It’s Dragon Con weekend, and our lovely Sam Witwer is there!
Dragon Con 2014 takes place August 29th through September 1st in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention is being held in their five host hotels – the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA.
For further information, visit Dragon Con’s official website HERE.
Original article by K.S. Wang, courtesy of MotorTrend.com
It was only after he was cast as Aidan Waite in Syfy’s “Being Human” that actor Sam Witwer was able to buy his first new car, a 2012 Shelby GTS Mustang. Witwer admits he’s a newcomer to appreciating cars, and his purchase was also about buying from an American automaker. “I do have a certain soft spot for American manufacturing,” he says.
“For a while I was the guy who was a lead in a TV show driving a ’94 Pontiac Grand Prix that was falling to pieces — I’d driven that since 2001 — and I never had time to think about cars,” he says. “It wasn’t till a friend of mine said, ‘Hey Sam, do you like driving?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I love driving.’ And he goes, ‘Well, there are things that do that a lot better than your 20-year-old car.” …
Read Motor Trend’s article IN FULL HERE.
Artwork photos courtesy of Idle Hands
“Set to explore the origins of DC Comics’ underwater ruler, ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’ will be the next in-continuity animated movie from Warner Brothers, due in stores next year…”
The cast includes Jason O’Mara (Batman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (the Flash), Sean Astin (Shazam), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Matt Lanter (Aquaman), Sumalee Montano (Queen Mera), and our lovely Sam Witwer as Aquaman’s brother Orm Marius (aka Ocean Master).
Video courtesy of Frank Rich‘s YouTube channel.
“Actor Sam Witwer‘s Q&A session from Boston Comic Con, held on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a truly entertaining look into Sam’s career...”
You can view Frank’s video of the Q&A IN FULL HERE.
We are absolutely delighted to bring you the news that Sam‘s brother Michael has had the rights to his new book picked up by ‘Harry Potter’ publisher Bloomsbury.
Publishers Weekly confirms: “Bloomsbury’s Rob Galloway, in his first acquisition, picked up world rights to Michael Witwer’s Empire of Imagination: The Legend of Gary Gygax, a biography of the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons. Bloomsbury plans to publish the book in summer 2015.”
The subject of Mike’s book – Gary Gygax - was a writer and game designer. He is perhaps best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Gygax, who died in 2008 aged 69, is known throughout the gaming community as “the father of D&D”.
We will bring you further news of the publishing of Mike’s book nearer the date.
Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWitwer
Guess who is coming to Beantown peeps? That’s right, Sam will be at Boston Comic Con Aug 8-10!
Everything you need to know about the event can be found here
Continuing our occasional theme ‘Other Talented People’ which highlights the work of people who share a connection with our Sam, we are thrilled to be able to introduce you to this lovely song by Tim Hibben, aka ‘Souldog‘ from Sam’s band The Crashtones.
Tim wrote this song especially for proposing to his beautiful fiancée Hilary. You see, folks? Romantic gentlemen DO still exist!
To listen to “The Question” just click the music player at the top of this bulletin.
With the compliments of Tim and Hilary… Enjoy!
Make sure and check out Sam’s Star Wars commentary at Rebel Force Radio. The podcast is FREE to download!