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Season 4 of The Walking Dead is coming up in just a few months, and with its arrival comes the usual spread of marketing spam and teasers.  Today, Nerd Bastards brings you the above-pictured promotional banner for season 4, as well as the title of the new season’s premiere episode.

As most know, The Walking Dead has a new face at the helm in the form of Scott M. Gimple.  Taking over for Glen Mazzara, Gimple is responsible for what are widely regarded as the two best episodes from last season.  And, naturally, the premiere for season 4 will be written by him.  Titled ’30 Days Without An Incident’, it seems to suggest that Gimple may be giving the crew a break.  Gods know they deserve it after all the shit-storm they had to deal with last season.

And as another site has seen fit to point out, there is no Governor on the new promotional, just a bunch of zombies.  Coupled with this statement from one of the show’s producers…

We are going to amp up the threat of the walkers, because they’ve started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat.

…it looks like we may be getting a more zombie-centric story this time around, which would be okay in my book.  Likely, more information will pop up at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, so look forward to that.

How do the people out in Nerdland feel about season 4?  Hopeful?  Fed up?  Do you think Gimple will be able to bring us to new heights of (non-necropheliac) zombie ecstasy?

Keep in touch for more news and don’t forget to tune in when The Walking Dead returns in October.

 

Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up.

Philadelphia Wizard World Con Update

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Con season is coming up and while SDCC gets the largest amount of attention, there’s plenty of cool events that go on before and after the big kahuna. One of those events, Philadelphia Wizard World, starts Thursday May 30th and goes through Sunday June 2nd.

Why should you care about a non-SDCC con? Well, first… shopping! Tables and tables of merch to stuff into your Yoda backpacks, but also, a ton of cool guests that include John Barrowman, Stan Lee, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, John Cena and a lot of comic writers and artists.

The con was supposed to also feature an appearance by Nathan Fillion, but he unfortunately had to pull out. That sucks, but the above names are still awesome enough to get me to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Plus, there’s also a con exclusive reprint of Walking Dead #1 that I need in my life, but I guess you can have it too… assuming you find your way to the city of Brotherly Love in late May and early June.

Heres a complete list of guests from the Wizard World website… where there is also a ton of info about tickets for the event and also photo ops.

CELEBRITIES

Aaron Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Adam Baldwin
John Barrowman
Manu Bennett
Linda Blair
WWE ® Superstar Daniel Bryan ®
Dean Cain
Charisma Carpenter
WWE ® Superstar John Cena ®
Holly Marie Combs
Jarrett Crippen
Shannen Doherty
Giancarlo Esposito
Lou Ferrigno
Jason David Frank
Summer Glau
Nick Gomez
Steve Guttenberg
Kris Holde-Nried
Lauren Holly
Brian Krause
Juliet Landau
Stan Lee
James Marsters
Andrew Mccarthy
Ray Park
Norman Reedus
Michael Rooker
Brandon Routh
William Shatner
Curtis Sliwa
Kevin Sorbo
Jewel Staite
WWE ® Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
Henry Winkler

ARTIST AND CREATOR GUESTS

Al Wiesner
Alex Eckman Lawn & Nick Tapalansky
Alexio G. Gessa
Amanda Nen Francis- Kilburn
Amber Davis
Andrew Griffith
Andrew Taylor
Angel Unzueta
Barry Kitson
Barry Sachs
Ben Shaw
Bexx Fine
Bill Dinh
Bob McLeod
Bordin Marsinkul
Brad Hudson
Brendon Fraim
Brian Kong
Brian Roll
Bryan Hitch
Caleb King
Catiana Conte
Chadwick Haverland
Danielle Gransaull “Soloud”
David Goldstein
David Savage
Dawn Griffin
Derrick A Rivers
Douglas Brown
Drew Blank
Eric Downey
Evan Baranowski
Frank Kadar
George O’Connor
Gina Dangelo
Ian Glaubinger
Jake Estrada
Jamie Fay
Jason E Axtell
Jason Lenox
Jeff Kaufman
Jeffery Scott
Jim Calafiore
Joe Dragunas
John O’Connor
John Richard Scott
Joi Washington
Jon Swartz
Julian Totino
Kate Glasheen
Laura Inglis
Leinil Yu
Liz Leonard
Louie Lapalombara III
Mark C. Frankel
Mark Mariano
Mark Pingitore
Matt Triano
Maurice R Mander
Michael Banks
Michael Golden
Michael Manomivibul
Michael Rivers
Michael Rivers
Michael Rooth
Mico Suayan
Mike Chen
Mike Ellis
Onrie Kompan
Renee Witterstaetter
Rich Bernatovech
Robert Quill
Rusty Gilligan
Salvador Larroca
Sara Richard
Sarah Braly
Sarah Hoppes
Sarah Martinez
Scott Ethan Ambruson
Steiner Palomino
Stuart Sayger
Tania Del Rio
Tara S. Rosenburg
Ted Dastick Jr.
Yildiray Cinar

