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  1.  (8620.1)
    Got back to Britain a few hours ago. Kinda wiped out. It was a long, weird week, topped off by that awesomely strange day of doing tv and newspaper interviews for RED, and the panel in front of 6000 people in Hall H.

    This is the first time I've seen how "the other half" do San Diego -- limos, secured side entrances to the convention centre, private "red carpet" interview areas, handlers, swarms of security, balconies and catering. Really, really strange experience for a poxy comics writer. I never even got near the convention floor -- Dame Helen was smuggled in just as I got in my car, so I couldn't scream "NO DON'T DO IT THE FURRIES WILL YIFF YOU" or something similarly useful. She later told a room full of press that she'd lost her Comicon virginity.

    Karl Urban? Really nice bloke.

    Will catch up on stuff later. But I'm back home now.
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2010
    Now rest, Sir.
  2.  (8620.3)
    Sounds swanky. Good job you never got near the floor - many cries of "internet Jesus hath returned!" would probably have been heard...

    Welcome back to grim old Blighty.
  3.  (8620.4)
    Glad you had fun. Enjoy your weekend rest.
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2010 edited
    That's the only way I'd do it - which means I won't be doing it. it = attending ComiCon again way = handlers, back doors, etc. I just can't handle the crowds any more. I always smirk when people say something to the effect of "it was better before it got so popular" but in this case it was more fun when I wasn't fighting off panic attacks.

    Anyhow, I'm glad you've gotten popular enough to do this sort of madness, Warren. I'm a fan of people I dig making money and getting recognition. Selfishly, it improves my chances of more Good Stuff from such people. Plus also, it just sorta seems like the world should work that way. }:>
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2010
    Glad yer home safe and had a nice time.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2010
    that certainly sounds like some form of an experience. whether it is good or bad only time will tell...
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
    home from my 1-day invasion as well. Most epic day of my life.
    The end ;)
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
    Having liked Karl Urban's work for years now, I'm glad to hear he's a really nice bloke too.

    Get some rest, good sir.
  4.  (8620.10)
    the furries will yiff you.....made my day
  5.  (8620.11)
    Saw you at the Hall H panel, which was cool. It was sad that you really did not get a chance to say much.Nobody even asked you a question. Although the panel was about the movie and not the book, and you said you had minimal involvement in the movie. Still, good to see you in the flesh.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    Take a few days, seal yourself in your Purple Ray tube chamber, and come back rejuvenated with stories of siccing security goons on the one THUNDERBOLTS fanboy who managed to break through the line...

    Glad to hear it went weird and well. And that you got to see Dame Helen lose her virginity...
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    You're a megastar ^_^
    Sounds like a pretty incredible experience, hon!
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    Never saw the RED panel, as I was trapped in SDCC Media Panel Queue Hell. Noob translation: Stand 2 1/2 to 3 hours in line minimum to assure ability to wank off for an hour in the presence of Film & TV Demigods. Arrive 1 1/2 hours before the panel, and rest assured you ain't getting in, Jack.

    Frankly, my best SDCC experience had to be Matt Fraction's hilariously brilliant "The Batman Dreams Of Hieronymus Machines" panel. Between the presentation and Fraction and Bill Hader openly mocking people who left the panel early, it was six degrees of utter heaven.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010 edited
    Got to meet a few WC persons of interests ^__^

    Ben & Ben! Also Avatar boss himself William came to shoot the shit. So cool!

    Team Phonogram

    Ales Kot

    Also found Annie Wu(!!!) waiting in line for Venture Bros creators. I should have gotten in line too but my senses needed some air and I went outside to find a bar. It was a very thrilling day!
      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    AAaah!!! but you missed the most exciting part!! Some dude stabbing another dude in the EYE with a PEN! during some panel. Crazy times.

    I broke my Con cherry this past weekend too. I don't know if I will be back again. I got scared! Eeeeeee!
  7.  (8620.17)
    mckelvie looks like a fancy lad/extra from an 80s sitcom there. and its made worse by him standing next to the Proper Gentleman Variant of kieron haha