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TV Star Geoffrey Notkin and Department of Strange Finds at Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix, AZ (May 31, 2016) – Two-time Emmy Award winner Geoffrey Notkin and renowned actor Eric Schumacher will premier the trailer of an exciting new adventure series at Phoenix Comicon, June 3-5, 2016. Join them in booth #HH303 for this screening and for an incredible opportunity to audition for Department of Strange Finds.

“Department of Strange Finds is a unique approach to the adventure show developed by my team at Desert Owl Productions in association with Paint it Black TV Productions, Square Pictures, Inc., and Seelie Studios, LLC. I can’t reveal too much at the moment, but we’re going to take the adventure show concept and turn it on its ear. For now, you’ll have to come to Phoenix Comicon to find out more.”-says Geoffrey Notkin, TV star, science and adventure celebrity, and president of Desert Owl Productions, Inc.

“We decided to create an adventure show that we would want to watch. Department of Strange Finds is a much more interactive experience than your average adventure series and ten times more fun. We think our fans are going to totally love it.” –says actor/director Eric Schumacher, Creative Director for Seelie Studios, LLC and star of several upcoming films.

Attendees are welcome to audition at booth HH303. Come dressed to impress as it’s “Lights, Camera, Action!” The production team will perform live auditions for the upcoming show. Geoff and Eric’s crew are searching for individuals with stories of uncovered mysteries, outlandish adventures, and tales of strange finds.

Geoff Notkin and Eric Schumacher will be in the booth between panels signing autographs and chatting with fans.
Where: The Phoenix Comicon – Booth HH303 on the 3rd Floor North Building
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 3, 4, and 5, 2016 all day.
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Seelie Studios at Phoenix Comicon 2016

Join Seelie Studios and Friends at the Phoenix Comicon

June 3, 4, and 5, 2016
Here’s just some of the fun in store for you.

Note: room and times may change, Check the provided links to make sure you are in the right place.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 3, 4, and 5, 2016, All day.
Desert Owl Productions, in association with Paint it Black TV Productions, Square Pictures, Inc., and Seelie Studios, LLC, present
“The Department of Strange Finds at Phoenix Comicon.
Location: Booth Number HH303 in the Hall of Heroes, 3rd floor, North Building.
Fans will have the opportunity to audition for a spot on our upcoming adventure show starring two-time Emmy award-winning, internationally popular television star Geoffrey Notkin.
Geoff Notkin will be at the Desert Owl Productions booth in between panels to sign autographs and chat with fans, along with film actor and show co-director Eric Schumacher, Desert Owl Productions staff and other surprise guests. The new trailer for the show will premiere at the Phoenix Comicon.

Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Film Festival Screening- “They Pretend” Music Video
Location: West 102B
Our latest epic music video is screening as a part of the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Music video block.
Seelie Studios’ Creative Director Eric Schumacher who directed the Music Video Co-Producer and Seelie Studios Costumer/Props Mistress Ginger Ferguson and Actress Sara Mirasola, visiting from Los Angeles, California will be present to discuss the video.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Acting for Cosplayers, Role Players, and Larpers
Location North 124 A
Seelie Studios creative director and acclaimed TV/Film/Multimedia Actor/Director Eric Schumacher (Legends and Lies: the Real West -Wyatt Earp, Tombstone Rashomon- Doc Holiday, Zhon: The Alien Interviews-Agent Killjoy, My Stolen Time Machine-Director, They Pretend-Director) offers professional acting and directing techniques in this hands on acting class to help you to gain greater joy from your gaming and cosplay pursuits.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 3 PM to 4 PM
Voice Acting 101
Location: West 102C
Seelie Studios Creative Director and acclaimed actor/director Eric Schumacher (Legends and Lies: the Real West -Wyatt Earp, Tombstone Rashomon- Doc Holiday, Zhon: The Alien Interviews-Agent Killjoy, My Stolen Time Machine-Director, They Pretend-Director) will teach you the ins and outs of voice acting and voice over work.
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Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Get Your Arse to Mars
Location: North 232ABC
The race is on to get to Mars! In this panel, experts will discuss the process and technologies that will be used to send astronauts from Earth to our red neighbor! Our great friend 2 time Emmy winner, Action Scientist, and star of the upcoming show Department of Strange Finds Geoffrey Notkin will be on this panel!!
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Sunday June 5, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
African Reggae Sci-Fi, the Making of an Epic Music Video
Location: West 102C
Why make a music video when you can make a MUSIC VIDEO. This is an entertaining and instructive panel discussion on the making of a long form post-apocalyptic music video for a very unique band with a large following ( Topics of discussion will be: Making a world: Costumes, props and set design. Location shooting in Arizona: Heat, cold runaway cars and angry horses. Casting and Performance process Lessons learned directing a monstrosity. Fight choreography Raising the bar, How to make everything feel bigger with performance , shot design and sound design. Blending a music video into a film cohesively.
Who’ll be there:
Producer/Director Eric Schumacher
Producer/Costume Designer/Props Mistress/Caterer Ginger Ferguson
Assistant Director Aaron Kyle Lee
Production Manager Shelly Dunn
Actress Sara Mirasola
Actor/Location Manager Sam Mattison
Actor/Location Manager Josh Mattison
Actor/Fight Choreographer Robert Linden
Sound Engineer and Postproduction Sound Designer Rogelio Camarillo
Actor/Band Member Brian Windsor
Actor/Band Member Jessica Shestko
Production Assistant/Intern Jesus Contreras

