Topic: TV Shows
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
Last Night Tina and I watched the Season Premiere of LOST - the Final Season, after attending a two hour 'Prosperity Group' meeting beforehand...
We don't have a blog post ready today about Tina's thoughts about the 2 hour long show, as it ended at 11PM PST, and she has to go to a client's office first thing this morning. Kudos to Jo Garfein, pictured at the top right of this blog post who posted her own blog post at 3AM this morning! Now THAT's Dedication! Whew!
So I thought I would re-post what Tina blogged about last Summer after standing in line for many hours at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con International (SDCCI), just to get in to the FINAL Lost panel at the SDCCI:
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been!
I wouldn't have missed it for the world - the final LOST panel at San Diego Comic Con. Michael had other plans - he really wanted to see the Chuck panel in Ballroom 20. Traitor! I talked him out of it and, in the end, he was glad I did.
I told him, you can't miss camping out with everyone beforehand. This year was the wildest ever. The fans were out in force. The overnighters were rewarded with a Friday night visit from Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cruse - cool!
The Dharma Initiative was well represented on the lawn outside Hall H. Now, that had to be the most comfortable costume at Comic Con!
Seen among the crowd queued up for Hall H Saturday morning were these familiar LOST characters:
Naomi - equipped with walkie, that gal was a ringer - Michael was convinced she was the actual actress!
Jack - suitably stubbly with shirt and tie
The Orchid - yes, a young woman dressed up with vines and donkey wheel to represent the station
The Island - a friend of the Orchid dressed up in a gown with various show references attached including an airplane hanging from her hat!
But, my favorite sight was the two Hurleys dressed in Dharma jumpsuits. (See bottom photo.) I had the pleasure of seeing them meet as one Hurley saw the other and raced (as much as a Hurley can race!) to meet the other.
The look of pure delight in recognizing each other was hilarious. Later, one of the Hurleys got to ask Jorge Garcia (the real Hurley) a question during the panel Q & A and thanked him for giving someone like him a role model on TV.
The party got started when Jo of JoOpinionated (one of the top LOST bloggers) ran a trivia contest.
Anil of The ODI (another awesome LOST blogger) helped her grab the crowd's attention and hand out the prizes. It was great to finally meet Jo and to see Anil again - he gave us one of his T-shirts at last year's Con.
Jo really had the crowd stumped on this one: Name three people who knew Locke was paralyzed before he came to the island. (Three people who crashed on the island, that is.) Yeah, yeah, Rose...who else? It's a toughie!
I had a ball checking out all the fans in line. Even as late as 8:30 am, people just kept pouring in - obviously these folks weren't so concerned about getting good seats!
Considering how packed in we were, this was a mellow crowd. I attribute it to the Dharma influence and sadness that this was indeed our last LOST panel camp-out.
Thanks to our new line buddies from Tennessee, Andy and Fara Dockery for saving us great spots in line!
Well that's it for now this morning... EXCEPT: Our thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the one blogged about here today.
I am expecting to blog Tina's thoughts on the Premiere Show this upcoming Thursday or Friday... Right now Tina is so confused after the Season Premiere, that she needs a day just to unravel everything shown so far!
I'm looking forward to her guest blog post myself, as I am kind of glad this is the Final Season... and want to see it kick off AND finish up in grand style! I've also watched it since it first premiered at the San Diego Comic Con International lo so many years ago now!
Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'. And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' section shown below this article at the right hand side!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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