Chicago Comic Con: Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair
For those who went to Chicago Comic Con last week-end, you probably met in the show hall some gentle people wearing flowers in their hair.
In addition, you may have seen all across this site photos of the Firefly gang - Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk - wearing flower crowns, these ones:
Summer (Glau) time was filled with love there, not to mention that Morena Baccarin was obviously pregnant. All accross the convention, you could see people in motion, eager to celebrate their love for the celebrity guests.
I was wondering where this strange vibration came from and came up with the following explanation: Summer, Morena and Alan's flower crowns were offered by a shiny cosplayer named Maya Dinerstein, aka Ask Kaylee Frye. Find below a photo featuring Morena Baccarin Baccarin and Maya:
I actually met Morena a bit earlier in the day because her signature line was so small, me and a friend snuck in and gave her flower crowns (for her and Alan and Summer). She wore hers the rest of the day, it did match her outfit.
And no, this is not a photo featuring Morena and the real Jewel Staite. Ask Kaylee Frye does not only cosplay our favorire mechanic, she also shares with Jewel Staite an uncanny resemblance; here are more photos of Maya:
Credit photo: Ask Kaylee Frye
A huge thank you to Ask Kaylee Frye for her creativity and for being so awesome!
Side note: if the title of this blog post or my prose sounds familiar, it's because I thought the lyrics of Scott McKenzie's song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" would fit perfectly.
FHM Australia 100 Sexiest Women in The World 2011
The Australian edition of FHM has compiled their list of the 100 sexiest women of 2011. American pop singer Kate Perry topped the annual FHM Australia reader poll as did some of our other favorite actresses. Summer Glau earned a slot at #56, while Angelina Jolie come at #66, Laura Vandervoort at #58 or Megan Fox at #04.
Here's the scan of FHM Australia 100 Sexiest Women featuring Summer Glau and the accompagnying comment:
The sci-fi dream
In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Summer plays a cyborg sent back through time by John Connor to protect and serve himself as a young man. Who would you rather came back in time to be your obedient play pal: Arnie or Summer?
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Kate Perry is on the cover of FHM Australia 100 Sexiest Women in The World 2011.
The image of Summer Glau used in FHM magazine is taken from the "TRON: Legacy" Los Angeles Premiere on December 11, 2010.
A video taken at Dallas Comic Con 2012 has some great scenes from a private autograph session with Summer Glau. It's a pleasure to watch Summer interact with her fans and their children. You can even see that Smallville alumna Laura Vandervoort is fangirling over Summer Glau to.
- Public Events > Events in 2012 > Dallas Comic Con May 19 - 20, 2012
Find below pictures of Summer Glau with Laura Vandervoort and her handlers James (with the cap) and Guillermo, whose job is to make sure everything goes smoothly for Summer and the fans. One thing is certain, Summer and her sister Kaitlin appreciate them.
Take Back The Sky is a a project led by fans of Joss Whedon's space western Firefly/Serenity, who think that the first private spaceship built by SpaceX should be named 'Serenity'.
Members of Take Back The Sky had a table at this year Wizard World Philadelphia to promote their project and one of them, Chris, had the opportunity to meet Summer Glau during her signing/autograph session on the final day of the convention.
Chris was obviously a fan of Summer Glau before his meeting with her, but this memorable experience has opened his eyes to the wonderful person she is. While this is not new for regular visitors of the Summer Glau Wiki, I thought it would be worthwhile to share with you some excerpts of his heartful story (with the authorization of the author):
When Summer came back to the table, I thanked her again for coming to the con and for staying overtime the previous night to meet with us and provide photo ops. She actually responded with an apology for how everything went the previous evening, and I of course told her she didn’t need to apologize because she had gone above and beyond just so it could happen at all. When I told her I enjoyed the Firefly panel, she thanked me but insisted that it was because her cast mates are always so very entertaining. I asked if she minded if I photographed her signing the graphic novel for CSTS, and she said that’d be fine.
Looking back on the whole thing, I realize that at no point did I ever feel intimidated or nervous around Summer Glau, even at that moment when I discovered that I had very stupidly shut off the iPhone I would need to use as a camera. Summer deserves full credit for that. She may be one of Geekdom’s more radiant stars, but she is incredibly humble, easy-going and down-to-earth, and our conversation didn’t feel awkward or forced at all. She makes it easy for you to feel at ease around her, and it was obvious to me that she didn’t treat what she was doing as work even if technically it was. She was also not overly concerned with or protective of her own image, which endeared her to us fans even more. (When the handlers asked us not to take photos of her while standing in line, for example, she quietly and politely corrected them and said we were welcome to take as many as we liked.)
