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Comic-Con '08: Balancing the Fantasy with the Family in Kyle XYJulie Plec, the co-executive producer of “Kyle XY,” is sitting in the ABC Family booth as hoards of fans wait in a line that snakes off the convention floor. The fans are patient but excited to meet the show’s cast. Plec couldn’t be happier for her co-workers. “It’s big deal for us,” she said of Comic-Con. “The cast shoots in Vancouver... More
Comic-Con '08: J.J. Likes His NutsCashews bring people together. While typing up some notes on the second floor of Warner Bros.’ expansive booth smack in the middle of the Comic-Con convention floor, show creator and feature film director J.J. Abrams was walking by after finishing up a panel for his new Fox series “Fringe.” I asked him if he had a few minutes to chat, and he obliged. The fact that my... More
Comic-Con '08: Partying with David HoweThat’s what it seemed like every VIP at Comic-Con was doing with the Sci-Fi Channel president on Saturday night at the Solomar Hotel, just a few blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center. The Sci Fi party, which was co-sponsored with Entertainment Weekly, brought out a variety of TV and film talent, plus the top executives from a host of studios and networks. I grabbed Howe for... More
Comic-Con '08: Cartoon Network's "Consumer Upfront"Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a big deal. A really big deal. Especially to the people at Cartoon Network, which is launching the original animated series this fall. Earlier in the day I noticed the clone faceplates being worn all across the convention, but it wasn’t until I talked to Cartoon Network’s Matthew Lehosit that I realized what was up. Every day Cartoon... More
Comic-Con '08: Dwight Schrute, Sex SymbolSince their on-air boss was not in town, Rainn Wilson served as the moderator for The Office Q&A panel. "I don’t know why they asked me to emcee this," said Wilson, who plays Dunder-Mifflin salesman Dwight Schrute. But his uncertainty turned to triumph when someone in the audience wanted to know what it felt like being the official sex symbol for The Office... More
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