I just got back from an amazing time at San Diego Comic Con. If you don't know what that it.. well it's the biggest Comic Con in the United States and is very very hard to get a ticket to. I did also go to the Comic Con back in 2012 too. This is like heaven for geeks. It's not just comics. It's movies, TV shows, celebrities, authors, publishers, video games, EVERYTHING. So much fun!
|My husband and I with Gollum|
For those that don't know.. a few months prior to the event Comic Con announces that they will finally put tickets on sale. We all crowd around different computers and as soon as it's time to log in we do! Then you sit around and get put into random waiting rooms online. You may or may not get accepted into a room with tickets. We had three people trying and one of us got in. Each person is allowed to buy three tickets so it worked out. These tickets are non-transferable. After you play the game of trying to get a ticket, then you play the hotel game. The hotels around the con do set aside rooms for people but that is a limited number as well. We were able to get one on the shuttle route. So that was lucky also. Plus.. it ended up being a beautiful hotel.
Now is the fun of fighting crowds. We were able to get preview night tickets which is where they only allow a limited number of people onto the convention floor where all the vendors are. Of course we had drove all day to get there and so I was so tired by the time I hit the floor.
|Marvel Agents of Shield panel|
|I didn't get a good picture by the Verge did|
Comic Con attendees were talking about this all over social media. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that I was retweeting and talking about Hall H all night that night. People were mad. I still can't believe I end up going to the Con the year they decided to try this out. I didn't even get to see what I wanted to see in Hall H. My husband was able to make it. He stayed the whole night. About 1130 when we got our wristbands I decided that I wasn't going to do it. We had planned on someone going back to the hotel and picking up some items so he stayed in line and I took the hour to go back and forth from the hotel get him some clean clothes for the morning, sheets from the hotel, food, money and to try to charge his phone a little. I would've gone and just met him in the morning like I normally do when we camp out for something but we had a friend with us who was trying to do the same thing and I didn't think it was right that my husband should have to camp out there alone for both of us so I just skipped Hall H. Really sad that I went all the way to San Diego and didn't get to do what I was dying to do. Since he did get to go, I'll post the pictures he took.
|Cast of Batman vs Superman|
|Cast of Avengers|
There are several publisher booths here. Well maybe like 10? It is not like BEA at all. There aren't ARCs on the tables to be handed it. If you are lucky and you walk by the booths at the right time you can get a sample of a book and you might find an author signing books. You have to pay for those books and then get in a line. I was never on the floor though during the time of book signings. Plus the swag.. boy is that hard to get at Comic Con. Every time I did find a line for some there was a person at the end not letting anyone else in line. I even heard this year on Sunday they ran out of the bags they give you when you get your badges.
|George RR Martin trying to fight the crowds.. I was this close!|