Nathan Fillion is coming to Denver Comic Con 2017

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Mile High Reavers better run and hide!  Captain Mal is coming to Denver!  Fans in Denver let out one, loud, city-wide squeal when Denver Comic Con announced that everyone’s favorite geek icon will be attending this year’s event that takes place at the Colorado Convention Center, June 30th – July 2nd.  Few actors are truly as beloved as Nathan Fillion across generations and fandoms.  In fact, in their announcement, Denver Comic Con stated that he is their most requested guest.  Well, the wait is almost over! Mr. Fillion will be attending: hammer and all.

Known for a vast array of roles, Nathan Fillion has had many successful characters so far in his career.  As Richard Castle in “Castle”, he uses his wit to help the NYPD solve crimes.  In “Firefly”, he skirts the law as Captain Malcom Reynolds along with his crew of lovable, butt kicking misfits.  He even dons spandex and a cape to battle his arch nemesis As Captain Hammer in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog”.   Famous also for his awesome cameos, everyone is waiting for his next one in the upcoming film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, which is due out on May 5, 2017.

One of his most recent roles is Jack Moore on the web series “Con Man”.  Written and staring “Firefly” co-star Alan Tudyk, “Con Man” is a hilarious story about a man named Wray Nerely (Tudyk) who starred in a now cancelled science fiction show that has since become a cult phenomenon.  Jack Moore (Fillion) portrayed the ship’s captain on the same show, however since then has become a huge Hollywood star while Nerely is stuck touring the convention and comic book store circuit.  “Con Man” has not only become a huge success, it started out as a record breaking project as it raised more than $1 million dollars through crowd funding within 24 hours.

Make sure to purchase your Denver Comic Con tickets as early as possible as they as sure to sell out.  Not only does your purchase ensure that you are going to have an amazing time at a fun convention, but it also helps spread literacy through the Pop Culture Classroom.  Please check out both websites for more information.

Alamo Drafthouse Serves Up Magic With “Beauty and the Beast” Feast

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton, Colorado.  Photo: Heather Maloney

It is a tale as old as time.  As the entire world is becoming reacquainted with the magic that is Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast”, the new live action cinema release is amazing viewers young and old.  While many different theatres are providing enchanting ways to share this film with your friends and family, The Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton is yet again breaking the mold and inviting moviegoers to be their guest for an afternoon of music, film and food.  “Beauty and The Beast” Feast is taking place on Saturday, March 25th at 12:30pm.

The Alamo Drafthouse hosts special Feast screenings where they pair multi-course meals to specific films to create a one of a kind experience.  From “Back to the Future” to “Hateful Eight”, the Feasts are all unique and allow you to indulge in a delicious and decadent culinary adventure.  “Beauty and the Beast” Feast’s menu sounds like it stepped right out of the pages of a fairy tale.

  1. HOT HOR D’OEUVRES
    Baby Artichokes en Croute
    Artichokes seasoned with Onion, Thyme and Butter
    Wrapped in fresh baked Puff Pastry
    Traditional Lemon Garlic Aioli, Micro Herb Garnish

           Paired with Cucumber Ginger Mint Spritz

2. GRAY DELICIOUSNESS
          Roasted Eggplant, Arugula & Baguette
          Whole Roasted Eggplant, pureed with Roasted Onions, Garlic, and Thyme
          Arugula Salad with Lemon
          Served with Toasted Baguette

          Paired with Hot Earl Grey Tea with Vanilla Foam

3. BEEF RAGOUT
          Braised Beef Short Rib & Potatoes
          Beef Short Rib cut and braised with Vegetables, Tomato, and Red Wine
          Roasted Carrots, Onions and Potatoes
          Micro Herb Garnish

          Paired with Vanilla Root Beer

4. PIE AND PUDDING
          Flamed Cherry “Pie” with Vanilla Pudding
          Puff Pastry seasoned with Sugar and baked flat
          Layered with Cherries flamed in Brandy and Vanilla Pudding
          Garnished with edible Rose Petals and Thyme

          Paired with a Banana Shake

It may be impossible to read that menu and still remain rooted in the real world.  In addition, this amazing food will be served during a screening of “Beauty and the Beast”!  Make sure to purchase your tickets early as this showing is sure to sell out.  Please visit the Alamo Drafthouse website for additional information or to purchase tickets.

Make sure to hide your plate from Gaston.

The Geek Port Podcast Special – Ernest Cline

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Ernest Cline signs at The Tattered Cover in Denver, Colorado (Photo By: Heather Maloney)

Heather Maloney sits down with Author Ernest Cline at The Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO, to discuss the new Paperback release of “Armada”, “Ready Player One” and more.  Please make sure to check out the High-Score Contest for the Paperback of “Armada” at http://phaetonwasreal.com and bring the game to life!

LISTEN HERE