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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2014, 07:34:39 am »
Watching the morning news, which is taking place at Comic Con and just seeing the shots outside of the convention is INSANE! It's only 7:30 am right now and the place is overrun by a sea of people and the doors don't even open until 10 am. Whenever I go to Comic Con, I always leave the house very early and get down there by the same time and it has always been moderate. But today it seems like EVERYONE has the same idea. I may have to leave even earlier tomorrow. I want to spend time checking out all the Special Zones across the street from the Convention Center so that I have an idea where everything is at and I can hit those later in the day.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2014, 08:28:38 am »
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2014, 10:45:29 am »
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Don't forget, live coverage starts today at 1pm Pacific Time. Not sure why it's starting so late given that the doors would have been open 3 hours already. You would think you'd want minute to minute coverage all day.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 06:55:28 am »
Okay folks, I'm heading off to Comic Con. Gotta get down there early to see how many more Special Zones they've added since last year. Peace out!  :) Also, hope to finally get a Photo Op with my girl Summer. Maybe this is the Con where that happens!!  ;D
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 03:37:05 pm »
Good luck your fortunate bastige.  ;)
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2014, 06:29:08 pm »
Of course Twitter's been full of people posting pictures of all the fun they're having, and I'm sittin' here stewin'.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2014, 08:16:49 pm »
Soooooooooo f*ckin' tired! As soon as I got home, had early dinner and then fell asleep for about an hour. My legs are killing me! I had fun for what I was able to do. But overall it was kind of a bust. I had a checklist of books I wanted to get. Out of all the f*ckin' vendors on the planet, I came away with one book from my list. I did pick up Campbell's Ruff Stuff Sketchbooks Volume 3 and 4. I spent most of my time also trying to hunt down the Walter White and Jesse Funko Pop Toys. EVERY Vendor was sold out. These are/were SDCC 2014 Exclusives. They actually had a few other Exclusives as well for Hannibal, Stan Lee, etc... But it was Breaking Bad that I was after.

As far as crowd control. It was HORRIBLE! Whoever decided to move around display booths from the previous 4 years should be fired. They bunched all of them dead center and didn't care to check what schedules others TV signings were going to have. When the Walking Dead came out......DEADLOCKED from all sides. You couldn't pass to get to the other side. When Game of Thrones came out....DEADLOCKED! Same problems. A lot has been side that for San Diego to retain Comic Con, we have to expand the Convention Center. But I don't think that's going to fix the problem. With any amount of added floor space, they are going to fill them up with even MORE vendors. The problem is that they are overselling the tickets with no regard for capacity.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2014, 08:24:41 pm »
Every time you say "DEADLOCKED!" I hear Phil Hartman's Admiral Scarsdale.

Yeah, crowd control is nuts at Comic Con, it was terrible when it was good.  I'm amazed that there aren't scientists and mathematicians looking at SDCC and trying to design the best flowing street design possible.  If we can cure SDCC, we can cure traffic and city planning worldwide.

I have the first two Ruff Stuff books-- are the new ones worth getting?

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2014, 08:59:57 pm »
I have the first two Ruff Stuff books-- are the new ones worth getting?

Hell f*ckin' yeah! I actually didn't have plans to get them at all this year. And then I saw a video sample on Facebook a couple of days ago of someone flipping through it. It caught my attention. When I landed at his booth....flipped through it in greater detail and forked over the cash. Both books are also slightly bigger than Volume 1 & 2 which means more art per page.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2014, 09:45:23 am »
So I promised my daughter for H.S. graduation we will be there, 2016 for those scoring at home. I can sell some stock in july 2015 to pay for tickets and what will be a overpriced hotel I'm sure. But I'm good with that. Probably be putting out feelers for advice in a year or so.

http://www.wizardworld.com/home-reno.html We do get this in November Wizard World comic-con great representation by the Walking Dead, Bruce Campell, Jewel Staite, Shatner, Neal Adams, the guy who played Crixus in Spartacus many others. Photo op for my daughter with Reedus.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2014, 09:52:41 am »
Does Wizard World have a big turn out? I'm not expecting Comic Con proportions or anything. The fact that you are getting Big Name celebs does tell me it's somewhat big. The guy that plays Crixus is Manu Bennett. FYI, he has a pretty big part on Arrow as he plays Deathstroke.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2014, 10:30:37 am »
I have no Idea what to expect for a fan turnout. Sad commentary for my advanced  age I have never been to any con. Looking forward to this. The site is missing a few links -panels, complete list of vendors- The tv star list is good. Wish there was more comic artists, its still a few months off so maybe they will add some.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2014, 10:50:10 am »
Be sure to take plenty of pics. Would love to see what your first Con is through your eyes and hear about any expectations being met or not. When I think about my first Comic Con, at the time I thought it was the "biggest" thing I'd ever been to. Many, many years later, thinking about the same Con, it seems like 10 minutes in the Laundry room, folding clothes. So uneventful by comparison now.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2014, 11:28:03 am »
Will do Chip sounds like my sister and her kids are going to go also so there will be a big pool of pics when we are all done. I will do a few posts -probably a new thread when the time comes- It will be a good dry run also.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2014, 11:32:50 am »
Been looking for a review of last years Reno Comiccon or any reno con can't really find anything.

 

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