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SDCC Preparations: Sunday

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With the 4th of July holiday over, SDCC preparations were in fully swing on Sunday.  Half of the San Diego Convention Center was adorned with the iconic blue, yellow, black and white banners signaling the return of San Diego Comic Con.    

Here is a look at the progress so far:

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SDCC Watch Day 3: Marriott Marquis Expansion and SDCC Implications

In yesterday’s SDCC post I mentioned the Marriott Marquis’ expansion, set to debut in June 2016.

You can read more about it here.

If you’re attending SDCC this year you’ll see the construction zone, which will no doubt impact traffic, as the site is butted up against the sidewalk. 

With the amount of conference and meeting space being added, it’s natural to assume that there will be implications for SDCC. Currently the Marriott hosts gaming central, featuring RPGs and LARPs, along with the Con Suite.

Will this expansion aid SDCC by providing more space?

Only time will tell.

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SDCC Watch: Day 2 (June 9th)

In case you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been making a daily trek to the Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center to keep an eye on SDCC preparations. It’s early, of course, but I figure why not do it when I’m so close to the action?

Here’s what I saw today. (The Cisco convention is still going, and the weather is muggy and warm with lots of muggy humidity)

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No line yet at Hall H!

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Construction underway at the Marriott Marquis. The renderings look amazing and this will provide a ton of new space for SDCC in 2016.

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Sky today…

Sky yesterday…

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Keep watching for more SDCC prep sneak peeks!

The Big Wait: SDCC Badge Registration

It’s early Saturday morning and I’m “in” the Epic Online Registration room trying to help family register for badges.

The little blue circle is spinning, which means we are in a holding pattern until 9am.

It’s a stressful process knowing that there is a chance registration won’t happen.

To pass the time, SDCC posts humorous notes designed to take the edge off of the stress. 

On another note, when I think of how many people worldwide are in this virtual waiting room trying to buy tickets, and how many people will descend upon San Diego for this event, it makes me realize how important this event is for our local economy.

We have to expand the Convention Center. We have to keep SDCC so fans can come to San Diego to enjoy this great city.