Today we had the opportunity to attend a panel and round table of the YouTube Red exclusive Cobra Kai. Season 2 is going to begin streaming on April 24th 2019. If you’re a fan of the first films and you watched season one of Cobra Kai, season two will be a much anticipated show to watch. What I like best about this show, besides the show itself is that we can binge the full season and not have to wait week by week for a new episode.
Our panel consisted of the series who are stars of the show and members of Cobra Kai Dojo. We began with William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Martin Kove (John Kreese), Xolo Mariduena (Miguel Diaz) Jacob Bertrand (Eli, “Hawk”), and the series creators/exectutive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossboerg.
One of the first notable things about this panel is the cohesiveness that this cast has with one another. While the lore of the show goes back 30 years, it still has enough left to tell, that I can easily forsee many more seasons. While none could confirm this, I am pretty sure that season 2 will not be the last. It possibly could have been a slip of the tongue, but I heard them mention season 3.
We were shown a clip of the next season, and I must say it is impressive. I anticipate this show to go on for a bit. Especially with the original cast, it doesn’t get much better than that, even as they are training a younger generation in different dojos with different styles.
The feud between Danny Larusso (Ralph ) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) is one that most of us have wondered about over the years. What actually happened to them after that iconic fight? After watching season one, even though it appears that Danny has moved on, it is quite clear that opening up Cobra Kai has got him a bit upset. I’m sure this will be a big driver in the next season.
Afterwards we were able to talk to them in a round table setting. It was a great experience.
Every year geeks from around the world gather at the Anaheim convention center and celebrate, anything and everything they have a passion for deep in their soul. Many show it by Cosplaying their favorite character. Others may spend hours in panels with their favorite subjects or tv show personalities. Then there’s the ones who come and look for those hard to find comics, who go to the small press in hopes of finding an unknown comic to discover. Artwork is also a big item folks look for at WonderCon.
Many people go and meet their friends and have a great time, enjoying what they love. In the middle of all that you may see a celebrity walk by or jump into your picture. Wondercon is essentially a smaller version of Comic-Con that takes place in San Diego CA every July. It is also put on by the same organization, so you may notice some similarities. Yet clearly you will see the differences. First and foremost you will notice just the sheer size. While Wondercon is a big convention, it comes not where near the size Comic Con. Literally Comic Con takes over the GasLamp area of downtown San Diego.
If your planning on attending Wondercon there are a lot of things to consider. What do you need to wear, what program are you going to follow and on what day. Who are you going to meet up with and when. It can be easy to get in a line and then realize, you’re hungry. One suggestion is bring food, snack type. Carry a water. I believe this Wondercon is going to be a bit on the warm side. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff where to go. Looking for a long time can cause you to miss that panel you were looking forward to or that photo meetup with your friends.
Think about parking. They do have a lot of information on their site on where to park, when to show up and where to go once you get there. Personally, I like to stay at one of the hotels so I don’t have to worry it. In the long run, it saves time and money.
Here is a guide they have on their website that might help some of you. They do have these available at the convention itself.