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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back from Comic-Con

It started early. Got to the airport with time to spare. Check in was simple. Meet up with the others. We got to the hotel and rested for awhile. We walked to the convention center to get our badges. I help Rich set up his stuff for the art show. Rich got a artist table on the con floor. Due to the table, we got onto the floor early with no Preview Day crowd and was able to snap some great pictures. The doors opened and the floor became crowded. I got a large bag and filled it up with some feebies for the three hours of the Preview Day.

The next day started with getting a Torchwood autograph ticket at the BBC booth and then I rushed up to the autograph area to get a ticket for the panel autographs. Got in a some what long line and got the needed ticket on the first try. The first day panel was the Stan Lee and Grant Morrison Panel, then the Doctor Who panel and finishing with the Torchwood panel. All of them were in the same room. After the panels it was time to wait in line for the Doctor Who/Torchwood autograph. It took over a hour, but I got 2 of the 3 people signing. I tried to get into the next panel, but it was full. So I wondered around the con floor. There was one exclusive item I wanted, I had to stand in another line at the Hasbro booth for around 20 to 30 min. The day ended with my feet needing a rest.

The next day was Friday. There were 3 Stargate panels going on, again all in the same room. I left at the tail end of the Atlantis panel to goto the floor for the Slave Leia Group photo shot. I found that it was going to happen at 1pm at the Gentle Giant booth in front of the life size bust of Jabba The Hut. When I got there they were was not group, just some single Leia posing on Jabba The Hut. I happily took a good number of photos. (I found out later that the group shot was done at 11:30am on that same day). Next I went to stand in a long line to get into the American Dad panel, which then changed into the Family Guy panel, which showed a full episode of the next season. I laughed my ass off. In the same room, the next panel was Bones panel, which showed 1/3 to 1/2 of a episode of the next season. They almost had the full cast there. I tried to got into the Robot Chicken pannel, but they closed the line off 30 min before the panel stared, so I wend down to the con floor to look around there.

Saturday can along. Went to the Iron Man Animated Screening which it showed 2 full eps. With Rich, we tried to get Mythbuster autograph tickets. Rich got his on the 1st try. A line friend got a extra one and she gave me her extra ticket. I had some time, I went to the con floor and looked around. Next was the Chuck panel and the Eureka panel. Rich got in line for Mythbuster autograph and I meet up with him. I got some good pictures of them from the line, when I got up there I got to shake both of their hands. From there I went to get in line for the Mythbuster panel. I got in line. The end of a very long line. I stayed in till they said the room was full. With Rich and JP, we went and got some food. The other went to do their own things, while went to the see Wolverine and The X-Men Animated screening. It was great, 3 full episodes, that will not begin till next year. After that in the same room was the world premiere of Mutant Chronicles.

At the freebie table I noted they were giving out poster tubes that had fake FOX stickers on them along with handy shoulder straps. This was the only thing of note they were giving out at the freebie table. This poster tube came in real handy with getting my posters home on the plane in one piece.

Sunday was the last day. No major plans were planed. Went around the con floor for a while and watched some anime for a while and the met up with the others to head out. We went to the hotel to check out. Chris was not there. He had met up with his cousin and had taken a nap. We met up with him at the airport later. Got home with no major problems.

Check out the picture here on Flickr. (Will post the pictures as I go thru them, it could take a while.)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The night before.

It the night before my trip to Comic-Con. I check my Flicker account and noted there are 1,500 pictures and over 30,000 views on my Flickr pictures, a update from 20000 views on 04/22/08.

Friday, July 18, 2008

All the days in a row.

Thursday, July 24.
10:00 Line ticket drawing for Doctor Who/Torchwood autographs -- AA2
12:00-1:00 Doctor Who -- Hall H, Ballroom 20
1:00-2:00 Torchwood -- Hall H, Ballroom 20
2:00-3:00 Autographs for Doctor Who/Torchwood -- AA2
(2:00-3:00 Red Sonja: One-on-One -- Room Hall H, 6CDEF)
3:00-4:00 Wizard’s First Rule -- Hall H, Room 6B
5:00-6:00 Bandai Entertainment’s Anime Invasion -- Hall H, Room 4

