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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The flight back home.

Before I comment on the Comic-Con (on another post), I going to post what happened on Sunday. We took our time in the morning, hit the con floor for our final rounds and plan to meet up at 2:30 pm at the bus to head back to the hotel. With over a hour left I get a call from Rich about our trip back has been moved up. We rush out of there and get to the airport to find it was JP's schedule that has been changed and not mine or Rich. We have some waiting to do. Our first trip to Salt Lake City goes fine, we get there at about 9:00 pm MST. Its the second trip to Seattle that has been delayed and pushed back. After some changes, it gets pushed back to 1:40 am MST. It would not be so back, with a book to read or my PSP to play. But I had picked up a bug from Rich or JP and I felt like crap and did not feel like doing anything. The plane left some time after 2:00 am MST and got to Seattle 3:00 am PST. My dad picked me and Rick up, droped him off at his house, then drove Rich home and then got myself home at about 4:40 am PST. Droped everything on the ground and crashed out till past noon time. That day mostly sucked.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The autographs I hope to get. (Update)

The listing for the Autographs just came up the other day for the 2007 San Diego Comic Con. I am listing the autographs I am (if possable) trying to get.

Updated the prev post and added a few other items.

Limited Signings
Stan Lee
Drawing for a line ticket at 10:00 AM Thursday
Thursday AA2 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Stargate: Atlantis
Depending on availability - Robert Cooper; David Hewlett; Joe Mallozzi; Amanda Tapping; Marin Wood
Drawing for line tickets at 9:00 AM Friday
Friday AA6 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
* I have a photo I took (6 x 8) of Amanda Tapping at a Sci-Fi Con back in 2004 I am hoping to get signed.
* I have a cast picture of Atlantis, I hope to get (in the mail soon) and have David Hewlett (Rodney McKay) sign it.

Stargate: SG1
Depending on availability - Ben Browder; Robert Cooper; Chris Judge; Joe Mallozzi; Michael Shanks; Amanda Tapping; Martin Wood
Drawing for line tickets at 9:00 AM Friday
Friday AA6 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

* I have a old cast photo (~2001) of the Stargate SG1 cast with a autographs already, will try to get it signed by Chris Judge and Michael Shanks.
* I have a photo I took (6 x 8) of Amanda Tapping at a Sci-Fi Con back in 2004 I am hoping to get signed.
* I have a Farscape picture of Ben Browder that I will try to get signed.

Group Signings

Farscape
Gigi Edgley, David Franklin, Lani Tupu, Virginia Hey
Friday AA7 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday AA11 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

* I have some single pictures I am looking to get signed.

Who Wants To Be a Superhero
Matthew Atherton (Feedback), Alison Wilson (Fat Momma), Chris Watters (Major Victory)
Thursday AA8 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday AA10 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday AA8 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday AA4 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

(If I have some time, I will get the Feedback comic I have, signed.)


Individual Signings

Katey Sagal, actor (Futurama, Married With Children)
Friday AA8 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday AA10 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

* I have a Futurama Comic #1 that I am looking to get signed.

J. Michael Straczynski, writer/creator (Babylon 5, Amazing Spider-Man)
Thursday AA5 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday AA5 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

* I have a mini Babylon 5 art poster from Lightspeed, I am hoping to get signed.

Patricia Tallman, actor/stuntwoman (American Scary, Babylon 5)
Thursday AA24 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday AA16 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday AA16 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

* Lyta Alexander on Babylon 5

* I have a mini Babylon 5 art poster from Lightspeed, I am hoping to get signed.

Claudia Christian, actor (Babylon 5, Highlander)
Saturday AA19 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


* Susan Ivanova on Babylon 5

* I have a photo I took (6 x 8) of Claudia at a Sci-Fi Con back in 1998 I am hoping to get signed.

Lightspeed (booth 3745)
Not sure that the below actors are signing autographs at the booth, the web page did not make it clear. I plan on bring my pictures, just in case.

Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager as Ensign Harry Kim)
Sunday, July 29th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

* I have a old cast photo (~2001) of the Voyager cast with a few autographs already, will try to get it signed.

Levar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation as Geordi La Forge)
Friday, July 27th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 28th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

* I have a old cast photo (~1993) of the The Next Generation cast, will try to get it signed.

