Highlights from Comic Con 2009

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Comic Con 2009 is nearing an end, and though I am sadly not in attendance, the majority of my Twitter feed (and I’m pretty sure about half of the Internet) is busy partying down with what seems like every geek-friendly celebrity you can tick off on your fingers. However, thanks to the joy of camera phones and YouTube, you too can get the Comic Con experience (well, without the smell, something noted by Megan Fox & co. in one of the videos below). There is obviously much more where this came from, so just pop into YouTube and type in “comic con 2009” if you want more (and if you’re into Twilight, you’ll be very happy with the search results). But here were some things that I personally found interesting out of the crowd…

David Tennant Kisses John Barrowman. Yes, they’re plugging Doctor Who and Torchwood, and yes, it’s wonderful that both are on BBC America (including, as Tennant points out, the “legal” American premiere of “Planet of the Dead”), but nothing gets a room of fangirls screaming quite like an impromptu snog. Cue it up to about 4:55 – and John’s reaction is pretty hilarious.

Megan Fox gets a little dirty and geeky. Megan Fox (and others involved with Jennifer’s Body, like writer Diablo Cody) are interviewed, and Megan talks frankly about virginity and Princess Leia costumes. Apparently last year she went to the con just for the heck of it – and avoided being accosted by fans because she’s so short. Though I think her geek popularity has skyrocketed in the past year so I bet she could no longer manage that.

The cast of Family Guy love each other. Really. A lot. Maybe a little too much.

Jim Parsons on Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. Parsons, who plays Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, admits that Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock is even harder to master than complex physics explanations.

Wil Wheaton & Felicia Day on Twitter. Wil Wheaton joins the cast of The Guild in talking about how Twitter used to be cooler before “big deal” celebrities got ahold of it. By the way, since you can’t see it in the video, I feel obligated to link to Felicia’s hot outfit (pictured with Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, and Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls).

For our readers who were at the con, who was the coolest person you met? The best panel you saw? The best dirt/rumors you heard?

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2 Responses to Highlights from Comic Con 2009

  1. I know it wasn't at Comic Con 2009, but my favorite Comic Con moment of all time has to be the "Twitter Incident"

  2. I know it wasn't at Comic Con 2009, but my favorite Comic Con moment of all time has to be the "Twitter Incident"