Sunday, August 29, 2010
Tonight's the night for one of the biggest Geek Nights of all. Our partners in geek hipness, Lost Marbles, presents it's third annual Kid Robot / Munny designer vinyl art toy event (this year titled in the movie tie-in themed name: The Colour of Munny). Mayfair doors open at 8PM for the gallery portion of the event, where you'll be able to check out the toy embellishing and adapting talents of dozens of local artists. And, as if that's not reason enough to attend, there will be a live art showcase and a ton of prizes.
Following that, at 9:30 will be the Canadian premiere of the much buzzed about documentary, The Vinyl Frontier (fresh off of it's screening at Comic Con). A history of the vinyl toy trend featuring all the artistic luminaries who helped make it an underground cult phenomenon.
Anyone who says there's nothing to do in Ottawa isn't coming to the Mayfair.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Off to celebrate the release of the new line of Kid Robot's Dunny toys at Lost Marbles tonight. There will be similar events across North America (or even the whole world I guess), but the kewlest store of all is Lost Marbles of course.
A good lead in to the upcoming and much anticipated Colour of Munny event at the Mayfair. And best of all, both events will give you the chance to get free stuff. Everyone loves free stuff!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I know it's a pretty heady statement, and it's never good to get people's hopes up too high before seeing a movie, but I'm pretty sure that King of Kong might be my favorite documentary...like ever.
Who could've ever have imagined that the world of competitive video game playing could be more exciting than the average big budget Hollywood blockbuster? More specifically, a documentary about a competition revolving around a fairly simple early generation game where a King Kong knock-off tosses barrels at you (you being Mario in this case). And on top of that, the movie hits you with a more insane unbelievable story, and one of the best hero / villain match-up's you've ever seen.
Don't miss out on the special Lost Marbles Geek Night screening of King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters. You'll never look at a video game the same way again.
(Sunday August 15th at 9pm at the Mayfair)
Sunday, August 08, 2010
A quick reminder of tonight's Lost Marbles Geek Night screening at the Mayfair. If you love Joss Whedon...and if you don't, well, I'm not sure yer allowed to go to the Mayfair if that fact about you comes out...be sure to check out this great lil' documentary about the rise, fall and rise again of Firefly / Serenity.
It'd be a much better documentary if we lived in a world in which the story ends with a whole bunch of giant successful awesome Serenity movies. Alas we live in a world where people would rather see Deuce Bigelow 2 and movies like Serenity don't make money. Sad sad times indeed.
Lost Marbles Geek Night at the Mayfair - Sunday August 8th - 9pm
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
As I sat in the Mayfair for Geek Night a couple days ago (our first of the Lost Marbles sponsored era), the movie started, and it came to mind the I dropped the ball and didn't do a blog entry for the film. Been busy and distracted, just slipped my mind. So, I neglected to plug our screening of Blood on the Flat Track (where I fell in love with an absolutely insane roller derby player by the name of Basket Casey), but I still have time to at least promote the upcoming double-bill roller derby bout. All the pertinent info can be found at the Rideau Valley Roller Girls website. Don't miss out, could be the last bout of 2010.