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Wednz Scene: Interesting TV for 2017….At the Moment

Wednz Scene: Interesting TV for 2017….At the Moment

October 11 / 17

Hey there again. Well, We’ve seen some great television series so far. Some good, some not so good. I read an article from Vulture, The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far) by Jan Chaney and Matt Zoller Seitz. The list is great, but there are those that look the most interesting….


Credit source: Vulture…read the article The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Dear White People (Netflix)

The Deuce (HBO)

 

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Insecure (HBO)

 

 

The Leftovers (HBO)

Master of None (Netflix)

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

 

 

Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (Netflix)

Will & Grace (NBC)

Other great shows: The Gifted (Fox), Game of Thrones (HBO), Supergirl (CW)

 What do you think of Chaney’s and Seitz’s list? Do you have another television series that can be added? Feel free to comment. Enjoy your Hump Wednesday, be blessed.
Image source: Hindustan Times, Geekinsider, Uproxx, TVLine, & Den of Geek
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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Video Game Conventions

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Video Game Conventions

September 20 / 17

Hello world….it’s been awhile since I posted anything on Games. Lots of catching up to do, but I found something that might be of interests. Here is a convention that is coming up in the next few weeks….


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GDEX 2017

September 29 – October 1, 2017

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, OH

Video Gaming Convention

GDEX is an annual expo and convention for everyone who loves games. Whether you’re someone who is looking to get into the industry, a seasoned veteran, or just someone who loves video and board games, there is something for everyone. We take pride in being the platform to help indie developers showcase their passions to the world. Featuring devs from across the country, there is always something new to play at GDEX!

Registration Information

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Advance Rates
$64.11 through October 1, 2017

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Konsplosion! 2017

September 29 – October 1, 2017

Fort Smith Convention Center

Fort Smith, AR

Comic Convention with Anime, Fantasy, Gaming, Sci-Fi, and Video Gaming programming

Konsplosion is an all-encompassing, multi-genre convention combining comics, sci-fi, anime, gaming, and pop culture located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Registration Information

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MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017

September 29 – October 1, 2017

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Bay, FL

Comic Convention with Anime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Video Gaming programming
Organized by Informa Exhibitions

MegaCon Tampa Bay is a three-day pop culture event in Tampa Bay, Florida, running in the Fall. The event is brought to you by the same team that produces the long-running MegaCon event in the Spring.
Everyone is a fan of something, and MegaCon Tampa Bay is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 100,000 square feet of shopping madness.

Registration Information

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Here are three more you can check out:

OmegaCon 2017

September 29 – October 1, 2017

IX Art Park

Charlottesville, VA

Random Fandom Con 2017

September 30,

2017

Fremont Community Recreation Center

Fremont, MI

RowdyCon 2017

September 30,

2017

California State University Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

That’s all for now, but I will keep updates for October. Click on the links to get all the info you need.

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Wednz Scene: GDWC 2017

Wednz Scene: GDWC 2017

August 9 / 17

Hey again! One more post for today. Games are now added to the Shadowboxerinc roster. I found this interesting competition here for those who are die hard gamers. Game Development World Championship 2017. This competition has started since January of this year. Someone passed this on to me this morning. You still have a chance, if you’re interested…..


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What?

The Game Development World Championship is an annual competition for indie game developers, game development students and anyone interested in game development to join in.

When?

The GDWC has started on the 27th of January 2017. The final day to enter and submit your games is on the 30th of September 2017.

Where?

The event happens online for the most part, with the finalists from the Pro and Hobby track brought to Finland and Sweden to visit the game companies. The trip will be paid for by us. We will also be attending game developer events and visiting industry hubs. Hope to meet you there!

How?

By pressing the “Enroll now” button below or above, you can register for the competition. Any games that have not been released before 2017 can enter into the championship. We expect a few screenshots, a written description, a playable build and a gameplay video of your games to be submitted.

Why?

