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Comic Con/LA Trip

Had a blast last week going to Comic Con. It was exhaustive but I was glad I was there amid the chaos. The only celebs I wanted to see was Jackson Rathbone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) and Matt Damon. JGL & Matt were in Hall H, which is the largest exhibit hall available at the convention center. We waited in line from noon to 4. We were one of the last 3 rows they allowed to go in before they closed the line so we got in right before the panel where JGL was going to be at. He was there promoting his new movie, Looper. Matt was there promoting his new movie, Elysium.

While Jackson was at the Breaking Dawn 2 panel, I was not able to spend days in line for that. Instead, I decided to attend the Nerd HQ panel with Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz & Peter Facinelli. That was so entertaining. Plus, I got to sit in the front row, courtesy of my NKOTB-developed, quick ticket-buying savvy fingers. It was preassigned by how fast you bought your ticket and I got seat 5! Whut whuuuttt!! *raise the roof* You can watch the panel online right here!

I also got to attend some very invaluable workshops about writing and I also went to one about Photoshop. All were very inspiring and I have to say, I enjoyed them much more than I thought I would. I even pulled out a notebook & a pen to take notes! What a nerd I was being. I don’t care, I enjoyed myself. And just in case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t see Will Friedle. I know I went last year looking for him but alas, I’ve come to accept that he probably would not go to such an event since I heard he does not like crowds. I did miss Jason though. It was cool to see him last year but he already said he wasn’t able to make it this year and I think he’s the type of celeb to let you know if he was going to be somewhere like Comic Con. He loves his fans. In addition to Comic Con, I was able to squeeze in a music lesson with my friend who taught me a new song! He also took me to taste the locally infamous carne asada fries! They were well worth the wait.

After Comic Con, we headed off to LA. Our first stop was at Umami Burger. I had never been there before but I heard it’s awesome. And what could have made this experience even more awesome? Sitting in the same restaurant as Jack Black. I love celebrity sightings. I didn’t talk to him or anything. I just enjoyed the fact that he was right there at a table across from me. This day, we pretty much did a food tour. We hit up Umami Burger, Lette’s Macarons, Sugarfish, and Fosselman’s. They were all splendidly satisfying.

The next day, we headed out to Disneyland/California Adventure! We rode Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, Radiator Racers, Astro Blasters, Star Tours, Soarin, and others. They also brought back Captain EO as a tribute to Michael Jackson. We checked out World of Color, which was a beautiful water, light & fire dance with images projected onto the water’s mist. It was beyond my expectations.

Overall, I had a great time and I loved that my vacation didn’t end after Comic Con was over. It’s always nice to feel like you’re off to a new adventure, whatever that may be. Check out some of my pics!

Discovered two of my friends from different circles are friends with each other! And they are both artists!

3rd hour in line for Hall H with my BFF

Emily Blunt & Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Looper (HitRecord button, represent!!)

Jodie Foster & Matt Damon for Elysium

I met Kadeem Hardison!! Funny because just a week before meeting him, I happen to come across “A Different World” on TV; didn’t know it still airs!

Carne Asada Fries! (Courtesy of Super Sergio’s)

This amazing musician blows me away…

On Space Mountain, my favorite ride ever!

World of Color was mesmerizing

Finally got to eat at Blue Bayou, in the middle of Pirates of the Carribean ride

Nerd HQ panel: Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz & Peter Facinelli

My favorite vacay photo! I love that he looked right into my camera for the shot. Awesomesauce!

High Hopes

*THUD*

Ok, I know I said no expectations but I just can’t help but do the happy dance right now. His name wasn’t mentioned and I’m not expecting him to be there but I just can’t help but hope. Oh Will, please don’t disappoint me again. Please! *wishing & hoping & praying*

3:30–4:30 p.m. ThunderCats Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A – Comic-Con, Ho! From the moment this series was announced, fans have answered the call — now, the wait is finally over as Warner Bros. Animation is proud to bring the fans at Comic-Con the world premiere of this all-new reimagining of the beloved ’80s franchise. Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wily Kit, Wily Kat and Snarf are back! After the screening, producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton (G.I. Joe: Resolute) and members of the voice cast will discuss what viewers can expect in the first season of this exciting new series. ThunderCats premieres in a special one-hour episode on Friday, July 29 at 8/7c on Cartoon Network. Become a fan of ThunderCats on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thundercats. Room 6A

http://www.thundercatsnow.com/2011/06/wb-confirms-thundercats-comic-con-panel-details/

Will at SDCC?

So, Donnie Wahlberg just tweeted some article from The Hollywood Reporter. I went on that page and started browsing. The last time Donnie tweeted something, it led me to meet Paulo Costanzo. Donnie Wahlberg, you must be my good luck charm because you just led me to the Comic-Con lineup! Thank you!! I’m happy to report that Thundercats is a part of the lineup on a day that I will be going!!

Okay, the last time I was excited about a possible Will Friedle appearance at a convention, I was utterly disappointed that he did not come. So this time, I’m not going to have any expectations. I’m just going to go and if it was meant to be, then I will see him there and I will meet this wonderful man face-to-face. Of course, it’s really really hard not to have expectations, especially when his BFF Jason Marsden is scheduled to be there as well. Besides, the people they mentioned for Thundercats were the producers & the art director, I believe. No mention of Will.

Here is a schedule of some of the TV lineup.

THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

“MAD”: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 25ABC
“The Big Bang Theory”: 12:30–1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20
“Childrens Hospital”: 1:30–2:20 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
“Green Lantern: The Animated Series”: 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
“ThunderCats”: 3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 6A

SATURDAY, JULY 23

“Chuck”: 10:00–10:45 a.m., Ballroom 20
“The Vampire Diaries”: 3:30–4:15 p.m., Ballroom 20
“Fringe”: 4:15–5:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
“Alcatraz”: 5:00–6:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
“The Secret Circle”: 5:10–6:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
“Nikita”: 6:00–6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF
“Person of Interest”: 6:45–7:30 p.m., Room 6BCF

SUNDAY, JULY 24

“Young Justice”: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 7AB
“Supernatural”: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Hall H
“Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: 1:00–2:00 p.m., Room 6A
“The Looney Tunes Show”: 2:15–3:15 p.m., Room 6A

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