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 channel’s “Battlestar Galacticaâ€? cast members, and Colin Ferguson from its breakout hit “Eureka,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, “Sundance, 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 Comics’ 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 “Galactica’sâ€? Edward James Olmos and James Callis.

Kyle Newman and Adam Goldberg were on hand for a celebration of their ode to geeks “Fanboysâ€? (it’s about four friends who journey to Skywalker Ranch to see a screening of “Star 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.


  1. I was trying to look up what Geoff Johns had done to deserve such high-fallutin’ company, and he actually has THE COOLEST WEB SITE EVER!

    Check it out:

    I also see that he worked with Richard Donner on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. I had my own conspiracy theory that maybe he was getting one of his projects on the big screen (or Sci-Fi channel), hence the invite. Turns out he was already cool and connected before he went into comics…