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Outlander Fans!

The MacKenzies are Here!

Check out the new photo of the new family: Roger, Brianna and Jemmy MacKenzie:

Last month New York Comic Con held an art contest that would give the winner a “swanky” trip to the convention for the Outlander panel and have their art used in a poster for the autograph session with the attending cast members.

One of the entries really caught my attention, but I had to wait for the contest to be complete before I could post anything. That art was created by Kumu Pepper who can be followed on Instagram at @kumu.art.

Thanks to the folks at Outlander TV News you can see just some of those great entries here.

Outlander will be back for the start of its fifth season on Starz on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Mark your calendars!

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My fellow NiceGirl Lisa attended Dragon Con 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia over the Labor Day weekend, and the following are excerpts of her highlight reports:

On Friday, Lisa “started out the day at a press conference with Rose McIver from iZombie. What Rose loved about her character Liv: She was proud to play Liv, because she was an unusual hero who struggled with her identity and came out of the show knowing her true self. Rose loves that her character is out there for young girls to see and to show them that it’s ok to be vulnerable.”

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

Lisa was invited to participate in two fan panels during the first day of the convention, including a fan panel for the Freeform fantasy series Siren as well as a Jordan Peele Fan panel.

Lisa on Jordan Peele Fan Panel:

Photo Credit: Karma Savage-Chacon

Part of the fun of every convention is meeting some of your favorite people. Lisa got to meet up with Dave Tango and Steve Gonsalves, the original Ghost Hunters on Friday, and the guys from GhostBrothers:

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

Lisa also shared her “Best TV Cosplayer of Friday”:

The fabulous Michael Bigay of Micvee Cosplay, who came as Mateo from Superstore:

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

On Saturday, Lisa participated in the Shadowhunters Fan Panel:

And then got to check out the iZombie panel, featuring cast members Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Aly Michalka and Bryce Dodgson, who talked about their time on the final season of The CW series.

When asked by a fan which TV show each of them would like to see their characters appear on, Malcolm joked Game of Thrones; Rose said The Muppets she loves them and “Miss Piggy is my spirit animal” and Aly said “Peyton would fit in well on Doctor Who.”

Lisa also shared a touching moment that happened during the panel when “a friend of Malcolm’s from high school came and surprised him. He was caught off-guard and went down memory lane when she showed him a video of himself. It was such a great moment to see him be surprised in such a good way. After the panel he stayed and caught up with his friend. It was very touching and another great moment that can only happen at Dragon Con.”

Lisa also got to meet up with one of her favorite actors on Saturday: Jordan Calloway from Black Lightning.

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

On Sunday, Lisa sat on two panels: the fan panel for Midnight, Texas and the Heroes That Look & Live Like Us panel.

Lisa choice for “Best TV Cosplayer of Sunday” goes to:

Marcus Vann as M’Baku from Black Panther [Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

Best of all, Lisa got a hug from actress Nafeesa Williams, who plays Thunder on Black Lightning, [who remembered Lisa from San Diego Comic Con) as she was leaving the hotel. They discussed their love for Pam Grier and how Pam was a superhero for them both. It was perfect ending to Dragon Con 2019 for Lisa!

Here are a few cosplayer pictures that Lisa took throughout the weekend:

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than 3,500 hours of comics, film, TV, costuming, art, music, and gaming over five days.

It should be noted that attendance for this year’s convention soared past 85,000 for the five days with more than $110,000 raised for American Heart Association’s Georgia affiliate. The annual Robert A. Heinlein “Pay It Forward” Blood Drive, held since 2002 by LifeSouth, saw some 3,600 donors contribute more than 10,000 units of blood.

Some of this year’s top guests included George Takei (Sulu from the Star Trek franchise), Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones and Good Omens), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who and New Amsterdam), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride and Psych), Zachary Levi (Chuck and Shazam) and Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) [among others].

Dragon Con 2020 will be held from September 3 to September 7.  For more information, you can visit Dragon Con.

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My Fellow Sassenachs!!!

The news is finally here!!

Season 5 of Outlander will premiere on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

The end of Droughtlander is in sight (well, sort of).

