Sunday, October 20, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 10/14)

Wait a minute. It's Sunday? Where'd the weekend go? Well.. I'm blaming it on time warp.
Here's what you might have missed...


Via Geek Tyrant: early this week, writer Adam Horowitz gave us a little update on the third installment of Tron. - S. Tat

The Walking Dead fans swooned over Michelle's badges.

Herb Trimpe, the first to pencil Marvel's Wolverine, was announced as a guest at Stan Lee's Comikaze! - D. Berry

On Tuesday, Guillermo del Toro fans celebrated the release of Pacific Rim on DVD and Blu-Ray. Equally exciting was the news of the making of a sequel! - D. Berry

Geek Tyrant speculated a new cinematic universe for Universal Studios to be based on The Mummy, Van Helsing and other fan favorites. - D. Berry

"Medieval Land Fun-time World" is the BEST worst lip reading of Game of Thrones ever (and for sharing it with us, Dan wins the internet this week. But don't tell him that).

Comic Book Movie teased us with the possibility of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the new "Fantastic Four." - M. Gonzalez

Via Latino Review: Star Wars Episode VII to be released in Spring or Summer of 2015. This leads us to the  big question: can we expect a panel at next year's SDCC? - D. Berry

On Thursday, we were Rick-Rolled in Klingon. Yes, you read that right. - B. Woodin

Robert Kirkman confirmed theThe Walking Dead spin-off and... apparently it'll be set in SPACE. - D. Berry

On Friday, the schedule for Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo was released! You can still purchase passes for the event here. - D. Berry

Our member, Karma, took us back in time to look at the evolution of the SDCC logo. See how it's changed in the past four decades!

Marilyn Manson was confirmed for the role of Shadow and will join the cast of "Once Upon a Time" this November. - D. Berry

And this NYCC Cosplay video from Aggressive Comix had us rolling on the floor! - D. Berry


Other Bits...

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 10/7)

It's the last day of NYCC... as the hustle and bustle on the East coast begins to wind down, it's time to look back at the biggest news in geek culture-- what did you miss this week?


An overwhelming sense of nostlagia washed over the group as Funko released a first look at their "The Goonies" vinyl figurines. You can pick them up starting on November 21st! - D. Berry

Members agreed that the new Godzilla has some bear and wolf attributes. - J. Cole

Day 1 of NYCC officially kicked off at the Javits Center in New York on Friday, October 10th!

Badge Holders oohed and ahhed over this adorable Funko Pop! figurine of Stan Lee, a NYCC exclusive. - S. Tat

Similarly exciting news were released here on the West coast as the San Diego Convention Center's expansion plan was officially approved by Coastal Commission. - D. Berry

On Friday, this family of Labyrinth cosplayers really had us believing that the Halloween spirit is indeed alive! - B. Woodin

Michael Cudlitz landed the role of Sergeant Abraham Ford in season 4 of "The Walking Dead," as revealed in Friday's NYCC panel. - D. Berry

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo introduced us to the new 52, Batman: Zero Year at Batman Live! - B. Grinage

Newsarama speculated Star Trek to return to TV, despite an interview that was done with JJ Abrams in September. - B. Dragos

This twitter conversation between Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton, and Madeleine Albright was nerd approved (and that pun was totally intended). - B. Woodin

Lost "Doctor Who" episodes were recovered from BBC America and are now available for purchase on iTunes! - D. Berry

And posted a new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, featuring new scenes and dialogue! - C. Livingston

Guardians of the Galaxy finally finished filming on Saturday, bringing us another day closer to the release! - D. Berry

Feld Entertainment unveiled Marvel Universe Live!, a two-year, arena-based tour that will kick off in July of 2014. - K. Hernandez


Other Bits...

Badge Holders! Don't miss Superheroes Night on PBS this upcoming Tuesday, October 15th. The three-hour program begins at 8:00 pm ET.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 9/30)

The first days of Fall in San Diego are the best. They tell us Starbuck's is now serving pumpkin loaves, Halloween is around the corner, and Andrew Lincoln is back in season 4 of The Walking Dead! 

While we were sipping on some pumpkin spice lattes and getting all giddy about zombies, a lot of exciting things happened over the course of the week. In case you missed it, here's what happened...



