Monthly Archives: July 2009

Saturday at Comic-Con (in Tweets)

  • All right! Friday’s photos actually uploaded overnight! #
  • Just walked up to Mark Waid for autograph at Boom booth, no line. How times change. #
  • Had no idea Leonard Nimoy & Brent Spiner were going to be here. #
  • Took a trip thru Artists alley, then rushed 3/4 of the exhbit hall to DC booth. Forgot how far it was. #
  • Saw Harley Quinn skipping merrily along. With a gun, of course. #
  • Got a great Madame Xanadu sketch by Amy Hadley & Richard Friend! #Vertigo #
  • Batgirl, Harley Quinn & Power Girl @ DC booth #
  • Dark Reign Panel: “How do you want Norman Osborn taken down?” Kid dressed as Vision: “Honestly? Howard the Duck.” *applause* “Or Deadpool.” #
  • Today is trade-off day. Couldn’t choose btw Quick Draw & Sheldon Moldoff, skipped both to do Madame Xanadu #
  • Black Lantern Captain America! #
  • Liveblogging DC Universe Panel
  • Thought my legs were shaking. Understandable for 3rd day of con. Turned out to be the floor. #
  • Could really use Google Maps for con floor. Search by booth name, get directions. At least the pull-out map shows major booths. #
  • Whoa. Saw a Princess Leia who was fully clothed. #
  • Fought thru G4 crowd to get Coraline exclusive figure at next booth over. #
  • All right!!! RT @Robot6 Gail Simone’s Welcome to Tranquility will return at Wildstorm #
  • Ran into a 3rd Jay Garrick a few minutes back. Most years I don’t see any Flashes at all! #
  • Newsarama covers DCU panel #
  • Whew! Made it through Geoff Johns signing. Going to try for PAD and Bryan Lee O’Malley, then call it a day. #
  • 4 signings, 1 panel, caught 4 artists/writers at booths/artists’ alley. Feet ready to fall off. Done for the day #
  • Those searchlights should have the Bat Signal #

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DC Universe at Comic-Con: Big Flash News UPDATED

AARGH! Liveblogging failed. Lots on Twitter. BIG news: Geoff Johns on Flash ongoing after Blackest Night: Flash, Sterling Gates on Kid Flash ongoing.

Update: Now that the day’s tweets have been imported, here’s my full running commentary on the panel.

  • Inkpot award to Bob Wayne #
  • SDCC is like “longest Thanksgiving dinner ever” – con staffer #
  • Flash:Rebirth – bunch of Flashes behind him on final cover #
  • Some costume changes & a new speedster by end of Flash:Rebirth #
  • Sounded like Flash ongoing starts after Blackest Night:Flash. They’re all Geoff Johns-written. #
  • Troia, Batman, Hal &…Monel w/ S symbol In JLA. #
  • Good Dr. Light vs Black Lantern evil Dr. Light #
  • Guessing Batgirl’s ID: Stephanie Brown? DD: “No spoilers here.” #
  • DCU panel info is coming fast & furious – hard to keep up #
  • Titans’ new leader…let’s just say it’s not Wally as rumored on ComicBloc. #
  • GS: WW to renounce Amazons & become more of a super-hero than ever #
  • Sterling Gates on Kid Flash series! #
  • Rainbow Raider will be a Black Lantern. GJ: “I guess he’ll be the Black & White Raider.” #
  • C’mon, random fanboy…wait till you see the new writer’s work before begging Geoff to come back to Teen Titans. #
  • Question cosplayer at mike: “I have a question…” #
  • DD on renumbering books that have been relaunched: content more important than number on cover, low numbers may bring in more new readers. #
  • Geoff Johns: artist lined up for Flash ongoing, can’t talk about it yet. [Edit: GJ adds that he can only say the artist is “awesome.”]#
  • Fan requests a Snapper Carr & Jimmy Olsen team-up in Brave & the Bold. #

See Also: Comic-Con 2009 Complete Index

Friday at Comic-Con (in Tweets)

Around the Con

  • Apparently the secret to uploading photos in this hotel is to wait until 6am when there’s no competition. #
  • The fastest man alive…stuck in traffic. #
  • Saw Michael Jackson. #
  • Lots of *ahem* Flash photography today #
  • Morning shaping up well. Got lassoed into DC costume photoshoot, got 3D photo w/wife (also in costume) & made it into Coraline room #
  • Haven’t been to a con in costume since 2003, and then it was Riff from Sluggy Freelance. Not terribly recognizable. #
  • But showing up as the Jay Garrick Flash? That stands out! #
  • *sigh* someone just said “excuse me, Flash Gordon.” #
  • In last hour or so have posed with Captain Hammer, Catwoman, Liberty Belle and Stargirl. Now in line for DC Nation. #
  • Hah! Just ran into a JSA group w/ another Jay Garrick! #
  • Insta-mob just formed around Olivia Munn (?) As she headed to the panelist entrance. #
  • Another insta-mob as Robert Rodriguez left panel. #
  • Just saw a Geonosis Padme with a little girl dressed as Princess Leia from A New Hope #

Panels: Coraline, Flash Forward, DC Nation

  • Coraline making-of w/Selik, Gaiman, animators & cast.Selik wants to do stop-motion Sandman, Neil wishes him luck w/WB #
  • Forgot there was actually a Flash connection w/ Flash Forward: Marc Guggenheim & David S Goyer. #
  • They just showed the 1st 2 acts of the Flashforward pilot and it’s AWESOME! #
  • Dominic Monaghan confirmed for Flashforward. And he’s here. #
  • Liveblogging DC Nation


  • Cleaned up after day in costume, back at hotel restaurant. Planning to return for “Worst Cartoons Ever” #
  • Awesome! RT @Robot6 SDCC ’09 | Scott Pilgrim video game is on the way. #
  • Missed shuttle by 10 sec, chased, locked out. Ran, walked, jogged 1+ miles & took a pedicab. Chain broke. Made it w/5min to spare #
  • Worst Cartoons Ever: mix of poorly-done, or trippy crack, or seriously offensive WTF-were-they-thinking cartoons from the 50s&60s #

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Yomiko and the Flash

Yomiko and the Flash, originally uploaded by Kelson.

