Comic-Con ’08: Day 3 Wrap Up

Published 7 years ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am,

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Gotta tell you guys, we’re having a blast. Somehow this year I’m relaxing more yet getting more posts out about the goings-on here at Comic-Con. Here’s a bit of a wrap up of yesterday (since it’s 3AM and no longer Friday).

I’ve enjoyed seeing some of my online movie buds in person again. Nice to actually hang out instead of just exchanging emails, Twitters and IMs. icon smile Comic Con 08: Day 3 Wrap Up

  • The biggie: Attended the Watchmen panel and got to see new footage. Awesome.
  • Saw a bunch of trailers, most of which I’d seen. One I hadn’t seen was for Hamlet 2 and while I’ve heard the movie is great (it premiered at Sundance but I missed it), I thought the trailer made the movie look absolutely stupid.
  • Saw the first footage from The Wolfman and was (along with the audience) very impressed.
  • Attended the very sad panel for The Spirit and saw new footage which did not inspire confidence in the final product. Peter at /Film thinks it will be “The Dick Tracy of our generation.”
  • Went to dinner with Bruce Simmons at Dick’s Last Resort on 4th Ave – a crazy/fun restaurant.
  • Attended the Tropic Thunder screening which was WAY crude, but fantastically funny.
  • Went out for a nightcap with the crew from FirstShowing and ran into Jen from RottenTomatoes.

As a bonus, David Chen from /Film recorded a short post-Spirit panel interview consisting of himself, Pete from /Film, and a couple of the boys from LatinoReview. Check it out and let me know how you think I did!


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  1. The Hard Rock was fun, but now its 3:45 and I am still up writing articles! Thanks guys! :)

  2. you’re the man Vic, you nailed my views on all the topics.

    My question though, who’s the dude who won’t be shown on camera? Or, why can’t he be shown?

  3. @Rob That’s “el mayimbe” from Latino Review. He gets access to a lot of scripts – unofficially.


  4. ahhhh. I see :)

    And what mobile device do you use when putting updates up while at the con?

  5. Paramount is providing free wi-fi at the Con this year in a promotion for “Eagle Eye.”


  6. Vic , i am kind of glad The Spirit panel wasn that good.
    I was afraid i might be missing out.
    I am a big 24 fan, so i parked myself in room 6CDEF to catch the 530 24 panel.
    at 2PM
    there was a good panel hosted by entertainment weekly interviewing TV shorunners including Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof from LOST,
    The 3PM World of Warcraft panel made my eyes glaze over.
    from 415 to 515 science fiction novelist Jim Butcher conducted a panel with his editor alongside him.
    Good hour.
    the 24 panel was also good.
    it was Keifers first appearance in San Diego.
    He was very gracious,
    thanking the fans for supporting the show and allowing him to continue the greatest professional experience of his life .
    he stood up and applauded the fans .
    packed room, by the way.
    I am going to go out on a limb and say that 24 will have a great season this year and the 24 prequel TV film Exiled will be much better then people expect.
    We saw footage from the film and its trailer.
    It looks pretty strong to me.
    anyway, thats my mini report !

  7. Thanks, Gary. Hey bud, hit me up at and we can get together after the Terminator panel!


  8. Hey Gary,

    great to hear about 24, I’m excited for the next season although it really sucks having to wait another full year for it to start because of the writers strike.

    Atleast we have the movie like you mentioned, and Colm Feore is in it :)

    Oh, and what kinda stuff did they show and do at the WoW thing. I’m not a WoW player but im curious to see whats up with that.

  9. Vic, unfortunately I dont have tickets for Saturday,
    Thanks though .

  10. Thanks for the report Vic, Spirit dosnt look that good to me.
    Paramount providing free wi-Fi sheesh. Hope they have some kind of password protect on that.

    Tropic Thunder sounds like the next film I’m gonna watch.

    24′s gonna rock!
    Thanks Gary for covering that for us here !!!!

  11. Rob , well apparently its a game you can subscribe to and play online the entire panel was about intoducing new products in the World of Warcraft
    comics , action figure Minatures,
    you name it .
    My feeling is Make a movie ,
    write a book or two .
    give me some context so i can get into it and we will see.