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Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 30, 2012, 10:32:36 AM
Tell us a little about yourself (perhaps your background as an SDCCI attendee, where you're from, etc.) as well as welcome new forum members in this thread!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 30, 2012, 12:42:11 PM
I guess we're all 'new' right now since Alyssa put up this new version of the board! Besides, I don't think it's been around that long? It's a great resource though, and I'd like to see this stay for future years.

I've been attending SDCC every year since 2008. I meet up with a big group of friends every year and we all have fun (like a giant sleepover party that goes on and on and on...). I'm from northern California, but my friends come from all over the US and Canada.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Rainer on March 30, 2012, 12:55:48 PM
Greetings! I live just about an hour north of San Diego. This will be my tenth year attending this Granddaddy of the Geekfests.  ;) It is my annual treat to myself to experience Nerdvana at its finest. This forum is a valuable resource for seasoned veterans of the con and those testing the waters for the first time. Hmmmm, can't think of any more cliches or trite phrases for the moment... ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tarrbear on March 30, 2012, 01:15:15 PM
Hi! I'm Tarra and this is my first year attending San Diego Comic Con, I'm coming from the Gulf Coast of Florida (Tampa area) and I'm so excited because I've dreamed of attending SDCC since I was 13, so five years later, I'm finally going!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: luna13darke on March 30, 2012, 01:21:06 PM
Hi...I'm Danni. This will be my first time attending the Con. I live in Ontario, Canada. I will be going with my friend Sean from Wales. We are both super excited to be going. Trip of a lifetime for me. I've been a big fan of the horror genre since I was 5 years old. I  love comics and graphic novels and am a voracious reader of everything. I wear my geek badge very proudly. Sooooo excited to be going!!! Eek.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on March 30, 2012, 01:56:24 PM
Hi, my name is Doug, and I have a comic-con problem. (Hi Doug). Is there a 12 step for this? I attended my first con in 1989 at the old Concourse up by Horton Plaza. Missed 1990 because my spouse was pregnant with our first-born, but I have since forgiven my son. I started reading comics because my friend MadMax told me that there was a comic book based on my favorite TV show of the time, Robotech. So each year at the show, I try to close in on completing the collection of the three series. I first volunteered in 1990, which was the first year at the new convention center, and worked in the photography department for a few years. I've recently returned to the volunteer pool, mainly to have more pocket money to buy stuff, if on a rare chance you can actually shop in the dealers room ;-)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 30, 2012, 02:29:05 PM
What I love about this board is the wide variety of ages and con experience! I think it really makes a difference to the quality and variety of information posted.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tehlilone on March 30, 2012, 04:40:20 PM
Hi Everyone! My name is Jennifer :) I've been going to SDCC since 2004 (the year before my senior year in high school). I would've gone earlier if brothers would just let me tag along (they started mid 90s I think). Since I've started going most of my family/friends have stopped due to the crowds and stuff so I guess I'm a little more hardcore than they are. I attend mainly with my boyfriend and you'll find us on the exhibit hall floor 90% of the time.

I usually go around the Toy Growers Cultyard (altho I think they changed that name last year?) and the main booths. I mainly collect dunnys, plushies, mighty muggs, and pop vinyl. I used to buy a lot of manga and comics but it just costs too much for me to keep up all those hobbies and I can read through novels in less than a day, so I stick mainly to collectibles. I love sci-fi shows altho they keep killing my favorites :'(

Before the convention I try to create the biggest list I can regarding SDCC exclusives from both individual artists/creators and the larger booths since most lists disregard the smaller companies.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 30, 2012, 05:09:20 PM
Welcome to the new and improved Friends of CCI forum, everyone!


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I guess we're all 'new' right now since Alyssa put up this new version of the board! Besides, I don't think it's been around that long? It's a great resource though, and I'd like to see this stay for future years.

I've been attending SDCC every year since 2008. I meet up with a big group of friends every year and we all have fun (like a giant sleepover party that goes on and on and on...). I'm from northern California, but my friends come from all over the US and Canada.
Ha ha.  It took Alyssa and I some time to figure out the best way to organize the forums, but I'm definitely happy with what we've come up with (whew, moving all those threads and creating the sub-forums).  Before, there wasn't a place for us to introduce ourselves to get to know each other as a forum community, so I thought this thread would be the perfect place to greet people (of course, we'll have point it out to any new members). ^_^

Are you from the Bay Area or further up north in California?

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Greetings! I live just about an hour north of San Diego. This will be my tenth year attending this Granddaddy of the Geekfests.  ;) It is my annual treat to myself to experience Nerdvana at its finest. This forum is a valuable resource for seasoned veterans of the con and those testing the waters for the first time. Hmmmm, can't think of any more cliches or trite phrases for the moment... ;)
Greetings, Rainer!  Oh, are you in Irvine?  (I'm in San Diego myself.)

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Hi! I'm Tarra and this is my first year attending San Diego Comic Con, I'm coming from the Gulf Coast of Florida (Tampa area) and I'm so excited because I've dreamed of attending SDCC since I was 13, so five years later, I'm finally going!
Hi Tarra! I'm glad that you're able to come out to SDCCI this year!  Maybe we can have a forum meet-up... (Like dinner or something on one of the days at con.) ^_^

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Hi...I'm Danni. This will be my first time attending the Con. I live in Ontario, Canada. I will be going with my friend Sean from Wales. We are both super excited to be going. Trip of a lifetime for me. I've been a big fan of the horror genre since I was 5 years old. I  love comics and graphic novels and am a voracious reader of everything. I wear my geek badge very proudly. Sooooo excited to be going!!! Eek.
Hi Danni! Wow, Ontario and Wales.  Quite a bit of traveling!  Don't hesitate to stop by in some of the transportation or parking info threads to learn how to get to and from the convention center from the airport.

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Hi, my name is Doug, and I have a comic-con problem. (Hi Doug). Is there a 12 step for this? I attended my first con in 1989 at the old Concourse up by Horton Plaza. Missed 1990 because my spouse was pregnant with our first-born, but I have since forgiven my son. I started reading comics because my friend MadMax told me that there was a comic book based on my favorite TV show of the time, Robotech. So each year at the show, I try to close in on completing the collection of the three series. I first volunteered in 1990, which was the first year at the new convention center, and worked in the photography department for a few years. I've recently returned to the volunteer pool, mainly to have more pocket money to buy stuff, if on a rare chance you can actually shop in the dealers room ;-)
Welcome to the new and improved forums, Doug! Ha ha, I don't know... we might eventually have a 12-step process for this. *laughs*

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What I love about this board is the wide variety of ages and con experience! I think it really makes a difference to the quality and variety of information posted.
Absolutely, I would definitely agree. It's great that we're able to connect because of just one convention. ^_^

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Hi Everyone! My name is Jennifer :) I've been going to SDCC since 2004 (the year before my senior year in high school). I would've gone earlier if brothers would just let me tag along (they started mid 90s I think). Since I've started going most of my family/friends have stopped due to the crowds and stuff so I guess I'm a little more hardcore than they are. I attend mainly with my boyfriend and you'll find us on the exhibit hall floor 90% of the time.

I usually go around the Toy Growers Cultyard (altho I think they changed that name last year?) and the main booths. I mainly collect dunnys, plushies, mighty muggs, and pop vinyl. I used to buy a lot of manga and comics but it just costs too much for me to keep up all those hobbies and I can read through novels in less than a day, so I stick mainly to collectibles. I love sci-fi shows altho they keep killing my favorites :'(

Before the convention I try to create the biggest list I can regarding SDCC exclusives from both individual artists/creators and the larger booths since most lists disregard the smaller companies.
Hi Jennifer! Ah, an avid collector of the awesome exclusives at Comic-Con... Very cool. ^_~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Rainer on March 30, 2012, 07:00:25 PM
"Greetings, Rainer!  Oh, are you in Irvine?  (I'm in San Diego myself.)" Zero

Hello!  Actually, I live north off of the I-15/215 in Murrieta. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Ab3tt3r2morrow on March 30, 2012, 07:33:16 PM
Hello everybody, thought I'd be neighbourly and post to commemorate that I'm digging the new look, and to show my appreciation for the change of scenery! Much thanks to Alyssa and to Zero, this is wicked awesome work.
I'm Winston, and I live in Ontario, California. I joined Friends of CCI just after I got my badges in the first sale. Aside from a query I posted soon after I joined, I pretty much just stay tacit and keep track of the goings-on, having basically done nil to contribute given how  meager my knowledge of things are, sticking to the sidelines , or I linger amongst the gargoyles in the slated rooves, whichever is the better vantage point :-) Been going since the early 1990s up until the mid-2000s when the compass I was following took me down a different trail for a few years --  at the end of which I got my bachelor's in nursing and work full-time in the hospital setting. But despite all I've gone through, reading comic books (and really just experiencing being told a good story no matter how its dressed up in) is, I have realized, a part of what makes me tick. But I don't collect, just dabble. It's quality time we are all looking forward to when we go again (or for the first time, for the newbies here), and I wish all our journeys to be transformative and as good as or better than what we imagined.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 30, 2012, 09:46:00 PM
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Hello!  Actually, I live north off of the I-15/215 in Murrieta. ;)
Ohhhh~h, cool, near Temecula.  I actually live twenty minutes (without traffic, of course, ha ha) from Downtown S.D. *laughs*


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Hello everybody, thought I'd be neighbourly and post to commemorate that I'm digging the new look, and to show my appreciation for the change of scenery! Much thanks to Alyssa and to Zero, this is wicked awesome work.
I'm Winston, and I live in Ontario, California. I joined Friends of CCI just after I got my badges in the first sale. Aside from a query I posted soon after I joined, I pretty much just stay tacit and keep track of the goings-on, having basically done nil to contribute given how  meager my knowledge of things are, sticking to the sidelines , or I linger amongst the gargoyles in the slated rooves, whichever is the better vantage point :-) Been going since the early 1990s up until the mid-2000s when the compass I was following took me down a different trail for a few years --  at the end of which I got my bachelor's in nursing and work full-time in the hospital setting. But despite all I've gone through, reading comic books (and really just experiencing being told a good story no matter how its dressed up in) is, I have realized, a part of what makes me tick. But I don't collect, just dabble. It's quality time we are all looking forward to when we go again (or for the first time, for the newbies here), and I wish all our journeys to be transformative and as good as or better than what we imagined.
Hello, Winston!  Welcome to FCCI!  Look forward to some more awesome updates--it's a work-in-progress.  ^_~

Ha ha, I love the imagery in your post, especially the "gargoyles" line.  Perhaps a hidden talent amongst working in the medical field?  ;p
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Ab3tt3r2morrow on March 30, 2012, 11:40:30 PM
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Hello!  Actually, I live north off of the I-15/215 in Murrieta. ;)
Ohhhh~h, cool, near Temecula.  I actually live twenty minutes (without traffic, of course, ha ha) from Downtown S.D. *laughs*


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Hello everybody, thought I'd be neighbourly and post to commemorate that I'm digging the new look, and to show my appreciation for the change of scenery! Much thanks to Alyssa and to Zero, this is wicked awesome work.
I'm Winston, and I live in Ontario, California. I joined Friends of CCI just after I got my badges in the first sale. Aside from a query I posted soon after I joined, I pretty much just stay tacit and keep track of the goings-on, having basically done nil to contribute given how  meager my knowledge of things are, sticking to the sidelines , or I linger amongst the gargoyles in the slated rooves, whichever is the better vantage point :-) Been going since the early 1990s up until the mid-2000s when the compass I was following took me down a different trail for a few years --  at the end of which I got my bachelor's in nursing and work full-time in the hospital setting. But despite all I've gone through, reading comic books (and really just experiencing being told a good story no matter how its dressed up in) is, I have realized, a part of what makes me tick. But I don't collect, just dabble. It's quality time we are all looking forward to when we go again (or for the first time, for the newbies here), and I wish all our journeys to be transformative and as good as or better than what we imagined.
Hello, Winston!  Welcome to FCCI!  Look forward to some more awesome updates--it's a work-in-progress.  ^_~

Ha ha, I love the imagery in your post, especially the "gargoyles" line.  Perhaps a hidden talent amongst working in the medical field?  ;p


Wish I could take credit for that bit with the lingering-on-the-rooves, but Fritz Lieber came up with the original phrasing of that in a poem from Ill Met In Lankhmar. Sorry, I should've cited that source, then and there. Credit where credit's due, obviously. I get completely muppets sometimes, I apologize ^_^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 31, 2012, 06:28:12 AM
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Hello everybody, thought I'd be neighbourly and post to commemorate that I'm digging the new look, and to show my appreciation for the change of scenery! Much thanks to Alyssa and to Zero, this is wicked awesome work.
<snip>
HA! another person on the board who say's 'wicked'  maybe it a northern thing... ;)
*glad* you enjoy the new look!

I feel as tho most of you know me already from the CCI facebook page but...me & my son, now 12 make the pilgrimage to SDCC every year from New England.  It's the only time i can actually get him out of bed earlier then 5am for the lines<grin>.
We enjoyed all aspects of the con except for ballroom 20, i haven't quite wanted to do the line wait for that...but maybe this year.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ukdeejay on March 31, 2012, 07:30:29 AM
Hi, everyone - I'm Leonard from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire. This will be my third Comic-Con in a row; my first, in 2010, was my honeymoon trip with my then-new wife Caroline, a Welsh woman born and bred.

I'd heard of Comic-Con for years before, just as it had started getting insanely popular. However, when I saw (or rather, heard) the crowd reaction of Hall H to the teaser footage to Tron: Legacy, I was determined to make my way to San Diego. It would be not only my first Con, but also my first trip to California, to America - and my honeymoon? Big trip!

As it happens, it didn't take much convincing Caroline to come with; while my interest covers from my comic book collecting back in my youth and sci-fi, Caroline's is very much genre TV (Buffy, Star Trek and the like). And when I put it her to head to Comic-Con as the high point of a California honeymoon, she jumped at it.

That first year, we were blown away by the sheer scale of the event - who wouldn't be? And to be in the room for The Avengers presentation, to meet all the artist and writer talent that had influenced me over the years, to give my wife the opportunity to ask a question at the Sons Of Anarchy panel... amazing! And we had to go back - and we did. I kind of sabotaged my personal trip last year as I was determined to attend the World Premiere of Cowboys And Aliens so spent most of Friday in a queue outside Hard Rock under the searing California heat. The appearance of Jon Favreau, giving the opportunity he was going to be handing out the prized badges, was one thing - but that was nothing compared to him sitting beside one of my personal heroes, Drew Struzan (who Jon had commissioned to produce a limited edition one-sheet for C&A). Meeting him - and getting their signatures on said one-sheet - more than made up for the lobster-pink Brit sunburn!

Then, the Saturday - a whole day, herded into the San Diego Civic Centre, was a small price to pay for sitting at a World Premiere, fifteen feet away from the films cast and crew; Favreau, Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford (and his sour-faced bint of a wife! Clap, woman - you're married to Indy!), along with a host of people I never imagined to be in the same room with. Steven Spielberg... Ron Howard... Dr. Leonard Hoftstader...!! Amazing night! (...ropey film!)

After two brilliant years, I wasn't sure if we could top it and thought Caroline might want the holiday she always talked about - a beach, blazing sun, blokes bringing copious coconuts with umbrellas and alcoholic delights... so I didn't buy the badges that year round. But, the second the plane landed at Heathrow, the first words she said were, "...well, we're doing THAT again!" Oops! So, here we are.

I'm doing my best to pass on any help to fellow Con-ers travelling from the UK with a dedicated Group and I'm hoping I'm not over-staying my welcome on the other pages. And I'm so looking forward to meeting up with everyone, in a pub, at some point in July - don't know about calling a round in but I'll do my best! See you in SD!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 31, 2012, 11:02:48 AM
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Are you from the Bay Area or further up north in California?

Bay area. It's nice to be from this area in terms of SDCC, because we have the option of either flying or driving, depending on what is more convenient for that particular year.

This year we're going to do a slow drive down, stopping at Magic Mountain and a couple of other places along the way before getting to San Diego, then on the way back we're thinking of going to Seaworld and Universal Studios.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 31, 2012, 03:43:40 PM
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Hi, everyone - I'm Leonard from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire. This will be my third Comic-Con in a row; my first, in 2010, was my honeymoon trip with my then-new wife Caroline, a Welsh woman born and bred.

[snip]

I'm doing my best to pass on any help to fellow Con-ers travelling from the UK with a dedicated Group and I'm hoping I'm not over-staying my welcome on the other pages. And I'm so looking forward to meeting up with everyone, in a pub, at some point in July - don't know about calling a round in but I'll do my best! See you in SD!
Welcome to the new forums, Leonard! (Great thread with IFTTT.com, by the way.)  Nonsense, it's great that there are some international SDCCI fans visiting here.  Perhaps someone could make a meet-up thread in the "Off-Topic Chat" area, if one is interested in having a forum hang-out during con... ^_~


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Wish I could take credit for that bit with the lingering-on-the-rooves, but Fritz Lieber came up with the original phrasing of that in a poem from Ill Met In Lankhmar. Sorry, I should've cited that source, then and there. Credit where credit's due, obviously. I get completely muppets sometimes, I apologize ^_^
Ha ha, not at all.  Shhhhh, you're not supposed to tell us that.  ;p


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Bay area. It's nice to be from this area in terms of SDCC, because we have the option of either flying or driving, depending on what is more convenient for that particular year.

This year we're going to do a slow drive down, stopping at Magic Mountain and a couple of other places along the way before getting to San Diego, then on the way back we're thinking of going to Seaworld and Universal Studios.
Oh, nice!  Sounds like a wonderful vacation.  If you can, you might as well enjoy the sights and sounds of a few theme parks along the way. ^_^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: redneckotaku on March 31, 2012, 05:41:47 PM
Hey there,

My name is Tom and I'm from outside Baltimore, MD. I'm deeply engaged in fannish things (mostly anime and gaming). My first time at SDCC was back in 2007 and it wasn't fun due to not choosing what I really wanted to see. This year I will have a full weekend pass, but will only do a couple days and try to do Seaworld and some other local attractions. The biggest things I'm looking for is to finally meet Katsuhiro Otomo (the manga-ka of Akira along with anime director) and to see some Iron Man 3 panel.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 31, 2012, 11:25:07 PM
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Hey there,

My name is Tom and I'm from outside Baltimore, MD. I'm deeply engaged in fannish things (mostly anime and gaming). My first time at SDCC was back in 2007 and it wasn't fun due to not choosing what I really wanted to see. This year I will have a full weekend pass, but will only do a couple days and try to do Seaworld and some other local attractions. The biggest things I'm looking for is to finally meet Katsuhiro Otomo (the manga-ka of Akira along with anime director) and to see some Iron Man 3 panel.
Hi Tom!  Welcome to the new FCCI forums.  It'd be really cool to meet Katsuhiro Otomo!  I hope you get the opportunity to do so.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: steev on April 01, 2012, 11:24:50 AM
hello! my name is steve and i've been attending comic con off and on since 99. i'm heavily into photography, toys, horror related, music...to name a few. speaking of, i'm getting some new business cards/flyers made specifically for comic con that i'll be passing out to cosplay attendees that i photograph. i've taken pictures in the past that turned out alright and i thought to myself, "wish i knew this person so they could see their pic". or like on year i had mine taken (regular clothes) but i've never seen it.

anyway, thanks to those responsible for this board, and looking forward to july!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on April 01, 2012, 01:01:50 PM
Hi Steve,
I am glad you like the board!  It's a labor of love for us.
I've got to think of a way to better let people to post their pictures... & maybe figuring a way to find the photographer...If you think of a way we could help let me know<grin>
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tehlilone on April 01, 2012, 01:22:33 PM
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Ohhhh~h, cool, near Temecula.  I actually live twenty minutes (without traffic, of course, ha ha) from Downtown S.D. *laughs*
Rainer and Zero are pretty close to me then! :) I live in the IE also. I'm more inland tho (Hemet) but my roots are in North (San Diego) County.

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Hi, everyone - I'm Leonard from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire. This will be my third Comic-Con in a row; my first, in 2010, was my honeymoon trip with my then-new wife Caroline, a Welsh woman born and bred.

I'd heard of Comic-Con for years before, just as it had started getting insanely popular. However, when I saw (or rather, heard) the crowd reaction of Hall H to the teaser footage to Tron: Legacy, I was determined to make my way to San Diego. It would be not only my first Con, but also my first trip to California, to America - and my honeymoon? Big trip!

That's an awesome way to spend your Honeymoon! I was in the Tron: Legacy panel during 2010. They recorded sound bites of us saying/doing things during the panel. It was awesome and if they actually used it the arena chanting = the SDCC panel.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 01, 2012, 01:44:04 PM
Steve, as someone who has had their photo taken, I can tell you that I would appreciate a business card so I can see my picture later! I egt these from time to time and I always keep them and look up my pics. They're great to see! It's a very thoughtful idea.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: steev on April 01, 2012, 03:02:28 PM
once we get closer to the con people will start posting "i'll be wearing this..." posts, so we can meet up. but to play it safe, i can always post a link afterwards with the pics i take. i love seeing other peoples con pics as well. the weirder the better, haha...

not too website savvy, but there has to be someone on here that can figure it out. i would just be careful though because some people like to post ALOT of pictures and in big sizes. sure you're seen those threads from time to time  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 01, 2012, 03:32:08 PM
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hello! my name is steve and i've been attending comic con off and on since 99. i'm heavily into photography, toys, horror related, music...to name a few. speaking of, i'm getting some new business cards/flyers made specifically for comic con that i'll be passing out to cosplay attendees that i photograph. i've taken pictures in the past that turned out alright and i thought to myself, "wish i knew this person so they could see their pic". or like on year i had mine taken (regular clothes) but i've never seen it.

anyway, thanks to those responsible for this board, and looking forward to july!
Hello there, Steve! Welcome to the new forums!  Oh, a cosplay photographer?  Nice!

Glad that you could join us here.


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Rainer and Zero are pretty close to me then! :) I live in the IE also. I'm more inland tho (Hemet) but my roots are in North (San Diego) County.
Oh, the Inland Empire. Cool!  Yep, I'm in San Diego. (Moved down from L.A. for college, ha ha.)

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once we get closer to the con people will start posting "i'll be wearing this..." posts, so we can meet up. but to play it safe, i can always post a link afterwards with the pics i take. i love seeing other peoples con pics as well. the weirder the better, haha...

not too website savvy, but there has to be someone on here that can figure it out. i would just be careful though because some people like to post ALOT of pictures and in big sizes. sure you're seen those threads from time to time  ;)
I'm sure the other mods and I can figure something out. ^_~  Don't worry.  There's already a special section for cosplay on the forums, so that's a good place to start... As for pictures, there is a limit to how big a picture can be before it is automatically shrunken into a thumbnail size. (Otherwise, people can just post links instead of using the image BB code tag.)

^_^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on April 02, 2012, 02:16:31 AM
Hullo everyone!

First off, massive props to Alyssa and Zero for putting this all together and for being so incredibly patient and helpful to newbies like me. I really appreciate all the advice given by everyone on the forums, so THANK YOU, seriously.

I'm PZ, and I hail all the way from Singapore. This will be my 1st time at SDCC so I'm just thrilled out of my mind to be able to go.

I used to attend conventions and cosplay quite a bit from 2005-2008 when I was studying/living in Australia, but after graduating and moving back to Singapore to work I tried to put fandom and the like behind me following a lot of pressure from my family, ex-partners and bosses to "grow the hell up and focus on your life and career".


...Fat chance, really.

A couple of years, the ending of some relationships and a bit of job-hopping later I'm still as diehard a fangirl as ever, and I'm finally lucky to have a boss who's supportive of my hobbies, no status-conscious partners who are embarrassed by my cosplaying, and parents who have finally come to terms with the fact that being a responsible, financially independent adult and a crazy fangirl isn't mutually exclusive. And it looks like I've been bitten by the cosplay bug again. Regrets? I HAVE NONE. :D


I've been a Potterhead for over 13 years, but my current obsessions would be Supernatural, Shameless, Sherlock, Misfits and BBT. I'm also a huge fan of Gaiman's Sandman (and his other fiction works), Lucifer, Wormwood, Unwritten, Fables, Fell, Air, Y: The Last Man and Runaways. However, I'm always open to new shows, comics and the like, so hit me up if any of you are looking to convert a new fan!

I used to be a rabid Gleek (actually I used up last summer's leave on Glee Live instead of SDCC) but my interest in the show has waned because S3 is getting too disappointing for my love of the characters to even sustain watching it. Still, it was a fun ride and I had amazing memories of meeting the cast.

I admit that I'm most excited about the panels and getting to see my favourite actors and writers in the flesh this July, but another highlight is getting to know other fans because I don't have many real-life friends who are into books, movies and shows the way I am. Finally, I'm just psyched about  visiting the US again, since I only get to go about once a year.  You guys have GIGANTIC food portions, and THAT'S what I'm talking about, not the tichy little portions you get here in Asia. :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2012, 03:52:50 AM
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Hullo everyone!

First off, massive props to Alyssa and Zero for putting this all together and for being so incredibly patient and helpful to newbies like me. I really appreciate all the advice given by everyone on the forums, so THANK YOU, seriously.

I'm PZ, and I hail all the way from Singapore. This will be my 1st time at SDCC so I'm just thrilled out of my mind to be able to go.

[snip]

I admit that I'm most excited about the panels and getting to see my favourite actors and writers in the flesh this July, but another highlight is getting to know other fans because I don't have many real-life friends who are into books, movies and shows the way I am. Finally, I'm just psyched about  visiting the US again, since I only get to go about once a year.  You guys have GIGANTIC food portions, and THAT'S what I'm talking about, not the tichy little portions you get here in Asia. :D
Greetings, PZ.  This is a place to share info and ideas, so I'm glad to be a part of this community as well.  (I'm still doing coding and graphic designing for the forums, so stay tuned for a few more updates, ha ha.)

Wow, all the way from Singapore!  That's a long way, but it's wonderful that we have quite a lot of international fans here on the forums.  At any rate, I think forum communities such as this are great ways to meet new people--especially for cons.  ^_^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 02, 2012, 08:38:59 AM
LOL, PZ! People here don't realize how big the food portions are. I agree, it is eye-opening to compare to other countries.

I can see how excited you are to be coming! I am glad that you have such a supportive group of people around you.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on April 02, 2012, 09:17:13 AM
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Hullo everyone!
 
I admit that I'm most excited about the panels and getting to see my favourite actors and writers in the flesh this July, but another highlight is getting to know other fans because I don't have many real-life friends who are into books, movies and shows the way I am. Finally, I'm just psyched about  visiting the US again, since I only get to go about once a year.  You guys have GIGANTIC food portions, and THAT'S what I'm talking about, not the tichy little portions you get here in Asia. :D

Heh, no wonder I'm getting bigger every year! I may need to move overseas soon  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on April 02, 2012, 08:36:37 PM
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Wow, all the way from Singapore!  That's a long way, but it's wonderful that we have quite a lot of international fans here on the forums.  At any rate, I think forum communities such as this are great ways to meet new people--especially for cons.  ^_^d

Yeap, my best friend and I have to fly for over 20 hours to get to the US, but we're stopping by NY for a couple of days before heading to SDCC. I think it would be awesome to meet up with new friends at the con - maybe we could have a get-together after the con for drinks!

@Transmute & MegaDoug - you guys have no idea how much I crave good ol' American diner breakfasts. Seriously. FLAPJACKS AND SAUSAGES. I always put on 5-9lbs every time I holiday in the US hahahaha!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2012, 08:51:31 PM
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Yeap, my best friend and I have to fly for over 20 hours to get to the US, but we're stopping by NY for a couple of days before heading to SDCC. I think it would be awesome to meet up with new friends at the con - maybe we could have a get-together after the con for drinks!
@[email protected]!  20+ hours. Yikes. How many stopovers do you normally have for your flight?

Hmmmm... perhaps someone can take the initiative to start a meet-up thread in this Off-Topic Chat section. ;p
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on April 02, 2012, 10:02:39 PM
There's a direct flight to New York from Singapore but only for business class and above, so it's pretty expensive and I opt for regular cabin instead. Usually when I fly to/fro the east (JFK mostly) I stopover at Frankfurt, whereas if it's the west cost (LAX) I stopover at Tokyo.

I booked my flight from NY-> San Diego for 11th July via Delta and it cost me a whooping $350! (This was the cheapest deal I could find as of last month!) The last time I flew from Minneapolis to Vegas on X'mas eve it only cost me $250, what with holiday peak charges and all. Guess that's Con season for you, the price hikes for hotel/airfares are INSANE. :(


Yes, there should be a meet-up thread! Unfortunately I'm utterly unfamiliar with SD and SDCC so I wouldn't have a clue where and when to suggest it. Anyone else has ideas?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 02, 2012, 10:15:42 PM
Hi Alyssa and Chris, I really appreciate you both putting together this site!   :)

My name is Andrew and as you can guess by my screenname, I live in Costa Mesa in Orange County, about a 90-minute drive north of the CCI site.

