Archive for the ‘NYCC’ Category
The Geeks of Doom Round Up 20: Carrie and Ben Folds Five
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 [...]
NYCC 2012: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Panel
October 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm | |
NYCC 2012: James Wan’s Haunted Horror Film ‘The Conjuring’
Attendees at the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 panel at the IGN Theater in the Jacob Javits Convention Center at the New York Comic-Con on Saturday got a sneak peek at the epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s story featuring Gotham City’s Caped Crusader.
Moderator Gary Miereanu introduced long-time DC Animated producers: multiple Emmy Award winner, voice and dialogue director Andrea Romano, along with as called by Miereanu, “the architect of superhero animation” Bruce Timm. To the crowd’s delight, intros were immediately followed by a trailer of the upcoming sequel to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.
Another clip was shown which featured the Joker on a talk show, in which the host was voiced by Conan O’Brien. At first the footage was campy, then turned rather sinister as the Joker manifested his controlled viciousness [...]
October 14th, 2012 at 3:00 pm | |
The Conjuring, a prospective cinematic scarefest etched in the same vein as The Amityville Horror, made the panel rounds at the IGN Theater on Saturday during this year’s New York Comic-Con.
The story, which is based on true events, focuses on a duo of paranormal investigators set to give aid to a family terrorized by a dark, ominous presence in a farmhouse squarely planted miles from anyone else. The investigators, held in the threshold of the demonic energy manifesting itself in the farmhouse, which turns out to be a witch, find themselves in the thick of what is sure to be one of the most challenging and difficult cases they have ever had to endure.
Moderated by the always hilarious and gregarious Chris Hardwick and sporting an shirt with an embroidered NASA logo (!), the panel consisted of director James Wan (Saw, Insidious) – who explained about the film’s narrative – and stars Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, and Patrick Wilson [...]
NYCC 2012: ‘Carrie’ Remake: Chloe Moretz Urges Everyone To ‘Call Carrie’
October 14th, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
NYCC 2012: Bruce Campbell Dominates ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Panel
Carrie, the Stephen King novel which was originally made into a film directed by Brian De Palma in 1976, is being remade for a Spring 2013 release next year and had a panel on Saturday at the IGN Theater at New York Comic-Con.
The original stands as a cult classic and is the ultimate revenge of the nerd story in which a red-headed shy, wallflower teenager, imbued with telekinesis, throws her wrath of vengeance and revenge on the residents of small town in which she lives who have always shunned and mocked her.
The new version finds Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) in the role of Carrie White, originally played by Sissy Spacek. Moretz, along with celebrated actress Julianne Moore stepping into the role perfected by Piper Laurie in the first film as Carrie’s chillingly disturbed mother, director Kimberly Peirce, and producer Kevin Misher made up the panel at NYCC at the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan [...]
October 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm | |
Evil Dead, one of the greatest contemporary horror franchises of all time, gets a reboot in the guise of a remake which is set to debut in theaters in the Spring of 2013. The panel for the film at New York Comic-Con on Saturday was without a doubt one of the highlights of the day, thanks to the appearance of the original portrayer of Ash, the wacky, cartoony, yet tough and gruff protagonist in the original trilogy of Evil Dead films, the one and only square-jawed Bruce Campbell.
Director Fede Alvarez (handpicked to helm the remake by the original director Sam Raimi), Jane Levy who plays a female version of the Ash character named Mia, and Campbell made up the panel. Campbell came out to the first standing ovation of the day. Decked in a cherry red suit and exhibiting every ounce of his goofy, wonderfully distinguished personality and graying at the temples, Campbell spoke of the crowds’ fetish with the original films and how the remake will be amazingly as good as the first trilogy. Campbell owned the room, as the witty, off-kilter style he’s best known for shone through like a beacon in the hall [...]
NYCC 2012: The Walking Dead: You Won’t Have To Ask Where’s Carl In Season 3
October 14th, 2012 at 10:19 am | |
One of the most anticipated season premieres of the Fall TV season, AMC’s adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s beloved comic book series The Walking Dead was showcased in a panel on Saturday at New York Comic-Con at the Jacob Javits Center. The third season debuts tonight at 9pm, and for fans of the apocalyptic zombies at large program, it is sure to be worth the wait and then some. Attendees of the panel at the packed IGN Theater got a sneak peak of the first few minutes of Season 3 Episode 1, which you can read about at the end of this article.
