|Check out some pictures of the
San Deigo Comic Con 2003 that
went down late last July. The con features nearly 200 different programs
running throughout every day, scores of comic book publishers and
creators, more toys and toy companies that you can shake a stick at, and
400,000 square feet of exhibit hall. Some highlights from this year:
- Front row center in the main 5000+
auditorium on Saturday for the Lord of the Rings presentation, the 90
Smith panel, and Warner Bros/New Line stuff. No better seat in th'
Mike Mignola, picked up a
Bill Sienkiewicz, picked
up a quick sketch of some chick.
- Scored an exhibitor pass, which
allowed for leisurely browsing of convention floor every
morning/evening sans the crowds. Which was nice.
convention coverage live from show floor via wireless network on
- Bumped into
Tarantino Friday on show floor.
- Beheld the
Star Wars in 30 Minutes play
which was, in a word, the greatest live performance ever made. Pray
they take that show on the road...
- Snagged the following convention
Armies of Middle Earth 3-Pack (5000),
Mattel's Batman (3000), Toynami's new
Thundarr the Barbarian (1,000).
- Learned that you don't want your
hotel to be in what the cab drivers call "the barrio", as this is a
bad part of town. Reckon there's a reason the rates were so cheap.