I went to Comic Con last week and here’s what I did. Sorry for the long post.
Got to the convention center early and was expecting a long line since I
was headed to Ballroom 20. However there wasn’t. There was
approximately 50 people in front of me which is unheard of. I couldn’t
help but wonder where everyone else was. Cause Ballroom 20 is always
packed! Regardless I got in and was 7 rows away from the front.
First off was From the Bridge which
is a documentary by Spencer F. Lee about the evolution scifi, fantasy,
and horror and how it shaped society. How it kind of seemed childish
and there really wasn’t a place that people could go to for these
genres. Seems really interesting and I wish I could’ve see more. The
documentary won’t be out til I believe November.
Got stuck watching the reboot of Charmed, wasn’t a fan the first time. Then Tell Me A Story which will be on CBS all access. A retelling of fairy tales with modern settings. On the fence about that one. Next up was A Discovery of Witches,
it’s a book series that will turn into a tv series. Again on the fence
about this one, a woman is a witch but denies it cause of what happened
to her family. And she ends up falling for a vampire.
Then it was Bobcat Goldthwait’s Monsters and Misfits a
tv series that has monsters and such but humorously done. An example
being a guy goes on a date with a mermaid or a news reporter exposes
some guy running for mayor as a werewolf. Seems funny. Finally I was
waiting for Niantic’s panel and about 5 minutes before it comes on,
someone over the intercom announces it’s been cancelled >_< then
walked around the exhibit floor a bit.
Friday: Got into the Indigo Ballroom and saw Adventure Time.
Saw exclusives for the movie that’s coming out. Looks like it’s going
to be a battle between Princess Bubblegum and her Uncle Gumbald. Also
incredibly sad that this is the last season. Found myself nearly crying
when I was watching John DiMaggio trying to hold it together himself.
The show has been on for 10 years!
Fooly Cooly was
immediately afterwards, most of it was taken up by a preview of the
first episode of season 3. It was great listening to Kari Wahlgren
(Haruko). Also what I thought was interesting was that the CEO of
Production I.G. mentioned that the were looking for different directors
who had never seen FLCL and see their take on the series. The things he
wanted for sure in the series was that it was set in the same world,
Haruko was in it, wanted the original creators/writers/etc. for the
series, and The Pillows must do the music. I like season 2 and I can’t
wait for season 3.
Next up was Dream Corp LLC off Adult Swim, not my cup of tea. Tried to like it but I found it to be annoying. Then Venture Bros,
wondering if I should start this series or not. Tried to years ago but
it didn’t do anything for me. Maybe things have changed? Robot Chicken was next on the list, I remember liking it as a kid but now it just bugs me. Again tried to like it but I couldn’t.
My last panel of that day was Final Space,
I waiting to see Olan Rogers. The cast was hilarious, it just got
picked up for season 2. It’s a very silly series but it also has a lot
of sad and real moments within it. I think my favorite bit was when
Coty Galloway (Avocato) saw his name sign with the voices he was doing
next season. The sign said “various” as in various voices, he thought a
character had that name XD
Saturday: Got into the Indigo
Ballroom again to see Steven Universe. Holy crap we got to see a new
episode and what White Diamond looks like. We’re also getting a movie!
Listening to Rebecca Sugar is always great, just found out she see’s
herself as non-binary.
Afterwards I rushed over to Room 6BCF to see Quick Draw that’s
always funny to watch. Usually there’s Sergio Aragones and Scott Shaw
but there’s always a guest and this time it was Lalo Alcaraz. He does
political comics, a lot of Trump related junk, my sides were hurting.
was up with people like
J. P. Karliak (The Boss Baby: Back in Business, The New Looney Tunes),
Julie Nathanson (Skylanders, Avengers Assemble), John Mariano
(Animaniacs, Hey Arnold!), Kari Wahlgren (Bunnicula, Fooly Cooly), Roger
L. Jackson (The Powerpuff Girls, Ghostface), Matthew Mercer
(Thundercats, Overwatch). They read a script that was Rapunzel but put
their twist on it and again I died laughing.
Then went to the exhibit hall and bought more junk I probably don’t need. Did the same thing on Sunday. Things I saw and/or thought was awesome, sorry some might be blurry, my camera is not that great:
Me and my brother
Outside the convention center
Cool stuff 1
Cool stuff 2
Cool stuff 3
Legos and movie props