I've been going to San Diego Comic Con for 11 years now and it always been these three themes: overexcited build up, why isn't over yet, and the dreadful we have to wait till next year. This year marks five years I've had Professional status at SDCC. Since I used to work in costuming and I have a knack for the arts, I applied for my professional badge and mainly this just means that I can actually get a badge without having to wait with the spin wheel of death. Also, I have access to a pretty cool professional suite which is just a room with tables water, and power outlets, or in other words "convention gold".
Wednesday night started preview night, I worked a full shift and headed straight to downtown afterwards. The night before I packed my backpack with all the essential supplies I would need for the next couple days, external charger water deodorant snacks, money, and basically everything was in this picture below except for the flask and the selfie stick because apparently there's a frown upon this year at SDCC.
We were barely on the preview floor for only 15 minutes, and my dear friend Jessica decided to go to the Star Wars booth to buy a very expensive watch. Any budget we had went out the window that night, as I bought myself a sticker and figurines. I try not to spend money at any con, most of my budget goes to food, drinks, and just getting there. Preview night wasn't as packed as normal and I think it's because of the new badge regulations. It's getting really, really hard to sneak into SDCC. You have to tap your badge to get into the main hall and tap out when you leave, it's basically like a clock in and out for work.
Thursday morning we got up super early to go to Game of Thrones: Hall of Faces Experience. This was a total waste of time. Check out the video below experience the full embarrassment and some burntness on my face and life, and at the last part didn't make any sense either did us waiting five hours to see this Game of Thrones science fair like setup.
Thursday night got a lot better as we were able to make it onboard The Archer Live boat party! After waiting two hours in that line, we were treated to a food box and two drinks on board. At 8 o'clock we hit the main deck where we were treated to a reading by the voice actors. Even though the night was hot and sticky and I'm pretty sure I was going to passout, it was well worth the wait to see Aisha Tyler drinking whiskey on stage.
Part two of SDCC coming up soon!