Well, that's 3 days and a preview night of the San Diego comic con gone. Now there's only one more to go. To be completely honest, we're not sure if we could do anymore than that. What a crazy overwhelming experience! Today (saturday) we stayed clear of the actual convention floor and stuck to the Hall H panels. A decision we don't regret. Firstly, we got to see Pixar's Wall.e panel. Andrew Stanton took the stage and owned it, bringing out sound designer and legend Ben Burt to demonstrate how the sfx/voices of Wall.e work. Then, the showed clips from the film and they were no less than breath-taking. This may turn out to be the best Pixar film to date, and that is quite a claim. The next panel we sat in on was the Marvel panel. Here we got to see Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and some of the crew of the new Hulk movie, there was no footage to be seen, but it sounds like the film is in good hands. They also brought out Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terence Howard to talk about Iron man. The footage they showed brought down the house, it was amazing and I think it's gonna be a great film.
We also go to meet a couple of our online buddies today. Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman who make up the musical comedy duo, "Hard 'n' Phirm". That was awesome.
To top off an awesome day this afternoon we also randomly found ourselves with tickets to a private screening of some scenes from the new Laika stop-motion film "Coraline" based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name. It's directed by one of our personal heroes Henry Selik, who of course directed Nightmare Before Christmas. So we go into the theatre and who do they bring out for a Q 7 A session but both Neil Gaiman and Henry Selik... we pooped!! They had us put on our 3D glasses (thats right 3D, it's the first stop-motion film to be filmed in 3D!), played the footage and we were amazed, what they've finished of the film so far is freakin awesome!! We then had he chance to get autographs and Alex and Tim were lucky enough to draw tickets to get posters signed...
and here's us waiting in line to get a ticket so that we could wait in line again to meet director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Nick Frost. We soon found out that we were actually waiting in line to get the chance to win a chance to wait in line to meet them. This was done by pulling a ticket out of a bag. We were sad.
And finally, check this out....Last night we went along to a comic con Disney party. We were invited by our friend from Disney, Mike Moon (thanks dude). We met some great people (including some actors from Heroes - Sylar and Peter Pertrelli shook our hands. We smiled) but the highlight (and a completely unexpected one) had to be meeting the legend himself, Stan Lee. He was great. We got to have a little chat with him and then......
we had a photo with him!!! (that half person is Tim)
Yeah so that's the story so far. We'll be back with an update on our "adventures" soon.