A collection of what creators, attendees and exhibitors are blogging from Comic-Con:
• Jennifer de Guzman, editor-in-chief of SLG Publishing, received the Woman of Distinction Award during last night’s Friends of Lulu awards ceremony. She reports that Roman Dirge, “got electrocuted by his microphone during his panel when he was telling a story about peeing. … Dirge is all right. Just another bizarre misfortune. Most of those involve registration problems in our premier comics for the Con, so I guess Dirge is lucky his magenta didn’t get all out of line with his yellow and cyan and black. If you know what I mean.”
(I’ve been searching for the list of Friends of Lulu winners, but I’ve yet to find it.)
The Beat has the full list of Friends of Lulu winners.
• USA Today’s Whitney Matheson provides some TV and movie panel roundups, a rundown of freebies, and photos.
• Bully, the book-selling bovine, captures the pulse from the convention floor, and posts plenty of photos — including a shot of Green Lantern’s butt: “Of course, it was a totally excellent day to spy some other folk on the Con floor, too: those illustrious, inventive attendees who come in costume! As I said last year, I’m filled with nothing but awe and admiration for these folks who are creative and bold enough to step out into the crowd in their inventive and illustrious outfits.”
• Letterer Todd Klein chronicles Day One and, of course, includes photos.
• Mark Evanier provides his own brief roundup of Preview Night and Day One: “A tip to the convention organizers: I know you’re concerned about crowds and also about safety. It would seem to me you could help both situations a bit if you barred Star Wars style light-sabres from the floor. In fact, I saw a lot of awkwardness and a few near-injuries because people toting around swords and staffs seemed oblivious to how much space their weaponry requires when they walk about the hall.”
• Irene Gallo, art director for Tor Books, has been posting photos from the get-go: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; and Part 6.
• I swiped the above photo from the Flickr set of “hellboarder,” who has been contributing to the growing Comic-Con pool.