Last year was my first and back then only experience with Comic-Con.  One the day of the second registration process, I almost forgot about it and made my first attempt to enter the TicketLeap site 10 minutes after it opened up at 9am on 2/5/11.  After countless refreshing of the browser, I was able to get a Saturday pass.  I showed up really early that Saturday at 7am and already the line was humongous even though badge distribution wasn't to start until 8:30am.  The line moved very fast and was able to pick up my badge well before 8:30am.  I guess because of the line they decided to give the badges out early.  Pre-registration for this year's Comic-Con was scheduled to take place between 8am-11am, however when I showed up at the hotel where they were selling the badges shortly after 8am, they were already sold out for that day.  Apparently, fans had camped outside the hotel the afternoon before.  I decided that if they're going to do the pre-registration again this year, I think I should skip it because precious time is being wasted when I could be enjoying the Con instead.  All I did at last year's Con was spend a few hours inside the convention where they had the booths, games, comic books and so forth.  I didn't go to any of the high-profile panels in Hall H (where the infamous pen-stabbing incident occurred at the 2010 Con) because lines were already way too long and I didn't want to spend my only day at the Con doing nothing but wait in line with one panel with no guarantee Hall H would not be filled to capacity.  My day was over at 1pm.  I didn't go to any places outside the convention center because I was staying in a friend's house way up into the northern part of San Diego close to the edge of the city limits and left my car up there.  The trolly was my only means of transportation but the ride to both the trolly station and the drive back to the house were very long.

This year, I'm happy to say that I was able to secure a four-day badge w/preview from the second-chance resale.  I was among the many victims of the broken E-mail link on March 3.  I couldn't get on with my iMac but got on with my iPhone #10,000 in line.  The browser refreshed to #6,669 by 8:20am and suddenly it stopped refreshing.  I was not able to get a badge that day.  I did get in on the second-chance at #383.  Within a few minutes, I got in and purchased my four-day w/preview badge in just a few minutes.  This time around I will be staying at a hotel in downtown just a half-hour walk from the convention center (there will be shuttle service) and my car will be parked there so hopefully I will be able to do more things outside of the site.

So do you recommend that I should avoid the high-profile panels as they may take up most of the day waiting in line?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2012, 10:44:16 PM
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My name is Andrew and as you can guess by my screenname, I live in Costa Mesa in Orange County, about a 90-minute drive north of the CCI site.
Welcome to the new "Friends of Comic-Con International" forums, Andrew!  Glad that you can join us.

As for any tips or advice for con-going, check out this thread: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0
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There's a direct flight to New York from Singapore but only for business class and above, so it's pretty expensive and I opt for regular cabin instead. Usually when I fly to/fro the east (JFK mostly) I stopover at Frankfurt, whereas if it's the west cost (LAX) I stopover at Tokyo.

I booked my flight from NY-> San Diego for 11th July via Delta and it cost me a whooping $350! (This was the cheapest deal I could find as of last month!) The last time I flew from Minneapolis to Vegas on X'mas eve it only cost me $250, what with holiday peak charges and all. Guess that's Con season for you, the price hikes for hotel/airfares are INSANE. :(


Yes, there should be a meet-up thread! Unfortunately I'm utterly unfamiliar with SD and SDCC so I wouldn't have a clue where and when to suggest it. Anyone else has ideas?
@[email protected];

I believe the higher airfares are mainly because of June, July, and August being the summer months (which are usually ideal for traveling and vacations), ha ha.

Well... I started an idea/brainstorming thread for a meet-up--perhaps someone else help organize the actual meet-up: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=245.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: hoserzgirl on April 02, 2012, 11:36:19 PM
Hello to all Con Vets & Newbies!
My little tribe and I have been to CC for the past 4 years. It really is so much fun to hang out with cool people for 4 days and get away from the daily grind. We also live in the Inland Empire here in So. Cal. We enjoy getting out to Frank & Sons and going to local events. I would say to anyone who doesn't already know that one of the big reasons it is so fun to go the Comic-Con is the people. So talk it up while you are in line and get ready to meet some pretty amazing people. The Big Kahuna has over 2 thousand friends on facebook and it's awesome when we get to meet them IRL. CCI is really like the biggest summer camp ever for all ages.
And definitely a shout out to the Creators of this forum. I hope all will find some useful information, and maybe even make some new friends!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on April 03, 2012, 12:18:34 PM
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So do you recommend that I should avoid the high-profile panels as they may take up most of the day waiting in line?

It is tough to answer the high profile panel question for someone else since everyone’s Comic Con objectives are different.  Some people do nothing but wait in lines & spend the whole day in big panels while others avoid the panels entirely & just walk the exhibit hall.

You best bet is to:
(1.)   Wait for the schedule when it comes out two weeks before the show
(2.)   Make a list of all the panels you want to see
(3.)   Rank them:  Dying to see, Wouldn’t mind seeing, etc.
(4.)   Calculate wait times (usually 3 hours ahead of time is enough although popular shows like Big Bang Theory can be as long as 8 from what I have heard)
(5.)   Figure out which ones might be in the same room right after each other.
(6.)   Decide if the panel/wait time is worth it to you  --or-- you can decide if walking the exhibit floor would be something you would enjoy more. 

Sorry for the wishy washy answer, but each person’s con experience is different depending on what they like to do and want to see.  Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 03, 2012, 01:22:08 PM
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It is tough to answer the high profile panel question for someone else since everyone’s Comic Con objectives are different.  Some people do nothing but wait in lines & spend the whole day in big panels while others avoid the panels entirely & just walk the exhibit hall.

You best bet is to:
(1.)   Wait for the schedule when it comes out two weeks before the show
(2.)   Make a list of all the panels you want to see
(3.)   Rank them:  Dying to see, Wouldn’t mind seeing, etc.
(4.)   Calculate wait times (usually 3 hours ahead of time is enough although popular shows like Big Bang Theory can be as long as 8 from what I have heard)
(5.)   Figure out which ones might be in the same room right after each other.
(6.)   Decide if the panel/wait time is worth it to you  --or-- you can decide if walking the exhibit floor would be something you would enjoy more. 

Sorry for the wishy washy answer, but each person’s con experience is different depending on what they like to do and want to see.  Hope this helps!

This helps a lot, thanks!  I think I'll avoid the panels that have waiting times beyond three hours.  I'll probably avoid pre-registration as well if they choose to do it again this year.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Andrew Costa Mesa on April 03, 2012, 01:45:25 PM
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Welcome to the new "Friends of Comic-Con International" forums, Andrew!  Glad that you can join us.

As for any tips or advice for con-going, check out this thread: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0
*goes back to making new button designs for the forums*  (Ha ha.)

Thanks for the thread Zero.  I wish I had come across it before last year's Con!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 03, 2012, 05:31:01 PM
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Hello to all Con Vets & Newbies!

My little tribe and I have been to CC for the past 4 years. It really is so much fun to hang out with cool people for 4 days and get away from the daily grind. We also live in the Inland Empire here in So. Cal. We enjoy getting out to Frank & Sons and going to local events. I would say to anyone who doesn't already know that one of the big reasons it is so fun to go the Comic-Con is the people. So talk it up while you are in line and get ready to meet some pretty amazing people. The Big Kahuna has over 2 thousand friends on facebook and it's awesome when we get to meet them IRL. CCI is really like the biggest summer camp ever for all ages.

And definitely a shout out to the Creators of this forum. I hope all will find some useful information, and maybe even make some new friends!
Greetings, hoserzgirl!  Oh, Frank and Sons.  I love that place--I haven't been there for a while (mainly due to my being in San Diego for most of the year, ha ha).  I've gotten some pretty good deals from some of the vendors there.

I agree--conventions are great places to meet new people with similar interests. ^_^d

Definite props to Alyssa for creating the (broken link) and then setting up the foundation for this one.  I'm really glad that I've had the opportunity to work with her on various aspects of this new forum.  She's very awesome. <3 


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Thanks for the thread Zero.  I wish I had come across it before last year's Con!
You're welcome! ^_^  I figured it'd be a good place to start off with posting on the forums, whether you're an SDCCI veteran or not.  Actually, the original "FCCI" forum was created sometime in November 2011, and this new, upgraded version of it was created in the last month or so. The admins are in the process of making it even more awesome, so look forward to it.  (In other words, it didn't exist yet, but I do wish we had a resource like this earlier, ha ha!) 
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: GoatCheese510 on April 03, 2012, 05:52:27 PM
What's up nerds?! My name is Ismael and I've been going to the SDCC since '99. These last few years my wife (Jeanette) and I have been going and she just loves the cosplay scene. I enjoy picking up some back issues of Marvel Comics, mainly The Punisher. I'll be there this year, all 4 days and staying in downtown. See you soon!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: vegasndn on April 04, 2012, 11:45:42 AM
 Hello all my name is Paul and last yr was the 1st time for the me and the family. We went on sat only, this yr it's all four days. I got tickets thru the 2nd chance resales because when we finally got into the waiting room we were about 35,000 so we had no shot, during 2nd chance it was about 835.     
  We stayed in Anaheim last time and we'll be much closer this time. Haha! My daughter dressed up as Sakura Haruno and she was happy cuz ppl were recognizing her costume. We got parking under the convention center and that was nice because when our bags got full we went downstairs and unloaded and grabbed snacks. Anyways see you all in July.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 04, 2012, 12:00:19 PM
I'm glad to see families coming! I'm bringing my entire family for the full 4 days as well. It's important to raise children right, to appreciate the geeky things in life... ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on April 04, 2012, 01:03:07 PM
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I'm glad to see families coming! I'm bringing my entire family for the full 4 days as well. It's important to raise children right, to appreciate the geeky things in life... ;)
Heh, I used to take my kids when they were little, then they got bigger and didn't want to go any more, now they are older and try to get tix for the past few years. They finally came around....  :P
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 04, 2012, 01:11:27 PM
Ah, they're kids! Don't give them a choice... ;)   Of course, mine are still young enough that I can tell them that 'we're going and that's it', but they are excited about it.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2012, 01:13:06 PM
How old are they?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 04, 2012, 01:14:08 PM
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How old are they?

11 and 9. Still young enough not to need Junior badges. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2012, 01:21:24 PM
yeah, my son's in his last year of 'free'. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 04, 2012, 01:45:06 PM
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yeah, my son's in his last year of 'free'.

I know. I'm eagerly waiting to hear about your experience transferring him to a junior badge, so I can apply that knowledge next year. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on April 04, 2012, 02:41:38 PM
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yeah, my son's in his last year of 'free'.
Luckily my daughter was short, so she was 12 for a couple years  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on April 04, 2012, 04:23:17 PM
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I know. I'm eagerly waiting to hear about your experience transferring him to a junior badge, so I can apply that knowledge next year. ;)
My hope is that he'll be able to buy his own badge... maybe with proof of age so only 12 year old's can buy a badge

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Luckily my daughter was short, so she was 12 for a couple years  :o
my son will be taller then me by next year plus we don't do well with bending the rules, i tend to hear about it for months... and months.. and months afterwards.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 04, 2012, 05:16:13 PM
I'm not even so worried about 'bending the rules'.... but more about the consequences if you are 'caught'. What happens if they don't believe your child is 12 and ask for proof you don't have? And if they determine the child is a junior and you don't have a badge for them, they're SOL... and you probably are too if you can't leave them alone while you go into the Con.

So for me, it's not worth pushing the envelope.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 04, 2012, 08:44:43 PM
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What's up nerds?! My name is Ismael and I've been going to the SDCC since '99. These last few years my wife (Jeanette) and I have been going and she just loves the cosplay scene. I enjoy picking up some back issues of Marvel Comics, mainly The Punisher. I'll be there this year, all 4 days and staying in downtown. See you soon!
Hi there, Ismael!  Welcome to the FCCI forums.


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Hello all my name is Paul and last yr was the 1st time for the me and the family. We went on sat only, this yr it's all four days. I got tickets thru the 2nd chance resales because when we finally got into the waiting room we were about 35,000 so we had no shot, during 2nd chance it was about 835.     
  We stayed in Anaheim last time and we'll be much closer this time. Haha! My daughter dressed up as Sakura Haruno and she was happy cuz ppl were recognizing her costume. We got parking under the convention center and that was nice because when our bags got full we went downstairs and unloaded and grabbed snacks. Anyways see you all in July.
Hello, Paul!  Welcome to the newly upgraded forums.  Oh, cool, will your daughter be cosplaying this year as well?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on April 10, 2012, 08:07:19 PM
Something I find really refreshing about SDCC is that, in my previous experience of attending Cons in Australia, Singapore and Taiwan, I belonged to the 'older' age group because it seemed everyone around me was in high school or college freshmen, and I wasn't even that old! (I started cosplaying and going to cons during my postgrad years and up to my first year of entering the full-time workforce before I stopped in 2009). It was harder to plan post-con outings or parties then because everyone had some curfew or parental/financial restrictions, being much younger. I remember booking a bunch of hotel rooms for my huge bunch of cosplay friends and I to be near the convention centre and ended up having to answer to all their parents and take responsibility for their safety - and I was 23 then.

However, what with everyone here talking about their jobs and kids, I feel like the average age bar is raised! Or maybe it's just on this forums, but now I feel like a kid compared to most of you! :P It's awesome that so many people here are still unabashed fans and pursuing what they love together with their spouses and children. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 10, 2012, 08:42:31 PM
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However, what with everyone here talking about their jobs and kids, I feel like the average age bar is raised! Or maybe it's just on this forums, but now I feel like a kid compared to most of you! :P It's awesome that so many people here are still unabashed fans and pursuing what they love together with their spouses and children. :)
I agree--it's great that some people get their families involved in some of the things they're interested in.  Good family bonding time as well as meeting new people! ^_^

I feel the same way about some of the other conventions I attend--I feel like the general age for attendees have been around high school through college, but I've noticed more recently that more families have been attending together.  (I recently graduated college myself, but I still feel so old compared to some of them! Ha ha.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2012, 09:14:09 AM
This board seems to have a wide age range. I know I feel ancient when I go to cosplay.com, because those people are all still in high school for the most part. I still go there, but I understand that I'm not the 'average' member on that board.

As compared to other cons, I think SDCC has a much wider range of attendees. I definitely see many 'older people' as well as people with children, as well as 'young people'. It seems tio be a fairly good age cross-section, which is probably why it's so popular: it appeals to everyone!

The thing is, when you 'grow up', do you keep your love of all things geeky? I certainly have, and when I got married I had a spouse who had done the same. We raise our children to appreciate all of the things we love, and so they are the 'next generation'. These are the kinds of people who come to SDCC.

Additionally, since it has been going on for decades, many of the attendees are 2nd generation or even 3rd generation. This definitely creates a more 'family' atmosphere.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 05, 2012, 12:15:18 PM
I just realized that I didn't post up an introduction in here. (I was reading through the thread again, ha ha.)


Greetings!  I'm Zero, one of your friendly FCCI Forum Admins.  ^_^ I help around with behind-the-scenes maintenance on the forums, such as reorganizing the forum threads, CSS coding (to make the colors look more SDCCI-themed, ha ha!), and general forum moderation. If you ever need any assistance while perusing the FCCI Forums, please don't hesitate to PM me. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

I'm originally from L.A., but I've lived in S.D. for five years now.  Wow, how time flies! Ha ha.  I'm recently graduated from UC San Diego, but I currently work part-time as an ESL teaching assistant at UCSD Extension on the main campus.  Oddly enough, I'm not even an English or Linguistics major--I studied Molecular Biology and Japanese Studies--but I really enjoy teaching English to international students studying abroad in the U.S.  I actually plan to teach English abroad, come back to the States, and then do my Master's in Forensic Science.  (I'll be leaving in the fall, so I'm really excited!) 

Anyways, I'm looking forward to this year's con and hopefully being able to meet some of you there!  It's 66 days until Comic-Con, so we're in the home stretch now.


If anyone's interested in possibly meeting up during the week of con, here's the planning meet-up thread:
http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=245.0
Post in that thread which day is best for you, and I'll add you to the list in the first post.  Note that it doesn't have to be a long meet-up; it can be something like two hours to grab a quick snack and hang out for a little bit.  Once it gets closer to con, there will be a more definite date and time.

^_^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 05, 2012, 06:13:43 PM
Hi, Zero, great to see you here! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on May 09, 2012, 01:56:44 PM
Hello Everyone!  Finally joined as an official member since I've been stalking this forum for months.  This is my first time going to the Mothership and it's already been a mind blowing experience dealing with badges, hotels, etc.  Didn't get a badge for all the days but did luck out and got accepted as a Volunteer so I'll miss Preview night but will still get to be there for the rest of the week.  Got a hotel but like a lot of people not on my "wish list" - still hoping for a downtown location.

My partner and I are coming from Alaska (I know the heat is going to kill me!) and really hope we get to meet some or all of you!
Thanks so much to everyone who posts here regularly on all subjects - you don't realize how much you've helped this newb!!!


"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.  And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.  Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 09, 2012, 01:58:42 PM
I'm sure you'll have a great time, Rainbow! Don't give up hope on the hotel. Stalk the Travel Planner's site on May 11 and 12 (the first deadline for cancellations is May 11). Chances are good that some downtown hotels will be thrown back into the pool. But they'll be snatched up fast, so you have to be on the ball to get them!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on May 09, 2012, 02:06:37 PM
I've been in contact so much with Travel Planners they're starting to recognize my voice  :D 
I know we're going to have an awesome time because no matter what we're going to be at COMIC-CON  (said with a coffee fueled caffeine spike squeal of maniacal glee)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 09, 2012, 02:13:34 PM
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Hello Everyone!  Finally joined as an official member since I've been stalking this forum for months.  This is my first time going to the Mothership and it's already been a mind blowing experience dealing with badges, hotels, etc.  Didn't get a badge for all the days but did luck out and got accepted as a Volunteer so I'll miss Preview night but will still get to be there for the rest of the week.  Got a hotel but like a lot of people not on my "wish list" - still hoping for a downtown location.

My partner and I are coming from Alaska (I know the heat is going to kill me!) and really hope we get to meet some or all of you!
Thanks so much to everyone who posts here regularly on all subjects - you don't realize how much you've helped this newb!!!


"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.  And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.  Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." 

Welcome to the forums, AlaskaRainbow!  (May I call you "Rain" for short?)  Ha ha.  Congratulations on becoming a CCI volunteer!  I'm sure you'll have a blast seeing what they do behind-the-scenes.

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Hi, Zero, great to see you here! :D

Thanks, Jun! ^_~  I think I'm going to start calling you that now. (Is that okay?) *laughs*
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on May 09, 2012, 04:03:57 PM
Zero - You can call me anything you want as long as you don't call me late for dinner!! HAHA (gasping from laughing so hard) 
Sorry, that was pretty bad.

Thanks for the welcome messages - we have been consumed with Con Craziness since we made the decision last year to finally go instead of watching the coverage on G4 or jealously reading about it on the internets.  We keep saying this will probably be the only time we go because of the cost but I have a feeling I'll be on the plane heading back North in July and I'll be mumbling to myself as I pat my bag of cool swag - I want to go to there - Again!!   
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 09, 2012, 04:12:20 PM
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Zero - You can call me anything you want as long as you don't call me late for dinner!! HAHA (gasping from laughing so hard) 
Sorry, that was pretty bad.

Thanks for the welcome messages - we have been consumed with Con Craziness since we made the decision last year to finally go instead of watching the coverage on G4 or jealously reading about it on the internets.  We keep saying this will probably be the only time we go because of the cost but I have a feeling I'll be on the plane heading back North in July and I'll be mumbling to myself as I pat my bag of cool swag - I want to go to there - Again!!   

Cool!  "Rain," it is.  (I'm lazy, so I like to shorten usernames. *laughs*)  ;p

Ha ha, it's almost like an addiction... go to con once, and then you want to go back for more. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 09, 2012, 05:32:16 PM
We'll keep an eye on things and let you know if hotels open up!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on May 09, 2012, 08:07:50 PM
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  but I have a feeling I'll be on the plane heading back North in July and I'll be mumbling to myself as I pat my bag of cool swag - I want to go to there - Again!!
Don't worry Rain, the first decade is the hardest, after that its an easy decision to come back to The Con! And congrats on the volunteer, you will be on the early entry list for the volunteer pool now for future years, and will be able to sign up ahead of the crowd.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 09, 2012, 08:41:42 PM
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Don't worry Rain, the first decade is the hardest, after that its an easy decision to come back to The Con! And congrats on the volunteer, you will be on the early entry list for the volunteer pool now for future years, and will be able to sign up ahead of the crowd.

What?  You mean the first ten minutes of being at con didn't convince you to return for the following year? ;p


EDIT: For those of us new to the forums, here's a quick list of helpful threads to get you started. I'll update these as we go along, so check back every now and again. ^_^

BADGES/REGISTRATION
HOTELS, PARKING, TRANSPORTATION
ADVICE/HELP
MISCELLANEOUS
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 10, 2012, 04:56:35 PM
The COn is definitely an addiction. You go once, then you want to go next year and the next year... and if you were to miss it, you'd be eating your heart out wondering what you're missing!!!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Kevin Rutan on May 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
Hello everyone, as you can tell my name is Kevin and this is my third SDCC (would have been going longer but it took me a decade to give up on any of my friends or family coming with me). Just so you don't think I'm in with the geek chic crowd I want you to know I've been collecting comic for 28 years (mostly Marvel, I have a full run of X-men). I primarily collect comics and limited edition statues and figures (like Hot Toys). This site is a great resource and I look forward to conversing with you all.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 24, 2012, 01:38:14 PM
It's great to see you here, Kevin! I've been going to Comic Con since 2008. Some years I go alone, some years I take some of my family. But I always meet up with friends while I'm there. For some of us, this is the one time each year that we see each other!

Geek Chic... really, who thought that up? Geeky stuff has *always* been the best! I mean back in the good old days, playing Nethack and D&D, reading comics that were actually fun instead of 'dark', collecting toys that were actually designed to be played with... *That* was cool!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Kevin Rutan on May 24, 2012, 01:51:32 PM
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It's great to see you here, Kevin! I've been going to Comic Con since 2008. Some years I go alone, some years I take some of my family. But I always meet up with friends while I'm there. For some of us, this is the one time each year that we see each other!

Geek Chic... really, who thought that up? Geeky stuff has *always* been the best! I mean back in the good old days, playing Nethack and D&D, reading comics that were actually fun instead of 'dark', collecting toys that were actually designed to be played with... *That* was cool!

Oh, it's always been fun but there was also an undeserved social stigma attached to it, as if you couldn't be a normal and fully functional person if you were into scifi andcomics. I think that the increased popularity of video games and movies based on comic books has really started to alliviate some of that. Don't get me started on collecting toys that you play with, my mother gave away all of my Star Wars, He-Man and Transformers toys.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 24, 2012, 01:58:03 PM
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Don't get me started on collecting toys that you play with, my mother gave away all of my Star Wars, He-Man and Transformers toys.

Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on May 24, 2012, 02:11:48 PM
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Oh, it's always been fun but there was also an undeserved social stigma attached to it, as if you couldn't be a normal and fully functional person if you were into scifi and comics.
i have been thinking of that a lot recently--of how it was and the general acceptance of peoples oddity's at the modern con's
regardless, welcome, i've enjoyed your posts-
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on May 24, 2012, 02:15:50 PM
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Just so you don't think I'm in with the geek chic crowd I want you to know I've been collecting comic for 28 years (mostly Marvel, I have a full run of X-men).

Dude, you're the one who has over 40,000 comics, right?  That's a badge of honor around here.  :)

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i have been thinking of that a lot recently--of how it was and the general acceptance of peoples oddity's at the modern con's

Me too.  I've been starting my crusade that the world can call me of a nerd --or-- they can attend comic con/see the Avengers/etc, but not both.   :P
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on May 24, 2012, 02:30:32 PM
Weird. I know girls know who claim "nerd" status since it's "cool" now to be a gamer chick or whatever and they think it makes them hot. That and all the people who wear non-prescription glasses. It's funny that Hollywood always thinks that the girl is suddenly hot when she removes her glasses but I've always thought the opposite that putting the glasses on makes them look hotter.

Anyways, hi and welcome to everyone. :D

And rather than introduce myself, I'll just let my random posts and comments in the various threads paint the overall picture of who...or what...I am. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Kevin Rutan on May 24, 2012, 02:45:06 PM
The glasses thing happens with guys too. I had a girl that I really liked say "Wow, you're actually cute without you glasses." I don't see how that works as I get all squinty eyed without them on, but to each their own.

And yes I am the guy with about 40k comics. I have a 8'x12' stoarge locker full of comic long boxes. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Real Canadian superDAVE on May 24, 2012, 03:31:07 PM
Remember that old quote from writer Dorothy Parker back in the 50's? "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses."

By Grabthar's Hammer, now there's a lie if there ever was one.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 24, 2012, 04:25:30 PM
LOL, I wear contacts... does that count? ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Real Canadian superDAVE on May 24, 2012, 05:02:06 PM
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LOL, I wear contacts... does that count? ;)

Hey, it's all good...it's all good.   8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 24, 2012, 05:28:41 PM
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Hey, it's all good...it's all good.   8)

Sounds good to me! I'm pretty much blind without my contacts.

I have to say though, contacts work better than glasses for (most) cosplay.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 24, 2012, 05:57:19 PM
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Hello everyone, as you can tell my name is Kevin and this is my third SDCC (would have been going longer but it took me a decade to give up on any of my friends or family coming with me). Just so you don't think I'm in with the geek chic crowd I want you to know I've been collecting comic for 28 years (mostly Marvel, I have a full run of X-men). I primarily collect comics and limited edition statues and figures (like Hot Toys). This site is a great resource and I look forward to conversing with you all.

Welcome to the FCCI Forums, Kevin!  Glad that you could join our little community of friends and fans!


Refer to this post for specific threads you might be interested in (if you haven't already found them): http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.msg4703#msg4703
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Beowulf on May 24, 2012, 07:22:05 PM
Hi everybody!!

I'm Mike. I'm a San Diego native who refuses to leave, haha. My first Con was in 2010 incredibly enough. I had several friends who used to go to Cons when I was younger, but I never heard about it in time to get tickets. I was sooo excited when I finally got to go, now I hope to go every year. Almost didn't make it last year, after striking out on both ticket sales I won tickets at the last second from a local tv station! I've always been a huge cartoon fan, still am at 33! Collected comic books & cards for several years, and always loved action figures. Currently, i'm mainly collecting Star Trek stuff of all kinds! Though I am running out of room. Guess that's a good thing, or I'd probably be out of money too.  haha

Hopefully I'll see some of you there!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 24, 2012, 07:25:14 PM
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Hi everybody!!

I'm Mike. I'm a San Diego native who refuses to leave, haha. My first Con was in 2010 incredibly enough. I had several friends who used to go to Cons when I was younger, but I never heard about it in time to get tickets. I was sooo excited when I finally got to go, now I hope to go every year. Almost didn't make it last year, after striking out on both ticket sales I won tickets at the last second from a local tv station! I've always been a huge cartoon fan, still am at 33! Collected comic books & cards for several years, and always loved action figures. Currently, i'm mainly collecting Star Trek stuff of all kinds! Though I am running out of room. Guess that's a good thing, or I'd probably be out of money too.  haha

Hopefully I'll see some of you there!!

Hello there, Beowulf!  Greetings from a fellow San Diegan!  That's an amazing story--to be so lucky to win badges from a local TV station (which one was it?), ha ha.  I love Star Trek as well.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 24, 2012, 07:38:08 PM
It's great to see you here, Mike! Naturally we all love Comic Con here, but there are also a number of Star Trek fans. *raises hand*

Are you going to the free Trek Nation screening on Thursday night? I'm really looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Beowulf on May 24, 2012, 10:15:40 PM
Thanks!! Nice to meet ya.

I won the tix from CW SanDiego6 - they have a fb page & I won the tix thru there
(hint:their website posts the "watch&win" answers, get answer & submit to fb page)
It was REALLY last second too. I got the tix the Friday afternoon of Con wknd!
p.s. FOX5 was also giving away tix last year FYI

Definitely want to see the screening "but"... I only have Sat passes. I'm sure you do, but can anyone confirm the necessity of having a thurs badge to see screening? It didn't say on TrekNation page, but I assume that's the case considering it is a Con-linked event.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 24, 2012, 10:21:21 PM
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Thanks!! Nice to meet ya.

I won the tix from CW SanDiego6 - they have a fb page & I won the tix thru there
(hint:their website posts the "watch&win" answers, get answer & submit to fb page)
It was REALLY last second too. I got the tix the Friday afternoon of Con wknd!
p.s. FOX5 was also giving away tix last year FYI

Definitely want to see the screening "but"... I only have Sat passes. I'm sure you do, but can anyone confirm the necessity of having a thurs badge to see screening? It didn't say on TrekNation page, but I assume that's the case considering it is a Con-linked event.

Oh wow. @[email protected]!  That's a nice turn of events though. Ha ha.

No, the TrekNation documentary screening isn't a Comic-Con-linked event.  It's a separate entity, so as long as you RSVP for the screening and print out your ticket, you'll be good to go.

Again, glad that you're joining us here on the forums!  ^_^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Beowulf on May 24, 2012, 10:33:53 PM
SWEET!! Thanks for the heads up Zero.

Time to go register me & the lil lady!!

LL&P
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 25, 2012, 09:34:53 AM
Yep, the Trek Nation screening is an outside event, so you can definitely go! And Friday you can explore all of the other cool offsite events they have as well.

Plus, you may be able to pick up a couple of other single day badges at the resale... give it a shot!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Briarbun on May 27, 2012, 03:19:07 PM
Hey all! I'm Natalie. This will be my second year attending SDCC but my first year going as press. I write for a toy website called tomopop.com (http://tomopop.com). My specialty is plushes but I also deal with other kinds of anime toys, gamer toys, and Disneyana. Tomopop will be covering the con (and likewise so will I), so I am both excited and a tad nervous. Still, it is great to go to Comic-Con in any capacity!

Other cons I visit include Anime Expo in Los Angeles, DesignerCon, and WonderCon.

