The Heroes and Villains Fan Fest emanated from the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ on September 8th and 9th, where the biggest stars from comics television and film were there and fans were able to pose for photos with them, get autographs, and take part in Q&A panel discussions. The fest heavily featured stars from DC’s TV Universe or “Arrow-verse” on The CW. Stars from Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and more were there as well as stars from Fox’s Gotham.
The opening panel of the weekend was the Firestorm panel featuring the trio of actors who’ve portrayed the character: Victor Garber, Robbie Amell, and Franz Drameh. The stars talked about their superhero favorites, and took an array of questions from the eager crowd. And moderating the panel was my wife Athena (Olympus Athens) and myself Dan (Dr. Zaius) of Geeks Of Doom.
Check out the video of our moderating debut here below.
Heroes and Villains Fan Fest invaded the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ this weekend bringing celebrities, tons of merchandise, cosplay, and more. Where New York Comic Con’s sheer size and crowds could make make the timid geek uncomfortable, HVFF is a perfect starter con for fans of all ages. The stars of some of the biggest comic themed shows on TV were there, highlighted by the DC’s Arrow-verse stars and those from FOX’s Gotham. Fans lined up for photo ops with their favorite celebs, and had their pick of merchandise from hundreds of vendors. HVFF also offered a number of interactive panels and Q&As.
Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 8: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4”
Directed by Rob Seidenglanz
Written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim
Starring Caity Lotz, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Wentworth Miller, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, Sarah Schechter The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 9:00pm
Last week on The CW’s crossover “Crisis on Earth-X,” members of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow converged on Central City to celebrate the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West (Grant Gustin, Candice Patton). Alas, that wedding did not happen because Nazis from Earth-35 aka Earth-X, the terrible world where Hitler won WWII, invaded the church and a fierce battle ensued. Our heroes had to fight their way out through Metallo, Red Tornado, OverGirl (Melissa Benoist), Evil Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), and Eobard Thawne wearing a Wells (Tom Cavanagh) face. They had one hero on their side that was lost on their Earth – Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller).
The Flash Season 4 Episode 8: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3”
Directed by Dermott Downs
Written by Todd Helbing
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Paul Blackthorne, Victor Garber
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 8:00pm
Warning! Spoilers below for all parts of The CW Crossover, including tonight’s episode of The Flash!
So far, on Crisis on Earth-X, all of the heroes and legends converged on Central City to attend the wedding of Barry and Iris (Grant Gustin, Candice Patton). Of course, happiness can’t happen without hitches and glitches, so Nazis invaded the ceremony, led by evil Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), evil Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), and the original Eobard Thawne wearing a Wells (Tom Cavanagh) face. They came from Earth-X, the 53rd earth where the Nazis won WWII. The plan? Save dying evil Supergirl by taking the heart of our Kara. Some cool battles ensued, but our heroes were left in a Nazi prison at the end of Arrow last night.
Arrow Season 6 Episode 8: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2”
Directed by James Bamford
Written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber, Franz Drameh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy The CW
Air Date: Monday, November 27th, 2017, 8:00pm
Warning! Spoilers below for part 2 of The CW crossover of Arrow!
During Part 1 of The CW Crossover event,”Crisis on Earth-X,” what was supposed to be a crossover celebration of the marriage of Iris and Barry (Candice Patton, Grant Gustin) of The Flash (on an episode of Supergirl), turned into a deadly fight between our heroes and Nazis in the church. The enemy? Nazi Arrow (Stephen Amell), Nazi Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), and Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh).