Brian Baumgartner in Scranton on July 26

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Brian Baumgartner with the VIP ticket winners at the Maroon 5/Counting Crows show.

Event reports:

  • From Tallyhead SP: “Hey Tanster!! I just wanted to thank you — because of your site, I entered and won the VIP passes to hang out with Brian Baumgartner at the Counting Crows/Maroon 5 concert. It was a great time and all thanks to you! Best, SP”
  • From John Webster at “Had Brian on our show Friday. Here’s the link to hear the interview. Also joined the “entourage” at the Counting Crows/Maroon 5 show with Brian Saturday night. A short slideshow at Best, John”

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Comic-Con not so live blogging

The Office Comic-Con
The Office Comic-Con

Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, and Jen Celotta at Comic-Con’s Office writers panel.

Update 8pm: okay, live blogging from Comic-Con today was kind of a dismal failure. Mostly because Matt and I were so completely busy after The Office panel in the press room with Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Jen Celotta, Rainn Wilson, Justin Spitzer, and Lee Eisenberg. We’ve got some good Season 5 scoop for you, including information about upcoming episodes. We’re exhausted, so we may not post until tomorrow …

I will tell you that the crowd that came to attend The Office panel was massive — so massive that many fans decided to attend the two panel discussions that occurred prior to The Office panel just to get into the room and secure good seats. (Comic-Con does not clear the rooms between sessions.)

Matt and I had that very same idea — we started waiting in line around 10am to get into the Sarah Connor Chronicles panel, which started at 11:30am. Our seats weren’t great, but as soon as the panel ended, we rushed forward as fast as we could to secure fourth row seats for The Office panel, which started at 12:45.

Rainn did an awesome job of moderating the panel with his ascerbic wit and silly comments, some aimed directly at fans that had lined up at the microphone to ask questions. One young lady had clipped a Dwight stress ball to her hair, to which Rainn remarked, “is that a Dwight tumor on your head?”

Anyway, should be posting the entire panel very soon, and I will link to it here as soon as they do!

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iPhone Wallpaper Contest

iPhone wallpaperUpdate: I’m extending the deadline one day to this Sunday, July 27 11pm PT. Because I’m not sure I’ll be near a computer Saturday night. Just a feelin’. :)

There have been some absolutely amazing designs submitted so far — check out the comments below for the links. Keep ’em coming!

Create an iPhone wallpaper of The Office

Prize: a 2009 Office Wall Calendar!

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‘The Office’ at Comic-Con 2008

The Office Comic-Con

The OfficeA reminder of Saturday’s Comic-Con San Diego events:

Saturday, July 26th, 12:45-1:45
Exclusive Q&A with the writers of The Office

The writers of the Emmy award–winning comedy The Office talk about their favorite episodes, characters, and fun behind-the-scenes stories.
Panelists: executive producer/showrunner Greg Daniels and writers Jennifer Celotta, Michael Schur, B.J. Novak, Lester Lewis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg, Mindy Kaling, Justin Spitzer, Ryan Koh, and Anthony Ferrell.
Moderator: Rainn Wilson.

If this is anything like the writers panel from The Office Convention in Scranton last fall, I bet they’ll show some entertaining video clips as well…

Can’t be there in person? No worries, this panel will be recorded and available at!

Special merchandise: the NBC Universal Store will be setting up shop to sell a limited edition BBBG bobblehead and matching t-shirt! Visit NBCU’s booth at #3919.

Dwight Schrute bobblehead giveaway: NBCU Digital Distribution and MobiTV will offer Comic-Con attendees the chance to win 25 limited edition Dwight Schrute bobbleheads. Street teams dressed like NBC Pages will distribute posters on both Friday and Saturday during the convention with details on how to enter.

Rainn Wilson appearance: while not a Comic-Con event, a reminder that Rainn Wilson will appear at a Q&A session after a screening of ‘The Rocker’ on Saturday night. More details

Lastly: Matt Collins (OTCR moderator) and I will be at the writers panel. If you see us, please come by and say hello! (Matt’s the tall one who likes to dance.)

TCA Week Tally

This post lists Office-related items from this week’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour.

Tipsters: Red, Kim, Sonja

Related posts: ‘The Office’ spin-off news, Melora Hardin talks about Season 5

Mindy Kaling in Scranton on July 19th

This post covers Mindy Kaling’s visit to Scranton this past weekend.

Mindy Kaling Scranton

Latest news: Pressman Toys very kindly sent along these photos from “The Office Games”!

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More info on the board games:
Play the free demo
More info and screenshots
Buy The Office DVD Board Game
Buy The Office Trivia Board Game

I was sent a few games to give away, so be on the watch for that soon …

Thank you, Pressman Toys!

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