Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

Nuit Blanche Chip Music Mega Show!

For several hours, on October 2nd, the heart of Toronto will experience the magical tones of chiptune music. With a wide variety of live musicians performing a wide variety of styles this is a night that nobody can afford to miss!

Interview
Terra Hazelton
& Andy Sparacino of Fubar 2

We had a chance to chat with Terra Hazelton and Andy Sparacino, two of the stars of Fubar 2. Hazelton plays Trish, a strip club waitress with a heart of gold and Terry's love interest. Those familiar with the first Fubar film will know Sparacino — who played Terry and Dean's old friend and "party leader" Tron — a role that he reprises in the sequel. We talk Fubar 2, music, LARPing and World of Warcraft, and even have enough time to shotgun a few beers.

Vortex 2010 Videogame Conference & Competition Bootcamp

Boot Camp is a series of sessions specifically designed for emerging entrepreneurs in the game industry. It exists to provide them with information and guidance to make their product ready for successful in the marketplace. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from real Ontario game developers, who will be speaking about the process of bringing a game to market, and to participate in Q&A sessions where they will be able to directly ask questions. Delegates will also participate in a series of sessions specifically designed for emerging entrepreneurs in the game industry to provide information and guidance to help them led by industry experts, receive invaluable information and insights on how to excel in business.

RUE MORGUE presents CEREMONIA SATANICA

This October RUE MORGUE, Canada’s home grown horror entertainment empire, rings in thirteen years of publishing, festival producing, radio programming and most recently – film production. RUE MORGUE presents CEREMONIA SATANICA (Saturday October 30, 2010 at Revival Event Theatre – 783 College St. doors @ 9 PM) featuring three levels of electrifying performances including Undead […]

Deliver Us From Evil at The Carleton Cinema

After its Canadian Premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, its Quebec Premiere at the 2010 Fantasia International Film Festival, and a theatrical release in Montreal where it garnered raving reviews, DELIVER US FROM EVIL (original Danish title FRI OS FRA DET ONDE) will finally be screening in Toronto from October 8th at the […]

Free Friday Film: Sweet Smell of Success

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Year: 1957 | Run Time: 96 minutes Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker, world famed columnist whose gossip is gospel to 60 million readers. Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the kid who had ideas about taking over. Don’t turn your back on them, you might find a knife in it. This is […]

A Halloween Double Bill: PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES / ALIEN

Join us for a rare screening of Mario Bava’s 1965 sci-fi/horror hybrid Planet of the Vampires, a visually arresting and creepily atmospheric account of a spaceship crash on a distant planet, the survivors of which are beset by the resurrected corpses of their crewmates. Following Bava’s low-budget classic, try to spot the Italian horror maestro’s […]

Son of Kung Fu Fridays: IP MAN 2 at Toronto Underground Cinema

Kung Fu Fridays is back yet again! It is still not on a regular basis, but every now and then I'll be sharing some martial arts action on the big screen, so stay tuned to the email list or wherever you heard about this screening! This time we have some fresh kung fu action straight off of the Shaolin stove! More details to come, disciples...

Nuit Blanche: GRINDBOX! at TIFF Bell Lightbox

A tribute to the beloved American institution of the grindhouse – This presentation of vintage trailers for horror and exploitation films from around the world is a cinematic celebration of the weird, the wild and the wonderful, balanced on the border between art and trash.

The Beguiling Presents – Cartoonist Marc-Antoine Mathieu: In Conversation

The Beguiling, Canada’s finest purveyor of comics and graphic novels, is proud to team with L’Alliance Francaise de Toronto to welcome cartooning genius Marc-Antoine Mathieu to Toronto. Mathieu is a much-celebrated and award-winning writer-artist who has given speeches and presentations around the world, at diverse locations including comics festivals, galleries, and even CERN, the world’s […]

Double Bill of Best Worst Movie and Troll 2

Canadians will have a one-time opportunity to enjoy the critically acclaimed feature documentary BEST WORST MOVIE and the cult classic TROLL 2 back to back, on the big screen. Already being hailed as one of the “top reviewed films of 2010” by Rotten Tomatoes, BEST WORST MOVIE, directed by Michael Paul Stephenson, follows a small-town […]

Interview
Comic Artist & Designer Adi Granov

With the release of the Iron Man 2 DVD and Blu-Ray today, now seems like a good a time to post our interview with conceptual designer and comic book artist Adi Granov from the 2010 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. Granov is best known for his distinctive work on Marvel's in Iron Man: Extremis miniseries, as well as his incredible cover art for a variety of Marvel titles. His amazing work on Extremis eventually led Granov to a job as conceptual illustrator and suit consultant on Jon Favreau's two Iron Man films.

Action Figure Expo 2010

One of the largest toy conventions in Canada, the Canadian Action Figure Expo specializes in dealers offering vintage, import and latest releases of toys from anime, comic books, TV shows, movies and more! For more info check out ActionFigureExpo.ca FROM AROUND THE WEB

Toronto Underground Cinema presents “Nuit Blanche Nightmare” at Savoy

Please join us for the kick off of Toronto Underground Cinema's new once a month exploitation film party at Savoy. Nuit Blanche Nightmare will be a fitting tribute to things that go bump in the night and specifically the films and music of John Carpenter. Featuring the artwork of Ghoulish Gary Pullin and Justin Erickson (Rue Morgue Magazine), and soundtrack cuts spun by DJ Eric Von Eric (Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Toronto Zombie Walk, Northern Ink-sposure) No Cover, 10pm, Movie Pass Giveaways, Trivia contests, and surprise drink specials created after our favourite John Carpenter films!!!

Nuit Blanche: Arcadian Renaissance at TIFF Bell Lightbox

At Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, enjoy six old-school arcade consoles retrofitted to play the finest games of the Toronto indie scene — without spending a single quarter. Saturday, October 2, 2010. Sundown (6:57 p.m.) to sunrise Midnight Nidhogg tournament The Atrium of TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. at John Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Exhibit #51 (Zone C)

Steel Bananas’ Second Anniversary Party!

STEEL BANANAS IS TURNING TWO THIS MONTH! AS SUCH, WE ARE HAVING A BIRTHDAY PARTY! IT'S GOING TO BE AT SNEAKY DEE'S ON OCTOBER FIRST, AND IT'S GOING TO BE SEVERELY EXCELLENT! IT'S ONLY FIVE BUCKS! AND WE'VE INVITED SOME SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS BANDS TO COME PLAY FOR US! KRUPKE IS GOING TO BE THERE! A HORSE AND HIS BOY ARE GOING TO BE THERE! THE FAMILY IS GOING TO BE THERE! ROTTEN TROPICS ARE GOING TO BE THERE! IT'S OUT OF CONTROL AND WE ALL KNOW IT.

8-Bit Wars: Episode 3 Screening

The few, the pro, the leet! You are invited to the first ever screening of Episodes 1 and 2 and World Premiere of Episode 3 at Innis Hall in Toronto, Thursday Sept 30 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 online pre-purchase (http://www.8bitwars.com/screening.php) or $10 at the door. Merchandise table for dogtags and T-Shirts will be set up, as well as a concession stand for 4RMY rations.