This has been the nerdiest week of the year- with the US Air Guitar regionals at the Troubadour last Friday, Comic Con Saturday, and BACK TO BACK SCREENINGS of Batman: Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises at the Arclight Thursday! This is a very fulfilling feeling I hope to top each year. AND great news!! The peeps over at GamerinDepth.net have asked me if I would like my show broadcast via PlayStation Home, home of 20 Million active users. As the Final Fangirl, I had to say YES because this will help my viewership skyrocket! My new show, “NERD NOISE with the Final Fangirl” will be broadcast through GamerinDepth and PlayStation Home, so be on the lookout as after the initial broadcast, it will be on YouTube for your viewing pleasure!
Nerd Noise with the Final Fangirl
Let’s talk AIR. Air guitar, that is. Originally, I was going to compete, then I decided I would just cover the event. And suddenly I realized, deep down inside, there is NO WAY in heck that I would miss an opportunity to perform air guitar in front of hundreds of people on a Friday night in Los Angeles for anything!! So, camera in tote, air guitar on my back- I competed and covered the event. The best thing about this competition is the friendliest competitors I have ever met. They are more of a team, members of the same tribe. I certainly felt nervous as I was the only person arriving in costume. Everyone looked very “normal,” I thought maybe I put too much effort into it. And then, a fully decked out “Mummy” came in. Silent, keeping to himself, and practicing his song. The crowd started arriving in hoards, and the costumes went on piece by piece. I was DEFINITELY in the right place. 24 contestants in total and I went on in the middle. I feel like a rocked it! The judges were brutally honest but I god a really decent score for a first timer: 5.6, 5.7, and 5.7 based on the figure skating Olympic scale between 4.0 and 6.0! Yay.
The Final Fangirl US Air Guitar Regionals Los Angeles 2012
And then there was THE CON. The San Diego Comic Con 2012 absolutely blew my Wonder Woman socks off. I had a freaking fabulous time and this too, truly felt like home. I had gone to several New York Comic Conventions since 2005 when the Jacob Javitz Center started hosting the new event. This was my first SDCC and it ROCKED. I didn’t have a plan which is clearly essential when visiting, one can get overwhelmed quick. I happened to stumble into all of my favorite artists (Jhonen Vasquez (JTHM), Alex Horley (Lobo), and a few actors and directors as well (Sid Haig, Lloyd Kaufman). I visited some old friends at the Fangoria and Troma booths and got a small toy bust made via a 3D scan of my head, courtesy of Makerbot. It was wild and wicked, and the after parties in the Gaslamp District were out of control! Next year: staying all 5 days and getting a room NOW as any SDCC veteran knows- it books well in advance.
Satu Makeda The Final Fangirl Iron Man 3
Next year I will be going as CAPTAIN SCHOOLGIRL (upcoming TV series and former comic book), a comic con favorite co-created by myself and Will Finan. The script is ready and by next year the pilot will be shot, costume revamped, and promotional mode in full force!
Stay tuned everyone…lots of exciting footage soon to be released.
Also I am merging my two blogs: All Hollywood in the Lemon Light posts will finally be including in my Satuniverse blog. Everything Final Fangirl related can be found here on Satuniverse as well. Less confusion=more blog posts too. Thanks for following! See the latest movie review for “Moonrise Kingdom” HERE: http://inthelemonlight.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/moonrise-kingdom-wes-andersons-6th-makes-for-a-great-adventure/