Apparently con crud cut a wide swath through the nerdlebrity contingent at this year’s show.
However, one negative note to come out of the event’s conclusion is the rampant outbreak of an illness. Some celebrities even publicly mentioned coming down with the communicable bug, such as long-time MythBuster’s figure Kari Byron stating that she needed a break due to coming down with “the Comic Con cold.” Wil Wheaton, of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Big Bang Theory fame, even amusingly dubbed the illness “ConSARS.”
While the consequences of sharing a bottle of Kristal in the Green Room have to be dealt with, we can only be glad that our nerdlebrity heroes soldiered on in the face of illness.
UPDATE: we missed the part that shows that our joke about Kristal was closer than we’d like to think, as Playboy model and G4 hostess Sara Underwood was the self confessed patient zero for Comic-Con:
Alrighty! In the car and Comic Con bound! I’m sorry if I get you sick there. Patient zero, right here
— Sara Jean Underwood (@SaraUnderwood) July 11, 2012
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.