San Diego Comic Con 2019 MegaPost: Preview Night and Cosplay…

San Diego Comic Con 2019 (the 50th anniversary) is once again upon us, and the crowds (limited to around 130,000 now) once again make this glorious, wildly over-the-top celebration of pop culture feel like a curious mix of “The Wizard Of Oz” and “Soylent Green.” Preview Night. Cosplay. Cosplay is the soul of these conventions….

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Last day. Until next year…

First, here are my previous entries on my Comic Con 2018 experience to date: San Diego Comic Con 2018: Preview Night megapost… San Diego Comic Con 2018: Day One Megapost… San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 3 Mega-Super-Duper post… And now?  The big goodbye.  Sunday, July 22nd was the 4th and final ‘official’ day of…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 3 Mega-Super-Duper post…

Last night ended Day 3 of San Diego Comic Con.   Despite some disappointments earlier in the day, the night ended on a high note for me.  It also reinforced a long-held belief of mine when it comes to conventions; have backup plans when your primary goals fall apart, and most importantly, allow room for…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 2 Megapost…

San Diego Comic Con, Day 2 (technically Day 3, if you include Wednesday’s Preview Night) is almost at a close.  My plate wasn’t too full today.  Comic Con is made a little easier when you stop spending the entire day trying to get into Hall H and Ballroom 20 events, as I’ve done long ago.  No…

San Diego Comic Con 2018: Day One Megapost…

Last night was Preview Night; the champagne bottle breaking on the four-day geek mecca known as San Diego Comic Con. Today was Day One. Let the revelry begin! Earlier this year, I wrote a 50th anniversary salute to one of my favorite movies of all-time; “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  Today I attended an anniversary panel for the film….

San Diego Comic Con 2018: Preview Night megapost…

Today, Wednesday, July 18th (or tonight, as I type this) was San Diego Comic Con “Preview Night.”  Not many major events were scheduled, so I had a chance to get a quick lay of the land and see some of the new attractions and exhibits. Tomorrow is the official first day of San Diego Comic Con, but since I…

The days before San Diego Comic Con…

No matter how prepared my wife and I are for San Diego Comic Con (we’ve been attending the event together for nearly 15 years now), it seems like the last week before the event is always a bit of a mad dash to finish things. I spent the better part of yesterday putting together revised/new…

For 40 years she was ‘my’ Lois Lane. Goodbye, Margot Kidder…

The following isn’t going to be an obituary (there will be hundreds of those all over the internet, I’m sure); this is just me sharing a personal memory of an encounter with ‘my’ Lois Lane; the late Margot Kidder. But first, a bit of context… December 1978… a time I believed a man could fly….

San Diego Comic Con 2017 final entry/recap…

Well, SDCC has come and gone.    It’s been a lot of exhausting, sweaty, crowd-navigating fun.   At age 50, it’s becoming increasingly patience-taxing at times to navigate/negotiate the formidable crowds with good humor and grace, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.   It’s Nerd-vana.   And when you’re in the middle of it?…

San Diego Comic Con, Preview Night & Day One, July 19th-20th, 2017

Our annual pilgrimage to Geek Mecca (aka San Diego Comic Con) began yesterday morning (Weds. July 19th) as we arrived at our hotel (Springhill Suites, Marriott, San Diego) around noon, unpacked our stuff, ate, and Jules immediately went down to Preview Night down at the convention center.   I, feeling a bit more infirm than…