Last week, at this time, I was counting down the minutes until the exhibit hall would open at San Diego Comic-Con. Now, I’m typing away on my lunchbreak in the library. This year’s Con was an amazing Con. I met Joss Whedon. The end. Really, who needs more? I had an actual conversation with the man.
I also met Sam Raimi and Nicholas Brendon! I interviewed Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller for their new showElementaryand Robert Kirkman and cast members ofThe Walking Dead. I attended press conferences for Tim Burton’sFrankenweenieand Sam Raimi’sThe Great and Wonderful Oz. I asked Michelle Williams aCreekquestion. Michelle Williams is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my life, by the way.
My pal, Lisa, and I got up at 5 a.m. to stand in line for our beloved Ballroom 20 to see theFireflyreunion. We wept. Joss Whedon wept. Nathan Fillion wept. I don’t think there was dry eye in the ballroom. And then I went to the press room forFireflyand had the life sucked out of me. Going from that packed ballroom to a hotel conference room filled with people who … just, I dunno how to describe it. I guess they were just doing their jobs and they’re actual, full-time press? The questions were sad and lacked knowledge (“MightFireflycontinue in comics?”). People weren’t being very nice (unlike all the other press rooms I was lucky to attend). Major bummer. Guess I should keep my day job so that I don’t become so jaded!
Anyhoo, I’m writing about all sorts of Con stuff on Examiner.com. Unfortunately, Lisa and I stayed at a haunted hotel with transient internet access, so I’m writing everything now. I wish I could have published while I was there! So, do check out my writin’. Let me know what you think!
That dude is easy on the eyes. From the Beauty & the Beast press room: Jay Ryan.