 

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: TARDIS dresses are a dime a dozen these days. You can’t attend a con without seeing one, but this TARDIS console design from Kirsty Delwig is a real stand out. Everything’s perfect, from the TARDIS jacket to light up center column gown. [The Mary Sue]

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It may seem like a pretty simple thing, playing the part of a zombie on The Walking Dead, but those that get to don the rotten flesh make-up and take swipes at the show’s heroes have some serious training to do before they’re let on the set.  Production for the fourth season of Walking Dead has just gotten underway and in order to remind us that October will bring more show, the folks over at the show have release the following zombie training video.  Check out the extras as they get put through the paces of what makes a successful walker.

No doubt marketing will be feeding us stuff like this all summer, so check back in periodically with the crew at Nerd Bastards and see what new bright and shiny objects we have for you to play with.

 

Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: This fabulous Daryl Dixon was found at Wondercon, is cosplayed by Leeanna Vamp, and is very accurate, right down to a necklace of ears. Okay, now I want an entire genderbent Walking Dead group. [Fashionably Geek]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: You’d have to be a bounty hunter to have the dexterity to squeeze into this number. The latest latex dress from Shhh! Couture is modeled on Boba Fett and features his unique design and a cape! [Fashionably Geek]

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By now we’ve all seen the finale to season three of The Walking Dead. And it was, how should we say it… less than expected. While the season was praised for it’s direction, the promised battle of the prison and departure of David Morrissey’s Governor really left fans with fleeting expectations. So what kind of “improvments” are on the way in the upcoming fourth season?

Warning: The follow contains spoilers to this October’s upcoming season of The Walking Dead, if you’re ok with knowing what’s to come than read on!-

Fans of the series will be happy to know that Morrissey will return as a series regular, having become a fan favorite over the past season. Also, when speaking to IGNWalking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman dished on the finer details of season four.

According to Kirkman, while the prison will remain the primary setting for the next season, new showrunner Scott Gimple will be bringing us something vastly different from what we’ve seen in the past. Ideally, there will be more people and more conflict on the way and some new characters will be introduced, but Kirkman described season 4 to IGN as:

“A bigger group brings with it bigger problems. They are certainly going to need a lot more resources, and they already have a lot of rebuilding to do, just from the things that happened in this battle between Woodbury and the prison. I don’t think there’s going to be a shortage of conflict and danger coming into the fourth season, despite the fact that they are still in the prison…

I’ll say that there are a lot of familiar elements that are remaining. Michonne is still around, Rick and his group are still in the prison, the Governor’s still out there… so there are a lot of things that are carrying over from Season 3 to Season 4, but I can’t stress how different things are going to be.

There are going to be some radical changes to those elements that are going to bring in a lot of new storytelling. While [Season 4] does seem somewhat familiar, it’s going to be vastly different from Season 3.”

The promise of “radical changes” is nothing new. The same thing was promised previously with season 3 and it felt like everything peaked at the mid-season finale. Although, since they’ve branched off from what readers of The Walking Dead comic already know, the material that’s developed will be original and unexpected, just how everyone wants their dramatic television series these days.

As long as Kirkman and company can step up to meet the expectations of viewers, season four should be an astounding success (knock on wood).

Source: Blastr

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: Never has carbonite freezing looked so fun.  Modeled by Melanie of Adala Clothing and James of Ego Assassin, photography by Paul Hillier of Over Exposure. [Geek Tyrant]

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: A cat version of Bilbo by Andrea Femerstrand being creeped up on by a cat version of Gollum, wonderful. The Hobbit made it’self a lot of money last year but if you redo it with cats… You’ll be purring all the way to the bank! [The Mary Sue]

Hit the jump for Deadpool mashups, Corgis and Kocks! (You’re reading that correctly)
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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

ABOVE: Looks like someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning -and he’s taking it out on everyone. Just one of many “Hulk smash everybody!” pieces from Darren Rawlings has the gamma powered beast taking his rage out on everyone he can get his hands on. Guess this is what happens when you’re “always angry”. [Lado Inverso]

Hit the jump for Flash Gordon, the saints of pop culture and more!
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