Read the full report at Take Back The Sky
Watch more images from Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con in the Gallery.
Fans regularly ask where they can get a Summer Glau personalized autograph.
Well, going to a fan convention is a good way to get an autograph since these events systematically include an autograph and photo session. Here are a few photos of Summer Glau during an autograph session at Dallas Comic Con on May 2012:
That said, not everyone has the opportunity to join a convention.
For all the fans around the world, the best way to get Summer Glau personalized autograph is to send a fan mail and autograph requests to Summer Glau at her fan mail address.
The whole process "How to contact Summer Glau" for a fan letter or an autograph request is explained at the Summer Glau Wiki page: Summer Glau's Fan Mail Address.
And with a bit of luck and a lot of patience, you'll get a signed photo from Summer Glau, just like Fermi in November 2012.
The CW Fall TV Schedule: Mark your Calendar for the Arrow Premiere
You have probably a busy schedule starting next Fall but don't let that keep you from enjoying the premiere of the second season of Arrow, featuring the debuts on screen of Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev.
Rochev is described as Oliver Queen's adversary and will tell him off in the season opener titled "City of Heroes", set to air on The CW on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
To help you plan your weekly TV time, see what's new and when your favorite tv shows are returning, here's The CW premiere dates for Fall 2013:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
(All times are ET.)
The funny thing about new sci-fi show 'The Tomorrow People" is that its male lead, Robbie Amell, is none other than the cousin of Arrow's Stephen Amell (watch interview with the two of them here and here).
The CW network has decided to take this opportunity to broadcast 'Arrow' and 'The Tomorrow People' back to back on Wednesdays and advertise the wednesday night lineup as "Amell Wednesdays".
A day-by-day Fall TV schedule for all networks can be found at tvguide.
Believe me or not, I watched The O.C. when it aired on FOX on August 5, 2003, 10 years ago. OK, I watched maybe one and a half season, whereas the show ran for four seasons on FOX.
The series, created by Josh Schwartz, portrays the fictional lives of a group of teenagers and their families residing in the affluent seaside community of Newport Beach, in Orange County, California.
Anyway, to mark the 10th anniversary of FOX's teen soap hit show, that launched the careers of many stars and introduced some of the older cast members to a whole new audience, I have selected from the long list of actors who starred on the show a few familiar faces and underlined their connection with Summer Glau. Her connections with actors of a non genre, mainstream serie are not that many, but that's precisely what pushed me to write this blog post.
Benjamin McKenzie, who plays troubled teenager Ryan Atwood, never played with Summer Glau. After the serie stopped, he played in TNT's cop series Southland along with Regina King, who plays the district attorney in David Martin Porras short 'Inside the Box'.
Rachel Bilson, who plays Summer Roberts in The O.C., guest starred in an episode of Chuck and she's currently playing the lead role in The CW's comedy- drama 'Hart of Dixie', inwhich Wilson Bethel plays Bilson's neighbour and love interest. Wilson Bethel plays Summer Glau's husband in the drama short 'Inside the Box' (that short again!).
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Here is the poster for the feature 'A Texas Story'.
Things are accelerating for 'Inside the Box'! The short directed by David Martin Porras has been released a few weeks ago and early donators have received a link to watch the movie online. A few days ago, the drama was screened for the fist time in Los Angeles in the presence of the director, the producers and the actors. And now the production team has released a first poster for the feature film 'A Texas Story', based on the short 'Inside the Box', as well as a a message of thanks to all the persons who backed the project.
Thanks to all the fans, friends, relatives, lovers, ex-lovers and aliens with extraordinary abilities for all the support you gave us this weekend and during this long process. We still have a long path to walk and soon we will change the name to: A TEXAS STORY.
Inside the Box is going to be screened at film festivals soon, and hopefully all fans can see it when it will be available by VOD and DVD at a date to be determined. The production team is confident about the quality of the movie itself and about the performances of the actors as well, and hope to win many awards world wide.
David Martin Porras, the writer and director of 'Inside the Box' has been awarded with a scholarship from Programa Ibermedia, a fund providing assistance to Latin American cinema, to attend to a screenwriting lab in Mexico City with 'A Texas Story', the feature version of the short film 'Inside the Box.
'A Texas Story' will be produced by LA Panda, who already produces 'Inside the Box', starring Wilson Bethel, Summer Glau and Regina King. Both the short and the feature deal with HIV criminalization.
Assuming everything goes well, we would be very pleased if Summer Glau and the other actors of Inside the Box reprise their role in the feature film.
Congratulations to David Martin-Porras and the production team and let's hope this project will see very quickly the light of day.