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      CommentAuthorMark Seifert
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010 edited
    I've had to re-purpose this server's hamsters over to the Bleeding Cool server this week to keep up with all the hoopla over our industry's greatest spectacle, so there is no episode today.

    Sadly, I'm not in San Diego this week, but if you're sad about not being at SDCC this week as well, you can always follow along from the comfort of your own home.

    It does look like a good time is being had.

    If you're at SDCC, how's it going (pictures, please)? If you're not at SDCC, how's it going (pictures, please)?
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    Cursing not being an American/in San Diego at the moment as I would've loved to have taken part in the WBC counter-protest.

    Instead, I'm at work. =(
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    I'm at work, creating Facebook memes about Spam Javelins. I wish I was at SDCC instead. Playing the Wickerman Festival tonight, will post some pics from that when I get back, m'kay? Also - I really, really, really want that field bag. I'm going to a field tonight, and I don't have a field bag!
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    I went to SDCC in Ought Five, and I am kicking myself for not sitting in Conan's throne.

    Now, in Twenny-Ten, I am kicking myself for not being able to sit in The Golden Throne.

    This is BULLSHIT
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    holy shit I'm red
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010 edited
    As I was saying on Twitter, I don't mind Freakangels skipweeks because that means the series will last longer.
    If you're not at SDCC, how's it going (pictures, please)?

    I am not at SDCC though I wish everyone there a perfect time.
    I was at IBBM last Wednesday.
    IBBM means: Iron Brussels Beer Marathon
    The end of the marathon occured at the Fuse
    (a mythical club where new tracks from Detroit used to be heard first there in continental Europe)

    Like a nation of Whitechapelers I'd rather be at SDCC, sigh.
    Please add SDCC pictures.
    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    I'm cleaning my apartment. My annual party is tomorrow, 14th year in a row.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    From the safe distance of the other side of the planet, SDCC seems even more surreal than usual. Fair assessment?
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    I quit going to ComiCon somewhere around 04 (I think). Way, WAY too crowded for me, and I have friends insisting it's far worse now. But still, I am sad to miss the panels and meeting my favorite writers, etc. I just have to keep in mind that the social anxiety would overwhelm any fun I might have. All the same, *everyone* seems to be having a skip week because they're in San Diego. So... it's quiet here. Friends are down south and my usual Friday entertainments aren't around... oh well.

    Gotta get back to work anyway.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2010
    @razrangel My first year was '03 and I've gone every year since (this is the first year since I started I'm not going, boooo) and it is indeed FAR worse. Preview night last year was hellish, but I've heard they've remedied that this year by limiting the number of preview night badges and made it more comfortable. I think they're doing what they can to decrease the number of people while still leaving it open to many (i.e. raising ticket prices)
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    Living on the other side of the planet SDCC isn't really an option - instead I'm entertaining myself by writhing around in agony with the devil-cold from hell. I strongly suspect my sinuses have been stuffed with mustard while I wasn't looking.

    Believe me, you don't want pictures.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2010
    I live in San Diego, and I have been to the SDCC a few times.
    Its always crowded and expensive.
    I liked it better before the graphic novel was so popular.
    How many of these people only come here so they can dress up as their fave comic hero?

    As for meeting the authors, I once met someone who I had only heard on the radio and they sounded much, much taller on the radio....
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2010
    From the fan side, all the hype makes me pine a bit for the days when being a comic fan was scruffy and disreputable, and actually attending a con, rather more so.

    But the rational adult in me is happier that the comic scene is seeing its due, and (some) creators are making an adequate living instead of recycling their own colons for sustenance.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    Granted, making something that is good (like FreakAngels) is cause for celebration.
    Perhaps in the future more creators will find their pots of gold, as the industry matures.
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    Back from the madness.

    Found Chris G, or Chris G found me, or something:

    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    i came out fuckin puffy. Never walk around for 11+ hours with only a few beers in in you. i learned and paid for it hard. See you next year ^__^
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010 edited
    Back today, twas a tad gruelling. Had some fun, spent a bunch of money, glad to be home sleep-deprived from my 3:30 AM wake-up and all. The following four pics pretty much sum it up for me.

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    My contribution to the insanity that is SDCC: