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On May 21st to 23rd FanFair NYC had a live event! FanfaireNYC is an annual festival celebrating pop culture, held virtually for 2021. Award-winning guest speakers provide insights about their careers and creative processes. Additionally, fans and aspiring artists can attend costume contests, panel discussions, workshops, and portfolio reviews. Proceeds from the event benefit High School of Art & Design’s PTA, supporting programs and materials for all our young professionals.
You can visit their Youtube page to see some of the live stream recordings from this years event.
ABOUT FANFAIRE NYC
Fanfaire NYC is an annual 3-day festival created by the Art & Design High School Parent Teacher Association. It is a celebration of creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology in the arts from cartooning and animation through graphic design, architecture, and fashion.
The event features over 125 artists and vendors selling comics, prints and merch. Award-winning guest speakers provide insights about their careers and creative process. Additionally, fans and aspiring artists attend costume contests, panel discussions, workshops and portfolio reviews.
For over 80 years, The High School of Art and Design has provided award winning art programs and high quality academics for youth from across all five boroughs. Its students are able to choose majors in Illustration, Graphic Design, Cartooning, Animation, Fashion Design, Architecture, Film/Video, and Photography while pursuing a Regents diploma, and then go to college or careers in the field. Its alumni include singer and artist Tony Bennett, designers Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, Pulitzer Prize winning author and cartoonist Art Spiegelman, living comic book legend Neal Adams, filmmaker Amy Heckerling, and photographer Steven Meisel.
As a public school, The High School of Art and Design serves many students who live in underserved communities. In addition to the typical expenses any student would have, The High School of Art and Design students also need professional grade art supplies and materials as well as opportunities for college exploration and career development that is unique in comparison to other schools. The PTA helps fund these critical needs and more for the students and school, which is why we created Fanfaire.
We sincerely hope you will be able to attend. With your support, Fanfaire NYC will help students of our art-centric high school, in our art-centric city to access the best of the global entertainment and technology industries both as incubators of talent and employers of future graduates. The PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
It’s no secret that MCU likes to keep its upcoming films TOP SECRET, but it may be especially true when it comes to the Spider-Man franchise and its newest addition, Spider-Man 3, set to release December 17, 2021. Perhaps, we’ve all become a little too spoiled by Tom Holland (Peter Parker), who has become well known for his loose lips, spilling one too many Marvel secrets here and there. Sadly, it seems like that may be a thing of the past. It’s all quiet on the front for Tom Holland these days, except for dropping a red herring here or there. It seems like the actor has had quite a change of heart and has gone from gifting us with sneaky spoilers to teasing us with misdirection: for instance, the title fiasco on social media in February. Those of you who were online that day likely were witness to the moment Holland, along with his co-stars Jacob Batalon and Zendaya, took to their social media accounts and separately shared a series of bogus titles for the upcoming threequel, all playing with the previous films’ “home” motif.
Chaos ensued. The contradicting posts had the whole internet in an uproar over which once, if any, of the titles were the real title.
Of course, we now know that none of them were, and the actual title that MCU finally deigned to give us is Spider-man: No Way Home. As far as the narrative content goes for No Way Home, however, it’s still very much a mystery. Fans have been begging MCU for a trailer since the film has wrapped but to no avail.
On May 20th, Marvel continued to toy with our hearts some more, tweeting a picture of a literal trailer – as in a van – with the movie’s logo displayed across its side.
Real mature, MCU. Reaaaallll mature.
Sorry, y’all. It looks like we probably won’t get a REAL trailer for another few months… I guess this means we can just collectively continue to spiral obsessively on the internet with our own headcanons regarding the plot of this movie. Fuuun…
What has been confirmed is that No Way Home will include a number of big MCU characters including Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Doc Ock and Electro, two iconic Spider-Man villains. They are played by Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx respectively in previous film iterations of the web-slinging superhero (featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man). Both Molina and Foxx will be reprising their roles for No Way Home.
The confirmation of Molina and Foxx have led fans to speculate on the possibility of Maguire and Garfield being involved as well. With the addition of Doctor Strange, explorer of alternate dimensions, it seems likely that this movie could go all out in the direction of Into the Spiderverse, Sony’s widely acclaimed 2018 animated Spider-Man feature, as a live-action exploration of Spider-Man’s multiverse. Andrew Garfield of the Amazing Spider-Man duology has since come out, in an interview with Josh Horrowitz, staunchly denying “getting a call” to be part of the project (but juries out if this is just another part of MCU’s ploy to keeping everything extremely confidential). One can continue to hope (and headcanon) that our younger Peter Parker will a chance to meet his older, wizened counterparts until MCU gives official word otherwise.
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T. Wu is a contributing writer at All Ages of Geek. You can follow T. on Instagram @kata_the_clown.