googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Chill out with the arrival of Angry Birds 2

Disclaimer: The Fandads received a review copy of Angry Birds 2 in exchange for a review. All thoughts, opinions, and tears of laughter are our own. 




Angry Birds was one of the many movies that we planned to see in the theaters but never had the chance to go see it. The movie slipped our radar when it was released on home video and next thing we knew part two was released. Thanks to our friends from Sony we received a review copy of the movie and my children and I really enjoyed it.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Are you ready for Battle...Death Battle!, that is!

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy of Death Battle! in exchange for a review. All thoughts, opinions, and hours of laughter and being defeated by my daughter are our own. 



At Fandads HQ were are always looking for fun games to play as a family or games that we can play one-on-one with our children. Lately, we have been playing a lot of classic family games and I wanted to delve into a new category of games to play. Fandad Gil plays Magic: the Gathering and always wanted me to join him, but card games were not really my thing.

Nowadays, tabletop card games are huge and I do play a few of them, but we were giving the opportunity to try something new based on a Youtube series that we have watched and enjoyed a few times: Death Battle!.

New Super Lucky's Tale

Hey everyone how's it going? It's your boy Gil here, I know it's been a while. I guess it's time for my quarterly post/review. Heh, all levity aside, the Fandads were given the opportunity to review a fun game that just came out for the Switch. New Super Lucky's Tale! (Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided a copy in exchange for a review. All thoughts, opinions, and fun times are our own.)


Lucky

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Scary Movies to Tell in the Dark provides great scares for the family.

Disclaimer: The Fandads received a review copy in exchange for a review of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. All thoughts, opinions, and sleepless nights are our own. 



I think I am not the only one that grew up reading the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. I remember reading those stories and legitimately being scared to enter a dark room because I thought characters from the stories will be waiting for me in the corners. As I got older and read the other two books in the series, my love for being scared by them grew and when I found out they were going to make a movie, I was beyond thrilled.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bring Charlie's Angels home today!



As we approach a new version of Charlie's Angels with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska the original angels have just arrived home.  Today you can watch Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu in brilliant 4k, Blu-ray, and Digital HD and relive some crazy action scenes from these two high paced movies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Bring the Pride home with The Lion King #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with Giveaway copies for our readers in exchange for promoting the Digital and Home release of The Lion King. 




The Lion King is one of those movies that you feel should not be touched. This movie brings back a lot of memories of when I was younger and it is one of my favorite Disney animated movies. When I heard that it was going to be made into a live version I was skeptical, but when the cast that it had I was intrigued.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Dressing in Style on Triple Force Friday with Cufflinks.com

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with products to review from Cufflinks.com. There are affiliate links in this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own. No Porgs were harmed in the writing of this post. 



Today is the big day for those in the Star Wars community It's Triple Force Friday! So why the title? What makes this day stronger to the third degree? Well, today we see the arrival of new merchandise for the movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the video game, Star Wars: Fallen Order, and the new television series: The Mandalorian. Now while it is great to have some of this new merchandise, you also have to make sure you look your best when you see the latest installment of Star Wars. This is where Cufflinks.com comes in. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Join Spidey and Take Down Mysterio in the comfort of your own home

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy in exchange for a post. All thoughts, opinions, and Peter-tingles are our own. THWIP!




One of our favorite Marvel characters returns with Spider-Man: Far From Home. By far, the new iteration of Spider-Man movies have been some of our favorite movies to come out and Tom Holland is the perfect Spider-Man. Starting today you can purchase the movie on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD and there are many great moments that you can rewatch over and over. Let's share some of our favorites moments from the Blu-ray.

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Importance of Family and Friends in Abominable #giveaway


When I first saw the trailer for Abominable I already knew how the movie will play out: Girl finds Yeti. Girl befriends Yeti, Girl helps Yeti get back home. Now while this sounds like most movies you have seen before, the journey on how they get there is always the best part of the movie. Abominable may seem like something you have seen before, but it is not like something you have seen before. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Are you ready to make new friends with Toy Story 4? #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy of Toy Story 4 in exchange for a review and giveaway. All thoughts, opinions, and laughter are our own. Ka-boom! 



