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I will be on 4 panels for Comic-Con, as well as a few meet-ups!
Below is my schedule if you want to say hello or heckle me!

[THURS - July 22]
Sci-Fi That Will Change Your Life (12:30-1:30pm)
Room 7AB

What makes sci-fi great, other than awesome explosions and hot aliens? Sometimes it makes you reimagine your place in the universe. Join staff and friends as they recommend sci-fi from the past year that will entertain you -- and then change your life. Panelists include io9 staff writers Annalee Newitz, Charlie Jane Anders, Meredith Woerner, and Cyriaque Lamar, plus io9 pals Marc Bernardin (The Authority, The Highwaymen), Bonnie Burton (, and Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).

Geek Girls Exist (5:30-6:30pm)
Room 8

Kristin Rielly (Geek Girls Network) leads a discussion about growing up geek, turning passions into careers, and who shot first. Representing the many awesome aspects of the geek culture, panelists Morgan Romine (The Frag Dolls), Bonnie Burton (The Star Wars Craft Book), Marian Call (singer/songwriter), Sarah Kuhn (One Con Glory), Jill Pantozzi (Has Boobs Reads Comics blog), Veronica Belmont (Qore), and Kiala Kazebee ( school you on what it means to be a real geeky girl and even make you LOL IRL.

G4-Lucasfilm Party (Hard Rock)

[FRI - July 23]
Roaming the floor. Buying too many things. Stalking my favorite comic book artists & writers.

8-11pm Geek Girls & Friends Tweet-up - Jolt 'N Joes (Gaslamp location)

[SAT - July 24]
Her Universe: Shining Spotlight on Female Fans (6:30-7:30pm)
Room 24ABC

Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) brings together some of today's leading women who are movers and shakers in the various fields of sci-fi and fantasy. Looking at science fiction through female eyes, the panel will discuss what kinds of entertainment female sci-fi fans want to see more of, what strides have been made, what has been missing up to now, what kinds of merchandise female fans want to see, and what female fans can do to encourage more of all of this.

Panelists include Jane Espenson (producer/writer, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Melinda Snodgrass (author, The Edge series; story editor Star Trek: The Next Generation), Erika Kennair (director of development and current programming, Syfy Channel), Cat Staggs (artist, Star Wars sketch cards, Marvel card sets), Bonnie Burton (content developer, Lucas Online, official Star Wars Blog), Katie Cook (artist, Star Wars, comics, webcomic Gronk), and Mary Franklin (senior events lead, Lucasfilm Ltd.). Q&A with audience members, too!

[SUN - July 25]
How to Draw Star Wars for Kids (11am-noon)
Room 30CDE

Lucasfilm's Bonnie Burton (You Can Draw: Star Wars) and artist Katie Cook (The Clone Wars web comic) help kids draw fun Star Wars characters. Lucas Online Senior Editor Bonnie Burton edits the drawing tutorials and craft projects, which can be found at Artist Katie Cook has done licensed art for Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Fraggle Rock and more.
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Watch me distract Seth Green and Breckin Meyer at the Comic-Con Robot Chicken panel!
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(Superman says, "See you next year!")

Comic-Con 2009: Best Costumes
Words/Photos: Bonnie Burton

What makes San Diego Comic-Con International so much fun is seeing all the fans come out every year dressed up as their favorite superheroes, video game characters, TV show characters, and a bunch of weird mashup costumes you'd be lucky to see at Halloween.

We’ve already profiled our favorite Star Wars costumes this year, but here’s a list of some of the other costumes we loved.

Star Trek:
As much as my allegiance is to Star Wars, I have to admit this was a great year for Star Trek. The new Star Trek movie re-ignited that Vulcan pride many of us had buried deep inside. Plus fans seem to be embracing the retro love for Star Trek characters and uniforms. Live long and prosper indeed!

Lady Deadpool:
The Merc with the Mouth just got sassier! Various Deadpool costumes were roaming around Comic-Con, but it was Lady Deadpool who got the most attention. Stormtroopers, Batman, and even Darth Vader kept looking her way. No word on what Wolverine thought, but we have a feeling that he might rethink his issues with Marvel's only Bea Arthur-loving mercenary.

