Quick clarification… as the Tom Morello concert was over before 8 PM I ducked into Jim Hanley’s and got to get an awesome drawing from Eddy Barrows as part of a signing and say hello to long time friend Ian Brill who just happened to be in the store.
The morning consisted of walking more of the very large convention floor. The show this year took over the entire building, so it was a lot to explore, especially in between panels and meetings and press sessions. I got some good snaps in my first two hours on Friday, but before long it was time to head down to my press session for the new adult animation show Good Vibes which will be premiering on MTV October 27, 2011 after the new Beavis & Butthead.
In this press room were Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Olivia Thirlby, the show’s writers/producers and one of my long time crushes, Debi Mazar. The panel was done round table with 4 different press folks to a table and the actors coming in separate sections. This is what I’ve been used to do for these press rooms, but would get different experiences this year during the con. I had a lot of fun talking to everyone but talking to Debi was the highlight. I was amazed that neither Adam or David Gordon Green knew anything about the O.C. Cartoon, The Atomic County though. That was interesting to discover they made it without their knowledge or if maybe Adam forgot it? Who knows…
The press room ran long so I only ended up having time to make my way through the show discovering more of the floor to go to the HUSBANDS autograph signing with Sean Hemeon, Brad “Cheeks” Bell and Jane Espenson. Alessandra was supposed to be there too, but by the time I was there she was running late and wasn’t there by the time I was done. Before the show I tweeted to Brad that I wanted to have a photo taken where Brad and Sean were giving me a double kiss on the cheek. They obliged me and even did it in character instead of their actual personalities, which is awesome! I actually showed HUSBANDS to my mom for the first time recently and she was laughing and wanted to know what channel it was on. So there we go, the show must go on TV!
From there it was back to a quick floor walk and desperately trying to reach my friend Alesha. She really wanted to meet Doc Hammer and being the kind of friend I am, I had to indulge her and I know Doc and Jackson would have no objection to meeting an absolutely amazingly gorgeous mentally, facially and physically woman like Alesha. After finally giving her instructions I got over to the press room and set up my camera as Doc and Jackson did a press room like they usually do press conferences on TV, the people sitting at a table in the front and pointing to journalists for their questions.
Alesha popped into the room looking like a goddess dressed up as Lana Kane from Archer and took a seat next to me. She even got to ask a couple questions and like I promised she got to some one and one with Jackson and Doc after wards. Even though I’ve known Chris McCulloch (Jackson Publick) for years I had never met Doc Hammer either so it was a pleasure.
Based on the time I decided I would just walk around with Alesha for awhile till my 6 PM session for Pizza Man press. We just explored the show and had a good time talking and walking. She got a ton of “Lana, Lana” “WHAT?” “Danger Zone” cat calls, a major change from last year when only one person recognized her. She still got one dude confusing her for Tomb Raider though. Only one though, she actually got like 20-30 cat calls as we walked around which was awesome.
I rushed over to my Pizza Man and this was run really differently than anything I’ve ever been to. It was a free for all and no one was moderating, so you grabbed who you could and when you exhausted what you could talk about or felt you had enough, you moved on to the next person. DDP ended up being super late, but I really did enjoy talking to Frankie Muniz and Corbin Bernsen before he showed up. Great interviews and soon on Youtube.
Once it was all done I had planned to go to the Pizza Man panel to see the full special trailer (luckily posted online), but with my mom in the hospital I rushed home to grab her a few things as she learned it would be a longer stay than ever hoped.
Despite this I had an excellent second day which I loved immensely.