Film Threat's Guide To The 2008 San Diego Comic-Con (Blog)

Category: RockNRolla News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: July 21, 2008 | Publication: Film Threat | Author: Mark Bell
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The geeks inherit the Earth for one week a year, and that week is upon us. The 2008 San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with Preview Night on Wednesday, and we're here to offer you a day-by-day hitlist of the panels and programming worth checking out. So without further delay, here we go.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd, 2008
Known as Preview Night, the Comic-Con opens for a short time, 6-9pm, the night prior to its first official day for all pre-registered 4-day passholders. Considering how quickly the 4-day passes sold-out, this year's Preview Night may not be as wide open as year's past, but Preview Night is still regarded as the most relaxed of all days at the Con. When you walk, you don't necessarily bump into anybody. You can see all the booths, all the decorations, a few exclusives... if you've got issues with crowds and want a calmer Comic-Con, this is your only shot.

Oh, and lest we forget, this is the first year that Comic-Con is programming anything during Preview Night, so if you're up to some communal TV watching, the Con is screening the pilot for J.J. Abrams newest television show "Fringe" from 6-7:30pm, and then again at 7:30-9pm in Ballroom 20. The show doesn't debut until September, so you'll be ahead of the curve... and potentially a source of positive buzz for the show, which is the REAL reason the studios show anything at these events.

THURSDAY, JULY 24th, 2008


5:30-6:30, Hall H - Dark Castle: "RocknRolla" - Guy Ritchie and Gerard Butler will be talking all about Mr. Madonna's latest film "RocknRolla," though this is more than just about them. The entire Dark Castle line-up will be discussed, with producer Joel Silver in attendance and Korean music sensation Rain representing the film "Ninja Assassin."