Date Archives July 29, 2009

San Diego Comic Com 2009 – Report Part 2

Fortunately for me, two panels I wanted to see were consecutive in the same room. My friend, Giselle, and I enjoyed the Coraline panel with Neil Gaiman, who I was delighted to see in person. The FlashForward panel was right after, which we wanted to stick around for just to see John Cho in person.

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What can I say? I love, love, LOVE the Harold and Kumar flicks, and not to mention he was pretty awesome as Young Sulu.

Giselle and I also ended up channeling our own inner Twitardness that weekend and flipped our shit when they bought Dominic Monaghan out as a special, surprise guest on the panel! Since the Lord of the Rings trilogy came out, the hobbit actors has been kind of our Beatles for awhile… specifically Mr. Monaghan, who made us swoon in all sorts of horrible, fangirl ways (ew, girls swooning!).

They also screened about half of the pilot for the audience and admittedly, I am already hooked! The plot has an apocalyptic sort of theme, which I am a sucker for. I recommend it for anyone looking for a good, sci-fi series to follow on a network channel. It’ll premiere on ABC in the fall season!

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The boys throwing Hershey Kisses to the crowd and Giselle enjoying her John-Cho-Kiss after the panel!

sdcc2009 / me with adam baldwin After dawdling a bit and running into Gene Simmons outside the panel rooms, we headed down to the Exhibit Hall to look for the FlashForward signing (in hopes that Dominic will be there, too…). I spotted Adam Baldwin on the floor, charging people for autographs and photos– and I gladly paid the $10 to take a picture with him! The X-Files and Firefly geek in me couldn’t pass up the chance!

To our surprise, the line for FlashFoward wasn’t filled up already by the time we got there. It was even one of the more faster lines I stood in during the convention! I wished I had said something more than “Can I take a photo with you guys?”; but things move quickly in these lines and I was busy trying to get Giselle’s photos with her screenwriter hero, David S. Goyer. Such is a con-life, I suppose.

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Obviously, Dom did not show up for the signing… :( But I lived. Don’t worry.

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One of the better Joker cosplayer that weekend; and who spells “Lucy” that way??

San Diego Comic Com 2009 – Report Part 1

Since my friends and I drove in the Thursday of the convention (arrived at our hotel at around 11am), we basically missed a lot of the panels that day. My friends braved the Hall H line, but I dove inside the Exhibit hall with my boyfriend because he wanted to “absorb” the convention (he hasn’t been to a comic convention for a long, long time…).

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Star Trek is cool again!

The highlight of my day was when I spotted the gaggle of Twitards waiting for Robert Pattinson to come out of Hall H after the Twilight panel…

sdcc2009 / GAGGLE OF TWITARDS!

I decided to gaggle with them because, honestly… what can be more amusing than a bunch of teeners (…and middle aged women) going nuts over a guy who played an emo vampire? Ha! The conversation between those girls are too funny. Really idiotic. But kind of sweet and funny. I was rewarded at the end when R-Pattz drove and a handful of Twitards chased his car down the street.

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View the larger size of the photo to see R-Pattz grinning like a maniac behind the tinted window of the car… Anyone know if him and the other cast members were stoned again…?

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The car getting surrounded by girls and paparazzi.

It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

After that, I lined up for ballroom 20 and managed to get into the Dexter panel! I do appreciate sitting in the same room as Michael C. Hall.

Then, I reunited with my friends and we found… the Epic Burrito.

sdcc2009 / EPIC BURRITOS!

sdcc2009 / EPIC BURRITOS!