Thank you, Stan Lee.

Stan Lee

I have given this article a bit of thought. At first, I was considering an article about Stan’s life. Then, I thought about an article relating to his best works. After some time another cliché popped into my head; but I won’t bore you with the details. Instead, I shall simply and honestly write down my feelings and thoughts regarding Mr. Lee. Now I am not the most prolific of comic-book readers, but I do enjoy the occasional self-contained story, or short story series. I have found enjoyment in certain characters, and I have smiled and laughed along with some of the films…. Some. But above all, and somewhat obviously, I adore the written word. Thus, I would like to […]

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Comic-Con Africa brings the mighty Comic-Con to South Africa.

Comic-Con Africa Logo
 

 Greetings to all you sexy peoples. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Comic-Con Africa, so as you would expect here is me being all excited and writing about it. Much like every media institution in the country is probably doing this week. Comic-Con Africa has been brought to our shores by ReedPop, who themselves are no strangers to organizing Comic-Con’s all over the world, in collaboration with Telkom VS Gaming. Now Geek/Nerd pop culture related conventions are nothing new to South Africa. Geekfest, rAge, and Icon among others come to mind, but a big international event like Comic-Con Africa is a whole new level for us. So how did it go ? I’ll admit I was initially […]

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Saragarhi, looking back at the battle on it’s 121st anniversary

Saragarhi Outpost

Throughout the ever increasing vestiges of history there are no shortages of options for great “last stands.” The Spartans at Thermopylae is probably the first that comes to most peoples minds. But many others could just as easily be remembered, The British vs the Zulu at Rorke’s Drift, The Americans lost in the Argonne, The last group of Samurai standing up the the government, etc. My personal favorite however is one of the lesser known, but no less impressive. The Battle of Saragarhi. For this we must head over to the Indian subcontinent. To the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and modern day Pakistan. Back in 1897 however this was the edge of British India. The local Afghan tribes […]

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Comic-Con finally comes to South Africa

Comic-Con Africa

So you may have heard the news last week. But if not, Comic-Con will be coming to South Africa in 2018. While we have had quite a few geek-related events over the years. The 925 family have been regulars at Geek Fest for years now. But Comic-Con is a whole other level. In partnership with VS Gaming and Reed Exhibitions, SA Comic-Con will hit the Kayalami Convention Centre 14 -16 September 2018. Local stars John Kani and Connie Chuime, fresh off the success of Black Panther will be in attendance. International confirmed stars include video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North have already been confirmed. Some stars of Game of Thrones and Big Bang Theory have also been […]

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Happy Valentines Day

Valetine's

So you should either be out dating or curled up in the fetal positions with too much ice-cream and a soppy movie. Either way, you should be too busy to be reading our random brain farting. So this will just be some short little article wishing you a Happy Valentines Day! If you don’t have someone to love, love yourself. I won’t judge…much. Happy Valentines Day !!! Ok, that’s it, now go frolic and stuff. That’s what people do right? Love Ya All !!!!

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Have a Spooktacular Spooky Halloween

Halloween

Hey guys, its finally here, it’s Halloween. Yay! I have always loved the aesthetic of Halloween. Even with growing up in South Africa where it happens in Spring and there is very little brown or orange about. Hell even our pumpkins are white. Thankfully the magic of TV, and later The Internet, has transported me to wonderful worlds of brown and orange. Of cats of witches, of all manner of creepy rustic old houses drenched in autumn leaves. I dont know how many here will remember back in the early naughties they made a series of Blair Witch video games. Very loosely connected to the movie, it was just the one back then. The games mainly delved into the background […]

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WarCall (Band Interview)

WarCall Invaders

Today we chat to WarCall! Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band will officially be 10 years going in the fall of 2017.  We come from a metal background and as with every band, our story is long and paved with the bodies of wounded soldiers.  WarCall came to be in 2007 on the aftermath of our previous band breaking up.  We wanted a more aggressive approach in our music, have always had an interest in war stories so the war theme was natural and WarCall was born.  The lineup for this album is the same than for III the previous one and it marks the first time we make 2 albums with the same […]

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Esprit D’Air (Tour Interview)

Today we chat to our old friends Esprit D’Air. Let’s start with this: How has Esprit D’Air been doing since we last spoke? Kai: Since we last spoke in November 2016, we released three singles and a full-length album, Constellations. So, I guess we have been doing a lot! It has been a busy year, just constantly recording every month and playing quite a few shows but the end result has been worth it. We managed to get played on Kerrang! Radio, Total Rock and had TeamRock premiere our video and album release. How has your new album Constellations been doing? Kai: It was the first time we saw our music in real stores like HMV and Best Buy. We were so excited visiting the shops and seeing […]

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I AM OUT OF HERE

This is it folks. I am done. I am finished. I am out of here. 5 years of doing 925 Rebellion. Close to 1000 articles. A YouTube channel. Podcast shows. Events, and blah, blah, blah…. For the dozen of you that care I shall say this: I am leaving 925 simply because new opportunities have opened themselves to me; new creative outlets are being explored; and new adventures are being planned. As of now, you ALL belong to the Empire Of The Hairy One. Viva el Wookiee! “Have a better one.” – Blade Runner. (1982)

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Buried Realm (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Buried Realm. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? In 2007 I (Josh Dummer) started Buried Realm. I only recorded a few demos, nothing serious. I was wrapped up in other projects until a few years ago when I decided it was time to do this. Fast forward to now and the first album is finished and ready to unleash on September 29th! What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? I have no formal training under my belt. Jamming with other musicians has taught and challenged me the most. I never had much interest in learning other bands’ music because I want to create my own. This has made my style somewhat unconventional. […]

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