Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Comic-Con Cometh (Sunday)


Last year (and maybe the year before, I don't remember) I posted aTV viewers' guide to Comic-Con... which basically means I went through the full schedule and pulled out all of the TV-related panels and did a nice little cut-and-paste job.

I'm talented, what can I say.

This year, however (as I previously reported), Kristen over at E! Online stole my bit and has been compiling her own TV list. Whatever, Kristen.

Now, I could just content myself with linking you to these other places that generally do a much better job than I do at this sort of thing, but this is a blog, which means there's got to be an inherent sense of "look at me! look at me!" to it.

Therefore I bring you:

Josh's San Diego Comic-Con 2009! Whee!

That's right, folks. It's a list of the panels I'm pretty sure I might be going to if I can actually do so... possibly including (lamenting?) panels that sound interesting but conflict with my A-number-1 choices.

What's great about this is three-fold:

1) You get a handy-dandy list of what are undoubtedly the best panels at Comic-Con, since I'm interested in them.
2) You get an insight into my brain and get to wonder why the Gossip Girl panel is on my list instead of Avatar (not true, merely a hilarious example of what could happen!)
3) You have the tools to stalk me!

Here we go!

SUNDAY

This last day of Comic-Con is often a dead day. A day where little is going on. A day where people drive home. And since I am a people, that is likely what I will be doing. However, here are things I COULD go to if we decide to stick around longer this year.

10:30-11:30 The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen— Jeff Goldsmith (senior editor for Creative Screenwriting magazine) examines the in-depth process of adapting comic books to the big screen with a stellar panel including David Hayter (Watchmen),Gregory Noveck (Sr. VP of creative affairs, DC Comics), and Josh Olson (A History of Violence). Room 5AB

This panel sounds interesting, and I always love hearing Josh Olson speak.

11:45-12:45 Supernatural Screening and Q&A— Supernatural stars Misha Collins (24) and Jim Beaver (Deadwood), creator/executive producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman), and executive producers Ben Edlund (Angel) and Sera Gamble (Eyes) present an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated fifth season premiere of this thrill-ride series. They'll also answer questions and show a portion of the special features from the upcoming fourth season DVD release. Produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supernaturenal airs Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET/PT on The CW, premiering September 10. Supernatural: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def September 1. Room 6BCF

I've never really gotten into Supernatural, but Ben Edlund is a golden god.

12:30-1:00 Overture Pictures: Paper Heart Despite professing a belief that she's incapable of love, comedian and actress Charlyne Yi finds herself falling for "Michael Cera," played by Michael Cera, in this intoxicating mix of documentary, improvisation, and romance. Charlyne Yi, producer/co-writer Nick Jasenovec, and co-star Jake Johnson will be onstage to show clips and pursue the ultimate question: Does true love really exist? Ballroom 20

This movie looks kind of awesome. That is all.

4:00-5:00 Buffy the Musical— Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Fandom Charities Inc. and Whedonopolis.com present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling" as Comic-Con 2009's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffy-verse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'—back, that is—and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn't just forRocky Horror and mob riots anymore. For more details on the screening visit www.whedonopolis.com, then show up for music, singing, surprises and dancing crazy!Ballroom 20

There's just no better way to end your Comic-Con experience...

...except possibly by already being home.

Excelsior! Or something.

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