Cirroc Lofton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Jake Sisko)
Sunday, July 29th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

* I have a old cast photo (~1992) of the DS9 cast with a few autographs already, will try to get it signed.

Teryl Rothery (Stargate SG-1 as Dr. Janet Fraiser)
Friday, July 27th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 28th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 29th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

*
I have a old cast photo (~2001) of the Stargate SG1 cast with a autographs already, will try to get it signed.

Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation as Deanna Troi)
Thursday, July 26th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, July 27th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 28th 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

* I have a old cast photo (~1993) of the The Next Generation cast, will try to get it signed.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

With a search I found a check list for the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives.

It lists toys and other items only available at the Comic-Con.

To get the new Harry Potter book.

I registered a few weeks ago. Tonight at about 8:30 pm I went over to the book to get a number. I was in the D group, which was not too bad. Each group had 50 people to it. I would be between 151 to 200. I got something to eat and went back home. I got back to the bookstore about 11:40 pm to get lined up. They called for the D group some time around 12:10 am. The line round about half way around the store. the wait was not bad at all (had my PSP with me). I had the book in hand and paid for at 12:35 am.

Now to read it.

Friday, July 13, 2007

What should I go to? (Part 2)

The schedule is online for the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con. Below are some of the events I plan on going to. Today I will review Saturday and Sunday for what looks good and will mark the ones in red I will try not miss. I plan on taking a good number of pictures and will post them to my Flickr account.

Saturday

10:00-11:15 Bionic Woman: Exclusive Pilot Screening and Q&ABe one of the first to see this special version of the Bionic Woman pilot and participate in a Q&A panel session with series star and newcomer Michelle Ryan (EastEnders); executive producers David EickBattlestar Galactica), Glen Morgan (The X-Files), and Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin); co-stars Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan) and Will Yun Lee (Witchblade); as well as a special guest appearance by Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), who portrays Sarah Corvis, and more. When a devastating car accident leaves Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan) at death's door, her only hope for survival is a cutting-edge, top-secret technology that comes at a hefty price. With a whole new existence and a debt to repay, Jaime must figure out how to use her extraordinary abilities for good, while weighing the personal sacrifices she will have to make. It's Jaime's journey of self-discovery and inner strength that will help her embrace her new life as the Bionic Woman. Ballroom 20

(might miss some of the below event)

10:45-12:00 The SimpsonsHaving just aired its 400th episode, The Simpsons has now released its first feature film. Join members of the team responsible for both and find out how they did it, including Matt Groening (creator and executive producer), Al Jean (executive producer/head writer), David Mirkin (former executive producer), Matt Selman (executive producer), Michael Price (co-executive producer), David Silverman (director of The Simpsons Movie), Matt Warburton (supervising producer), Don Payne (consulting producer), and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson). Moderated by Bill Morrison. Hall H

12:45-2:00 Heroes: Exclusive Volume II Clip and Q&AHeroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Be the first to see an exclusive clip from Volume II and learn more about the DVD Heroes 360 and more. Participate in a Q&A session moderated by co-executive producer/comic book writer Jeph Loeb, with creator Tim Kring, comic book artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), and the entire cast—Jack Coleman (H.R.G.), Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Greg GrunbergAli Larter (Niki Sanders), James Kyson Lee (Ando), Masi Oka (HiroNakamura), Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh), Dania RamirezMilo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli), and more. Ballroom 20

(The below event overlaps with the above, will try to catch most of Family Guy event, if possable.)

1:30-2:30 Family GuyBack by popular demand, join creator/star Seth MacFarlane, showrunner/executive producer David A. Goodman and the creative team behind Fox’s number-one comedy Family Guy for an uproarious and uncensored hour of laughs and Q&A. Rumor has it they’ll even preview what is destined to become a Family Guy classic—this year’s season premiere episode, which retells the Star Wars story with the Griffins and their fellow residents of Quahog, Rhode Island, cast in the iconic roles of the legendary film. Stewie as Darth Vader? Victory shall be his! Room 6CDEF

(again, the below event overlaps with the above a little)

2:15-4:00 Disney—Disney and Disney•Pixar showcase two upcoming films with this exclusive Comic-Con presentation!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianWalt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present never-before-seen footage and a Q&A panel with the filmmakers of the second installment of the epic fantasy adventure series! Be sure to collect the exclusive Prince Caspian Comic-Con poster, designed by fans on Narnia.com, and selected by director Andrew Adamson!