When Toy Story 4 was announced, I am sure I was not the only one that thought, "How are they going to continue the story of these toys?" To be honest, I thought the same thing before Toy Story 3 and that movie had me in tears by the end. We won't give away too much about Toy Story 4 since we covered it here so we'll let the movie speak for itself and continue reading to see how you can win a Blu-ray copy of the movie or our prize pack which includes a digital code with a Forky Magnet.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Just in Time for Halloween is The Spooky Tales of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween




Captain Underpants is a staple in our household. My daughter has the books, which she reads to her brother every now and then. When the movie came out we watched it, enjoyed it, and my favorite part was at the end of the movie. We have watched the movie a lot at home and when the series came on Netflix we were excited. If you have not watched the show, take some time to watch them and then get ready for the new Halloween special. 

Time to get scared at home with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark





When I was a child, I read the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series and regretted reading them at night because I could not sleep. As much as I loved reading these stories, they were scary as hell and the covers of the books made them that more scary to read.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Enjoying good times, songs and beers at Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to the opening celebrations in exchange for coverage. All thoughts, opinions, and dancing on benches are our own. Prost!




Last Friday the Fandads were invited to the opening ceremony at Hofbräuhaus Chicago and we had a blast. We have been lucky to be invited to this annual event and every year we go home with full stomachs and tired cheeks from laughing and smiling so much. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Watch the Amazing Night Monkey Today!


Friends, the wait is over! Starting today you can now watch The Night Monkey in the comfort of your own home. Yes, Spider-Man: Far From Home is now available to stream and you can rewatch this amazing adventure over and over again.  Want to know about what special features you can see on the home release? Keep reading to find out and also learn how to make some delicious treat to eat while watching Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Are you ready for ACE Comic Con Midwest?



Hey friends, Ace Comic Con Midwest is less than a month away and this year it will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. We attended the inaugural Ace show last year and had a blast and we can not wait to attend this year's event.  So what is going to happen this year? Read on to see all of the awesomeness that will be waiting for you at Ace Comic Con Midwest.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Enjoy singing along with Yesterday In your home #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy in exchange for a post and giveaway. All thoughts, opinions, and singing are our own. 





As fans of the Beatles, my daughter and I were excited to see Yesterday in the theaters, but we were never able to check it out. It such an interesting premise and we can not wait to see it now that it is available on Blu-ray and DVD. While waiting for the movie, we are enjoying the soundtrack and you can too. Also, if you are a vinyl enthusiast, keep reading to find out about the vinyl release of the album. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Riding to school with the Hover-1 Journey Electric Scooter #AD

Disclaimer: The Fandads were compensated for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and desire to own one of these are our own. 



The school year has begun and you know what that means; my children and I start enjoying our 3.5 block walk to school. The walks in the morning are great because we talk about everything and nothing. We'll chat about a movie or television show they saw, what they are looking forward to in their day, or what they want to eat for dinner at night. While we enjoy our leisurely strolls to school it is not like that every day. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Spidey Swings Close to Home Soon!



If you are a friend of Fandads you already know that Spider-Man is one of our favorite Marvel characters. While this may be the last time we see Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was a fun ride and one that we can not wait to rewatch over and over again at home. Get ready to relive Peter's adventure with the digital and home release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Are you ready for the Resistance? #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with giveaway copies of Star Wars Resistance in exchange for a post. All thoughts, opinions, and feelings about the First Order are our own. 



In the vein of other great Star Wars animated series like The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars Resistance is a fantastic addition to the Star Wars mythos. With the second and final season recently announced, now is a great time to catch up on the series. Keep reading to see how you can win a copy of the first season on DVD.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Learning about friendship, family and acceptance with Descendants 3

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided a review copy for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and dance moves are our own. 



The Descendants movies are a fun series that I have enjoyed watching with my family. Now, while I did not get into the series right away like my children, I did enjoy hearing the songs in the background as I did my daily activities and my children watched the movie. With the third and final movie recently released I decided to let my children share their favorite moments from this installment of the Descendants series.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Monster Jam® Set to Roar into Rosemont




Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport is headed for what’s expected to be another sold-out event at the Allstate Arena, Sept. 27-29. Promising a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement, the Friday through Sunday engagement will cram in five action-packed shows, bringing a bigger, faster and louder experience for the entire family.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Updated! You Ain't Never had a Friend like this in Your Home!





