Sunday, July 23rd: I started the Lord's day with a lovely view of the back of our ghetto ass hotel. Yep, empty jacuzzi all brown and green. Dead palm trees. Overall debris. Classy! I headed to church and prayed for all of the heathens worshipping false gods like Superman, Thor, and The Happy Tree Friends. I must have passed out from all of the communal wine, because I woke up in Father Kelly's "quarters" all naked and articulate. I guess it was some holy cleansing I needed.
Joe and I head to the con. There was a special panel on comics podcasting and we were invited to be a part of it! B. Clay Moore, writer of Battle Hymn and Hawaiian Dick, was the moderator. The panel featured podcasters Joe Gonzalez (my co-host of Comic News Insider), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy.com), Bryan Deemer (Comic Geek Speak), Scott Hinze (Fanboy Radio), Lene Taylor (I Read Comics), John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Chris Marshall (Collected Comics Library), Charly La Greca (Indie Spinner Rack) and Augie de Blieck, Jr. (Comic Book Resources). It was about 1 1/2 hours long and covered everything from how we got started, technical equipment, guests, segments, numbers, methods, etc. All in all, a good turnout. I expected the audience to be me and a couple of other co-hosts from the other shows. About 50+ people showed. Not bad!
Shortly after, we rushed off to the Scifi.com Pulse panel. David Eick, producer on one of my favorite shows, Battlestar Galactica, was part of the panel. A publicist I know was able to get us an interview with him after! Great guy and really passionate about the show. I kept asking questions even when we were being told by his people to wrap up just because I had so much to ask him! My apologies, Mr. Eick! He seemed to take it in stride and have a good time though.
I run over to the Browncoat raffle. I had bought about $50 in raffle tickets and had high hopes! Though,with my luck, I was sure I'd win the stuff I donated or something signed by Cassaday. Or the George Lopez stuff. I was hoping for the endless sponge baths from Morena Baccarin. But, my hopes were dashed since it wasn't part of the raffle. Just a product of my overcharged brain! Lynn was doing a great job as raffle woman. I'm sure it got tiring just saying names and numbers all day. As I entered, she got to the stuff I donated and then some of the stuff Cassaday signed. She gave me a look and we both kind of giggled. Sort of a, "I bet you'll win one of these" looks! I hung out for a bit and then bounced to get some eats and a drink with Cassaday. Came back to the con for some last minute walking around and wheeling and dealing!
I made some great purchases, drank way too much, ate some scrumptious food, met a ton of people, made some good friends, got stellar interviews, and just had a fucking blast. A Whale's Vagina is a great town. I'll be there next year.
See you at Comic-Con 07. Bitches.