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San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Diary: Day Two

A persistently limited internet connection again made things rather difficult yesterday, the second official day of Comic-Con 2010 but I ended up having perhaps one of the most exciting (and strangely relaxing) days covering the convention that I've ever had.

Perhaps it was the fact that I spent the morning on the other side of the train tracks and not in the convention center itself (though it did mean missing out on Bones and The Joss Whedon Experience later in the day as a result), doing some one-on-one interviews for some upcoming feature pieces.

First up was director Edgar Wright, whom I sat down with to discuss his new film Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and talk, of course, turned to the awful American remake of Spaced that I savaged a few years back (you can read my review of the McSpaced pilot here) and Wright thanked me for supplying the final nail in the project's coffin back then. (Introduced to him as a reporter for The Daily Beast, I mentioned that I had written said review, at which point Egdar said, "You're Televisionary!")

Also, Michael Cera dropped by as we were talking and was wearing a kick-ass homemade Ramona Flowers t-shirt based on the squiggle sketch of Ramona from Bryan Lee O'Malley's pencil. I nearly offered to buy the shirt right off his back.

Next up: Bryan Lee O'Malley himself as we talked about what's next for the author/penciler of the Scott Pilgrim series, the film, Michael Cera, and much more.

After a quick break, it was onto a sit-down interview with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves and veteran actor Richard Jenkins in which we discussed their upcoming film Let Me In, based on the haunting Swedish vampire movie Let The Right One In. To say that they were every bit as gracious and charming as you might expect is an understatement of the highest order.

The one panel I did get to yesterday (since I couldn't get into Bones or Joss Whedon) was that for HBO's True Blood, which as always delivered a fantastic panel, some hysterical moments, and some teases about what's to come for the back half of the third season and Season Four. I'm hoping to get that panel write-up done very, very soon, though I did live-tweet the entire thing.

And then I ended the day with a pair of parties: the WBTV VIP event where the casts of the studio's slew of series mingled with journos and guests as the Barenaked Ladies played, and NBC's party at the pool of the Omni Hotel.

A very fun day, really. As for today? Chuck, an interview with Maggie Q, moderating the V panel, Fringe, Paul/Cowboys & Aliens, and the Entertainment Weekly/Syfy party.


wackiland said…

THat is all.
Effie said…
Wow! Sounds like the perfect Comic-Con day to me! Very jealous!

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