|It was another
magical adventure at the
San Diego Comic Con July 19th-23rd of aught-o-six. I
believe it is fair to say, without ambiguity, this year's
event was superior to any other human achievement.
As is the custom, there is an SDCC feature over on Rebelscum.com
covering the Star Wars angle -
- Conversed with
Taylor at the Gentle Giant/Dark Horse/Weta party on
Friday night. Co-founder of the
Weta Workshop. Multiple
Oscar winner and all-around good guy. Obviously a peak
- Saw Korean sculptor
Arnie Kim and his jaw dropping Bruce Lee Game of
Death 1/6 scale figures at the Kaching Brands booth.
It was Kim's big American debut. The level of talent here is
- Took in the Snakes
on a Plane panel. The movie looks silly, but the panel was a riot. Sam Jackson
demonstrated a razor sharp wit during the QnA.
rockstar/artist James Kochalka,
picked up one of those colorful little 3"x3" paintings he
sells at these shows.
- Snagged the following
convention exclusives: Mattel's JLU Solomon Grundy,
Mezco's Comic Hellboy w/Japanese Heads, and of course
Darth Vader Sith Apprentice 12"
and their Subject 5: Security Guard.
The WETA party also gave out gift bags with a statue
of King Kong fightin' a T-Rex that, I can only assume,
was made specifically for me.