WonderCon returned to Anaheim March 29-March 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This year’s attendees enjoyed presentations from 20th century Fox, Amazon, DC Comics, DreamWorks Animation, FX, Geek & Sundry, Marvel, Nerdist, and Warner Brothers to name a few. In addition, there were approximately 300 hours of programming featuring comics, movies, television, and an annual costume competition.
Yesterday, DC Universe held their first ever live stream from Wondercon. I wish more companies would stream their panels, makes my life so much easier! Stream gave us lots of interesting tidbits on the brand new Sandman Universe, new Justice League and Teen Titan books and we found out that the Joker is not going to be happy about Batman’s upcoming nuptials. Honestly, I’m sick to death of the Joker and have no desire to read that one. Batman Metal will also conclude this week and will have big repercussions throughout the Universe. Check out the full press release.
April 3, 2015 marked the official start of the 29th annual WonderCon in Anaheim, CA. This sold out convention once again boasts of panels with celebrities, producers, showrunners as attendees get a sneak peak of upcoming shows that will be debuting their pilot soon or simply listen to people who have brought their favorite shows back season after season. Continue reading Eclipse Magazine returns to WonderCon!→
The Last Ship opens with a global pandemic from a deadly virus that wipes out eighty percent of the world’s population. The crew and captain of the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids this tragedy due to its positioning. However, now they must confront the fact that they may be among the last remaining survivors. The only hope for a cure may be in the hands of a scientist on board their ship. This action-packed drama series is executive-produced by Michael Bay and stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Charles Parnell, Christina Elmore, Sam Spruell, and Marissa Neitling. The Last Ship premieres on Sunday, June 22 at 9 pm (ET/PT) on TNT. Here’s a sneak peek at the brand new extended trailer!
I had the opportunity to chat with Mark Sheppard, the ubiquitous actor, as part of the press event during this past weekend’s WonderCon. Although he was attending in conjunction with his upcoming appearance on Doctor Who, I tried my best to divert his attention to Supernatural. Of course, this was no easy task considering that Mark prefers to keep a shroud of mystery surrounding all his appearances. After all, this is the man who insists that his name not be used in the opening credits for fear that viewers reading it will then know in advance that his character will be making an appearance! Getting a straight answer from Mark is almost as challenging as getting a straight answer out of Misha Collins, who appears as the angel Castiel on Supernatural and entertains followers with a hilarious Twitter account (@MishaCollins). Unfortunately due to time constraints, we had less than five minutes to present questions to this personable, funny, and engaging actor.
Fans of the beloved “Oz” franchise will get a glimpse of the Emerald City with the official unveiling of the Dorothy of Oz limited edition comic book Saturday, April 2 at San Francisco’s 2011 WonderCon. Ten lucky Ozians who can’t make the voyage to San Francisco will also win the comic in an exclusive Facebook Fan contest. Entrants must submit a personal video explaining in 60 seconds or less why they are excited about DOROTHY OF OZ and why they are the biggest OZ-fans on Facebook. It will run worldwide from Wednesday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 6.
There is also a forthcoming animated feature film starring Lea Michele (“Dorothy”), Martin Short (“The Jester”), Jim Belushi (“The no-longer Cowardly Lion”), Dan Aykroyd (“Scarecrow”), Kelsey Grammer (“The Tin Man”), Oliver Platt (“Wiser the Owl”), Hugh Dancy (“Marshall Mallow”), Megan Hilty (“China Princess”) and Patrick Stewart (“Tugg”).
Now, it has been a while since I’ve collected comics, so I’m not sure if this will be as big a buzz as the Godzilla one (which completely sold out in one day!), but it is an interesting concept based on the old classic. The complete press release follows the jump.