In our inaugural year, PopCultHQ has become a juggernaut in the pop culture media world. Led by creator Manny Popoca, a team was assembled in February of this year determined to be the first choice of readers in obtaining all of the latest news and highlights in today’s pop culture. The team consist of writers well-knowledged and proficient in a variety of fields: comic books, film, tv, books, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, and more. It was the goal to be the reliable source for breaking news and information. No click-bait articles or speculation. You can be assured that all articles written by PopCultHQ writers have been thoroughly reviewed and checked for its accuracy and validity. That is the PopCultHQ promise and we have delivered.
Today, we want to look back at PopCultHQ’s notable and memorable articles of 2015.
At heart, we are all comic book fans. It’s hard not to be when the most popular and successful movies of late have been in the superhero genre. PopCultHQ had many opportunities in 2015 to attend conventions. Here are some of the highlights…
- We were on hand at Wizard World Fan Fest in Chicago to give you all the positive things WW did right (READ)
- We introduced readers to ConTV, a product of Wizard World devoted to delivering exclusive content and programming (READ)
- We highlighted Star Wars Celebration 2015 back in April featuring pics and news for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (READ)
- Extensive coverage from the 2015 C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) featuring pics of the show, cosplay, and celebrities (READ)
- We were the first to bring you the massive list of exclusives being made available at the 2015 SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) for attendees (READ and READ)
- Our SDCC coverage was up-to-the-minute, as our writers delivered news as it broke, from news (1, 2, 3) to trailers (1, 2, 3), PopCultHQ was dishing out all you needed to know if you were unable to attend.
- We were on hand for Wizard World Chicago for their Kick Off The Con party (READ and READ) as well as the main event and Bruce Campbell’s Film Fest (READ)
- We were there at Lake Count.I.Com 2015 (READ)
- On the west coast, PopCultHQ attended Wizard World San Jose (READ) and Reno (READ)
- Down south, we hit up Alamo City Comic Con (READ)
- Posted info from, and about, NYCC 2015 from Valiant (READ), ComiXology (READ), and more (READ)
- We also posted a list of conventions by month for our readers’ reference. We have continued that tradition with our 2016 con list (READ)
Cosplay was bigger and better than ever in 2015. Any time a convention rolled around, it became an opportunity for fans to dress as their favorite superhero, comic book character, video game character, and celebrity. With so much cosplay this year, we had to create a separate Facebook page specifically to showcase all of the great outfits made and worn by fans.
- Pics from CosAwesome, the spider invasion in Toronto, Star Wars Celebration 2015, C2E2 Day 1 and Day 2 and Day 3, kids cosplay, baby cosplay, pics of London cosplayers, Momocon, info on the all-Harley Quinn cosplay contest, Gen Con 2015, Ireland, WW Chicago (Pics 1, Pics 2, Pics 3, Pics 4, Pics 5, Pics 6, Pics 7), Buffalo Comic Con, Halloween Chucky cosplay, UltraCon of South Florida, and Doctor Who.
- We featured special cosplay articles:
- A number of featured cosplayer articles:
PopCultHQ had the privilege to interview some outstanding artists and celebrities in 2015, and most of them wanted to choke Manny out for some reason. Here’s the rundown…
- Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)
- Jason David Frank Part 1 (Tommy from the Power Rangers) and Part 2
- Sgt. Slaughter (of G.I. Joe and WWF/WWE fame)
- Ash Maczko (writer of Squarriors from Devil’s Due Publishing)
- David and Meredith Finch (comic book artist and writing team)
- Adam Simon (actor/screenwriter)
- Bruce Campbell (actor – Evil Dead)
- Michael Rooker (actor – The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy)
- Robbi Rodriguez (artist – Spider-Gwen)
- Erik Larsen (artist – Spawn)
- Creators of Little Dead Rotting Hood
- James O’Barr (artist/writer – The Crow)
- CW Cooke (writer – Barrens)
- Chris 51 and Josh Bodwell (Epic Ink)
- Neal Adams (legendary comic book artist)
- Jonboy Meyers (artist – Spawn, Supergirl, G.I. Joe)
- Brian Hess (artist – Awake from Action Lab)
PopCultHQ debuted many trailers over the course of the year. Rather than give you the TV and movie trailers we posted which have already begun, here’s a look at the upcoming trailers of films and television series still upcoming for 2016!
- Lucifer (Fox network – 2016)
- Outcast (Cinemax – 2016)
- Daredevil – Season Two (Netflix – 2016)
- The X-Files (Fox network – Jan. 24, 2016) and documentary
- Preacher (AMC – 2016)
- Legends of Tomorrow (The CW – Jan. 21, 2016)
- Samurai Jack (Cartoon Network – 2016)
- Fuller House (Netflix – Feb. 2016)
- Various comic book-related TV series for 2016
- The Boy (Jan. 22, 2016)
- Zoolander 2 (Feb. 2016)
- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice SDCC trailer and sneak peek teaser trailer (Mar. 25, 2016)
- Deadpool red band trailer (Feb. 12, 2016)
- Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3, 2016)
- Finding Dory (June 17, 2016)
- Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24, 2016)
- Suicide Squad SDCC trailer (Aug. 5, 2016)
- X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27, 2016)
This is just a fraction of the articles published by PopCultHQ this year. We want to thank everyone involved with our growth: our writing staff, the celebrities we’ve met, the comic book artists, writers, and publishers with whom we have connected, Wizard World, all of the cosplayers, and especially you, the reader, as our success is due in part to your viewership. Thank you all from the team at PopCultHQ for a fantastic 2015. We are now shifting our focus towards making 2016 and even bigger and better year. Stay tuned!