Ashley & the Adventures at Comic-Con (Part 1)

Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm going on the assumption that everyone knows what Comic-con is--if you don't, click that link.

Thanks to connected friends, I was able to get a pass for free for 3 of the 4 days the convention is in town.  And on the day I didn't get to actually go into the Convention Center, I was still downtown taking advantage of it at a free screening and somehow managing to work my way into being gateside at the arrivals carpet for the EW/SyFy party.

Michael Cera dressed as Captain America!

Day one started at 4:30 in the morning.  The last time I'd seen 4:30am was the night before...because I'd been up until then.  Having to leave by that time was very odd, and after 2 hours of sleep, it's safe to say I wasn't feeling so hot. Buuuut it's Comic-con, so you power through.  We got to the line to pick up my friend's badge around 6am, were standing in line to get into Hall H around 8am, and were finally in our seats in the Hall at 9:30 or 10am.  So, 6 hours in, and...I'd stood in line.

Pretty standard for The Con, actually.

I have to confess, I don't know shit about comics. Or most fantasy, sci-fi based stuff.  So, yeah, I'm not exaaaactly the type to go...but I dig the celebrity circuit. I am shamefully into all things Hollywood, so it was pretty exciting getting to see all the actors/actresses and see previews of the films. I was in panels for the entire 9 hours of the first day, and got to see a pretty big chunk of a lot of upcoming movies (Tron, MegaMind, The Expendables, RED, etc). 

Because I don't want to shove in 33 photos into a post, I just put them into a slideshow and you can watch them scroll through--they're not incredibly interesting, just the various movie actors that appeared.

(if the slideshow doesn't work, click here)
(I've also realized that it might not show the titles of the pictures, so if you desperately need to know what the actors' names are and what movie they represented, just click to have it go larger and it should show.)
 
General notes:
  • Helen Mirren looks astonishingly amazing for her age. Also, she's ridiculously funny.
  • Angelina Jolie is a lot nicer than I think she appears on TV.
  • I'd still go gay for Tina Fey. She is just as fabulous as I think she is.
  • Watching Bruce Willis hug Sylvester Stallone while Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren look on is a very surreal and odd experience.
  • I am still not interested in Tron. I never saw the original, but even after seeing an 8 minute clip of the new movie didn't make me intrigued. Garrett Hedlund (the new Tron), however, is so attractive I may have to go.
  • It seemed kind of ironic that Mary Louise-Parker came across high.
  • Michael Cera is awkward and hilarious in real life. Just as he portrays in movies.
  • Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) = yesplz. Suffice to say I may have 12 more photos of just him.
  • I'm a little in love with Edgar Wright (director for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). He's so little and British and fabulous.
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin literally broke Sly's neck while shooting The Expendables.

So yeah, not the most exciting or detailed first day, since it was literally spent sitting for 9 hours.  But lots of sneak previews, lots of celebrity cheering and a surprising amount of funny actors.

Next post will be the rest of Comic-con since I have fewer photos from then and I am officially 3 hours late to a friend's birthday party.  Have great weekends, everyone!

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