Costumes from Film ‘The Hunger Games’ Goes On US Tour

Fans of the books and film, The Hunger Games will be able to get an up close and personal view of many of the costumes from the first film. The collection of original pieces worn on-screen will be touring the United States over the course of the year, and then going up for auction during The New York Comic Conscheduled for October 10-13. More than 200 items will be available. Pieces could fetch as little as $250 with more popular pieces hitting as much as $10,000 or more.

A preview of the original, screen worn costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss,” Josh Hutcherson as “Peeta,” will take place at the very popular movie and television memorabilia convention, The Hollywood Show. The event features over a hundred celebrities at each of its four annual shows and will be held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel from January 11th to 13th. More than 100 Hollywood celebrities will make themselves available to fans for autographs and pictures.

Other featured costumes include pieces worn by Elizabeth Banks as “Effie,” Stanley Tucci as “Caesar,” Liam Hemsworth as “Gale,” Woody Harrelson as “Haymitch,” Lenny Kravtiz as “Cinna,” Donald Sutherland as “President Snow,” Wes Bentley as “Seneca,” and many, many more.

The second stop and official kick off tour will take place in Seattle at The Emerald City Comic Con March 1-3. The event is the largest in the Pacific Northwest and will feature celebrity visits from Patrick Stewart of Star Trek The Next Generation, Carrie Fischer from Star Wars, and many more.

Other planned events include April 11-13 C2E2 in Chicago, IL and more to be announced.  If you would like the opportunity to own one of these very special pieces you can visit Haxbee/Blacksparrow for more info.

The exhibit winds up in New York City, where ReedPOP–the largest producer of pop culture events in the world—will host a live auction at New York Comic Con. Over 200+ costumes will be on the auction block. Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person, by telephone, via absentee, and on the Internet as facilitated by iCollector. A print catalog will be available for purchase in April.

 

Cirque Du Soleil Show, ‘Amaluna’ Opens First Time in US – Seattle

Cirque Du Soleil’s latest big top show, Amaluna will be landing for a limited engagement at King County’s Marymore Park.Opening night is January 31st and runs through March 17th. There have been 8 different productions to visit the Seattle region since 1990 and attendance has become a tradition for many families. Due to the popularity of the human-performance based circus many shows sell out early and seating may be limited. Don’t delay in visiting their website.

As of Jan. 6, and thirty minutes of perusing the seat charts on their official website there are still some seats available for all shows, in all 5 price categories (in 2 seat increments).

Opening night has only a few one-seaters, and the less expensive seats (very small amount for every show ) is extremely limited. You should plan on spending the median amount of $100.50 per person (kids are less) unless you are flexible.

Prices for adults range from $43.50 (only two small sections to select from at this price category) all the way up to $133.50 (non-VIP package). If you go mid-week,  you will discover more options but not many due to the popularity of the traveling show. The circus is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. There are a fair amount of seats available at most shows in the $133.50 rate. However, I stress to you that even at this cost people are very willing to splurge and these won’t last long.

 

Valentine’s Day still has many seats, even the $43.50 ones available (the ones I see now are pretty good for that price level). There is a VIP Rouge Package ($263.50 varies per show date/time) that includes drinks, hors d’œuvres, and more, Afamily 4-pack (purchase offer ends Jan. 13th as listed on their site, and also on another page on their site Feb. 24th, -looks good but better call to confirm), a food package (not sure what it includes or how to purchase as I can’t get it to work on their website). There is also a special show on March 8th that benefits at risk students in Seattle with an outreach circus program.

They have a convenience charge of $8.50 per ticket, a $5 fee (included for e-tickets) and $7 for standard mail delivery. You can also call them at 1-800-450-1480. Read more below video.

Is it worth the ticket price? I would consider myself an enthusiastic fan of the company and all it’s shows. I first went to Mystère in Las Vegas 19 years ago. I fell in love with the music, the costumes, and especially the performances. Since then I have seen that show about five times even buying tickets as a wedding gift for my sister. The second show I saw was at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, entitled “O.” I went the week it opened (years ago) and somehow ended up with center seats, two rows back. Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Maria Shriver sat behind me. I remember he kept holding a napkin up to his face, but everyone knew it was him and I’m sure we were in the background of many photos.

Since that time, I have seen shows in Seattle, Houston, Orlando, many in Vegas, and probably a few others I have forgotten. I always encourage my friends to see any of their shows. As a matter, I even saw them perform two years ago on the side of Qualcom Stadium in San Diego for the opening night festivities of Comic Con. That was pretty exciting. My niece and I sat across the street from them the night before as they practiced. We ordered pizza to be delivered to us on the street and sat next to a lady who was wearing a dress made from Comic Con bags. It was a good time. I even have several sound tracks on CD and a fan book or two. Am I an Über fan? No, but it’s just that it’s that good; and once you see one show you will be hooked.

Still skeptical?

About ten years ago I went with a group of people to Las Vegas. A dear friend of mine (about ten years younger) from a small town in Texas and on a limited budget was trying to decide if she wanted to go to a Cirque Du Soleil show with several of us. She was very hesitant because it was her first time in Las Vegas and she was twenty-one and probably over-infatuated with alcohol and concerned about her spending budget. We got in line to purchase last minute tickets for “O” and the cost back then was $126.50. I was concerned that our seats would somehow make it less magical for her, and since she paid the fee because I adamantly insisted; I was ultimately responsible if she didn’t get her money’s worth.

The final seen of the show are the performers descending into the water, it’s very magical and even now years later I recall how it made me feel. The performance was over, and people were filing out. I didn’t say anything to her at first. I waited until we stood up, “So was it worth the money?” I remember she stood up, with tears in her eyes, and hugged me, and enthusiastically said, “yes, every penny was worth it and I would have paid double.”

It’s hard to quantify the value to place on an experience such as this. What I can say is that the feeling that stays with me, and motivates me to share this with you, is that the music, the costumes, the themes, performances, are so carefully crafted (in all of their shows) that it’s more like a living piece of art that breathes and comes alive before you.  I couldn’t think of a better way for you to spend your entertainment money. Take your sweetheart, take your Mom, take your kids; It will be one of the most fantastic nights you spend together.

