On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
And he sings “Shake It Off.” Which you can listen to whenever you want.
Or you can go play Ski Free.
On this installment of Nerd & Tie, we talk about Daredevil getting a release date, Ant-Man’s teaser trailer, the Amazing Spider-Man 3 rumors, the Batman v Superman two movie baloney, both Arrowverse shows getting renewed, Vixen coming to CW Seed, Scarlett Johansson’s casting in Ghost in the Shell, and Masters of the Universe getting a new script.
We also talk about Nick’s experiences at Evercon this weekend, along with Nezumi Con getting absorbed into Anime Milwaukee’s parent organization.
There’s a lot of stuff in this episode.
According to announcements made earlier this week, Nezumi Con (one of our picks for best conventions of 2014) will now officially be organized by Anime Milwaukee‘s non-profit organization “Entertainment and Culture Promotion Society (ECPS).” Nezumi Con was previously an independently run event put on by a Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) student organization (and the January 24th event will still be held on the MIAD campus).
The change is unexpected but understandable – Nezumi Con is currently a one day event, and the organizers have been looking to expand for some time. Mid-last year they ran a less than successful Indiegogo campaign, where they outlined plans to transition off of their campus and into a fall event.
While it’s sad to see an independent event fold into a larger organization, it may be the best option for Nezumi Con’s long term prospects. I’m still of mixed emotions about this change.
On the upside, the ECPS seems interested in continuing the plan to move Nezumi Con to the fall, as an early October/late September date would be ideal for the Anime Con circuit, with Geek.kon’s move to August over the last few years.
Here’s hoping it turns out for the best.
I’ve embeded the announcement below:
We also talk about the changes coming to Marvel comics with different characters taking up the helms of Thor and Captain America, Arrowverse casting, Harmony Gold not being awful for once, Homestar Runner coming back from the dead, and the expansion of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
So there’s been a lot of negative stuff on Nerd & Tie about rumblings in the convention scene. From the Awesome Con stuff (Part 1, Part 2) to the DashCon fiasco (dear lord that mess…), things have probably sounded pretty bleak.
So let’s talk about something else instead. Let’s talk about a great little convention trying to expand.
Let’s talk about Nezumi Con.
Nezumi Con started as a little student run con at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and I’ve been going there for the last two years. It may be small, but I’ve always enjoyed myself.
Well, they’re trying to grow, and they need money to do that. So Nezumi Con has launched an Indiegogo campaign.
Their goal is fairly reasonable at $4500, and the campaign will continue until September 5th. With this money they plan on running their standard January one day event – but long term they want to expand to a multiday con.
Look, with all the talk about corporate cons and amateurs making messes of thing, Nezumi Con is an independent, well run convention and they need your support.
So consider donating.
And being awesome.