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A new year has just started and we barely have time to catch our breaths before convention season starts all over again. Canadian fans will be getting a special X-Files treat in April with The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. The Calgary Expo, as it's most known, is the biggest festival of its kind that brings together more than 60,000 fans of sci-fi, film, television, fantasy, horror, comic book, gaming and animation.
This year, The Calgary Expo is bringing to you not just one, but three X-Files alumni. Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, and Mitch Pileggi will be in attendance at the three-day convention.
Mark your calendars if you are in the area (make travel arrangements if you're not) because this convention is a must go for any X-Files fan. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet the celebrities behind our favorite TV characters and meet some amazing fellow Philes. The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will take place in Calgary, AB April 26-28. Check out their website for a full list of guests and details on the Expo.
Gillian Anderson has been one busy bee with new TV shows coming out soon (The Fall and Hannibal) as well as a couple of movies. Now Anderson fans have a couple more reasons to be excited as she has been added to Jon Wright's' Our Robots Overlords, a new Sci-Fi film by UK Embankment Films.
This will be Anderson's first Sci-Fi project since The X-Files. With a script by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands and A Nightmare Before Christmas) which is based on Rupert Wyatt’s adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ acclaimed novel Birdsong and Andy Serkis’ 3D imagining of the George Orwell's Animal Farm, Our Robots Overlords has good reasons to get fans excited. Joining Anderson in this film is also Sir Ben Kingsley (Schindler's List and Hugo).
Head over to ScreenDaily for more information on Our Robots Overlords.
Gillian Anderson has also been making appearances at Cons all over the world. Canadian fans can once again be excited as she has just been added to Ottawa ComicCon which will take place in Ottawa, ON May 10-12. Anderson will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday only. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to meet the woman behind our favorite skeptical FBI Agent.
Can't get enough Hank Moody? Neither can Showtime. The dark comedy series Californication will be back for a seventh season next year. This comes as no surprise as the series current season has premiered strong with the highest ratings in its history.
Are you following Hank Moody get into trouble this season?
Californication's current season is airing Sundays at 10:30 EST.
On a scoop from Bleeding Cool, we've been informed that IDW will be reprinting the previous The X-Files comic books issued by Topps and Wildstorm. In addition, IDW intends to kick off a monthly release of new stories starting in June 2013. These stories will continue the story line from the moment after The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
We have more exciting information to come about this, so stay tuned!
Acclaimed author Charles Dickens is soon to have a statue placed in his likeness in Portsmouth`s Guildhall Square in the UK for the 133rd anniversary of his death. It will be unveiled on June 9th, 2013. Gillian Anderson has just been appointed as patron of the Charge Dickens Statue Fund, which has been in charge of raising the necessary money to finish the project.
The statue was supposed to be revealed in 2012 on the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth; however, there was insufficient funding and it had to be reschedule. Oxford sculptor Martin Jennings is responsible for the artwork, which shows the author reading in a chair.
Currently, the project needs to raise the final ₤25,000, and Miss Anderson has agreed to support the fund and help raise this money. As a matter of fact, Ian Dickens, Charles’ great-great-grandson, has thanked the actress on behalf of the campaign and is certain that her reputation and previous work with Dickens` literature will help bring this project to its proper ending.
As we all know, Miss Anderson has portrayed two of Dickens` most memorable characters, “Lady Dedlock” in Bleak House and “Miss Havisham” in Great Expectations, both BBC productions with acclaimed reception and several accolades.
The BBC South aired an interview with sculptor Martin Jennings on January 23rd to reveal for the first time the model of the statue and discuss the current details of the project.
If you are a fan of Charles Dickens` work and would like to donate to the statue project, please go to the official website and access the link for further instructions.