Dragon*Con 2006, or Geekstock (Part 2)
- Apparently the copyright cops were out in force, so for the first two days of the con there weren't many bootleg DVDs around. Some of the usual suspects had their racks full of PD titles from Alpha Video. By Sunday it must have been decided that the coast was clear, because the bootlegs spontaneously generated on several tables. Over the weekend I picked up Diskotek's release of War in Space (1977), as well as bootleg releases of Turn A Gundam, the new Timeslip, a hopefully upgraded version of Battle Royale, and First of Legend (a really crappy version as it turn out -- when is that going to come out on DVD in HK?).
- The biggest draw at the con for me this year were the Mythbusters. Grant, Tori and Kari (sigh...) were there. At least all of them were there on Sunday. Grant and Kari weren't able to make it on Saturday because the plane they were flying in on caught on fire. You can imagine how many times they had to swear they had nothing to do with it. The 'busters brought a couple of "blooper reels" to show. A big part of one of those was a whole semi-produced segment for the show about fart myths, or as they called them because Discovery didn't like the word "fart," "flatis myths." This segment included testing the myth that pretty women don't pass gas by putting a hydrogen sulfide sensor and a microphone down Kari's pants, and high-speed footage of Adam lighting his own "flatis" on fire. For some reason Discovery opted to not show any of this. In terms of things we will see, Tori promised that next season they'll have a blast twice as big as the concrete truck. It wasn't really clear to me what myth that would in aid of investigating... but I guess it doesn't really matter.
Posted: Tue - September 12, 2006 at