Nice to meet you all! ^_^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on May 27, 2012, 06:08:23 PM
welcome, nice to meet you too-  that sound like fun (well not the writing part but the 'going to con' part)
curious, tho, when did you get notified abt getting the press pass?  we've got a few other's who've applied but haven't heard yet.
here's the thread http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=316.0

also here's some helpful threads; http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=453.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Briarbun on May 27, 2012, 06:40:00 PM
I heard back from Comic Con on May 15th. I just made a post on the Press Reg thread about it. ^^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 27, 2012, 09:42:18 PM
Glad to meet you, Briarbun! I'll be interested in hearing your perspective about the difference in going to SDCC as a 'regular' attendee versus press.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 28, 2012, 02:01:16 PM
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Hey all! I'm Natalie. This will be my second year attending SDCC but my first year going as press. I write for a toy website called tomopop.com (http://tomopop.com). My specialty is plushes but I also deal with other kinds of anime toys, gamer toys, and Disneyana. Tomopop will be covering the con (and likewise so will I), so I am both excited and a tad nervous. Still, it is great to go to Comic-Con in any capacity!

Other cons I visit include Anime Expo in Los Angeles, DesignerCon, and WonderCon.

Nice to meet you all! ^_^

Welcome to the FCCI Forums, Natalie! ^_^/  Ha ha, I also attend Anime Expo--just like Comic-Con, it's coming up quite fast.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 30, 2012, 10:10:24 AM
Morning all!  My name is Jeff and I'm from Houston.  This will be my first trip to SDCC, and I am super excited!  I attend a few cons here in Texas, and I love other nerdy festivals like our wonderful RenFest and Dickens on the Strand.  I'm mostly into scifi/fantasy, all the usual stuff LOTR, Firefly, Sliders, GoT, Harry Potter, Invader Zim etc.  I'm also a bit of a steampunk.  I'm going with a good friend, but look forward to meeting some other people to hang out with for future SDCC's.
Best,
-Jeff
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2012, 10:26:51 AM
Great to see you here, Jeff! I think SDCC is going to blow your mind! You're sure to have a great time, and you'll find lots to interest you.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 30, 2012, 11:07:17 AM
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Morning all!  My name is Jeff and I'm from Houston.  This will be my first trip to SDCC, and I am super excited!  I attend a few cons here in Texas, and I love other nerdy festivals like our wonderful RenFest and Dickens on the Strand.  I'm mostly into scifi/fantasy, all the usual stuff LOTR, Firefly, Sliders, GoT, Harry Potter, Invader Zim etc.  I'm also a bit of a steampunk.  I'm going with a good friend, but look forward to meeting some other people to hang out with for future SDCC's.
Best,
-Jeff

Welcome to the forums, Jeff!  Glad that you could join us here and at Comic-Con. Check the "List of Helpful Threads" link my signature for notable topics that may be of interest to you. 

^_^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 30, 2012, 12:24:05 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Jeff!  Glad that you could join us here and at Comic-Con. Check the "List of Helpful Threads" link my signature for notable topics that may be of interest to you. 

^_^d
Wonderful!  I also forgot to mention I have been lurking the boards for about a month and I've read through almost every thread!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 30, 2012, 12:28:07 PM
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Wonderful!  I also forgot to mention I have been lurking the boards for about a month and I've read through almost every thread!

Oh, very cool!  Then, you already know your way around these parts. *laughs*  In that case, it's nice to see that you've finally joined as a forum member! ^_^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on May 30, 2012, 01:53:53 PM
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Morning all!  My name is Jeff and I'm from Houston.

Gonna be there next month!

Any recs for BBQ joints? Or a good steakhouse?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on May 30, 2012, 02:43:25 PM
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Wonderful!  I also forgot to mention I have been lurking the boards for about a month and I've read through almost every thread!

there's people lurking..... :o :o

 ;D, welcome
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on May 30, 2012, 03:35:20 PM
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:o :o

Ok, that made me laugh.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 30, 2012, 04:01:31 PM
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there's people lurking..... :o :o

 ;D, welcome

Of course there is!  This is the place for good info on Comic-Con after all. ^_~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kappolo on May 31, 2012, 12:27:54 AM
Hello,
I'm new here! I moved to SD from Switzerland couple of years ago. I attended the Con last year for the first time, going again this year as a pro.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 31, 2012, 01:40:16 AM
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Hello,
I'm new here! I moved to SD from Switzerland couple of years ago. I attended the Con last year for the first time, going again this year as a pro.
Cheers!

Welcome to the forums, kappolo!  Wow, all the way from Switzerland, and now you're here!  (I'm in S.D. as well, ha ha.) 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: metalsummer on May 31, 2012, 06:34:07 AM
Hello everyone!

My name is Megan. This will be my first time going to SDCC. I'm from Baltimore, md and this will also be my first time going to california. I am super excited to be going. I was lucky enough to get a four day pass.

I'm looking forward to going to some panels and checking out the exhibition hall. Also looking forward to the homestuck meetup and possibly meeting Andrew Hussie who is the creator of homestuck.

I love to cosplay, and will be wearing three different outfits through the weekend!

Can't wait to meet new people!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 31, 2012, 07:29:09 AM
Hi Kappolo! Wow, that's a long move! Did you move for professional/work-related reasons? I've been to Switzerland a few times. It's a beautiful country!

Nice to see you posting here, Megan! I'm glad you came out of the cosplay section!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 31, 2012, 07:39:26 AM
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Hello everyone!

My name is Megan. This will be my first time going to SDCC. I'm from Baltimore, md and this will also be my first time going to california. I am super excited to be going. I was lucky enough to get a four day pass.

I'm looking forward to going to some panels and checking out the exhibition hall. Also looking forward to the homestuck meetup and possibly meeting Andrew Hussie who is the creator of homestuck.

I love to cosplay, and will be wearing three different outfits through the weekend!

Can't wait to meet new people!

Welcome to the forums (officially), Megan!  Glad that you can join us online and at Comic-Con! ^_^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kappolo on May 31, 2012, 07:57:37 AM
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Hi Kappolo! Wow, that's a long move! Did you move for professional/work-related reasons? I've been to Switzerland a few times. It's a beautiful country!
school related reasons (at first). Thanks!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2012, 09:26:36 AM
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Gonna be there next month!
Any recs for BBQ joints? Or a good steakhouse?
Oh absolutely!  Where are you from and have you been here before?  For steaks I think Strip House is probably my favorite, its not local they also have them in NYC and Vegas.  For a local place Taste of Texas is my favorite, been going there my whole life.  For BBQ my favorite is either Rudy's or Goode company.  I would def suggest getting some TexMex while your here to.

We actually have a great restaurant scene here if your looking for anything else food wise, I'm a bit of a foodie :)

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there's people lurking..... :o :o

 ;D, welcome
Haha thanks Alyssa!  8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on May 31, 2012, 03:42:51 PM
Haha thanks Jeff. I'm in Orange County. Houston trip for first time to visit some friends.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 01, 2012, 10:50:34 AM
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Haha thanks Jeff. I'm in Orange County. Houston trip for first time to visit some friends.
Ah wonderful, I think you'll enjoy it.  I love this city, I am a bit biased though  ;)
Your friends should have some suggestions to I'm sure.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: escape on June 14, 2012, 03:40:20 PM
Hi there!  I'm Melissa (Mel).  I actually joined a while ago, but I'm just getting around to posting.  I'm a 9 year veteran of SDCC, going again this year.  I'm glad I found the forum... there are still plenty of things that I'm learning.

I live in Raleigh, NC, but I'm a born army brat, so I kind of hail from all over. 

I don't do any cosplay, but I always love to see the people who do!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on June 14, 2012, 05:02:24 PM
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Hi there!  I'm Melissa (Mel).  I actually joined a while ago, but I'm just getting around to posting.  I'm a 9 year veteran of SDCC, going again this year.  I'm glad I found the forum... there are still plenty of things that I'm learning.

I live in Raleigh, NC, but I'm a born army brat, so I kind of hail from all over. 

I don't do any cosplay, but I always love to see the people who do!
Welcome Mel, Alyssa has certainly put together a needed resource, and there's lots of great peeps who visit here who are always ready and willing to answer questions, so dont be shy at all!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 14, 2012, 05:36:35 PM
welcome, melissa, us east coasters need to stick together, let me know if you need something
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 15, 2012, 02:14:44 AM
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Hi there!  I'm Melissa (Mel).  I actually joined a while ago, but I'm just getting around to posting.  I'm a 9 year veteran of SDCC, going again this year.  I'm glad I found the forum... there are still plenty of things that I'm learning.

I live in Raleigh, NC, but I'm a born army brat, so I kind of hail from all over. 

I don't do any cosplay, but I always love to see the people who do!

Welcome to the FCCI Forums, Mel!  ^_^/  Glad that you could join us.  Check the "List of Helpful Threads" link in my signature for some additional topics of interest.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: escape on June 15, 2012, 08:41:26 AM
Thanks for the welcome, guys!  It's always nice to have good SDCC resources.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Lynnpd on June 19, 2012, 12:19:35 PM
Hello all.

I've just joined hoping to get some knowledge of how the con works.  I've attended SDCC once before, but this time I have a press pass and hope to learn as much as I can before going on how the process goes.

I'm a co-owner of two True Blood Related websites.  The Vault - TrueBlood-online.com at http://trueblood-online.com and AllStephenMoyer.com at http://allstephenmoyer.com, so I guess you've already figured out that my main purpose in going is to cover True Blood.  However, I hope to attend other stuff too.

Any suggestions or help on how to get the most out of the con would be helpful.

Thanks for letting me join and for creating this forum.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on June 19, 2012, 12:36:27 PM
Welcome Lynnpd!

There's a List of Helpful Threads that should help you get going.

http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=453.0

We also have a # of folks here w/ Press badges as well who may be able to share their experiences to help make your experience much better. Feel free to ask any questions as you start to think of them!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on June 19, 2012, 01:37:22 PM
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Hello all.

I've just joined hoping to get some knowledge of how the con works.  I've attended SDCC once before, but this time I have a press pass and hope to learn as much as I can before going on how the process goes.

I'm a co-owner of two True Blood Related websites.  The Vault - TrueBlood-online.com at http://trueblood-online.com and AllStephenMoyer.com at http://allstephenmoyer.com, so I guess you've already figured out that my main purpose in going is to cover True Blood.  However, I hope to attend other stuff too.

Any suggestions or help on how to get the most out of the con would be helpful.

Thanks for letting me join and for creating this forum.
They did have a press area where some companies would drop off their propaganda, and a place for the press folks to escape the crowd for a bit. Check out the program guide to see if they still have it, it's been a number of years since I was a press photograher, but it was a handy resource. Enjoy the con, and enjoy this site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 19, 2012, 08:34:58 PM
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Hello all.

I've just joined hoping to get some knowledge of how the con works.  I've attended SDCC once before, but this time I have a press pass and hope to learn as much as I can before going on how the process goes.

I'm a co-owner of two True Blood Related websites.  The Vault - TrueBlood-online.com at http://trueblood-online.com and AllStephenMoyer.com at http://allstephenmoyer.com, so I guess you've already figured out that my main purpose in going is to cover True Blood.  However, I hope to attend other stuff too.

Any suggestions or help on how to get the most out of the con would be helpful.

Thanks for letting me join and for creating this forum.

Welcome to the FCCI Forums, Lynn! ^_^/  As for helpful tips, check out the "List of Helpful Threads" link in my signature.

It's almost time for con--it's so close, ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Lynnpd on June 19, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
I'll check out the links you mentioned.  Thanks also for the welcome; I'm glad to be here.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 20, 2012, 05:37:30 AM
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Thanks for the welcome, guys!  It's always nice to have good SDCC resources.
Welcome, thx for posting the link to The Andy Whitfield Story in the off topic area! when i'm strong i'll watch the clip.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Seanthemad on June 25, 2012, 06:46:55 PM
Hello, Name is Sean, this will be the first Sdcc that i go too, my girlfriend woke me up at 3:30 in the morning to buy the tickets we where luck enough to get the 4 day pass + preview night, badge, and by the sounds of it we're going to try for "the guild" style experience ie no sleep, should be fun, any way I'm located in Melbourne Aust so a nice long flight which ends up being a 4hr's once you take in the time/date difference, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the collectables(little bit of a hoarder with that stuff) and pigging out on American food.

Thanks for running this site it's been a great source of info,tips,and advice. thank you once again.
Seanthemad       
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kappolo on June 25, 2012, 06:50:16 PM
Welcome Sean!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 25, 2012, 06:53:11 PM
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Thanks for running this site it's been a great source of info,tips,and advice. thank you once again.
Seanthemad       
Sean, welcome
I'm glad you have found this site helpful!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 25, 2012, 08:14:35 PM
Great to see you here, Sean! Wow, that's a long way to come! I did that California to Australia flight (round trip, obviously) once and it was killer! The cool thing though was that when we flew home we arrived before we had left... we lost a day on the way out but got to live a day twice on the way back!

I'm sure you'll have a great time at the Con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on June 26, 2012, 07:05:13 AM
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for "the guild" style experience ie no sleep

Welcome, Sean!

Do try to get sleep while you are here--it will make the show that much more enjoyable for you.  This show is one of the most exhausting things (in a good way) on the planet.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on June 26, 2012, 12:39:26 PM
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Welcome, Sean!

Do try to get sleep while you are here--
"Comic-Con: a yearly experiment in sleep deprivation"
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: evelienh on June 26, 2012, 04:34:10 PM
hmm been posting and forgot to introduce myself lol

So hi all! This will be my first time at comic con, I was actually at a party in a pub with bad internet when the badges went on sale, I forbade anyone else in the pub to use the internet so managed to get a 4 days + preview night badge! Flying over from Belgium with a friend, really looking forward to it! Especially to anything Hobbit related, I might camp outside for that WB panel..

Love this forum, really glad I found it, it has helped a lot so far!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on June 26, 2012, 04:47:26 PM
Welcome to the forum evelienh!

I hope you bought a round of drinks for everyone once you successfully obtained the badges!  Glad you're enjoying the forum! Feel free to ask any questions as we have a lot of vets here more than willing to help newbies.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 26, 2012, 05:11:32 PM
Great to see you here Evelienh! Wow, Belgium! That's a long way to travel. But I'm sure you'll have a great time!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Dreyesbo on June 26, 2012, 06:04:43 PM
Hi! First time here as a poster, as I've lurked for a couple of years feeding off your Comic-Con experiences :P Thanks for keeping this forum always up to date and interesting.

I'll finally be able to attend, so I registered. I can't wait to go! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 26, 2012, 06:33:10 PM
Great to see you here Dreyesbo! I'm sure you'll have a great time at the Con!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: evelienh on June 26, 2012, 10:42:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum evelienh!

I hope you bought a round of drinks for everyone once you successfully obtained the badges!  Glad you're enjoying the forum! Feel free to ask any questions as we have a lot of vets here more than willing to help newbies.

Thanks! I was going to announce a round of drinks, but then I remembered I'd have to pay for an expensive flight / hotel room / all the exclusive stuff and decided against it.. but it made the party even better!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: evelienh on June 26, 2012, 10:44:00 PM
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Great to see you here Evelienh! Wow, Belgium! That's a long way to travel. But I'm sure you'll have a great time!

thank you :) It is a long way, but absolutely worth it!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 27, 2012, 06:30:29 AM
evelienh, Seanthemad, Dreyesbo:
Welcome to the forums!  Glad that you can join us.  We're all very excited, since con is just around the corner... ^_^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MurkyMajare on August 04, 2012, 01:02:32 PM
I'm Kim, a 25'ish (plus 15) year old guy from Norway.

I have arranged conventions like Comic-Con (on a waaaay smaller scale) for many year and always wanted to go.
This year my brother and I finally decided to go and had an absolute blast.

Been lurking at this forums for a long time. It is a wonderful compilations of important information, so kudos to all the contributors for that.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2012, 01:06:43 PM
Great to see you here, Kim! I'm glad you had such a fun time at this year's Con and decided to come out of lurking!

What was your favorite moment at the 2012 Con?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MurkyMajare on August 04, 2012, 02:12:28 PM
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Great to see you here, Kim! I'm glad you had such a fun time at this year's Con and decided to come out of lurking!

What was your favorite moment at the 2012 Con?

Oh, dear... almost impossible to pick one I am afraid.
We went fairly hardcore from the get go and got into many of the major panels.

If I have to pick I would say the firefly panel, the Hobbit panel, Robert Downey Jr's entrance, Anna Torv's (Fringe) answer to what she learned to do from her Fringe experience just to mention a few.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DaveG on August 04, 2012, 02:39:42 PM
Didn't notice this thread before, but since this site has been so helpful to me going into this year's con, I'll give it a try.

No surprise, my name is Dave.  I'm from Wisconsin.  This year was my 8th Comic-Con and I love that its one place I can spend some quality time with my son.  He's in his 20's now, so he doesn't spend every moment with dad, but I love meeting new people at Comic Con.  I've met many new friends there and that's one of the best parts of Comic-Con, hanging out with so many like-minded geeks, nerds and fans.

Well, today didn't go as I hoped (sorry for any whining), but I am determined to figure out what happened and make a better go of it during open registration next year.  I'm still optimistic that I'll get there and might even meet some of you.  Like I said, this is a wonderful site and I appreciate all the ideas and information people have shared.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2012, 02:48:37 PM
Dave, I know it's tough when you can't get in, but keep in mind that they only sold half of the badges today. There is another sale and you still have a good chance to get badges there, plus there will be resales of refunded badges after that. Don't give up hope! One thing I've learned is that if you hang in there as much as you can, eventually you get some 'pixie dust'. Keep the faith!

I hear you on Comic Con being something that you can do with your children. It's a great bonding experience, and IMHO it's wonderful for kids to see their parents acting like children and getting excited over the same geeky things. It shows them another approach to being an adult: a mix of being responsible for yourself and still enjoying life like a kid. :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DaveG on August 04, 2012, 03:49:47 PM
Thanks for the encouragement.  Yes, after I got past the initial disappointment I realized that it wasn't the end of the world, nor the end of badge sales.  If nothing else, I have time to figure out what went wrong and make sure that doesn't happen again.   :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2012, 03:59:32 PM
And also to join a group here at the forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: psithi on August 04, 2012, 06:37:49 PM
Time to say hello.
My name is Phil.
My first con was 1982. Yes that's right I'm old and grumpy and talk about how great the old days were and they were. Because the classic old artists were still alive. Kirby, Gil Kane, Bob Kane, Carl Barks, Will Eisner, Milton Caniff, Burne Hogarth, Mell Lazarus, Jim Davis met them all.
No I haven't been to all the cons but I bet I've been to more cons than most of you have been alive! Back in the day you could get a back issue for a few bucks, and by that I mean classic silver age for about $5 and issue. Even then it wasn't that much.
These days I tend to get Masterworks reprints because really who can afford a thousand bucks for a comic book.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on August 04, 2012, 06:48:31 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement.  Yes, after I got past the initial disappointment I realized that it wasn't the end of the world, nor the end of badge sales.  If nothing else, I have time to figure out what went wrong and make sure that doesn't happen again.   :)
i have to second what trans mu said- either start a group or join a group!

welcome phil! hehe
have you gone to wonder con & is it like sdcc use to be?
how'd you do in the sale today?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on August 04, 2012, 09:14:07 PM
Damn there are a lot of cool parents on here! Mine just allude my cosplay and fangirl tendencies to mental illness. :D

You're right, psithi - you've probably been to more cons than I've been alive - but just barely! :P Speaking of greats not being alive - I was really upset that Ray Bradbury passed before my first Comic-Con in 2012. Coming from continents away I thought I would finally have a chance to meet one of my favourite authors responsible for some of my best childhood nightmares, but alas!!

DaveG - you have a great attitude about this, and I sincerely hope you get tickets in the next round! I didn't think having a group would be so useful until this last pre-reg sale, because even with my best friend and I poised and counting down to 8:00 in our respective homes with very fast Internet speed, we didn't manage to get into the queue room until it was too late, and it was another friend of mine living all the way in Stockton who managed to get into at #11000+ to buy my ticket, so I could buy my best friend's ticket (on my phone! What a harrowing experience.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 05, 2012, 08:34:45 AM
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Damn there are a lot of cool parents on here! Mine just allude my cosplay and fangirl tendencies to mental illness. :D

Mine think it's strange, but then my entire life my interests have usually been different from theirs, so they've come to accept it by now They're just glad that I can have fun with my husband and kids enjoying the same things.

The best part is that when you become a parent, Dogberry, you'll be able to pass on all of your interests to your kids! And then they can turn up their noses at them... j/k! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on August 05, 2012, 09:07:03 AM
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Mine think it's strange, but then my entire life my interests have usually been different from theirs, so they've come to accept it by now They're just glad that I can have fun with my husband and kids enjoying the same things.

The best part is that when you become a parent, Dogberry, you'll be able to pass on all of your interests to your kids! And then they can turn up their noses at them... j/k! :D
Heheh, my life plan is to be single and childless because of my lifestyle/travelling habits, but luckily I already have a niece (11) and nephew (5) to convert to the dark, nerdy side bahahaa! My friends are smarter, they're all like "please stay away from my kids, if they end up getting into cosplay I will SERIOUSLY KILL YOU!!"

Actually, I was quite amazed at how family-friendly SDCC is. (This is new to me!) All the cons I have visited locally and in Asia-Pacific are mostly filled with teenagers and college kids complaining about how their parents don't understand their hobby etc, so I was considered one of the older attendees (being a working adult and all). And here at SDCC you get plenty of married couples and children which is a refreshing change :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 05, 2012, 09:54:19 AM
LOL, I've seen that on cosplay.com, where people complain that their parents don't understand their hobby. Not everyone has the same interests, and that's just the way it is. Hopefully though parents will at least tolerate an interest, given that it is something their child likes and it's not hurting anyone. Of course, I tried to help out by offering some 'advice' there once and everyone shot me down, so what do I know?  ;D

Yes, SDCC is very family-friendly. It's one of the things I like about the Con. I think it's because it's such an 'old' con, meaning that it's been around for decades. You have a lot of people attending who have been going for decades, and naturally they are growing up. You get people of every demographic attending SDCC, and IMHO that's a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Codeine on August 07, 2012, 06:39:51 PM
Hi! I'm fairly new to comics (read a bunch as a kid in the 70s and I've always maintained an awareness of them; just never got into regular buying/collecting) and new to SDCC.

The DC reboot got me and my fiancee into the hobby in a big way, and we scored a Sunday pass this year in the returned ticket sale. Even with a mere 8 hours spent entirely in the completely chaotic and crowded exhibit hall we fell completely in love with the experience. We got our 4 Days + Preview for '13 and we're thrilled -- she's planning costumes already.

I'm buying a lot of titles but I'm still a total noob to collecting and how one deals with artists and dealers and getting sketches and such, so I'm likely to ask a whole bunch of stupid questions over the course of the next year. Please bear with me.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: into the blue on August 08, 2012, 08:16:17 AM
Hi everyone,
I'm Sean and I'm Danni's (Luna13darke's) friend from Wales.
I've been a comic book nerd for over thirty years and the SDCC has always been a just-out-of-reach Mecca.
I'm no stranger to cons, I used to regularly attend the UK and Glasgow Comic Art Conventions in the 90s but I always had an itch to go to San Diego.
So when my friend Danni suggested going to the 2012 con, I jumped at the chance.
I think I speak for Danni when I say we had the most fun four and a half days I can remember for a long time.
I knew it was big, but I didn't think it was THAT big.
I was pretty down when it was all over and we had to go home, so when Danni toid me that tickets were going on sale last week I thought, "To Hell with it, why not?"
We managed to get four day tickets without the preview night for next year.
See you there.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on August 08, 2012, 08:31:51 AM
Welcome Codiene and into the blue!!!   Enjoy poking around the forum.  Be sure to ask questions if you have them!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 08, 2012, 09:58:12 AM
Great to see you here, Codeine and Into the Blue! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed your first taste of COmic Con and were able to score badges for next year!

Now you have the fun of planning and anticipating for months on end! This really is the big event around which my year revolves... and I know many other people here could say the same. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kappolo on August 08, 2012, 10:46:46 AM
Welcome!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on August 08, 2012, 10:52:39 AM
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Hi everyone,
I'm Sean and I'm Danni's (Luna13darke's) friend from Wales.
 
I was pretty down when it was all over and we had to go home, so when Danni toid me that tickets were going on sale last week I thought, "To Hell with it, why not?"
 
Con withdrawal, hits early, and often  :-\
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: into the blue on August 08, 2012, 11:58:27 AM
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Con withdrawal, hits early, and often  :-\

Tell me about it.
One of the plus points (although it didn't seem like it at the time) was that Danni and I bought so much stuff at the Con that we couldn't actually fit it into our suitcases when we left, so we had to post some of it home.
The delivery service that we used (Fed Ex) was so good that our parcels actually arrived at our houses before we got back home, so opening the boxes was like getting a whole new hit of Comic Con, even though it was over.
This was extra groovy for me as when I got back to Heathrow I was informed my luggage had been sent to Dussledorf and there was an uncomfortable moment when I feared my luggage goodies had been lost forever.
I would have been distraught if I'd squeezed everything into my suitcase only to lose it on a grand tour of Europe somewhere.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on August 08, 2012, 12:45:25 PM
So many newbies to the forum. Welcome all!

Hope y'all find this place fun and informative and a good way to bridge the gap between last month (July) and July 2013.  There are a ton of resources available to peruse and find even more ways to make con enjoyable for you whether you're heading into your 2nd one or 30th.  If you've never gone before, make friends here and learn the best ways to improve your chances of getting a badge and have built in friends for your first trip!

Looking forward to all the interactions!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 08, 2012, 04:34:40 PM
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I'm Kim, a 25'ish (plus 15) year old guy from Norway.

I have arranged conventions like Comic-Con (on a waaaay smaller scale) for many year and always wanted to go.
This year my brother and I finally decided to go and had an absolute blast.

Been lurking at this forums for a long time. It is a wonderful compilations of important information, so kudos to all the contributors for that.

Welcome to the forums, Kim (or Murky)!  Glad that you decided to join in on the conversations and that this place was very helpful for you and your brother. ^_^d


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Didn't notice this thread before, but since this site has been so helpful to me going into this year's con, I'll give it a try.

No surprise, my name is Dave.  I'm from Wisconsin.  This year was my 8th Comic-Con and I love that its one place I can spend some quality time with my son.  He's in his 20's now, so he doesn't spend every moment with dad, but I love meeting new people at Comic Con.  I've met many new friends there and that's one of the best parts of Comic-Con, hanging out with so many like-minded geeks, nerds and fans.

Well, today didn't go as I hoped (sorry for any whining), but I am determined to figure out what happened and make a better go of it during open registration next year.  I'm still optimistic that I'll get there and might even meet some of you.  Like I said, this is a wonderful site and I appreciate all the ideas and information people have shared.

Hello there, Dave!  Welcome to the FCCI Forums!  You'll certainly be able to make some more friends here on our online community, and we help each other out with tips and tricks to tackling badge-buying. 


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Time to say hello.
My name is Phil.
My first con was 1982. Yes that's right I'm old and grumpy and talk about how great the old days were and they were. Because the classic old artists were still alive. Kirby, Gil Kane, Bob Kane, Carl Barks, Will Eisner, Milton Caniff, Burne Hogarth, Mell Lazarus, Jim Davis met them all.
No I haven't been to all the cons but I bet I've been to more cons than most of you have been alive! Back in the day you could get a back issue for a few bucks, and by that I mean classic silver age for about $5 and issue. Even then it wasn't that much.
These days I tend to get Masterworks reprints because really who can afford a thousand bucks for a comic book.

An official welcome to you, Phil!  No such thing as old and grumpy--not when you're reading comics and enjoying them!  ^_~


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Hi! I'm fairly new to comics (read a bunch as a kid in the 70s and I've always maintained an awareness of them; just never got into regular buying/collecting) and new to SDCC.

The DC reboot got me and my fiancee into the hobby in a big way, and we scored a Sunday pass this year in the returned ticket sale. Even with a mere 8 hours spent entirely in the completely chaotic and crowded exhibit hall we fell completely in love with the experience. We got our 4 Days + Preview for '13 and we're thrilled -- she's planning costumes already.

I'm buying a lot of titles but I'm still a total noob to collecting and how one deals with artists and dealers and getting sketches and such, so I'm likely to ask a whole bunch of stupid questions over the course of the next year. Please bear with me.  ;)

Codeine, welcome to the forums!  I've always thought that even one day at Comic-Con is amazing, but four days with preview night will be fantastic.  I hope you and your fiancee thoroughly enjoy all that Comic-Con 2013 has to offer, and don't worry about questions!  Ask away.  It's what this community was created for. ^_~d


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Hi everyone,
I'm Sean and I'm Danni's (Luna13darke's) friend from Wales.
I've been a comic book nerd for over thirty years and the SDCC has always been a just-out-of-reach Mecca.
I'm no stranger to cons, I used to regularly attend the UK and Glasgow Comic Art Conventions in the 90s but I always had an itch to go to San Diego.
So when my friend Danni suggested going to the 2012 con, I jumped at the chance.
I think I speak for Danni when I say we had the most fun four and a half days I can remember for a long time.
I knew it was big, but I didn't think it was THAT big.
I was pretty down when it was all over and we had to go home, so when Danni toid me that tickets were going on sale last week I thought, "To Hell with it, why not?"
We managed to get four day tickets without the preview night for next year.
See you there.

