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Comic-Con 2010 panels: Dr. Horrible's, abusing the science of sci-fi, and more

Comic-Con 2010 panels that contributor Andy Moon would have attended include BrickJournal, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, future space exploration, and abusing the sci of sci-fi.

I was unable to join my geeky kindred spirits in San Diego, California last week for Comic-Con International 2010, where they saw cosplayers, comics, and collectibles. In addition to the movie, TV, and game panels at Comic-Con 2010, I also wish I could have attended these sessions.

  • Let go of my LEGOs The staff of BrickJournal, a magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, had a panel that included LEGO certified professional builder Nathan Sawaya, the top LEGO builder Brandon Griffith, and BrickJournal editor Jim Foulds. LEGOs are my sons' favorite toys, and I think this panel would have been very engaging. (Related TechRepublic gallery: Amazing LEGO creations from Brickworld 2010.)
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Neil Patrick Harris has consistently impressed me. Though I was not a Doogie Howser enthusiast, I have enjoyed How I Met Your Mother, I thought his cameos in the Harold and Kumar movies were hilarious, and I even got to see him narrate the Holiday Processional at Disney World a few years ago. I didn't know what to expect from Dr. Horrible, but if I had expected something funny, those expectations would have been blown out of the water. This web-based series written by Joss Whedon is definitely worth the time. (Image from TV.com)
  • Private space exploration One of the panels featured space entrepreneurs who discussed options for future space exploration based on the model from Iron Man's Stark Industries. The panel was presented by the San Diego Space Society, and it would have been very interesting to me, as I have a great big NASA family.
  • Abusing the sci of sci-fi One of the most difficult things to do in many sci-fi movies is to suspend disbelief; this is especially true for me when television and movie writers try to throw in computer jargon, because I am well versed in the ways of computers and networking. In the "Abusing the Sci of Sci-Fi" panel, panelists from Eureka, The Big Bang Theory, and DiscoverMagazine.com explored their best and worst TV and movie science moments. (Related Geekend post: Does the science in science fiction have to be accurate?)
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