So I saw a taping of The Nerdist earlier at the Best Buy Theatre with my friend Joe. I hadn’t hung out with him since I went with a small group of friends (and met up with Erica and Robyn Schneider) to see Neil Gaiman and Friends two years ago. The taping was a riot, partially thanks to Matt, Jonah, and Chris riffing on ‘Die Another Day’ … namely the theme song and the nod to Sigmund Freud. I briefly chatted with Matt and Jonah afterwards about the film. Matt and I both agree on ‘Die Another Day’ (so bad) and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ (Brosnan’s best Bond film). Anyways, the panel guests were a shock to me: Joel Hodgson (host of MST3K … which I’m barely familiar with), Travis Beacham (writer of the upcoming Pacific Rim), and Guillermo del Toro (needs no explanation). I remember tweeting Chris over the summer saying something to the effect of “If you get Guillermo del Toro for the NYCC podcast, I will die happy”. So now I can.
But there are other things to mention!
Guillermo is a fan of Valve (Left 4 Dead, Portal) and managed to get Ellen McLain (GlaDOS) as the voice of the main AI in the upcoming ‘Pacific Rim’.
He and his daughters love Adventure Time.
He has his own house with a number of attractions … like a room where it rains. And a large bust of Frankenstein’s creature. And a door that opens to reveal a life-size HP Lovecraft.
However, Guillermo didn’t stay for the signing line, which disappointed me a bit … but what disappointed me even more was that I didn’t know he was going to be there and if I did, I would have brought my ARC of ‘The Strain’ … but I wouldn’t have been able to get it signed.
‘Hellboy 3’ could still be a possibility.
It took 8 years to make the first film, mainly getting Ron Perlman signed (which finally happened after ‘Blade 2’ took the box office on opening weekend).
There was a proposal, which was cute.
And on the train ride back, Joe and I struck up a conversation with a trio of Con attendees (*waves* Hello, Heather!) who live not too far away, so we all exchanged interweb info … and then got into a conversation which started with Supernatural, which lead to Mark A. Sheppard, and movies/reviews/bad movies … fun times.
Heading up for Alumni Weekend/Homecoming tomorrow and I need my sleep! *yawn* Night, all!
PROMO: DOCTOR WHO vs. NERDIST - All Star Celebrity Bowling (by Nerdist)
In an epic battle across time and space,Team Nerdist challenged Doctor Who and his companions to a competition for the ages. Their arena was an alien land filled with unusual creatures (San Diego Comic-Con International) and the game was one of the greatest of all time - BOWLING.
The Doctor Who All Star Celebrity Bowling Special premieres Friday, August 31st as part of the Nerdist Channel’s “Doctor Who-eekend”. It’s sure to be more fun than an Adipose weight loss program!
And Alton Brown will be guesting on a Doctor Who food-related special on the Nerdist channel. EXCITED!
So, my brother’s university is having Family Weekend in October. It’s the same weekend that Craig Ferguson has a show at Radio City (October 6th). But Craig has a show up in Ithaca the following Thursday (October 11th) before my university’s Homecoming/Alumni Weekend, so I could head up a day early … but I just learned that The Nerdist is taping a podcast episode in NYC the Friday of Homecoming Weekend. So … stay home to see Craig Ferguson and skip the Friday of Homecoming Weekend? Gah!