SDCC 2019-Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead Press Conference Recap




AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead made their presence known at San Diego Comic Con this year with their Deadquarters offsite, the large walker meetup that weekend, and much more. It is a great time to be a fan of the television series. On the Friday of San Diego Comic Con, AMC premiered the season 10 trailer to the entire world and after that, the panel started and Danai Gurira announced that the upcoming season will be her final one. This news hurts as much as Andrew Lincoln’s departure last year. After the Hall H panel for both shows, the press conferences happened!

The first one was the Fear The Walking Dead press conference as Scott Gimple, Austin Amelio, Lennie James, Alycia-Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, and Chief Content Officer Scott Gimple, and Executive Producers Andrew Chambliss, and Ian Goldberg. The biggest piece of news that came out of the conference is that Scott Gimple said it himself that the CRM helicopter group has nothing to do with The Commonwealth from the comic book series. The conference was great and I took photos after it ended.

The Walking Dead press conference took place right after Fear ended and cast members Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBribe, Cailey Flemming, Cooper Andrews, Nadia Hilker, Ryan Hurst, Avi Nash, and Eleanor Matsuura along with Scott Gimple, and showrunner Angela Kang took the stage to answer every question that they could about the upcoming season and Danai, in particular, talk extensively about her leaving the show. Another great tibit from the press conference is that former or active military members were also walkers in the past on the show along with amputees as well. Norman Reedus has a very funny line around the twelve minute mark. You will love the conference as you can listen below.

Here are some of the pictures I have taken from the press conference as well.

I always love catching up with the cast every year I cover the press conference. Jeffrey Dean Morgan remembered my halloween costume from last year, Me and Norman talked about Death Stranding, and me and Danai talked about her final season for a bit.

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San Diego Comic Con 2019 Recap

San Diego Comic Con just wrapped up yesterday at the San Diego Convention Center as many attendees from different fandoms attended the show. No joke, over 100,000 people were there and I thought I would be obverwhelmed with going to different vendors, offsites, press rooms, and the panels this year, but I was not as I stretched out my schedule for press coverage this year. I can say that I am happy with my results for 2019 and here are my highlights below.

HALL H

I told myself that I would never go on very long lines and Hall H is an example of that. I believe that this year’s line was much longer than last year’s as it extended all the way to the IMDB boat. Some of the big panel attractions that were showcased this year were Marvel Studios, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, etc. We got the most news out of Marvel Studios as the Phase 4 announcements light up the room with a huge reception with announcements such as Black Widow, Doctor Strange, The Eternals, Loki, and the biggest of them all, Shang-Chi, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Blade. It is finally great to see Blade to be added to the MCU as I wanted that for years. DC did not have any panels this year at Hall H, but there was a screening of Batwoman on preview night and soon, you sill read my thoughts of the show. As for the Hall H line itself, it looks very intimidating when you realize that you are looking at the front of the line under the giant tent and it extends way to the back to the point where you cannot see it.

IT: CHAPTER 2 AT THE THEATER

At the theater where the Conan tapings took place during the week of Comic Con, there was a special screening preview of It:Chapter 2. Not only that the entire cast was there, you were able to pick up the exclusive Funko Pops at the end of the viewing. The previews that were shown has made the crowd drop their jaws at every scene that was shown. I honestly cannot wait for the film later this year since I am a fan of the previous film. The entire cast took questions from the fans after the showing and Conan presented the event!

MY INTERVIEWS

My interviews also took place at San Diego Comic Con as I interviewed cast members of Netflix’s The Order. Those included Katherine Isabelle, Sarah Grey, and Louriza Tronco along with executive producers and creator Dennis Heaton and Shelly Eriksen. We all talked about the upcoming second season of the show and it was a blast.

