I’ve just finished my first whole day at Comic-Con! It was sooooo much fun! There were a couple of moments where I got so excited I kind of lost my breath. There’s just so much to see and so much to experience that it literally feels like Christmas!
This is also my first time in California. San Diego, while somewhat quiet, is definitely a very beautiful place. I'm so used to the cars, sirens and general noise of New York City that when I’m in a city and there are literally no people walking down some streets, with no noise, a bit jarring.
I get why people love SoCal though. Just being here I can feel the buzz, the atmosphere and the culture. I’m still a New Yorker at heart though!
More Comic-Con coverage for Hypable over the weekend including the Glee panel on Saturday! YAY!
Here's a gallery of the photos I took today, including a pug dressed as Batman!
I’ve been so excited preparing for this and now it’s official: I’m going to my first San Diego Comic Con! You might remember that I went to New York Comic Con last fall, but this will be my first time at SDCC.
In fact, this trip (which is full of exciting things) will include a lot of firsts for me:
- First San Diego Comic Con
- First time in California
- First time in Mexico (I’m planning on visiting Tijuana)
- First time in Los Angeles (staying with my buddy Andrew for a few days)
- First time at Disneyland (been to Disney World in Florida, but this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time)
And I’m sure there will be tons more firsts once I get there!
I plan on going to as many panels as I can, but obviously being the resident Gleek for Hypable.com, I’m particularly excited about the Glee panel that Saturday! And Andrew will be a part of a Harry Potter panel that will take place on Sunday! Details about that are forthcoming, but keep and eye on Hypable for all the details!
I can’t wait to see what kind of shenanigans and memories I come up with in California this year. I know that I definitely wanna visit Disneyland and Griffith Observatory while I’m in LA. I’ll be visiting my couple of friends that live there hopefully too!
Are you going to SDCC, live in San Diego, or Los Angeles and want to suggest things to do or a meet up? Let me know on Twitter @jthrasher!
MAJOR COMIC CON / LOST SPOILERS
So after digging around in some Lost footage from Comic Con 2009, ABC had a video montage of all of the behind the scenes stuff that went down during the Lost panel. When the narrator of the montage mentioned Dominic Monaghan, he pointed out that when Dominic came out to wave to the crowd, he had something written on his hand. Of course I told my friend Matt about it, and he immediately found this picture which clearly shows the words “Am I Alive?” written on his hand!
For the record, Charlie Pace was my favorite character on Lost. I loved every scene he had and thought he was such an awesome part of the show. Additionally, when he died, I was watching the finale at 6a.m. (after staying up all night to finish the season), and BAWLED LIKE A BABY in the wee early hours of the day. It took me a few days to get over it actually. I have never been the type to sob over fictional characters, but this one really hit me hard!
I think it’s pretty clear to me that Dominic Monaghan will be reprising his role as Charlie Pace in some capacity in the final season of Lost, which starts in January.
Wowsers, I am freaking out right now! Apparently this Lost season 6 promo poster was released at Comic Con last week, and features the entire main cast of the series, both dead and alive.
Of interest is the fact that the poster also includes John Locke Jacob’s nemesis (whoever it may be) in the center with his back facing us. What could it mean!?
UPDATE: I just ran across this image that has each character labeled. Though I wouldn’t take it as definite until ABC releases an official version.
Check out this very educated, insightful comment that I got on this post earlier today from someone at firstname.lastname@example.org.