The 404 1,091: Where we're back with a vengeance (podcast)

The 404 wraps up their first time at San Diego Comic-Con, where they battled zombies, interview David Hasselhoff, and spoke with dozens of costumed attendees.


We're back from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 with a wrap-up show of everything we saw at the show. This being our first year, it quickly became obvious that we missed the first rule of Comic-Con: leave your civilian clothes at home!

We set out on a path through the convention and interviewed all the creative cosplayers we saw, seeking costume recommendations and trying on a bunch of different robes, masks, capes, and more. Be sure to check out our video from day 1: The quest for the costume .

We spent day 2 scoping out the happenings at the Mattel booth, where we caught a first glimpse at the company's forthcoming prop replica of Marty McFly's hoverboard from "Back to the Future 2."

Replete with velcro wrist strap, authentic motion-sensor sounds from the film, and even a small hole on top for a to-be-announced handlebar accessory, the skateboard of the future (we hope) is all but missing one crucial feature: the hover conversion!

We spoke with a rep from Mattel who could neither confirm nor deny its development, so we'll have to stay patient for another three years until 2015, which also happens to be the copyright date on the board itself.

Mattel was also on hand showcasing a Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) scaled-down Hot Wheels replica to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the "Knight Rider" television show.

The car is, of course, capable of operating itself, but no automaton would be complete without its driver, and we chatted with Michael Knight aka David Hasselhoff aka The Hoff about his role as a key icon of the 20th century, the show's far-reaching fans, and present technology he'd like to see in future version of the car.

Anyone who listens to our show knows that Jeff and I are big fans of "The Walking Dead," so we finished our Con with a trip through the zombie apocalypse attraction, The Walking Dead Escape.

The simulation pitted us against a horde of the undead that chased us through several levels of Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. Armed with nothing more than a couple of GoPro cameras, we made our way through the the 45-minute obstacle course, but one of us didn't make it out alive -- check out the video!

There's plenty more to recap on today's show, including our meet-up at the CNET Basestation, so click through the slideshow and videos, and watch today's episode below for all the action!

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