With only weeks away to San Diego Comic-Con I am getting pretty pumped. This will be my first time going and I want to see as much as humanly possible. I started out with tickets for 2-days: Friday and Saturday. Undoubtedly the biggest days of the 'con. I slowly procured all 4 days. I'm bartering my way in on two of the days and I bought an extra ticket for Thursday. Oh and I also made it into preview night. Rad. So what am I looking forward to?
Back to my Roots
I grew up in San Diego. I spent most of my youth there from Kindergarten to Sixth grade. It was definitely hard to leave. But now I live in the Bay Area and I wouldn't want to move anywhere else. Still, San Diego holds a special place in my heart. So that being said I'm really looking forward to being back in the city that made Joel Samson. I'm looking forward to buying a Padres jersey and some Chargers apparel. My friend wants to see the only (according to him) surviving Sam Goody left for some reason. Haha. I'm also really looking forward to visiting Seaport Village again. I have such fond memories of that place. I remember when my dad was overseas in the Navy my mom would take me and my brothers to Seaport Village to eat and watch the fireworks. It's one of the moments I'll never forget.
Other than that, outside of the 'con I am looking forward to going to the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel to get my sweaty little hands on Mass Effect 3. I CAN NOT WAIT. Bioware is going to have a base camp at that hotel. Hopefully I can buy some cool merch there too. Also I'm going to my first live Hollywood Babble-On w/ Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. They do my favorite podcast ever Hollywood Babble-On and I am really looking forward to seeing them do it live.
Panels, Panels and more Panels
I'm not sure exactly which panels I will be attending because the schedule hasn't come out yet. But here are some I will be at FOR SURE. IGN has this handy guide up here.
Game of Thrones Thursday July 21 @ - Again courtesy of IGN they have a write up of what to expect at the panel here. I am looking forward to seeing the entire cast especially Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke. I may also gather the courage to ask a question. This is the sole reason I bought a re-sale ticket for Thursday. What a nerd.
Community Saturday July 23 @ 1:00pm - My favorite comedy of all time. The whole cast is going to be there...wait what's that? uh huh...uh huh...what?!? Alison Brie isn't going to be there? Fuck this panel! Haha...jk I'll still go.
Chuck Saturday July 23 @ 10:00am - Chuck's final season is happening and I hope they do something special for this Comic-Con panel. I'm looking forward to being in the same room with Yvonne Strahovski. Yum.
Legends - Mass Effect Movie Friday July 22 - Holy shit. I heard they were making the movie but nothing concrete. Now I hear they will be unveiling information at Comic-Con. Boner! I will do my darndest to see this panel.
Some panels I want to see but probably won't because of time and inconvenience: Thundercats, Fringe, Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, and Futurama. These are only the TV shows I know are going to be there.
I'm looking forward to spending my hard earned money on the nerdiest things possible. Statues, shirts, exclusives, some stuff I could probably get cheaper on Amazon. I can't wait. Namely I want to get some more Kotobukiya Bishoujo figures. They are classic comic book heroines but with an anime look. I am going to be on the look out for some more super hero shirts, hopefully there are some decent Marvel ones this time around. Ooh and some Game of Thrones merch. And if I see a replica Magneto helmet from X-Men First Class I will seriously consider purchasing it. Maybe half-heartedly depending on price. I'm not made of money people.
Auto & Photo -graphs
I never seem to make time for autographs at these shows. This time I want to make sure to get some. I don't even know who's signing but here are a list of folks I will try my best to get an autograph from if they are there: Jim Lee (my all-time favorite artist), Felicia Day (The Guild, super-cute redhead), anyone from Game of Thrones, and anyone from Community, Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman. I would also like pictures with some of these folks and of course of some other hotties. I always look forward to the rad costumes people have. Some of these are so intricate you just have to admire the amount of time they put into them.
I will also be working at Comic-Con on Wednesday and Sunday @ the PMBQ booth #4635. If you stop by and mention my blog you get..a high five from Joel Samson. If you're cute you may request a hug in lieu of the high five. Buy some stuff...we have awesome panda gear. Who doesn't love pandas? As you can tell I am excited about Comic-Con. Stay tuned for my post Comic-Con update w/ pictures.