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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:17 pm
by lee
So this coming weekend is the annual Comicon event in San Diego. It is truly unbelievable how many cool people will be there... I thought I'd post them here with the hopes of building up hype and maybe next year we can all go. (Did you know LOST premiered here last year with ALL the actors there???)

Here are some highlights...

Premier of Monster House in 3D
Spotlight on Peter S Beagle- best known for his fantasy novel The Last Unicorn
Preview of Happy Feet (with voice talent of Elijah Wood)
Spotlight on Greg Weisman, creator of Gargoyles
The guy who narrates the audio books of Ender's Game, Fahrenheit 451, Foundation and Dune will be there speaking about how to put science fiction into audio effectively
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr will speak on the cultural phenomenon of Star Trek
Deepak Chopra will speak on spiritual laws of super heroes!!
Greg Bear will speak on whether sci fi is too depressing
Pinky and Brain voices and Wakko's voice will do an Animaniacs panel
Happy Tree Friends premiere of a new tv series. "Be sure to get your photo taken with our 7-foot tall Cuddles mascot"
Voice stars from Family Guy will have a panel
Hilary Swank will be there hyping a new thriller The Reaping along with Bryan Singer (Superman Returns)
Playstation Portable session
Snoop Dogg promotes Hood of Horror, a hip hop horror anthology
Sneak Peak of upcoming films from Twentieth Century Fox
J Michael Starczynski speaks on writing
Battlestar Galactica cast including Lucy Lawless will be there
NEIL GAIMAN!!! will be there talking about the screenplay for the upcoming Beowulf
Richard Kelly is doing a panel about Southland Tales (Shnoodles!!)
Lots of sessions on video game development with people from LucasArts and ILM
SAMUEL L JACKSON will be there promoting SCHLOPS ON A PLANE!!!
Jim Henson Company presents Power of the Dark Crystal, the sequel they're making!
There is a Simpsons Collectors Group Meeting
SNL: Saturday TV Funhouse with Robert Smigel: He will do a presentation and discussion about the upcoming DVD release "The Best of TV Funhouse" and there will be appearances by Robert Marianetti and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog!!!
Spiderman then and now, featuring STAN LEE and J Michael Starczynski
The Wayans Bros will be there promoting a new comic
LOST Season 3 - Jorge Garcia (Hurley) and Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) will be there to promote this and the DVD set of Season 2.
Batman creator Frank Miller and David Wenham (Faramir) are doing a Warner Bros panel
Matt Groening, James L Brooks, Matt Selman, Al Jean and other Simpsons executives are giving a panel!!
Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen and Forry Ackerman reminisce about life and science fiction
Kevin Smith will be promoting Clerks 2
Veronica Mars creator and cast members will be there (Duddles, this is your next show to watch)
NICHOLAS CAGE will be there promoting Ghost Rider
Robert Khoo from PENNY ARCADE!!!will be there doing a panel on making money with webcomics
Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt will lead a panel
Walter Koeni, Chekov from Star Trek, will speak
Spotlight on Chrisopher Paolini!!!
World premier of Disney's Brother Bear 2
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman will speak about Dragonlance
Neverwinter Nights 2 creators will be there
An exclusive screening of the film "Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman" (features voice talents of William H Macy, Frankie Muniz, Mark Hamill)!!!!!

and finally...
Fans' Tale of Firefly and Serenity- Adam Baldwin (Jayne) hosts the feature which shows interview with Joss Whedon

...and that's not even half of the events!!!!!

Can you imagine a bigger and more wonderful gathering of nerds of all types from so many media forms?!!?!

It must be what heaven is like....

Can we go next year? Can we? Can we??


Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:52 pm
by Shnoodles


Wow Wowee WowWow WOW!

Oh! OhmyGOD!

Oh. My. God.


*** POP ***

Oh no! Mini-nibs just exploded and there is fur everywh- JOSS WHEDON! OH MY GOD!!!

I need some water!


Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:56 pm
by DJ
Wow, cool post Lee.

That's a lot of people too. I heard that Tycho and Gabe from Penny Arcade are also going to be there.

Do you think that spotlight is going to be following Christopher Paulini everywhere he goes? Heh.

Hot damn!

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:10 pm
by Nibs

That'd almost be cooler than going to E3.

If you guys could only go to 5 sessions what would they be?

Mind would probably be

Peter Beagle
Neil Gaiman
Richard Kelly
and Schlops on a Plane


Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:52 am
by Shnoodles
Nibs - that is a cool top five list!

Here is the top one for each of us bears:

Shnoodles - Joss Whedon
Snuffles - Greg Weisman of Gargoyles
Duddles - Cuddles!
Petri - Pinky and the brain (Snarf!)
Gulliver - Dark Crystal
Muffins - Battlestar Galactica
DJ - Brother Bear 2
Peaches - Greg Bear
MiniNibs - Veronica Mars