the cry of strange birds (futuresoon) wrote,
the cry of strange birds
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also there was this freaky moment where i thought i saw nph RIGHT NEXT TO ME but probably not

I AM AT THE COMIC-CONS. Have thus far witnessed one Dr. Horrible, one Captain Hammer (with a mustache), one Shaun of Shaun of the Dead, a bazillion Jokers of varying quality, a number of unexplained head injuries (perhaps something to do with Dark Knight--everything has something to do with Dark Knight), and not even one Jack Sparrow. I am disappointed, Comic-Con! Where are my hordes of staggering pirates? Ah, well; I've really only done con stuff for an hour and a half today. The flight got in at about 2, we got hotel'd and badged and all that jazz and I looked at my schedule and oh hey the "SCREAM Like A Girl" panel was in half an hour, so I decided to check out the exhibit hall for a few minutes. Because, you know, it's possible to only spend a few minutes in there. Anyway.

I did manage to actually spend only a few minutes--I walked in, got that glazed look over my eyes as I remembered how much of a mosh pit the main walkways in that room are, and swiftly made my way to a less-crowded area, which turned out to be the Aaron Williams booth. Grabbed the latest PS238 collection (great stuff, like classic five-color superhero comics with a touch of meta--an elementary school for super-powered children, and way awesomer than it sounds) and remembered four things:

1) My brother brings a notebook with him to all conventions so he can get various comics artists to sketch him robots. (It's true. He's got quite the collection.)
2) I wanted to do something like that.
3) I had an unused, sort-of Moleskine notebook with me.
4) I still really like Dr. Horrible.

And that is how I ended up with a free sketch of Dr. Horrible, and why I shall be attempting to acquire as many of these as possible over the weekend. (Or Captain Hammer, or Penny. But I suspect it'll mostly be Horrible.) What shall I do if the cartoonist I ask hasn't seen it? ...think of something else! Still, I'll be getting sketches, and there is a good chance many of them will be of or related to Dr. Horrible, and that is really all a girl can ask for.

The "SCREAM Like A Girl" panel was great fun--Kevin Smith moderating Lucy Lawless, Pia Guerra, Jaime King, and Gail Ann Hurd about women in sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comics, sponsored by and in relation to Spike TV's SCREAM Awards, which are apparently like the Golden Globes but with genre stuff and comics and swearing? I may have to watch them now. Also, Kevin Smith and Lucy Lawless are totally bitchy BFFs, and she can get all the pussy she wants. It's true! She said it!

And now it is late-ish and I am in the convention center taking advantage of the free wi-fi to say all these things. Wheee! Missed the Dexter panel, because it was right after the SCREAM panel and also because the line was crazy which would admittedly make sense if you got there five minutes late. Tomorrow: you know, at some point I got the idea there was a Dr. Horrible signing, but an extensive look at the schedule reveals this not to be so. There is a Joss Whedon panel, though, with the cast (and I guess some of his, y'know, other stuff), so I shall try my damnedest to get in. Also, Watchmen. Waaaaaaaatchmeeeeeen. *drools*

On another note! Terrible US Life on Mars has recast Gene--with Harvey Keitel, who is a fine actor by all accounts and much easier to slash than Colm Meaney, but who is also 5'7". Er. Could be an interesting variation, is all I'm saying. Does this mean they're going to kick out Jason O'Mara? Probably not, but we can hope.

Right. Bed now. Or, actually, return to the hotel and watch more HIMYM now, but bed soon. Ish. *salutes, giggles over her Dr. Horrible sketch, and exeunts, pursued by a bear*
Tags: comiccon, dark knight, dr. horrible's sing-along blog, i like actors, i like comics, kevin smith, life on mars, neil motherfucking patrick harris, pirates of the caribbean, ps238, scream awards, shaun of the dead, terrible us life on mars is terrible
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