Horror legend George Romero is expected to take Marvel to a whole new level with "Empire of the Dead," a series that's to debut in January. More deets are expected to be released at NYCC! - B. Dragos

Fans freaked when they got a chance to see some of the [leaked] footage for "Godzilla," originally revealed at the SDCC panel this year. - L. Sultana

TV Line got us all excited for the next season of Community as they announced that Nathan Fillion will make an appearance at Glendale! - D. Berry 

Elizabeth Olsen was confirmed to play the role of Scarlet Witch in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." - C. Livingston

To top it off, Aaron Johnson has been cast as Quicksilver. \And in all honesty, all I can think about is "god, he's going to kick so much a**." - D. Berry

In other news, Fox announced that they've picked up yet another season of The Simpsons (that's season 26, if you're keeping count)! "Woo hoo!" - D. Berry

They're also killing off a character this season... *sad face.* - D. Berry

And if you're planning to tune in for this year's episode of "Treehouse of Horror," (airing on The Simpsons this upcoming Sunday), you'll get to see the couch gag that was created by Guillermo del Toro! - D. Berry

Fox also announced that Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for a second season (which almost makes up for the crime of canceling Terminator: Sarah Connor... but I digress). - C. Livingston

Via When Nerds Attack: Fans of The Walking Dead comics will have a chance to meet artist Charlie Adlard at NYCC! They'll also get a chance to check out the WD art gallery while they're there! - B. Woodin

Earlier this week, Funko released a photo of this Batmobile Pop! figurine (available at NYCC next weekend), making me even more jealous that I won't be able to get my hands on one. - S. Tat

A recent press release tells us that Funko's also got "Back to the Future" and "Jay and Silent Bob" figurines in their merch line-up this fall. Iit seems that Funko's really doing it big this year. - D. Berry

And Tophr gave us the heads up on another adorable NYCC exclusive! Pimp2-D2 will be available at booth #208 and he's expected to sell out pretty fast!  


Other Bits...

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 9/23)

This week's Recap Friday comes a little late but it's not entirely my fault. 
I mean, I can't help it if I've been abducted by the Incredible Hulk... right? ;) 

So while I was gone, the following events happened...



A candid shot of Norman Reedus at Con this year had us all fangirling for a moment. And by us I mean me. - T. Nguyen


We drooled over the infamous SDCC Badge Holder's Cake. The glorious combination of chocolate icing and creamy white fondant had previously gone missing but we've since found out that it made its way into some happy tummies. - T. Nguyen

Fox announced that they've got a Gotham City Origins drama in the works. - K. Hernandez

And Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC!


Nerdist posted the first trailer for "Need for Speed" starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. - A. Roman

TV By the Numbers announced that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is TV's #1 drama debut in 4 years, surpassing the second night of auditions on The Voice by 15% in viewership. - D. Berry

And Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans could stream "Declassified" recaps of episodes they've missed. - B. Dragos


The first behind-the-scenes images of "Into the Woods," the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's play, were revealed and... Meryl Streep is terrifying. - J. David.

Bleeding Cool hinted a potential Wonder Woman casting as "Batman vs. Superman" calls for a "strong female lead." - L. Sam

And members speculated that DC is also planning to dominate television as NBC moves on with the development of Constantine. This comes weeks after CW had confirmed that The Flash will appear in the new season of Arrow. - M. Gonzalez

And Brad won the internet.


Some of our members reported that they'd received emails about preregistration for SDCC 2014. An updated post revealed that you could check your eligibility status via the Comic-Con website. - H. Meza and S. Mungaray

Austin posted an incredible sketch of White Phoenix that he'd commissioned from Dijana Granov.

Vetty reminded us why we love Lindsey Stirling so much with the Pokemon Dubstep Remix. If you've yet to watch any of her videos... You. Are. Missing. Out.

Legoland announced that they are planning to break the world record for the most vampires at a place at one time on October 4th, 2013. Night-walkers are asked to register at the gate at 4:00 pm. - B. Woodin

And members thoroughly swooned at Tom Hiddleston as he reads a sonnet. A sonnet. Someone transcribe that on my tombstone please. - A. Copley


Other Bits...

None to report (other than the fact that I miss my Hulk). Check in with us again this Friday for our weekly recap. :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 9/16)

Lots of exciting things happened this week in the realm of films, toys and pop culture! In case you missed it, here's what happened...


