10:30 AM, I had to be downtown at the San Jacinto Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel, where I would be moderating a special discussion with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, the creators behind the new movie "The Cabin In The Woods" at noon local time. Since I'm not on either coast, I'm almost constantly confused about the time in other places right now. It didn't help that the night before, I'd seen a midnight movie that started an hour late and thanks to Daylight Savings time, I'd also lost an hour to the time change.
This is our archived version of the final interview, and I'll confess that this was an exciting interview for me. Somehow, even after all the time I've been writing online, I'd never met Whedon. The entire reason Hercules The Strong ever went to work for Ain't It Cool News is because when I met him, we started talking about our mutual adoration of the TV show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," which was still in early days at that point. I was on the set of "Serenity," but it was more about observation and listening to a presentation by Whedon. I would hardly consider it a meeting of any kind. I've liked much of his work, and I've certainly written my fair share about him over the years.