Monarch's Henchmen:
Fans of The Venture Bros. can spot the Monarch’s henchmen from satellite feeds thanks to their bright yellow butterfly uniforms. They usually swarm in packs and always have a smile on their faces like they just know something awesome is about to happen.

Patrick the Starfish from SpongeBob Squarepants:
Any costume that promotes nautical nonsense is awesome in our book. Even though this was most likely a professionally-made costume for Nickelodeon's booth "babe" to wear, it's still very adorkable. SpongeBob's best pal Patrick was on hand to greet, pose with and hug fans of one of the more surreal cartoons to ever hit Nickelodeon.

Every Comic-Con has its share of masked villains and caped crusaders, but there's something extra-special about a guy dressed as Thor drinking a refreshing iced, cold soda.

Check out our photo gallery here: Comic-Con 2009: Fans in Costume

Be sure to read all our coverage of Comic-Con 2009 here.

SOURCE: Official Blog
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(Writer/actor Breckin Meyer discusses the benefits of the Robot Chicken Skate Party with co-creator Seth Green.)

Words/Photos: Bonnie Burton

As a fan-favorite panel of San Diego Comic-Con International, Robot Chicken has plenty of laughs, inside jokes, unexpected disruptions (one by me), and exclusive clips. This year was no exception. The cast and crew were on hand to chat about the Robot Chicken Skate Party, upcoming skits, as well as give fans a sneak peek at their new sci-fi show, Titan Maximum, which debuts on Adult Swim this September.

On the Robot Chicken/Titan Maximum panel: Doug Goldstein (co-head writer), Chris McKay (director), Breckin Meyer (writer and voice actor), Seth Green (co-creator, writer and voice actor), Matthew Senreich (co-creator of Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum), Tom Root (Robot Chicken writer, producer, director and voice actor and co-creator of Titan Maximum), Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken writer and director), Mike Fasolo (Robot Chicken writer), Dan Milano (Robot Chicken writer and voice actor; also puppeteer of Greg the Bunny)

Here's a few highlights from the panel:

On Robot Chicken Skate Party:
Seth and Breckin gave their infomercial attempt at talking up the awesome Robot Chicken Skate Party which is coming to a town near you. It's a free, all-ages party that's first-com, first serve. But if you purchase the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2 DVD there's an early entry voucher in every one that will get you into the line that gets you into the skate party an hour early.

On Titan Maximum:
Titan Maximum is their version of a giant robot fighting force. It's an intergalactic police force of five components that form into one large indestructible component called Titan Maximum.
Tom Root: "We'll have these characters flying these ships that look as stupid as possible, and then they'll form into a giant robot and be as destructive as possible."
Matt Senreich: "It's about these teenagers who are defending the universe. And what would that really be like if we told Paris Hilton to defend the universe?"
Seth Green: "You have a princess, you have an animal, you've got an overweight dude, you've got a nerd. How are these people going to defend the galaxy against super robots and monsters?"
Tom Root: "Tune in and find out."

On censored skits that never aired:
During Season 1 of Robot Chicken, the writers came up with the Tooth Fairy sketch and the network was convinced it would be the sketch that shut the whole network down. But once it aired, it was so awesome that they said they would never question us again.

On the chance of doing any spoofs on games like Gears of War:
Seth: "Maybe."

Read more... )
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(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

Comic-Con 2009: Best Star Wars Costumes
Words: Bonnie Burton

You can't walk through San Diego Comic-Con without running into a stormtrooper, Jedi or bounty hunter. As usual, the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion were out in full force, as were the lovely Slave Leias, and some rather unusual and new Star Wars characters.

Here's a recap of some of the best Star Wars costumes we spotted.

(Photo by Pablo Hidalgo)

Lounge Lords:
There's something rather satisfying about seeing two of the biddest baddies in Star Wars dressed up in their leisure wear, ready for a cocktail and a good time. These two characters roamed Comic-Con with a certain swagger that only Darth Vader and Boba Fett could pull off. Bravo, gentlemen. Bravo!

(Photo by Robert Casipe)

Fan in Carbonite:
Wearing full stormtrooper armor is constraining. Slave Leia costumes are drafty. But this Fan in Carbonite costume wins for most likely the hardest Star Wars costume ever to navigate through swarms of Comic-Con goers. Color us impressed.

