What the heck, 'Eureka'??
Chris Gauthier, left, Colin Ferguson and Jordan Hinson, right, at Dragon*Con.
September 19th, 2011
05:42 PM ET

What the heck, 'Eureka'??

"I can tell you some stuff, I mean, what are they going to do, fire us?"

Colin Ferguson, who stars as Sheriff Carter on the penultimate season finale of Syfy's original series, "Eureka" tonight, has known for a while that the end was coming for his show.

Back in early August, he read reports online that "Eureka" had been canceled.

It started with a tweet: "This is gonna be a great ending to a show that changed my life. I'm grateful, humbled and appreciative and will never forget it. Luv u guys," Ferguson tweeted on August 4.

Then he took it back, sort of: "Apparently the news story I read isn't necessarily true.... We live in a weird digital age... Checking with Syfy as we speak." FULL POST

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'Buffy' star loves playing geeks
September 16th, 2011
03:26 PM ET

'Buffy' star loves playing geeks

When Nicholas Brendon walked into the room for our interview, he did not look like a nerd. He was wearing sunglasses, a fashionable shirt and a fedora. Not the nerd uniform one would expect - not even a nerdy Tshirt. And yet, Brendon has made a name for himself in Hollywood by playing a geek.

For seven seasons on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Brendon provided many of the funniest one-liners (courtesy show creator Joss Whedon, of course) that fans still quote to this day.

"It seems to be more popular now than when we were doing it," Brendon said about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". FULL POST

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TORn is the fan's gateway to Middle-earth
TORn's table at Dragon*Con.
September 9th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

TORn is the fan's gateway to Middle-earth

The three panels on “The Hobbit” at Dragon*Con, all presented by The One Ring.net, were a fan force to be reckoned with. And that’s not surprising, considering how TORn is the dominant entity that has united Tolkien fans.

It was standing room only over Labor Day weekend at Dragon*Con as we filed in to learn more about the films and it's tumultuous journey from page to screen.

Since last year’s announcement of a greenlight for “The Hobbit” one place people have been flocking to for information is TORn. TORn is the premiere Tolkien related website. It was founded in 1999 and has been on the leading edge of LoTR film information since the first casting rumors were heard. Initially TORn was a fringe website in the world of Tolkien and Peter Jackson, but has grown so much in influence and reputation in the last decade that when the studio photo of Thorin - a major dwarf character in “The Hobbit” - was released, it was sent to TORn first. FULL POST

The infinite frontier of Star Trek fandom
September 9th, 2011
09:55 AM ET

The infinite frontier of Star Trek fandom

"Star Trek: Voyager's" Officer Chakotay and 7 of 9 stood in line for a morning panel at Dragon*Con, holding hands and smiling at each other.

At first, it seemed a little odd to see the U.S.S. Voyager’s first officer with a former Borg. But then again, it was a line for Kate Mulgrew, otherwise known as Captain Kathryn Janeway, and her "Voyager" panel. A part of me wanted to believe they were going to pay homage to “O Captain! My Captain!” FULL POST

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September 6th, 2011
05:05 PM ET

A higher level of costuming

There's something about the costumes at Dragon*Con that sets this convention apart from all the others. The percentage of Con-goers who dressed in costume for Dragon*Con this weekend was truly impressive, but not as impressive as the costumes themselves.

Fans don't seem to settle for "good enough" at this con. The sewing, the makeup, the props, the attention to detail on the costumes at Dragon*Con is something that shines brilliantly year after year, and 2011 was no exception. Dragon*Con is a spectacle, that's for sure, but the only thing that's freakish about these attendees is their ability to make mind-blowing costumes.

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