Armin Nasserri
(21 mins). An Iranian writer takes in a mysterious
9. BEST DOCUMENTARY
-- CREATURE FEATURE: 60 YEARS OF THE GILL-MAN,
directed by Matt Crick. Revisiting the Lagoon
after all these years.
10. BOOK OF THE YEAR
-- THE ART OF HORROR: An Illustrated History,
by Stephen Jones (Applause; hardcover, 260 pages,
$40). Frightful images from film, pulp and more.
-- MONSTER MASH: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze
in America, 1957-1972, by Mark Voger (TwoMorrows
Publishing, hardcover, 192 pages, $36). Revisiting
the colorful first wave of the monster boom.
11. BEST MAGAZINE OF 2015
-- Cinema Retro
-- Little Shoppe of Horrors
-- Scary Monsters
12. BEST ARTICLE (Please choose two; one will win)
-- 'Along Came a Spider,' by Tom Weaver. CLASSIC IMAGES #487. 60th anniversary look at Tarantula.
-- 'Barbara Steele: The Beauty of Terror,' by Daniel Riccuito, David Cairns and Jennifer Matsui, FANGORIA #342. A spotlight on horror's dark presence.
-- 'The Carradine Ten,' by Gregory Mank, MONSTER BASH #25. How the actor used B-movies to finance his 'Shakespearean Players.'
-- 'Christopher Lee: He May Not Have Been Who You Might Have Thought He Was,' by Tom Johnson, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #35. Personal encounters by a Hammer historian.
-- 'The Family Is Toast: The Making of Burnt Offerings,' by Richard Harland Smith, SCREEM #31. From Bob Fosse to Bette Davis.
-- 'Female Characters in Kaiju Films,' by Peter Lovold, G-FAN #109. Timid Emiko and the Twins gave way to aliens and G-fighters.
-- 'Forrest J Ackerman, The Wizard of Glendower Avenue,' by Deborah Painter, CLASSIC IMAGES #480. Remembering the man behind the monster boom.
-- 'Frankenstein: The Australian Connection, Pts. 1-3,' by Daniel Best, MONSTER! #15, 17-18. The battle to air the classic films on TV down under.
-- 'The Greatest Old One,' by Dejan Ognjanovic, RUE MORGUE #161. In three articles, including an expert roundtable, H.P. Lovecraft's work is invoked anew.
-- 'It Ain't Legend: Mangling Matheson,' by Stephen R. Bissette, MONSTER! #13. The failed attempts to bring I Am Legend to the screen.
-- 'The Last Days of the Deuce,' by Joe Kane, VIDEOSCOPE #94. Recalling the demise of grindhouse double-bill moviehouses on 42nd Street.
-- 'Life, Death and Tasha Yar,' by David McDonnell, STARTREK online. The former editor of STARLOG's poignant encounter with Denise Crosby.
-- 'The Making of The Phantom of the Opera,' by Bruce G Hallenbeck, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #34. The fight to film Hammer's 1962 opera house ghost.
-- 'The Melody Is a Scream! Horror Musicals,' by Jessica Dwyer with Nathan Hanneman, HORRORHOUND #52. From Sweeney Todd to Re-Animator, a survey of more than 30 musical horrors.
-- 'Pale Gaze,' by Christopher Bruno, DIABOLIQUE #23. Look into the French madness of 'Eyes Without a Face.'
-- 'Remembering Christopher Lee,' by Justin Hamelin, RAVENOUS MONSTER ONLINE. Detailed look at horror icon's career.
-- 'Reunions in the Dark,' by Jerry Boyd, SCARY MONSTERS #95. The sometimes tortured history of Dark Shadows conventions.
-- 'The Shining/Room 237,' by Eric Somer, VIDEO WATCHDOG #178. Checking in again to Kubrick's haunted hotel.
-- 'The Skinny on Scary Skin,' by Mark C. Glassey, SCARY MONSTERS #99. The science behind synthetic flesh, alligator skin and faces of marble.
-- 'Stop-Motion in Motion,' by Allen A. Debus, SCARY MONSTERS #95. Examining the earliest monster animations (Evolution and Slumber Mountain).
-- 'Take Me to the Orher Side/Ghost Writers,' by April Snellings, RUE MORGUE #160. The true and fanciful history of the Ouija board.
-- 'The 12 Biggest Myths of Classic Horror Films, Parts 1-3,' by Gary Don Rhodes, FILMFAX #140-142. From Dracula to censorship, puncturing long-held beliefs.
-- 'Vincent Price: I Like What I See,' by Tim Lucas. VIDEO WATCHDOG #179. A watchdog's look at the flood of Price films on disc.
-- 'What Bride of Frankenstein Can Teach Today's Filmmakers,' by Peter Martin, FAMOUS MONSTERS #281. How James Whale invented a new take in his sequel.
-- 'When Famous Monsters Gave In to the Force,' by John Harrison, MONSTER! #23. How Star Wars mania pushed monsters to the back pages.