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Comic-Con 2009: Family Guy Spoof Empire
Words/Photos: Bonnie Burton

Always putting on a show wherever they go, the cast, creator, and writers of Family Guy invaded San Diego Comic-Con with a lot of laughs and some exclusive sneak peeks at their next Star Wars special -- this time spoofing The Empire Strikes Back -- called Something, Something, Something Darkside.

Here are some of the highlights from the panel.


(Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane answers fan questions)

  • The original title of the upcoming Return of the Jedi spoof that they are already working on was originally titled Episode VI: The Great Muppet Caper, but they thought it might be too confusing for people who might be trying to buy the actual Great Muppet Caper. So the title is now We Have a Bad Feeling About This.

  • Something, Something, Something Darkside comes out in Christmas 2009, if they get it done in time.

  • Dominic Polcino is the director, who also directed the Star Wars spoof Blue Harvest.

  • Fan-favorite actor James Woods is returning to Family Guy in an hour-long whodunit Clue episode coming up, and he also has a cameo role in Something, Something, Something Darkside.

  • During Q&A a fan asked if they all enjoy working together. Show creator Seth MacFarlane answered, "We actually do enjoy working with each other. This is a really closely-knit group and we all socialize at lot more than most would on a TV show." Then the voice actors Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and Alex Borstein agree with MacFarlane by tackling each other with hugs and kisses for the crowd's enjoyment.

(The voice actors show that they really enjoy working with each other.)

(Family Guy cast members Mila Kunis and Seth Green have some fun.)

SOURCE: Official Blog
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Milo Ventimiglia Inducted By 501st Legion
Words/Photos: Bonnie Burton

In addition to the 501st Legion uniting Star Wars fans worldwide, it also likes to recognize those people who contribute their time and talents to the Star Wars community in special way. These people who support of the 501st and Star Wars fandom are called "Friends of the 501st Legion."

During San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, one such person was recognized by the Southern California Garrison for his continual support of the 501st Legion as well as for his undying love for all things Star Wars -- Heroes actor Milo Ventimiglia.

Already well-known as a hardcore Star Wars fan as well as a fan of the 501st, Milo also supports real-life troops fighting overseas by working with the military veterans organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

Southern California Garrison XO Lesley Farquhar, who sponsored Milo's induction, had this to say about their newest Friend of the 501st:
"Milo Ventimiglia has been a great Star Wars fan for years. Not only does he have fun with the lightsaber battles and props, but another similarity we have is our devotion to charity work. The 501st Legion is noted for its charity work for soldiers around the world, and this is something Milo has a passion for as well. Anyone with that kind of passion for charity and love for the genre fits right in! Now we just need to get him in armor!"

Milo was presented a custom plaque, coin and custom name badge commemorating his "Friend of the 501st" relationship with the 501st Legion. Keeping with tradition, the induction was a complete surprise to Milo who was ambushed by the Southern California garrison, and myself, at the end of his Top Cow comics panel at Comic-Con where he was promoting the two new comic titles his production company DiViDe Pictures is supporting -- Rest and Berserker.

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Comic-Con Recap: The Empire Muggs Back
Photos/Words: Bonnie Burton

If you were at San Diego Comic-Con International this year then you may have spotted our display cases featuring customized Star Wars Mighty Mugg art pieces for The Empire Muggs Back -- a charity art show to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The cases showed off Mighty Muggs from toy designers, graffiti artists, tattoo artists, comic book artists, Star Wars artists, Robot Chicken model makers, puppeteers, and artists, and even a few celebrities like Clone Wars director Dave Filoni, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, actress Jaime King, and The Go-Go's Jane Wiedlin.

In addition to checking out the display, fans were able to pick up info cards and limited-edition pins (a different pin passed out each day of Comic-Con). All participating artists get pins and an Empire Muggs Back t-shirt.

Here's some photos of The Empire Muggs Back at Comic-Con:

(The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni poses with his Aurra Sing and Cad Bane Mighty Muggs.)

(Robot Chicken and Shadowmachine's Rebecca Van Cleve poses with her Ackbar cereal art.)

