Presenting Marquis of Vaudeville

‘Ello Ladies and Gents!

Have you ever wondered where shows get there music? I know I have often sat watching a show and found myself wondering more about who the musicians of the soundtrack were than what was going on during the program.

I recently finished binge watching the thriller ‘Dexter’ on Netflix and fully admit, as exciting as the show was, I found the above to be true multiple times. I must have tweeted about watching the show several times because a few weeks ago, my personal twitter handle got a new follower…Marquis of Vaudeville…

Much to my delight, in their description, they mention that they have done music for not only ‘Dexter’ but ‘Charmed’ ,among others. I immediately went to YouTube to see what I could find…(after I followed back, of course)

 

 

I loved this quote from the bio on their website:

“Having the ambitious wish to propel the entire world into a melodic
vortex, Marquis of Vaudeville emits an extraordinary sound that spirals
listeners on an utterly imaginative, musical merry-go-round. One never
knows what moodswung journey they’ll embark upon once these musical
highwaymen hijack their consciousness.”

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and also this one:

“Hate them, love them, they demand the world take notice, and merely desire to incite something genuine, to inspire sincere emotion despite the world’s mind numbing mediocrity and generic mass production. Marquis of Vaudeville is a tantalizing flavor for even the most finicky musical appetite.”

If I could have formed better words for how I find their music, I would have tried but those fit perfectly.

BONUS!!!!! They will be performing at DragonCon, Friday night at 1:30am (ok, so kinda Saturday) in the Marriott’s Atrium Ballroom! Go ahead and join the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/328682780630906 as a reminder to yourself to stay up late that night ;)

By day you can find Marquis of Vaudeville at:

https://www.facebook.com/marquisofvaudeville

http://www.reverbnation.com/marquisofvaudeville

https://twitter.com/MarquisofV

http://www.marquisofvaudeville.com/

If you can’t get a sense of my enthusiasm from the words of this post, let me add that I have purchased both of their albums (available on iTunes) and am quickly becoming obsessed. SO, if you likey (yes, I meant to say it that way) what you hear, join me Friday night for what is sure to be a great show!!!

Happy Listening <3
~CC

HUGE thanks to Toby for all of helpful information, the photos and for giving my little twitter page a follow! Looking forward to the show!!

‘Ant-Man’ – New Images and Videos From The Set

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Here are a few photos and videos from the set of ‘Ant-Man’ in San Francisco.

Synopsis:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Directed by Peyton Reed. Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, Wood Harris, John Slattery and Gregg Turkington and rapper/actor T.I. 

‘Ant-Man’ opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.

[Via ComingSoon.net]

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Set Photo – Henry Cavill Shows Off New Superman Suit

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On Monday, Henry Cavill was spotted on set hiding the new Superman suit under a black cloak.   

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Today, Cavill was photographed wearing his new Superman suit on the set of ‘Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice.’ Cavill looks big and buff, but I’m not complaining. :)  

 

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Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set for release on May 6th 2016.

‘Ant-Man’ – First Official Look At Paul Rudd as Scott Lang

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Principle photography for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ started yesterday in San Francisco. Today, Marvel has released, via USA Today, the first official image of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. Check it out.

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Synopsis:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Directed by Peyton Reed. Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, Wood Harris, John Slattery and Gregg Turkington and rapper/actor T.I. 

‘Ant-Man’ opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Gail Z. Martin

Greetings gals and guys! Welcome to our first DragonCon feature!

We Geek Girls presents author Gail Z. Martin.

I was introduced to Gail’s work via her Chronicles of the Necromancer series and have been a fan ever since!

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Here is a little bit about her:

Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy War of Shadows (Orbit Books, April 2015) and the Deadly Curiosities new urban fantasy series (new book November 2015 Solaris Books), set in Charleston, SC, as well as Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures a new Steampunk series (July 2015, Solaris Books) co-authored with her husband, Larry N. Martin. She is also author of Ice Forged and Reign of Ash in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga. Gail is the author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven & Dark Lady’s Chosen) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn and The Dread) from Orbit Books. She writes two series of ebook short stories: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures and the Deadly Curiosities Adventures.

Gail’s work will appear in at several new anthologies in 2015. In 2014, her stories were featured in: Clockwork Universe Steampunk vs. Aliens, Athena’s Daughters, Dreams of Steel 5, The Big Bad 2, Dance Like a Monkey, plus an illustrated story in Icarus: A Graphic Novel, Heroes, Realms of Imagination, the British Fantasy Society’s Unexpected Journeys and With Great Power. Other US/UK anthologies include Magic (Solaris), The Bitten Word, Rum & Runestones, Spells & Swashbucklers, and The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women.

