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comic con! [Jul. 31st, 2008|08:25 am]
[Current Music |the sex pistols - "anarchy in the UK"]

from a perilous, white-knuckle ride to san diego through a hideous stretch of road and the wreckage of an exploding meat truck (as detailed by comic book resources HERE)...

...to a standing room only panel crowded with you - the middlefans - and several rounds of interviews and autograph sessions alongside such luminaries as matt keeslar, natalie morales, and middleman illustrator extraordinaire les mcclaine - SDCC was a wonderful time...

(click HERE for media boulevard's coverage of the middle-festivities - and HERE for an interview with matt "the middleman kesslar - conducted by io9's spectacular charlie jane anders)...

...yep, it would be an understatement to say that - for me - comic con might as well have been called "the middlecon!"

from the bottom of my heart, thank you, middlefans - your support is the reason we make this crazy show!

From: monte_noiq
2008-07-31 03:34 pm (UTC)
Speaking for myself -- but I believe what I say is shared by many others -- it was a delight to meet the genius behind The Middleman. The enthusiasm shown both during the Panel with Matt, and later with Natalie, reflect that the intelligence of the show has engendered a rabid, and deserving, fan base.

Outstanding job Javi -- and vicarious Kudos to Natalie, Matt, and Les, as well as all of those who loyally staffed the ABC Family and Viper Comics booths.

It was a sincere pleasure briefly having the opportunity to say hello.
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[User Picture]From: the_gwenzilliad
2008-07-31 03:34 pm (UTC)
Just so you know, there are plenty of us over here in the UK as well. :-)
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[User Picture]From: hi_jinx
2008-07-31 04:08 pm (UTC)
My dear friend - it was awesome to see you totally in your element. That FULL ROOM for The Middleman panel brought a tear to my eye (and made me quite glad that I got there in the previous panel to get the primo seats up front).

I do have vid of the Thurs panel that I will hopefully post up this weekend. I will try to bleep out the name-you-should-not-name-during-a-con-panel, so that you won't get in even MORE trouble ;)
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From: monte_noiq
2008-07-31 05:02 pm (UTC)
I was at the Battlestar Galactica Panel on Saturday. Given that Kevin Smith dropped about 200 F-bombs, as well as brought up a variety of sexual topics, I don't think the singular use during the Middleman Panel of any "name-you-should-not-name-during-a-con-panel" will engender any complaints. ;)

Heck, even Neel Patrick Harris dropped a few F-bombs during the Doctor Horrible Panel.

On the other hand, if "bleeping" allows us all another chance to see the Panel thanks to your recording, I'm all for the "bleeping." :) I look forward to seeing it again -- and it was a delight to see you too, albeit briefly, hijinx.
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[User Picture]From: kaidysoft
2008-07-31 05:21 pm (UTC)
Javi - that full room? You deserve. I am proud to call you a friend, colleague, and mentor. Someday, I hope I will aspire to be as awesome as you ;)

I am psyched - I got the 3-book trade at the show and am almost done with my re-read, which has been fun whilst re-watching the eppys! Also, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Jordan and talking to him about the "behind the scenes" stuff that only you folk working on the show can convey...

I will be in touch with Catherine and hope to get "MiddleRadio" on the air as much as possible this fall!

*lots of Minion-love*
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[User Picture]From: taraljc
2008-07-31 06:14 pm (UTC)
I find being waylaid by an exploding meat truck very The Middleman, actually. All it lacks are ninjas.
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[User Picture]From: middlegirl
2008-07-31 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, a Middlecon... sounds like an awesome idea. Who cares about all that other stuff at Comic-Con, anyway? ;-)

Wish I could have been there - sounds like everyone had a wonderful time, exploding meat truck notwithstanding. (Taraljc has it right - that does sound like it escaped from an episode and jumped into real life. Which also sounds like a good plot. Another reason why this show is so great: basically take any situation that would make you go *snerk* and write an episode about it. And now this parenthetical note is longer than the rest of the comment.)

Here's to you, Javi - you make Monday nights cool again! *raises imaginary glass of milk*
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[User Picture]From: beatnikside
2008-07-31 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. My heart sings with joy every Monday at 10. May this be the beginning of a Middledecade.
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