We are officially four weeks away from San Diego Comic-Con 2016! So to kind of commemorate my road (er…flight) to SDCC 2016, I’m going to take a look back on some of my favorite moments from the past years starting with my first year ever of Comic-Con in the next post.
SDCC is by far one of the most interesting things I do in my life (seriously). It literally changed my very being (or was that heavy drinking..my timeline is skewed). Before SDCC, I was a husk of a person grinding along the cogs of entry-level employment and a fruitless relationship. But once one of those came to a screeching halt, I had an opportunity (that’s what my therapist told me to call it) to turn things around for myself. And what better way to do that than to attend one of the biggest, publicized nerd-fests of the year (I did a lot of things a.b. “after break-up”).
Comic-Con is a convention dedicated to geek and pop culture (and a contest to see who can go the most days without sleep and basic personal hygiene) in beautiful San Diego, California. There are panels galore, hundreds of celebrity appearances, cosplayers, exclusives, swag, and just about everything under the geekdom sun. It is truly a sight to behold, and I have been very fortunate to experience it a handful of times. But it’s not all fun and games (of thrones), there’s hours of waiting in long lines, crowds and more crowds, and then there’s the lack of human compassion and decency especially in the Exhibit Hall where all the vendors and exclusive items can be bought. But if you can get passed that, the pros certainly do outweigh the Comic-cons (get it?).
As I said in my introductory post, I’m looking to give away one lucky reader an SDCC exclusive item (because I’m desperate for readers…and friends). I have not quite figured out how I will go about choosing the winner: maybe a lottery or a riddle/problem you have to figure out (like how to get be cool at 26 and still live with your parents). The item has also not been decided either, but it’s sure to be Comic-Conny (which is a word I guess). So please stay tuned for more information, and your chance to win!