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


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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!  


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