Archive for August, 2012

Article by Suzanne Philips Photo copyright Syfy

Jason Gates

The 2012 Las Vegas Paracon starts this Saturday and another great guest has just been added to the line-up: Jason Gates from Syfy’s “Haunted Collector”!

Jason Gates spent most of his life in Colorado and Idaho. He developed an interest in the paranormal at a very young age, pursuing legends in an effort to debunk them. It was not until he had a very strong personal experience that his interest changed from curiosity to a quest for the truth. Jason joined the California-based paranormal group, Paranormal EXP. This group focused on trying to find scientific evidence to either support or refute the existence of spirits. Now part of John Zaffis’s team, he is excited to learn from John, as well as help people in need. Jason believes that there is something out there, yet approaches every investigation as a skeptic hoping to be surprised. Jason acts as a researcher and investigator on Syfy’s “Haunted Collector”.

Come out to Bonnie Springs Ranch this weekend to meet Jason and the rest of the great guests.  If you still need tickets, go to http://bonniespringsranch.ticketleap.com/2012-las-vegas-paracon-at-bonnie-springs-ranch/ .

CFM will be bringing you full coverage of the event so check back for updates!

Article by Suzanne Philips, photo copyright Julie Krystina

Julie Krystina

The 2012 Las Vegas Paracon is only a week away and the organizers have lined up yet another great guest who will be appearing at the event.

Actress/Model/Massage Therapist/Paranormal Investigator/sensitive-empath, lover of pez and indie rock music and 80s hair metal Julie Krystina has been featured in High profile films and tv shows on networks like the CW, Nickelodeon,Disney, MTV and most recently Bio/A&E on shows like One Tree Hill, The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody, Drake and Josh, The 5th Wheel, Friday Night Lights , My Ghost Story, and The Hills to name a few. She currently resides in Los Angeles but originally comes from Seattle , Washington. She has done work with D&G for the fall campaign in 2003 as well as a sunglasses campaign for Versace. Her  modeling career started with Abercrombie and Fitch. Julie has an extensive cheerleading background including acceptance at the University of Washingon which she declined for a career in film.

Julie is the Founder of Grey Zone Paranormal started  in 2010 after lifelong experiences in the paranormal starting at age 2.She is a sensitive, empath, and clairaudient in other words a Jane of all trades and a friggin bad ass! Julie is also a member of Paranormal Hot Squad which was featured on “Paranormal Challenge”.

If you still haven’t gotten your tickets for the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon, hurry over to http://bonniespringsranch.ticketleap.com/2012-las-vegas-paracon-at-bonnie-springs-ranch/ before they run out!

 

An exciting short film production called "Postscript",staring Alexander Doetsch shooting in the UK!

An exciting short film production called “Postscript”,staring Alexander Doetsch shooting in the UK!


Article by Suzanne Philips Photos copyright Scarefest and Jon Bernthal

The 2012 Scarefest is gearing up to be a weekend of Horror and Paranormal Nirvana for fans.  The convention takes place from September 28th – 30th at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, KY.  Fans can look forward to Celebrity guests,  a first-of-it’s kind concert, book premieres and much more.  In the coming weeks, CFM will be profiling some of the Celebrities and events that will be going on during the con.

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” premiered on October 31st, 2010 and was an immediate hit.  Fans are “rabid” for the show and viewership continues to rise.  One of the stars of the show, Jon Bernthal, will be a guest at the 2012 Scarefest.

Jon Bernthal

 

Jon Bernthal was raised in Washington D.C. He went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional baseball federation. While in Moscow, he was noticed by the director of Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre and was invited to obtain his M.F.A there. After graduating in 2002 he has performed in over 30 plays regionally and off-Broadway including many with his own award-winning theatre company Fovea Floods. He now lives in Venice, California with his dog, Boss.

Jon will be on hand to talk with fans and sign autographs during the con, so if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, head over to  http://www.ghosthuntershop.com/tickets.html and get yours while they last!

Check back with CFM for more profiles of the great guests you can expect at the 2012 Scarefest.

 

 

 

Article by Suzanne Philips Photos Copyright The Paranormal & Beyond

The 2012 Paracon is just a couple of weeks away and Paranormal Enthusiasts from around the world will gather at the Historic Bonnie Springs Ranch to discuss the Paranormal, see the latest in gadgets and hang with a huge slate of Celebrity Guests.  August 31st – September 2nd, the place to be will truly be Bonnie Springs Ranch.

