Get Ready for FX Show 2008

fx2008-logo.jpgThough it’s hit some rough patches over the years, I have to admit last year’s FX Show seemed to be on the right track to being an enjoyable fan convention. Bringing together various actors from movie and TV, along with comic book creators and row after row of dealer’s tables, the event aims to offer a little bit of something to everyone with an inner geek.

This year’s event has been set for later this month, running the weekend of January 25th through 27th at the Orange County Convention Center, and I’m quite excited over the line-up of guests they have scheduled.

The Whedonverse (a term coined for writer-director Joss Whedon’s projects) is represented by Nathan Fillion (Capt. Mal from “Firefly” & Caleb on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”; also recent episodes of “Desperate Housewives”), Nicholas Brendon (Xander on “Buffy”) and Elisabeth Rohm (Kate on “Angel” and an alum of “Law & Order”). Also present will be the incomparable George Takei (Sulu on the original “Star Trek”), who joins fellow “Heroes” actors Greg Grunberg (Officer Matt Parkman) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Bob).

Others rating high on my personal interest meter are Ray Parks (Star Wars and a dozen other sci-fi/horror films), Ellen Muth (“Dead Like Me”) and Zoe Bell (Tarantino’s Death Proof from the Grindhouse anthology film). In fact, there are way too many actors to list here, not to mention all of the comic creators that will be in attendance.

General admission day passes are $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday or Sunday. Weekend passes start at $45 for general admission, with Deluxe and VIP weekend passes that include options ranging from reserved seating at panels to free autographs/photos, starting at $90. One child pass (for age 5 and under) is included with every adult pass purchased, with additional passes $5 for each child. Unless included in a VIP pass, autographs from the celebrities will run an additional $20 and up per signature and photo ops will set you back $35 or more. Admission into the question and answer panels is included with every pass, but seating is first come, first served.

For more information, a full guest list or to purchase advance tickets, visit fxshow.com. Anybody else going?

To whet your appetite, here are some shots I took at the 2007 FX Show:

Adam Baldwin at FX Show 2007 - photo by Michelle Snow
Zachary Quinto and Craig Ferguson enjoy the Critter at FX Show 2007 - photo by Michelle Snow
Fanboys movie panel at FX Show 2007 - photo by Michelle Snow

6 Comments so far

  1. Matt (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 9:06 am

    I was a definite maybe but now it looks like I’m more of a maybe–there may be an emergency grandbaby visit by my parents to get their cute toddler fix. I was looking forward to it, especially to meeting comics creator Brian Wood, who’s one of my favorites. Also, SULU!


  2. Matt (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 9:06 am

    I was a definite maybe but now it looks like I’m more of a maybe–there may be an emergency grandbaby visit by my parents to get their cute toddler fix. I was looking forward to it, especially to meeting comics creator Brian Wood, who’s one of my favorites. Also, SULU!


  3. Terry Howard (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

    Can you say… live blog posts Michele!


  4. Michelle Snow (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

    I stopped bringing my laptop to the OCCC when I discovered their wifi was $4.95 an hour or $24.95 for 24 hrs. Ouch!

    I will blog later in the evening though with a daily wrap up – pix, too! :)


  5. Terry Howard (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

    Ouch is right! If conference centers really wanted to draw more shows they should offer free WiFi I always thought. How much can that really cost them for a wide enough pipe and several routers? A few hundred a month tops? If one more event books because of that it would pay for the costs for several years!


  6. Rae (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

    I’m still debating whether or not to attend. It’s hard to pass up Nathan though!

    The wifi at OCCC is horrendously over-priced but what about twitter updates? Of course I guess that doesn’t capture the spirit of being there the same was as being able to view pictures does, eh?



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