Buzz Out Loud
Ep. 1516: BOL at Comic Con 2011 with Brian TongToday we are coming to you live from high atop the CBS booth at Comic Con 2011 in San Diego California. Brian Tong discusses the massive event that Comic Con has become and talks with some of the fans who love to show off their swag.
Today it's Friday July 22. 2011. Might it was the release of I am hosting by that a lot -- myself today no one's here. -- only way -- is on vacation Brian Tong is at comic -- which is pretty much like -- on vacation. He's down their play with all the comic book fans watching all the new movie trailers all that stuff that's happening. The without further ado let's go to Brian Tong who's at the top of the CBS with the comic -- and see what he's all about -- -- -- few. Hey guys what's up -- -- here live from San Diego comic con 2011 out. Expected over 125000. People. Appeared to descend on downtown San Diego we're here up top high in our CBS showtime -- -- you guys -- -- it we're gonna get a little respect them. Up everything you guys can see here. It's a -- -- -- sea of people. Donna -- can seek -- line -- that no one is moving at all and it wraps around all the way downtown today and it's apartment. Everyone is here waiting for our free stuff where you analogous showtime back with -- Agilent to CBS stuff but we can also. I'll condensed and dentists aren't we haven't -- boost over here we have a video game station we have girls dancing over at -- just dance boot and that's. That's probably about what you're looking -- right now might be 11 -- 130. Of everything that we have here -- public on there -- so many things so many people dressed up. We've done a lot of different segments are gonna bring to you guys that -- CNET TV but what we're gonna first do is to give you guys have a better sense of let's not what's happening here ready to bring in the VP of content for gamespot. His name is John Davis and John to come over here. -- -- get John a certain -- -- with us. And company comic -- Stephenson. I have not been -- current -- as a long time ago. -- stick growth remain. All about the stuff that's right now that and the hole which is on the collectible stuff clinical toys. That lets its evolves and you've gone. All that into the collectibles W of the super limited editions of the guys that makes them by hand and there's like these huge crowds whispering about and no way. And you got much more and more than evidence that -- students TV studios the game studios using it. Is this audience is super loyal like you get these guys to believe they'll go out and now they'll tweet about it they'll tell everybody in that way -- -- -- -- -- -- We're seeing most them be successful on TV now that it's great I mean we were talking -- -- -- -- connections in Hollywood. Right now the buzz is that you know it you're now becoming acting -- -- to come to comment on if you wanna engagement. Have a loyal fan base. So it's always its great I mean that the what I -- -- gangs. It does not a huge presence for the stuff that's areas its -- pretty cool and it's speaks -- -- -- -- pretty well. Now you see a lot of things you tell you about games -- to gamespot. Others game world comedy you see the crossover to Canada side by comic world -- -- now -- like Freddy Krueger. -- be immoral comet that's kind of surprise like it's hard to see not only here at the dimension but. Announcements that. Cross pollinate with each other. I mean I mean and the end of a long time -- there was novelist cap com and I Capcom announced ultimate marvelous capital -- -- taxes and it. There's a lot of crossover appeal that -- pretty arrogant thing in mobile combat. There's more and analogue this I have all the studios to count every ounce bars they Canon bring stuff and the -- saint people really embracing the game franchises and a big way Israel's behind as. Resistance is always gonna crowd around him navigate what style book coming out -- -- -- listen -- won't be published on a lot of interest in Mac. It's where have dance sexy and they had a panel Lara they edit edit guy needs to be on the Diamondbacks he's now researching so I've been -- the university talking about. Human augmentation and how the game is based on realities and -- -- it they -- pushing. Everywhere all of everyone's. Yesterday it's okay like. Real science and side by. And I can see stuff and it's -- and a so what's your favorite park for yourself or is that what you like them most about an atomic on. Usually -- against the -- this year it's been tough. I had a friend yesterday try to get in the game with drones I don't. It is in line for hours and didn't get it I mean it's -- Yet. I mean that's when you coming comical that's what -- -- -- there was another there was one room that had a street by -- extension. Panel followed by a -- I don't. Evidently other words out. So that that was just so many people that -- that with a stylus pen on the people that -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- difficult to -- the -- -- -- -- -- But one of the thrills is just a bump in the people in the whole way and -- in the -- If you're walking along have -- like a and that wasn't a guy dressed up that was the realty and -- So they slot for hanging out this John we're gonna -- initially a little bit more of the show -- right now because John talk about how crowded. How many people aren't here how hard in the -- -- It's gonna take a different look and a different angle of the show -- we should you got that whole warehouse a lot of the video game labels -- but over here. Don't be looked down this way. In this general area. And you'll see