If you can’t wait until February, and you can get yourself to New York for New York Comic Con, hit up Madison Square Garden this October for the Outlander panel that will feature cast members Sam Heughan (Jamie), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Duncan LaCroix (Murtagh), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta), and David Berry (Lord John Grey). Author Diana Gabaldon will also be in attendance with Good Morning America host Ginger Zee as the moderator. There will also be an autograph session after the panel

To tide you over enjoy some pictures of the cast for season 5:

Or better yet, relive the four seasons of Outlander by re-watching the episodes [you know you want to – especially The Wedding episode, and The Reunion episode!] at Starz.

Mark your calendars for February 16, 2020!!

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The 50th Annual Comic Con came to a close in San Diego today with a few TV shows being highlighted, primarily the very last – EVER – panel for Supernatural.

Supernatural (The CW)

Given that this is the LAST time these guys will be on stage, and after 15 years, I wanted to provide several articles about their very last appearance at the convention.

https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/21/supernatural-final-comic-con-panel/

‘Supernatural’ Cast And Creators Tease Details For Final Season, Prepare For Emotional Goodbye And Giveaway Show’s Iconic Impala – Comic-Con

SUPERNATURAL Comic-Con Panel: The Cast and Producers Tease the Final Season

You can also see a special video called “Restoring the Winchesters’ Impala” below:

There was also a BIG sizzle reel shown at this panel focusing on the past 14 years of the show. I hope that sizzle reel will be available for mass consumption soon.

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter-Getty Images

Riverdale (The CW)

https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/20/riverdale-comic-con-2019-interview/

‘Riverdale’s Luke Perry Tribute Season Opener To Feature ‘90210’ Cast Mate As Special Guest – Comic-Con

Photo Credit: TV Line

Mayans, MC (FX)

‘Mayans MC’ Rumbles Into Comic-Con With Season 2 Preview

Here is a trailer for season two:

More Marvel Universe News

https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/20/marvel-comic-con-panel-everything-we-learned/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_term=30553F84-AB66-11E9-885E-77D639982C1E&fbclid=IwAR2K2UJ4wn0ykwgU_pol0Ekj8xaTJhFRovpmRd1pzrJ46wK_M9ZKLATwLlk

[Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega-Getty Images]

Roz Report

It was a very low key kind of day at the convention for Roz, as she skipped all the panels, but did go see Chef Justin Warner (@eatfellowhumans), who worked all weekend with the Marvel staff, but was very sweet in between live streams today.

Roz and Chef Justin Warner

[Photo Credit: Roz Foster]

At the end of the con, she met up with some friends and their friends, and among those friends was C.B. Lee, the author of the Sidekick Squad series.

COSPLAYERS

Photo Credit: TQ Gaskins

[Photo Credit: i09-Gizmodo]

Until next year!!

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Just like yesterday, day three of San Diego Comic Con was jam-packed with LOTS and LOTS of TV show panels and so much more.

Batwoman (The CW)

https://www.cnet.com/news/batwoman-will-have-hush-origin-burt-ward-cameo-revealed-at-san-diego-comic-con-2019/

Here is the trailer for Batwoman:

Project Blue Book (History Channel)

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/project-blue-book-sdcc

Here is a teaser for season 2:

Star Trek Universe (CBS All Access)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-comic-con-panel-picard-trailer-1225849

Here is a trailer for Star Trek: Picard

The Good Place (NBC)

https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/20/the-good-place-season-4-comic-con-2019-interview/

The Good Place – 360° Experience

The Expanse (Amazon)

Here is a trailer for the show’s new season on the streaming service:

You can also check out The Expanse Activation

Westworld (HBO)

https://www.vulture.com/2019/07/westworld-season-3-jonathan-nolans-comic-con-2019-tease.html

Here is the trailer for Season 3:

Impulse (You Tube)

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/impulse-sdcc

Here is the trailer for Season 2:

The Orville (now on Hulu)

<i>The Orville</i> Moving Exclusively to Hulu for Season 3, to Premiere in <i>Late</i> 2020

You can check out the Orville experience below:

Here is a cool poster for the show that Comic Con was featuring as a giveaway:

Snowpiercer (TBS)

Here is a full video interview via Entertainment Tonight with the cast who attended the con:

