Rocky once famously ran through the city of Brotherly Love training for the fight of his life. This coming weekend the geeks will be running to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the Great Philadelphia Comic Con. Beginning Friday afternoon, April 12th at 1:00 PM, the convention is three days of celebrating comics and pop-culture for fans of all ages. The Con’s motto is “Get UR Geek On!” and whether you are into comics, movies, anime, cosplay, or all of the above, you can bet you’ll find something to entertain you in Philly besides a good cheesesteak.
Good things come to those who wait, and we all have to wait until 2017 (but not too far in) for the second seasons of two of SyFy’s signature series’, The Magicians and The Expanse. One, a mystical medley, and the other, a space opera, both resonated with fans with their unique storylines and vivid styles. Premiere date info comes with bonus trailers!
Here at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, North Hall is full of big concepts. Samsung uses the space to show off their latest VR Gear devices while Ford’s massive display allows visitors to sit in a virtual vehicle as if it were a cockpit. But the area isn’t full of hardware manufacturers alone.
Syfy, long a purveyor of the types of fantasy and space opera dramas that imagine the very types of technologies that we often see here at CES, has their own little booth. Promoting their latest space fantasy, the The Expanse, the Syfy Labs booth uses the latest technology to show how viewers can interact with their devices. The Expanse booth includes a VR station where passers-by can stop and experience some of the space scenes in virtual reality.
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As Syfy continues to get back to a place where they’re not known for just bad movies and wrestling, while still running bad movies and wrestling, they are starting to produce more quality original programming. Part of that plan is a series based on The Expanse series of novels by James S.A. Corey (the combined pen name of writers Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). The first trailer has now been released for the television series, and it’s looking pretty good.
Check out the trailer below and let us know if this gets you excited for the series. If you’ve read the book, do you think they’ve captured the spirit of the novel? Be sure to keep a look out as we get closer to the series official release date.