If you are reading this post, or any other post on Word of the Nerd for that matter, you likely are well aware that the San Diego Comic-Con is being held this weekend. Hundreds of vendors, panels, and celebrity guests are gearing up to spread the joy of geekery to thousands of fans (and vise-verse) over a three day period. Lucky for those of us who can’t be there in person, there are plenty of ways to get in on the action before, during and after the convention.
For example, Nerdist Channel on YouTube just posted an 8-minute short movie, “A LIghtsaber’s Journey to Comic-Con.” The premise is simple: Chris Hardwick must travel from LucasFilm’s Industrial Light and Magic to the Santa Monica Pier with the titular lightsaber safely in-hand and deliver it to Course of the Force organizers before the start of the convention.
Peppered with cameos from the likes of Breckin Meyer (listen closely, you’ll hear him) and Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead spoiler alert!…sort of), this is a funny and charming 8-minute masterpiece. Enjoy, my fellow nerds.
If you just can’t get enough Chris Hardwick, check out my review of the Nerdist Live! Podcast taped in Atlanta, GA this past spring.