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SDCC 2010 / See you next year!

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Photos from the Walking Dead booth inside the Exhibit Hall. I like how they turned out because they kind of remind me of a viral ad from Showtime or something. That was pretty much one of the last things we did on the last day. By this point, like most people, we were pretty exhausted.

This was a good year for me at this convention because I felt like I went home with a sense of accomplishment each day. I got books signed, saw my favorite artists, made new friends, and met people who took me by surprise; which, in my opinion, is the key to having a real good time at a convention.

I probably missed out on 98% of what was happening throughout the day and night, but I saw and did what I wanted to. Even if I didn’t get inside the Guild panel and things like that– I live in Los Angeles, baby! These things are not impossible!

Counting down the days towards the next convention. Until then, our next convention stop is Long Beach Comic Con in October. See you there!

SDCC 2010 / Around the Con Part Four

Adult Swim was generously giving out free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream bars and personal cups for FREE all four days of the convention!

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this was Christopher McCulloch from the Venture Brothers.

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SDCC 2010 / Supernatural

SDCC 2010 / Supernatural

I admit it, the first two days of Comic Con has been gearing up to the last day… the day of the Supernatural panel.

Yes, I did break my own rule of “AVOID CELEBRITY PANELS, KIDS!”

Supernatural is always going to be the exception to every rule on my book. Yes, go ahead and judge me– I know it’s a little bit sad.

At around a little after 6am, I woke up to Gizle’s text that she was on her way.

Along with a text from Cassie who was already inline for the panel (that does not start till 11:15am, by the way) to inform me that the line was already a million miles long. Apparently, people had been lining up since the night before. That’s pretty much equivalent to Twitard dedication. Eesh!

Before 8am, we were ready to go.

8:30am, Gizle and I were speeding our way to the convention center and made our way to the Ballroom 20 line. It was… HUGE.

9:30am, we were let into the room and got fairly decent seats. We sat through the Smallville panel, which was actually entertaining. I don’t really watch the series, but the fans’ enthusiasm was a lot of fun. I thought to myself: soon, I will be screaming just like these people.

10:45am, we have decided that since I am fast and wily, I would be in charge of getting up and finding better seats after the Smallville panel was over and people leave. It’s a pretty stressful tasks and I had a slight tummy ache worrying about it.

11am, I fought my way through the crowd and nabbed seats closer to the stage– so close that we could read their name placards on the table!

11:15am, cheering and screaming ensues. Hooray!

SDCC 2010 / Supernatural

SDCC 2010 / Supernatural

This is what fandom does to you, my friends. BEWARE! The panel was pretty amazing and was well worth all the work (and bruises). There were a lot of spoilers for the upcoming season 6, which the fandom has documented very well already. Check out the Supernatural Wiki for links that details everything what the writers and the actors shared during the panel.

Jensen, Jared, Jim and Misha were all charms and smiles throughout the whole hour. Although my favorite is Eric Kripke’s Swan Song (Season 5’s finale episode) story, in which he mentions being very proud of himself after the episode originally aired. Once he went on the internet and realized how much the fandom “hated” it, he confesses to a moment of “no one understands me.” Still, he seems to take this in stride and did not seem to blame the fans for it. It is obvious how much these guys do enjoy their fans and are grateful for their passion, whether it was good or bad.

Slightly embarrassed to say, but I was completely thrilled to see “the Boys” in person! Excuse my moment of fangirl, but man… Jensen is PUH-RETTY! We did not get to go to their signing because the autograph line was closed off at 10am (an hour before the panel… yes, I know, that doesn’t make sense but that’s Comic Con for you, I guess). Gizle and I managed to swim by the WB booth and caught a closer glimpse of them. Yup. Them sure are pretty boys.

SDCC 2010 / Supernatural

SDCC 2010 / Supernatural
Not sure why Jared handed his name card to Jensen....

At the very end of the panel, they showed the gag reel that will be included in the season 5 DVD boxset. It was beautiful and we were in tears from laughing. All I can say is: Confetti! It’s a PARAAADE!

Click here to check out the rest of my photos!

Go to my youtube channel for more videos from the panel!

Your next door Supernatural fan-

SDCC 2010 / Devil Inside

SDCC 2010 / The Devil Inside
Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick

Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick are collaborating on an ongoing web comic series called the Devil Inside. Pages can be viewed on Stashwick’s website and new pages are updated each week on Wednesdays. Dennis is a talented comic book artist and has done work for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. I first met him at San Diego’s Comic Con 2009, but has continually kept in touch with him via his twitter (we’re Twitter Buddies Forever! TBF?!). He is the best person and so incredibly talented… I can watch him draw all day!

Todd is an actor and was seen in NBC’s Heroes‘ final season, and also alongside Minnie Driver in The Riches. Among the Supernatural fandom he is notable for his role as ‘Dracula’ from the Monster Movie episode. It was incredibly exciting to meet him! His episode was one of my favorites from the series, check out this clip, it’s one of the funniest scenes in the series:

These guys are definitely an entertaining comic duo! I am excited about their web comic so don’t forget to check it out!

Click to view the web comic!

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SDCC 2010 / The Devil Inside
Our very own Gizle with Todd

SDCC 2010 / Jim Beaver

SDCC 2010 / Jim Beaver!

I confess. I am a big Supernatural fangirl these days.

My friend tipped me off to a signing that Jim Beaver, who plays Bobby Singer in the show, on Saturday night at the convention at 6pm.

Around 5:00pm, I wandered over to the Shout! booth to scout out the situation. You know! Just in case a million Supernatural fans were already lining up. Surprisingly, no one was there and I chatted with the lady at the booth, asking about the autograph session. At that point, my friend, Cassie (whom I haven’t seen in YEARS!) sneaks up from behind me and we had a great reunion.

Since no one was lined up, we wandered off for a bit and came back to the booth promptly a little past 5:30pm. Still no line so we hung out and talked. We caught up a bit but mostly talked about Supernatural, of course. She checked Jim’s twitter for his status and we saw that he was stuck in traffic and he had a stomachache.

At 6pm, he finally arrives! He looked a bit tired from his long train ride to San Diego, but still eagerly sat down to meet his fans. Cass and I were first in line and more people had already lined up behind us. He signed copies of the Dark and Stormy Night DVDs and gladly took photos with us.

I wished I had prepared myself to have had more of a conversation with him instead of just shyly asking for a photo and thanking him for the autograph. I was so excited to meet my first SPN cast member in person that I reverted to the quiet version of me! I love the show so much! You guys need to understand that my last passionate relationship with a television show was with The X-Files.

Still, it is awesome to walk away with a photo and having met the Bobby Singer in person!

SDCC 2010 / Jim Beaver!

Your local “idjit” –

SDCC 2010 / David Mack

SDCC 2010 / David Mack

The one artist I always have to go and visit at Comic-con is the one and only, David Mack!

I missed him the first day I was at the convention. He said he was out getting a snack and I happened to drop by the one time he left his table. Fortunately, I literally  ran into him the next day on my second visit attempt. Guy also gives the best hugs!

He is usually surrounded by his many fans. His beautiful girlfriend, Rupa, assisted him all weekend. He is one of the nicest artist to talk to at this busy, busy convention and it’s always a good idea to stop by, say hello, and drool (figuratively, not literally…!) at his artwork. I recommend it.

See you again next year, David! Thank you for the signed books!

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Our yearly tradition of taking a photo. Technically, we are "growing old" together, yes? ;)

SDCC 2010 / David Mack