'Dorian Gray' stuff
Portland's TidalWave Comics, and publisher Darren G. Davis, are working on turning the Dorian Gray character that it featured in a comic series into a TV series.
TidalWave's comic book series reimagined the Oscar Wilde classic, casting Gray as a monster hunter. A second young adult novelization of the series has been developed by Markosia Enterprises ("Dorian Gray: Beneath the Canvas"), and the brand has been developed into a TV series by Bohemia Group Originals.
"I've had these projects in my mind for years, and finally being able to get them out is a dream come true," Davis said. "I have had a lot of success with reestablishing classic characters such as the muses in '10th Muse' as well as 'Legend of Isis.'"
For more: www.tidalwavecomics.com.
The Rose City Comic Con is approaching, Sept. 13-15, and part of the event includes LeakyCon, the world's largest "Harry Potter" fan convention.
It returns to Oregon for the first time since 2013.
"Potter" fans can revel in all the fun that LeakyCon's Wizarding Alley brings to Rose City Comic Con, enjoying themed vendors and specialized programming. There'll be panels, interviews, discussions and celebrations of "The Boy Who Lived" and the impact his story has made on the Wizarding and Muggle worlds of author J.K. Rowling.
Actors from the "Harry Potter" films will be in attendance — Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright and Jason Isaacs.
Portland artist David Carmack Lewis has painted murals in Boise, Idaho, and one of them has been recognized by Parade magazine.
His mural "The Big Back Yard," 50 feet wide and 40 feet high and on The Watercooler Building in Boise, has been named to represent Idaho in the magazine's "Murals Across America" edition.
For more: on Lewis: www.davidcarmacklewis.com.
Yesteryear in Portland is being highlighted in Pittock Mansion's new exhibit, "Portland's World's Fair: Souvenirs of the Lewis and Clark Exposition."
It's on view through Nov. 17 at the mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive.
The 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition highlighted the area's industrial innovation and growth, delighted visitors with exotic spectacles and offered unique keepsakes. Historic objects to be shown at Pittock Mansion come from the private collection of Mike Cramer and include souvenirs from former Gov. Victor Atiyeh's collection.
For more: www.pittockmansion.org.
Home sweet home
The Rose City Rollers, which has been looking for a new venue, was granted a temporary permit to continue to host roller derby games, practices and public events at The Hangar at Oaks Park through June 2020.
The organization said fire marshal Nate Takara issued the permit after an appeal for public assembly at The Hangar.
The Rose City Rollers and Rock and Roll Camp for Girls have partnered in their quest to find a joint building/facility that works for both of them.
For more: www.rosecityrollers.com.
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