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Thursday at Comic Con, part 2

After that, I went to the panel on Quantum Quest, a NASA and JPL joint
project... They got a good pile of stars for this thing, though Brent
Spiner had to be patched in by cell phone since a truck overturned on the
highway. And Anousheh Ansari was there to push it too, which is pretty cool
(she's the Ansari in Ansari X-Prize, the first female privately-funded
astronaut). But overall I got a bad feeling about this project - they were
all so very insistent that it was going to be fun, not just
educational! Fun fun fun!

The main character, a, er, photon, was rendered as what appears to be a tall
guy made of fire, wearing dreadlocks. He's voiced by Chris Pine, the guy
who'll be Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek movie. He wasn't here today
but he did give a recorded message.

At one point, the guy who voices Spongebob Squarepants went to talk, and his
first line was something about how hot Anousheh Ansari was and how you'd
never believe "the hot astronaut" if it happened in a movie. I'm kind of
relieved she had left by then (probably to go to some board meeting or who
knows what back in Texas) so we didn't have to see her react to that kind of
line. Though he did go on a rant about willful ignorance in today's
society, so he got some points back for that. *shrug*

I went to "Episodic Adventure Games" but it was boring so I left. I need to
decide if I want to take advantage of the Con special of $50 for both
seasons 1 and 2 of Sam & Max over at their booth, sometime before I go. And
apparently there's a Strongbad game coming out soon?

I decided to skip the Dexter panel at the last minute when I
realized, I'm a full season out of date and they're going to be talking
about what happened there. Spoilers would have been abundant. Dang.

We all got back together (well, all but the one of my group that got his
flight cancelled last night. Ugh. It figures it would be our own "guest of
honor" that would get screwed by the weather.) and headed out for dinner.
We ended up at The Gaslamp Strip Club, A Steak Place. It turns out it's a
restaurant where you cook your own steak on the communal grills. It was
quite tasty, though a good time was only had by some ("Why would we go to a
restaurant just to cook our own food?").

Then we popped over to the USS Midway where they were holding a
screening of Stargate: Contiuum. We only had two tickets for the
four of us, but we thought maybe we could convince them to let all of us in
or something. By the time we were at the front of the line we had three
tickets, and they weren't going to let a fourth in, since it was down to the
wire... So I went back to the hotel room while the rest watched. Worked
out pretty well, really, since I was wiped out and really don't mind waiting
til that airs (and I might even miss it then). I'm glad one more person
behind me in line got to see it.

And that's Thursday.

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