July 30th, 2008


Comic con!

So, I went to comic con Thursday-Saturday with Cecilia. It was pretty insane. Thursday, we took my sister Katelynne and her friend Sara, because they were wanting to see the TWILIGHT panel, which truthfully, I was also interested in seeing. On Thursday, we pretty much stayed in Hall H the entire day. Cecilia was really interested in seeing Gerard Butler, because he is her husband. Truthfully, I don't see the appeal. He's not bad looking, but I don't think he's particularly hot. He is really funny and nice.

The TWILIGHT panel was pretty insane. I found out that some of the people have been waiting in line to get into the panel since the previous day's afternoon. I wish I can understand the fascination with waiting in line for a really long time, but I think waiting in line is really boring, and if you can avoid doing it, you should. I think it's some sort of badge of honor that we like to wear or something. Like, "yeah, I'm a true fan. I waited in line for 36 hours." If I ever create something that people are that rabid about, I would hope that my future fans would be smart enough to start lining up at a normal time. I think that comic con should make a new rule that people can't start lining up for an event before 8 a.m. on the day of the event. It would make for a much nicer convention. Fans who have been waiting in line all night long in the (somewhat) cold are going to be grouchy and nasty, and when there are 6000 other fans crowding these fans, you pretty much have the ingredients for a riot.

Anyhow, it's pretty safe to say that the TWILIGHT actors had no idea that the fans were so rabid, and it completely took them off guard, especially Robert Pattinson, who was pretty much at a loss for words.

It was cool to see all the previews for the new movies coming out -- Max Payne, The Day the Earth Stood Still -- and to see the actors and creators talk about their movies. Dakota Fanning was late and stuck in traffic, but she came out later to say hi to everyone which was really adorable. We also got to see Hugh Jackman and he brought some Wolverine footage. Speaking of which, I should probably watch the X-Men movies eventually. I own them, but have never seen more than five minutes of either of them.

Friday, we met up with Barbara which was good. We saw the SPACED panel which was awesome. It's a great show. Cecilia bought the DVD set. We also went to the Doctor Horrible panel, which was also really exciting and totally solidified my love for all things NPH. What a dude. I think we went to the Fringe panel on Friday, too. It doesn't look like it's going to be a winner.

We also met up with icalynn who was nice enough to let us stay with her overnight. We also met her sister and friend, who were very nice and had plenty of stories to tell. I especially loved all of the stories about ghosts. (They live in one of the most haunted cities in North America.)

We went to dinner with Barbara at an Indian place which was delicious.

On Saturday, we went to the DOLLHOUSE panel, and that looks pretty interesting. I'm excited to try that one out. I also went to the CHUCK panel with Barbara while Cecilia went to the PUSHING DAISIES panel with her friend Paris. It was good times, for sure. What else... I think we went to the Directors panel or something on Saturday, and we saw Kevin Smith, Judd Apatow, Zack Snyder and Frank Miller. It was interesting to learn that these guys actually pay attention to their names on Google alerts. Also, I think I had a weird dream about Judd Apatow the other night. I think we were playing poker.

I didn't go to the HEROES panel because Cecilia is not current on it. I also missed out on BSG because I am like 10 episodes behind.

Anyhow, I developed a huge cough on Wednesday, so apart from being pretty sick the entire weekend, I had a great time.

Tonight, I get to go to WICKED at the Pantages in LA. I'm pretty excited.