This weekend’s D23 convention unveiled a whole lot of geek love.
It’s hard to imagine a better fan experience than an immersive world built for your enjoyment. Stepping into the Star Wars galaxy to pilot the Millennium Falcon or order some blue milk from the local cantina, yeah, that sounds amazing. Adventuring with the Avengers? Sign me up. Disney execs spilled a mind-melding amount of info this weekend about the future of fandom in their parks. And geek culture was at the center of it all.
I’ve said it before in a blog a long time ago in an internet far, far away — we are living in a geek singularity — an unprecedented burgeoning of fandom culture that’s gone mainstream. When Disney announces a Star Wars hotel complete with cosplay, you know your dreams are really going to come true in full out Cinderella-style. This blog post can hardly contain geek love of this magnitude, but I’m going to try. Here’s a recap of the biggest reveals from the Disney fan expo.
One of the best things about Disney buying out some fan favorite franchises is their ability to world build — literally.