Hello, Sean!  Welcome to the forums!  Glad that luna13darke's managed to convince you to join our little forum family.  As for going to Comic-Con, it's one of those things where once you start going to it, it becomes an annual (possibly traditional, addictive, mesmerizing, [add more fancy adjectives here]) thing.  Ha ha.  ^_^
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ukdeejay on August 08, 2012, 07:32:31 PM
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Hi everyone,
I'm Sean and I'm Danni's (Luna13darke's) friend from Wales...

Hi guys, welcome to the Forum! Sorry to hijack the thread and pimp my own little collective but we also have a UK Attendees FB Group that we'd love to extend you and Danni an invitation to - any shared stories of your 2012 Con, any advice you can give this years first-timers, joining in on some lively banter... We'd love to have you!

Join us at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees/

Hope to see you there soon - and, of course, look forward to bumping into you in San Diego next July!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Lancez45 on August 10, 2012, 10:17:34 PM
Hi my name is lance and this was my first con. Wanted to say thanks for this great forum it gave me a lot of advice so I was only a little lost when I got there.

I live in Oklahoma formally Maine and have been into comics for almost 30 years. Went for the first time this year with my wife and she had so much fun that she wants to go back in 2013 so off we go again.

Already got tickets and a hotel so hopefully will see some of u there.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on August 10, 2012, 10:53:32 PM
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Hi my name is lance and this was my first con. Wanted to say thanks for this great forum it gave me a lot of advice so I was only a little lost when I got there.

I live in Oklahoma formally Maine and have been into comics for almost 30 years. Went for the first time this year with my wife and she had so much fun that she wants to go back in 2013 so off we go again.

Already got tickets and a hotel so hopefully will see some of u there.
well done Lance, amazed at the reports of people getting passes vs those not getting them. Glad you were successful and see ya next year!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 11, 2012, 04:38:11 AM
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Hi my name is lance and this was my first con. Wanted to say thanks for this great forum it gave me a lot of advice so I was only a little lost when I got there.

I live in Oklahoma formally Maine and have been into comics for almost 30 years. Went for the first time this year with my wife and she had so much fun that she wants to go back in 2013 so off we go again.

Already got tickets and a hotel so hopefully will see some of u there.

Hello there, Lance!  Welcome to the FCCI Forums!  It's great that you and your wife had a great time at con this year.  I always feel that once you start going to a particular convention, it's hard to stop... *laughs* ^_^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 11, 2012, 09:43:45 AM
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Went for the first time this year with my wife and she had so much fun that she wants to go back in 2013 so off we go again.

Already got tickets and a hotel so hopefully will see some of u there.

Lance that's awesome that you got a chance to go and were able to score passes and hotel for next year! Now you ca slowly check out airfares and buy when the time is right. It's wonderful to see new SDCC fans (especially those of the type who have been into comics for 30 years. ;)  )
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Lancez45 on August 11, 2012, 02:05:18 PM
Thanks for all the kind words. Always loved comics and I hope to be going for a long time. I think what I enjoyed most was meeting the artist and getting sketchs, I hope to get more
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on December 17, 2012, 11:29:36 PM
Hello.  I've been lurking here for a few weeks while I've been researching stuff about Comic Con.  This will be my first year going all for days.  In 2011 I went on Sunday only specifically to see the Supernatural and Doctor Who panels.  I was living with my aunt and uncle in Wildomar (a couple hours north) at the time and I loved those shows and I figured why not?  I camped out in line for Hall H and it was the most fun I'd ever had at a convention and I decided I needed to do the full weekend next time.  Unfortunately the stars didn't align for me in 2012, but for 2013 I have a group of friends interested in going together and it's become doable.  Right now I'm up in Portland, as is one of the other people interested in going in my group this year.  Fingers crossed we all get badges!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on December 18, 2012, 05:14:35 AM
Welcome, i'm glad you found your way here<grin>
I think I was in the audience for those two panels too... wasn't there a Glee panel too?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 18, 2012, 06:54:10 AM
Great to see you here, Angel_K! I hope you're able to get badges next year!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on December 18, 2012, 10:16:18 PM
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Welcome, i'm glad you found your way here<grin>
I think I was in the audience for those two panels too... wasn't there a Glee panel too?

Yep!  I'm not a fan of Glee though.  Camping out was so much fun.  It seems like Doctor Who and Supernatural were also on Sunday last year?  If they do it for a third year, looks like I'll be spending Saturday night sleeping out on the lawn for Hall H.  I'm very interested in the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead panels if they have them, but I'm not sure how many nights I can sleep on the ground in one weekend. lol
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on December 19, 2012, 03:34:18 AM
yes, supernatural & dr who were on sunday again last year.  I think, the WD and the GoT was on Friday tho....i could be wrong.  I know they weren't on Sat in hall h.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 19, 2012, 07:22:02 AM
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yes, supernatural & dr who were on sunday again last year.  I think, the WD and the GoT was on Friday tho....i could be wrong.  I know they weren't on Sat in hall h.

Yes, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones were on Friday after the Big Bang Theory panel in Hall H.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on December 19, 2012, 05:57:50 PM
Oh man, it'd be great if they were on the same day again.  I wouldn't have to choose between them or spend almost every night sleeping on the ground.  I know that if they are different days I'll probably have to either skip the Walking Dead or camp out in line alone because I'm the only one on my group who's a fan of it.  Everyone in my group is pretty thrilled about Supernatural and Doctor Who, though, so we'll definitely be at those ones all together. :)

I'm very excited and I'm very glad I found these forums.  The information here is super helpful.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on December 19, 2012, 10:58:45 PM
There'll probably be a shuffling of the panels now that Twilight is gone. Plan to sleep on the ground for multiple days. :D
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Briarbun on December 22, 2012, 01:12:17 PM
Hey all, I'm not new to the forum (as my post count will prove) but I have been absent for quite some time. For a refresher, I am an associate editor for tomopop.com and will be attending Sdcc 2013 as press for the second time. Hoping I can acquire a press badge for wonder on as well... In any case, glad to back!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 22, 2012, 05:11:24 PM
Briarbun, I think you should have a good chance for WonderCon. If you qualified as press for SDCC you qualify for WonderCon, and there is less demand to attend WonderCon.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on December 22, 2012, 06:24:55 PM
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<snip>...well... In any case, glad to back!
That's pretty much the nature of this board, after all it is pretty much geared to a single event...<grin> glad you found your way back.

iirc, you had some great info on toys last year. thanks
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 26, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
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Hey all, I'm not new to the forum (as my post count will prove) but I have been absent for quite some time. For a refresher, I am an associate editor for tomopop.com and will be attending Sdcc 2013 as press for the second time. Hoping I can acquire a press badge for wonder on as well... In any case, glad to back!

Welcome back to the forums, Briarbun! ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ironspiderlady on January 05, 2013, 10:05:59 PM
Greetings to all the wonderful people at San Diego Comicon!!! I'm Super Laundry Bag, Super Hero For The Arts, and will be trying as a professional webseries producer to get tickets to San Diego Comic Con!! So looking forward to meeting and greeting fan out there at my favorite West Coast city destination, and hope that everyone continues to support music, art, theater, and dance in our local public schools!!! Although I work with no budget to produce my You Tube webseries, I try to make sure the storylines and costuming are entertaining. Also, please look out for my film in the Comic-con International Independent Film Festival July 18th-21 entitled "Double Trouble" focusing on identity theft. Thanks for your "POSITIVE" support, and feel free to check out my channel at [img]www.youtube.com/bigswallow2 (http://www.youtube.com/bigswallow2) Professionally, Nancy Rose ~Super Laundry Bag Series Copyright 2011
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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 06, 2013, 07:08:03 AM
Welcome Nancy,

Have you applied for a pro badge yet?  there's a good group of pro's / press who might shed some light on the process if you have any questions.

is your film, 'double trouble' accepted yet ?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 08, 2013, 08:47:33 AM
Hello everyone. Guess I better introduce myself since I've been posting the past couple days. My name is Charlie and I live in Orange County California. I'm a tattoo collector and über Star Wars fan. And yes I have several Star Wars tattooed. I'm also a Con fan. I'm proud to say 2012 was my year of the con. Was lucky enought to attend Wondercon, SDCC, Comikaze, and Celebration VI. And my friends wonder why I work so much overtime. Also i attend Wizard World the two
Years it was in Anaheim, and i also attended to last D23 Expo. So far for this year I have my 4 day for SDCC and 3 day for D23. Waiting for wondercon to go on sale so I can snatch those up too. SDCC is my families summer vacation. My daughters and wife are fans too, my daughters are excited because they now they are going to get some cool toys. It's a win win situation for the family. Everyone gets toys! I've learned a couple things over the years of attending cons. I learn most of the stuff on my own, but learned a lot from others. If anyone has any questions, please hit me up. That's what we are here to do help other nerds out. Super nerd and proud!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 08, 2013, 09:01:43 AM
Hi Nancy! Good luck with your Youtube programming! So many people are successful with that these days. It's really becoming the forefront of entertainment!

Great to see you, Charlie! I think I tied you, because I did 4 cons in 2012: WonderCOn, SDCC, a Star Trek Con and ZoeCon (gaming convention in Seattle). This year I have 3 planned so far: WonderCon, SDCC and the big Star Trek Con in Las Vegas. We'll see about others... ;) I too bring my family and we all have a great time! There is so much going on that everyone can find something they like.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 08, 2013, 09:13:20 AM
Transmute cool. I've talked to a couple people that go to the Trek con In Vegas. They all talk about how much of a great time they had. I was kind of bummed out by comikaze this year. I know it was their second year, but they had several flaws. The main one being wristband pick up. At least I was able to work on my tan waiting in line for an hour and a half to get in. It cool bringing the family to the cons. Everyone has a good time and you get an extra set of hands to carry swag. I was reading some of the posts. You cosplay? I'm working on my TK armor so I can join the 501st.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 09, 2013, 06:53:22 AM
welcome charlie,
how old are your girls?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 09, 2013, 10:28:34 AM
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Transmute cool. I've talked to a couple people that go to the Trek con In Vegas. They all talk about how much of a great time they had. I was kind of bummed out by comikaze this year. I know it was their second year, but they had several flaws. The main one being wristband pick up. At least I was able to work on my tan waiting in line for an hour and a half to get in. It cool bringing the family to the cons. Everyone has a good time and you get an extra set of hands to carry swag. I was reading some of the posts. You cosplay? I'm working on my TK armor so I can join the 501st.

I heard about the mess at Comikaze. Hopefully next year they'll have learned from their mistakes and get things set up more efficiently!

I've never been to the Vegas Star Trek Con, but I attended for a couple of years back when it was held in Pasadena. It's as long as Comic COn with so much going on! I'm really excited about that one!

Yep, I cosplay. I have a couple of Star Trek uniforms, but at SDCC I cosplay from Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets/G-Force. It's a bit of an obscure show but I'm active in the fandom and we meet up at SDCC as a group every year. My avatar (I know it's small) is actually a picture of me dressed in my cosplay, done by one of the original artists of the show. Now *that* was a cool Comic Con moment! :D  It's fun getting together costumes for the rest of my family as well. Last year my husband was Dr. Horrible, my son was Draco Malfoy and my daughter was Steve from Minecraft.

The 501st Legion is awesome! They have a lot of fabulous costumes!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 09, 2013, 11:09:49 AM
Alyssa they are 9 and 3. Started taking my oldest to SDCC when she was 6 and my youngest when she was 6 months. Already they are both veterans of Cons. Last year at SDCC my oldest finally learned it was ok to take free swag. Plus with kids dad can always use it to his advantage. Was super stoked my oldest got to meet Stan the man at comikaze. Was planing on dropping the money so they both can get autographs from Stan Lee at WC. Then I can only hope they get a chance to meet the maker (George Lucas). Then I can feel like I've done my job as a nerd dad to help raise the next generation of nerds. Already have my oldest reading comics ( my little pony and adventure time) on the iPad.
Transmute that cool the family cosplays. Once my armor is finished and I can be awarded a TK number, was going to start Jawa costumes for the girls. Might have the girls cosplay as Fiona (female Finn from adventure time) this year. My oldest is almost convinced to cosplay as Jania Solo. Maybe have one be Mara Jade and the other be Jania. Who knows. The wife has talked about maybe joining the 501 st also. But I'm sure she would rather cosplay as Katnis or a Cullen. I keep telling her the only good vampire move is the lost boys.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 09, 2013, 05:14:53 PM
Yzrfan, if you want to make Star Wars costumes for your daughters, then you have to do something like this. I saw this little girl last year and she was so adorable I couldn't help buut take a picture!

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp206%2Ftransmutejun%2FP1080378.jpg&hash=4b79e734b82d8a014f9096c979b1a8e2)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 09, 2013, 05:16:55 PM
Cool. Maybe a pink boba fett.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 09, 2013, 05:20:27 PM
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Cool. Maybe a pink boba fett.

Princess Boba and Fairy Yoda! (Hey, that almost rhymes...)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 09, 2013, 05:29:01 PM
Hey it's close to Disneyland and Disney does own Lucas Films now. Think you might need jump on it and trade mark them.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 09, 2013, 05:36:38 PM
Transmute, you do know a million Fanboys/girls just screamed out in anger reference your princess boba and fairy yoda comment.  Don't blame me when a Sith Lord comes to force choke you!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 09, 2013, 05:47:47 PM
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Transmute, you do know a million Fanboys/girls just screamed out in anger reference your princess boba and fairy yoda comment.  Don't blame me when a Sith Lord comes to force choke you!

Pffft! Sith Lords! If they try to choke me I'll just do this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jdQqjcsfC8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jdQqjcsfC8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 09, 2013, 10:24:20 PM
Whateverrrrrrrrrr transmute. Like that would happen.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 10, 2013, 07:21:18 AM
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Whateverrrrrrrrrr transmute. Like that would happen.

So now you're a Valley Girl? ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ceddyced on January 10, 2013, 07:46:47 AM
 Hello everyone just noticed the Welcome thread.  My names Ced from San Fernando Valley Ca. I've attended comic-con since 2001 with my family.  The wife is the queen of swag,  my daughter coplays and DC comics lover a true geek girl.  I'm an old school comic book collector.  Comic con is our favorite vacation of the year.  The friends of comic con website is great very informative for neebies as well as veterans.  San Diego is a beautiful city if you have time visit some of the area sites.  Coronado island, Cabrillo monument, and Old Town San Diego are great places for a change of pace during con week.  One of my favorite events at comic con is watching the medieval fights on the mezzanine level. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 10, 2013, 07:54:25 AM
Welcome Ced! You are so right about San Diego having so many thing to do. Old town Mex in old town is awesome!!!!!! The fresh tortillas are hands down the best I have ever had. Are you a member of the society of creative anachronisms (think I got it right). Never was, but i use to help my brother make his armor.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 10, 2013, 07:57:12 AM
And for transmute, I wear my acid watch jean with the cuffs pegged with style. The 80's was such an awesome time to grow up.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 10, 2013, 11:38:06 AM
http://youtu.be/EsyzRUKwgng
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 10, 2013, 01:04:01 PM
Ced, you're right, there are a lot of fun things to do in San Diego! We like to enjoy the area before Con starts.

Yzrfan, I hope you wear those acid-wash jeans with a preppy shirt and skinny leather tie!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 10, 2013, 01:08:43 PM
And the loafers with the penny in it. Dom Johnson is the closest thing to Lando that the world has.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 10, 2013, 01:11:19 PM
Bazinga!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ceddyced on January 10, 2013, 08:08:34 PM
No Yzrfan not a member of the society but love to watch the action.  I always visit the Ode Mexican Resturant in old town also immediately on my arrival just to get the party started.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 11, 2013, 09:20:57 AM
Cool. Old town is always a cool place to visit.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 11, 2013, 10:57:05 AM
Welcome back blakpipe.....<grin>
yeah, I remember.  Glad you found your way back, it's nice to see people returning as the excitement builds for 2013.  8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 11, 2013, 03:33:44 PM
This is the worst time. The 6 months of waiting!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 11, 2013, 05:08:11 PM
This is the worst time... an unknown amount of time waiting for the general pass sale and not knowing who is going and who isn't!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on January 11, 2013, 05:09:22 PM
Yes.  Ugh.  I just want to get my badge and start planning the rest of it.  Every time my phone buzzes I rush to see if it's email about registration.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 11, 2013, 06:06:39 PM
Angle don't worry you will know when registration opens. Are you local? If you are dont forget about wondercon in march. If you're worried about how much you need to save, start now. Whatever you can put to the side. Worse feelings being on the floor and seeing something you can't live without and saying "oh ill just get it on eBay." Ya quadruple the price.save save save!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 16, 2013, 03:55:01 PM
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Greetings to all the wonderful people at San Diego Comicon!!! I'm Super Laundry Bag, Super Hero For The Arts, and will be trying as a professional webseries producer to get tickets to San Diego Comic Con!! So looking forward to meeting and greeting fan out there at my favorite West Coast city destination, and hope that everyone continues to support music, art, theater, and dance in our local public schools!!! Although I work with no budget to produce my You Tube webseries, I try to make sure the storylines and costuming are entertaining. Also, please look out for my film in the Comic-con International Independent Film Festival July 18th-21 entitled "Double Trouble" focusing on identity theft. Thanks for your "POSITIVE" support, and feel free to check out my channel.

Professionally, Nancy Rose ~Super Laundry Bag Series Copyright 2011

Welcome to the FCCI forums, Nancy!  Glad that you could join us on our little community here. ^-^


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Hello everyone just noticed the Welcome thread.  My names Ced from San Fernando Valley Ca. I've attended comic-con since 2001 with my family.  The wife is the queen of swag,  my daughter coplays and DC comics lover a true geek girl.  I'm an old school comic book collector.  Comic con is our favorite vacation of the year.  The friends of comic con website is great very informative for neebies as well as veterans.  San Diego is a beautiful city if you have time visit some of the area sites.  Coronado island, Cabrillo monument, and Old Town San Diego are great places for a change of pace during con week.  One of my favorite events at comic con is watching the medieval fights on the mezzanine level. 

Greetings, Ced!  Welcome to the forums! ^-^/  Indeed, I think San Diego is a great place to visit (and live), but I may be biased, since I've lived there for five years for college. *laughs*
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ukdeejay on January 25, 2013, 04:02:00 AM
Hi, everyone - in case we haven't chatted, I'm Leonard from Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire. 2013 will be my fourth Comic-Con in a row; my first, in 2010, was my honeymoon trip with my then-new wife Caroline, a Welsh woman born and bred.

I'd heard of Comic-Con for years before, just as it had started getting insanely popular. However, when I saw (or rather, heard) the crowd reaction of Hall H to the teaser footage to Tron: Legacy, I was determined to make my way to San Diego. It would be not only my first Con, but also my first trip to California, to America - and my honeymoon? Big trip!

As it happens, it didn't take much convincing Caroline to come with; while my interest covers from my comic book collecting back in my youth and sci-fi, Caroline's is very much genre TV (Buffy, Star Trek and the like). And when I put it her to head to Comic-Con as the high point of a California honeymoon, she jumped at it.

That first year, we were blown away by the sheer scale of the event - who wouldn't be? And to be in the room for The Avengers presentation, to meet all the artist and writer talent that had influenced me over the years, to give my wife the opportunity to ask a question at the Sons Of Anarchy panel... amazing! And we had to go back - and we did!

Last year was a particular highlight as, directly after the 2011 Con, I set up a UK Attendees Group on Facebook which has, in time, developed into a highly passionate and bonding bunch of friends - brilliant people, to a man. We met up in person for the first time last year, on the patio of the Hilton Gaslamp, on Preview Night - stepping onto that porch was one of the most surreal moments of my life. Y'see, as part of setting up the Group, I had to come up with a logo so, very quickly and rushed, I threw something together in Photoshop, adapting the SDCC logo, swapping the 'eye' for a British comics icon - Judge Dredd - and adding a UK flag badge.

To find that a number of the Group had taken it upon themselves to download the logo from Facebook and print off souvenir t-shirts - and to then walk out to meet this group of strangers, all wearing them - was one of the most gratifying moments of my life. That this bunch had found solidarity thanks to something I'd thrown on Facebook at 3am on a Wednesday morning put a lump in my throat!

This year, I'm trying my best to help out again, anyway I can - as a mod, here, keeping an infrequent eye on things; keeping the UK Attendees Group ticking over; volunteering at the Con (second year on the trot); setting up a SDCC presence over on Google+... it's all keeping me busy! Hope to meet you all in person in July!


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Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 25, 2013, 09:13:53 AM
Hi Leonard and welcome. It's pretty cool you get to travel across the pond every year for the con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 25, 2013, 09:16:39 AM
Leonard, I love how you've taken a group of people and made them into friends through bonding over COmic COn! That's what it's really all about.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Tipsister on January 28, 2013, 10:47:37 AM
Hi everyone!  I've been lurking around this site for the last few weeks and finally figured I needed to introduce myself.  My name is Susan and I live on the Central Coast of California.  I'm a comic-con virgin and am planning to go this year if I can get a badge.  I'm hopeful which is kind of the theme of my year. I even have a hotel on hold.  I'm trying to step out and try new things - CCI being one of them. 

If I go, I will be going alone as most of my friends and family members think I'm nuts.  The few family members that probably would go with me are not family members that I want to spend extended time with.  I'm looking forward to the freedom to do what I want when I want and not having any expectations on me. 

I just want to experience the Con. 

I've enjoyed reading here and getting lots of info.  I'll be crushed if I don't get a badge because I'm so looking forward to it.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 28, 2013, 12:21:20 PM
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I've enjoyed reading here and getting lots of info.  I'll be crushed if I don't get a badge because I'm so looking forward to it.

Hey Susan - there's a group forming on this forum to help each other get badges and you can request access here:

http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1154.0

Good luck and welcome to the forum! Feel free to ask questions as you start preparing!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 28, 2013, 12:26:22 PM
Hello Susan. Trust me all your friends and family will be jealous of you when you return for SDCC with all your stories.   
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 28, 2013, 01:27:53 PM
Good for you, Susan! You've decided what you want and you're going for it! That's what really matters. You're going to have fun! Good luck in getting a badge!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 28, 2013, 02:19:09 PM
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If I go, I will be going alone as most of my friends and family members think I'm nuts.  The few family members that probably would go with me are not family members that I want to spend extended time with.  I'm looking forward to the freedom to do what I want when I want and not having any expectations on me. 
you sound like me my first year at sdcc....except I took my young son & flew across country.  You will have a blast & meet a *lot* of new, friendly, interesting people.  don't be afraid to talk to people!  Khan is very good abt showing people around....<runs & hides> 
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 28, 2013, 02:40:31 PM
Trust me you will meet alot of great people there.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on January 28, 2013, 08:39:29 PM
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Hi everyone!  I've been lurking around this site for the last few weeks and finally figured I needed to introduce myself.  My name is Susan and I live on the Central Coast of California.  I'm a comic-con virgin and am planning to go this year if I can get a badge.  I'm hopeful which is kind of the theme of my year. I even have a hotel on hold.  I'm trying to step out and try new things - CCI being one of them. 

If I go, I will be going alone as most of my friends and family members think I'm nuts.  The few family members that probably would go with me are not family members that I want to spend extended time with.  I'm looking forward to the freedom to do what I want when I want and not having any expectations on me. 

I just want to experience the Con. 

I've enjoyed reading here and getting lots of info.  I'll be crushed if I don't get a badge because I'm so looking forward to it.

If there's some panels that we'll both be attending you are welcome to come and hang out in line with my group!  :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Tipsister on January 29, 2013, 10:56:06 AM
Thank you so much for the warm welcome.  I really appreciate it. 

I'm not sure how the badge group works but I'll head over to that thread and check it out.

I'm really hoping that it all works out for me and that it's a good experience. 
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 29, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
A bad day at sdcc is ten times better then a good day anywhere else!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 29, 2013, 11:54:12 AM
Is there really anything close to a bad day at SDCC? Just being there makes you smile and forget everything else that's going on in the world and your life.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 29, 2013, 01:23:53 PM
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Is there really anything close to a bad day at SDCC? Just being there makes you smile and forget everything else that's going on in the world and your life.

I'm guessing a bad day would be a serious cosplay malfunction coupled with missing big panels you wanted to see (after waiting hours in line) and foot damage so serious you don't know if you can walk the next day.

I actually had a SDCC day like that once (although the cosplay malfunction was fortunately minor) but then the next day totally made up for it by being fantastic!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 29, 2013, 01:59:14 PM
True but it's all part of SDCC
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: FBS on February 04, 2013, 07:22:53 AM
Hi everyone,

My name is Mark and I in the UK. Me and the missues are hoping to come over for the convention this year, we have been saving for about 2 years now. It's something we both have wanted to do since seeing "Paul" :)

I will be there as a regular punter, but my side job is a film reviewer/feature writer for several print and online sources. You can find me on twitter: @Mark_Searby

Good to meet you all

Mark
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on February 04, 2013, 07:28:51 AM
nice to 'meet' you mark.
are you part of Leonard's group coming over from the UK? If not you might want to catch up with him at some point, they deal with uk specific issues...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees/?fref=ts
his name here is uk something...<grin>... ukdeejay

love to get links to what you've done if you're willing to share,
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: FBS on February 04, 2013, 07:43:35 AM
Hi Alyssa

I'm not on Facebook, so wouldn't be able to join that group, neither is the missues. Hopefully we can all connect on here or via Twitter.

Here is a few reviews:
http://newempressmagazine.com/2013/01/in-review-the-last-stand/
http://newempressmagazine.com/2012/12/in-review-life-of-pi/
http://newempressmagazine.com/2012/10/in-review-paranormal-activity-4/
http://www.mtv.co.uk/music/urban/6829-review-last-shop-standing-the-rise-fall-and-rebirth-of-the-independent-record-shop

Here is a feature I wrote on the UK's number 1 horror festival (which I cover every year):
http://newempressmagazine.com/2012/08/film4-frightfest-the-13th-a-preview-guide/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on February 04, 2013, 08:06:48 AM
nicely done!, thanks for sharing, I'd actually like to hunt down that film on the demise of the uk record shops thanks to your review. 
I don't know the ins & outs of the press badge situation but at some point you may want to find the press thread & take a read of it.  It seems as tho you qualify for a press badge.  I suspect it's too late for this year & of course, it's the least of the worries coming from the UK but every little bit helps <grin>
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 04, 2013, 08:25:40 AM
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Hi Alyssa

I'm not on Facebook, so wouldn't be able to join that group, neither is the missues. Hopefully we can all connect on here or via Twitter.

Leonard runs the FB group and he's also on Twitter @lennyukdeejay - give him a shout! He's also one of the moderators on this site. They did a meet up last year and from the sounds of it had a blast w/ the UK contingent.

We have a Twitter thread with the screen names of our forum members here:

http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=734.0

Oh and of course, welcome to the site! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on February 04, 2013, 08:43:18 AM
yeah, not so handy with twitter as is evidenced by the thread 'explain twitter to me like i'm a 5 year old'
thx khanh
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 04, 2013, 08:59:39 AM
Hi Mark! Great to see you here! I'm glad to find someone else who isn't on Facebook. In my case, I just don't need the privacy concerns, time sink, or people I've tried to lose throughout my life finding me. ;)   But that's okay! You can find some great information here. I'm sure you'll find a lot to discuss about the Con!

Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 04, 2013, 09:03:03 AM
Have to agree with you, Facebook is way over rated. Stick to forums and twitter.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on February 04, 2013, 10:30:13 AM
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Hi everyone,

My name is Mark and I in the UK. Me and the missues are hoping to come over for the convention this year, we have been saving for about 2 years now. It's something we both have wanted to do since seeing "Paul" :)

I will be there as a regular punter, but my side job is a film reviewer/feature writer for several print and online sources. You can find me on twitter: @Mark_Searby

Good to meet you all

Mark

Welcome Mark (and missus!) Our favorite UKDEEJAY also put together a googleplus page at the linkage below, if all other attempts to get in touch fail. Welcome to the show!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116539620120936633601
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Implastick on February 04, 2013, 07:38:11 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm Jenne all the way from Washington DC, this year will be my first comic con *crosses fingers*
I've been reading every single post about the comic con here and I'm just soo excited.
I'll be going by myself  :( so hopefully I get to know someone here to hangout with or cosplay with :)

Nice meeting everyone
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 04, 2013, 07:44:07 PM
Great to see you here, Jenne! I hope you find this site to be a good resource!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 04, 2013, 07:45:16 PM
Hello. Welcome and trust me you will have fun no mater what.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on February 04, 2013, 08:00:18 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm Jenne all the way from Washington DC, this year will be my first comic con *crosses fingers*
I've been reading every single post about the comic con here and I'm just soo excited.
I'll be going by myself  :( so hopefully I get to know someone here to hangout with or cosplay with :)

Nice meeting everyone

Me and my group are always willing to hang out!  Nice to meet you!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Implastick on February 04, 2013, 08:10:47 PM
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Great to see you here, Jenne! I hope you find this site to be a good resource!

Yes! It definitely is
I've been hanging around the past weekend reading stuff

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Hello. Welcome and trust me you will have fun no mater what.

Thank you :D

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Me and my group are always willing to hang out!  Nice to meet you!

Ohh Yay!!
Thank you
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: FBS on February 05, 2013, 12:44:43 AM
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nicely done!, thanks for sharing, I'd actually like to hunt down that film on the demise of the uk record shops thanks to your review. 
I don't know the ins & outs of the press badge situation but at some point you may want to find the press thread & take a read of it.  It seems as tho you qualify for a press badge.  I suspect it's too late for this year & of course, it's the least of the worries coming from the UK but every little bit helps <grin>

I'm actually friends with the guy who wrote the original book, and it includes bits about a shop I used to work in (back in my younger days). The doc is pretty upsetting for anyone who spent a lot of their life in record shops (me). They have a direct page that you can buy the film from, not sure of the price unfortunatley.

