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!