Back on track… More news and thoughts on Comic Con 2010. Well I was pretty tired from walking around on day 1 of the Con, so I was ready to sit down and kick back in a bunch of panels that appealed to me. Getting there in the morning I decided to sit on a bench and watch the world go by. People watching is in my blood, and there was so many people to watch it seemed like the thing to do.
Moving on upstairs to check out “The Walking Dead” Panel. This is the new TV Show based on the popular comic book and directed by the Frank Darabount, who directed “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Mist”. The line to get into the Panel was enormous. I cringed at the thought of waiting in this super long line. Dick Hollywood does not wait in lines!
Decided to go off site and get some grub. Had some food and did some more people watching in the Gas Lamp district of San Diego and then went back into Comic Con. I am going to do it, I am going to make it into the Roger Corman Panel. He is there along with a Cast and Crew of New World Film Alumni. It is a fairly long line, but I am committed or at least should be. The volunteers keeping “control” of the line “s” are i incompetent and basically do not know what they are doing. People who are arriving later are getting in before me. This Sucks! I some how get near the front of the line and they are saying that there are only about 5 seats left, so if anyone is only here to see Roger Corman, please step inside. I made it in, only to find put that the sound system sucked and most of the audience was actually waiting for the next Panel who were obnoxiously loud, so I could hardly hear Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Mary Woronov, and Sid Haig.
As I was just about to give up on all of this BS, I made my way over to the Hatchet 2 Panel thinking was again that nobody would care and this would be super easy to get into. Wrong again. Long line, but it still looked like I would be able to make it it in and they should be letting us in momentarily. A lady approached me and looked noticed my Press Credentials. She Pulled me over to the front of the line with about 8 other members of the press. We all got in first and they even had the front row sectioned off for us. Only reason I mention this is because this never happens at Comic Con. Press Credentials will get you into Press Junkets, but the Panels are set aside for the fans. This was a first for me and it was just what I needed.
Hatchet 2 Director Adam Green showed us 8 Kills from the sequel and assured us that he was not giving away too much since there are a total of 17 kills in the flick altogether. He was funny and told a great yarn. It was the perfect way to end a just so so day at this event that I have such a Love/Hate Relationship with. Sorry if I bored you, but I am just telling it like it is…
So Says Dick Hollywood!