Monday, December 11th at 21:30 Greenwich time (That’s 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m PST for those of you on this side of the pond) I’ll be hitting twitter for #DarkGate, round 2.  Over the course of the hour, I’ll be hitting twitter to field Dark Matter and Stargate-related questions from international fans.  Circle the date!

Here’s what we covered in the first round Q&A.

“Wearing black underwear makes  you old.”

Akemi’s Science Fact(?) of the day.

Every so often, Akemi will impart a nugget of wisdom gleamed from the internet or a Japanese variety show.  She’s rarely able to  supply actual links to the studies, but corroborating evidence is beside the point.  I mean, who has time to read research-based abstracts while the article clothing you are wearing could actually be adding years to your life?  According to Akemi (who heard it discussed on Honmadekka TV), your skin cells are affected by the color of your underwear and, apparently, black is a terrible, terrible influence.  Whether these effects extend to the whole body or are simply limited to the, uh, below the belt region, Akemi couldn’t say.  But in the interest of keeping you all abreast of the very latest in alt. science facts, I thought it best to relay the aforementioned.  Do with the information what you will.  I, for one, am going underwear shopping tomorrow.

December 9, 2017: Darkgate International Fan Q&a!  Your Choice Of Underwear Could Be Prematurely Aging You!  Toronto Fan Days!

One of the first sights that greeted me as I entered Hall D at the Toronto Fan Days Con was this fellow doing an amazing cosplay of Paul Sun-Hyung Lee’s Kim’s Convenience character as ghostbuster.  But then, when he took a second from chatting with some con attendees to glance over at me and smile, “Hey, Joe!”, I realized it WAS Paul Sun-Hyung Lee cosplaying his Kim’s Convenience character as ghostbuster.  Love this guy.  A great actor and an utter delight to work with. Also, an incredibly accessible, down to earth fellow as evidenced by his interactions with the various fans.  He signed programmed, posed for photos, and happily chatted away.  Class act.

Akemi and I worked the room and, while we encountered a few Dark Matter fans, we were unsuccessful in tracking down any super villain t-shirts.  Looks like I’ll have to wait until Toronto Comic Con in March.

8 thoughts on “December 9, 2017: DarkGate International Fan Q&A! Your choice of underwear could be prematurely aging you! Toronto Fan Days!

  1. Well, what if you’re not wearing any underwear? Um, not that I’m… uh, never mind.

    Anyway, that sounds like a fun day even without Tishirts!

  2. Everything is bad for you now. Just add underwear to the list. Seriously though, my dad was allergic to the clothing dye they used in socks, so having a reaction to dark underwear isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

    You know everyone! Hope y’all keep having fun!

  3. Fun! I have a steampunk t-shirt with a dastardly looking gentleman declaring “Less Talk, More Villainy”.

    In not at all related Con news … Salt Lake Comic Con lost the lawsuit brought by SDCC, was fined $20K and told to find another name. Soooo … Comic Con is not a generic term, but SDCC has not gone after any other cons. As Yet. I think the fans need a big name the convention contest. I favor The Convention Formerly Known as SLCC. Thoughts?

  4. I’ve been wearing black underwear, bras, and clothes for decades now, and I can say for a certainty that black does not make you old…it makes you fat. 😛


  5. Argh, my undies are assassins! This may be true, I always had bad luck while wearing green and good luck wearing red.

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