I don't have to go too far for this weekend's WonderCon festivities — all the fun will be be going on just down the way from where I work here in San Francisco. But still, I'm so excited for the three-day fest, which kicks off tomorrow! The conference is brought to us by the folks behind Comic-Con, and while it's been thought of as a little sister to the big San Diego event, it's definitely coming into its own. I'm so excited about all the stars and screenings, including a Watchmen panel with director Zack Snyder and cast plus a chance to see more footage of Pixar's next film, Up.
But here's what really has me pumped: On Sunday, I'll be moderating the Chuck panel with Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak! The hour-long panel will include a preview of upcoming episodes and a Q&A with the panelists, so if you've got burning questions, send them my way!
Be sure to check out my Twitter all weekend for updates and general observations about the geek gathering. To see some of the other stuff I'm planning on checking out, just read more.
- Fox is hosting a panel for the new animated series Sit Down, Shut Up, which includes some Arrested Development alumni, including creator Mitch Hurwitz and one of the funniest men in Hollywood, Will Arnett. Also part of the cast? Henry Winkler. Oh yeah.
- I'm curious to learn more about a new Tim Burton-produced animated film called 9 about "a world parallel to our own, a postapocalyptic fantasy in which a band of courageous rag dolls battles for the survival of civilization." Elijah Wood is the voice of 9 and will be on hand to talk about the project.
- There's a Star Trek panel that the organizers are promoting with a special guest "you won't want to miss," so I guess I'll try not to miss it! Hopefully it's JJ Abrams.
- Terminator Salvation director McG and his cast (probably not Christian Bale . . . but who knows?) will appear to answer all our burning John Connor questions!
Anyone else coming along for the ride?