New York Comic Con ’13 and me.

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This year marked the third New York Comic Con that I have attended.

My game plan this year was to attend a majority of the panels that I selected on my Show planner app.

I believe that I attended somewhere between 75- 80 percent of the panels which included

The 25th Anniversary of Childs Play which helped me finally conquer my fear of the doll,

Comic Book Men, Venture Brothers,

The Walking Dead,

Reign, Robot Chicken, Beauty and the beast,

Defiance,

The Following,

Davinci’s demons

The Outlander,

Person of Interest, Haven, Teen Wolf

Black Sails

and last but, not least…

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Sleepy Hollow.

I stayed late on Thursday for a special screening of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and the 100.

Day 1

Day 1

This year for my birthday, I received an Ultimate VIP pass which made my experience less stressful. I had a 3 day pass my first year and a four day on my second so this was the icing on my cake.

It helped my get into the most popular panels.

There were many people who seemed to have it out for the VIPs.

I never felt that way when I was attending in the previous years when I had a regular badge.

A few moments upset me, particularly when I was yelled at by an irate security guard for wanting to use the rest room.

Plus, The Walking Dead panel was really good but, I felt uneasy with the crowd this year.

One crew member was hit in the fact as the crowd rushed up to the stage at the end.

Despite that I had a good time, next year I hope to attend regardless of what badge I get.

I started brainstorming already what will be my game plan as I did last year.

My goal is to make it to SDCC 2015.

Wish me luck.

Below are a few more pics from the con.

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NYCC 2013 is a go

New York Comic Con 2013 is a go for me.

This is the one thing I look forward to in the fall besides The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and My Birthday.

My badges arrived in the mail this week.

We secured the hotel room.

Now all that I can do is sit and wait for the announcements to begin.

I am just as excited as I was for my first  NYCC experience two years ago.

For the neophytes here are a few tips to get you through the con

  1. Wear comfortable shoes.
  2. Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep.
  3. Shower (some fans choose not to which makes The Javitz Center very smelly.)
  4. As soon as you enter the building….go to the bathroom. The lines are Mondo long even at the men’s room.
  5. Map out your adventure. Trust me it will make the con less stressful.
  6. Food at NYCC is very expensive.
  7. To piggyback on #7, make sure that you bring cash. The ATM lines are super long.
  8. Wear your costume to Comic con ( many fans choose to change in the bathroom which creates a traffic jam of angry people doing the pee pee dance.
  9. Plan a rendezvous spot because it is easy to get lost in Jacob Javitz.
  10. Most importantly, have fun. It is going to an exciting weekend.

 

This will be my third time attending New York Comic Con.

It is my birthday gift to myself.

I hope to meet some awesome people this year.

And share a wonderful experience.

28 days until New York Comic Con…

I am looking forward to all the announcements.

Wizard World NYC survival guide.

Unfortunately for me, I missed the first two days of Wizard World NYC. A family friend decided to schedule her Wedding July 29th which was the most epic day of the Con. I am not upset though because there is always next year. Plus New York Comic Con is less than 100 days away so all was not lost.

I attended Wizard World Con 2013 on the last day.

It was a small but, memorable comic con to say the least.

For those who have never attended this type of Con before here are a few tips..

(1) VIP is the way to go.

When you attend a Con of any kind shoot for VIP. Not only will you gain early admission but, there are a few goods to be had. I received two special edition Walking Dead Comic Books (one in black and white, one in color).

(2) Walk before you buy.

It seems like an unfathomable idea considering how massive the crowds can get but, walk around before you buy. You may pay one price at one booth but, less at another.

(3) Wear comfy shoes.

Comic Cons equals massive amounts of walking.

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(4) If you attend Wizard World buy an autograph pass.

There are very few venders so autographs are the way to go.

I am counting the days until NYCC.

After I attended Wizard World, it only made me more ancy for New York Comic Con.

Until next time ,
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Another Wire alum joins Season 4 of The Walking Dead.

I am happy to report that Season 4 of AMC’s The Walking Dead is currently in production.

My question is…..what direction will they go for season 4?

Who will be the new leader of the group?

Are the rumors true will Rick die next season?

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I read somewhere recently that actor Laurence Gilliard Jr is joining the cast next season.
For those who are not familiar with Laurence,

he portrayed drug dealer D’Angelo Barksdale on HBO’s groundbreaking series The Wire.

( If you have not watched the show, please do. It is truly fantastic.)

Gilliard is the second alum from the series to join The Walking Dead.

Actor Chad Coleman aka Cutty joined earlier in season 3.

His character Tyreese is now a season regular.

As for Laurence Giliard, he will be portraying a character named Bob Stookey.

According to  The Walking Dead wiki, this character is a former Army medic and an alcoholic.

He is said to be in his mid fifties/ early sixties.

There are some blogs who predict that some TWD fans will have a problem with the way that this character is translated on-screen.

I strongly disagree considering that at first Tyreese’s character was morphed into Daryl Dixon.

Merle Dixon was a hodgepodge of various characters from the comics.

Jacqui did not exist in the comic book

and Shane did not survive very long in the comic as well.

Many fans have issues with a few changes and additions to the television show in the past few years.

I am excited for the new season to start in October.

Next season is going to be fantastic in my opinion.

I will be attending NYCC this year so I am going to blog a few tidbits about the new season.

My eyes will be open for more info.

Until then readers..

 

 

The Game of Thrones Exhibit in NYC

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On Saturday, March 30th, I stood on line on 57th street for nearly five hours waiting to see The Game of Thrones Exhibit which was presented by Time Warner Cable and HBO. It was completely worth the wait.

I took a crap load of pics but, I will post a few of them in this blog.

I was so excited for the season premiere of Game of Thrones after attending this. It was definitely worth the wait.

I hope it comes to NYC again.

I also hope that they come to New York Comic Con.

 

16 days until Game of Thrones is back.

Game of Thrones Season 3 starts in 16 days

” The night is dark and full of terrors.”

I am so excited for the return of Game Of Thrones in 16 days.

Season one caught my interest early and left me speechless as Eddard “Ned” Stark lost his head.

Season two ended with the emergence of The White Walkers.

What will season 3 bring?

This is one of my favorite shows.

 Shows where as the characters are all fair game keep me on the edge of my seat.

My two favorite characters Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are on the cover of this weeks issue Entertainment Weekly.

According to a fan site called Winter Is Coming  ,

starting on March 29th,2013 an International Game of Thrones exhibit is coming to New York City.

It will end on April 3rd,2013

New York City is the first stop of the tour and the only US tour.

For more information and tour dates visit http://game-of-thrones-exhibition.com/

Yours truly will definitely attend this exhibition.

What will make 2013 even better is if the cast comes to New York Comic Con in October.

One can only dream of such an appearance.