Members buzzed about the release of Grand Theft Auto V and have begun to make plans in anticipation for the release of the multi-player component. - B. Dragos

Nerd cakes got nerdier-- with this Unicorn and Horse Man wedding cake topper! Anyone got a wedding coming up? I'm free... - B. Woodin

Via Movie Fanatic: the title of "Batman vs. Superman" was locked in in Warner Bros's CEO, Kevin Tsujihara. - L. Sultana

Disney confirmed that the the upcoming Star Wars origin films (to be released after 2015) will focus on Han Solo and Boba Fett. - D. Berry

Arnold Schwarzenegger was confirmed for the role of the big bad antagonist in Avatar 2, which is scheduled for a December 2016 release. - D. Berry

And TV Line teased a Walking Dead spin-off series for 2015. - D. Berry


The SD Comic-Con Badge Holders's group hit 900 members! We were told celebratory cheers were heard a far as Tatooine.

An old photo of Molly Quinn dressed as Captain Mal resurfaced on the internet and everyone decided they wanted their very own Molly because that's just too adorable. - S. Tat

And park attendees will soon get to see the Thor: The Dark World exhibit at Disneyland! - S. Conaway


Joseph's little Jaeger was a hit among members. Want your own? Thinkgeek's got you covered. You'll need one in case of a Kaiju infestation... - J. Cole

Living Social offered an exclusive deal for San Diegans, involving sushi, cocktails... and a shot at some professional sumo wrestlers?! - L. Sam


A messenger probe on Mercury recently found Han Solo. I kid you not. - S. Tat

Rumors of a female Sith lord in Disney's "Star Wars: Episode 7" popped up on the internet. - A. Roman

Via Kotaku: this is one Batman action figure you'll want to ask Santa for (and look, there's one for Robin too!). - V. Bechtel


Comikaze Expo attendees got a first look at the exclusive Pop! vinyl figurine of the Spider-Man and wait, he's unmasked?!? He'll only be available at the Hot Topic booth November 1st through the 3rd so you better pick him up before he's gone. - B. Woodin

A sense of nostalgia washed over the page when Joseph posted a picture of his Fleer Ultra Spiderman Masterpieces. 90's kids, do you remember these?!

And fellow Decepticons rejoiced as they found out Starscream and Soundwave hoodies are now available for purchase at Big Bad Toy Store--just in time for Halloween! - J. David


Other Bits...

None to report! See you guys next week! :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 9/9)

It's RECAP FRIDAAAY (And I said that in BenjiManTV's voice too haha!)-- did you miss anything major this week?!


Latino Review speculated James Mackay, Grant Gustin, and Matt Barr as candidates for the CW's "The Flash." - M. Gonzalez


Whovians learned more about the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, which is titled "The Day of the Doctor." - D. Berry

Via Laughing Squid: a creative Redditor made a Breaking Bad Lego meth lab and it looks.. pretty darn cool. - S. Harris

Announced by Spielberg himself! Jurassic World to be released on Friday, June 12th, 2015! - L.Sam

And in other [exciting] news, the release of Ant Man has been bumped up from a November release date to July 31st, 2015! - D. Berry


The San Diego Convention Center asked the city to endorse their convention center expansion project and is looking for speakers for the October 9th and 10th CCC hearings. - J. Hanks

Via Buzzfeed: here are some fandom workout shirts that you didn't think you needed.  Until now. That's right, we just enabled you. - S. Tat

There may be controversy surrounding the DC Open Talent search but one artist's rendering of "Quinnicide" has earned our praise. - S.Tat


J.K. Rowling was NOT just kidding when she announced a new movie franchise-- and it's set in the Harry Potter universe. - J. Hanks

Spoilers for the new season of The Walking Dead were released! Mass casualties? Yikes. - D. Berry


Nerd Block subscriptions came in! Jimmy and Dan gave us a peek into their own Nerd Block boxes!

Qwertee had our time travelers lining up for this limited edition Doctor Who tee. - D. Berry

And who knew Simon Pegg of Star Trek was such a prankster? - D. Grinton

Aaaand we have our Flash! Congrats to "Glee" star, Grant Gustin for landing the role in the second season of Arrow, on the CW. - D. Berry


Other Bits...

We've just introduced something new to the page... CHAT THREADS

You can post vines, make plans for the weekend, speculate what's happening in the new season of The Walking Dead, beg Julius for cake (cos you know... I would), and just chat to your heart's content! A new chat thread is created and pinned to the top each Friday. An if you think you missed out on the conversation-- don't worry! You'll be able to find the thread using the search box on the page.

That's it for this week's recap. See you guys in the thread. ;)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 9/2)

After another week of blistering heat, I'd say Friday couldn't come soon enough! Time to relax, grab a few drinks, and check out this week's recap. 


