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What Cons Are You Hitting This Year?

gdl-polaris1Last summer, I went to my first sci-fi/fantasy cons, and what an experience they were for this TV fan!

At Polaris 22 in July, I got the chance to see Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd, Moonlight/Veronica Mars star Jason Dohring, and Dead Like Me’s Ellen Muth. In August, it was FanExpo 2008, where I attended a fantastic BSG panel with Edward James Olmos and Aaron Douglas, and discovered the world of Smallville after checking out a session with Michael Rosenbaum and Laura Vandervoort.

There are so many cons and TV festivals being announced; most recently, PaleyFest 09, which I want to check out some day.  I’m hoping to return to both Polaris and Fan Expo this year, but my ultimate goal – San Diego Comicon!

So, any other TV lovers out there planning to hit the con circuit in 2009? And which ones would you recommend?

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Veronica Mars Movie News!

I miss Veronica Mars. It was a brilliant, well-written, well-acted series for the first two seasons. The third season was weak, but there were a few good episodes. It never got a chance to redeem itself.  There has  been talk of a big screen outing for Neptune’s favourite sleuth and friends, and it looks like it’s official!

E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos reported earlier today that VM mastermind Rob Thomas is about to start writing the screenplay, taking advantage of the extra time he now has with the order for Cupid being reduced to 8 episodes.

The question that’s on everyone’s minds – where will the story pick up? Here’s what Thomas had to say:

“I think it would open just days before Hearst College graduation, so Veronica would be at the end of her college career.”

Thomas is still working out the story, and hasn’t confirmed the return of anyone other than Kristen Bell, although he’s spoken with Enrico Colantoni (papa Keith Mars, currently on the CTV/CBS co-pro Flashpoint) and the very handsome Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls). As long as those three are on board, I’m in! Oh, and I think we definitely need Veronica’s canine cohort Backup.

Will you be hitting the theatre for a Veronica Mars movie? And which cast members are a must for you to check it out?

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Polaris 22 Coverage – Jason Dohring Article Now Live!

In a day that brought us an exciting web event, the first part of genius Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, another first happened – the first of my Polaris 22 articles is now LIVE!

Head over right now to TheTVShowBlog and read the first of a two-parter on Jason Dohring, star of Veronica Mars and Moonlight.

The second part of this article will be up later this week, along with many more goodies, including photos & video from Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd’s press conference.

Why wait? Read my article now! And remember to comment!.

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Polaris 22 – It’s a Wrap!

It’s Sunday evening, and I survived my very first sci-fi/fantasy conference, Polaris 22. There will be full-length articles and video footage posted over the next week, but I thought I’d take some time from resting to just share my thoughts on the weekend.

First off, I’d like to send a shout out to the other members of the media and blogosphere that I met over the past couple of days, particularly at the Saturday press conferences: Nicole, Mariah, Brian, Drew & Russel. Thanks for the advice, help, and interesting conversation. I’m sure our paths will cross again at some point.

Highlights of the weekend? The press conference with Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd (photo above). The Q & A with Veronica Mars and Moonlight star Jason Dohring on Sunday (which I got to attend with my friend Sarah). And reconnecting with some friends from the 501st Legion.

Now with every good experience there has to be a flipside. Mine? How seriously some individuals take their fandom, to the point that they are just unpleasant to be around, standoffish, and constantly flaunting an air of superiority. I didn’t encounter many such characters, but it was this type of person that had kept me away from the world of sci-fi and fantasy for so long. That level of fandom might be right for some; however, I think that each person should be entitled to like or love a show/film/book/etc in whichever way that’s right for him or her, and not be looked down upon based upon these varying degrees.

Starting tomorrow evening, I’ll be posting recaps of the press conferences that I attended, along with photo and video clips. I’ll also include links to the articles on TheTVShowBlog. And if you were at Polaris, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Until tomorrow … goodnight!

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