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Comic Con wrap up.
We’re back from Comic Con! What a fun, bizarre, exciting, and crowded experience!
Both of our comic artists, Phil and Brendan, went along with me to the event. We met people from other web comic sites, comic book artists, celebrities, and lots of people dressed up like their favorite fictional characters.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Wednesday: Preview Day. There were just a few people there on Wednesday. We made the rounds of the web comics tables and met some cool people there. Also, a human billboard allowed us to place a flier and a business card on his face. The weirdness begins.
Highlights- Meeting the Half Pixel guys and seeing the enormous Millennium Falcon Lego set fully assembled. (Legos + Star Wars = Awesomeness)
Thursday: First real day of the convention. I found out there really are almost 150,000 people that attend. We almost didn't make it in to see Terry Gilliam, and had to wait over an hour to get in. Still, it was worth it. We saw a cool web comics panel with the guys (and girl) from Dumbrella. Also, the celebrity spotting began today, with Juliet from Lost and Gene Simmons.
Highlights- The Terry Gilliam Panel, seeing Juliet from Lost.
Friday: Things really got crowded. We didn't make it in to a single panel. Mostly we walked the floor and saw Mark Hamill, Dietrich Bader, Brian Posehn, Kevin Sorbo, and Leonard Nimoy. Also, Brendan got a sketch of himself as me, Brax. As you can see from the picture above, we are quite a handsome pair. The sketch was done by Ian Johnston, and you can find more of his work at www.8fish.com.
Highlights- Free food at the hospitality room, walking the floor.
Saturday: Last full day at the convention. The best thing by far of the convention happened today. We saw the legendary Ray Bradbury speak He's almost 89 years old, and still a brilliant speaker. Also checked out the Tim and Eric Awesome Con nearby and saw nearly everyone from the cast of the show.
Highlights- Free lemonade in the professional lounge, Tim and Eric Awesome Con, and Ray Bradbury.
Sunday: Last day. We saw one panel that made the day worth it. Alien Trespass. It looks like the movie will be a lot of fun, but I think aliens should be more welcome around here. They should have called it Alien Visiting Peacefully.
Highlights- The Alien Trespass panel, seeing the Condorman Suit, going home.
All in all, we had a great time, and we'll be heading out to more conventions in the near future. Stay tuned, humans.
Aww.. Hopefully Alien Trespass got re-worked, because I saw an early screening last year that wasn’t very promising. In fact, most of the audience was pissed they watched it.