Where to Watch The 2010 San Diego Comic-Con Online

Sorry to break it to you, home-bound nerds, but there’s no official live stream for events at the San Diego Comic-Con. However, there are no shortage of intrepid websites that will be pushing out video after video from the convention this weekend.

Celebrate the Web 2 Takes Aim at Comic-Con

At the San Diego Comic-Con, smaller projects have a hard time getting included in the conference programming. Thus a Celebrate the Web event, featuring over a dozen current and upcoming web series, is being planned for Saturday, July 24.

Comic-Con Day 1: New Moon Clips, Avatar Unveiled

Our intrepid geeks Chris and Liz are down at Comic-Con in San Diego for the weekend, where the buzz seems to be all fresh New Moon clips and Avatar 3D glasses messing with their normal four-eye rigs.

First up, James Cameron calls his audience to arms in advance of a 25-minute preview of his long-awaited return to big-budget filmmaking. Warning: this fan-cam is so close to the stage (after undoubted hours of waiting to see Cameron in the flesh), it reverts to a distorted big screen grab. It has just 621 views on YouTube so far, but you get the idea.

And next — given that Twilight seems to be eating up the world right now, it’s no surprise the vampire series is dominating the yearly outpouring of sci-fi lovers. Here’s the grainy squealy New Moonfootage from a member of the audience that’s rising up video charts right now. The YouTube clip from yesterday has more than 83,000 views already. MTV, meanwhile, is pumping its authorized clips from a New Moon panel, which are of a much better quality. The clip below has about 60,000 views.

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Dr. Horrible Goes Live, and More on Joss Whedon’s Evil Plans

Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog goes live today (go here to buy it on iTunes) with the first of three all-singing, some-dancing installments, the way it was meant to be seen: on your computer monitors. But how was it on the big screen? I had a chance to see it (and review it) at last Thursday’s cast-and-crew screening, where it played beautifully — Nathan Fillion’s manly attributes and big musical numbers getting almost equal amounts of applause.


From left, writer Maurissa Tancharoen, Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion; and Neil Patrick Harris, back, in a hat. Photo by David Sarno, used with permission.

And afterwards, Whedon, stars Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, and co-writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen hung around to answer a few questions, mostly revolving around the difficulties of production when not working with a studio. With an estimated budget in the low six figures that came directly out of Whedon’s pocket (“I sold a lot of Girl Scout cookies,” said the man with two different TV series in syndication), the project’s pedigree makes claims to guerrilla filmmaking a bit hard to swallow. But everyone involved clearly relished the chance to participate in a project made under conditions Whedon defined as “street legal” — even if, in Whedon’s words, the hectic seven days of shooting “broke a few people.” Read More about Dr. Horrible Goes Live, and More on Joss Whedon’s Evil Plans