Thursday, July 24, 2008

Comic-Con 08: Street Fighter, Vampires, Blood, and much more

The morning started bright and earlier with a close to on-point 6:30 AM departure. We made our way to the upper level of the convention center, busted out our DS's and picto-chatted with the rest of the DS wielding Comic-con attendees. Once the show floor opens we all ran down to the madness that is the show floor with Jordan and Floyd running to Hasbro to pick up some exclusive toys and me roaming the convention center for random junk. I picked up the schedules at the Warner Bros booth to check out the times for autograph signings, and actually got an autographed poster by some of comics bests artists (picture up eventually, maybe).

We checked out the Halo Universe panel where they showed us a small trailer of Halo Wars, the upcoming RTS game by Microsoft. After they had a Q&A where a bunch of people talked about space guns and battle rifles and crap, nothing too interesting. Before that though was a Marvel panel where we got to listen to Stan Lee make a bunch of jokes, that was hilarious.

After that we all split ways and I made my way to room 6CDEF to catch the rest of a Street Fighter IV panel. They showed a bunch of gameplay videos and talked a lot about the similarities to Street Fighter II, and I must say that after playing it, it does in fact play a lot like Street Fighter II, just with added features. It looks awesome, its fun as hell, and I seriously cannot wait for this game.

Immediately following was a panel for HBO's upcoming show True Blood, a story of Sookie Stackhouse, a Louisiana waitress who can read minds. It takes place in a world in which Vampires live in equality amongst humans because someone in Japan developed a synthetic human blood so they don't have to eat humans, but we all know they still do. This is based off of a series of books by Charlaine Harris, and developed by Alan Ball, creator of the very successful Six Feet Under. The trailer looks really interesting and the story plots itself seem really intriguing, and I'm even considered picking up some of the books, but we'll see.

In the same room right after was Showtime's Dexter panel. Michael C. Hall was there along with Julie Benz, Clyde Phillips, and John Goldwyn. They showed us a trailer for season 3, which featured blood, sex, and scary ass voices, all the things we love about the show. The season is scheduled to air in September, and I'm really looking forward to that as well.

So Thursday was packed with exciting elements, but this was only day one. These next few days are going to be ridiculous, and I have no idea how I'm going to plan all of these events out, but that's the fun of this stuff I guess. More to come.

1 comment:

  1. im lookin forward to seein what kinda swag you guys brought home