More about the show Amaluna

Amaluna has been on tour in Canada for the past year and Marymoor Park is the first US stop for the show that features a predominantly female cast. Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a woman’s perspective,” he adds.

The story centers around a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds. Amaluna has a cast of 50 artists hailing from 15 different countries.

Please stop by my Facebook Page and let me know how you liked the show or down below in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

 

 

Writer Howard Shapiro Discusses Graphic Novel ‘Stereotypical Freaks’

Book Cover

A fantastic, teen friendly graphic novel hit the shelves a few weeks ago. It’s a coming of age story about high school students who don’t quite fit in, or with each other. Not a new theme to young adult stories centered around the challenges of fitting in, but the subtly and depth that writer Howard Shapiro instills in his characters is light-hearted, fresh and thoughtful. The characters play out in the 154 page as the title implies as stereotypes. Young people and adults who pick this story up, whether new to graphic novels or traditional books will enjoy the art and the story telling. The characters may be stereotypes, and acutely aware of it, but the way they face their challenges individually and as a band is worthwhile and noteworthy.

It’s nice to come across a little gem like this that doesn’t use profanity nor super natural stunts, to impart a positive message to young people and all ages. Most will be able to see a part of themselves in these characters. Catching up with the writer, Howard Shapiro, I had a thought that maybe he was basing this story perhaps on himself and his life experiences.

Allie Hanley: Your an accountant by day and a writer by night. Tell me about your motivation to write a young adult graphic novel like this?

Howard Shapiro: I am the Accountant for a Visual Effects studio in Pittsburgh.  I’ve done five books, “Freaks” being the latest since I started my book business in 2005. Writing and trying to get published was something that I’ve been interested in since I was very young.  I used to read the “Encyclopedia Brown’ books when I was growing up as well as Spiderman and Batman comic books each month. I thought that one day I would love to have a published book.  When I started writing again with the idea of publishing, self publishing was just taking off and so instead of waiting around, hoping and praying that I could get published by a “traditional” publisher, I self published my first book and haven’t looked back since.  Writing my graphic novel was a blast and the motivation was that I loved reading graphic novels and the hope was to make it nearly as good as two that I absolutely love, “The Big Khan” and “Garage Band.”

Writer Howard Sharpiro

AH: When you first began coming up with the concept for this book who were you writing it for?

HS: That’s a very good question because it changed over time and at first I wanted to appeal to the over 30 crowd who could fondly reminisce about the torture that is going through high school.  But after Joe Pekar started the drawings I kind of shifted the focus to wanting it to appeal to teenagers, kids who are in middle or high school right now.  I still hope that adults will pick it up and hopefully enjoy it but I’d really like it to appeal to younger kids and so far two reviewers said that the conversations in the book were ones you were likely to hear in any high school hallway in America and that compliment I cherish very much.
AH: It’s funny how writing dialogue for that age would seem so natural but in fact is quite challenging. You do it very well. What elements of your story do you think would appeal to a young teenager who was having a hard time of it growing up and making the transition from kid to adult?

HS: I think they could easily relate to three of the four main characters who don’t fit in or are not sure where their life is going, and the truth of the matter is that more kids than not have no idea what they want to do as adults. I just think that the overall story is one that many kids could enjoy and relate to because its very real in the sense that the book doesn’t pander or talk down to them. There isn’t a snap of the fingers and “oh, I see the light now” kind of moments.

AH: There are so many graphic novel fans out there that would also like to take the next step and create a novel such as your own.  What kind of advice were you given when you first began vs. what you would say to a beginner now?

HS: I was lucky in that I had three guys in the business helping and advising me. The advice they gave me is the best advice I could give anyone with an idea and starting out to write a graphic novel. Find an “A” level type of artist.  If you can find that person then the road will be a lot less bumpy.  You can have the greatest story but without the artwork to match it, you’re sunk.  So, step one is to find a great artist.

AH: One of your characters is Jewish and one of the only students at his school that celebrates Hanukkah, what was your inspiration for having a character like this in your graphic novel?

HS: Funny you should ask that, because that character, Tom, is me and he has appeared in all of my books at various stages in his life. Which is actually me at various stages in my life!  He is always the easiest character to write because he says and does things that I cannot or would not do.  He is also the most fun character to write because I put him in situations or places that I was and I remember what happened then and I can either re-write history or make it come out better then it actually did in real life.

AH: What would you like to see happen next with this story?

HS: I would like to see it do really well sales-wise… not for my own financial gain but as a way to say thanks to my publisher for their investment and faith in me.  They are wonderful to work with.  If possible, down the road, I would also love to see the book become a movie as I think it has the chance to appeal to a wide range of kids and adults… so Steven Speilberg, Joss Whedon and John Hughes,… please call me!

AH: Why should a parent who is looking at a number of books and or graphic novels to purchase for their child put this one at the top of their list?

HS: First off, it is a clean book, there is no swearing or violence. Mainly, they would find a book that has a lot of heart and yet it is very entertaining with a good amount of humor. It has a serious message and it does have a major twist but at the core, I wanted to write a book that was entertaining and a lot of fun to read.

AH: What kind of help did you get in writing, drawing, and publishing this story?

HS: I had a great team!  I had Joe Pekar do all of the illustrations and Ed Brisson did the lettering.  They both did a tremendous job and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.  I couldn’t have done it without them and I was lucky to have both of them on the job… they are two extremely talented artists but mainly they are both really cool guys!

AH: What will you do next time when you go to publish? Such as self vs agent vs other ways to get another novel out there.

HS: Well, I’d like to stick with the publisher I have now, Animal Media Group.  But we’ll see how the book does and if the sequel can generate interest from First Second, Oni or NBM… getting published by one of them would be incredible.  We’ll see how it plays out. I’m hoping to find an agent as well but at the present time I do not have one.

AH: What’s the best place to purchase this novel?

HS: For an autographed copy please go to my publisher’s website and order there: click here It is also available on Amazon in both paper and e versions and the e version is also available on Kobo and Ibooks.

