Quickbeam just sent in a report of his day at Comic-Con 2000, and has quite a tale to tell. You can check out exactly what Quickbeam has to say in Special Reports. [more]
A note from myself, it sounds very much like the footage shown at Comic-Con was an edited down version of the much talked about Sho-West footage. If so the artist talking was John Howe, though Alan Lee is mentioned immediately before.
Thank you for the additional reports which were sent in by a variety of loyal fans. After I get some sleep I may try to put together a montage of them to give some general audience thoughts.