While the live-version of Aladdin is still wowing audiences in the theaters, it will not be too long before you can watch this version over and over in your home. How many hidden easter eggs will you be able to find when you rewatch this family pleaser? 

If this news is not big enough for you, also coming out digitally in August is the original animated Aladdin in a stunning new 4k Signature edition! This is great if your children have not seen Robin Williams as the Genie and see why this version is a favorite of many parents. Keep reading to learn about these home releases and the special features that will be included. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Donate to Children at Wizard World with ComicBooks For Kids! Program In Chicago



Wizard World is proud to team with ComicBooks For Kids! to make sure that every child in a hospital or cancer center has a comic book! Wizard World is asking fans to bring child-appropriate graphic novels, comics, science fiction books, or any other similar reading materials to Wizard World Chicago, August 22-25 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Center and leave them in a specially marked donation receptacle near the Special Guest Registration desk.

As a thank you, fans who donate two or more items to ComicBooks For Kids! during Wizard World Chicago will receive a free pre-autographed celebrity photo from a selection of previous Wizard World guests. These photographs are available to fans on a first-come, first-served basis while supply lasts, one per family donation per day, at the full discretion of Wizard World.




Fans can learn more about ComicBooks For Kids! at https://www.comicbooksforkids.org/.

Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Justice League), “Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin and Drew Powell, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, “Stranger Things”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Barry”), Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas) and Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, The Twilight Saga) are among the early wave of celebrities scheduled to attend the 22nd annual event.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.

Chicago Friends! Celebrate National Root Beer Float day with Spirit: Riding Free and Lickity Split



Hey friends! The weather in Chicago has been a little warm these last few days and what better way to cool down than with a free root beer float.

Grab your best PALs and join Lucky, Pru, and Abigail as they celebrate National Root Beer Float Day on Tuesday, August 6th! Gallop over to Lickity Split for a SPIRIT filled day and best of all... a FREE Root Beer Float!


Lickity Split is located at 6056 N Broadway Ave and the event runs from 3-5pm (while supplies last). While at the event you will get a chance to win some Spirit Riding Free prizes!

While getting a free root beer float is an amazing treat, the threat treat will be on August 9th when the new season of Spirit Riding Free airs on Netflix.

Is this your first time hearing about National Root Beer Day? Stay up to date with daily holidays by visiting NationalToday.com and never miss a quirky holiday. 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Top Creators Announced for Wizard World Chicago 2019



Industry veterans Christopher Priest (“Black Panther,” “Batman”) Carl Potts (“Venom,” “Punisher”), Stuart Sayger (“G.I. Joe.” “Xena: Warrior Princess”), Gerry Conway (“The Punisher,” “Ms. Marvel”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Jeremy Clark ("Grimm Fairy Tales," "Day of the Dead"), Thomas Estrada (Disney, DreamWorks), Tim Lattie (“Ghostbusters,” WWE), Joe Wos (“Mazetoons”), and Joe Corroney (“Star Wars,” “Marvel’s Avengers”) are among the leading creators scheduled to populate Artist Alley at the 22nd annual Wizard World Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 22-25. The weekend will also feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage, as well as more than 40 Chicagoland-area creators.

Other notable artists and writers scheduled to appear include Gavin Smith (“The Accelerators,” “Ghost in the Shell”), Claudio Aboy (DC Comics, LucasFilm), Eddy Decker (“Far Out!”), James Morris (Three Kingdoms trilogy), Mog Park (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Hundred Thousand Kingdoms”), Ren McKenzie (“The Samaritan,” “Half Breed”), Jed Thomas (“Crypt TV,” “The Amity Wars”) and more.