I did look at going as press, but as it's my first year I just wanted to go as a punter. Maybe I'll return as press in a year or two
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 05, 2013, 05:38:17 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm Jenne all the way from Washington DC, this year will be my first comic con *crosses fingers*
I've been reading every single post about the comic con here and I'm just soo excited.
I'll be going by myself  :( so hopefully I get to know someone here to hangout with or cosplay with :)

Nice meeting everyone

Hello there, Jenne!  I'm sure you'll be able to meet a lot of people and make friends on the forums.   Welcome to our little community at Friends of Comic-Con International! ^-^

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Hi everyone!  I've been lurking around this site for the last few weeks and finally figured I needed to introduce myself.  My name is Susan and I live on the Central Coast of California.  I'm a comic-con virgin and am planning to go this year if I can get a badge.  I'm hopeful which is kind of the theme of my year. I even have a hotel on hold.  I'm trying to step out and try new things - CCI being one of them. 

If I go, I will be going alone as most of my friends and family members think I'm nuts.  The few family members that probably would go with me are not family members that I want to spend extended time with.  I'm looking forward to the freedom to do what I want when I want and not having any expectations on me. 

I just want to experience the Con. 

I've enjoyed reading here and getting lots of info.  I'll be crushed if I don't get a badge because I'm so looking forward to it.

Welcome to the forums, Susan!  To tell you the truth, I like walking around the Exhibit Hall alone.  It's easier to browse and shop for things when you don't have people waiting for you (or vice versa, ha ha), so your situation may come in handy.  Not to mention, it might be easier to slip through crowds--they definitely will be large, no doubt--on your  own.  ^-^d

At any rate, good luck with badges, and keep your eye on the forums for tips!


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Hi everyone,

My name is Mark and I in the UK. Me and the missues are hoping to come over for the convention this year, we have been saving for about 2 years now. It's something we both have wanted to do since seeing "Paul" :)

I will be there as a regular punter, but my side job is a film reviewer/feature writer for several print and online sources. You can find me on twitter: @Mark_Searby

Good to meet you all

Mark

Hello, Mark!  Welcome to the forums!  Glad that you could join us. ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: LadyS on February 18, 2013, 06:06:05 PM
Hiya. 

I've been keeping an eye on this site for well over a year now, and I thought it was time to sign up and say hi. 
I'm Penny from Melbourne, Australia.  I went to SDCC last year with my partner and we'll be attending again this year.  Last year, we spent most of our time in Hall H and the Exhibit Hall but this year I'd like to venture out and get involved in more of the offsite events as well.

And though I didn't post last year, this site was a big help for me as a first timer in 2012.  So, I'd like to just say thanks to those that run this site.  It's really awesome.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 18, 2013, 06:09:44 PM
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Hiya. 

I've been keeping an eye on this site for well over a year now, and I thought it was time to sign up and say hi. 
I'm Penny from Melbourne, Australia.  I went to SDCC last year with my partner and we'll be attending again this year.  Last year, we spent most of our time in Hall H and the Exhibit Hall but this year I'd like to venture out and get involved in more of the offsite events as well.

And though I didn't post last year, this site was a big help for me as a first timer in 2012.  So, I'd like to just say thanks to those that run this site.  It's really awesome.

Welcome, Penny!  It's nice to see that you've decided to join us!  There will be threads posted about off-site events around Comic-Con, so please look forward to those! ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 18, 2013, 06:20:19 PM
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Hiya. 

I've been keeping an eye on this site for well over a year now, and I thought it was time to sign up and say hi. 
I'm Penny from Melbourne, Australia.  I went to SDCC last year with my partner and we'll be attending again this year.  Last year, we spent most of our time in Hall H and the Exhibit Hall but this year I'd like to venture out and get involved in more of the offsite events as well.

And though I didn't post last year, this site was a big help for me as a first timer in 2012.  So, I'd like to just say thanks to those that run this site.  It's really awesome.

Penny - if you're on FB, Donna has a group page for friendly folks from your corner of the world. You might have some travel buddies that speak your language. :D

https://www.facebook.com/groups/263313320416156/?fref=ts
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 18, 2013, 06:47:12 PM
It's great to see you jumping into the fray, Penny! I agree, this is a great site, and very helpful, whether you're a newbie or a veteran or anywhere in between.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Dandare on February 19, 2013, 03:33:56 AM
Hi everyone,

My Name is Jose Morais and I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil and this will be my first SDCC and my first Con in US. At least I hope so, because I wasn’t able to get my tickets last Saturday. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my badge on the resale.

I have been a Comic book collector since I was 9 or 10. I like to think that I'm a big Comic book collector here in Brazil. I had around 17.000 comics but most of it are the Portuguese edition of Marvel and DC comics. Probably have around 13.000 Brazilian editions and 4.000 US comics.

Really don’t know what to expect from SDCC. For years I have seen pictures, videos, add, interviews and SDCC have become a sort of intangible idea. Let's hope I'll be able to attend this year.

Nice to meet you all
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2013, 07:06:49 AM
Hi Jose! I'm sorry you weren't able to get tickets on Saturday, but there is hope in the form a a resale. I hope your'e finding a lot of good information on this site. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: fivexfive84 on February 19, 2013, 02:10:21 PM
Hi Everyone!

My name is Kelly and my partner and I are from Sacramento, CA. This will be our first time going to SD Comic-Con and we are super psyched!

I don't have much experience attending comic conventions but last year, while on vacation in Seattle, we happened upon the Emerald City Con, ditched our original travel plans and spent an entire Saturday attending panels and checking out the exhibit halls. It was great fun! Since then, I knew I had to try to attend the mother of all Cons at least once in my life. Luckily the gods were looking down on us this past Saturday and we were both able to score 4 day passes!

My genre of interest is science-fiction/fantasy and I am a big TV series enthusiast (Buffy, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica -the reimagined series, True Blood, GoT, Dexter, The Walking Dead etc.).

This forum was extremely helpful in assisting me with the badge buying process and I am looking forward to learning more about attending the actual event. Thanks everyone for all of you help  :D

Cheers!
Kelly
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 19, 2013, 02:18:39 PM
Welcome to the X-Men, Rogue Kelly.  Hope you survive the experience.  :) 

(Click the link for this post to make more sense.)

http://marvel.wikia.com/Uncanny_X-Men_Vol_1_171
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Dandare on February 19, 2013, 04:52:07 PM
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Hi Jose! I'm sorry you weren't able to get tickets on Saturday, but there is hope in the form a a resale. I hope your'e finding a lot of good information on this site. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Thanks! I actually I'm finding a lot of useful information. I mean... I have found a opic that even show pictures of where the lines starts  :D . The planning starts now!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2013, 05:38:29 PM
Great to see you, Kelly! I'm from the Bay Area, so not too far from you. One nice thing about being in NorCal is that you have the option to either fly or drive to SDCC.

The shows you mentioned always have a huge presence at SDCC, although of course the cancelled ones might have less of a 'panel' presence. then again, they had the Firefly 10th anniversary panel last year.

I know you'll have a great time at 'the mother of all Cons'!

Jose, I'm glad you're finding useful stuff! Yeah, I love that picture of where the lines start!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 19, 2013, 06:41:56 PM
Hello Kelly Jose. Congrats on scoring badges. The stress over badge purchase is well worth the rewards. Trust me after your first experience of SDCC, you will be hooked for life.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: fivexfive84 on February 19, 2013, 07:52:21 PM
Thank everyone for the warm welcome!

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Great to see you, Kelly! I'm from the Bay Area, so not too far from you. One nice thing about being in NorCal is that you have the option to either fly or drive to SDCC.

The shows you mentioned always have a huge presence at SDCC, although of course the cancelled ones might have less of a 'panel' presence. then again, they had the Firefly 10th anniversary panel last year.

I know you'll have a great time at 'the mother of all Cons'!

Jose, I'm glad you're finding useful stuff! Yeah, I love that picture of where the lines start!

Transmute Jun, yes, being from NorCal does have its advantages. We've decided to make the drive down and put the money saved towards hotel costs. Even with gas prices being so high we still will save a substantial amount of money by driving, plus the convenience of having the car to haul things back in  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2013, 08:23:36 PM
We drive as well. It allows for more flexibility, it's cheaper (especially with 4 of us) and easier to bring along all of our costumes' not to mention bringing home the swag!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 06:11:37 AM
I  guess I should do a "formal" intro!

My name is Barb and I run WhenNerdsAttack.com. My first SDCC was in 2010. I attended again in 2011 but skipped last year which ended up driving me insane. WNA started off as something small, it was actually a subdomain on my personal blog where I shared my Con stories/photos. Then one day I just went for it and expanded it. Now I have 4 people who write and support the website! I've attended a few other conventions as well:

NYCC (2011, 2012)
C2E2 (2012, 2013)
Baltimore Comic Con
Wizard World Philly

As far as non-con related interests, I support my Baltimore sports teams. I love to read and I watch way too much TV. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite authors. I love animals as well and help raise money for local animal shelters!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on February 20, 2013, 07:09:12 AM
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I  guess I should do a "formal" intro!

My name is Barb and I run WhenNerdsAttack.com. My first SDCC was in 2010. I attended again in 2011 but skipped last year which ended up driving me insane. WNA started off as something small, it was actually a subdomain on my personal blog where I shared my Con stories/photos. Then one day I just went for it and expanded it. Now I have 4 people who write and support the website! I've attended a few other conventions as well:

Welcome Barb, love your page you created!! Enjoy the group here, they are pretty awesomesauce!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 07:16:55 AM
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Welcome Barb, love your page you created!! Enjoy the group here, they are pretty awesomesauce!

Thanks!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 20, 2013, 07:17:04 AM
Hi Barb. Plus you forgot to mention your obsession with Jeremy.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 20, 2013, 07:18:06 AM
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As far as non-con related interests, I support my Baltimore sports teams. I love to read and I watch way too much TV. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite authors. I love animals as well and help raise money for local animal shelters!

Booooooo!!!!! Ravens! Booooooo!!!!!!

Welcome to the forum! Appreciate you sharing your posts and providing your feedback to the various topics here. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: vegasndn on February 20, 2013, 07:18:23 AM
Welcome to the forum Barb
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 07:19:38 AM
Oh yes. I'm obsessed with Jeremy Renner. How could I forget to mention that!  ::)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 20, 2013, 07:22:47 AM
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My name is Barb and I run WhenNerdsAttack.com.

Ah ha!  I knew this was Barb.  Hi Barb!   *Waves*  Welcome to the funny farm!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
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Ah ha!  I knew this was Barb.  Hi Barb!   *Waves*  Welcome to the funny farm!

Thanks for the welcome! :D
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 20, 2013, 07:27:16 AM
Everyone should check out barb on twitter too.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 07:28:50 AM
@SDCCNerdsAttack

We've been having a few giveways this week thanks to Mario bringing back some swag from the Toy Fair!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 20, 2013, 08:33:33 AM
Great to officially meet you, Barb! I've been enjoying your site and your posts for a few years now. Keep the articles coming!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 08:39:53 AM
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Great to officially meet you, Barb! I've been enjoying your site and your posts for a few years now. Keep the articles coming!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ceddyced on February 20, 2013, 09:23:58 AM
Welcome Barb.  been following you on twitter for awhile GREAT JOB !!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 09:29:17 AM
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Welcome Barb.  been following you on twitter for awhile GREAT JOB !!!

Thank you!

I really appreciate all the kinds words!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 20, 2013, 09:46:44 AM
We're just excited to have a 'nerd-lebrity' here. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 09:48:18 AM
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We're just excited to have a 'nerd-lebrity' here. ;)

LOL I don't think of myself like that at all. I'll never forget how weird (but awesome) it felt to have a group of people around me at the Ausiello party in 2011. Seriously, the cast of Psych was there but people wanted to talk to me for some reason!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: PlanningMackem on February 20, 2013, 10:08:57 AM
Hi all... I've jumped right in to posting about the badge getting adventure (!) this weekend, but thought I should come and say hi officially.

My name is Rach & I live in the north of England. I went to SDCC for the first time in 2009 with a group of 5 friends - we rented a condo and had a wonderful time! In 2010 I returned with just one friend and had a completely different but just as awesome experience - I spent a lot of time on my own that year as she and I had totally different interests and found it much easier to get around the exhibit hall without having to check if I still had my friends in tow! I returned again in 2011 with one friend again, though this time we spent pretty much the whole time together. I skipped last year (boo) and hated not being there, so I booked flights in December and crossed my fingers for getting a badge - I was rewarded with 4 day (w/o PN).

This year I'm travelling alone though there are a few people attending who I know, and I'm combining the trip with a visit to Houston to see a friend of ten years who's been to see me in England multiple times and I've never been to Texas. I managed to get a LHR-IHA-SAN-IHA-LHR ticket (with 3 days in Houston either side of SDCC) for £700 which was the price I paid for my direct to SAN flight the last time I went, so I think that was pretty good going - hence snapping it up before I had a ticket!

Looking forward to hanging out here more in the lead up to this year's con! :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 20, 2013, 10:19:02 AM
Welcome!   One of our moderators, Leonard, runs a Facebook page for UK attendees:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/comicconukattendees/?fref=ts
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 20, 2013, 10:31:30 AM
Nice to see you here, Rach! I see you've discovered the curse of SDCC: it's a once in a lifetime trip, until you go, and then you want to come back every year!

It sounds like it will be fun for you with the Houston visits on either end!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: PlanningMackem on February 20, 2013, 10:49:17 AM
Thanks for the welcomes! :)

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Welcome!   One of our moderators, Leonard, runs a Facebook page for UK attendees:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/comicconukattendees/?fref=ts

Already a member - thank you though! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 20, 2013, 04:15:05 PM
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I  guess I should do a "formal" intro!

My name is Barb and I run WhenNerdsAttack.com. My first SDCC was in 2010. I attended again in 2011 but skipped last year which ended up driving me insane. WNA started off as something small, it was actually a subdomain on my personal blog where I shared my Con stories/photos. Then one day I just went for it and expanded it. Now I have 4 people who write and support the website! I've attended a few other conventions as well:

NYCC (2011, 2012)
C2E2 (2012, 2013)
Baltimore Comic Con
Wizard World Philly

As far as non-con related interests, I support my Baltimore sports teams. I love to read and I watch way too much TV. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite authors. I love animals as well and help raise money for local animal shelters!

Welcome (officially) to the forums, Barb!  I think it's great that you help out local animal shelters--it's very sweet!

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Hi all... I've jumped right in to posting about the badge getting adventure (!) this weekend, but thought I should come and say hi officially.

My name is Rach & I live in the north of England. I went to SDCC for the first time in 2009 with a group of 5 friends - we rented a condo and had a wonderful time! In 2010 I returned with just one friend and had a completely different but just as awesome experience - I spent a lot of time on my own that year as she and I had totally different interests and found it much easier to get around the exhibit hall without having to check if I still had my friends in tow! I returned again in 2011 with one friend again, though this time we spent pretty much the whole time together. I skipped last year (boo) and hated not being there, so I booked flights in December and crossed my fingers for getting a badge - I was rewarded with 4 day (w/o PN).

This year I'm travelling alone though there are a few people attending who I know, and I'm combining the trip with a visit to Houston to see a friend of ten years who's been to see me in England multiple times and I've never been to Texas. I managed to get a LHR-IHA-SAN-IHA-LHR ticket (with 3 days in Houston either side of SDCC) for £700 which was the price I paid for my direct to SAN flight the last time I went, so I think that was pretty good going - hence snapping it up before I had a ticket!

Looking forward to hanging out here more in the lead up to this year's con! :)

Welcome to the forums, Rach!  I think it's quite alright to travel alone.  I went to Tokyo on my own--I stayed with a friend though, but she didn't have much time to hang out because of work--but it was overall very nice and relaxing.  Either way, I'm sure you'll have a great time at con and in your travels!

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Kelly and my partner and I are from Sacramento, CA. This will be our first time going to SD Comic-Con and we are super psyched!

I don't have much experience attending comic conventions but last year, while on vacation in Seattle, we happened upon the Emerald City Con, ditched our original travel plans and spent an entire Saturday attending panels and checking out the exhibit halls. It was great fun! Since then, I knew I had to try to attend the mother of all Cons at least once in my life. Luckily the gods were looking down on us this past Saturday and we were both able to score 4 day passes!

My genre of interest is science-fiction/fantasy and I am a big TV series enthusiast (Buffy, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica -the reimagined series, True Blood, GoT, Dexter, The Walking Dead etc.).

This forum was extremely helpful in assisting me with the badge buying process and I am looking forward to learning more about attending the actual event. Thanks everyone for all of you help  :D

Cheers!
Kelly

Hi, Kelly!  Welcome to the FCCI Forums!  Glad that you could join us.  I love sci-fi and fantasy-themed shows as well.  Buffy is still one of my favorites. *laughs* ^-^

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Hi everyone,

My Name is Jose Morais and I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil and this will be my first SDCC and my first Con in US. At least I hope so, because I wasn’t able to get my tickets last Saturday. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my badge on the resale.

I have been a Comic book collector since I was 9 or 10. I like to think that I'm a big Comic book collector here in Brazil. I had around 17.000 comics but most of it are the Portuguese edition of Marvel and DC comics. Probably have around 13.000 Brazilian editions and 4.000 US comics.

Really don’t know what to expect from SDCC. For years I have seen pictures, videos, add, interviews and SDCC have become a sort of intangible idea. Let's hope I'll be able to attend this year.

Nice to meet you all

Hello there, Jose!  Welcome to our forum community! ^-^/  This place will help with getting info for badge resales in the upcoming months, so keep checking back.
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 04:16:53 PM
Thanks for the nice welcome Zero!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: halycon00 on February 28, 2013, 06:10:06 AM
Hi all,

Solo traveller from Singapore for this year's Con. short intro - will die without my coffee (and possibly Wifi, unverified to date).

great big thanks to the very helpful information found on this forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 28, 2013, 06:11:55 AM
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Hi all,

Solo traveller from Singapore for this year's Con. short intro - will die without my coffee (and possibly Wifi, unverified to date).

great big thanks to the very helpful information found on this forum!

Welcome to the Friends of CCI Forums!  I think you might need a lot of coffee during Comic-Con... ;p
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 28, 2013, 07:17:45 AM
They do have a Starbucks inside the con!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 28, 2013, 07:21:05 AM
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They do have a Starbucks inside the con!

With the panel length lines. ;)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 28, 2013, 08:31:57 AM
No! More like the Hall H line on twilight day.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on February 28, 2013, 09:04:29 AM
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Hi all,
Solo traveller from Singapore for this year's Con. short intro - will die without my coffee (and possibly Wifi, unverified to date).
great big thanks to the very helpful information found on this forum!

Hey there!
My best friend and I are travelling from SG too, although this is our second year in a row. This forum was an INCREDIBLE help to us both - from acquiring our first badges to navigating the convention grounds. Is this your first SDCC?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Harry Wang on February 28, 2013, 05:29:20 PM
Hello.  This is my third SDCC but the first in six years.  I'm going to the Phoenix Con in May to get back into my Con fighting weight  Oh the lines!! 8) 
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Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 28, 2013, 05:50:56 PM
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Hello.  This is my third SDCC but the first in six years.  I'm going to the Phoenix Con in May to get back into my Con fighting weight  Oh the lines!! 8)

Yes, con fitness. Not to mention con diet!

Welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Harry Wang on February 28, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
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Yes, con fitness. Not to mention con diet!

Welcome!
Thanks!  I forgot the diet.  Oh the nachos!!
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Post by: Zero on February 28, 2013, 07:01:16 PM
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Hello.  This is my third SDCC but the first in six years.  I'm going to the Phoenix Con in May to get back into my Con fighting weight  Oh the lines!! 8) 

Welcome to the forums, Harry! ^-^/  Very cool.  I've been hearing that Phoenix Con is steadily growing larger in attendance every year (which is a good thing, ha ha).
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Harry Wang on February 28, 2013, 08:00:20 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Harry! ^-^/  Very cool.  I've been hearing that Phoenix Con is steadily growing larger in attendance every year (which is a good thing, ha ha).
Thank you. This will be my first Phoenix Con.  I believe they now take up two hotels.  Look out San diego!  8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 28, 2013, 08:03:41 PM
Welcome, Harry! Great to see you here! I hope you find this site helpful!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Harry Wang on February 28, 2013, 08:11:35 PM
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Welcome, Harry! Great to see you here! I hope you find this site helpful!
Thanks!  Yeah, after reading all the complaints on the SDCC facebook page I figured this is the place to be. :D
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Post by: Zero on February 28, 2013, 08:13:50 PM
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Thanks!  Yeah, after reading all the complaints on the SDCC facebook page I figured this is the place to be. :D

You're certainly right about that.  This is where the cool kids hang out. ^.~
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 28, 2013, 08:21:04 PM
Yes all the cool kids are doing it.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 28, 2013, 08:58:41 PM
Yeah,we're so nerdy we have to keep reminding ourselves that we're cool.  :P
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on February 28, 2013, 09:28:43 PM
Nerd is the new cool.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: halycon00 on March 01, 2013, 08:05:03 AM
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Hey there!
My best friend and I are travelling from SG too, although this is our second year in a row. This forum was an INCREDIBLE help to us both - from acquiring our first badges to navigating the convention grounds. Is this your first SDCC?

hi, second year for me as well. couldn't get enough last year  ;)

and those starbucks queues then- had me wondering if i'd be better off carrying a nespresso machine in my pack.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 01, 2013, 08:50:01 AM
If you could make a portable machine, you would be the man..... And make a pretty good profit too.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: v1ral on March 01, 2013, 10:38:59 AM
Hi everyone, this will be my and my boyfriend's first time at SDCC. We were really lucky to snag badges; I got the dreaded white screen on two different machines at home and ended up timing out. My boyfriend decided to try on his iPhone and was successful!

We are both very excited and not entirely sure what to expect. We've only ever been to small local cons with the exception of PAX. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 01, 2013, 10:41:52 AM
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Hi everyone, this will be my and my boyfriend's first time at SDCC. We were really lucky to snag badges; I got the dreaded white screen on two different machines at home and ended up timing out. My boyfriend decided to try on his iPhone and was successful!

We are both very excited and not entirely sure what to expect. We've only ever been to small local cons with the exception of PAX. :)

Welcome! I'm sure you'll have a great time at SDCC! Think PAX but bigger. Much bigger.

Look around these forums! You should find lots of good information. If you don't see what you want, ask!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 01, 2013, 11:00:18 AM
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Hi everyone, this will be my and my boyfriend's first time at SDCC. We were really lucky to snag badges; I got the dreaded white screen on two different machines at home and ended up timing out. My boyfriend decided to try on his iPhone and was successful!

We are both very excited and not entirely sure what to expect. We've only ever been to small local cons with the exception of PAX. :)

Welcome to the forums!  There will be sensory overload at Comic-Con (ha ha), but definitely check out the various threads around here to get a better idea of what to expect. ^-^d  I recommend the "General Discussion" sections as well as the "Programming and Panels" area.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 01, 2013, 11:39:32 AM
Hello. Never been to PAX before, so I can't saw how much bigger and better SDCC is. Let me say this about that. Roll the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup finals, NBA finals, Indy 500, Daytona 500, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, and feeling you felt waiting in line for the Avengers and it kind of comes close to how you will feel being outside of the convention center. Once you walk onto the exhibit floor, it's kind of like meeting god and realizing life is pretty good!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Harry Wang on March 01, 2013, 04:07:37 PM
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Hello. Never been to PAX before, so I can't saw how much bigger and better SDCC is. Let me say this about that. Roll the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup finals, NBA finals, Indy 500, Daytona 500, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, and feeling you felt waiting in line for the Avengers and it kind of comes close to how you will feel being outside of the convention center. Once you walk onto the exhibit floor, it's kind of like meeting god and realizing life is pretty good!
8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: v1ral on March 01, 2013, 06:15:35 PM
Thanks for all the advice everyone! I've definitely been doing a lot of reading through the threads on these forums and there is no shortage of helpful information. ^^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on March 02, 2013, 07:53:00 PM


I've been going to SDCC on and off since about 1977 (I was 18 then) , I may have gone before that but I really don't remember.

My best friend was into comics and I really was not. I loved Movies, TV shows, books and movie soundtracks and posters.

I remember buying Stephen King's "The Gunslinger" book at SDCC (1980) , I was a really big fan back then and have never even heard of that book. Of course it turns out that the book was a limited edition 1st edition (about) 10,000 were made at a small press Donald M Grant. I bought it for 20 bucks and at some it was worth 700 bucks.

I remember in 1982 Lucas film came to the con and had a slide show of "The Revenge of the Jedi"  (before they changed the name)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 02, 2013, 08:30:41 PM
Jim that's awesome. One of my old partners started going back in the day. He would tell me stories of back when it was much much smaller. He quit going because of it's size and other reasons. I'm know of bummed I started going in my 30's. Now my daughters on the other hand, one started going when she was 6 and the other when she was 6 months.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 02, 2013, 09:08:01 PM
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I've been going to SDCC on and off since about 1977 (I was 18 then) , I may have gone before that but I really don't remember.

My best friend was into comics and I really was not. I loved Movies, TV shows, books and movie soundtracks and posters.

I remember buying Stephen King's "The Gunslinger" book at SDCC (1980) , I was a really big fan back then and have never even heard of that book. Of course it turns out that the book was a limited edition 1st edition (about) 10,000 were made at a small press Donald M Grant. I bought it for 20 bucks and at some it was worth 700 bucks.

I remember in 1982 Lucas film came to the con and had a slide show of "The Revenge of the Jedi"  (before they changed the name)

Welcome to the forums! Wow, a lot of history for you with Comic-Con.  Very cool.  Glad you could join us in our community online! ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 02, 2013, 10:18:59 PM
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I'm know of bummed I started going in my 30's.

You're never too old to go to Comic Con!  ;D
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 02, 2013, 11:32:48 PM
Ya but when I look back and think that I've could have been going for so many other years it kind of bums me out.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 03, 2013, 06:59:30 AM
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Ya but when I look back and think that I've could have been going for so many other years it kind of bums me out.

Fair enough. I have a little of that too. But there's no point in regrets. You go now, you bring your family, and your kids are having an awesome experience that hey will remember all f their lives.

No regrets, no looking back. Just always looking forward to next year's Con. ;)

I'll still be going when I'm 80. Longer, if I can physically make it. If Stan Lee can do it, why not me?  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Quislings on March 03, 2013, 07:32:49 AM
Hello! This will be my first time going to SDCC (I was actually the one to snag all the tickets during the most stressful hour of my life) and I'll be flying in from the east coast to meet up with my friend who lives in California. She's been once before in... 2009-ish? If I remember correctly.

I'll probably mostly lurk, I like reading up on all the info you guys have compiled here, but I'll try to force myself to speak every so often.  Now that tickets are bought, the hotel is booked and the flight's been paid for I'm not sure what I'll do with myself for the next five months.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 03, 2013, 08:23:02 AM
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I'll probably mostly lurk, I like reading up on all the info you guys have compiled here, but I'll try to force myself to speak every so often.  Now that tickets are bought, the hotel is booked and the flight's been paid for I'm not sure what I'll do with myself for the next five months.

Eagerly await news about programming and exclusives...

Year round buzz. You'll understand soon.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 03, 2013, 08:40:17 AM
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I'll probably mostly lurk, I like reading up on all the info you guys have compiled here, but I'll try to force myself to speak every so often.  Now that tickets are bought, the hotel is booked and the flight's been paid for I'm not sure what I'll do with myself for the next five months.

Join the club! That's why we're all here!

Things to do in the next 5 months...

* Work on cosplays
* Speculate as to which panels will be offered/troll internet for announcements of panels and outside events
* Troll internet for announcements of exclusives and possible pre-sales of exclusives
* Commit map of Gaslamp to memory
* Wait for (and hopefully buy) parking passes, if needed
* Save $$$$$ for spending money

Fell free to add to this...
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 03, 2013, 11:56:13 AM
Ya the big thing for everyone I think is save money!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 03, 2013, 03:59:15 PM
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Hello! This will be my first time going to SDCC (I was actually the one to snag all the tickets during the most stressful hour of my life) and I'll be flying in from the east coast to meet up with my friend who lives in California. She's been once before in... 2009-ish? If I remember correctly.

I'll probably mostly lurk, I like reading up on all the info you guys have compiled here, but I'll try to force myself to speak every so often.  Now that tickets are bought, the hotel is booked and the flight's been paid for I'm not sure what I'll do with myself for the next five months.

Welcome to the FCCI Forums! ^-^/  I'm sure there will be an interesting conversation that will prompt you to join in.  ;p
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: RobT2K on March 04, 2013, 09:02:46 AM
Hello-
I'm Robert, I'm in San Diego, and I've been coming to the Con since '98 regularly.  I went to the '94 and '95 con, but only for a couple of days.  I just found out about this site recently, while looking for info about WonderCon anaheim.

Thanks for all of the great info, this place is great!  I'll try and help out with info when I can.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 04, 2013, 09:10:22 AM
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Hello-
I'm Robert, I'm in San Diego, and I've been coming to the Con since '98 regularly.  I went to the '94 and '95 con, but only for a couple of days.  I just found out about this site recently, while looking for info about WonderCon anaheim.

Thanks for all of the great info, this place is great!  I'll try and help out with info when I can.

