Saturday, July 11, 2015

Comic-Con 2014: Saturday

I can't believe it took a whole year to post this.

July 26, 2014

I woke up early to get in line for the Bandai line.  4am early.  After the lines finally let in, I made it to the Bandai table only to find all the tickets for the Green Rangers' Power Dagger was sold out.  It's a better system than last year, but I still wasted a whole lot of time.

Lumia 925: Conquest

Since I was skipping all the big panels, I decided to get some small stuff out of the way.  I finished the Adventure Time Conquest and got my third medal.

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Lumia 925:Genderbent Captain America | Disco Stormtrooper

I spent the afternoon at Nerd HQ.  I waited in line for three hours to play 10 minutes of lasertag.  Ugh.  Avoid this the lasertag on Saturdays.  On the way out, I found CM Punk looking grumpy sitting on the floor.  I said hi and held up my hand and he hi-fived me.  I think that made the wait worth it.

Lumia 925: Games

Saturday night ended made use of the giant table in the room with a big round of Cards Against Humanity

Friday, July 10, 2015

Comic-Con 2014: Friday

I can't believe it took a whole year to post this.

July 25, 2014

Friday started early. Like 5am early. It's important to have a regular bowel movement every morning. I always use the hotel restroom on the second or third floor so that my roommates don't have to deal with the smell. Going this early usually ensures a freshly cleaned stall that I could enjoy in solitude.

Lumia 925: Speedsuits

I headed over to the Hilton Bayfront and got in line for the Indigo Ballroom. The doors opened around 9am and the first panel was at 10am for Uncle Grandpa and Clarence. Then came the Adventure Time panel, I believe was my 4th.

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Lumia 925: Ventures | Rick and Marty?

Next up were the Adult Swim panels. There was the Venture Brothers panel of mostly q&a, a strange Triumph and Jack McBrayer panel. I made it through a bit of Rick and Morty before I I had to leave to find food.

Lumia 925: The USS Midway

I missed a cast signing with the Power Rangers. I attempted to get into CraveOnline's party on the USS Midway aircraft carrier. After two hours in line, the event hit capacity. They really overbooked with the RSVPs and turned away hundreds of people. I got dinner from a food truck stationed next to the new Headquarters shopping center. It was nice to see that place in business after being boarded up for so many years.

Lumia 925: Tim and Eric

I got back to my hotel room and changed for Tim and Eric's pajama party. It wasn't much of a party than just a viewing and Tim and Eric doing their weird schtick, but it was a fund end to the day.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Comic-Con 2014: Thursday

I can't believe it took a whole year to post this.

July 24, 2014

Thursday started with a few panels. First up was a panel for The Witcher 3. This was followed by a panel for The Toy Story that Time Forgot.  This was fun since Krysten Schall showed up. Next up was a panel for some Sean Bean show that Sean Bean didn't show up for. TNT spent a ton of money promoting this show, plastering the side of one of the towers at the Marriott and giving out tons of T-shirts that say "Don't kill Sean Bean" and he didn't show up.  I was so disappointed. This was followed by another TNT show, the Last Ship. Comic-Con favorite Adam Baldwin was on the panel and he mugged for his fans.

Nokia 808: The NASA panel

The reason I sat through all these panels was for the NASA panel with Buzz Aldrin.  The room was electric when he walked on stage and he got a standing ovation.  The panel also had astronaut Mike Fincke, Bobak Ferdowsi (the mohawk guy) and Dr Jim Greene and was moderated by his son Seth Greene.

Nokia 808: I encountered some weird cosplay combos between panels

With panels out of the way, I went over to Petco Park to find some food. I scored free pizza from a Ninja Turtle exhibit.  I then headed over to Hotel Solamar for the Hero Complex party.

Lumia 925: Too much alcohol

I was about 4 drinks in when the pizza started to rumble in my stomach.   I had to push away my friend as my dinner spewed out of my mouth.  After three more spews, security showed up and escorted me out.  I saw a regular cab across the street but ended up taking a pedicab.  By the time I got back to my hotel, the cabbie charged me a whopping $50.  I didn't bother to argue to I paid and waddled to my room and slept.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Comic-Con 2014: Preview Night

I can't believe it took me a whole year to get around to posting this.

July 23, 2014

The train ride to San Diego was non-eventful. A lot less people in silly hats. Picked up my bags and took a cab to the hotel. Had my friends check in ahead of time for me.

Lumia 925 | View from the Parlor Room at the Hyatt

We got the Parlor Room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. It had a couch with a pull out bed, a fridge, a large table and an amazing view. We had 3 extra single beds as well. One night we had 7 people sleeping in the room.

Nokia 808 | Aircraft Carrier

While I was unpacking, an aircraft carrier came by. It was huge. Afterwards was lunch at Richard Walker's Pancake House followed by a supply run at Ralphs.

Lumia 925 | Mint Julep

Dinner was from Ralphs.  None of us had preview night that year, so we went over to the Noble Experiment for drinks.  They made the perfect Mint Julep.  Afterwards was ice cream at Ghirardelli.

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I saw this statue behind the hotel.  It was promoting some Xbox One game.  The Xbox Lounge was hosted at the Hyatt.  I never got around to checking it out.