Friday, July 10, 2009
Nerdvana: Day One Schedule...
Just to give you a heads-up on the coming return to Geek Mecca...
The Thursday, July 23rd Schedule for Comic-Con 2009:
10:15-11:15am: "Astro Boy"
Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell Q&A, along with exclusive debut footage. Room 6BCF
10:30-11:30am: TheOneRing.net presents "The Hobbit"
The site's staff talk early stuff, potential behind-the-scenes footage and/or guest. Room 7AB
11:00am-12:30pm: Disney Pictures 3D Panel
3D Footage from Disney’s "A Christmas Carol," "Alice In Wonderland" and "TR2N". Guests include Robert Zemeckis, Tim Burton, Sean Bailey and Steve Lisberger. Hall H
12:00-1:00pm: "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey"
Several cast members and crew will show off clips and discuss the 3D, CGI Large Format film featuring animated sequences with actual space imagery.
The first public screening of footage in 3D. James Cameron, Jon Landau, Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana will appear for a Q&A. Hall H.
2:00-3:00pm: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
Footage from the animated family comedy. Q&A with Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg. Room 6BCF.
2:15-3:15pm: Summit Entertainment
Footage from "Astro Boy", "Sorority Row" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon". Various cast members (to be confirmed) will appear. Hall H.
3:00-4:00pm: Masters of the Web
Web-heads Robert Sanchez, Ryan Rotten, Mike Sampson, Jeremy Smith, Brad Miska, Drew McWeeny, Devin Faraci, Paul Christensen, Wilson Morales, Vic Holtreman, and George Roush give a fiery debate on the film news world. Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington will show off "Dead of Night". Room 32AB.
3:30-4:30pm: "The Hole"
"Gremlins" helmer Joe Dante and Haley Bennett Q&A about his new 3D horror thriller. Hall H
4:45-5:15pm: "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus"
Footage from and Q&A session with Terry Gilliam about the fantasy film starring the late Heath Ledger. Hall H.
Ben Foster, Cung Le and Antje Traue appear to hype the sci-fi horror thriller. Hall H.
Director Matthew Vaughn, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and a surprise guest will give a Q&A and present world premiere footage. Hall H
Rare U.S. appearance by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook to promote the vampire melodrama. Hall H
8:00-9:30pm: "Green Lantern: First Flight"
World Premiere screening of the DC animated title. Ballroom 20
9:30pm-12:00am: "Trick 'r Treat"
Michael Dougherty's darkly comic Halloween-set horror flick screens. Dougherty, Anna Paquin, Tahmoh Penikett and Brian Cox on a panel moderated by Harry Knowles. Ballroom 20.
The irony is this used to be the slow day for the event. It's now becoming as crowded and filled with events as the Friday and Saturday days. Yikes, this makes one's choices even harder. For me, next year will be exhausting. And this year?
It'll be disappointing, since I won't be there...