Friday, March 16, 2012

Pics from Once Upon A Time

If you're a fan of Once Upon A Time, like my wife, anytime you see the streets of Storybrooke, you're looking at the nearby village of Steveston, BC.
While it's pretty common for TV & film crews to be shooting around the Lower Mainland, it's pretty uncanny that almost every time I go into Steveston in the evening (I don't go every evening, mind you, just a couple of times per month) to eat in at one of the restaurants or pick up some fish & chips or something, this show's crew seems to be there.
And unlike a lot of shoots that you pass in these parts, this particular crew seems to like to take over several buildings - if not entire streets - at once.
These shots were taken last night after we went for a stroll around the village after supper at Ichiro (on Chatham - highly recommended for fans of Japanese food who happen to be in the area).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Where to Get Your Nerdy Jersey

For all those who are interested... If you're looking for the creator of the Ghostbusters hockey jersey I was sporting in the last post, the guy you want to order from is:

Lots of other cool "team" jerseys available from this cat. I'm enjoying mine so much I may have to order a Planet Express jersey, or maybe wear the colours of the Stark Direwolves.

The only downside is that the jerseys tend to be ordered in batches, so if you've missed-out on the order deadline for your favourite, you might be waiting a while before it's available again. Still, with so many cool designs, there's bound to be something to help you fly your geek flag at the rink.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Christmas Comes Late

Christmas came nearly three months late this year, but I'm not complaining! The Ghostbusters hockey jersey my wife ordered for me finally arrived in the mail today.

I saw a jersey like this (not quite the same) in the dealers' room back in '09 at the Montreal Worldcon and it was one of my regrets that I passed it up. I'd mentioned it in passing and that wonderful woman remembered. In the lead-up to Christmas this past year, she hit the net and track
ed down a guy back east who does custom batches of geek-inspired jerseys.

There were some pretty cool "team" outfits up for grabs on his site. I was especially impressed with his The Last Starfighter-inspired jersey, and the one for the Stark Direwolves was so good I almost - almost - wavered in my desire for Ghostbusters. In the end, I stood firm, but winter will be coming again soon enough, and I may just have to
add a Direwolf jersey, with "Snow" listed as the player, next year.

Bonus points for my wife: she ordered a TARDIS jersey for herself. Hasn't arrived yet though. Will post when it comes in.

Admittedly, you won't be seeing me sporting this thing on the ice. Unlike most Canadians, I can't skate to save my life. That said, I think it'll do well enough at cons over the next few years.

For those who are interested, I don't have the guy's site address close at hand, but when my wife digs it out of her files, I'll be sure to post the link.