Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

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.

SHOCK AND AWE: The Grindhouse Film Marathon

SHOCK AND AWE is the dusk till dawn grindhouse homage showcasing an eclectic mix of exploitation, from killer tarantulas (Kingdom of the Spiders), awol commie agents (Dolph lundgren in Red Scorpion), an Osmonds espionage musical (Goin Coconuts) and ending with the home video classic GHOULIES. Most of the prints have been unseen on the big screen in Canada for decades, and the event padded with lots of tasty...... themed food at the snack bar, SHOCK AND AWE is not a film screening, it's an event! 6 films, one night/morning! Sleep when your dead, and join the celluloid sleepover!

Interview
David Blue
of Stargate Universe

We caught up with Stargate Universe actor David Blue at Fan Expo this year and were very pleased to discover that he more than lives up to his character's dorky reputation. Blue plays resident geek Eli Wallace on the sci-fi series, helping to save the Destiny with his genius and dropping delightfully nerdy references in a charming, yet slightly inept attempt to lighten the mood of his fellow space castaways.

Fan Expo 2010
Interview with Ernest Borgnine

We were lucky enough to catch up with legendary actor Ernest Borgnine at Fan Expo last weekend. The 93 year old Borgnine has had an amazing career spanning nearly six decades, on television in McHale’s Navy, Airwolf, The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants and on film in Marty (for which he won an Oscar), Bad Day at […]

Fan Expo 2010
Interview with Tommy Tallarico

We were lucky enough to run into Tommy Tallarico on the show floor of Fan Expo 2010 last weekend. The noted game music composer and former co-host of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run was at the convention to give a speech about video game composing and his latest project, Video Games Live. […]

Fan Expo 2010 Photos Part Two

Here is the second part of our huge Fan Expo 2010 photo post. Click here to see Part One. You can see hundreds more like these over on the Dork Shelf Facebook Page. Relive Fan Expo 2010 minus the crowds and lines! FROM AROUND THE WEB

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.