Ten Pounds of Geekiness Is a Five Pound Bag
While I was trapped in the IGN Theater I missed ABC's Eli Stone panel that I was going to report on for you fans of the Couch Baron's recaps. Rather, fans of the show. Those exist, right? I also missed the Marvel panel where they announced that they will be working with Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction writer Orson Scott Card to adapt two of his acclaimed novels, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, into comic books later this year. Sweet geek! I am excited. I also missed the conference organizers closing the hall during the interlude when The Venture Bros. were in one room, while Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia was in another, and The Hellboy 2 panel was emptying out, The Incredible Hulk panel was filling up, and the fans in full Storm Trooper and/or slave Leia regalia were lining up a full hour early for Robot Chicken: Star Wars. The fire marshals shut the doors to the convention last year, so I guess the organizers wanted to nip the problem in the bud and shut the hall down themselves.
After finding the first bathroom, water fountain, and four-dollar pretzel vendor I could find, I took one more sweep around the Con floor. I had heard a rumor that Jeffrey Brown was there somewhere and I want him to be my best friend. (Jeffrey, call me!) I couldn't find him, but I did find the Fantagraphics booth and the stinky old man dressed like Sailor Moon. And what better way to end my time at the Con than with awesome comics and a creepy old dude dressed like a twelve-year old Japanese girl? May the Force be with you!