Tuesday, July 17, 2012

San Diego Comic Con 2012 - Doctor Who Cyberman

Doctor Who - Cyberman Costume
Sunday is the big Doctor Who panel at Comic Con. This is probably the best DIY low budget cardboard costume I have ever seen.

San Diego Comic Con 2012 - Santrooper and Dewback

Last year I posted a photo of a Sandtrooper and Dewback made by Sideshow Collectibles. This year I found one by Gentle Giant, it has more a graphic stylized approach.

It sort of reminds me of Cheeks (Sean Galloway) character design.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Hobbit Panel - San Diego Comic Con 2012

I attended the Warner Brothers panel in Hall H and got to see the exclusive footage for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Attending the panel were Peter Jackson, Phillippa Boyens(producer/writer), Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Andy Serkis (Gollum/Assistant Director), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins).

Galadriel the Most Powerful?

Some people are concerned about Phillippa Boyens's comment regarding Galadriel:
"Galadriel as you all know is the most powerful being in Middle Earth at this time."

Clearly Galadriel is not the most powerful being in the traditional sense of 'who would win in a fight'; for example Galadriel vs. A Balrog, Galadriel vs. Sauron, Galadriel vs. Glorfindel, and so forth.

I think what Phillipa was getting at was that Galadriel's reign and rulership was the most powerful at the time of the Hobbit. Remember, this is before Sauron had mustered all his troops. Galadriel rules a realm and the Maia (Gandalf, Saruman, Ratagast) do not.

Comic Con Hobbit Schwag

From the Warner Brothers booth I picked a magazine and acorn pin.

Merlin Panel San Diego Comic Con

Upon entering the Merlin panel for the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, guests were handed out an envelope containing Merlin promotional items.

Inside the envelope:

  • Colin Morgan - Merlin Card
  • Bradley James - Arthur Card
  • Angel Coulby - Gwenevere Card
  • Katie McGrath - Morgana Card
  • 3 Buttons from Merlingame.com - Merlin, Gwen, Morgana
  • Merlin the Game - Magnet and Beta registration code

At the panel were the executive producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, and Merlin stars Colin Morgan (Merlin), Katie McGrath (Morgana) and Angel Coulby (Gwen).