Advertisement

Movie Mom

Movie Mom

A Day at Comic-Con

posted by Nell Minow

Oh, there is so much I want to tell you!  But you will see why all I have time to do right now is entice you by sharing my schedule for today.

6:00 am Pick up by stretch limo to be taken to the studios of my good friends Emily, Tommy, Laura, and Jeff and Jer.  I usually review movies on their show each week from my house (at a more civilized time of the morning — Eastern time).  But one of the best parts of my visits to San Diego for Comic-Con is that I get to be in studio with them.

Exhibit Hall to look at some of the more than more than 1000 booths and displays — everything from solo artists drawing on a table to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of effects — and of course 150,000 attendees, many in costumes.  All day long, I took photos of my favorites, more than 100.

Advertisement

The biggest venue at Comic-Con is Hall H, which seats 6000.  That is where the high profile events are held, so that was my next stop.  I saw the actors and filmmakers behind “Paranorman” and the cast and producers of “The Big Bang Theory,” though Sheldon (Jim Parsons) attended via computer screen because he is starring in “Harvey” on Broadway and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) did not make it because his plane was delayed.

I then went to a series of interviews with the “Paranorman” people and then a press conference with Joss Whedon and the cast of “Firefly,” who were announcing their 10-year anniversary special, to be broadcast on November 11.

Advertisement

Then I visited a display of the Batmobiles, including Adam West’s, Val Kilmer’s, and the Dark Knight’s.  And a guy from TV Guide was conducting an interview of the creators of “Big Bang Theory,” so I stayed to listen to that.

Then back to the Convention Center for three panel discussions: Hollywood concept artists talked about their work on films from “Rango” to “Stargate,” “Rise of Planet of the Apes,” and “Oz the Great and Powerful;” “Girls Gone Genre,” with Gale Anne Hurd (Producer of “The Terminator” and “Walking Dead”), Marti Noxon (“Buffy,” “Glee”), and Angela Robinson (“True Blood”), and a status report on “Stripped,” a new documentary about the rich history and precarious future of comic strips.  Just to give you an idea, at any time of day or night there are dozens of these events going on, each, smart, funny, and fun.  I wish I could go to everything!

More details coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Posts

Contest: Reading Rainbow DVD -- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Levar Burton and Reading Rainbow present four classic episodes on this new DVD from PBS Kids. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie read by Beth Howland, ...

posted 3:49:25pm May. 29, 2015 | read full post »

The New Yorker's Actress Profiles: Tilda Swinton, Angela Bassett, Katharine Hepburn, and More
The New Yorker has created a section with some of its best profiles of actresses, including Angela Bassett, Julia Roberts, Diane Keaton, Tilda Swinton, and Katharine Hepburn. They are a treat to read and will inspire you to check out or revisit ...

posted 8:00:38am May. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Exclusive Clip: Wish You Well
[jwvideo vid='sTOlso40' pid='GvkPWNBE'] Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, and Josh Lucas star in Wish You Well, a coming-of-age tale based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, who also wrote the screenplay. Foy plays 12-year-old Louisa, ...

posted 10:24:09pm May. 28, 2015 | read full post »

San Andreas
Another summer blockbuster-by-the-numbers, another dad who needs redemption and re-connection with his family, and the only way he can get ...

posted 5:55:26pm May. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Aloha
Writer/director Cameron Crowe presents us with an attractive and talented but messy and compromised hero in "Aloha," and asks us to root ...

posted 5:37:27pm May. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.