Moderated by the always witty Chris Hardwick, who hosts the Talking Dead show on AMC, the cast and crew came out to earth-shattering applause and a standing ovation after the wild and intense clip from the season premiere was shown. The panel consisted of producer Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman (producer and creator of the comic book series), along with actors Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Michael Rooker, and Norman Reedus [...]
NYCC 2012: Clark Gregg To Return As Agent Coulson In Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show
October 13th, 2012 at 6:06 pm | |
NYCC 2012: Report & Photos From The Convention Floor
In what has to be the biggest announcement to come out of this year’s New York Comic Con is the revelation that Clark Gregg will return as the beloved character Agent Phil Coulson in Marvel’s planned S.H.E.I.L.D. television series.
The TV show will be helmed by Avengers director Joss Whedon, along with fellow Executive Producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen Jeffery Bell, and Jeph Loeb. Few details about the show are available at this point, in fact Gregg’s casting may be the first real news we’ve heard about who will be in the show. [...]
October 13th, 2012 at 11:01 am | |
New York Comic-Con, the gathering of all things geek, sci-fi/fantasy, comic books, and action figures, has hit the East Coast, as the Jacob Javits Center in New York City is hosting the convention all weekend. You can see our photos of Friday night’s coverage here below.
While certainly not as big as the convention held annually in San Diego (which is generally considered the archetype mecca of geek conventions), the NYCC has its share of zealous minions who congregate in the large glass and steel edifice that is the Javits Center, milling and moiling around its carpeted floors, checking out its voluminous amount of booths filled with sci-fi/fantasy arcana, figurines, T-shirts, original and reproduced artwork, comics books dating back to the Silver Age, and the artists, writers, and creators of said minutiae. But without question, one of the coolest appeals of the entire convention has to be the scores of fanboys and fangirls, just regular Joes and Janes, decked out in costumes of their favorite superheroes, ranging from dollar store versions to authentic, mindblowing replicas of the genuine articles [...]
Video Game Deal: ‘Dead Island’, ‘Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension’
January 24th, 2012 at 8:08 am | |
Comics Of Doom: Episode 99: NYCC 2011 and Key of Z #1
The video game deal over at Amazon today is Dead Island for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for only $25 each (that’s 58% off the list price of $59.99) and for PC for only $26.29 (that’s 47% off the list price of $49.99).
Also part of today’s deal is Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension for Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 for only $19.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $39.99)
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last [...]
October 28th, 2011 at 5:20 pm | |
NYCC 2011 Video Interview: ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Director Sefton Hill
Recorded October 23, 2011.
Hello comics fans!
Welcome to the all new edition of the Comics of Doom podcast, your place for all the latest and greatest in the world of comic books! In this week’s episode, Henchman21 and MK2Fac3 talk a variety of topics, but mainly focus on their experiences at the New York Comic-Con. Hear them as they talk about creators they met, comics they picked up, and cosplay they saw!
Also, “The HenchFac3 of Doom” catch up on all the comics they missed out on while they were gone and talk about all their favorites! Sit back, pop in those earbuds, and get your geek on!” [...]
October 24th, 2011 at 10:04 pm | |
NYCC 2011: Cosplay Photo Parade – Extras
Geeks of Doom was lucky enough to grab some screen time with Batman: Arkham City director Sefton Hill for a one-on-one video interview during last weekend’s New York Comic-Con.
Hill talked about the newest game, what member of Batman’s rogue gallery fans can expect this time around, and what his favorite Batman costume is.
Watch the video interview here below [...]
October 24th, 2011 at 6:52 pm | |
NYCC 2011: Cosplay Photo Parade – Sunday Edition
The 2011 New York Comic-Con was packed with some many great costumes there had one more photo parade.
Here is the final installment of the photos taken from this jam-packed event.
As usual, if you see yourself in any of these photos, give a shout out! [...]
October 23rd, 2011 at 7:32 pm | |
The Photo Parade for last weekend’s New York Comic-Con continues with the Sunday edition.
For any other convention, Sunday would be the slowest of all the convention days, but not at this Con, where the final day is Kid’s Day. And at this time, it’s just as busy as any other day and these pics prove it.
As usual, if you see yourself in any of these photos, give a shout out! [...]