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San Diego Comic-Con: Day 1 Recap

San Diego Comic-Con is officially a wrap! There has been too much news to wrap our heads around in the wake of the convention, so first, let’s take a deep breath, pace ourselves, and take a good look at all the goodies that came out of day 1 of the 4 day mega geek event!

Disney’s Moana will not feature a love interest

Disney’s newest “princess” will be an independent woman who don’t need no man!

Moana directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid) told San Diego Comic-Con panel-goers that the film’s protagonist, Moana, will not be looking for love in her debut film, but rather herself.

The CG-animated featured film takes place 2000 years ago in the Pacific Ocean. It stars Moana, an adventurous teenager who, with the help of the demigod Maui (voiced by The Rock), sails out on a daring mission to save her people.

Moana hits theaters November 23.

Marvel reveals Luke Cage debut trailer

Jessica Jones’ unbreakable love interest is getting his own series, and now we have the trailer for it!

Netflix’s Marvel series are notorious for their slow releases, but Mike Colter (who plays Luke Cage) confirmed during the Luke Cage panel that the series will be coming to Netflix on September 30.

…& a first look at Iron Fist

Loras Tyrell may have gotten the short end of the stick during Season 6 of Game of Thrones, but the actor who played him, Finn Jones, is doing just fine.

Jones will star in Netflix’s latest Marvel series as Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist), a close friend of Luke Cage, a member of The Defenders, and an incognito martial-arts guru (to sum it up extremely vaguely).

No official release date has been released for the series.

…& the first teaser for The Defenders

All those Marvel and Netflix trailers have been leading up to one thing: The Defenders.

This new Avengers style series will star Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Plus some of the subcharacters we know and love from our heroes respective series.

No release date has been announced, but the heroes will be uniting in 2017.

Daredevil is getting a third season

In addition to these trailers, Marvel also confirmed that Daredevil season 3 will indeed be happening (thanks Joe Quesada!), but a release date has yet to be announced.

Snowden trailer revealed

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Edward Snowden in Snowden, a theatrical representation of the real story of the CIA’s most infamous whistleblower.

Shailene Woodley co-stars alongside Gordon-Levitt, with Oliver Stone directing.

Snowden hits theater September 16, 2016.

First look at Justice League Action

Featuring over 150 DC characters, Cartoon Network’s upcoming animated series is poised be one of the expansive representations of the DC Universe to date. Each episode of Justice League Action will include two 11-minute standalone series featuring varying characters from DC’s gallery of rogues and heroes.

Cartoon Network has not yet announced an official release date for the series.

MacGyver is coming back to CBS

…Though probably not in the way you imagined.

CBS shared brand new footage of their rebooted, modernized take of the classic 80’s show during the CBS panel.

Lucas Till plays MacGyver, with George Eads starring as his sidekick, Jack Dalton.

The pilot episode will be directed by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7), so expect this series to be action packed!

Macgyver airs this fall on CBS.

Teen Wolf to conclude after season 6

Sorry, Teen Wolf fans… MTV confirmed during SDCC that their popular series will conclude after season 6. To brighten the mood, here is the official teaser trailer for the latest season:

Stay tuned for more SDCC goodies!

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Calling All Designers! Submissions Are Now Open for the 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con

Last year, GeekGirl World attended the Her Universe Fashion show, and it was a spectacular event for geek couture and nerd fashion! Her Universe and fashion retail partner Hot Topic will be hosting their premiere geek couture runway fashion show again this year on July 21 at 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel during San Diego Comic-Con. The third annual Her Universe Fashion show will once again offer fans and aspiring designers the chance to submit their pop culture inspired designs to compete on the runway for the unique opportunity to design their very own collection exclusively for Hot Topic stores. The Her Universe Fashion Show has been one of the biggest special events at Comic-Con since it’s inception, and this year it is poised to be even bigger as they make bold strides to further enhance the experience of the show.