it a lot more people we have like this. Kind of western boot over here that's for that it looks like a -- of Italy and holds out the -- to submit a series on -- You have spike TV but also down that whole area -- -- is glass cases they may be a little hard to make out. But there are companies like Hasbro. Companies like gentle giant -- seen the limited additions. Always that you could only get your it people orbit waiting. Hours we tried to go to get -- the line for Hasbro they're still serving people who were in line yesterday. That's still want to buy toys today so the completely backlogged. It's a really congested area but there's a lot of energy this is my first comment on here. I love it there's almost see it brings you back -- -- your child it and everyone here loves getting dressed up with all the costumes -- -- senior summit entertainment. Raleigh news ladies and gentlemen I love the twilight series like I had to get it flying it to go bring some -- back for our producer. There's a reason why people come here they give out free stuff and more free stuff. -- twilight if if you know anything about those lovely series that that is. They get it gonna be loading up their back to that the drag bags we did a piece about. What you can see -- comic con -- look at this this it's kind of insane this. Canon soak it in and get an idea how many people are really here now and we also went to the show floor -- we wanted it to get a fan perspective. Of what it's like to be here atomic console -- -- come over here and guys guys come on over here right now. And we're joined by three of our friends here from Seattle it does give us -- him. -- On -- -- John coming solely from Seattle this is your first comment on ever we want to find people that have never been here before. And then it's only about your experience went on how you -- it about it. It is overwhelming. It's amazingly fun being a geek and a nerd. It's like happened and links on -- to mention we waited in line for hours and hours -- -- -- we got in and you almost wanted to Friday. It was so exciting and just this is a testament to Lincoln avenue polling as a peering out it's just. Breathing and He also came out decked out marbled oral bringing that seeing great that's -- that you've got to bring your costs him what inspired you to do that. -- -- -- the fact that she was left out of the next amendment and now I'm is bringing a little well deserve mechanism does totally made the case you'll forgot. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's not that it's really call. I love. -- little overwhelming back. It's great that they talked about how big comic on really is and how over the top it is. Did it live up to that or exceed. It definitely lived up anyway. Yeah I expect that it did it and easily connect equipment market. Well -- -- of the panels are the things that you wanted to come here specifically to see you may detract only from Seattle so. There had to be something you really want to see. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- By day I pulled -- mop the floor and a lot of times you guys don't realize they have these panels. But you really have to dedicate your whole day just to get a one panel do you like a weird did you do that -- do much after the game -- -- panel. Not really did it is the three and half hour -- and then we have not there for about four hours and even -- showtime analog. So that we didn't get to do much we have twin daughters -- -- So tell me a little bit about this lag like are you guys. I don't wanna say some lag ours may not mean airliners -- -- alliance thought out where you guys on -- -- -- go seek that out. We're gonna keep everything that we just noticed that -- down never gonna run down again and I'm thinking that's amazing and look at these are all the -- -- Yeah to get anything you can see it's -- -- host are you gonna grabbing the memory and you know Monica. No way I do you guys still taken a sullen I had -- -- -- -- some leaders like airlines lets you dig it -- goodie bag on my -- and so show us. Some -- lets you guys out there. And the cows that's pretty blown out by -- laser like and they're in there I just do it next time that there. Is the big deal here yeah -- -- content exclusive sticker there's a reason why people wait in line here this is this is what it's all about. Rather it looks like that yeah -- it it's really I never gonna thank you bowling and having them. I Geisel -- sloppy or time on the you don't enjoy the show floor -- that we -- Apple doing a little bit but after they -- and have been available. If you come to the top of our business. You get a perspective that Nolan. Like all these people down here they would never be able to see like this really get a sense that so you -- like that right. Optimal thing -- -- guys so hopefully everyone at home. It's just a little splice or flavor public comments on house -- we have a toddler videos and now we showcasing the costumes. Really -- And that's the game. What is going on with spandex here is -- -- a lot of body parts and -- that I don't want to look -- -- sometimes have to look at that you realize what that isn't. You receive -- in so doing. That's different here it's delicately special hit buzz out loud dissent from the subtler comic on. They solicit join us -- -- and everything or at CNET TV dot com and at cnet.com roller coverage you guys later. -- you guys that I was Brian Tong hanging out -- comic con and we will be back on Monday everyone full swing of -- Bryant so. Come back to -- some Monday and rules you guys then and thanks for watching today. Particularly.