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Wow! So, Dr. Horrible, all three parts are streaming now, and people are so passionate about it! (Especially the ending πŸ˜‰ ) I can’t tell you how exciting a process this has been, the filming, the singing, the launching…it’s been such a thrill! My aunt, who runs a children’s theatre in Madison, Ala, said that her students were walking around singing, “On the Rise” all day. So cool. And I’m not one to be giddy about press, but I did geek out when, on the way home from filming a commercial yesterday, I was listening to NPR (as usual) and theyran a story on the show. I flipped out!! Hearing Linda Slidell say my name was a thrill beyond compare.

Anyway, now that the streaming is over, the Comicon push is looming on the horizon, and man is it a lot to juggle! Friday is pretty much all day Horrible: Panel, signing, late screening and press in between. I’ve never been to Comicon so I have no idea what to expect, but I know it’s gonna be everything I can’t prepare myself for, so I’m vowing to just “go with the flow”.

On top of being an actor though, I’m a producer, which adds a layer of stress/fun to it all. The whole cast of “The Guild” will be signing and greeting fans for an hour or two each day in the Browncoat both. Please check The Guild website for the specific times. We’ll be selling the DVD out of the booth the whole time and signing during the designated hours. I’ll be there for most of the slots I believe, but the other cast will be there covering if I’m not, so please stop by and say hi, they would love it! It’s very exciting to have them meet fans of the show, because they don’t interact online with them like I do, so it will be a big thrill to have people recognize them πŸ™‚

I know to bring snacks, comfortable shoes and hand sanitizer (I get colds easily) but if you have any other tips, please post them here! Also, if anyone sees any fantasy author signings I may have missed, alert me to them! I intend to be a fan there also πŸ™‚

  • Felicia,

    As a constant fan of Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con (you should appear next year.. or go as my buddy… I’ll pay for your hotel room)…. my number one tip to you:

    You mentioned snacks… make sure those snacks are NOT Little Debbie Star Crunch. You will never like them AGAIN after the week is over. Trust me. I witnessed it first hand to a buddy of mine.

    Another tip… have your portable device ready… your iPhone or iPod… because its so easy to watch Dr. Horrible and The Guild while you experience some down time. I know I found that helpful.

    My third and final tip: WEAR. COMFORTABLE. SHOES. I wore high heels one year, was NOT good!

    Enjoy the show! Some year I will make it work in the budget to attend the grand ol’ convention… but Chicago holds me over very nicely each summer.

    Can’t wait for the Guild DVD to show up at my door!

    – Anthony

  • b!X

    I know to bring snacks…

    Again with the craft service.

    There’s a list of known signings on the Comic-Con site, although I don’t believe that includes all the booth signings.

    • Holy cosince data batman. Lol!

  • Dan

    If you’re looking to pick up some swag–and, really, who isn’t?–I suggest bringing a quality backpack. Not only will it free up your hands for continued browsing, snacking, and picture-taking, but it will better distribute the weight. Trust me, your shoulders will thank you for it.

  • Ms Day,

    I apologise for writing something like this in a blog comment, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do all day (ever since I got over the whimpering and general shock from Act III).

    As the most accessible of the cast members I’m sending this to you, but really, my thanks and praise go to everybody involved in Doctor Horrible. What began on Tuesday morning with me committing dubious internet acts just to see the damn thing (with the international hitches) steadily took over my week, resulting in me spending most of my free time watching and rewatching, falling in love with all of the characters, and then seeing an ending which *really* ruined my Saturday!

    It says a lot that the death of a character whom I’ve only known for 45 minutes of screen time affected me as much as Joyce’s death in “The Body” did. I’ve still not been able to watch Act III without crying, and I say that as a proud semi-muscular man. I know very little of the song directly after it as every time I run through it I’m still numb from the death scene. It’s utterly heartbreaking to watch, and all credit to you and Mr Harris for pulling it off.

