Although I didn't feel I did too much Thursday, my first day at San Diego Comic-Con has me exhausted. It's just after 1:30 in the morning, and I have to be up early to do some press roundtables of some of the new shows coming to television this fall -- which you'll hopefully be reading about before long on Inside Blip.
Friday, however, will get us into the thick of things. So let me share with you where our BlipNetwork people will be, so that I can crawl into bed and get some sleep.
At 10:15 a.m. local time, Inside Blip contributing writer Diana Keng is taking a trip to Hawaii to visit with the "Hawaii Five-0." The panel includes "Star Trek" writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (who are producing this CBS remake) as well as stars Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost") and Grace Park ("Battlestar Galactica"). Before that panel, I will have some more individual time with the people both behind and in front of the show, so look for a few reports on "Hawaii Five-0" Saturday on Inside Blip.
Then at 10:30, our amazing columnist Tiffany Vogt will take a peek at what's happening in Season 2 of Syfy's "Stargate: Universe." The network brought fewer people to Comic-Con this year, compared to last year when they were still introducing it. But none of these are names to sneeze at with people like Robert Carlyle, David Blue, Ming-Na and Lois Ferreira. That panel is being moderated by outgoing executive producer Robert C. Cooper.
At the same time, I'll be chatting with some of the people from BBC's "Being Human" (and not the new Syfy version, but the one with Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aiden Turner and Sinead Keenan).
Bryant Griffin, our news editor for Rabid Doll, will learn more about the 3-D version of "Drive Angry" that stars Nicholas Cage, William Fichtner, Billy Burke and Amber Heard. That panel is taking place in Hall H, so Bryant will have a long line to stand in.
And while I am getting some more individual time with the people of "Stargate: Universe," Tiffany Vogt will hopefully be learning something new about Syfy's "Caprica," beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Ballroom 20. That panel is expected to include Alessandra Torresani, Sasha Roiz, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.
At noon, when I will wish I was eating lunch, Bryant will be checking out the new project "Skyline" for Rabid Doll. It's directed and produced by the Brothers Strause and Donald Faison, Syfy's "Haven's" Eric Balfour and David Zayas.
Well, I had a lot more to this column, but the Internet here decided to go out, and I didn't realize it until after I tried to save it. Well, once the net came back, I hit the back button, and everything was gone.
Some of the other great panels that we'll be at today (this is a much shorter version, sorry ... but it's already 7 a.m. and I can't spend another hour on this) are "The Big Bang Theory" for Inside Blip, "Super" for Airlock Alpha, "Bones" for Inside Blip, "The Cape" for Airlock Alpha, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" for Rabid Doll, the Joss Whedon experience for both Airlock Alpha and Rabid Doll, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" for Inside Blip, "Falling Skies" for Airlock Alpha, "True Blood" for Rabid Doll and "Being Human" for Rabid Doll.
All of our reporters will be at various parties this evening, and I'll be at three, including the invitation-only event from Rod Roddenberry, one being thrown for digital reporters, and of course the big Tweethouse event on the USS Midway that will feature a lot of celebrity appearances, including William Shatner, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner and more.
Bryant and I will be sporting another version of the new Airlock Alpha shirts during the day (i.e. a different color), and a lot of people have expressed how much they love these shirts. We likely will start offering a version for sale in the near future.
On Saturday, Airlock Alpha is hosting a "Con-ival" Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. local time at the Grand Lobby Bar at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, located at One Market Street right next to the San Diego Convention Center. The fun will go on until about midnight with some great special guests (including me!), and readers like you! It's free (although you have to get your own drinks).
Make sure you keep coming back to all the BlipNetwork sites all weekend for the latest Comic-Con coverage, and follow all the writers on Twitter @ComicConAA.
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