Here is the trailer for the debut season:

https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/07/21/snowpiercer-season-1-trailer-comic-con-2019

Arrow (The CW)

https://www.etonline.com/comic-con-2019-arrow-cast-dish-on-cinematic-final-season-felicitys-absence-exclusive-128270

Make sure to check out this sizzle reel:

Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass

https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/20/women-who-kick-ass-panel-2019/

Left to Right: Shoreh Aghdashloo, Betty Gilpin, Jeri Ryan, Cobie Smulders and Freema Agyeman

[Photo Credit: Zimbio-Getty Images]

Supergirl (The CW)

Here is a video interview via Entertainment Tonight with the cast who attended the con:

Here is the trailer for the new season:

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)

https://screenrant.com/man-high-castle-season-4-release-date-trailer/

Here is a trippy sneak peek at the final season:

https://screenrant.com/man-high-castle-season-4-release-date-trailer/

Black Lightning (The CW)

https://www.cbr.com/black-lightning-sdcc-2019-panel/

Here is a trailer for the new season:

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

NOTE: The latest crossover – “Crisis on Infinite Earths” – between the DC shows will be a 5-parter, involving Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman with the first 3 parts set to air in December and the last 2 set to air after the mid-season break in early 2020. It was also announced that Brandon Routh and Tyler Hoechlin will both don the Superman cape in the crossover with Tyler reprising his role as Clark/Superman and Brandon playing Kingdom Come Superman.

Check out this cool Comics Come to Life Video:

Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

Here is a video interview with the cast courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

Check out this season 4 teaser trailer, which features bloopers:

NOS4A2 (AMC)

The show will be back for a second season.

https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/07/21/nos42-zachary-quinto-says-it-isnt-your-typical-vampire-show-comic-con-2019

The Flash (The CW)

https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/07/21/sdcc-2019-panel-recap-the-flash/

Here is a trailer for the new season:

The Magicians (Syfy)

Here is a video interview of the cast from Entertainment Weekly

Here is a first look at Season 5:

Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light (Audible)

“Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick Of Light” SDCC Audible Experience Better Than Audio Drama

ROZ REPORT

After all the excitement Roz had yesterday (it was Veronica Mars day yesterday after all), today was a bit more low key for her; but she did have a great time at the panel for The Good Place (which she will miss when it ends next year). She snapped a few pics of the panel, which you can find below:

[Photo Credit: Roz Foster]

She also sat in on the panel for The Expanse, which is reaping the financial benefits of all that Amazon money because the show has some amazing visuals. You can see her picture of the panel below:

[Photo Credit: Roz Foster]

Her day ended with a visit to Conanfor some sneak peeks at the new fantasy series Carnival Row and then a low-key meet up for the podcast Fansplaining where authors Britta Lundin (“Ship It”) and Rainbow Rowell (“Wayward Son”) made an appearance.

Other Tidbits

50 Years of Apollo 11

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/apollo-11-anniversary-how-hollywood-helped-nasa-bring-moon-walk-images-public-1225846?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Behind%20the%20Screen_now_2019-07-20%2012:15:04_tberesford&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_therace_bts

Watchmen Trailer

Marvel Announcements

The Falcon & Winter Solider Disney+ series will be set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Mackie even came on stage holding the iconic Captain America shield. Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl will reprise their film roles too. Disney+ is set to launch on November 12.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige made the announcement that Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) will take over the role of Blade in a reboot of the franchise.

It was announced that Canadian actor Simu Liu (The Expanse) and Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians) will star in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The original Marvel Comics follows Shang, a half-Chinese, half-American superhero; a master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku, and jian.

It was revealed that the cast of the upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals will include Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones and Bodyguard), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Kumail Nanjiami (The Big Sick). The movie should be out in theatres on November 6, 2020.

The MCU will get its first LGBTQ superhero in Thor: Love and Thunder, and that will be Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson); and it was revealed that as Asgard’s new ruler she will seek out a Queen to rule alongside her.

COSPLAYERS

TOMORROW: Day Four, Comic Con 2019 [Final Day of Convention]

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Day two of San Diego Comic Con was jam-packed with LOTS and LOTS of TV show panels and so much more.

