After a few minutes on the floor we realized we'd seen everything the day before so we headed to Simon Helberg from The Big Bang Theory's panel. An announcer/organizer type came out several times to pump up the crowd with bad jokes and asked us to scoot in to make room for people coming in. Compared to the light hearted fun of Alan Tudyk and emotional frankness of Manu Bennett from Friday, Helberg's panel was a bit awkward and got pretty old. Sure I've seen the show he's famous for but I'm not exactly it's biggest fan. More than one question was in regards to guest stars and all I could think about was the BS fact that they're all supposed Flash fans but John Wesley Shipp from CBS' own The Flash television show never guest starred. Also, there wasn't an introduction per se, whereas Manu Bennett can have a quick sizzle reel of action pieces, Helberg's clip consisted of him telling jokes without audio. He seemed like a nice guy but the moderator didn't do much to prep the crowd and talk about Helberg's career, beginnings or how he got involved with the show and just handed the mic(s) to the crowd. Coupons were handed out for Helberg's autograph and photo op so when people asked for photos on stage they were awkwardly denied. One question asker said San Diego sucked but I'm sure he's never actually been there to see how clown shoes Salt Lake's show is in comparison but we'll get to that later.
Then it was time for our photo op with Danny Glover. I honestly thought no one would be queued up but I was wrong. There were dozens of people already waiting. I had planned to say something to Mr. Glover but once we got in with him, he was just so kind and happy to be there that all I could do was shake his hand, ask how he was doing and smile like a goof. A truly enjoyable experience and the photo is now hanging in the den.
With Salt Lake City being such a religious town, the show did not occur on Sunday so our flight back to Los Angeles included no less than Bruce Campbell, Jon Heder, Cary Elwes and Lou Ferrigno. Lou is still a pretty big boy and Bruce has that great, distinctive voice that could read you your rights and be entertaining. I'd probably come back to Salt Lake Comic Con but only for Thursday or Friday, there's just not enough going on to keep you there for 3 days. I hear there's a huge outdoor store outside SLC complete with an indoor shooting range and full sized Ferris wheel so that would be cool to check out. Until then, America needs your help!