There’s nothing I love quite as much as Star Wars. (Shocking, right?) Getting a new Star Wars book is like Christmas for me and thankfully, I’m lucky enough to get advanced copies of most of the books so I can review them for Tosche Station. At New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to not only help out at the Del Rey booth but to also cosplay as Roach from Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed which hits bookstores tomorrow!
Needless to say, I enjoyed the heck out of the book (and highly recommend it!) and had fun going back to my Expanded Universe roots and pulling together a costume based upon character descriptions and a single piece of inspirational official art. Shout out to the cool folks at Del Rey for making sure I had a Twilight Company patch to complete and jacket and also for teaming up so we could surprise Alexander and have one of his characters on hand for his signing.
In accordance with the never ending cosmic joke that is our luck, Bria’s finally going to New York Comic Con the year that Lin sits out. It’s cool though. She’s got some costumes lined up and, if all else fails, just follow the Star Wars and you’ll find her.
Ahh, thanksgiving weekend in Canada is coming up. That can only mean Lin is spending some quality time with New York Comic Con (Oct 10-13) and a full party hard weekend of comic book revelry. Sadly without my partner-in-crime, so I won’t be hauling a cosplay closet’s worth out there — but there’s still a few new things on offer. As always, feel free to come up and say hello!
(When not in costume, you can spot me at twenty paces by my ridiculous hair. Hola.)
Most likely wearing Asuka Langley (Red Cross Book Fanzine version) on Thursday, or Friday for the Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo premiere; a slightly pared down Dani Moonstar is being made express for the Fearless Defenders photoshoot on Friday at noon; Miss America is basically a comfort costume to get up to no good all weekend.
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.