Archive for the ‘Conventions’ Category
C2E2 2013: ‘Locke & Key’ Now Wrapping Up In 2-Issue Mini ‘Locke & Key: Alpha’
April 30th, 2013 at 11:00 pm | |
C2E2 2013: ‘X-Men Battle Of The Atom’ Launches In September
There’s been a bit of a change in regards to the release for the end of quite possibly the best series currently being released, Locke & Key. The final miniseries, which was originally scheduled top run six issues, will now come to an end in five issues. However, don’t think that you’re getting the short end of the stick, as the series will now close in an two-issue miniseries, titled Locke & Key: Alpha. The two issues will come in at 48 pages each, and will see release starting in August, 2013.
Continue reading for more and to check out the cover for the fist issue of Locke & Key: Alpha. [...]
April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm | |
WonderCon 2013: Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Panel
It’s the 50th anniversary for Marvel’s X-Men, and Marvel has some big plans for everyone’s favorite mutants. Announced at C2E2 in Chicago, this fall will see the release of X-Men: Battle of the Atom, a ten issue event launching in September with Battle of the Atom #1. The story will then crossover between the regular issues of All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, and X-Men for two months before wrapping up in Battle of the Atom #2.
Continue reading for more info and to check out the first cover image. [...]
April 2nd, 2013 at 10:00 am | |
Joss Whedon’s cinematic adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tome Much Ado About Nothing kicked off the Sunday edition of the 2013 WonderCon in Anaheim, CA today in the arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The film, which is in black and white and is about a far as you can get from Whedon’s past projects, which include last year’s gold plated smash success The Avengers, (written and directed by the famed wordsmith Whedon) is set for a national release soon to theaters, coming off of a slow climb since late last year when it was showcased at various film festivals. Early word of mouth and reviews have been generally positive, and it’s definitely a nice departure of sorts for Whedon to take on a project in Much Ado About Nothing that has nothing do with costumes, special effects and classic stereotypical action/comic book film eye candy, instead focusing on having skilled actors spout complex dialogue and narrative. [...]
WonderCon 2013: Cosplay and Convention Floor Photo Round-Up
March 31st, 2013 at 3:25 pm | |
WonderCon 2013: ‘Revolution’ Panel
As is its annual wont, there was another stellar appearance of many rabid fans of the sci-fi comic book fantasy genres as they got their personal game on with cosplay at the WonderCon 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA this weekend. There was a high display of originality this year as costumes ranged from charmingly homemade to dazzling professional, highly reminiscent of the original articles.
Judge for yourself here below in our Photo Gallery as we spotlight some of the best of the best and most fun, as well as some scenes from the convention show floor, as we scoured the Con and captured some of the action for you [...]
March 31st, 2013 at 2:42 pm | |
Natalie Abrams from TV Guide.com moderated the Revolution panel on Saturday at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA. She introduced panelists co-executive producer David Rambo, and actors Zack Orth, Elizabeth Mitchell, Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, David Lyons, Daniella Alonzo, and Tim Guinee.
The cast was asked, when you first found out you would be back on the air, how did you feel? Burke said that taking a break during the hiatus was a relief, but he loves being back.
The moderator asked, how Danny’s death was going to affect the characters moving forward from that point. Rambo said it was emotional behind-the-scenes to say goodbye to a fellow cast member, particularly since finding him was the motivating force of the first half of the season. In his absence, it really ups the stakes, and the emotions are hotter. The cast were all surprised when they found out he’d be killed off, and they’re all waiting for the axe to drop on their own characters. Mitchell was asked what that capsule was that she removed from Danny’s body. She said we’ll find out in two episodes, and more about the capsule through the rest of the season [...]
WonderCon 2013: Seth Rogen Comedy ‘This Is The End’ Panel
March 31st, 2013 at 11:45 am | |
Cabin fever meets the pending apocalypse as the upcoming comedy This Is The End rounded out the three films showcased by Sony Pictures on their mid-afternoon panel on Saturday at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA, held in the large and sprawling packed to the rafters Arena.
Starring the ever sloppily unkempt but hilariously endearing Seth Rogen, along with his writing partner Evan Goldberg (they both directed the film) and with Danny Mcbride and Craig Robinson, This Is The End shows six friends (who all play themselves and including James Franco and Jonah Hill) trapped in a large dwelling (Franco’s house at a party) after a series of cataclysmic events decimates much of Los Angeles. The fallout from the events sort of takes the narrative to akin to an urban, zany Lord of the Flies, as the relationships feel the strain from the dearth of supplies and being trapped with one another. Eventually the friends are forced to leave the house and have to deal with the new way of life, which is now manifested on purely survival, which eventually draws them every so closer, albeit kookily so [...]
WonderCon 2013: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Panel
March 31st, 2013 at 11:01 am | |
The Arena in the Anaheim Convention Center showcased some upcoming film offerings from Sony Pictures yesterday at WonderCon 2013. Kicking off the triad of films on a balmy Saturday afternoon was the latest book to be adapted into a large-scale theatrical release as the panel for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones made its appearance.
The film, which is set in latter day New York City, has a face value ordinary teenager as its protagonist Clary Fray, played by Lily Collins, who did a turn as Snow White last year in Mirror, Mirror (and whose dad Phil has played drums for Genesis and has had a stellar solo pop music career). The film eventually reveals that Collins is a descendant of a group of half-angelic warriors known as Shadowhunters, who become locked in an ancient battle to save the globe. The disappearance of her mother (played by Game of Thrones’ Lena Hedley) acts as the catalyst for her to jaunt into an evil, dark, mysterious world known as Downworld, inhabited by stalwart fantasy/horror characters such as demons, vampires, warlocks, werewolves, and the like. Based on the worldwide best-selling series of tomes, the film adaptation looks to be the next in the long line of successful book adaptations of this type of genre to the silver screen [...]
WonderCon 2013: Del Toro Reveals Lead Character For ‘Justice League Dark’ Film
March 30th, 2013 at 10:21 pm | |
Guillermo Del Toro appeared on a panel today at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA, to promote his upcoming film Pacific Rim (you can read our full on-site panel coverage here).
During the audience Q&A portion of the panel, a fan asked the director about another project he’s working on: Justice League Dark also known as Dark Universe (and Heaven Sent), a film for DC/Warner Bros.
Del Toro said he was finished with a “bible” for Justice League Dark, which will differ from DC’s main Justice League film, and is beginning on the script with a writer, who will be announced soon. He revealed that the lead character will be a blond version of John Constantine, the center of DC/Vertigo’s comic book series Hellblazer (brought to the screen by Keanu Reeves in 2005′s Constantine). The Demon in the story will be Jason Blood, who was one of the Knights of King Arthur. In the current version of the script, the audience will discover the origins of the team as the story progresses, instead of all at the beginning, and there is going to be a mystery to solve [...]
WonderCon 2013: ‘Evil Dead’ Panel
March 30th, 2013 at 9:05 pm | |
Jolts galore for the jam-packed Arena at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA, as the Sony Pictures panel for the Evil Dead made its much anticipated appearance. The film, not so much a remake as a reimagining, is looking to take same kind of reins of horror-filled intensity, gore, shocks, and frights as the original did more than 30 years ago, and looking to bridge together generations of fans – those who have been following the original cult smash films and new audiences who will be discovering it for the first time.
Directed by Fede Alvarez, who was handpicked by the original director of the first three films, Sam Raimi, and who also produced with the incomparable and absolute icon of modern horror, Bruce Campbell (who starred as “Ash” in the original trilogy), with Robert Tapert and starring Jane Levy as the main protagonist, the new film looks to scope out a new horizon as the first film did and rightfully take its place in the modern horror pantheon of some of the all- time great stomach-in-knots-cinematic churners [...]
WonderCon 2013: Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Panel
March 30th, 2013 at 8:31 pm | |
WonderCon 2013: James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’ Panel
At WonderCon 2013‘s Pacific Rim panel, director Guillermo Del Toro came to the stage amidst wild applause and greeted the fans with a hearty, “Hola!”
He asked if people have seen the various Pacific Rim trailers that have already been released. The audience applauded in agreement. He said that was good, because the trailer he was about to show was cut specifically for this event, and probably won’t be seen again after this.
