Day Two of the Convention. Highlights? Seth Green and Carrie Fisher's true confessions.
Seth Green tells the embarrassing story of how he, so convinced that he "Is Nightcrawler," showed up for an "X-men" audition in full blue makeup and special contacts, during the "Robot Chicken Star Wars" preview.
At the end of the day, Carrie Fisher admits that on the day they shot the arrival on Cloud City in "The Empire Strikes Back," she and Harrison Ford were not "hungover, but still drunk," which explains all the smiling, during "A Conversation with Carrie Fisher."
These moments alone made a second day of record crowds and torturous lines ("Robot Chicken's" was outside, no less) worthwhile.
Saturday was the convention's biggest day, and it made everything seem more crowded. The best thing to do was settle in to line early if you really wanted to see a show.
Overall, the Los Angeles Convention Center is much better equipped to handle the sheers numbers than Indianapolis was for Celebration III, and the talk of the convention is how much easier it is to buy stuff at the Celebration Store. When there is stuff to buy and "Star Wars" fans AREN'T complaining about it, you are doing something right.
Today's trivia question is in honor of Ms. Fisher's appearance. Who did Leia and Han go to Cloud City to meet? (This is a very easy question, but I am tired, and am in a pretty good mood still from Ms. Fisher's appearance). Send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And hey, I know it's a holiday weekend, but I wouldn't mind some comments! It's 1 a.m. your time, and my feet are killing me, and here I am, typing away.
Department of accuracy: Originally I assumed yesterday's Opening Ceremonies were called off because the entire rest of the building was evacuated. They were not. After the threat of a suspicious package led to the emptying of the entire rest of the giant center, it was decided to allow the Opening Ceremonies, with a crowd of 7,000 and several celebrities, to proceed. People who were evacuated and people who weren't were left to play a game of "who's more ticked off" with each other this morning.
May the force be with you.