Here is part 2 of coverage on the TV shows that were featured on Friday:

Game of Thrones (HBO)

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2019-07-19/game-of-thrones-comic-con-final-panel

Wanna see the whole Game of Thrones panel? You can watch it below:

The Rook (Starz)

The Rook Comic-Con Sneak Peek and New Photos

Joely Richardson, Emma Greenwell and Olivia Munn

Q&A with Nathan Fillion and Alexi Hawley (The Rookie – ABC)

While there wasn’t a panel (per se) for the cast of The Rookie, the cast was at the con, sitting down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the show. Here is that video interview:

TV Guide Fan Favorites

This year’s panel included Ben Feldman and Lauren Ash from NBC’s Superstore; William Jackson Harper from NBC’s The Good Place; Candice Patton from The CW’s The Flash; Caity Lotz from The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow; Matt Davis from The CW’s Legacies; newlyweds Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor from The CW’s The 100; Brittany Curran from Syfy’s The Magicians; Clark Gregg from ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Yetide Badaki from Starz’s American Gods with a surprise visit from Stephen Amell, star of The CW’s Arrow.

[Photo Credit: Zimbio-Getty Images North America]

nExt (FOX)

This new FOX drama that hits a bit TOO close to home will debut in 2020. Here is the albeit long synopsis of the show:

nexXt is propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that asks us to look closely not only at our relationship to technology, but to one another. Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery, Mad Men) built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up, while ignoring and alienating the people around him, including his own daughter, Abby (Elizabeth Cappucino, Jessica Jones), and his short-sighted younger brother, Ted (Jason Butler Harner, Ozark), who now runs Paul’s company.

After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. called neXt – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world.

When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade, The First). Having escaped crime, poverty and a deadly criminal father to remake herself as a force for good, Salazar’s strict moral code and sense of duty have earned her the respect of her team – a talented but contentious group held together by her faith in their ability to defy expectations and transcend their differences, including Gina (Eve Harlow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), a high-strung cybercrime agent; Ben (Aaron Moten, Mozart in the Jungle), a straight-laced, buttoned-up hard worker, who is boring to the point of being interesting; and CM (Michael Mosley, Seven Seconds), an ex-con hacker with a genius IQ. But the demands of Shea’s challenging job have taken their toll on her home life, where Salazar’s young son, Owen (Evan Whitten, The Resident), has been raised primarily by his father, Ty (Gerardo Celasco, The Haves and the Have Nots), a recovering alcoholic.

Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent super-intelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data all around us to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth.

Here is a poster for neXt that was part of a giveaway at the con:

Here is a trailer for neXt:

Preacher (AMC)

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/sdcc-2019-preacher-panel

Here is a trailer for the 4th and final season of Preacher:

Pandora (The CW)

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/pandora-cw-sdcc-2019

Watch as some of the cast of Pandora talk about the sci-fi series:

Batman: Hush (DC Universe Animated Film)

This direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the comic book story arc of the same name is the 13th installment of the DC animated movie universe that focuses on a mysterious criminal known as Hush (voiced by Geoffrey Arend), determined to destroy both the crime-fighting career and personal life of Batman (voice by Jason O’Mara), which has already been complicated by a relationship with Catwoman (voice by Jennifer Morrison).

Other voice actors include Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Maury Sterling (Thomas Elliot), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor), Sean Maher (Dick Grayson/Nightwing), Peyton List (Barbara Gordon/Batgirl), Bruce Thomas (James Gordon), Stuart Allan (Damian Wayne/Robin), James Garnett (Alfred), Vanessa Williams (Amanda Waller) and Geoffrey Arend (also as Edward Nygma/The Riddler).

Check out this video interview with some of the actors who will voice characters in the animated series based on the graphic novel, courtesy of IGN:

https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/07/19/batman-hush-actors-do-iconic-dc-villain-impressions-comic-con-2019

Also during this panel new animated movies were announced. You can read the details here:

https://comicbook.com/marvel/2019/07/20/superman-man-of-tomorrow-movie/

Other Tidbits

NiceGirl Lisa singing with Orlando Jones on the Syfy Karaoke Bus (https://www.facebook.com/lisa.harrison.7315/videos/10216847955084248/?).

NOTE: Make sure you are logged in to Facebook to watch the video.

