I’m baaaaaack! Thanks to Chris for holding down the fort and picking up my slack while I was gone.
Man, did I have fun at Comic-Con. I mean, I always do, but this year was epic. There wasn’t one evening that ended before 2 or 3 a.m., and I may have even been up when the sun rose on one day. I’m a little foggy on that particular day.
Got to see my once-or-twice-a-year con friends, hung out with the Dark Horse folks pretty much nightly, got invited to the Diamond Select party (where I scored some sweet swag for the swag bag contest, incidentally), almost sang karaoke, and, oh yeah, there was a convention, too.
The highlight of the con itself had to be the Battlestar Galactica panel, which was moderated by Kevin Smith. It was a fantastic panel to begin with, but it got amazing at the end when there was a long, emotional standing ovation for the show, once the audience realized this was really “goodbye”. And Katie Sackhoff? Hotter than hot.
The Joss Whedon panels were fantastic as well. Got some good insight into Dollhouse, and Neil Patrick Harris was a riot at the Dr. Horrible panel. He’s definitely placed himself solidly as one of my favorite actors. I can’t wait to see what else they do with Dr. Horrible.
I actually didn’t get to as many panels this year as I have in the past, since I was actually networking quite a bit, but I didn’t miss them at all. The only negative thing I can say about this year’s con is that despite limiting the number of attendees and widening the aisles, it was still impossibly crowded, and hard to navigate at times. They really need to not put major booths with premium giveaways right across the aisle from each other in the future. The Paramount/WB/Fox intersection was hell from the time the doors opened in the morning to the time they kicked everyone out in the evening. But that’s one complaint in an otherwise fantastic experience. For those who are on the fence about going next year, I highly recommend it.
And with that, I’m off. Have a good weekend, everyone!
P.S. The moderator in today’s strip is Kristin Dos Santos of E! Online’s “Watch With Kristin” column, who moderated the Chuck panel I went to on Saturday. She’s got great taste in TV, so I figured she’d jump at the chance to moderate a Hiatus panel.