This is my review for the screening. For my party review, check the proper thread
Mark it 10/10
The streak is alive...
We got in line waaay earlier than any of the other MMMs. The list was beneficial and helped keep order the same way it did at the Gallery opening and MMMLA. No-brainer (duh)
Lunch at Home Slice was INCREDIBLE! Last few times I came to town, we settled for More Home Slice next door (by the slice.) It's SO MUCH better when you get a whole pie, cooked to order. Yum yum. Live Oak hefe was tasty as always.
It was ridiculously hot in line. Too hot. Nothing worse than sitting in your own sweat. Made the best of it though and had a great time hanging with the usual suspects and some awesome out-of-towners. Met some cool new folks too. The camaraderie and hanging with the crew is the best part of these things. The big bench inside was pretty much empty all day and it would've been nice if they let us wait inside. Would've made some money selling beer, too. My wife is from Nicaragua and even she was uncomfortable in the heat.
The Flipper thing was funny, but went on too long. Like others said, watching the movie and making fun of it was actually quite enjoyable. Too bad it was at the expense of a real Q&A.
Would've made sense to start with Fellowship, but I'm not complaining about ROTK. Epic movie that benefits from the big screen. Could've done without the extended version though. There's a lot of cool things to illustrate from ROTK. I spent a lot of the movie wondering what the artist would choose to draw.
Horkey nailed it! I love the direction he took and the prints look amazing in person. Really beautiful work. Variant ftw! Great decision to sell variants early
Distribution of the prints was handled exceptionally well. Like clockwork, the Mondo staff was on top of it. Smart move to sell variants early. Always good to see the Mondo crew
After the movie, I was outside and heard Elijah Wood was inside snapping pics and stuff. Went back inside and didn't see Elijah, but ran into somebody else notable... Horkey! Aaron recognized Claudia and I from MMM2 and we chatted a bit. Super cool dude. I don't think folks recognized him.
Took a badass pic with Mitch. I'll post it later.
After that we drove back to Houston and managed to sleep for a couple hours before our 9 am shift. Feelin' sleepy...
All in all it was a very good time. I look forward to the next one (once you've been to 10, Mondo flies you out, right?)
Can't wait to get more face time with the prints
-edited for grammar