Jan. 28, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
When being a superhero doesn’t pay the bills, a crime-fighting team turns to more roguish tactics in “Caper,” a new Web series out next month. Hero Complex readers get a first look at the trailer for “Caper” (watch it below), coming in February from Felicia Day’s multimedia company and YouTube network Geek & Sundry. “Caper” is the brainchild of writer and producer Amy Berg, known for her work on “Eureka,” “Person of Interest” and “Leverage,” and Mike Sizemore, who wrote the stage adaptation of “Howl’s Moving Castle.” The Web series centers on a group of friends whose superheroics fall short of paying the rent. The motley misfits decide to plan a heist — with some good-guy caveats, of course. Nobody is to get hurt, and only those who deserve it will be robbed. The series combines live-action and animation, using […]
July 21, 2013 | 4:43 p.m.
With San Diego’s Comic-Con International expanding nearly every year, the annual pop culture convention has also accommodated the flourishing nightlife. “I understand that San Diego Comic-Con is like the Detroit Auto Show,” said “Banshee” actress Lily Simmons. “Sure, other places can have an auto show, but it’s not the Detroit Auto Show. “ While the city’s boisterous Gaslamp Quarter bustled with convention-goers and other Saturday night patrons, Hollywood took on its fair share of lavish events. “It’s just kind of insane,” said “Game of Thrones” actress Esme Bianco. “I think there’s a scale of everything that’s kind of amazing to me. A couple people have warned me that it’s big. Everyone’s right!” FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Bianco, who played the upward-climbing courtesan Ros on the HBO series, said she party-hopped quite a bit over the weekend, starting off […]
July 11, 2013 | 8:00 a.m.
Felicia Day and her Geek & Sundry team are game on for Comic-Con. Geek & Sundry, Day’s multimedia company and YouTube network, on Tuesday unveiled its slate of San Diego activities, including a tabletop and video game lounge a block from the convention, a “Star Trek Catan” tournament, a book signing, a cosplay prom party and, of course, a panel at the convention itself, during which the network will announce several new Web series. Hero Complex readers get an exclusive first look at Day’s Comic-Con announcement in the video above. The Geek & Sundry lounge, where most of the events are being held, is located at Jolt n Joe’s in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, across the street from the waterfront convention center. The lounge, which will be open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. each day, will feature exclusive video games […]
March 25, 2013 | 1:28 p.m.
Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and the “TableTop” team over at Geek & Sundry are hoping that their zeal for board games is contagious. Day’s multimedia company and YouTube channel Geek & Sundry have dubbed Saturday (March 30) International TableTop Day, teaming up with game stores and major publishers, including Asmodee Editions, Days of Wonder, Indie Boards & Cards, Mayfair Games and Wizards of the Coast, to host the event — a sort of worldwide gaming open house. People interested in trying new games or meeting other gamers can sign up at TableTopDay.com to attend free events at game shops or to host their own gaming event. In the meantime, the Geek & Sundry team have provided Hero Complex readers with its top 10 board games list — five games for players coming from popular classic games, and five games for players […]
March 07, 2013 | 6:15 a.m.
Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day and the group behind the weekly web series “TableTop” are hoping to take their fervor for board games global with a March 30 event they’ve dubbed International TableTop Day. Day’s multimedia company and YouTube channel Geek & Sundry are teaming up with local game stores and major publishers, including Asmodee Editions, Days of Wonder, Indie Boards & Cards, Mayfair Games and Wizards of the Coast, to host the event — a sort of worldwide gaming open house. People interested in trying new games or meeting other gamers can sign up at TableTopDay.com to attend free events at game shops or to host their own gaming event. The event comes after the success of the “TableTop” series, hosted by Wheaton, of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Big Bang Theory” fame. The show, which launched last April, […]
March 18, 2012 | 6:29 p.m.
Felicia Day, the apple of many a fanboy’s eye and creator of the hit Web series “The Guild,” unveiled her next venture into online entertainment at WonderCon on Saturday. Along with a panel of colleagues with plenty of geek cred, Day introduced Geek & Sundry, her new YouTube channel. Five new shows plus Season 5 of “The Guild” will begin airing on the site in April. Day was full of enthusiasm on the panel as she chatted about the project (and she admitted that she “started crying to Pearl Jam on the way down” to Anaheim). “Every single show is like a piece of love,” she said. “We’re really excited to create a whole new community around these shows.” Before the panel kicked off, fans watched the trailer for Geek & Sundry’s lineup, which is now available to view on […]