SDCC is back!

 20 JULY 2022

At long last, Comic-Con is here! With just minutes to go before Preview Night, here are a few observations:

The COVID-19 verification stations are pretty easy to locate and complete. The one in front of the convention center - which I did around 9:00 am with a 2 minute wait - is the exception now, with a massive line. I know some people want to check off all 3 steps - wristband, then bag and lanyard, then Exhibit Hall line - but they could probably head out to a different nearby station, get their wristband, and get in line quicker. 

On that note, we saw people walk all the way past that line to G to get their bag - only to be told they had to go back, get in the wristband line, and get their wristband first.

Many of the offsites were still being put together, it seemed. Including this Sandman promo - made literally out of sand.

There were some old favorites too - such as what seems like the 18th year of Walking Dead offsites. (I know it isn't really.) In fact, seeing wraps for Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire and Beavis and Butthead gave today a slightly nostalgic 90's feel. 

Some of the cosplay has been top-notch, despite it being pre-Con. What happened to cosplayers during pandemic lock-down? Did they dress up alone before their bedroom mirrors? Post a lot of selfies? That must have been frustrating. 

On the other hand, maybe some have used this time to plan extremely sophisticated cosplay and we'll all be blown away this week. This guy told me his name. Rory? Russ? (ed. - He looked great. No doubt we'll see more cosplay from The Mandalorian, Moon Knight, WandaVision, and other staples of our pandemic life.

As I'm sure you know, we only got 2 bag choices this year. Well, "choice" is not the right term. My friend really wanted the one with Black Adam on the back and of course, they didn't have any where we were. Same as it ever was. And, not to whine about this again, but I really miss the physical copy of the Souvenir Book.

Still, there was no wait to walk in, go up to the Sails Pavilion and grab our stuff. On the whole, today has been really manageable. Even the Exhibit Hall line was not that long when I was buzzing around up there around 3:30 pm.

What do you think so far? What have you seen? I'll report back after Preview Night. 


  1. It was a pleasure meeting you today! Your friendly Jedi.
    PS: It’s Rory Ross -

    1. Hi! Sorry, I couldn't remember your exact handle. Hope you had a great Con - you looked amazing!