Wow. What a weekend. The last four days have been crazy, and for all my good intentions, I didn’t stand a chance in regard to updating and posting as much as I had thought I would. Sorry! I’ll make up for it later, however. Prepare for an upcoming flood of pictures and short video clips during the nearest days.
As a final reflection, I will simply say this: It’s been unreal. Not only because of all the amazing panels, activities and booths, but just as much because of the fantastic people I got to meet. In addition to meeting a couple of old con friends from last year, I made three new ones, and even though I ventured from Norway all by myself, I haven’t felt lonely for a second. For me, particularly, that is impressive, because I have a hard time talking to strangers, so making new friends is usually a daunting challenge. Yet here they were, these wonderful people, making me talk and chat and chirp as if I’d never done anything else. I’m not sure if it’s because of relaxed, sunny San Diego, if I’ve managed to grow as a person, or if these people were actually magical faery creatures, but for whatever reason, I felt comfortable with them from the first few minutes, and it was amazing. After 28 hours together in Hall H line and Hall H itself, it was as if we’d known each other for days, weeks, maybe even months. Wow.
This year, I’ll return home sad and happy at the same time. Sad because I’ll miss the crazy adventure that is Comic Con and the lovely people I’ve gotten to know, but happy for all the joyous memories and the opportunity to meet these new friends.
Thank you, SDCC, for being a place of magic. I certainly hope I’ll see you again next year.
Holy shit. Holy, holy, holy shit, you guys. Age of Ultron. That teaser trailer. Biggest nerdgasm ever. Screamed my lungs out, reached a new pitch doing so. The face on Downey Jr during the hall’s reaction was priceless!
Also Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will come in 2017. Yeeee!
Still in Hall H with the dedicated nerds who spent 17 hours in line on the concrete. ;)
Okay so I just got to watch the teaser trailer for Battle of the Five Armies, and as an initial non-believer, I have to confess: I am freaking geeking out over this film. It is going to be absolutely brilliantly amazingly AWESOME, you guys!
Of course it helped that they masterfully used Billy Boyd’s song from Return of the King in it. I cried, and quietly sang along.
Guys guys guys! I did it again! I survived the grandmother of all lines, the Hall H line! I am literally inside the hall right now, waiting for the full day of panels leading up to the nerdgasmic moment of the Marvel panel, which starts later this afternoon. Excited doesn’t begin to cover it. Super excited is an embarrassment to how excited I actually am. The seats aren’t super, but we’re in the first half of the hall, and with my superior stalker camera lens, I should be able to make out the faces of the panelists and get decent pictures.
When did I line up? At 4pm yesterday. Yes, you read right. No, I am not exaggerating. I spent the first four hours frying in the sun, then from 8pm to around 2am just chatting with cool people around me (I think maybe I’ve made a friend or two, wow, but then again, Americans will talk to anyone, even freaks like myself). Armed with my picnic blanket, a light duvet and a pillow, I then spent almost four hours half asleep, before the line slowly started moving. It was a thrilling ride.
TLDR: 17 hours in line. HALL H I AM IN YOU. Having a blast. Decent seats. Will have the biggest nerdgasm ever when the Marvel panel begins. Am deliriously happy.
This is madness! THIS IS COMIC CON!
Jim Butcher on the next Dresden novel.
So I keep trying to upload a few short video clips (Jim Butcher and George R.R. Martin) but it appears tumblr isn’t cooperating right now. I’ll try again later though. Until then, I have a date with a gourmet pizza slice from 7-11 before my upcoming writing workshop.
Still can’t decide whether I want to spend the evening and night in the Hall H line to get into Game of Thrones tomorrow, or if I should relax and play some d&d, or if I should crash the Nerd HQ party. Any opinions?
Am currently at the Xbox Lounge, waiting for the Dragon Age: Inquisition demo to start any moment. Super excited. Will post longer updates later, once I’ve settled in the grandmother of all lines.