Please go to  Howards Facebook page and click “Like”. Wish him “Best Wishes on his novel”

For a limited time, the book has been marked down. The cost for the e-book version of “The Stereotypical Freaks” is $2.99 on Kindle and $1.99 on Itunes.

Here it is on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stereotypical-Freaks-ebook/dp/B00A8KGAQK/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_2

And Here it is on Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-stereotypical-freaks/id579274938?mt=11

Captain USA Driver, Travis Groth Talks Robosaurus and Monster Jam

Travis Groth with the Captain USA Truck <pic from Mirror Image Racing>

Monster Trucks, massive engines, and big attitude are all part of the show.

Monster Jam takes to the road starting with first stop Tacoma, WA, Friday, January 4th for several events throughout the weekend. It’s a massive undertaking with tons of dirt being hauled into the dome to create an environment where huge, customized trucks will compete and perform before fans. For those who might not know a lot about the event I recently spoke with Travis Groth, a local guy from Gig Harbor, who’s part of theDouble Trouble Racing Teamand drives The Captain USA Truck.

Allie Hanley: How long have you been involved in the Monster Jam Truck Show?”

Travis Groth: I’ve been crewing for about 4 years and driving Captain USA for almost two years now.

AH: What are the events that you compete and perform in at a Monster Truck Event?

TG: In Tacoma, we do racing with ten or twelve trucks. We’ll do some racing with single elimination; Then we’ll do a free style event, which is all sixteen trucks for ninety seconds each. What that is, is the trucks going around obstacles that they have set up and kinda doing their own thing. Probably the main draw, <the freestyle event> for the fans.

Image from official Robosaurus website

AH: What are some of the other events or attractions at the show?

TG: They will be bringing in this dinosaur thing that breathes fire called Robosauraus. They also sometimes do a demolition derby and jeep races. The Dinosaur is a big draw, it looks like a dragon with flames shooting out of it. < Robosaurus is the worlds largest Transfomer and weighs 31 tons. See video at bottom>

AH: When you were a kid what was your favorite event that motivated you to become a Monster Truck Driver?

TG: It was probably at one of the local events like the one at Tacoma Dome except when I was a kid we went to the Kingdome. As a kid I liked The Grave Digger, which is one of the Monster Jam main trucks.

AH: I saw the other day at the store that they had some little toy Monster Trucks painted like many of them atThe Monster Jam Show.

TG: Yes, as a driver, my brother  and I collect those. Actually a lot of the Monster Truck Drivers collect those and go around and get each other to autograph them. Its a fun collection. <His brother Tyler, is also a driver.>

AH: So the event kicks off in your home town region. What’s that like?

TG: Well we try to do a lot of local media stuff and also get the family and friends to come out. I think last year we had about fifty people come for the Saturday night show. We think a lot more will show up this year for myself and my identical twin brother who drives too. I think people like to try to figure out which one is which. They know if I am standing in front of my truck it’s probably me, and if he’s standing in front of Double Trouble it’s probably him.

AH: You mentioned the Freestyle event as one of the most popular events during the show. Can you tell me what goes into some of those tricks you perform with the truck?

TG: The two most common are the doughnuts and the cyclone, when you turn left or right and put your foot to the floor. Hopefully you start spinning round and don’t roll over. Those are always fun.

Then there’s a flap-wheelie, which is where you go over a jump, and as soon as you hit the ground you put your foot on the gas and get the nose to stand up. It’s kind of like riding a wheelie all the way across the track. Those are fun to do and they are a lot harder than some things.

AH: What’s the scariest trick you perform?

TG: Probably the big-air stuff. You don’t know when you are going to land, you don’t know how it’s going to land, trying to correct if you land funny and trying to avoid a roll-over is always a challenge. They probably happen more than they should <roll-over>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Trucks: Captain USA driven by Travis Groth and Double Trouble driven by Tyler Groth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AH: So where do you operate from?

TG: Our shop is actually in Cle Elum (WA) where we are based locally. This year we ran 30 weekends and 70+ shows, so there’s not a whole lot of weekends at home but we do swing through there to visit family when we can.

AH: What will be the highlight this weekend?

TG: There’s going to be sixteen trucks which is the most ever for a show like this. There will be a lot of high profile drivers that competed from the World Finals in Vegas. I don’t think there will be another show with this many high ranking drivers. Should be a pretty good show!

Tickets are available for purchase at the Tacoma Dome box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Travis races the Captain USA truck for the team Double Image which includes his twin brother Tyle Groth (driver of Double Trouble). The cost to operate a truck like this runs over $100,000 a year and wouldn’t be possible without the support of their sponsors like Tire Factory Racing, Blackbirds Custom Trucks, Warn Winches, King Engine Bearing www.KingBearings.com, ISKY, Axle Transmission of Tacoma, Energy Suspension, AB Transmission, Deka Batteries, Powermaster, Ouverson USA, Flaming River, Energy Release

Robosaurus Video

 

Captain USA Driver, Travis Groth Talks Robosaurus and Monster Jam

Travis Groth with the Captain USA Truck <pic from Mirror Image Racing>

Monster Trucks, massive engines, and big attitude are all part of the show.

Monster Jam takes to the road starting with first stop Tacoma, WA, Friday, January 4th for several events throughout the weekend. It’s a massive undertaking with tons of dirt being hauled into the dome to create an environment where huge, customized trucks will compete and perform before fans. For those who might not know a lot about the event I recently spoke with Travis Groth, a local guy from Gig Harbor, who’s part of theDouble Trouble Racing Teamand drives The Captain USA Truck.

Allie Hanley: How long have you been involved in the Monster Jam Truck Show?”

Travis Groth: I’ve been crewing for about 4 years and driving Captain USA for almost two years now.

AH: What are the events that you compete and perform in at a Monster Truck Event?

TG: In Tacoma, we do racing with ten or twelve trucks. We’ll do some racing with single elimination; Then we’ll do a free style event, which is all sixteen trucks for ninety seconds each. What that is, is the trucks going around obstacles that they have set up and kinda doing their own thing. Probably the main draw, <the freestyle event> for the fans.

Image from official Robosaurus website

AH: What are some of the other events or attractions at the show?

