NYCC 2011: Loki Panel I mean The Avengers Panel Recap

I literally camped out in the IGN Theater for hours just so I was guaranteed to see The Walking Dead panel and The Avengers panel! #dedication

The panel was hosted by Chris Hardwick from The Nerdist Podcast. The panelist were Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Colby Smulders (Maria Hill). WOW!

They showed us an exclusive clip of how Bruce Banner/Hulk gets recruited to the Avengers by Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. I was thrilled we got to see a clip like that because I feel like NYCC doesn’t get that much exclusive news or clips because it’s always one of the last cons of the year.

The panel was pretty much a Tom Hiddleston/Loki panel. Loki fangirls must have occupied about 75% of the theater. And I must admit, by the end of the panel I started to become a Loki Lover too (How could you not?!).

Highlights from the Panel and Q&A:

  • – Kevin Feige said that Joss Whedon is “in a dark editing room” and it was “Whedon’s movie”
  • – They all agreed Tom had the hardest costume to get in and out of.
  • – Hiddleston: “I can’t say I ever got a day in Jeans and a t-shirt. It was all leather and metal…that’s how girls like in Asgard.”
  • – Gregg joked with us that Agent Coulson is revealed as a Romulan princess in Avengers. JK JK!
  • – Chris Hardwick said that the Hulk as a ‘raging erection’ while Banner is more timid, Ruffalo liked the raging erection description
  • Ruffalo said that, “This Generation’s Hamlet, we’ll all get a chance to play the part.”
  • – Gregg then is practically forced by the audience to sing an Avengers theme song he made up backstage with lines like ‘We are a dysfunctional family’ and ‘muscles so bulky, we have a Hulky.’
  • – Hiddleston really loves playing Loki and read a lot of Loki mythology and of course comics.  He said he’d love to see the scene of Loki turning cars in Manhattan into ice cream.
  • – They will keep the tradition of short video teasers after the credits with The Avengers.
  • – Of course they plan on making Avengers a franchise
  • Iron Man 3 is in pre-production
  • – When forced to answer which superhero Chris Evans liked playing more either Captain America or Human Torch he chose Captain America (of course)
  • – Gregg lets us in on funny story about the best text message he has ever received. When they were all together, he got a text from Evans that just said “Assemble.” He said they went to a bar and everyone was dancing and he looked over and saw Evans and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) talking about how they got their muscles to look so good!
  • – Watch the panel here at MovieWeb
Check out a few pictures from the panel (click to enlarge)

The TV Geeks Podcast Episode 4- New York Comic Con Recap

This episode my brother Myles (@rabble_rowser) was the special guest! New York Comic Con and Anime Festival was this weekend and it was a blast!

We talk about the con craziness, cosplay, panels, screenings and video game demos. Myles is a huge gamer and was able to play a lot of demos including The Darkness 2, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, Zelda Skyward Sword and more and gives his reviews of those games.

I was able to attend The Avengers panel which was amazing (with super special guests) and The Walking Dead panel and screened an anime Blue Exorcist. It was a Geek Christmas!

For some great cosplay pictures of the NYCC /NYAF check out girlgonegeekblog.com and facebook.com/girlgonegeekblog.

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New York Comic Con and New York Anime Fest 2011- Day 1

Sensory overload!

NYCC/NYAF is here and I’m beyond excited. It’s my geek Christmas!  The con was open for a few hours on Thursday for press, professionals, VIP and 4-day pass holders.

Of course I was there in my dalek shirt trying to see as much as I could without the massive crowd that will attend Friday-Sunday. I’ll be there every damn day so if you’re at New York Comic Con/New York Anime Fest hit me up on @girl_gone_geek or email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail[dot]com and say hi IRL!

Enjoy these cosplay pics from day 1!

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NYCC & NYAF- The Walking Dead Panel

The highlight of NYCC, for me, was The Walking Dead Panel by far.  Besides having a soft spot for all things undead, everything I saw and read about The Walking Dead tells me it will be another great television series.  I recently started reading The Walking Dead Compendium One, by Robert Kirkman and I am officially obsessed.  I read it for hours and couldn’t put it down, good thing I have a lot of The Walking Dead material to read since it’s been out since 2003.

The ING Theater was filled to capacity, if I hadn’t went in during the previous panel (which was M. Night Shaylaman) I wouldn’t have gotten in.  The line was ridiculous and I heard people who couldn’t get in showed just how upset they were. At the panel is the comic book creator Robert Kirkman, producer Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Terminator) and director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile).  The main cast also showed up, but my battery died, typical.   At the panel we saw an “exclusive clip” from about 6 minutes of when Rick first meets Glenn.  Since mostly everything at NYCC I had seen on TV or online before from a previous con I was excited for something new.

