Sunday, May 29, 2016

Singtel TV Go May Be Worth A Go - AXN, MTV Live and MTV China Added to List of Channels!


Last week, local service provider Singtel invited a small group of bloggers including Red Dot Diva, for a special event held at Elements & Co Cafe. The night of simple fun and games was focused on providing the bloggers with a first-hand experience on their Singtel TV GO application, that allows one to tune into over 120 channels on the go!

Pic by Singtel

Cutie Joakim Gomez, 98.7 FM's radio producer and presenter for "The Bro Code", was the lovely (and lively!) host for that evening.

Red Dot Diva brought her Evil Twin along to the event, and the first thing they did was download the Singtel TV Go app on a smartphone to see what it looks like.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Visual Effects Artists from Lucasfilm Singapore Spill Some "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Secrets

As part of the May the Fourth celebration earlier this month, Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) - whose regional headquarters is at the Sandcrawler in Red Dot Island - hosted a special hour-long panel at the Sports Hub Library about the Oscar-nominated visual effects (VFX) featured in "The Force Awakens".

Red Dot Diva has attended a few Lucasfilm ILM panels about their VFX work in other movies before, but never for Star Wars, due to the fact that "The Force Awakens" is the first Star Wars movie released after 10 years. Being an avid Star Wars fan, she could not pass up the chance on learning more about the magic that happened behind the scenes.

(Warning: If you think that knowing more about VFX work spoils your enjoyment of the movie, then *loud signal blares*... DO NOT PROCEED. Feel free to click here and read another article about what other fun things happened during the May the Fourth Celebration instead.)

The panel, moderated by Dominic Zou from 501st Legion SG, started off easily enough with an introduction of the four homegrown artists involved with the movie: Associate Production Manager - Pei'an Lau, Lead for Rotoscoping and Paint - JeanLe Koh, Lead for Texturing and Look Development - Elvin Siew and Animator - Zaini Jalani.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

FCBD 2016: Diva's Annual Nerd Comic Book Run

Anyone who thinks you don't need to have stamina when you're a geek probably has not tried going for a Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Run, Red Dot Island-style.

Not only does one have to persevere through the suffocating heat and humidity, you will need solid biceps and core strength to carry those free comic books from venue to venue.

For the last 5 years, Red Dot Diva has been going around the island's stores and hunting down comic books on FCBD. Since last year, she decided to target only two participating stores.

TARGET #1 - Kinokuniya Takashimaya
The night before, being typically kiasu, Red Dot Diva, Max and Jas had strategized to be at the Kinokuniya collection line early in the morning.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Geek Pride Day by Mensa Singapore & Irish Graduates Association - 25 May 2016


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Mensa Singapore & Irish Graduates Association are organizing a Geek Pride Day on 25 May 2016, at the DC Comics Superheroes Cafe.

There will be a fun geek quiz, where a group of  4-6 persons can pitch their knowledge against each other.

You don't need to be a member of any of the above organizations in order to sign up and join in the party.

If you want to meet new friends, sign up at the cost of SGD 10 per pax, go put on your geek gear, head to the party and win some prizes!

It is also a good excuse to visit and have a DC Comics Superheroes Cafe experience if you have not been there yet.

More details in the flyer above.

Friday, May 6, 2016

FCBD 2016: Where To Go To Grab Those Free Comics!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is one of the best times of the year for a comic book fan!

On every 1st Saturday in May, local participating stores offer their members and the public copies of free comic books.

It is a fantastic and fun way for geeks to gather together and support their favourite book stores, by getting new readers to join them, or to buy one or more items from these shops.

Here's where you can get into the thick of the FCBD action tomorrow, 7 May 2016.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Take Part in Singapore's Own Lip Sync Showdown - 17 May 2016, Elements Cafe!


Things have been so intense lately.

That explosive Batman v Superman smackdown which segued into Team Cap vs Team Iron-Man (Red Dot Diva's note: trust me, always choose Team Rich Guys *grin*), then Bukit Batok Civil War.....

Aiyoh. So Stressed.

Why not relieve all that tension by taking part in Red Dot Island's very own Lip Sync Showdown?? Red Dot Diva thinks everyone needs more fun and laughter in their lives and it will help greatly in improving mental health.

Lip Sync Showdown is modelled after Spike TV's popular "Lip Sync Battle", which has seen the likes of a list of celebrities including Hayley Atwell, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Nick Carter & AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys and Eva Longoria, pitching against other with their mostly spot-on and hilarious impersonations of famous singers. The local event is organized by Elements & Co., who is partnering with Genetix Productions.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

May The Fourth 2016: A Heartfelt Fan Celebration of All Things Star Wars


The gathering was not held on May the Fourth itself, since that will be a working Wednesday, and Red Dot Island fans are practical folks who do need to clock into their day jobs.

However, the May the Fourth event that kicked off earlier today at OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, was a good way to get your Star Wars fix. At least until the next Resistance.


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