Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Photos: Music at the Bootleg Bar

Last weekend my friends and I headed out to the Bootleg Bar for an evening of great music.  Bootleg is housed in a 1930's warehouse space and also offers theatre, dance, and film events - so it is very likely that I will be there more often!  I'm a long time fan of both the band Rooney and its lead singer Robert Schwartzman, who released his solo album Double Capricorn last year.  Schwartzman was headlining the evening with opening acts Patrick Park and Jamestown Revival.  David Pack (of Ambrosia) also stopped by to play a few songs with Schwartzman and his band including Ambrosia hit "The Biggest Part of Me".

-Photos & Text by Charity Tran

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Art of Fashion in Television: FIDM's Annual Gala

Downton Abbey
Saturday, July 28th Emmy-nominated designers from such primetime hits as American Horror Story, Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire came together to celebrate and talk costumes at the 6th Annual Outstanding Art in Television Costume Design gala.

The night kicked off with a preview of the costumes at the FIDM Museum & Galleries in DTLA.  Having never been to the FIDM Museum, I was more than excited to find a substantial array of amazing designs with no plexiglass in between. Love this night already.  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Adventures at Comic-Con: Part 3 - A Buffy Grand Finale

Nicholas Brendon signing autographs at Comic-Con 2012.
My last day at Comic-Con unintentionally celebrated my favorite show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Confession: I am listening to the movie soundtrack as I write this).  I stopped by a booth where actors Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and J. August Richards (Charles Gunn, Angel) were taking pictures and signing autographs.  Also at the booth was Eddie McClintock who plays Peter Lattimer on Warehouse 13 - also one of my favorite shows!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Adventures at Comic-Con: Part 2 - Unlikely Advenures

The beauty of spending extra days at Comic-Con this year was being able to feel free to spend time on unexpected adventures. I did not know at the start of my trip that I would be:
  • figure drawing at bar;
  • cosplaying, and  
  • learning about Mass Effect and its voice actor fan base
While much of the focus of San Diego Comic-Con is on the events and panels in the San Diego Convention Center there are many events and activities going on outside the Convention Center's walls.