Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Best and Worst of Comic Con San Diego 2014

Buzz Feed Entertainment took it upon themselves to let all of us who could not attend San Diego's Comic Con this year (July 24-27) let us know who were the biggest winners and losers of the Convention. I can't think of a place where there is more creativity (in the month of July) than those who are at Comic Con. I am not talking just about the shows that are on stage in Hall H, but the fans, the Cos-players, the gamers, the writers, the art and artists who make up this gigantic miasma of entertainment. 

As a fan of science fiction, fantasy, movies, comics, graphic novels, art and writing, I spend my days in late July and early August trolling the online sites that will keep me informed of what's going on at Comic Con in San Diego. One of my favorite activities is to watch the  “Conversations for a Cause”a charity event created by Zachary Levi to support  Projects Smile . This event was sited by BuzzFeed as one of the big winners of the convention.

Nerd HQ, presented by The Nerd Machine, returned  to Petco Park in San Diego (July 24-27),
as in years with their expanded philanthropic panel series “Conversations for a Cause”. " In the past the panel series has played host to some of the biggest names in pop-culture including Joss Whedon, Seth Green, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston, Stan Lee, Lucy Liu, Zac Quinto, Felicia Day, Scott Bakula, Tatiana Maslany, Vin Diesel, and Guillermo Del Toro just to name a few. Fans who do attend these panels pay $22 to get in but all funds raised through panel ticket sales go directly to support Operation Smile in its mission to help improve the health and lives of children all over the world" A packed house will bring in $6000 for one panel.

Below are the Panelists that came this year and I am still watching them on You Tube. Thanks Nerd HQ and Zachary Levi for your  “Conversations for a Cause”.

A Conversation with Stephen Amell 

A Conversation with Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day
A Conversation with the Cast of Supernatural 

A Conversation with Yvonne Strahovski 

A Conversation with Orphan Black . 
A Conversation & Book Signing with Evangeline Lilly 
A Conversation with Zachary Levi 

A Conversation with Into The Storm  
A Conversation with Craig Ferguson & Josh Robert Thompson. 
A Conversation with The Thrilling Adventure Hour  

A Conversation with The Last Ship

A Conversation with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

A Conversation with Garfunkel and Oates 

A Conversation with Lets Be Cops 
A Conversation with The Walking Dead 

A Conversation with Intruders  
A Conversation with Sesame Street 

A Conversation with Resurrection 

A Conversation with Nathan Fillion 

A Conversation with The Giver

A Conversation with Badass Women Mystery Guests  

A Conversation with Alan Tudyk 

A Conversation with Joss Whedon