Robert O’Reilly & J.G. Hertzler

During Polaris, I was lucky enough to join in on the press conferences for Tony Amendola, Miracle Laurie, and the last one I attended was with Robert O’Reilly, best known for his role as Gowron on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and J.G. Hertzler who played Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I was…

Tony Amendola

Last weekend at Polaris, I and a select group of other media reps had a chance to chat with Tony Amendola, who is a talented character actor, very popular amongst the sci-fi crowd. He had a recurring role as Master Bra’tac on Stargate Sg-1, Geppetto on the break out hit Once Upon A Time, and…

Polaris 26

Polaris is a fan run convention and has been going solidly for 26 years. It is a quieter more intimate affair than the wondrous eye-dazzler that is Fan Expo. This year, Sue and I were offered media passes to the event thanks to the show’s head of media Evelina Kuczer, and were delighted to attend…

Miracle Laurie

  This weekend Polaris is underway here in Toronto, and Sue and I were kindly afforded Media Passes for the event. So On Saturday, which Sue sadly had to miss out on, I got to sit down along with Kevin Wang from Box Office Buzz to chat to the lovely, and awesome Miracle Laurie, best…

Polaris 26 – July 6-8, 2012

  Great news!!!  The Mind Reels has been granted media accreditation for Polaris 26!  Polaris is Canada’s longest running media fan-run event, and is one that we have both partaken in almost regularly over the past several years.  Polaris has changed a lot in recent years, as well – it’s seen changes in everything from its…

Fandom’s Underbelly – A Hive of Scum & Villainy.

Fandom. I always thought it was supposed to be about a shared love of something. Meeting others who had some of the same passions and interests as you, and bonding over those common appetites. And while this can be true, a lot of the times, this is also just a surface view. Underneath in the…