I had a great time at NYCC this year. There was a bunch of stuff to see, some great cosplayers (which you can see in the IHOGeek Facebook galleries), and of course a good list of panels to check out. On the latter I had the side-splitting pleasure of experiencing the Adult Swim treatment on Friday night, catching back to back panels from the Venture Brothers and Robot Chicken. Two hours of Adult Swim personalities answering fan questions, cutting up and going nuts, and well, just hijinx in general.
… And you know how I feel about hijinx, kids. Love ’em.
Starting with Queen’s “Princes of the Universe” hitting the speaker system, The Venture Brothers‘ Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick came out to the stage rocking black jumpsuits to a wall of pure sound from the audience. After playing it up a little, they sat at the table and answered some fan questions. It was a strange panel in the sense that there was no footage from the show like some of the other panels I attended, but it really wasn’t all that surprising. Doc and Jackson let us know that they had just started working on the new season 6, and even though it was going to take a while that it is “going to be awesome” (don’t expect it until 2015). SO i guess without any content to give you, I can at least give you some of the Q&A schtick that they put on –
On music: Doc doesn’t care who your favorite guitarist is – your favorite guitarist is Johnny Marr.
Next up was Robot Chicken. The whole crew was out in force – Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Clare Grant, Breckin Meyer all clad in cat ears, including an unannounced appearance by Macauly Culkin, who is indeed, as it appeared to me, alive and well. The crew made a couple of big announcements, the first being a sequel to the wildly popular DC Comics Special entitled DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise. They showed some footage from the special, focusing on Batman’s embarrassment about being dragged around in Green Lantern’s green bubble. A musical bromance ensues between the two, with Batman being floated along in a green sailboat construct.