Well, I survived Comic-Con 2015. It’s as crazy and crowded and chaotic as ever. But, I thought I would give a run down of some highlights, etc.
Let me first say that I won’t spend more than a half hour to 45minutes waiting in line. That immediately eliminates me from seeing some of the bigger panels. I refuse to camp out on the sidewalk to see a movie panel in Hall H or show up at 5:00 am or earlier to stand in line for 4 or 5 hours to see something or buy something. I didn’t go all that way to stand in line and especially not to stand in line to stand in line. (Yes, there are lines you need to get into so you can then go stand in line again.)
Wednesday night preview night was good. The line for the Ballroom 20 Warner Brothers previews was long but moved fast. I stayed for the Supergirl preview (see review) and then went down to the Exhibit Hall to meet my friend. It wasn’t too crazy then and I picked up some free stuff and bought a few of the less popular con exclusives. I joined my friend in line for some He-Man exclusive toys at a store a few blocks away. This was the only time I violated my wait rule. We stood in line for two hours. I’m a gay fantasy writer who collects comics and animation art and sees every superhero movie out there. But next to some of these diehard toy collectors, I felt positively mainstream.
Thursday, I didn’t really have plans. We wandered around getting free stuff and I picked up an offer to go to the Ghost Asylum panel and get a free t-shirt. I like free stuff. 🙂 So, I went to the panel and if you were one of the first 20 to tweet a message you got to party with the cast. I was number 15, so we went to an exclusive party with the cast at the Horton Grand Hotel. Free “ghost” themed drinks and snacks. The cast mingled and chatted with the attendees. I’ve never seen the show and I’m a bit skeptical about such paranormal tv shows, but they were nice and it was fun.
More to come on the rest of the weekend!
I heard this year was less crowded than in the past. Maybe they just were just very lucky.