I came out to New York to enjoy Comic-Con, unseasonable warmth and an odd number of its citizens yelling at people on their cell phones. Seriously. I’ve seen this multiple times so far. I guess times are making people cranky and also unaware that their phones don’t provide a privacy bubble when in use. My favorite overheard thing so far:
[Mook in Trenchcoat Briskly Walking while Shouting]
“No I will NOT listen! I haven’t touched a woman in SIX MONTHS.”
While at the Con, I moderated a panel for a new Comedy Central show called “Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire” which is a delightful nerd-themed comedy in a D&D-type world setting. Sean Maguire (Meet the Spartans) and India De Beaufort (Run Fatboy Run) head the cast and were an absolute delight. Although not in attendance, I have to give a special salute to Matt Lucas (Little Britain) who rocks it as the show’s villain, Chancellor Dongalor. I enjoyed the episodes I watched and am pleased that Comedy Central is recognizing the massive nerd audience that needs entertainment to jam into their pulsating brains!
RE: Ghostbusters game. It looks completely rad. If you had told me in 1984 having watched the movie six times in the theater that such a thing could exist, I may have involuntarily evacuated my bowels on the spot in preparation for running to wherever I could exchange money for it. The only complaints I heard from some of the people playing was that the Wii Nunchuck controllers were a little challenging with regard to aiming the proton packs. Still, I hope this game comes out soon so I can form my own damn opinion (the line to play was too long). The only indication I saw of a realease date said “2009,” but if anyone else has any other info then please feel free to share.
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