Saturday, July 24, 2010

SDCC 2010: Danny Elfman

This past Thursday was the long awaited one day that I can go to Comic Con in San Diego. I had been saving for months and I was so excited when the day finally came!

My boyfriend and I took the train early in the morning and arrived in San Diego around 9am. We only waited in line for 20 minutes for our badges, which was a great improvement over last years wait of 3 hours. We immediately headed over to one of the ballrooms to see the Danny Elfman panel. I have been trying to even see this man in person for many years. He is my favorite film composer and his music inspired me to learn and teach music. I absolutely loved this event. He was very honest and up front, but also kind of shy. He had never been to a convention before and was a little overwhelmed with the crowd's enthusiastic responses to just about everything he said. He was first interviewed about his 25 year relationship scoring films with Tim Burton. There is going to be a ginormous box set of music being released just before Christmas commemorating this with 14 CDs and a DVD. (I so want this! If you're interested, head over here and sign up for the newsletter.) He answered all the audience's questions that time allowed from "Do you hear music in your head?" (yes; all the time) and "Is Oingo Boingo ever going to get back together?" (no because of the creepy old band looking like zombies factor and the damage to his hearing). I wanted to ask a question, but there wasn't enough time for me. I heard from Amanda Palmer's twitter that Danny Elfman was at the Evelyn Evelyn show I went to a little while ago. I wanted to know what he thought of the show and their music. When I heard that he had been there, I was sad that I hadn't seen him, but very happy that he likes some of the same music as me. Anyway, here are some pictures from the panel.
I thought the people in front of me were adorable in their Alice costumes! More Comic-Con posts later. Stuff to come includes the Magic the Gathering panel, stuff I scored, and crazy random happenstances.


Sullivan McPig said...

Elfman is so talented I feel jealous sometimes. And now i'm jealous at you for going to Comic Con and getting to see Elfman.

E. Van Lowe said...

I didn't go this year. I am going to SCBWI in LA next weekend. I need to immerse myself in the YA book community. Thanks for sharing. It's almost as good as being there.


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