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:.

Friday
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.

Saturday
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.

and...
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.

Sunday
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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