WALL•EFrom Academy Award–winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), WALL•EAndrew Stanton and sound designer Ben Burtt (Star Wars) as they present a first look at Disney·Pixar’s next animated adventure! Hall H is the story of one robot's comic adventures as he chases his dream across the galaxy. Meet director

(Again some overlaping, will try to catch the Futurama event below in full, will leave the above early.)

3:30-4:30 Futurama—Matt Groening is proud to announce the long-awaited return of the animated sci-fi comedy classic Futurama! Matt and executive producer David X. Cohen will be on the dais, accompanied by writer Ken Keeler, animation directors Peter Avanzino and Dwayne Carey-Hill, and for the first time together on stage in any universe, actors Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker)! The cast and crew will entertain your questions and present a sneak peek at Bender’s Big Score! in glorious wide-screen format! Moderated by Bill Morrison. Ballroom 20

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on J. Michael StraczynskiIt’s a big summer for popular writer/producer/director J. Michael Straczynski, as his new direct-to-DVD feature Babylon 5: The Lost Tales debuts and he brings back Thor to his rightful place in the Marvel universe. JMS talks about these projects and more, including his upcoming film Changeling for Imagine Entertainment, which is being produced by Ron Howard, starring Angelina Jolie, and directed by Clint Eastwood. And then there’s World War Z, and Goliath: The Story of David and that Silver Surfer movie, too . . . Room 6B

A possible option . . . . .

9:00-11:30 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 10th Anniversary Screening—Celebrate the 10thBuffy the Vampire Slayer with a screening of two Buffy episodes, including the musical episode, “Once More with Feeling,” presented by Whedonopolis.com. There will be free keepsakes for attendees and a few other surprises! Stop by for some music, singing and "dancin' crazy." Room 5AB
anniversary of

Sunday

11:45-12:30 SCI FI Tin Man: Story Time—This December, SCI FI will boldly re-imagine L. Frank Baum’s children’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A sometimes psychedelic, often twisted and always outrageous take on the book, SCI FI’s Tin Man is the epic tale of DG (Zooey Deschanel), a young woman plucked from her humdrum life and thrust into The Outer Zone (the O.Z.), a fantastical realm rife with wonder, but oppressed by dark magic. In the adventure of a lifetime, DG discovers her true identity, battles evil winged-monkey-bats, and attempts to fulfill her destiny. Celebrate Kid's Day at Comic Con by joining Kathleen Robertson, who plays the evil sorceress Azkadellia, in a reading that pays tribute to L. Frank Baum’s original classic and catch a sneak peak of the upcoming miniseries coming to SCI FI this December. Room 1AB

2:30-3:30 SCI FI: Flash GordonPlacing a 21st-century spin on a science fiction classic, SCI FI’s contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash (Eric Johnson) and his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. Ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth’s last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming. Panelists include Eric Johnson (Flash), Gina HoldenPeter Hume (executive producer), and Mark Stern (executive VP, original programming, SCI FI).
(Dale), Room 6CDEF

(Will try to make the above event with getting packed and head to the airport for the trip home.)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

What should I go to? (Part 1)

The schedule is online for the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con. Below are some of the events I plan on going to. Today I will review Thursday and Friday for what looks good and will mark the ones in red I will try not miss. I plan on taking a good number of pictures and will post them to my Flickr account.

Thursday

10:30-11:00 U.S. Postal Service Marvel Super Hero Stamps—U.S. Postal Service issues Marvel Super Heroes commemorative postage stamps. Please join Mickey D. Barnett,Room 6A

11:00-12:00 DVD Sneak Peak 2007—Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan of The Digital Bits.com, along with DVD producers Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut; Twin Peaks: The Complete Series), Robert Meyer Burnett (Shoot 'Em Up, Valkyrie), and Javier SotoHellboy 2), offer exclusive sneak peeks of great upcoming DVD and high-def special editions in the works for release later this year. Exclusive footage from Blade Runner and Twin Peaks will be shown. Q&A will follow if time permits. Room 5AB

