I didn’t get the full Comic Con experience that I wanted as I was working the whole time (off the convention floor), but I will give you my quick favorites below. You’ll get to watch most of my work (and I’ll post some audio) in the next month so stay tuned as we roll out weekly red carpets and sit-down interviews with the cast of The Mummy, Land of the Lost, Drag Me To Hell, Death Race and Disaster Movie.
In the meanwhile, here is a quickie of my favs (in no particular order):
-Meeting Sid and Marty Krofft
-Betting with friends on how many Joker costumes I saw every 10 feet
-People NOT breaking character EVER! (pictured below from Hey’s Supes photo gallery)
-this girl (Edward Scissorhands) pictured above was amazing. I saw her enter the convention not breaking character ONCE throughout the whole day. Even when the badge checker asked to see her badge to get in to the Con she sat there looking sad, and silent with a hand full of metal….thus forcing the badge checker to ruffle through her clothes to find her badge…The great part about that story was that EVERYONE that was dressed in character was like that. It was pretty amazing to see. The one thing that worried me was the lack of security (a lot of people in official shirts, but no one paying attention). It kind of freaked me out seeing hordes of people walking around with “real” looking fake guns. hmmm…could have been dangerous.
-The smell of the people after 4 days of not showering and wearing the same costume (not my favorite, but most definitely a stand-out moment)
-Hanging with and having dinner with Tom Kenny (voice of Sponge Bob, Mr. Show, etc) at Rod Roddenberry’s party…Kevin Smith also made a quick appearance at the party.
-Fans freaking out and taking pictures paparazzi style of voice actors
-People standing in line for 2 hours for a free plastic bag (no joke…I don’t get it either…maybe because it was free?)
Here is a craigslist posting from a die hard fan looking for a Wonder Woman bag that was given out last Thursday:
Date: 2008-07-27, 3:06AM PDT
I’m looking to swap for your WB Wonder Woman bag which was given out on Thursday at SDCC. I can offer the Sci-fi BSG “Big Frakkin Bag”, or the WB Watchmen bag, or the Pushing Daisies/Chuck Bag, or one of the red Star Wars Clone Wars masks.
I’m really hoping to find this bag for a die-hard Wonder Woman fan, so please help out if you can. I’ll be at the con all day Sunday and can meet up easily.
This is the bag they wanted (opps…I gave mine away to some kid):
That just about sums up my whole trip. I’ll get some of my raw audio files on the site from my interviews this week, but the videos will be a longer process.
It was a LONG weekend, but a fun one.