Flashmob Wages Largest Public Lightsaber Battle EverAdd another item to the list of why England is cool. On Saturday, at precisely 12:59 Greenwich Mean Time, more than one hundred people took the central court of Cabot Circus in Bristol by shiny, buzzing, laser storm. The mob was organized by Tom Merchant-Locke, Daniel Morgan Jones and Liam Penn, using Facebook. The clock ticked over, a whistle was blown, and the mayhem began. /Film has no less than four videos of the event, but our favorite is below. Is it because of the music? Yes. Yes it is.Read on...
Neil Gaiman To Write Dr. Who
In a gesture of appreciation to the readers and writers of the magazine SFX, Neil Gaiman has shared some very exciting news with them: He is writing an episode of Dr. Who. We can't decide whether we're more surprised that this is happening, or more surprised that it hasn't happened already, really. In his own words, "As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a big fan of a certain long-running British SF TV series. One that started watching -- from behind the sofa -- when I was three."Read on...
Hello Kitty Chainsaw: ‘Nuff Said.Finally: the terrifying steampunk future portrayed in Hello Kitty Online makes sense. While the Hello Kitty Chainsaw is puzzlingly unavailable on Sanrio's website, and may in fact be entirely made up by the Internet, we are kind of digging the sparkly bronze-studded chain and the cursive "I love you" on the blade. Aww.Read on...
Live Action AKIRA, With Real Motorcycles
AKIRA -- both the 1988 animated movie and the wildly different manga -- has inspired plenty of creative fandom since well before you were born. But this latest live-action fan film stands out from the pack -- not least because of the motorcycle duel at the end, shot with real motorcycles. It's obviously not a multimillion dollar studio flick, but it's a quality fan effort, and, well, live-action motorcycle fights are kinda badass:Read on...