I also interviewed Alison Tolman and Alexa Swinton as we talked about the upcoming ABC series Emergence. I have never interviewed a child before so this was fun to do. And finally, I interviewed cosplayer and make-up artist Meg Wilbur as we talked about her cosplaying as Rogue, her daily routine, the marvel cinematic universe, and much more!

I also attended the press conferences of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, The Boys, and Dark Crystal, but that will be on a seperate article!

OFFSITES

There were many offistes that happened this year. Although I did not attend many of them, there were a few that I attended. Amazon had their activations this year which showcased The Boys, Carnival Row, and The Expanse. All of them were very fun and what I forgot to mention in my article about the experience is that on preview day at Amazon, Carl’s Jr. had a truck out there and you had 3 options of cheeseburger types along with french fries and a drink and it was FREE! Many people did not know this until after the fact.

The Walking Dead’s Deadquarters had a huge presence once again with their offsite as this time around, it centered around the airplane and treehouse on the current season of Fear The Walking Dead. There were also times that the radaition gas pyrotechnics happened in the area and it looked awesome. The biggest feature of Deadquarters is that there was an area dedicated to the snowstorm crossing that you have seen in the season 9 finale of The Walking Dead. There was a lot of snow brewing in the tent and it was very cold inside. We had to go through the storm to go to the other side. I have seen frozen walkers, and The Whisperers’ border with heads on a pike. After you escaped, you are then in a area where you can try the slots game of The Walking Dead, take a audition animation of the mobile app game The Walking Dead: Our World, and demo The Walking Dead: Onslaught. Very fun experinece and I cannot wait to see what they will bring next year.

I also took the time to play the upcoming Switch port of Yu-Gi-Oh: Legacy of the Duelist as the Link Summoning mechanic along with the VRAINS story option has been added. I talked with the game’s creator about the game along with the rule changes over the years of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game. I am a Nintendo Switch owner so I am looking forward to playing this on the go!

CONCLUSION

I love San Diego Comic Con and this year was an awesome year for the show. I also have to say that the weather was the best in San Diego for Comic Con in years and many other people have said the same thing. I did not have too much time to take pictures of cosplayers, but these two images from the show that I took are my favorite.

COMIC CON NEWS – Megalopolis and Boss Fight Studio to Launch Limited Edition Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Darvold Figure Inspired by The Toy Overlord

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retailer Megalopolis announced a collaboration with Boss Fight Studio to do a 1000 piece Limited Edition Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. new Darvold figure inspired by the famed Megalopolis pitchman, The Toy Overlord.

Megalopolis is an online adult collectible specialty retailer, focused on delivering an exciting online shopping experience, infused with things collectors do and love. The Limited Edition Toy Overlord Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Darvold figure will retail for $27.99; Shipping this fall exclusively from Megalopolis and available on Megalopolis Mobile.

The Amazon Activation Experience at San Diego Comic Con 2019

Amazon Prime is back at San Diego Comic Con this year with their activation experience where attendees can show up for fun activities. This year, the activities were themed around the Prime Originals The Boys, Carnival Row, and The Expanse. I attended all three of them and it was a great time.

The Expanse activation enlists the help of the fans to assist with a UN peacekeeping mission on the newly colonized planet, Illus. Never seen before, fans will be able to walk and see Illus for the first time. Participants will explore new terra, pursue science-driven discoveries, and attempt to ease tensions between private corporations vying for profit and refugee groups just struggling to survive. Keep in mind that all of the activations have actors playing out the scene that would be shown on the television series.

The Carnival Row activation was also interesting as attendees had to say whether if they were a creature or a human before entering the area. I chose human of course and everyone that selected Creature were berated by the police officers. It was funny to see that happen. The area itself looks like the rural areas of London from years ago and once you entered the bar area, there was a show there with all of the creatures. It was very dark and mysterious with the way everything was arranged. Then, the police raided the place of all the creatures. A very fun experience!

After you exit the bar, you were allowed to take a picture with the creature wings on your back.

