9.) Spider-Man Homecoming
7.) Guardians of the Galaxy
6.) The Avengers
3.) The Dark Knight
2.) Captain America The Winter Soldier
1.) Wonder Woman
Every year, for the past 4 or so years, Wizard World has come to Sacramento. The first couple of years were great and so much so that Nerdy Boy Scott and myself had considered buying stocks in the company. Last year, 2016, when we went we felt that the event seemed smaller. There were less booths, less people, and less big names. We still, however, had a great time. We saw some great panels and began getting things for our first cosplays. Despite last year seeming smaller we were still excited and had a great time. Wizard World is a small scale version of Comic Con that allows locals in cities all across the country to experience the culture. This year felt different. This year was different.
The first bit of Wizard World Sacramento this year that was different was that there seemed to be less cosplayers. There were still cosplayers and some fantastic ones at that but they just seemed to be fewer. That may also be a result of the next major difference which is that there were far less people attending than usual. The first couple of years I went I was astounded by the number of people there. It seemed wall to wall that there were swarms of people everywhere.
It was amazing this year to see how much empty space there was at the con. I didn't take any pictures of it this year but it seemed so small compared to years before. We were there both Friday and Saturday and while Fridays are always quite small Saturday didn't seem to offer much more. There just didn't seem to be the same excitement and the ambiance was poor. There just were not very many people there.
Not only was attendance seemingly lacking, but booths were as well. Perhaps it felt like this because there was so much open space because of the lack of attendees but there were also just huge spaces that were left vacant unlike in previous years. Much like with attendance, we felt like there nothing new from Friday to Saturday. We had seen all there was to see. Saturday only offered one real thing: Panels.
The panels made this event for us. We only attended two of the panels but there were fantastic. We attended the Charmed panel featuring Holly Marie Combs (Piper) and Brian Krause (Leo). It was funny,entertaining, and enjoyable. There were some problems with the sound system but overall it was great. We later attended the Buffy Panel with James Marsters (Spike), Nicholas Brendan (Xander), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), and Emma Caulfield (Anya). This was a fantastic panel for Buffy fans and I enjoyed it thoroughly (especially the stories about Joss). I loved hearing these actors from my childhood talk about their experiences on the show. Without these panels I feel the weekend would have been a waste of time. There were other great actors and actresses present including Kate Beckinsale, the woman who played Uhura in the original Star Trek series, Val Kilmer, Kevin Sorbro, and many more. However, most of these actors are cult favorites and we didn't have the big names as we've had in previous years. There was no Norman Reedus, Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner. I prefer many of this years celebrities but they were never going to draw the huge crowds. Perhaps that is why this year felt smaller. This Wizard World just did not seem like it was worth the money.
If anyone reading this attended this years Wizard World in Sacramento share your thoughts and experiences in the comments. We look forward to Stockton Con later this year and Sac Anime. We hope to see you all there. #StayNerdy
7. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. The Avengers
4. Doctor Strange
3.) The Dark Knight
2. Captain America The Winter Soldier
1. Wonder Woman
There have been many criticisms leveled at Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens. The film has been out for over a year now and I believe that, in the wake of Rogue One, it is time to analyze what makes The Force Awakens its own film and why certain criticisms are mislead. I do believe that the film has its own issues and can be criticized, don't get me wrong. I simply believe that the argument that The Force Awakens is just the original trilogy all over again is unfair.
picture and felt more authentically Star Wars than anything to me since The Empire Strikes Back. Obviously, it was not a perfect film, but it effortlessly scaled the first hurdle.
Everything is more personal. We have the the Resistance and the First Order, smugglers and gangs, petty tyrants and kings. This is a galaxy in which things can once again be lost and discovered.
I believe in the Force Awakens. I believe the film was one of the most authentically Star Wars films in a good long while. I understand the criticisms about its similarities to the original trilogy but I do believe, and believe I have demonstrated, how ill-equipped those arguments are. The similarities only strengthen this film and the intent of the film as a whole is completely different. We are brought back into this world of legend and myth and while it is a return, it is also a new beginning. I can't wait to continue this journey to a galaxy far, far away.
On a final side note. May our Princess and General Leia Organa; Carrie Fisher rest in peace. Forever in our hearts.
Here is anew list of characters I would love to see in future comic book films. This time I am looking at Fox. While I do hope that the MCU can reacquire or work out a deal with Fox in the future, I don't necessarily see it happening. For now, I will take what I can and here I will talk about what characters, both heroes and villains, i would like to see in future Fox comic book films. I will not talk about characters that have been confiormed for future films such as Magik and Wolfsbane from the upcoming New Mutants films.
heart with his claws and saved Selene. Selen is insanely powerful and her story has infinite avenues to go down. I would love to see her brought to life in live action. i think even bringing her infor Deadpool could be amazing and hilarious. Hopefully Fox can make this happen.
4.) The Skrulls
help tie the X-men and Fantastic four together for a much needed crossover.
2.) Silver Surfer
That concludes my list. Some may wonder why I didn't include any of the offspring such a Hope Summers or Franklin Richards but that is mostly becauase I feel like characters of that nature are so far from reality when it comes to what I should expect. Some of it may be possible through the introduction of Cable in Deadpool 2 but best not to get high hopes when it comes to Fox in my opinion.