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Gail was nice enough to take a few questions from WGG…

“CC: How long have you been an attending professional at DragonCon?

GZM: I came to my first DragonCon in 2007, and have been blown away by it ever since!

CC: What makes you choose this particular convention?

GZM: I live in Charlotte, NC so Atlanta is a pretty reasonable drive. That said, DragonCon is so awesome it’s worth arriving by mule team if you have to! I love the costumes, the music, the art, the wide variety of panels, and all the marvelous people. There is so much going on, and so much wonderful energy—and it gets bigger and better every year!

CC: Where can we find you?

GZM: Here’s my schedule:
Title: A Magical Place: The Role of Setting in Urban Fantasy–Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: Chastain BC – Westin
Title: Fictional Writing and Skepticism–Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: 204-207 – Hilton
Title: Critique Groups and Beta Readers–Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Title: How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Has Changed Publishing and Writing–Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: 201 – Hilton
Title: Athena’s Daughters Authors Meet & Greet–Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: A708 – Marriott
Title: Wreaking Havoc in Many Guises: Demons in Urban Fantasy–Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Chastain BC – Westin
Title: Book signing at Larry Smith Books —Time: Sat. 2 p.m. Location: Dealers’ Room
Title: Who Needs Dystopias When You Have History–Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Augusta 3 – Westin
Title: Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading—Time: Sun 11:30 a.m. Location: Hyatt Vinings
Title: Peopling Your Fiction–Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt
Title: Athena’s Daughters book signing—Time: Mon. 11-12 a.m. Location: Artists’ Alley
Title: Werewolves, Vampires, Demons, Dragons-Oh My! –Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt

CC: Will you have a booth (I know you didn’t last year)?
GZM: No, but I will have a signing in the Dealer’s Room at Larry Smith Books and in Artists Alley.

CC: What do you enjoy seeing/doing at DragonCon?
GZM: I love people-watching at the Marriott and at the Hyatt—all the amazing costumes! I love the Dealers’ Room and the Art Show. I love concerts by Emerald Rose, Abney Park, Cruxshadows, and the Blibbering Humdingers. I love catching up with author friends and reader friends. I love the energy in a panel filled with people who are passionate about the topic. And I love my annual dinner and mint julep at Pittypat’s Porch!

As you can see from her answers, Gail is not only an attending professional, she a fan of DragonCon. I think that we can all agree with her that the “wonderful energy” is something that draws all of us.

You can find Gail Z. Martin at :

http://www.AscendantKingdoms.com
Twitter @GailZMartin
Facebook.com/WinterKingdoms
DisquietingVisions.com (Blog)
GhostInTheMachinePodcast.com

and also:

https://www.goodreads.com/GailZMartin

http://wattpad.com/GailZMartin

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If you are looking for adventure, passion and unforgettable characters, please take some time to check out Gail’s work and be sure to find her at DragonCon!

~CC
(all photos are courtesy of Gail Z. Martin)

Thank you Gail Z. Martin for taking the time to speak with WeGeekGirls! GiGi and I look forward to seeing you there!!

Remembering Kaylee Cooper Cover Reveal

Greetings WGG readers! Our friends at Curiosity Quills Press gave us a first look at the cover of the September 30th release of Remembering Kaylee Cooper by Christopher Francis and we are happy to share it with you!

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Genre: middle-grade paranormal fantasy
Cover Artist: Mandie Manzano (http://mandiemanzano.com/)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22698482-remembering-kaylee-cooper?ac=1

Book Description:
Kaylee Cooper is certain that Alex will become friends with a ghost this year. Alex thinks that he is far too old to be listening to a first grader and encourages Kaylee to stop jeopardizing his important sixth grade social life. Kaylee doesn’t listen and finds awkward ways to spend as much time with Alex as possible, even if it means following him into the boy’s washroom.

Fed up, Alex develops a strategic plan to ultimately help him get rid of Kaylee Cooper for good.

However, he soon learns about the mysterious legend of Screaming Ridge that pulls and unlikely group of friends together, including the girl of his dreams, and the school’s meanest bully. When they discover that the legend is real, and that Kaylee Cooper is at the core of the mystery, Alex stares death in the face and helps save her from an eternal life of misery and confusion.

