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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest, 10/04/14

The first annual FANtom Fest was a festival created by fans, for fans, and it showed. Horror and pop culture film buffs were surrounded by vendors with unique wares – from original art to pumpkin carvings to edible horror icons – and celebrity guests who had never visited Northeastern Pennsylvania before. Held Oct. 3-5 at […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

PHOTOS: Retro Con, 09/27-28/14

If your parents never bought you that huge, expensive playset for your birthday as a kid or you wish you held onto some of your favorite childhood toys, Retro Con, held annually at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, will give you a second chance in both cases. The ever-growing two-day event, held […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Angry Video Game Nerd signing and movie screening, 09/28/14

PHOTOS: Angry Video Game Nerd signing and movie screening, 09/28/14

James Rolfe, a.k.a. the Angry Video Game Nerd, appeared at Retro Con at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 28 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans along with his friend and executive producer Mike Matei. Afterwards, Rolfe and Matei went across the street to Arnold’s Family Fun […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

PHOTOS: José Luis García-López appearance at Comics on the Green, 10/04/14

Legendary DC Comics artist José Luis García-López visited Comics on the Green in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 4 for an autograph signing and meet and greet with fans. The famous Spanish illustrator came to the United States in 1974 and almost immediately established himself as one of the most recognizable artists in comics, designing some […]

 Chris Hughes

Nintendo 3DS ‘Super Smash Bros.’ sells 2.8 million units, Wii U version out Nov. 21

Nintendo 3DS ‘Super Smash Bros.’ sells 2.8 million units, Wii U version out Nov. 21

From a press release: Strong launches in the Americas, Europe, and Australia have propelled the cumulative sales total for “Super Smash Bros.” for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller stopped by the first annual FANtom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 5 to take some portraits of the celebrity guests. Held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, the three-day horror and pop culture convention’s guests included (in order, left to right) William Forsythe of “The Devil Rejects;” Eugene […]

 Rich Howells

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

Organizers discuss their unlikely love for the genre and how this three-day event came together

hen interviewing Nico Nice and Rachelle Criscera, one can’t help but deviate from the subject at hand to talk at length about pivotal scenes in horror movies or relate experiences meeting the stars of those films or ardently compare similar movies in the genre. It comes with being a fan. Horror fans are a particularly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ghostbusters’ donuts released by Krispy Kreme today

‘Ghostbusters’ donuts released by Krispy Kreme today

If the re-release of “Ghostbusters” in theaters and the special edition Blu-rays of both films weren’t enough to celebrate the 30th anniversary of those quick-witted parapsychologists, then hold onto your proton packs – Krispy Kreme has released two exclusive donuts that pay tribute to both Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Here are the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: FANtom Fest 2014 promo

Infect Scranton and the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear have passed, but there’s still one more horror movie convention coming to NEPA before Halloween. FANtom Fest is a brand new con to be held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton Oct. 3-5. As the name suggests, the event is tailor-made for […]

 Chris Hughes

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Electrifying puzzle-platformer ‘Teslagrad’ is a welcome challenge

The hand-drawn graphics of “Teslagrad” are what initially drew me to the game, but the satisfaction of overcoming its charming-yet-wonderfully-difficult puzzles is what kept me playing. This is the unexpectedly challenging platformer you never knew you wanted. With just over 30 minutes clocked in the game, I had died countless times while poorly traversing chasms […]