    This is strangely formal for a blog comment (I feel I should add a string of exclamation marks as well as a “lol” or two) but as I mentioned earlier I’ve wanted to say thanks for a wonderful week. It’s managed to completely draw my attention away from The Dark Knight (out here on Friday) and I’ve been squeeing over that for 8 months! I realise you’ll be busy with Comic-con, the Guild and various other projects now the industry will finally start waking up to you (wait, that sounded vaguely stalkerish. I apologise) but once again, thank you.

    James

    *wanders off humming “Bad Horse” to self*

  • Dani

    Well, obviously, I’ve never been to a ComiCon, BUT, if you also intend to be a fan there, I think I’d just remember you to not forget a camera. But I guess you’re remembering this, since you posted a few days ago on twitter…

    Oh, I get some cool Comics so you can start on the comic world. Joss probably can guide you well, but if I’d point some that I think you’d enjoy, I’d say the Frank Miller ones, Civil War (it’s AMAZING!), Runaways, and try some Buffyverse comics… like Fray and Tales of the slayers.

    And this is the most painful Comicon-I’m-not-going-to EVER!

    Anyway, good luck there! Have fun! =]

  • Dani

    *it was supposed to be ‘oh, and get cool comics…’ *

  • John

    You’re right that you need standard travel stuff for any kind of convention. You mention shoes, but I suggest BACKUP shoes, plus socks, if you wear’em. Few experiences are better than slipping into fresh footwear after too many hours on your feet. Also, as many pens as you can carry, since you’re signing, because a larger number of pens than you remember seeing people will sprout legs and walk–don’t forget the camera to take pictures of the walking pens, in case that…turns out to be literal.

    I loved “Horrible,” while I’m typing, and “On the Rise” has been stuck in my head, too. I should say that, even though I know that every Joss Whedon project is going to have the death of the human character as a twist, I agree with the previous commenter: This one was a surprise, and it actually hurt!

    And from “Horrible,” I did some quick research and found “The Guild” and then here. I’m no online gamer, but I flew through the episodes; it’s really fun material (DVDs ordered; I’m an East Coaster, so I won’t be anywhere near the convention), and I’m now waiting impatiently for the next “season.”

  • and hand sanitizer (I get colds easily)

    good thinking, never know where those fanboys have been.

  • I’m having someone pick up an autographed copy of the DVD at Comicon and was wondering if there will be any other signed items available (pictures, death ray gun shards, etc.)?

  • Candice

    When I volunteer at cons I always keep the following in my bag: hand sanitiser, snacks that don’t leave your hands greasy (crumbs are easy to get rid of – grease from chips etc not so much), bottled water, pens (sharpies are good), camera, tissues, elastic bands (you will ALWAYS find a need for them) and headache pills. A good stiff drink at the end of the day doesn’t hurt either πŸ˜‰

  • b!X

    A good stiff drink at the end of the day doesn’t hurt either.

    Yes. And depending on where one has it, this is also a good time to be a fan, because at Comic-Con you never know who you’ll end up talking to during that good stiff drink.

  • Hi Felicia! I just finished watching Dr. Horrible and loved it! I can’t wait for the DVD to come out. I live in the Detroit area and can’t make Comic-Con. Is there another convention or meet and greet coming up in the future where I might meet you? Keep up the great work. You were awesome on the Guild and Buffy as well. BTW: I just put in a MY SPACE friend request to you.

  • lloyd

    You are Amazing

  • Ren

    I think one of the best things about cons are the panel discussions. To be in the room with the creator(s) of something that you truly enjoyed and meant something to you and to gain entry into the inner-workings of their creative process has got to be not only a thrill but educational and inspiring as well. Speaking of which, someone else who I’m a fan of may be there – there’s this thing on youtube, “I’m a Marvel, I’m a DC” that he does, a parody of the Mac/PC thing-using Marvel/DC action figures. He goes by Justsomerandomguy on youtube. Anyway, I think its great and is in need of some checking out. It could also help get you in the mood to get your geek on at the con. So anyways, I guess thats my long-winded way of saying you should find out which panels you’d want to go to and, um, go to them…um because you probably wouldn’t have figured that out on your own..hmm…sometimes I shouldn’t say words.

