I watched a bunch of episodes of Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. today (I inflict injury on myself, I know).
I think the Marvel animation and TV projects have actually gotten worse since the creation of Marvel Television (in 2010). I mean, Spectacular Spider-man and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes were good shows and they got cancelled in favor of crappy ones.
Plus they took a live-action show with the highest number of viewers in years and put it in danger of cancellation for being bad.
Someone should get so super fired before they mess up Agent Carter. Is what I’m saying.
TASM confuses me. I feel like Emma Stone should be the superhero and she should rescue Andrew Garfield.
And take your marks…get set… we’re ready to go!
Okay, Carol Corps!
First, allow me to apologize for the severe lack of updates lately. I have a couple health issues and when they all combine and flare up at once it’s a storm of Bad Things. While dealing with all that my personal Tumblr ran a queue, asks went unanswered and direct emails got ignored. I wasn’t online much.
I have now caught up with Asks, emails and so on.
NOW it’s time to hand out our preliminary Itinerary for the weekend!
REMINDER: THE DATE FOR THE NYC CAROL AND KAMALA CORPS MEETUP IS MAY 2-5, 2014! (Think of it as the Con that’s not really a Con)
***You are welcome to attend as many or as few events as you like, depending on your budget, interest and availability.
IMPORTANT: The only fees you pay are for the activities you join in. There are no fees being charged to create, hoid or plan this event. Everyone is donating their time and effort.
PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT LISTED HERE is done on a voluntary basis and by participating you understand that none of the organizers have or accept any liability for anything that may happen during this meetup. This is a free event and you are responsible for your own safety, security, etc. at all times.
Events kick off with a group dinner in Midtown Manhattan, continue with a trip to the Intrepid Sea & Space Museum (plus the Space Shuttle Pavillion!) and group pictures on Saturday, then conclude on Sunday with a visit to American Museum of Natural History & and afternoon in Central Park to discuss ALL THINGS CAROL & KAMALA.
Friday Evening in Midtown: Meet for dinner at Ben’s Kosher Deli. Entrees range from deli sandwiches to steak, chicken and other more traditional fare. Price Range: $$ out of 4.
Ben’s offers vegan, vegetarian and Kosher fare. There should be something for everyone at most price points. The menu for the Manhattan location can be found here: BEN’S MENU (Opens in a new window) BEN’S has been rated the best Jewish Restaurant in NYC by Zagat.
Based on feedback I’ve gotten, our most likely time to meet for dinner is 7:00 PM. This allows those who work in NYC (or its surrounding areas) to finish work and get to the location.
We will meet on the street in front of the restaurant. You can’t miss me. I’m the fat chick with the Service Dog. :) We will be going INSIDE at 7:15pm, so please arrive by then. If you arrive later, just come on inside and you’ll be pointed to our group. Ben’s is open until 9:00pm.
Due to the uncertainty of how many can attend, I am not able to reserve the private room for this event. I have been assured tables can be moved to create additional seating as required.
BEN’S is located at 209 West 38th Street in Manhattan. It is easily accessed by bus, taxi or subway. It’s 7th and 8th Avenues and convenient to Port Authority and Penn Station. For directions, consult Google Maps and choose the public transportation option.
After dinner, we can hang out and explore Times Square, visit the M&M Store for Carol Corps themed M&Ms (or Kamala Korps themed M&Ms) or just play tourist and wander around aimlessly.
I am coming in from NJ for this event. Several subway lines, plus the LIRR and NJ Transit arrive at Penn Station. Contact me on Tumblr and we’ll see if we can coordinate times so we can walk there together if you’re coming in via Penn Station.
It’s a 4-5 block walk from Penn Station.
SATURDAY: Meet at 10:00AM at the INTREPID SEA & SPACE MUSEUM. The Museum is located at Pier 86. Directions to the Museum are available on their website. LINK OPENS IN NEW WINDOW.
The cost per person is $19.20 - $24.00, depending on if I have enough 20% off coupons to go around. I should, as each coupon is good for up to 6 admissions! This includes General Admission (No guided tours) to both the Intrepid AND the Space Shuttle Pavillion.
*If you wish to purchase a guided tour, audio tour, simulator ride or other add-on event, it will be at an additional cost. I don’t know if the 20% off coupons extend to these optional activities.
Our own illustrious, gorgeous and genius Rocket Scientist, tehnakki, has volunteered to generously share her knowledge and explain us a thing in the Space Shuttle Pavillion.
The operating hours for the Intrepid & Shuttle Pavillion are from 10am to 6pm on Saturday.
COMFORTABLE SHOES ARE A MUST. Yes, your heels look incredible but won’t feel incredible after walking and standing all day. Sneakers or walking shoes are highly encouraged and may be required to access some areas of the Intrepid.
LUNCH: Food is available for purchase in/on the Intrepid at an Au Bon Pain satellite location. Bringing your own lunch is likely better, as food in museums is very expensive and often of subpar quality.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is also on Saturday, however all the NYC shops will be crowded like crazy. For those of you who can’t afford the Intrepid adventure, please feel free to take advantage of this event.
Once we finish with the Intrepid (time unknown) we will meet once again in Times Square to do our Group Pictures. COSPLAY IS ENCOURAGED ALL DAY, SO HAVE FUN! I expect our group will be in various stages and states of cosplay, from full on costumes to “stealth” cosplay to fandom tees and so on. Dress comfortably, be happy, be yourself!
I’m hoping there will be time to visit the giant, 3 floor TOYS R US, as they have a huge animatronic T-Rex (from the Jurassic Park days) and the opportunity for pictures of a group of Carols and Kamalas making punching gestures is golden.
DINNER: Can be had at one of many inexpensive options in the Times Square area, ranging from McDonald’s to Chipotle and other chain restaurants. The group can decide where to go, or splinter off to go to different locations. Once decided, we’ll schedule a time to meet back up if people still want to hang out or the pictures and dino punching haven’t been completed.
Since we don’t know what time we’ll finish the Intrepid, I have set up a group, much as kellysue did for her loving nags, to send out reminders for the events and locations, times, etc.
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SUNDAY: Sunday’s activity will be up to the weather.
-In case of rain: We could meetup at the American Museum of Natural History and enjoy the Space Pavillion and then visit the Dinosaur exhibits and get photos pretending to “punch” some of the new animatronic models. There are stations where you can touch fossils, an entire wing of incredible indigenous peoples artifacts and knowledge, etc. (Admission fees apply. Student discounts available. Bring your own lunch.)
-In case of sun: We can go to Central Park, hang out on the grass, eat a packed lunch and discuss all things Carol & Kamala. (FREE, must provide own lunch)
-In case of sun: Just play tourists and walk around NYC to see the big sights. Walk by the Empire State Building, visit Rockefeller Plaza, etc. Buy lunch at a cheap chain place (or bring your own) and we can stop somewhere to eat it. Maybe find out where some films or TV shows are shooting and go watch.
-Also in case of sun or light drizzle: We could grab the Staten Island Ferry (FREE!) and take a trip across the river to see the Statue of Liberty.
-SPEAK UP and give me more ideas. I’m out of them!
Sunday is very much open at this point. I’m leaning, seriously, towards the Park and picnic if the weather allows. It would be a great way to get to know each other, discuss comics, debate topics and just have fun.
Thank you. I am perforatedsanity (Deb). Your co-hosts for this event are wokintomordor (Zee) and lady-banner (Suz). This way if I have a flare up or get sick, there are two other incredibly capable, wonderful and generous ladies to make sure the event goes on.
Keep those ideas coming, guys! We’re just a couple weeks out from this and I’m looking forward to it.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST so this reaches as many people as possible. We’d LOVE to have a huge turn out for this event.
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Signal boosting for anyone in the NYC area. I will be there Friday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday, too, depending on how much work I have left to do before finals), so come be nerdy with me!