And speaking of Miyazaki, sad news: Studio Ghibli animator Yoshinori Kanada, dead at 57.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
So, Comic-Con 2009 is underway. And I'm at home, because I kept putting off buying tickets, and when I finally got around to it, it was already sold out. So it sucks to be me. But I'll live; I think a break from Comic-Con will do me good. And there's still a chance I'll be able to get in Saturday, I've got some connections. But not having tickets doesn't mean I can't enjoy some of the ancillary activities that surround the 'Con. In fact, I just found out Hayao Miyazaki will be at the Pacific Gaslamp 15 Friday night screening his new film, Ponyo. So while some poor suckers who shelled out $50 for Comic-Con passes will have to debate whether to get in line for that screening, or attend the panel celebrating the 80th anniversary of Buck Rogers (tough call, I know), I've got nothing else going for me, so I can go get in line. So suck on that (in looking for a panel to contrast with the opportunity to line up for a Miyazaki movie, I pulled up the schedule for the appropriate time, and the fist panel I saw was with Stephan Pastis, of Pearls Before Swine, a personal favorite of mine, and I made myself sad).