The Pros and Cons of Asia Pop Comicon Manila

I’ve never been crazy about local geek conventions. I’ve attended a few just to see what’s out there, but I always felt local conventions leaned more towards commerce rather than the celebration of fandom. That’s why I didn’t buy my ticket to Asia Pop Comicon Manila until days before the event. I only gave in because I was told Nathalie …

My Collecticon 2014 Haul, Let Me Show You It

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The last time I went to a convention was back in Komikon 2012, so going to Collecticon, my first toys and collectibles convention, was a little jarring. I’m not particularly fond of large groups of people in a confined space, you see, so that’s why this is only my second convention ever. I always come up with excuses not to go and …

5 Reasons to See Wicked in Manila

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Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical based on a novel that runs parallel to film The Wizard of Oz (1939) which is based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Obviously, most people who are familiar with the concept of books and movies know about the magical land of …

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SDCC 2013 Thoughts and Things

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Once again, I’m battling SDCC envy. For the past 5 days, like thousands of geeks around the world, I’ve been living vicariously through the army of weirdos who have descended upon San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Geek Heaven. But while I may not have experienced the magical — and I imagine very smelly …

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A Special Blog Action Day Message from Cobra Commander

Greetings, future Cobra slaves! Today, on this so-called Blog Action Day, I, Cobra Commander, demand that you cease killing this planet at once! Your collective inefficient and indulgent lifestyle is promoting climate change, slowly poisoning Earth. This will not stand! You need to start cleaning up your act. You can start at home or at your pathetic workplace. Ask your …

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The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival: It’s a Festival… OF ROCK!

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It was bound to happen. The Man Blog, oozing with ROCKiness and ROCKtitude, presents the ROCKtacular Banana Gangbang Rock Festival! Be there on May 3rd at Bela Bar, Greenhills for this balls-busting, world-shattering, face-melting, death-defying ROCK thingy! In the immortal words of ancient wise men, “For those about to rock, we salute you!” OK that was weak. See you there, …