As the urgent tide of con-related PR flows into the small hours, it seems like we already know everything about the upcoming show, which kicks off in a here 2 and a half days. Gleeps. Anyway here’s our picks for what people will be taking pictures of and tweeting the most on Preview Night:
• James Bond car photo opp: Using RFID tehcnology you can get your pictures taken in one of four famous Bond vehicles. We’re guessing these are VIRTUAL vehicles, but who doesn’t want a photo of themselves sitting in an Aston Martin?
• Lego’s booth usually sports some amazing sculpts, and this year they’re debuting life-sized, all-Lego Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins statues. Bilbo stands 6-feet tall (much taller than an actual hobbit, grumble grumble) and is made from some 21,112 Lego bricks. The 34,307-brick strong Gandalf statue is a six footer, weighs 170-pound and took Lego scultpors 405 hours to assemble.
• Indiana Jones Snake Pit: another photo opp where you can get your pictures taken with some snakes, ala Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is coming to Blu-Ray finally.
Mind you, something we still haven’t heard of is bound to be the real showstopper (remember the Owl Ship from Watchmen a few years back?) But these will do for a start.
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.