TG: They will be bringing in this dinosaur thing that breathes fire called Robosauraus. They also sometimes do a demolition derby and jeep races. The Dinosaur is a big draw, it looks like a dragon with flames shooting out of it. < Robosaurus is the worlds largest Transfomer and weighs 31 tons. See video at bottom>

AH: When you were a kid what was your favorite event that motivated you to become a Monster Truck Driver?

TG: It was probably at one of the local events like the one at Tacoma Dome except when I was a kid we went to the Kingdome. As a kid I liked The Grave Digger, which is one of the Monster Jam main trucks.

AH: I saw the other day at the store that they had some little toy Monster Trucks painted like many of them atThe Monster Jam Show.

TG: Yes, as a driver, my brother  and I collect those. Actually a lot of the Monster Truck Drivers collect those and go around and get each other to autograph them. Its a fun collection. <His brother Tyler, is also a driver.>

AH: So the event kicks off in your home town region. What’s that like?

TG: Well we try to do a lot of local media stuff and also get the family and friends to come out. I think last year we had about fifty people come for the Saturday night show. We think a lot more will show up this year for myself and my identical twin brother who drives too. I think people like to try to figure out which one is which. They know if I am standing in front of my truck it’s probably me, and if he’s standing in front of Double Trouble it’s probably him.

AH: You mentioned the Freestyle event as one of the most popular events during the show. Can you tell me what goes into some of those tricks you perform with the truck?

TG: The two most common are the doughnuts and the cyclone, when you turn left or right and put your foot to the floor. Hopefully you start spinning round and don’t roll over. Those are always fun.

Then there’s a flap-wheelie, which is where you go over a jump, and as soon as you hit the ground you put your foot on the gas and get the nose to stand up. It’s kind of like riding a wheelie all the way across the track. Those are fun to do and they are a lot harder than some things.

AH: What’s the scariest trick you perform?

TG: Probably the big-air stuff. You don’t know when you are going to land, you don’t know how it’s going to land, trying to correct if you land funny and trying to avoid a roll-over is always a challenge. They probably happen more than they should <roll-over>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Trucks: Captain USA driven by Travis Groth and Double Trouble driven by Tyler Groth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AH: So where do you operate from?

TG: Our shop is actually in Cle Elum (WA) where we are based locally. This year we ran 30 weekends and 70+ shows, so there’s not a whole lot of weekends at home but we do swing through there to visit family when we can.

AH: What will be the highlight this weekend?

TG: There’s going to be sixteen trucks which is the most ever for a show like this. There will be a lot of high profile drivers that competed from the World Finals in Vegas. I don’t think there will be another show with this many high ranking drivers. Should be a pretty good show!

Tickets are available for purchase at the Tacoma Dome box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Travis races the Captain USA truck for the team Double Image which includes his twin brother Tyle Groth (driver of Double Trouble). The cost to operate a truck like this runs over $100,000 a year and wouldn’t be possible without the support of their sponsors like Tire Factory Racing, Blackbirds Custom Trucks, Warn Winches, King Engine Bearing www.KingBearings.com, ISKY, Axle Transmission of Tacoma, Energy Suspension, AB Transmission, Deka Batteries, Powermaster, Ouverson USA, Flaming River, Energy Release

Robosaurus Video

 

Monster Jam Kicks Off in Tacoma with Lower Family Prices

With the Christmas Holiday wrapping up and the start of the New Year you may find yourself in need of some entertainment that doesn’t require wrapping paper, bows, and reaching your credit limit. It’s time to take down the tree and start thinking of those New Year’s resolutions. Why not head out for something a little more high octane and blood pumping like the Monster Truck Show; And if your short on cash, not to worry, they actually lowered the prices for the 2013 season!

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® presents “Rock The Dome” with more Monster Truck action than ever before kicking off at the Tacoma Dome from January 4–6, 2013. New for this year an additional four Monster Trucks joining the line up for a total of sixteen trucks with thousand horse power engines battling it out for the fans with intense racing, and performing custom tricks.

Value priced for the whole family, with super value seats starting at just $10 for adults, and only $5 for kids (advance purchase only).  Tickets are now on sale for these four action-packed events.

The Tacoma Dome event will be highlighted by two trucks appearing for the first time ever,  Monster Mutt® Dalmatian and Captain America.  Also appearing fan favorites, including World Champion Grave Digger® and Max-D® (which is celebrating 10 years solid performance and driven by World Finals champion Tom Meents); plus other truck powerhouses such as Iron Outlaw, Bounty Hunter, Team Hot Wheels Firestorm, Mohawk Warrior SM, Grave Digger: The Legend, Titan, Destroyer, The Patriot, Tropical Thunder, Captain USA, Double Trouble, and Obsessed/

The “Party in the Pits” pre-show experience will be on Saturday, January 5th providing fans with unparalleled access by giving them the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers. Saturday 2 PM event ticket and Pit Pass required for entry; Pit Pass available to purchase for $10 Adults / $5 Kids (ages 2-12) online at Ticketmaster.com with the purchase of your event ticket in advance or at the venue box office on the day of the show only.

If you have never gone to a Pit Party before, it’s fun and adds a new dimension to the event. For an additional $10 it’s a great value; But that’s only offered on Saturday.

Event schedule for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam: Rock The Dome

Friday, January 4  7:30PM

Saturday, January 5    2:00PM and 7:30PM

**Pit Party scheduled from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Sunday, January 6 1:00PM

For those who are not familiar with the Tacoma Dome here is the official address for your GPS: 2727 East D Street Tacoma, WA 98421

Ticket price levels are $10 and $20 for Adults; Kids tickets (age 2-12) available for only $5 on select seating (with the purchase of an Adult ticket; limit 2 discount kids tickets per purchase).

Tickets are available for purchase at the Tacoma Dome box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.*above ticket prices are advance purchase only; all tickets priced $2 more day of show.  Tickets subject to convenience, service & handling fees.

Special Ticket Offers include: Save $5 off adult tickets with a coupon from your local Ford Store (while supplies last). Get a free kids ticket with a coupon from participating Burger King locations when you purchase an adult ticket (while supplies last).

