Thursday Giveaway

The Madman and the Crazy Girl earrings from Etsy shop Wensishop.com

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These are worn in Episode 18: Christmas Traditions of my web series. If you haven’t seen it yet, Click Here.

Enter to win these adorably villainous earrings by commenting below. Tell me who your favorite villain is. Doesn’t have to be a comic book villain. All villains are welcome!

Obviously I have a week spot for Joker’s criminally insane girlfriend, Harley Quinn. Darth Vader follows at a close second. I love to laugh and I used to watch Batman: The Animated Series back in the 90’s (who are we kidding, I still watch it!) And Harley always cracked me up. So yeah, she gets my vote over the baddest of the bad, Darth Vader himself. It doesn’t have to make sense. ūüėČ Life is a little more fun when it doesn’t, in fact!!

Incidentally, if you’ve never watched Batman: The Animated Series, then I suggest you do it… now!! And I am personally crying for your lost childhood, cause this series is amazing and also has Mark Hamill doing t

Check out what else Wensishop has to offer by heading over to their Etsy shop. Click Here. They have a lot of other adorable pairings. So check them out!

Contest ends next Thursday, ¬†January ¬†15th when we’ll have a brand new giveaway item! So make sure to check back!

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Love,

Liz Tailor

Once Upon a Comic Con

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Stepping off the subway at 34th and Broadway, you can sense in the air that this is not your typical Thursday in New York City. Something special is going on.

Those in the know are aware of what that something is. But the lay people of NY may be confused by the sight of Gandalf the grey on their train. And really confused by Two-Face Gandalf the Grey and White. But hey… it’s New York. So maybe they chalk it up to the quirks and oddities that come with everyday city life.

But then comes Princess Peach and Darth Vader. A Jedi My Little Pony walks by followed closely by an Optimus-Bumblebee hybrid. (Hybrids were very big this year. Click HERE for a laugh about it from College Humor.) Maybe characters they don’t even have a name for. These are the unique, non-mainstream costumes that only those of the “nerd” persuasion can identify and truly appreciate.

Yes… this is New York Comic Con.

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A place where Harley Quinn and Iron Man can be seen walking hand in hand. A magical land where Bronies and Deadpools and Stormtroopers all belong. And where you can find a unique interpretation of Elsa around every corner. Basically it’s nerd heaven!

The second you walk through those big glass doors, after making it through the never ending line that finally ends and you have your bags and weapons checked at the door, you do one of two things… 1. Quickly race to the first panel of the day or 2. Head straight up to the showroom floor. Either way you head there will be another line waiting for you. But it’s a line filled with Poison Ivy’s, Slave Leia’s, 10th Doctors and Disney Princesses… so is this line the end of the world? Nope! Just another day at the office.

If you have any Comic Con Spidey sense, you brought your snacks, wore the proper footwear and have leisurely mapped your day out, incorporating ample people watching time. Because that in and of itself is a beautiful and fascinating thing.

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Witnessing people in their natural element is an amazing treat and these people, my people, are most at home here at the Con. Among thousands of other like minds who understand their fandoms and passions.¬†I can fall as easily into conversation with the Cumberbitches as I can with the Whovians. And the¬†Trekkies and the Hookers (a newer one for sure.) And even with the DC universe vs the Marvel universe… here at the Con we are all nerds in this together. No warring factions here.

And for the first year ever, we have eclipsed the staggering mythological numbers that SDCC pulls in every year. And why not? After all, we are no red-headed step child. We are NYCC. A tour de force, a tidal wave of nerd culture. And in New York City we never do anything small!!

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ComicCon Recap

Thursday’s Highlights

This year I am so excited to be part of the NYCC crew. But you really have limited access to the panels and such as you are working.
Which suited me just fine. It was a blast.

The highlights I experienced were as follows:
-Hasbro’s Transformers panel
-DC collectibles panel
-My Little Pony panel
-VIP experience

Hasbro’s Transformers

As a nanny I do tend to catch the occasional cartoon now and then. Transformers is one of those. It was really cool to see where they are taking the show in season 3. Ps, Star Scream is my favorite decepticon. Bumblebee my favorite Autobot.

DC Collectibles

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DC is doing some very cool stuff.
Aside from the daily awesome superhero stuff they do, the 3 things that really interested me were the We Are Heroes campaign, their new partnership with Aardman and the new Justice League Kia’s that are being released.

-We Are Heroes is a campaign to support the Horn of Africa which is seeing the worst period in 60 years. This Justice League collectible set is being sold to raise funds to support Africa in this time of crisis.

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-Aardman productions is the studio that brought us such beloved favorites as Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. They are teaming up with DC to produce an Aardman inspired- Batman figure and claymation cartoon on Cartoon Network. They showed a clip and it is amazing.

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-Kia is also partnering with DC and they are systematically releasing a series of Justice League inspired cars. Batman   is the first superhero car released.

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Color me interested. Living in New York… it’s not vital to have a car to get around. It’s actually a bit of a nuisance. Parking, tickets, traffic, road rage. But these Kia’s almost make me wanna give it a go.

My Little Pony

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The main thing I learned at the My Little Pony panel was that there are a lot more adult Pony fans out there than I could ever imagine. Plus there’s a subsect known as Bronies. Bronies are bro pony fans, men who love My Little Pony (that phrase is a slippery slope.)

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VIP Lounge

After working the panels floor I headed down to work the VIP lounge. This is where the real work was happening. Hundreds of red Comic Con bags, luggage, coats and merch being checked in so the con attendees could be freed up for con activities. I got an amazing impromtu arm and leg work-out due to all the bag lifting and merch jumping. Weirdly fun!

All in all a great day!
Stay tuned for Friday’s recap…