Comic-Con Blog

From Paradise to the Geek Prom


This blog documents one geek’s journey from Hawaii to San Diego for Comic-Con, dubbed by some as the “Geek Prom.”

My name is Ryan, and my wife Jen and I are “LOST” fans and podcasters who have been drawn back into the massive vortex that is Comic-Con. Our first Comic-Con, in 2008, was also the first time we traveled out-of-state without our three beautiful kids. (Thank heaven for grandmothers.) We had a blast. This year, perhaps our last year, we look forward to seeing familiar faces among the new, and again reveling in both “LOST” fandom and the general mayhem of pop culture.

I plan to be posting updates all over the web, but I figured I should set up one centralized place to collect my thoughts… scattered though they may inevitably be. Check out the “Elsewhere” links in the sidebar to find my profiles and updates on other web services.



  1. Hey, I did a piece on Comic-Con, take a look:


    Comment by rich | August 1, 2008 | Reply

  2. check out the coverage from ny comic con 2009.

    Comment by beefandsage | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. Dear Ryan,

    After 25 long years of chasing ghosts Ray, Egon, Winston and Peter need a little help. So if you think you can handle big marshmallow men, a positron collider and thousands of adoring fans, submit your video application at If the Ghostbusters decide to hire you, your first assignment will be a trip to Comic Con 2009!

    To give you some inspiration, here’s some never-before-seen footage from the new Ghostbusters Blu-ray coming out on June 16th, 2009:
    •Blu-ray Trailer:

    •Refurbishing Ecto-1:

    •Dan Akroyd Meets the Refurbished Ecto-1:

    Red Bricks Media in partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    P.S. If you’d like free Ghostbusters gear just respond to this email and we’d be happy to send it along while supplies last.

    Comment by Red Bricks Media in partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | May 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. Just discovered your blog. Wanted to give a shout out and invite you to drop by our screening of SELFLESS on Saturday night in room 7AB. Hope to see you there!

    9:30-11:30 Pander Brothers of Grendel Fame Screen Debut Feature Film, Selfless — Awarded Best Feature at the BendFilm Fest and Best Supporting Actor (Mo Gallini), Selfless is a psychological thriller about an architect whose life is terrorized by a spiteful identity thief. Director/co-writer Jacob Pander (Accelerate, Grendel) and producer/co-writer Arnold Pander (Tasty Bullet, Grendel), actor Mo Gallini (2 Fast 2 Furious, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and film critic David Walker (Badazz MoFo) are on hand for this special advanced screening and panel Q&A! Room 7AB
    Categories: Horror and Suspense | Movies | Nighttime Programming

    Comment by Jacob | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hey Ryan and Jen! First, I’m very jealous of you two and just wanted to let you know. I wish that I could either go to Comic-con or live in Hawaii…or both.

    I hope you two are having a great time.
    However I do have a request for you if you have the time. There’s rumor that there’s a code for Free Realms on the inside cover of the latest Green Lantern (#45 I believe) that they’re handing out, and so far we haven’t been able to find it since we don’t have anyone there to look.

    If you are able to find it, I’m sure we could work out something with to link back to your site.

    Also, Dr. Horrible is amazing.
    Thank you.


    Comment by Brad | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  6. I’m doing some blogging on Comic Con and wanted to ask you to link to my blog. I work with some photographers and I noticed that you did some pod-casting as well. I would like to link swap with you. I’ll post your podcasts on my blog (a link to them) please link to mine.

    Thank you

    Comment by Andalee Motrenec | July 25, 2010 | Reply

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