More from @seangirvan who's hanging out at SDCC 2012! Sean's covered some good stuff, but if all you want are photos, scroll down!
At the San Diego Comic Con you're guaranteed to do one thing; Stand in Line. Lines for special events such as the Panels stretch around the entire building, wrap around the building again, and then snake through the neighboring park just to get in. And you better get there early, it's quite literally "You Snooze, You Lose" as not everyone is guaranteed to get in.
I woke up at 2am, this usually isn't a normal thing but it's a panel day. A big draw over the last few years and a big part of why SDCC has gotten so massive compared to other Comic Con's around the country is the panels. With the proximity to Hollywood and the huge venue filled with a very defined demographic, a lot of studios and networks have really invested in bringing their stars out to talk about their shows and projects.
The panels I needed to see were going to be great, the Community panel and the 10 Year Anniversary of Firefly and Serenity panel. Community because of the recent firing of the show's creator and show runner Dan Harmon, plus the added bonus of the always funny Danny Pudi with the incredibly gorgeous Allison Brie.
The Firefly and Serenity panel was an emotional one. A show that was cancelled after only one hamstrung season on Fox to being ressurected by the fans into a movie, show creator Joss Whedon and the cast, including Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and the always pretty former Terminator; Summer Glau, had a lot to be thankful for to the 4000+ "Browncoats" (term for Firefly fans) that came out. Joss, who created shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, the Cabin In The Woods film, and directed this summer's biggest movie The Avengers, even came out when I was in that line at 3am to thank us all in person. The man was even so kind as to give a giant fan a picture with him. Basically worth eleventybillion nerd points right there.
Artists are everywhere on the floor, from the lesser known such as Joel Watson (@hijinksensue) who drew a great picture for me of Joss Whedon drunk and gloating over his success after having so many shows cancelled to giants in the world of comics and pop-culture like the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening being mobbed at a booth.
Woah, Knight Rider!