Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3461 - Part 5 of a series on the 2011 Comic-Con International San Diego:
Part 1 of this ongoing series about the 2011 Comic-Con, (Blog #3450), gave a 'general overview' of why the San Diego Comic Con / Comic Con International: San Diego is very important to me. Along with multiple links to previous years blog posts, photo albums dating back to 1973, etc, etc.
Part 2, (Blog #3458), pointed out shopping tips on what we are buying to bring to the Comic-Con. I haven't missed a year since the Comic-Con first moved to the San Diego Convention Center back in 1991. I first started attending as a comic book dealer back in 1972, at the El Cortez Hotel. But I still have to plan out what to bring each year, as five days on my feet means a lot of trekking around the convention center and surrounding environs! This con is expanding out every year it seems, with programs being held at two different adjacent hotels now, at opposite ends of the convention center!
Part 3, (Blog #3459), posted the links to what panels / programs I believe are the most important for those of you that are first timers to this comic convention. Plus they are the most 'representative' of what Comic-Con International is, without 'Hollywood' panels / programs being included, UNLESS they are truly comic book oriented.
Part 4, (Blog #3460) posted the links to where I normally would be spending a lot of time at while on the exhibit floor of this comic convention. Where's that?! Well... When I'm not attending panels / programs with or without my wife Tina, I'll be most likely at the 'Artists Alley' or 'Small Press Pavilion' sections of this convention center.
So why a Part 5? And what's the BIG DEAL about 2012?!
Well, first of all, take a look at the Facebook Fan Page for the Comic-Con International, and look at all of the current and previous wall posts and follow up comments by those that wanted to get in, and those that are getting in for the first time.... What a zoo it is! (And I'm not talking about the world famous San Diego Zoo just a few miles North of the San Diego Convention Center either!)
Secondly, if you are attending the 2011 Comic-Con and even think you want to attend the 2012 event, you need to be sitting down for this, which I first saw at 'The Beat' a couple of days ago, and have been mentioning in my Facebook Fan Page, 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics', as a heads up to my 'fans'!
Here's the link to the article: San Diego Comic-Con Changes 2012 Pre-registration Procedure.
Okay, are you back? And picking yourself off the floor?!!
Yeah, you saw this:
4-day with Preview Night — $175
AND, as far as I can see, that article is right... There hasn't been a retraction since it was first posted on July 13th at 5:51 PM....
Plus, it has been mentioned a few times on the Facebook Fan Page for the Comic-Con, but only by the 'fans' up until this point at 10:45 AM on Friday, July the 15th of 2011.
So until something else breaks, I gotta go with this news...
And letting you, my blog readers as well as my Facebook 'fans' in on this, so you can make plans to walk over to where the memberships for 2012 will be sold at! Just expect there to be a LOT of people there standing in line starting next Thursday morning, the 21st!
Sorry to be repeating 'bad news', but a lot of people are flying to San Diego this weekend to take in next week's Comic-Con, and I wanted them to be informed before getting out here!
So be sure to head to the right spot to purchase your 2012 Comic-Con memberships, during the special hours!
Again, as for photos I'll be taking at this 2011 Comic-Con... Those will first be uploaded to my 'Wall Photos' album, as I can't take the time at the Comic-Con to label and post them while on the Exhibit Hall floor or at the panels rooms during the con hours.
Plus I'll be reserving several photos back for use in this blog, as I review blog the publications given to me for possible review. Yes, I'm usually given quite a few comics & graphic novels at this comic convention, and get backed up for a couple of months afterwards, review blogging!
That's It for Part 5... And I don't believe there are too many 'Parts' left to blog about as... Comic-Con is only FIVE DAYS away!
NOTE: Part 6 (the weekend edition) will be on a 'Special Exhbit' that I will be seeing tomorrow... That is VERY connected to the SDCC, and Part 7 could be blogging on a special issue of a well known publication here in San Diego that is coming out with that special issue on the 21st, but we'll see if it makes it to me in time to blog about it, BEFORE shutting down the blog for my attending the Comic-Con! Whew, busy week ahead!
~Michael D Hamersky
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