One of my favorite moments at the panel was when the actor who plays Shane came out and the crowd booed him.  He said how happy he was to hear that because at the previous cons they cheered for him and let’s just say the crowd was Team Rick Grimes, as they should be.

I was able to get three of the main cast, Kirkman, Hurd and Darbont to sign my comic of The Walking Dead!!!  :) They were really nice about taking the time to sign comics and take pictures with the fan before they were rushed off to an interview.

Season 1 will have 6 episodes, the pilot will be 90 minutes long and the rest will be an hour.  Hurd made it very clear that the only way season 2 will happen is how well season 1 is received.  So if you are a fan of The Walking Dead series or just really excited for a new great show, watch it and watch it live (as best you can).

You can read more about the show in one of my previous post here and the amazing Zombie Week here.

The Walking Dead airs on October 31st on AMC at 10pm.  It will also air in 120 countries the same week it airs in the US!


Part of The Walking Dead Panel I recorded

Trailer

NYAF & NYCC 2010: Cosplay/Costume Tuesday

 

This past weekend was New York Comic Con and Anime Fest and it was every otaku and fanboy/fangirls dress up dream!  Instead of the usual Tattoo Tuesday I’m going to feature some of the many cosplay and costumes I saw at NYCC and NYAF.  A few pictures are from Dorkly and two are from Tall Tale Features.

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NYCC & NYAF 2010: Funimation Panel

I sat in on the FUNimation Panel on Friday Oct. 8th which was pretty much just a bunch of clips and trailers for shows that have already aired but are coming to DVD soon.  So yeah… it wasn’t that big of a deal.  When it comes to anime I am extremely picky so it’s hard for me to see an anime I really like and keep up with it, but I do want to check out Eden of the East and Corpse Bride. Below are some of the shows they discussed and their DVD release dates.


Hetalia: Axis Powers

DVD Season 2- 10/12/10- “Hetalia a webcomic, later adapted as a manga and an anime series, by Hidekaz Himaruya.  The series presents an allegorical interpretation of political and historic events, particularly of the World War II era, in which the various countries are represented by anthropomorphic characters (wiki).”

I also hear some people say it is racists.  I haven’t watched it yet but I hear it’s a matter of opinion.  I haven’t watched this show but I did get the voice actors to sign some Hetalia stuff and I was wearing my TARDIS shirt that day and me and one of the voice actors started gushing about David Tennant and he said he might have to opportunity to work with him and I told him to give David a kiss for me when he sees him! :)


Corpse Princess/Shikabane Hime

It is already released on DVD-  I want to watch this, even though the only reason may be because it has to do with zombies.  I talked about it previously during Zombie Week check it out here.

Eden of the East

DVD 10/19/10- I want to watch this one, it reminds me of Bourne Identity with a twist and a whole lot of yen.

For more information on the FUNimation Panel check out Japanator.

NYCC & NYAF 2010

This past weekend, from October 8-10, was New York Comic Con and Anime Festival. I attended the entire weekend and had a blast.  There was tons cosplay, costumes, great panels, long lines and of course bad smells.  This week I’ll be giving you my recap on the good, bad and the geeky… oh wait that was the entire weekend!

I had a press pass which allowed me in a few hours before everyone else on Friday to check out the con and get some gameplay in before the crowd was let loose which was pretty cool.  The highlight for me was The Walking Dead Panel, this isn’t just because I love zombies, but a majority (if not all) of NYCC seemed to be left overs from San Diego Comic Con and E3.  Basically, most of what was there wasn’t new and exclusive but The Walking Dead creators and cast showed us “exclusive” clips and the panel was great.  I also got the comic signed by a few of them!  Oh and also I saw Stan Effing Lee three times and just about exploded into a million pieces!

This upcoming weeks blogs on NYCC & NYAF 2010:

  • Cosplay and Costumes
  • Panels:
    • Shinigami and Death in Japanese Culture
    • FUNimation
    • Grant Morrison Documentary Panel
    • Hayao Miyazaki Themes and Motifs Panel
    • The Walking Dead
    • R&B Singer Ne-Yo’s Comic
    • M. Night Shyamalan Panel
  • Games/Game play:
    • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
    • Donkey Kong Country Returns
    • Kinect
    • Michael Jackson The Experience Wii
    • Kidz Bop- Wii

If you are wondering how I plan on blogging about all of this while working and going to Grad School, well I’m wondering the same damn thing!

Check out some pics from this weekend, and a few from Big Apple Comic Con last weekend.  (The awesome cosplay/costume pictures and other pics and video from the panels will in their respective posts throughout the week.)

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Enjoy this mashup video I did of the con and a slideshow below.  The music played in the beginning of the video is parody of “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Darulo by MC Chris now the new and improved “Han Solo” version, which I did a post on earlier today.

*I apologize for the shaky camera and video quality, I am clearly no Spielberg*

The little girl at the end was just too cute, and really good, at the Michael Jackson Experience.