of Tamara Fuentes
Courtesy of Tamara Fuentes
Hundreds of fans flooded the Empire Stage at New York Comic Con on Thursday to say goodbye to the hit show The Legend of Korra
The show, which is currently on it's fourth and final season, has become one of the most popular animated shows in Nickelodeon's history. While the previous season had shown some changes to the show, especially through it's move from TV to online, the show has nonetheless proven to be a huge success.
In it's final comic con panel ever, fans were able to say farewell to the show, along with the show's creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael Donte DiMartino, and the show's voice cast Janet Varney, David Faustino, and P.J. Byrne.
Fans were treated to a special screening of the second episode of the season, "Korra Alone", and were later joined by the cast and crew. Michael and Bryan shared that they were upset that they were unable to show the first episode of the season at the con but then were happy with the result and fan reaction.
It was then followed up with a short video by the voice cast showing them performing their "rituals" before they went on to record their lines. The video was humorous and filled the entire room with laughter as we got to see how truly close the cast had gotten over the past four years.
Fans also got to hear a recording of the first time the cast had ever recorded together, showing them how the cast truly were meant to work together, even from the beginning. The cast revealed that they had never heard the recording before, but were very excited for it.
Courtesy of Tamara Fuentes
The cast then had a chance to say some farewell words.
"Not a day goes by that I don't feel incredibly gifted and blessed to be a part of this amazing cast and extraordinary show. I see so many of you just passionately carrying the torch of Aang and that whole crew. I believe in the show the way I believe in Avatar and I know that this show is going to exist forever because it's just that goddamn good." said Varney.
Afterwards, Bryan and Michael showed off some artwork for the fourth season, including new designs for Korra and other characters for future episodes.
Everyone in that panel collectively knew that the show was something special that only this cast and crew could've created. and while no one wanted it to end, we all knew that it had to. But no one left sad because everyone knew that Korra
has something special that will make it last forever. Who knows, there might be something new along the way. But, the good thing is that the cast and crew were able to say goodbye in the best way possible and that is in a room with fans that were so passionate, they had left that room with hope for the show's future.
The Legend of Korra
is currently streaming it's final season on Nick.com with new episodes coming out every Friday.
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