So, I’m almost recovered from Comic Con.
It was, well, vast. And tiring. And exhilarating, and fun, and overwhelming. Pretty much what I expected.
|Jaime Paglia and me|
I had a great time sharing the stage with the panelists! I want to personally thank Henry Donahue and Tricia Gately from Discover for sending me to the con and for setting all this up. I’m a lucky guy to know them.
|Tory, Adam, and Jamie from the Mythbusters, after the panel at a press event.|
The scifi panel was Thursday night, and if it felt like getting three men on base, Saturday was the grand slam that drove them home. I moderated the Mythbusters panel, and that rocked the house. 3000+ fans filled the huge room, and the cheer that went up when I introduced Adam, Jamie, Grant, and Tory must’ve broken some windows in the convention center. We spent an hour previewing new episodes, discussing old ones, making jokes and generally enjoying ourselves. The four of them spent some time before the panel signing the insides of rolls of duct tape, and each person who asked a question of the panel got a roll. Discovery Channel also gave away a free iPod to someone who was able to identify Adam while he was in the exhibit hall in full costume, which was a great idea.
I’ll add that DC printed 40,000 giant swag bags with Adam and Jamie’s picture on the side, and gave them away for free. It was weird seeing thousands of people walking around with those bags!
My huge thanks to Katherine Nelson from Discovery Channel for organizing this madness and executing it so wonderfully, as well as to DC’s Nicole Reed. Both Discover and Discovery’s teams at Comic Con were incredible to work with, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Pictures of all this and more are up on Flickr. I’ll have some back stories for those other shots up next. Stay Tuned!