It's real late on a Thursday night, and I'm just plain exhausted.
I spent the first part of the week putting together an Alpha Waves Radio broadcast that hadn't even been regularly scheduled (but turned out to be an awesome interview with Deric A. Hughes and Benjamin Raab from "Warehouse 13"). I've been trying to keep the sites updated, and I've been preparing our small contingent of reporters going to San Diego with schedules that will have the entire BlipNetwork covering nearly 100 events.
Yep, Airlock Alpha, Rabid Doll and Inside Blip will be well-represented at San Diego Comic-Con next week, and you'll get to experience all of that right on these very sites. We also have a mixture of veterans and noobies going with us, beginning with myself and Rabid Doll news editor Bryant Griffin, joined by Terilynn Shull, Tiffany Vogt, new Inside Blip writer Debra Andrede and special contributor Diana Keng.
We will collect news stories (and post them on all three sites here on the BlipNetwork), tweet to you from our special @ComicConAA Twitter account. We'll collect tons of video, and we're even doing a live Alpha Waves Radio show that night, with Nick Chase hosting. So even if you're not thinking about going to Comic-Con, you'll at least pick up all the information you need to know right here, and won't have to look anywhere else.
I'm just looking over the schedule, and I'm exhausted already. I'll be on the red carpet for the big Syfy/Entertainment Weekly party Saturday night, but as much as I would love to be invited in (and keeping my fingers crossed that I just might), I think I'll be so tired by then, it'll be nice to just head back to the hotel. But then, some of our readers who are attending would like us to do put together a BlipNetwork reader meetup, and we may just do that (you'll have to follow us on Twitter for details closer to the event).
But I think in terms of dealing with Comic-Con, the third time is the charm. The first year, I did this by myself, and was burnt out after a few hours. Last year, we had several reporters there, but getting everyone in sync was tough. This year, however, I think we have it. I bought an extra battery for my camcorder (and extra memory), I have my iPad ready to go, and a group of writers excited about the prospect of making a difference.
Comic-Con will be awesome, as it always is. And while it's likely you won't be able to join us ... I guarantee you that you won't have to go any further than these pages to get everything you need to know anyway. Just without the tote bag.
Here are some of the places you might see some of our staff over the Comic-Con weekend, which begins July 21:
* On Thursday, Diana Keng will cover Entertainment Weekly's "Visionaries," who this year includes J.J. Abrams from the 2009 "Star Trek" movie and Joss Whedon from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame.
* Somewhere on the convention floor that same day, myself and other writers will be broadcasting live for a special edition of Alpha Waves Radio beginning at 5 p.m. local time.
* Friday morning, Tiffany Vogt will be learning what to expect in the second season of Syfy's "Stargate: Universe." Right after that, Vogt will learn some secrets from the back-10 episodes of "Caprica's" first season.
* Bryant Griffin will get a first look at the film "Super" being directed by James Gunn and starring Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker.
* Later in the evening, I'll be heading to the Sidebar Night Club to celebrate Roddenberry Productions and its real cool dive team (even though I'm afraid of water that's not coming from my shower head). After that, I have a small private party, and then it's over to the Tweet-House party on the USS Midway.
* Tiffany Vogt will be up bright and early Saturday morning to get the inside scoop on "Chuck." Then it will be Terilynn Shull getting a first look at the third season of "Fringe" later that afternoon. Me? I'll be on the red carpet at the Syfy/Entertainment Weekly gala.
* On Sunday, it's an early start for Bryant, getting the skinny on "Smallville." I'll attend one of my own few panels, this time for Fox's "Glee." And then those of us remaining will stick around for the traditional "Once More With Feeling" sing-along from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to close out yet another successful convention.
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