Friday, July 25.
10:45-11:45 Stargate Continuum -- Ballroom 20
11:45-12:15 Stargate Worlds -- Ballroom 20
12:15-1:15 Stargate Atlantis -- Ballroom 20
1:00 Slave Leia Group Picture at the Gentle Giant booth
1:30-2:30 Joss Whedon -- Ballroom 20
3:30-4:15 Family Guy -- Ballroom 20
4:30-5:30 Bones -- Ballroom 20
6:15-7:00 [adult swim]’s Robot Chicken -- Room 6B

Saturday, July 26th.
10:00-11:00 Marvel: Iron Man: Armored Adventures Animated Screening -- Room 6CDEF
11:00 Line ticket drawing for MythBusters autographs -- AA4
11:30-12:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Screening and Q&A -- Room 6A
3:30-4:30 Chuck Screening and Q&A -- Ballroom 20
4:45-5:45 SCI FI Eureka -- Room 6CDEF
5:30-7:00 Autographs for MythBusters -- AA4
7:15-8:15 MythBusters Q&A and Sneak Preview -- Room 6B
8:30-10:00 Marvel: Wolverine and The X-Men Animated Screening -- Room 6CDEF

Sunday, July 27th.
(no plans at this time)

At Comic-Con . . .

Thru some web sites I found out that some Trek Celebrities will be on the convention floor signing autographs.

At the Lightspeed Fine Art booth #3745:

Avery Brooks: Thursday, July 24th to Saturday, July 26th
Nicole de Boer: Wednesday, July 23rd to Thursday, July 24th
Jonathan Frakes: Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th
Cirroc Lofton: Wednesday, July 23rd to Thursday, July 24th
Bob Picardo: Friday, July 25th to Saturday, July 26th
Levar Burton: Sunday, July 27th

Found the info here.

Wil Wheaton will be at Comic-Con at the Dumbrella booth #1335.

Found the info here.

Cross Promotion

This was the front page picture on the NY Times to advertise the new iPhone. Look closely.

Talk about great advertising for Verizon Wireless and poor attention to detail for AT&T.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What To Do on Sunday, July 27 . . . .

. . . . at Comic-Con.

Sunday, July 27th.

No panels cought my eye. I will roam the convention floor or check out the Anime room.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What To Do on Saturday, July 26 . . . .

. . . . at Comic-Con.

Saturday, July 26th.

-- A showing of the Iron Man cartoon, I am so there. --

10:00-11:00 Marvel: Iron Man: Armored Adventures Animated Screening— Tony Stark, heir to a billion-dollar corporation, lives a life of luxury, free to pursue his chief interests—seeking extreme thrills, solving scientific mysteries and creating mind-boggling inventions. But everything goes horribly wrong when a tragic accident robs Tony of his father and nearly costs him his own life. Now dependent on his own impressive technology for survival and dedicated to battling corruption, Tony must reconcile the pressure of teenage life with the duties of a superhero. Inside his remarkable invention, Tony Stark is geared for high-speed flight, high-tech battles and high-octane adventure! He is Iron Man. Meet Josh Fine (Marvel Studios), Christopher Yost (head writer), and others involved with this exciting new animated series and watch an episode of Iron Man: Armored Adventures before its Nicktoons 2009 premiere. Room 6CDEF

-- Liked the 1st season, looking foward to the panel. --

11:30-12:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Screening and Q&A— Back for a second year at Comic-Con, the producers and stars of this hit action-adventure drama will debut the trailer for season two and answer questions from fans during this one-hour session. Executive producers Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), John Wirth (The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.) and James Middleton (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) will be joined by returning series stars Lena Headey (300), Thomas Dekker (Heroes), Summer Glau (Serenity), Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Richard T. Jones (Event Horizon), as well as new series regulars Garret Dillahunt (No Country for Old Men) and musician Shirley Manson (Garbage). Produced by C2 Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns for a second season September 8 and airs Mondays at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. Room 6A

-- Good and funny show. Glad it is back for a 2nd season. --

3:30-4:30 Chuck Screening and Q&A— Chuck executive producer Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl), co-creator Chris Fedak, and stars Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect), Yvonne Strahovski (Gone), Joshua Gomez (Invasion), Sarah Lancaster (Everwood), Ryan McPartlin (Super Capers), and Adam Baldwin (Serenity) return to Comic-Con for a Q&A to discuss the People’s Choice Award–nominated action-comedy, and to screen an exclusive series highlight reel debuting new footage from the upcoming second season. Produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Chuck airs Mondays at 8:00 PM on NBC. Ballroom 20

