San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Easy Like Sunday Morning

Comic-Con has ended.

*sigh*

Crazy crazy four days. Or should I say three crazy days, plus Sunday?

Sunday is the day where there’s nothing to rush to. You’ve already seen the floor, so you know your way around well, you know what’s out there, you’re not scrambling around anymore trying to “See Everything”. You have no reason to be hustling or hurrying, and neither to do the other attendees. This creates – as much as something like this can exist by Comic-con standards – a relaxed atmosphere. You walk around, you see the sights, you try to bag an autograph or two, and just soak it all in the best you can, knowing that there’s only a few hours left to the convention.

I tried to do just that

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Costume Gallery

Ok. Those of you who follow me on twitter have seen me post pics (to the best of my ability) throughout the day, and I’ve had a couple of opportunities to do a sampling of the costumes I’ve been capturing here and there on the blog.

But now it’s time for a good old fashioned pic dump.

Here’s a gallery of (almost) all of the costumes I’ve been able to snap a pic of so far this year at Comic-Con. A few just didnt come out, or had other people in them… aside from that though, here’s a bombing gallery of all the Cosplay I’ve captured so far this year.

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: The “Frankenweenie” Exhibit

This morning, one of the first things I did when I hit the Floor was to check out the display that had been set up to promote Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie”.

After seeing the presentation in Hall H on Thursday, my estimation for the movie’s prospects rose dramatically and so I wanted to be sure to stop in and see the display, in case the movie turns out really awesome, I didn’t want to regret not checking it out.

Being first thing in the morning, there was no line and I was able to get right in. During the day, they only let a limited number of people in at a time in order to give everyone plenty of space to take pictures and look at the displays at their leisure.

The exhibit contains the actual figures that were used during the animation process, along with a number of the miniature sets. There were multiple figures for each character made, because scenes had to be worked on concurrently by multiple teams in order to complete the movie in a timely fashion. It can take days to get mere seconds of film time accomplished, so its important to have the coordinated effort to get everything done on time.

The display was obviously put together with enormous care, and staffed by attendees who were knowledgeable about the film, and encouraging to the visitors… click through to see the photos I took of the exhibit!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Hall H, Thursday

Hello from the hotel… Thursday, day one of Comic-Con, is behind me. But what a memorable day it wound up being.

After getting worn down by the floor in the morning, I decided to check in to the Hall H line earlier than expected, and do a little blogging from the Hall H grass as I waited. Never happened. Unexpectedly, the line rolled right in to the auditorium, and I wound up getting in within 30 minutes or so. Practically no wait at all by Hall H standards.

The good news was, I was there in plenty of time for the Disney panel. The bad news was, for the second time in my three year Con career, I had to sit through a “Twilight” panel. LOL

But it wound up being an amazing day in the Hall. For having little plans or expectations on the day, I wound up seeing directors Tim Burton and Sam Raimi, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and John C Reilly… and then Jackie Chan served as a warm up act for the best panel I’ve ever seen… “The Expendables 2″, which notably featured Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the same stage!

Click through to read about it, and see the pics of this amazing day in the Hall.

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San Diego Comic-Con International: Thursday Morning

Howdy from Hall H!

Hoping the wifi holds out so I can get this post up, we’ll see. Hall H does seem to be a black hole from which electronic signals do not escape…

Thursday morning floor pics to follow, click through to check them out! Not a lot of time to write them up right now, will summarize the day later tonight…

For now, click through to check out some pics to give you a taste of my Thursday Morning at Comic-Con!!

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San Diego Comic-Con International: The Batmobile Gallery

One major highlight for me already this morning was getting to see an exhibit featuring six different Batmobiles. I wasnt able to get around front of the Clooney one (Comic-Con security logic LOL), but stuff like this is why Comic-Con is so worth it.

When else would you get this opportunity?

It was very early (8am), uncrowded, and quiet. Almost like “The Batmobile Memorial”. I spent an unhurried forty five minutes there before finally heading to the Convention center…

The line is about to move, they’re heading in. But here’s my first proper “share” of Comic-Con 2012 for you… The Batmobile Exhibit!

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012: Preview Night!

Good Morning (12:01, here) from San Diego, California!

Comic-Con kicks off in earnest, today, but last night I was one of about 10,000 people who had tickets for Preview Night! Preview Night is where Comic-Con opens the doors early, and allows attendees to have a look around without all the crowds. It’s only available to people purchasing tickets for all four days, and even then, only a certain number of tickets are made available on a first come, first serve basis.

It’s a chance to roam the floor with slightly more elbow room, check out all the booths and vendors, and get a first crack at a ton of exclusives. It’s a great chance to get a feel for what’s where, who’s there, and what’s what before the madness kicks in.

For me, it was a long haul across the country, a lot of scrambling to get things right and ready, dealing with your typical Comic-Con staff almost snafu, and then a hectic night of jostling through the crowds, snapping pics and tweeting away… before heading back to write it all up. I’m closing in on 24 hrs without sleep, let’s see how fun this post turns out!

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My plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Boys and girls. How are we?

As most of you who follow me on Twitter or know me personally know, next week I will be attending San Diego Comic-Con. For the second year in a row, I will be live blogging the event, updating as I go through the day with pics and panel summaries.

This year, however, I’ve also agreed to cover the event for Cineplex.com, the official site of Canada’s largest chain of movie theatres. It’s an exciting opportunity for me, as it will give my coverage of the event exposure to a large audience… hopefully we’ll have some new people swinging through as a result!

In terms of how that will impact my posting here, I’m still going to update throughout the day with pics and blurbs about going on, but my “Day in Review” posts will probably be posted there, and not here. I’ll still post a link for everyone so that you can head over and check them out!

Meanwhile, after the break is my summary of panels that I intend to attend and cover. Check it out!  

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