    So yeah, have fun and also have to include that I really enjoyed Dr. Horrible and your part in it.

    A fellow improviser,
    Ren

  • Joss really doesn’t like happy endings, does he? Still I absolutely loved Dr Horrible.
    One thing that has been bugging me is what is your vocal range? I am guessing alto, but you could also be a mezzo soprano with an great lower range. Damn those years of musical theatre that leave me questioning things like this.

  • Formaldehyde

    I went to download Dr Horrible on itunes and I got an error saying it’s not available on the itunes Australia store…help me πŸ™

  • Oz

    I don’t supposed you guys will be at GenCon?

    Anyways, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog was great and you were awesome. I can’t wait for the DVD.

  • Ben

    Wow, glad you like listening to NPR, I’m an announcer/producer for the local NPR affiliate here in Richmond, VA!

    I can’t make it to SDCC this year, but it’s always a blast! Way too much to see and so little time to see it all if you’re there as a fan, I can’t even imagine trying to juggle fan AND a guest for TWO different projects. Just breathe and take it as it comes. I can’t think of anything on top of snacks and hand sanitizer. Just have fun!

    I’m going to try to get a friend of mine to nab a Guild DVD from your booth while he’s there, so if someone asks you to sign a copy for Ben with a silly NPR-related message, that’ll be mine πŸ™‚

  • b!X

    Formaldehyde, Jed and Maurissa say in this interview that each iTunes market has its own hoops to jump through to get content into it. They’re working on the markets outside of North America.

  • crazygolfa

    Congrats on the the great press on Dr. Horrible. It was well deserved. In the immortal words of Bill Walton, you did a wonderful job as Penny. Kudos. Also, good luck and have fun at Comicon.

  • i must say that dr. horrible’s music blog was really freaking amazing! are you gonna be at the comic con each day?! hope to see you there. anyway keep up the good work!

  • korkster

    Hi Felicia! Thank you SO MUCH for contributing to Dr. Horrible! It is my new favorite show of all time. It’s official. I know, I know, only 1 episode? Well, there’s hope for the future, right? Loved the songs, you have an amazing voice… and the duets with NPH? Outstanding!

    I know you have the bag covered and what not, but I heard if you’re interested in collecting posters, yes, rubberbands do come in handy, along with those plastic covers. Sharpies are a must, along with a camera. Maybe piece of hair to give to your groupies? Dry-cleaning receipt? Naw, just kidding, we’re not that rabid. Well, usually we get our shots. πŸ˜‰

    Would it be possible to post your schedule? I have the guilds, and I know the screening, but when’s the panel discussion? I think I missed that. Thanks!

  • b!X

    To answer part of korkster’s question:

    Friday, July 25
    1:30-2:30 Joss Whedonβ€” Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the writers and cast of his new short film, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, will show never-before-seen clips while Joss also discusses Buffy Season Eight, the Fray crossover, and the upcoming Serenity comic focusing on Shepherd Book. Ballroom 20

    10:45-12:00 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blogβ€” The story of a low-rent supervillain (Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible), the hero who keeps beating him up (Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer), and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to (Felicia Day as Penny). This musical in three parts, created for the Internet and written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, premieres in its entirety on the big screen at Comic-Con. Room 6B

    I actually am trying to hear back from Comic-Con about Room 6B’s capacity, as I’m not convinced it will be large enough, at this point.

  • cirby

    Room 6B at the SDCC will seat about 1000 in theater setting (just chairs).

  • Only tip I have: don’t be scared of us fanboys… we’re just as scared of you as you are of us. ;-p

  • Well, with all this much fan support for Dr. Horrible and The Guild, what more could I say? I’ve been a fan of yours ever since Spike grabbed you in the cemetery as a lesson for all Potentials, but I rediscovered your marvelousity when I began watching The Guild late last year. (How’s that for better stalker lines, eh, Jamesthegill? :P)

    At the risk of sounding too creepy, I just want to say fantastic acting and singing! Too bad you had to die though, I was hoping there would be no overly-obvious cliches in Dr. Horrible. But your singing was fantastic! “Plain to See” and “Story of a Girl” were fantastic!

