Another comic con has come and gone in beautiful San Diego. This year wasn’t the same, I wasn’t able to walk the floor with my usual buddies. I also didn’t spend hours upon hours waiting in line to get a ticket to wait in another line. The only full day I spent at the convention center was Sunday, and that was bargain hunting day, which worked out pretty well this year.
I went to the premiere of Justice League Gods and Monsters, and the Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening TV Panel.
This year I made it a point to meet up with people, comic con used to be a time where I’d run into friends that I hadn’t seen in a while, or would only see at comic con, now it’s a mad house. I know other friends were there that I didn’t get to see, sorry I wasn’t able to hang out for a bit but there was too much foot traffic.
Thank goodness there wasn’t an exclusive figure at the Hasbro Toy Shop that I had to get this year.
I remember going to comic con to find stuff that I couldn’t get, whether that be comics or old toys, but then with the internet and ebay, everything became more accessible, and if I didn’t get it at the con I would get it on ebay. But I still made the effort to buy one comic at every comic con, because it’s called “comic” con.
Then I started to attend panels, screenings, and meet and greets with autographs, long gone are the days when you could walk in to a room and take a seat. I did this to find a place to sit down in peace, away from the security guards telling me I was blocking a fire exit. Now you have to camp out or spend a whole day waiting in line to catch a barely visible celebrity.
Starship Troopers was released on November 7, 1997 by Tri-Star Pictures and Buena Vista International. It’s a sci-fi action adventure satire film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, sporting a soundtrack by Basil Poledouris with creature effects designed by Phil Tippett and Craig Hayes (all of them worked on Robocop) and it’s all based on the Robert Heinlein novel of the same name.
I honestly don’t know where to start with this movie, and that’s certainly not a bad thing, cause I have a lot to say, but before I get carried away, go check out what my friends Dr. Q at Craft Beer Tasters and Cody from Three B Zine have to say about this film. Continue reading