Our trio of hosts return to discuss Ghost in the Shell, the newest live action feature based on the classic anime film of the same name. Between actual whitewashing and an overall half-assed attempt, the film doesn’t exactly deliver like the group had hoped.
Joss Whedon – Batgirl
Alien Covenant Trailer
Baby Driver Trailer
I freely admit that bitching fanboy is a happy fanboy. In fact that is the first thing I ever said on this blog. I personally practice this on a regular basis, hence my reputation for a sunny disposition. There is, however, a limit to how much fans should become “outraged.” At what point do fans stop being the acceptable bitching fanboy and start to be something far more obnoxious and quite honestly detrimental to geeks as a whole?
To be clear, I’m not talking about the people who complain when a change is made to their favorite comic book. At ECCC, when asked what the public response was to bringing back Peter Parker, long-time Marvel writer Peter David said, “When Doc Ock took over, there were a ton of fan complaints. Now that Doc Ock is leaving, there are a ton of fan complaints.” In general, people don’t like change, and geeks are no exception. Eventually, the uproar over Spider-Man, just like with any other event, will die down and 99% of fans will either forget that the whole thing happened, or just not care. Of course there will be the diehards that won’t let it go, but the only reason the rest of us will remember them at all is by watching all the truly embarrassing YouTube videos they’ve put up. In years to come we can all sit back and laugh at their predictions of the death of the comic industry, all while we read a comic book.
Today we’re talking Emerald City Comicon with Nick and Liz. Fresh from the convention, we dig into the convention experience for two brand new convention attendees. We had a great conversation about everything from planning and expectations to their final thoughts on the convention. After the conversation Andrew takes a few minutes to share convention going tips. Here’s a hint: shoes are a big deal.
Emerald City Comicon
Captain Marvel (Strong female character)
Ms. Marvel (Strong female character)
ECCC Floor Map
Balls 2 That
Level Up Your Life
Game of Thrones