The Hollywood Reporter Risky Business blog has all the actual happenings at San Diego — a world of parties far too cool for comic book people to attend.
Sci-Fi Channel threw a cool rooftop party at the Hotel Solamar attended by not only the channelâs âBattlestar Galacticaâ? cast members, and Colin Ferguson from its breakout hit âEureka,â? but also director Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios’ gang including Michael Helfant, Ari Arad, Jeremy Latcham and Stephen Broussard, plus comics writer Geoff Johns and producer Adrian Askarieh. At that party producer Daniel Alter called the Con, and its growing party scene, âSundance, but with cooler movies.â?
Many segued from Sci-Fi to the Rogue Pictures gathering, which was kicking it back at Stingaree, a slick restaurant-bar a block away that was also the scene of a private Picturehouse dinner for Guillermo del Toro and his “Pan’s Labyrinth” people Thursday night.
Friday night saw DC Comicsâ throw down its second annual bash at Tesoro Restaurant. The party had the comics crowd – Johns, Grant Morrison, Marc Andreyko, Mark Waid, Howard Chaykin, Dan DiDio, Paul Levitz – and the film crowd – Mike Dougherty, JC Spink, Mason Noveck, Eric Olsen, David Goyer, Josh Olson, Tom DeSanto – but it also drew actors, including âGalacticaâsâ? Edward James Olmos and James Callis.
Kyle Newman and Adam Goldberg were on hand for a celebration of their ode to geeks âFanboysâ? (itâs about four friends who journey to Skywalker Ranch to see a screening of âStar Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menaceâ?) at club Confidential. “The Grudge”co-producer Shin Shimosawa spun tunes that people actually liked while wrestler Diamond Dallas Page tried to get filmmaker Darren Aronofsky to do some of his yoga moves.