18 JULY 2013
Friday is upon us. Where are people going?
Obviously Hall H is the magical hall of wonder today, with Veronica Mars at 11:15, Kick Ass 2 at 12:15, The Walking Dead at 1:35 and Game of Thrones at 2:50, followed by Sony and Screen Gems (Robocop, Spider-man 2) at 4:05 and then Metallica and their secret concert reveal at 6:30.
Ballroom 20 is iffier but still appealing. The Big Bang Writer's Room is at 10, The Legend of Korra at 11:15, Bones at 12:30, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD at 1:45, The Following at 3:15, Almost Human's pilot at 4, TV Guide Fan Favorites at 5:15, Dark Horse: Joss Whedon at 6:15, and World Premier of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at 7:30 and then again at 9:30.
I bet a lot of people will head over to the Indigo Ballroom for a day of animation instead. Cartoon Network: Regular Show kicks it off at 10, followed by Adventure Time at 11, and then Adult Swim: Venture Bros at 12:15, Children's Hospital at 1,NTSF:SD:SUV at 1:45, Eric Andre Show at 2:30, Robot Chicken at 3:15, Bob's Burgers at 4 and finally Archer at 5 and the Eisners that night. I'm supposed to go to Coronado tomorrow night, but I might try to get into Archer first.
I honestly can't tell if Defiance and Helix are genuinely loved and anticipated, or just the well-hyped marketing products of Syfy's grim determination. I noted that the Syfy cafe is now the Defiance cafe, and Helix is obviously getting a major push. But I never hear anyone mention them. You can see them both in 6A at 10:30 and 11:45.
Today's X Files panel didn't exactly ignite fireworks, but I bet plenty of people will turn out for the X-Files Comic Book Panel from 1:45-2:45 to see the sublime Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter.
THIS I have heard people get excited about: the Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag business, both on their ship and with Darby McDevitt, Brenden Fletcher, and Todd McFarlane in 6BCF at 2.
Maybe it's because I know a ton of writers, but I think these will be fairly packed: From Idea to Buzz: The Team Behind a Literary Blockbuster at 2 in 23ABC and Ask An Agent! at 3:30 in room 8. And on that note, I've heard reports that today's creative panels were stellar, both in advice and networking.