Hi Robert! (feels like an AA meeting in here - introduce yourself, explain your addiction)  :o

You going to WonderCon?
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 04, 2013, 09:24:19 AM
Hi my name is charlie and I'm a conoholic
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 04, 2013, 11:20:43 AM
Hi Rob! You'll see that there are a few of us going to WonderCon as well. I'm glad you're finding useful information around the site. Feel free to contribute! The more information, the better!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on March 04, 2013, 01:45:38 PM
WonderCon: Bought passes on Sunday , a whole 40 bucks for all three days , no waiting room, no pressing a green button at 9:00am with thousands of other people
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on March 04, 2013, 01:50:56 PM
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WonderCon: Bought passes on Sunday , a whole 40 bucks for all three days , no waiting room, no pressing a green button at 9:00am with thousands of other people
yet......    ;D
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 04, 2013, 01:59:37 PM
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WonderCon: Bought passes on Sunday , a whole 40 bucks for all three days , no waiting room, no pressing a green button at 9:00am with thousands of other people

Not to mention, easy to obtain discounted hotel rooms right next door to the convention center!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 04, 2013, 02:00:23 PM
I hope WC stays the same as last year. Nice, mellow, and not packed.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 04, 2013, 03:57:05 PM
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Hello-
I'm Robert, I'm in San Diego, and I've been coming to the Con since '98 regularly.  I went to the '94 and '95 con, but only for a couple of days.  I just found out about this site recently, while looking for info about WonderCon anaheim.

Thanks for all of the great info, this place is great!  I'll try and help out with info when I can.

Welcome to the forums, Robert!  I'm glad that you could join us!  I'm a technically a San Diego local too.  ("Technically" because I'm not there right now, ha ha.) *laughs*
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 04, 2013, 04:33:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Robert!  I'm glad that you could join us!  I'm a technically a San Diego local too.  ("Technically" because I'm not there right now, ha ha.) *laughs*

Aren't we all locals? for like 1% of the year?
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 04, 2013, 04:39:26 PM
So we are part of the 1%s now
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 04, 2013, 05:38:14 PM
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So we are part of the 1%s now

Isn't that the percentage of people who want to go to Comic Con who can actually get tickets? ;)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 04, 2013, 05:49:54 PM
Yes. We are the gift few. With great power comes great responsibility. Plus it's kind of cool to be special..... My mom still calls me her special little boy.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 04, 2013, 06:48:12 PM
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Aren't we all locals? for like 1% of the year?

Is five days one percent of the year?  Hahahahaha.

It's okay.  Our hearts are in San Diego, right?  Ha ha.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 04, 2013, 07:20:37 PM
What if you times it by pi
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 08, 2013, 06:58:19 AM
I wasn't sure where to put this, I figure this thread would be OK.

I finally started a Facebook page for When Nerds Attack. You can "like" us here!

http://facebook.com/whennerdsattack
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: zedword on March 13, 2013, 06:11:35 PM
Hi all,

I've been lurking for the last few months and decided it was time to say hi!  My name is Dave and I'm from the Austin, Tx area and last year was the wife and I's first con---wow is all I can say...  There was waaaaayyyy more going on than we knew at the con.   There is tons of great info here--just wish I'd have found it last year!  Here's to many more cons and posts from this guy!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Devorah on March 13, 2013, 06:14:35 PM
Hey Dave!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 13, 2013, 06:19:45 PM
Great to see you here, Dave! I'm glad you have found god information at this site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 13, 2013, 06:23:26 PM
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Hi all,

I've been lurking for the last few months and decided it was time to say hi!  My name is Dave and I'm from the Austin, Tx area and last year was the wife and I's first con---wow is all I can say...  There was waaaaayyyy more going on than we knew at the con.   There is tons of great info here--just wish I'd have found it last year!  Here's to many more cons and posts from this guy!
welcome dave
glad you finally decided to post<grin>
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 13, 2013, 06:45:02 PM
Hello Dave. Welcome aboard
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 13, 2013, 10:44:12 PM
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Hi all,

I've been lurking for the last few months and decided it was time to say hi!  My name is Dave and I'm from the Austin, Tx area and last year was the wife and I's first con---wow is all I can say...  There was waaaaayyyy more going on than we knew at the con.   There is tons of great info here--just wish I'd have found it last year!  Here's to many more cons and posts from this guy!

Welcome to the forums, Dave!  Glad that you decided to join us (for real, ha ha).  There is much more information to come, so definitely check in! ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 14, 2013, 10:27:00 AM
Aloha Dave!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: UntrueBeliever on March 16, 2013, 04:56:35 PM
Hey, peeps. Name's Daniel. I reside in Northern VA. This will be my second SDCC; my first being in 2011. This time I've conned my wife into coming along. I've been perusing the forum for about a month now & absorbing a lot of good tips like a tip-absorbing sponge. I look forward to much awesomeness.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 16, 2013, 05:05:31 PM
welcome dave
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 16, 2013, 05:09:12 PM
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Hey, peeps. Name's Daniel. I reside in Northern VA. This will be my second SDCC; my first being in 2011. This time I've conned my wife into coming along. I've been perusing the forum for about a month now & absorbing a lot of good tips like a tip-absorbing sponge. I look forward to much awesomeness.

Daniel, welcome to the dark side, I mean, the forums!  I'm glad that this place is helping fellow Friends of Comic-Con International (however cheesy it is, I had to put that in there) and inspiring people to join the community.  Score one for the fans!  ^-^/
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 16, 2013, 05:13:14 PM
Bueno. That's cool your wife is coming along.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ukdeejay on March 16, 2013, 05:21:10 PM
Has everybody added their details to the forum map? Or is it okay to work thru this thread and add from here?

http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1397


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Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 16, 2013, 05:23:55 PM
Hola. Welcome aboard our Nerd adventure. That's cool you got your wife to go this year at SDCC.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mrsankey on March 17, 2013, 12:23:49 PM
Hi all!  My name's Richard- this will be the third Con for my wife and I.  I'm a Production Coordinator in LA.  I mostly work on awards shows and such, but I've also done a few low budget movies.  We're expecting our first child any... minute.. now.  She's a Comic Con baby (I have the adrenaline from The Walking Dead Escape to thank)!

I've lurked on the forum here for a year or so, and used a lot of the advice last year in planning.  Looking forward to contributing anything I can to the discussion!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 17, 2013, 01:11:43 PM
Hello and welcome. Congrats on the new one. Stand by for everything to change....in an awesome way. I've got three of my own. Have a two week old, so I'm there with you. The first time you take your kid to a con is a great experience. Both my daughters have been to SDCC several times. This year will be my son's first. Congrats and welcome.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: rando on March 17, 2013, 01:28:43 PM
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Hello and welcome. Congrats on the new one. Stand by for everything to change....in an awesome way. I've got three of my own. Have a two week old, so I'm there with you. The first time you take your kid to a con is a great experience. Both my daughters have been to SDCC several times. This year will be my son's first. Congrats and welcome.

Congrats on the birth of your son Yzerfan!   :D
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 17, 2013, 01:34:59 PM
Thanks. Got my little Boba.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tay393 on March 17, 2013, 01:37:53 PM
Hi!
I'm newer to Friends of Comic-Con! My name is Taylor. I am a college student in Florida. I was originally going to go school for SFX makeup (to create monsters of course!) but had to detour due to a skin latex allergy :(  I typically attend cons here such as Megacon or Spooky Empire. I have a special interest in more horror and sci-fi based things and movies. I am a huge Creature From the Black Lagoon and Walking Dead fan. I'm also a theme park lover and Halloween Horror Nights enthusiast. If I get a badge during resale this year it will be my first year at Comic-Con so I am hopeful!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 17, 2013, 01:43:34 PM
hey, tay,
welcome aboard,
pm me if the forum acts up or something doesn't work as it should...<grin> 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 17, 2013, 01:56:36 PM
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Thanks. Got my little Boba.

May the Force be with him!

Great to see you here, Taylor! I hope you're able to pick up badges in the resale!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tay393 on March 17, 2013, 01:57:48 PM
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hey, tay,
welcome aboard,
pm me if the forum acts up or something doesn't work as it should...<grin>

Thanks :) will do!

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May the Force be with him!

Great to see you here, Taylor! I hope you're able to pick up badges in the resale!

Thanks :) me too!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 17, 2013, 02:04:14 PM
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Hi all!  My name's Richard- this will be the third Con for my wife and I.  I'm a Production Coordinator in LA.  I mostly work on awards shows and such, but I've also done a few low budget movies.  We're expecting our first child any... minute.. now.  She's a Comic Con baby (I have the adrenaline from The Walking Dead Escape to thank)!

I've lurked on the forum here for a year or so, and used a lot of the advice last year in planning.  Looking forward to contributing anything I can to the discussion!

Welcome to the forums, Richard!  Congratulations!  Wow, that's a very cool job.  I think my other dream job would have to be in production--I love the behind-the-scenes coordinating of shows, events, and concerts.  Ha ha.  (Alas, I'm on a forensics route, which is cool too. Ha ha.)


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Hello and welcome. Congrats on the new one. Stand by for everything to change....in an awesome way. I've got three of my own. Have a two week old, so I'm there with you. The first time you take your kid to a con is a great experience. Both my daughters have been to SDCC several times. This year will be my son's first. Congrats and welcome.

Congratulations, Yrzfan, for your new baby boy!  Exciting times!  (And sleepless nights? Ha ha.)


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Hi!
I'm newer to Friends of Comic-Con! My name is Taylor. I am a college student in Florida. I was originally going to go school for SFX makeup (to create monsters of course!) but had to detour due to a skin latex allergy :(  I typically attend cons here such as Megacon or Spooky Empire. I have a special interest in more horror and sci-fi based things and movies. I am a huge Creature From the Black Lagoon and Walking Dead fan. I'm also a theme park lover and Halloween Horror Nights enthusiast. If I get a badge during resale this year it will be my first year at Comic-Con so I am hopeful!

Welcome to the forums, Taylor!  Very cool.  We have so many creative people in the community, ha ha!  Glad that you can join us here. ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Gem1 on March 17, 2013, 02:45:11 PM
Hey everyone (waves). Thought I would finally introduce myself here. My name is Jamie and I'm from Minnesota. I've been lurking on the forum here for a year now. Last year was my first time at Comic Con and this year will be my second minus the Saturday badge I still need :D. All I can say is that if not for this forum last year I would have never been able to be as prepared as I was for Comic Con. Thanks to everyone's advise on here I was able to not get completely overwhelmed for the four days. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 17, 2013, 02:56:38 PM
you're welcome Gem1
*glad* you have found/will find it helpful

i don't know if you got out of the con last year, if you didn't, know that there is a *lot* to do outside without a badge!  my son's fav place is the xbox lounge in the hardrock
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 17, 2013, 02:58:41 PM
Hi Jamie! I'm glad to see you posting!

I agree with Alyssa. Don't worry about missing the Saturday badge. There is so much to do outside the Con, you won't be bored!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on March 17, 2013, 03:30:35 PM
Thanks everyone. Welcome Tay and Gem. I hope you find everyone's suggestions/comments helpful and informative. Stand by, the forum is very addictive. You cant just have one glance of it a day. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 17, 2013, 04:39:39 PM
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Hey everyone (waves). Thought I would finally introduce myself here. My name is Jamie and I'm from Minnesota. I've been lurking on the forum here for a year now. Last year was my first time at Comic Con and this year will be my second minus the Saturday badge I still need :D. All I can say is that if not for this forum last year I would have never been able to be as prepared as I was for Comic Con. Thanks to everyone's advise on here I was able to not get completely overwhelmed for the four days. 

Hi Jamie!  Welcome to the forums (officially)!  Glad that you can join us here.  Keep an eye out for the various threads and posts on off-site events in the upcoming months. ^-^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mrsankey on March 18, 2013, 08:51:49 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Richard!  Congratulations!  Wow, that's a very cool job.  I think my other dream job would have to be in production--I love the behind-the-scenes coordinating of shows, events, and concerts.  Ha ha.  (Alas, I'm on a forensics route, which is cool too. Ha ha.)


Thank you! My gig isn't very flashy- I usually handle all the logistics for shows.  Phones, internet, tables & chairs, printers & copiers... that sort of stuff.  But I have managed to work on some pretty neat shows.  I usually work the Oscars (6 years now), MTV Movie & Video Awards, Scream Awards, Emmys, and a few others. My favorite jobs are when I get to work independent film- I've Associate Produced and AD'd a few low budget movies, and have a great time doing it. Not bad for a kid that grew up in a tiny town in Idaho, dreaming about being in the movie industry.  What's your forensics focus?  Still going to school?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mrsankey on March 18, 2013, 08:57:38 AM
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Hello and welcome. Congrats on the new one. Stand by for everything to change....in an awesome way. I've got three of my own. Have a two week old, so I'm there with you. The first time you take your kid to a con is a great experience. Both my daughters have been to SDCC several times. This year will be my son's first. Congrats and welcome.

Wow!  Big congratulations to you on your third!  I'd love to hear your tips on navigating the Con with little ones.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 18, 2013, 09:07:51 AM
Perhaps we can convince Yzrfan to start a thread on the topic in the SDCC general area? 

'bout as subtle as a 2x4 I am...<grin>   My perspective is with older kiddos, the walking, talking, opinionated types.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 18, 2013, 09:25:57 AM
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Thank you! My gig isn't very flashy- I usually handle all the logistics for shows.  Phones, internet, tables & chairs, printers & copiers... that sort of stuff.  But I have managed to work on some pretty neat shows.  I usually work the Oscars (6 years now), MTV Movie & Video Awards, Scream Awards, Emmys, and a few others. My favorite jobs are when I get to work independent film- I've Associate Produced and AD'd a few low budget movies, and have a great time doing it. Not bad for a kid that grew up in a tiny town in Idaho, dreaming about being in the movie industry.  What's your forensics focus?  Still going to school?

Ohhhhh!  That's very cool.  I would love a chance to be backstage at a major awards show.  It would be a great learning experience for the anime convention I staff for, ha ha.  (Before you ask about why I haven't tried becoming a Comic-Con staffer, it's because you have to volunteer before they even consider you to become staff, and I always miss the volunteer registration!  Darn!  Ha ha.)

Forensic biology is my main focus.  I liked it before CSI ever came out!  Mwuhahahahahaha!  One of my other passions is teaching English, so I'm currently on a teaching English abroad break (in South Korea) before I settle down for grad school and a forensics career.  Long story short, since I didn't have the time to study abroad during my undergrad years, I figured I'd take this opportunity to teach instead.  It's most likely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.

^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlehCemy on April 10, 2013, 04:36:36 PM
Hello!
Well, I'm Alexia, but rarely people call me by name, so you can call me Ale, that's fine. I'm from Brazil (Campinas, near São Paulo). I'm hard of hearing and I'm going/studying at a film school(and yes, it's a challenge).
About SDCC, this year is my first year, and I'm going as volunteer! :D I'm pretty excited for this experience.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on April 10, 2013, 04:56:53 PM
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Hello!
Well, I'm Alexia, but rarely people call me by name, so you can call me Ale, that's fine. I'm from Brazil (Campinas, near São Paulo). I'm hard of hearing and I'm going/studying at a film school(and yes, it's a challenge).
About SDCC, this year is my first year, and I'm going as volunteer! :D I'm pretty excited for this experience.

Welcome to the forum and to SDCC
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on April 10, 2013, 05:17:59 PM
Hello Ale and welcome aboard our crazy train, or others might call it a ship o fools. That's cool this year will be your first SDCC.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 10, 2013, 11:38:32 PM
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Hello!
Well, I'm Alexia, but rarely people call me by name, so you can call me Ale, that's fine. I'm from Brazil (Campinas, near São Paulo). I'm hard of hearing and I'm going/studying at a film school(and yes, it's a challenge).
About SDCC, this year is my first year, and I'm going as volunteer! :D I'm pretty excited for this experience.


Ale, welcome to the forums!  Film school sounds interesting.  Are you interested in acting or producing?

I'm sure volunteering will be exciting!  Here's a good thread to get started on what to expect: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=14.0

Check out the "List of Helpful Threads" in my signature for more info about various topics on Comic-Con. ^-^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2013, 06:27:22 AM
Great to see you here, Ale! I'm sure SDCC will be worth the long journey. Feel free to ask questions!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlehCemy on April 11, 2013, 09:05:11 AM
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Ale, welcome to the forums!  Film school sounds interesting.  Are you interested in acting or producing?

I'm sure volunteering will be exciting!  Here's a good thread to get started on what to expect: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=14.0

Check out the "List of Helpful Threads" in my signature for more info about various topics on Comic-Con. ^-^d

I'm interested in producing, probably I'll focus in screenwriting, but who knows? I still have time to decide.
Thanks for the links!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 09:08:19 AM
I'm sure you will find several things during SDCC to help you out in your career.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlehCemy on April 11, 2013, 09:17:22 AM
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I'm sure you will find several things during SDCC to help you out in your career.

Not to mention that having this experience in my curriculum will help a lot here in Brazil. And of course, it'll be a great experience in many ways, like personal and professional.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 09:20:49 AM
And it's SDCC!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2013, 07:00:50 PM
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I'm interested in producing, probably I'll focus in screenwriting, but who knows? I still have time to decide.
Thanks for the links!


Ah, gotcha.  I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors!  Let us know how it goes after the convention.

You're welcome!  That's what I'm here for--helping out fellow Friends of CCI. ;p
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JasonGenom on May 17, 2013, 06:31:33 AM
Hey everyone,

My name is Jason and I'm from Zurich, switzerland. I have never been to comic con but I'm a comic book fan since forever. My favorite heros are Iron Man and The Silver Surfer and my favorite villains are Red Skull, Doctor Doom, Magneto and the joker (of course).
I can't wait to see some of you at comic con some day
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on May 17, 2013, 08:30:39 AM
Hi Jason.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 17, 2013, 08:58:34 AM
Great to see you here, Jason! I hope you get to attend next year. In the meantime, I hear the Paris Comic Con is awesome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 17, 2013, 04:00:56 PM
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Hey everyone,

My name is Jason and I'm from Zurich, switzerland. I have never been to comic con but I'm a comic book fan since forever. My favorite heros are Iron Man and The Silver Surfer and my favorite villains are Red Skull, Doctor Doom, Magneto and the joker (of course).
I can't wait to see some of you at comic con some day

Welcome to the forums, Jason! ^-^/ Wow, Switzerland!  I'd love to visit the country some day--the landscaping is just beautiful.

I know that you'll be able to join us all at Comic-Con some day too.  (In response to your thread, I'm glad that your brother is improving!)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JasonGenom on May 17, 2013, 04:37:11 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Jason! ^-^/ Wow, Switzerland!  I'd love to visit the country some day--the landscaping is just beautiful.

I know that you'll be able to join us all at Comic-Con some day too.  (In response to your thread, I'm glad that your brother is improving!)

Thank you :)   my brother is better now

Yeah switzerland is great, if you ever come to europe you should def check it out

Transmute Jun: Paris comic con is great in some parts it feels like a parody of the geek culture though but otherwise its cool
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 17, 2013, 10:21:07 PM
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Transmute Jun: Paris comic con is great in some parts it feels like a parody of the geek culture though but otherwise its cool

I've never been to the Paris con, but the people I know who have all had great times. But you have an interesting perspective. Can you give me an example of 'parody of geek culture'?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nancy on May 19, 2013, 04:35:06 PM
Hi all!

My name's Nancy and I'm from Sydney, Australia. I've been lurking for a little while, but everyone seems so
nice that I thought I should finally introduce myself.

I've never been to Comic-Con either, just our local cons (Supanova, Armageddon) and I went to a Firefly
con in LA a few years ago.

Am hoping to make it this year as my flatmate and I will be in San Diego in July. We're all set for a bunch
of the offsite events (Veronica Mars, w00tstock, Nerdist), but are crossing our fingers for the SDCC badge
resale possibility to try and at least check it out for one day :-)

Pretty much into anything pop culture (especially if it's Whedon or J.J. Abrams related) and music. Nice to
finally "meet" you all!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on May 19, 2013, 04:41:51 PM
Welcome Nancy, I see we will be attending some of the same off site events (Veronica Mars, w00tstock, Nerdist), hopefully you'll be able to get passes for some of the con days
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nancy on May 19, 2013, 04:59:05 PM
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Welcome Nancy, I see we will be attending some of the same off site events (Veronica Mars, w00tstock, Nerdist), hopefully you'll be able to get passes for some of the con days

Hi Jim,

Thank you so much for the warm welcome :-)

Really looking forward to these offsite events; very happy they didn't end up interfering with each other,
schedule-wise.

And cheers - we'll be trying our hardest to secure badges but will hopefully still enjoy the weekend if
we're unsuccessful.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 19, 2013, 06:24:13 PM
Great to see you here, Nancy! Welcome!

You definitely have the right attitude. There is so much to see and do outside of the Con that you would have a great time even without badges! Heck, you could even get a bunch of swag just walking around in the Gaslamp in front of the convention center.

I don't see the Walking Dead at Petco on your list!!!! ;)  Also, keep an eye out for Nerd HQ, because they have their own panels. IIRC, they usually have a Nathan Fillion panel. You'd probably also enjoy the Geek & Sundry headquarters.

That being said, I hope you do get badges for at least one day of the Con. I agree that it would be a shame to come so far and not get in.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nancy on May 19, 2013, 06:53:35 PM
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Great to see you here, Nancy! Welcome!

You definitely have the right attitude. There is so much to see and do outside of the Con that you would have a great time even without badges! Heck, you could even get a bunch of swag just walking around in the Gaslamp in front of the convention center.

I don't see the Walking Dead at Petco on your list!!!! ;)  Also, keep an eye out for Nerd HQ, because they have their own panels. IIRC, they usually have a Nathan Fillion panel. You'd probably also enjoy the Geek & Sundry headquarters.

That being said, I hope you do get badges for at least one day of the Con. I agree that it would be a shame to come so far and not get in.

Thank you so much for the lovely welcome, Transmute Jun - it's great to be here! Just
reading all the advice and previous experiences is enough to build excitement :-)

You're absolutely right - there are SO many things on outside of the con that I now
understand why people who have badges and go offsite either don't sleep for five
days and/or have to "train" themselves for the whole experience.

I would love to do The Walking Dead Escape, but we're trying to weigh up which we'd
rather rock up to in our zombie get up; Veronica Mars or the Nerdist? haha!

Definitely trying to keep on top of Nerd HQ updates, but tickets went so fast last
year (and so soon before SDCC!) that we're hoping to have all our ducks lined up
beforehand. The very idea of being in the same room as Nathan Fillion...cannot
compute. And thank you for the Geek & Sundry heads up - love Felicia Day!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on May 19, 2013, 07:05:21 PM
Hello Nancy. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on May 19, 2013, 07:07:15 PM
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Hi all!

My name's Nancy and I'm from Sydney, Australia. I've been lurking for a little while, but everyone seems so
nice that I thought I should finally introduce myself.


Hi Nancy - in case you're on FB and would like some travel buddies, there's a great group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/263313320416156/?fref=ts

Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nancy on May 19, 2013, 07:14:28 PM
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Hello Nancy. Welcome aboard.

Thank you, Yzrfan - it's most excellent to be here :-)
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Post by: Nancy on May 19, 2013, 07:19:47 PM
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Hi Nancy - in case you're on FB and would like some travel buddies, there's a great group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/263313320416156/?fref=ts

Welcome to the forum!

Hi Khaaaaaaanh!!!,

Thanks so much for the welcome and posting that link. I've seen rumblings of UK
groups, but had no idea there was a local one - very much appreciated :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 19, 2013, 08:01:52 PM
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I would love to do The Walking Dead Escape, but we're trying to weigh up which we'd
rather rock up to in our zombie get up; Veronica Mars or the Nerdist? haha!

Definitely trying to keep on top of Nerd HQ updates, but tickets went so fast last
year (and so soon before SDCC!) that we're hoping to have all our ducks lined up
beforehand. The very idea of being in the same room as Nathan Fillion...cannot
compute. And thank you for the Geek & Sundry heads up - love Felicia Day!


Definitely Nerdist for zombie makeup. After all, doesn't Chris host the Talking Dead?

And yes, last year G&S had a free HQ where you didn't need a SDCC badge, but they had all kinds of cool events and autograph sessions and meet & greets going on. I'm sure you'd have a great time!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nancy on May 19, 2013, 10:45:14 PM
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Definitely Nerdist for zombie makeup. After all, doesn't Chris host the Talking Dead?

And yes, last year G&S had a free HQ where you didn't need a SDCC badge, but they had all kinds of cool events and autograph sessions and meet & greets going on. I'm sure you'd have a great time!

Boom!! Wise, wise choice - will have to snap up tickets quicksmart :-D

Just checked out the schedule for their HQ last year; awesomeness! Hoping for
something similar this year - onto the list they go.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 19, 2013, 11:09:45 PM
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Hi all!

My name's Nancy and I'm from Sydney, Australia. I've been lurking for a little while, but everyone seems so
nice that I thought I should finally introduce myself.

I've never been to Comic-Con either, just our local cons (Supanova, Armageddon) and I went to a Firefly
con in LA a few years ago.

Am hoping to make it this year as my flatmate and I will be in San Diego in July. We're all set for a bunch
of the offsite events (Veronica Mars, w00tstock, Nerdist), but are crossing our fingers for the SDCC badge
resale possibility to try and at least check it out for one day :-)

Pretty much into anything pop culture (especially if it's Whedon or J.J. Abrams related) and music. Nice to
finally "meet" you all!!


Welcome to the forums, Nancy!  Glad that you decided to join the dark side... I mean, join us.  ;p

This is definitely the place to be when it comes to getting the best information for Comic-Con badges.  Check out the List of Helpful Threads (http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=453.msg6696#msg6696), if you haven't already.  I recently updated it to include a few of the exclusives threads as well as the private forum group thread for networking for badge buying during the resale.

Again, welcome to the Friends of CCI Forum! ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nancy on May 20, 2013, 12:21:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Nancy!  Glad that you decided to join the dark side... I mean, join us.  ;p

This is definitely the place to be when it comes to getting the best information for Comic-Con badges.  Check out the List of Helpful Threads (http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=453.msg6696#msg6696), if you haven't already.  I recently updated it to include a few of the exclusives threads as well as the private forum group thread for networking for badge buying during the resale.

Again, welcome to the Friends of CCI Forum! ^-^/

Thank you so much, Zero! Absolutely stoked to be part of something something
something dark side
so awesome :-D

'Twas that very list that sent me to this thread - very handy resource for a newbie!
And have just requested access to the badge buying group, cheers!

You guys have put so much work into this forum, it's excellent to have so many
resources in the one place  ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mllNY on June 05, 2013, 06:17:41 PM
I've been posting here a few months but not introduced myself

My name's Michael. I live in NY, thus m and NY are now explained.

This will be my first SDCC and likely my last for a while cause while I am super excited the cost would be prohibitive to do this yearly. I have been going to NYCC and this will be my 5th year and I go to a smaller show here and there.

Not really into comics per se, but all things entertaiment in general, so while say you wouldn't see me in line getting that comic signed you would see me getting a autogrpaph here and there, and maybe kirkman too! Other than that I used to collect TFs so Hasbro is going to be a highlight for me since they only did one NYCC and missed last year and I miss them!

Lucky that in my second attempt I was able to get 4 Day w/preview, last year my first attempt I was sold out so I came in this year with very little expectations and was so pleased when it worked out, even got an insanely low number in the waiting room (under 250) and was able to get my first choice hotel (quick hands fininshed in 2 minutes without auto fill in) so I guess this year was meant to be!

Hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 05, 2013, 06:21:41 PM
It sounds like this is your lucky year, Michael! Enjoy yourself and make the most of it!

And just to warn you, once you've done one SDCC, you're addicted. You'll go home thinking about attending the next one...
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 05, 2013, 06:22:11 PM
Cool
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mllNY on June 05, 2013, 06:38:18 PM
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It sounds like this is your lucky year, Michael! Enjoy yourself and make the most of it!

And just to warn you, once you've done one SDCC, you're addicted. You'll go home thinking about attending the next one...

Oh I know afterwards I'll want to do it every year, but being able to pay for it is another thing entirely. If I could I would do like every 3rd year, just enough to make it not too long in between but enough to really save up to do it!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 05, 2013, 07:54:59 PM
Once you walk in you'll get bit by the SDCC bug. After Sunday of SDCC, you'll be thinking about next years con. It kind of like tattoos and lays.....you can't just have one SDCC experience.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 05, 2013, 08:14:57 PM
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I've been posting here a few months but not introduced myself

My name's Michael. I live in NY, thus m and NY are now explained.

This will be my first SDCC and likely my last for a while cause while I am super excited the cost would be prohibitive to do this yearly. I have been going to NYCC and this will be my 5th year and I go to a smaller show here and there.

Not really into comics per se, but all things entertaiment in general, so while say you wouldn't see me in line getting that comic signed you would see me getting a autogrpaph here and there, and maybe kirkman too! Other than that I used to collect TFs so Hasbro is going to be a highlight for me since they only did one NYCC and missed last year and I miss them!

Lucky that in my second attempt I was able to get 4 Day w/preview, last year my first attempt I was sold out so I came in this year with very little expectations and was so pleased when it worked out, even got an insanely low number in the waiting room (under 250) and was able to get my first choice hotel (quick hands fininshed in 2 minutes without auto fill in) so I guess this year was meant to be!

Hope to see you there!

I'm glad you decided to officially introduce yourself, Michael!  Welcome to the forums (officially), ha ha!