 

Interview: Silent Hill Revelation Wr/Dir Michael J. Bassett Dishes On Film – “Could Be Even More Demented”

Sequel horror film, Silent Hill Revelation 3D opens this weekend after a 6 year wait. Fans of the first film are finally going to see the next chapter in the Silent Hill story originally based on a 1999 Konami video game. The first film opened back in 2006 to decent critical acclaim and a big box office pay-off of more than $100 million, scoring the #1 position opening week.
Silent Hill Revelation has screened in no official places, so there is no “official” reviews to see before the film comes out, but I have seen selected footage of the film at Comic Con International this past summer. Reactions from the 6500 person crowd in the famous Hall H included people cringing back into their seats, covering their eyes, and a lot of gasping, oohhhh and aweeeing, – all considered positive for a horror film. The Comic Con crowd is known for being a good indicator of a film’s success. My overall impression of the ten minute 2D reel was overtly positive. The creatures, special effects, and what story line I could surmise was enough to win me over to at least go see it in the theater in 3D.
Even though it’s been more than 3 months since I saw the Comic-Con footage, I was still intrigued enough that when the opportunity to speak with the writer/director of the film, Michael J. Bassett came up I jumped on it. It’s interesting because anyone trying to walk into a project of this nature as a writer or a director would have some really hard parameters placed upon them. They would be writing from a story that has already been done in a game with legions of fans, a film that ran with it’s version of the game-story which sets up even more confines; and then there’s also the comic books, and graphic novels, as well as game sequels. Thinking it’s easier to write something that’s already been partially realized is actually a lot harder than dreaming up something new. You have rules placed upon you as a creator that you wouldn’t have in your own self created project. I spoke with Michael J. Basset about this challenge:
Allie Hanley: At the end of the first film we had the father played by Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) alone in the real world, and the Mom/Rose with the demon spawn that looked like the little girl in the dream world. As the writer and the director how hard was it to reconcile the first film, the video games, and what you wanted to do?
 
Michael J. Bassett: I’m not going to tell you how and where I start the story because that would give to much away, but you are right as the first movie ends in a particular way and I have to make a sequel – and thanks to the previous writers I’ve been written into sort of a corner. I had to do some problem solving issue of how to to get it all to work again. It was a fun challenge in a way. I met with the producer of the first movie and he told me that he wanted me to do a sequel. I looked at the first movie and thought the film making was terrific and the artistry was amazing; the story telling was pretty good, so I was thinking how on earth was I going to write a sequel as well as an adaptation of all 3 games; but more importantly, make a movie that will make sense to those who haven’t seen the movie previously?
AH: That’s a really tall order, tell me more about the challenge.
MJB: It was the most important thing <the story making sense to newbies>. Allie, I can tell you know the first movie very well. And when you watch this film you will go, OK, -ya I get it, that makes sense. The story telling explains that stuff but doesn’t dwell on it, and then it goes on to the next story.
  

Michael J. Bassett and Adelaide Clemons <photo credit Kevin Hannon>

AH: Right on, so it satisfies the old film and then moves forward with a new story. I watched ten minutes of the film at Comic Con Intl this past summer and I gotta tell you some of those scenes were spectacularly creative but also bent and demented. Go back to when you were writing this film and tell me what your process is, or how you get to a place where you can write these sorts of visually terror filled scenes.

MJB: I don’t think they’re that… I know this sounds weird – but I don’t think they’re that demented. I could go so much further. I could make it so much more… ya know… I pulled back so that I don’t go to places where the censors are not going to let me show. Since you were there and part of the Comic Con crowd, and thought the film was demented can you imagine what mainstream audiences are going to think?
AH: I’ve seen and enjoyed my fair share of horror films and psychological thrillers, and what I saw at Comic Con both impressed and freaked me out at the same time. Probably a good combination for a horror film.
  

Adelaide Clemens as Heather/Alessa

MJB: That’s great!  I think a movie audience should be taken somewhere interesting and to a place that is provocative, new, and extreme. What’s the point of going to see a movie if you are just going to see the same thing that you see everyday of your life.

AH: So where do you take yourself to when you write this type of film?
MJB: It comes completely natural to me. I don’t have to go to a place. This is what I like to write. I’m a very middle class, repressed English guy, so usually all my demons come out on screen; And I wouldn’t say it’s any different head-space from my normal head-space. Obviously, I just wanted to make a film the fans of Silent Hill would love.
AH: With respect to previous films that you have written and directed like Deathwatch, Solomon Kane, you seem to have a penchant for writing revenge stories with grand action scenes. This film obviously plays up to that with a bigger budget, and being shot in 3D; plus your guest directing on two episodes of David S. Goyer’s TV series, DaVinci’s Demons, what are you looking to do in the next three years?
 
MJB: I don’t really look at my previous movies in the terms of my career. Certainly each movie you become a better director than when you started. And if the audience likes it, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you made some good choices in picking what you get involved with along with all the other people who were involved. The only thing is that I want to keep working. I think that when you start making movies you don’t want any of them to choke. When I first got started I made a movie called Wilderness that didn’t do so well, but then I got to make Solomon Kane which was a big budget and a dark fantasy which I always wanted to write and make.
AH: Speaking of Solomon Kane, that’s a cool movie you made starring James Purefoy; How can American audiences see it outside of Amazon Prime at $5.99?
MJB: Well it’s playing in 15 theaters in the  UK right now, and it’s available on Itunes. It’s been playing world wide just not in America which is really a shame for me.
AH: Well it’s a cool movie and we need more dark fantasy films like it, James Purefoy was awesome. Americans miss out on a lot of cool films simply because of the amount of money that is needed to promote them in this country vs. the amount of money that it will gross. There’s an audience out there for more fantasy films, especially ones set up like Solomon Kane. The success of TV Show, Games Of Thrones on HBO is proof of that, < which incidentally stars Kit Harrington who plays Vincent in Silent Hill Revelation and Jon Snow on GOT, and Sean Bean, who reprises his role as the Vincent, for both Silent Hill films, and who played Eddard Stark on GOT Season 1 as well.>  So what do you want to work on next?
MJB: Well Solomon Kane and Silent Hill were certainly adaptations of other people’s work. I have some original stuff I’d like to explore.  Certainly they’re not all big things. I have a whole bunch of my own scripts I’d like to work on next. Some of them are small scale, psychological horror, and others are big scale science fictions, and I think the only thing that would happen is with the success of Silent Hill Revelation it will opens doors. So I want to be successful obviously for personal reasons but even more so because the audience is enjoying it. And that all plays to if the marketing works, and if the film is opening up against another movie like the Paranormal Activity audience, and if the market isn’t dried up by that point. You know what I mean, there’s a lot of different aspects to the success of a movie rather than the creative aspects of it.
I was really delighted to work on a TV show series called Strikeback; which was just enormous fun for me.
If anything, if I am not enjoying what I am doing, then I don’t want to do it. I have to enjoy the people I am working with, and I want to flex a whole lot of creative muscle. I want to make sci-fi movies, action movies, some thrillers.; I would probably never make a romantic comedy. Beyond that, there are all sorts of interesting movies out there that I love, and I want to make movies I love.
In SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand.  On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is.  The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

 

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2012

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Michael J. Bassett

STARRING: Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Radha Mitchell, Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm Mcdowell

PRODUCED BY: Samuel Hadida, Don Carmody

RATING: R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity.

DISTRIBUTOR: Open Road Films

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes

 

Disney’s Dare To Dream Comes To Everett and Kent

The dry and wonderful Indian Summer we experienced in the Pacific Northwest has finally left. Leaves are changing and falling to the ground. With the warm weather gone so does some of the outdoor activities we can do with our families. Coming to town next week is a Disney event fun for all ages and a great way to get the kids out of the house.

 

This year’s production features three stories mixed together and performed on ice, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Cinderella combined as “Dare to Dream.” Scenes from each story and performed by ice skaters to the Disney music from the animated classics. Colorful costumes and special effects will treat your kids to a magical and entertaining time. Lots of audience participation is included to keep your kids attention from wandering to far from the ice. Guests are encouraged to dress up -even adults, in your favorite Disney character costumes.

Drop down in the article for information on HOW TO GET FREE TICKETS.

Performance Dates:

Everett: Comcast Arena in Everett from November 1st – 4th

Kent: ShoWare Center in Kent from November 7th – 11th

Tickets range from $12 – $70 – For Tickets Click Here:

Parking: EVERETT: Free parking is available at Everett Station; 3201 Smith Avenue. Everett Station is only four blocks away from the Everett Events Center. A number of public and private lots provide event parking and are within walking distance of the Center. The Port Gardner Garage is located at 1712 California Street. Rates vary and are established by individual lot operators. KENT: Free parking is available onsite and in several lots within close walking distance. 90 parking stalls are reserved in the ShoWare Center’s west parking lot for drivers of hybrid vehicles and/or carpools of four or more. All free onsite parking is on a first come, first served basis. There is an additional free parking lot to the SW of the building.

Additonal Info – WANT TO GET FREE TICKETS? see press release below:

Disney On Ice is partnering up with Wigs for Kids
to make dreams come true!

In honor of the new skating production Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream featuring Disney’s newest princess, the long golden-haired Rapunzel from Tangled, Disney On Ice is inviting the Puget Sound community to participate in a heartwarming hair donation campaign to benefit children suffering from medically-related hair loss.  Join us and donate your hair (at least 10’’ inches long; either braided or in a ponytail) to Wigs for Kids.  Every year WFK helps hundreds of children who are in need of their services, and you can help too!

In appreciation for the kind-hearted gesture, each person donating hair will receive two free tickets* from Feld Entertainment toDisney On Ice presents Dare to Dream playing in either Everett or Kent. Donations will be accepted at participating salons listed below from October 18th through November 6th and all donators are welcome to either get their hair cut at participating salons or get their hair cut at a salon of their choice and drop off at one of the mentioned locations.                                              *Tickets available while supplies last

 

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream will take your breath away at the Comcast Arena in Everett from November 1st – 4th and at the ShoWare Center in Kent from November 7th – 11th.  Audiences will behold an alluring aerialist act with Rapunzel’s golden locks, shimmering gowns that twinkle and twirl during Cinderella’s royal ball, a lighting display that illuminates all the fireflies in Tiana’s New Orleans bayou and a grand finale with all the Disney princesses.
Participating Salons

Salona Azur – 900 Lenora St, Seattle 98121 – (206)623-1461

Absolut Hair – 7439 Beverly Blvd., Everett 98203 – (425)438-8737

Salon Bella Dea – 502 16th St NE #302, Auburn 98002 (253)333-6785

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4. Tie hair into at least four sections (six are even better) around the head for a more generous donation. Hair that is pulled into one ponytail or braid results in a loss of up to four inches of hair.
5. Make sure each ponytail or braid is tightly secured. Hair that is loosely wrapped tends to become loose when shipped, making it unusable. PLEASE be sure hair is tight and secured with several rubber bands.
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‘Looper’ Actress Summer Qing Talks Exclusively to CultureMob

The Sci/Fi thriller Looper starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt opens this weekend from Sony Pictures. It revolves around hired killers who basically dispose of criminals from the future. It’s a head scratcher that Rian Johnsondelivers as both director and writer. The cusp of the film is that Willis, as “old Joe,” is sent back in time to be executed by his younger self “Joe,” played by Levitt. As you can imagine, killing a version of yourself is tough. So the execution gets botched and the story revolves around how these actions will affect the future. The motivation for future Joe (Willis) to survive is his love for his wife, played by Summer Qing Xu.

Summer Qing Xu plays Bruce Willis’s wife in Looper.

Her name is not familiar to American audiences but in China she is well known and received with her role as China’s first lady in a film calledThe Founding of a Republic, which won three prestigious awards.

 

Allie Hanley: Since this is your first American film, what would you like people to know about you?

Summer Qing Xu: I graduated from Beijing Film Academy and have been making movies all over China [her first was in 1991]. This is my first time making a Hollywood film and it was an absolute pleasure working with the American team who were very amazing and creative.

Allie: What are some of the differences in working with a Hollywood productions v.s. a Chinese production?

