Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4002 - In Blog #4000 I mentioned that I would be attending Comic-Con International on Preview Day / Night. Although I didn't have a badge for Preview Night.
Well.. I just arrived back home after spending several hours there in San Diego. From 10 am to 5pm. I wanted share a few notes with you and the photos that I shot today.
Here's are the notes:
Parking was a little easier today, due to the fact that I arrived early. Of course I couldn't park in the pre-sold parking areas that Ace Parking had for Comic-Con. I was on a cruise in Alaska when those were provided for purchase, so missed out on that. I'll see what tomorrow brings, as my backup is using the Trolley to get to the Convention Center.
The Bayfront Hilton was busy, and I recognized a few attendees from previous years. I also stayed a while at the Starbucks there, after obtaining a copy of the Comic-Con Program Book and the Mini-Guide.
Going back to the convention center I ran into Ray Height, a great artist who is on a couple of panels this year.
I then went across the street into the Gaslamp Quarter to get some lunch. I passed on the SyFy cafe, didn't know the show that was being promoted and the prices too high for the food in my opinion.
So I went down to the TinFish, which was promoting a different TV show, titled 'Blacklist'. And man... the food and pricing there was great!
I then walked around a bit more, ending up at the Petco Interactive zone that was still being built up at 4:30 pm. It wouldn't open until Thursday.
So with that, I decided to leave for the day, as I didn't have Preview Night membership.
Definitely found out that Preview Day is just a setting up period. I usually arrive after 12pm and get in line to go down to the Exhibit Floor, so hadn't seen what was around San Diego off site before this year.
Check out the photos I took today at the special photo album on my Facebook Fan Page to see what is going on during Preview Day.
Oh, and I am looking forward to spending my 62nd birthday at Comic-Con this year, which is tomorrow, Thursday! More on that in a future blog post.
If you were lucky enough to obtain membership to this year's Comic-Con International... Enjoy yourself!
I do have memberships for Thursday and Sunday, and am planning on checking out the off site events going on during Friday and Saturday.
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