In October, Long Beach, California is hosting its first ever Comic Book Convention
! Well, besides when Wizard World used to reside in the Long Beach Convention Center... Stan Lee
will be opening the convention with an inaugural ribbon cutting.
Speaking of Stan Lee, yesterday the interwebs exploded with news of Disney buying Marvel out. There were definitely a lot of fear among the comic-book fans, but for me, it wasn't a big surprise or a big deal. Marvel was already on its way to becoming a household name with the success of its films. I don't think the company will loose any of its identity with this merger.
I think it will be a lot like the Disney/Pixar relationship. Although we somewhat associate Pixar with Disney; we still refer to their movies as "Pixar" films and NOT Disney films.
Marvel is certainly iconic and there is no way Disney can budge out Spider-Man out of the picture! Plus, why would they want to mess with the Marvel characters? They've been around maybe longer than most of Disney's Princesses.
I think there will be a lot of advantages for both companies, without the Disney and Marvel franchise suddenly rolling together in one giant tumbleweed. Though it would be amusing to see Kim Possible team up with the Marvel superheroes...
Labels: comiccon, event, long beach comic con, marvel and disney
San Diego Comic Com 2009 - Report Last Part!
Here are just a few shots around the convention and in the Exhibit Hall.
All photos here in my Flickr set
Whew... sorry for the lag time between the last post. Got caught up with other internet-related hooplas that I will blog about ASAP!
Labels: comiccon, event, san diego comic con, sdcc 2009
San Diego Comic Com 2009 - Report Part 3
On Saturday, I attended a Nickelodeon panel for The Penguins of Madagascar
because one of my favorite voice actors of ALL TIME would be there, Jeff Bennett
. The cast did an episode read out loud which is always great to see for someone who appreciates voice acting like I do. My inner child burst into happy sparkles at the chance of witnessing Mr. Bennett do his voice acting magic.
After the panel, I quickly went up to the table to say a few words to Mr. Bennett; but when my turn came, I promptly bursts into tears.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen... flirting with celebs is easy as pie for me, but when it comes to the people who worked on my favorite cartoons growing up, I turn into a giant, weeping mess! It was quite embarrassing and I'm pretty sure Mr. Bennett was really turned off by it... oh well, it's not the first time I've done this. I cried at the POSSIBILITY of meeting Tom Ruegger (creator of Animaniacs... and it never happened- which could be a good thing since I can't seem to keep my composure around these people!). I didn't quite cry as hard when I met Rob Paulsen, but just got extremely teary eyed.
Jeff Bennett was truly a favorite of mine growing up though, and I followed his work for many, many years. I admired him and even had a little voice "crush"! I wished I had conveyed to him what meeting him really meant to me, how for many years my cousin and I didn't speak of anything else but hoping to meet the man behind our favorite voices on television! Instead, I just managed to make him feel really uncomfortable. I totally suck!
Needless to say, I was emotionally charged and weepy for the rest of the day after that. I know... I'm a big loser. Ha!
Although, I have to mention that the people of Nickelodeon were so sweet to me. Especially one guy who was very, very nice to me at the end of the panel and gave me some goodies to try and console my crying. Whoever you are, I'm sorry I didn't get your name but I am so grateful! Thank you!
Labels: comiccon, event, jeff bennett, Nickelodeon, san diego comic con, sdcc, sdcc 2009
San Diego Celebrity-Con--- I mean, Comic Con!
I present to everyone a rant about SDCC before I start posting my happy report and photos...
San Diego Comic Con has turned into a marathon of how many celebrities can be spotted-- kind of sad. Especially when you see the separation in the Exhibit Hall; the "movie side" is always hella crowded and the "comic book" side is never as crowded. But the convention has gotten stupider like that each year, so I didn't expect any less from its star-struck attendees. Besides, I'm guilty of getting excited over John Cho
and Dominic Monaghan
... Though less appreciative of Robert Downey Jr's Elite bodyguards shoving me out of the way. What a bunch of dicks. This always seems to happen to me at this con. I am unsuspectingly in the way of some A-list celeb I could give a shit about harassing in person, so I get manhandled. One of these days, I'm going to kick someone in the nuts for it.
