Hangout 8/20: SDCC Lines and Media

From An Englishman in San Diego
“Je ne regrette rien…”

On this episode, ahead of a recap post soon to be published on, Alyssa Franks (Friends Of Comic Con Forum) and Leonard Sultana look back at this years presentation in the epic Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con. This year showed the most anticipated line-ups in recent years, with panels from Netflix, Warner Bros./DC and Marvel bringing the lines [very] early to Bayfront.

Leonard and Alyssa will cast their eye over the State Of The Union when it comes to this epic arena, as well as the other big rooms of SDCC – Where can Comic-Con International go from here? Can the organisation recover from the undermining of their line management efforts? And is Hall H still the big draw when it comes to the massive and varied attractions of San Diego Comic-Con?

We’d love to hear YOUR stories when it comes to the Big Rooms of SDCC, whether you attempted to enter them this and recent years, or whether you have decided to ‘cut the cord’ and leave the mighty Hall H behind…

Updates: We begin to explore the social and blogging Media’s role in the political landscape and our responsibilities to freedom of speech.
We also discuss the Defenders, Game of Thrones, Last Ship, etc.

Enjoy the eclipse if you’re in the right region and we’ll see everyone next week


Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.