Reflecting on Comic-Con -- Mark Wahlberg, Joss Whedon, and other folks headed to San Diego spill on the convention

”My first Comic-Con was around 1979. It was in a battered old hotel, and it was mostly people standing at tables with boxes of comic books. Artists would sit for small audiences and talk about craft.”
—Frank Miller, writer-director of The Spirit

”I knew Buffy was a hit when a woman in full Klingon makeup told me it was her favorite show. Those are my people. It’s Christmas for me.”
—Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

”I didn’t even know what Comic-Con was until it was in an Entourage episode. Are there a lot of people there? Like Trekkies and stuff?”
—Mark Wahlberg, star of Max Payne

”Most sci-fi conventions have people in homemade costumes, but I wasn’t prepared for crowds in the six figures.”
—Orson Scott Card, creat of Ender’s Game

”I wish I had the b—s to pull that off. I don’t think it’s happening.”
Land of the Lost star Danny McBride, on dressing up as a Stormtrooper