Monday, March 2, 2009

Wondercon 2009

So guess where I was this weekend.

Give up?

Wondercon 2009 in San Francisco.

Am I a nerd? Yes, yes I am.

Just a little side note... this post may be very long because there's just so much to say. From the awesome first 22 minutes of the Watchmen movie, to the awkwardness of Elijah Wood answering his millionth question about Lord of the Rings while he's trying to promote the movie 9, to the screamtastic McG showing not exactly finished scenes from the upcoming movie Terminator Salvation.

Oh the intensity!

Follow me in my glorious memories..

Poor Poor Elijah

Elijah Wood and the animation director of the movie, Joe Ksander, were at the panel answering questions about the movie, 9. It looks pretty good. I saw the trailer while watching the movie Coraline a few weeks ago and it looks pretty awesome.

The movie is based on this short film by Shane Acker.

While the panel was pretty informative with a short scene from the movie with a crazy metal bird attacking the little rag dolls, during the Q&A Elijah Wood was pummeled with stupid questions about lord of the rings. Like.. "How would you compare your role in this movie to that of Frodo in Lord of the Rings?" or "Do you know anything about the Hobbit?"


The new Disney Pixar film Up had a panel at Wondercon as well. The movie is basically about an old man so sick of the world around him that he sets up thousands of balloons on his house to just carry him away. But his plan goes amuck when the local (and silly)wilderness explorer tags along on the old man's journey.
To say the least... it looks like Pixar has made yet another amazing family film.

The Watchmen Panel

My boyfriend, Tony, and I entered a very crowded auditorium that was already over half way full, we found a seat nearer to the back but we could still see everything.

They talked for a little while about critics asking for less violence and less blue nudity and then we cheered for a clip, which we thought would be short but turned out to be over 20 minutes long!
Whenever the picture drew to black, I gasped thinking it was going to end but was pleasantly surprised it was still going. No one was complaining. It was pretty great. The opening credits were a bit long but very entertaining and very good at giving exposition to the story. The Q&A was pretty funny. There was a guy dressed as batman that asked out the costuming. Everything was pretty entertaining.

Terminator Salvation
Heavens to betsy, this one was craaazy. The director McG was shouting profanities everywhere and asking the (primarily male) audience if they would like to see Moon Bloodgood's breasts in the movie. I, being one of the few girls in the audience, shouted "ewwww" but was over run by the male applause. This film is starring Christian Bale but he was not present during the panel, but McG instead called his cell phone and left a voice mail. Which was pretty funny.
We watched a few clips from the film and they seemed pretty actiony. I've seen the first two Terminator movies this one seems like an intense follow up. There were no special effects in the clips show seeing as the film is still in post production. I kinda liked see the computeriness of the monsters though. It made things feel pretty exclusive.

And Me?

I knit a hat to wear to Wondercon. Yes. I knit. I promise I'm not an old lady. I just know how to knit. I can knit pretty darn good, I might add. No one recognized it though... It's from the comic book Runaways and it's the hat Molly Hayes wore throughout the entire first volume. Oh wow. I am a nerd. Tony's friends noticed it after much prodding though.

Then of course I had to get myself some Pikachu ears.
And I finally bought myself a my very own
Domo. Very cute. He's hanging out with my little lucky bamboo. Oh and I was one of the hundreds of girls that this dude from Attack of the Show hit on. Attack of the Show is a show on G4, which is a gamer's network if you didn't know. And I got a TON of FREE stuff. Now that's like the platinum frosting on the cupcake.

Wow. My nerdiness just keeps growing as this blog goes on doesn't it?
All in all, it was a fun day.


Lily-Pagan said...

ohmigosh! you went to san fransisco? lucky! i've always wanted to go there! did you see Adam Lambert? he auditioned there! lol!!
i'm going to a con in april, so we can be nerds together! lol!


-J.M.Williams said...

you nerd.......... so who is your favorite doctor from doctor who....?

-J.M.Williams said...

.....the same..and I agree about the new guy. I find it interesting how you enjoy scifi.... never met another person that like doctor who... I'm happy lol. Neways... have a good day lol

Calbearsfan said...

Just came across your blog looking for Wondercon tips and swag. Thanks for the info!