  • Anyway, the big gripe right now with me is that whenever I try to relate Dr. Horrible to anybody, they always stare at me blankly. And those friends of mine who can watch it, they already did, but I really don’t know how to expose more students in my school to Dr. Horrible, which I think is so impressive and meaningful and is something everyone should know about.

    And I live in Singapore, so that means we’re shut out of iTunes purchasing, so we can’t really buy the videos.

    Well, my solution is this: In my school, my drama society Raffles Players is looking for scripts to stage a themed double-bill at the end of this year. We’re not 100% professional, but we pride ourselves on being one of the top student-based acting groups in Singapore, and my idea was that we stage “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” as a play, with the theme of a Superhero Double Bill.

    So with a little time on my hands, I actually transcribed and adapted Mr Whedon’s screenplay, and made it suitable for the stage, complete with stage directions and theatrical props.

    All I actually need now is a little permission from the Whedons to stage it in our school Arts Center. It’s not going to make us any money, just enough to break even with our costs (costuming, set, electricity, etc) but I think that everyone will enjoy watching this fantastic show and we will enjoy staging it and singing it as well.

    The stageplay can be viewed here:
    http://www.evilshare.com/e972c33c-a7a3-102b-8834-0007e90cfb90

    All rights are reserved to the people credited at the end of Act III (I actually paid attention) and I hope that we can help spread our love for Dr. Horrible. Again, no personal reward involved, just the love of performing, and the beauty of being able to just do it.

  • GVH

    My inner geek just laughed that you decided to share a Dr. Horrible transcript on “evil share”, Karl πŸ˜‰

    Have to say I loved your work on ‘Dr. Horrible’, Felicia. I had heard many stories about ‘The Guild’ before, but I never found the time to sit down and actually watch it (shame on me), but now I have (or, actually: am, have not yet seen it all). Just wanted to drop in and say “thanks” for all this quality entertainment I am simply able to watch on my computer screen πŸ™‚

    So again: thanks! And have fun at Comic-Con (as someone from The Netherlands I have never been either, but it sounds like a good combination of fun, interesting and insane-stressfull-running-from-place-to-place, so good luck :)).

  • Felicia, I have to go to bed now. But my problem is I can’t stop watching Dr Horrible, particularly for the songs on Act II especially keeping in mind that tomorrow I’m going to get up and go to work and when I get home there will be no more Dr Horrible for me to watch. I WILL buy it when it becomes available on itunes in Australia but who knows when that will be. Damn you Apple! Really though, the songs are fantastic! And your duets with Neil are awesome. Speaking of which, give my regards to the man for an outstanding performance. Being a fan of yourself ever since the guild started and Neil Patrick Harris from way back in the Doogie Howser days, I was amazed at how well both of you can sing. The songs themselves are also so infectious. “On the rise” and “brand new day” would have to be equal favourites, but “slipping” comes in very close as well. Yeah, I like darker music. Overall, Dr Horrible was well worth the wait. Now I say again, encore!

    On the other stuff, I really do wish sometimes that I could come to one of the signings that you guys have. I’d love to meet yourself and the rest of the cast of the guild, and I’d really love to be an extra in an episode. Oh well, such is life.

    I shall now tear myself away from the doctor…reluctantly.

  • Felicia,

    As someone’s who gone to a zillion cons both personally and professionally — including Comic-Con for years, I can offer you a few tips. Small snacks to keep energy level up = good (especially with the stupid prices for something as small as a can of Coke from the official food vendors), as is hand sanitizer (though if you rub it on furiously immediately after shaking everyone’s hand people will think you’re doing method-acting for the part of MONK’s long-lost daughter). Comfortable shoes are a must because the walk from one end of the San Diego Convention Center to another is literally like trekking across several football fields.