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Comic-Con Recap: Robot Chicken Skate Party!
Photos/Words: Bonnie Burton

Boba Fett and Princess Leia on roller skates? Imperial Slow Skate? A dancing Robot Chicken? Now your spicy food-triggered dreams have come true thanks to the Robot Chicken Skate Party, which launched off their Robot Chicken on Wheels Tour at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, other Robot Chicken cast and crew, Clone Wars director Dave Filoni, members from Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion, roller derby girls, RC fans and Comic-Con attendees laced up their roller skates and danced the night away to an '80s soundtrack that would put any John Hughes movie to shame.

VIDEO: Robot Chicken San Diego Skate Party!

In addition to roller skating, party goers could get their photo taken with a bigger than life-sized Robot Chicken mascot, as well as in front of the Robot Chicken backdrop with lightsaber props!

Here's a few snapshots from the party:

(Seth Green in the house!)

(Robot Chicken's co-creator Matthew Senreich and Lucasfilm Animation's Meagan Finnerty.)

(Robot Chicken mascot in the feathers.)

(The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni and Lucasfilm Animation's Meagan Finnerty)

(Star Wars Fan Film Award Winner for "Saber" -- Clare Grant.)

(Imperial Slow Skate!)

(Robot Chicken on Wheels Tour Banner)

Check out more photos from the party here:
Robot Chicken Skate Party

More about the Robot Chicken Skate Tour here:

SOURCE: Star Wars Blog
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A Lotta Leias at Comic-Con 2009
Words/Photos: Bonnie Burton

One of the best parts of being at San Diego Comic-Con is seeing all the costumes -- whether it's a '70s disco Boba Fett or Star Trek ladies with '60s bouffants, there's always something worthy of a Twitpic.

This year, as every year, the Slave Leia Photo Op took center stage. When they weren't making fanboys drool over at the Gentle Giant booth, they could be spotted gathering together in the Star Wars Pavilion. Luckily for you, was there making sure this get-together wouldn't be missed.

(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

Check out the rest of the photos here:
Slave Leias at Comic-Con 2009

SOURCE: Star Wars Blog
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(Photo by Bonnie Burton - The big winners of the night for Saber!)

2009 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Winners
Photos/Words: Bonnie Burton

Atom and Lucasfilm once again filled a massive Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con International with fans eager to see who would be taking home the coveted golden droid statuettes in the 8th Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Special guest presenters Olivia Munn (G4's Attack of the Show) and Seth Green (Robot Chicken) entertained the crowd, while filmmakers showed off their cinematic tributes to Star Wars.

Out of the 22 finalists, who all had astounding films, here's a list of the winners who walked away with a golden statue.

George Lucas Selects: Joseph Nicolosi for Star Wars Retold (Award introduced by Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni, and via video, George Lucas)

Audience Choice: Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Adam Green and Mike Civitano for Saber (Award introduced by Seth Green)

Best Action: Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Adam Green and Mike Civitano for Saber (Award introduced by Olivia Munn)

Best Comedy: Rich Scheirmann for Family Dysfunction (Award introduced by Director of Lucas Online, Bill Gannon)

Best Parody: Jeff Capone for Star Sports Theatrical Trailer (Award introduced by LucasArt Marketing Manager Matt Shell)

Best Animated Movie: Oscar Fabian Triana Mendez for Star Wars in a Notebook (Award introduced by Manager of Content Development at Atom Entertainment, Ian Friedman)

Spirit of Fandom Award: Joe Presswood for Star Wars Cinemagic (Award introduced by Lucasfilm Events Manager Mary Franklin)

See photos of all the winners and special guest stars in our Fan Movie Challenge Awards 2009 Flickr Set.

SOURCE: Official Blog
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Watch me disrupt the Robot Chicken panel at Comic-Con.
Yay! ;-)
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(Jane Wiedlin poses with 501st and wee little fan)

San Jose Super-Con 2009 Recap
Words & photos: Bonnie Burton

Not all conventions are made equally. While San Diego Comic-Con International is still considered the Mother Ship of geektastic gatherings, some of the smaller conventions still hold a special place in my heart. San Jose Super-Con (held May 16-17, 2009) is one of those tiny conventions that still believe comics, not movies, are king.

Here's a recap of what you might have seen/heard/witnessed/tweeted if you were there.

