CAPE (California Association of Pop-culture Enthusiasts) 20121026
San Diego, CA 92101


San Diego, CAUSA 92128
Hometown: Harpenden, UK

Organizer since:

October 26, 2012



British born, naturalized American and lifelong nerd with a comic book bias and a Star Wars obsession (though I do also like Star Trek - gasp!)

What is your favorite form of pop culture (comics, movies, television etc.)?

I love it all, but definitely have a comics bias, though movies are a very close second, also a big video game fan.

What is your favorite comic, movie, television show?

Impossible to choose one of each, but favorites include - Comics: The Rocketeer, 2000 AD (Judge Dredd), Cerebus, Hard Boiled, Dark Knight Returns, Atomic Robo plus many more. Movies: Bullitt, North by North West, The Maltese Falcon, The Godfather, Star Wars IV, V and VI, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Bladerunner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Escape from New York, all original Planet of the Apes, the 007 series plus many more. Television: Homeland, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Fringe, The Clone Wars, Justified and Elementary currently plus many more.

Who are your favorite writers, artists, directors and actors?

Comics (In no particular order) Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, early Frank Miller, early Dave Sim, Walt Kelly, Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, George Perez, Alan Davis, Paul Smith, Chris Sprouse, Terry Dodson, Adam Hughes, Chris Sanders, Art Adams, early Walt Simonson, early John Byrne, Joe Quesada, Scott Wegener, Brian Clevinger, Mark Brooks, Doug Mahnke, John Wagner, Alan Grant, Brian Bolland, Jeff Smith, Mark Waid, Peter David, Dale Keown, Marshall Rogers, Warren Ellis, Robert Kirkman. (Novelists) Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Jeffrey Deaver, Phillip K Dick, John Skipp, Craig Spector, Clive Barker, Joe Haldeman, Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer, Tony DiTerlizzi, Craig Thomas, early Clive Cussler, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Harry Harrison, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman. (Actors/Directors) Tarantino, Steve McQueen, Joss Whedon, Kubrick, Lucy Liu, Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Duncan Jones plus many, many more.

Are you a regular convention attendee (Comic-Con, WonderCon etc.)?

Yes, Comic-Con, WonderCon when possible, Long Beach Comic-Con when possible.

What Gary is saying about this Meetup Group

Up and running and growing!

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  • Giovanna

    Thank you Gary. I look forward to meeting everyone. :-)

    Jul 10, 2014 2:26 PM
  • Mary P.

    This looks like an interesting group. I will see about the next meetup.

    Jun 17, 2014 8:55 PM
  • Edward De La Torre

    Thank you for the welcome. Look forward to meeting you and everyone else

    May 29, 2014 8:58 PM
  • Art Kirsch

    Jon Bogdanove Superman Illustrator
    Will be in Anaheim March 20

    I am Art Kirsch treasurer, president-elect­ of MCAI LA/IC and will honor $5 member fee. Please RSVP­­

    Mar 18, 2014 7:57 PM
  • Melissa

    (Sorry for the delay!) Thanks for the warm welcome, Gary! I'll be looking for intriguing events in the near future with CAPE. =D

    Jan 13, 2014 1:28 AM
  • Sonette

    Thank you for the welcome, Gary. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone soon! Out of curiosity, are there any recent graphic novels about which you have been excited?

    Aug 08, 2013 1:27 PM
  • Nathalia/The MovieMaven

    Thanks for the greeting! Hope to make it to one of the group events. I will be at WonderCon, too.

    Mar 28, 2013 12:55 AM
  • Rebecca

    Hay I prefer Becca, and I can't wait for the next 'worlds most disorganised' meet up (which actually wasn't bad at all)!

    Mar 18, 2013 4:20 PM
  • Tiffany

    I did check them out.. I'm in love with Terry Dodson.. omg...his artwork! Adam's is impressive too, I like several of the images he had with Catwoman. Stephanie's is good too. Thanks for mentioning them!

    May 04, 2011 6:10 PM
  • Tiffany

    Thank you! I'll go check out their work!

    May 04, 2011 6:00 PM
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