Have you been obsessing over every social media outlet this past weekend, living vicariously through our fellow geeks out at San Diego Comic-Con?
And here are my favorite bits:
Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion's Con Man trailer:
I thought this was going to be more of a fan-documentary like Trekkies, so color me super-DUPER excited now!
The hilarious Dubsmash battle between the casts of Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter - culminating in THIS:
Clark Gregg as Peggy Carter FTW.
Now, LOOK AT THESE NERDS:
Now, LOOK AT THESE NERDS:
Of course you KNOW I was on the lookout for the best cosplay, and I think photographer David Ngo shot every costume there! A few of my favorites from his site:
Pastel She-Wookiees? I think? Whatever - I LOVE THEM.
Margarita guy from Jurassic World!
An excellent Joker/Jack Skellington mashup:
And I love that DareDevil pair. So good.
Be sure to check out the rest of Ngo's photos, too!
Probably the most photographed cosplay from the whole con: Furi-Elsa!
In fact, one of the cosplayers I follow, Ryan Wells, got a great shot of her & Anna with him in his Immortan Joe costume:
Those goggles on Olaf - hee!
Ryan also brought his world-famous Skeksis from The Dark Crystal:
Fingers crossed he brings this guy to Dragon Con this year; I reeeally want to see it in person.
A few more of my cosplay favorites, this time from NerdBastards:
A Snow White Slave Leia - with what I THINK is a dwarf Jabba? And that's a Jasmine Leia with a Genie Jabba. Which I just discovered is really fun to say. Genie Jabba. Genie Jabba. Try it! See?
Steampunk Darth Maul
And a beautiful steampunk, gender-swapped Mr. Freeze:
See the rest of their photos here.
Of course, I'm sure there will be billions more cosplay photos coming out soon enough - and I look forward to clicking through ALL OF THEM. Muah-ha-haaa! (Usually Tested has the best ones, though, if you're keeping track.)
In non-cosplay news, there was, of course, that epic Star Wars panel:
With this perfection in the comments:
You can watch the full panel online now, too - I'll link it at the bottom of this post.
But we can all watch that Star Wars behind-the-scenes trailer again NOW, right? RIGHT.
True Story: John and I watched this on my phone while waiting for the new Minions movie to start. Afterward, we agreed these 4 minutes trumped everything we saw on the big screen by a mile.
There are TONS of new toys and collectibles debuted at SDCC every year, but I'm not much of a collector, so the only ones that caught my eye were these cute Mousers from TMNT:
And also via SuperPunch, this stunning Catwoman Maquette:
The pre-order from Big Bad Toy Store is already sold out - and it's easy to see why!
Ah, but my favorite toy debut? THIMBLESTUMP HOLLOW:
This ridiculously adorable toy series is just RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE, you guys:
I must have them all, precious. MUSTS!
See more pics here - there are actually quite a few in the series, and it looks like they'll be $12 each, blind-boxed. For once I don't think I'll mind the blind-boxing, either; they're ALL that good.
Ok, so, this post from NerdBastards has assembled all of SDCC's official panel videos, so you can watch everything you missed! From the casts of Arrow, Game of Thrones, Supergirl, etc., to the famous Star Wars one and Bill Murray.
Plus, you can ALSO watch all the panels from Zach Levi's Nerd HQ here on their Youtube channel. These panels are fantastic; small gatherings of fans with big celebrity guests like Bryan Cranston, Stephen Amell, Nathan Fillion, and lots more. I can't wait to watch a bunch of these.
And finally, on an especially touching note: during the Supernatural panel on Sunday, thousands of fans surprised the cast by holding up lit candles in support of Jared's "Always Keep Fighting" campaign, which he started to help combat both his and others' depression. The cast was pretty confused until they were passed a note explaining the demonstration, which you can read more about here.
Once he understood the candles' significance Jared was incredibly moved, which he talks about more at that link.
I don't know how the fans were able to organize such a huge demonstration, and I am so, so impressed. Not only by their generosity to Jared and the cast, but also with how increasingly open and supportive our fan community has become in regards to mental health issues. It's touching and encouraging and I just wanna hug that entire room of 7,000 fans, dangit. Only, you know, virtually. :)
So tell me, guys, what'd I miss? What was YOUR favorite part of SDCC?