Here’s me with my wife at Comic-Con International today, dressed as Yomiko Readman (a.k.a. The Paper) from the anime Read or Die and Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash!

The hat is a paper mache base with model magic over it, then spray paint and varnish. Katie volunteered to make it for me and it came out great! Sometime next week she’ll make a guest post about how the various costume pieces are constructed, so keep an eye out!

Update: The making-of posts are up!

More photos in my Comic-Con 2009 set.

DC Nation at Comic-Con

3:06:09 PM: Posing for photo w/ Liberty Belle&Stargirl. Dan Didio walks up: “I hate to do this to the Flash, but I need the ladies.” [Edit: here’s a picture with the same people from earlier in line.]

3:10:21 PM: Huge applause for Geoff Johns

3:11:21 PM: Plush Dex-Starr red kitty of rage [Edit: Dex-Starr was brought by The Nerdy Bird]

3:13:05 PM: Full of rage because of crappy con food! [Edit: DD came out wearing about 10 layers of T-shirts, including all the Lantern Corps, and asked the audience to shout out why they should get the red lantern shirt, the orange lantern shirt (“I want that shirt!” was the winner there), etc.]

3:21:03 PM: Fan: like seeing characters reacting to other chars’ deaths.

3:23:53 PM: DD: What did you like abt LO3W5? Fan: it finally came out.

3:26:47 PM: JR: JLA Cry for Justice will have major implications for JLA & America

3:30:51 PM: Black Lantern Billy Mays asks about Damian, West kids, etc. as new gen of heroes. DD says they’re really trying to work in new chars

3:32:17 PM: Fan: Will there be white lanterns who show up and save the day? Other fan: why does it always have to be black vs white?

3:33:27 PM: Let Hourman ask his question, he’s running out of time!

3:38:21 PM: Dancing Sinestro?!?

3:40:24 PM: The bit about new chars earlier includes, ex. the rainbow lantern corps, the New Krypton chars, etc.

3:42:47 PM: Ambush Bug #6 – “We got so awesome that we ran out of things to make fun of” Ian Sattler. DD real answer: too busy, in the works

3:44:46 PM: Geoff Johns: it’s not a trinity, it’s a pentagram (Supes, Bats, WW, GL, Flash)

3:45:57 PM: DD: Kids’ books have to read as kids’ books, not what adults remember from 60s

3:47:26 PM: GJ: will explore time, nature of Speed Force, all speedsters & what’s beyond in Flash:Rebirth

3:48:48 PM: Ravager asks: w/o Trigon, what’s Raven’s role? DD: will be involved in TEEN Titans

3:49:46 PM: GJ: Blackest Night: Flash will explain Captain Boomerang Jr

3:51:02 PM: GJ: entire story of Flash: Rebirth is in the Flash Museum at the beginning

3:53:44 PM: #BlackestNight 3: who do you want to come back? Ted Kord, Pa Kent, Max Lord…Jesus…Michael Jackson…

3:55:03 PM: And that’s it!

Thursday at Comic-Con (in Tweets)

  • Harvey Dent would love Cafe 222 on 2nd. #
  • Anyone need a new front door? #
  • In line for Bryan Lee O’Malley. #SDCC not horrendously crowded…yet. #
  • Scary costume #843: bearded guy in diaper, leather vest & fur hat. Hazards of SDCC #
  • Took me a few seconds to realize it, but an old man just walked by dressed as Carl from Up. #
  • Aha, loud cheers a few minutes back were for Gwar #
  • Not sure I’ll make it to the Geoff Johns spotlight. This line’s awfully long for this size room. #
  • Oh well, at least I got to the @radiomaru spotlight. That was worth it. #
  • Lunchtime sights: Ariele meets Ursula. Wonder Woman tries to cross Sails & gets stopped every 10ft for photo requests #
  • *whew* made it into the room for Geoff Johns spotlight. #
  • Liveblog: Geoff Johns Spotlight
  • Spent an hour or two hanging out with friends at The Field. #
  • In line for Mad Science. Had no idea it would be so crowded at this hour. #
  • 3 more days of walking like this I should be able to run one of those pedicabs #
  • Saw a zombie reading Fahrenheit 451. #
  • Overheard at SDCC: “Sigourney Weaver and my mind explode.” #
  • Made it into Mad Science! 3 for 3 for Thursday! #
  • Write-up: Mad Science
  • I do not understand the Free Hugs phenomenon. #
  • WTF? Overheard at SDCC: “Did that one guy just say the culture of China hasn’t changed in *snicker* 50 years?!? *giggle*” #
  • Sitting in a back hallway. Setting sun streaming through windows. #
  • An unusually large concentration of Star Trek costumes and t-shirts coming out of this Star Trek panel at SDCC. Seems logical. #
  • Uploading next batch of photos. #

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