The annual New York Comic Con unfolded this past weekend a record-breaking 150,000 people in attendance, which made it officially bigger than San Diego Comic-Con. And having been to SDCC many times over the years, that fact is pretty mind-blowing. If you, like us, weren’t able to make it out, you can still experience some of the highlights thanks to the wonder that is the internet. We’ve gathered some of the most interesting panel videos for your hungry little eyeballs, and while they don’t include any of the exclusive footage that was screened at the Con, you do still get to see the people behind some of your favorite things talking about the making of some of your favorite things. We’ll kick things off with AMC’s massively popular zombie drama…
Comic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Today we’ll start off with the events for Wednesday — “Preview Night” — and Thursday.
“Take my love, take my money. Take my time, take more of my money.” Those are my paraphrased lyrics to “The Ballad of Serenity,” more commonly known as the theme from Joss Whedon’s much-beloved Firefly. And the reason I’m singing is because Firefly is finally getting a video game! I don’t even think the board game is out yet, but that game already seems like a has-been. (I’ll still play it if anyone is interested.) Firefly video game! I’m willing to start a language where those are the only words. The game is being developed via a partnership between Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE), QMx Interactive Inc (QMXi), and Spark Plug Games, with a release planned for next summer.
Now that the high has taken over, it’s time for a reality check. This won’t be the hilarious, universe-spanning epicness that the series deserves. It sadly won’t be on Xbox or either the PS3 or PS4. (It won’t be on the Xbox One either, but who gives a shit about that.) Firefly: Online will be a social role-playing game that will be released on smartphones and tablets, via the IOS and Android systems. There is the potential for the game to expand to other platforms, but that almost definitely won’t happen until they see how popular the game is on the mobile front.