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WinterCon 2023 this Weekend in Queens, NY!

WinterCon, which is one of my personal favorite conventions, returns to the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY this weekend, December 2&3! And, I couldn't be more pumped for it, as I'll be there covering it for my site.

As always there will be some amazing guests including cast members from Galaxy Quest, Farscape, Lexx, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Jaws 2, and so much more! And, of course, awesome guests means that there will also be some killer panels featuring them. 

Artist Alley will also have some great guests, including some of your favorite from the world of comic-books.

Of course, there will surely be some really cool and awesome cosplay. I'll be in cosplay myself, bringing back my Rick Flag from The Suicide Squad. Also on Saturday, there will be a  cosplay contest, which is always fun to check out and/ or enter.

All of this on top of all the awesome dealers and after party, making WinterCon a must attend for my fellow cosplayers and sci-fi and comic geeks. I hope to see you there! 

For more information including how to get tickets go to: https://nywintercon.com/


Coming in Summer 2024: X-Men, Ahsoka, Invincible and More!

 It’s almost December, which means it’s time for the new pre-orders to open for Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD! These items mostly all coming out in Summer 2024, with the exception of next year’s Free Comic Book Day item, which will hit May 4!  Look for items from Dungeons & Dragons, Game of Thrones, JCVD, TMNT, The Matrix, Marvel and Star Wars – it’s the best of all worlds! Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com!


Dungeons & Dragons Gallery Xanathar Deluxe PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this beholder diorama is beautiful! Depicting the beholder crimelord Xanathar as he pores over a tome of forgotten lore, this two-piece diorama based on the Dungeons & Dragons stories is made of high-quality PVC and stands about 9 inches tall. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Sandro Luis Sampaio! SRP: $75.00



Game of Thrones Legends in 3D Drogon Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Drakkaris! Some of the most memorable characters in the Game of Thrones TV series were the dragons, and now one of the most famous dragons is a new Legends in 3D bust! Drogon, the main mount of Daenerys Targaryen, measures approximately 12 inches tall and sits atop a dragon’s egg pedestal. Limited to only 1000 made, it comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Sandro Luis Sampaio! SRP: $250.00



Invincible Deluxe Action Figures Series 4 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The new season of Invincible is here, and with it a new series of Invincible action figures! Teen Team and Guardians of the Globe member Rex Splode reps for the heroes, with alternate unmasked head and energy-charged hands, and the villain of the series is one of the Mauler Twins, with energy cannon -- buy two and make them bicker about which is the original and which is the clone! Each action figure measures 7-8 inches tall, and features 14 points or more of articulation. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg! SRP: $29.99/ea.


JCVD Deluxe Action Figure Blue Gi Version

A Diamond Select Toys release! The world’s premier action hero returns, with an all-new figure for 2024! Jean-Claude Van Damme, a.k.a. JCVD, dons a blue gi for this super-poseable action figure inspired by some of his most famous film appearances. With over 16 points of articulation, and designed to replicate the actor’s most impressive feats, this 7-inch, 1/10 scale action figure features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and includes interchangeable parts and accessories. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! SRP: $29.99



Marvel Gallery Comic Cyclops PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The 1990s are back, and Cyclops is leading the charge! The Blue Team leader is back in his fan-favorite outfit, and he’s firing an eyebeam to celebrate! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama is made of high-quality PVC and comes packaged in a full-color window bow. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Joe Menna! SRP: $59.99



Marvel X-Men Animated Mystique 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Join the Brotherhood! Mystique, a.k.a. Raven Darkholme, was a founding member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, thanks to her uncanny shapeshifting powers. Now, she’s a 1/7 scale mini-bust, inspired by the 1990s’ X-Men: The Animated Series! This approximately 6-inch mini-bust sits atop a stylized pedestal, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Michelle Riley! SRP: $90.00



