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.
- 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.