San Diego Comic Com 2009 - Report Part 5
Saying hi to David Mack is a tradition at comic book convention!
(Okay, so I missed him last year at the con, but I got caught up with working for a friend... haha)
As per usual, he was awesome and gave Giselle a bunch of free stuff. Thanks again, David, for always welcoming me to come and bother you!
San Diego Comic Com 2009 - Report Part 4
San Diego Comic Com 2009 - Report Part 3
On Saturday, I attended a Nickelodeon panel for The Penguins of Madagascar because one of my favorite voice actors of ALL TIME would be there, Jeff Bennett. The cast did an episode read out loud which is always great to see for someone who appreciates voice acting like I do. My inner child burst into happy sparkles at the chance of witnessing Mr. Bennett do his voice acting magic.
After the panel, I quickly went up to the table to say a few words to Mr. Bennett; but when my turn came, I promptly bursts into tears.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen... flirting with celebs is easy as pie for me, but when it comes to the people who worked on my favorite cartoons growing up, I turn into a giant, weeping mess! It was quite embarrassing and I'm pretty sure Mr. Bennett was really turned off by it... oh well, it's not the first time I've done this. I cried at the POSSIBILITY of meeting Tom Ruegger (creator of Animaniacs... and it never happened- which could be a good thing since I can't seem to keep my composure around these people!). I didn't quite cry as hard when I met Rob Paulsen, but just got extremely teary eyed.
Jeff Bennett was truly a favorite of mine growing up though, and I followed his work for many, many years. I admired him and even had a little voice "crush"! I wished I had conveyed to him what meeting him really meant to me, how for many years my cousin and I didn't speak of anything else but hoping to meet the man behind our favorite voices on television! Instead, I just managed to make him feel really uncomfortable. I totally suck!
Needless to say, I was emotionally charged and weepy for the rest of the day after that. I know... I'm a big loser. Ha!
Although, I have to mention that the people of Nickelodeon were so sweet to me. Especially one guy who was very, very nice to me at the end of the panel and gave me some goodies to try and console my crying. Whoever you are, I'm sorry I didn't get your name but I am so grateful! Thank you!
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.
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!
The boys throwing Hershey Kisses to the crowd and Giselle enjoying her John-Cho-Kiss after the panel!
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.
Obviously, Dom did not show up for the signing... :( But I lived. Don't worry.
One of the better Joker cosplayer that weekend; and who spells "Lucy" that way??
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