In addition to Decker, the Chicago area will be well represented in Artist Alley. Local artists and writers appearing there include notables Trevor Mueller (“Albert the Alien,” “Reading with Pictures”), Alan Dyson (“Game of Thrones,” “Knight Seeker”), Andy Szaf (“Power Animals,” WCW), Christopher Kostecka (Hippo Ocracy, The President Killed My Dog), Camron Johnson (“Bonecheek,” “Rabbit in Red”), Cory Smith (pencil portraits, charcoal sketches), Christine Chang (traditional, digital media), Arthur Lashkiba (digital art), Winslow Dumaine (“The Tarot Restless”), DJ Corchin (“A Thousand No’s,” “Do You Speak Fish?”), Juan Gomez (“The Bells,” Rolling Stone), Kae McSpadden (“Find Your Wings,” Reppin’ Flag), Katie Houston (costumes, custom figures), Edward Sims (“Black Arrow,” “Persia the Lighting Dragon”), Kurt Zauer (“Spectress and Sabanion”), Luis Colindres (EDM illustrations), Wil Woods (The Paper Terminal), Tyrine Carver (The Paper Terminal), Brandon Santiago (“The Kid,” “Asa’s Dad”), Patrick Olsen (“Paradise Lost”), Peter Smith (“Chronicles of Zelara,” “Across the Pond Presents”), Rob Hogan (political art), Joseph Cisneros (“Bandana Avenger and Friends”), Matthew Paciorek (“C.H.A.M.P.S.”), Vheto Gutierrez Vazquez (“Chaac”) and others.

Wizard World Chicago will also include non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with select celebrities and autographs/photo ops with top stars such as Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Justice League), “Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin and Drew Powell, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, “Stranger Things”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Barry”), Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas), Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, The Twilight Saga), George Wendt (“Cheers”), Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Melissa and Joey”), Katrina Law (“Arrow,” “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The eighth event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 22, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 23, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Learning about life from our 4 legged friends. #giveaway


From the first time we saw the trailer for The Art of Racing in the Rain, it hit all of the right notes: Dogs, Fast Cars, and "from the studio that bought you "Marley and Me".  This looks like one of those movies that are going to make you laugh, cry, and hug your family and four-legged friend a little tighter.

Go see The Art of Racing in the Rain when it is released in theaters on August 9th. 




Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.





The Fandads have teamed up with their friends from 20th Century Fox to give one of our readers A Racing in the Rain prize pack. Which contains the book and scarf for your four-legged friend.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Prepare for the final battle at home with Avengers: Endgame #Giveaway



One of the biggest movies of all time is coming home today and get ready to rewatch your favorite moments in the comfort of your own home. Earlier this year we reviewed the movie, shared our favorite moments, and now we are giving you the chance to win a copy for your self. Read the official word from Marvel and enter the rafflecopter to win a digital copy for yourself.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Petition to End Petitions




The Fandads are fans of many fandoms (say that 10 times fast) and we know that things don't always come out how we expect them to be. With all the movies, comics, television shows, and video games we consume there are times where we think to ourselves, "That's not what I would have done." but we move on and read/watch/play the next thing. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Visit Uglyville with the UglyDolls

Disclaimer: The Fandads received a review copy of the movie UglyDolls in exchange for hosting the giveaway. All thought, opinions, and 




UglyDolls is another movie that we never got a chance to see at the theaters. Why the reviews on the movie varied, it is still a good movie for younger children to see about being who they are and loving themselves. While older children might roll their eyes at how the movie portrays this message, this will be a fun movie to watch with the family on a summer night.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aquaman to attend Wizard World Chicago


Wizard World Chicago is coming soon and Aquaman, Jason Mamoa, himself will be in attendance. The Fandads have been attending Wizard World before we became the Fandads and this is one of the fun shows that we love attending. This year's line up runs the gamut of celebrities and might just have someone that you are excited to meet. Check out the line-up and we'll keep you posted on more updates as they are released.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Fly away with Dumbo! #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy of Dumbo and digital codes to giveaway in exchange for promoting the home release of Dumbo. All words, thoughts, and thoughts of joining the circus are our own. 




When the first trailer for the live-action Dumbo came out and they played the "Baby of Mine" song I started tearing up. That moment in the original cartoon was always so heartfelt and beautiful that you had to feel something. How will I react to seeing this scene in the movie? Will it hit me the same way or will it not? With the home release of Dumbo those questions will be answered or maybe not. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Getting Lost with the Toys in Toy Story 4



By the time you read this, tickets for Toy Story 4 will already be on sale and people will be lining up to see the latest adventure of Woody and Buzz. Some people might be thinking, "Do we really need another Toy Story movie?"  The answer to this question is YES!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Take a (Mind) Trip with US! #giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads received an advance copy of US for review in return for promoting the home release of the movie. All thoughts, opinions, and sleepless nights are our own. 