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Sunday June 5, 2016, 3 PM to 4 PM
My Stolen Time Machine World Premiere Screening and Making of Season One
Location: West 102C
Multiple award winning multimedia company Seelie Studios’, makers of “The Bob and Angus Show” for Mayfaire Games, “The Adventures of Silver and Brass” and many others, ( is about to release, “My Stolen Time Machine” is a web-series about a girl genius who steals a time machine and almost destroys the universe, making endless copies of herself in the process. Lead actress Sara Mirasola will be visiting from Los Angeles to discuss her many characters on the series with members of the innovative team that designed the series.
Who’ll be there:
Actress Sara Mirasola
Executive Producer Don Dehm
Series Director Eric Schumacher
Postproduction Editor Drew Kallen
Postproduction Special Effects Supervisor Robert S Francis
Postproduction Special Effects and Sound Design Elisa M Cota Francis
Costumer/Props Mistress/Caterer Ginger Ferguson

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Seelie Studios to Appear at TusCon Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Convention

Seelie Studios president and and award winning producer, Don Dehm, and Seelie Studios creative director, producer and critically acclaimed actor, Eric Schumacher will be hanging out this weekend with the members of the TusCon Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror convention in Tucson, Arizona. They will be joined by the Emmy Award winning “Action Scientist” and star of TV’s “The Meteorite Men” and “The STEM Journals” Geoffrey Notkin and TV legend Don Collier (“The High Chaparral” and over 200 other credits), to swap production stories on a 2 PM panel this Sunday afternoon, November 1st.

TusCon 42 also includes appearances from New York Times bestselling/multiple-award winning sci-fi/fantasy author Seanan McGuire, artist Bridget E. Wilde, popular cosplayers Autumn Ivy and Courtney Leigh; Tucson’s own “nerdcore” music group “Will There Be Cake?,” late night sci-fi burlesque produced by Gypsy Danger, and over 70 other panelists speaking events all day and all night on many topics of interest to pop culture fans.

TusCon 42 will also feature the always popular TusCon Masquerade Contest, special film screenings with guest filmmakers in TusCon’s Video Room, the Anime Screening Room with special anime programming, TusCon’s “TusLan” computer gaming center, a vendor room, art show, mass autograph signing, and much more.

Season 13 of The Bob & Angus Show begins!

The 13th season of “The Bob & Angus Show” was launched today. The Bob & Angus Show is a comedy web series stars puppet “newsrams” Bob MacWordell (Dean Steeves), Angus McPeters (Drew Kallen), and newsewe Claire O’Brien (Stacey Gordon). Over 200 episodes are available on YouTube where the news sheep talk about board games, geek culture and ovine life style for the popular board game publisher, Mayfair Games. The series has also produced a number of spoofs on other popular media titles such as TV series “Mad Men”, and “The Twilight Zone” and films like “The Shining.”

The sheep have become iconic in the game industry. They have been seen on Times Square Jumbotrons and on television in several major markets. The characters can often be found at game and science fiction conventions interacting with crowds and interviewing celebrities.

Making a puppet show for video is unlike any other filming project and we’ve had the opportunity to be involved in. The sheep make me laugh every time we film.

The Bob & Angus Show is a Mayfair Games production in association with Seelie Studios and Pulp Gamer Media. The show can be seen on Pulp Gamer Media,the Mayfair Games YouTube channel, “mayfairgamesmovies” or at