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June 21, 2012

For the first time in years, I’m not going to Comic-Con. I made my decision almost immediately after last year’s Con, and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought to resist the pull of the membership presale earlier this year. Once upon a time, I thought that if I prepared, learned the ropes and the tricks, and just went with the flow of the weekend, I was guaranteed a good time. But I didn’t have a good time last year. It had it’s moments, like cons always do, but the stress outweighed the fun, and what’s the point of that?


Hollywood Jane’s *Updated* Guide to Surviving Comic-Con

July 8, 2011

And again, Comic-Con is upon us! With less than two weeks to go, I thought I’d repost my tips for a happy Con, with a few addenda. For those of us who are attending Comic-Con in fan capacity to get our geek on, I firmly believe there are steps that can be taken to improve the experience. You’ll still be completely wrecked by the end of it, but hopefully there’ll be fewer regrets.


Quest for Comic-Con Part IX: Welcome to the Dollhouse

Here it is, the penultimate episode on Gabby’s journey to meet her idol. In which she arrives at her Aunt Fanny’s house in San Diego somewhat the worse for wear, and has to overcome her aunt’s geek prejudices in order to survive the night. Will she make it? Will she meet Josh Wheaton? Will she overcome all obstacles in her path? Find out next time, in the final episode: Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.

April 22, 2011

Quest For Comic-Con Part VIII – Like Sam and Dean, Only Not

First, a thanks to cast and crew for your incredible patience. I wish I had more to give you than my gratitude. But I don’t, so feel free to stuff yourselves with it. Let me tell you a few things about shooting this episode. We shot the first scene in our usual locales, but the flat tire sequence was shot in Laurel Canyon, on a narrow little road hidden up…

February 13, 2011

Quest for Comic-Con Part VII: Shiny, Captain

It’s a little hard to believe it’s been six months since the last episode was uploaded to YouTube. As regular readers of my blog know, between working and thesis I had very little time for anything else – and to compound the issue, the Quest was once again beset by technical problems. They should be resolved for good, but, you know, I’m not going to swear it. We shot the…

November 15, 2010

Comic-Con 2010: Nerds Don’t

I am not a nerd. Let’s just clear up this little misconception right away. I am not a nerd – I am a geek, a proud one, and those terms are not interchangeable in my world. A person can be both a nerd and a geek.  They are not mutually exclusive, nor are they synonymous. Consider this your vocabulary lesson for the day. Nerds do recreational calculus and speak binary….

August 6, 2010

Hollywood Jane’s Guide to Surviving Comic-Con

It’s that time of year again, and though I had hoped to finish Part 7 of Quest for Comic-Con before I leave for San Diego on Thursday, thanks to technical difficulties, chances are slim. Meanwhile, I thought I’d write down a few bits of advice for surviving the actual event. Many of my friends are TV reporters, that is, people who report on the entertainment industry. So, in their case,…

July 21, 2010

The Cotton Anniversary

My first year of blogging went by in a flash – so quickly that I didn’t even notice when my blog-a-versary came and went. This year, I had a little more time to prepare, and decided I was going to celebrate with a giveaway. Since the 2nd anniversary is traditionally the cotton anniversary, I thought I’d give a limited edition Quest for Comic-Con t-shirt to one lucky reader. THE RULES…

June 5, 2010