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12:23 pm - Comic-Con 2010: The Totally Abridged Edition
I will have epic posts with pictures next month, but I'm not even done writing down notes to refresh my mind grapes! I'm sure you all want to know how totally awesome Comic-Con was, though, so here goes. Even though I will totally be ruining any suspense and surprise in the longer story, as told.

I totally met taraljc and heard her unplaceable accent. We totally ran into Javi on the escalators. I totally ran into mycenae in the most congested aisle on the floor. Felicia Day totally recognized me, almost remembered my name, and gave me multiple high-fives. I totally bought a comic from my friend, Amy Martin. David Mack totally greeted me by name. I totally found Bryan Lee O'Malley at the Oni Press booth and he totally signed my books even though he wasn't doing a signing. David Malki ! totally remembered me from WonderCon and the previous Comic-Con. I totally met Ryan North and he totally drew me a little T-Rex in my book. The guy who runs feliciaday.com totally butted into my conversation with mutinousmuse, but it was totally cool. We totally saw Felicia Day, Jeff Lewis, Sandeep Parikh, Tony Janning, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguin, and Alex Albrecht do a hilarious improv show. I totally made Sandeep Parikh wonder what this marmoset was doing in his pants.

I totally ate an actual breakfast that sustained me for the entire day. I totally listened to Jeff Smith talk about Bone and Rasl even though I haven't read either. Chris Gore had a totally entertaining panel moderated by his #1 fan from Japan. I totally saved a seat for peri_peteia. I was totally chosen to be an intern during the X-Play panel. I totally delivered bologna sandwiches to audience members and shaved Blair Herter's chest. I totally talked to Morgan Webb for three seconds. Seanan totally got Amber Benson to sign my Cat's Claw even though I skipped her panel to shave a man's chest in front of hundreds of people. I totally met Stephen Tobolowsky. I totally got into Hall H after waiting in line for an hour. Helen Mirren is totally cool, and Bruce Willis is totally kind of dry. J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon totally had opinions on things. Edgar Wright is totally funny and should moderate everything. Brandon Routh is totally hot. Michael Cera totally wore a Captain America muscle costume. Edgar Wright totally led everyone who had a 1-UP pin to a screening of the movie. We totally ran to the Balboa Theater because we followed the wrong line. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is totally awesome, and we totally cheered every time Scott won a battle. Metric totally played an awesome four-song set after the movie. I totally watched Anna Kendrick rocking out to Metric. I totally squeed to Paul Cornell about the movie and to his wife about the concert. We totally couldn't find Javi until we did. I totally listened to a Leverage writer and a (former) Psych writer argue about whether Superman or Thor would win in a fight. I totally gave them my card.

Javi totally walked by us as we were in line for breakfast. Rae and I totally made Sex Bob-omb shirts and an awesome flipbook at the Scott Pilgrim vs. Comic-Con Experience. I totally walked a lot just to get a lame Red poster. I totally met Brian Michael Bendis and told him he was the reason I'm into comics. I totally met David Mack's hot Indian girlfriend. I totally saw Olivia Munn. mycenae totally snuck me into the Bones panel. Birds totally freak David Boreanaz out. Joss Whedon totally said a lot of things. Nathan Fillion totally made a surprise appearance. I totally walked right into the Chris Claremont panel. I totally met the cast of The Legend of Neil. Sandeep totally recognized me from like two days ago but probably not the year before. The Girls Gone Geek panel was totally as entertaining and interesting as I thought it would be. Erin and I would totally go to a panel with just Felicia Day, Marti Noxon, and the surprisingly awesome Laeta Kalogridis. Marti Noxon is totally nice and signed my Dr. Horrible DVD on Nathan's face. I totally told Melissa Rosenberg I was a huge Dexter fan. I totally met Michele Boyd, a.k.a. Stupid Tall Hot Girl. I totally met gossi for thirty seconds in the Fulfillment Room line. We totally had better service at Red Pearl this year. I totally collapsed on the bed and didn't go to any cool parties.

