I’ve officially been back from Comic Con for a week now. I’ve been battling a case of being lazy, being ass tired and some laptop issues. On top of that I’ve had over 255 pics to scan through to pick the best ones for the post but now Woot, I am done. Enjoy ya’ll.
Thursday: Day One
I came into town Wednesday night, a good 6 hours later than I was supposed to so the first thing I did when I landed was…go out drinking with my friends! A minor mistake since I woke up Thursday morning with a pounding headache but I had a convention to attend so I chowed down on some asprins, grabbed my schedule and head over to the convention to check in. Checking in was the first of many lines I spent during my time at CC. I can estimate that I spent 90 percent of my time at CC in a line. True story.
So after I checked in, I head off to the infamous Hall H to start the day with the Tron panel. Hall H is the biggest hall in the convention and it also has the longest lines. The line to get into heaven is a lot shorter than the line is for Hall H. Hall H is also where all the big, huge Hollywood panels were so people camp out earlier to get in. This was around 9 in the morning, the Tron panel was at 11:15 and before I got even close to H, the panel was full and they weren’t letting anyone in. Wa wa. People left and my main panel for the day was Scott Pilgrim vs The World at 6. I wasn’t about to wait in that line again just to be turned away for the one panel I really wanted to go to that day so I waited. Finally I was able to get in for the next panel Sony’s Salt and Battle: Los Angeles.
I didn’t have an interest in seeing Salt but for the panel I got to see Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber also joining them were director Phillip Nois and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Following was Battle: Los Angeles, a new alien/war scifi action flick. From the trailer it has a minor District 9 feel to it but so I thought it looked pretty cool. This panel included director Jonathan Liebesman, producer Neal Moritz and stars Michelle Rodriquez and Aaron Eckhart.
Next panel: J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon
*cough my boner dream panel cough*
The geeky girl in me spooged big time for this panel. I’m a fan of Abrams from his work with Lost, Cloverfield, Star Trek, etc and Whedon, well, I can’t describe how this man has toyed with my emotions, fucked with my mind and changed my world. To have these two together was one of the highlights of my night.
The Expendables Panel
I’m not big on action movies but I’ll have a taste for it every now and then. For this panel there was so much man musk and testy drive in the air that I’m now little jazzed up to see this movie.
For this panel: Sly Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, and Terry Crews (also Bruce Willis stopped by for a minute to give Sly a hug. Shit was hot!)
Final Panel: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This panel was a full-blown bag of awesome the stars included: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Alison Pill, Ellen Wong, Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Mark Webber, Jason Schwartzman, and dressed up as Captain America, Michael Cera. Also the comic book creator Bryan Lee O’Mallery was there, moderating the panel was Edgar Wright *swoon* and for 2.5 seconds, the panel had a cameo by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Before the panel, we were given buttons and told to hold on to them and not trade them. Right before the panel ended, Edgar Wright announced that he was doing a special screening for people who had a “1 Up” button, ya’ll guess what button I had in my very hands…
So I followed hundreds of people down the streets of San Diego to track down this theater, we got lost a bunch of times and when hope was lost, we finally found the theater and Edgar Wright was there to greet us. On top of all the greatness, I was able to hug Edgar Wright and *sigh* it was nice. Haha. Scott Pilgrim was damn awesome and I suggest everyone go see. And my review can be found HERE
After the movie, the cast came out for a minute and then Edgar Wright announced that Metric, yes, the band I love and adore was there to performance for us. I’m not ashamed to admit I lost my shit. In May I got to see Metric perform and now I got a chance to see them again, for free and at freakin’ Comic Con. I just can’t even express the amounts to geekiness that exploded from my soul. It was quite glorious.
This ends day one of Comic Con.
Friday: Day Two
Hawaii Five-O Panel
My main focus for the day was The Walking Dead panel but I caught the Hawaii Five-O panel before that so I took pics for that. Here’s Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim.
The Walking Dead Panel
So over a year now friends have been telling me I should be reading The Walking Dead and how I would love it. In May, on free Comic Book Day, I picked up my first trade and I’ve been emotionally invested ever since. If you like zombies and comics, you so have to must, read this comic. Saying that it’s amazing is an understatement and holy shit balls, it’s a pretty fucked up comic as well. After reading #8 I was damaged for a while. Anywayz, if you haven’t heard yet, AMC is making this into a series and those fans of the book have their doubts, I’m completely utterly on board for this.
For this panel: Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Joel Stillerman, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Emma Bell, Laurie Holden, and Jon Bernthal.
Old School American Horror: Hatchet 2 Panel
My final panel of the night and another favorite, Hatchet 2! I love, love, love the first one and getting to see crazzzyyyy, gory, gruesome clips and death scenes got me very excited for it’s October release. Another great part is, Adam Green was unable to edit it enough to score an R rating so poof, it’s going to be Unrated and hitting up some major theater chain so yeah, awesome!
For this panel: Adam Green, Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, R.A. Mihailoff, Parry Sheen, AJ Bowen and Rileah Vanderbilt.
Saturday: Day Three
My Saturday journey was not so crazy. I wasn’t able to get into the Green Latern panel but I did get into Let Me In which was my main panel of the day.
Let Me In Panel
It’s universal knowledge that Let The Right One In is one of my absolutely favorite movies like ever. I’m on the fence about the remake and I have hopes that incorporating elements of the book into this Americanized version would be interesting but I still don’t know. I think Chloe Moretz is incredible and I did get a chance to see a few clips and it didn’t completely turn me off so….let’s see how this goes when it come out.
For this panel: Matt Reeves, Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smith-McPhee and Richard Jenkins.
The rest of my Saturday was spent frolicking and seeing Scott Pilgrim again with friends. I completely missed out on the stabbing in the face incident!
Sunday: Day Four
The last day of CC for me was to finally get a chance to walk the floor. The place is damn overwhelming and for the hours I spent attempting to walk around and to see everything, I was not able to cover more than 50 percent of what was there. Woosh. It was a lot. I did get a chance to get stuff so that made me happy.
The first thing I did was attending a taping of my favorite podcast Geekscape, if ya’ll like comic books, video games and movies and awesome people, go to Geekscape.
I’ve been apart of the ‘Scape forums for a few years now so little did I know I would be thrown on the show. I was there to represent their “Cup the Puss” shirt and to embarrass myself. Haha. I then unknowingly started a “Cup the Puss” trend. (“Cup the puss” is an expression for girls to put the moves on a guy if he isn’t getting the hint. So basically it’s the girl version of “balls up.”) I wore the shirt proudly yet don’t follow it’s advice but I did enjoy the disgusted look at old lady gave me at the hotel restaurant earlier that morning. Moving on…
So, you can check out the episode right here Geekscape! It does take a while to download so I won’t be offended if you don’t watch me play with my hair, giggle and practice waving at the camera. If you want to invest the time, I clock in at the 1:29 mark so enjoy my 5 out of 15 minutes of fame. Haha.
For the rest of my time, I walked the floor, got my The Walking Dead #9 signed by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard and took a bunch of random pics.