It was our fourth year at Comic-Con, and our biggest ever. Our first year at Comic-Con, we sold and signed DVDs at space borrowed from the California Browncoats, and producer Kim Evey begged members of the press to cover The Guild, sometimes while dressed as Kiko from Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show. Four years later, we have our own booth (shared with Signal Fire Studios) and filled the Indigo Ballroom for the second consecutive year.
Connecting with the fans is always our top priority at Comic-Con, so the cast was busy every day with one or two signings at our booth. Hundreds of fans came by daily to get autographed posters, DVDs and other merchandise, and get a few minutes and a photo with the cast. Between our awesome intern Sophia and a crew of volunteers (most of whom were extras in Season 5), we kept the lines moving quickly and the cast full of coffee (or tea with honey, in Felicia’s case).
The cast and crew attended lots of parties and even made some additional appearances, such as Vork’s appearance at w00tstock, continuing his standup career.
We also try to talk with the press, and between The Guild, Eureka and Dragon Age: Redemption, Felicia was booked solid from morning to night doing interviews and appearances. We also lined up interviews for other cast members, and will post those as they go live. Here are a few of the great stories mentioning The Guild:
The Hollywood Reporter: “Felicia Day: How a Girl Geek Made It Big on Her Own”
Time Magazine: “Comic-Con Royalty, Part One: The Queen”
Daily Motion: “Felicia Day Interview at Comic-Con 2011″
On Saturday we had our panel in the jam-packed Indigo Ballroom and announced three new cast members for Season 5: Doug Jones, Erin Gray and Maurissa Tancharoen. We announced some new licensing deals, which we’ll round up in another post over the weekend. We screened a Season 4 recap along with episode 1 of Season 5. Marc Hustvedt has a great writeup of the guild panel (‘The Guild’ Season 5, Comic-Con, Honeybadger and Jones Soda) on Tubefilter, and you can watch the panel itself here or here.
Thanks fans for another great year at Comic-Con!