Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

Fan Expo 2010 Photos Part One

Another Fan Expo has come and gone, but we’ll always have the memories—oh, and the photos. If you’re missing the convention already, you can relive your Fan Expo 2010 experience with this gallery of photos and see hundreds more over on the Dork Shelf Facebook Page. All the fun of Fan Expo with none of […]

Fan Expo 2009
What’s on your Dork Shelf?

Fan Expo 2010, one of the premiere comic conventions in Canada, starts tomorrow. The pop-culture extravaganza features fans and guests from all walks of dorkdom: comic books, sci-fi films and TV, horror, anime and video games will all be represented at the convention. We were out in full force last year, talking with creators, artists, […]

Dork Shelf Redesign Launched

If you’re reading this then you have probably already noticed that the site looks a little bit different. Okay, so it looks a lot different. Thanks to the efforts of designer extraordinaire Paul Pritchard we have a totally revamped look for DorkShelf.com! Aside from the visual overhaul, we have also added new functionality to the […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Toronto Premiere Interviews

Last week the Dork Shelf crew hit the red carpet at the Winter Garden for the Toronto premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. There we had a chance to talk with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and the cast, including Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth […]

Podcast 1 Season 2: Skinny John Goodman

Zack joins Jeff and Will for his first Dork Shelf Podcast. The first half of the show finds the three talking about Transformers games both old and new, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the reasons they prefer certain consoles over others. After the break—and after Will and Zack have had a few—the three dorks switch their attention to film and television. They rant about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World having its world premiere in Montreal and they rave about HBO's Treme, despite the fact that its actually kind of boring. The group then proceeds to make fun of Will because he went to see the new Twilight movie and then happily discusses Cyrus and Toy Story 3.

And We’re Back…

The server move is complete! If everything worked—and I’m assuming it did because you’re reading this—the site should look identical; it’s an evil clone of our old self, complete with goatee and sash. Humble apologies for the extended downtime, but sadly, transferring a domain name is not something that can be accomplished over night. Our […]

Dork Shelf visits T.O. Jam 2010

We paid a visit to the 2010 Toronto Independent Game Development Jam to talk with the organizers and participants at this awesome event. Got an urge to get your game on this weekend? Look no further than the 2010 Toronto Indie Game Development Showcase happening the evening of Saturday June 5th at the Imperial Pub […]

Interview with Scott Campbell of Double Fine Productions

Scott Campbell is the art director at Double Fine Productions, a video game development studio founded by Tim Schafer of Lucasarts adventure game fame. Campbell’s cartoony and light-hearted art style form the canvas of Double Fine’s critically acclaimed games Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. I spoke with Campbell at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, after he […]

Podcast 17: Spoiled for Choice

In this video game spectacular, Will, Jeff and Lucas are joined by their gassy friend Max to discuss the glut of video games that were offered by developers over the past month or so. They also talk about the demos they have been playing, some games they're looking forward to and a few awesome events happening in Toronto over the next few weeks.

Interview with Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica and The Bridge

Dork Shelf had a chance to chat with Canadian actor Aaron Douglas at FanExpo a few months ago. Douglas, best known to audiences for his work as Chief Tyrol on the acclaimed Sci-Fi series Battlestar Galactica, had just wrapped filming on the new police-drama The Bridge when we spoke with him. We talked about his […]

Podcast 16: Spock is Dead

Will, Jeff, Lucas and Noah sit down to discuss the Oscar nomination, the return of Lost, Mass Effect 2, Star Trek Online and its effects on social lives, Iron Man's suit redesign and what people can expect from Iron Man 2.

Interview with Gareb Shamus of Wizard Entertainment

Local convention fans have been abuzz since it was announced that Wizard Entertainment had purchased the long running Paradise Toronto Comic Con. Wizard Entertainment is a well known quantity amongst dorks, not only for putting on some of North America’s largest comic conventions, but also publishing the popular Wizard and Toyfare magazines. Originally started in 2003 […]

Podcast 14: High Rise Jeans

Jeff, the thief, Will, the knight, and Lucas, the wizard, take a break from stacking boxes and dissolving in acid to talk about what they've been playing and what the new year may bring. Lucas details his least favourite Genghis Khan biopic. Jeff talks about what DC has planned for next year, what looks promising. Oh, and Will saw Avatar. Hike up those pants, listen in, and continue the discussion in the comments.

Interview with Nathan Vella of Capy Games, Part 2

In the second part of our interview with Nathan Vella (be sure to read part 1), president of Toronto’s Capybara Games, we talk about game publishers and Ubisoft’s new Toronto studio, as well as independent game development in Ontario. FROM AROUND THE WEB