Comic-Con, Piegate and Lost nightmares in this week’s tweets
In an exhausting week for Twitter-dominating news stories (phone hacking/piegate, the tragic events in Norway, Amy Winehouse’s death...) you’d been forgiven for not even noticing that the biggest show on the geek calendar has just wrapped up Stateside – San Diego Comic Con.
Arguably this was the year that Twitter came of age at SDCC, with every news nugget from the show floor tweeted to death (and the next story broken) before most websites could even load up their CMS. For a handy summary of the biggest happenings be sure to check back through our own Twitter feed (@ SFXmagazine ) and of course for more thoughtful, 140+-character-reporting our own website has you covered.
In no particular order then, here are some of favourite tweets from in and around the show floor.
@ iansomerhalder Damon, Stefan and Klaus all on the same plane right now- not a good plane to be on... IF we were vampires. Or hungry.
@ edgarwright Braving the SDCC floor. Sadly I don't fit into my old Doctor Who costume anymore. Partly because I was eight years old when I had it.
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@ iamchrisjudge : I can finally confirm: I have been cast in "The Dark Knight Rises" x
@ simonpegg Really enjoyed HP7 and credit where it's due the 3D did an extraordinary job of making everything really dark, blurry and difficult to see.
I'd love to make a sequel to Paul. Nick & I had a funny idea but even if we started writing it 2day. With shoot and post it'd be 3 yrs min.
@ TheRealNimoy Remembering Jimmie Doohan. Unforgettable. May his memory LLAP x
@ CarltonCuse Dreamt about Nikki and Paulo last night. They were saying to me, "No matter what, don't do it." What is that all about?
@ JaneEspenson I'm told only diffs in Torchwood content are a 10 second trim in the UK version of ep.3 and a three-second cut in the UK ep.6
@ alan_tudyk Rupert Murdoch looks like a Star Wars character. The Emporer and Adm. Ackbar's love child genetically spliced with a Ton Ton's nut sack
@ serafinowicz "Emperor Rupert, is it true that you are actually Darth Murdoch?" x
@ Markgatiss BREAKING. Brooks and the Murdochs sentenced to the Phantom Zone. x
@ DonCoscarelli JOHN DIES AT THE END- the first movie I've made chosen by a 'bot. 3 yrs ago an amazon email came "if you liked ---, you'll like John Dies!"
@ Mruff221 I have a first edition of Frank Miller's Wolverine that he signed for me about 20 years ago. x
@ edwardjolmos I have a fit whenever anyone, be it, republicans, democrats or cylons, support the ability of corporations to freely pollute our waterways