For many that don't know I actually live in San Diego, in a little old neighborhood, in a house that's 104 years old, for all my life. My family has also lived here for... damn since before the Cuban Missle Crisis? I know that much. Anyways. My exact location is ten minutes away from the Downtown area so it's actually not that hard to just drive by to the Comic Con and see all the awesome stuff that's around. And yeah that's what I did
I do have pics from the Comic Con. Stuff I saw personally but I'm kinda lazy so it might be awhile till I feel like uploading them. I'll elaborate though on the stuff I liked however.
Firstly damn my city really makes a lot of cash off of comic con. So many businesses next to Petco Park, 12th and Imperial, Seaport Village, and more make lots of cash attracting tourists. It was awesome seeing fellow fans of anime, games, comics, cosplayers, movie nerd, etc. walking around places I like for a change. Even far by the shopping malls people gathered. Most were hanging by the comic book shop buying stuff. It was awesome
Seeing as I was outside of the comic con I did not actually get to view panels. but I did participate in stuff outside like seeing the Sleepy Hollow attraction, the Simpsons fair like games, the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles poster giveaways, and even hanging with cosplayers. And they were so nice too! They would take pictures and generally be friendly with everyone they saw. One guy dressed as Link was even playing the Ocarina for people and make like well over a hundred bucks.
The panels I ended up watching online mostly at least the stuff aloud to be shown. The ones that had my interest were in particular The Legend of Korra panels and the Legendary Panels. Marvel and DC were alright but I wasn't too interested in what was presented. What did come out of no where and pretty much won was Mad Max: Fury Road and The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies both debuting their trailers at the comic con.
I'm actually a fan of Mad Max and seeing how awesome the new movie looks after hearing so long about it's production over the last like four years I'm glad. I love the look especially and I can't wait to see the awesome fights. The Hobbit I was already sold on but how they presented it's trailer and having the song Pippin sings from Return of the King there as the trailer music just fit perfectly and harmoniously. I'm sad to see it end but I'm looking forward to the Hobbit.
Legend of Korra was awesome to see especially with how well the creators are handling just the whirlwind of a mess things have gone especially due to Nickelodeon. They pointed out that Korra has always done amazing online in part due to how much the entire WORLD loves the show. I don't think going online was planned I think Nick just sucks at having a cool show like Korra. so it's hasty and things haven't gone well but Mike and Bryan and Janet Varney and the cast are rolling with the punches. Right now Korra is an underdog show in a world full of change both in it's story it's trying to tell and reality.
That's all I have to say at the moment about everything in general. Next year I hope to make it to the Comic con somehow. But who knows really. Just as long as it's awesome and theres an appreciation for fans.