The internet is reaching for the tissues after the "For Prim" trailer for the fourth Hunger Games film. It focuses on the relationship between Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence) and her sister. The film is scheduled for a Nov. 20 release. *sob*
Special thanks to Geek Girls Inc friend and photographer Mark Jamieson!
According to the Daily Mirror, this 12-episode series of Doctor Who (premiering this Saturday) will be the last for Jenna Coleman. She is reportedly leaving for a part in an ITV series about Queen Victoria.
We aren't really surprised at the move considering all the back and forth about her returning as Clara for this season. Rumors of a male companion and the return of River Song have definitely peaked our interest. We can't wait to see what happens!
UPDATE 9/18/15: In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Guillermo del Toro says, “We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.” SO THERE IS HOPE!
Please let this not be true! Let's start a petition! Let's start a riot!
According to THR, the much anticipated follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's big budget monster movie "isn't a sure thing." Sources claim Legendary Pictures has halted production on Pacific Rim: Maelstrom indefinitely, delaying the film beyond its planned August 2017 release - if it gets made at all.
Since the first film was expensive to produce (money well spent I say) but didn't "perform well" in the US market (though was an international blockbuster - especially in China) Legendary had been hesitant to green light the sequel. They did move forward after a huge showing on Blu-ray and On-demand.
The issue isn't necessarily Pacific Rim itself. Recent huge budget blockbuster flops, other big monster movies (Kong and Godzilla) and other "problem projects" currently in progress have apparently made the financing departments gun shy over what should be a no brainer.
Last week we found out that the final book in the Divergent series was being split into two movies - without the boring Part 1 & Part 2 naming scheme. The fourth movie was officially announced as "The Divergent Series: Ascendant"
This week, we get the first look at "The Divergent Series: Allegiant"
Warning - Contains spoilers to the first two movies if you haven't seen them yet!!!
Most YA movie adaptations (other than HP and Hunger Games) are pretty boring, or derivative - but recently I sat down and watched the first two Divergent movies and really enjoyed them. Is it because Theo James is broodingly handsome - maybe - but the films are also quite good. Check them out!
The Parade just gets better every year!
Dragon Con always brings out the best costumes!!!
Thanks again to our Geek Girls Inc friend and photographer Mark Jamieson!
We loved all these fantastic costumes from Dragon Con 2015! Please feel free to give yourself credit in the comments if you're one of these Cosplayers. We'd love to tag you!
Special thanks to our Geek Girls Inc friend and photographer Mark Jamieson!
Another con weekend has ended, and I'm feeling the post-con blues. No cosplay to see, no celebrities to meet, no panels to attend. Regular life is so dull in comparison. Do I really have to wear a navy suit to work instead of my Wonder Woman outfit?
As a thirteen-year veteran of Dragon Con, this is my takeaway for 2015.
Many shows with a smaller ardent fan base were represented. Continuum, Defiance, Sleepy Hollow, and Lost Girl, for example, got some major love. Fans of these shows had great interaction with their favorites. I personally found Tom Mison of Sleepy Hollow (aka Sexy Jesus) to be hilarious in his panels and completely charming with his fans. Representation from these shows at Dragon Con is bound to cement their growing fan bases, and also win new fans to their shows. Smart move.
As usual, Dragon Con showcases the gold standard for cosplay. They outdid themselves this year. (Keep and eye out for our cosplay wrap-up article coming soon!)
I wish we'd gotten more names of some of these cosplayers, but feel free to message if you know who they are (or if it's you) so we can credit your good work!
The lines for panels were capped early, so people knew they couldn't get in right away. Waiting an hour only to be told you can’t get in stinks, so way to go, DC.
It was a great year for Battlestar Galactica fans. These actors always offer thoughtful answers in their panels. As an added bonus, Grace Park finally joined the con’s guest list. On the Thursday night of the con, Aaron Douglas also hosted a successful charity pub crawl for the Lymphoma Foundation, along with Edward James Olmos and several BSG castmates.
The lines for panels were handled better than in the past, but the line to get in a panel on Saturday morning during the parade was a mess. I stood in line WITH the parade watchers, trampled by people (often wearing wings and accouterment) trying to walk past. Bad idea! Let the panel peeps into the room and get them out of the way of the crowd.
Speaking of the panel lines, isn’t it time Dragon Con execs put more volunteers on the job to manage the two thousand bodies waiting outside the Marriott Atrium ballroom? Three people walking down the queue would probably help control what always threatens to be an unruly mob.
Several news sources reported a sexual assault of a cosplaying female. The alleged perp took her offsite; apparently, he himself was in costume. Safety needs to be paramount at Dragon Con. A few suggested changes would help con-goers have a safer, as well as more enjoyable, experience:
1. CAP THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD. There are now too many people to manage, and that’s a safety issue. Unless there is an option to expand the venue space, I’d say that 70,000 is reaching maximum capacity. Enough already.
2. ADD MORE SECURITY STAFF, especially in the overcrowded areas where cosplayers like to congregate. The Marriott lounges are barely passable on any given night.
Overall, it was another wonderful Dragon Con. Costumes, celebrities, and so much fun with my Geek Girls!
What’s not to love? I already have plans for Dragon Con 2016.
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