Category Archives: Conventions/Tours

IDW at Comic Con 08

Here’s a recent press release from IDW about their presence at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. I’m definitely going to try to get my hands on some of these freebies!

(San Diego, July 9, 2008) IDW Publishing is proud to present unexpected happenings and exciting news at this year’s Comic-Con. The Con runs from Thursday July 24 to Sunday July 27th, and throughout the show, IDW (booth #1705) will be offering a number of Con exclusive comic books and other items listed below that are only available during the show. IDW’s two panels will run down upcoming projects and feature special guests and surprise announcements.

Among the guests signing at IDW’s booth will be Comic-Con Guest of Honor Joe Hill, who will be signing copies of Locke & Key and a special L&K slipcase edition alongside the book’s artist, Gabriel Rodriguez.

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Motor City Comic Con 08 Experience

Last weekend was another great time at the annual Motor City Comic Con. As always, there were a lot of great media guests, eccentric fans dressed as random characters (most were cringe-worthy), loads of comic artists and creators, and vendors packed together like sardines.

My first stop at the media guest tables this year was Cliff Simon, who plays the character “Ba’al” on Stargate: SG-1. He was very friendly and sweet. My crush on him definitely grew after that experience. His South African accent aided that too. Cliff also talked to us a bit about the upcoming Stargate: Continuum movie. He wouldn’t tell us what happens to his character. But when I asked about the clones, he did say that there wouldn’t be any others left by the end of the movie. He seemed excited about the premise, where his character travels back in time to stop the Stargate program from ever happening.

Cliff Simon and I

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13 People to See at Motor City Comic Con

This Michigan-based con is one of my favorite genre conventions of the year. Listed are just some of the guests scheduled to appear at Motor City Comic Con in May. More will be added as the date gets closer.

Here are 13 actors and actresses I’m looking forward to seeing:

1. Avery Brooks – “Benjamin Sisko” from Star Trek: DS9

2. Denise Crosby – “Tasha Yar” from Star Trek: The Next Generation

3. Bruce Davison – “Senator Kelly” from X-Men

4. Micky Dolenz – Drummer for the The Monkees

5. Erik Estrada – “Officer Francis Llewellyn ‘Ponch’ Poncherello” from CHiPs

6. Lou Ferrigno – “The Hulk” from The Incredible Hulk (repeat guest)

7. Andee Frizzell – “Wraith Queen” from Stargate: Atlantis

8. M.C. Gainey – “Tom Friendly” from Lost

9. Walter Koenig – “Pavel Chekov” from Star Trek

10. Martin Klebba – “Marty” from Pirates of the Caribbean

11. Juliet Landau – “Drusilla” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

12. Anthony Montgomery – “Travis Mayweather” from Star Trek: Enterprise

13. Cliff Simon – “Ba’al” from Stargate SG-1

Here’s a link to last year’s MCCC experience:

Motor City Comic Con ’07

Sarah Connor Chronicles Set Tour

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the set of the upcoming Sarah Connor Chronicles. Here’s the rundown on that amazing day:

At 9:30am the bus arrived at our hotel to take us to the WB lot. (Yes, it’s a FOX show, but it’s taping on the WB lot.) After we checked in at the gate, the bus drove us onto the lot a block away from the Connor house. We were then divided into two groups, and my group headed directly to the house. Inside, we were all given directors chairs and headsets to watch a scene being filmed. The scene we observed was a moment between John and Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) talking in the kitchen, before John had to head to school. We were told that they were shooting for episode 3 that day.

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