So I was sent to cover the third annual New York COMICON and I kept a journal of the most exciting day for me. By now you might have heard all of what I'm posting here, and I wish I could've posted it sooner. But It's kind of hard when you sitting in a room all kept a journal of the most exciting day and you can't leave because they might not let you re-enter. Regardless, here's what I experienced as I was witness to some very cool sneaks and previews.
As I write this I'm sitting in the IGN auditorium at the third annual New York Comicon, and I've kept this seat warm for almost six hours. So what could possibly keep me in this one spot despite an energy draining hunger and a full, burning bladder? Why movie previews, of course. More than I could have ever expected for a ticket that costs only $45 for a full weekend pass.
Sure, there were a few occasions where my groin area screamed, "Man, you've seen that on the internet! We could've peed and been back already!" Those moments include the promise of seeing something cool for Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull - and only being shown that same ol' trailer we've been watching online for months now. Ditto for Speed Racer.
In the words of a fan sitting behind me "I came here to see new shit!"
Patience and minor suffering did pay off, however, as what 'new shit' was shown delivered on what exactly the fans came to see. So what were the highlights of those six hours I spent in that one seat? Let's talk about new clips from PIXAR's WALL- E, new scenes and a freshly cut new trailer for THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and a visually stunning teaser for Frank Miller's THE SPIRIT.
Oh yeah. I forgot. They also showed a new trailer for THE DARK NIGHT.
I think that small puddle in pants was well worth it.
CONTINUED IN PART TWO...