Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con Review and Gallery
Last week I attended Wizard World Comic-Con in the city of Brotherly Love. This was only the second time I had experienced a Comic-Con event. As a fan of most things geeky I was ecstatic to see everything this event had to offer. There is something for everyone at these events; the amazing cosplayers, super cool t-shirts, Comic books, and the beautiful artwork found in many of the booths on the show floor. On the show floor you can also find cool props like the Delorean, General Lee, along with others from movies and television shows.
Away from the main arena of Comic-Con is where you can find select programming, in the form of panels. During the four day event I attended five
In the Q & A session both actors were laid back and funny while answering questions from fans. During this panel Evan was asked what he loved most about becoming Quicksilver, he replied “I enjoyed the switch to comedy.” Evan also sang the traditional Happy Birthday song to a fan celebrating her birthday. When asked what superpower they would want most Evan stated that he wanted “Wolverine’s regenerative superpower” and Daniel said he “wanted to fly.” When the two men were asked which hero/villain they would want to be and why Daniel said “Batman, because of the cool toys and cars.” Meanwhile Evan simply said he would “want to be Joker”, but gave no reason as to why that was (I suspect it was because of Daniel’s answer). The last question asked by a fan was what the craziest fan experience they had. Daniel replied “When at a Twilight related event an older lady kept rubbing his stomach.” Evan said “Someone asked to lick my face today.” The crowd erupted with laughter.
In the other panels I learned great tips that I could use in future endeavors. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information professionals in the fields of artistry, video games, and writing provided to the people who attended these panels. One of the nuggets of info I learned was to remember that it’s not what you do, it’s why you do it. Another great piece of advice given to me was to be passionate, diligent, and to set myself apart. The last two things I learned was that being creative didn’t mean I needed a unique idea, and that making deadlines will help me stay focused.
A couple of other things I found out about was a sleek looking Indie game titled Dragon Fin Soup made by Grimm Bros. It is slated to come out on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Steam, Linux, and Mac later this year. This description is on their website: A charming SNES style RPG with Roguelike elements, set in a twisted fairytale world with a cheerful, yet raging alcoholic Heroine. The game play that I saw during the panel reminded me of a Legend of Zelda title. I was also introduced to a film titled Synapse. Its a Sci-Fi thriller slated to release on November 18, 2014. The tagline of the movie is The Future is a Memory. After watching the trailer, which you can see here, I was immediately intrigued. Synapse looks like it will become a breath of fresh air to those looking for something new and fresh from the Sci-Fi genre. Who knows maybe I’ll have a review of this movie up later this year because it is definitely on my list of movies to see in the theater.
While I didn’t meet any celebrities to get their autographs and/or a photo taken with them, I still had an enjoyable experience at this event. The next time you attend any kind of Comic-Con event I encourage you to check out some panels. You may be surprised by what you receive because you did. I know I was.
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