The submission process is NOW OPEN for up and coming designers 18 years or older. One of the biggest changes this year will be the opportunity for designers in the Southern California area to submit their designs to Her Universe and Hot Topic judges at the Hollywood and Highland location of Hot Topic in Los Angeles on April 23, starting at 10am. If you don’t live in the Southern California area, or can’t make it to the open call, no worries, because ALL designers (including those who attend the open call) will still need to submit their entries online. However, online submissions will now have the additional option of adding a video explanation to present their idea to the judges. Get those submissions ready, folks! The deadline for ALL applications (including those planing to attend in-person at the open call in LA) is 11:59pm PST on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Submit your designs for consideration here! GOOD LUCK!

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Original sketches from last year’s winning fashion show designers, Kelly Cercone (Joker’s New Look) and Leetal Platt (Usagi’s Transformation). The design competition submission process for the 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show is now is open for designers to submit their own women’s fashion designs based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media

Once the call for submissions closes, twenty-five designers will chosen and notified on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. These twenty-five finalists will be given the opportunity to compete on the runway in the Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC for the grand prize. The entire process from start to finish will be filmed as part of a docu-series set to air on the new Comic-Con HQ channel. Plus this year, in addition to the judges choice winner and audience choice winner at the show, a third winner will be selected by the viewers on the Comic-Con HQ channel at home!

Designer Kelly Cercone models her own geek couture design, Joker's New Look: Batman, which won last year's Judge's Choice in the 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show.
Designer Kelly Cercone models her own geek couture design, Joker’s New Look: Batman, which won last year’s Judge’s Choice in the 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show.

“My favorite part of The Her Universe Fashion Show has been getting to know all of the designers behind the scenes…With the new docu-series on Comic-Con HQ, fans will get to know each designer and follow their process and journey to the runway at SDCC. There are so many talented designers out there that just need the opportunity and platform to showcase their skills. I encourage fans to submit and no experience is necessary!”

– Ashley Eckstein, Her Universe Founder

“We always put the fans and community first at Her Universe and the fashion show is an example of our mission.”

– Michael Rego, Chief Executive Officer of The Araca Group, Eckstein’s partner in Her Universe.

Chloe Dykstra models last year's Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Choice winning design, Leetal Platt's Usagi's Transformation: Sailor Moon.
Chloe Dykstra models last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show Audience Choice winning design, Leetal Platt’s Usagi’s Transformation: Sailor Moon.
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Sneak peek of the new upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection, coming soon to Hot Topic, designed by last year’s fashion show winners – Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone. Captain Phasma jacket (designed by Leetal) and Captain Phasma leggings (designed by Kelly). Image credit: Hot Topic

Along with her hosting duties for the fashion show, Eckstein will serve as Executive Producer in association with the Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale company, Blondie Girl Productions (Young & Hungry) on the docu-series for the Comic-Con HQ channel.

Her Universe:

Facebook – facebook.com/HerUniverse 

Twitter – twitter.com/HerUniverse

Hot Topic:

Facebook – facebook.com/hottopic

Twitter – twitter.com/hottopic

YouTube – youtube.com/hottopic

Instagram – instagram.com/hottopic

Blondie Girl Productions:

Facebook – facebook.com/blondiegirlproductions 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/BlondieGirlProd

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/blondiegirlproductions

Snapchat – blondiegirlprod

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SDCC Day 2 Recap!

The Walking Dead season 6 trailer revealed

It’s about to go down. Watch it here.

Luke, Leia, and Han Solo reunited on stage at Comic-Con

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“It’s an emotional rounding of the experience we had in the first films,” Harrison Ford (Solo) said. “I never thought it would come back to bless me instead of haunt me. … I was very gratified when I read the script, because I read something that I thought was really remarkable. Well written, with some intriguing developments. So I was delighted to be involved.”

…and we got behind the scenes footage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Ghost Busters reboot’s first official cast photo

This one technically did not occur at Comic-Con, but hey, it happened the same day so it must count, right?

DC reveals 2 new Superman mini-series

Neal Adams will be writing and drawing a six-issue series called Coming of the Supermen, which will be similar to Adams’ recent Batman: Odyssey, which also is a standalone book set outside current DC continuity. Coming of the Superman’s main villains will be Darkseid and Kalibak, with three new “heroes” emerging to join in on the action. The comic will debut in November 2015.