    Here are a few more tips: Keep a bottle of water handy, and any throat/voice-care methods you’ve probably used many times as a performer. The background volume of a giant room filled with 85,000 people at a time forces you to speak “over” the din and you’ll destroy your voice if you’re not careful. I also like a tin of Altoids to keep my breath minty-fresh when doing booth signings.

    Have something to take pictures with, either a small point-and-shoot or a good camera-phone. There are many sights, strange/wonderful/terrifying you might want to capture. There is no way to humanly see even one-tenth of the show, especially when you’re “working” for much of it, so browse through the schedule and pick some stuff that really bring out the fangirl in you and make sure you get a chance to do some of it. It’s crazy all the things there are to see and do. (And you might want to set a mad-money budget, because there are sooooo many things to blow all your cash on.)

    I usually bring Tylenol PM or a mild sleep aid because convention energy can carry over and make it hard to sleep on some nights. My hotel has a hot tub by the pool and I do a hot-soak with a tasty beverage nearby to help me relax so I usually don’t have to dope myself to sleep.

    That covers the basics, but I did want to mention that I’m looking forward to meeting you. I’ll be doing signings in the Browncoats’ booth as well and participating in some of their events. This is my boss’ first time NOT attending the show in years, but after screening DR HORRIBLE at her party last night we would like to bring you a gift for entertaining us so (and not just with Horrible, we’re Buffy and The Guild fans as well).

    So … is there a particular Margaret Weis title you’d like to have with a personalized autograph?

    Take care!

  • Sebassis

    Just saw the last Dr Horrible act and omg!!!! This needs to be a series. Don’t want to post any spoilers so just wanted to say thank you for the awesomeness πŸ™‚

    We need more musicals!!!

  • Pointy

    1. Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes) grew up to become Dr. Horrible. (If you have not read C&H yet, you may very well find them most enjoyable.)
    2. “On the Rise” has joined my personal hit parade. You harmonized and counterpointed with Neil Patrick Harris — that’s so hard core!

  • b!X

    “Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes) grew up to become Dr. Horrible.”

    That can’t be right. Calvin is “Jack”!

  • Patrick Casey

    Hi Felicia,

    Just wanted to congratulate you on your work in Dr. Horrible and on the Guild (I just placed an order for 2 DVDs). The work you’ve been doing on all creative levels (acting, writing, and producing) is simply astounding. Your future is limitless – look at what you’ve already accomplished in a brand new field. If it wasn’t for your work on The Guild, there probably wouldn’t have been Dr. Horrible. You’ve proven that this type of original programming for the web can be successful – and I’m quite confident that you’re going to be the one (or one of the first) that’s going to figure out a way to make good money doing it. The world’s your oyster – well done!

    Patrick

  • dym

    Heh. It looks like people have decided that you’d make a good conduit for getting any messages to the Whedons. You may want to include a link to the forums on your blog. It looks like it was lost during the last site revamp.

    Have fun at Comicon.

  • Pointy

    I’m getting the impression, dym, that this week people would like the Whedons to introduce them to Felicia Day.

  • William George Ferguson

    Just elaborating or addressing unanswered:
    If you’ve never been in the San Diego Convention Center, it’s about 4 blocks (half a mile) long. The Browncoats booth is on the ground floor at one end of the building, and Ballroom 20 is on the top floor at the other end of the building (half a mile and 2 flights of stairs apart). Be sure to allow time to get from one to the other.

    Don’t bother trying to go to any of the presentations in Hall H, they may look attractive, but the line to get in is huge and it will basically eat up th could stwhole day. Going to panels in Ballroom 20 is easier, and you’ll be up on the stage for the hardest one to get into