1:45-2:45 Stan Lee: True BelieverFeaturing the new documentary currently being produced that looks at Stan Lee's Marvel-ous life both then and now. The film explores Stan's broad influence on modern pop culture and will try to discover the secret to Stan's youthful energy! Join Stan Lee, Chairman Emeritus Marvel Comics, and Chief Creative Officer/Chairman POW! Ent., along with Paul Levitz, President, DC Comics, Tom DeSanto, producer (X-Men, Transformers), legendary Marvel Comics artist Dick Ayers, and Michael Uslan, executive producer (Batman, The Spirit, The Shadow). Room 6CDEF

(for the above event I will catch a part of it and head to the Torchwood event)

2:15-3:15 BBC America: Torchwood—Writer Russell T Davies has created a spectacular spin-off TV series from Doctor Who with Torchwood, about a rogue team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve present-day crime - both alien and human. Catch a preview of the new series and a panel discussion with lead writer Chris Chibnall; series writer Noel Clarke, who also plays Mickey Smith in Doctor Who; and Matt O'Toole, prosthetics supervisor, Doctor Who/Torchwood (Millennium FX). Moderated by TV Guide’s West Coast Bureau Chief Craig Tomashoff moderates. Room 6A

5:00-6:00 Cartoon Network Sneak Peek—Your first chance to catch a behind-the-scenes look at Cartoon Network’s newest project. Believe me, it’s going to me MASSIVE. Room 3

8:30-10:30 World Premiere! Superman DoomsdaySuperman is dead—or is he? All will be revealed at Comic-Con’s world premiere of DC Comics, Warner Bros. Home Video, and Warner Bros. Animation’s Superman Doomsday. It’s the highly anticipated first DC Universe made-for-DVD release presented by Warner Premiere and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Inspired by the best-selling graphic novel of all time, Superman Doomsday is an epic tale of heroism and tragedy, sacrifice and redemption. The film is rated PG-13 for action violence. The voice cast is led by Adam Baldwin (Serenity, Chuck) as Superman, Anne Heche (Men in Trees) as Lois Lane, and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Lex Luthor. DC Comics’ Gregory Novek will moderate the post-premiere panel that includes executive producer/director/writer Bruce Timm (Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Animated Series), directors Brandon Vietti (Legion of Super Heroes) and Lauren MontgomeryLegion of Super Heroes), writer Duane Capizzi (The Batman), and, quite possibly, members of the voice cast. And stay ’til the end—there might just be a glimpse of future DC Universe films. Ballroom 20


Friday

10:30-11:30 The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen—As the cinematic renaissance of comic book–based films continues, here's your chance to learn what it takes to adapt these dream projects to the screen. Moderator Jeff Goldsmith (senior editor, Creative Screenwriting magazine) hosts a panel featuring Stan Lee (Fantastic Four), Don PayneFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Mark Fergus (co-writer, Iron Man), Kevin Feige (president of production, Marvel Studios), and Mark Verheiden (Teen Titans). Room 6A

12:15-1:15 Stargate SG-1: The MovieIt’s been barely a month since television’s longest-running sci-fi series aired its final episode, yet the SG-1 team is already embarking on a perilous new mission—to recover the Ark of Truth with the hopes that the power locked inside the ancient artifact will loosen the grip of the Ori army on our galaxy. Never-before-seen footage from the new direct-to-video movie (from Fox Home Entertainment) will be followed by a Q&A session. Participants include SG-1 stars Ben Browder (as Cameron Mitchell), Amanda Tapping (as Samantha Carter), Michael Shanks (as Daniel Jackson), Christopher JudgeRobert Cooper. Ballroom 20

1:15-2:15 Stargate AtlantisThe Stargate legacy continues to burn bright on SCI FI with the fourth original season of Atlantis. Amanda Tapping, one of the most beloved stars in the Stargate universe, travels to the Pegasus galaxy to join the Atlantis cast by reprising her role as television’s favorite astrophysicist, Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. Taking the torch from SG-1 as television’s most thrilling adventure series, Atlantis promises to up the ante this season by introducing a powerful new race, welcoming new cast members, and mourning the loss of some beloved friends. On hand in addition to Tapping will be David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay), Joe Mallozzi (executive producer/writer), Nora O’Brien (VP, original programming, SCI FI), Charlie Cohen (senior executive VP, MGM Studios), and Robert Cooper, executive producer/writer. Moderated by Gary Jones (Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman, Stargate SG-1). Ballroom 20

