Disney Launches New MCU Website For AvengerCon
Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan has arrived, and his show, Ms. Marvel, starts off on the right foot. While viewership numbers may paint the wrong picture, critics and fans love the New Jersey-based superhero. One of the key things about her character is how she’s such a big fangirl of superheroes themselves, much like the very audience watching the Disney+ series.
In that sense, the show can get a pretty meta at times. Take the first episode, for example. The story saw Kamala go to a big local convention named AvengersCon. The massive fan event referenced an endless stream of MCU characters and went to show what events like these could look like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe itself.
It’s clear that an event like AvengerCon is so clearly influenced by events like San Diego Comic-Con, or more specifically, the smaller, more local affairs. Despite these influences, the show’s head writer, Bisha K. Ali, actually “an e-mail written to [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin Feige [about how they] can make AvengerCon real in the real world.”
Well now marketing has taken another big step towards blurring the lines between fact and fiction, as a new website has been created for the big AvengerCon event seen in the series.
New website for AvengerCon
Promote the new Disney+ series Ms. MarvelDisney has launched a brand new site for fiction AvengerCon as seen in the new show directed by Iman Vellani.
When navigating to the main page of the site, visitors are informed that this is “the only convention held where heroes are born”— and given what happened to Kamala Khan, that might not be too far off.
The event description also indicates how the event is “held at historic Camp Lehigh and home of Captain America”, and how “AvengerCon is a celebration of the Avengers and a historic gathering of the most dedicated devotees of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
Scrolling down, readers will be greeted with several graphics illustrating the different activities that will be on display. The events are as follows:
- “GET A PICTURE WITH THE STAR-SPANGLED SINGERS! With the Star-Spangled Singers at your back, you’ll feel like you could do it all day!”
- “A PAL ON ALL PLANETS: THE STORY OF PETER QUILL STAR BOY. Be the first to experience the epic tale of Star Boy’s journey across the galaxy.“
- “CAPTAIN MARVEL: COSMIC AVENGER. Marvel at the cosmic powers of the one and only Carol Danvers in this special exhibit”
- “CAPTAIN MARVEL COSPLAY CONTEST. Show off your best Carol Danvers looks. And don’t forget to add your personal touch.”
- “ASGARDIAN THRONE PHOTO OP. Pose as the ‘Thunder God’!”
- “THINK HULK CRUSHED. Relive Avenger’s most powerful feats. *All items have been independently authenticated as being crushed by the Hulk.”
- “TRASH PANDA ALLEY. Collect galactic prizes!”
- “GIGANTIC DUDE ANT-MAN. See a (nearly) life-size model of Ant-Man himself in this massive exhibit.”
- “THE KINGDOM OF ASGARD. Can’t make it to New Asgard? Check out the next best thing!”
Walking around the screen can be a ticker that reads: “Due to recent events during the inaugural Captain Marvel Cosplay Contest, AvengerCon has been canceled until further notice. *SORRY NO REFUNDS*”
Next is the gallery section, which includes photos from the event as seen in the show. Among them is one that looks like Laurel Marsden’s Zoe Zimmer in her Captain Marvel cosplay, which is more like the character’s classic Ms. Marvel outfit in the comics.
For those wondering what the Trash Panda Alley pop-up might look like, well, the included image should help with the visual.
Another image shows a “The Pride of Asgard” banner, which can be part of one of two different Asgardian themed functions.
The large food stand with a very Ant-Man-friendly theme looks like a tasty detour when visiting the convention.
This next display is sure to raise some eyebrows, as there’s no way the general public would have any idea what an adult Groot would look like. Maybe Rocket helped paint a clear picture during his absence from the Avengers during The Blip?
Then, finally, comes a touching tribute to Natasha Romanoff and Tony Stark, who both gave their lives to save half of existence.
At the very bottom of the website, there is a section titled “AVENGERCON STARTER PACK”where can we get “Get ready for the first-ever celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with [some] customer wallpaper[s] for all your devices:
“Get ready for the first-ever celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with this personalized wallpaper for all your devices. Wherever you go, from the shores of New Asgard to the streets of New York, to the far reaches of the galaxy in the depths of Quantum Realm, you’ll always find your Avengers pride when you have them on your phone.”
In the last section of the page, there is a link to the convention store, which also happens to be where you can purchase official Marvel merchandise prepare the fictitious event.
In addition to the website, the convention also has an official website Twitter page with some funny tweets in nature. A of them says, “Thank you to everyone who attended New Jersey’s first-ever AvengerCon! Future historians will definitely write about it.”
A second States, “For those inquiring about the incident during the Captain Marvel Cosplay Competition, we have no further comment at this time.”
Another one asks fans: “What was your favorite part of New Jersey AvengerCon? » The survey options listed are “Things the Hulk Broke”, “Gigantic Dude Ant-Man”, “The Kingdom of Asgard”and “Cosplay Contest”.
The realities of AvengerCon
While one could easily argue that AvengerCon already exists in the form of various fan conventions around the world, many would probably be completely okay with Marvel Studios having their own official version somewhere. The company already has the model in place, it just needs to be refined.
As fun as an idea is at AvengerCon, many viewers have wondered how some of the many references exist in the MCU’s reality. Like all those guardians of the galaxy cosplays, something that Ms. Marvel producer Sana Amanat attributed to how there was “to be a kind of recording elements” at the great battle of Avengers: Endgame which would have helped the world see glimpses of the battle and the participants.
With just who Kamala Khan is as a character, Marvel fans will no doubt have a lot more insight into how little the world knows about their fight with Thanos. The public can probably bet on a lot of that in the next Wonderswith Ms. Marvel coming face to face with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, her idol.
Ms. Marvel is currently streaming on Disney+.