One of the panels I attended was a panel discussing the new 52 reboot. The panelist for this included: Ed Fugua, Alex Jarvis, Adam Lipkin (as moderator), Donna Martinez, and Jaime Guarmendia. Overall the panelist had some varying opinions but overall many were in the opinion of 'wait and see' on most of the titles. Many were disappointed that the new version of Etrigan the Demon no longer had to talk in rhymes. That was his biggest character trait. I, along with others, expressed disappointment that DC wanted to write off the Justice Society as existing at all. In fact, readers dismay at this prompted DC editorial to rethink that stance so the Society may well be back in continuity. The thing about these reboots is that they seem to happen all to frequently lately. Seems like every year almost. So it's kind of like New England weather, if you don't like it now, just wait a while.
Arisia always has a lot of theatre performances by different groups. One group that has been a stable at Arisia for a few years now is the Tesseract Players. They are most famous for their Rocky Horror shadow acting but have added many other shows to their repertoire. One popular addition has been the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog. The company performed both Dr. Horrible and Rocky this weekend but they also debut a totally new show &endash; A Nightmare Before Christmas. How were they going to shadow act an animated film you might ask? Brilliantly. Tesseract Players did an awesome job of costuming and capturing the characters in front of the screen. Casting was great, Jack Skellington had the perfect body type to capture Jack's animated thin body. For more info on the Tesseract Players to see upcoming shows go to their website at http://teseracte.thrasherkitch.com.
Arisia's Masquerade is always a huge crowd draw and pleaser. Best in Show Original award went to Victorian Tiki Calypso by Lisa Aston. Best in Show Presentation went to Charlie's Fallen Angels by Wendy Farrell, Skip Farrell, Tracy Farrell, and Rebecca Janney. To see all the costumes submitted for the masquerade and more post Arisia reviews go to their site at http://2012.arisia.org.
Arisia 2012 was another hit. Next year Arisia will be held January 18-21, 2013 still at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. The writer guests will be Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes. The artist guest of honor will be Roger Dean his site is http://www.rogerdean.com. The music guests will be the band, Emerald Rose comprised of Brian Sullivan, Arthur Hinds, Larry Morris, and Clyde Gilbert; more about the band can be found on their website: www.emeraldrose.com. Hope to see you at Arisia next year!
Panels ------------Guests -------Hall Costumes -- Game Room -------- Nightmare Before Christmas
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Arisia 2012 Masquerade, January 14, 2012, 8:40 PM Start
MC: Susan de Guardiola
Directors: Karen Purcell, Sharon Sbarsky
Stage Manager: Joel Lord
Presentation Judges: Jill Eastlake, Marty Gear, Tony Lay
Workmanship Judge: Dina Flockhart
36 Entries: 7 Young Fan, 12 Novice, 9 Journeyman, 4 Craftsman, 4 Master
Arisia 2012 Masquerade Awards
Best Interpretation, The Collector, Laurel Moore
Best Movie, Kitty Softpaws, Aurora Arntz
Most Humorous, Hydra Gymnastics, Julia Kautz, Vera Backman, Arthur Kautz, Mabel Backman
Best Comic Book Character, Golden Age Green Lantern Arisia, Arisia Huff
Best Mythology, Sphinx of the Desert, Amber Hammond
Best Gaslight, A Normal Day to Sarah Heterodyne, Isabel Kadel-Garcia
Best Young Fan (be afraid, Wendy!), Goth Tinkerbell, Tabatha Bohmbach
Best Movie Recreation, The Dark Knight, Kevin Dunham
Best Interpretation, Salvador Dalek, Phill Hallam-Baker
Best Original Interpretation, Dalek, Stephanie Mann
Best in Class, Idris, Anatasia Holt
Judges Appreciation, For the Minotaur in Narnia, Matt Miller
Best Recreation, We Meant it for the Best, David M Scales
Best Original, Aquatic Knight, Jamila Sisco
Best in Class, A Klownish Nightmare, William Kennedy
Best in Class, 1901: A Grand Adventure; Act 3, Karl Winkler, Nathan Alvord
Best Presentation, Welcome to the Jungle, Eric Bornstein, Ashley Yarnell
Best in Class, Fall 1867 Gaslight Collection, Aurora Celeste
Best in Show--Presentation
Best in Show Original, Victorian Tiki Calypso, Lisa Ashton
Best in Show Interpretation, Charlie's Fallen Angels, Wendy Farrell, Skip Farrell, Tracy, Farrell, Rebecca Janney
Fantastic Fabric Wings, Hydra Gymnastics, Arthur Kautz
Puppet Creation with Duct Tape and Found Objects, Hydra Gymnastics, Julia Kautz, Vera Backman, Mabel Backman
Feather work and wing hinges, Sphinx of the Desert, Amber Hammond
Exacting use of duct tape, Goth Tinkerbell, Tabatha Bohmbach
Jewelry Making, A Normal Day to Sarah Heterodyne, Isabel Kadel-Garcia
Painting, Charlie's Fallen Angels, Rebecca Janney
Tailoring and Design Continuity, Charlie's Fallen Angels, Wendy Farrell
Casting & Modeling; Attention to detail, Salvador Dalek, Phill Hallam-Baker
Adaption of Design, Dalek, Stephanie Mann
Attention to proper clothing fit, Forsworn of Skyrim, Ananda Rosen
Incredible Design Award, Disney Fashion Magic, Elizabeth O'Malley & Christa Newman
Use of Found Objects, Soft Sculpture & Mixed Media, Aquatic Knight, Jamila Sisco
Makeup, Bonework, Use of Strange Objects, We Meant it for the Best, David M Scales
Attention to Color & Detail, Adaptation of Materials, A Klownish Nightmare, William Kennedy
Felting, Narnia, Regan Cerato
Resin, Narnia, Kelley Kullman
Fur work & mask making, Narnia, Matt Miller
Classic Feather & Tutu Construction, Kraehe: The Crow Princess, Gann Monroe
Tsarina, Historical Adaptation, shortcuts that look good, 1901: A Grand Adventure; Act 3, Amy Murphy
Innovative use of found objects, documentation on Hal 900, 1901: A Grand Adventure; Act 3
Overachiever & Master of all things thread & bead, Victorian Tiki Calypso, Lisa Ashton
Master of Maskmaking, Welcome to the Jungle, Eric Bornstein
Fantastic documentation of the deign process & exacting workmanship, Fall 1867 Gaslight Collection, Aurora Celeste
CostumeCon 30 Award of a free membership to Best Novice at Arisia goes to Idris, Anatasia Holt.
CostumeCon 32 Award of a free membership to Best Journeyman at Arisia goes to A Klownish Nightmare, William Kennedy.
The Northern Lights Costumers Guild (Noel) awards "Measure of Success" to a Novice who hasn't won a major award but who we feel will develop into something special. Narnia (Regan Cerato, Kelley Kullman, Matt Miller) are given a free membership for a year and this symbol--a tape measure.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 18:53
Here are the 2012 Student Art Contest winners:
1st Place: "The Spirit Thieves" by Jordan Walker
2nd Place: "Hades and Persephone" by Megan Kelchner
3rd Place: "Dragon of the Abyss" by Damon Kilgore
Also, Jordan's piece sold in the Art Auction!
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