-- A great summer show I am looking foward to see. --

4:45-5:45 SCI FI Eureka SCI FI’s hit summer series returns for its triumphant third season on Tuesday, July 29 (9:00 pm/8:00 pm Central). But first, fans can experience the quirky fun of America’s smartest little town up close and personal by joining the cast and executive producers of Eureka for an exclusive Comic-Con discussion. Panelists include cast members Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Joe Morton plus co-creator and executive producer Jamie Paglia, executive producer Charlie Craig, and Tony Optican, SVP for original programming, SCI FI. Room 6CDEF

-- MythBuster is another great show that I watch and rewatch the repeats. Looking forward toward the panel. --

7:15-8:15 MythBusters Q&A and Sneak Preview— Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of MythBusters talk about their offbeat Discovery Channel series that uses science to determine the truth behind urban legends. With backgrounds in animatronics, robotics, model building, and prototyping, Adam and Jamie will answer questions about the 300+ myths they’ve busted to date, show untelevised clips from their most explosive myths, and feature a Comic-Con exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming NASA moon landing hoax episode. Room 6B

-- A sneek peak of the animated X-Men show with the first three episodes series. --

8:30-10:00 Marvel: Wolverine and The X-Men Animated Screening— When an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, the beaten heroes walk away from it all. But then they're given a rare glimpse into the future, and see a world in utter ruin, ruled by mutant-hunting Sentinels. So now the most legendary of all X-Men takes the lead—Wolverine! Reuniting these broken heroes, Wolverine embarks on the ultimate mission—to prevent the world's destruction. To rescue us from ourselves. To save the future. Meet Boyd Kirkland (lead director), Craig Kyle (supervising producer), Greg Johnson (head writer), and others involved with this new animated series and watch the first three episodes of this epic new X-Men series before its Nicktoons 2009 premiere. Room 6CDEF

Monday, July 14, 2008

What To Do on Friday, July 25 . . . .

. . . . at Comic-Con.

Friday, July 25.

-- I am also a Stargate fan and there are 3 panels of it all in the same room. I plan to get a good seat and stick to it. --

10:45-11:45 Stargate Continuum— Following on the heels of the hit DVD release Ark of Truth, the next full-length feature will be released Tuesday, July 29, with principal cast members returning for the biggest adventure of them all! This panel features Brad Wright (series co-creator and Continuum developer, executive producer and writer), Martin Wood (director), and (subject to availability) stars Richard Dean Anderson (General Jack O'Neill), Amanda Tapping (Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter), Ben Browder (Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), and Christopher Judge (Teal'c). Ballroom 20

11:45-12:15 Stargate Worlds— After nearly 15 years on the air, the Stargate franchise is launching its first-ever multilevel online game, with all the elements—and more!—fans expect from the Stargate family. The key creative team from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and FireSky Studios present a compelling sneak-peek and answer questions. Panelists include Brad Wright (Stargate series' co-creator, executive producer and writer) plus Dan Elggren (FireSky Studio head), Chris Klug (creative director), Howard Lyon (art director), and Demetrius Comes (director of technology). Ballroom 20

12:15-1:15 Stargate Atlantis— With new allies and new challenges, Stargate Atlantis is making big waves in its action-packed fifth season. Be on hand for this exclusive panel discussion with the cast and creators of SCI FI's hit series. Panelists include cast members Joe Flanigan, Robert Picardo, and Jewel Staite, co-creator and executive producer Brad Wright, and , Chris Sanagustin, VP original programming SCI FI. Moderated by Martin Gero, executive producer. Ballroom 20

-- Its Joss Whedon, Family Guy and Bones, again all in the same room as with the Stargate panels. --

1:30-2:30 Joss Whedon— Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the writers and cast of his new short film, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, will show never-before-seen clips while Joss also discusses Buffy Season Eight, the Fray crossover, and the upcoming Serenity comic focusing on Shepherd Book. Ballroom 20

3:30-4:15 Family Guy— Stars Seth MacFarlane and Seth Green and the producers of the Fox animated hit give fans a sneak peek at a never-before-seen episode and discuss the highly anticipated spinoff The Cleveland Show. Ballroom 20

4:30-5:30 Bones— Join the entire cast (David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley) and creators Hart Hanson and Barry Josephson for an hour of behind-the-scenes secrets and the chance to ask them everything you always wanted to know about the hit Fox drama. Ballroom 20

-- A great show with toys. --

6:15-7:00 [adult swim]’s Robot Chicken— Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (co-creators), Tom Root and Doug Goldstein (head writers/co-producers), Breckin Meyer (writer/actor), and Kevin Shinick (writer) speak about [adult swim]’s original series, Robot Chicken. In its third season, the network’s Emmy-winning stop-motion and animation show known for its pop culture commentary just released the episode Robot Chicken Star Wars on DVD. Room 6B

Autographs Signed

The autographs schedule has been update and there were only a few people that I am look at to get a autographs of.

