On May 23rd I got to go to the to the Second Annual Space Coast Nerd Fest. I missed the first year due to my schedule, but this year did not disappoint! It was a great time reconnecting with some old friends and making new ones!
There were attendees from all corners of nerd-dom – from the casual costume to the most intricate cosplays, From bobble heads to machine heads, from pirates to renaissance jousters, from artists to actors – you could find it all at one place, AND IT’S ON THE SPACE COAST!!! In most of the conversations I had with the people I met the most common thing I hared from people was “It’s so great to have something like this so close to home.” The highlights for this attendee were The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Dare Devil, The BEST BATMAN EVER, Harley Quinn (as always), FINALLY meeting Jennifer Sangalang from Florida Today (the space coasts very own nerd writer extraordinaire!), and getting to shake Micheal Winsolow’s hand and telling him how much I’ve enjoyed his work! (See the photo gallery below.)
For those of us residing on the Space Coast we generally have had to rely on MegaCon in Orlando to get our nerdy convention fix. For the Die Hard convention enthusiasts we have had to make the trek to Atlanta, Ga to experience Dragon*Con. For the elite few who have the means and the availability there is always the 2500 mile journey to the Mecca of nerd conventions – San Diego Comic Con!
But this is no longer the case – The Space Coast now has it’s very own convention to attend – and the future seems bright, as in my opinion the event has already out grown it’s venue in only it’s second year! If you missed yesterdays activities, you still have time! The event is going on today as well from noon until 5 pm. So if you’re looking for some fun, hop in the car and head to the Melbourne Auditorium and GET YOUR NERD ON!!!!
Slider, Brandon Carmichael and Special Guest Jerry Fuqua II discuss the summer Blockbuster (and officially the highest grossing film of 2014) Guardians of the Galaxy along with the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe live at Famous Faces & Funnies.
“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”
This is the blurb Marvel is using to lure people to their latest chapter in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But just who are the Guardians? Join us on August 10th, as Brandon, Dante and I explore the history of these characters with the help of Rick Shea, Fawad Siddiqui, and Jerry Fuqua II!
If you are in the area and would like to join us live you can! We’ll be at:
Famous Faces and Funnies/Get Your Fun On
3030 West New Haven Ave
For a map & directions Click Here!
We’d like to thank everyone that came out to Famous Faces and Funnies to watch the recording of the show! We apologize for not being able to go live from the location – We’re working on it!
A special thanks to Fawad Siddiqui for making it up from Miami to join the show and to Rick Shea for joining the panel and allowing us to record at his awesome comic shop!
As you know we took to our social media sites asking people to tell us their thoughts and experiences regarding the man of steel and we were going to give a prize to our favorite comment. Well the winning comment goes to a user over on Google+ – HAROLD HIRSCH with the following comment:
Steven Moffat offers up a primer for the upcoming Day of The Doctor:
The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior – A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant and a mysterious incarnation played by John Hurt. Only one appears in the mini episode, The Night of the Doctor. But which? 23.11.13
Thanks to the beautiful people over at nerd HQ even us poor slobs who don’t get to go San Diego Comic Con get to see the awesomeness that is the Joss Whedon Panel!
OK Internet: I NEED YOUR HELP!!!
I'm headed to Fl SuperCon in Miami. I will only be there 3 days and TOO MANY nerdy shirts to choose from. So I turn to you! If I could only take one of the following shirts with me which would it be?
- Star Wars/Walking Dead Mash-up (40%, 2 Votes)
- Godzilla Jesus (20%, 1 Votes)
- Star Wars/Game of Thrones Mash-up (20%, 1 Votes)
- WEAR THEM ALL!!! (20%, 1 Votes)
- @-@ Walker (Classic) (0%, 0 Votes)
- Han Solo/James Bond Mash-up (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 5
You can see images of the shirts below: