We aren’t Dead…
July 31st, 2007

Posted by james

… Just really busy.

I will get a post up later tonight of the recap of the last 2 days and today!

Some long awaited Pictures.
July 30th, 2007

Posted by james

Sorry guys. It took a while, but here are a chunk of pictures from the last couple days. ENJOY!

First Day.

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Second Two Days.

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We went to the Zoo today and boy are there pictures from that but i have yet to put them on my computer. Today was fairly laid back but there will be a blog about it tomorrow. Check back then!

Day 6 : 3rd Day at the Con
July 29th, 2007

Posted by james

Sorry about the lack of pictures guys. I have been taking a lot of freaking pictures and haven’t been keeping up with them. I will try and get some up later today.

So Yesterday at the con was pretty much awesome. Most of us arrived around 11ish in hopes of making it into the Heroes Panel, no such luck. So we just ended up screwing around the show floor for a couple hours and chilling out at our booth. Me, Bill and Paul hit up a panel with a bunch of awesome writers and then after that was the PA panel. Which was awesome. However the best part of the day by far was when the bunch of us were wandering around and pretty much ran in to Joss Wheadon. So i got him to sign my sketch book and i got a picture taken with him! So that was pretty much awesome. And then it just got even better. On our way back to the booth, we noticed a large gang of security guards escorting someone out of the building and we pretty much all thought that someone was getting kicked out. But no it was just Stan Lee. FUCKING STAN LEE! I was within arms reach of Stan Lee. That was pretty freaking awesome as well. And then to add to the celebrity filled day, while me and Matt were wandering around, Gene Simmons just wandered by us with a couple of security guards. Random: YES! Awesome: Also kinda yes. I don’t really give a shit about him but still thats kinda of cool.

Graham, Paul, Kathleen (Oh yah, Kathleen made it in the other night, it has been radercool) Alex and Morgan went to the Masquerade last night so i can’t really let you know what was going on at that. I will do my best to get one of them to do a quick write up at some point. Me, Matt, Ben and Adam wandered around the Floor until 7pm and then we decided to wander around downtown for a little bit. AND BOY AM I GLAD WE DID. Adam, the crazy fuck that he is, was so dedicated to the point game, that he made a nice chunk of points last night. 24 to be exact. That means everyone one of us gave him 3 points for what he did? Can you guys guess? He got a freaking, out of the blue tattoo, of a Old School NES controller. We didn’t think he would actually do it but, then again, it is Adam. So he has the commanding lead and pretty much he is the winner of the game. No one is going to be able to top that. We might be able to beat him in points but he is the clear winner at heart. After that, and going back to the Con to show the guys there we caught a cab back to the hotel and boy was it a awesome cab driver. He just laid into Matt. Just gave him shit cause he wouldn’t finger other random cabs along side of us. It was HILARIOUS! We got back to the Hotel and met up with Bill and decided to go out and get some dinner. Guess what? We got the same cab driver again. It was pretty much awesome! So we hit up one place and got some food. After they closed we headed to another bar and we made up our own drink. Its called the Jungle Jack.

1/3 Jack Daniels
1/3 Orange Vodka
1/3 99 Bananas

Shaken and Chilled. Not the most disgusting thing i have ever had but it was far from good.

Came back to the hotel, interviewed Adam about his tattoo fun and pretty much called it a night.

Graham, Kathleen, Paul and Alex headed down to the Con this morning and the rest of us are going to hit up the Zoo. I think the other guys are going to meet up with us later but they had to go down and check out a little bit more stuff and get the shit from our booth.

Should be back tonight with a rundown of today and hopefully some pictures. I think i have about 500 to sift through from the last 3 days.

Day 5 : 2nd day at the Comicon
July 28th, 2007

Posted by james

Wow. Well first off i would just like to say how stoked i am that i am in bed and ready to get to sleep after i post this entry. This will be the first night since the trip began that i have been in bed before 3am. And lord knows most of us need it. Bill is having a hell of a time shaking this head cold. I am doing ok, fairly average cold for me. Feel like crap in the morning and like crap in the later evening, but during the day i am good to go. And honestly that is all that matters. So today started off with me and Adam getting up and ready to catch the trolley with Matt, Paul and Ben (Bill and Morgan slept in, Graham and Alex are the official “Exhibitors” so they can get in early to set stuff up) We quickly learned that while the trolley might be a little less than catching a cab, it is less convenient and takes longer. So i don’t see us doing that again tomorrow.

So we got in around 10:30 and Graham and Alex were all set up. Me and Adam jetted to get some grub then i made my way back to the booth and hung out there for a little bit. Most of my day was spent in Hall H waiting for the Kevin Smith Q&A panel. There was no way in hell that i was going to miss that, and if i had to sit in that room all day and just look at a blank wall i would still have done it. I did however get to see some awesome panels

Newline had a panel with the director of the new movie called “Shoot em up” and Clive Owen. Holy hell does that movie ever look awesome! See it the second it comes out.

After that WB had a 300 DVD Q&A Panel with the director, Frank Miller (AWESOME) and a couple of the other people who worked on the movie. It was ok, some of the questions were rather dull and a panel is only as good as the questions that are being asked (unless of course its a Kevin Smith Panel) And then after 300 they had a panel for the 25th anniversary of Blade Runner. Which was an amazing panel. Ridley Scott among some of the actors. It was a good time.

After that was the Star Wars at 30 panel. The really awesome part of that panel was when seth mcfarland came out and showed a couple clips from the upcoming Family Guy season premier. Which, if you have not heard is a hour long recreation of the first Star Wars movie (ep. 4) From the two clips he showed it looks beyond awesome.

Then what i have been waiting for for a loooooong time. Kevin Smith. Speak ill of his movies all you want but no one can look me in the face and tell me that he is not one of the best public speakers of our time. He is just constantly funny. And while the panel was a little short, it was defiantly worth the wait. Not to mention that we got to see the “Reaper” Pilot that he directed for the CW. Its AWESOME! Check it out in September when it hits TV. A fantastic mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ghost Busters.

And if that wasn’t enough, today was the screening of “Talk like a Pirate” If i had to guess i would say there were 250 in the screening (maybe more) and it was very well received. Got asked some intelligent questions afterwards and handed out cards to everyone there. We received a certificate for being featured in the festival which doesn’t speak to highly of our chances of winning anything but the exposure was great and it was all we could for.

Sorry about the lack of pictures, I just have not had the time. I promise to get some up tomorrow!


I can die happy
July 27th, 2007

Posted by james

Hey guys.

So i will post a much more in depth post about our 2nd day at the con later tonight or tomorrow morning. Just wanted to say that, now that i have finally seen Kevin Smith live in a Q&A i can die happy. However now i just want to see him again.

More to come later.