-- Or write-in another choice:
-- PLEASE FEEL FREE TO VOTE FOR TWO ARTICLES ABOVE (one will win)
13. BEST INTERVIEW (Award goes to interviewer)
-- Mel Brooks, on Young Frankenstein, interviewed
by David Weiner. FAMOUS MONSTERS #277.
-- Alejandro Jodorowsky, cult director on his
career and terror, interviewed by Max Weinstein,
14. BEST COLUMNIST
-- Diary of the Deb, by Debbie Rochon, FANGORIA
15. BEST MAGAZINE COVER
MAD SCIENTIST #30
RUE MORGUE #161
WE BELONG DEAD #17
MAD MONSTER #4 by Wolfinger.
16. BEST WEBSITE OR BLOG OF 2015
-- ALL SCI-FI The talk is pure science fiction.
-- GRAVEYARD SHIFT SISTERS Women of color are
horror fans, too.
-- SERIAL SQUADRON Cliffhangers of the past,
discussed and restored.
17. BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE
-- Bloody Good Horror Podcast reviews hold sway.
-- The Flicks That Church Forgot Horror from
a spiritual point of view.
-- The Slaughtered Bird Horrors and interviews
18. BEST CONVENTION OF 2015
-- BLOB FEST (Phoenixville, Pa.)
-- G-FEST (Rosemont, Il.)
-- NECRONOMICON (Providence, RI)
19. BEST FAN EVENT
-- BLOB PANIC RE-ENACTMENT. Fans run out of the
same theatre attacked by The Blob (Blobfest)
-- RON CHANEY is made up as The Phantom and London
After Midnight by Casey J. Wong. Mad Monster Party.
20. FAVORITE HORROR HOST OF 2015
-- The Bone Jangler (Illinois)
21. BEST HORROR COMIC
-- BLOKE'S TERRIBLE TOMB OF TERROR (Indy). Anthology
22. BEST WRITER OF 2015 (includes reviewers)
23. BEST ARTIST OF 2015 (all formats, including paint, sculpt or design)
24. BEST FAN ARTIST OF 2015 (The Linda Miller Award)
25. INTERNATIONAL FAN OF THE YEAR
26. MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR (Who did the most to advance the cause of classic horror scholarship, film preservation or genre fun).
27. AND FINALLY, THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME*
-- Which fans, pros, writers, researchers, horror hosts or others should be inducted into the Rondo Awards Mionster Kid Hall of Fame? Suggest up to six names. Previous inductees are listed alphabetically below.
*ALREADY INDUCTED ARE: Forrest J Ackerman, Julie Adams, Rick Baker, James Bama, Calvin Beck, Stephen Bissette, Paul and Jackie Blaisdell, Ray Bradbury, Bob and Kathy Burns, Ben Chapman, Frederick S. Clarke, Jim and Marian Clatterbaugh, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Jack Davis, Gary Dorst, Dennis Druktenis, William K. Everson,, Mark Frank, Frank Frazetta, Ghoulardi, Don Glut, Basil Gogos, Archie Goodwin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Count Gore De Vol, Ray Harryhausen, Del and Sue Howison, Cortlandt Hull, Larry Ivie, Sara Karloff, Ken Kelly, Dick Klemensen, Verne Langdon, JD Lees, Bob Lemon, Jessie Lilley, Lux Interior, Tim and Donna Lucas, Gregory Mank, Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe), Ray Meyers, Morgus, Ted Newsom, Paul Naschy, Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, Don Post Studio, Gary Don Rhodes, German Robles, George A. Romero, Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth, David J. Skal, Michael Stein, Bhob Stewart, William Stout, George Stover, Gary and Sue Svehla, Sammy Terry, Vampira, Mike Vraney, Bill Warren, James Warren, Tom Weaver,Michael Weldon, Bob Wilkins, Bernie Wrightson, and, of course, Zacherley
A Mathew Brady stereoview sold for $662.35 with 29 bids. The 1860's Civil War stereoview by Mathew Brady is from the series of War views featuring Union Army Generals Winfield Scott Hancock, John Gibbon, William Barton and David Birney in a field camp.
Titled on the label at the back "War Views / Group of Generals: Hancock, Gibbon, Barton, and Birney, in the field near Richmond, Va. / No. 3198". The stereoview was published by E. & H. T. Anthony.
The stereoview pictures the four Generals posed around the base of a tree with an American Flag flying on a staff above their heads. Hancock sits with his back to the tree trunk while Barton and Birney lean against the tree on opposite sides. Gibbon stands to the right holding a slouch hat. Behind the officers there is a field tent pitched in the woods.
The view is mounted on a square corner, flat yellow colored card mount with affixed Anthony label on the back which includes the title of the view and the publisher's slug. The mount measures approx. 7 1/8" by 3 1/4".
An oak Keystone cabinet sold for $421.15 with 15 bids. The cabinet included 500 stereoviews.
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