Part Deux of my report about the VIECC, the first Vienna Comic Con (Nov 21- Nov 22, 2015)!
(Here is Part 1.)
The “Wienerland” series panel
Okay, the title might sound, uhm, ambiguous in English (means “Land of the Viennese” in German), but this looks actually quite promising.
Wienerland is a planned series of 8 episodes a 50 minutes,a trailer for the pilot was presented at the VIECC. It’s a mix of post-apocalyptic action, Fantasy and Spaghetti Western which the producers describe as “Spaghetti Fantasy”.
In the trailer, the concept- and design- mix look pretty sweet and sound to me. Not to forget that this is a comparatively low-budget production in a country where a movie with a budget of 4 Million Euros is considered as “high budget” already and, as I pointed out before, Austria is almost a barren land for genre fare.
And this looks pretty decent!
Wienerland is a production by Derringer Entertainment and is aimed at the international market, with dialogue in English language.
What can I say, Cosplay apparently becomes more mainstream and increasingly important for Cons with each year.
Trends I noticed:
- Harley Quinns and Poison Ivys en masse. Not surprising.
- MANY, many “Dr. Whos” – the Fez-wearing variant. Men, women and kids, I lost count.
- Many “Peggy Carters”
- Quite a few Breaking Bad cosplayers. Probably due to Giancarlo Esposito’s guest stint.
- “Jokers” everywhere. Male and Female
- No male Thor, only female Thors.
- “Black Widows”
- Not as many Stormtroopers as I expected.
- No Superman (at least I did not spot one).
- Only a few “Iron Men”.
#1 Jar Jar Binks
Since all Jar Jar Binks- masks were burned in 2000, this dude just painted one of those popular rubber horse masks and attached two painted ping pong balls as eyes and two cleaning rags as ears. Combine this with some decent body painting and a not-so-authentic costume: Two thumbs up for funniest costume indeed!
#2 Marty McFly
#3 The Simpsons
Only Nibbler is missing!
I love everything about that photo.
#6 Family Guy/American Dad (?)
#7 No idea where this is from…
(*Update: Bioshock Infinite)
…but they rock.
#8 Joker / Mad Hatter
#9…and who is that again? Hmmmm…
…I don#t know, but I suddenly was filled with inner peace.
Rest of the Best: Gallery #1
Rest of the Best: Gallery #2
Rest of the Best: Gallery #3
Rest of the Best: Gallery #4
Time to talk about the stuff I got/bought!
Mangas: Billy Bat 1&2
This sweet Totoro print
It was an exhausting, but very fun event. Everybody was nice, nobody seemed to misbehave, the organisation was excellent. I hope I can be there again in November 2016.
Till next year!