The Best Things at Comic Con Aren’t at Comic Con

https://www.wired.com/story/comic-con-off-site/?verso=true

COSPLAYERS

TOMORROW: Day Three – Comic Con 2019

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Day two of San Diego Comic Con 2019 was jam-packed with LOTS and LOTS of TV show panels and so much more.

Let’s take a look at just some of the TV shows that were on tap today. [There will be more coverage on day two of Comic Con sometime tomorrow.]

Veronica Mars (Hulu)

Hulu has made season 4 available NOW rather than on July 26 as originally planned. You can now binge-watch all 8 episodes. What are you waiting for?!! Seriously, get over to Hulu and watch.

Best of all, our very own Roz dedicated a lot of her day today to the show, getting a chance to pose for quick selfies with some of the cast. Check out her great photos below:

[Photo Credit: Roz Foster]

Also, Kristen Bell got to meet Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton himself – for the first time EVER – and it was swoon worthy.

You can see her reaction video here and then check out the picture of the two of them courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

[Photo Credit: Eric Ray Davidson/Entertainment Weekly]

Here is a trailer for Veronica Mars Season 4:

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season 6; Adds New Cast Members And Reveals Plans For New Series – Comic-Con

Here is the trailer for Fear the Walking Dead:

Here is a photo of Fear the Walking Dead cast who was at the con:

[Photo Credit: TV Line]

The Walking Dead (AMC)

<i>The Walking Dead</i>'s First Season 10 Trailer Teases Michonne/Ezekiel Romance, the Whisperers War and More

Entertainment Weekly’s Brave Warriors

On the panel this year were actors John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Cameron Cuffe (Krypton), Michael Emerson (soon to be seen in CBS’s Evil), Aiden Gillen (Project Blue Book and formerly of Game of Thrones), Cress Williams (Black Lightning) and William Zabka (Cobra Kai).

https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/19/brave-warriors-panel/

The Witcher (Netflix)

Henry Cavill shared during the panel that he “is a big gamer. I’ve played the games a lot. There was something about Geralt that struck a chord with me.” He also shared that he did his own stunts. “It’s very important for me that you know it’s Geralt and it’s not some guy doing Geralt’s stuff but it’s me in there.”

In fact, he learned how to wield two swords – one silver for monsters and one steel for people. And, there is some speculation that perhaps The Witcher just MIGHT take over the mantel of Game of Thrones.

In short the series is about the witcher, Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people prove more wicked than beasts.

Here is a trailer for The Witcher:

Legacies (The CW):

https://meaww.com/sdcc-2019-legacies-julie-plec-new-character-vampire-diaries-character-return-romance-season-2

Here is a picture of the cast of Legacies who were at the con:

[Photo Credit: TV Line]

The Boys (Amazon):

The Boys has been given a second season renewal by the streaming service a week in advance of its debut.

Women Take Spotlight In Amazon’s Anti-Hero Series ‘The Boys’ – Comic-Con

Here is a trailer for The Boys:

Pennyworth (EPIX):

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/18/pennyworth-tv-show-review-epix-episode-1-premiere

Here is a trailer for Pennyworth:

Carnival Row (Amazon):

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2019/07/19/sdcc-2019-panel-recap-carnival-row/

Here is a trailer for Carnival Row:

CONAN O’BRIEN

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus (Negan and Daryl of The Walking Dead) also appeared on Conan yesterday – it wasn’t just Tom Cruise – pretending to be two 16-year-old girls who are cosplayers.

Check out the video here:

OTHER TIDBITS

It should also be noted that there will be TWO more Halloween movies, they will be sequels to the 2018 Halloween movie. It was stated by Blumhouse, “the saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over.”

One of my fellow NiceGirls TV staff, Lisa, had the chance to not only meet Orlando Jones (American God and Sleepy Hollow) – you can see the picture below – but she also got to sing with him on the karaoke bus that was winding its way around San Diego during the con. I hope to have video of that soon.

[Photo Credit: Lisa Harrison]

COSPLAYERS

[Photo Credit: Pop Sugar]

Chewie’s Angels (Courtesy of Imgur):

TOMORROW: Day Two, Part 2 and Day Three – Comic Con 2019

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