Friday, July 23, 2010

SDCC Day 2

 So, I managed to achieve about 75% of what I wanted to do today. Which by Comic-Con standards is phenomenal. I didn't make it for the raffle drawing for the Charlaine Harris autograph session, so I was out of that. However, I did make it to the Once Upon a Time panel which was super awesome. It was mostly 6 fantasy authors discussing story construction and characters. They use big words when they do that. Following the panel was the autograph session during which not only did I get to chat with Brent Weeks  whom I love. He was really nice to talk to and very honest about some of his story choices. I also happened to mention the fact that I have started writing and he was really encouraging about this. Also, the book store that was selling the books has copies of the new Wheel of Time book, which I didn't know existed. Not only was it signed by Brandon Sanderson who has taken over writing the series after Robert Jordan's death, but it was signed by Robert Jordan. This was a very nice surprise. After this, I got in line for the Showtime Anti-Hero's panel which I did not get into the room in time for. However, I did make the Dexter panel and it was super awesome! Sometime after this we finally got some food, which was nice and some booze which was even better. Apparently Lori has never been drunk, yeah.... Ben, Sabrina and I changed that for her. It was a good day.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con 2010

So, for those of you who haven't noticed yet, I like writing travel blogs. So going into day 2 of San Diego Comic-Con I thought I would share my experiences of day 1 aka preview night. I am down here representing Sakura-Con as we have a booth in the fan tables (MZ 6 if you want to come say hi).

So getting to the airport and onto and off of the plane went well. There was a small incident with getting our luggage (someone else's bag got stuck in the conveyor), but otherwise all was ok. Until we tried to get our rental car (I can't say I'd ever recommend Hotwire). After a long and sordid battle with getting from the airport to the apartment that was kindly lent to us, we gathered everything needed to set up our booth.Getting our badges went really smoothly which was nice. So then we were off to set up our booth, I am traveling with 3 people who have never been to comic-con, so seeing their faces when we walked into the exhibits hall was a lot of fun! After we got the booth setup, I got to walk around the exhibits hall for a while. I managed to get some convention business done and introduce Sabrina (no I am not talking about myself in the 3rd person, there are more than 1 of us) and Lori to some of the industry representatives. Then there was shopping! The one thing Joe really wanted was a spacesuit Nibbler plush (Futurama), so I got in line at the Toynami booth to find out that Nibbler didn't arrive. What was nice is they were allowing people to order them with free shipping to your house once they arrived. After that I managed to score an awesome Dr. Who shirt, a limited edition Evangelion figure and 2 new Be Kyoot purses (don't tell Joe).

After all this, we ran into one of my other convention running friends and ended up getting some super tasty Mexican food. Yum!

So, off to start day 2. If your interested in finding me, either check the Sakura-Con booth or here is what I'd like to do: Oh, and don't worry, there will be pictures!