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I had a massive linkspam (with things not about the show, even) ready to go, and then other things happened and I got busy (I've completely fallen behind on the Pacific Rim discussion, sorry about that) and now I have to revise it again both to add things and to weed out the obsolete/time-sensitive things. So I'm just going to table that for a moment and give you the immediate stuff:

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON! ppyajunebug will be at the Hannibal panel tonight (6:45 pm West Coast time?) and live-blogging it, if all goes well, under the tag "pannibal." (That's specifically for her tumblr; this will take you to the Tumblr-wide tag.) Which is also the hashtag the official NBC Hannibal twitter is using--#pannibal, because we are the fandom that rhymes whenever possible.

@DireRavenstag: I might have to stop by #SDCC, though. I mean, all that delusion and dementia in one giant room? How could I miss that?

@DireRavenstag: If even one fucking elf tries to ride me, tho.... #NotYourPartyMoose #SDCC

Also, I am personally putting money on Lee Pace being officially announced for Mason Verger, given this tweet, although David Tennant is an extremely likely guess, given that they've also talked about having him on.

@DireRavenstag: I see you eyeing me, half-assed Thranduil cosplayer. Don't even think about it. #SDCC

Unfortunately, the Emmy nominations were a gigantic whiff this morning. Even the tech categories. Also, I haven't even watched Orphan Black yet, and I'm appalled that they ignored Tatiana Maslany.

@HitFixDaniel: It's like this: None of the shows nominated for cinematography are bad, but none of them are "Hannibal."

Meanwhile, Miss Freddie has posted interviews with both food stylist Janice Poon, who is delightful ("He is an international man of mystery and there are many styles of cuisine that he can threaten you with") and Lara Jean Chorostecki, who is ACTUAL FREDDIE, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Seriously, both interviews are amazing.

Meanwhile-meanwhile... character posters for NBC Dracula. That's a thing that's happening. I think my two favorite reblog comments so far are "Lisa Frank Vampires Okay Sure Lets Go With That" and "Holy shit look at Dracula’s kaleidoscope myspace wolves." Guys... I promised to recap it if the universe would get Hannibal renewed for us. I'm scared, guys. It's dark and cold and badly Photoshopped in here.

While you are waiting to hear about various SDCC shenanigans going into the weekend, may I suggest A Matter of Taste's latest episode on Manhunter? I'll be on next week for the Silence of the Lambs episode, which we recorded a couple of nights ago. }:D

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Guys, the Hannibal panel was so great! (and, awesomely, they're going to post the whole thing online tomorrow morning, everyone can see it.) In general, I love panels for a first season of a weird cult hit. The actors/producers/writers are so surprised and thrilled with the fan response it just comes across as genuinely gleeful.

There was a huge line to get in. I got off work at 4:30 and was a little worried I'd miss the panel. We actually got right up to the front of the line right before the Hobbit panel started, and let a Legolas cut in front of us. We wound up with not great seats but not bad ones either. Pretty far back, but in the section right in front of the tables.

Brief recap - we had a fun room monitor who, when going over the safety rules, instructed us we were not to murder and eat each other. Aaron Abrams came out to introduce a series recap, which was really well edited together. It had bits and pieces of the murder of the weeks, but really focused on the over arching story (see? see?). Then the 4 main guests came out. My only actual complaint was that David Slade wasn't great at talking into his microphone and was a little hard to hear. They talked about casting, what made them want to get involved in the project, etc. Good stuff, but mostly things that have been revealed in interviews before.

The greatest thing, (maybe 2nd greatest, that blooper reel was amazing) was the Q&A portion. This is not a thing I ever expected to say, as usually comic-con Q&As make me fear I'll sprain an eyeball. So much great stuff though. Someone floated the theory that Will got sick due to eating people, and asked if Hannibal does something to guard against that. Brian Fuller was super impressed by this theory and Hugh Dancy asked if they could just take that idea and think about it for a while. There was also a funny standards and practices story where the angels were almost cut because you could see their butt cracks. Solution? Fill them with blood. A woman in an amazing Dire Ravenstag costume asked a question, I don't recall about what, and they were all very impressed and asked to take pictures with her. The next questioner had a flower crown, which she gave Brian Fuller after he complimented her on it. Brian and Hugh came down into the audience to get a couple pictures with the Ravenstags, and someone gave Hugh an AMAZING looking Will Graham doll. It looked like one of those Wil Wheaton dolls, and had a flower crown.

They announced we were all getting a drawing, I'll probably pick mine up tomorrow. They had Hugh make the announcement and there was some confusion about where to actually pick up your swagg. Fulfillment room at the Marriott is the answer, BTW. We ended on the blooper reel. I know there's already a gif of the high-five scene floating around, but my favorite was Freddie complaining about meat and Mads saying "shut the fuck up."

Probably one of my favorite comic con panels in recent memory.

Edit: forgot I wanted to say something about Dracula. I tried to take a picture of the set up of the Dracula tent on Wed, but my camera wouldn't take a picture of it. Spooky. And highly unrelated to the number of beers I had consumed. Those posters are all over SD. It's super creepy.

Edited at 2013-07-19 06:50 am (UTC)

Also, I'm kind of upset I have to work tomorrow as there's a Hannibal meetup at Nerd HQ at 9:30 a.m. I'm terrible at talking to strangers though, so I'd probably just awkwardly stand in a corner even if I could go. I want to hear about it if anyone goes though!

I'm pretty sure ppyajunebug is going, so we'll probably get a report on that front.

So... no problem with the meat wings, but the BUTT CRACKS were what almost did it?

Standards and practices is WEIRD.

It's really a commentary on the sex/violence problem with our culture. Wherein a movie where people are chainsawed to death is R, but where a woman has a consensual sexual relationship is NC-17. The idea that the part of those wing mutilated corpses was their butt cracks is actually pretty offensive to me. I was totally raised in this too. My parents were very "meh" about us seeing movies that were rated R and hyper violent, but movies with sex were an absolute no-no.

Aw, hell, I just posted a pannibal linkspam before I saw this. Let me go and ETA this in.

("Fulfillment room," yesssss)

(I mean what)

Ha! It's pretty funny in the Hannibal context. At comic-con, some of the bigger panels (usually HBO) give out a little ticket that you can then turn in at the fulfillment room for a prize. Generally this is because the swag is better than just a t-shirt or 8x11 piece of paper. HBO gives out amazing swag. 3 years ago I went to a True Blood panel and got one of those drawstring backpack things full of a t-shirt, book, notebook, temp tattoos, stickers, etc. 2 years ago the Game of Thrones pack was similar, but I didn't get in. My friend went though and already had the books, so I got one. I was actually planning to give away one of our Hannibal drawings (the boyfriend and I both got one and we don't need two) but our friend lost her ticket, so we're giving it to her. I've learned over the years that I have a happier con if I skip the big and crowded and go for the small and thoughtful, so I expect Hannibal will be my only trip to the fulfillment room this year.

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