So I got a late start on Fan Expo 2009 today. Comics are great and all but they don’t pay the bills like my real job does. I did get in some quality nerding though, so here are the highlights.
- Media pass. Getting one is all kinds of sweet. Highlight: they thought my name was Mike.
- Marvel’s Dark Reign Panel. This was a bit of a let down. Mostly because Joe Quesada was listed as attending but only made the end of the panel, with his daughter in tow. I dig why, but I was looking forward to it. Other than that it was a re-hash for nerds like me who devouer comic news. Highlight: during the Q and A, a fan in his 30s said that he was unhappy Peter Parker recently had sex with Michele Gonzales, his female roommate. He said something about how it made him uncomfortable and then confessed that he was a virgin. There was a surprising lack of laughter at this announcement, thankfully — just a lot of people sharing the most awkward moment ever.
- The Floor. The floor was nice because I ran into a surprising amount of friends. Highlight: seeing MONDOcomics regular Sandra Yao at the Life and Level table. She’ll be there all weekend, drop by and say hi.
- Tron Legacy. I’ll confess, I’ve only ever seen Tron with the sound off — it’s along story. But the promise of some cool behind-the-scenes stuff and some initial hype about how it was awesome brought me to the very long line to get in. I’m happy I waited because the presentation was pretty neat. One of the co-producers showed some of the concept art, some of the test footage they created to sell the film, and a whole scene from the film. Highlight: The proof of concept trailer that’s been floating around the interent recently. It was huge and looks awesome. Also, no one confessed that they were a virgin.