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Chiller Theatre Halloween 2017

November 10th, 2017 by chocko

Hey you stinky zombies, ugly nuns and mummies! Chiller Theatre time came once again..the spooktacular expo for fans of horror, sci-fi and everything else in between. We hope you hobbled out of your musty basements, hopped out of your crypts, and made it out to Parsippany, New Jersey to buy some monster movies, memorabilia and […]

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Chiller Theatre Halloween 2016

March 7th, 2017 by chocko

Hey stank azz zombies and all you mummies! It’s Chiller Theatre time once again..a biannual celebration of all things horror, sci-fi and everything else in between. It’s the ultimate toy, model and film expo you will kick yourself in the pants if you miss. Get up out of your coffins, shake out the cobwebs and […]

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ToyConNJ 5 Event Review

September 1st, 2016 by chocko

Last weekend Chocko explored the world of ToyConNJ5 located in Parsippany, New Jersey where toy collectors and game enthusiasts gather to pick up new and vintage collectibles. It was my first time at ToyConNJ and it was an impressive show which features 3 large vendor rooms filled with tables of toys of all genres, movies, […]

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Wizard World Comic Con 2016

August 25th, 2016 by chocko

After a few short stops on the Blue Line from O’Hare International Airport, Chocko and his sibling tag team partner Young Gunner, found themselves at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. On a Saturday, probably their busiest day but easy to navigate compared to the huge beast of a Con out in San Diego and the […]

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DMC Signed Comics at Forbidden Planet NYC

September 15th, 2015 by chocko

DMC arriving at Forbidden Planet The legendary King Of Rock, DMC signed recent issues of his comic book DMC at Forbidden Planet in early September. DMC brought along a posse which included writer Amy Chu and DMC Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels’ comic book company Darryl Makes Comics recently published issue #1.5 of […]

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A Look Back At Cosplay at Comic-Con International 2014

July 9th, 2015 by chocko

The San Diego Comic Con International is now in full swing. I’m not going there this year. I’ll be missing the Con for the first time since 1998. It’s been a good run, but it really has been a pain in the neck trying to get tickets and it’s very expensive and nearly impossible to […]

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Chiller Theatre April 2014

September 19th, 2014 by chocko

Geez, time is just passing by so quickly. It’s that time of year once again for the CHILLER THEATRE HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA which takes place October 24 – 26 at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. The guests coming through this time around include Hulk Hogan, Traci Lords, Barbara Steele, Zacherle The Cool Ghoul, plus loads […]

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More Pics From San Diego Comic-Con 2013

July 22nd, 2014 by chocko

Bible thumpers vs. geeks Taimak from THE LAST DRAGON Oderus Urungus (left) RIP and Reggie Bannister (right) “The Hardest Working Man In Horror” ADULT SWIM Fun House! Enter if you dare. The filled to the gills exhibit floor…a lot of unhappy faces! Sean and Tara McPherson (left) and Azog (right) from THE HOBBIT Dolph Ziggler […]

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A Look Back at Cosplay at Comic-Con International 2013

July 9th, 2014 by chocko

The San Diego Comic Con (July 24 – 27, 2014) at the San Diego Convention Center is nearly upon us. There will be lots to see and write about, but first here are some photos of the Cosplay action at last year’s Comic Con. More photos of nerds, misfits, freaks and geeks coming soon! Follow […]

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Comic Arts Brooklyn 2013

January 1st, 2014 by chocko

Last November, Desert Island presented the first annual Comic Arts Brooklyn which looked and felt a lot like last years now defunct Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival. The event which celebrates indie comic books, art and self publishing took place at the usual spot, Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both floors were packed with […]

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Comic Arts Brooklyn is happening today!

November 9th, 2013 by chocko

Come on down to Comic Arts Brooklyn, the FREE annual festival of comics and cartoon art presented by Desert Island which happens in a couple hours on Saturday November 9 from 11 AM to 7 PM. It all goes down in Brooklyn, NYC at Mt. Carmel Church and the Knitting Factory. Click HERE for a […]

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A Look Back at Comic-Con International 2012

July 16th, 2013 by chocko

Comic-Con 2013 is about to go down at San Diego. It is the biggest pop culture event in the universe…bar none. Here is a super duper late look at last year’s 4 day (5 if you count Preview Night) comic book, sci-fi, gaming, anime, blockbuster movie extravaganza. Hope to see you at Comic-Con International in […]

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