Thursday, July 9th, 2015 – Comic Con Day Two
What a day! First, we wake up to $ 120,000 in the first 20 hours. Thank you all! Then it was off to breakfast with Director/Producer Charlie de Lauzirika, Set photographer Mary Anne Butler and my co-writer Bill Hunt and his wife Sarah. I take some time to get cold medicine and Zicam, as two days of almost no sleep has run me into the ground!
Then it is the 10:30 BSG panel with Richard Hatch. We were supposed to premier the first scene clip there, but just as it gets through the intro, the Blu Ray fails! Well, I guess the clip was meant to be premiered at the 1:00 Digital Bits Blu Ray panel and it does!
Hosted by Digital Bits editor and Axanar co-writer Bill Hunt, the panel featured Axanar Director Rob Burnett, Producer Charles de Lauzirika and Blu Ray Producer Cliff Stephenson, along with me. The first part of the panel was about the Blu-ray industry (which I didn’t say a word in, what do I know?) and the rest of the panel was about Axanar. This time the Blu-ray played and the fans loved the scene! Lots of Axanar fans were in attendance as well as Horace Grant, Axanar Associate Producer and Film Festival Director. Horace lives in San Francisco, so we don’t get to see him often, but he does amazing work.
After that it is off to bed for a couple hours to get some much needed rest! I woke up feeling a bit better and Diana and I headed off to the NASA Mars Panel, which featured The Martian author Andy Weir, who just happens to be a big Axanar fan!
Then it was off to the Con Man/Vimeo/Entertainment Weekly/Indiegogo party, which was on the top of the Hard Rock Cafe and had about 50 people total! Diana (looking wonderful as always) and I walked in to be greeted by Adam Nimoy who we helped with his Kickstarter last month. He is a charming man and we will be advising him and his team on fulfillment for their project.
Tricia Helfer, Michael Trucco, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk were all at the party. And we got to hang with our Indiegogo account manager Marc Hofstater, who was really engaged to help ensure our success. We met a bunch of the Indiegogo team and they are all fired up about our project.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Dean is beginning the lower consoles. You have never seen these before!
Its 1:30 and I am going to sleep so I can get up early to launch this Indiegogo for the public!