It’s a shame Hollywood dominates the post-Comic-Con headlines, because there are so many more things going on than blockbusters and new TV shows. For one thing, this annual event is a gathering of some of the world’s greatest storytellers, and, if you know where to go, some of them will be willing to entertain you late into the evening.
Hollywood folks there included Robert Downey Jr., J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Zach Quinto, Colin Ferguson, Sarah Silverman and Brian Posehn. Cool comics folks there included Stan Lee, Ed Brubaker, Gabriel Ba, Douglas Wolk and Heidi McDonald. After that party I headed to the Hyatt, where several of these folks (including Galifianakis, Duke and Seth Green) continued to enjoy the evening in the hotel’s two bars. During the night, several people asked me if I was Zooey Deschanel. Weird.