For the past few years, it’s been typical convention behavior for at least one celebrity to don a disguise and go incognito among congoers. At NYCC, it was Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo. Leto, in a wonderfully ironic twist, posed with a Leto-Joker cosplayer and then gleefully tweeted about it. Ruffalo’s costume was arguably even more unguessable.
Afternoon Roundup brings you gender-swapped SFF novels, a surprising visual motif in the last 15 years of movies, and a tour inside Guillermo del Toro’s imagination!
- No Furiosa in future Mad Max films? That’s the dumbest news we’ve heard all week, and it’s only Monday.
- The gender-swapped Twilight: Life and Death only seves to reinforce gender stereotypes. But at least it prompted B&N Sci-Fi to gender-swap Valentine Michael Smith, Hermione Granger, and other famous SFF characters.
- Warren Ellis succinctly ponders why everyone in 21st-century movies is crying all the time.
- You might remember our 2012 coverage of sci-fi play triptych The Honeycomb Trilogy. Well, it’s back, and now you can binge-watch it!
- China’s Huayi brothers are staking their claim to a Thunder Agents TV franchise.
- Dammit Vin Diesel, just stahp it with all the feels.
- As we count down the 31 days til Halloween, how about a list of horror movies that aren’t about women being sex-murdered?
- But really, the only haunted house you’ll want to visit is Guillermo del Toro’s home.