Besides the cosplay, the VR fan experiences and the partying, Comic-Con still revolves around the big-name panels, from trailer premieres to franchise announcements. Didn't make it to Comic-Con? Or did you make it to Comic-Con but not make it into Hall H? We caught press conferences featuring the cast of Justice League, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and more.
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The minds behind the Stay Classy Bar have taken their popular Beetle House restaurant on the road and opened an L.A. location. Originally planning to only stay for 80 days as a pop-up, Beetle House has sold out its entire run before even opening its doors. But the website is taking names for a waiting list, and the pop-up Tim Burton–themed (but not affiliated) restaurant will likely extend its run.
However, if you must go and can't get a reservation, don't worry. The bar portion is open for all and serves crazy cocktails designed by Gia Farrell with names like the Beetlejuice, the Big Fish Bowl (for two people) and the Coco Skellington.
Inside the prix-fixe restaurant, waitresses dressed in L.A.'s own Laura Byrnes serve Cheshire Beef and Edward Burger Hands while acts from Freakshow Deluxe keep the place spooky, with a special stage show and roaming acts throughout the bar area.
Zach Neil of New Gold Empire, one of the founders (and creator of the menu) of Beetle House NYC and Beetle House LA, says that they plan theme nights — an Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) sighting might be in the future — as well as an expansion of their menu.
“Sorry, my brain’s fried right now,” says Scott Michaels, founder of Dearly Departed Tours and Museum. He’s sitting in the museum's new, larger space across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery amid an eclectic selection of movie posters, Hollywood souvenirs, kitschy lamps, paintings of creepy clowns, cabinets, parts of a...
Whether you're a Los Angeles native, a transplant or a tourist who's been in L.A. for 24 hours, chances are you've had a run-in with Angelyne or have at least have seen her Heroine Pink Corvette glide past you on the freeway. Angelyne became "billboard famous" overnight after a larger-than-life...
Cassandra Peterson — the actress who's spent the last 35 years bringing to life beloved B-movie maven and pop-culture icon Elvira — hosted a spectacular soiree on the rooftop of the Roosevelt Hotel to celebrate the publishing of her new "coffin-table" book, Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark: A Photographic Retrospective of the Queen of Halloween.
Guests included Dita Von Teese, Frances Cobain, Dave Navarro, Julie Newmar, Perez Hilton, Jackie Beat and a slew of other L.A. party people. Didn't make it to the party? Peterson is signing copies of the book — which is filled with more than 300 images of the gothic sex symbol — at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove on Oct. 26.
Homoerotic Artist Tom of Finland's Art and Culture Festival Celebrated Beefcakes, Art and Beefcake ArtThis weekend, people from around the world gathered at the unassuming house at 1421 Laveta Terrace in Echo Park, where homoerotic artist Tom of Finland used to reside, for the Tom of Finland Foundation's Art and Culture Festival 2016. This year's festivities celebrated the "printed heritage" of the gay community, which, frankly, makes it sound less sexy than it was. Really, it was like a Tom of Finland drawing come to life.