And then don't get me started on the ridiculous lines for the panels. It's getting really stupid, guys, and someone needs to start using their noggin' to find a solution for it. Trust me, it's not that hard to solve the problem. People should not be standing in line for 2-3 hours and then only to not be guaranteed a seat to a panel they want to see. We aren't paying for these badges, taking time off from work, and spending hundreds on hotel/food/etc. to waste away in the sun while standing in line.
To think... they plan to raise the badge prices next year too. Thank goodness I get in as a pro!
Labels: comiccon, rant
It's that time again...
It's this weekend already! The mecca of comic book geeks alike! Comic-Con
in San Diego!
Once again, Nancy and I will BOTH be attending the convention, armed with our own agenda and schedule of panels we would like to see. I really hope I can get into at least a couple of awesome panels this year. Of course, I hope to meet cool and talented people too.
Full report will come after the weekend, but for now, I leave you with these awesome photos taken by Andrew Yoon
, and posted on the Zippercut
website. Thanks, guys!
Me, Miss Missy, and Mjade!
Labels: art, art show, comiccon, cosplay, crusaders and haters, event, photobooth, royal-t
Comic-Con 2007 - Initial Report
San Diego Comic-Con 2007, much like it's previous years, was huge with too many people nerding all over the place.
This year, I was a half a regular attendee, and then I had one foot in the "professional" side of things. I was with my good friend, Christy Lijewski (creator of Next Exit
), for the most part, accompanying her to her panels, signings, and talking to different comic book publishers. Needless to say, it was very interesting for me!
Unfortunately, despite attending the convention for all four days, I managed to miss most of the people I had wanted to see. I definetely made it a point to say hello to David Mack
and Stuart Sayger
. I also found Aimee Major
and she drew adorable cats for me. I also picked up Mack's The Shy Creatures
book, which is all together delightful to own.
I kept my eye out for people I knew from the Bendis Board
but never found any of them. I don't know too many of them, really, and many of them do not know me for I fail to be active on the forums anymore. It's been years since I saw Pat Loika or Taki Soma though and I do miss them.
I didn't really get to attend a lot of panels. I attempted to get into the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" panel, but failed miserably as the room filled up quickly. I hate standing in line... and I stood in line for that one, too! My friends and I got into the Futurama panel, which was a lot of fun as a lot of the voice actors were present for it. Futurama fans can look forward to new movies coming soon.
I missed the Live Art party on Friday, but I did get to attend another great party on Saturday night-- though the details of that party should be kept a secret among us. Yes. It was that awesome. Sorry... no dirty stories about myself here! Only about other people.
Overall, the convention wasn't too bad. Even though Saturday sold out, the crowd wasn't as bad I expected. The convention did an amazing job controlling the crowd and I am very appreciative of it. It was exhausting having to be there for all four days and I wished I had done more and seen more people-- but that's always seem to be the general feeling that Comic-con always leave me with.
Pictures and more will come soon!
Labels: christy lijewski, comiccon, comics, convention, david mack, futurama
Can you smell the newness? CAN YOU?
I swear, we really are trying to revive this website.
There's so much to report on, so much to talk about! Yes, we did attend the wonderful and geek-morous San Diego International Comic Con
. We had fun, of course. As usual, I spent my time in the dealer's room and hitting up my favorite comic book artists such as David Mack
. Nancy was actually productive and went to a couple of panels.
But hey, I went to see the Neil Gaiman panel and saw clips of the upcoming movie, Stardust
, based on the brilliant man's novel, of course. I also saw Frank Welker and drooled over the 300
trailer... which, by the way, is coming out in theater soon. Oh yeah, who's with me? FOR SPARTAAAAAAA!!!
I'm still trying to get our act together around this website and I promise links and such will be up and working soon. Please keep coming back.... if anyone actually visits this website, that is. XD
Labels: comiccon, convention
A B O U T - U S
We are self-proclaimed girl-GEEKS who needed a place to write about it! We don't really do anything special with our lives, but we do enjoy the occasional comic book or fantasy film. Also, the occasional pie. With ice cream. Yeah. Ice cream.
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