Summer: Honestly there is not a big difference between Chinese and American productions. Neither is better nor worse because both make good films and bad films. It’s more about if you work with a good team or a bad team. Of course the Hollywood movies have more good movies compared to China. I was pleased to be part of the American team. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of doing a Hollywood movie and Looper was my dream coming true.

Set picture from Looper with Bruce Willis and Summer Qing.

Allie: Bruce Willis is a Hollywood Icon. What was it like meeting him, and then having to get romantic with him? You have a scene where you are in bed together and kissing.

Summer: [Giggling] It felt great! The first day I arrived on set I had an action scene to do with Bruce Willis. We hadn’t met yet. When he first saw me, he came over and pulled me into his arms. Without saying a word he embraced me in a hug that lasted more than a minute… what he did said more than enough. The whole action kicked out the awkwardness  of two strangers coming together to play a romantic couple. That was the start of the romantic adventure as a couple in the film.

At the Toronto Film Festival, Bruce Willis was asked by the media how he liked working with Summer. He told the media, “I had a really good experience working with Summer, and it felt like we were really in love.”

Allie: Your role is not large in regards to how much time you spend on the screen, but your character is very important to the motivation of Joe, how did you prepare yourself to be able to convey so much emotion from your eyes and to get into character with such a short amount of screen time?

Summer: Love… meaning that I have lots of love in my heart. For an actor it’s extremely important for an actor to have it in your heart so that you can express it. The reason I connected so well with Bruce and Rian is because they have the same kind of love in their heart. They are loving people and they have love in them. This is why they are such great actors and why I was able to convey so much with so little time.

Check out these behind the scenes photos on the Looper set.



Ghost Adventures: Spookier Than Ever – Cast Interview

Ghost Adventures Investigators, Aaron Goodwin, Zak Bagans, and Nick GroffReady for some spooky fun from the Travel Channel? Super popular and successful show Ghost Adventuresreturns for its 7th season with new episodes every Friday night at 9:00 PM.

This season features all new haunted destinations and unforgettable lockdowns with show investigators Zak, Nick and Aaron. As a team, they will be investigating each location by first researching and exploring its history. Then they confront the reported haunting directly during their dusk to dawn lockdowns by coaxing them and using a combination of electronic devices.

This season each episode will take viewers on a journey to different haunted sites, including the Point Sur Lighthouse in Big Sur California, the Black Moon Manor in Greenville, Indiana and the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre Minneapolis (sic) – just to name a few.

Earlier this week I spoke with the investigation team, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, and Nick Groff about Season 7 and some things us fans have to look forward to.

Zak Bagans - Lead Investigator
Zak Bagans – Lead Investigator

Zak Bagans: The Point Sur Lighthouse was really awesome, it was just south of Monterrey and California and there was about eight different buildings perched upon this rock that looked like Dracula’s castle – it was insane.

And there was about two dozen shipwrecks right there on those rocks and about half of those saw mass tragedies. And this is one of the only locations that we ever investigated where these people are obtaining Class A EVPs as clear as I’m talking to you right now, that is how good the EVPs are that they are getting. And the voices that they’re getting are talking in Swedish – or Scandinavian accents, it’s really crazy and some of the accents are from some of the people that were documented that stayed there from that country.

So they’re matching those voice up to the people that actually stayed there and were the lighthouse keepers. When we investigated there, not only did we capture EVPs of a little girl who we think is a little girl that we found out died in the Los Angeles ship wreck right there on shore. And she told us that’s she sick, we heard her singing and we also captured an apparition on our thermal imaging camera at Point Sur Lighthouse.

Point Sur Lighthouse in Big Sur California

And we tried to debunk it and we couldn’t, there was nobody else out there but us and later after we showed this thermal imaging apparition to the lady in charge there, she told us that that apparition was captured in an area now that you can’t even stand – it was on a side of a rock about a frickin 90 degree grade and that’s where they used to bring supplies up back in the late 1800’s early 1900’s and now you can’t even stand in that area where this apparition was captured.

Not only that, but we captured a voice that said admiral after I saw a man that looked like – in uniform. And then we also found out from her that an admiral type person of that ranking retired was there with his family that watched those buildings. And so it was one of the most impressive lockdowns we’ve done in awhile.

<This episode airs; Friday, October 19 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT>

Nick Groff - Investigator
Nick Groff – Investigator

Nick Groff: As paranormal investigators we go into locations, we learn the background, the history, we talk to the eye witness accounts, we listen to them prior to us investigating, but there’s certain locations like the Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati, the Palmer House Hotel which is going to be airing very soon.

<Sedamsville- This episode airs Friday, October 26>

<Palmer House-This episode airs Friday, October 5>

We go in there and we listen to these owners, these owners are crying out for help – they sit there, they talk to Zak during interviews. You know, they listen – Aaron and I are listening to this as it’s going on and they’re telling us how they’re being harmed, how they’re being tormented by these spirits – this evil presence at these locations. And they’re very harmful for their lives, so our jobs as investigators, we listen to them then we dig deep on the history, what the building was.

You know, what the actual eye-witness accounts have happened there besides the owner’s telling us their effects that have happened to them. You know, taunting is a dangerous tool to use, but we used it for our tactics besides using other paranormal equipment and stuff when we go into these locations. Because what’s haunting, this evil presence, that’s there to try to validate to the owner what’s actually happening so we’ll entice these spirits – these evil spirits – and try to get evidence at the same time.

Sedamsville Rectory

Zak Bagans: Yes, it’s the Sedamsville Rectory and I’ll talk about that real quick, about the details of that one – at the Sedamsville Rectory these two people – this – I think they’re boyfriend, girlfriend, I don’t know – they’re trying to renovate this rectory right next to an abandoned church. And this rectory is where they sent priests that go in trouble and it is documented that at the Sedamsville Rectory they sent a priest that was convicted of child molestation and there was also dog fighting – illegal dog fighting that took place at the rectory as so claimed.

And, you know, for God he says that some of the most defenseless things that He’s created, children and animals, you know, if you harm those two things, you are a man of evil. And so that rectory has been cursed by some kind of demonic curse and a demonic presence and these two people that we go to help, they were being harmed. The lady’s father is 70-years-old, retired Air Force and received the scratches to blood on his back – they’ve been attacked. There’s been over a dozen cases of attacks with scratches on their backs and instead of doing a regular investigation, this now turned into an exorcism.

