I'm baaaaack! It's about time!
After feeling super uninspired and unmotivated to blog, I took a few weeks off and am now back and better than ever! I had a great time at San Diego Comic-Con last week and want to share my trip with all of you!
We got up super early on Wednesday and flew to San Diego. Since we had professional passes, we had access to the exhibit hall for preview night. We stood in line to get wristbands to see the Dreamworks panel the next morning (who wouldn't stand in line to see Justin Timberlake?!) and switched off who waited. Luckily, there were lots of Pokestops and lots of new Pokemon to catch in line. Woo hoo! After about 3 hours, they finally passed out wristbands and it was back to the hotel for an early night.
We got up at 5:30 in the morning to get a good place in line to make it into the panel we had gotten wristbands for the night before. At 9am they started letting people get seats and we were only 8 rows back. Yesss! Justin Timberlake was so close! They showed about 16 minutes of Trolls and Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake answered questions from Chris Hardwick. Everyone was given colorful troll hair & we had a fabulous time.
Alec Baldwin then came out to talk about Boss Baby, which looked absolutely awful! We grabbed some cocktails and quesadillas from the hotel bar and then were back for a full day of panels. We watched the pilot for Falling Water, sat through The Last Ship panel, and then it was time for one of our favorites - The Man In The High Castle. It was an interesting panel and Andrew had his badge signed by Rufus Sewell at the end. Perks of sitting in the first row! We watched the Drunk History panel, went to find sandwiches at a food truck and then hit up the Cartoon Network costume ball. I'm still bummed no one from the Regular Show was there this year, but hey! At least they showed a short clip!
Friday...the day we stood in line for 5 hours in the blazing hot sun with nowhere to sit to get into the Rick & Morty panel...which we didn't get into! We literally were the next group to get to go in when they announced that there were no seats left (which is funny because evidently there were a ton of seats). Needless to say, I was very sunburned, cranky, and hungry. We then went over to Ballroom 20 for the TV Guide Fan Favorites panel, iZombie, Scream Queens, and the premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke. The second half of our day definitely made up for a shitty first half. Especially the surprise appearances during the Scream Queens panel -- John Stamos! (yes!) and Taylor Lautner.
The day we did everything in our power not to wait in any lines. We went to a bunch of smaller panels like Manga V. Comics, Comics of Tomorrow, Comixology, Vigilante Justice...and my favorite Spotlight on Babs Tarr. If any of you know how big a fan I am of Batgirl of Burnside, you'd know that this panel was a dream. Babs is such a fun and beautiful person and the fact that Brenden Fletcher was the one asking the questions made it even better. We spent quite a bit of time in the Exhibit hall and ran into Mark Sheppard (Supernatural) all by himself and took a couple Snapchats. We also discovered this awesome brand called So-So Happy and bought some adorable dragon hoodies.
(This photo is literally the worst photo ever)
We started the day with a little Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) followed by Supernatural. Supernatural always has one of the best panels at Comic-Con. The chemistry between everyone is amazing! 24: Legacy and Prison Break weren't my cups of tea. The last panel of the day was... Pokemon Go! I felt like the whole week was just leading up to that panel. Chris Hardwick is Team Mystic so everything felt right with the world. It was fun hearing from the creator of the game, though we were all bummed that no rare Pokemon were released in the hall. I then had a full-on anxiety attack in the exhibit hall, which was slightly embarrassing. I was crying and my ears were ringing in the middle of about 50,000 people. We ended our trip with a drive through San Diego to find great Mexican food and ice cream.
I look forward to another year of Comic-Con next year. Hopefully, the Regular Show will be better represented next time around!
(I lied, this may be the worst photo ever...what is going on with my hair?!)