Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day One at Comic-Con


I had a very fun full day at Comic-Con! I was able to make it to most of the panels that I wanted to except for the first one, on Escapist Fantasy because the line to pick up badges was massive. So I was bummed to miss a few authors, but I slipped into the Astroboy panel instead. This was cool for two reasons. One, I used to live in Japan where Astroboy was all kinds of popular. (well it's where he came from!) and two--Kristen Bell was on the panel. Sadly, Kristen didn't have any fresh original ideas for getting that Veronica Mars movie made, but she is more than willing to do it --I hope we get to see it made! They showed us some clips and the trailer and it looks like a cool movie. If you like that kind of stuff. :)

I sat in on three other panels...one to make sure I had a seat for the next panel which I was really interested in. Entertainment Weekly: Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture I was really interested in this panel because I loved the topic and also because I love the character of Juliet on LOST and Elizabeth Mitchell was on the panel! It was an excellent excellent panel and I hope to write more thoughts about it later. But who knows.

The fourth panel I attended was the Evolution of Fantasy with several of today's fantasy authors, including the very popular Patrick Rothfuss and Jacqueline Carey. This panel was very interesting and I jotted down quite a few notes...I feel it will be the inspiration for a few opinion posts in the future.

Anyway, just wanted to check in...hope you are all having great weeks!!



Amy

10 comments:

Veens said...

Good to hear, you had a fun time!
My weeks is going fine, preparing to go an a vacation YAY!

Lenore said...

Those panels sound fascinating. I hope you will find the time to give us more in depth recaps of them!

Nymeth said...

Between your tweets, Amanda Palmer's and Neil Gaiman's, I spent the whole day wishing I was at comic con! I hope you're having a wonderful time :D And I really look forward to hearing more about it!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wish I didn't reside on the wrong coast! You are going to have so much fun. A good friend who went last year raved about the panels, and I would've killed to sit in on the Mystery Science Theater panel.

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Sandy Nawrot said...

I saw Comic Con advertised on TV the other day, and it looked like so much fun! I was thinking about you! I'll be looking forward to more reports...and pictures!

Helga Marie said...

JEALOUS!!! looking forward to your next report.

Literate Housewife said...

If you happen to run into Whitney from PopCandy, tell her I say that I love her blog. :) What a fun event to be able to attend. Enjoy!

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a successful full day. I'm interested to see what inspiration sitting in on the day's panels brings to your future postings. They're gonna be awesome :)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sounds like so much fun! Your tweets have been enjoyable, too!

Ti said...

Sounds like you are having a blast. Be sure to take some pics!

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