I have my press badge and I’m on the ground at Comic Con. It’s as wonderful as ever.
Marvel has Lola from Agents of Shield on display. Very cool.
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Are you sitting in the waiting room trying to get tickets for SDCC 2014? Comic Con badges are fast becoming the most elusive ticket around.
New this year–you get into the waiting room and then you are randomly assigned a number. You can wait for hours or you might wait for minutes. Either way, no one is guaranteed a badge.
What this means is that the San Diego Convention Center absolutely needs to expand. As a San Diego native, the expansion is the only major construction project I support. Screw the Chargers stadium. We need more room for SDCC. The folks at SDCC also need to start thinking outside the box…and outside the Convention Center. Frankly, if they utilized the surrounding hotels and the Gaslamp more, they could have a world class venue. And why not transfer Hall H activities to Petco Park? Think about it–what a great way to increase the size of the venue and stop the awful lines. Why not require tickets to the big panels…no charge, just pre-registered, so that people can do more than just spend their time in line. Less time in line means more people out spending their money, after all.
But these are just random musings. What do I know?
Good luck to the people in the Waiting Room this morning. As they say in Hunger Games, “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
It’s only January and I’m wondering what’s going to happen at SDCC this year. Badge prices have increased, and the ever-changing maze to purchase badges has added a whole new series of hoops to jump through. Will I get in? Will my family get in? Will my people get in? Will I be stuck wandering the Gaslamp without a badge?
It’s only January, and I’m already stressed about SDCC.
Silver lining: You don’t need a badge to donate blood. And the San Diego Blood Bank has all the True Blood goodies I need. 🙂