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Lloyd The Conqueror- Indie Film Review

As I promised in my Philly Wizard World Comic-Con highlights; I’d be reviewing a little Indie flick entitled Lloyd The Conqueror. Set in the eccentric and comedic world of Live Action Role Playing, Lloyd the Conqueror follows our hapless hero and titular character Lloyd, a lazy college student, and his two somehow even lazier best friends Patrick and Oswald. Desperately needing to pass their college Medieval Literature class to keep their financial aid, they beg their teacher for extra credit. Their hard assed professor, Derek, concedes but only on one condition: They must join his deteriorating LARPing league and battle against him in a game of Demons & Dwarves. Derek, however, attempts to stack the deck against them by amassing a mighty army in the field behind the Elementary School. To prevail against his Horde of Chaos, Lloyd must enlist the help of Cassandra, an ex-cage fighter & womens self defense instructor and Andy, local gaming merchant and former White Wizard, Champion of the Light (who enjoys wrestling without clothes on).

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Philly Comic Con

This weekend marked the passing of yet another year for the Philadelphia Comic Con.  Once a con plagued by terrible under-attendance and being kinda under-whelming in general, I must say has shown up this year in quite a grand fashion! Unlike San Diego, where everyone makes their big announcements and the entire con has shifted focus from comics to general pop culture, Philadelphia Wizard World  contains not a single gaming console, major network, or Sony branded anything on the floor.  You won’t find 300 person long lines for swag giveaways at the G4 booth, and i find that quite refreshing.  Just comics, toys/t-shirts sporting comics, the creators of said comics, and the fans that love comics; what can i say it’s a freaking comic convention.  This con is perfectly suited to it’s size. Is the floor crowded? Yes. Claustrophobicly so? No. Are there lines to get into the panels? Yes. Is anybody left out because the room was full? No. This was really a joy to be at. Also because there’s no big spoiler alerts, new announcements, or exclusive toy lines to write about; figured I’d just give you some pictorial love of the panels I attended along with some of my favorite quotes from each!

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