Wasteland Weekend: It’s Mad Max Meets Burning Man

Wasteland Weekend

Mad Max: Fury Road has reignited an interest in the post-apocalyptic desert setting of the Wasteland. But even before the film made a splash on the big screen last year, people were already taking to the desert for a celebration that would make Immortan Joe proud, and it looks like a party made in Valhalla.

Wasteland Weekend has been running since 2010, combining the aesthetic of the Mad Max movies with the festivities of the desert insanity known as Burning Man. See the party in action after the jump. Read More »

2016 Back to the Future Fan Celebration

UPDATE: The creators of this event have reached out to let us know that this event has been postponed until 2017. The even’ts spokesperson said:

“We want to make this event the best it can be in order to not taint the BTTF brand at all, and things were not coming together to make that possible, so we made the tough, but necessary, decision to postpone the event.”

Our original article from September 27, 2016 follows below.

Last year brought endless amounts of celebration revolving around Back to the Future. Not only did it mark the 30th anniversary of the original time travel film from director Robert Zemeckis, but it also marked the year in which Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled into the future in Back to the Future Part II. There were endless screenings, fan gatherings, and tons of new memorabilia released. But just because those milestones are passed us doesn’t mean fans are done celebrating.

The first annual Back to the Future Fan Celebration is coming next month, and the festivities will be happening at a location that will be very familiar to fans of the time travel franchise: Twin Pines Mall. Get the details on the 2016 Back to the Future Fan Celebration after the jump. Read More »

American Lightsaber Academy - Star Wars

If you’re a Star Wars fan, there’s a good chance you’ve had a lightsaber battle with one of your friends. However, it’s unlikely that the fight was nothing compared to what the people from the competitive lightsaber training academy called Ludosport do on a daily basis.

That’s right, there’s a competitive lightsaber training academy that actually exists. And while this sci-fi hobby was previously only available in this form overseas in Europe, one of these academies is finally coming to the United States. Find out more about the American lightsaber training academy after the jump. Read More »

Luke Cage Family Matters

It’s been over a week since Marvel’s latest series hit Netflix in the form of Luke Cage. Originally Iron Fist was supposed to be the next superhero in the series line-up leading to The Defenders, but after Mike Colter proved to be popular with audiences after his introduction in Jessica Jones, the folks at Marvel decided to shift their plans and give the Hero for Hire his due diligence.

Reviews have been mostly positive on the show, though it’s not perfect. Of course, none of the Marvel shows are, though they do appear to be hitting their mark for the most part. But what if Luke Cage was something different entirely? No, we don’t mean what Quentin Tarantino wanted to do with the characters in a movie he considered making in the 90s. But what if Luke Cage took inspiration from another popular show from that decade. What if Luke Cage was more like Family Matters? Read More »


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Jaws In Concert

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into symphony halls, Jaws is getting the Film Concerts Live! treatment.

The iconic 1975 blockbuster from a young Steven Spielberg has become the latest film to get its own touring concert event where the music of composer John Williams will be played by a live orchestra along with a screening of the entire movie. Get details on the forthcoming event after the jump. Read More »


In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • The much-maligned Stitch’s Great Escape attraction goes seasonal.
  • Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents will shut down in January to prepare for the next audio-animatorinc commander-in-chief.
  • A new proposal sheds more light on the original version of Epcot.
  • Go behind-the-scenes of Disneyland’s new Halloween attractions.
  • Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are getting new attractions based on Finding Nemo and Zootopia.
  • Updates on season pass information for Disneyland and Walt Disney World visitors.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood adds more characters from The Simpsons.

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Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl

If you like to collect some of Funko’s endless array of POP! Vinyls, then you might know that there is an exclusive Indiana Jones figure available at Disney Parks stores (at the actual park) while supplies last. It’s modeled after his appearance in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with the figure holding one of the Sankara stones and a machete. The only problem is it’s impossible to find, and sales online have seen the figure selling for upwards of $80.

However, if you’re in the market for a cheaper Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl figure, then we have good news. There’s another Disney Parks exclusive figure coming, but this time it will be made available for purchase online. Check it out after the jump! Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 concept art

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Disneyland is finally ending Season of the Force.
  • Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON ride gets a sponsored interactive area.
  • The Haunted Mansion restores one of its original features.
  • Disney files a patent for more theme park drone technology.
  • Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reveal their holiday line-ups.
  • More updates on those Guardians of the Galaxy rides.
  • Trivia on the new entrance for the Incredible Hulk Coaster.
  • New photos from Animal Kingdom’s upcoming Avatar land.

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Star Wars Land

As construction on Star Wars Land has gone vertical in Anaheim, we are beginning to learn more information about Disneyland’s upcoming immersive spaceport experience. The ride queues for the land’s two E-ticket attractions will feel less like a long line and more like a storytelling experience that brings park visitors through many different environments. Also, word has it that the Stormtrooper Battle Escape ride will involve you having to abandon your ride vehicle mid-ride and make a run for it away from oncoming First Order Stormtroopers. All this and more in the latest Star Wars Land update, after the jump.
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Agent Carter Showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have sold an hour-long dramatic television series pitch to Disney-owned network ABC, that is “based on the Disney theme park mythology.” As a Disneyland fanatic, this excites me, even though I can’t quite comprehend what this even means.

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