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Friday, July 27, 2007

Day: E

I wouldn't have been a day late with this post...HONEST. I was just having problems with my picture uploading account. Anyway, pictures are worth a thousand words. Plus I'm tired as heck. Here's Thursday:

Mob crossing the street

Mob outside the door

Mob on the escalator

Hiyo, Robin!

A con is not a con without Star Wars

Here come the costumes...

"...And I'll form the shoe!"

Only at the con can you see such friendship

Entering Hall H(umongous) for the Paramount Pictures Presentation

Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone bringing the laughs for "Hot Rod"

Sharp-tongued Neil Gaiman talks about "Stardust" and "Beowulf"

J.J. Abrams talks about "Cloverfield" and the upcoming "Star Trek" movie

Jon Favreau premieres awesome footage from "Iron Man". Call me converted!

Spielberg via satellite on the set of "Indiana Jones 4"

Spielberg and Ford looking perfect as Indy (again)

More Indy 4 cast

Spielberg and Ford reveal that Karen Allen will reprise her role as "Marion Ravenwood"

Momentous announcement that Quinto will be the new "Spock". Trek fans go berserk...

Eerie Vulcan resemblance

Leonard Nimoy says that Quinto's casting is "logical". Trek fans go berserk again...

And now for the schwag:

Italian awesomeness from Luca Tieri

One of my favorite purchases from the unbelievable talent, Deanna Marsigliese

Craig McCracken's whimsical sketchbook

Jeff Pidgeon's first self-produced vinyl. How cute is a Happy Beaver...

...with an autographed butt.

And finally, a mind-blowing, limited edition, SDCC exclusive vinyl from Chris Sanders (can't get enough of this guy's work). Genius packaging.

We topped off the night by catching the world premiere of "Superman:Doomsday" which delivered BIG, and then some.

Good full day! I'll catch up on Friday's post tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Day: N

Aha! I actually did it. First blog post to recap Day 1: Preview Night. The cool thing about today is that it's the "lightest" of all the days in terms of crowd. Most of the people who make it to the con this early are industry folk such as ourselves, or hardcore pre-registered 4-day pass holders.

Our flight out of San Francisco was delayed a bit but we knew we were headed in the right direction because we spotted someone wearing the Green Lantern ring and another lady with a tattoo of "The Crow" on her arm. After a few minutes, I got the sneaking suspicion that everyone on our flight was headed to the con.

Our homebase

Great view from our room

After arriving at our sweet hotel (which is only a couple of blocks from the Convention Center), we quickly went to register. You could already feel the wave of people undulating in and out of the Convention Center. I'm always amazed at the diversity of Comic Con attendees - all ages, all shapes and sizes, all walks of life - all ravenously excited to be here.

Before this trip, I was determined to be organized and write down all the panels I wanted to go to and all the stuff I wanted to buy. But once we stepped inside, I was completely thrown off. No matter how much you prepare, you'll never be prepared. I felt claustrophobic on the supposedly "lightest" day by the amount of people already here. I can't even imagine what the next days will be like.

Jamie and Rhode: Buy one get one free

Yes, that's Rosario Dawson. I think she's a comic nerd too underneath that polished Hollywood exterior.

In my dazed state, I only got my bearings to buy two things today:

Chris Sanders' Sketchbook 2

Great glossy stock shows off his amazing drawings in b/w and color

Yes, Shanth, I got you a copy...

Bill Presing's "Belle du Jour"

Bill was selling a few amount of sketchbooks with original book plates. I've been eyeing those for the past week. I think I nabbed one of the last ones... Score!!

Despite the chaos, I'm happy that I at least got a couple of things I really wanted. Good way to get my feet wet. But since I was so off my game, I forgot to take that many photos. I spent half of my time trying to find where I needed to go (I probably would have done better blindfolded).

Hopefully I'll do better tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Well, we're off to the 2007 San Diego Comic Con! I missed it last year so I'm rip-roaring to go this time around (still debating whether or not to bring a bigger suitcase...). Many people have asked us whether or not we have a booth to which I calmly reply, "We're NERDS! We gotta roam!!!"

I'm going to attempt (and I use that word lightly) a daily blog posting of our adventures. But if I fail, I'll be sure to give my commentary when we get back... that is, if we survive the tidal wave of nerd.

See you on the other side!
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