Also appearing in November is a seven issue series titled Superman: American Alien. The series will span different points of Clark Kents life, telling stories between his transition from farm boy to hero.

Fear the Walking Dead premier date and trailer

Fear the Walking Dead will air next month, August 23, on AMC. Check out the trailer here.

Chewbacca comic book series announced

Chewbacca is getting his own Marvel Comics series!  The series is set shortly after the Battle of Yavin. “Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet,” Marvel explained. “Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need.”

Gerry Duggan is writing, with Phil Noto manning the art.

The 5-issue series will begin its run on October 2015.

Photo credit: MTV

Legend of Korra Graphic Novel Series Announced

Korra will return in her own graphic novel series! Much like The Last Airbender graphic novel, this series will be set after the events of the show. Readers will finally be able to learn more about Korra and Asami’s relationship, as was confirmed by co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino during the special panel.

There is no official release date as of yet.

Stay tuned for more news from SDCC!

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New Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Posters

With San Diego Comic Con starting on the 9th, Lionsgate has released eight new Mockingjay Part 2 movie posters for the event. The eight posters were released to various media outlets today and you can view them all here. This new character set is being labeled as “Faces of the Revolution” and feature Katness, Peeta, Prim, Finnick, Gale, Cressida,  Johanna, and Boggs. The rebels are all featured with red face paint, and look ready to set off to the capital to begin the 76th Hunger Games; the unofficial game President Snow has developed within the capital. In the final film, we will see the rebels infiltrate the capital, gaining allies to try and stop President Snow once and for all, and to elect a new official with a less corrupt agenda.

These posters will be available exclusively at SDCC this week, and if you’re lucky enough to attend one of the largest comic conventions, Conan O’Brien will be moderating the Mockingjay panel at the event. The panel will also debut never been seen footage of the movie with its star studded panel.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 released in theaters November 20, 2015.

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Sneak Peek at The Geek Couture Hitting The Runway at SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show!

The second annual Her Universe fashion show, brainchild of actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein is ready to invade San Diego Comic-Con with one of a kind geek couture! Hosting the event for the second time in a row, Ashley Eckstein is no stranger to geek culture. She is the voice actor of Ahsoka Tano on the hit TV series Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars and has developed a fandom in her own right. She created the event to spotlight fangirl culture and the geeky fashions that this culture has inspired.
Last year the Her Universe fashion show debuted to a packed house and rave reviews. Highlighting the need for the “geek industry” to recognize its female fanbase. Fangirls are just as diehard as their male counterparts and in this #selfie obsessed world we live in now, girls aren’t afraid to proudly express their girly side through their fandoms! I’m happy to see that San Diego Comic-Con is filling these needs by making the fashion show an annual event and I can’t wait to see what other events this inspires.

Ashley Eckstein, on stage at last year's fashion show in her Studio Ghibli Totoro couture gown.
Ashley Eckstein, on stage at last year’s fashion show in her Studio Ghibli Totoro couture gown.

“We are so excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con with The Her Universe Fashion Show. Geek Fashion is a trend that’s not going away and once again we can’t wait to celebrate Fangirl Fashion on the runway. You will not want to miss the stunning pieces created by this year’s designers and the audience will participate by picking one of the winners!” – Ashley Eckstein, Founder, Her Universe

This year will feature 25 designers displaying their one of a kind “geek couture” fashions on the runway, they’ll be competing for the opportunity to design a limited edition fandom collection with Her Universe for Hot Topic. “Last year’s winners Andrew and Amy Beth blew us away with the amazing Marvel collection they designed for us,” said Cindy Levitt, SVP of Merchandising and Marketing at Hot Topic. “It truly hit home with the fangirl, as well as our fashion customer and was a fantastic success! We can’t wait to do it again this year!” The exclusive Marvel’s Avengers collection sold out in record numbers when it premiered in May of 2015. Hot Topic has ordered more since then and their collection can still be found in select Hot Topic stores.

