Well here we are – day one of Comic-Con International in
. We were here last night for the “Preview Night” and were able to pick up our badges and check out some of the stuff in the main exhibit hall before the official start to the week and visit some people we knew working the booths while it wasn’t too insane. We were also to preorder our passes for next year since this has become a pretty sure thing. San Diego
Right now, it’s about 8:50 AM and we’ve been in line for Hall H for about an hour and a half and we’re about in the middle of the crowd. Meaning, there have been hundreds of people waiting in line for significantly longer periods of time to get into Hall H before us. The kicker is that nothing starts in Hall H until about 10 AM… so. We’ve got a while to go.
The big thing everyone in this line seems to be the most excited about is the TRON panel. They’re looking to see the cast and the exclusive previews that they’ve brought along for the panel. Last year they showed a tiny segment of some of the CGI scenes and some shots of the bike and people went bonkers. So, this should be exciting.
I’m also in costume today. It was a last minute decision made over dinner tonight since I wasn’t really planning on dressing up this early in the week, but I wanted to be able to wander around and take pictures of my brother, Rhonda and Matt in their costumes (probably on Friday) so this was the day to do it. I’m dressed as a character from Neon Genesis Evangelion – Misato Katsuragi. I’m wearing a purple wig. I look kind of ridiculous, but it’s Comic-Con… you have to do it. I mean really. This costume is also not the most comfortable for waiting in line – it’s all pleather – so thank goodness it’s cold right now.
We stopped by to visit our old friend, Tommy, ex-detective, retired police chief now big boss security guard who helped us tremendously last year when my phone was lost/stolen by a peon security guard. He remembered us. He is awesome.
So yes. Comic-Con day one.. Exciting. Also exciting? Staying at the Omni… right across from the Convention center and never having to deal with parking. Brilliant.
My goal this year is to not lose my phone, so hopefully that should be something I’m able to stick to. I’d also like to party all the time at night. Also, I’d like to see all my fellow geek friends this time, since I won’t lose my phone. Also, Venture Bros. Yay.