SDCC 2014 – Weekend Wrap Up

It’s Sunday NIGHT, Nerdlings!  That means the big SDCC 2014 announcements have all been made, stars have been blinded by flashes, and it’s time for the poor staff to clean up all the glitter, spandex, and whatever that is by NBC’S Hannibal booth… *Shudders*

The star power coming out of SDCC 2014 was so epic last night they created a White Dwarf and the cosplayers leveled up all the Nerdy trophies for Achievement in Awesome. My feeds have been ridiculously difficult to keep up with in the past few days as I tried to swipe quickly through Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, and websites to get the best Nerdy news. Since it’s impossible to go through it all, I’ll just do a run down of the things I’m most excited to see.

We finally got our first look at Wonder Woman. Look at her! She is an AMAZON! She is sooooo not taking anyone’s crap.  She looks hot (both figurative and literal) and is about to serve up some JUSTICE!



While I still feel some concern about what the actual movie will be like, I have to say, Concept and Costuming got it right. It was pretty funny to see all my feeds go nuts about Gal Gadot and then throw in a nod to the boys, Batman and Superman. DC’s top story on their website is all about Diana Prince and I’m please as punch to see it. Behold, your new Wonder Woman!

Marvel has been throwing news at us all weekend starting with our first official introduction to Agent Carter.



The Marvel Television panel hosted Hayley Atwell and several of the creators, including Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, for Marvel’s newest series, Agent Carter. The show will begin in 1946 before SHIELD was founded and like her One-Shot, we’ll see Peggy adapting to life after WWII. The show hopes to portray the harsh realities of a post war world, which many women faced after the men returned. Skilled and competent women were displaced and expected to return to their roles in the home. Peggy Carter will have to fight to find her place in a man’s world but she’s not alone. Peggy will definitely encounter other women facing the same dilemma. What remains to be seen are what choices they will make when faced with stepping back into old ideas or trying to fit into an unappealing future. I’m really hoping to see some seriously conflicted heroines and grey area, badass lady villains.



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San Diego Comic Con Weekend!!



It’s here! SDCC 2014 is definitely a geek holiday. There are so many Nerdy goodies coming out of this weekend that it takes days or even weeks to sort it all out. It’s too big and too vast to know everything until the fairy dust settles. This is a community that lights Nerd news like a boat filled with wildfire, but even the legions of fans can’t keep up with all the cool insider treats.

io9 had a great run down of “The Floor” where you can buy all the new things, many exclusive to SDCC attendees. io9 article here

Nerd makers of all kids flood the scene. Writers, artists, innovators, actors, and industry creators of every variety make appearances first hand. There are more cool Nerds around than you can shake a Mage Staff at!

Here’s a cute article from Yahoo about Bennie’s first day at Comic Con. How Benedict Cumberbatch Won the First Day of Comic Con


Benedict Cumberbatch make a surprise appearance at the Dramworks Panel. I’ve never been so jealous of a penguin in my life.

Then there are the teasers like these. First Marvel released an Antman poster earlier this week, then they gave us a bunch of very tense concept art pieces from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Our heroes look awesome, but they also look totally screwed.


Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man sporting new armor


Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch (We always refer to her as  ‘That  crazy bitch’)


Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America giving good jaw.


Avengers: Age of Ultron Black Widow, a glimpse of Hulk, and Mjolnlr . I’d run from all three of those fists.

From DC Comics we gat a sneak peek at Batman’s new duds.


The caped crusader’s new cape!


Close-up of Ben Afleck’s new cowl.

Attendees should always be kind to one another anyway, but an even bigger reason to be kind to your fellow Nerds is you never know who is standing next to you. Celebrities and industry makers want to get in on the fun too so they make it a regular habit of wandering the crowds incognito to experience the Con first hand. Here is an article from last year’s SDCC from BuzzFeed, Matt Smith Walked The Floor At Comic-Con In A Bart Simpson Mask  (yes THAT Matt Smith!) He wanted to hang out on The Floor so he sported a mask and an American accent while he wandered through the crowds. Next time Bart Simpson wants a hug, you might consider it, or a high five at the very least if you don’t do hugs with strangers.


Bart Simpson is really a Time Lord. Explains so much.

It pays to be nice because you never know if you’ve been talking with, say the editor of a favorite comic, or screenplay writer of a favorite show, or a producer of your favorite web series. It’s also much easier to make new Nerdy friends that way too.

More Nerdy goodness to come over the weekend and remember…


Thanks, Keep Calm-O-Matic!

Have fun, Con-goers! We’ll be stalking, er I mean, watching you!

I mean… enjoying your adventures and every movement…

Peering at you from the internet…

It’s just super fun to be part of your lives…

Man, Phil Coulson was right. This fan stuff is hard.


Holy Free Stuff, Batman!

Today is the 75 anniversary of Batman’s first comic.


Lookin good, old man!


Wow, Bruce. You don’t look a day over 41 (so I’ve heard)!

So the Nerdling and I went down to the local Barnes and Noble to check out their version of the Caped Crusader birthday bash.


Iron Man swung by with his tigers on gold leashes to wish Bruce a happy birthday.

Call me impressed. There was a story time, Bruce Wayne approved juice and cookies, trivia, prizes, bat-staches, masks, coloring sheets, buttons, temporary tattoos, bookmarks,  a free comic, giant posters, and a graphic novel sized essential guide to navigating Batman’s 75 year journey.


Thanks, DC and B&N!

Talk about a great gift bag for the party guests!


We also picked up a few non DC items like a full Big Nate book, a Star Wars poster, and ‘How to speak Dothraki’ (Pro-Tip, don’t say thank you) pamphlets from their Get Pop-Cultured month promo. I guess we’ll be coming to a few more of these events over the next month. Fantastic loot from this birthday plunder.


Golly, Batman. I was kidding about the plunder. It was all free, I swear!