So. Many. Nerds.
That may sound like a condemnation, but I assure you it’s anything but. If you know me at all, you’ll realize that it means I was thoroughly in my element. However, despite the fact that I was in my element nerd-wise, most of ComicCon held surprisingly little for me. I didn’t have a lot of spending money, so the acres of booths of comics and merch held little appeal, except as a sight-seeing destination.
The aisles of celebs signing autographs weren’t any better. I really hate talking to celebrities. Nothing against them, mind you. I just don’t have anything to say to someone I don’t know. And I feel weird about fawning over someone I don’t know in real life. I had no interest in getting anything signed, so I basically skipped all that. I did talk briefly to Kai Owen, and he was charming. But the only reason I even spoke to him in the first place was to pass on greetings from a twitter friend.
What was much more interesting to me were the couple of panels I checked out today. Sadly, I missed the Torchwood panel due to a miscommunication, but I did catch Nicholas Brendan and his twin brother talking about Buffy. That was hilarious. Later I went to the Rock Jocks panel with Felicia Day. Wow, “Rock Jocks” is a terrible title for that movie. I assumed it would be something about musical football players or something (which would suck). However, after hearing about it and seeing the teaser trailer, I’m super-interested. They described it as “Clerks in space” or “The Office meets Men in Black.” Looks great. Apparently Jason Mewes & Robert Picardo have great chemistry. I can’t wait to find out for myself.
Overall, I did have a lovely day. I doubt I’ll make ComicCon a regular stop, but I’m glad I checked it out. And I’ll be back tomorrow checking out even more panels. Might even be writing about it for PreternaturalPost.com if I can find something suitably preternatural to focus on.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll post some pics. Right now I’m too tuckered out. Cons require a surprising amount of energy.