Girl Power had its spotlight moment today in Hall H during Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel moderated by Sara Vilkomerson. Michelle Rodriguez (Machete Kills), Maggie Q (Nikita), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) assembled to discuss being female action heroes, what it’s like to work in an industry run by men and the hazards of the job. READ FULL STORY
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The Walking Dead took Comic-Con by storm yet again with another packed Hall H panel on Friday, but the celebrations for the zombie series didn’t stop there. Celebs and other Comic-Con attendees celebrated the comic book and the AMC TV show it inspired at a party near the San Diego Convention Center last night.
A follow-up to last year’s 100th issue celebration for The Walking Dead in Petco Park during Comic-Con, this year’s Hyundai-sponsored event celebrating the comic book’s 10th anniversary was in a parking lot in downtown San Diego. (Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ had commandeered Petco Park.)
Weezer performed at the event — so yes, a bunch of Hollywood celebs did rock out to A-lister wannabe anthem “Beverly Hills.” Nathan Fillion beelined for the center of the pit in front of the stage as soon as he arrived. Among the other attendees were Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, Fillion’s Castle co-star Molly Quinn, Buffy alum Seth Green, and Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley. Of course, talent from AMC’s The Walking Dead were also in attendance, including Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), David Morrissey (the Governor), comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman, and Danai Gurira (Michonne).
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Joss Whedon hosted his annual Q&A session at Comic-Con today. Nominally a panel for Dark Horse Comics — which currently publishes Whedon’s Buffy comics — the hour is basically an unstructured opportunity for Whedon fans to ask him pretty much everything, with answers that range from evasive to encyclopedic to silly to downright existential. (Dr. Horrible update: he still wants to make Dr. Horrible and probably won’t for a few years. This concludes your biannual Dr. Horrible update.) Forthwith, the ten most interesting things Whedon said this year.
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The entire pilot of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted at Comic-Con, a full two months ahead of the show’s September 24 premiere. Sorry, everyone not in San Diego.
And don’t expect any shaky cell phone footage to hit the Internet anytime soon: A crew of “S.H.I.E.L.D. agents” patrolled the Ballroom 20 floor to make sure rogue fans weren’t recording the top-secret show during Friday’s panel. (Yet another example of art imitating life imitating art.)
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Vin Diesel on possible Marvel movie role: 'There is some very big news coming at the end of this month'
Vin Diesel returned to Comic-Con today for the first time in over a decade to talk about Riddick. The panel went well, with an extended look at the space-horror threequel’s very R-Rated thrills. Then, as the moderator was wrapping up, thanking the audience and the panelists, Diesel insisted on taking just one more question from the audience. A Comic-Con attendee dressed in an Iron Man shirt approached the mike: “Every movie you get in, you become the face of that franchise. What is your vision for the upcoming Marvel movies?” The question was, of course, a reference to Diesel’s recent Facebook posts about mysterious meetings with the company behind Avengers. READ FULL STORY
Zach Levi has a pretty nice little set-up over at his Nerd HQ at Petco Park in San Diego. Fully stocked bars, rows of classic 1980s arcade games, and happy, smiley nerds kicking back on couches with the Padres’ home ball park as a backdrop — it’s a spacious, laid-back respite from the shoulder-to-shoulder insanity of the convention center. EW’s Laura Hertzfeld sat down with our beloved Chuck at the EW Comic-Con suite to talk about his beautiful nerdvana. READ FULL STORY
The Comic-Con Awkward Hug Challenge is something of an EW tradition, but for those who are not familiar: We’re sorry.
For everyone else, let us set it up for you. Since the beginning of time (meaning bianually) EW has had reporters Annie Barrett and Darren Franich storm the floor of the San Diego Convention Center, armed with one goal — to find a stranger who’s willing to give you the world’s longest awkward hug ever. Who was this year’s winner? Watch below to find out!
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Seems like a clear fit for Comic-Con — 1970s icon Hello Kitty — right? But actually this is the first year that Sanrio’s famous feline has walked the catwalk at the San Diego convention. She’s taken over a whole area near baseball stadium Petco Park and all the little girls (and big girls. and boys.) are coming to get their picture taken and dance around with our favorite pink-clad ambassador. We had to get in on the action. In the video below, Sandra Gonzalez and Laura Hertzfeld meet Kitty herself and check out some of the exclusive toys and accessories Sanrio created for the Con.
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Those Psych guys are really good at solving mysteries, even if it’s in a madcap kind of way. And at Comic-Con it’s no different. We put the Psych cast to the test and had them play a little game called “Guess the Guest Star.” Each cast member gets the name of a Psych guest star taped to their forehead and everyone gives clues to help them guess the name on the card… hilarity, not surprisingly, ensues. Check it out as we put Corbin Bernsen, James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, and Timothy Omandson to the test.
HBO has debuted new Game of Thrones merchandise at Comic-Con. Top of the list is a Comic-Con exclusive Pop! Ned Stark figurine that has his head held to his body by magnets. If you don’t know why that’s awesome, we won’t spoil it for you. (Though it’s fairly obvious.) Limited quantities are on sale at booth #5343 (and at the HBO online store for those of us not in San Diego). Other new products:
Factory Entertainment plushes: We’re talking adorable 8″-tall Direwolf cubs (available later this year), and 6″-tall dragon eggs and 10″-tall three-eyed raven (due in early 2014). Check them out at booth #3351. And, 4D Cityscape’s 4D Puzzle Map of Westeros: Sneak a peek at booth #2401, because this won’t be on sale until November. “Featuring three different layers and more than 1,200 jigsaw pieces, this puzzle replicates the topographical landscape of the Seven Kingdoms and includes miniature replica models of famous Westeros cities and castles, including King’s Landing, Eyrie, the Wall and many more.” Pics below, plus more merch! READ FULL STORY
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