It is always fun to consider what the future of superhero movies can consist of. This article will focus specifically on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the villains that I hope to see in their future films. These are not characters that I am predicting will be in the films but they are villains that I would love to see. We all know that the MCU has been widely criticized for their lack of strong villains and I think msot of the characters on this list will be a good counterpoint to those weaker villains. This list will not include villains currently owned by Fox because while it is possible, it is unlikely Marvel will acquire those specific rights. However, it will include villains from Spider-Man as Sony and Marvel currently have a deal. Enjoy the article and feel free to share your thoughts.
10.) The Hood
4.) Doctor Octopus
1.) Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
Honorable Mention: Maximus the Mad
That concludes my lsit of villains I would like to see in future MCU films. If you liked or disliked the list for any reason feel free to comment and let us know what you think. I did not include characters that Marvel does not have the film rights to or characters I was unsure of who had their rights. I would have loved to include Doctor Doom, Galactus, Annihilus, and many others. However, I am pretty proud of this list and extremely happy that I can realistically put Spider-Man villains on it. Be sure to check out our weekly podcast on iTunes, Podbean, or the Google Play Store. Also follow us on Instagram and Twitter and give our Facebook page a like. If you like our content, please rate us and review us as well. thank you very much and #StayNerdy
The world of cosplaying can be fun and magnificent. It can also be scary and harsh. Kristian and I have recently begun our journey into the world of cosplay. We had no idea where to start or what to be. Naturally, we began simple and easy. We threw together simple clothes to create a cosplay. We decided on Hogwarts student from the Harry Potter franchise. So we bought dress clothes and Hogwarts house accessories. As we got deeper into cosplaying, I wanted to create a simple guide on how to start cosplaying. Keep in mind, this is not the end all be all guide on how to be successful at cosplaying. This is not meant for the seasoned cosplayer. This is meant for people who have never cosplayed before and want to start. DISCLAIMER: First time cosplayers will likely not have the best possible cosplay. It takes time and a lot of effort to cosplay. Trial and error is key for cosplay. Don't let this stop you from exploring the wonderful world of cosplay.
Step one: Plan your cosplay
Come up with an idea of who you want to cosplay as. This is easy enough, but there are small details that you may not think of. For instance, you need to plan out your cosplay far in advance of the event you intend on attending. "Why?" you may ask. Well, my first and second time cosplaying were both last minute cosplay. This resulted in the end product being rushed. It did not quite turn out how I wanted it to. I rush ordered stuff online and ended up with cheap material and props I did not intend to end up with. There is a strong advantage of planning ahead. If the cosplay isn't how you want it to be, you have time to adjust or return items for new.
Step two: Commit
Committing to one cosplay at a time is very important. I know this from experience as well. Being undecided about the character you want to bring to life and portray can hinder your final product. I think it helps that you choose a character you know and love. Don't let others choose for you.
Step three: Experiment
This step will go hand in hand with the first step. Trying out different designs, props, and materials will help you find the right combination for your best experience. Many people go through a phase of cosplaying with hideous costumes made of cardboard and ductape. Don't let one bad cosplay stop you from trying. Something you may want to try is a material called E.V.A foam. Look on YouTube for tutorials.
Step four: Model
This step is exactly what it says. Find friends and family that can be honest with you and give you creative and constructive criticism. This can be a great way to gauge how well you have done on a cosplay. It can also help you in creating the best cosplay possible. Some one else can give a different perspective. Such as telling you something to add or subtract to your costume to make it better.
Step five: Finalize
You will want to be done with your cosplay a couple of weeks in advance. Try it on a bunch to make sure you have the proper fitting for your costume and optimal comfort. Remember you are the one who will have to be in this costume all day. You want to make sure you have a little bit of leeway if a last minute adjustment is needed.
I hope this beginners guide was helpful. I wish I had something like this when I began cosplaying. I am still new to it all and still learning. Like I previously stated, this is not the end all be all guide. if you have suggestions on steps I may have missed please leave it in the comments below. You may be wondering what the benefit of cosplaying is. I believe it connects you with the con experience even more. I have been attending cons for a while now and I can't believe I was not cosplaying the whole time. It changed everything. The environment is completely different when you are on the end of people complimenting your cosplay and asking for pictures. With that being stated I am going to wrap this up by telling everyone to get out there and cosplay and dont be afraid and STAYYYYYY NERDDDDYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
Uncanny Inhumans #13
Paper Girls #9
It is definitely an essential issue to read but it fails to have the big moment that other issues have had. Overall, I continue to love this series and highly recommend it.
These are some of my favorite elements in comics. We have an interesting portrayal of religious zealots and their embrace of the villain The Carpenter. We also see the hateful nature of some people that I believe is not a natural part of society. I don't think that people are inherently bad or that they even have bad intentions. Even the characters in this story believe they are doing the right thing. However, we also get a women who appears to be the embodiment of Donald Trump in comic book form.
There is much to enjoy about this issue but the great hiatus and the fact that the issue was extra long were enough to really bug me. If you have yet to check out the story then I would suggest reading the first three issues in succession. For me, I am a bit frustrated. I will continue to read the series but I hope that it continues in a timely manner.
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8.) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Tied for First and Second