Two weeks from now I’ll be saying goodbye to the office for a few days. I’ll get my backpack ready, pick out my comfiest shoes, and get ready to wait in huge lines for knick-knacks that seem really important in the moment, but lose their luster when you get home and try to figure out what you were thinking when you grabbed it.
Yes, Comic Con is coming.
The banners are already lining Harbor Drive. Thank goodness I live in San Diego. I don’t want to think about what it would be like to have to find a hotel room. I shudder to think about all of the traffic that’s coming our way. But that’s all part of the FUN!
If only the Comic-Con people would RELEASE THE SCHEDULE!! I need it. I NEED IT NOW!
Here are a few things I’m looking forward to: True Blood. Doctor Who. Deborah Harkness’s new book, Shadow of Night. Being Human (SyFy and BBC). Fringe. American Horror Story. The Walking Dead. Dark Knight Rises.
There is more, of course. So much depends on what I can actually get to. You have to cruise the con floor in the morning, of course, and then get to panels.
I will be donating blood at some point. I have done it for several years now, and have a nice collection of special-release True Blood shirts as a result.
I’m also not afraid to spend the night in a line to get into a panel. Once the schedule is posted, I’ll let you know when I’m camping out.
I’ll be covering Comic Con for www.DarkMedia.com, and you can follow my Tweets to see what I’m doing. Right now I’m in the thick of planning.
And I’m taking vitamins. Iron so I can donate blood, and a multivitamin so I don’t get sick. Take it from me, everyone. bring your hand sanitizer and your vitamins and your Emergen-C!
What are your Comic Con plans??