Welcome back dear readers! It's been another eventful week here at Z-HQ: our Myths & Legends VCON was last week, and we're gearing up to hit the road for CONVENTION SEASON - woo hoo!
First up is Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Your pals Jason, Amber, & Casey will be there Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 5th, so please stop by and see them if you're in the area!
We're super excited about our very first VIP Event South in New Orleans, Friday, March 10th & Saturday, March 11th. The WHOLE Z-gang will be there - Joe, Ralph, Dave & David, along with Jason, Amber, Casey, Noah, & Mike. And we're so lucky to have Dawn McTeigue, Eric Basaldua, & Mike Krome joining us for what will definitely be an epic weekend!
You can pick up tickets to VIP NOLA here if you are so inclined, and find more details about the event here.
Our full 2023 Convention schedule is below - I will post updates if we add any more dates!
|Emerald City Comic Con||Seattle, WA||3/2/23-3/5/23||ECCC Tickets|
|Zenescope VIP NOLA||New Orleans, LA||3/10/23-3/11/23||VIP NOLA Tickets|
|MegaCon||Orlando, FL||3/30/23-4/2/23||MegaCon Tickets|
|Motor City Comic Con||Novi, MI||5/19/23-5/21/23||MC3 Tickets|
|Fan Expo Philly||Philadelphia, PA||6/2/23-6/4/23||Fan Expo Philly Tickets|
|Awesome Con||Washington, DC||6/16/23-6/18/23||Awesome Con Badges|
|San Diego Comic Con||San Diego, CA||7/20/23-7/23/23||SDCC Tickets - SOLD OUT|
|Zenescope VIP Philly||Philadelphia, PA||TBD||Coming Soon!|
|New York Comic Con||New York, NY||10/12/23-10/15/23||NYCC Ticket Info|
Now, let's talk Movie Club! I have a lot of thoughts. #1 being that we tend to feature a lot of action movies with so very many men - naturally I should be ranking the dreamiest dudes in each movie. I make a solemn vow to you that henceforth I shall be sharing my very official and 100% unassailable ranking of the top 3 hunks in every Movie Club film of 2023, starting with February's film, Drive.
But first, we have to acknowledge all the Hunks that came before. They walked so 2023's Hunks could fly. I present to you Now and Zen's Top Hunks of Movie Club 2022:
My #1 is Michael Biehn in Aliens. Michael Biehn in the 80s/90s was a total dish, and the chemistry he and Sigourney Weaver shared as Ripley and Hicks in Aliens inspired a whole bunch of fanfic (god bless the internet), which I have absolutely read, for research purposes of course.
Gary Oldman is my #2, but I refused to use a photo from The Fifth Element because that may be the only time in the 90s he didn't LOOK smoking hot.
Casey's #1 is Brandon Lee in The Crow, and I must agree he is quite hunky. Her #2 is Casper Van Dien, who is okay if you like muscles I guess...
And finally, Noah's choice, Mr. Dean Norris, who made appearances in 2 films from 2022 - Starship Troopers, and Total Recall. I can't argue with this pick; I also adore Dean Norris.
Casper Van Diem? The man couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag. He makes Denise Richards’s performance in Starship Troopers look Oscar worthy. The only actor I can think of who has worse delivery is Michael Dudikoff.
Ian McShane is an international treasure!! I’m a huge fan.
So glad somebody else gets my Albert Brooks crush – his humor just reels me in! :)
OMG!! Ian McShane was in John Wick??? Had I known that, I would have watched it long ago! I'm with you, Sarah, although I rate him not as a 'bonus', but the sexiest man of all time! First fell in love with 'If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium". And I'm in full agreement with you on Albert Brooks! Funny = Top Hunk!
Far be it from me to yuck your yum Johnny! :)
Hey Scott, it’s funny you say that because I was telling Casey yesterday that Drive doesn’t have enough driving!!! That opening scene is the only real chase scene.
I really love the car chase scenes in Ronin, plus it’s just a great heist film.