Set visits are always an overwhelming experience – good looking people, stunning costumes, elaborate props, odd and often exotic locations, and controlled explosions. You name it, I've seen it. But never has a set visit actually left me suffering from twitchy post traumatic stress. You see, I had just come back from ComicCon when Cinematical sent me to the set of Paul. I had just finished unpacking and fumigating my clothes of con smell. I was still sorting through swag. All I knew was that filming was taking place in Albuquerque, and we'd be talking to Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Greg Mottola. We were also required to ask ourselves just who, or what, is Paul ....

But once in Albuquerque, we were briefed. The setting would be San Diego ComicCon, and we were going to play the part of ComicCon Attendees. When seeking to cast these parts, they had gone to the usual suspects – DeNiro, Pacino, Day-Lewis – but their Method acting proved to be too shallow. They needed real geeks who had spent years immersing themselves in con, lining up for panels, cheering footage, and who had their own nerdy t-shirts to wear on set. (Guess who had packed "normal" shirts because she wears nerdy shirts the other 364 days of the year? Yours truly. They kept me anyway.) After a sleepless night and a trip to Starbucks, we trooped across the street to the Albuquerque Convention Center. We felt like dry mouthed zombies, so we were already in the con spirit. Day-Lewis, eat your heart out.