Skip to main content

Comic-Con 2009: Who's In?

With the schedule for San Diego Comic-Con ever so slowly making its way onto the official website (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now up), I thought I'd ask once again this year: who's in for Comic-Con 2009?

Passes are once again impossible to purchase at this year's festival (with no on-site registration available for professions or press, no less), which boasts a lineup that includes panels for such series as Lost, True Blood, Chuck, Doctor Who, Flash Forward, V, Torchwood, 24, Bones, The Mighty Boosh, Eureka, Caprica, The Prisoner, Human Target, Dollhouse, Fringe, Psych, Stargate Universe, Smallville, Supernatural, Burn Notice, Robot Chicken, and a host of others. (Seriously, the list goes on and on this year.)

For my part, I'll be covering as many panels and press rooms as humanly possible and reporting from the convention as long as the WiFi connection holds. (My must-see panels this year: Lost, Caprica/BSG, True Blood, Doctor Who, The Mighty Boosh, and Entertainment Weekly's Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture with Elizabeth Mitchell, Kristin Bell, and Sigourney Weaver. Unfortunately, the Chuck panel lets out at the same time that Lost begins, making it rather tricky to negotiate...)

But I am curious to know: which panels are you attending and which are you most looking forward to? What are the must-have seats of this year's Comic-Con?

Discuss and see you in San Diego!

Comments

Unknown said…
I'm really excited, this will be my first Comic-Con (I'm coming all the way from Boston).

I think I'm most excited for The Middleman panel and a chance to see Dollhouse "Epitaph One" in a room full of other fans.
K said…
I'm ecstatic about Comic-Con. It's my first venture to the grand convention and I'll be traveling from Miami, Florida.

I'll only be there on Friday - looking forward to the Bones and Dollhouse sessions. Plus, picking up my special Dollhouse Limited Edition Comic-Con Edition DVD and whatever swag/autographs/etc I can get before my flight that evening :)
AskRachel said…
I used to love Comic-Con but it's gotten too crazy. And while there are tons of great panels and amazing people there, it's nearly impossible to get into things and I just wind up feeling more frustrated then anything. So, this year I will not be attending but I am looking forward to your coverage!
Eric said…
Camping out for Dollhouse in Ballroom 20. I am dying to see Epitaph One!
Wes said…
Why no Televisionary meet-up at SDCC??? If Ausiello can do one, can't you?????
Jace Lacob said…
Wes,

As much as I'd love to arrange a Television Comic-Con meetup, I don't even know that I have time enough to eat or sleep this year! Though it would be great to meet up with readers at some point.
The CineManiac said…
I'm jealous of all you guys going. I'll be there in spirit (or just sending voodoo curses to all you who can attend)
In stead I'll be sitting here job searching and hoping something falls into my lap.
Or maybe I'll get my ass in gear and start working on my TV pilot or my movie script.
Amy said…
I'm excited! Last year was my first time and I remember thinking it was lots of fun, even though I ended up totally exhausted.

LOST is my number one....everything else will be icing on the cake. :)

Popular posts from this blog

What's Done is Done: The Eternal Struggle Between Good and Evil on the Season Finale of "Lost"

Every story begins with thread. It's up to the storyteller to determine just how much they need to parcel out, what pattern they're making, and when to cut it short and tie it off. With last night's penultimate season finale of Lost ("The Incident, Parts One and Two"), written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, we began to see the pattern that Lindelof and Cuse have been designing towards the last five seasons of this serpentine series. And it was only fitting that the two-hour finale, which pushes us on the road to the final season of Lost , should begin with thread, a loom, and a tapestry. Would Jack follow through on his plan to detonate the island and therefore reset their lives aboard Oceanic Flight 815 ? Why did Locke want to kill Jacob? What caused The Incident? What was in the box and just what lies in the shadow of the statue? We got the answers to these in a two-hour season finale that didn't quite pack the same emotional wallop of previous seas

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

Me Want Food: Jenna Gets Famously Fat on "30 Rock"

I don't know about you, but I've already ordered my "Me Want Food" t-shirt from the NBC store. Last night's episode of 30 Rock ("Jack Gets in the Game") was, in my opinion, one of the strongest of the series and has officially pushed the zany comedy into the realm of Arrested Development : deftly plotted and intricately layered, with so many jokes piled atop of jokes that it requires several viewings in order to catch them all. While at its heart, 30 Rock is a workplace comedy, it's left that narrow pigeonhole behind to become a witty example of how intelligent and taut humor can work (and flourish) on television... and exist in harmony with hilarious throwaways like the Thriller -inspired Werewolf Bar Mitzvah music video that would have done the AD crew proud. I want Will Arnett to appear on this series whenever possible. His gay exec Devin is hilarious, manipulative, and has an inexplicable weakness for Kenneth the Page, but he claims to have