Monday, July 23, 2007

Slow week for posting

That's my prediction, anyway. I've got a lot of work to do (and Harry Potter VII to finish) in the next couple of days before I leave before San Diego and Comic Con!

I may well bring my computer with me to SD, in which I might be blogging in the evenings about the days' events. Speaking of which, Andrew and I are going to be attending the premier screening of Stardust on Thursday night! As VIPs, no less, through some nice donations to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pretty exciting!

I've been pouring over the Comic Con schedule since it became available a few weeks ago. Here are the events I am DEFINITELY going to (okay, so I can't go to both the Zombie interview and Lost...I haven't made up my mind yet!):


Spotlight on Cory Doctorow Blogger, journalist, and science fiction author Cory Doctorow is a pioneer in Creative Commons licenses, and his works include
Overclocked: Stories of Future Present and Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. He has recently moved into comics, too, with adaptations of some of his short stories coming from IDW Publishing.

BBC America: Torchwood Writer Russell T Davies has created a spectacular spin-off TV series from Doctor Who with Torchwood, about a rogue team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve present-day crime—both alien and human. Catch a preview of the new series and a panel discussion with lead writer Chris Chibnall; series writer Noel Clarke who also plays Mickey Smith in Doctor Who; Richard Stokes, producer: and Matt O'Toole, prosthetics supervisor, Doctor Who/Torchwood (Millennium FX). Moderated by TV Guide's West Coast Bureau Chief Craig Tomashoff.

Spotlight on George A. Romero George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) is the undisputed master of zombie genre films, and Max Brooks (World War Z, Zombie Survival Guide) has written the best-selling zombie novels. Join these two titans of the undead as Max sits down for a personal interview with George, talking about everything zombies!

Lost Season 4— If the Lost finale was any indication of things to come, you will not want to miss this panel! Co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will discuss the exciting new season of ABC’s Lost, all leading up to the ultimate series finale. They’ll spotlight bonus features from the 3rd season DVD box set, preview the new Lost video game, take questions from the audience, and perhaps serve up more surprises.


Spotlight on Neil Gaiman One of Comic-Con's most popular guests returns to spend his weekend with you. Neil Gaiman talks about this busy year, including upcoming films Beowulf, Coraline, and Stardust (set to premiere Comic-Con weekend in L.A.), that little ditty called Death looming on the horizon, and tons of other great stuff he has in the works.

Kevin Smith— He’s back, and this time not even traffic can stop him! Comic-Con favorite Kevin Smith holds court in another of his no-holds-barred Q&A sessions, talking about just anything he damn well pleases, including the new CW series, Reaper. Kevin directed the pilot episode of this new show, which concerns a young man who finds out his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born, and because of that, he’s now Satan’s bounty hunter! This special Comic-Con version of the pilot will be shown in its entirety.


Heroes: Exclusive Volume II Clip and Q&A— Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Be the first to see an exclusive clip from Volume II and learn more about the DVD Heroes 360 and more. Participate in a Q&A session moderated by co-executive producer/comic book writer Jeph Loeb, with creator Tim Kring, comic book artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), and the entire cast—Jack Coleman (H.R.G.), Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman), Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), James Kyson Lee (Ando), Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura), Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh), Dania Ramirez (Maya), Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli), and more.

(Not definite, but would be fun!) Introducing The Film Crew: Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett— Three of the brilliantly insane minds behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 finally reunite to unleash their warped sense of humor on the cinema of yesteryear as The Film Crew. Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill as they preview exclusive excerpts from three upcoming Film Crew DVDs: Killers From Space, Wild Women of Wongo, and Giant Of Marathon—followed by a Q&A session!

There are tons of other events that look fascinating as well, like a Browncoats gathering (Firefly
fans), panels on the literary aspects of comics, and other artists that I am less familiar with but still interested in.

Andrew also promises swing dancing over the weekend, if we want it.

Whether I blog during the trip or not, I will be carrying my camera everywhere with me. Expect awesome photos!

Okay, I don't leave until Wednesday afternoon. I still have an hour poin five left of work today.

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