...But I Have My Reasons Why

This year's PaleyFest, something I look forward to every Spring, moved venues. Here's why holding it in the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight Hollywood is so much better than the previous Directors' Guild location:
  • More seats, which means more people can get tickets. The event has become so popular that it's become really difficult to get in.
  • Parking is SO much better. Sometimes in the past, we could park at the DGA, but other times we had to park down at 8000 Sunset. (I found free street parking tonight anyway).
  • Concessions!!! The DGA theater doesn't allow any food or drinks. Being at at movie theater, that happens to have really great popcorn, makes it possible to enjoy a snack or some caffeine.
  • The Arclight is much closer to my home and work making it much more convenient for me. And really, it's all about me.
These are the panels we are attending at this year's festival:
  • Pushing Daisies-well, I just got home from this one and it was great. Looking very forward to the new season this coming fall. They even threw out some t-shirts to the hardcore fans that rushed the stage after the panel. I've only done that once*.
2008 PaleyFest
  • The Comedy World of Judd Apatow and Friends
  • Chuck
  • The X-Files
Paley Fest events I've been to in the past: (I really wish I'd known about it sooner).

  • Undeclared
  • St. Elsewhere
  • Six Feet Under
  • Alias
  • Creating Comedy (Judd Apatow)
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
  • Columbo
  • Monk
  • 24*-This is the one time I lined up super-duper early to get a close seat and I rushed the stage to meet Kiefer. You can read more about it here.
  • An Evening with William Shatner
  • Arrested Development
  • A Salute To Sherwood Schwartz
  • Carniv├ále
  • In Living Color
  • An Evening with Michael Palin
  • Lost
  • Entourage
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Medium (I don't watch this show and fell asleep during the panel).
  • My Name Is Earl
  • How I Met Your Mother
2007 (This was the year of major ticketing snafus. We almost saw nothing!)
  • The Office
  • Heroes
  • The Simpsons
This year, the Paley Center will post video highlights from all of the nights. They announced that there will be live streaming of a couple of events, including the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion, which sold out very quickly. E really wanted to go to that one, but we were shut out. Maybe we'll watch it online. I'm not a Buffy fan, but may want to hear Whedon. (So much for having any geek cred. I just feel I should be honest).


Anonymous said...

I woulda walked into the Arclight and been all, "WHA??I CAM TO SEE SEMI-PRO, GODDAMIT!!!"

Keely Van Brocklin Emery said...

Not a Buffy fan?! Whatevah. ;) I'd never heard of this until you mentioned it on your blog. We'll be tuning into the streaming video.

Caveman said...

I've always wanted to go.. Ah well, maybe some day.

Nanette said...

Wow! You've been to a TON!

Hopefully we'll get to meet up tomorrow night! And I'm quite excited that this year's is at the Arclight.

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