    Panels and such that may interest you
    You could stop by the Star Trek panel on Thursday afternoon and wave hi to Wil Wheaton πŸ™‚
    There’s a Halo panel on Thursday also
    There’s a panel on Thursday for True Blood, the HBO Sookie Stackhouse series
    Friday morning, there’s The Big Bang Theory panel, moderated by Adam Savage (why Mythbusters’ Adam Savage is moderating is likely an interesting story)
    You might like the Connie Willis panel, but it’s from 1230-130 on Friday, so you’d have to bail early to get to Ballroom 20 in time for your 130 panel
    The WoW panel is from 3-400 in Room 6CDEF (interestingly, pretty much directly above the Browncoats booth πŸ™‚
    After the WoW panel, Jim Butcher had a panel in the same room
    Saturday morning, the Heroes panel is in Hall H at 1030. Yes it will be interesting, no you won’t be able to get in, unless you can use SIP (Somewhat Important Person) privileges I wouldn’t have access to. Maybe Dania Ramirez can get you in.
    1130 you can show support for Summer Glau at the T:TSCC panel (and what’s up with Shirley Manson playing a new character? There aren’t enough red-headed actresses that they have to hire a singer?)
    100 Joss Whedon’s other project (and don’t they need a red-headed Doll, maybe called Tango?)
    200 Warhammer Online

    You guys could enter the Masquerade as The Guild, but that might be a little too geeky πŸ™‚

  • edgar

    Hey Pointy… it’s all about me… or didn’t you get the memo? j/k

    @dym Been meaning to add that Forums link… fyi anyone trying to get into the forums shoot an email to admin with your username… too many sneaky spammers been trying to get in.

  • OH, btw, my email is gkarliang@gmail.com.

    Email me for any queries about our production or script or to grant us the only thing we need: Your permission πŸ™‚

    It would be absolutely great if you could pass on the message to Mr Whedon for us. I left him a message but I don’t know if he’ll actually respond.

    I’d be eternally grateful!

  • Pointy

    Good evening, Edgar . . . if that is your real name πŸ˜‰

    Admin edit: I’m in ur comments stealing ur cheese!!! – edgar

  • Jeff

    If you thought the fame from “The Guild” was a lot, you’re probably going to see more attention from “Dr. Horrible’s” success.

    Have to agree, the NPR segment would flip me out, especially if I heard it unexpectedly on the radio.

    And have to admit “On the Rise” is easily one of the more catchy of the songs. I’d be interested in seeing which of the writers wrote that one.

  • Vlad

    The rule i always have when going to cons is 6-2-1

    6 Hours of sleep
    2 meals a day
    1 shower/bath a day

    do this and it makes everyone happy, i do know that alot of people don’t shower everyday…be ready for some stinkies

  • It’s entirely possible that I tried to convince all my friends to watch it last weekend. But I might have missed a few…I probably did. Shoulda used Facebook….that would have done the trick. πŸ˜›

    Songs are still stuck in my head this morning. It alternates between the “Freeze-Ray” one and “On the Rise.” You gave a great performance throughout. πŸ™‚

    Definitely going to check out The Guild because it sounds right up my alley.

  • Kirk

    First time caller…

    I’m a big fan of the Guild and never thought to come here until after watching Dr. Horrible.

    We need a soundtrack. I have my video IPod playing in my car just to hear those songs (especially) “On the Rise” and “Freeze Ray”. Great Work.

  • TheDudeAbides

    So how many guys walked up to you and sang “Love your hair” last week? πŸ™‚

    Dr. Horrible was great, and now I’m looking forward to a 2nd season of The Guild. Go go go!

  • Hadn’t seen your other stuff before, but now I’m going to have to find it. You did a great job in Dr Horrible, but I wish you’d been given more forceful last words πŸ™‚

    On a similar note, there are already t-shirts for sale of Dr Horrible, Cap Hammer, and the Hammer shirt. I really want to see a “Penny Lives” t-shirt. After all, coming back from the dead is a superhero genre convention…I work in comics so I even have a plausible plot.

    Enjoy the SD Comic-Con. It can be way too big and crazy, but I expect the Brown Coats will take care of you. Feel the love/fandom/slavish devotion!

  • soma

    NPR [FTW!]

    this probably wont post from Opera

    /happenstance

  • John

    Thinking about things, I realized what you need to bring a convention: A large cooler. Because you’re guaranteed to meet a few hundred (ahem) geniuses who are going to bring you frozen yogurt. And it’d be a shame to waste it. (Wedding ring to scare them off optional.)

