Reality Check: Female action heroes
July 7, 2009
— Sci-Fi London
Female action heroes
With new versions of the Terminator and Blood: The Last Vampire franchises currently in UK cinemas, Alex Fitch talks to experts on the previous instalments.
In an extract from a press conference at the ‘MCM Expo’, Alex talks to Linda Hamilton about playing Sarah Connor in The Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgment Day and becoming a feminist icon. Alex also talks to anime and manga expert Helen McCarthy about Blood+ and the various other incarnations of Blood: TLV, that lead to the current live action film.
For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London
Links: More info about the London MCM Expo
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009), official movie site
Wikipedia pages on Blood: The Last Vampire and ‘Sarah Connor’ in the Terminator saga
The London Japanese Art Festival
is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:
Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.
Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett
Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show
Cosplay Masquerade and presentations
Manga drawing workshops
Set photo shoots and roving photographers
Origami and other paper art
Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area
Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri
UK PREMIERE : OCEAN WAVES
The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.
The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.
More info at www.japaneseartfestival.com
Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard
14 July – 08 August 2009
The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Nemesis the Warlock
The Illustration Cupboardis pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.
As one of the most respected and highly regarded names in this field Kevin O’Neill’s illustrative work has led him to rub shoulders with distinguished writers, directors and film stars. Most widely known for his collaborations with writer Pat Mills on Marshal Law (see over) and Nemesis the Warlock in 2000AD Kevin has also worked with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was recently turned into a blockbuster Hollywood film starring Sean Connery.
An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.
All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.
The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.
Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.
Prices range from £500 – £7500
Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm
More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com