We believe in new game developers and want to give them the chance to show their games for a large audience.
For game developers, this is an easy opportunity to get extra visibility for yourselves, help to motivate yourselves and most importantly, it doesn’t cost a penny.
If this interests you, please go to thegdwcom to enroll. September 30, 2017, is the deadline! For those of you who already have your gaming ideas already in motion, this competition is for you.
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Wednz Scene: Workshops & Retreats

Wednz Scene: Workshops & Retreats

Aug. 2 / 17

First Wednesday of this month of August and I found some workshops and retreats courtesy of Artshow.


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Watercolor Workshop in Italy

Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany with Dodie Davis & Vitalia Tours w/Venice Add-on (Tuscany, Italy) 
September 25 – October 4, 2017

10-Day unique watercolor workshop for artists of all levels. This is an exceptional combination of food, wine, excursions & painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist’s dreamscape with amazing scenery: Let yourself be seduced by the colors, the exquisite light, and the charm of autumn in Tuscany.

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Watercolor Painting Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona 
Year-round (see website for details)

This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5 day plein-air intensive watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run an urban painting course in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Classes are carefully structured to explain and practice the intricacies of traditional watercolor technique.

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Painting Workshop in Teton Valley, Idaho

Plein Air Landscape Workshop in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho 
October 1-5, 2017

Join top plein air painter Sid Delmar Leach in Victor, Idaho. The workshop offers a choice of painting in watercolor or acrylic as a water-based medium in the traditional format. Classes will begin at Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast taking advantage of the autumn colors and then progress to the rivers, mountains, and foliage of the surrounding area within the valley.

Learn more  

To learn more about these workshops, please click on the links above. Go www.artshow.com to find more workshops, retreats, and contests.
Image source: artshow.com & unknown

Shadow Spotlight: 8 Illustrators to Watch

Shadow Spotlight: 8 Illustrators to Watch

June 12 / 17

Hello! This week is gonna be busy, plenty busy….Today with this month’s Shadow Spotlight, we have eight illustrators who you need to pay attention to.


 

The ABC of Nature, letter F by Mariana Rodrigues.

Mariana Rodrigues

Based in London, this unique illustrator, with a style pattern focusing on nature, has created whimsical symmetry and patterns that create wonderful and colorful designs. She has studied communications design at ESAC College of Art and Design Matosinhos, Portugal. With colored pencil, watercolor, digital manipulation, and coloring, plus some photography, these illustrations have garnered positive notes. She has worked with Country Living, Patrick Watson, Vogue Japan, and Work Club for Original Source.  To see more look here: mariana.io.

 

 

 

 

 

by Anna Kovecses.

Anna Kovesces

Beautiful, bold, child-like, and colorful. Those are four words to describe this Hungarian illustrator’s work. Kovesces has created works for Die Zeit Magazine, The Style Press, The New York Times Magazine, Hong Kong based Milk X magazine, and others.  Just drop by annakovecses.tumblr.com for more of her work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! by Oscar Ramos

Oscar Ramos

Working and living in Santiago, Chile and using Character Design and Photo Manipulation, Ramos has created a colorful and brash work of characters in the most amusing way possible. www.behance.net/piensapositivo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas by Andy Hau.

Andy Hau

After winning a competition to design a packaging for a promotional copy of Imogen Heaps 2009 album Ellipse, this qualified architect, with a keen eye for detail, career has skyrocketed to great leaps. With his love of architecture and graphic design, Hau is becoming a force to reckoned with. andyhau.tumblr.com 

 

 

 

by Sonia Hensler

Sonia Hensler

Ms. Hensler has created a portfolio of vibrant and colorful fashion illustrations. Heavily inspired by Victorian aesthetics, combining elegance, sophistication, with just a touch of dark gothic flair. Brands like Topshop, Reem Acra, Sheer, and many others. The sky’s the limit for this fashionable illustrator. To see more of Hensler’s sophisticated illustrations go to www.soniahensler.com.

 

 

 

by Karol Banach

Karol Banach

Based in Poland, this illustrator is already going places. His works are a collection of colorful and playful patterns, with interesting and fun characters. He has collaborated with Newsweek, Costa Coffee, and Ikea. Looks like 2017 is looking very promising for Banach. karolbanach.com 

 

 

 

by Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

This Paris-based illustrator’s portfolio of wonderful portraits is gorgeous, pretty and divine. What makes Smith’s work even more unique are the gifs. The vibrant pastel colors give these illustrations a breath of freshness to it, with a hint of sophistication. To see more of her works, go to charlottesmith.fr.