The final activation is The Boys as that series alone is highly anticipated all around the world. In this activation, you had to solve puzzles as it puts fans in the forefront of a crime scene that needs to be covered up. Lead by two members of The Boys cohort, you and 15-20 other attendees must scour the store and dispose of anything that could lead back to Butcher and Hughie.  With the cops on their way, fans have about 10 minutes to clean up to search and destroy the tape before fleeing the scene. This was the most fun I have had with the activations as Me and about 15 others scurried around the place to find all of the clues.

If you are at San Diego Comic Con this year, stop by Amazon to check this out!

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COLLECTIBLES RETAILER MEGALOPOLIS & FOUR HORSEMEN STUDIOS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DOMESTIC FULFILLMENT PARTNERSHIP FOR  MYTHIC LEGIONS FIGURE LINE 

COLLECTIBLES RETAILER MEGALOPOLIS & FOUR HORSEMEN STUDIOS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DOMESTIC FULFILLMENT PARTNERSHIP FOR

MYTHIC LEGIONS FIGURE LINE

July 17, 2019 San Diego, CA – Online Collectibles retailer Megalopolis announced today from San Diego Comic Con the launch of its new exclusive domestic fulfillment partnership with Four Horsemen Studios for Mythic Legions, which is credited as being the most successful toy Kickstarter of its kind in history. Megalopolis will handle fulfillment beginning this fall with the “Siege at Bjorngar” Wave, with many more exciting developments in the works and more announcements expected in the coming months.

“We are huge fans of Mythic Legions and The Four Horsemen both personally and professionally. We have loved watching the Mythic Legion brand grow in popularity and collectability exponentially over the years, and have a deep respect for their fanbase” said Matt Westover, President and CEO of Megalopolis. “It’s an honor to be able to bring our specialization and industry-leading fulfillment to Mythic Legions, and enhance the experience and value for buyers, while freeing up the Four Horsemen to continue to grow and expand this amazing property even faster.”

“Mythic Legions had grown so quickly, that we realized it was time to bring-in a new fulfillment partner in order to ensure that we could focus on delivering the best quality action figures to our fans, as quickly as possible and in perfect condition,” said H. Eric “Cornboy” Mayse from Four Horsemen Studios. “We became Megalopolis customers ourselves and were thoroughly impressed with their unique packaging, impeccable packing methods and positive customer reviews. They really seem to have mastered the full collector experience, and are definitely one of the finest in the industry when it comes to the “white glove service” that fans and collectors have come to appreciate.” Cornboy continued, “Our fulfillment partnership with Megalopolis will not only improve the shipping and customer service experiences of Mythic Legions fans and customers, but it’ll also allow us – Four Horsemen Studios – to focus solely on the continued development and growth of the ever expanding world of Mythic Legions, and we couldn’t be more excited about the future possibilities.”

For more info, visit Megalopolis or http://www.sourcehorsemen.com/?page_id=417.

POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” MIGHTY MORPHIN DRAGON SHIELD BLACK RANGER Figure

POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” MIGHTY MORPHIN DRAGON SHIELD BLACK RANGER Figure

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019)

It’s Morphin Time! Introducing a new era of POWER RANGERS collectibles with Hasbro’s all-new POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” Figures! The LIGHTNING COLLECTION features over two decades of iconic characters from this storied franchise, and Hasbro is excited to bring its own take to this premium line. The LIGHTNING COLLECTION’s highly-articulated, 6-inch figures will have best-in-class detailing and design, and will feature Photo Real technology for realistic actor likenesses. In the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series, the Green Ranger loans the power of the Dragon Shield to the Black Ranger to help defeat one of Rita’s monsters. The MIGHTY MORPHIN DRAGON SHIELD BLACK RANGER Figure has over 20 points of articulation and includes two different heads that can be swapped—one of the Ranger in his helmet, and another without as Zack Taylor from the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series. The figure also comes a dragon dagger, power axe, power blaster, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. Look for other collectible figures in this series. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Walgreens.

