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James Zahn

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.

He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father's Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.

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  • October 31
  • Published in DWTS

There was a time when the DEATH WALKS THE STREETS (DWTS) comic books were available for free on a few major platforms prior to being reissued at digital cover price. Ten years into the DWTS journey, there's still new friends discovering the DWTS world for the very first time, and in the five years since the first comic was published, new readers have been enjoying and experiencing our stories on a weekly basis. For Halloween 2014, we're inviting YOU to experience DEATH WALKS THE STREETS through a FREE DOWNLOAD of DWTS #1 - the Halloween issue!

31 Days of Halloween: MONSTER HIGH Gore-geous Ghoul - The Anti-Styling Head (Holiday Wish Guide)

Holiday Wish GuideIt's completely appropriate to end the 2014 edition of 31 Days of Halloween here on THE ROCK FATHER in the manner that I'm doing right now... in a way that I've never done before. The final entry for Halloween helps me to seamlessly transition into the Holiday season, as it's also included in my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide. Sure, MONSTER HIGH is a year-round passion for children and grownup collectors alike, but for Halloween it's just a perfect toy... and one that will be highly requested in the Holiday build-up weeks ahead. Licensed by Mattel, MONSTER HIGH Gore-geous Ghoul: The Anti-Styling Head by Just Play Toys is a spooky spin on an old favorite.

Official Announcement: Jingle All the Way 2 Arrives this December!

Holiday Wish GuideIt's the announcement I've been waiting to share... official word from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios that JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on December 2. For those just joining the fun, 1996's JINGLE ALL THE WAY is my favorite Holiday film of all-time, so when I had a chance to visit the Vancouver set of JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 back in March, I had to do it. Here we find Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella teaming up for what I hope will become a new Christmas classic. Check out full details below, then stay tuned in the weeks ahead for some exclusive looks at the making of the film, right here on THE ROCK FATHER!


MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA is doing a few U.S. dates for the next week, but then they head down under with a run of dates where Kevin Devine will be supporting. So, what better way to kick-off the upcoming tour than to team-up for a cover song of epic proportions? That's just what Manchester's Andy Hull and Kevin Devine did when they recorded one of the greatest tunes from the 20th Century songbook, Will Smith's theme song to THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR...

Preview: Greenlight Collectibles' 1:18-scale 2015 IndyCar® Indianapolis 500® Event Car #IndyCar2015

IndyCar LogoAs racing enthusiasts checked out the 17-race 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule as it was just revealed this morning. the folks over at Greenlight Collectibles rolled out an announcement of their own, serving up a preview of their 1:18-scale 2015 IndyCar® Indianapolis 500® Event Car. The limited-edition vehicle should be available in January, and a 1:64 edition will hit the streets as well. Check out some preview images below that just rolled into Rock Father HQ...

Holiday Wish Guide: Pee-wee’s Playhouse on Blu-ray and DVD

Holiday Wish GuideReleased for the first-time-ever on Blu-ray this Fall in an 8-disc Complete Series box set, along with a 4-disc Complete Seasons One & Two DVD set (which I have) Pee-wee’s Playhouse is just as delightfully bizarre as you probably remember it from the first time around... perhaps even more so. Riding the retro wave, Pee-wee Herman and friends look better-than-ever, fully remastered from the original film elements in painstaking detail by the team at Shout! Factory. Re-watching the show as a parent nearly 30 years later (I watched it regularly when it made it's debut on CBS in 1986), it's interesting to see just how Paul Reubens managed to work kid-friendly, positive messages and even educational elements (Pee-wee ended up doing a guest shot on SESAME STREET) into the zany confines of the Playhouse - racking up numerous awards, including nearly two dozen EMMYS.

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