Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was a blast. Holy mackerel there was so much to do. The first attack wave we split up and shoot for the Comic-Con exclusives. Exclusive are new toys and products they only give out at Comic-Con. We were able to get what we came for. Unfortunately, I can’t talk about things that we picked up because they are going to be gifts for friends. Mwaaa, ha ha ha.
After we had picked up the exclusives, I went and dropped everything off back at the room. One of the new services I used this year at Comic-Con great things is the bag check. You can fill an entire bag of Comic-Con crap for only two dollars. As much stuff as you can fit in one of the giant bags.
Preparing for Operation Comic-Con.
Wandering around comic con takes skill as well as specific tactical training. You need to know where you want to go and what you want to see in advance, especially if you have only two days versus the entire four days. Unfortunately this year we only got tickets for two of the dates.
Next year we are going to be extremely prepared and have multiple computers at the ready to get tickets. But then again I always say this.We got to spend a good amount of time wandering around the exhibit floor. We saw plenty of cool stuff and the idea is to make sure you get to see as much as possible on the first day. I went by the walking dead booth and as I was walking by I saw Robert Kirkman. He was right next to me, so I said “Hey, Robert Kirkman! “He looked at me and said “Hi,” I held my hand out to shake his hand, he was very gracious and give me a firm handshake. I told them I was a big fan, and that was it. Sometimes I feel a little weird saying hello to a celebrity but sometimes it’s just something you have to do. I always feel that I need to respect their personal space but in this case, I was like holy crap, this is Robert Kirkman, Creator of The Walking Dead. Super Awesome!!!
He was going to be doing signings as well, but unfortunately, they sold out before I could get any. There’s always next Comic-Con. Maybe NYC?
The people that dress up for Comic-Con 2012 are amazing. Here you can see a photo gallery of some of the best costumes and characters are seen on Thursday. (posted as soon as I get home)
So after a while browsing all of the great comic schwag, it was time to see the Psych panel. The line was stupidly long. When I mean stupid long I mean ridiculously longer than long. The line was so long that by the time you get done reading the article, you’ll still have to go another mile and a half to get to the end of the line. That’s just one of the things you need to be prepared for when you go. You’re going to wait in line. Make sure you bring snacks in your backpack as well as a few bottles of water. It’s important to stay hydrated. You got to hydrate! ( video will be posted of line length )
The next part about waiting in line at comic con is the importance of making line friends. If you get stuck by yourself for a while, you need to have a line friend to save your place.
When you’re waiting in line, it’s also a good time to rest and put down all your stuff, sit on the ground and just relax. When the line starts moving, be prepared to move. Don’t hold up people behind you and stay orderly.
As you approach the entrance to the hall, once you get in to make sure you have your cell phone light ready so you’re able to see where you’re going. You need to find a seat immediately. Get situated and enjoy the panel.Yesterday the psych group was very entertaining. We had a great time they showed some awesome videos of all of the episodes in one large 200-second segment. It always makes me want to go back and watch all the episodes over again.
At this point it was time to leave, take some of the stuff back to the apartment and get some food. We went backdrop the stuff off, relaxed for a bit and then went back out for dinner. On the way down to the restaurant I walked by Felicia Day on the street and said,”Oh my God! Felicia Day, I love you!” and then she was like “Hi”. I know that seems super cheesy, ut I thought I was pretty cool. If you don’t know who Felicia Day is, she is the producer of The Guild as well as Dr. horrible’s sing-along blog.
Another guy we found at Comic-Con was Stan Yan. Stan is a supertalented artist who will take a photo of you and turn you into a zombie. http://stanyan.me/caricatures/zombicatures/ is something that I had to do. If you are interested in getting your self drawn as a zombie here is a link to Stan’s website. Stop putting stupid photos of yourself up on Facebook and go zombiefied! He doesn’t even charge that much for the photos and if you love zombies as much as I do then I would send him an email.That’s the update for now. I will be working on video editing on the plane to get the video up as fast as possible.