June 30, 2010

Smallville Season 10 Premiere Date Set!!!

The CW has released its fall premeire dates. Smallville: The 10th and final season returns on Friday, September 24th, with all new episodes. SMALLVILLE airs at 8:00-9:00pm ET followed by the sixth season of SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00pm ET).

June 22, 2010

WGBS NEWS Superman Celebration Friday June 11 2010 Part 6

Jaime Aaron Kelley (Clark Kent) interviews Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer Superman I-III & Superboy The TV Series) at the 32 Annual Superman Celebration for the Superman Homepage.

June 20, 2010

Day 3: Superboy Homepage At the Superman Celebration

Day 3: At the Superman Celebration
Smallville Day
By: Sam J. Rizzo

Day 3 started out with me getting up out of bed at 4:30am to get in line for tickets to Sam Witwer (Davis Bloom) & Laura Vandervoort (Kara / Supergirl). At around 7:00am the line for tickets to the autograph sessions started to move, thank god because I'm not a morning person. As I was standing in line, I asked some of the veterans who have been to mulitple Superman Celebrations if  they thought I would get a ticket(s) to one of the sessions and they guranteed me I would be able too because we were past a certain point in the long line. Luckly, I managed to grab two tickets, one for myself and one for a friend who wasn't so lucky in getting a ticket who also was standing in the long line. I managed to get tickets to Session C which at 3:30 in the afternoon.

At about 11:30, I headed over to the Metro Tent for the Smallville Q&A. You can listen to the entire audio file by downloading it here. The discussion with both Laura and Sam was really fun in that each of the actors talked about what they have been doing since their departures from Smallville and their hopes of a return in the final season. Laura talked about her series on ABC "V" and Sam talked about his new film which he is currently shooting.

At 2:30 p.m, I decided to run over to Ilya Salkind's final autograph session. The lines for each of Ilya's autograph sessions were out the door!!!

Then at 3:00, the line started to form for the Smallville autograph session C. After getting both Laura and Sam's autograph, that was pretty much it for Day 3 of the Superman Celebration. It was a very exciting and busy day, running all over the place. As I said in my Day One report, the Superman Celebration is definitely way different than any comicbook related convention. It is like a Superman family coming together for a few days to celebrate the Man of Steel. I'm definitely plan on attending each year from now on despite the five to six hour trek from Chicago. I had such a great time meeting long time friends in-person for the first time and being able to talk with Superman and Superboy fans from all walks of life. I recommend that if you are a loyal Superman fan you should at least go once to the Superman Celebration in the future to see what it is all about. There is no media coverage of this celebration that could substitute for attending in person and meeting the wonderful men and women who put on this great celebration each and every year. Thank you to everyone and hope to see you all next year!!! 

June 17, 2010

Superman Homepage: More Coverage of the 32nd Annual Superman Celebration

Superman Homepage's Barry Freiman continues the massive coverage from this past weekend's 32nd annual Superman Celebration with a article entitled "Mr. Freiman Goes to Metropolis." Just click below to read the full article over at the Superman Homepage.com

EXCLUSIVE: Smallville Q&A Session with Laura Vandervoort & Sam Witwer from Superman Celebration AUDIO

Smallville Q&A Session with Laura Vandervoort & Sam Witwer (AUDIO)
Day #3 - Metropolis, IL. 11:30am
By: Sam J. Rizzo
The complete audio recording of the entire Q&A session which last about forty minutes in length. Please do not repost on another Superman related website without the express written permission of Sam J. Rizzo and the Superboy Homepage.com. Thank you and Enjoy!!! 

The file is a high quality mp3 file, it is a direct downloadable file:

June 14, 2010

Day Two: At the Superman 32nd Annual Celebration 2010

Noel Neill Statue Ceremony & Ilya Salkind Arrives at the Celebration
DAY 2 - Friday
By: Sam J. Rizzo

Day Two - The celebration opened with unveiling of the tribute statue to Noel Neill. The ceremony started out weather wise with some rain but the sky opened up. The sun came out just in time before the statue was shown to the masses of Superman fans who stood in anxious anticipation. 

