Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FCBD 2013: More Artist Appearances Announced!

Two local comic stores have now announced their FCBD artist guests for this Saturday!

And there should be more than enough time during the day to catch both sets of guests, if one desires to.

So who are the artists who will be doing sketches, signings and meeting Red Dot Island fans?

Check this list out!


Saturday, April 27, 2013

FCBD 2013: "Supernatural" and "Suicide Squad" Fans - Meet Adam Glass in Singapore!

It's not too often that a writer of a popular TV series or comic or novel visits our Red Dot Island.

But this Friday 3rd May, as part of Kinokuniya's FCBD and "Meet The Writer" program, local fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet someone who is both a comic book writer (DC's "Suicide Squad"/ Marvel's "Deadpool: Suicide Kings") and a staff writer on CW's  long-running TV series called Supernatural -  a drama show about two brothers (and other very bromance-y characters) who kick-butt in heaven, hell and everywhere in between.

Yep, you got it. The guest of the evening will be Adam Glass!

Red Dot Diva managed to catch hold of Adam earlier this week before he bravely endured a super-long flight here to say hello to local fans. What transpired was the fastest interview Red Dot Diva has ever done online: a Q-and-A quick-draw carried out on Twitter .

Monday, April 22, 2013

FCBD 2013: So What Will Be Happening On 4th May?

This year's Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), which falls on 4 May, seems to be more muted than last year.

Well, for one thing, Harris Planerds - hailed as the bookstore for geeks - closed its doors late last year. And there have been no early excited hints of well-known comic guests making appearances at stores like GnB or Invasion. YET.

That leaves Kinokuniya - the only other bookstore chain with a geek-worthy stock of graphic novels - to create some hype for FCBD. From the details released in Kinokuniya's April e-newsletter, one would have noted that they were the first to promote any kind of the local FCBD events at all!

The details of two FCBD related events held at Kinokuniya's main store at Ngee Ann City are:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Get Armoured and "Become Iron Man" at Bugis Junction

Nothing beats getting a surprise invitation from J.A.R.V.I.S. a week before "Iron Man 3" premiere (26th April) in Red Dot Island.

The special invite to "Become Iron Man" was delivered to Red Dot Diva via the efficient people of Play Imaginative - a locally based toy design and manufacturer. She was sooooo ready to get her lady diva armour on.

"Become Iron Man" is an interactive, motion-sensor, digital experience that allows fans to test out Tony Stark's new Mark 42 Armour (which is being featured heavily in the movie). The "testing facility" is located at Bugis Junction ground level (the section near the telcos and Intercontinental Hotel) from 19 April to 5 May, 10am to 10pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Savouring "Game of Thrones" Treats at HBO Asia's Season 3 Premiere Party

HBO Asia is definitely swaying towards the side of evil these days. Especially when it comes to the insanely popular TV series "Game of Thrones".

Would decent folks marry geekery, gourmet food and yummy eye candy together? No! 'Coz that's a downright evil thing to do!

Red Dot Diva could imagine a huddle of HBO Asia executives scheming over how they could make the premiere launch as enticing as possible. Let's screen the opening episode of Season 3 "Game of Thrones" surrounded by lots of good food, they must have determined.

And that's how a bunch of hapless invited guests, including Red Dot Diva, ended up at Savour 2013 one fateful evening of March 12th for HBO Asia's "Game of Thrones" Season 3 premiere launch party.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Young Readers Gather at the "Sherlock Sam" Book Series Launch At Kinokuniya

Even as a grown adult, Red Dot Diva found local "Sherlock Sam" children's book series (published by Epigram) a smart, funny and invigorating read.

All thanks to its creative team - the husband (Adan Jimenez) and wife (Felicia Low-Jimenez) writing duo who call themselves A.J. Low and local-based illustrator, drewscape (Andrew Tan). The three of them seem to have a quirky blend of synergy which resulted in the light-hearted and entertaining book series.

(Click here to check out out Red Dot Diva's review on the first book "Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong".)

The "Sherlock Sam" official launch held at the Kinokuniya flagship store's Crossroads area last month on March 16th was no less fun!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

HBO Asia Presents First Ever "Game of Thrones" Art Exhibition in Singapore!


It's a pity Red Dot Islanders do not get the chance to view the interesting HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition which features various props, costumes and weapons used in the international award-winning hit TV show based on George R. R. Martin's book series.

The exhibition has been touring only 5 major cities (Toronto, New York, Amsterdam, Belfast and Sao Paulo) recently. In fact, no Asian cities were listed on the travelling exhibition's itinerary.

However, Red Dot Diva is pleased to learn that HBO Asia will be spoiling local viewers with a taste of Westeros, by presenting a special "Game of Thones" Art Exhibition. The art exhibition - the first ever of its kind in Red Dot Island - will feature works by local-based artists kittozutto, PHUNK and Roy Poh, as well as a range of posters from Mondo that include inspirations by well-known artists like JC Richard, Kilian Eng, Ken Taylor and Richey Beckett.

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