So yesterday I spent my first day at the San Diego Comic Con. It was a lot of fun, lots of people but not OVERWHELMINGLY so (at least not yesterday). I think it helped that I went to the New York Comic Con in October and I kind of adjusted my expectations after that (three times the people was a good estimate). I would love to write more and post pictures but my internet time and access is limited so this is all you’ll be getting from me today, sadly (or luckily). I will do another post with pictures, stories, and so on. But so far: so good! 3 years ago
Monday night I got my tickets to San Diego! (Well, technically Los Angeles, but let’s not bicker over details.) Decent price, good seats, direct flights, not ridiculous leave or arrival times, with plenty of “free time” days on either end. I can’t believe this is happening. It seems too good to be true. I hope this isn’t a dream. 3 years ago
I went to the New York Comic Con last year, and while I was there, someone told me that anyone who considers themselves a comics fan REALLY needs to try and go to San Diego. Even if it’s changed a lot, and is crowded and unmanageable and focusing more on TV & movies than comics, it’s still kind of Nerd Mecca. And I’ve always half-heartedly wanted to go, knowing that it’d be really cost-prohibitive.
My friend, who goes to SDCC every year, told me that her mother had cashed in all her Air Miles points and booked a hotel for SDCC with two queen beds. And wanted to know if I wanted to go with her and her friend. So yeah. I have convention passes, I have a place to stay, and I have a general travel plan. I’m going to SDCC with two nerdy girls. Sounds good to me. 3 years ago