Overheard at San Diego, part 6
Saying this place is slowing down is like saying you’re better off landing from a plane with an umbrella in hand rather than nothing, but we’re game to hold out to the last…
Right outside the Slave Labor booth: "This is madness!" "THIS! IS! SAN DIEGO!"
Mark Evanier to Peter David at the Quick Draw panel discussing their respective weight losses: "Between the two of us, we’ve lost a complete Tony Isabella."
Warren Ellis on writing Lara Croft as a feminist icon: "In my story she’s stark naked, but she’s wearing an eighteen inch green strap on with the head of Chtulhu, so I figure I’m covered either way."
Melanie McFarland, TV reporter for the Seattle P-I, on ABC’s decision to blow the Lost surprises at the Television Critics convention instead of SDCC: "The very idea that a room full of socially awkward types who get paid to obsess over people and worlds that do not exist would be passed over in favor of a convention center stuffed with socially awkward types who obsess over people and worlds that do not exist — while wearing costumes! — was simply unacceptable. We are the true nerd herd, the gatekeepers of stupid information!"
More SDCC wrap-up as soon as we get back to the office!