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. :)