I'll admit: The Legend of Korra panel at Comic-Con 2012 took me by surprise. I was aware of it, but I've never actually seen the Nickelodeon cartoon Legend of Korra, but after checking out the panel, I'm gonna set the TiVo to catch this unique cartoon.
The mood was pretty jubilant among the Korra fans at Comic-Con; Nick had just announced that it had picked up the show for three seasons, so there will be years of enjoying the mature, striking animated show in the future.
The crowd was most excited for the news about "Book 2: Spirits," the next season of Korra, which will find Team Avatar traveling to the Southern Water Tribe, as well as being visited by many spirits and exploring the origin of the Avatar line.
We got a chance to take a look at some of the upcoming Korra season in the form of animatronics (animated storyboards) and voices from the cast. From the scenes showed, we learned that the Fire Ferrets will be back in the pro-bending arena next season, trying to put together a winning team. We also got to see a chase scene with Mako catching some robbers, and a bit of the training of Korra. She used her avatar power to win a race, which is apparently a big problem.
The panel ended with a cool treat: Korra's sound engineer recorded the reactions of the panel's attendees to use as crowd noises in the next season. Yes, I'm a star (along with 1,000 other people).