Amrita Acharia ‘I Am Yours”

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely, gracious, and talented Amrita Acharia at this year’s TIFF. You may know her from her Dothraki speaking role opposite Emilia Clarke on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but Amrita proves she can be her own leading lady. Her portrayal of Mina in Iram Haq’s debut feature,  I Am Yours (Jeg er Din) is breathtaking. Read the full article HERE

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Enter the Tablet

Instead of wasting my birthday money on frivolous things like food and shelter, I gave in and bought Wacom Bamboo tablet. Digital art has always fascinated me, so I finally decided to give it a try. I doubt I’ll ever be able to create the realism of the digital artists that I admire, but it’s pretty fun to doodle cartoons without having to fight with my scanner! My friends came up with some pretty interesting prompts to get me started including…

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Jimi Hendrix on a snow tube playing guitar

All in all, I am completely satisfied with my purchase and will continue to doodle my way into learning some digital skills. I’d love some new prompts too! The more ridiculous the better!

Kristian Nairn at Atomic Lollipop

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It’s strange when your online and real life collide.  Meeting the ever personable Kristian Nairn (Hodor from HBO’s Game of Thrones) at Atomic Lollipop was just that. I was thrilled to find out Kristian Nairn  was the guest of honour, (and even more thrilled that I was able to cover the event for work!). Calling me a Game of Thrones fan doesn’t do it justice. I’ve been reading (and re-reading and re-re-reading) George RR Martin’s books since I was sixteen. There is a shelf in my apartment dedicated to alternate covers of the Song of Ice and Fire series. Hell, I own a scale replica of Ned Stark’s Sword, Ice. I was ecstatic to learn HBO was making a television series from my favourite stories. It’s HBO! So, as any good geek does, I took to the internet and joined at rabble of fans chomping at the bit to find out any and all information that they could. Twitter and http://www.winteriscoming.net) became meeting places and fans created a community. Then a funny thing happened-cast members started to join in too. As I shook Kristian’s hand, we chatted about the early days of the twitter fandom.  I wish I had a picture of my friend/co-worker’s face.