2016 SDCC Kung Fu Extravaganza Playlist!

Well, this was one for the record books – perhaps the most balanced, consistent, exciting Extravaganza, with an exceptional ratio of gasps, laughs, and cheers. It started with the introductions, beginning with the man who helped start it all – Frank Djeng, the Tai Seng Entertainment “Master of Remaster.” Sadly, Tai Seng, that pioneering distributor
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SanDie-GO ComicCon KungFu Extravaganza!

It’s that time of year again, when 1000+ rabid martial art movie fans converge on Room 6A of the San Diego Convention Center for 150 minutes of the most eye-popping, mind-blowing, stomach-jumping action scenes of the year. Yes, it’s San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza time. If you’re one of the lucky, relatively,
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From Russia with Love…

Or … To Russia with Comics, Books, & DVDs … Or … Don’t Turn Around, the Commissar’s in Town … Or … Moscow from the Hudson … Or … How many Eastern European clichés/stereotypes can I come up with? Anyway, ever want to meet me? Ever wanted to visit Moscow sometime between May 19th and
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Urban Action Showcasing

It’s back and better than ever! See! The stars of The Last Dragon, American Ninja, and Mortal Kombat! See! New action film premieres! See! The Deadly Angels of Action! Auditions for action experts! Attend star-filled panels! Eat with the experts! Watch awards! It’s all at the beautiful AMC Empire Theater (234 West 42nd Street in
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Santa C. is Coming to Old Greenwich?

I’ve heard a rumor. If you attend the First Church Preschool Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction on Wednesday November 4th, 2015, a certain red-and-white-suited jolly old elf might appear at around 2pm to take photos with anyone interested from 3 to 7pm. He might even have copies of his new book, Santa Confidential, available. Just
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C4 Part 3

Some of my fondest memories (lunching with both William Shatner and Jonathan Frakes, punching Kevin Sorbo in the face, etc.) come courtesy of the Central Canada Comic Con, otherwise known as C4. Well, thanks to some appreciated oversight, they’ve invited me back a third time, so even though you’d think Winnipeg has had its fill
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Mohegan Sunning @ ComiConn!

Hey, anybody remember seeing me at the Trumbull Connecticut ComiConn a couple years back? Well, it (and I) have grown since then, so it is coming back at the amazing Mohegan Sun Convention Center and Uncas Ballroom in Uncasville, CT, and so am I (but only on Sunday, August 16th, starting at 10am). I’ll bring
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My Kickstarter is … Live!

As advertised on the Comedy Film Nerds podcast, my oft-threatened Kickstarter campaign to finance a permanent library of interviews with the great kung fu filmmakers (before it’s too late) is running from August 1 to August 31st. Go … There … Now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/641892274/films-of-fury-the-once-and-future-interviews-doc-b Thank you. Manzou!

SanDiegoComicCon: 18th Time’s the Charm?

Got your badge (if you don’t by now, the overwhelming odds are you can skip this post)? If so, I hope you’ll stop by my the 18th Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza, set for Thursday night, July 9th, in Room 6A of the Convention Center, from 8 to 10:30pm. We even
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Introducing MMA (not what you think)!

I’ve been studying martial arts since 1978, but the reason I only practiced it occasionally is that, like Bruce Lee, it didn’t speak to me until relatively recently. As Lau Kar-leung (Liu Chia-liang) said, “(Bruce) hit to hurt, for the pleasure of the strikes (for more Master Lau on Bruce, see page 92 of my
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