Ah, it seems like the stars are aligned this time around, ha ha.  Sounds great, and I'm sure your Comic-Con experience won't be disappointing either.  ^-^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 05, 2013, 09:05:44 PM
Okie dokie....I'm stepping up to the plate. I've posted stuff already, but thought I'd say howdy for real. I'm Kitty <hears everyone say "Hi Kitty" and feels like I'm in AA> and I have been going to comic con since the 80's. Eeekk...that makes me sound old. My onions (aka my kids) have been going for about 8 years now and my son thinks he owns the place, running off on his own and meeting all of the artists and writers as well as the vendors. We live here in San Diego, so we come home each night, I bake stuff for our friends.

I'm looking forward to meeting new friends! I'm so glad I've found you guys, it keeps me occupied at work.  ;D

So.....HI!!!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 05, 2013, 09:10:31 PM
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Okie dokie....I'm stepping up to the plate. I've posted stuff already, but thought I'd say howdy for real. I'm Kitty <hears everyone say "Hi Kitty" and feels like I'm in AA> and I have been going to comic con since the 80's. Eeekk...that makes me sound old. My onions (aka my kids) have been going for about 8 years now and my son thinks he owns the place, running off on his own and meeting all of the artists and writers as well as the vendors. We live here in San Diego, so we come home each night, I bake stuff for our friends.

I'm looking forward to meeting new friends! I'm so glad I've found you guys, it keeps me occupied at work.  ;D

So.....HI!!!!

Welcome to the forums (officially, ha ha), Kitty! ^-^/  Wow, you're a Comic-Con veteran! Very cool.

What kind of things do you bake...?  +__+

Ah, the forums are addicting.   You have been warned. ^.~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 05, 2013, 09:28:53 PM


What kind of things do you bake...?  +__+

Ah, the forums are addicting.   You have been warned. ^.~
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Cookies, brownies, bark (well, I guess technically I don't "bake" bark), hobo toast (especially for Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast) who hates figs), cracker cookies, muffins, cupcakes, fudge (oops, another I don't "bake"), and at Wondercon, I didn't have a working oven, so I had to improvise and make other goodies with an Easter theme. I need to come up with cool comic book-esque names for my treats. ha

I just hope I don't blab so much, I get banned or something. hahaha!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 05, 2013, 09:39:15 PM
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Cookies, brownies, bark (well, I guess technically I don't "bake" bark), hobo toast (especially for Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast) who hates figs), cracker cookies, muffins, cupcakes, fudge (oops, another I don't "bake"), and at Wondercon, I didn't have a working oven, so I had to improvise and make other goodies with an Easter theme. I need to come up with cool comic book-esque names for my treats. ha

I just hope I don't blab so much, I get banned or something. hahaha!!

Wow!  That's impressive.  One of these days, we'll need to have a potluck as a forum meet-up... Ha ha.

You'll be fine. ^-^ I promise the other global moderators/administrators and I don't bite.  You know, unless a zombie apocalypse happens and we're infected, or one of my fellow moderating team members is a vampire and isn't telling the rest of us.  (I know, I know, a terrible joke, but I'm told that I'm allowed to have a daily quota of bad jokes.)

Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 05, 2013, 10:50:21 PM
I will have to let you guys know where I am and let you grab my goodies. Then you can have some cookies. Ha! I kid, I kid. But for real, if you want someone to notice you, forget wearing a Batman or Vamperella costume, carry a container of baked goods. You'd think I was carrying a tray of brains and they are zombies. It's crazy town! I'll bring baked goods for anyone who wants something. As long at it's under 3 people. Ha, I kid again. I'm getting punchy, I better hit the hay!

Isn't there a board where people can post notes to each other? Does this group have a symbol or something to stand out from other notes? It would be cool to say "hey, I'm doing lunch at 2pm at blah blah, wanna meet?" and stuff, things.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 05, 2013, 11:48:52 PM
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I will have to let you guys know where I am and let you grab my goodies. Then you can have some cookies. Ha! I kid, I kid. But for real, if you want someone to notice you, forget wearing a Batman or Vamperella costume, carry a container of baked goods. You'd think I was carrying a tray of brains and they are zombies. It's crazy town! I'll bring baked goods for anyone who wants something. As long at it's under 3 people. Ha, I kid again. I'm getting punchy, I better hit the hay!

Isn't there a board where people can post notes to each other? Does this group have a symbol or something to stand out from other notes? It would be cool to say "hey, I'm doing lunch at 2pm at blah blah, wanna meet?" and stuff, things.

^-^; Ha ha.

No, not particularly at the moment, but this "Off-Topic Chat" area can be used for meet-up threads.  (There's also the shoutbox on the main index page of the forum as well. ^-^d)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ukdeejay on June 06, 2013, 02:36:45 AM
Don't forget, everybody, we'd love to have you pop along to the sister thread to this Introduction one and leave where you're coming from for the Friends Of CCI Forum pin map. I'm not going to go through everyone here, as it wasn't defined that your point of origin would be mapped on this thread and it would be cheeky to just troll through and pinch your location. 

Drop by; just need your city, state and country. Thanks!!

The 'Where are you coming from' thread: http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1397
The Friends Of CCI map: http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013


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"I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 06, 2013, 06:55:46 AM
Wait a minute... you're making baked goods?

Count me in as one of those people following you around! Normally I'm paying far too much for a couple of Mrs. Fields' measly cookies... ;)

Welcome, Kitty! I'm glad you're enjoying yourself here so far.It sounds like your son and my son might get along (mine is 10). He wants to just march up and do everything too, although SDCC has been good for his learning patience (lines).
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 06, 2013, 08:40:55 AM
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^-^; Ha ha.

No, not particularly at the moment, but this "Off-Topic Chat" area can be used for meet-up threads.  (There's also the shoutbox on the main index page of the forum as well. ^-^d)

What exactly is the "shoutbox"? I've seen it on the main page, but confused. It looks like an instant chat box for anyone logged on at that time, though I don't know how anyone would be alerted if someone did chat.

Transmute Jun, I hear ya on the cookie prices. Any food prices for that matter. Ick!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 06, 2013, 09:12:13 AM
Shoutbox is the chat function at the bottom of the page. I forget how I did this, but Alyssa told me a way to cause an alert sound whenever someone posts there and you are online.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 06, 2013, 05:59:16 PM
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What exactly is the "shoutbox"? I've seen it on the main page, but confused. It looks like an instant chat box for anyone logged on at that time, though I don't know how anyone would be alerted if someone did chat.

Yep, that's basically it--an instant messaging chat box for forum members.  You should be alerted automatically if you have sound enabled on your computer (it was set to make sound notifications) while you are on the main index page.  The sound button in the chat box should be gray.  If your sound button is blue, then the sound will be muted.

If you click on a specific thread, however, you won't be able to get notifications for the chat box/shout box.  (If you have two tabs open in your browser, then you can get sound notifications for the chat box: one tab with the main index page open; the other tab with the thread you are reading through.)

Hope that helps! ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TardarSauce on June 07, 2013, 08:21:35 AM
I guess I should finally get around to introducing myself. Hi! My name is Thao and I'm from Sacramento, CA. I got into comics a few years ago when a comic shop opened up near my house. This year, comics have become a bit of an obsession with my BF and I. So I'm both excited for and dreading the amount of comics I'm going to end up buying. Haha

This year will be my second time attending Comic-Con. Last year I was very fortunate to obtain a preview night pass, not so much this year :(. However, I will still get to wander around for four days and am super excited to explore--with more experience and a better game plan (must buy a tiny chair to sit on....).
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 07, 2013, 08:30:08 AM
Hello. Your screen name is great!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 07, 2013, 01:00:09 PM
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I guess I should finally get around to introducing myself. Hi! My name is Thao and I'm from Sacramento, CA. I got into comics a few years ago when a comic shop opened up near my house. This year, comics have become a bit of an obsession with my BF and I. So I'm both excited for and dreading the amount of comics I'm going to end up buying. Haha

This year will be my second time attending Comic-Con. Last year I was very fortunate to obtain a preview night pass, not so much this year :(. However, I will still get to wander around for four days and am super excited to explore--with more experience and a better game plan (must buy a tiny chair to sit on....).

Welcome to the forums, Thao! ^-^/  This forum is great for a Comic-Con "plan of attack," so browse through the threads, especially the stickied/pinned ones.  Glad that you can join us!

I'm sure you'll have a great time at con this year as well.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Juancu99 on June 09, 2013, 09:52:08 AM
Hi,

My son John Curiel is autistic and is a die hard comic book reader and follows Stan Lee.  He loves going to the local Comic and Anime conventions in Sacramento and San Jose as well as others held in the San Francisco/Bay Area.  The first Comic-Con convention he went to was in Th Moscone Center in San Francisco. It would mean the world to him to attend such a fun event especially in lieu of having a lot of friends to share his experiences with. Thank you very much.

Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 09, 2013, 10:27:53 AM
If you can't get passes at the re-sale, look into Stan Lee's Comikaze. It's during the first of November at the L.A. Convention Center.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TardarSauce on June 09, 2013, 03:59:42 PM
Thanks Yzrfan! I've been obsessed with Grumpy Cat since I first saw her and couldn't help but use her name.

Thanks Zero! I'll be sure to check out all the threads. There's a lot of useful stuff on here. I have lots to read this next month before the con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Clarica on June 09, 2013, 04:00:35 PM
I am looking forward to attending comic-con this year.  It is my second time.  The first time I went was in 2004.  I am coming from Houston, Texas.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 09, 2013, 04:38:16 PM
Great to see you here, Clarica!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 09, 2013, 08:45:33 PM
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I am looking forward to attending comic-con this year.  It is my second time.  The first time I went was in 2004.  I am coming from Houston, Texas.

Welcome to the forums, Clarica! ^-^/  Glad that you could join us in our online community here!  Be sure to check out the various threads--especially the pinned ones--for extra tips for Comic-Con.  (Start with the "List of Helpful Threads" link in my signature.)

^-^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Rainer on June 10, 2013, 01:04:13 PM
I big welcome to you, Clarica (also known as my big sister).  ;) So happy you can finally attend this event again.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 10, 2013, 01:05:04 PM
Cool, we have husbands/wives and now brothers/sisters.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 10, 2013, 01:11:06 PM
I wonder who will be the first to have their pet post here? ;)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 10, 2013, 01:14:03 PM
What about my pet rock?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 10, 2013, 01:15:06 PM
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What about my pet rock?

I want to see video of him typing!!!!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 10, 2013, 01:19:18 PM
He uses Dragon Dictation, so the video would be kind of boring. How exciting is it to watch a rock talk.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 10, 2013, 01:33:53 PM
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He uses Dragon Dictation, so the video would be kind of boring. How exciting is it to watch a rock talk.

You tell me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=h8ejiG5-BtA#t=323s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=h8ejiG5-BtA#t=323s)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 10, 2013, 01:53:06 PM
Mines not the people's champ. He's more like the planter next to the driveway champ.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: lborgia88 on June 11, 2013, 01:15:01 PM
Greetings, all.  I've been doing a fair amount of lurking here over the past year, and I guess it's high time I actually introduced myself.  I'm from Canada though I currently live in the U.S. Midwest.  I've been to the SDCC in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and I'll be at this year's too. As it happens, I'm not all that well-versed in comics, but I claim some geek "cred" as nearly all the books/movies/TV shows I read/watch are fantasy or science fiction, (or historical).  I also like anime a lot, and cosplay (that's me in my avatar -a Devil Star from the old anime "Gatchaman").

Oh, and I'm a friend of Transmute Jun too (*waves* Hi, TJ!)

My pet cat will not be posting here any time soon.  He will be boarded at the vet's while I'm in San Diego.  :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on June 11, 2013, 01:16:47 PM
Aaaaaa!   Another lurker!   Just kidding.

Welcome to the funny farm, lborgia88!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 11, 2013, 01:41:18 PM
More like another friend of transmute. Break out the tar and feathers!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 11, 2013, 02:03:00 PM
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More like another friend of transmute. Break out the tar and feathers!!

Hey, give her a break! She has 6 posts now! She's no longer a lurker. No tar and feather. Maybe just feathers. As a Devilstar, she can deal with that. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: lborgia88 on June 11, 2013, 02:18:10 PM
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Break out the tar and feathers!!

Eek!  Now there's incentive to become a regular ASAP -before I'm too fluffy and sticky to be able to type posts!

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Maybe just feathers. As a Devilstar, she can deal with that. ;)

LOL!  Can't I be pelted with roses instead? I might find them useful.  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 11, 2013, 03:38:40 PM
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Greetings, all.  I've been doing a fair amount of lurking here over the past year, and I guess it's high time I actually introduced myself.  I'm from Canada though I currently live in the U.S. Midwest.  I've been to the SDCC in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and I'll be at this year's too. As it happens, I'm not all that well-versed in comics, but I claim some geek "cred" as nearly all the books/movies/TV shows I read/watch are fantasy or science fiction, (or historical).  I also like anime a lot, and cosplay (that's me in my avatar -a Devil Star from the old anime "Gatchaman").

Oh, and I'm a friend of Transmute Jun too (*waves* Hi, TJ!)

My pet cat will not be posting here any time soon.  He will be boarded at the vet's while I'm in San Diego.  :D

Welcome to the forums, borgia! ^-^/  Whoa, I haven't seen a Gatchaman cosplay in ages, ha ha.  Cool.

Glad that you could join us.  (Ignore the silly people who want to tar and feather you. ;p)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DragonJuls on June 20, 2013, 01:05:58 PM
Hi, I'm Julie and I'm from Northern VA, right outside of DC.  I'm a longtime lurker and finally registered to the forum.

2013 will be my 2nd year attending SDCC and I have a 4 day w/PN.  Last year, I only had a Thursday pass and made the most of it. 

I will be attending with my sister and my 9 year old son.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on June 20, 2013, 01:06:57 PM
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Hi, I'm Julie and I'm from Northern VA, right outside of DC.  I'm a longtime lurker and finally registered to the forum.

2013 will be my 2nd year attending SDCC and I have a 4 day w/PN.  Last year, I only had a Thursday pass and made the most of it. 

I will be attending with my sister and my 9 year old son.

Welcome!!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DragonJuls on June 20, 2013, 01:28:59 PM
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Welcome!!!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on June 20, 2013, 03:01:22 PM
We seem to be recruiting a lot of lurkers lately.  Good, gets more people in the game.  :)

Welcome!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 20, 2013, 04:46:51 PM
Welcome aboard Julie.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DragonJuls on June 20, 2013, 05:13:27 PM
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Welcome aboard Julie.

Thanks!  I'm a hockey fan as well! 
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 20, 2013, 06:32:48 PM
Cool. Go Wings
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DragonJuls on June 20, 2013, 06:43:11 PM
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Cool. Go Wings

Go Caps but I like the Wings as well.  I know several Wings fans.  Well I also Just like hockey.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 20, 2013, 06:46:24 PM
Cool
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: UntrueBeliever on June 20, 2013, 10:32:58 PM
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Hi, I'm Julie and I'm from Northern VA, right outside of DC.  I'm a longtime lurker and finally registered to the forum.

2013 will be my 2nd year attending SDCC and I have a 4 day w/PN.  Last year, I only had a Thursday pass and made the most of it. 

I will be attending with my sister and my 9 year old son.

Welcome, fellow Northern Virginian.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 20, 2013, 10:47:45 PM
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Hi, I'm Julie and I'm from Northern VA, right outside of DC.  I'm a longtime lurker and finally registered to the forum.

2013 will be my 2nd year attending SDCC and I have a 4 day w/PN.  Last year, I only had a Thursday pass and made the most of it. 

I will be attending with my sister and my 9 year old son.

Welcome to the forums, Julie!  I'm glad that you finally decided to join the dark side... I mean, us!  Glad that you could join us.  ^__~

There might be too many things to do and not enough time, now that you have a 4-day badge!  (Ha ha!)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 21, 2013, 05:24:55 AM
You'll find it very fulfilling and exhausting for 4 days + PN, but you'll have a great time Julie!

Just prepare your son for the realities of standing in line, and make sure to bring along some snacks and something to do for him every day.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DragonJuls on June 21, 2013, 11:55:12 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Julie!  I'm glad that you finally decided to join the dark side... I mean, us!  Glad that you could join us.  ^__~

There might be too many things to do and not enough time, now that you have a 4-day badge!  (Ha ha!)

Thanks.  All my veterans friends have warned me about that.  I'm going to enjoy my first time with a 4-day badge.  I will probably need a vacation after this!   >:D

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You'll find it very fulfilling and exhausting for 4 days + PN, but you'll have a great time Julie!

Just prepare your son for the realities of standing in line, and make sure to bring along some snacks and something to do for him every day.

Last year, I didn't bring enough snacks and I was carrying around my Mattel bag and stuffing it with swag.  I've learned to bring more snacks so I don't have to buy the expensive food inside.  My sister was horrified that I didn't bring the stuff that she set aside for me to bring.  Hahaha, you live and you learn.

My son has autism but he's high functioning and he enjoyed his time last year.  We will have his iPad with portable charger ready along with his DS.  I asked him if he wanted to go to Childcare for a bit like he did last year but he said no.  My sister and I may trade off with him.  He loved the Floor but he got smacked a few times with backpacks. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Matryoshka on June 29, 2013, 04:05:04 PM
Thought I should come out of lurking and introduce myself, I’m a many year Comic-Con attender; all four days for the last 6 or 7 years and probably about 12 over all. I was only able to get Thursday and Sunday in the pre-reg sale this year, and was totally shut out in the general, so this is the first year I won’t be going the whole time. I’m disappointed about it, as is my dad who attends with me, but I’m trying to not let what we don’t have overshadow what we do. The fact that The X-Files panel is on Thursday is making up for a lot.  :D

I found this board a few weeks ago while doing a search for 2013 ticket give aways/contests and have lurked around ever since. I’m super impressed by all the knowledge you all have collected here, and by how open to trying to answer any question anybody seems to have you are, great job!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 29, 2013, 05:05:10 PM
Welcome,
thanks for the compliments abt the forum.  I've really tried to make this a knowledge resource and a friendly place.

i don't know what floats your boat but http://www.outsidecomiccon.com/ has amassed an amazing list of stuff, badge not required.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 29, 2013, 06:19:57 PM
Hello
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: retired on June 29, 2013, 06:44:57 PM
Hi. Ive been around for a few months here, but never introduced myself.

I'm Jeremy, and I'm a comic con vet of .. 8 years or so. I'm typically the one in my group that makes sure we all get badges/hotel rooms... a plan. It's exhausting, and non of my friends appreciate it one bit /selfpitty. I even took a day off work to get my friend a 4-day badge.. that I paid for myself! and he might bail on us. /moreselfpitty

Anyways, i never camp out, usually out too late with my friends drinking and being stupid. Last year I missed some panels because I got in line too late, but This year I am going to make sure I go to bed early enough to wake up in time.

Thing i like best about Comic-con is meeting celebrities in the gaslamp district/hotels or even at the con, when i have no idea who they are, and actually having a normal conversation with them. I think many are there to just enjoy comic con themselves, and maybe attend some parties where they can meet producers/directors and stuff. I'm sure they get tired of all the fans going crazy around them all the time. When I get home I usually google them to see what they played in, then im like "oh crap, that was frodo!" or "that was that dude from the office!"

I'm from central California and have driven down every year. This is the first year I am flying. I'm getting too old to handle a 7+ hour drive home right after a week like this.

I'm very opinionated , but also interested and respectful of other points of view. Don't talk much, but do enjoy a good conversation. (This is starting to sound like a dating site application)
This site had been very helpful so far, so ill stick around and keep putting in my opinions all over, which you can safely ignore =)

I might meet some of you this year, but my schedule is going to be pretty crazy.
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 29, 2013, 07:23:46 PM
So do you like puppy dogs and long walks on the beach?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Matryoshka on June 29, 2013, 08:51:05 PM
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Welcome,
thanks for the compliments abt the forum.  I've really tried to make this a knowledge resource and a friendly place.

i don't know what floats your boat but http://www.outsidecomiccon.com/ has amassed an amazing list of stuff, badge not required.

Thanks, and you're welcome! Thank you for the link, I'll have to start making a list for an offsite plan of attack.

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Hello

Hello!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 30, 2013, 12:46:44 AM
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Thought I should come out of lurking and introduce myself, I’m a many year Comic-Con attender; all four days for the last 6 or 7 years and probably about 12 over all. I was only able to get Thursday and Sunday in the pre-reg sale this year, and was totally shut out in the general, so this is the first year I won’t be going the whole time. I’m disappointed about it, as is my dad who attends with me, but I’m trying to not let what we don’t have overshadow what we do. The fact that The X-Files panel is on Thursday is making up for a lot.  :D

I found this board a few weeks ago while doing a search for 2013 ticket give aways/contests and have lurked around ever since. I’m super impressed by all the knowledge you all have collected here, and by how open to trying to answer any question anybody seems to have you are, great job!


Welcome to the forums, Matryoshka!  Thank you for the great compliments on the forum.  I'm glad that this has become a new (but great) resource for you. ^__^d  The idea is to make this forum community the to-go place for information and help on Comic-Con.


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Hi. Ive been around for a few months here, but never introduced myself.

I'm Jeremy, and I'm a comic con vet of .. 8 years or so. I'm typically the one in my group that makes sure we all get badges/hotel rooms... a plan. It's exhausting, and non of my friends appreciate it one bit /selfpitty. I even took a day off work to get my friend a 4-day badge.. that I paid for myself! and he might bail on us. /moreselfpitty

Anyways, i never camp out, usually out too late with my friends drinking and being stupid. Last year I missed some panels because I got in line too late, but This year I am going to make sure I go to bed early enough to wake up in time.

Thing i like best about Comic-con is meeting celebrities in the gaslamp district/hotels or even at the con, when i have no idea who they are, and actually having a normal conversation with them. I think many are there to just enjoy comic con themselves, and maybe attend some parties where they can meet producers/directors and stuff. I'm sure they get tired of all the fans going crazy around them all the time. When I get home I usually google them to see what they played in, then im like "oh crap, that was frodo!" or "that was that dude from the office!"

I'm from central California and have driven down every year. This is the first year I am flying. I'm getting too old to handle a 7+ hour drive home right after a week like this.

I'm very opinionated , but also interested and respectful of other points of view. Don't talk much, but do enjoy a good conversation. (This is starting to sound like a dating site application)
This site had been very helpful so far, so ill stick around and keep putting in my opinions all over, which you can safely ignore =)

I might meet some of you this year, but my schedule is going to be pretty crazy.

Welcome (officially!) to the forums, Jeremy!  Ha ha, I think everyone's schedules will be crazy during Comic-Con, but definitely keep hydrated and get as much rest as you can for those long panel lines.  ^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2013, 04:50:15 AM
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Hi. Ive been around for a few months here, but never introduced myself.

another lurker emerges from the dark! <hehe> welcome

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I'm Jeremy, and I'm a comic con vet of .. 8 years or so. I'm typically the one in my group that makes sure we all get badges/hotel rooms... a plan. It's exhausting, and non of my friends appreciate it one bit /selfpitty. I even took a day off work to get my friend a 4-day badge.. that I paid for myself! and he might bail on us. /moreselfpitty


you might want to take a read of our 'going it alone' thread...seriously tho, finding the right con buddies is tricky. 

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I'm very opinionated , but also interested and respectful of other points of view. Don't talk much, but do enjoy a good conversation. (This is starting to sound like a dating site application)
This site had been very helpful so far, so ill stick around and keep putting in my opinions all over, which you can safely ignore =)
 

strong, respectful opinions are welcomed and i'd go so far as to say, appreciated, even if they're contrary to mine. <grin>

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I might meet some of you this year, but my schedule is going to be pretty crazy.

that's the nice thing about the forum lanyards, it's easy to spot another forum member. there's still time to get one if you're interested. http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1338.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on June 30, 2013, 03:18:54 PM
Hello Friends of CCI!  I have been a member for about a week or so and missed this thread somehow.  I just wanted to officially say hello!  I have been going to Comic Con since 2000 except for 2008.  I absolutely love comic con and the community here.  Hope to meet up with some of you this year.  :)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Matryoshka on June 30, 2013, 05:22:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Matryoshka!  Thank you for the great compliments on the forum.  I'm glad that this has become a new (but great) resource for you. ^__^d  The idea is to make this forum community the to-go place for information and help on Comic-Con.

Thanks, it really has!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on June 30, 2013, 07:05:35 PM
Welcome aboard pyramid.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 30, 2013, 07:17:53 PM
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Hello Friends of CCI!  I have been a member for about a week or so and missed this thread somehow.  I just wanted to officially say hello!  I have been going to Comic Con since 2000 except for 2008.  I absolutely love comic con and the community here.  Hope to meet up with some of you this year.  :)
joined a week ago & 68 posts! i am impressed <grin>
welcome by the way
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 30, 2013, 07:17:59 PM
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Hello Friends of CCI!  I have been a member for about a week or so and missed this thread somehow.  I just wanted to officially say hello!  I have been going to Comic Con since 2000 except for 2008.  I absolutely love comic con and the community here.  Hope to meet up with some of you this year.  :)

Welcome to the forums, Pyramid!  There are some forum meet-ups going on, so you can check out these threads if you're interested:

Wednesday: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1842.0
Thursday: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1520.0
Sunday: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1703.0

^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on June 30, 2013, 07:26:33 PM
Thanks Zero!   ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 01, 2013, 09:41:39 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Pyramid!  There are some forum meet-ups going on, so you can check out these threads if you're interested:

Wednesday: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1842.0
Thursday: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1520.0
Sunday: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1703.0

^__^d

Thanks for the assist, Zero.  I'm trying to get Pyramid to sign up as coordinator for the Thurs one.  :P
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on July 01, 2013, 04:52:34 PM
Hey Chris, committing at this point would jeopardize the meet up.  My wife's family is in town and things change in a moment's notice when you have a five year old.  Hope you can understand.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 01, 2013, 04:54:05 PM
No worries.  I'm just giving you a hard time.  :) 

Focus on the family stuff and if it works out, it works out.  No pressure.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 01, 2013, 08:51:23 PM
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Thanks for the assist, Zero.  I'm trying to get Pyramid to sign up as coordinator for the Thurs one.  :P

Well, I provided the links for other lurkers on the forums as well... We have a lot of those. ;p Ha ha.

At any rate, sure!  No problem.  Hahahahahaha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 02, 2013, 12:29:57 PM
Whenever people talk about lurkers, I feel like I should close the blinds or put more clothes on or something….
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: pyxis on July 02, 2013, 09:20:53 PM
Hi, I'm Cynthia. I'm new to the forum, but I've been a regular SDCC attendee since '07. I've gone to Wondercon the last two years that it's been Anaheim. Big scifi and fantasy fan. I wish I would have found this place before. =)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on July 03, 2013, 05:59:06 AM
Hello and welcome.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: reshef316 on July 03, 2013, 06:36:52 AM
not really sure how i missed this thread...
been here about a month or so, and you guys have been great in giving me tips i would not have thought of, and just being generally good peeps...

so here's my 2 bit tale:

my name is Reshef, though when I stayed in the US in the past, some people couldn't really pronounce (it's basically pronounced re-chef) it properly so they would resort to calling me either "Ray" or "chef"...i'm cool with both...

I'm 35 years young, married to a beautiful woman (we'll get to her in a sec) I work for an online gaming company as a writer/ site coordinator, I live in Israel, though my wife and I only recently returned from a 3.5 year stay in Gibraltar for work.

My wife is the biggest reason, the only reason i am attending. this is my B-day gift...my wife arranged for me to go to comic con for the first time ever, as a b-day gift...now how great is my wife???  ^-^

as i said above, this will be my first con so i'm in it to soak up as much as i can...

I'll be arriving late Monday and staying until late Sunday...
in between i'll be looking to meet as many people as i possibly can, take some pics, get in some lines, grab some swag and enjoy my heart out...

My wife, who's not a geek by any stretch (though i am slowly re-wiring her to have a greater appreciation of all things nerdy) was due to attend with me, however, she can not do so, as she's now 7 months along our first pregnancy and can not fly...

my one mission in con is to get her something, anything to do with big bang theory and specifically Jim Parsons whom she adores, my biggest mission for myself is the Sons of anarchy panel/signing...my fav show...
well, that and anything to do with Joss whedon/kevin smith/Nathan fillion...

I am not much a comic book guy, much more a TV/film guy, though i have read a few comics (frank miller comes to mind, and I loved the avengers vs x-men series)

I grew up on sci-fi, my earliest movie memory is "the rocketeer" of all things... and I watched every single trek show as a kid...later, became hooked on B5 and everything went on from there...
as for books, I used to read more than i do now, but am still an avid david webber reader, and also greatly enjoyed  the dragon lance series as a teenager...

that's about it...

I would love to get to know more of you, so feel free to look me up on twitter - @reshefshire316 or facebook - reshef316
just be sure to mention you're from friends of cci when adding me...

see you all in about 12 days...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DragonJuls on July 03, 2013, 07:02:57 AM
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Whenever people talk about lurkers, I feel like I should close the blinds or put more clothes on or something….

 >:D

You better look over your shoulder....
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on July 03, 2013, 07:28:11 AM
Welcome "Ray Chef" and congrats.  Enjoy your sleep and ease of just picking up and going somewhere. I've got three kids, and miss both of those things. Just think starting next year your wife and your child can join you at the con. There will be alot of BBT items to get for your wife, you will probably have a hard time deciding what not to get.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: reshef316 on July 03, 2013, 07:38:04 AM
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you will probably have a hard time deciding what not to get.

thanks for the welcome, but the decision is EASY - i'll get her one of everything...SHE gave me comic con!!!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on July 03, 2013, 08:57:11 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on July 03, 2013, 05:11:49 PM
Reshef, you got the best gift ever!  :)  Welcome.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Breuls on July 07, 2013, 01:22:39 AM
Hi, I'm Peter!

