I too went to ComicCon! Highlights
* During the Women in Sci-Fi panel, I asked the panel how long they thought it would take for there to be a similar panel about kickass gays and lesbians in sci-fi. Hollywood Royalty Ms. Sigourney Weaver (!!!) answered my question very thought-provokingly, and ... honestly, I don't remember what she said exactly because SIGOURNEY EFFING WEAVER talked to me! I was totally starstruck. Also during that panel, I decided that Zoe Seldana would be PERFECT for Wonder Woman. Oh sure, fanboys would pitch a hissyfit over a woman of color in the role, but mark my words -- cast her, and then show 15 minutes of Zoe as WW at ComicCon, and *everyone* will be on board for that casting. Ooooh, I also learned that Eliza kinda needs to get over herself a little bit.
* Thurs night, I caught a screening of the Green Lantern animated film and Trick R Treat
, a horror anthology film. Both were fantastic. I can't recommend either enough. Trick R Treat
stars Anna Paquin, Tamoh Pinnekehottie, and a couple of Hey!It'sThatGuys, and reminds me a bit of 3-4 really awesome interconnected Tales from the Crypt
segments. If you like old school, 80s humor/horror, this is totally for you.
* The Warner Bros. panel included previews of Where the Wild Things Are
, the Nightmare on Elm Street
remake starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddie, The Book of Eli
, The Box
, Jonah Hex
, and Sherlock Holmes
. I agree with swsa
-- the WtWTA footage made me cry. They seemed to have done it in such a way where the kid in it is an actual kid, and not a typical smartass Macauley in Home Alone
stand-in that EVERY children's movie features. I know the movie has had some bad buzz around it, but I can't help but think that's because the studio wanted
the same kind of vibe that recent children's books adaptations have (i.e. all the Seuss abominations) and that's not what they got. We shall see...
* From the same panel, The Box
looks like another hot mess, and I feel sorry for Richard Kelly (but I'd still hit that in a HEARTBEAT). Megan Fox, on the other hand, did NOT look hot in person. V.v. disappointing. And swsa
, I wonder if this
is why Jude wasn't at the panel? Oh yeah, the new Nightmare looks creepy as FUCK. Plus, it stars Beaver from Veronica Mars!
* On Saturday, I saw Scott Wolf, the space whore from Firefly, Ian Sommerholder, and fucking CARROT TOP in a hotel lobby. The first three, I assume, were chilling before their respective panels. Why CT was there I'm not sure. Probably to give me nightmares.
* I missed the V panel to catch Glee. And as many good things I've heard about V, I'm glad I did. They showed the second episode, and it was 3 times better than the pilot. I'm telling y'all right now, I foresee myself becoming as big of a Glee fangirl as I ever was for Buffy.
* On Saturday night, I ended up chilling w/my pal Wendi, her BF, and some of his pals at their hotel's bar. After I had imbibed a few, in walks STAN FREAKING LEE. Him walking into one of the LBTG in Comics panels was one of 2008's highlights for me, so I was thrilled to see him in the wild, so to speak. I offered to buy him a drink -- after all, his comic books made up such an integral part of my childhood -- but he politely declined, saying he already had 5. Cool.
* Ooooh, I almost forgot. At the Human Target panel, I think I pissed off Mark Valley when I asked him about playing Jack Deveraux on Days of Our Lives. Ooops! *tee hee*