Marvel Minimates Spider-Man: Spiderverse Deluxe Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Before the movies, Spider-Man took a trip into the Spiderverse in Marvel Comics, and a new world of Spider-beings was opened up! This all-new box set of Marvel Minimates features six Spider-types, including Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Ghost Spider, Ben Reilly, Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Ham! Each 2-inch Minimate features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories; Spider-Ham is a non-poseable figurine. All six come packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth-panel door featuring original artwork. Designed and illustrated by Barry Bradfield! SRP: $39.99



Matrix Gallery Trinity Deluxe PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Follow the White Rabbit! In a pose straight from the iconic sci-fi film The Matrix, this detailed Gallery Diorama of hacker and freedom fighter Trinity is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box.  Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! SRP: $75.00



TMNT Gallery Donatello Deluxe PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Complete the four! Joining Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, the Ninja Turtles’ resident tech-head Donatello is the last to join the team! Now you can complete your TMNT display, either by lining them up or joining them together in a rooftop configuration! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is made out of high-quality PVC and comes packaged in a full-color box. Designed by David Forrest of Kinetic Underground, Inc., and sculpted by Sandro Luis Sampaio! SRP: $75.00



Star Wars Ahsoka Grand Admiral Thrawn 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! From another galaxy, he has arrived, as the newest 1/6 scale Star Wars mini-bust from Gentle Giant LTD! Joining the long-running mini-bust line, this sculpture of Grand Admiral Thrawn is based on his live-action appearance in the Disney+ series Ahsoka, and measures approximately 6 inches tall atop a pedestal base. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. SRP: $130.00



Star Wars The Mandalorian Fennec Shand Premier Collection 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD release! Don’t mess with Fennec Shand! The enforcer for daimyo Boba Fett is the newest statue in the Premier Collection line, and she is not to be trifled with! With her MK sniper rifle by her side, and a jug of blue liquid in the other, Fennec measures approximately 10 inches tall, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this statue comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $225.00



Star Wars Chewbacca (Life Day) 1/6 Scale Mini-Bus

A Gentle Giant LTD release! As the holidays approach, a Star Wars fan’s thoughts turn to Life Day, the ancient Wookiee celebration of family, joy and harmony, which spread across the galaxy in the wake of the Galactic Empire’s defeat. Wearing his Life Day robes and holding a crystalline Life Day Orb, Chewbacca is ready to celebrate in this holiday mini-bust. It measures approximately 7 inches tall, is limited to only 1000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Previously offered New To Order. SRP: $130.00



Star Wars Chewbacca (Life Day) Holiday Edition 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! As the holidays approach, a Star Wars fan’s thoughts turn to Life Day, the ancient Wookiee celebration of family, joy and harmony, which spread across the galaxy in the wake of the Galactic Empire’s defeat. Wearing his Life Day robes and holding a crystalline Life Day Orb, Chewbacca is ready to celebrate, and even brought a friend, a porg perched on a festive wreath. This Premier Guild-exclusive holiday mini-bust set measures approximately 7 inches tall, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.



Free Comic Book Day: Star Wars Shadow Trooper Legends in 3D 1/2 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! For Free Comic Book Day, Gentle Giant LTD is travelling to a far-away galaxy to bring back… the Shadow Trooper! This ½ scale bust of a black-armored storm trooper is made of resin and sits atop a sculpted technological base. It measures approximately 10 inches tall and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. An FCBD exclusive! SRP: $200.00



Star Wars A New Hope Nabrun Leids 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! It’s that time of year, and it’s time to go back to the scariest cantina on any planet! Four-armed Morseerian smuggler Nabrun Leids was one of the more unusual-looking patrons of the cantina in Mos Eisley, and this approximately 6-inch bust depicts the masked alien enjoying a drink, even as he pulls a blaster on you. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this gentlegiantltd.com exclusive comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.


