Archive for San Diego

Comic-Con 2010 Preview Night

Posted in comic con, My Ramblings with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by Crismateski (BlkWgn)

Well, preview night was short for us, but good, and we accomplished what we set out for.  Got two pieces of art from Ruth Thompson, and got a new copy of Fluxx. Ruth asked if she could draw us sometime this weekend, should be interesting.  I will try and get photos of the art I got tomorrow, in the mean time, here are a couple shots of the Green Lantern car out front. 

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Comic-Con 2009 Quantum Quest – Thursday

Posted in My Ramblings with tags , , on July 23, 2009 by Crismateski (BlkWgn)

Well, we tried to get into Hall H for Disney 3D, but after a couple of hours and a couple of blocks worth of twilight fans for 2 panels later we gave up.  They let us know that the room was full, there was still about a thousand in front of us, and we had missed over half of the panel we wanted.  So, here we are in Ballroom 20 for the Quantum Quest panel.  It is an animated movie, that has worked closely with NASA for an educational space journey.  Personally I don’t think it looks all that good, not my style of animation, but it has a pretty well known cast.  Well, I was going to try and put a link to the imdb page for the movie, but the wifi at con this year is horrible, so you will just have to look it up on your own.

c.

Not so Great Comic-Con 2008 coverage (post 6)

Posted in My Ramblings with tags , , on July 29, 2008 by Crismateski (BlkWgn)

Well, I am home, I have been back to work, and am now ready for bed but trying to at least start on Final post for my Comic-Con 2008 series.  I have not had a chance to go through the photos yet, and I did not take many, but I should be able to get a few online soon.

The Con was great as always, even though there were tons of people again.  Oh, this is not looking good for the blog, I just noticed there is a Woot Off going on, you should go check it out instead of reading this  www.woot.com OK, I am going to try and pay attention to this and ignore the shiny website, but I make no guarantees.  Now, where was I, oh yes, the crowd.  It was packed, but the staff did a much better job of dealing with the crowds this year then they did last year.  Lines were clearly marked, they had volunteers all along the lines making sure that the paths were kept clear,  and people were not cutting in line (as much).  They did underestimate the draw of a couple panels, so they were not in as big of a room as they should have been, but that is bound to happen.

For me it was a very odd convention, I was only in hall H for one panel, and it was on thursday.  That’s right, I mayde it through Friday and Saturday with out having to wait in line for hall H, or being affraid to leave during a panel I did not want to see because I may not be able to get back in.  I also did not eat at Horton Plaza, or even go to Horton Plaza.  This did not really bother me, I have never really liked it, it is just a busy mall that is laid out like a verticle maze, infact, I am not really sure why I ever went back after the first time.  Paige and I did make it over to Seaport Village for dinner, we met Dawn and Jordan over there on Friday night before going back for night time panels.

Got my ticket for next year, the price went up 20 bucks from last year, but that is fine.  I would actually like to see them double the price of the tickets and cut the amount of tickets sold by 20%.  it would help get rid of the mainstream feel and bring it back to what I remember from my first years, though there are probably tons of people from before me that probably feel the same about my generation of con-goers.

Well I need to get to bed, so I am going to go ahead and post this and finish it tomorrow.

C.

Not so Great Comic-Con 2008 coverage (post 5)

Posted in My Ramblings with tags , , , on July 27, 2008 by Crismateski (BlkWgn)
Ok, just a quick post, just saw the panel for Hamlet 2, looks so bad it will probably be good.

Just a quick song quote “Rock me, Rock me, Rock me sexy Jesus”

C.

Not so Great Comic-Con 2008 coverage (post 4)

Posted in My Ramblings with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2008 by Crismateski (BlkWgn)
Well, we did not make it into the Mythbusters panel last night, we were close, only about 500 people back in the line when the room hit capacity at 1100. So, we decided to go get some dinner. After walking about 7 blocks up 5th from the convention center we found Henrys Pub. I had a ChiPoodle Chicken sandwitch and garlic fries that was great, and Paige had some kind of buffalo wrap. You could tell they were catering to the con, half of the tvs were on G4 and the other half on Cartoon network. Got done with dinner and went for a walk through the gaslamp about 12 blocks back to the parking structure with the truck, and found that my id badge was gone. So, we turned around and walked the 12 blocks back through the gaslamp, through the store we looked at, and back to the pub, where they did not have the badge. Luckily, we are in today thanks to the help of Arron S with the registration team. He even waived the replacement badge fee, and we talked for a while about how the con had changed and he had the same view I had on the sci-fi channels waste of real estate on the dealer floor. I almost forgot, there was another issue at the coffee house this morning, their bakery delivery did not come in so no breakfast, luckily they still had coffee, because they make the best Carmel Mochiotto of anywhere I have been, and I may have killed somebody with out my coffee this morning. We are in a panel for a tv show I have never heard of called Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Apparently it is in it’s 4th season, but I am still not sure what channel it is on, or when it airs. We were coming here to ballroom 20 for the Harold and Kumar panel at noon and figured there would be a line, well we got here and there was no line, so we went in. in 15 min we will get a short panel on Hamlet 2.

in the lineup today we have Harold and Kumar, Fri the 13th (remake), and then Rogue pictures all back to back in this room, then that is it for panels today. we will head down to the dealer floor, do some last minute shopping, pick up our artwork that we bought the other day, and head over to corvette diner for the traditional after con sunday dinner. Not sure if I will get another post done today, but I do plan to do atleast 1 more con post to kind of some things up

C.