• Days of Geek,  Podcast

    DoG Ep 12: Ian McDiarmid at Fan Expo 2013

    by 00:00 Episode ID Days of Geek, Episode 12: From Fan Expo 2013, the Dark Lord of the Sith, all hail Emperor Palpatine, umm, Ian McDiarmid. 00:08 Music “Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com. 00:17Intro I mention that it’s been a pretty geeky summer so far, and Fan Expo is still to come. 01:05Main “Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen it.” Ian McDiarmid has had a tremendous career on stage and screen. His film work might work around his stage career, but he’s always a pleasure to see in something. Probably the best acting in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. 01:49Main The Q&A itself. 47:58 News…

  • Conventions

    After Action Report: Fan Expo, Day 2

    by Friday is the first big day of Fan Expo. The crowds have come and it gets worse the later in the day it is. The con floor is pretty huge at Fan Expo. If you spent two minutes at every booth, you might be able to see them all in one day, but not after you add travel time in and only if you ignore Artists’ Alley, which is absolutely impossible to do. And there’s a little more in the hallway just outside the giant area enclosing the con floor. Which is where we found half the cast of Sailor Moon signing autographs. Sailors Moon, Mars, and Jupiter, plus…