Monday, September 27, 2010

The Event: "I haven't told you everything"

 This is spoiler-filled so read it at your own risk.

"I haven't told you everything."

That final line of the episode sums up how I felt after watching the premiere of The Event.  It is a confusing world that this show lives in, following in the likes of Lost, FlashForward, and The Hills.

It follows a group of random people that have been caught up in situations beyond their control.  You start off during a plane attack and jump into the past with each character.  Each time you jump, you gain a sliver of insight but the story is still very tangled and yet simple.  The father and boyfriend looking for the daughter/girlfriend they lost; The US President trying to keep control while he protects his people, the strange spy who is trying to do the right thing, and the strange women who is a prisoner and seems to know it all.  Then there is teleportation/wormholes.  That is the sci-fi angle, which will be explained eventually (hopefully).

I will admit, I think Laura Innes is going to rock this role.  She has an air of importance that her character needs to keep control of an impossible situation.  If I watch this for any actor, she will make it worth it.

So we wait for tonight.  I think I will give it another shot.  Shows like this, that start off secretive and confusing, can either be amazing or irritating.  I will give it a chance.  Will you?

Special Events During New York Comic Con

We have less than two weeks to go and there are more and more amazing things getting announced.  As we get closer, there are many fun events happening that need to be on your radar.  As we hear of additional events, we will be updating this post, so keep checking back in!

Dave & Busters NYCC Fan Meet Up
Thursday Sept. 30th at 6pm

According to their tweet, there will be a chance to get tickets.  This will also be a good chance to meet some fellow fans.

Nicholas Brendon Meet and Greet Dinner with Fans
Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 pm

This is your chance to spend time with Nick Brendon face to face without a line of screaming fans behind you!  There are still a few tickets available so get them quick!  They are available on his website here.

The New York Comic Jam
Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7pm

At this event, they gather the best from New York's indie comics community to get drunk and draw comics.  Sounds like a night to remember and a great way to kick off the con!  This event is hosted by House of 12 Comics and you can learn about them here and here.

CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party 
Thursday, Oct. 7 - 8 pm

Spend time with some of your favorite creators as you enjoy an open bar, free apps,  and giveaways while supporting free speech. For more information, check out the Facebook link here.

GGN Geek Tweet Up @ NYCC
Friday, October 8 · 8:30pm

Have you ever wanted to meet all of those people you tweet with?  Now is your chance!  Geek Girls Network is doing a Geek Tweet Up during NYCC and  it looks to be a great time!

Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers at Radio City
Friday and Saturday, Oct 8-9

They are showing the movie on a giant screen while playing the score live.  They did this last year with the first movie and it was a hit!  It is sponsored by NYCC and if you use special offer code of TTT to buy tickets, it includes a custom-designed poster, autographed by award-winning composer Howard Shore. Hurry, this special offer will end October 4th!

UGO & 1UP Present "Hells Yeah, NYCC!" Meet-Up 
Saturday, Oct. 9

The wacky folks over at UGO Entertainment are having the be-all-to-end-all meet ups. Kick back with a brew, hang out with friends, make new ones, dress in costume, or get into Star Trek vs Star Wars debates.... anything goes. Find out more here

iFanboys Meet Up/Party 
Saturday, Oct. 9

Meet the iFanboys. Explore Brooklyn, enjoy an open bar, and hang out with special guests GEOFF JOHNS AND FRANCIS MANAPUL! For more info check out their site,

Rock Comic Con NYC's Nerd Rock Festival *updated
Saturday, Oct. 9 

The premiere NYC Nerd Rock Festival featuring great, rockin' nerd bands, Kirby Krackle, .H2Awesome, Fortress of Attitude & Bedlam Rock! Find out more allthingsfangirl

Dark Horse Comics Night *updated

Saturday, October 9 
Join Dark Horse Comics staff and creators for a special New York Comic Con celebration at St. Marks Comics on St. Marks Place, with the event featuring Q&A, trivia, giveaways and more!  More info here.
Books of Wonder Signing 
Sunday, Oct. 10

Eleven of 2010 debut tweens/teens authors will be on hand to talk about their books, take questions and do a signing. Some of those who will be in attendance are Emily Horner, Shaun David Hutchinson, Josh Berk, and AMBER BENSON. Join them and the rest at Books of Wonder and bring the kids!

Unofficial NYCC After Party *updated
Sunday, Oct. 10

A fan asked Lance Fensterman if there was going to be an after party and when Lance said no, this fan, Chris Pacicca, took matters into his own hands. Hang out at Perdition at 692 10th Ave starting at 9 until whenever.

You can check out our last post about New York Comic Con here.