3:15-4:45 Warner Bros. Home Video: 300 and Blade Runner Final Cut—First up, 300Frank Miller, director Zack Snyder, stars including Lena Headey and David Wenham, producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari, and other special guests are on hand to discuss the groundbreaking film and its highly anticipated July 31 DVD release. Be the first to see a clip not included in the theatrical release! Then it’s the 25th Anniversary Blade Runner "Final Cut.” Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Hannibal) has created a new, definitive version of this landmark film, with scenes and special effects that have never been shown before. Catch this first preview of the new version by the legendary director of the final, authoritative. and best presentation of one of the most acclaimed science fiction films of the 20th century. This presentation will feature unseen clips from the new cut as well as a look behind the scenes that will be featured on the upcoming DVD box set. The panel includes Ridley Scott, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Joe Turkel, James Hong, Syd Mead (designer/futurist), Mark Stetson (FX), and DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika. Hall H

4:45-5:45 EurekaA small town with even bigger big secrets this season, Eureka is a community of geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What they've unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen . . . and does. Eureka started off with a bang and remained a must-see dramedy on SCI FI. The season 1 series premiere holds the distinction of being the highest-rated series telecast in SCI FI Channel history. See what all the buzz is about and get a sneak peak at the season ahead! Panelists include Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson (Allison Blake), Ed Quinn (Nathan Stark), Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Jaime Paglia (co-creator and executive producer), and Tony Optican (VP, original programming, SCI FI). Room 6CDEF

6:00-7:00 Babylon 5: The Lost TalesCreated by J. Michael Straczynski in 1993, Babylon 5 became an sf cult fan favorite and a top rated show. Now in 2007, you are being taken to 2271 A.D. for Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, a made-for-video movie. See footage from the movie, with a panel to follow. Panelists include writer/director/executive producer J. Michael StraczynskiBruce Boxleitner (President John Sheridan), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley), and Peter Woodward (Galen) as well as executive producer Douglas Netter and producer Samm Barnes. Room 6CDEF

7:15-9:00 Doctor Strange World Premiere Screening and Panel—Lionsgate and Marvel Studios present the world premiere of the newest Marvel Animated Feature, Doctor Strange, with a film screening and Q&A panel featuring Marvel’s senior VP of creative development animation Craig Kyle, plus members of the cast and production team.
(co-writer, (as Teal’c) and executive producer/director creator and members from the original cast, including Room 6CDEF

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A hot day.

As I left work today it was around 100 degrees. I had a dental appointment to redo a filling and patch a spot on a front tooth. I took the back way to make good time into Seattle. I got off the highway and made a right at the light. I checked the rear mirror and saw what looked like my parents car. It was. What are the odds of running into my dad when I had not informed them of my appointment. The dental appointment was not too bad. The temp while in the dental chair climbed as the tooth fix continued. The patch on the front tooth was really sensitive and took 3 shots to numb it down and it still hurt somewhat. The doctor continued and cleaned up the edges and got it done. My front lip was numb for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The 3000th View on Flickr

It has been close the last few day. I checked my Flickr pictures today and found that they have had over 3000 views.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Peek at the schedule for the Comic Con

A sneek peek of the Comic Con is available at their web site. I will add (below) a few item I plan on going to below (from what they show on the site).

A Peek at Thursday, July 26.

1:30-3:30 Paramount Pictures—Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present a bold new vision for the future of adventure. Join us for a one-of-a-kind presentation put together just for the fans at Comic-Con as we look at such highly-anticipated films as Beowulf, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Stardust, Hot Rod, Iron Man, and the next installments of Indiana Jones and Star Trek, plus a few surprises. Appearing in person: JJ Abrams, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary and SNL's Andy Samberg. Hall H

Heath:
Should be some good info.

