This year's Comic Con was without a doubt the best one I've ever been to and that is something I don't say every year. So what made this year's Comic Con the best. For three nights I did not come home till after midnight, there was that much stuff to do. I am totally exhausted and have been in a San Diego Comic Con Coma which can only be cured by looking through all the cool stuff I got.
Part of this year's cool factor was due to deviantart. My recent activity really paid off and I met a handful of people from here.
Another great thing about this year's con is free wifi throughout the building which made waiting in lines less exhausting and really made the Comic Con experience more immersive.
Usually the cool movie and TV stars show up in just Hall H, not this year. Room 20 had just as much interesting stuff which I put up on twitter and you can read below.
Comic Con also finally listened to something I and many others have been suggesting for years and that's How To panels. Allison Sloan really gave a great and entertaining demonstration of Copic markers
and after wards Adam Hughes provided several insights to art in general.
Some of the big things for me were seeing in person all of the cast of True Blood! Alan Ball also showed us a preview clip for the rest of the season which is now online. True Blood drinks will be available to drink in September! The How To panels were really informative. Nothing beats seeing one of your favorite artists draw right in front of your eyes. I got to meet Nathan Fox whose work is just amazing. The special screening of Trick or Treat was fantastic. Zack Synder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, gave a special Comic Con commentary on the Watchmen which was hilarious. Saw more movie and TV stars than you could shake a stick at; Bruce Campbell, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Denzel Washington, Seth Green, Gary Oldman, Robert Downey Jr., Gene Simmons, Olive Munn, Josh Brolin and Megan Fox ... what a fox.
More Comic Con craziness happened including some drunk who after the
Masquerade Ball tried to actually fight me as I headed into the Gaslamp district but I'll tell that story later.
Bottom line: I had a total blast! Saw some movie and TV stars. Meet some fantastic artists. Started up some friendships. Got some Comic Con goodies. Spent way toooo much money ... and now I think I'll enter my Comic Con Coma.