Boy was I surprised when the box containing my 2017 Comic-Con badge showed up.
Yesterday I finally got the email I’ve been waiting anxiously for…Comic-Con Registration is here!
According to the email, they recommend you log into your Comic-Con Member ID account on March 10th to grab your personal registration code and the link to the Expo Logic waiting room. This personal registration code is only for Returning Registration for people who went to Comic-Con last year and is needed in order to participate.
Then, on Saturday, March 11th at 8am, the waiting room will open and at 9am, registration will start.
It seems pretty much like it’s been the past few years, though the registration code is attached to your member id rather than your badge from last year, which is fine by me.
Badge prices are also listed and like usual, are pretty reasonable.
Normal registration will probably happen a couple weeks after this Returning Registration for anyone who did not go last year or who missed out on the tickets they wanted during Returning Registration.
In any case, I’m just happy Con season is finally here and I have a target to shoot for rather than having to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty.
For those of you not sure about Comic-Con, the dates are July 19 – 23.
More information can be found on their website at www.comic-con.org.
Well…no, I didn’t get into Hall H for the Pokémon panel, but I certainly experienced the effects.
But that didn’t you stop people from “participating”…these were outside Hall H.
Needless to say, there were plenty of Pokémon to be found…
In all, it was a fun day at the Con…I’m sad it’s the last for 2016.
I started the day off with my first line of the Con other than waiting for the lanyards on Preview Night…
The line for the Indigo Ballroom was pretty long, considering it was my first real line this year. Fortunately, it was A) overcast this morning so it was not as hot, B) there was a nice breeze from the bay, and C) I got into the room for the Lucifer panel I wanted to see.
The panel was great and I am looking forward to the next season of the show, but Saturday at Comic-Con is always about the cosplay…
George was there, but he promised that no one was going to have their head chopped off at the con this year.
Jinx showed up with her launcher.
And Inuyasha brought his sword.
But of course, the Hulk didn’t need any weapons.
And even though the cosplay was great, there were still Pokemon to catch, and I finally caught a Pikachu!!!! I’m pretty sure we can all understand his power now stem from his Jedi roots…
It was a good day.
Just wanted to share a bit of the crazy greatness that is San Diego Comic-Con 2016…so far, I’ve been able to make it to all my top panels and have barely waited in line. I’m not sure if that’s because of my strategic panel selection or my approach of trying to target panels in the same room I’m interested in, but earlier. It really doesn’t matter, I’ve seen a bunch of stuff and I’m happy. I’ll have plenty to comment on as the days progress and I assimilate everything I’ve seen, but for now…
The iZombie panel was once again great.
American Gods looks really cool and they just added Kristen Chenoweth to the cast.
Preacher was great and the table read was awesome!
And then of course…Stan Lee was the MAN and it was wonderful to see him!
It was another great day at San Diego Comic-Con.
The first panel I made it to for Comic-Con 2016 was the Comixology Ask-Me-Anything panel.
Technically, it was the second panel, but I went into the Gears of War panel – there was no line – and set myself up for the day and then went out walking. The Comixology panel was one I was interested in, but was not on the top of my list for today.
It was an informative panel with discussion about getting your comic published via Submit, reading the French comics using the app, and if the Windows Tablet version will get a download option. The panelists were knowledgeable and answered everything. They’re really a quality act over at Comixology. I’m using them for most of the comics I read except for older Marvel titles which I can get through Marvel Unlimited.
A couple of good questions dealt with the Comixology Unlimited and they said they’re adding more titles every month, and another question dealt with comics available on Kindle but not Comixology – apparently they are working to make sure the availability is the same for the app as for Kindle. I’m pretty sure Matt is a regular host of the Comixologist podcast and Tia has shown up on it a few times as well – at least their voices sounded familiar.
As for the Gears of War panel, instead of having a NECA exclusive this year, they went with Funko…everyone seems to want a Funko these days.
One thing that makes having Comic-Con International in San Diego is the wonderful weather we have here, and this week looks pretty good – that is if you trust any of the weather forecasts…
From The Weather Channel
So it looks as though we’re due for some nice sunny weather for Comic-Con. The high seems like it will come on Friday and is predicted at either 81 or 82 degrees except for Accuweather which claims Sunday will be the warmest at 83 degrees. There seems to be a bit of higher pressure moving in on Friday to Saturday and the humidity seems to be in the low to mid 60%. That 9-10 mph breeze should make it seem a bit cooler on the beautiful San Diego bay. Not bad for a late July week.
Be sure to wear sunscreen if you’re gonna wait outside in any lines.
Saturday’s schedule has quite a few panels I’d like to see, but they are all over the place and as usual, they occur at the same time.
Ballroom 20 looks pretty good though there are a few gaps in what I’d like to see. I really would’t start until noon when The Simpsons panel runs. Then I’d skip to 2:30 with the Grimm and Supergirl panels and then skip to 5 for The Flash. The inbetween panels aren’t bad, but not something I’d be focused on seeing.
Hall H is jam packed starting with Warner Brothers at 11:30 then Star Trek and Aliens 30th anniversary. Those cover the afternoon and then the big hitters of Marvel and Kevin Smith starting at 5:30. While I’d like to see all these, it means getting a wristband on Friday to get in as I doubt the room will be easy to get into after things start.
Indigo is a bit less crowded today with only Lucifer at 1:30 and the a couple of SyFy shows – The Expanse and The Magicians at 3. Son of Zorn and Last Man on Earth might be decent as well, but I’ve not heard of Zorn and Last Man got a bit old last season.
6BCF might have he most consistent panels for my interest Saturday starting at 4 with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency which looks like a promising new show on BBC America. This is followed by Outcast, a show I’m really enjoying, Riverdale which is basically Archie live action, Frequency which is a new show based on the movie which I enjoyed, and Time After Time which covers the adventures of a young H.G. Wells. Not a bad run of panels.
There are a couple of Manga panels starting at 7 in 23ABC that I might take a look at. 6A has the panel I’d be most desiring to see particularly if I miss the earlier panel, but Stan Lee is there at 1:45 and of course I’d like to see anything he does. 24ABC has the panel I’d like to start out my day with – William Gibson who is making his first Comic-Con appearance. And then 30CDE has a panel I enjoy most years, the spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski.
On the whole, Saturday is packed but all over the place. I’ll probably try to spend most of my time in 6BCF again but might try a foray into ballroom 20 for a couple of panels. Always so much to see.
Friday appears to be another day focused on television programming for the most part. There are of course plenty of comic panels and I may look into seeing particularly those dealing with DC’s Rebirth, but my main focus might be Shatner and Stan Lee in 6BCF.