Star Trek Voyager 25th Anniversary Special Review

By Daniel Schwartz  It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Voyager set a course back home and into the hearts of fans around the world. I was a teenager when the series aired, and it quickly became my favorite Trek series. It had returned Star Trek to exploration and did…Read moreRead more

Hero Collector Debuts Doctor Who Baking Sets

By Staff Reports Hero Collector – designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the worlds of pop culture – is joining the baking community with its latest Doctor Who collection; baking sets to help fans create treats that are officially out-of-this-world! These baking sets form part of Hero Collector’s new handicrafts range, with…Read moreRead more

Podcast this Saturday, Feb. 1st at 8:00 p.m. on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith This Saturday, we have a big announcement! Make sure to tune in on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pastramination/) at 8pm PST! ALSO, it is your chance to win FREE food from Apollo Restaurant, as well as a ticket to the upcoming JayZoMon Pop Culture Expo in Victorville! Don’t miss it!

The High Desert Gets its Own Comic Con with JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo on February 8th

By Nolan P. Smith Editor For years, the High Desert has hoped for a comic con to take place right here in our community. On February 8th, it finally happens as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo debuts at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds. Attendees can expect a plethora of things to enjoy with vendors, celebrities, comic…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo Takes Place This Weekend

By Staff Reports The highly-anticipated 10th edition of the Long Beach Comic Expo is here and MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is delighted to announce the full program guide. Taking place January 11 and 12 at the Long Beach Convention Center, #LBCE2020 is poised to…Read moreRead more

The Mandalorian Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Disney Plus finally arrived this week, and along with it came the first live-action series based in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian. Following in the footsteps of Boba and Jango Fett, a new Mandalorian emerges in a galaxy far, far away. The show takes place after the fall of the Empire,…Read moreRead more

The Flash Season 6 Episode 04 Review

By Jeremiah Gagnon Last time we were left hanging with questions such as, What did Nash Wells find in the manhole? What is going to happen to Dr. Ramsey? Are we going to learn the answers, or will we be left with more questions? Tensions are on the rise as Team Flash copes with the…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Amazes in 2019

By Nolan P Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith I have been covering the Los Angeles Comic Con since it was named Comikaze. I have seen it grow and transform each year. With 2019, I feel the show has hit its stride and has become one of the best West Coast comic book conventions you…Read moreRead more

Four Questions Following the Season Premiere of The Flash

By Daniel Schwartz  The Season 6 premiere of The Flash was fast-paced (pun intended, you should always intend your puns) and fun. While setting up the new season, it also introduced some interesting plot points that will take time to develop. Following the latest episode, the are four questions that I hope to be answered…Read moreRead more

Creepshow Episode 2 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson The Shudder original series Creepshow continues to deliver the scares and the laughs in its second episode, and it offered two stories that couldn’t be more different. The show starts with “Bad Wolf Down,” which is written and directed by Rob Schrab. The story is about a group of American soldiers trapped…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Celebrates its Ninth Year This Weekend with Special Guests, Artists, Cosplay and More

By Nolan P. Smith On October 11th-13th, the Los Angeles Convention Center will once again host the Los Angeles Comic Con. Now in its ninth year, this year’s convention has plenty for fans to be excited for: from a reunion of “The Office” cast, a Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Cosplay Contest, and guests including…Read moreRead more

The CW Releases Supernatural Tribute Video

By Kevin Hoskinson The CW has released a new promo for the upcoming final season of Supernatural, and it’s more of a tribute video than an actual trailer for the shows 15th year. The video takes us back to where it all began with the death of Sam and Dean’s mom Mary when they were…Read moreRead more

Creepshow Episode 1 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Creepshow, the 1982 horror/comedy anthology film from Stephen King and George A. Romero has been resurrected for the small screen courtesy of Shudder. The show follows on from the original film, and it’s sequel, featuring six episodes with two short stories per episode. Each episode will adapt short stories from Stephen King,…Read moreRead more

Stumptown Q & A Highlights from RCCC 2019

By Kevin Hoskinson Staff Reporter At Rose City Comic Con this year, I was privileged enough to get invited to an exclusive Q & A with the cast and creators of ABC’s Stumptown. It was a fun conversation, and they answered some interesting questions. The panel included Executive Producers Greg Rucka, Jason Richman, and Matt…Read moreRead more

Fandoms Collide at Rose City Comic Con 2019

By Kevin Hoskinson Photos by Kevin Hoskinson Staff Reporter The worlds of comics, toys, cosplay, movies, television, and celebrity collided in Portland this weekend for the annual Rose City Comic Con. From its humble beginnings in 2012, it has grown into one of the most significant pop culture events in the Pacific Northwest. The con…Read moreRead more

Rose City Comic Con Announces Full Schedule of Events

By Staff Reports Rose City Comic Con, Oregon’s premier comic con, is proud to announce three days of programming complete with panels, workshops, celebrity appearances, and more, taking over the Oregon Convention Center from September 13-15. Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr, presented by the Toy Association, brings all-ages programming to its dedicated stage on the…Read moreRead more

Rose City Comic Con Returns to Oregon Convention Center September 13 –15

By Staff Reports The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: San Diego Comic Con 2019 Fallout

By the Pastrami Nation Podcast Crew Here is this week’s Facebook podcast, now in audio and on Soundcloud. Leave a comment by SATURDAY, July 27th at 9 p.m. PST on here, on SoundCloud OR on Facebook and be entered for a chance to win one of the prizes mentioned!  

SDCC 2019: A Glimpse Into the Greatness

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan Smith and Jason Smith Comic Con International: San Diego is easily the biggest and most known of the comic conventions. Known as SDCC, the annual convention took over the San Diego Convention Center once again, with events taking place across the surrounding historic Gaslamp District. Fans of comic…Read moreRead more

Lucasfilm to Premiere Exclusive Sneak Peek of The Mandalorian Series at Disney’s D23 Expo 2019

By Staff Reports For the first time at D23 Expo, Lucasfilm will host a pavilion on the show floor from August 23-25 with an impressive display showcasing the evolution of the Star Wars stormtrooper. The exhibit will include several of the screen-used costumes seen throughout the iconic movie series. From the classic stormtrooper to the new…Read moreRead more

Six Predictions For the New Seasons of the Arrowverse Shows

By Daniel Schwartz Summer is finally here. For fans of the CW’s Arrowverse, that means no more new episodes until October. There were major revelations, deaths, and a lot of foreshadowing that took place across the four connected shows (5 with Batwoman coming soon). The future looks pretty bleak as all of our favorite heroes…Read moreRead more

New NSFW trailer for The Boys

By Kevin Hoskinson Amazon has dropped an uncensored trailer for it’s newest original series “The Boys.” It’s dark, violent, funny, and reminds us that the Spice Girls are still relevant. Based on the notoriously dark and violent comic book of the same by Garth Ennis and Darick Robinson, the series is about a group of…Read moreRead more

Washington State Summer Con Wows With Celebrities, Cosplay and More

By Jason R. Smith Photos by Adrienne Smith and Jason R. Smith There is one word to sum up our time at the Washington State Summer Con – wow! Taking place at the Washington State Fairgrounds, there is no shortage of space. From autograph alley to the vendor and artist section there is a huge…Read moreRead more

Comic Con Revolution Ontario Brought Pop Culture Greatness to the Inland Empire

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Comic book artists and writers, cosplayers, and some of the most famous voice actors in the world descended on to the Inland Empire as Comic Con Revolution took over the Ontario Convention Center this weekend. “It’s great to have an event like this in our back yard, and this…Read moreRead more

The Inland Empire’s Only Comic Book Convention, Comic Con Revolution, Returns May 18th & 19th

By Nolan P. Smith Comic book fans rejoice: the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention, Comic Con Revolution, is back for their third year as the show returns to the Ontario Convention Center this weekend.  Comic Con Revolution expands with over 200 guests, over 300 exhibitors, two full days of programming and more as the…Read moreRead more

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Volume 1 Review

By Daniel Schwartz Publisher: Titan Comics Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Rachael Stott Tired of waiting through another long hiatus between seasons of Doctor Who? No problem! Titan Comics has you covered. Continuing the tales of the current Thirteenth Doctor, this collection brings together the first four issues of the new comic series. Featuring the Thirteenth…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2019- Day One Brings It!

By Pastrami Nation Staff WonderCon 2019 is here! Back in Anaheim, and back with a vengence, the O.C’s own comic convention shined brightly. From major comic book publishers, indie publishers, artists and writers, toy companies, pop culture shops, cosplay and more, this con is the place to be this weekend. Check out the photos from…Read moreRead more

Saying Goodbye to Supernatural

By Kevin Hoskinson After one final season next year, “Supernatural” is coming to an end. Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins released a video statement on Instagram announcing the news. “We just told the crew that even though we’re very excited to be moving into our 15th season, it will be our last,”…Read moreRead more

DC Universe Hit Series “Titans: The Complete First Season” Hits Digital March 21; Blu-ray/DVD Coming Soon

By Staff Reports A bold, new take on DC’s famed Super Hero team – from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Greg Walker, Sarah Schechter and John Fawcett – comes to Digital on March 21, 2019 when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Titans: The Complete First Season. All 11 thrilling episodes of the…Read moreRead more

The Return of Veronica Mars: What It Is and Why You Should Watch

By Kevin Hoskinson The show is about Veronica (Kristen Bell), a sarcastic teenager residing in sunny Neptune California, a picturesque beach town in Southern California. She used to be one of the popular kids; she is now an outcast who keeps a small group of friends. But her life is anything but ordinary. When she…Read moreRead more