Doctor Who/Torchwood
Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner, Steven Moffat, Naoko Mori
Line ticket drawing at 10:00 am on Thursday
Thursday AA2 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage
Line ticket drawing at 11:00 am on Saturday
Saturday AA4 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Erin Gray, actor (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons)
Thursday AA15 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Friday AA14 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Saturday AA15 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sunday AA19 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Threadless in a Shirt

Today I placed a order to two shirt I plan to bring to Comic-Con from Threadless T-Shits, hoping they get here in time (finger crossed). From what I can tell, they pre-print the shirt in the given color in the different sizes. Which they can sell out over time.

I like the picture of the Monster in Training and it is in my color.

Training - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

The below shirt is in two parts, one that is shone below and the other comes out in the dark that says "Hold Me". I like it. It something that could be used at Comic-Con. What came to my mind is the panel rooms where they would have lights on in the beginning and would turn them down when they started or to show some videos. I like the effect it could have.

I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Christmas Time In July

Today (July 12th) Hallmark released some of their Christmas ornament, with others coming out in October.

I picked up the Iron Man ornament because it looked cool and I am a fan.

I picked up The Joker ornament because it is a Limited Quantity Special Edition.
I got the last one at that store and the price was not bad at $12.50.

Friday, July 11, 2008

What To Do on Thursday, July 24 . . . .

. . . . at Comic-Con.

Thursday, July 24.

-- I am a Doctor Who and Torchwood fan, last year I did not get there in time. I waited in a long line and did not get in. Plan: get there early. Both events are in the same room. All I need to do is stay put and for the next panel. --

12:00-1:00 Doctor Who Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), and writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) discuss their creative process and experience working on the BBC’s Doctor Who—Britain’s most successful sci-fi franchise—with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Hall H, Ballroom 20

1:00-2:00 Torchwood Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), and actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori and Burn Gorman discuss their creative process and experience on working on BBC America’s highest-rated show ever—Torchwood— followed by a Q&A session. Hall H, Ballroom 20

-- Its a first look at the Red Sonja movie with Rose McGowan. Worth a look. --

2:00-3:00 Red Sonja: One-on-One— Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), Rose McGowan (Grindhouse), Doug Aarniokoski (2nd unit director, Resident Evil 3) and David White (Undisputed 2) are teaming up to bring back the red-headed warrior woman known as Red Sonja. Join Robert, Rose, Doug, and David for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session! Room Hall H, 6CDEF

-- Loved the first book and looking foward to the new show. --

3:00-4:00 Wizard’s First Rule A first look at the upcoming action-adventure series Wizard's First Rule with book author Terry Goodkind and show executive producers Robert Tapert (Xena: Warrior Princess), Kenneth Biller (Star Trek: Voyager) and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man). The one-hour weekly television show premiering late fall is inspired by Terry Goodkind's bestselling epic fantasy series: The Sword of Truth. The story follows the journey of Richard Cypher, a simple woodsman, as he discovers the magical powers he holds within. With the help of a mysterious woman and a powerful wizard, he must use his newfound abilities to stop a ruthless tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world. Join Terry, Rob, Ken and Sam for a moderated interview and audience Q&A session! Hall H, Room 6B

5:00-6:00 Bandai Entertainment’s Anime Invasion— In 2008, Bandai Entertainment has put together an amazing line up of anime titles: Code Geass, Lucky Star, Gurren Lagann, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Sword of the Stranger, Ghost Slayers Ayashi, Gundam 00, and many more. Join Bandai Entertainment president Ken Iyadomi and director of marketing Robert Napton to hear all the latest news on the company’s releases, learn some tidbits about what’s coming, up and maybe get some free stuff! Hall H, Room 4

(For the time not in the panels, I plan to walk the floor of the convention floor. That my plan and I am sticking to it.)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Gamers Showing At Comic-Con

Found out from the All Games Considered podcast the long pending movie The Gamers: Dorkness Rising will have its show at this years Comic-Con. I have heard good review and will be on To Do list at Comic-Con.