(501st greet a young recruit)

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Comic-Con Recap: Toys, Comics, & Cool Kids
words and photos: Bonnie Burton

So you've already seen all the Star Wars stuff I loved at Comic-Con 2008, but I also got giddy over comics, monster toys, geeky t-shirts, cute boys, costumes, celeb sightings, art and even corsets. Here's my recap of all the other stuff that made me smile.

Jessica and the Emily Strange booth
Let me start off by saying a big Jessica groupie. Every time I see her at a convention I get all happy and excited. She's always fun to chat with, and she makes the Emily Strange booth the coolest place to hang out. You just feel hipper by proxy. Also I love Emily Strange stuff, and when I'm old and gray, I'm still going to wear all my Emily stuff. It's so obvious that my fellow Lucasfilm employees were nicknaming it the Bonnie Strange booth.

Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's
Last year was Jane's first Comic-Con, so I'm glad she had so much fun she decided to come back. She's dressed as her comic book character Lady Robotika. Jane is a blast to hang out with. She always has fun wherever she is. Jane was a presenter for the Eisner Awards so I help hook her up with the 501st Legion so she could get a stormtrooper escort to the stage. I can't wait to hang with her the next time I'm in Los Angeles.

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I've been to more comic book and sci-fi conventions than I can count. I rarely turn down the chance to spend the weekend geeking out with fellow comic book fans, writers and artists, so on Sunday, May 18, I attended San Jose Super-Con 2008. Plus I got to geek out with some rather awesome geek icons -- Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin, actor/author Wil Wheaton, Bongo Comics Creative Director Bill Morrison and Boba Fett actor Daniel Logan.

As far as conventions go, must admit I had a lot of fun! For once I got to be at a convention that wasn't uber-crowded with smelly, noisy, rude, obnoxious fans. Super-Con was more like what Alternative Press Expo and WonderCon used to be before all the corporate guys discovered it. I got to have full conversations with artists like Adam Hughes and Allison Sohn about their Star Wars art, and with pinup artist Jim Silke about his illustrations of the rare photos in his new book Bettie Page Rules.

(Photos by Bonnie Burton)
Jane Wiedlin’s new comic Lady Robotika and posing with Yoda and Predator!

As always, I had a blast hanging out with Go-Go's guitarist and geek goddess Jane Wiedlin! She and Bongo Comics Creative Director Bill Morrison were at the con to promote her upcoming comic Lady Robotika which is about Jane being "abducted by aliens and transformed into a sexy cyborg superhero!" For Jane's birthday, the Super-Con folks had a Lady Robotika cake decorated for her, which they presented at the end of her Q&A session. I also gave Jane a little Yoda doll for her birthday, since I know how much she loves that Jedi Master.

(Photos by Bonnie Burton)
Bill Morrison poses with his velvet Krusty portrait, and his comic Roswell.

Bill Morrison also had this fantastic velvet painting he made of Krusty the Clown wearing an Elvis-inspired Las Vegas jumpsuit -- truly a thing of beauty! Being a die-hard Simpsons fan (I'm the dork who listens to all the commentary tracks on The Simpsons DVD box sets), it's such a thrill for me to see Bill's work. I mean, the guy is an amazing writer and artist for "The Simpsons," "Futurama," and his own comic creation Roswell for crying out loud!

(Photo by Bonnie Burton)
Actor/Author/Web Celeb Wil Wheaton reads from his book The Happiest Days of Our Lives at the San Jose Super-Con comic book convention.

Another highlight of convention for me had to be finally watching actor and author Wil Wheaton read from his latest book: The Happiest Days of Our Lives. In a chapter about conventions, Wil told the crowd about some rather memorable and hilarious events attending cons as a kid and as a Star Trek actor. He also read his "Star Trek: The Next Generation" review of "Datalore" that he wrote for TV Squad which had everyone in hysterics. When you see Wil run around the stage as Wesley Crusher screaming "Weeeeeeeeee!" you can't help but be entertained. Fans will be excited to hear that he's publishing all his "Star Trek: TNG" reviews from TV Squad in two books! Yay!

(Photo by Bonnie Burton)

Wil also answered questions from fans during Q&A about his favorite episodes on "Star Trek: TNG" and why he wishes his character had more of a chance to show his angsty side like a normal teen. He also chatted about how much fun it is to play evil and crazy characters on TV shows like "C.S.I." and "Numb3rs," as opposed to the usual nice guy roles. Of course, Wil also had plenty to say about Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars, acting and writing.

