Con reports, let’s do this thing. Lin is back from the perfection that was New York Comic Con, and here to share the little tidbits that you may have missed from her sporadic online presence over the con weekend, re: black hole that was the Javits Convention Center.
- Marvel NOW!: Join the ReEvolution
- Stan Lee’s World of Heroes
- Marvel Television Present
- Marvel NOW!: Cup o’ Joe
- Women of Marvel
A series of caplocks sans capslock:
Two unannounced Marvel lady titles; a possible third, but it’s on the fence because it’s a little risqué. And to top it off, there’s apparently some things in the works for Wasp? My baby gurrrrrl, I possibly had tears on my face. (Aside from Rick Remender currently doing that weird robot acsension thing with Janet Van Dyne, hopefully.) There’s going to be Ultron down the line, picking up probably from the things in Mighty Avengers? so WHO KNOWS, WHO KNOWS ROBOTS FOR ALL. /speculate
1. Seen at the Lego booth. Keepin’ the dream alive, yeah.
2. Clark Gregg at the Marvel TV panel.
Agent Coulson is back for the SHIELD television show, yep. Surprise-but-not-really-a-surprise appearance from Clark Gregg. What a cutie. Had feels all over his face when they presented that Agent Coulson in memoriam video.
Feels all over my freakin’ face for new Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova books. Euphoria quickly followed by apprehension, re: team. I get it, I get it. Movie tie-ins; bringing it closer to the rest of the Marvel 616. But do we really need to bench Moondragon or Mantis for Iron Man? I’ve already given up on Phyla-Vell because my heart can’t take the anyway.
Star-Lord, your helmet oh no. But trust in Steven McNiven because he’s good people.
1. Lin as Leah and Nara Rouge as Kid Loki with the amazing Stephanie Hans, artist for Journey Into Mystery.
2. Get your copy of Phonogram signed by Kieron Gillen whilst dressed as Leah? Magic obviously happens.
1. We don’t know what the term for a group of Kid Loki is, but here you go. With editor Lauren Sankovitch throwing up the gang signs.
2. So a friend and I totally vogued with Kieron Gillen at a photobooth. Assholes, Inc.
If you’re a geek girl who hasn’t heard of Her Universe yet then allow me to introduce you to one of the greatest online shops for geeky t-shirts! Ashley Eckstein, the voice actress for Ahsoka Tano on the Star Wars: Clone Wars, started the company several years ago after noticing the distinct lack of Star Wars t-shirts for women. Since then, she has expanded past Star Wars and now features shirts with designs from Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and several other SyFy properties.
This year, I was especially excited for October to roll around because not only would I be drinking pumpkin spice lattes and breaking out my boots but I would also get to bring out my fabulous Her Universe Halloween tote bag!
And here’s a close up of the bag since the lighting was not cooperating with me:
Even though this bag has a very limited season, I still love carrying it as often as possible. It’s great for just tossing my wallet, phone, a book, and a sweater into and going! This Katie Cook design is cute, fun, and almost always gets compliments. It’s also one of the easiest ways to get into the Halloween spirit.
While the Halloween tote bag I have was a limited edition, you can still get an adorable Her Universe seasonally appropriate bag. Starting today, Her Universe is offering a brand new Katie Cook designed bag for Halloween 2012! They are likely to go fast so head on over to the online store today to check it out. (The bag has Darth Vader in a unicorn costume. Just try and tell me that’s not awesome.)
Fall is finally here which means I can finally break out my boots for every day and not just for a costume. Most of us have our fashion weaknesses and I’m perfectly okay with admitting that mine is boots. (I started counting how many non-costuming specific pairs of boots I own and had to stop. It’s an embarrassing number.)
If there is one item in your closet that I think it absolutely worth spending the extra money on, it is absolutely a solid pair of boots. That brings us to anecdote time!
My college roommate and I had completely opposite views about fashion; mainly in regards to where to look for clothes and also how much to spend on them. Getting her to spend more than $10 on an item of clothing was like pulling teeth although she was willing to maaaaaybe go up to $20 for a pair of boots. To me, this was completely unfathomable. Now I’m not saying that you should only buy full price designer clothes. Obviously that would be silly and unrealistic since we’re not made of money. But if you spend $20 on a pair of boots at Charlotte Russe, you shouldn’t be surprised when they fall apart after a season.
In my eyes, boots should be staples in our wardrobe that remain there for year after year that you greet fondly in the fall and bid a bittersweet farewell to in the late spring. Everyone should have a nice pair of boots that they can wear all day year after year. If you go ahead and spend the money on a pair of good quality boots, they will absolutely last you. (To clarify, I’m not necessarily talking about the stiletto boots with leather soles. While those are fabulous (and I’ll admit to owning a pair or two), they aren’t the sort of shoe I’m talking about there.)
Let me give you an example from my own closet:
I positively adore these BCBG boots. I first purchased them from Nordstrom back in 2007 and have worn them faithfully every fall and winter since. They set me back about $140 on sale but have been worth every last penny. These are the boots that I can wear all day (and fit my arch supports much to my physical therapist’s delight) and don’t leave my feet aching. These are the boots that have somehow managed to withstand all of the winter weather that three different countries have thrown at me and survived. And why? Because I put in the investment at the start. On top of that, I honestly believe that nothing beats good quality leather. Good leather not only feels and looks better than the cheap stuff but it is also far more durable and will last you much longer.
As I wrap this up, I realise that I’m starting to sound a little preachy but seriously, folks. Invest in a pair of comfortable and great quality boots in a basic colour. There are a lot of clothes or shoes that you can, without too much regret, veer towards the cheap and easy side but in my mind, boots are really not one them. To me? It makes much more sense to go ahead and spend $100 on a pair of boots once instead of $20 five years in a row. Fashion may be an ever changing medium but there are some fashion staples that will never go out of style. I promise you that you will not regret it when you’re still wearing them years later.
We’re still hard at work getting the costume section of the website ready for everyone to see but in the mean time, we wanted to let you all know that you can now like us on Facebook! All of our main blog content will still go through here but we might post more pictures from our various photoshoots over on Facebook since it’s more conducive to uploading a bunch of photographs.
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This is what Dragon*Con is all about. Post-con reports are made almost joyously obsolete because if picture = thousand words, etc, then moving pictures of our big smiley faces and those of our nearest and dearest geek compatriots can only be met with hearts doing jumping high fives.
Kudos to the amazing guys at beatdownboogie and DistractotronChannel, who captured — amidst the madness that is Dragon*Con — both our Avengers and Marvel photoshoots. Thank you for letting us relive the memories. <3 --- Want to spot us ladies? Lin represents in Janet Van Dyne’s retro fab Wasp, and again as Phyla-Vell’s Quasar with her amazing Guardians of the Galaxy buddies. Bria assembles with the New Avengers in badass Maya Lopez, ver. Ronin, and you can crowd-spot her in her Super Skrull Xavin during the Marvel photoshoot.