Badge holders were on the hunt for some Pacific Rum! - S. Tat

Via Geek Tyrant: Benedict Cumberbatch was rumored to be cast in Star Wars VII. - D. Berry

A pair of love-dragons had an amazing Game of Thrones themed wedding. - S. Harris

And this Pinky and the Brain proposal has us "aww-ing" in front of the computer like saps. Awwww! - N. Williams


Optimus Prime was spotted wearing a new steampunk-inspired mask at New York Fashion Week (sorry, just kidding about NYFW). - B. Woodin

And our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man saved the day-- with a $7000 check that's going towards a woman's wedding! - A. Palasi


A tearful day for fans of Futurama as the show aired its final episode in the series. - L. Sam

But all was well when this video of the cast and crew of Doctor Who singing "500 miles" resurfaced on the web. Thanks for saving the day, Veronica!


Fans got their first look at the new Robocop reboot. - J. Cole

The Terminator 5 reboot was rumored to be connected to the Marvel universe (but relax guys, it's not what you think). - C. Livingston

Roland Emmerich talked about a Stargate reboot as a movie trilogy. Check out the deets here. - L. Sam

Make-up guru Promise Phan showed us a step-by-step Tony Stark and Iron Man transformation. - S. Tat

And a new trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity surfaced on Cinema Blend. - C. Livingston 

And in related news, the San Diego Chargers urged Coastal Commission to drop their convention center expansion plans in favor for their new stadium. Oh girl, hold up. - D. Berry


Following Thursday's news, interim mayor, Todd Gloria, announced that he would continue to support the $520 million plan to expand the convention center. - D. Berry

Via Bleeding Cool: PBS to debut "Superheroes: a Never-ending Battle", a three part documentary covering different eras of comics. Catch it on Superhero Night (October 15th, 2013). - B. Woodin


Other Bits...

For those of you who are looking to break into the Comics industry, here's your chance! DC Comics has announced an Open Talent Search for fans of Harley Quinn! Many thanks to Luis for the heads up!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Recap Friday - Extended Edition (Week of 8/26)

Oops. This post comes a little late-- and we're blaming it on the heat! 
And having to sit here and type in 90-degree weather and 70% humidity? *DIES* 

Enough delay, bring on the recap!


The legendary Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, passed away at 82. - L. Sam

Announced: Peter Jackson to direct an upcoming episode of Doctor Who. - D. Berry

Syfy ordered a 12 Monkeys pilot and production is set to begin in November. - B. Dragos

And Todd MacFarlane gave us hope that a Spawn reboot may be in the works. - L. Sam


Confirmed: Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston has signed a multi-film deal with DC to play the role of Lex Luthor. - V. Betchel

Christopher shared with us some details about Marvel Unlimited, an annual subscription that grants access to a number of events at NYCC and quite possibly, SDCC 2014!


Badge holders were both surprised and disappointed to find out that Nintendo intends to release a [seemingly bulky and inconvenient] 2DS gaming handheld. - V. Betchel

More casting news for Star Wars: Episode VII surfaced on Geek Tyrant. Could Rachel Hurd-Wood be playing the role of Pprincess Leia? Or Ryan Gosling as Luke? - D. Berry

And MSN released a guide to this Fall's newest shows. - B. Woodin


Major news from Marvel as they announced that they had cast James Spader as Ultron in the upcoming sequel to Avengers. - C. Trolio

If you missed this at SDCC this year, fans of Alien can now pre-order Alien ReAction figures from Entertainment Earth-- at 2/3 of the price! - C. Stiver

Via When Nerds Attack: Getting Stallone's autograph at New York Comic-Con is going to cost you a pretty penny. - C. Stiver


The first day of PAX began! Seatleites, we envy you!


Members who were dissatisfied with the outcome of Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay may find The Cosplay Show a little more to their liking. - J. Garcia

Cult Box spilled news of a returning guest star on Doctor Who and speculated that it's likely to happen in this year's Christmas special. - D. Berry

Dan shared with us an incredible Pop Up Tee deal for the ultimate Game of Thrones fan (available until 8am pacific time on Monday, 9/2).


Bad news bears. Hayao Miyazaki announced that he's retiring [from feature films]. Lovers of Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle are sure to miss his iconic animations. - A. Mills

San Diegans rejoiced as interim  mayor, Todd Gloria talked plans to expand the San Diego Convention Center; a big step towards keeping SDCC here in California's finest city. - K. Savage


Other Bits...

None to report! See you guys on Friday. :)