Last weekend, during the Montreal Fringe Festival, I spent a lot of time downtown around St. Lawrence, seeing the sights and people-watching between shows. And one such day, I was standing outside the metro looking at the Bixi bikes when I noticed that the man standing there looked uncannily like Adam Savage of the Mythbusters. Normally I would have dismissed it, but even as he and his wife rode off, I couldn’t deny that it was a freaky resemblance if it wasn’t him.
So you can imagine my surprise and disappointment (I didn’t say anything to him!) when I checked his Twitter and discovered that he was not only in Montreal but had indeed been right there. Naturally, as a big fan of Mythbusters, I felt like an idiot and wished I had gone up and at least said ‘hello’. But fortunately, it seems as though I have not missed my only chance at seeing Adam Savage and the gang, because there’s some great news from from Pop Culture Zoo. . .
It’s safe to say that one of the most anticipated panels at Comic-Con is the Mythbusters appearance on Saturday night. They packed out one of the large rooms last year, so queue up early for their July 25th panel, which starts at 7:15. This year you can look forward to not only seeing Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, but also Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara. All four guys will be sharing behind the scenes stories, give some sneak peeks of upcoming myths and answer your questions. On hand to moderate the panel will be astronomer and Discover magazine blogger Phil Plait. If you’ve ever read his blog Bad Astronomy then you know he’s a perfect fit to join in on with the guys.
Mythbusters airs Wednesdays at 9:00PM on Discovery Channel.
The Mythbusters Comic-Con panel is July 25 at 7:15-8:15 PM, Room 6BCF. See you there!
And for another little tidbit concerning Adam Savage’s Montreal trip, check out the tale of his $11,000 phone bill!