It’s that time to start the count down to SD Comic Con 2012! In just 7 days I’ll be attending, for the second time around, North America’s biggest nerd fest down in sunny San Diego!
Last week, CC released its 5 day schedule, so I had the opportunity to take a good gander at the sessions. To my utter surprise and disappoint, The Amazing Spiderman is NOWHERE to be found in the lineup. If you may recall, Spiderman was the main title advertised at CC last year, with the cover of their annual magazine announcing the “Year of the Spider” and featuring the very cute Spidey couple many many months in advance. Yet, it seems Spiderman has been pulled from the schedule with the movie’s early release date. What a bummer!
Although the con will feature movie sessions like Total Recall, Looper, Elysium, Iron Man 3, and a bunch of smaller flicks, this year does seem a little slim on big blockbuster releases. In fact, it’s so lean in the category that many of the tv show panels have moved from Ballroom 20 (conventionally TV series panel room) to Hall H (conventionally movie panels room).
Fear not though geeks and geekettes, to make up for the lack of big movie panels this year, CC is presenting an once in a blue moon occurrence at this year’s con. What is it you may ask? Well, what would you do if I said Captain Reynolds would be making a special appearance? Are you freaking out yet? Ok, how about if I said Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau would ALL be in a room together in a once in a decade FIREFLY REUNION! I bet you just wet yourself a little, didn’t you? Well, yes that’s happening. And you better be damned I’m going to be in line at 7am to get into that panel!
Other notable sessions that I have my eye on include JJ Abrams’ Revolution preview, Community panel, The Big Bang Theory panel, Game of Thrones panel, Blizzard panel (in place of BlizzCon this year I guess), a bunch of animation panels, Penny Arcade panel, Geek and Sundry panel, and Fringe, Supernatural panels. Though there are tons of other cool stuff that I’m sure I’ll catch.
And finally, this year, not only will I be attending the con, but I’ll also be cosplaying my finished Diablo 3 Demon Hunter costume! I’m rather excited about it, as I’ve put a lot of energy into it and can’t wait to show it off! Here’s a sneak peak at the finished outfit, though you’ll have to wait to see pics of me in the full get up at the con.
In addition to hanging out at CC for 5 days with my fellow geeks, I’ll also be spending a few days checking out Southern California and getting my sun on.
So 7 days and counting… you can almost hear my geek gears quietly but surely revving up… soon… soon… 😀