Sam and Chloe slated to appear at Collective Con in Jacksonville, FL.

Collective Con 2015 is being held at the Jacksonville Expo Centre at the Fairgrounds from Friday 8th through Sunday 10th May – and Sam Witwer and Chloe Dykstra are on the celebrity guest list.

Other guests slated to appear that weekend are Phil Lamarr, and the mighty 501st Legion.

Image courtesy of Collective Con

Image courtesy of Collective Con

Further details, including hotel and ticketing information, can be found HERE.

Image courtesy of Collective Con

Image courtesy of Collective Con

 

Mike Witwer’s new biography on Gary Gygax is due out this October!

A few months ago, we gave you the heads up on the exciting news that our Sam‘s brother, Michael Witwer, had written a new, comprehensive biography of D&D creator, ‘Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons’.

We are now delighted to confirm that Mike’s book, published by Bloomsbury, is due out later this year on 6th October 2015. And it is a “must have” item for all geeks everywhere.

Author Michael Witwer

Author Michael Witwer

The press release from Empire of Imagination confirms: “Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive biography of the mythic icon among geek and gaming culture, Gary Gygax – and the complete story behind the invention of Dungeons & Dragons.

The godfather of all fantasy adventure games, Gary Gygax, has a life story that has only been told in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva to his untimely death in 2008. Gygax’s magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and ’80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time…”

You can read Empire of Imagination’s release IN FULL HERE.

Book cover for Michael Witwer's new, difinitive biography of D&D creator Gary Gygax

Book cover for Michael Witwer’s new biography of D&D creator Gary Gygax, published by Bloomsbury.

Don’t forget, you can follow Michael Witwer on Twitter.

Mike, we are very proud of you!

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Sam Witwer as The Crow in Reboot?

From Blastr

Sam Witwer as The Crow? James O’Barr on casting, Luke Evans exit, budget issues

Luke Evans may be out of Relativity Media’s reboot of the 1994 film The Crow, but is Being Human‘s Sam Witwer in? That’s what comic creator James O’Barr is at least hoping for, as stated at a comic con panel this past weekend.

On a Saturday night panel at Wizard World Madison Comic Con (which I hosted, in the interest of full disclosure), O’Barr addressed the “elephant in the room” that is budget problems and Evans’ departure from the film in late January.
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Trailer released for No God, No Master

Spotlight Pictures has released a new trailer for the eagerly-awaited film No God, No Master, which co-stars our own Sam Witwer.

No God, No Master is a biographical thriller based on true events, and is written and directed by Terry Green. The film stars the magnificent David Strathairn, Ray Wise, and Edoardo Ballerini, together with Sam Witwer as Eugenio Ravarini, and Sean McNall as J. Edgar Hoover.

You can view the trailer HERE on Spotlight’s dedicated page.

new one sheet for NGNM, courtesy of Spotlight Pictures

new one sheet for NGNM, courtesy of Spotlight Pictures

  • You can also follow the NGNM Facebook page.

A Little Housekeeping

Hi Everybody,

Just a little fansite related housekeeping.  Apparently, our Guestbook had it’s comments shut off.  Don’t ask me why, don’t ask me how, but it happened, and I couldn’t fix it.  So I made a new one.  So if you want to leave a shout out for Sam, leave it here.

In other housekeeping duties – we are getting ready to pay our web hosting bill for another year, and we are asking Sam’s fans to help keep this site running.  If you’d like to make a donation, there is a paypal button in the right sidebar.  Please think about making a small donation.

Thanks :)

Sam slated to appear at Tidewater Comicon, Virginia Beach.

Tidewater Comicon is being held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, VA.

Also on the special guest list at Tidewater is Sam’s Being Human co-stars Sammy Huntington and Meaghan Rath, together with Sam’s lovely lady Chloe Dykstra, and Arrow‘s Kelly Hu.

Further details, plus ticketing information, can be found on Tidewater’s website HERE.

image courtesy of Tidewater Comicon

image courtesy of Tidewater Comicon

From Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long Legged Sammy’s?

From Movie News

Acclaimed horror filmmakers teaming for anthology feature…

It has been announced that Epic Pictures Group (‘V/H/S,’ ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,’ ‘Big Ass Spider!,’ ‘Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer’) is joining forces with top directors to finance and produce a brand new horror anthology, titled ‘Tales of Halloween.’

Eleven directors, renowned for their influential contribution to the horror movie genre, working under the name “The October Society,” will create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme.

ghosThe directors include Joe Begos (‘Almost Human’), Darren Lynn Bousman (‘Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (‘Soulmate’), Adam Gierasch (‘Night of the Demons’), Andrew Kasch (‘Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy’), Neil Marshall (‘The Descent’), Mike Mendez (‘Big Ass Spider!’), Dave Parker (‘The Hills Run Red’), Ryan Schifrin (‘Abominable’), John Skipp (‘Stay at Home Dad’), and Paul Solet (‘Grace’). Directors Kasch and Skipp are to co-direct one of the short films together.

‘Tales of Halloween’ will be produced by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group along with Mike Mendez and Axelle Carolyn. Axelle Carolyn created the concept and brought the filmmakers together for this unique

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Sam expected to appear at Star Wars Celebration 2015

Star Wars Celebration is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th April 2015.

Star Wars Celebration 2015

Star Wars Celebration 2015

As our friends at TheForce.net tell us:

“Smuggler’s Bounty will features hosts from all three Celebration stages. David W. Collins (Digital Stage) returns as our favorite Corellian smuggler, James Arnold Taylor (Celebration Stage) will lend his incredible vocal talents, and Jimmy Mac (co-host, Behind-The-Scenes Stage) will produce the live experience. Expected to join them will be The Clone Wars alums Sam Witwer, Jaime King and MANY other surprise guests, to help bring this great Celebration exclusive to life!”

You can read TFN’s article in full HERE.