Long-time attendee J. Michael Straczynski was on hand to discuss how busy he has been the past year. He wrote a few screenplays currently in various stages of production, including one directed by Clint Eastwood (The Changeling) and the other being World War Z, in addition to his constant comic book writing.
This is the first Straczynski panel I’ve been to, despite my many years going to WonderCon, and he seems very friendly and approachable. He also has a pretty devout fanbase. … Continue reading…WonderCon 08: J. Michael Straczynski and Starship Troopers: Marauder
If you watched Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf, you would have been amazed by the computer animation and special effects like I was. The creative VFX team from Sony Pictures Imageworks provided an 'as thorough as an hour-long presentation could be' breakdown of some of the challenges they faced with such advanced computer animation. … Continue reading…WonderCon 08: “Behind the Scenes of Beowulf” and The Spectacular Spider-Man
Comic books are the convention’s main theme, and with Hollywood jumping on board for new stories, it’s no wonder that studios would also provide sneak peeks for upcoming movies and the stars who come out cause lots of excitement.
This doesn’t apply to all Hollywood movies, just the ones that would appeal to comic book nerds. Comic book movie adaptations are a must. Science fiction as well. … Continue reading…WonderCon 08: 10,000 B.C., Get Smart, Shutter, and The X-Files 2 Sneak Peeks
Another WonderCon has come and passed and this year I was joined by Rlyconfused and Jinamina. I enjoyed myself and I think they did too. Too bad Andy didn’t come. He might have had fun too. We saw panels by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Singer. They were surprisingly very candid and friendly. Singer even brought out his special guest – Brandon Routh. … Continue reading…WonderCon 2006