Thrilling Adventure Hour, Cary Elwes, and More Highlights from NYCC – Sunday


Sunday is the last day of New York Comic Con, and in the past, it has been a more leisurely day without many big panels or events. 2014 has been a year for defying expectations, however, as Sunday morning started with John Hodgman, Paget Brewster, Mac Evan Jackson, and the rest of the cast of the Thrilling Adventure Hour making a major announcement about the future of the show, and it ended with Cary Elwes telling stories about the making of The Princess Bride. Read on for all the highlights, quotes, and best cosplay outfits from Sunday!

“We love taking celebrities and throwing them Muppet-style into this show.” ~Craig Cackowski, performer on Thrilling Adventure Hour

“Whatever happened in Sparks, Nevada last night?” “Whatever happened, it happened twice!” ~Marc Evan Jackson, performer on Thrilling Adventure Hour, recapping Saturday’s live show at The Bell House

“There is a German and a Russian, and it’s in the South!” ~Autumn Reeser, performer on Thrilling Adventure Hour, on maintaining a difficult array of accents

“My tagline is ‘Less sex, more romance, lower body count.’” ~Cinda Williams Chima, author of the Heir Trilogy and The Seven Realms series, on how she pitches herself in a Game of Thrones-obsessed world

“This was the right book at the right time. It’s been a shitty past 10 years, and the books capture the spirit of the age.” ~Gail Z. Martin, author of The Chronicles of the Necromancer, on why popular culture loves Game of Thrones

“I used to be accused of ripping off [J.R.R.] Tolkien. Now, I’m ripping off [George R.R.] Martin!” ~Robin Hobb, author of The Farseer Trilogy, on the prominence of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones

“Did Will Shakespeare get hate mail for killing his characters?” ~Garth Nix, author of the Old Kingdom series, on fans writing, tweeting or otherwise complaining about character deaths

“In some ways, this comes from a place of love…but so does stalking. We love to write these books for our readers, but that doesn’t give you any say in our lives.” ~Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle, on fans’ unhealthy entitlement

“We only had 2 channels. You couldn’t watch TV on your phone. Phones were rotary.” ~Cary Elwes, star of The Princess Bride, on the changing times

“Let’s grab some dinner. ‘No, we can’t. We’re flying to Paris to meet a wrestler.’” ~Cary Elwes, re-enacting a very important conversation with The Princess Bride director Rob Reiner

“Vodka, gin, brandy, whiskey, wine sometimes…” ~Cary Elwes, on the special mix that Andre the Giant drank to off-set his back pain

“He honestly was a gentle giant. The guy had a smile on his face all the time.” ~Cary Elwes, remembering Andre the Giant

Thanks for following the coverage of the 2014 New York Comic Con, and be sure to catch up on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s recaps here on Just Press Play!

Rachel Kolb • Staff Writer

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