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A Comic-Con Noob Shares Her Experiences -- Saturday
Saturday morning dawned bright and early and we made our way back to the Indigo Ballroom in plenty of time to catch a solid four hours of panels starting with Attack of the Show. The running joke of the panel was the lack of a host for the show and thus three people from the audience were called upon to audition for the role which led to laughs aplenty, mostly courtesy of Matt Mira who hosts Gadget Pr0n.
Geek & Sundry was the next panel and featured sci-fi favorites Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day among others. They did a really good job of getting the audience hyped up about what was gonna be coming in the next six months to a year, plus they handed out free buttons which was cool. They were followed by the Nerdist Channel whose Chris Hardwick pleaded with those present to become subscribers, saying it would change his life. He showed previews of upcoming videos, all of which seemed completely awesome.
Then came the panel we were actually there to see, the TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites, featuring Nathan Fillion whom we'd missed seeing at the Firefly panel. He and fellow panelist Joel McHale stole the show, leaving the audience breathless with laughter. A highlight was Fillion recasting Firefly on the spot using his fellow panelists.
We had decided that we owed it to ourselves to go to at least one panel that dealt with actual comics, seeing as we were at Comic-Con and all so we left and made our way back to the convention center in order to catch the Marvel: Avengers vs. X-Men panel. Who knew there were so many people invested in whether or not Cyclops dies? Well aside from debating that hot topic we were also treated to concept art and covers of upcoming issues as well as an outlining of where the Marvel universe was planning to go. And as was expected during the Q&A portion someone asked about the possibility of an Avengers vs. X-Men movie and we were assured there was no such thing in the pipeline. But personally I will be getting the AvX babies limited-edition comic coming out in October. It looks hilarious.
After the Marvel panel was the screening and Q&A of the Kevin Bacon-helmed series The Following, a show about a former FBI agent who gets caught up in a serial killer’s game. It's exactly the kind of show my mom really likes so I'm looking forward to recommending it to her. That panel was followed by Person of Interest, and all of the principal cast were there to answer questions. As you would expect no spoilers were given but the cast seemed genuinely interested and grateful to be there, making it a good experience.
Their departure signaled the beginning of the Revolution panel, the Billy Burke project featuring a screening of the pilot as well as a Q&A afterwards. The premise of the show deals with the sudden and unexplained loss of power planet wide. 15 years later and no one seems to know why it happened or how it can ever be undone, if it's even possible. Creator Eric Kripke was one of the panelists and after seeing the pilot I couldn't help but draw comparisons to his former series “Supernatural.” Both series deal with missing family members, a road trip, and an unusual familial pairing. Many people were as excited as we were for the panel which followed, the MythBusters panel. All five of our favorite daredevils/scientists were there to share stories and answer audience questions. It was moderated by director John Landis, a longtime friend of MythBuster Adam Savage and was a great way to finish our Saturday at the Con.
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