comic-con, day one

The first day of comic-con was pretty cool. I didn’t spend a lot of money, but I went to some interesting panels, and generally had a good time.

I went to the Torchwood panel. They showed a long clip from the first episode. I think I was the only person in the room who hadn’t seen the entire series already. It looks interesting, but I don’t get BBC America on my cable system, so I’ll have to wait for the DVDs, or maybe just watch it the way everyone else apparently has — good old BitTorrent. I loved the Q&A session. A lot of people who’d clearly seen season one wanted to ask questions about season two, but obviously didn’t want to admit that they’d watched season one via pirated DivX files or whatever. They all pulled out the “I’ve got a friend in England and he sent me the DVDs” line. (OK, maybe a couple of them really *did* have friends in the UK.)

I also saw The Pixar Story, Leslie Iwerks’ documentary about Pixar. Really good, fascinating, stuff. I’ll have to see it again when/if it gets a theatrical release. If not, I’m sure it’ll be on DVD at some point.

Later at night, I went to Ric Meyer’s Kung-Fu clip show thing, which I’ve done every year since he started doing it. I only stayed for the first half-hour. It started at 9pm, later than usual, and I was getting pretty tired by then. (I’m still mostly on east coast time.) He concentrated on TV shows rather than movies this time, and I have to admit I wasn’t that interested in the stuff he was showing. I guess that’s partially because I was sort of worn out by then, but also I’m just not that enthusiastic about the TV stuff.

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