The D23 Expo, “Disney’s Ultimate Fan Event,” was held this past weekend in Anaheim, California. This year’s event made a huge blip on nerd radar, as it featured news, exhibits and footage from Marvel for the first time since they were acquired by Disney. The biggest news to come out of the Expo was the four minutes of Avengers footage that was screened for attendees, which by all accounts was mind-blowingly awesome. Here are some links to the major stories about D23, since I wasn’t able to attend, or I was just too lazy to write an extensive piece. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

Blastr has a full rundown of The Avengers footage.

Collider has a nice piece on several live-action projects including The Muppets, Oz: The Great & Powerful, John Carter of Mars, and more.

FirstShowing.net has a great description of the footage screened of Wreck It Ralph, a new animated film that is set in the world of 8-bit video game characters.

Hitfix addresses Ten Unanswered Questions from Disney and Marvel’s D23 Preview.

Finally, here’s Entertainment Weekly’s recap of Pixar’s presentations.


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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