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C2E2 2015 Weekend

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After waiting, C2E2 had finally arrived, I had been looking forward to seeing this since last year.  I got myself another 3 day pass, because well I was not going to miss out on anything.  

Friday: 

I spent most of the day checking out the show room floor since Friday had the least amount of people in attendance.  It was nice to check out many of the vendors and see what there was, which was a lot.  I really need to hit the lottery because I want everything. 

I stood in line with a friend who needed to get Jewel Staite’s (Kaylee from Firefly) autograph. While doing that I noticed that if a person’s line is empty than you can go up to them and say hi.  I spent the entire time standing there checking out David Ramsey’s (Diggle from Arrow) line because I wanted to go over and say hi.  Jewel Staite was very nice to my friend, but I think she might have had too much makeup on.  

I was ignoring most of my panel notices that were coming up on my phone, because I did not have a high need to see all of them.  I did make it to the Unmasking the Hero panel with David Ramsey, Jewel Staite, Eoin Macken (Merlin) and Raphael Sbarge (Jiminy Cricket – Once Upon a Time).  I will admit the only one I did not know from this panel was the guy from Merlin, but that is only because I have not watched it on Netflix yet.  

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Well David Ramsey was hilarious, seriously I want to have drinks with this man, I might have tweeted that to him.  He got most of the questions, which I was fine with because he was the most entertaining.   Things I learned for Arrow, as of right now Diggle will not be Green Lantern, but it can’t be fully ruled out in the future.  Yes, the team will of course go after Oliver, because come on they are not going to leave him there.  Deathshot might not be dead because if you don’t see a body or in the case of Sara Lance you did see a body they could still be alive.  The events of this season, especially what Ra’s Al Ghul has done has a direct impact on next season.  He really was doing his best not to give anything away.  Also if you were not up to date on Arrow, boy were their spoilers.  

Jewel Staite was a bit upset that she was not getting many questions, but she did get the second most.  She does live in Vancouver, she would love the chance to have a role on Arrow.  We all need to hashtag #JewelStaiteforArrow or #JewelStaiteonArrow.  I would be cool with her on Arrow, Summer Glau was already on the show, so she has a connection.  

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This was an interesting panel, because it was almost talking about how important the sidekicks are to the story.  They do help out the heroes a lot, you know hero support but as we learned in Sky High they are heroes too, David Ramsey would agree.  Also there was a proposal during the panel, so that was cool.  

Most of Friday, I really spent walking around the show floor and hanging out with friends for a bit.  

Saturday

I really should not have stayed out so late with my friends, but I did.  This caused me to get a late start, which was bad, the first thing I did when I got there was get in line for the Kick Ass Women of SHIELD because yea, I was seeing Agent Carter and Agent May.  Nothing was going to stop this from happening, how about the entire con trying to go to that panel, that stopped me.  I really should have left with my temp roommate for the weekend and seen Jason Momoa before hand because than I could have stayed  in the room.  I consoled myself with the fact that I can catch it on the live stream channel later.  As of current time, that panel is not on the twitch tv channel.  I guess I should have tried to watch the live stream on my phone while I was hiding by friends because I was unhappy I was not seeing that panel and because the floor was super crowded.  I think half of Chicago was at C2E2 on Saturday, this might explain why I couldn’t get into the panel.  Also I seem to have issues getting into panels on Saturdays, I didn’t do so well last year either, I must change this for next year.

I wondered the floor again with one of my friend and his friends, this had its amusements because he was dressed up as the Shufflebot from LMFAO and he played music.  It was really interesting to see how people reacted to him, a lot of dance parties happened.  

Sunday: 

The last day of the con, I was on refusal to miss anymore panels that I wanted to see after Saturday’s fiasco.  Well since it was not as crowded I was able to get a good spot in line for Game of Throne: A Panel of Fire and Ice.  

This panel had Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) which is why I did not care if I missed him on Saturday because I was getting a second chance, it also had Finn Jones (Sir Loras Tyrell).  We really did not get any spoilers, Finn is the only one of them who is on the show, he was refusing to give anything away.  

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Jason Momoa was hilarious, that was without his crazy hat that he was wearing because apparently that was his thing for the con, he wore a different crazy hat.  Apparently Khal Drogo is not happy that Dany is cheating on him, he really would like for her to stop that.  All of his loyalties are with her, he wants her to win and sit on the throne.  Also he gave us a great reason for why Khal Drogo had to die, because if he didn’t than the series would have been over in 2 books, because Khal Drogo would have killed everyone.  

I got to stay in the room, which was great because I got to move up a few rows so I could see Stan Lee.  I was upset that I did not make in time for his panel last year so I had to make up for this year.  As always he was amazing to see, it is Stan Lee, you can just tell how much he loves to be up there.  At the end of the day he really appreciates his career and the fans that he has.  Comic books were not the huge things that they are today back when he started. He honestly had no idea things would turn out like this.  

