Deserae Le Roux.

 

 Nerds and sex appeal are not always synonymous, so when we discover a gorgeous geek our attention is grabbed and our phases are set to… (You know the rest. -Ed.) How long have you been dancing? I took my first dance class in April of 2001 and have been performing since August of that same year. My first performance was at the Alton, IL YWCA. What got you into dancing? I was looking for a way to make new friends after moving to St. Louis. My mom had taken bellydance classes in the early 80’s and she suggested I try it. That week I saw a flyer for bellydance classes at a shopping mall and decided it must be fate. […]

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Retinal Burn!

 

 Today we speak to local band, Retinal Burn! What’s the origin of that name? It is from eye damage that can occur from staring at the sun or other bright objects for too long. It was just something I though worked with the type of music we were making at the time. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? I would classify it as experimental electronica, with synthpop and industrial influences. History of your project? In the early 2000s I was the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Goth Rock band Disciples of Sorrow. There were so many other kinds of songs running around my head that just didn’t fit into the goth genre. I started […]

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Subhasis Banerjee.

 

 Today we speak to Indian film-maker, Subhasis Banerjee. Subhasis produces small indie films and productions, though he has bigger plans on the horizon. When did you first know you wanted to become a film maker? Well I’ve liked to watch movies from childhood. I used to participate in dramas in our school and many other places. I guess that’s the time when I decided of becoming a film-maker. What inspired you, and what continues to inspire you? It’s hard to say what inspired me. But truly speaking, some films directed by renowned Bengali film directors Sattyajit Roy and Rittwik Ghatak inspired me a lot. Such films like Pather Panchali, Meghe Dhaka Tara have always been an inspiration to me. My […]

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Great Geek Collective!

 

 Today we speak to Dina Steyn, one of the heads of the Great Geek Collective. Where did you get the name? Finding a name for the Great Geek Collective’s (GGC’s) con was tricky. We asked people to submit names and then had a vote. The funniest suggestion that didn’t make it was “PretCon”. G²C² is short for Great Geek Collective Convention. How long has it been running? G²C² is in its first year. Its forgoer, Upcon (University of Pretoria Convention) was in its late teens. We chose the theme “Phoenix Rising” to symbolise and celebrate the con’s rebirth as G²C². What’s the history of it? Upcon was traditionally hosted by Tuks Krygspel Vereniging (TKV), a Tuks student society. I first […]

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RAMFEST 2014.

 

 Protoculture. With great excitement and anticipation we left for Ramfest on Saturday Afternoon (8 March 2014), armed with wellingtons and hoodies to combat the incessant rain that threatened South Africans own Glastonbury Music Festival, only better, RAMfest. Gangs of Ballet. Arriving a day late was sad, but we were still able to catch the legendary Pestroy before they go on a well deserved hiatus. Though I was rather distraught that we couldn’t see Biffy Clyro. (I have been told that they were absolutely fantastic.) However the Saturday show didn’t disappoint. Trivium were up first and although they were good, I couldn’t help but feel a little cheated, they just missed some of the energy that South African fans have become […]

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Project: MEGAFOOT

 

 “It’s bigger than big, it’s Megafoot!” Project: MEGAFOOT is a proposed, upcoming indie-horror film. The story follows a classified US Military experiment that had been attempting to create super soldiers. Unfortunately early tests indicated the cybernetic and genetic enhancements were beyond the ability for a mere human to survive, but just as all hope seemed lost there came a lucky discovery…. Bigfoot (GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS) turns out to be real, and the perfect test subject. Now for the twist, as would be expected this souped up Cyborg-Sasquatch escapes from the research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West and goes on a massive rampage. An elite squad of soldiers now has to track down and kill the beast before it destroys everything […]

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G.L.O.W.

 

 Today we speak to internationally known, locally made, Dark-Electro Band, G.L.O.W. What’s the origin of your band name? G.L.O.W. was derived from the Industrial/E.B.M. scene with influences of personal burdens, reminiscence, retaliation and one putting their foot down. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Industrial/E.B.M. History of your G.L.O.W? G.L.O.W. started off with me as a solo artist from 2008 until present. I became recognized on MySpace and Soundcloud with songs such as Anger, Levitate, Plastic and Flying Dutchman (Final Quest?). After winning a tune signature competition in 2013(with an Arizona-based Gothic Radio station called Oontzcast), my music became more recognized worldwide. Tracks which were aired were Flying Dutchman (Final Quest?), Hai-Uri and My Smile […]

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The Joys (and movie problems) of Archery.

 

 “HOYT SPYDER TURBO.” Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in the Karoo for the last decade or so, (And who can blame you?) you will have noticed that archery seems to be the new number one Epic Weapon Of Cool Movie Type People. Films such as Lord of the rings started the whole glorious mess followed by the new(er) Robin Hood, The Hunger Games, Thor (Hawkeye briefly), The Avengers (More Hawkeye), Brave, The Hobbit and so on and so forth. Now this is fantastic from the point of view of the archery industry in South Africa, and this Troll approves that part at least. There are a few…. problems however.  “STROTHER WRATH SHO.”  The movies have given the average […]

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Adam Baroni

 

 Making God’s Bleed. (2014.) Actor, bodybuilder, pro-wrestler, father, all round good guy. Adam Baroni is an up-and-coming British actor and the face of H2N Nutrition. He has big dreams, a big heart, and bigger biceps. (Ladies you may now begin drooling.) Sophie’s Fortune. (2012.) When did you first know you wanted to become an actor? I knew I wanted to become a pro-wrestler AND an actor at the age of 8. The 1986 wrestling movie “BAD GUYS” starring Adam Baldwin & Mike Jolly was the first film that hooked me on the idea. What inspired you, and what continues to inspire you? I’m different to most actors. I’m more inspired by great people that become actors than the whole drama scene. […]

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George Collings!

 

 Today we speak to a late bloomer in the acting world. Over the past five years he’s gone from humble amateur to writer, director, star of stage and screen… and he’s not done yet. Would you care to introduce yourself to the readers? Hello my name is George Collings and I’m an actor. How did you get involved in it? I got into acting purely by accident I used to be an amateur footballer but a bad injury meant I could not play any more and sick of being at home twiddling my thumbs a friend suggested I join him as an extra on a film being shot locally from then I was hooked and have gone on to play […]

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