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POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” MIGHTY MORPHIN DRAGON SHIELD BLACK RANGER Figure (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019) It’s Morphin Time! Introducing a new era of POWER RANGERS collectibles with Hasbro’s all-new POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” Figures! The LIGHTNING COLLECTION features over two decades of iconic characters from this storied franchise, and Hasbro is excited to bring its own take to this premium line. The LIGHTNING COLLECTION’s highly-articulated, 6-inch figures will have best-in-class detailing and design, and will feature Photo Real technology for realistic actor likenesses. In the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series, the Green Ranger loans the power of the Dragon Shield to the Black Ranger to help defeat one of Rita’s monsters. The MIGHTY MORPHIN DRAGON SHIELD BLACK RANGER Figure has over 20 points of articulation and includes two different heads that can be swapped—one of the Ranger in his helmet, and another without as Zack Taylor from the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series. The figure also comes a dragon dagger, power axe, power blaster, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. Look for other collectible figures in this series. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Walgreens.

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She Uncovered the Most Dangerous Secret in the DC Universe… Now She Just Has to Prove It!

She Uncovered the Most Dangerous Secret in the DC Universe…

Now She Just Has to Prove It!

Lois Lane, a new 12-issue maxiseries by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, launches on July 3rd, 2019.

Lois Lane, a new 12-issue maxiseries by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, launches on July 3rd, 2019.

While Lois Lane has been featured prominently in both Superman: Leviathan Rising #1 and Event Leviathan #1 in the last few weeks and is the backbone of DC’s ongoing Action Comics and Superman comics, Lois Lane’s story in 2019 has only just begun.

Lois Lane depicts hardboiled, tough-as-nails, investigative journalism. Lois Lane has never worried about speaking truth to power and is the best investigative reporter in the DCU; a detective who has contact information for almost everyone in the DC universe. Researching a widening international conspiracy, Lois has no reservations about putting herself in the crosshairs of the story she’s after.

In her new series, Lois Lane is on the road and out of Metropolis—and carrying a secret. After a press briefing at the White House, Lois embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkins, along with colorist Paul Mounts and letterer Simon Bowland, team up for a tale of conspiracy, intrigue and murder that pushes even Lois to her limits.

Lois Lane #1, “Enemy of the People,” hits shelves July 3rd 2019.

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POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MORPHIN GREEN RANGER

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POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MORPHIN GREEN RANGER (HASBRO/ Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/ Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego) The POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MORPHIN GREEN RANGER has all the power of the Dragonzord on two wheels!  This Limited Edition scooter, inspired by the legendary Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, is a Razor original classic style A-Kick Scooter (Est. 2000) made from aircraft grade aluminum in a limited edition green colorway with gold anodized telescoping T-bar, gold power coin foil badge, and grip tape that mimics Tommy Oliver’s boot design.  The POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MOPRHIN GREEN RANGER will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Following the convention, if available, limited quantities will be available at Razor.com.

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(HASBRO/ Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/ Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

The POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MORPHIN GREEN RANGER has all the power of the Dragonzord on two wheels! This Limited Edition scooter, inspired by the legendary Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, is a Razor original classic style A-Kick Scooter (Est. 2000) made from aircraft grade aluminum in a limited edition green colorway with gold anodized telescoping T-bar, gold power coin foil badge, and grip tape that mimics Tommy Oliver’s boot design. The POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MOPRHIN GREEN RANGER will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Following the convention, if available, limited quantities will be available at Razor.com.

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POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MORPHIN GREEN RANGER (HASBRO/ Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/ Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego) The POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MORPHIN GREEN RANGER has all the power of the Dragonzord on two wheels!  This Limited Edition scooter, inspired by the legendary Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, is a Razor original classic style A-Kick Scooter (Est. 2000) made from aircraft grade aluminum in a limited edition green colorway with gold anodized telescoping T-bar, gold power coin foil badge, and grip tape that mimics Tommy Oliver’s boot design.  The POWER RANGERS RAZOR SCOOTER- MIGHTY MOPRHIN GREEN RANGER will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Following the convention, if available, limited quantities will be available at Razor.com.