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Now he does wish that he had some bigger roles in the movies and shows, that is something he is hoping for the future. He has a TV show called Stan Lee’s Lucky Man coming to the UK and then it will be coming out here next year. He did say that he needs to make a cameo on the second season of Agent Carter.  The last time I had checked it had not been renewed, so either he is hopeful or he just gave us some great news.  He says there will be a Big Hero Six 2, come on its Marvel and Disney how could that not happen.  I am happy that I was able to see Stan Lee, it was a great end to the con.  

After his panel, I wondered around the floor for the tail end of the show and picked a few last min things.  

I enjoyed my time, I do realize that I need to get to panels really early on Saturday, no getting there late. I do wish I had sat in a few more of the other panels, that is something that I did last year that I did not do this year.  I will make sure to do that again next year, because some of the comic book and other panels can be quite interesting.  I will admit, I was super social this year, I had social activities to do afterwards so that did cut into some of my time.  I think next year I will plan for that a bit better so I can see a few more panels.  Otherwise I was a good experience, Saturday is a good day to sit around or hide from the show floor because there is so many people there.  I know that is great for the con and I am happy that they are drawing in so many people, but its crowded, so maybe a bigger space next year?  

Until next con, which will be Wizard World Chicago in Aug.  

 

C2E2 2015: Why Cosplay Matters (Plus Pictures)

Howdy, folks!

A few of us Fangirls got to spend some time at the Comic Con and Entertainment Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention centre this past weekend, attending panels, meeting nerd icons (Stan Lee!), and buying entirely too much memorabilia for which I have no space to display…

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She was the best Gambit at the Con. SHE HAD THE EYES!

She was the best Gambit at the Con. SHE HAD THE EYES!

But the main thing that I enjoy at cons is cosplay. This was my first convention in a while and, while I have a bitchin’ Wonder Woman costume from Halloween, I didn’t dress up, myself. Rather, I love people-watching, photographing some of the most elaborate, the gender-swapped, the creatively altered, and just plain cutest little superheroes and villains roaming the sprawling expanse of Nerd Mecca.

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Gotham: Beast of Prey Recap

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Well Gotham is back from it’s mini break with only 4 episodes left in the season to go.  The biggest thing to probably remember from last season that the Wayne Board is out to get Bruce.  Gordon decided to basically blackmail Loeb, which got him Bullock’s file but no one else from the GCPD.  Now Gordon is head of the GCPD union, thanks to blackmail.

Gordon pays a visit to Bruce who brings him a sandwich that he actually made, I really didn’t know that he was capable of actually making simple food of any kind.  Gordon is smart enough to realize that they know who stabbed Alfred.  He also realized that Alfred plan finding the guy and handling the situation himself.  

While at work, a young cop comes up to Gordon asking him to look into a case that had never really been solved and he knows Gordon is the cop to go to.  This proves that Gordon can be sweet talked so he naturally looks into the case.  It seems that she went missing for about four months before she had been found.  Based on the autopsy that Lee redid on the body it seems that she did not struggle or was she abused.  It almost seems like she had been a willing guest, but Gordon is sure that she had been kidnapped.  

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With the help of Nygma and some information from Lee, they are able to find four other bars, speakeasy ones that were not found during the first search.  One of those bars happens to be the right no one because the bartender remembers seeing the victim with a really good-looking guy, well those are her words.  They ask her to let them know if she sees the guy again.  

 

Gotham - The OgreDuring all to this we get a flashback of the Milo’s character meeting Fairchild at the bar, he gives her a really great line that would get most women into bed. It worked she stayed over but when she tries to leave well that doesn’t go over so well.  It seems that he keeps her there in handcuffs where she cooks and cleans for him, I am guess some other things as well.  Well she had cooked him lamb for dinner and asks him about his day.  Unfortunately, she over cooked the lamb, which caused him to break up with her.  Well if cooking well is prerequisite I would have been killed early on.  His version of breaking up is none other than killing the girls, there has been a few of them.  

After Nygma finds a copy of an image that was left at the scene, Bullock realized what was going on.  They are dealing with the work of the Ogre, who will kill any cop and their family if they go after him.  This is the main reason that he has never been brought in.  

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They are able to figure out after interrogating the cop who gave him the info was forced by Loeb, Loeb is trying to bring Gordon down.  Gordon than proceeds to go after Loeb right in the middle of the GCPD, where Gordon tells Loeb that he is going to find the Ogre and then he is going after Loeb.  

