October 27, 2011

And Finally...My Review of the NY Comic Con

It's been a week in a half, but there's been a lot to think about. I saw some great panels while I was at Comic Con. Among them were the following:.

Robot Chicken Panel - Seth Green, Matt Seinrich and Macauley Culkin! Some great clips including the announcement of the new Robot Chicken DC Special and a trailer for the next season.
Pizza Man Panel - Frankie Muniz, Diamond Dallas Page and Corbin Bernson. Great panel about an upcoming kid friendly super hero movie starring Frankie Muniz as the title character.

Terra Nova - Jason Mara and Stephen Lang. Watched a full episode of the show with a small Q&A after.
Person of Interest - Watched a full episode with an introduction from Michael Emerson
Nikita - Maggie Q and Shane West. Clips from future episodes and a Q&A with a lot of marriage proposals.
The Walking Dead - Most of the cast and Robert Kirkman. Great panel hosted by Chris Hardwick featuring clips from the show and a Q&A session.

The Avengers- Chris Evans, Colbie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston. Saw some exclusive clips from the most anticipated movie of next year. So psyched.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret - David Cross, who was interviewed by H. Jon Benjamin. Hilarious panel which showed off clips from the new season.
Portlandia - Fred Armison and Carrie Brownstein, hosted by Seth Meyers. Another great panel which showed some awesome sketches from last and this coming season.

Up Sides to NYCC:
I had a lot of fun, saw a lot of people in awesome costumes and got to see some great panels.

Down Sides to NYCC:
Bad organization and over crowdedness. There were times I waited on line for an hour to see a panel and people who were on the back of the line were let in first because there was no line control. When I was searching the show room there were moments I couldn't breath because there were too many people.

The Bottom Line:
NYCC is a lot of fun. I've been going for the last 5 years and every year it gets bigger with better guests and panels. Avengers was huge for them. But I shouldn't have to wait from 11am - 8pm in a screening room to wait for the panels I actually want to see. My press pass gave me no access or interviews to anyone. San Diego is obviously a bigger con that has had  a lot of time to work out the kinks. NYCC is coming along but needs to get their act together if they want to keep growing in numbers.

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