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Wizard World Philadelphia 2019 Recap

Wizard World Philadelphia is usually their biggest show of the year and it showed during the four day convention. From the cosplay, to the gaming area, the guests, and the gaming area, there is plenty for everyone to do at the show over there at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s headliners were supposed to be Gotham stars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin, but they cancelled one day before the show begun. You would think that the show would be greatly affected by this, but it was not. I will get to the guests that were there shortly as I begin my recap of Wizard World Philadelphia 2019.

Ted Danson was announced for the show as it was his first ever comic convention appearence. He had a panel in which he and George Wendty talked about Cheers and answered questions to the fans.

So with that out of the way, I covered the show for three of the four days and although the best of the best cosplay did not showed up until late Saturday, I barely seen any at all. I do not know why, but I expected many just like in years past. But the crowd was decent and even for a show. Friday was slower than usual, but the celebrity guest table lines were mostly full. I did not see it empty not once so it is great to see how many people came out to see them. Guests included Lisa Marie Varon, Devon Dudley, Sgt. Slaughter, Kevin Konroy, the cast of RWBY, Once Upon a Time, and much more. There was even a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament that took place during the three days. I did actually qualify for this, but I got eliminated in the qualifying round. Also to note, These three are the best cosplay pictures I have taken during the weekend that I have taken many.

The other panels I have attended were Once Upon a Time and Kevin Conroy and John Glover’s. The Kevin Conroy one was interesting as he finally gave his thoughts of Robert Pattison being casted as Batman. He reacted very positively to the announcement as he wanted everyone to give him a chance since they all gave every other actor a chance. Right below, you can hear it from the man himself in his own words.

The next panel I attended was Once Upon a Time as Lana Parrilla, Rebecca Mader, and Jared Gilmore took the stage to talk about their best memories of the show since the show just finished its final season. Once Upon a Time has a huge fanbase and this panel was packed from the front to the back.
It was very fun to watch live since I have always heard about the show. Lana even worn the Phillies baseball t-shirt at the panel that a fan given her as a gift at her table before the panel begun. You can check out the entire panel below.

My Interviews

Last but not least, I conducted interviews at the show. Kevin Conroy was my first one during the show as we talked about Batman, stories with Mark Hamill, and his future projects. I interviewed WWE Hall of Fame inductee Devon Dudley as we talked about his memories competing in TLC matches, a story about Vince McMahon, his take on the Bully Ray situation at the recent Ring of Honor show, and what would it take to be a road agent at WWE. And my final interview was with Kara Eberle of the hit anime series RWBY as her fun personality shined during this interview as we talked about the series and her recent appearence on Death Battle. You can check these interviews out below.

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Wizard World was fun this year and I know for the sure that the shows will keep getting bigger! I will be back next year for more coverage.

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DC Collectibles: Mikey as Batman

DC Collectibles: Mikey as Batman: What mischief is Mikey up to now? Batman might just have to talk to him about borrowing without asking. Mikey is decked out in Batman’s iconic cowl and cape in this awesome 2019 Previews Exclusive. Accessories include a sewer lid, a slice of pizza and two extra sets of hands.

The Dark Knight Meets Mutant Mayhem!

When a new menace in Gotham City begins stealing experimental technology, Batman is put on high alert. But a team of warriors lurking beneath the streets is also on the case: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Led by Leonardo, these brothers – brainy Donatello, fearless Raphael and wisecracking Michelangelo – are mysterious martial artists on a collision course with the Dark Knight. Based on the hit DC Comics crossover, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a high-flying, pulse-pounding adventure the likes of which Gotham has never seen!