Went to the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Comicbook Convention at the Shrine Convention Center this weekend. I laugh because it seems that everything goes back to the beginning eventually. It's been years since the studio had done a show at that venue and spending a Sunday there really brought back memories. Making cheap ashcans (remember 'ashcans'? - jeezus) at Kinkos the night before, coming up with cheap table banners that'll pass for professional looking, and putting on sweatshirts that had the studio's logos on them - man, thems were the good ol' days. We did *none* of that this time around, thank goodness. I mean, were supposed to be professionals now, aren't we? We shouldn't have to wait until the last second to put together product, right? Yeah, right. But you kind of get what I'm getting at; it's nice to remember where you came from. We ran into old friends, looked at old Godzilla bootlegs, and shook hands with fans who still remembered us. It was a fine time.
Stop motion innovator Ray Harryhausen was the featured guest of the convention and that's what inspired the skeleton warriors attacking Sonja. If you've never seen his work on classics such as 'Jason and the Argonauts', 'The Valley of Gwangi', or 'Clash of the Titans' then you're missing out. Awesome stuff.