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.

Runaways- The Movie

I’m not sure how Marvel Studios finds the time but they have are the beginning stages of yet another new project! Runaways is set to be released Summer of 2012.  They are scheduled to start production on March of 2011 in LA, just a month after The Avengers begins shooting.   The casting rumors haven’t began yet but Peter Scollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is signed on to direct.

“Debuting in 2003 from creators Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways is an award-winning comic series which follows the story of a group of six teenagers who learn that their parents are super-villains. Together they gather weapons and run away to learn more about themselves and the powers they have, using them for good. (Screen Rant)

I haven’t read Runaways, but as we all know comic book movies are either hit or miss so we’ll just have to wait see as the production progresses.  But if it does well, who knows we might see more Runaways films, TV shows, etcetera, etcetera.

[Source Screen Rant]