Comic-Con 2008 was by and large a huge success for me. We had celebrities people actually wanted to see, and honestly - everyone had a great time. Here's a recap of some of the fun that was had this year...
Setup and the booth just before the show officially opened. As you might be able to tell, Showtime was a major partner this year, helping Entertainment Earth promote our exclusive Dexter bobble head.
Celebs at the booth: Julie Benz from Buffy, Angel and most recently, Dexter!
Dexter was all over Comic-Con this year! Above is the double-decker Dexter bus, David Zayas stopped by the booth to check out his bobble head prototype, and the Dexter panel with Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz and others...including a special appearance by our Dexter bobble!
The Showtime party proved to be quite the event on Thursday night. Above left is me with Bianca and Rob. Above right is more of the EE crew, along with Kevin Smith (!) and host Mark Ecko. Thanks for the cocktails...I had more than my share.
Seth Green stopped by to say howdy to my bosses (they're friends), and I was able to snap a photo with him. I'm slowly working my way through the cast of Buffy!
Celebs at the booth: Randy "The Natural" Couture, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Heavyweight Champion of the World. He's also starring in The Scorpion King 2, coming to DVD soon. The line was out of control, and camera crews were everywhere. He even filmed a segment (last image) where he had to flirt with 2 of our lady employees to get his own action figure. I didn't know him before, but he was a very gracious, polite guy.
Celebs at the booth: Scott Ian, the lead guitarist for Anthrax. Sadly even in my heavy metal days I never really listened to much Anthrax, but he was a very cool (albeit short) guy. AND he's a huge Battlestar Galactica fan, so I chatted him up for a minute about that. He's holding the bobble head we made of him in the first photo.
Celebs at the booth: The one and only Sam J. Jones, Flash himself from Flash Gordon. He was signing an exclusive action figure we brought with us for the show. A legend (if even just in his own mind) that really takes the time to talk to his fans. It was refreshing to watch.
Celebs at the booth: The Bench Warmer girls! Lisa Gleave (top left), Flo Jalin (Top right), Mary Riley (bottom left) and Michelle Baena (bottom right). I became besties with all of them. Mary and I are having drinks soon!
Sigh. I met Mike Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame - he's in the middle with me. I'm not sure who those other guys are, because I was too busy thinking about Mike. That may be the geekiest sexual fantasy I've ever had. EVER.
Two of my favorite comic book ladies - Dark Phoenix & Batgirl - brought to life by these two Comic-Con attendees. You go, girls!
The guy on the left is Peter Mayhew...the actual Chewbacca. I'm not sure who the d-bag in the costume is on the right.
Hollywood legend John Landis came and introduced himself to Jason (the president of EE) - telling him how big of a fan he is of us! Now that's pretty amazing.
The slug, the myth, the legend. Seriously - this is a full size replica of Jabba the Hutt. Holy shit.
These attendees were dressed up as the Lego video game versions of Princess Leia and Darth Maul. Wow.
Fave t-shirt of the entire convention.
The Bride of Frankenstein, and her lesbian lover as Link Larkin of Hairspray. Don't ask me for any further details...at this point you know just as much as I do.
Two of the most amazing gals! Heather works for the sometimes-annoying Freeman (the labor company) but has been lovely, helpful and all-around fun for the past 2 years. It's always nice to be remembered! Above right is Liz, our show contact and handler for the Bench Warmer girls. Sweet as pie, and she worked her little ass off for us!
My Comic-Con 2008 team, and what was left of the booth after teardown.
All in a crazy week's work!