Cherie DeVille Nominated MILF Performer of the Year by AVN

(Los Angeles, CA / November 17, 2023) -- Cherie DeVille is pleased to announce that she has been recognized with a 2024 AVN Award nomination in the prestigious category of MILF Performer of the Year.
The superstar performer, whose exclusive showcase scenes for Brazzers - including this month’s explosive offering, “The Secret Slut Next Door” - beautifully display the eye-popping proof of DeVille’s rightful place among AVN’s esteemed nominees.
“I was so excited to see my name listed among the nominees, and even more so when I saw it was MILF Performer of the Year,” enthused DeVille. “It’s an honor to be nominated alongside so many talented performers that I admire. Thank you, AVN!”
DeVille will be in attendance when winners are announced live at the AVN Awards Show in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 27th, capping off the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE).
Brazzers exclusive contact star and Lovgun Equity Partner/Brand Ambassador Cherie DeVille is available for booking through OC Modeling, and fans can find and follow her on:

Twitter:      @cheriedeville
OnlyFans: @cheriedeville
Instagram: @cheriedevillexo
Pornhub:  @cherie-deville
YouTube:   @cheriedevillexo       

Cherie DeVille is one of the most accomplished and respected models, film stars and content creators in the adult film business, with more than 12 years and 1500+ sizzling onscreen credits for top studios such as Evil Angel, Girlfriends Films, Penthouse, Jules Jordan Video, MissaX, Mile High and Brazzers, where she is currently an exclusive contract star - to her name.

Hailing from Durham, NC, and of French-Canadian descent, DeVille’s journey to success has been marked by her diverse skill set and achievements. In her youth, she was actively involved in horseback riding, ballet, band, cheerleading and swimming, even working as a lifeguard at 16 before earning degrees from the University of Hartford and the University of Saint Augustine and becoming a licensed physical therapist.

DeVille is recognized as a thought leader in the adult creator space, contributing political columns and candid interviews to media outlets such as The Daily Beast, The Hill, Yahoo, Rolling Stone, New York Post, Associated Press, Barstool Sports and controversial Netflix documentary Money Shot: The Pornhub Story, as well as an Adult Performer Advocacy Committee board member and Cam Model Protection ambassador, with the goal of elevating her industry’s practices and community. She has also won several awards, including 2023’s AVN MILF Performer of the Year, XBIZ Performer of the Year and Pornhub ‘Top MILF Performer’.

The 5’4 leading lady, who currently lives in Los Angeles with her partner and dogs and plays Dungeons & Dragons and swing dances in her spare time, continues to fuel her success and inspire those around her through an unwavering dedication to her craft, colleagues and many legions of fans who have supported her passions and extraordinary body of work over the years. To learn more about Cherie DeVille, visit linktr.ee/CherieDeVilleXO.


NYCC 2023: Sunday- The Final Chapter with John Carpenter and Cosplay Galore

I wasn't able to secure a Saturday ticket for the 2023 edition of New York Comic Con, but I was back the next day, October 15, for what ended up being the most epic and awesome day of the entire con for me. Fuck, it was one of the best days of the whole damn year for me!

You see, I got to meet one of my heroes: the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter! Between moving and not having our actual place (until just a few days ago actually), this year has been really hard. My depression and anxiety have been hit hard by all of this. One day, my mom randomly said that she wanted to gift me John Carpenter's autograph at Comic Con! I was surprised, touched, and grateful. So much so, that I cried as I thanked my mother. This meant so much to me, as Carpenter is one of my biggest influences and heroes. Someone, whose work and movies, I've loved since childhood.

I had my autographed scheduled for that Sunday and met up early with friend Danni, to do that first and foremost on that day. There was a long line, but I must say that Comic Con handled it well, and it really didn't last as long as it could've in a less better run con. Anywho, when I finally got up to him, and I told him that he was one of my heroes and biggest influences. He replied to me, "Well, Gio, you have a beautiful girl with you." He was, of course. referring to my friend Danni, who was greatly flattered, and I was left with one of the greatest memories I'll ever have in my entire life.