Do yourself a favor and go see Wil Wheaton speak at conventions and book signings near you. The guy is beyond entertaining and is super-nice to his fans. In fact, I was lucky enough to get him to chit chat with me about "Trekked" out hybrid cars at his booth while he signed all three of his books for me, and gave me a book of Star Trek: The Manga for one of my buddies!

(Photo by Bonnie Burton)
Actor/Author/Web Celeb Wil Wheaton has torrents at San Jose Super-Con comic book convention.

Wil is one of those guys who not only loves to write about geek pop culture culture, but lives it. He had an online radio show -- Radio Free Burrito -- long before podcasting was the norm. His work with the Video Toaster 4000 was nothing short of revolutionary for would-be mobie makers. He had a blog long before everyone else, and his books read like a primer on all the cool things we love -- roleplaying and arcade games, sci-fi books and films, and so on. He's a true geek in the best possible sense of the word. Plus his Star Wars stories are hilarious. Be sure to read his story about Star Wars action figures here: "Blue Light Special."

In fact, it was his blog that motivated me to write my first book Never Threaten To Eat Your Co-Workers: Best of Blogs. Wil gave me permission to republish his essays "Spare Us The Cutter," "Reflections - Artificial Sweetener," and "When the Waiter Came" for the book anthology. I also interviewed him about why he loves to blog, in an interview for my book as well. While my first book wasn't a huge success, I thought it was pretty dang cool of Wil to take the time to answer my questions and offer his help. So thanks, Wil Wheaton. You rock!

(Photo by Bonnie Burton)
Bongo Comics plus Gypsy, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo!

Other highlights of Super-Con included spotting the Mystery Science Theater 3000 robots and saying howdy to Boba Fett actor Daniel Logan, seeing Jorge Garcia (Hurley from "Lost") and of course hanging out with Bill, Jane, Adam, Allison and my pal Kate afterwards at the hotel bar drinking Cucumber Martinis.

Check out my photos San Jose Super-Con 2008 here!
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So many panels and events at Wondercon, so little time. But we're here to help! The team will be at Wondercon reporting about the latest news, toys, comics, celeb sightings and more. Be sure to check back here on the Official Blog and the Official Flickr Photo Blog for ongoing WonderCon 2008 coverage!

Here's the handy link to the full list of WonderCon programs and panels. But to get you started, here's a listing of our picks of things not to be missed!

By the way, here's my panel info:
SATURDAY — Feb. 23
11:00am-12:00pm — Draw Star Wars at WonderCon! — Learn how to draw Star Wars just like the pros do! Meet You Can Draw: Star Wars book author Bonnie Burton (that would be me) and artist Tom Hodges, as well as and Topps Sketch Card artist Katie Cook.
Room 232/234

Check out the entire list of cool stuff I think you should see here:
Star Wars Fan Guide to WonderCon 2008
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Comics, zines, crafts, art, UFO propaganda, renegade robots and fighting monsters
were in abundance at the Alternative Press Expo 2007 in San Francisco this weekend.

Here are the APE 2007 highlights:
+ Kaiju Big Battel!
+ A ton of cute t-shirts like the "You're My Bitch" coffee cup!
+ My favorite artist Brandon Bird was in attendance, and selling some awesome prints!
(I bought prints of his Rod Stewart Clone trooper and SEGA Harrison Ford!)
+ Another favorite artist of mine -- Shawn Barber -- showed off his latest art, painted on the spot and gave us a glimpse at his brand-new tattoo from Ms. Kat Von D.
+ Said hi to the talented Gloomcookie and Nightmares and Fairy Tales creator Serena Valentino! Be sure to read her blog here: [ profile] bratty_princess
+ Shook hands with monsters and robots!
+ Met Crater on the Moon comics publisher Keith Curtis as he was doing his best 300 impression.
+ Bought really cool clothes including a geeky-cute sweater from Toxic Peache!
+ Met a new talented artist Joshua Ellingson -- who I hope I'll be seeing more great stuff from soon!

Check out my Flickr blog here of the event: APE 2007


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