I totally got to the Chuck line an hour earlier this year. Rae totally delivered me her unwanted Dexter goodies, including a bag, a shirt, a LaGuerta bobblehead, and the S4 DVDs. We totally got pretty good seats and were able to see the cast dance to "Bad Romance." Ryan McPartlin totally mocked Adam Baldwin for still bringing up his old shows after four seasons. We totally got exciting casting spoilers. I totally walked into a panel featuring Mark Waid, Chris Claremont, Matt Fraction, and Brian Michael Bendis. Matt Fraction is totally cool. Gerard Way is totally blonde now. I totally asked Gabriel Bá what influences his art style. Seanan totally got Ryan Mecum to sign my Zombie Haiku even though I skipped her panel to see comic people. Bendis was totally entertaining, but I totally left early to attempt to get into the Guild panel. I totally cut in line to meet Dahlia. We totally saw Joel McHale. They totally said the room was full when there were eight people ahead of us. I totally met friends of Dahlia and bought their comic, which had totally just been optioned for a movie. I totally donated to the Cartoon Art Museum so Amy would sketch me as Scott Pilgrim beating up a dude. I totally saw Ron Glass. I totally walked into a Fanboy and Chum-Chum panel and saw Jamie Kennedy be a voice actor. People were totally concerned about spoilers in the Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour panel even though we were totally there to discuss the book. I totally asked Bryan Lee O'Malley about the development of Knives Chau through the series. I totally bought all of Atomic Robo even though I've only read one issue and two FCBD stories. I totally met Hadley for a couple minutes on the corner of 5th and J. Seanan totally bought me delicious Ghirardelli ice cream for carrying everyone's stuff back to the hotel room. I totally had to fight my way through the Zombie Walk to get back to the convention center. The first two episodes of the third and final season of The Legend of Neil are totally hilarious. I totally ran into a friend of mine from high school I hadn't seen in over a decade. I totally told Alex Albrecht that nsfinch says hello and gave him her e-mail address afterward. Felicia Day was totally terrified by a Like Like. The House That Drips Blood on Alex is totally bizarre. Tommy Wiseau is not inspired by anybody; he inspires himself. I totally need to see The Room now. Conan and I totally had dinner and talked about our jobs.

Seanan and Amy and Tara and I totally had a packing frenzy. I totally wandered the floor with Dahlia. We totally got free copies of A Game of Thrones. I totally walked into a kidlit panel, and it was totally entertaining even though I didn't know any of the authors. Christopher Pike totally didn't show up for the one panel I cared about, but the panel was good anyway. I totally waited in line to get a free ARC of Kathy Reichs's Virals for lodessa. I totally saw Camden Toy. Matt Fraction totally hung out with people waiting in line for his panel. Matt Fraction is totally hilarious, and I totally need to read his comics. Bill Hader totally made fun of anyone leaving during the panel. I totally met John Layman and Rob Guillory and told them how much I loved Chew. I totally quit Comic-Con an hour early and just sat in the lobby. Captain America totally doesn't want Comic-Con to goat to Anaheim. Erin totally took me to a place with the blandest Mexican food ever.

I totally fell asleep on the plane.
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Stone Temple Pilots - Between the Lines

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From:duchessdogberry
Date:July 26th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
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I totally squeed to Paul Cornell about the movie and to his wife about the concert.


I hate you.


Glad you had such an awesome time, though.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 26th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
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I hate you.
I almost had breakfast with him yesterday. He's quite pleasant.
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From:duchessdogberry
Date:July 27th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
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*Grumble*


You have all the luck.

Did you happen to check out Pacey-Con 2010 before you left SD?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
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I didn't know about it until today!

You have all the luck.
Eh, I know Tara, and Tara knows everyone.
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From:madcap_shiny
Date:July 26th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
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I totally asked Bryan Lee O'Malley about the development of Knives Chau through the series.

JEALOUSY FOR BOTH THIS AND THE SCREENING + CONCERT. Extreme jealousy. Also, Ron Glass. Eep.
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From:etherealclarity
Date:July 26th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
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And I'm totally jealous of you. JEALOUS.

I'm going with Brett to PAX (more his thing than mine but still sounds like fun) in a month, and part of that bargain is that next year we're going to try to go to Comic-Con (more my thing than his but I bet he'll enjoy it a lot). If we manage this feat, I totally want to meet up with you and say a lot of totally's.

Totally.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 26th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Yeeeeeeessss. TOTALLY.
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From:etherealclarity
Date:July 26th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Also, do not think I have forgotten about this little thread: http://spectralbovine.livejournal.com/131271.html?thread=6193095

I'm totally going to make shirts. Totally. (But maybe I'll amend them to say TOTALLY AWESOME BUDDIES instead.)


(Good god, was that thread 2 years ago, for real?? I've had it saved & starred in my inbox this whole time.)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 26th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
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Uh oh. I totally forgot about that thread. I have embraced the M now, for the record.

