Over the weekend I joined the over 100,000 attendees in San Diego, CA for the 2012 Comic Con Convention. No matter where you turned, Superheroes, Hobbits, Ninja Turtles, Demons, Aliens, Vampires, Zombies, hot Zombies, hot Vampires and hundreds of other creative & detailed costumes surrounded you. This was my first Comic Con.
I arrived in San Diego late Friday night so I didn’t hit the convention floor until Saturday afternoon. Before I joined the thousands of comic book, cartoon, sci-fi, action, horror movie/ tv fans I was on the search for the Family Guy cast.
I figured it would be easiest to track down cast members if I dressed as their own. My Neil Goldman costume worked and I was able to find and talk with Mike Henry (Cleveland Brown), Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin), Steve Callaghan (writer) & Mark Hentemann (writer).
Mike Henry & Alex Borstein were able to give me some good advice on some of the Do’s & Don’ts of Comic Con, How to sneak into after parties, the name of their 200th Episode and some other things I can NOT say on the radio.
Steve & Mark, writers for Family Guy had some great advice for any future TV writers and more details on future episodes of Family Guy not to mention it’s highly anticipated 200th Episode.
After speaking with Mike, Alex, Steve & Mark I made my way to the Family Guy Panel inside one of the huge Ballrooms where the entire Family Guy cast showed up to talk with their fans. People wait for hours to get inside these panels. I heard one girl say she waited 4 hours to get inside just one panel. If you go next year, plan accordingly. For the Family Guy panel, once it got started they showed clips from future episodes and then introduced each of the cast members. They immediately got into fan questions where one gentlemen asked a question on behalf of his niece. Seth MacFarlane’s response was….
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SEE YOU AT COMIC CON 2013!