Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4016 - It is the Monday after the three day 2014 San Diego Comic Fest...
First, let me tell you that I am associated with this comic convention. I am the administrator of the Facebook Fan Page for the San Diego Comic Fest, and have been since it started being organized three years ago by Mike Towry, who is a co-Founder of the San Diego Comic Con, now called Comic-Con International.
You can see my name, as well as the other Committee members in the Program Guide on pages 4 & 5 of this year's publication. There are a lot of staff members involved with putting on a comic convention, that's for sure!
Anyway's here's 'My Take' on this year's third annual show:
Programs - This to me is the highlight of the San Diego Comic Fest. As you can see by the online presentation of the schedule, (this link), there was a lot of programming! Saturday and Sunday, my youngest son and I attended almost non-stop, a program every hour! There was a lot of variety in topics also, from films to sci-fi to comics and more. This is what makes this San Diego Comic Fest a 'Must See' show!
Music Tent - Yes... A 'Music Tent'. And there were several good bands there as well. Madus, Leave The Universe, Digital Lizards of Doom were the bands that we listened to. But there were several others.
The Twilight Zone Cafe - Which was a tribute to Rod Serling's TV show. It was nice that his daughter was there to talk about her dad. The prices of the food were very reasonable, and I ate healthy for a change! The cafe was also the setting for the Friday night party, the Jerry Siegel Centennial Celebration Party! See the top photo of Laura Siegel Larson along with her two sons cutting the Superman cake. Laura is the daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. This was a good place to meet new people and get caught up with friends from the past.
Le Sommet - Which was basically the Childrens Programming room during the Fest. A good place to bring your kids or grandkids to.
Artists Alley - Up to 36 different artists were showcased in this small room, but fun was had by all that attended!
The Dealers Room - There were a few less tables this year, due to Fire Marshall guidelines... But still plenty to see and buy!
Registration - This operation went smoothly, even though more admission tickets had to be printed!
Masked Ball - A good time was had by those that attended.
And yes, there were other activities... But I didn't attend those, so I'll not mention them.
Once again, I had a great time at this smaller in size show. The aim was for about 2,000 total attendees.
Where the 2015 San Diego Comic Fest will be located is anybody's guess at this time. As the East side of the Town and Country Resort & Hotel is being torn down and replaced with condos next year. But I'll keep you posted as to where the Comic Fest will be...
My thanks to all my fellow San Diego Comic Fest Staff members for putting on a pretty darn good show this year!.
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