I, for one, am very excited for television in the New Year. Spoilers for everything in the tags follow. Read at your own discretion.
Comic Con is upon us.
For those of us who can’t attend for a variety of reasons, up to and including financial, especially financial, we rely on the Internet to get us through this weekend with only a modicum of spoilers. For the most part, there are no real surprises, and all spoilers are the ones TPTB want to get out their to foment interest in the coming season, which seems to start later and later.
Many of my favorite shows are an important commodity to SDCC as well as various specialty conventions throughout the year – Creation Cons, Walker Stalker, Heroes/Villains Fan Fest, Toronto Comic Con, Fan Expo, NY Comic Con, Emerald City, JIBCon, etc.
The fandom world makes it so that when you lose a character, they don’t disappear from your world like in the old days. We have entertainment magazines, podcasts, apps, teasers, fan sites, and much, much more to get us through the hiatus.
In at least two of my shows, “everyone” died at the end, and for one show, they either died or were trapped in another dimension. How will they resolve it? To be honest, we won’t know until the end of next season, and then they’ll give us another cliffhanger to speculate on for that next hiatus.
Today, the expectations to come out of Comic Con are the Season 8 trailer for The Walking Dead, Season 12 Gag Reel for Supernatural, panels for both as well as panels for Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War and Black Panther, DC’s Justice League, related Lego, videogames, and lots and lots of cosplayers showing off their talents.
Conan O’Brien is even hosting his show from San Diego with guests from the convention.
The best place to get information on the weekend’s events is the Comic Con Front Page
What are you most looking forward to hearing about and seeing?
The day before the Inauguration I posted a series with different ways to peacefully resist the incoming Administration. We may feel powerless, but we aren’t. We are the people.
Here is a compilation of those links in one place:
[Reposted from Thursday’s Resist Peacefully series]
The Women’s March on Washington
Go directly to the Women’s March website before Saturday for information about the March in Washington, DC.
I will repost this tomorrow, on Inauguration Day, and on Saturday, the morning of the Women’s March.