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Last years winners Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine along with Hot Topic’s SVP of Merchandising and Marketing, Cindy Levitt; singer/songwriter, voice actress and designer, Traci Hines; Manager of Licensing and Merchandising at Sony Pictures Television, Jessica Nubel will be on the panel of judges for this year’s fashion show. The 25 finalists competing in this year’s fashion show are: Lauren Andrews, Ericka Angiuli, Kelly Cercone, Laura Desch, Daisy Evans, Jessica Gonzalez, Lindsay Hamilton, Kathryn Henzler, Sarah Henzler, Hannah Kent, Kristin Koga, Harmony Leiker, Belinda Mendoza, Jennifer Newman, Emily Ong, Laura Cristina Ortiz, Leetal Platt, Tara Reich, Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, Amy Scott, Kristi Siedow-Thompson, Sam Skyler, Jesse Thaxton, Oseas Villatoro, and Erica Williams. There will be two winners, one that the judges chose and one chosen by the audience!

Sneak Peek at Ashley Eckstein's on-stage geek couture gowns for The Her Universe Fashion Show designed by last year's Audience Winner, Andrew MacLaine.
Sneak Peek at Ashley Eckstein’s on-stage geek couture gowns for The Her Universe Fashion Show designed by last year’s Audience Winner, Andrew MacLaine.

The second annual Her Universe Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego during San Diego Comic-Con. The event is joined this year by actress Ashley Tisdale’s company, Blondie Girl Productions as a production partner. Jennifer Tisdale and Heath Hyche will be providing live commentary on the event along with backstage coverage. Also, make sure to check out the beautiful hair and make-up on the runway by the geeky cosmetics company Espionage Cosmetics as they return for the second year. Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic and the Her Universe team will also be giving out prizes to attendees wearing the best geek inspired fashions, so come dressed to impress! Geek fashion is definitely the wave of the future and I can’t wait to be inspired by this year’s designs.
Which fandoms would you love to see made into geek couture? Let us know in the comments.

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NYCC Tickets Available for Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for New York Comic Con will be going on sale tomorrow, May 13th, at 12:00 pm EST!

The annual four-day event will be held this year from October 8 – 11, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City.

John Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Lord of the Rings) and Jewel Staite (Firefly) are among those confirmed in attendance as celebrity guests, and, of course, they will joined by plenty of comic spotlight guests! The list of guests is sure to get longer as the months progress. After all, it is only May!

While NYCC is not quite as popular or massive as San Diego Comic Con, tickets are still sure to sell out equally as fast for the event.

Hopeful attendees last year were outraged when 3-Day passes to the event sold out in minutes on the event’s website, only to show up immediately on eBay and various ticket sites for incredibly inflated prices.

Moral of the story here: get your tickets before those horrible, horrible scalpers do! Seriously, how do those guys sleep at night?

Will you be in attendance this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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Insidious Chapter 2 Comic-Con Experience

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If you are planning to go to San Diego Comic-Con this year, you might be interested in this unique experience offered by the team behind the horror franchise Insidious. 300 tickets to a special interactive haunted installation are being given away exclusively through the Insidious Facebook page and official promotional partners FEARnet, Celebuzz and Cinemablend.

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This invitation only event will be held in a haunted loft on Thursday, July 18th, with three special sessions between the hours of 9pm and 1am.  Producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious), along with writer/actor Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson (Specs and Tucker), will be on-site to celebrate with fans as they have their own “paranormal experiences” in the exhibit space.

The experience is designed to let the fans delve further into the world of the Lambert family and answer some of the questions as to why this family is plagued by these otherworldly manifestations.

For more details on how to win, visit the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/InsidiousMovie

Insidious: Chapter 2 is set to open in theaters on Friday the 13th, September 2013. This sequel to the hugely successful Insidious reunites the original production team and original cast to give us an update on what happened to the Lambert family after their supernatural ordeal. 

Visit the links below to find out more about the new movie:

Official Website: http://www.insidiousch2.com/

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/insidiousmovie

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New Hunger Games Featurette Clip Debuts at Comic-Con

blu-thehungergames-boxart300-jpg_220940The Hunger Games is set to release on Blu-Ray and DVD August 18. Last night at the San Diego Comic Con, Lionsgate debuted an exclusive clip from the special features that will be available on the discs. The clip give viewers an inside look at one of the more harrowing scenes in the movie as Katniss tried to outrun a wall of fire.

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