From the opening scene in the funhouse to the moment the doppelgangers arrive, US takes you on a trip that will mess with your mind. The Fandads were unable to see this when it was originally released in theaters, but now we can watch it at home and hide our eyes with our favorite blanket. Us was just released on Blu-ray and Digital HD and it shows that Jordan Peele knows how to get a scare out of his audience. Keep reading to see what the home edition has to offer and how you can win your own copy of the movie.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dad jokes make the world go round! #sponsored

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Laffy Taffy for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and, corny fantastic jokes are our own. 


You see the picture above? You see how sad and unhappy the children look? The reason for this look is that these children have not heard a good dad joke in a few hours. Yeah, Dad jokes get a bad rap, but when told at the right time, it can either make your children laugh or cringe and walk away from you. Now, if you fancy yourself a master of dad jokes we have a contest for you from our friends at Laffy Taffy. 

Cinderella Signature Edition is out now on Digital.



In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on today and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fiercest Father Challenge at Medieval Times


Last Thursday, Medieval Times held their inaugural Fiercest Father Challenge and it was a way for dads to show their mettle in front of Queen Maria Isabella. While the Fandads we unable to attend, we did want to share some coverage of the event and hope that this challenge will continue in the years to come.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Fandads Father's Day Gift Guide

Disclaimer: The Fandads are not affiliated with any of the brands showcased within this post unless noted. The Fandads will only promote items that they are fans of or have used themselves. All thoughts, opinions, and wishes for all dads to have a great Father's Day are our own.



It's that time of the season again where you start thinking about what to get for the father in your life. If you are looking for that perfect gift, your friends here at Fandads have collected a few suggestions that might help. I think we have something for all the dads: clothing, books, toys, and home decorations. Take a peek and thank you in advance to all the dads in the world.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Who Says You Can't Make New Friends!


June 8th is National Best Friend Day and what better way to spend it than by making new friends. The new friend we are going to make is called Forky and he is from the latest Toy Story movie. In Toy Story 4 Bonnie creates her new friend in school and when she brings him home, that is when the fun begins. Thanks to our friends at Pixar and Disney we receive our own Forky, we just have to build him first.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Having A Blast with the Chicago Dogs

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to attend the Chicago Dogs game for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and good times had are our own. 


Baseball season is in full swing and it is always a great way for families to spend time together. With the local teams in the city, it can be a little costly to attend one of those games. Especially if you are a family of four with two children that like to eat a lot, you have to find an alternative to the big league games. While the big league games are pretty fun to attend the real action is at the minor league games like the Chicago Dogs. Last weekend the Fandads were invited to attend a Chicago Dogs game and it was a great time for our family.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Exploring The Zodiac with Camilla D'Errico




We had the privilege of interviewing our friend Camilla D'Errico recently on her new exhibit: The Zodiac. Camilla shared some of her time to break down her inspiration for the exhibit and other projects and conventions that she will be at.

It is always great to talk to someone that has such a strong passion for their work that you can feel them glow as they talk to you. Talking to Camilla has inspired me to work on projects that I have in mind and hopefully will come into fruition sometime soon. During our conversation, we talked about how she decided on interpreting the signs with her unique style, how supporters create a great community and our guilty pleasures.

Toward the end of our interview, I bought back a segment that we did on the Fandads podcast called "PWR". In this segment, we asked Camilla what games she is Playing, what shows/movies she is Watching and what books she is Reading. We received some fun replies to these questions.

Read a little about Camilla and her awesome talents and listen to our interview below.


Camilla has distinguished herself as one of the breakthrough artists in pop surrealism and manga, weaving western styles with surrealist elements. Her unique style bridges cultural and geographical boundaries and has caught the eye of celebrities including Brittany Spears, Guillermo del Toro, and George R. R. Martin. Camilla is published by Random House/Watson Guptill books, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse Comics, and more, and self-published her literature-inspired series, Tanpopo.