    Oh, and a sweater. But that’s more because every large complex has cold spots and you look like you probably get cold easily.

  • Greg

    Hi Felicia,

    ObFanBoyishness: While I really enjoy your acting and writing, I was pleased to read (ie, get confirmation) that you did your own singing in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (it so deserves to have its full title mentioned). Yours is my favourite type of female singing voice (hey, your speaking voice is not too shabby, either); a joy to listen to.

    I’ve definitely become a huge fan of your works (writing, acting, singing, et al), and I look forward to the DVDs (both Guild and Dr. Horrible), as well as any other projects you become involved with.

    Have FUN at Comic-Con!

    -Greg

  • Just a quick word of thanks for time put into the magnificent Dr Horrible (loved the ending, no offence!) which also led me to the Guild which I have been spreading to my friends like a bad intenet virus. Only a good one.

    A quick thought about Dr Horrible though (with Spoilers)…

    He’s a young man trying to get into an exclusive group who just won’t take him seriously.

    He whines about this a lot and in general.

    He hates the world as it is and thinks it would be better if he could rule it with an iron fist.

    The main thing that holds him back from evil is the love of a girl.

    The girl dies, he believes by his own fault, and this tips him completely over into the side of evil.

    At which point there is a significant change in costume, including covering of the face.

    Any of this sound familiar?

  • Samuel
  • Famin

    Hi Felicia–
    Sadly, I won’t make it to Comic-Con this year. With plane tickets around $600 RT, it’ll have to wait for another year. But I did just attend a convention recently and here’s my list of must-carry items:

    * water
    * tissues/wipes
    * Family-size bottle of patience
    * Sharpies
    * Camera (plus batteries!)
    * Things to get signed (if you’re going as a fan)
    * CASH (assume that all the ATMs will die; they almost always do!)

    Wish I could be there! Will you blog about it when you get back? Maurissa and Jed said in an interview that there were going to try to get Nathan to dress up as Captain Hammer (just to see what happens). If they do, you must take pictures and share with us! Pretty please with frozen yogurt on top?

  • Dan

    Dave: I thought of Darth Vader, too.

    Since Joss says that Firefly was partially inspired by the Millennium Falcon, I’m sure these similarities are no coincidence.

  • Ingot

    Downtime or no, (re: your recent tweet), take some writing pad or whatever you enjoy jotting to take notes, because you’ll undoubtedly spring a million associated ideas while talking to all your fans!

    Congratulations on the amazing success of Dr. Horrible!

  • edgar

    @Pointy yes, Edgar is really my name… now we both know each other’s real names…

    Check out your previous comment, you may be missing some cheese.

  • Yes Dan, I’ve been calling Serenity ‘Han Solo – The Movie’ for a while, but hadn’t heard it had been admitted to so directly.

    Poor Felicia is now going to have to put up with people constantly talking about Joss on her own web site now.

    Have to say that the Comic Con is pretty much the number one reason I would want to live the US, as it is to geeks what the Glastonbury Festival is to music fans. That’s if I wanted to live in the US, which I don’t. No offence.

    Because then I’d miss the Glastonbury Festival.

  • For info on Comicon, talk with Wil Wheaton (http://wilwheaton.typepad.com). He’s been there many times and can help you get prepared for the wild experience. πŸ™‚

    Honestly, I hadn’t seen your other stuff, Dr. Horrible was my first real exposure to you. Then I just watched all of The Guild. You’re fantastic! A geek AND musician! WOOHOO!! (I play trumpet myself…)

    Keep up the fantastic work and have fun at Comicon!

  • Kevin

    Hi, I’m normally not the kind of guy who gets all “groupie” about anything, but I just wanted to tell you that I think you did a wonderful job on Dr. Horrible and I also enjoyed “The Guild” a lot.
    Keep up the good work and have fun at Comic Con! I’m looking forward to your next projects.

