Article by Stefanie Sherwood
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The cast of The Legend of Korra were at San Diego Comic Con this year with a panel and two signings. The cast included Janet Varney (Korra), Dave Faustino (Mako), John Michael Higgins (Varrick), Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) and Dee Bradley Baker (The voice of all animals on the show).The creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino both put to rest the rumors of the shows cancellation and explained this new scheduling of the show. Korra will no longer be airing on television, but Nickelodeon has agreed to continue streaming the show online.
Starting on Friday August 8th at noon the episodes began airing weekly on the site. There are still more things to work out, but it seems like it will also still be available on Amazon Prime to Prime members. With Book Three nearly finished, the concerns about Book Four were raised and quickly dismissed as that was part of Nick’s deal, take it off the air but it will all be shown online. Fans cheered and were treated with a sneak peek at last Friday’s episode before it aired.
After the panel of Friday the cast, minus Seychelle who had to catch a flight, went to the Nickelodeon booth to sign for fans. The cast signed for over three hours for more than 250 fans! When asked, all of them explained that they feared that, with the shows schedule change, this might be the last con and so they wanted to make the most of it. And they really did, because they returned on Saturday for another two hours.