 

Side Stories: 

The Penguin is trying to get a hold of a restaurant, but the lady does not want to sell.  She does agree if he can get her sweet granddaughter back from the horrible guitar player she is with.  Well The Penguin has the guitar player fingers cut off, that convinces him to leave.  With her granddaughter back the lady agrees to go over terms with The Penguin.  It seems that the only reason that The Penguin wanted the restaurant was because he plans on killing Moroni there.  

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Fish, we are all curious what is going on over there, well she steps outside only to meet with the Catchers who basically tell her that they will kill her the next time that they see her outside.  She then comes up with a plan to get everyone out, she has to get the keys first.  While getting the keys the Doctor comes in so Fish has to convince him that she was trying to kill herself, not trying to escape.  Well Fish sends a bunch of the big guys out first so the Catchers catch them, while she goes back for everyone else.  The Doctor shows up but they beat him a few times before they escape to the helicopter.  The Catcher realize they are trying to escape on the helicopter, the head one shoot Fish right in the side as she is flying the helicopter.  

Bruce, well Alfred is back and looking to handle Reggie but Bruce does not want Alfred to go alone since he is not well enough.  This part is true is Alfred pops his stitches and begins to bleed again.  Well Bruce goes looking around gun ranges because that is where he thinks he will find Reggie based on what Alfred said.  Lucky for him he makes sure to send out a few messages looking for Selina who tells him that she could have hit him with a brick, the S&M flirting style they are known for begins, just the awkward pubescent version.  

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Well Selina realizes where to find Reggie, as she laughs a Bruce for not knowing that meant shooting up drugs.  They are able to find him and Selina takes his drugs and hangs them out the window until Reggie tells them what they need to know.  Which is that some high ups at Wayne Enterprise were worried about what he knows.  Reggie also wants to know if Alfred is all right because he didn’t want to hurt him.  Reggie tells Bruce to let Alfred handle it since these people are much to big for Bruce to handle. Selina is supposed to give back the drugs but she drops them, which causes Reggie to get pissed and threaten the kids.  Reggie sees his drugs sitting on the ledge and reaches over to grab them, Bruce wants to push Reggie out the window but can’t. Selina on the other hand will not let Reggie send people after them and she pushes Reggie out of the window.  

One, it looks like Selina is starting to rank up a body count, but if we learned anything Bruce does not punish for justified killing.  He is not able to kill others, but if their death serves justice he does not disown those who do it.  Considering I have seen images of Bruce and Selina together at party, I really doubt he hates her.  Was I the only one hoping that Barbara becomes one of The Ogre’s victims?  Granted it would be a great way to get Barbara and Gordon back together but I am kind of hoping that they will just ignore comics and she doesn’t make it.  Someone is supposed to die this season, granted it’s probably Fish since she is not coming back for next season but we could all hope that it’s Barbara.  Based on the scenes we have seen for the last 3 episodes well The Ogre does set his sights on her.  

Until next time, when we get to find out what will happen between The Ogre and Gordon.  

 

Game of Thrones: The Wars to Come Recap

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After our very nice long break Game of Thrones is back, I know we are all very excited. I am rather excited, since I know this will be the combination of books 4 and 5, a lot happens. I know a lot always happens, but a lot more is going to happen. As always I will do my best to recap without giving anything away.

I guess I will do the recap by region/family.

Westeros:
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The show starts off with a flashback, which I am sure confused people, I was actually confused until I remember about Cersei visiting the witch. Cersei cuts her finger so that the witch can tell her fortune by tasting her blood, this is some serious magic.

Well Cersei finds out that she will be Queen but not to whom she thinks will be King. While she will be Queen, someone younger and more beautiful will come and cast her away (Margaery?). She is told how she will have no kids with the King, he will have 20 but she will only have 3 all with crowns of gold. Maybe that is why Cersei got into the whole incest thing, you know because she was kinda told that would be her life.

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Well Cersei is walking up the temple steps to where her father is has been laid to rest, while Cersei walks up she throws some massive shade/side eye at Margaery. Well Jaime is watching over his father’s body, can we please talk about those stones with the eyes painted on them, were they creeping anyone else out. Well Cersei accurately accuses Jaime of being the one to let Tyrion out. While Jaime thinks that everyone is plotting against them, he is more than likely right because everyone kind of hates the Lannisters. Cersei thinks their only enemy is Tyrion. Once Cersei was done ripping Jaime apart and told him he had a hand in killing their father she walks out of there, I am guessing we will not be seeing much of Jaime and Cersei.

While at the funeral, Cersei is pretty much drinking her way threw it and ignoring most of the people there. She does have a chat with Lancel, who has found religion and forgiveness for helping kill Robert and he time spent in Cersei’s bed. He does plead for Cersei to all find religion but she well laughs and continues drinking.

