Monday, September 22, 2008

Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dragon-Con, more

First of all, if you have yet to check out my current favorite piece of entertainment, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," do so immediately. This is a 45-minute, three-act musical comedy done by writing genius Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity) during the writer's strike. He was bored and wanted to create something; while Dr. Horrible is low-budget, it is high-quality in terms of both comedy and music. Entertainment Weekley says: "The songs are kinda perfect...the thing is dam*ed funny." Done specifically for the internet (though a DVD is forthcoming), it can legally be watched for free at http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog. The soundtrack is available on iTunes. Stars Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, How I Met Your Mother) as a lovestruck wannabe supervillain, with Nathan Fillion (Serenity, Waitress, Desperate Housewives) as the self-absorbed superhero smitten with the same girl. Be patient for the first few minutes; it really kicks in when the first song starts (though the opening is quite funny). By the end, you may be suprised at its emotional punch.


GOOD TIMES AT AUBURN



Life is good here. My buddy Grant has been throwing parties at his place (see above pics); we've BBQ'd, swam in the pool, played on the tramp, watched movies. Pretty sweet. Last week Auburn played LSU. Great game, though we lost 26-21. Still, the Church and faculty tailgates are always fun, with volleyball, grilled meats, music, etc. We went to a dance and I hit a turkey with my car (imagine someone throwing a bowling ball at your bumper at 80 mph. Blood and plumage were everywhere! My friends and I go to Auburn volleyball games to support our friend Lauren. Institute is a blast, and we always have fun games afterwards and Office marathons. All this helps me cope with the pressures of grad school, which is going very well, thank you.

DRAGON-CON 2008

With Hayden Panetierre of Heroes.

Take your average Star Trek convention. Expand it to include ALL sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and horror in TV, movies, and literature. Invite tens of thousands of nerds from around the world and celebrities from said genres. Have said nerds dress up in elaborate costumes. For three glorious days in Atlanta, tens of thousands of geeks filled the Sheraton, the Hyatt, the Hilton, and the Marriot. The conference halls and rooms were filled for panels of actors, directors, and artists, as well as swap-meet style shopping of memorobilia, hard-to-find DVD's and comic books, music, and art. I met celebs, attended Firefly and Superman panels, parties with fans and actors, a Dr. Horrible showing with hundreds of people watching on the big screen and singing along, robot wars where geeks bring their own homemade robots and have them fight to the destruction (actually really cool), a big costume contest, a Miss Klingon beauty pageant, and so on. The food courts, bars, and restaurants were filled with creatures from another dimension. It was tons of fun. I went with my buddy Tiffany, and we stayed with her friend Brian. Really cool.
With the cast of Battlestar Galactica.

With the men of Firefly/Serenity. They were so funny.

With the women of Firefly/Serenity.

Looking down from the Marriot 42nd floor.

STAR WARS


R2D2


BAR-2-D2 (he really makes drinks!)

HARRY POTTER characters




Ghostbusters!

Firefly/Serenity



THE LORD OF THE RINGS



SUPERHEROES






IRON MAN -hahahaha!


WTF?

DISNEY PRINCESS GISELLE

ZOMBIE DISNEY PRINCESSES

Yuck!

SWEENEY TODD

ALIEN LOVIN'

Remember this guy, from Sesame Street? Yyyep yep yep yep yep!

V FOR VENDETTA

GINGY FROM SHREK. I saw him standing at a urinal; funniest thing ever.

BARBIE IN HER BOX

PREDATOR

5 comments:

Melissa said...

holy coolest day ever, batman.

The Scotts said...

Those were some fun pictures! Oh you gotta love the Ghostbusters. Very cool that you met the cast from those shows. I liked that movie. And love Heroes.

Go check out my blog to meet your newest nephew pup!

on3hop3 said...

haha you so did not see me at the urinal! by the way I'm the guy who was dressed up as gingy from shrek.

Kayz said...

That's AWESOME that you got to meet all those people! My fave is the Iron Man! =) Ha ha ha! It's awesome that you met Hayden! Go HEROES!

The Former 786 said...

Dude, I know this post was put up forever ago, but I am STILL SO JEALOUS!!

In particular, about you getting to hang with the cast of Firefly/Serenity.