John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, and Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, talk about the recent C2E2 convention in Chicago. Sharing their experience at the 2015 convention, discussing panels they attended, booths that caught their eye on the floor, encounters with fellow fans as well as the talent and professionals in attendance, this podcast covers everything from local restaurants that offered excellent food and atmosphere to a reminder panelists might want to remember where the edge of the stage is in relation to their feet.
As someone who has not yet had a chance to read The Maze Runner, Inside the Maze Runner, The Guide To The Glade was a treat. Filled with pictures from the film, quotes letting me know who key characters are and interesting tidbits about them, the book tempted me with just enough information to make me feel like I would not be walking into a party full of strangers, but into a room full of acquaintances with whom I have a nodding acquaintance. Without spoiling the plot of the film, the guide shares the key points I feel I need to understand so I can now go into the movie feeling like I have a clue and will understand things, and have no fear I’m going to come out immediately wishing I could see it a second time to figure out the things I did not understand the first time around.
For those who read the book some time ago, I would imagine this guide would serve nicely as a memory jog of which characters serve what function within the community/family in the Glade, and helps to associate faces with names.
The Guide did a fantastic job of sparking my interest and curiosity about the movie, making me want to see how they would take this premise and bring it to life, especially after I saw the picture of the map room!