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About The Author:

CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS Born in Brisbane, Australia, Christopher was accepted at age 19 into Sheridan College’s Animation program before earning a degree in Sociology from McMaster University.
He then enjoyed a two-year adventure overseas working with children, before completing his Bachelor of Education degree at York University. He is now teaching junior and intermediate level students in Burlington, Ontario.
Through Christopher’s experience working with children, he found writing and illustrating to be one of his passions. Currently working on a middle grade series, he recently completed and illustrated the first three books. He has also created seven other children’s picture books and illustrated children’s novels for independent authors

Find Christopher Francis Online:
Website (http://www.francisart.com/)| Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chrisifrancis) | Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/@chrisifrancis)| Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8379239.Christopher_Francis)

Again, it releases on September 30th, so make sure set reminders to check it out and as always HAPPY READING!

~CC

Countdown to DragonCon 2014

Greetings gals and guys! We are almost 10 days away from the epicness that is DragonCon!!!! Are you excited!? WeGeekGirls are!

For those of you who don’t know about it or aren’t sure about whether or not to attend. Follow this link and be prepare to be amazed…

http://www.dragoncon.org

(you can also see our photos from last year on our site)

Stay tuned in the coming days as we pass the remaining time with featurettes of who/what/when/wheres that we are looking forward to, in hopes that you will look forward to them too!

If you are attending make sure you let us know!

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Roberto Orci Has Completed The First Draft For ‘Star Trek 3′

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Director Roberto Orci confirmed (via Trekmovie.com) that he and co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne finished the first draft:

“p & m & I wrote, ‘fade out’ yesterday on first draft. things are moving.”

“First draft is done.”

This will be Orci directorial debut with the next ‘Star Trek’ film, aka the 13th Star Trek film. 

‘Star Trek 3′ is expected to open in theaters in 2016. In time for the franchise’s 50th birthday.

WGGs Geeky Finds: Star Wars VII, 8-Bit Matrix, Avengers, Dancing Baby Groot and More

Welcome to We Geek Girls (WGGs) “Geeky Finds,” where we share all things geeky, from collectibles, geeky apparel, videos, and more.


Dancing Baby Groot. You’re welcome!

“Galaxy Explorers” by James Hance

17×11 Prints are available for purchase on Hance’s website.

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Avengers Assemble

Man At Arms: Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

A Night in The Life of The Bat! by Phil Postma

Batman and Robin illustration by Phil Postma

The NeverEnding Story (The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies Style!)

8-Bit Matrix

X-Men Rogue & Gambit Leggings

$34.99 from Superherostuff.com.

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Star Wars: Episode VII – Auditions

Hot Toys ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gamora Sixth Scale Figure

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‘Gamora’ sixth scale figure will be available April 2015. Pre-order now for $119.99 at Sideshow Collectibles.

Star Wars: Episode VII – First Look At Main Villain, New Stormtroopers Helmet, and Han Solo Concept Art

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Lots of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ spoilers and images have been making their rounds online. Let’s start with the reveal of the possible main villain. Remember the robotic hand that J.J. Abrams tweeted? Of course you do. Scroll down.
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So, Indie Revolver released what looks to be the concept art of the main villain. As you can see, the villain is shown holding Darth Vader’s helmet. 
“He’s tall and thin and terrifyingly creepy, with glowing red eyes to match his red lightsaber. He’s got some robotic upgrades, like Vader – but no mask. The cybernetic bits weave in and out of him. He’s got a human upper lip, a steel jaw.”Indie Revolver 
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Get ready for some spoilers, via Latino Review:
  • The Inquisitors are the villains and defenders of the Sith Order
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca do not have the Millennium Falcon, but Oscar Isaac’s character does (According to Badass Digest)
  • Rumors suggest that Luke’s lightsaber is found on a planet by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega
  • Han, Chewbacca, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega set out on a search for Luke 
  • Luke Skywalker is not hiding, but is being held captive by the Inquisitors for the past 30 years (Since ‘Return of the Jedi’)
  • Luke explains his everything *insert flashback scenes here* 
  • The flashbacks feature young Princess Leia played by Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd
  • Darth Vader will also show up in the flashbacks
Han Solo Concept Art (via Indie Revolver):
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New Stormtrooper Helmet Designs:
Here’s our first glimpse at the new Stormtrooper and Snowtrooper helmet designs.
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Last, but not least, Mark Hamill sporting a Jedi beard.
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Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.
‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.