Here’s a quick post to cover the tiny bit of Comic-Con that’s happened so far.
After a mistake that put me on the wrong shuttle and a nearly hour-long drive around downtown, I arrived at the house Chris Tulach and I have rented a room in. Then after a 30-minute walk back down to the convention center, I snagged my professional badge and headed toward the exhibit hall that was just opening up.
The first thing I saw when walking into the hall was a massive image of anime-style comic heroines with their boobs hanging out. Way to break those comic fan stereotypes, Comic-Con! Chris headed for the Hasbro line to pick up some Transformers Blaster exclusives while I wandered the hall. First awesome freebie: cardboard Alien face-hugger on a stick. The exhibit hall seemed really segregated, perhaps more so than last year, with video games on one far end, big movie company booths next them, then toy manufacturers, then comics, then small press. They carted in some huge movie props, like a giant golden throne from Thor. The Stan Winston booth had three Iron Man suits, Iron Monger, and the mecha from Avatar.
Preview night doesn’t really lend itself to details beyond “I saw this and this and this and this.” It’s just a night that’s not quite as busy and has all the stuff set up. So look forward to my recaps of the remaining days (and w00tstock!), where I’ll be taking more notes about panels and announcements.