 

CFM has been profiling the guests that will be appearing at the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon and we wanted to save some of our “local” Las Vegas Celebs for last.  The Paranormal & Beyond is one of the premiere radio shows to deal with the Paranormal.  The show broadcasts out of the KDWN studios in Las Vegas and reaches 13 states in the Western U.A. as well as Mexico and Canada.  The show is currently in talks to expand their broadcast area to the East Coast.  Listeners from all over tune in each week to hear about topics such as hauntings, conspiracy theories, Religious controversies and the Occult.  The hosts are knowledgeable about all aspects of the Paranormal and clearly do their homework on every show.  They have great guests and callers and present thoughtful discussions with a sense of humor.

 

Host Michael Knight, who is also the founder of Knights Paranormal Research Society, suffered a near-death experience as a child.  Being born literally into the paranormal, Michael’s visions and passion into the unexplained keep him on a search for the undeniable truth of a “life after death”.

 

Sister Lindsay Knight’s upbringing was full of Paranormal activity right from the start. Being touched by apparitions and witnessing the macabre throughout her life, Lindsay’s passion for the Paranormal and empathic abilities cannot be denied.  Lindsay is the co-founder of Knights Paranormal Research Society and a host of The Paranormal & Beyond.

 

Rounding out this radio trifecta is Patrick Smith.  Patrick has had a passion for the Paranormal since he was a child. Watching specials on TV about haunted places and scouring the library to learn more on theories and research into the unexplained, fed Patrick’s passion for the field.  Patrick is what is known as a “Legend Tripper”, someone who searches for legends and tries to prove or disprove them.  After moving to Las Vegas from Missouri, Patrick was invited to be a guest on The Paranormal & Beyond and was eventually invited to be a co-host.

 

Michael, Patrick and Lindsay are very active in the Paranormal community and believe strongly in Paranormal Unity.  They have formed “The Sisterhood & Brotherhood of the Paranormal Alliance” in an effort to unity the community in hopes that it will create progress in the Paranormal Field.  The Alliance is currently helping out with efforts to preserve the town of Goldfield, Nevada – a mecca for Paranormal Investigators.

 

Besides being highly active and positive role models for the Paranormal community, Michael, Patrick and Lindsay are great people with fantastic ideas about how to further the Paranormal field.  They will be attending the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon from August 31st-September 1st to show their support for this one of a kind Paranormal event.  Stop by to say hi to them and get a picture or an autograph!

 

Tickets for the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon are limited and can be purchased online at http://bonniespringsranch.ticketleap.com/2012-las-vegas-paracon-at-bonnie-springs-ranch/

 

CFM will be covering the event and will bring you all of the news from the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon as it unfolds so stayed tuned.

Moogfest 2012 Announces Lineup

PRIMUS 3D, ORBITAL, MIIKE SNOW, SANTIGOLD  RICHIE HAWTIN, SQUAREPUSHER, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY,  CARL CRAIG, FOUR TET, THOMAS DOLBY, DIVINE FITS  GZA presents LIQUID SWORDS AND MORE...

PRIMUS 3D, ORBITAL, MIIKE SNOW, SANTIGOLD
RICHIE HAWTIN, SQUAREPUSHER, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY,  CARL CRAIG, FOUR TET, THOMAS DOLBY, DIVINE FITS GZA presents LIQUID SWORDS AND MORE…

Asheville, NC – AC Entertainment is proud to announce the line up for the third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Taking place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the city Bob Moog called home, Moogfest 2012 continues building on its exciting reinvention of the Moogfest concept and features its most distinctly invigorating lineup to date. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST via www.moogfest.com

Comprised of a diverse yet synergistic group of inspired performers, the 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the first ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop wonders Miike Snow, the electrifying Santigold as well as rare U.S. performances from some of electronic music’s most forward thinking artists including: Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince. Hip-hop is showcased by GZA, presenting his classic, Liquid Swords, El-P and Killer Mike. Notables also confirmed are: the legendary Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs as well as some of the hottest newcomers to electronic music such as Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes. A full lineup is below.

These artists will perform at venues throughout beautiful downtown Asheville, including the U.S. Cellular Center,which includes the ExploreAsheville.com arena (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena) and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Moogfest will also be utilizing other venues in Asheville, including the Orange Peel (named by Rolling Stone as one of the best clubs in the country) and the more intimate Asheville Music Hall.

Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST exclusively at www.moogfest.com.

 Moogfest is produced in conjunction with Moog Music, the City of Asheville and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation

Visit www.moogfest.com for more information on this year’s event.

 What people are saying about Moogfest:

 

“a perfect little weekend.” – NPR’s All Songs Considered

“If it sounds like a sort of Star Trek convention for synthesizer geeks (they “air knob” invisible electronic equipment instead of pretend-Stratocasters), in a way it is. But that’s precisely why Moogfest, after just two years, looks likely to become an annual fixture for Asheville – and a model for other towns and cities.”

Reuters

“Moogfest 2011 will forever hold a sacred place in our hearts and memories, and it’s more than a safe bet that we’ll be game for (at least) one more magical round of synth-laden splendor before this world finally calls it quits.” — FILTER

“Moogfest came to a close Sunday with fans and business owners radiating warmth for the electronic music festival and its embrace of the city.”

Asheville Citizen-Times

 

MOOGFEST 2012 LINEUP

Primus 3D

Orbital

Miike Snow

Santigold

Richie Hawtin

Squarepusher

Explosions in the Sky

The Magnetic Fields

Four Tet

Divine Fits

GZA presents Liquid Swords

Carl Craig

Pantha Du Prince

Shpongle presents The Masquerade

Thomas Dolby

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Actress

Cold Cave

EL-P

Mouse on Mars

Prefuse 73 with Teebs

Ana Sia

Bear in Heaven

Killer Mike

Blondes

Julia Holter

Disclosure

Exitmusic

Trust

Wick-It the Instigator

For more information, contact:

Jessica Linker & Jacob Daneman | Pitch Perfect PR: jessica@pitchperfectpr.com, jacob@pitchperfectpr.com, 773-271-6844

Article by Suzanne Philips Photo copyright Joe Mendoza

Joe Mendoza

The 2012 Las Vegas Paracon is fast approaching and we wanted to make sure you knew all about the guests that will be attending this historic event.

One of the featured speakers at the event will be Joe Mendoza. Joe is the Founder of 3AM Paranormal, 3AM South and 3AM Meetup. He has been speaking at conferences throughout the United States on ITC Research. Along with being a field researcher over 13 years, he also teaches and creates new equipment for the Paranormal field.

If you still don’t have your tickets for the 2012 Paracon, head on over to http://bonniespringsranch.ticketleap.com/2012-las-vegas-paracon-at-bonnie-springs-ranch/.

 

Article and photos copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Karl Urban

Attendees at the 2012 Comic Con in San Diego got a triple dose of “Dredd”.  Star Karl Urban and Lionsgate Films were out in full force to promote the September release of “Dredd: 3D”.  Starting on the Wednesday “preview night” of Comic Com, Lionsgate hosted a screening of press and a few fans at a theatre in downtown San Diego.  Stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby were on hand to introduce the film and attendees loved the gritty drama and 3D violence of the film.  Fans lined up for hours to get a sneak peek at this new “Dredd”, and even though only a handful of them gained admission, they reviews were all positive.

On Thursday, Karl Urban attended the “Masters of the Web” panel and spoke about the project. “We went really hard on this film.” says Urban.  “It’s more realistic (than the prior film version of “Judge Dredd”).  If this becomes one of those instant “cult classic” movies, I am cool with that.  I am really proud of this movie, it fuckin rocks!”

When asked about the new “Star Trek” film, Karl had this to say “J.J. (Abrams) is an excellent genius and there is seriously nobody that is directing like J.J. He is incredible.  And for me just going to work every day and work with the likes of Chris and Zack and Simon Pegg, you just don’t stop laughing all day long.  I feel really blessed.”  When asked who the villain was going to be in the new film, Urban pulled out a strip of tape that had “Dredd” written on it and put it over his mouth saying that J.J. Abrams had instructed him to do so if he was asked that question.

The following day, Lionsgate hosted an autograph signing at their booth and fans lined up three rows deep to get a chance to say hi to Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.  Both were in good spirits and seemed to enjoy talking to the fans who had waited for hours to meet them.  Lionsgate provided huge “Dredd” posters and badges for those in attendance.

 

See Karl in all his “Dredd” finery when the film opens in 3D in the U.S. on September 21st.