So Open Registration is tomorrow. And the internet going nuts, as it should, it’s full of frantic hopefuls scanning CCI and other sites for tips and tricks that may guarantee that “golden ticket” and we’ve selected what we think are actually the best ones. Now I’m not going to tell you to breathe and/or relax for two reasons. The first of which is, computers won’t be self-aware until 2016, and even if that happens, I highly doubt that they will be in any way swayed by our biological requirements or our weak human emotions. If anything they’ll not care… or terminate us. The second reason is, everyone and their mommy-blog has that tip, and even with the anxiety I’ve been known to battle, I promise that there’s nothing that the EPIC registration room can do to stop your lungs from working, or your brain from spazzing, so just go with me on this, and let’s review these top 3 actually helpful and unique tips, which were all actually found in a couple different places over at the SDCC Unofficial Blog. Continue reading “The Badges Are Coming The Badges Are Coming… Now What?” »
The original title of this post was Badgel Royale! But I thought that it might be lost on some that would only get Hunger Games references. With Toucan Blog Updates Regarding Badges, which have been well sorted out by the team at the SDCC Unofficial Blog, we’ve got two very important pieces of information, the first is that pre-reg will NOT be happening as early as the Widely assumed Feb 1st weekend, and the second revolves around just how easy or difficult it will be to get those badges, depending not so much on effort, as perspective. Continue reading “Comic-Con-undrum CCI Badge Update” »
It looks like we’re one step closer to Pre-Reg for SDCC, with the registration for professionals taking place on January 29th! So what does this mean for Pre-Reg? In the opinion of this blogger, it depends. Continue reading “So How Close is SDCC Pre-Reg?” »
For those keeping up to date with all of the badge changes for SDCC (if not click the link for the details) there’s been both a response and somewhat of an update from Comic-Con International regarding why they made the changes, and what we can expect on the battlefield… er registration site. Continue reading “The Toucan Has Tweeted, SDCC Badge Update” »
For any who are SDCC attendees or hopefuls, in addition to some of the policy changes last year (like needing the previous year’s badge to pre-register), and after the delays we kept getting on pre-registration (remember when CCI told us we could relax at Thanksgiving, and then again near Christmas) the good informative folks at The Unofficial Comic-Con Blog tell us there’s been a bit of a game changer! Continue reading “New Year, New Policies and Prices for SDCC” »
So on this site we like to throw around new words and see what sticks like “epic-spode” used for most episodes of Breaking Bad. In this case we’re starting with “Cos-Project”, because you can’t engage in cosplay until you’re done creating your costume.
My next post will be on the first Cos-Project however it may technically be my second Cos-Project. Cosplay I’ve done in the past (almost always at SDCC) has included a couple different easy outfits. Continue reading “Past Cosplaying” »
So here it is, my most exciting part of the entire con, and it took me forever to blog it… part of it was busy-ness, part of it was laziness, and part of me felt that since I’d already blogged about (in my opinion) the most exciting part of the most exciting panel… where was my motivation for the rest of MARVEL? Well after reviewing the photos, I was reminded of how much fun the rest of it was.
So, the MARVEL panel of course started with Loki’s takeover, which I’ve posted at least three videos of in various places… because let’s face it, it was amazing, and unexpected, so major kudos to MARVEL for shocking fans, which is something that they’ve been doing for a couple of years now (something I’ll address further down), and good for them, most fans in Hall H are there because they’re already fans of these characters and story lines, and it can be hard to balance keeping things fresh, AND staying true to source material, which gives me hope for Avengers 2… but I’m getting ahead of myself.
So there was Loki’s takeover (did I mention yet that Loki was in Hall H? Ok, sorry that’s the last time I promise) which was used to introduce a new longer trailer for Thor 2, I’m assuming it’s the same trailer that this teaser, to the left is referring to, but we’ll see tomorrow when it premieres on Geek Week. If it’s not the same trailer then later, closer to the film I may explain something which happens in it, which could be a total game changer, but it feels so spoilery that I almost wish I hadn’t seen it, but anyway we saw the trailer, and right after that we had the panel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier!
Just like with Thor 2, we got a trailer, and it was awesome. The best part of the trailer was what a friend of mine has referred to as “an epic elevator throw down”, but what I enjoyed most about it is, even for those of us that already have some very solid expectations about the story, and the personal obstacles of being a man out of time that Steve Rogers has to go through, I don’t feel like the trailer was over promising in any way ( remember the last time MARVEL over promised… yeah I’m talking about The Mandarin…) which I think is the right way to go about it.
After the trailer, we got an actual panel!The panel was relatively brief, but they hit on the plot points, without really giving anything away
Also, while it wasn’t discussed a lot, as the photo below shows, Black Widow and Agent Hill play important roles in the film.
This should hopefully show off the fact that women can also make an impact when it comes to saving the world.
Though it’s still a long way away from film just for a MARVEL heroine… when are we getting Ms. Marvel???
But I digress, the point is, I’m definitely looking forward to April 4th next year!
Now I’ll begin this portion of the blog by stating outright that I’ve never even picked up a Guardians of the Galaxy comic, which may actually be a good thing, because just like with any film made based upon widely loved source material, there’s a certain level of expectations that the fans have, and I’ve decided to not read any, so that I can go into Guardians of the Galaxy without any expectations, except for two things, one that it looks like it’ll be a really fun block buster… especially with the cast they’ve got
Being the spunky Scottish girl she is though, when asked about the fact that her character is bald, she not only took off the wig, but getting carried away in the moment, threw it to the audience, before realizing that she needed it back! She did get her wig back after the panel, though in a slightly disheveled condition.
The trailer we saw gave us an idea of the types of characters to expect, and since the audience did a lot of laughing and cheering (myself included) I have to assume that they did well by the characters.
Now, on to the last bit of the MARVEL Panel… Joss Whedon came out with an announcement about Avengers 2. The teaser we got let us know two things, first that it’s going to heavily include Tony Stark, which really comes as no surprise, but add that to the fact that the official subtitle is: Age of Ultron (of which I know a tiny bit about) it has several fans ranting that Ultron was created by Hank Pym (AKA Ant-Man), and Ant-Man (again hats off to MARVEL for their planning) isn’t slated to come out until after the second Avengers movie, in November of 2015 (man time flies when you plan it out based on film releases) .
So as one fan I know (who has much more Ant-Man and Ultron knowledge than I do) has stated “if Stark creates Ultron… why are we getting an Ant-Man movie after, or even at all?”
Here’s my two-cents on the issue, as I stated above MARVEL has twice now, pulled the wool over fans eyes, at least that I was present for. The first being the Iron Man 3 panel last year, where they made The Mandarin out to be the ultimate villain… and he wasn’t, but I spent a whole other blog griping about it, so what I will do here though, is commend their creativity and execution. The second would be (and I know I promised, so I’m sorry for bringing it up again) Loki’s takeover, and fans completely missing the fact that an entire panel (Thor 2) was actually missing from the lineup, and I’m going to go out on a limb here, for a third unconfirmed surprise, because I did an entire blog focusing on the fact, that despite MARVEL’s love of Loki, that I think he won’t survive Thor 2.
So what does all of this add up to for me? That I think it’s possible that Hank Pym may actually be in Avengers 2, and may still create Ultron, and that MARVEL is keeping it well under wraps, I may be wrong (and eventually may have to create a blog section on this page just for theories) but until that theory is debunked I’m going to have faith in MARVEL to make Avengers 2 awesome, fresh, and hopefully stay true to their source material as well.
Thanks for reading this excessively long blog, if you have any thoughts about the panels or MARVEL’s planning please post them in the comments!