Just when you thought LEGO couldn’t get anymore awesome, they go and license a classic, kick-butt children’s franchise that’s still going strong. It’s LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! [Read more…]
I’ve been wracking my brain for three days to try to think of a coherent way to express the geek bliss that is a comic convention, and in this case, the New York Comic Con. Ever since my return home on Sunday I’ve been trying to think of an angle for a piece here at ForeverGeek, because there’s so much material to cover it’s almost impossible to put into words what a smorgasbord of delights the NYCC really is.
I knew going into it that the most exciting day of the con was going to be, at least for me, Sunday – and those familiar with both the NYCC and my writing can probably guess why – The Walking Dead panel. The opportunity to see Robert Kirkman and Frank Darabont, among many distinguished others, discussing the transition from comic to television was a true thrill.
But before I get to that highlight, let me paint a picture for you of the experience that was NYCC. You step off the platform at New York Penn and into a new world – because not only are you in the city, but you’re in a city that’s been taken over by manga kids and Lolita chicks. The occasional toddler Wolverine crosses through the landscape. You’re dodging plastic katanas slung casually across the backs of teens while you walk down 34th Street in an absolute army of geek power. [Read more…]
Who won the Marvel Costume Contest at New York Comic-Con? Steampunk Iron Man, that’s who. Sadly, I have no information on who the buidler/wearer is, but his/her work is incredible, no? The details are just ridiculous. I mean, just look at all those rivets! And photographer Judy Stephens gave it a tremendous showcase with her terrific use of lighting and composition.
What do you think? There are more pictures here, but I’ve posted the best of them for you below.