Kevin Smith really got the short end of the stick….the Star Wars stick, that is.
The Star Wars Hall-H Panel was monumental in so many ways. It brought together the cast–both new and old–of the most influential science-fiction film of all time, with a surprise concert to follow….but it’s that awesome concert that caused all the problems.
You see, toward the end of the Hall H Panel, moderator Chris Hardwick made the unbelievable announcement that every participant in Hall H was invited to stand up and follow the storm trooper brigade out the door, down the sidewalk, and all the way out to a huge outdoor venue at the Embarcadero out behind the Convention Center for a free concert….and a free lightsaber to boot. But that left Hall H kinda empty, which sucked for Kevin Smith’s annual Saturday-night panel.
An avid Star Wars fan, Smith was–of course–a good sport, tweeting out, “I feel a grave disturbance in the Force. As if six thousand people were suddenly silenced by a free concert.” But he had about 2,000 die-hard fans in his panel. True fans. Because just outside the doors, the sound of the Star Wars fanfare accompanied by the thunderous roar of a sky full of fireworks exploded overhead…..true fans indeed!
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