And we called upon a priest, Father Ashcraft who was trained by the Exorcist, you know, the actual Exorcists themselves – what were they called Nick – the…

Nick Groff: Exorcist.

Zak Bagans: Yes and right and we had to call this exorcist to come in and exorcise the location and while that happened, the guy was overtaken by a dark energy and it became very, very scary as he wanted to do harm to the priest and it just flipped everything in a different gear. And while that was happening, even the priest saw a dark shadow moving, a lot of unexplained events started going on, we captured them all on camera.

And then in our lockdown investigation we did capture an EVP and what appears to be some very creepy thing captured on full-spectrum camera – what we think may be the actual demonic entity that is responsible for this.

<Palmer House Episode, Airing Oct. 5th>

Palmer House

Nick Groff: Yes the Palmer House – Aaron, you had a crazy experience in the basement there, Zak and I were upstairs. That was a literally interesting location because the – what was the name Zak? The owner there, she was basically crying for help.

Zak Bagans: Kelly.

Nick Groff: Yes Kelly, she was crying out for help to us, I mean we’re interviewing – she had tears in her eyes, she’s like this is tormenting my life.

So we’re sitting there listening to her and not only that, but we’re actually capturing evidence during the day while we’re talking to her on our equipment. So that just started off the location and, you know, that’s a good tactic that we’re talking about when we go in there and we’re taunting these, you know, evil entities. But not even – we’re not going in full-blast just disrupting that – all spirits there, I mean there are good and there are bad.

We’re going after both and we actually document some amazing evidence, I mean it was so mind-blowing the stuff that we captured at Palmer House that we were just like, wow! The evidence that we captured is amazing.

Aaron Goodwin – Investigator

Aaron Goodwin: Yes that was pretty scary, <at the Palmer House>, I was kind of provoked in trying to get some evidence and then the atmosphere just changed and you could just feel this crazy like dark cloud vibe coming through and it was just like foam.

And then all of a sudden this broom that had been sitting in the hallway – our cameras captured it – sitting there still, and then we heard some bam hit the ground and like something just took this thing and moved it over and threw it across the hall. And it landed right – like probably like three, four feet away from where it was originally and that’s poltergeist activity.

And so when you’re down there alone and all hell’s breaking loose and stuff like that’s happening, it’s just kind of scary – real scary.

Zak Bagans: Yes, she was in tears – Kelly was in tears and, you know, when she started – when we were interviewing in the basement she started crying and at the same time she cried, we documented spikes on her (male meter) to validate that there was an energy around her and at the same exact time we captured two Class A EVPs, very chilling telling her person information and you could see that – just like her and those two people at Sedamsville Rectory, people can get – they can be owned by spirits.

They can be dominated by them and they can be puppeteered by them, you know, their energy consumes them and they can manipulate them and that’s – they’re victims. So these two cases are us helping, you know, these people, so it was pretty crazy.

Allie Hanley: Hi guys, I’ve been with you guys since you appeared on Maury Povich, and many of my readers are way past the whole debunking and needing to believe. They are with you 100%.  With respect to all the technology and the gadgets, and the formula for the show that’s worked so well for you through these many seasons; Can you talk to me a little bit about how you are – besides validating the spirit, what you’re doing to work and help these people who are crying out for help as described in these few episodes you just talked about?

Zak Bagans: Okay, I think that by helping them, they know that they’re being traumatized by something they’re unable to explain. If you’re physically being affected by something and you can’t explain it or you don’t understand it, you live in a dark cloud, you think that you’re alone. And to feel alone in society, to feel alone in life, that is depression, that is oppression and you want answers. And we understand with these people, we connect with them because we’ve had it happen to us, Nick has had it happen, Aaron has suffered through it, I have suffered through it.

And we know that when you’re under the wrath of dark, demonic-type spirits, they want you to feel like that. They want you to feel scared and by getting answers and documenting evidence that you are being affected – it’s like being diagnosed with something. It’s like when you’re sick and you don’t know what’s wrong with you, so you go on the computer, you’re trying to self-diagnose yourself, you’re all that – you’re not in a good state of mind, okay.

You’re in a bad – you need closure, you need to find out what’s wrong with you – it’s the same thing when you’re affected by oppression on the other side – you don’t understand what’s going on. And as soon as you tell these people look, I’ve been there before, I know what you’re going through, I have felt what you have felt – immediately right there there’s a sense of relief. Because you’re now not alone, you’re now telling them you’re not alone, I have felt this too – they’re immediately affected by that and relieved.

We take it to the next step by telling them to step aside, let us come in, let us bring in Father Ashcraft, the doctor, let us try and remedy this situation. Let us try and document evidence that this stuff is really affecting you so that you can see it, so that you can hear it. And once we are, you know, able to provide that – if we can, there’s no guarantee, then they can actually see what is affecting them, like an x-ray at the doctor’s office.

They can see what’s affecting them so now we can give them our treatment plan, we can tell them look we can give you the services of Father Ashcraft. If you choose to stay, here’s what we recommend, if you choose to leave here’s what we recommend – so that’s how we go through the process of helping.

Allie Hanley: So tell me what you guys got going on for Halloween this year?

Aaron Goodwin: Traveling to New York to do some press tour.

Allie Hanley: Is there a show or something that fans can look forward to like  a 24-hour lockdown, anything cool like that going on?

Aaron Goodwin: We have more episodes coming up, premiering all through Halloween, I mean the Palmer House, we’ve been basically living in real haunted locations, investigating them. So for Halloween this is just like another week for us, you know, every other week we’re in a haunted location and so I guess you could say the whole year is Halloween for us.

Zak Bagans: …then we’ve got the weekends to die for which will be every weekend on the Travel Channel as well, so you’ll see episodes of Ghost Adventures then as well.

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After previewing several upcoming episodes fans are going to be getting to see some great lock downs and more of Aaron Goodwin doing investigating. They have a new equipment tech that’s helping with all the equipment. Season 7 looks to be as entertaining as ever.