Thursday, October 8, 2015

NYCC 2015: LEGO's Nexo Knights

As New York Comic Con opens it's doors on their first day for 2015, fans are now experiencing what we call"geek overload" which is the semi-adult version of a kid walking into a great toy store and being told PICK ONE THING. ANY ONE THING. Amid the men in tights, monsters with 5000 teeth and world stomping robots is a little company called LEGO and their modest announcement of a new toy line, in the form of a lil purple castle. Welcome to LEGO Nexo Knights!

The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS,™ a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #1436). 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NYCC 2015: Science Channel's SECRET SPACE ESCAPES

New York Comic-Con audiences will get an exciting and exclusive first-look at Science Channel’s all-new series, SECRET SPACE ESCAPES, on Saturday, October 10 at 5:15 PM in Room 1A21. The panel will feature astronauts and space travelers Robert Curbeam, Jerry Linenger and Soyeon Yi with Alex George, Tech Editor for Popular Mechanics, serving as moderator.

The panel will reveal never-before-seen footage and rare first-hand accounts by the people who lived and endured the harrowing near misses, toxic contamination, fires in space, outages and landings gone wrong. In addition, fans will be treated to a special appearance from one astronaut who gives singer David Bowie a run for his money.

New Jersey Getting a Taste of Comic Con

On the heels of producing their seventh and most successful Long Beach Comic Con in California last month, MAD Event Management is proud to announce their debut on the East Coast with the New Jersey Comic Expo, the biggest event of its kind ever to hit the Garden State, Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.

The New Jersey Comic Expo is a family-friendly celebration of the rich culture of comic books, and is the place for comic fans, geeks, and creatives of New Jersey to come together as a community and revel in the fun and entertainment that MAD Event Management has become synonymous with. A virtual who’s who of incredible publishing companies, writers and artists will be alongside celebrity guests from the world of television and film.

ARK Delivers Flying Dino Battleship and Steam Sale

One of the most ingenious online multi-player games in recent years is about to get a lot more interesting. For those who haven't jumped in yet, you've been missing giant apes wearing hats, rolling dinos, Mammoths, TRex's (naturally), Raptors as far as the eye can see..and my favorite..THE BROOD MOTHER; a giant spider monster that rains her babies across the landscape. You jump in nearly naked and gather supplies for everything from clothing to armor, spears and axes to guns...form a tribe and build a fortress to keep trolls from raiding! They've even introduced a "Hunger Games" type mode where everyone battles to the death with a timer counting down.

After last week’s massive update to ARK: Survival Evolved – with two new climate-specific areas the “Swamp” and “Snow” biomes – the Studio Wildcard team has let loose the newest dinosaur on the island, the massive flying battleship dino “Quetzalcoatlus.” Known to his friends simply as “Quetz” this gigantic creature can safely carry vast amounts of supplies, creatures and ARK survivors from one base to another. Current players can update their game then scour the skies to locate the rare Quetz flying among the clouds. New players can start the epic survivor-adventure ARK: Survival Evolved during its limited-time sale through Thursday on Steam for $19.99 (33% off standard price).

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NYCC 2015: MTV's Schedule Featuring Teen Wolf and Shannara Chronicles

MTV today announced its New York Comic Con lineup for October 9 and 10, featuring the return of “Teen Wolf” and the highly-anticipated convention debut of the new epic Sci-Fi/Fantasy drama, “The Shannara Chronicles.”  Each can’t-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.  Additionally, both casts will be signing exclusive New York Comic Con collector’s edition items.  The network also released the first key art image for “The Shannara Chronicles” today.

NYCC 2015: Big Kev's Geek Stuff Announce Show Exclusives

Big Kev's Geek Stuff is a podcast that's been around for as long as I can remember. Instead of rumbling around yelling at the YouTubers to get off their lawn, they are constantly looking for ways to engage the public with creations dreamed up by independent artists, and New York Comic Con has been a showcase for such talent for many years now. 2015 is set to be another excellent showing with art by Rich Page, Taylored Curiosities, George Vega and Brandy Dixon.

Rich Page from Ume Toys ( is again contributing an epic piece for this years convention.  Introducing Sofia Margherita, limited to ten slices only for $40 a piece!

Our second New York Comic Con Exclsuive this year is by 2015 DTA finalist is by Taylored Curiosities. Introducing 2 new limited edition Coralite sets that will be available at our booth alogn with several other collectibles by this amazing artist!

Monday, October 5, 2015

NYCC 2015: BOOM! Studios Announces Pre-Show Event, Talent, and Panels

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce a pre-show event, panels, exclusives, and list of talent for the 2015 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side during the weekend of October 8-11.

Anchoring the publisher’s presence at New York Comic-Con, BOOM! has partnered with several comics retailers for New York Comic Con exclusives and a pre-show signing event.

Midtown Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2036) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine) to Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s The Spire #1, while Newbury Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2945) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) to The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag Special.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Premieres Tomorrow!

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns for an action-packed third season on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 at 9/8c on the ABC Television Network, with Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Diamond Select Toys Brings Panels, Exclusives & More to NYCC 2015

It’s almost October, and while many people’s thoughts have turned to dressing up for Halloween, some cosplayers have been aiming for a much closer date. On October 8th, New York Comic-Con kicks off at the Javits Center in New York City, and Diamond Select Toys will be there with their brand-new booth full of prototypes to show off! Plus, exclusive toys, panel presentations, free posters, signings and more!

Nickelodeon Reunites Cast of "All That" at NYCC 2015

“The Splat,” Nickelodeon’s brand-new destination for iconic ‘90s Nick content, will give New York Comic-Con attendees the reunion of the decade with a panel featuring major cast members from the trailblazing sketch comedy series, All That, on Saturday Oct. 10.  During the hour-long panel, Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Josh Server and Lori Beth Denberg will share their most memorable moments from the hit series.

Upon entering the convention center, fans will be greeted by Nickelodeon’s booth, which is inspired by the creativity and imagination streaming from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio.  The booth’s bold collage design showcases series like Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Harvey Beaks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants and more.