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San Diego Comic Con was AMAZING! At least according to my newsfeed.  I'm sure that many of you had similar experiences, every time you went to check your social media this weekend to see how Uncle Merle's retirement party went, you had to scroll through entry after entry of amazingly geekalicious news bits from the geek central capital of the world - San Diego Comic Con.  And though Geek City Guides wasn't able to attend this year, I was able to keep up with the trailers, announcements and exclusives that exploded into the realms of social media. Now in most cases, anytime my newsfeed is overrun, it is a little annoying. But this isn't exactly your ex-neighbor posting pictures of her cat's third birthday party.  This is news I want.  This is news I crave.

 

And since I can't actually be passing by the awesome Awesome Con team at their booth, I'll make due with a little news feed overload.  Here are a couple of the highlights from my feed.

All things Arrow.  This is an amazing cast and and amazing show.  If you haven't seen the season three trailer with the season three big baddie, then crawl out from under the rock where you live and check it out here. The new season looks crazy good with all the characters we love returning and some crazy good new ones being added.  But this show is terrific for everything besides the actual episodes (which are terrific).  Whether it is Stephen Amell showing his abs or reciting the show intro for a fan request, or a cast selfie with a crowd of fans, this cast genuinely loves and appreciates their fans and it continues to show in their con appearances. 

Wonder Woman's new look.  Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was introduced. And the Xena meme's exploded.  There are some problems for me - the boots, come on she's a warrior not a stripper, kill the heels; the bulk - I don't have a problem with Gal, I think she's got it in her to pull this off, but I was hoping for a little more threatening power in her body weight.  This is a warrior that is able to trade punches with Superman and I'm not buying that. That being said, I think the overall look is good.  The bright red and blue just don't work on the big screen and she looks like an amazon.  I've felt positive about Ben Affleck as Batman and the look of his suit and I think this Wonder Woman costume fits with that.  Please Mr. Snyder don't let me down. (Image from Warner Bros.)

This list could go on and on (Constantine, Avengers, Grimm, and more), but as much as I think I want to go San Diego Comic Con, I also wonder - when is a con too big?  At every con I have ever attended, I haven't been able to see everything I want to see. Panel times conflict with autograph signings, main stage appearances conflict with photo ops. And that doesn't even take into consideration that I have to enter a lottery to even be able to purchase tickets for SDCC. Has the Hollywood Invasion of SDCC made to inaccessible to the average fan?  I guess I've got a year to ponder that question.  So for now I'll just be thankful for my swollen newsfeed rather than swollen feet and continue to scroll my way through SDCC.



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Yes, we ran in the Assassin's Creed experience, did the Walking Dead Escape, and went to the first part of the MTV Fandom awards. We also saw the taping of The Nerdist Podcast and got to go to one Nerd HQ panel with some of the Sesame Street characters!
We missed the Gotham zipline and the Simpsons stuff...but maybe next year! :)


Wow! all that with free autographs and photos! The jealously is rampant now. Elaine, did you take part in any of the activities outside the convention center in the evenings?

We just got home from San Diego, and it was awesome! This was our first time going and we are already trying to figure out how we can go back next year. There is so much to do and so many people, that it is impossible to see everything. It took us four days plus preview night to see every booth in the main hall. While it is a bit disappointing knowing there was so much stuff we missed, the things we were able to do more than made up for it! We met Jim Lee, Robert Kirkman, Seth Meyers, and Ralph Garman. Then got some amazing close encounters with the entire Walking Dead cast, including Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus! The best part is all the autographs and photos are free! Now if we can just work out the vacation time to go back!!