Day Three of this year’s Comic-Con was as big as ever.
Some great panels, including a Young Adult novelist panels focused on alternatives to vampires, along with book signings and giveaways of ARCs (advance review copies) for books not published until the fall–a great perk at Comic-Con. Larry Nemecek, Star Trek author and insider, led a packed room of Trek fans showing previously unseen photos and behind the scenes Trek information. The Mythbusters had a line waiting of fans an entire 45 minutes after the show started. The cast of Fringe signed autographs in the main area at their studio booth.
Some great finds on the floor including nice chats with Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek: TNG) and Marina Sirtis (Troi on Star Trek: TNG).
Elizabeth C. Bunce went all fangirl with Eddie McClintock, star of Warehouse 13 and Nicholas Brendan, who played Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. These guys love to engage and are genre fans themselves. Brendon has a recurring role on Criminal Minds.
Celebrities look like everyone else, especially in a crowd of 130,000. If you’re lucky you catch a star moving incognito across the main floor. We caught Anthony Stewart Head (our favorite librarian/watcher, Giles, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) who ducked away from his handler to snap a photo with Elizabeth on his way to a Merlin event. Awesome!
Great costumes as usual. Here is a great cross section of the crowd. First up this stellar Jawa:
And a super Black Canary:
Here’s some great Starfleet jacket replicas from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan:
From The Incredibles:
And it wouldn’t be a Con without some Klingon warriors:
One more day then the countdown starts again for next year’s show! Next week I’ll run down the best and worst costumes at Comic-Con this year.