GET YER CON ON!
It's on again, as it is every year. Hobbits, Jedis, Superheroes, Supervillains, and even more are now on display through Sunday at the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego. So far we've seen just about everything under the sun, and some things that you'd have trouble imagining unless you were on some very strong drugs. And we mean the psychedelic kind.
However, the standout has been the SNAKES ON A PLANE exhibit. It's a ginormous snake that you walk into the mouth of, and "snake" your way through props and scenes from the movie. Flight attendants hand out wings as you exit, and tell you "Thanks for flying!" It has been the campiest, and by far best use of imagery that we've seen. The only thing we would have appreciated more would have been Sam Jackson dropping in from above (real or animatronic) yelling, "WE GOT MUTHA-FUCKIN' SNAAAAAKES!" We would have whizzed our pants.
Every freaking network, movie studio, cable channel, and other Hollywood outlet has a booth here. It's becoming more about tv/movies than it is about comics. We'll have more to come soon. We forgot out USB camera cable, but we've been taking plenty of happy snaps. Patience is a virtue.