Walked the floor a bunch more, throughout the day.
Got my How to Make Webcomics signed by 3 of the 4 guys, and got to
talk to Kris Straub about Starslip Crisis
and how awesome it is despite the unexpected premise. Bought a very cool
sketch off of him, need to figure out how to present it when I get home
Saw Richard Hatch and a bunch of other BSG guys in a panel. Bear McCreary
(the composer) took up a lot of that talk, and some of the fans gushed over
his "Watchtower" version. He had a much-too-long "funny" video of the BSG
cast all saying "Bear who?" after being asked to say something nice about
him. Good idea, with an SNL-like execution. There was some talk about the
older vision of the BSG restart, and I have just one thing to say about
that: Thank God for Ron Moore.
Then, I went to see Activision with Stan Lee, somewhat at shaggy_man's prodding, but also out of curiosity. Good stuff in
that talk, getting some idea how the process works between the game company
and Marvel (he showed off some "Marvel-approved" material specifications,
where they showed what textures they would put where on Thor, and the level
of detail was pretty incredible.)
Stan was just the right amount of funny and awesome up there, letting the
video game stuff take center stage. He also repeatedly talked about how
envious he was of these guys working in this medium that he couldn't even
begin to fathom back in the day. Quite classy.
I went to "Sci-Fi That Will Change Your Life" but it was a full room and
quite stuffy and I ended up leaving 5 minutes in. I think I can look
up the related column at io9.com and get the info there. Here's their
writeup of what
I missed, anyway.