San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Hall H, Thursday

Hello from the hotel… Thursday, day one of Comic-Con, is behind me. But what a memorable day it wound up being.

After getting worn down by the floor in the morning, I decided to check in to the Hall H line earlier than expected, and do a little blogging from the Hall H grass as I waited. Never happened. Unexpectedly, the line rolled right in to the auditorium, and I wound up getting in within 30 minutes or so. Practically no wait at all by Hall H standards.

The good news was, I was there in plenty of time for the Disney panel. The bad news was, for the second time in my three year Con career, I had to sit through a “Twilight” panel. LOL

But it wound up being an amazing day in the Hall. For having little plans or expectations on the day, I wound up seeing directors Tim Burton and Sam Raimi, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and John C Reilly… and then Jackie Chan served as a warm up act for the best panel I’ve ever seen… “The Expendables 2″, which notably featured Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the same stage!

Click through to read about it, and see the pics of this amazing day in the Hall.

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San Diego Comic-Con International: Thursday Morning

Howdy from Hall H!

Hoping the wifi holds out so I can get this post up, we’ll see. Hall H does seem to be a black hole from which electronic signals do not escape…

Thursday morning floor pics to follow, click through to check them out! Not a lot of time to write them up right now, will summarize the day later tonight…

For now, click through to check out some pics to give you a taste of my Thursday Morning at Comic-Con!!

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San Diego Comic-Con International: The Batmobile Gallery

One major highlight for me already this morning was getting to see an exhibit featuring six different Batmobiles. I wasnt able to get around front of the Clooney one (Comic-Con security logic LOL), but stuff like this is why Comic-Con is so worth it.

When else would you get this opportunity?

It was very early (8am), uncrowded, and quiet. Almost like “The Batmobile Memorial”. I spent an unhurried forty five minutes there before finally heading to the Convention center…

The line is about to move, they’re heading in. But here’s my first proper “share” of Comic-Con 2012 for you… The Batmobile Exhibit!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Preview Night!

Good Morning (12:01, here) from San Diego, California!

Comic-Con kicks off in earnest, today, but last night I was one of about 10,000 people who had tickets for Preview Night! Preview Night is where Comic-Con opens the doors early, and allows attendees to have a look around without all the crowds. It’s only available to people purchasing tickets for all four days, and even then, only a certain number of tickets are made available on a first come, first serve basis.

It’s a chance to roam the floor with slightly more elbow room, check out all the booths and vendors, and get a first crack at a ton of exclusives. It’s a great chance to get a feel for what’s where, who’s there, and what’s what before the madness kicks in.

For me, it was a long haul across the country, a lot of scrambling to get things right and ready, dealing with your typical Comic-Con staff almost snafu, and then a hectic night of jostling through the crowds, snapping pics and tweeting away… before heading back to write it all up. I’m closing in on 24 hrs without sleep, let’s see how fun this post turns out!

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My plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Boys and girls. How are we?

As most of you who follow me on Twitter or know me personally know, next week I will be attending San Diego Comic-Con. For the second year in a row, I will be live blogging the event, updating as I go through the day with pics and panel summaries.

This year, however, I’ve also agreed to cover the event for Cineplex.com, the official site of Canada’s largest chain of movie theatres. It’s an exciting opportunity for me, as it will give my coverage of the event exposure to a large audience… hopefully we’ll have some new people swinging through as a result!

In terms of how that will impact my posting here, I’m still going to update throughout the day with pics and blurbs about going on, but my “Day in Review” posts will probably be posted there, and not here. I’ll still post a link for everyone so that you can head over and check them out!

Meanwhile, after the break is my summary of panels that I intend to attend and cover. Check it out!  

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“The Avengers” Panel – New York Comic Con 2011

Greetings again!

As promised, below are the embedded videos from last night’s panel for Marvel Studio’s “The Avengers”, one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012.

In attendance was, Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Coby Smulders (Maria Hill), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Kevin Feige, the Head of Marvel Studios.

They led with the newly released trailer for the movie, then introduced the cast (including Mark Ruffalo, who was previously unannounced), and then showed an entire scene, followed by a new trailer-esque montage of unseen footage, before returning to field questions from the audience.

Click “Continue Reading” to find the videos, my description of the footage shown (you’re not allowed to record it, sorry) and my impressions of the panel!!

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My Day at New York Comic Con 2011

Hey folks.

Back from my day at New York Comic-Con. Got up yesterday at 5:00 am, got home at a little after 1:00 am. I used my own car, two trains, a cab and a bus to get there and back. We waited in line for about three hours out of the day, sat through numerous panels we didn’t care anything about, but at the end of the day, I got to get Stan Lee’s autograph, I saw unseen footage from the upcoming “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, presented by directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, got to see an awesome scene from season two of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” presented by the cast, and got to see an entire scene from next year’s “The Avengers”, a full 6 months before it gets released.

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Gone to New York Comic-Con

It’s only a one day deal for me, so I wont be live blogging it. (Plus, they make you PAY for WiFi, can you believe it?)

But I wanted to let everyone know, wish me luck on getting in to the big panels. I’m not sure if they allow video yet or not, but if they do, I may have videos tomorrow from “The Walking Dead” panel and “The Avengers” panel.

I’ll put up a write up tomorrow night of what my day was like this year, and post up a bunch of pics and whatnot! Catch you all later, I’m off to the Big Apple!

San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson Present “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn”

Ok, everybody. I’ve saved the best for last, and now here it is. Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson together, discussing Tintin, film-making, Their other upcoming and current projects, and some brief discussion of their past projects. It was an incredible thing to be a part of, and I couldn’t be more amped up for Tintin.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for it yet, you can catch it over on Apple Trailers by clicking here.

Meanwhile, here’s Part 1 of the panel video:

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE REST!!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011: “Game of Thrones” Panel

Greetings from House Fogarty!

Below are the videos I recorded from this year’s “Game of Thrones” panel! I had excellent seats, so the videos came out well.

Enjoy!

PART 1:

CLICK THROUGH TO WATCH THE REST!!

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