Thursday, July 19, 2007

Too Many Choices!

Well, as some of you may know, at the end of next week I will be traveling away from the beautiful city by the bay for the far of shores of San Diego. And the impetus for this momentous trip? San Diego International Comic Con!!! Yup thats right Comic Con. I went two years ago and had a blast. Now I'm going back and I honestly couldn't be more excited.

There is a lot of great stuff to do and see. Also Erica will be there with me, unfortunately she'll be working, but at least she'll be around to have dinner with and whatnot. So I've got the ticket to the con, I've got the flight and hotel booked, all I need now is to figure out what exactly I want to see. When I went last time I didn't have a game plan and that was a definite mistake. If you've never been to a con you might not understand but they are really pretty overwhelming when you first step in. This one in particular being the biggest convention of its kind in the world is just plain nutty. Last time I spent the majority of my time running around trying to get into panel sessions that I'd missed the line up for and was consequently locked out of, or just wandering aimlessly on the convention floor. That was great but really not very productive. There is really a lot of great things to see and I don't want to be left out just because I didnt realize that I should be at such and such room at such and such time.

For me the panel sessions are the coolest thing, and as you know if ytou read this blog at all I love movie stuff. So here is an abridged list of all the panel sessions that I'm thinking of going to. Unfortunately a lot of them overlap, and the bigger ones might lock their doors once keeping new people out so i will have to pick and choose. Are there any that really catch your eye that you think I shouldn't miss???

Friday July 27th

10:30-11:30 The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen - panel features Stan Lee,Don Payne (FF2), Mark Fergus (Iron Man), Kevin Fiege (Marvel prod pres)

10:30-12:00 Warner Bros - Invasion (w/ Joel Silver),Whiteout (w/Kate Beckensale),One Missed Call (w/Ed Burns), Get Smart, Trick R Treat, Watchhmen (w/Zak Snyder)

11:00-12:00 Reaper: Exclusive Pilot Screening (w/Missy Peregrym)

11:30-12:30 Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership (action figure panel)

12:15-2:00 Twentieth Century Fox - Jumper, AVP2, Hitman, Babylon AD, City of Ember, Dark is Rising

12:45-1:45 Sony Pictures Television/Kids’ WB: The Spectacular Spider-Man (new cartoon early look)

1:30-2:30 Star Wars Day: Robot Chicken Sets and Toys (view the sets with the prod designer)

1:30-2:30 First Look at Nickelodeon's The Mighty B! (new Nick cartoon)

2:15-3:00 New Line Cinema - Shoot 'Em Up (w/Clive Owen and the director)

2:30-3:30 Filmation DVD Spotlight: From Isis and Jason of Star Command to Bravestarr and Beyond!

2:45-4:00 Chuck Screening and Q&A (w/McG, Josh Schwartz)

3:15-4:45 Warner Bros. Home Video - 300:Special Edition (Frank Miller, Zack Snyder, Lena Headey), Blade Runner 25th anniversary (w/Ridley Scott, Sean Young)

3:30-4:30 Marvel Video Games

4:15-5:45 Warner Bros. Animation - Batman, Legion of Superheroes

4:15-5:45 The Jim Henson Company - The Skrumps, Puppet Up!

5:00-6:00 Pitching an Animated Show

5:00-6:00 Star Wars at 30 Years (w/Steve Sansweet)

6:00-7:00 Confessions of a Game Designer

6:15-7:45 Kevin Smith

6:30-7:30 The Chiodo Bros: Stop-Motion Animation in the Computer Age

7:15-9:00 Doctor Strange World Premiere Screening and Panel

Saturday July 29th

10:00-11:15 Bionic Woman: Exclusive Pilot Screening and Q&A (w/Michelle Ryan, Katee Sackhoff)

10:45-11:45 Marvel Ultimate Universe (w/Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb)

11:30-12:30 TV Guide Hot List (w/ 4400 cast, Tim Kring, Masi Oka, MIchelle Ryan)

11:45-1:15 Hasbro: Transformers Entertainment Panel

12:30-1:30 TOKYOPOP and the Jim Henson Company Present Legends of the Dark Crystal and Return to Labyrinth (Manga)

12:45-2:00 Heroes: Exclusive Volume II Clip and Q&A (w/tim kring and cast)

1:30-2:30 Podcasting 101

2:15-4:00 Disney (Prince Caspian, WALL-E)

2:30-3:30 FUNimation Industry Panel: Get in the Know!

2:30-3:30 Mattel: Masters of the Universe DVD release! (episode screening and Q&A)

4:15-5:00 Marvel Studios - Hulk (w/Ed Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roith, William Hurt, Avi Arad) Iron Man (w/Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr)

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski (w/JMS)

5:15-6:30 The Sarah Connor Chronicles Screening and Q&A (w/Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, David Nutter)

5:15-6:45 Columbia/Screen Gems - Resident Evil: Extinction (w/Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter), 30 Days of Night (w/Sam Rami, Josh Hartnett), Superbad (w/Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera)

8:30-11:30 GameTap Presents: The Comic-Con International Masquerade

Sunday July 29th

11:30-12:30 Right at Your Door and Dragon Wars (w/Rory Cochrane, Jason Behr)

11:45-12:30 SCI FI Tin Man: Story Time (panel)

12:30-1:30 The Zula Patrol (new CG cartoon)

1:00-2:00 Vertigo: Fables Forum (w/Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham)

1:00-2:30 Masters of the Web (on new media/web stuff w/Tom DeSanto, IESB, Darkhorizons, JoBlo, Scifi, Comingsoon, CHUD, AICN, IGN)

2:00-5:00 Comic-Con 2007 Masquerade Playback

2:30-4:00 Starship Smackdown Ultimate Episode 4: The Final Showdown (some kind of weird geek trivia game)

2:30-3:30 SCI FI: Flash Gordon (w/Eric Johnson, Peter Hume)

That's a lot of stuff, Now I really need to decide what's best to see. I'm unfortunately missing the activities on Thursday, but by the end of that weekend I'm positive that I'll be pretty tired out. I'll just need to remember to pack a bag with sandwiches, snacks, and a camera and prepare for some big big days. On Top of that I'll want to buy a few things, by Sunday they always have trade paperbacks for like half off. And you can find some great bootleg dvds etc around. I'd also thought about buying a print/cell/page of art. I'm thinking either Samurai Jack, or a page of Silver Surfer. Maybe I should make a list or something. Anyhow, I'm sure it'll all shape up to be a great time. I'm just so excited :)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Geek. But friendly geek.