ComicCon Report Part The Fifth: Year's End, In A Slightly Different Way
Sandwiched in between the two panels was the Ben 10/Generator Rex panel. There was a neat contest, mostly for the kiddies, of yelling out the different Ben 10 aliens, and while I wasn't thrilled conceptually, the Ben 10/Generator Rex crossover movie actually looks halfway decent (and it looks like they're doing it in a way that won't bonk continuity, which is nice). Plus Generator Rex seems like it's gonna get good in the next season, which is awesome...and after the panel I had another fanboy squee moment. I got to talk both to one of the Ben 10 story editors and Yuri Lowenthal, the voice of Ben 10, who was also really gracious and a very nice guy (and appreciative that I remembered him as a villain in the Wonder Woman comic radio play from last year's JMS panel :) ). There was also a fan with a seriously awesome Generator Rex costume, and on a random note I also bumped into the old lead singer for the ska band and his wife and kid, both of whom seem well.
There may have been some purchasing in the dealer room at the end. I may have acquired Masterpiece Hot Rod, reissue Sky Lynx, and 2 of the Hasbro ComicCon exclusives, including the Matrix with TF Prime Optimus Prime in it. I might also have acquired most of the new Darkwing Duck comics.
Oh, and I saw the creator of Paradigm Shift, who's always awesome.
It ended with seeing an old friend off, before he leaves for England. He'll do fine, and he's much better adjusted than he has been, but I'll still miss him when he's gone.
If I could walk as much every day as I have in the past 5, I'd be Not Goo in a month.
I didn't eat at the seafood place, or go up on the balcony this year, due to time concerns and dealer room rushings. And...I'm ok with it, I think. The year was another terrible one, but it's ended much better than it started. I've had job opportunities, dating possibilities, gigs, writing...For the first time in a long time I have real hope about the future, not just that which comes from my perpetual optimism. We'll see how it goes, but I'm looking forward to that which is gloriously unwritten.