She tours cities throughout North America and is featured at various events including the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Camilla will return to Haven Gallery, following the prior success with her Masquerade solo exhibition in 2016. Her new paintings, each embodying a different sign of the Zodiac, feature characters of all shapes, sizes, and races with a message of love, unity, and diversity worked into each one.


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If you are in the New York area, make sure you check out her exhibit at the Haven Galley until June 16th and visit her site to view her work and purchase some of her art too.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Prepare for the Comic Con Revolution!



Friends, we are excited to attend the first ever Comic Con Revolution in Chicago. Now while this event has happened in other cities, it is great to have another comic convention in the Chicagoland area. We will be there on Saturday covering the event and sharing with you all of the amazing things we see.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Watch Your Favorite Movie in Your backyard with the SunBrite TV Veranda Series

Disclaimer: The Fandads were compensated by Best Buy for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and desire to own this television are our own. 




With the barbecue season coming up, it is a great time to start gathering with family and friends outdoors. While we are looking forward to those fun summer nights of eating, laughing, and watching something together as a group the one thing that usually ends up happening is everyone going inside to watch whatever game or movie is on television. With the new SunBrite| Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD TVs with HDR we could still enjoy the summer nights while watching television outside. That's right! Now, the best seat in the house is outside!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Captain Marvel is coming home!

Disclaimer: The Fandads we provided with Digital Download copies to giveaway to our readers in exchange for coverage of the home release of Captain Marvel. All thought, opinions, and cheers are our own. 


Captain Marvel was a fun movie that we reviewed earlier this year and it gave us insight as to what role she will play in Avengers: Endgame. While this movie was met with some backlash and criticism of the leading actress, the movie proved them all wrong by soaring to the billion-dollar mark within 3 weeks of being released. Captain Marvel proved that it was a movie to watch and now we can relive our favorite moments at home.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What Happened to Sporty Dad?



It’s been a while since I have posted anything about being a sporty dad, but that does not mean I have been living the sporty dad life…(that sounds weird). Since my last Sporty Dad post, I have run a few races, did a Spartan race, and I did not run the Chicago marathon. That is the one race I was sad I did not run, but maybe I'll do it again in the future. So here is what went down last year.

Monday, May 6, 2019

A&A Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to A&A Ballet's Presentation of Sleeping Beauty. All thoughts, opinions, and wonderment are our own. 



Attending a ballet performance is not something that we do that often in our family. When my daughter was younger she took ballet classes and we attended two recitals in her short ballet career. Even though she still continues taking dance classes that are not ballet, she still likes watching ballet performances. When we were invited to see the new A&A Ballet presentation of Sleeping Beauty, my daughter was excited to go.  

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Avengers: Endgame Mini-Review and Our Favorite Moments



Marvel Studio's Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of 21 Marvel movies all leading to the 22nd that wraps up the Infinity Stone Saga. Now while we are hoping many of our readers have seen the movie by now, we know that this may not be the case. We have a mini non-spoiler review for those that have yet to see the movie, and for those that have seen the movie, Gil and I list our favorite moments.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Enter the Hidden World with How to Train Your Dragon

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a giveaway copy in exchange for promoting the home release of How to Train Your Dragon. All thoughts, opinions, and dragon wrangling are our own.


Who would have known that a series about a young boy and his dragon would become one of the greatest animated series of this generation? How to Train Your Dragon has been a fun series to watch with my family and now the final chapter is coming home for everyone to enjoy it. Read about the upcoming home release and the special features that it has and see how you can win a copy for yourself.  

Friday, April 26, 2019

The End of an Era - Avengers: Endgame


Bear with me for a moment or two, but at least for us, this Era begins almost twenty years ago. It's the year 2000 and surprise, surprise, the world did not succumb to the Y2K problem and Earth was still around. That summer we'd spend a lot of time at the movies watching the first X-Men movie. As a comic book aficionado, it was truly the first time I saw my childhood heroes on the big screen. In "real life" or as close as they had ever been. Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X up on the big screen. Sure, there had been previous movies, Batman, TMNT, Spawn, and many more, but I think this was different.