I've had it saved & starred in my inbox this whole time.
Awww.
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From:aprilbegins
Date:July 26th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
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I WANT TO BORROW YOUR SEASON 4 DEXTER DVDS I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THEM TO BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH OMG I'LL EVEN PAY FOR SHIPPING
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 26th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
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WELL WITH AN OFFER LIKE THAT HOW CAN I REFUSE?
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From:aprilbegins
Date:July 26th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
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OKAY THEN! I will email you with particularities!
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From:justjohn
Date:July 26th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)

Dexter S4

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Hey! I want them too!
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:July 26th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Totally!
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From:darlingviolenta
Date:July 26th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
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Normally Comic-Con posts makes me say, okay, that's kind of neat, not really my scene but rock on, whatever...but this time my reaction is more OMG SCOTT PILGRIM I AM SO JEALOUS FUCK YOU.

And that is really all I have to say about that.
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From:maka2000
Date:July 27th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
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That was a lot of totally amazing ComicCon stuff. But I think the LaGuerta bobble head might be the best!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
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Do you want it? Because I don't.
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From:maka2000
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Really? Sure! I think that'd be funny. But, only if it's cheap to mail. Like, only a couple bucks. I can PayPal you a few dollars for shipping. If it ends up being over $5 to ship, I don't know that it'd be worth it. Fun! Thank you! I'll email you with my street address - do you still use the comcast email addie? That seems to be all I have for you.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
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That address still works! Maybe I can use an old Amazon box to ship it. I have a crapload of them.

Ha to your icon!
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From:maka2000
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Emailed ya! Thanks!

Isn't my icon excellent? I also love this one.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
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RYAN NORTH DREW YOU A T-REX!
And he cleverly riffed on one of my favorite lines!

I can't wait to hear about the improv show. Crazypants!
Your pal Alex is pretty funny. He said you should e-mail him.
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From:miniglik
Date:July 27th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
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Sounds like so much fun!

Was your world turned totally upside down? :)


I would say I'm jealous, but I remember those damn lines. Still, I bet you had an awesome time.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
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Was your world turned totally upside down?
TOTALLY.

I would say I'm jealous, but I remember those damn lines.
I think I waited in line much less this year, honestly. You may have noticed I just fucking walked into rooms several times. It was bizarre.
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From:latropita
Date:July 27th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
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But what about the Dr Pepper tower, Cow? What of the Dr Pepper tower?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 27th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
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I have no idea what you are talking about.
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From:chrryblssmninja
Date:July 27th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
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sounds totally awesome
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From:the_partyman
Date:July 27th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
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Totally sounds like a total totally awesome time was had!
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From:dcjensen
Date:July 27th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
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Totally count: 116.

May we never speak of it again.
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From:roxybisquaint
Date:July 28th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
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I am totally jealous of your Comic Con fun and I totally want to go again next year! I'll be looking forward to your detailed write-ups with pictures.


Rae totally delivered me her unwanted Dexter goodies

That doesn't even make sense. How could there be such a thing as unwanted Dexter goodies?!
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:July 28th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
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I totally got into Hall H after waiting in line for an hour.
Unfortunately, now whenever I hear "Hall H" all I think is "pen-stabbing".
You weren't in the room for that, were you? Or should I just wait for the epic post(s)...
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 29th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
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I was not in the room for that, no. That was Saturday.
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From:ahtrap
Date:July 29th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)

You shaved a guy's chest in front of hundreds of people?

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I'm glad you mentioned that "Blair Herter" was a guy, because otherwise I might have been slightly confused. Granted, it's probably because it's 3 AM, and I'm not a comic/graphic novel fanboy (didn't know wtf Scott Pilgrim was until this week), but that's the tidbit out of what seems like a hell of a convention that stuck out.
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From:laria_gwyn
Date:July 29th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
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I totally also only waited an hour to get into Hall H on Thursday for Red (the unexpected treat) and JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon (the goal). Rock on!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 29th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
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High-five! I wonder if we were in line together.
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From:laria_gwyn
Date:July 29th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I was in the line on the far right, closest to the road. =)

How long did you wait in line to make your Scott Pilgrim shirt? I didn't feel like standing in the sun so we took the free T-shirts instead cuz that was a 5 min line.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 29th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Free T-shirts? Which do you mean? Did they have pre-made ones just sitting around? I didn't know that.

I got to the line Friday morning around 9, and when they opened at 10, I waited for maybe twenty minutes at most to get in, and then not too terribly long to get the shirt.

I was in the line to the left of your line for Hall H! I was talking with Elastigirl, Harley, and the Rocketeer.
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From:laria_gwyn
Date:July 29th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Yes! They were giving them away from a booth near the big stage, pretty close to the free garlic bread wagon. They even had a guys bag and a girls bag.

Oh my gosh. I must've totally passed by you. Small world. =)

I just saw up above that there is a Dr Horrible DVD. I just watched it this past weekend for the first time. Now I have to have that DVD.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 29th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
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You have to get the DVD! The commentary is great! It's a musical. Also, there's a great collection of ELE Application videos by fans.
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