Comic Con is the highlight of the geek calendar. It’s also marks the only three day period of the year where the tweets come so thick and fast that even SFX’s dedicated twitter robot can’t keep up. SFX were on the ground to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of events, but as anyone who’s been to a convention knows, when you’re actually there you have no idea what’s going on. Nowadays anyone with a laptop has the best seats in the house.
For example, chances are anyone actually at Comic Con missed Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s fun dinner/movie night ruse. Edgar Wright appeared on the huge Hall H stage on Saturday to reveal his Ant-Man test footage, and in a glorious attempt to keep his appearance a “secret” spent the preceding few days tweeting about how rainy it was in London, followed by this tall tale:
@ simonpegg Having dinner with Edgar Wright somewhere in North London tonight. Not the World's End pub in Camden, or Finsbury Park.
Then a romantic night in together watching flicks to get ourselves in the mood for shooting a mufuckin' film yo!
@ edgarwright I am sorry I lied that was in London and not San Diego. I will go to hell. But I shall make Ant-Man first...
That said, I was in London on Friday.
In other Comic Con-related news @ BBCAMERICA persuaded Matt Smith to join Twitter on the second day of Comic Con. The three things we learnt from his 20 or so tweets:
1) Matt Smith likes otters:
2) He also likes scrambled eggs with parmesan cheese:
3) But more than anything he likes superfluous puncutation:
Best villain? - Pinky from Pinky and the Brain!!!!!! - M x #MattTweets
The day when Matt Smith joins Twitter for reals can’t come soon enough.
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ TheRealNimoy Often asked: Why did Spock smile and limp in the first ST pilot? Answer:Was told to smile by the director/ to limp by Gene Roddenberry. LLAP
@ Y_Strahovski Dear Chucksters - it was so amazing to spend time with you yesterday at Comic Con. You will always feel like home xoxoxo
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@ rcjohnso I passed Guillermo Del Toro in a hotel lobby and had a full on fanboy lock-up.
@ BRIANMBENDIS how do you get gaiman back on Sandman? threaten to do Before Sandman :)
@ ManMadeMoon Scratched my back and took a great chunk of skin off... didnt feel it. Bit worried I am turning into Brundelfly.
@ sutterink Gonna hook up the SOA cast with the Spartacus cast, then we're gonna storm the twilight booth and fuck up some pretty things.
@ edgarwright The EW party was not actually held in my honour, but I shall claim it was.http://twitpic.com/a811ll
@ MarcW Tolmach. Stone. Garfield.http://pic.twitter.com/E3bEBhxv