He signed my newly bought 4K copy of my favorite movie of his, one whose my love for has only grown more and more over the years and viewings: The Thing! I adore this movie and this autograph is one I will cherish for all of my life.

After that it was back to enjoying the rest of the con. I was still in my Rick Flag cosplay, and I was soon to discover that luck was truly with me! As I ended up winning a Jurassic World dinosaur and $75 off of a lighsaber! You'll see that and other stuff that got below. For now, here are some visual and cosplay highlights of the final day of Comic Con!

This is the final swag that I got at NYCC 2023:
From Super7, I got NYCC exclusive shirts of mummy Snoopy and Woodstock and Transformers Good-Bye Megatron
50% off of books with something free got me Garbage Pail Kids: The Ultimate Pop-Up Yearbook at half off and Stranger Things Tarot Cards for free!
A Roman Reigns WWE Elite action figure
The aforementioned Jurassic World Mosasaurs, which I won
And, winning $75 off of a lighsaber I got me one that will be great for my Obi-Wan cosplay!

And, so ended this awesome and epic day! It was another great edition of New York Comic Con. You can, of course, bet your ass that I will be back next year! Who amongst you were there this year? What were your highlights? Let me know in the comments section below.


Ghoul, Necrot, and Dead Heat to Support Municipal Waste for Brainsqueeze Tour 2024! Tickets on Sale this Friday!


Municipal Waste, Tankcrimes, and Nuclear Blast are pleased to present the first ever Brainsqueeze Tour. Confirmed for late Winter 2024, the month-long North American live assault features Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Necrot, and Dead Heat.

The newly created maiden Brainsqueeze Tour originated with several successful Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze festivals in the label’s hometown of Oakland, California. “Celebrating friendship and noise,” the fests were headlined by Municipal Waste and filled with support from the label’s top associated acts at the time including Ghoul, Final Conflict, Fucked Up, Toxic Holocaust, and more.


Now, ten years since the last Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze, the inaugural Brainsqueeze Tour will run from February 15th through March 16th, raiding twenty-four North American cities. The tour package unites a full roster of Tankcrimes artists opening for Municipal Waste, the label’s most prestigious alumnus. If it’s a Brainsqueeze, Richmond’s hard-partying crossover crew is the headliner, and that rings true for the upcoming trek where they’ll be flanked by Creepsylvanian

splatter thrashers Ghoul, Oakland death dealers Necrot, and Oxnard crossover outfit Dead Heat.

With the news of Brainsqueeze Tour 2024, Tankcrimes’ Scotty Heath declares, “I’m absolutely thrilled to take this show on the road featuring four of the best bands in metal punk today and a nice mix. Extra special thanks goes to Tony Foresta and Nick Storch for putting this together plus the ‘Waste guys for hosting our wild Tankcrimes family lineup as we smash the states together. Be sure to get plenty of rest and save up tons of cash – you’re going to need it for the Brainsqueeze!”


Municipal Waste's Tony Foresta comments, “We don't do headlining runs in the states as often as we should. So this time, in order to celebrate the twenty first anniversary of our first album, Waste ‘Em All, we wanted to do it with bands and people that we consider our family and friends. Back in the day, we had a tradition that our sixth band member, Scotty, created in Oakland called ‘Brainsqueeze.’ It was a very fun but short-lived tradition that brought together people from all over the world in the small scene we built. Those events were very dear to us and we felt it needed to come back in one way or another.

"Twenty-one is a big birthday for all of us, so in order to celebrate Waste ‘Em All's big one, we thought it would be best to bring the Brainsqueeze to you! We couldn't be more excited to have Ghoul, Necrot, and Dead Heat back on the road with us as well as a few regional surprises along the way. This is going to be a good one. See you soon!

Ghoul vocalist/guitarist Digestor states, "Ghoul is proud to join the incomparable Municipal Waste, Necrot, and Dead Heat as we lay waste to your pathetic, ignorant country*. Get your affairs in order, America**! 

