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Comic-Con Wednesday Scrapbook

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First off, let's start in my booth for Film School Confidential (4017), over in Exhibit Hall E by G4. Gee, I'm already looking a little bug-eyed.

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Next I found this very cool 15-foot armored polar bear from the upcoming film Golden Compass, and wanted to take him home. He'd look good next to my 3-foot tall Godzilla and provide Big G with an imposing adversary. But neither my husband nor the Elite security guards like that idea.

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I also walked by one of those "living models" and thought she was a mannequin. Boy was I surprised when she moved. In case you can't figure it out, she was dressed up as the machine gun legged Cherry from the Planet Terror half of Grindhouse .

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Then it was yo ho, yo ho as I looked up to discover that the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean had docked at the Con. I heard but haven't been able to confirm that it was built exclusively for the Con.

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Next I happened upon Jabba the Hutt.

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Take a look at the crowds. I've barely moved a few hundred feet from my booth. And preview night is supposed to be un-crowded!

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And of course as any experienced Con-goer knows, one of the attractions of Comic-Con is the free swag. If you're good, you can find quite a bit. Wednesday night's winner for best swag, in terms of both what people sought and how many people I saw on the floor with the items goes, to Warner Brothers for the massive Superman bag...

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And the cardboard 300 shields... "Tonight we dine in hell!"

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Here's my loot for the evening, my shield got left in the booth so I could use it to fight off crowds.

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Best item: A teaser poster from Lions Gate for Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's The Spirit. Uh-oh, gotta go. Gotta get up in a couple hours so I can get back to the Convention Center early enough to find a parking space and start the madness all over again. Can't wait. More to come...