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