July 21st, 2011, 10:00 PM #141
What a great day...couple of exclusives picked up in the morning, a great Rick Baker panel where I got to see some real nice stuff from MIB3 and Rick baker joked...'I'm sure the movie will be good once we see the script...'. The AArdman animation panel, some really nice stuff that America will not understand. And then...SWEET SURPRISE, the PEE-WEE stop in. Could have been really quiet and awkward...but PeeWee worked that room like a pro. Ended with a sincere thank you...very heartfelt and moving. And Adgy...you wanted to be in that Drive/DBAOTD panel. Refn is a little long winded, but man, the scene they showed. WOW. Then the ARCHER panel. A new episode from the early September 3 issue premiere...and I can tell you, this show gets better as they progress. Such amazing writing. The q&a after was funny as hell. It's clear the cast has fun and H.Jon Benjamin was like a playful bratty little brother. Hilarious. Then a return to Hall H, where Robert Rodriguez announced a few major projects. One, he has picked up the rights to HEAVY METAL and him and Kevin Eastman explained that they are going to do a new movie and other related projects. Then he brought up Frank Frazetta's son and announced that they are going to start a Frazetta museum in Austin, as well as launching some new properties based on his art. Including a very intensive art-heavy movie based on Fire & Ice. The night ended with the visionaries panel...GDT & Jon Favreau just kinda chatting. Clearly good friends, very fun. Looks like Haunted Mansion is still a go. And Magic Kingdom for JF. Great day...gonna try to score passes for next year tomorrow...wish me luck.
July 21st, 2011, 10:07 PM #142
Out of curiosity, what were the lines like today? The schedule seems "light" compared to last year so was it any less crazy or pretty much the same?
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
July 21st, 2011, 10:17 PM #143
Walked right in to EVERYTHING. Tomorrow is going to be a little more challenging. The fact that Game of Thrones had a 40 mile line all day really helped. Lots of talk about how hard it was/is to pick up passes as well. Also, there was a line-up last night for next years passes. Soooooo. It's a cluster****. And the organizers, while they are trying to make things more fair for everyone, are simply making it worse for everyone. Oh, and Preview Night BLOWS. Dealers glom everything and make it a misery. Most of the exclusives are now limited, as far as how many they will sell per day, but there is no limit on how many of anything you can buy. So you see obvious ebayers with 45 of one item and you can't get one. It is what it is. And so far, while an off year...it's a blast.
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
July 21st, 2011, 10:22 PM #144
Yeah. As I said earlier in this thread, it seems like this thing is getting too big for the people running it. They seem to be losing a little bit of control on how it's operating. Hopefully next year will be better. My buddy is looking to get a pass for me for next year as well when he (hopefully) gets his tomorrow. From what I read, they're limiting it to a certain amount each day so they don't all sell out on the first day. . .which, as you said, just makes it crappy for everyone since now they have to line up for four days potentially and miss stuff.
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
At least you're having a good time though, guess that's all that matters in the long run.
July 21st, 2011, 10:41 PM #145
I am gonna try to get into the Walking Dead panel tomorrow, you going to be there JD?
July 21st, 2011, 10:49 PM #146
hell no. Are you in line right now? If not, you may want make alternate plans. Not only is WD one of the top 5 as far as cluster****s, but it is followed up w/Big Bang Theory in the same room...which is going to draw a MASSIVE crowd as well. I wish you well son. I will be trying to get next year passes and when that fails I am Hall H bound for TinTin.
Originally Posted by Kings Provisional
July 21st, 2011, 10:53 PM #147
GO HOME! ****in up my drive and **** yo! no but really someone please get me something from supernatural please please please? it's for mrs diddy i will pay seriously...
July 21st, 2011, 11:00 PM #148
you can get her a WB supernatural bag on eBay for 9.99, I gotta get one for my sis...If I can swag something...I will for you son.
Originally Posted by P. Diddy
July 22nd, 2011, 12:44 AM #149
July 22nd, 2011, 05:49 PM #150
i hope JD and KQ kick some Twihards for me....
oh yeah, and if you see susan collins there for some reason, tell her to stop writing books or you know, just give her the finger for me for writing one of the most annoying female characters in literature.
Last edited by BoobyTrap; July 22nd, 2011 at 05:55 PM.