The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to A-Kon!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to A-Kon!

Established in 1998 and performing at A-Kon since 2008, Los Bastardos provides a seamless marriage between the sexy anarchy of a live and mostly naked Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast, and the professional production value of a theatre troupe.  LB presents a truly...
Call for Reviewers

Call for Reviewers

What makes a game memorable? How do good actors make the best of a bad script? What are a mangaka’s artistic influences? All these questions and more can be addressed in reviews. The A-Kon Blog is looking for reviewers. We have a selection from which you can...

Review: Blackfish

Review of Blackfish             Keeping wild animals in captivity is a touchy subject, especially when the animals in question are highly intelligent and immensely powerful. Accidents will happen. One such accident, the death of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau inspired...

Mel Brooks: The Parody King

Mel Brooks: The Parody King             Since his introduction to the silver screen with The Producers in 1968, director Mel Brooks has become one of the best parody and satirical auteurs that Hollywood has ever seen. Like all auteurs, Mel has certain thematic and...

Review, “Pilot” episode of Elementary

Review: Robert Doherty, Writer.  “Pilot.”  Elementary.  Directed by Michael Cuesta.  Originally broadcast on 27 September 2012.  Los Angeles: CBS Television Studios, 2012. Sherlock Holmes reenters the American canon of detective fiction in the new series Elementary. ...