The lineup for RTX has been revealed, and Den of Geek will be bringing Talking Strange to the festival for a live panel.
“RTX Austin, Texas’ largest celebration of gaming, podcasting, and animation, is thrilled to announce highlights from its program of panels, screenings, special guests, evening events, and convention floor activations. RTX is returning to Austin July 1-3 this summer after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. RTX will take over downtown Austin with programming at the Austin Convention Center and the Hilton hotel, special events at the Paramount, Stateside, and Bluestarlite theaters, and the Historic Scoot Inn.”
Have you ever wanted to eat food from an anime? Here are some of the tastiest-looking meals the medium has to offer.
“Let’s face it, food often looks more appealing when it’s animated. Whether it be a delicious-looking bowl of ramen, warm pie, spaghetti, or even donuts. One look at an anime character, in particular, eating sushi and you’re salivating. Why is that? There’s no right answer to that question. Maybe it’s due to the way animation has the capability of making food look near perfect.”
Beloved Batman character Tim Drake is receiving his own comic book series.
“Tim Drake is getting new solo series, penned by Meghan Fitzmartin. Tim Drake: Robin, continues the story she began last year in Batman Urban Legends, where he begins questioning core aspects of his identity as ‘Robin’ and a sleuth-in-training. He also begins questioning his sexuality and eventually realizes he has feelings for one of his closest friends, Bernard.”
Now that Marvel has two teenage superheroes, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man, people have already begun to theorize about a crossover event between the two.
“Outside of Taylor Swift, who has contributed more to the Easter egg-ification of pop culture than Kevin Feige? The puppet master of the MCU has bent cinema to his will, to the point where a well-placed voice-over in a vague post-credits scene will have fans foaming at the mouth for a character they haven’t even seen yet. It’s frankly diabolical, and everyone knows who’s pulling the strings.”
Not one, not two, but three (!!) new animated Avatar: The Last Airbender films are in the works.
“Today Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures announced that a trilogy of Avatar: The Last Airbender animated films are in development during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. According to Deadline, series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino will be returning to produce the trilogy with Avatar Studios, Nickelodeon’s film studio that launched in February of last year. The studio aims to expand the franchise through these films and a new TV series in the World of Avatar. The first film will be directed by Lauren Montgomery, the storyboard artist of the series’ final season and director of Voltron: Legendary Defender, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice.”
Two of cinema’s most iconic cars are now getting the LEGO treatment with fantastic brick-built models.
“Speed Champions already offers an appealing range of cars, which is now growing to include popular film vehicles! French retailer JouéClub has today published images of two such models: 76911 007 Aston Martin DB5 and 76912 Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. These renowned vehicles have appeared in larger LEGO sets before, but never at minifigure-scale. The provided James Bond and Dominic Toretto minifigures are therefore unique.”