He then showed the new trailer, the highlight of which was seeing a 25-story high Jaeger robot dragging a oil tanker behind it through the streets of Hong Kong, to use as a bat against a Kaiju, followed by a two-fist slap to the Kaiju’s head [...]
March 30th, 2013 at 4:17 pm | |
At WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA, the panel for The Conjuring kicked off with a clip featuring Lili Taylor as a mom playing blindfolded hide and seek with her daughter, trying to find her just by listening to her claps, when she hears claps coming from something in the wardrobe that only the audience realizes isn’t her daughter. Later that evening, she hears the phantom claps again and she goes to investigate. The claps lead her down to her cellar. As she’s walking downstairs, the cellar door slams behind her and the lightbulb breaks, leaving her in darkness. As she turns on her flashlight, we see hands behind her in the darkness, issuing an ominous CLAP CLAP!
Director James Wan explained that the film is based on the true story of the haunting of the Perron sisters as documented by Lorraine Warren, a real-life paranormal investigator. Both Ms. Warren and sisters Cindy and Andrea Perron were on the panel [...]
Red 5, Comixology Bring First Convention Exclusive Digital Comic ‘Atomic Robo’ To Emerald City
February 26th, 2013 at 3:00 pm | |
The Geeks of Doom Round Up 20: Carrie and Ben Folds Five
Red 5 Comics and digital comic shop Comixology have teamed up to bring attendees of the Emerald City Comi-Con the world’s first digital convention exclusive comic, Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula.
The comic will be available to attendees of the Seattle convention thanks to a special code on the back of their badges and will allow readers to experience the story across Comixology’s many platforms on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows 8 devices, and over the internet. If you’re not able to attend the convention, never fear; the issue will go on sale March 8th to the general public. [...]
October 22nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm | |
NYCC 2012: Nathan Fillion Makes Surprise Appearance At Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel
The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is back with our 20th episode. This week, Greg gives us the run-down of the upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King story, Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, and directed by Kimberly Peirce. Later, Andy brings on some new music from the newly reformed Ben Folds Five that is definitely worth checking out.
Later in the show, we take a look at the latest info and news surrounding the upcoming 2013 Evil Dead remake, including the first official image release, and details unveiled at NYCC 2012. We also take a glance at the new Halo 4 trailer, produced by David Fincher and directed by Tim Miller [...]
October 14th, 2012 at 6:03 pm | |
We found out back in July that the Science Channel would be airing a Firefly TV special on titled Browncoats Unite on November 11, which reunites the cast and crew of Joss Whedon’s cult favorite television series.
In honor of the upcoming one-hour special, the Science Channel held a panel on Saturday at New York Comic-Con to premiere some exclusive clips from Browncoats Unite and Firefly stars Jewel Staite (Kaylee Frye) and Sean Maher (Dr. Simon Tam) were in attendance. When the former cast members, whose characters were on the cusp of a beautiful love affair when the series created by Joss Whedon was unexpectedly cancelled, greeted each other lovingly on stage, then shared a champagne toast to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Nathan Fillion, who played Captain Mal Reynolds on the show, called into the panel, but of course, then came out and surprised everyone. As the audience stood up and screamed with delight, Staite and Maher took turns straddling Fillion – yes, it was a sight to see, check our photos capturing that moment and more from the panel here below [...]
NYCC 2012: Barry Levinson’s ‘The Bay’ Panel
October 14th, 2012 at 5:00 pm | |
Barry Levinson, the Oscar-winning director who has been a cinematic jack of all trades for decades in the film industry, spanning genres with films like Diner, Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, Wag the Dog and the doomed from the start fantasy yarn Toys, dips his director’s cap into the supernatural well with The Bay, which was showcased in a panel on Saturday at the IGN Theater at New York Comic-Con.
The Bay, a seemingly compelling cover-up tale starring Kristen Connolly from Cabin in the Woods, speaks of a small town that buried what really happened when over 700 people perished during a tragedy that occurred years earlier. An investigative reporter tries to unlock the airtight sealing of the cover up, and in 24 hours, tries to unravel the mystery of the quotient with testimonials by people who were there, using eclectic and unorthodox methods as iPhone video recordings, Androids, and webcams to illustrate the events to put the pieces of the puzzle together [...]