Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy) has written a guest column for Entertainment Weekly on why he loves the San Diego Comic-Con:
Over the years, the craziest thing I’ve experienced has been my transition from attendee to professional. My friends and I used to wait in long lines to sit in a huge room full of equally stoked fans just to catch a fleeting glimpse of the next big flick, or hear Eastman and Laird explain how the Ninja Turtles aren’t selling out by saying “cowabunga.” Now I’m a part of those panels, explaining to a room of our supportive fans how we’re the same as them and we’re making stuff we love.
The best part of Comic-Con is that it presents an opportunity to hang out with like-minded passionate and articulate people. The local bars are full of writers and artists, pros and hopefuls, discussing craft and spitballing new, amazing ideas.
Me? I keep coming back every year because I love it, and I’m happy we — Geek Nation — are dragging so many others into our domain. Spider-Man met Barack Obama…what a wonderful world we live in.
Continue reading: Guest Editor Seth Green: What Comic-Con means to me.
Seth Green had two reasons to celebrate Thursday with nominations for Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II” in the best animated program and voice-over categories. The executive producer/creator (with Matthew Senreich) didn’t know he’d been nominated until after he woke up. “My publicist had been trying to call me for a while, but I don’t have a house phone,” he said. “My cell phone was off, and she didn’t reach me until after I woke up.” Of the nomination, he said: “For me, it’s so validating for our team, who work super hard on our show that is by all accounts a short-form ad-sponsored cable show. So it’s really exciting to get nominated for anything, especially the straight-up Emmy.” Green said he planned to celebrate by going to see Lord T and Eloise, an “aristocrunk group of intergalactic travelers who are the richest men in the universe and are coming to save our planet. They are prophets of rap music who are in Los Angeles. I have to go!”
I’ve also added a couple more updates and links to my previous article on Seth Green.