The ceremony was a very heart felt tribute to Noel Neill and the photos of the statue below do not do the statue justice. Every Superman fan needs to see the statue in-person. It was a beautiful and emotional tribute to the very first on screen Lois Lane.   

After Noel Neill statue unveiling, at noon was a question and answer session with Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer: Superman I-III, Superboy TV Series) at the Metro Tent. The Q&A with Ilya was about an hour in length; Ilya talked about the making of Superman: The Movie. His discussion with the fans ranged from how he came about casting Christopher Reeve in the role of Clark Kent / Superman, getting Marlon Brando to play Jor-el and Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, the script, and finally finding a director in Richard Donner. Ilya also did some great impersonations by breaking out his Marlon Brando impersonation during the Q&A to everyone's laughter. 

Later in the day, Ilya Salkind was at Artist Alley signing autographs for the Superman masses. The line was virtually out the door as fans waited to get Ilya's autograph. The autograph session lasted for two hours at Artist Alley. 

The Superman Homepage after Ilya's autograph signing at 4:30 held a Meet & Greet Session at the base of the giant Superman statue. The Superman Homepage gave out free t-shirts to each of the fans. Ilya was kind enough to come over to chat with the fans and the staff as well as take photos with them. 

To wrap up the night, Ilya Salkind gave an intro speech before the screening of Superman II: The Theatrical Cut aka (Richard Lester Cut). The Superman II screening was held at Artist Alley.

Look for the AUDIO in its entirety from both the Noel Neill Tribute Statue Ceremony & Ilya Salkind Q&A coming soon EXCLUSIVELY on Superboy Homepage    


Superman Homepage Coverage of the Superman 32nd Annual Celebration

Be sure to visit the Superman Homepage.com for addition in-depth reports from each of the days at the Superman Celebration. Adam Dechanel, Barry Freiman, and Ralph Silver writers for the Superman Homepage were also in-attendance at this year's Superman Celebration. Their photos and reports are up right now. Click below:  

Adam Dechanel's Superman Celebration Day One Report

Adam Dechanel's Superman Celebration: Day Two Early Report

Superman Celebration: Day Two Photos

Superman Celebration: Day Three Photos

Superman Celebration: Day One Photos and Report

My First Day in the small town of Metropolis, Illinois at the Superman Celebration.
By: Sam J. Rizzo

The first day in Metropolis there were no words to describe the feeling of driving into the town and seeing the world famous  "Welcome, to Metropolis," sign with Superman in his classic pose. After the five hour drive from Chicago and this being my very first trip to the Celebration; I did not know what to expect at all. Would it be just another convention or something totally different.  

After covering the opening ceremony, I immediately wanted to go see the Superman Museum which was one of the big items on my to do list while at the Celebration.

Walking into the Superman Museum for the very first time was definitely an experience to remember. All the vintage collectibles, posters, costumes, and props which were on display were great to see. As a life long Superman fan, I immediately went into picture overload by taking a ton of photos of each of the displays in the museum. It was definitely an overwhelming feeling stepping into that museum and seeing the history of the Man of Steel.

When I approached the Superboy exhibit of the museum, my jaw literally dropped. A friend of mine who was walking the museum with me said "Sam, you looked like you were a kid in a candy store." I must have stood in front of the Superboy display for a good hour looking at each of the props, photos, and costumes from the series.

The Superman Museum alone on the first day along with meeting up with some close friends from the past few years was a real treat.

Day One was just a taste of what was to come for the rest of the Superman Celebration.

To View More Photos from DAY ONE CLICK HERE

June 9, 2010

Superboy Homepage Featured on ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com has blogged about Ilya Salkind on his most recent convention appearance at Wizard World Anaheim 2010 from this past April. I'm also featured on the blog for my website the Superboy Homepage and I also was in attendance in Anaheim. The reason for this posting is due to the Superman Celebration which is starting tomorrow June 10th in Metropolis, Illinois. Ilya Salkind and I will also be in attendance at the Celebration this year. This is my first trip to Metropolis and I look forward to meeting the many Superman and Superboy fans. I would like to thank Michael D Hamersky who runs Comic Book Collectors Blog in San Diego, CA.

To read the full blog over at ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com click here

Ilya Salkind (left) with Michael D. Hamersky (right)