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It’s Morphin Time! The Morphinominal Expo Returns to Take Over San Antonio this Weekend

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San Antonio will become the center of the Power Rangers Universe this weekend when the Morphinominal Expo unites fans with 14 stars from the hit franchise. The event is free, parking is free, and it will all take place at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall.

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Earlier this week the Countdown City Geeks had the opportunity to promote the event with Power Rangers Turbo alum, Blake Foster who has expressed excitement in returning to the Alamo City. You can catch that discussion below and be sure to attend what will be one of the biggest Power Rangers events in the country this year!

Visit www. MorphinominalTX.com for more information.

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Ted aka Steady is the Editor in Chief of the Countdown City Geeks. He has covered some of the largest pop culture events in the world including San Diego Comic-Con and hosted a variety of events from eSports Tourneys, film festivals, to moderating panels at conventions.

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When Fandoms Collide, Meet the Force-Ghost Buster Cosplayer

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Force ghosts beware, this proton pack jetpack wearing, neutrona wand flamethrowing, force-ghost buster is what happens when you decide to mashup two of your favorite franchises. The cosplayer under the helmet is Madox2551 and he recently attended the Retromania Event in New Braunfels TX. Find more photos of @madox2551 on his IG page here.



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Ernie Hudson Joins the Inaugural Comic-Con: The Cruise

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Who are you going to call? Ernie Hudson that’s who. The sex appeal of the Ghostbusters has been announced to join the inaugural sailing of Comic-Con: The Cruise in February of 2025! 

Known across the globe as Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore, Ernie Hudson’s career spans the pop culture film and TV landscape. Currently starring as “Magic” Williams on the hit show Quantum Leap, fans of all ages have enjoyed Ernie’s memorable roles in The Crow, Congo, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, L.A.’s Finest, Grace and Frankie, Once Upon a Time, Oz, The Family Business, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

For more information and pricing plan options visit: ComicConTheCruise.com

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Blue Beetle star Xolo Mariduena Honored at the SAAHJ 25th Annual Scholarship Gala

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In a little under two weeks, the next big, superhero film, Bluebeetle hits theaters around the world. It’s leading star Xolo Maridueña is notch part of the promotional campaign as he is striking in solidarity with these screen actors Guild, but that doesn’t mean his contributions to TV and film can’t still be celebrated.

Xolo was in San Antonio, TX at the SAAHJ Annual Scholarship Gala, and was honored with the Estrella de Esperanza Award. This award is meant to celebrate rising stars from the Latino community and there’s no doubt that he has seen much success and yet he is just getting started.

Xolo spoke highly of his mother and imagined the struggles and challenges. She may have faced in an industry that was underrepresenting Latinos at the time. His energy is infectious. When he wasn’t on stage, giving his award speech, he was taking the time to meet with attendees, taking selfies, or making calls to relatives for those who are in attendance.

Earlier in the event, he took the time to answer questions from the local press and spoke of the shifting environment in which we are seeing for the first time Latinos in lead roles in mainstream media, on a somewhat consistent basis, it’s an exciting time. He’s also discussed what it means to him personally seeing projects led by Latino writers and directors, and how having a crew with a large population of Latinos can help bring a level of authenticity to projects involving Latino stories. 

One thing is clear, the future for Xolo is bright and his upcoming superhero blockbuster will have a major lasting impact on the Latino community. Go see Blue Beetle which is now in theaters everywhere. Hear our thoughts on it below.

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