Perry Boyd

Mark McCombs’ Robots in Renaissance

Helping. Educating. Creating. Inspiring. These motivating words usually describe our society’s virtues, but these words are surprisingly descriptive of robots, too. Not robots in some distant future or another hemisphere, but right here, right now in Jacksonville, Florida. Robots are usually shown as monsters, cute characters, or strange cold creatures on television. But robots really are just tools made of various materials with a defined purpose and an organized goal. Robots can even change the economical and educational landscape in North Florida. Visionary , is raising awareness for a robotic revitalization where new opportunities, concepts and ideas like this are …

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“Drawing in a Crowd” JACKSONVILLE COMIC SCENE-THE COMICS ARE ALIVE

If you put the greatest writer in the world and the greatest artist in the world in the same room, there is a good chance they will make a work of transformed images and magnified words. A comic book, to be exact. Jacksonville, Florida, is the home of a slew of comic creators and innovators. We have heroes, leaders and ambitions that are so grand that they can only be contained just beyond our imaginations. We are also lucky to be the home of several fine comic shops and cons. The comic book stores, the hobby shops and the conventions …

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Dressing Your Fantasy At Fan Lexicon

Cosplaying is a combination of the words costume and play.  Part of it is organization, form, and unity. Another part of it is satisfaction, enjoyment, and entertainment. Having the freedom to be anything, anyone, and in any way you see fit is a tempting idea. It is a blank canvas for icons like Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America to be portrayed in our own respective definitions. If a person is disabled, for instance, that isn’t a wall to them in cosplay; it can truthfully be an empowerment. Acceptance takes on a human shape as a person changes how they …

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Gathering Cons: An Unconventional Idea

Passions drive us to seek out the amazing, the unknown, and the fantastic. For collectors of the finer things in life, there are few greater ambitions than discovering what is curious and exciting. A fan is deeply passionate, even to the extent that they wish to demonstrate this affection to others. It is when fans gather together that something very unique takes place, namely a convention, or a Con for short. These conventions are organized events that act as outlets for expression and gathering points for fans to connect to each other. They are massive social points where new treasures …

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Fan Lexicon – Fun for All & All for Fun

Information: fanlexicon.com or (904) 880-4281   Tickets: fanlexicon.com, $10-$80 When: August 20 and 21, 2016 Where: Lexington Hotel and Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk – 1515 Prudential Drive Acceptance, relaxation and socialization make conventions sound like a trip to the beach. Honestly, to a degree they are, minus all of the sand. There is a joy to collecting and a natural glow from admiring fans that is just as bright as sunlight. It is in this area of appreciation that shines best. Fan Lexicon is a multi-genre convention that celebrates all aspects of fandom including toys, anime, cult classic films, comics, and …

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“SUICIDE SQUAD” Garbage Pail Kids for grown-ups

Release Date: August 5th, 2016 Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes Rating PG-13 Grade: B+ Directed by David Ayer Knights in shining armor are brave souls that abandon their own safety to help others. They are courageous do-gooders that refuse to leave until the job is done. The Suicide Squad are not those guys. They don’t even like those guys. In a world that is still mourning the loss of Superman, the military is clamoring to answer the question: “Who will save us now?” Amanda Waller (), a high level agent, has the answer to that question.  She has brought …

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WARCRAFT-ACTION AND ADVENTURE

Release Date June, 10 2016 Rating B+ In “Warcraft” the vibrant rhythm of life that once flowed through the Orc home-world is dying. The devious wizard, Gul’dan () has created a portal leading to the peaceful domain of Azeroth. By using the Fel, a poisonous magic that sacrifices lives in exchange for great power, he is able to send the first wave of the Orc Horde to lay siege to the land. The king of Azeroth sends his trusted friend Anduin Lothar () to summon the guardian of Azeroth in hopes of putting an end to the growing threat. However …

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CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR- A HEROIC TRIUMPH

PG-13 Rating A Release Date: May 5, 2016 When conflicting beliefs are forged into weapons, every conversation becomes a personal war. The strength that once held Captain America () and Iron Man () as brothers in arms, has now made them into enemies at arm’s length. One year after the destruction of Sokovia the Avengers continue to fight the remaining shadows of Hydra. Unfortunately their best efforts are the ideal breeding ground for even greater confrontation. Crossbones/Brock Rumlow () steals a biological weapon from Lagos, Nigeria. In the attempt to stop him, relief workers from the nation of Wakanda are …

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A Beautiful Planet – A Beautiful Movie

Narrated by – Jennifer Lawrence Director of photography / Astronaut training manager – James L. Neihouse, ASC Space operations – Marsha Ivins Written and edited by – Toni Myers Music by – Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon Sound design – Peter Thillaye Executive producer – Graeme Ferguson Co-producer – Judy Carroll Produced & directed by – Toni Myer Rating: B+ Earth is our home. The towering buildings, expansion highways and growing cities are like cushioned chairs, paved trails and well-constructed rooms. The mountain ranges are designer rugs laying over continental sized carpet. The flowing masses of water are like a …

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“Warcraft” Movie Preview

The world of Azeroth is changing. The dark clouds from the north bring with them the powerful warrior Orcs of Draenor. The horde of Orcs are desperate to escape their dying world. They have found an open portal which leads them to the peaceful lands of Azeroth. They want this a new home and they’ll fight anyone that gets in the way of that ambition. The Alliance, a gathering of the dwellers of Azeroth must make their stand against the approaching Horde. Peace between them doesn’t seem possible leading King Llane (Dominic Cooper) of the Alliance to call upon Sir …

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