In Q & A, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, we ask our staff to tackle a simple question — then open the floor to comments.
What geekery are you looking forward to?
I have to veer outside the comic book realm. My answer is something I have been looking forward to for a long time, longer than was originally intended: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In the world of Harry Potter fandom I love both the books and movies. I consider them to be separate universes so I might appreciate each without comparison issues. Half-Blood Prince is possibly my favorite book (the other possibility being Prisoner of Azkaban) so there is a good deal of apprehension mixed in with my anticipation but I am certainly looking forward to it.
And in a related shout out, though this is a longer ways off, I cannot WAIT to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! If I lived in Orlando…I’d probably work for Disney….but I would absolutely be auditioning to be a part of the Wizarding World. Geekery it may be, but I just KNOW I am not really a Muggle
I admit it. I’m the kind of fan who lives from anticipation to anticipation. At any given moment I’ll be counting down to some movie release or TV premiere or concert or big game. In fact, everything my fellow fangirls have listed is a thing I’m looking forward to.
But happily, there is an event I’ve been waiting on a long time which is happening next week. That is, Greg Rucka’s return to writing Detective Comics. Specifically, he’s going to be writing the comic with Batwoman as a lead character, and there will be a backup feature starring Renee Montoya as the Question. As DC has been unrolling their new line of Bat-titles, I’ve tried to politely respect other people’s enthusiasm for books like Batman & Robin because that’s their thing. But this one’s gonna be mine.
I’m going to give you three seconds to guess what I’m excited about. No, seriously. Three seconds. If you know my tastes at all, it should be obvious. And if you desperately need a hint, well, just open up Monday’s comics news articles. Ready? Three… two… one…
And you could say I’m a little bit excited about that fact.
I know there’s been a bit of kerfuffle concerning the Monday release and its impact on fans, retailers, Marvel, the media, and the population at large. I understand that some bloggers have been busy analyzing those factors, and it’s spawned a fascinating discussion about comic book economics and marketing. But for me, the only fact of interest is that Steve Rogers, my favorite Marvel character — and possibly, at this point, my favorite fictional character of all time — will soon be appearing once again in current Marvel continuity.
I acknowledge there’s a chance that Reborn could turn out to be the worst miniseries ever written. (Though it’s doubtful, given the creative team.) But whatever the quality, I know I’ll be first in line to snatch it up and clutch it happily to my chest.
This year will mark my first time attending a major comics convention. I’ve been going to science-fiction and fantasy cons since 1992, but I’ve never made it to a big-name comics con. MicroCon and Fallcon are my two local comics conventions, both of which attract great talent. But I’m excited to be attending Baltimore Comic-Con this fall.
This will be (if all goes according to plan) the first time the Fantastic Fangirls all meet. \o/
So what about you? What geekery are you looking forward to?