*and also parts of Canada, which are quite nice

**and Canada"


Necrot bassist/vocalist Luca Indrio notes, "Municipal Waste’s fans are never scared to get in the pit and fuck shit up and we can’t wait to give ’em some death metal to warm up to. It’s going to be a sick party every night and we get to bring the evil riffs. It doesn’t get much better than that. Also, we’ll get to premiere a song out of our new album and play it live every night before the album will be released. That’s definitely something our true fans don’t want to miss! This tour is coming to knock at your door, and you don’t want to be caught sleeping. See you all there!”


Dead Heat vocalist Chris Ramos adds, "Hey what’s up ya worms! Dead Heat here to tell ya how bricked up we are to be hitting the road in 2024 and coming to a city near you. We’ll be bringing you an endless tour-ment of some of the most beast bands around! So come to a show and slam your little hearts out. See you in the pit!”


Tickets for all Brainsqueeze Tour 2024 shows will go on sale this Friday, November 10th at 10:00am local time at THIS LOCATION


See all confirmed dates below and stand by for new album, tour, and label announcements in collusion with the trek to be posted over the months ahead.

Brainsqueeze Tour 2024 w/ Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Necrot, Dead Heat: 

2/15/2024 Black Cat – Washington, DC

2/16/2024 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

2/17/2024 Brooklyn Monarch – Brooklyn, NY

2/18/2024 The Paradise – Boston, MA

2/20/2024 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

2/21/2024 London Music Hall – London, ON

2/22/2024 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY

2/23/2024 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI

2/24/2024 Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI

2/26/2024 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

2/27/2024 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE 

3/01/2024 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

3/02/2024 Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO

3/04/2024 UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA

3/05/2024 Terragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

3/06/2024 Encore – Tucson, AZ

3/08/2024 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

3/09/2024 Trees – Dallas, TX

3/10/2024 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA

3/12/2024 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3/13/2024 The Abbey – Orlando, FL

3/14/2024 40 Watt – Athens, GA

3/15/2024 The Senate Theatre – Columbia, SC

3/16/2024 The National – Richmond, VA






NYCC 2023: Friday- Rick Flag, My First DC Comics Cosplay and More!

On Friday, October 13th of the 2023 edition of New York Comic Con, I did my first ever cosplay based on a DC Comics character. It being the The Suicide Squad (which is one of my absolute favorite superhero movies of all time) version of Colonel Rick Flag as played by Joel Kinnaman. And, I had a fucking blast doing it!

This might just be my favorite pic of mine from the entire con this year. I simply LOVED this Wendy's inspired cosplay!

What really added to the fun for me and made it a true highlight for me was being part of the DC Comics group cosplay. I've never done any cosplay shoot with a group this big, and it's honestly an awesome feeling and memory. I truly hope to do something like again. 

The following two pics were taken at the shoot by Carlos A. Smith:

The following ones I took at the shoot, as I wasn't in these group shots or are pics where I in got with fellow DC cosplayers:

Here are some other cosplays that I saw and loved on that day:

This awesome Harley Quinn cosplay was done by Mackenzie.

The only panel that I got to attend this year was the one hosted by Shudder for the highly enjoyable V/H/S/85 and the V/H/S franchise in general. It featured directors from various entries in the franchise.

On this day, I bought:
And, a NYCC exclusive Vinimate AEW figure of Sting in a CM Punk shirt sold at the Diamond Select Booth.
A NYCC exclusive glow in the dark The Phantom of the Opera action figure by NECA (at their booth).

I wouldn't be there on Saturday but returned for Sunday for what end up being not just the best day of the con, but one of the best days I ever had at Comic Con. But, that is for another story...

In the meantime, who amongst you were at NYCC on this Friday and what were the highlights for you? Let me in the comments section below. 

To be concluded with next NYCC post!