Although I had planned to write something different leading up to SDCC, complications arose, ensued, were overcome, and I find myself here with that original idea on hold and a general personal plan for the weekend. So here we are.
This is the first year I am attending with zero costumes and it is certainly liberating. My friends are cosplaying each day and I will be following along for a time but I would like to see a few panels, compared to the none I saw last year. Today I am looking forward to the Sherlock panel with Steven Moffatt and Mark Gattiss. I will possibly end up seeing the Hannibal panel this evening with Bryan Fuller, David Slade, and Hugh Dancy, but will have to compare the risks of spoiling the end of the season (which I have yet to finish) or watch the last two episodes this afternoon without my girlfriend/watching partner. We might need to have a talk.
Friday will likely be my first foray into Hall H. The Worlds End with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright has a panel I need to see as it is my most anticipated movie for the rest of the year. I like you Peter Jackson, but The Hobbit didn’t need to be a trilogy and the Cornetto series did. I’m a huge fan of these guys so I would be happy to see them talk for an hour and not see a second of footage. Later in the same room is the Game of Thrones Panel with too much of the cast to mention but Peter Dinklage is there so I’m sure it’ll be a good time. I haven’t read the books but have been enjoying the show and look forward to whatever they can show or tell me about next season, aside from giving more work to Mark Gatiss.
Saturday and Sunday I have a few off site events in the evening, but will probably wander the floor most of the day. I still love cosplay, even if I’m not dressing up, and since the best costumes come out on the weekend I will want to be on the floor to see those. I haven’t prepped myself much for what to expect in the giant exhibitor hall this year, but I am looking forward to the Assassin’s Creed 4 booth to see if I can get my hands on some gameplay. The naval missions were my favorite from AC3 but this is another developer and I am just hopeful this isn’t another ambitious but disappointing pirate game. Think Geek has booth for the first time this year and I am pretty sure that I will turn into Fry within ten feet of that.
I will very much be going where the river of Comic-Con takes me this year and will give you the entire best recap I can give you at the end of it all. In the meantime, I’ll be posting updates, pictures, thoughts and general musings on my ol’ fashioned Twitter @josefonmovies.