Hey everyone! Comic-Con got a little busy today (Friday) and there's not telling how bananas it's going to be tomorrow (Saturday), so I wanted to catch you up on what went down. I'll be quick.
We got an interview with Peter Brett, the author of the soon-to-be-published The Warded Man. The book, under another name, has been a huge success overseas and everyone is gearing up for its US release. From what I heard during the interview, it's a book about demons who rise in the night to kill and people who must protect themselves by donning ancient magic in the form of symbols. That's all I heard, but heck, it's got me more than curious. Even cooler is his website design. I mean, wow, what a homepage, right? Check it out here if you're interested: http://www.petervbrett.com/
There were a lot more costumes here than I had thought there would be on "Professional's Day" (whatever that means anymore). The Ghostbusters were there promoting their new video game. I'm kinda hoping to be able to demo it tomorrow...to that end, I hope it's an actual demo and not just an animated sequence that's on display. It was hard to tell with the crowd. The Joker stopped by the booth, trailed by a pair of Jedi Knights. I saw an old west cowboy closely followed by a convincing gang of zombies. Wonder Woman patrolled the halls, Link and Zelda made an appearance, the Predator posed for pictures, and there were too many Manga and Anime characters for me to be able to keep track of. It was an incredible stream of people and you know what? I didn't care if the costume looked fantastic or not, it was great fun to see so many people dressed up and in character. It's just too much fun.
We filmed a few panels, lots of people stopped by for free mints and our "As Seen on the Web" promo cards and we gave away a signed edition of Agents of Artifice after our first ever live contest.
I met Robin Furth, Stephen King's (former?) research assistant and writer/adapter of the forthcoming Talisman graphic novel. She is so easy to talk to and, it must be said, an even bigger fan of Stephen King than I can claim to be. She knows almost everything. She'll be interviewing with us tomorrow morning as well. We'll try to get some video up as soon as we can.
Speaking of video - sorry the site was as quiet as it was today. Things went smoothly, but we had enough people to talk to everyone stopping by and, while we tried to keep blogging, we didn't want to seem rude. Things should be better tomorrow. I want to shoot some video. We're going to have some fun.
So in a nutshell, there's Comic-Con day one. Take it easy out there and we'll bring you more tomorrow. Cheers!