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[SDCC] Less movie studios is not the end of the world…

So, the current news from the world of Comic Con is: Movie Studios will not be showing much this year at Con and Cowboys and Aliens is premiering on 7/23 at San Diego Civic Theater for a lucky 2000.
This isn’t so bad in the long run. The gawk factor is less and then hopefully so will be the lines.
I think the lack of Movie Studios at Hall H will be welcome relief for all those involved. Now, instead of having to ninja your way up to the front row for the movie panels you’ll be doing it for the television panels and probably have half the line.
I do hope the static displays continue. The giant displays are not nearly as traffic stopping inducing as the line for the celebs.
The news article reports that many companies were burned last year by the con and several examples are given. I hate to tell them but it’s not Con that’s burning them it’s the craptastic movies they put out.

So begins the planning for SDCC '11. . .

Well, for those just joining us, here’s how things stand for those who did not manage to get any tickets for SDCC 2011:
SDCC is currently not selling tickets due to the server strain that couldn’t withstand two attempts by Nerd Prom attendees. So, after losing their attempt to free the tickets from the clutches of the Evil Empire, the Nerds have now positioned their rag tag fleet around the small moon of Endor.
Judging from this page, they’re decided to spread out the tickets between 2 vendors and try a test run on Wednesday. The #sdcc tag on Twitter is going to be a lovely place to watch the fireworks just as it was for the great Hotel Fubar of 2010.
On the personal front: my time off from work has been approved and where I’m staying is already booked. So, it just comes down to airline tickets and right now Southwest has the cheapest fares.
I guess it goes without saying the line for the ticket booth for 2012 is going to rival that of Hall H…

SDCC: Preview Night and Day 1

Preview Night: Grabbed passes and went back to the room. Standing in waiting line for 3 hours did not appeal. By the time I got my act in gear I decided to skip preview night and went to dinner instead. High over cast and no sign of the sun.
Day 1: So far consisted of waiting in line for Hall H which did not disappoint. The line started behind the convention center and somehow we managed to get it. Thankfully it was overcast and even some drizzling rain.
The Megamind Panel was not a complete disaster since Will Ferell was in full costume. Tina Fey carried the panel while Jonah was fine. The star of the panel was the life sized cardboard cut out of Brad Pitt. If it wasn’t for that cut out the entire panel would have been a disaster.
The Tron Legacy Panel turned out extremely well with Patton Oswalt MCing the event. The cast was in attendance and I have to say Jeff Bridges is going the way of Beau. Eight minutes worth of a scene was shown and it looks good. Q+A happened with the last question from a Mini Unibomber (I wish I could take credit for the moniker but can’t) asking how Mister Bridges like Disney rebooting Tron.
After the Q+A there was audience participation which consisted of us chanting several lines of Dialogue and stomping our feet. So, when Legacy does arrive in December and you hear either: Disc Fight or Dee Rez. That was Hall H.
The new trailer is up over at Yahoo Movies. After the panel ended, several things happened afterwards: Captain Jack Sparrow gave us a heads up about Stranger Tides and G. Del Toro came out to announce he is producing/writing/directing (?) Haunted Mansion. The amount of hats he is wearing for this movie is up in the air.
Returned to the room to recharge phone now planning next move: Hall H maybe be a lost cause. The lines involved and the sun is now out. So a swing through dealer’s room then maybe dinner at House of Blues with Revision 3 guys then Serenity Screening with California Browncoats….