the donkey show
The one reason I went down there was to see Kevin Smith. He was scheduled for a 1pm panel, and we, being loyal fans and smarty-pants, avoided the lines and got there early, around 11am, only to find out...he was stuck in traffic. In other words, we waited for him for over 3 hours...no Kevin. He was a mere 15 miles away, but in traffic terms on the 5 fwy, that was hours. In the meantime we saw a panel with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. What did I take away from that panel? That Robert Rodriguez is a sexy motherf*er.
the line outside to see Kevin Smith
We were promised that'd he show up at 6:30pm for one final talk of the night, and after MORE waiting, we were rewarded. Whew. Cause if that fell through too, I'd probably just pass out outside on the lawn and call it a day. Someone would find me. Eventually. He did a quick Q&A, a short 45 minutes, which in Kevin Smith time, is only a few questions, but it was all worth it. He was happy, we the loyal followers were happy, it was a lovefest.
I'd post pictures, but I didn't take many. Like I said, this year was different than others. More crowded, less to see, or maybe I'm just too old for this. Nah. I'll be back next year.