Tuesday, July 11, 2006

SDICC Update

Whats happening and when at the San Diego International Comic-Con? Check out the site for all the updates! Comic-Con Event Schedual

Some of the Highlights for me:

1) Friday 12:00-1:00 Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror— It's ghouls gone wild as EC Comics gets the urban treatment in this hip hop horror anthology hosted by the Hound of Hell, Snoop Dogg. Join Snoop for an exclusive sneak peek and Q&A along with co-writer/producer Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Driftwood), producer Martin Shore, and cast members Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Danny Trejo (Devil's Rejects), Daniella Alonso (One Tree Hill, Wrong Turn 2) and Brande Roderick (Baywatch, Starsky & Hutch). Room 20

This just sounds like a blast with Snoop in the house and with Billy there he might do some signing!

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Phil Foglio The fan-favorite creator of characters such as Buck Godot and Girl Genius is a Comic-Con special guest. Join Phil Foglio in this special spotlight event as he talks about his work and answers your questions. Phil is also the master of ceremonies of this year’s Comic-Con Masquerade on Saturday night! Room 1B

Phil Folglio was the artist who did Wormy and What's New With Phil & Dixie from Dragon Magazine. Him and Ralph Bakshi are why I fell in love with comics.

3) 2:00-3:30 DVD Sneak Peek 2006— Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan, editors of The Digital Bits.com (recently named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 25 Entertainment Sites of 2006) and a panel of some of Hollywood's leading special edition DVD producers will give you a first look at lots of great movie and TV DVDs on the way for 2006 and 2007! They'll talk about the new HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc high-definition formats and answer lots of audience questions. Scheduled to participate are Robert Meyer Burnett (Superman Returns, Free Enterprise: SE, Chronicles of Narnia), JM Kenny (Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder, Zoom, Rocky Balboa), Charles de Lauzirika (Kingdom of Heaven, Twin Peaks, Blade Runner), Andy Mangels (He-Man, She-Ra, Dungeons & Dragons), and Javier Soto (Pan's Labyrinth, The 4400). Room 6B

If you read the site a lot you know how much I love these guys!

4) 2:00-3:00 SCI FI: Battlestar Galactica— "The #1 television show of 2005"—Time magazine. "One of the most original and provocative programs on television"—New York Times. "The toughest, smartest show on television"—Rolling Stone. “A wildly intense gem . . . riveting . . . not to be missed"—TV Guide. If you’re not watching it, you should be. See what the buzz is all about. Be sure to stop by the SCI FI booth for a chance to win the ultimate BSG prize packet! Panelists include stars Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), James Callis (President Gaius Baltar), and Lucy Lawless (D’Anna Biers), plus executive producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore and SCI FI VP for original programming Erik Storey. Moderated by Lisa Chambers, features director, TV Guide. Room 20

This might be a conflict for me! MUST... FOLLOW... GALACTICA!

5) 3:30-4:00 Universal: Children of Men Academy Award–nominated writer/director Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá también, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) will present scenes from his upcoming futuristic thriller Children of Men, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. The new trailer from Children of Men and never-before-seen clips from the film will be shown, along with a discussion of the filmmakers's work. Hall H

Alfonso Cuaron. Sci-Fi. Thriller. Nuff Said.

6) 5:00-6:00 Spotlight on Forrest J Ackerman It’s not Comic-Con without a visit with the beloved FJA! Forrest J Ackerman, whose puns and love of all things monstrous and fantastic warped many a young mind who read Famous Monsters of Filmland, is back once again. See excerpts from the great new documentary The Sci-Fi Boys featuring Forry! Room 4

7) 5:45-7:00 New Line Cinema Presents Snakes on a Plane: Samuel L. Jackson makes his first San Diego Comic-Con appearance, along with director David R. Ellis, to discuss his new film!

8) 7:00-8:30 Klingon Lifestyle Presentation— Just in time for Star Trek’s monumental 40th anniversary, Comic-Con once again presents our friends, the Klingons! The crew of the IKV Stranglehold return with their latest mission, and this time it may turn to disaster for the entire crew as their loyalties are tested, causing some to mutiny. All species are welcome to experience the ongoing voyage and adventure of life aboard a Klingon vessel. Room 6A


7:30-9:00 SNL: Saturday TV Funhouse with Robert Smigel— Join the Emmy Award–winning writer, producer and creator of Saturday Night Live's hilarious animated "TV Funhouse" segments, Robert Smigel, for a presentation and discussion about the upcoming DVD release of SNL: The Best Of Saturday TV Funhouse. Featuring clips of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo", "X-Presidents", "Saddam and Osama", "Mr. T" and other favorites, as well as notable "lost" cartoons, banned from the airwaves forever. Q & A to follow! With appearances by animator/director Robert Marianetti and—possibly—Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Note: Ladysmith Black Mambazo will not be present. Room 6B

This sounds like real fun!

Saturdays at the Con are really hard. The place is mobbed and hard to get around in. Here are some highlights for me!

1) 10:30-11:30 Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles

2) 10:30-11:30 Warner Bros. Presents 300— Appearing in person: Creator Frank Miller, director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead), and actors David Wenham (Faramir in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King) and Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera; Lara Croft: Cradle of Life). Based on the epic graphic novel by Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, the Spartans' valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller's (Sin City) acclaimed Dark Horse graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale. Hall H

3) 11:45-12:45 Grind House— Rose McGowan (Charmed), Marley Shelton (Sin City), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), Michael Biehn (Aliens), and Jeff Fahey (Dark Hunters) star in Grind House, the new double feature from Dimension Films, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, hitting theatres in April 2007. Join filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and members of the cast for a quick trip to Rodriguez's "Planet Terror," and be the first to hear exclusive news about what to expect once Tarantino's "Deathproof" cameras start rolling. Hall H

4) 1:00-2:30 Kevin Smith— The moment is here. Kevin Smith’s Clerks 2

Sundays is when I do all my buying. But here are some great thigs to check out.

1) 10:30-11:30 Spotlight on Walter Koneig— What's a Star Trek 40th anniversary celebration without a member from the original crew that boldly went where no man had gone before?

2) 11:00-12:00 Trailer Park— A Comic-Con tradition. The very best in movie trailers appearing now—or very soon!—at a theater near you! Room 20

3) 2:00-3:00 Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles Authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman answer your questions about the new Lost Chronicles series of novels and will have exciting news about the Dragonlance animated movie currently in production. Jamie Chambers, of Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., will be hand to talk about the Dragonlance RPG. And there is always the possibility of surprise guests! Room 8

If you have never been to comic-con and your there on Sunday YOU HAVE TO GO TO!!!

2:30-4:00 Robot Rumble!— Presented by Geek Monthly. Starship Smackdown may be history, but the Robot Rumble has just begun. Comic-Con's legendary geekfest evolves (much like V'ger) into the ultimate robot rumble! Ever imagine what would happen if Gort battled Robby or Data did battle with the Gunslinger from Wetworld? Well, these folks did, and their expert panel of robot-ologists is on hand to deliberate over these earth-imperiling questions of galactic import. Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Daren Doctherman (Hollywood conceptual artist), Steve Melching (writer, X-Men Animated, The Batman), Kay Reindl (writer/producer, Millennium, Twilight Zone), Jeff Bond (CFQ magazine) and Chris Gossett (creator, The Red Star) will fill you in, along with moderator Mark A. Altman. The Daleks will be there, along with some special surprises! Will you? Room 6B

The Starship Smackdown was a HUGE highlight for me a few years ago and I can't wait for this! A must attend for me!

There you have it! I hope to see you there send me you picks if you choose and we can compair!