It's all about bouncing back

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ComiCon for non-Comic Book Comedy Nerds, Pt. Deux: MST3K 20th Anniversary Reunion

From the Comicon website:

Friday, July 25

7:15-8:15 Mystery Science Theater 3000 20th Anniversary Reunion— From 1988 to 1999, the long-suffering captives aboard the Satellite of Love wisecracked their way through hundreds of cinema's problem children—those delirious B-movies of yesteryear created by twisted imaginations and, possibly, the need for a tax shelter. To celebrate the show's 20th Anniversary, join a historic reunion of cast and crew, including creator Joel Hodgson, producer Jim Mallon and fellow writer/performers Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, Paul Chaplin, J. Elvis Weinstein, Bridget Nelson, and Bill Corbett for a Q&A panel hosted by self-professed "MST3K nerd" and comedian Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens). Room 6B"

Patton Oswalt is hosting as well?!?! Why don't they just name it the "I think I Died and Went to Nerd Heaven" panel? Jesus.

Mind you: some of the pain is dulled by the fact that I already saw most of my favorite folks on this list perform at the Ford Theater earlier this summer. And, frankly, I was always firmly in the Joel camp -- Mike Nelson just doesn't make my knees quiver. But, still: for however many lucky folks can fit in "Room 6B", this will be a once-in-a-lifetime memory.

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