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Mantecoza IndieGoGo Campaign

We’re almost half way through our IndieGogo Fundraising Campaign and still need some help to finish 1st season!

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/80854/widget

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Steampunk Flash Mob!

Here’s some fun!  A steampunk flash mob that took place during the filming of our Market Place Scene!

 

 

 

Getting to Know the Cast and Crew of Mantecoza – Toby Ambrose

Let’s get to know our leading man Toby Ambrose a little better!

Describe yourself in one word: Frisky

What was your favorite book growing up and why?  TV Guide.  It was way before cable and those nifty onscreen programming guides.  I know it’s not a book but I didn’t develop a love for literature until later in life. 

Did you have a hero you emulated?  Not really.  As a kid my heroes were rock musicians and television/film actors.  I wasn’t blessed with the gift of music and I was too shy as a kid to pursue performing.  Making up for it now though!

If you had to drink only one drink and nothing else what else would it be?  Water!  So exciting, isn’t it?!?

If someone who knew nothing about Mantecoza asked you to describe it what would you tell them? Office Space meets Lord of the Rings as a sketch on SNL.

Without revealing any details, but knowing how the story goes, what encouraging word would you give to the Sebastian King of episode 1: Chenna can’t stay this grouchy forever.  Right?!?

Do you think you are at all like the character of Sebastian?  Hmmm, a software engineer who loves his mother and Lord of the Rings?  Yes, we definitely have more than a few things in common.  

Do you have a funny story from the set you can share?  Technically it wasn’t from the from the set but when we met at Kate’s theatre for the first read through, the floor had just been painted with a high-gloss black finish.  Tommy and I immediately kicked off our shoes and tested the friction coefficient at full speed.  Didn’t take long before we were doing our own Blades of Glory impression.  

You have 10 seconds left to say anything – what would it be?  Thank you for supporting Mantecoza!!!

Sebastian King observes the forest of Manchego in Mantecoza.

Stay Tuned

It’s been awhile since we said anything and that’s because we’ve been insanely busy!

Now that we have a moment to breathe it’s time to get insanely busy here on our blog and website.

Stay tuned for some updates and a parade of posts in the coming days!

Mantecoza Steampunk Village at Phoenix Comic Con!

Hello everyone! Announcement time!

Mantecoza is honored to have been given permission to build a Steampunk Village in the Exhibit Hall of Phoenix Comic Con this year!

And as always we are reaching out to our friends and fans to help us with this enormous responsibility and endeavor.

See the full announcement on our Facebook Page!

https://www.facebook.com/Mantecoza/posts/10150673618976313

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at PHXCC!

www.phoenixcomicon.com

Filming updates

The last two weeks of filming I think have been the most fun so far!

A steampunk Market Place filled with the most amazing people one weekend followed by a road trip filming that was fun and full of laughter.

Here is some coverage by the local press of the Market Place filming.  Geek News Network also has an amazing gallery of it on their site with 400+ pictures!  And we offer our deepest thanks To Christen Bejar of Nerdvana and Hong Le of Geek News Network for joining us!

Nerdvana – Mantecoza Gets a Breath of Fresh Steam by Christen Bejar

http://blogs.evtrib.com/nerdvana/sci-fi-fantasy/mantecoza-gets-a-breath-of-fresh-steam/67782/

Geek News Network – Mantecoza: A Behind the Scenes Experience by Hong Le

http://gnnaz.com/?p=685

Steampunk Flash Mob Dance Moves

Are you joining us for our Steampunk Flash Mob during our Market Place Filming

March 25, 2012?

Learn the dance moves on our You Tube as taught by Katherine Stewart (Lady Chenna Danbeau)

Mantecoza Steampunk Market Place Filming Information

It’s slightly less than a week to the Mantecoza Market Place Filming!!  Are you ready to have fun?

For those coming please read the following announcement!

Date of Filming: Sunday March 25, 2012

Call time: 9am (the original call time was 10am) to 6pm. We want to make the most of the daylight hours so an extra hour is an awesome thing. 🙂 And we thank you for your patience with the time change!

Location of the filming: 925 Grand Ave (formerly The Paisley Violin).

Attire: Please come dressed in your steampunk best!

Parking is going to be on the South West corner of 15th Avenue and Roosevelt Street (It is a dirt parking lot. There will be a hand-painted sign out front that says “Steam”)

1513 W Roosevelt Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Google Map: http://g.co/maps/y95gt

We are working on a shuttle so that you don’t have to walk from the parking to the site.

There will be a Steampunk Flash Mob during the filming near lunch!  The video will be posted in the next 24 hours for the dance moves! Stay tuned!

Saturday is going to be a set up and set dressing day at the filming location.  We definitely will appreciate it if you want to come out and help! Best time to come ready to work will be around 11am.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the filming dressed in their steampunk best!

Sci Fi Surplus Interview on March 11, 2012

On March 11 our Media Manager Shannon Shea spoke with Sci-Fi Surplus about Mantecoza!  Thank you to Casey Shultz for the interview!

Listen for an exclusive reveal about plans for Phoenix Comic Con!

Sci Fi Surplus Podcast

Mantecoza Fan Q&A Part II

Toby Ambrose (Sebastian King), Katherine Stewart (Lady Chenna Danbeau),

Mallory Noone (Raven King) and Tommy Schaeffer (Joe Kayze)

answer the question:

What’s your favorite steampunk accessory?

In Part II of the Fan Q&A.

Look for Part III coming soon!