 

 

 

 

Cool concept work by Michael Kutsche

Michael Kutsche

His works have garnered attention from the likes of Tim Burton and Sam Raimi. Looking at Kutsche’s imaginative and wow-inspired works, you can see why. His artistry has appeared in Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful, 2011’s Thor, and many others.  Want to see more? www.michealkutsche.com

 

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured & other works by Mariana Rodrigues, Anna Kovesces, Oscar Ramos, Andy Hau, Sonia Hensler, Karol Banach, Charlotte Smith, & Michael Kutsche.

Wednz Scene: Photography Retreats & Workshops…

Wednz Scene: Photography Retreats & Workshops…

May 3 / 17

Hello! Just a stop for some creative news. If you love photography, armature, professional, or somewhere in between, and are itching to get your foot into the door, these retreats should help you right away.


cred: inspire, eloquent light, sante fe photographic workshops, 

Inspire

February 26-28, 2018 at the Gurney’s Resort in Newport, Rhode Island

What is Inspire?
Inspire is a retreat-style conference for professional wedding and portrait photographers. The conference is comprised of sessions on a variety of subjects, from business practices to shooting techniques, to artistry and personal vision. Inspire retreats are structured to enhance opportunities to foster deep relationships with other attendees, build community, and create a culture of ongoing peer-to-peer mentoring and support in our industry.

MissionInspire’s mission is to foster & maintain a supportive community where photographers are encouraged & empowered to grow in their lives and businesses through innovative curriculum in the areas of Craft, Vision & Business.

To register go to www.inspirephotoretrests.com/2018-registration.

 

 

The Western Portrait

With Michael Crouser

When: July 9 – 14, 2017

Category: Portraits, Creative Vision, Fine Art, Documentary

Tuition: $1,445

Fees: $170 Model, Location, and Materials Fee

To register: santafeworkshops.com/register/

 

 

The Legendary California Coast: from Monterey to Big Sur

September 3 – 8, 2017

A magical place where landscape photography was born

Location
Monterey to Big Sur, California

Class Size
10 participants

Instructor
Craig Varjabedian

Cost
$1995 *INCLUSIVE

Activity Level – Intermediate
You should be prepared to carry your own gear and be capable of walking and light hiking on sandy beaches and somewhat rocky terrain.

Registration
Please telephone 505/983.2934 to register [more]

No-interest payment plans available: Please inquire.

 

 

Under the Light of Tuscany

October 14 – 22, 2017

Imagine being surrounded by vineyards and out-of-the-way scenes from classic Italy. Imagine yourself in a place where patina and Tuscan sunlight join to create the original magic hour . . .

Location
Pienza, Tuscany, Italy

Class Size
10 participants

Instructor
Craig Varjabedian

Cost
$4995 *INCLUSIVE

Activity Level – Intermediate
You should be prepared to carry your own gear and be capable of walking and light hiking on varied terrain.

Registration
Please telephone 505/983.2934 to register [more]

No-interest payment plans available: Please inquire.

 

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featured image:  ClipartFox

Cool: Films in View

Cool: Films in View

March 12 / 17

Good Evening! The weekends are the best right? Especially when you go to a movie you want to see. Saturday, I went to see Kong: Skull Island and I wasn’t disappointed. Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, and Alien Covenant round out the cool films out there so far….


 

 

 

 

A review for Kong: Skull Island will be up tomorrow. I can’t wait to let you guys know what I think about the film. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful Sunday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: Nerdist

Cool: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Taylor Swift & Zayn

Cool: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Taylor Swift & Zayn

Jan. 27 / 17

Afternoon! This is a segment is called Cool. Cool in what’s happening in art, film, music, books, you get the picture right? Well, the music video for the song, ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ by Taylor Swift and former One Direction member Zayn, has arrived. As some of you know the song is from the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Fifty Shades Darker. I’m sure the Swiftie fans are beyond excited. That goes for the fans of Zayn. The song and video are pretty cool. Check it out….


 

Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: ABC News