Sunday, September 13, 2009

LOST @ D23 Expo

Today is the last day for the D23 Expo, the first Disney fan convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Apparently, some LOST-related goodies were revealed.

First up is the Season 6 poster unveiled at the last LOST panel at Comic Con 2009. Thanks to TheODI for posting the pic that lll4815162342lll Photoshopped together.

Click here for the bigger version.

As you can see, the poster features most of the main characters (Daniel Faraday, Boone Carlyle, Miles Straume, Michael Dawson, Ana Lucia Cortez, Charlotte Staples Lewis, Shannon Rutherford, Desmond David Hume, Mr. Eko, Katherine Anne "Kate" Austen, Jack Shephard, James "Sawyer" Ford, Johnathan "John" Locke, Benjamin Linus, Sayid Jarrah, Elizabeth "Libby" Smith, Sun-Hwa Kwon, Jin-Soo Kwon, Claire Littleton, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, Juliet Burke, Charlie Hieronymus Pace, and Richard "Ricardus" Alpert) and the three recurring but very important characters (Frank Lapidus, Bernard Nadler, and Rose Henderson-Nadler). There is one character missing, though: Walt Lloyd. Why is he missing from the poster? Will we ever see him again on LOST? Also, will we ever see the real John Locke - i.e. not the Man in Black/Flocke/Jacob's Nemesis - on LOST?

Anyway, a few of the actors whose characters have died are confirmed to appear in the final season. It is interesting that Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), and Ian Somerhalder (Boone) have new shows premiering this fall - i.e. V, Flash Forward, and The Vampire Diaries.

Next up is the appearance of Sterling Beaumon (young Benjamin Linus) and Fran├žois Chau (Dr. Pierre Chang) on the Expo floor. Not as terribly exciting as the previous one, but they signed stuff that includes the official Season 6 promo poster. Click here to view the autographed Season 6 promo poster.

Next up is the LOST memorabilia auction next year. According to IGN, Profiles in History will handle the auction of LOST props and costumes sometime after the series finale in 2010. Included in the auction are Ben's fake passports, Hurley's lottery ticket, Faraday's journal, Sun's business card, Horace's DHARMA Initiative jumpsuit, eight DHARMA buses, Jack's Ford Bronco, and Hurley's Camaro. Photos of props and costumes, as well as other LOST-related pics, can be found here.

According to Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History,
"We're going to be selling it episode by episode, season by season, starting with the pilot. You can buy stuff specifically from a certain scene."
I wonder how much Faraday's journal could sell... Maybe I should bid for it? Hehehehe...

Last is Maddalena's bigger revelation: the date for the LOST series finale. Say what???!!! The final season premiere date has not even been announced, and there's already a date for the series finale??? Anyway, according to Maddalena, the LOST series finale will air on May 19, 2010 - no time reported. However, since ABC has not confirmed any date or timeslot related to LOST's final season, I will not mark that date yet on my Outlook/Windows Mail/Google/BlackBerry/iPod Touch calendar. Perhaps I would put a tentative label on it. One great thing about this date, though, is that it falls on a Wednesday, which means the show may return on its original timeslot - i.e. Wednesdays at 9 PM.

To tide us all over, there is an ongoing ARG featuring Paul Schreer and his artwork, particularly his Damon, Carlton, and a Polar Bear painting that he gave to Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse during the final LOST panel. I haven't been following it due to work, church, and WRIT 409, though. There is another ARG featuring the LOST University. Some of the courses sound like DVD bonus features - indeed, these would be included in a supplementary Blu-Ray disc that is presumably included in the Season 5 Blu-Ray release. A shame I don't have a Blu-Ray player, though. I did sign up for e-mail alerts, so I would be posting the e-mails once I get them.

Is it possible to be even more excited - and, at the same time, sadder - about LOST Season 6???

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