Video Blog #6: 300 & Gerard Butler

Yes, this is the moment we have been waiting for, and you have too, whether you knew it or not.

The greatest moment in Beat history.

And now, voyager

We’ll be spending the next few days reading the internets to see what actually happened at the show, maybe a few posts today. If you see any particularly telling links, please send them our way. Right now we’re assembling our Team PWCW coverage — look for that in your inbox tomorrow!

Monday morning

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A few updates — the convention was never actually shut down by fire marshals, although online AND onsite registration were both stopped on Saturday. No attendance figures, although the early guestimate of 125,000 felt plausible.

The convention was, by any stretch of the imagination, a monstrous and unqualified success. Publishers and artists had record sales, movies and TV shows were given endless internet inches, autographs were collected, rare comics and art were purchased, drinks were consumed at movie studio parties, podcasts were recorded, life sized statues of Ray Harryhausen were presented to him, movie stars gave quotes about loving comic books, anime costumes were remarked upon, Klingon was spoken, and so on. But now, it’s all over.

Stormtrooper Elvis has left the building.