This time around, I still don't have tickets. Trust me, I tried, 3 separate times. But strangely, I'm ok with it. I wouldn't be able to take time off during the week to go anyways, thus camping would be outta the question. But despite this, I'm still ridiculously excited. The buzz that surrounds this immediate downtown area of San Diego is phenomenal. The people watching is AMAZING. And, just knowing that I'll be in proximity of so many of my favorite celebs is pretty damn exciting. To top it off, some of you are actually staying at the Hard Rock Hotel (which is Twilight/True Blood & other celeb central)...so I won't feel totally stalkerish hanging out there. "Uh, what Mr. Security?! I'm just visiting so & so in room 452." ;) You people better give up your room #'s so I can throw it out with a name if need be. I'm mainly kidding. The Hard Rock was super chill last year and never said anything to me or anyone around. I was pretty much the only one not sporting a badge, but for all they knew I was just a random guest. Plus since it is directly across the street from the sdcc (us San Diegan's use this acronym for the san diego convention center, not just comic con) it's pretty chaotic.
HR Hotel in the background with entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter. Crowds walking toward Convention Center.
Can you feel the buzz? Smell the BO? YUP....you will encounter this. Sadly some people don't carry an extra stick of deodorant around. *Shudders* I definitely recommend it.
Speaking of recommendations. Last year and again this year, Twifans.com has posted some helpful hints for enjoying your Comic Con experience. And like last year, I'd like to add my two cents. I know I haven't stepped foot in the convention center for CC, but I do live here...
Here's what they had to say. My thoughts in red.
~And there is a place called Cinnecafe between 4th & 5t on K St. behind Rockin' Baja Lobster...they are like a huge mini-mart with lots of snacks, juice, soda, water etc...
Can't wait to see you all next week!
Oh and how can I NOT post my favorite moment of last years SDCC?!
PS I work downtown as you know, and have a small comic con event for Warner Bros. at a Gallery on Fifth Ave...I just have to check in on it Wed & Thurs night. Other than that...I plan to hopefully meet up with some of you! Oh and Saturday I'm driving back downtown to hang out...how could I not?!? (Plus I only live 10 min away)