2:15-3:15 BBC America: TorchwoodWriter Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who) has created a spectacular spin-off TV series from Doctor Who with Torchwood, about a rogue team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve present day crime—both alien and human. Catch an extended clip of the new series and a panel discussion with actors John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness); Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper); series writer Chris Chibnall; and executive producer Julie Gardner. TV Guide’s West Coast Bureau Chief Craig Tomashoff moderates. Room 6A

Heath:
Love Doctor Who. Seen Season 1 to 2 and the 3rd season is out on the Sci-Fi Channel curently. Seen most of the Torchwood shows and would be good to see the show stars and writer.

6:00-7:00 100 Manga Magazines in 60 Minutes—In Japan, manga is published in massive weekly, biweekly and monthly manga magazines, which fit every imaginable category: shojo to shonen, science fiction to horror, moe to yaoi, children's to adult. Join Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide) on a visual tour of the manga world, its industry secrets and future trends! Room 4

Heath: Should be some good info.

8:30-10:30 World Premiere! Superman DoomsdaySuperman is dead? Or is he? All will be revealed at Comic-Con’s world premiere of DC Comics, Warner Bros. Home Video, and Warner Bros. Animation’s Superman Doomsday. It’s the highly anticipated first DC Universe made-for-DVD release presented by Warner Premiere and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Inspired by the best-selling graphic novel of all time, Superman Doomsday is the epic tale of heroism and tragedy, sacrifice and redemption. The film is rated PG-13 for action violence. The film stars Adam Baldwin (Serenity, Chuck) as Superman, Anne Heche (Men in Trees) as Lois Lane, and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Lex Luthor. DC Comics’ Gregory Novek will moderate the post-premiere panel of executive producer/director/writer Bruce Timm (Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Animated Series); directors Brandon Vietti (Legion of Super Heroes) and Lauren Montgomery (Legion of Super Heroes); writer Duane Capizzi (The Batman) and, quite possibly, members of the voice cast. And stay ‘til the end—there might just be a glimpse of future DC Universe films. Ballroom 20

Heath:
Watch the DVD before it is released. Looks to be good.

A Peek at Friday, July 27.

1:15-2:15 Stargate AtlantisThe Stargate legacy continues to burn bright on SCI FI with the fourth original season of Atlantis. Amanda Tapping, one of the most beloved stars in the Stargate universe, travels to the Pegasus galaxy to join the Atlantis cast by reprising her role as television’s favorite astrophysicist, Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. Taking the torch from SG-1 as television’s most thrilling adventure series, Atlantis promises to up the ante this season by introducing a powerful new race, welcoming new cast members and mourning the loss of some beloved friends. Featuring panelists Amanda Tapping, (Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter); David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay); Joe Mallozzi, executive producer/writer; Nora O’Brien, VP, original programming, SCI FI; Charlie Cohen, senior executive VP, MGM Studios; and Robert Cooper, executive producer/writer. Moderated by Gary Jones (Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman, Stargate SG-1). Ballroom 20

Heath:
One of my favorite current Sci-Fi shows.

6:00-7:00 Babylon 5: The Lost TalesCreated by J. Michael Straczynski in 1993, Babylon 5 became an sf cult fan favorite and a top rated show. Now in 2007, you are being taken to 2271 A.D. for Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, a made-for-video movie. See footage from the movie with a panel to follow. Panelists include writer/director/executive producer J. Michael Straczynski, and members from the original cast including Bruce Boxleitner (President John Sheridan), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley) and Peter Woodward (Galen) as well as executive producer Douglas Netter and producer Samm Barnes. Room 6CDEF

Heath:
One of my favorite finished Sci-Fi shows.

7:15-9:00 Doctor Strange World Premiere Screening and Panel—Lionsgate and Marvel Studios present the world premiere of the newest Marvel Animated Feature, Doctor Strange with a film screening and Q&A panel featuring Marvel’s senior VP of creative development animation, Craig Kyle, plus members of the cast and production team. Room 6CDEF

Heath: Watch the DVD before it is released. Looks to be good.

A Peek at Saturday, July 28.

10:45-12:00 The SimpsonsHaving just aired its 400th episode, The Simpsons has now released its first feature film. Join members of the team responsible for both and find out how they did it, including Matt Groening (creator and executive producer); Al Jean, executive producer/head writer); David Mirkin (former executive producer); Matt Selman (executive producer); Michael Price (co-executive producer); David Silverman (director of The Simpsons Movie); Matt Warburton (supervising producer); Don Payne (consulting producer); and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson). Moderated by Bill Morrison. Hall H

Heath: Should be some good info.

12:45-2:00 Heroes: Exclusive Volume II Clip and Q&A—Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Be the first to see an exclusive clip from Volume II and learn more about the DVD, Heroes 360 and more. Moderated by co-executive producer/comic book writer Jeph Loeb, participate in a Q&A session with creator Tim Kring; comic book artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween); and the entire cast—Jack Coleman (H.R.G.); Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders); Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman); Ali Larter (Niki Sanders); James Kyson Lee (Ando); Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura); Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet); Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli); Zachary Quinto (Sylar); Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh); Dania Ramirez (Maya); Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli); and more. Ballroom 20

Heath:
One of my current TV shows.

4:45-5:45 Dark Horse Presents: Joss Whedon—With the hugely successful release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 for Dark Horse Comics, Joss Whedon (Fray, Astonishing X-Men) talks about picking up where the TV series left off, his other projects as well as future plans and possibly even a few surprises. A sneak peek from the upcoming Serenity—Collector's Edition DVD will be shown. Ballroom 20

Heath: Should be some good info.

A Peek at Sunday, July 29

1:30-3:00 Cover Story: Art of the Cover— They lied. You really can tell a book by its cover, and Mark Evanier is going to talk to some of the best cover artists in the comics biz about it. Join Mark along with fellow Comic-Con special guests Adam Hughes (Catwoman, Wonder Woman); Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn); Joe Jusko (Tomb Raider, Marvel Masterpieces); Rowena (renowned fantasy cover illustrator); Matt Wagner (Grendel, Batman); J. H. Williams (Promethea), and others as they tell their own cover stories. Room 1AB

Heath: Should be some good info.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Flip your text / ʇxǝʇ ɹnoʎ dılɟ

Found on dig, a link to a web page that will flip any text typed into it, like sıɥʇ.

LINK

Friday, July 06, 2007

Simpsons in Seattle

Out of a small number of store, a local 7-Eleven store in my area (Seattle), has been converted into a Kwik-e-Mart.

Pictures: Flickr Search for Seattle area
Story: 7-Elevens transform in 'Simpsons' promotion

Check out (and click on for a larger picture)

Squishee
Checked out the local 7-11 to see any Simpson changes.
One was the change from Slurpee to Squishee brand.
Tried the special flavor of Blue 'Woo Hoo!' Vanilla. Which was good.

My picture with the Simpsons.
Went to see the Transformer movie the other day and they had
this 3D stand up of the Simpson characters.
This is a picture of me taken by a friend.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Some Comic-Con info I found out.

22 days till the convention.

  1. There will be a FedEx or UPS (not sure at this time) in the convention center. Big items or some posters you don't want tote back home. Just send them back home.
  2. Pack with one carry on, unpack at the hotel and have a empty bag for the convention.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

My new DVR.

Some differences I have noticed with my new DVR built in to my cable box from my old TiVo.

  • Search function is about the same.
  • The TiVo will store 30 min of live TV and will erase the time from the end, keeping a full 30 min. With the DVR on normal cable, it will keep 15 min. After 15 min it will erase the 15 min and start over again.
  • With the TiVo, you can set a search for a name and if it found it a show description, it would record the show automatically.
  • The guide on the TiVo would have about 2 - 3 weeks available. The DVR has about 1 week (so far, looks it may still be downloading).
  • With the DVR, no phone jack is required. The guide come from the cable.
  • With the DVR, when you delete a show, it is gone. With a software update a while back, the TiVo would place the deleted show in a trash folder and when needed delete the show.
  • With the DVR it does show the percent of space you have left. (Something I like.)
I like my TiVo system, but it bit the dust and stop working (see prev post) and I did not want to spend any more money than I needed for a replacement. The unit I got from my cable company is about $12.00 per month (and no equipment to purchase) and the TiVo had a monthly cost for the guide of about $15.00 per month (and the equipment has to be purchased).

TiVo makes a good system and is included Direct TV systems (I think), which I do not have. I did not want to fork out any more money than a I had. At this point I am saving money.