In the interview below, Michael McMillian recalls working on “Firefly” with Joss Whedon and being called a “loser” for not having been to Comic-Con.
I doubt if anyone would call him loser now, because Michael now has good “GEEK” cred,, having been co-writer of the True Blood: Tainted comic books, the man who is also known as Rev. Newlin on True Blood, and has even written his own comic, Lucid. Plus, anyone who is hooked on Game of Thrones, is OK in my book!
With hundreds of thousands of people attending San Diego Comic-Con every year and the July 20-24 event quickly approaching, The Hollywood Reporter chatted with the big names in television to discuss their favorite memories and tips for attending the annual event.
Below is part of their conversation with our own Reverend.
THR: What do you remember about your first Comic-Con?
McMillian: I remember the first job I ever had was working on Friefly and I was talking to Joss Whedon and he was asking if I was going to Comic-Con. He called me a loser for not going that first year. For the following five years I tried to get down there and I never made it. The first year I went, I was driving down on a Saturday and got stuck in a traffic jam near Camp Pendleton. I sat there for seven hours and by the time I got there, I had two hours left and it was over.
THR: What panel would you stand in line all day to see?
McMillian: I’m hooked on Game of Thrones. I’m a fan of the books and the show. I’d probably put in a few hours at least to get in on that panel.
THR: If you were going to dress up, what would your costume me?
McMillian: In the old Spider-Man comics whenever his Spidey Sense would tingle when he was half Spider-Man half Peter Parker? I always thought that would be a great and really bizarre costume.
THR: Who throws the best parties?
McMillian: The Entertainment Weekly party is always fun because everybody ends up there. I got to meet Damon Lindelof at that party. I embarrassed myself and said, “If you need someone from the Dharma Initiative just to be shot in the face, I’ll do it.” It was right before the final season.
Read the rest of this interview by going to: hollywoodreporter.com