Back when myself and Paulie C were producing Totems we started flying out a day early to the conventions and splurged by shipping our products out instead of stuffing them into our carry ons like this one.
Affectionately known as Day Zero of SDCC. The day is lost to traveling. So if you’re on the East Coast you’re losing half the day by traveling. The one questions you must ask yourself: you want to roll out of bed at oh dark thirty to get in to SDCC by noon or get in by 6pm.
I chose 6pm. I needed to FedEx out stuff and a decent night’s sleep in the humidity was fun.
The TSA Agents once again gets points for knowing my TARDIS user’s manual t-shirt at the check points.
Getting a window seat on a good ole Dash 8-300 series with no AC going to Jersey!
The good news was there was no need to switch concourses like in 2011.
After the cramped and uncomfortable seats going out to Seattle I tried to and succeeded to get exit row aisle on the way out to San Diego. And had no one between myself and the window person who remarked it was a surprise to see an empty seat.
It meant making sure to look through this carefully:
“I am Jack’s complete lack of movie references.”
I didn’t pay for Dish Live TV and their horribly designed channel guide.
Instead broke out the iPad with the Logitech Ultrathin KB Cover, stretched out, put on some Girl with the Dragon Tattoo BGM and wrote about ten pages.
Warren Ellis suggested the Logitech and I have to say once your fingers get used to smaller size it’s good to have if you’re not going to take your laptop with you.
Rolled in at six o’clock and the area I’m staying at is two blocks from the convention. So the traffic is heavier than normal as the Course of the Force vans were stationed outside the Defiance Cafe that has become a main stay of the con for a few years once the Eureka Cafe now it’s synonymous with SyFy.
Decided to try out the 207 Bar and Lounge. Had a good chicken cheese quesadilla and people watched since the lounge at 6pm was dead.
Once 9pm came and went the music outside did too. Thank you noise ordinance….at least until someone’s argument at 3am woke me up.
As you can see the advertising is just as it always been.