Some would argue that a day of Comic-con doesn't really begin until the panels are over and the guests and attendees flood downtown San Diego. You never know where the night is going to take you or what you're gonna learn, these are the things I remembered when I woke up this morning.

1. Joss Whedon loves to dance, and no Comic-con is complete until you or someone you love has been caught up in the maelstrom of his sweet, sweet moves. As fluid as his dialogue and as inexplicable as his being hired to direct The Avengers, Whedon's soulful and sweaty gyrations are hypnotic, and he wants to share them with you, so always be prepared. He was as gracious with his rhythm as he is with his fans, posing for pictures and pairing lonely dancers with available partners like Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion. Just don't leave him hanging - the man is all too familiar with things being canceled just as they're getting good, so if you enter the fray you best be prepared to stick it out for the long haul. They shoot nerds, don't they?

2. Avatar was merely a fancy tech demo for Jackass 3-D. And I have the nausea to prove it.

3. Former reality TV star Adrian Curry is officially the greatest Slave Leia ever. I may not have the ultimate authority to make that claim, but I hold this truth to be self-evident. If you want to be a stickler about it, maybe the guy from The Guinness Book of World Records (who was here to give Stallone a plaque confirming Rocky to be the most successful sports franchise ever) is still here. I think I saw him dancing with Joss Whedon last night, having what was officially the greatest night of his life.
4. Batman is going to have a big 2012, and not just in theaters.

5. It is not possible to ride in a peddie cab without feeling like a sucker. Also, it is not possible to ride in a peddie cab without actually being a sucker. Note: I've had to re-learn this lesson every night for the past 6 Comic-cons.

6. The Syfy-themed restaurant at the Hard Rock continues to be a great place for amazing late-night con encounters. Last year I got my gang got into a Bender-impression shouting match with John Dimaggio (we lost - it turns out his Bender impression is pretty good), and last night Shoot 'Em Up and Eight Days a Week director Michael Davis regaled us with a story about how he once directed George Lucas, Clint Eastwood, and his idol Steven Spielberg (whom he looks very much alike) in a birthday video tribute to a Hollywood icon. Which was all well and good until his editors accidentally forgot to include Kate Capshaw - Spielberg's wife - in the cut that was sent to Spielberg for approval. I can't remember what happened next, but given that Spielberg and Capshaw are still married, I assume the story had a happy ending.

7. Greg Mottola's Paul - starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and hitting theaters next March - is going to be better than you can possibly imagine.

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