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Mission: Fox Swag Accomplished

July 25, 2008 12:04 PM

Fox ComicCon Poster Tube

WORTH WAITING FOR The coveted Fox poster tube.

Ballroom 20 is the Daily Blink's new home. Yesterday, the room held the panels for “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood.”

Today, the Daily Blink is sitting through not one but three “Stargate”-related panels in Ballroom 20 to secure a seat for the Joss Whedon panel at 1:30 p.m. on “Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog” and the "Buffy" season eight comics. The panel will be followed by “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “Bones.” And it's back to Ballroom 20 tomorrow for “Futurama,” “The Simpsons,” “Dollhouse,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Dollhouse,” “Chuck” and “Fringe.”

With all the sitting ahead, the Daily Blink decided to get in a little Comic-Con exercise. Before the first “Stargate” panel, the Daily Blink got a bathroom pass and headed down to the convention hall floor to make another play for those coveted Fox poster tubes.

As usual, a mob of people was surrounding the Fox booth. Following the length of the line didn't do much good. In typical Comic-Con fashion, it snaked around the booth back to the front, where a staff member told us the end of the line was on the other side. Except that even if you managed to make it past the mob of people on the other side, it simply led you back to the front. So we did what smart Comic-Con goers do: We made our own end of the line.

And it worked! The Daily Blink finally scored a Fox poster tube.

Now, about putting some posters inside of that tube...

—Vlada Gelman

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