SDCC Day 2: Celeb Sightings in the Exhibit Hall

I met Michael Rooker. It was a complete accident. I was in the right place at the right time (ie at the Marvel Booth) and he was signing and I was pulled from the crowd to meet him.  He was awesome.

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Rooker is playing the nemesis Yondu in the new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. You might know him as Merle from The Walking Dead.

You never know who you might run into on the Exhibit Hall floor.  I apologize in advance for not having pictures.  But sometimes you don’t know that you’re about to see someone famous.

Today’s list includes the cast from the upcoming Agents of Shield spinoff, Agent Carter; Lou Ferigno of Hulk fame, Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson (who has a cartoon coming out…), and M. Night Shyamalan.

You never know who you’ll see. And that’s why you have to pay attention at all times!

More from SDCC Day One: The Exhibit Hall

The Comic Con exhibit hall floor is an amazing place. You can literally find anything here. Every fandom is represented at the hundreds upon hundreds of booths.

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This year I really think that the booths and exhibits from the big names are the best in years. 

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2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman and DC is celebrating in a big way.  They have the new cape and cowl from the Ben Affleck incarnation of the Dark Knight.

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Now that Disney owns Marvel and Star Wars, they dominate the floor, and yet Disney itself is not as well represented.  Images of the new Thor and Captain America are all over.

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Keep checking back for more coverage of SDCC 2014!

Comic Con Day 1: Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

It was Day One at San Diego Comic Con and the crowds were assembled en masse for the event. The hot ticket items at Hasbro sold out quickly and excited fans carried their huge bags with glee.

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This year Lionsgate took The Hunger Games outside of the Convention Center.  Last year there were too many people crowding the booths during the Mockingjay pin giveaway, so instead there was a cool photo op with Capitol guards and a few posters, but in order to get the pin you had to go across the street to the Hard Rock Hotel.

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After a two hour wait in line (during which time we got to see celebs like Adam West, Jeff Bridges, and the stars of Gotham leaving the hotel through the side entrance) we finally got to go inside.

It. Was. Amazing!!

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We got to choose a treat from Peeta’s Bakery and Haymitch’s Elixirs.

There were costumed staff members and movie memorabilia everywhere:

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You could make a custom t-shirt or backpack, take the District Quiz (I’m District 5), and take a picture in the throne with a hologram image of Peeta and Johanna.

It was well worth the wait.  And the pin at the end was the icing on the cupcake….

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So Much to Watch, So Little Time

I don’t watch a lot of television. It’s not because I don’t want to, rather I just don’t have enough time.  I see all of these shows and I know that even if I taped everything (yes, I was born in 1980 so I say “taped”) I probably wouldn’t get to it.  I know people who have no less than 6 TVs with 6 cable boxes and they are constantly recording shows. Who has time for all of that?

I started watching The Strain last night. Great show.  I also want to start The Leftovers. And then I need to catch up with all of my other shows.  There are so many great shows to watch right now. It makes me laugh to think that most people aren’t watching them on TV these days.  TV is finally worth watching and everyone is streaming things onto laptops and tablets. Or if they are watching a television, they don’t watch live TV so as to fast forward through commercials.

A Mexican billionaire proposed a three day work week recently.  He says that working longer days would be a good trade off for more time out of the office. This kind of plan would allow for more TV viewing…but I couldn’t stay seated that long. 

In my ideal world, I’d have a stationary bike set up with a desk attached so I could pedal and write.  Watching all these shows while riding a bike would be a useful thing…but only if there was time.

San Diego Comic Con is coming this week and every year I get excited about new shows until I realize that I probably won’t have time to watch them.

I’m still working on a solution to this problem.  I just felt the need to share.