23 JULY 2011
I'm not even going to pretend I can cover everything, so here are a few links to some good Comic Con coverage with photos and news.
io9 is doing a pretty thorough job covering the big panels, along with the Exhibit Hall. My only (minor) complaint is that their coverage is unfailingly positive, so that it tends to sound more like PR and not actual opinions, but I get where they're coming from. If you're looking for something to do, read about Tr!ckster, and if you're looking for the best stuff on the floor, this has some good ideas.
UGO is covering pretty much everything - panels, cosplay, gaming and the floor. Kotaku is reviewing the new games, as expected.
MTV has the clout to get some good interviews, and I would say they are worth checking out whether you're here or not. Not all news gets broken in the media, and tidbits do get lost in the current pop culture blizzard raging through the Internet this week, so you may learn something you didn't know. Again, their coverage is distinctly rose-colored. We need a Comic Con National Enquirer to report on the dirt.
One nice thing about this summer is that trailers and panels are hitting online immediately, instead of some of them being withheld. Even the usually-shaky YouTube videos are better quality. Yay for technology.
And one minor piece of advice: I and many other people had massive technical issues these days with both Wifi and phones. A lot of people seem to be either losing service altogether, losing charges, and unable to charge their devices within the convention center. At one point, my iPod was dead, my netbook useless and my phone barely functional. A guy and I shared an outlet for an hour and our phones barely revived. I eventually got full power over in the Marriott lounges in the North Tower, and got Wifi over in the Starbucks at Hilton Bayfront. Just an idea if you're experiencing difficulties.
This is our first and last comic-con. We have done nothing but wait in line to sit so far in the back that wehad to watch everything on a screen. It is too crowded and not worth the money. We won't return.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you didn't have a good time. If you're still in San Diego, I'd suggest leaving the Con behind and hitting the beach, or Balboa Park and the Zoo. Taking the ferry to Coronado Island can be a great way to get away from the Con madness. Hopefully your trip won't be a total waste.ReplyDelete