    Greeting from far away Germany.
    Kevin

  • I have not ready through which book signings you were already looking to go to, but Max Brooks will be there doing signings. If you are even a casual fan of the zombie genre this is a must get. That and Robert Kirkman, although I cannot remember if he was slotted for SDCC or not.

    I know I was supposed to be working for a friend out there selling comic art, but I could not work out the time off. I was significantly bummed when I found out that in addition to missing Max Brooks, I was missing the Dr. Horrible folks and the Guild people. I guess my autographed copies of various videos and such will have to wait until the next time.

  • Pointy

    I have a never-ending supply of cheese, Edgar! πŸ˜‰

  • 3 cheers for Comic-con! I will see you at the Browncoat booth or the Horrible thing or both I hope.

    My tips:
    Try to go to your “must-see” booths on Wednesday, preview night. Since the convention is totally sold out this year the other days will be packed like Shinjuku station, especially on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
    Wear you best walking shoes– you’ll be walking miles and miles every day.
    After your “must-see” booths and panels, resign yourself to missing other things you wish you could see. There’s just too much going on.
    Bring cash. Many of the booths accept credit cards but sometimes it’s slower since they’re all on the same network. Some booths only accept cash.
    Get as much sleep as you can! Good luck!

    What happened to “the flog”? I thought that was cute.

  • b!X

    “Try to go to your β€œmust-see” booths on Wednesday, preview night.”

    If I recall, she’s not there for Preview Night.

  • Dr. Horrible was great! I’m not an iTunes person, but I’ll be picking up the DVD and/or soundtrack album when they’re available.

    Have a good time at Comic-Con!

    Mike

  • Felicia, I just wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed Dr. Horrible and, like many, found the ending to be quite an emotional sucker punch (though on some level I expected it. Joss Whedon does not seem to give his characters happy endings). I can’t get the music out of my head.

    I was not familiar with your work previously but I am now a fan. You have a lovely singing voice. Anyhow, nice work.

  • One last tip before I hit the road… (but I stole this from some other blog/comic/site I think.)

    No matter how big an uber-fan you are, do not follow the object of your fanaticism into the bathroom to tell them how much you love their show/comic/artwork!

  • Watched Dr Horrible then bought it on Itunes (seldom do I feel it is worth buying a show off Itunes but this is a major exceptions) – I love it. Now if only I could get the soundtrack – that might be swell.

  • MilesL

    I have found that airborne and emergen-c were both really helpful while running around PAX. Would suggest grabbing some to go with your water.

    Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle for PAX.

    http://www.airbornehealth.com/

    http://www.emergenc.com/

  • Tyler B. Ruff

    Felicia-

    I’m going to say what eight billion people have already said but I want to say it anyway. I’ve had “On The Rise” stuck in my head for the last few days. I love the harmonies between you and Neil during that song and it’s very accessible in that after you’ve heard it a couple of times you already know the words. I have Dr. Horrible acts 1, 2 and 3 on my iPod and have recently been playing act 2 while driving around so I can sing along to it, much to the dismay of the surrounding public…like that guy in the turn lane who also had his windows down…

    Well, anyway, I loved Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and I’m glad it’s getting a lot of attention. It’s well-deserved. Thank you for being a part of it.

    -Tyler

  • Its nice to find out the song title of one song: “On The Rise”. Do you know the titles of the other sings (besides “My Freeze Ray”)?

  • hi Felicia,

    “Dr. Horrible” was the most awesome thing I have ever seen. You were so great in it- you sing fabulously and you reminded me of every girl I’ve ever crushed on in my own evil life of crime, LOL. πŸ˜‰

    My only complaint is that it was too short- tell Joss to turn it into a series! And if they do, they’ll have to resurrect you somehow and bring you back in, maybe like Phoenix in the X-Men or something.

    Anyway, please pass along my compliments to the whole crew- Neil was aMAzing, so was Nathan, everybody did a bang-up job and I hope you guys all do more great stuff like this. cheers,

    a big (new) fan,

    -Dave

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