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Interview: Thomas Nicholas to Visit Comic Con This Weekend

 Doug Dangler Interview: Thomas Nicholas to Visit Comic Con This Weekend

He was Rookie of the Year in 1993, but what has the film’s star, Thomas Ian Nicholas, been up to since then? Nicholas, who will be a guest at the Columbus Comic Con taking place on June 8 – 10, moved from acting in the American Pie film franchise to producing movies for the past […]

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One on One With Pippin From The Lord of the Rings

 Doug Dangler One on One With Pippin From The Lord of the Rings

“Most people want to go to Middle Earth,” says Billy Boyd, the actor who portrayed the hobbit Pippin in the Lord of the Rings film franchise. Boyd thinks that’s why fans attend events like the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, where Boyd will be a featured guest, taking place this year from Friday, June […]

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A Talk with Amy Raubenolt of Starry Night

 Doug Dangler A Talk with Amy Raubenolt of Starry Night

On Sunday, April 6 from 2-6pm, Westerville South High School will host Starry Night, which its organizers, Amy Raubenolt and Michael Wander, describe as a multi-disciplinary festival for elementary and middle school families, combining art science and engineering to encourage innovation creativity and critical thinking. I talked to Amy for Craft on WCBE. Doug Dangler: […]

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Ohioana Book Awards Include Central Ohioans

 Doug Dangler Ohioana Book Awards Include Central Ohioans

What connects a book about the tragic, century-old story of a Circleville family’s literary labor of love and a Korean War-era love story by an Ohio Wesleyan professor? Along with three other books, they received an Ohioana Book Award last night at the Ohio Statehouse. The story of Circleville resident and amateur ornithologist and artist […]

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The Comic Con “Circus” is in Town this Weekend

 Doug Dangler

“The circus has come to town, my friend,” declares comic book illustrator Neal Adams about Ohio Comic Con, occurring this weekend, September 20-22, at the Columbus Convention center. Along with Neal Adams, guests include celebrities such as Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner; actress Summer Glau; and the 91-year-old comics legend Stan Lee. While […]

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Columbus Invitational Arts Competition brings artists together to spark creativity

 Doug Dangler Columbus Invitational Arts Competition brings artists together to spark creativity

What unites a bluegrass group, a youth drum line, and an artists’ collective? Competition and creativity, says Chris Sunami, organizer of the Columbus Invitational Arts Competition, which will provide plenty of both. The CIAC will also be an opportunity for central Ohio residents to discover the talents of their friends and neighbors. “There’s always been […]

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