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Late Post: Free Comic Book Day 2014

9 May

Hello, you wonderful people!

This past Saturday I was able to attend FCBD for the 5th year in a row- and quite happy I did, actually. Out of all the FCBD’s I have attended this was the most organized and well-thought-out of them all.

The day of I managed to wake up at 4am, leave by 5am, and got to Midtown Comics at 6am– and there were like 10 people lined up already! They started at 8am, promptly, and I got my baggie and a kids one, too, along with Mouse Guard. I love those. In total there were about 24 comic books. I was quite happy and surprised that they did it outside; it cut down on the time and the hassle of having to go up and down the small set of stairs… Even though I did go upstairs because: who can miss out on going to Midtown Comics when you are right there to begin with? It is one of my favorite places in NYC ❤

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Part of the loot ❤

After the short trek, I headed to Forbidden Planet NYC- another favorite place in my beautiful city. There was already a line in which I was like no. 50 or so… They started moving around 9am and I kept seeing people walk out with this huge FPNYC bag. I was a tad worried I was not going to get one of those, and again I was happily surprised at how fast and organized the event was– not to mention mega-happy because I got a bag with like 60 comic books in it.

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After getting my bag I  stayed for Fred Van Lente’s signing which started at 10am- he had two comic books coming out for FCBD: PROJECT BLACK SKY and DEFEND COMICS. Then, I stayed for one more hour because at 11am Joe Mulvey was signing the FCBD edition of SCAM at 11am. I was second in line and hoping to be the first to answer a question Mulvey posted on twitter the night before in order to win an original piece of his artwork… imagine my sadness when the person who went first did. *tear* hahaha. Either way, though, I got to meet him and it was all wonderful.

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It was a wonderful day, truly, and I cannot wait to see what they will have in store for next year’s FCBD. Congratulations to both, Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet NYC, for holding a fantastic and smooth event. ❤

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If you want a list of all the comics that were given away for FCBD this year, you can find it HERE at the FCBD website. Did any of you attend the event? What did you think?

Also, do not forget the GIVEAWAY I am hosting HERE. (:

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NYCC Part 2: Top 5 Panels

21 Oct

Since Comic-con is all year long in my head…

I attended a bunch panels at NYCC, though I will go over my TOP 5 with a honorary mention to a few others.

  • Dark Horse, REWRITING THE CLASSICS: MODERN SCI-FI IN COMICS

This one was one of my favorite panels from beginning to end. Not only did they go over many projects and others that are coming soon – SERENITY being the one that has me glued to my calendar counting the days for it to come out- but the discussions of the creative processes of each artist/writer and the discussion of each’s perspective on sci-fi kept me interested in the panel all throughout. At the panel we had: Aub Driver (publicist for DH and Moderator), Scott Allie (editor in-chief), Mac Walters (MASS EFFECT), Tommy Lee Edwards (VANDROID), Josh Williamson (PREDATOR), Chris Schlerf (HALO), Tomm Coker and Torfi Frans Olafsson (CCP & EVE ONLINE).
You can check my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

Here is the thing, I like Dark Horse comics because of how different their stories and styles usually are– at least to me they stand out. I am looking forward to reading VANDROID, SERENITY, and ALIENS, PREDATOR, PROMETHEUS, & ALIEN VS. PREDATOR; as well as J. Michael Straczynski’s TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FINAL BATTLE. I was sold just by looking at the covers they showed us. I wished I had been able to stay longer after the panel to get to meet them all. Great panel! I definitely need to start buying more comics.

  • Image Comics: Behind the Creations

This panel was a 101 class for all of us that one day wish to get into the business in one way or another. I for it to be a breath of fresh air to hear artists/creators talk about their projects from the conception of the ideas all through the final product after publishing; as well as hearing about the partnership between the artist and writer. Like with Dark Horse, their art and stories usually captivate me. Here we had Ron Richards (Moderator), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), Antony Johnston (UMBRAL), Josh Williamson (GHOSTED), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Glen Brunswick (REALITY CHECK), Ales Kot (ZERO), and Kieron Gillen (THREE).
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

  • Kodansha Comics

This panel was a favorite simply because of the interactions the moderator and panelists had with the public, and because all the exciting announcements they made. As a manga-lover who hasn’t been able to read much of it because of school: I am excited for most of the titles they will be soon releasing; and I now want to start reading ATTACK ON TITAN. I cannot wait to get my hand on The SEVEN DEADLY SINS by Nakaba Suzuki as well as the SAILOR MOON art-books that will be coming out soon.
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

  • 50 Years of Doctor Who Panel

This was a very fun panel to attend. I learned that if someone says “David Tennant”  a sea of girls will start screaming and let let you hear anything of a while… and possibly kill your ears in the process (sighs and shakes head). Other than that, it was a perfect panel for any person that likes the show. Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery joined the panel half-an-hour into it, and later THE Colin Baker came in as well– yes, that is the 6th Doctor to you! I was ecstatic, as was probably everyone else in the panel as well. And Colin Baker posed for me for a picture. Yes, the whovian in me could have not been happier. I am still shocked, though, that the Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama is not that big here, we should change that!
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

  • Chills and Goosebumps with R.L. Stine

As a book-lover and writer wannabe this panel was perfection and pleased the fangirl in me in so many ways. I have always been into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre and was first introduced to Horror and Suspense as a kid by my sister, who handed me an R.L. Stine book. Since then I started liking his books and following the author. It is always mind-boggling and amazing to hear a writer’s story from his own lips: how all came to be for him/her– and this was no different. I came out of the panel inspired and with my dreams heavier than ever, trying to find ways and ideas on how to make them come true and succeed. Thank you to this fantastic author for the great words that he shared with us, his readers.
You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.

Other magnificent panels I was able to attend were:

  • Creating Comics the Comixology Way– I have to say: it convinced me to try and read digital comics. Great panel! You can read my event report for Bleeding Cool HERE.
  • Doctor Who Big Finish panel. Enjoyable to the max. There is an article by Amanga Gurral for Bleeding Cool HERE.
  • Cyanide & Happiness– This panel was HYSTERICAL! I couldn’t stop laughing from beginning to end. You can read Ray Flook’s report for Bleeding Cool HERE.
  • X-Files 10-Year Anniversary panel. Fantastic!
  • Chozen Panel- just plain hilarious. I cannot wait for this show to come out in January. I will be watching!

And these are the panels that made my TOP list– I attended many more, yet there was not much I could pull off of those. Also, as you might have noticed, I didn’t attend any of the big-names panels like DC and Marvel. Since it was my first time doing this I really didn’t want to take the chance to mess up on the most-waited ones. Though now that I got the hang of it and will, hopefully, be heading towards SDCC next Summer: who knows? *crosses fingers* We shall see!

Geek-out,

Nerdy Faery