For 20 years, Jareth the Goblin King has presided over his subjects during his annual eponymous masquerade ball. Combining historic and fantasy elements from across a wide spectrum of fandom — including, of course, Jim Henson's 1986 film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie as Jareth — Sypher Studios' Labyrinth of Jareth is one of those events you have to see to believe. Some participants (like local favorite Bobby Love, who wears six different costumes over the course of two evenings, Aug. 25-26) spend all year and lots of dough preparing for the two-night event. Multiple performance spaces, showcasing everything from bellydancers to bawdy jugglers, surround the large ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where thousands dance the night away — trapped under the spell of the Labyrinth.
Artists and fans alike gathered at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 15, to celebrate 40 years of America's preeminent illustrated science fiction and fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal.
More than 150 pieces of art published in the magazine — as well as pieces inspired by the magazine — are on display through Aug. 19. Artists including Lorenzo Sperlonga, Chris Leib and Carin A. Hazmat showed up to be shot alongside their work. The opening also featured body painting, sculptural pieces and memorabilia, like original concept art.
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In the spring of 1977, an English-language version of the French magazine Métal Hurlant launched in the United States, and teen boys' lives were never the same.
In celebration of 40 years of Heavy Metal, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica is exhibiting a massive collection of the magazine's dark, sexy, sci-fi–tinged cover art. The group exhibition features work by more than 80 artists — European greats Moebius and Milo Manara and American visionaries Richard Corben and the late genius Jeffrey Catherine Jones included — as well as cels from the 1981 animated film.
The show opens on July 15 with live body painting, memorabilia and more.
Son of Monsterpalooza officially brought Halloween to Burbank over the Sept. 18-19 weekend. With tons of vendors, special exhibits, an art gallery and more, there was no event more fitting to get us in the spooky spirit.
Sexy superheroes strutted their super stuff as Hard Heroes 13 returned to the Eagle L.A. on Saturday, Aug. 20, with its annual cosplay and erotic superhero contest. Contest categories included Best Hard Heroes Costume and Best Erotic Body Painted Costume. Unfortunately, there were no entries in the Best Group Theme category.
Marky Make Up and his assistant were on hand to paint up attendees both in and out of costume. Guest comic-world judges were Geek Pride Entertainment's Chris Riley and fantasy author Cyn Duby. Emcee of the evening was the fabulous Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, Bearonce Knows.
The annual event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit agency Being Alive, which focuses on the mental health and wellness of people living with HIV and AIDS. The organization's mental health program, Antioch Alive, provides psychotherapy counselors extensively trained in dealing with people with HIV.
Friends John Mohr, Ron Rose and Rick Ewing created Being Alive in 1986 in response to a need for services free of red tape and bureaucratic entanglement.
There’s a long literary tradition of celebrities’ children writing vicious take-downs of their parents. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford both had daughters who wrote books painting them as drunken tyrants who used their children as props to enhance their public image; one of Bing Crosby’s sons wrote a similar screed...