Well Loras is having a good old time with his lover Olyvar, but Margaery just barges right on in. She really has no problem with walking in on her brother.  It makes me wonder how many times she has just walked in on her brother.  Well, Olyvar leaves and has no problem being naked in front of Margaery, but Loras does not seem to mind being naked in front of his sister. Margaery is there because she is hungry and they are keeping the king waiting.  Margaery is hoping that Loras would be more discreet but he doesn’t care because everyone already knows it is not like he will be marrying Cercei now that her father is dead.  He does have a point because we all know that Cersei was completely against marrying Loras.  Margaery on the other hand, well she is stuck in Kings Landing with Cersei.

In the middle of no where in Westeros:

Brienne is all hostile because well Arya did not want her help and she is taking it out on poor Podrick.  Pod is doing everything that he can to be the best squire that he could be.  He really wants to be a squire and Brienne on the other hand does not want to be a knight or a leader.

Elsewhere is Westeros:

Littlefinger has sent Robin Arryn off to be trained, wow he is horrible, I think I could do better.  What else can we expect from a kid who was breast-fed until he was; was he ever stopped?  Well Littlefinger and Sansa are leaving him there in hopes that he will be trained, well more so that he will safe.  Well Sansa and Littlefinger ride past Brianne and Podrick in a carriage, wow Brianne is failing at this find the Stark girls.

The Wall:

Jon is beating up a young recruit, I think the one that killed Ygritte, because well he needs training.  Things are a bit awkward around there because one they do not have a new Lord Commander, I am happy that everyone still has a chance to see that, because well you will see.

Gilly is all worried that they will send her away with the baby, Sam tries to tell her that he goes where she does, but she than reminds him that they will kill him.  Yea, sorry Sam you can’t run away with Gilly, also Gilly had a point why are you not training.  I know you think you are all badass since you kill a white walker and stuff but Sam, you should still train.

Well Jon gets called by Melissandre up to the top of The Wall for a meeting with Stannis where Melissandre is eyeing Jon up and down.  I don’t blame her, it’s Jon Snow.  She also makes sure to ask if he is a virgin, well we all know where her mind is going.  Stannis offers to give the Wildlings citizenship and lands if they fight in his army.  Jon has until sundown to convince Mance to bend a knee to him.  

GOT - Mance and Melissandre

Well Jon talks to Mance, I have to give it to Jon he gives a good speech, but there is no way that Mance is going to bend a knee.  In front of everyone, Mance refused to bend a knee so they burn him like a witch.  Well I will give to Jon, he walks away and shoot Mance in the heart because he could not bare to see him struggle against the fire.  It was a horrible sight to see, if people accuse him of being partial to the wildlings for that, they are jerks, it was horrible to watch.

Free Cities:

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Well Tyrion is freed from the box that he had to be held in the whole time.  I love how they touched on the whole bathroom thing, Tyrion did not like having to push his poop through the hole but The Spider liked throwing it overboard even less.  Well Tyrion does a great job of drinking and puking on an empty stomach only to keep drinking.  The whole reason The Spider saved Tyrion is because he thinks that he will be a great help in getting Khalessi onto the throne. Varys gives Tyrion a choice he can drink himself to death where he or go meet Khalessi, Tyrion wants to know if he can drink himself to death on the road to Khalessi.

Khalessi:

Well naturally we had to see what was going on with her, well she is having issues in her new city.  She is pulling down statues and they are killing her Unsullied that visit brothels.  It should be noted that the Unsullied really just wanted her to cuddle with him and sing to him, awww so cute.

Well it seems that some of the people are not happy about the changes that have been made, while they will accept no more slavery they do want the fighting pits back open.  Well Kahlessi is not having this, really did we think that she was going to be all right with that.  Well her new man Daario, tells her that she should open the fighting pits back up. He tells this great story how he would not be a free man today and with her had it not been for his time as a slave in the those fighting pits.  He was also smart and told her all this after a romp in the bed, nothing makes people more open-minded and relaxed than sex.

Also super cute moment between Missandei and Grey Worm, she wants to know why an Unsullied would go and visit a brothal and he tells her that he does not know. I have a feeling he does and wants that with her.

It was a nice first episode back, we got to see what was going on with a few of our favorite characters.  I know we are still wondering what is happening with Arya but previews have shown that we will find that out next episode.  It has been some time since I have read books 4 and 5 so some of the little things I do not remember anymore, as far as I can remember there was not a lot changed in the episode. I do know what is suppose to happen to our characters and many of them have a wonderful and exciting journy ahead of them. We also have some great new characters to meet, I am still upset that one of my favorite characters from the Dorne is currently not going to on the show.  There are a few other new characters who are very important that we should be meeting either this season or the next one.

Until next episode.