Sunday, July 27, 2008

San Diego Comic-Con: Day 5

The final day at San Diego Comic-Con comes to a close. We had a wonderful time.

This morning, I hooked up with Anthony Pascale, who runs TrekMovie.Com (for whom I reviewed the Star Trek Classic remastered episode "The Immunity Syndrome" last year).

He and I went to the event related to the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I used my VIP badge to get us into the special seating at the front, and I ended up sitting next to Fred Savage, star of The Wonder Years, as they screened a new episode of Sunny, which Fred had directed. The panel discussion afterwards, with the three male stars of the series, was excellent.

The afternoon: more trawling through the dealers' room (including close encounters with Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and LeVar Burton, and Zachary Quinto, the new Spock in the upcoming movie).

That was followed by drinks with Astrid and Greg Bear, plus Mike Moscoe/Mike Shepherd. Then I went to the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer musical sing-along. For several reasons, "Once More with Feeling" has special connotations for me ...

And then the convention was over: five exhausting, exciting, fun-filled, amazing days. We had our final dinner here in San Diego with our friend, book collector Cary Meriwether (pictured above).

And now we try to pack all the stuff we acquired! Among the things I bought [actually, pre-ordered]: a 12" statue of Linx the Sontaran, my favourite Doctor Who alien, from the very first Doctor Who I even watched, The Time Warrior -- I love Sontarans.

Tomorrow is the long, two-legged (via Chicago) trip back to Toronto -- during which I intend to get a lot of writing done.

Let me just close by saying to the San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 committee: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Being Special Guest at this year's convention was one of the biggest honours ever in my career, and Carolyn and I will always be grateful to you!

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


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