By this time next week, I’ll be in San Diego in the midst of having an amazing time at one of the funnest events in the U.S. and I can’t wait!
After years of wanting to go, I finally got the opportunity to attend my first Comic Con last year. I covered the event for Trashwire, taking pictures and videos, writing wrap-ups for each day and tweeting like a crazy person. It was the best long weekend ever and, since it happens to fall on my birthday, one of the best birthdays ever.
Last year’s highlight was definitely Gerard Way. As everyone knows, I really like My Chemical Romance, so seeing Gerard–and Ray and Mikey, who were also there–was the ultimate for me. I got to attend two of Gerard’s panels, one featuring several Dark Horse authors and one that was all about him, and it was very cool to see him outside of the band context. He seemed really kicked back, like he was just enjoying his weekend too.
This year, I have a lot of things on my wish list, so much so that I can’t even narrow it down to one or two that are my favorites. There’s a Napoleon Dynamite panel that sounds fun and a panel with William Shatner discussing his new documentary about all the Star Trek captains. The gang from The Simpsons will be there as will Colin Farrell, Nic Cage, Elijah Wood, a bunch of people from True Blood and a loads of surprise celebs.
I guess if I had to pick one I was most excited about, I’d say the Beavis and Butt-Head panel with Mike Judge. I grew up on that show and being able to see Mike in person talking about the revival of the show would be outrageously rad. I don’t want to jinx it, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to make it in to this one.
Anyway, just like last year, I’ll be posting on Trashwire and on the @Trashwire twitter account live from San Diego. I got a new camera a couple weeks ago, so I should have some great pics and I’ve been more on the grind with scheduling, so I should have better press perks. Of course, if it’s too awesome to be contained on Trashwire alone, I’ll post links here and on my Twitter account too.