I've been reading this forum for a while, and although I'm part of another forum local to where I live and know how much more fun it is to get involved as opposed to just be a lurker, I haven't gotten around to posting anything here yet. So I thought I'd start here.

With a week and a half to go, I'm looking forward to my first time visiting San Diego. I've been to one Con before, which is London Comic-Con. I visited that one by coincidence, as my friends and me discovered it was going on while we were visiting London for a weekend and decided to go have a look. SDCC is a whole 'nother ball game though, which I can tell even if I've never been there. But the decision to visit SDCC might have come from having been to LDN CC.

I live in the Netherlands, where I work as a web developer and editor for a website where I, among other things, write about film and television. I usually do the reviews for the big Marvel/DC movies, and write specials about them. I'm a big fan of comic based movies, especially when they're really good, which has been the case for many in the past couple of years.

Apart from watching (all kinds of) movies, I watch a truckload of tv series from different genres. You can count Doctor Who and Buffy (and other Whedon stuff) as my favorites, but things like The West Wing are also up there. And of course, I read comics. I'm subscribed to a couple of DC titles through my local comic shop, plus Buffy season 9.

As I said, first time at SDCC. Looking forward to it like crazy. I like how I can just browse around weblogs and news articles on a daily basis and get a little more prepared every time about what to expect. I like all the tips, also on this forum, about lines, bringing snacks with you, wearing the right shoes and such. Really useful! I still have a lot to learn though, but I imagine that will come once it all starts. Maybe I'll find out why everyone seems to get their hotel through CCI instead of booking it on their own (I missed that whole thing, so I've booked my own room).

I'll be there for the whole Con, arriving on tuesday so I can get over my jetlag (a nine hour time difference takes some extra preparing ;) ) and staying until monday. I think I'll do a HH/B20 line at least once, but I like how there are lots of smaller panels that might also be a lot of fun, so I'll spread my attention across the entire Convention Center. Plus, I'm hoping to catch some of the offsite action.

So, in short: Hi, and thanks for sharing all you guys and gals have shared to far. It's really helpful and enjoyable to read. Maybe in a couple of weeks, I can reciprocate.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: reshef316 on July 07, 2013, 01:55:40 AM
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I'll be there for the whole Con, arriving on tuesday so I can get over my jetlag (a nine hour time difference takes some extra preparing ;) )


LOL @ 9 hour time difference!!! Rookie! try 11 hours (Israel)...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Breuls on July 07, 2013, 01:59:57 AM
Nah, if I try 11 hours, I'll land somewhere in the Pacific. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on July 07, 2013, 04:26:50 AM
Welcome Breuls & if i officially didn't do it before, welcome reshef all tho after all the conversations abt tuesday's meet up for the movie Pacific Rim, i must have.

regardless, breuls, check out all the meet ups- the big one being after the con on Sunday, the person who's organizing it is on Vaka but will be back shortly. if you haven't already check out the lanyards so you'll know what to look for when you spot one of us. but there's also a meet up planed for wednesday mornign for breakfast- it'd be a great way to get the lay of the land before the event.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: reshef316 on July 07, 2013, 05:58:15 AM
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Welcome Breuls & if i officially didn't do it before, welcome reshef all tho after all the conversations abt tuesday's meet up for the movie Pacific Rim, i must have.

regardless, breuls, check out all the meet ups- the big one being after the con on Sunday

Thx Alyssa...

Wish i could be there for the big sunday get together, but my flight out of SD is 8:30pm, so i have to be at the airport 6:30 max, which means no go...plus, i want to try and squeeze in the SOA panel which will probly be one of the last ones, and then hightail it to the hotel, pick up luggage and wake up from my dream state...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Breuls on July 07, 2013, 07:10:40 AM
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Welcome Breuls
Thanks!

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regardless, breuls, check out all the meet ups- the big one being after the con on Sunday, the person who's organizing it is on Vaka but will be back shortly. if you haven't already check out the lanyards so you'll know what to look for when you spot one of us. but there's also a meet up planed for wednesday mornign for breakfast- it'd be a great way to get the lay of the land before the event.
I'll have a look. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dogberry on July 07, 2013, 08:26:03 AM
Wow, I love how this thread has grown to include so many people from different walks of life and countries. :D

@reshef316, I gotta say man, you definitely married the right woman. If she loves BBT you can try your lucky at the autograph lottery to see if you can get her one from Jim Parsons!

@Breuls, Glad you're delurking, because everyone's amazingly friendly here and this forum is very gezellig, as you'd say. Anyway, the reason why most people get their hotels via TP/CCI is because a large percentage of rooms from almost all of the hotels in San Diego are blacked out for CCI and the bookings are at a subsidised rate. As a result, you'll notice everyone going into a frenzy trying to score a room at that special price (especially in a downtown hotel) - it's almost like a lottery, the way your average chances are. I'm glad you managed to book a room directly through the hotel, was it difficult at all to get a room?

Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on July 07, 2013, 08:27:50 AM
Hello Peter. Congrats on being lucky to attend this year. It is well worth it!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on July 07, 2013, 10:07:19 AM
Just out of curiosity how many of you usually arrive for Comic Con on Tuesday?  My family and are thinking about coming early next year and meet some forum members here.  :)  This year we arrive on Wednesday so we're out of luck.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: wendydarling on July 07, 2013, 10:25:23 AM
Hi I'm Meg! I live in Oregon and this is my first year attending... I'm in high school so I'm feeling really lucky that I get to go!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Breuls on July 07, 2013, 11:06:30 PM
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@Breuls, Glad you're delurking, because everyone's amazingly friendly here and this forum is very gezellig, as you'd say.
I would. :D
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Anyway, the reason why most people get their hotels via TP/CCI is because a large percentage of rooms from almost all of the hotels in San Diego are blacked out for CCI and the bookings are at a subsidised rate. As a result, you'll notice everyone going into a frenzy trying to score a room at that special price (especially in a downtown hotel) - it's almost like a lottery, the way your average chances are. I'm glad you managed to book a room directly through the hotel, was it difficult at all to get a room?
Well, yes and no. There were (and still are, I guess) plenty rooms available on the edges of the city, and the hard part was just comparing prices on several hotel booking websites. But eventually, you'll find something that's doable. I have something near the sports arena now, which should be okay; not too far from the Green Line so I should have a decent connection to the Convention Center.

When I look at the TP/CCI options, I still see prices that are higher than what I paid for my hotel. Are they lower than they usually would be for those hotels?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Breuls on July 07, 2013, 11:07:38 PM
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Hello Peter. Congrats on being lucky to attend this year. It is well worth it!
I'm counting on it. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Cerulia on July 10, 2013, 10:01:50 AM
Hi everyone -

I've been one of the dreaded lurkers for a while now; I'm pretty outgoing in person but painfully shy online, so I hope you all will forgive my reticence. This year's Comic-Con will be my second, and I'm just as excited this year as I was last year, but with the benefit this year of knowing a little more about what I'm doing, and having a downtown hotel to look forward to as home base. :) My fandom interests range far and wide, including all things "Trek", "Supernatural", "Firefly", "The Walking Dead"... eh, it might be quicker to list the things that don't interest me!

Thanks to all of you for your friendly, entertaining, and informative posts -- I'm wishing I had gotten up the courage to post an intro sooner, but... anyway, I'm looking forward to connecting with some of you in line or out on the town or at one of the meetups next week. Until then, happy con-planning and safe travels!

-Lora
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on July 10, 2013, 12:15:36 PM
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Hi everyone -

I've been one of the dreaded lurkers for a while now; I'm pretty outgoing in person but painfully shy online, so I hope you all will forgive my reticence.
-Lora

Funny. Most of us are the opposite. Outgoing online (bit of an oxymoron) but shy in person.

Welcome. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 10, 2013, 03:30:38 PM
Great to see you posting, Lora! I'm glad you've found useful information here, and I know you'll have a great time at the Con!
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on July 10, 2013, 03:46:53 PM
Hello Lora.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Cerulia on July 11, 2013, 06:43:05 AM
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Great to see you posting, Lora! I'm glad you've found useful information here, and I know you'll have a great time at the Con!

Thanks! I attended 100% solo last year, so it's nice to feel a little bit connected to a community this time around. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: SirBadger on July 24, 2013, 11:34:06 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm Jaime from Santiago de Chile.  I'm a second year sociology major (and currently getting my certificate on social anthropology) and next year I'm leaving to Chicago for an exchange program, so I'm pretty excited about that.  That being said, I've been to a few places in the US before (as in Washington and Florida for the holidays with my family, which was pretty fun).

I've been to a great deal of anime fests and video game conventions here in Chile but the chilean Comic-Con is quite new (it's only been about two years since it began) but it's not as massive and elaborate as SDCC (we did have Billy Boyd last year, so that's something, haha). I'm really interested in going to SDCC next year so I hope I can get my hands on some badges.

I'm learning a big deal about SDCC through this page, so thank you so much for having it available (it's been really helpful).   
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 25, 2013, 09:28:34 AM
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Hello everyone,

I'm Jaime from Santiago de Chile.  I'm a second year sociology major (and currently getting my certificate on social anthropology) and next year I'm leaving to Chicago for an exchange program, so I'm pretty excited about that.  That being said, I've been to a few places in the US before (as in Washington and Florida for the holidays with my family, which was pretty fun).

I've been to a great deal of anime fests and video game conventions here in Chile but the chilean Comic-Con is quite new (it's only been about two years since it began) but it's not as massive and elaborate as SDCC (we did have Billy Boyd last year, so that's something, haha). I'm really interested in going to SDCC next year so I hope I can get my hands on some badges.

I'm learning a big deal about SDCC through this page, so thank you so much for having it available (it's been really helpful).

Welome to the forum, SirBadger!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Stitch101 on July 25, 2013, 06:53:56 PM
Hey everyone. Another noobie here  :P . I live in San Diego (convenient!) and I've attended CCI/SDCC the last two years in a row. Last year I managed to only get a single day Saturday pass. I had hoped to get a four day pass for this year, but had to settle for a Saturday and Sunday passes. Maybe next year will be my year and I'll finally snag a 4 day pass *Fingers Crossed For Pre-registration*. Before moving out west, I was big in the Con scene out east and made it to Dragoncon, Chicago Comic Con, and others, yearly. I'm a Con addict! Lol. I sadly don't have any fellow geek friends out here in SD, so I'm hoping to make some! SDCC was a lot of fun, but going alone isn't exactly my cup of tea lol.

I'm already eagerly awaiting next years CCI show, as well as looking at going to Wondercon and few other SoCal cons for the first time.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Harry Wang on July 25, 2013, 07:49:21 PM
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Hey everyone. Another noobie here  :P . I live in San Diego (convenient!) and I've attended CCI/SDCC the last two years in a row. Last year I managed to only get a single day Saturday pass. I had hoped to get a four day pass for this year, but had to settle for a Saturday and Sunday passes. Maybe next year will be my year and I'll finally snag a 4 day pass *Fingers Crossed For Pre-registration*. Before moving out west, I was big in the Con scene out east and made it to Dragoncon, Chicago Comic Con, and others, yearly. I'm a Con addict! Lol. I sadly don't have any fellow geek friends out here in SD, so I'm hoping to make some! SDCC was a lot of fun, but going alone isn't exactly my cup of tea lol.

I'm already eagerly awaiting next years CCI show, as well as looking at going to Wondercon and few other SoCal cons for the first time.
San Diego is like Geek Mecca.  You should have no problem meeting people with your interests.  Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 26, 2013, 07:33:56 AM
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Hey everyone. Another noobie here  :P . I live in San Diego (convenient!) and I've attended CCI/SDCC the last two years in a row.

I sadly don't have any fellow geek friends out here in SD, so I'm hoping to make some! SDCC was a lot of fun, but going alone isn't exactly my cup of tea lol.

Welcome to the forum!  A good way to meet folks is interacting here and I am sure there will be meetups for the forum at next year's show.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on July 26, 2013, 08:30:02 PM
or Chris C. can organize a mid-way to sdcc party

<runs & hides>
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 27, 2013, 11:55:37 AM
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or Chris C. can organize a mid-way to sdcc party

<runs & hides>

Wait...  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 30, 2013, 01:53:20 PM
LOL, Chris, I did a party, now it's your turn. ;)

Welcome everyone! It's great to see new people here willing to learn and share with us!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: The Mighty Jerd on July 30, 2013, 06:44:04 PM
I guess I should introduce myself... I mean this is the Intro thread, right?  ;D

So this was my second year to SDCC and of course it was amazeballs. I spent a good amount of time at the Convention Center but definitely took in the offsite stuff too. Spent time at Nerd HQ and stalking Felicia Day at the Geek & Sundry lounge. Plan on doing the same in 2014!

So about me... I'm a lifelong comic nerd, and have channeled that recently into a lot of projects. Namely:


I look forward to hanging out with all you guys!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 30, 2013, 09:43:17 PM
Great to meet you, Jerd! I see you've already found our fitness thread! ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlanS on August 02, 2013, 04:04:10 AM
Hi all - after much dithering, I'm going to try my first attempt at going to CCI, not sure if it'll be 2014, but either then or '15.  I've started to get some good info as I look over the boards here, and I'll be asking for some experienced help/suggestions as I go along :)
I go to Gen Con in Indianapolis each year, at least for the last 7, so I'm uber-familiar with the way their badges and hotel room frenzy work.  Not nearly as big as CCI, but still a large-sized convention spread out amongst the Convention Center and outlying hotels.
Back to data-mining the board!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 02, 2013, 08:28:49 AM
Alan, I'm the opposite of you! I've always thought about going to GenCon, but being on the West Coast it's a really long trip for me. Maybe next year.

Feel free to ask any questions, and look around the forums! There is a lot of good information here. Hope you make it to SDCC in 2014!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: diadori on August 03, 2013, 07:33:34 AM
Hi there! My name is Deidre and I hail from Maryland, approximately 45 minutes outside of Baltimore. 2014 will be my first year attending (attempting?) SDCC. I was referred to these boards by a friend who has much SDCC experience and I've really found everything super helpful so far.

Please pardon me if I ask any silly and redundant questions. I'm a planner and a worrier which might be the worst possible combination in existence.  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 03, 2013, 07:39:04 AM
Don't worry, Deidre, you're in good company. We're all planners and worriers! That's why we're here! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Shanti on August 03, 2013, 01:08:20 PM
 O0 I've been a member of this site for a couple of years now, but I'm not sure if I ever introduced myself. Anywho, I'm Shanti. I live in Orlando, FL and currently participating in the Disney College Program. I'm serious about going to Comic Con in 2014 and I'm not going to lie, Just planning and saving for it seems a bit overwhelming and scary. This is coming from someone who has traveled a lot. Looking forward to getting to know all of you and hopefully seeing you at SDCC next July!v ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 03, 2013, 01:14:46 PM
Planning and saving for SDCC *is* a bit scary. If you're slightly scared, you're in the right place, because then you'll treat it with the appropriate seriousness. Since you live in Orlando, I'm presuming you know what I mean when I say that a trip to SDCC requires all of the cash and serious planning of a trip to DisneyWorld. Really, it is very similar, except lines are longer (but then, the panels are longer than the rides at Disney, so it all works out) and there are no Fastpasses. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: farseeker on August 04, 2013, 04:26:29 AM
Hi Everyone!

Since I've been lurking the forums trying to soak up as much information as possible I thought I had better introduce myself.

I'm a complete newbie to SDCC - it's kind of difficult for me to get there, being in Brisbane, Australia.  ;D But I'm hoping I will be able to make it for SDCC 2014! Like Deidre, I'm both a planner and a worrier - at the moment I'm cursing airlines for not having flights for July up yet, so I can start budgeting how much that will cost.  ::) If I'm lucky enough to get tickets, I plan to be in California for about ten days - I'm also wanting to check out the San Diego Zoo and Disneyland. :)

Looking forward to planning for and freaking out about the next comic con with you all!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on August 04, 2013, 08:24:46 AM
Welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2013, 08:36:53 AM
Great to see you, Farseeker! I hope you're able to make it work for 2014!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 04, 2013, 09:21:37 PM
@pyxis, reshef316, Breuls, wendydarling, Cerulia, SirBadger, Stitch101, The Mighty Jerd, AlanS, diadori, Shanti, and farseeker: 

(I hope I didn't miss anyone since the last time I responded to this thread, but if I did, I'm sorry!)  Welcome to the forums!  ^__^/  Some of you are new to the forum; some of you have finally joined the dark side the forum.  Either way, welcome, and thanks for joining our wonderful community here.  ;p
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MissyC on August 08, 2013, 11:57:05 AM
Hello Everyone!

My name is Melissa, I am 35yrs old and live in Northern NJ. I will be attending my very first Con this year. I am going to NYCC, on October 12th. Just the Saturday as I can't really afford to go all of the days.

I am a huge fan of the Walking Dead, True Blood, Marvel and all sorts of fangirl things!
I look forward to getting to know everyone and to attend NYCC!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on August 08, 2013, 12:01:42 PM
Welcome!  Now go over to the other link-- just kidding. 

Be sure you post your reviews after the show.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MissyC on August 09, 2013, 09:41:45 AM
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Welcome!  Now go over to the other link-- just kidding. 

Be sure you post your reviews after the show.  :)

Haha!  Will do and I plan on sharing whatever pics I take!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 12, 2013, 09:45:09 PM
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Hello Everyone!

My name is Melissa, I am 35yrs old and live in Northern NJ. I will be attending my very first Con this year. I am going to NYCC, on October 12th. Just the Saturday as I can't really afford to go all of the days.

I am a huge fan of the Walking Dead, True Blood, Marvel and all sorts of fangirl things!
I look forward to getting to know everyone and to attend NYCC!


Welcome to the forums, Melissa!  I hope you have a great time at NYCC, and I hope you can join us at Comic-Con someday.  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ValMarvel on August 15, 2013, 07:12:30 AM
Hi!

My name is Valerie, I am 35 yrs. old and live in North Carolina.  I have been to HeroesCon the last few years, but I have never been to SDCC.   I really want to make this happen for 2014. There is so much great information on this site, so I should be prepared!

I am a fan of all things Marvel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and other random things.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on August 15, 2013, 07:24:02 AM
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Hi!

My name is Valerie, I am 35 yrs. old and live in North Carolina.  I have been to HeroesCon the last few years, but I have never been to SDCC.   I really want to make this happen for 2014. There is so much great information on this site, so I should be prepared!

I am a fan of all things Marvel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and other random things.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone!  :)

ValMarvel, Mar-val, Captian Mar-Val...  There's a Kree play on words in there somewhere.  :)

Welcome to the forum!  Feel free to jump in with questions for our merry band of misfits.



Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 15, 2013, 08:40:37 AM
Great to see you here, Valerie! I hope you enjoy the site and find all of the information you need!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ValMarvel on August 16, 2013, 07:15:51 AM
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ValMarvel, Mar-val, Captian Mar-Val...  There's a Kree play on words in there somewhere.  :)

Welcome to the forum!  Feel free to jump in with questions for our merry band of misfits.

Haha!  There is!  ;D

Thanks for the warm welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 18, 2013, 11:04:57 PM
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Hi!

My name is Valerie, I am 35 yrs. old and live in North Carolina.  I have been to HeroesCon the last few years, but I have never been to SDCC.   I really want to make this happen for 2014. There is so much great information on this site, so I should be prepared!

I am a fan of all things Marvel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and other random things.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone!  :)

Welcome to the forums, Valerie!  I hope that you'll be able to go to Comic-Con this year.  Keep on the lookout for tips and tricks throughout the year in the various threads on the forums.  ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: NerdyOldLady on September 02, 2013, 02:12:50 PM
Gheeez......my first Con experience was SDCC in 1987 when it was held at the old convention center.  I'm a huge Robotech fan (ok.....my son's middle name is Khyron) and miss going to comic cons.  I miss being around people who are weird, fun, and know how to have fun, nerdy-type, comic-convention, sci-fi, gaming geeks because this type of crowd rocks!  I'm thinking of starting to go to cons again but not sure if this nerdy old lady is too old to fit in :P  It would be nice to get dressed up again but too old to cough up the nerve to go solo.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 02, 2013, 06:02:23 PM
There is no such thing as too old! As long as you are enjoying yourself, that's all that matters!

That being said, I believe SDCC is one of the cons with the biggest age range. You get small children all the way up to grandparents attending.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: NerdyOldLady on September 02, 2013, 10:25:13 PM
Thanks :)  lol.  I might attend the con in Columbus or Nashville.  Not sure yet.  Having a feel for an outfit if I do go - maybe I'll dress up as bag lady ha ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on September 02, 2013, 10:30:19 PM
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Gheeez......my first Con experience was SDCC in 1987 when it was held at the old convention center.  I'm a huge Robotech fan (ok.....my son's middle name is Khyron) and miss going to comic cons.  I miss being around people who are weird, fun, and know how to have fun, nerdy-type, comic-convention, sci-fi, gaming geeks because this type of crowd rocks!  I'm thinking of starting to go to cons again but not sure if this nerdy old lady is too old to fit in :P  It would be nice to get dressed up again but too old to cough up the nerve to go solo.

That just makes me feel really OLD  ::) , I started going to SDCC back in 1977 (I was 18)  >:D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: NerdyOldLady on September 02, 2013, 10:40:41 PM
.....well then.  :)  Thanks for making me better - I thought I was the only one "old" in this forum.  I remember paying $80 for a 3-day pass (or something like that) and staying at the San Diego Hotel.  Saw Lupin and the Castle of Casliostro at the con and I was in heaven lol.  Guests were not famous like the SDCC now.  It's nice to see comic cons getting to be more popular. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on September 03, 2013, 04:58:06 AM
there's a few of us <wink>
I use this tool to find con's.... http://www.conventionscene.com/schedules/calendar-view/

my next con is in Nov http://coastcitycomicon.com/ no cosplay for me tho

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on September 03, 2013, 11:42:00 PM
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Gheeez......my first Con experience was SDCC in 1987 when it was held at the old convention center.  I'm a huge Robotech fan (ok.....my son's middle name is Khyron) and miss going to comic cons.  I miss being around people who are weird, fun, and know how to have fun, nerdy-type, comic-convention, sci-fi, gaming geeks because this type of crowd rocks!  I'm thinking of starting to go to cons again but not sure if this nerdy old lady is too old to fit in :P  It would be nice to get dressed up again but too old to cough up the nerve to go solo.

Welcome to the forums, Nerdy!  (I'm a little lazy, so I tend to abbreviate usernames, ha ha.)

Nonsense.  As others have stated, conventions like Comic-Con are great for all ages!  I hope you'll come back and join us in the convention scene.  ^__~  There's always Comic-Con 2014 or 2015...  Plus, there will be a few forum meet-ups to see the real people behind the avatars, so you definitely won't be lonely!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: NerdyOldLady on September 04, 2013, 06:57:57 AM
Thanks!  :)  Hopefully I will be able to drag my old lady butt to a con. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on September 06, 2013, 05:15:46 AM
see, i would never refer to myself as old- all tho i gather i am older then the majority of folks attending.

i only notice it when looking at comics - i remember when some of the older ones were first published. <ha> plus i don't really attend parties-

maybe we should have an 'experienced fan' meet up next con.
LOL 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 06, 2013, 07:53:28 AM
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see, i would never refer to myself as old- all tho i gather i am older then the majority of folks attending.

i only notice it when looking at comics - i remember when some of the older ones were first published. <ha> plus i don't really attend parties-

maybe we should have an 'experienced fan' meet up next con.
LOL

I think we had a good mix of ages at the Sunday night gathering at SDCC.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on September 06, 2013, 08:12:52 AM
in addition too not instead of !!

personally, i *really* liked the meet up at the broken yoke restaurant on Wednesday morning,
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: NerdyOldLady on September 06, 2013, 06:56:20 PM
I wish I was back home.  Unfortunately I live in OHIO now and was able to make the Columbus Con three years ago with an invite from a friend.  I had such a good time that night as well as getting so drunk lol.  I am not able to make the Columbus Con this year but hoping maybe the Nashville one.  Not sure yet due to work schedule lol.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: nvj29 on September 20, 2013, 09:36:25 AM
Greetings  ;),

I'm Nicole from Phila, PA and I found this forum via FB from something else I was looking at, needless to say this forum is great. 2014 SDCC will be my first time attending (hopefully) as I have began the planning process. First con I attended was Wizard World Philly 2013 and loved it. Attended the John Barrowman panel (seen other panels online) and purchased a TARDIS, couldn't have been  any happier. Even took my nephew, friend and her son which they enjoyed as well.

 I had planned to attend NYCC 2013 but waited to late to get tickets. Now I'm setting my sights on SDCC 2014, Vampire Diaries Con and Supernatural Con that take place in Jersey 2014. All are marked in my calendar w/reminders. Since my sister moved to ATL, I'm going to make a plan to attend Dragon Con 2014 also. I already have cosplay ideas for SDCC, priced airfare and pre-booked two hotels, so I just need a badge. And any advice from vets of SDCC to a first timer. Sometime in my future I would love to attend Supanova in Australia and MCM Expo in the UK.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on September 20, 2013, 09:45:50 AM
Welcome to the X-Men!  (See attached link.)

http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/9/70/4bc37682ce6b3/detail.jpg

Feel free to ask questions and when you go to the other shows that you have mentioned, please post reviews so other members can benefit from your experiences.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 20, 2013, 11:40:48 AM
Sounds like you've got lots of great con plans, Nicole!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: nvj29 on September 20, 2013, 12:09:04 PM
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Sounds like you've got lots of great con plans, Nicole!

I do and hope to follow through with all either with my partner in crime or solo, although the first option most time is the best.  8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 20, 2013, 02:11:10 PM
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I do and hope to follow through with all either with my partner in crime or solo, although the first option most time is the best.  8)

Hey, as many as you can get! I went to 4 cons last year and it looks like I might do 4 again this year. And next year I'm looking at adding ECCC in the mix, so it might even be 5! I guess I'm becoming an addict... welcome to the club!

Welcome to Con Addicts Anonymous, where we have a 12 step program for encouraging your addiction to cons...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on September 24, 2013, 01:46:34 PM
I think a few of us here average at least 2-3 Cons a year!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on September 24, 2013, 07:23:04 PM
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Greetings  ;),

I'm Nicole from Phila, PA and I found this forum via FB from something else I was looking at, needless to say this forum is great. 2014 SDCC will be my first time attending (hopefully) as I have began the planning process. First con I attended was Wizard World Philly 2013 and loved it. Attended the John Barrowman panel (seen other panels online) and purchased a TARDIS, couldn't have been  any happier. Even took my nephew, friend and her son which they enjoyed as well.

 I had planned to attend NYCC 2013 but waited to late to get tickets. Now I'm setting my sights on SDCC 2014, Vampire Diaries Con and Supernatural Con that take place in Jersey 2014. All are marked in my calendar w/reminders. Since my sister moved to ATL, I'm going to make a plan to attend Dragon Con 2014 also. I already have cosplay ideas for SDCC, priced airfare and pre-booked two hotels, so I just need a badge. And any advice from vets of SDCC to a first timer. Sometime in my future I would love to attend Supanova in Australia and MCM Expo in the UK.

Hello there, Nicole!  Welcome to the forums!

Definitely keep up with the various threads in our little community.  There's plenty of information to help each other with SDCCI 2014 badge registration, and as the days pass by, there will be more interesting and helpful tidbits posted by our fellow forum members.

Like Chris Chen said, it would be great to hear about the other conventions you visit as well!  I know there are Supernatural and Vampire Diaries fans on the forums somewhere... *laughs* ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Six2midnight on September 27, 2013, 07:10:32 AM
Hello Everyone!

My names is Jessica, I'm from Central New Jersey. Next year will be my first SDCC (fingers crossed). Finding this forum was great!! I was a bit nervous about going alone, but after reading through the forums you guys have made me feel at ease. I have attended NYCC for the past 3 years. This year I'll be there on Friday. :) I'm a fan of Torchwood, Lost Girl, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, and the list goes on.

I guess that's it, God I'm horrible at online introductions, sorry :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on September 27, 2013, 07:45:24 AM
no worries abt the horrible introductions- we're all a bit wonky <grin> or perhaps i should just speak for myself. lol

If going alone, I think the best thing to do this early in the process is to find someone to room & team up with.  This way you can help each other with badges and look for a hotel room too.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Six2midnight on September 27, 2013, 08:16:14 AM
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no worries abt the horrible introductions- we're all a bit wonky <grin> or perhaps i should just speak for myself. lol

If going alone, I think the best thing to do this early in the process is to find someone to room & team up with.  This way you can help each other with badges and look for a hotel room too.


Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 27, 2013, 09:07:02 AM
If you're familiar with NYCC, I'm sure you'll take to SDCC very easily! Great to see you here, Jessica!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on September 27, 2013, 09:34:02 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Six2midnight on September 27, 2013, 05:29:34 PM
Thanks everyone  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on September 28, 2013, 05:04:40 AM
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Hello Everyone!

My names is Jessica, I'm from Central New Jersey. Next year will be my first SDCC (fingers crossed). Finding this forum was great!! I was a bit nervous about going alone, but after reading through the forums you guys have made me feel at ease. I have attended NYCC for the past 3 years. This year I'll be there on Friday. :) I'm a fan of Torchwood, Lost Girl, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, and the list goes on.

I guess that's it, God I'm horrible at online introductions, sorry :)

Greetings, Jessica!  ^__^/  Welcome to the forums! 

I would like to recommend trying to stay active on the forums to find a few (or several) forum friends to help with badge buying when it eventually comes around.  Having someone back you up can really make a difference!  There is also the Room Sharing thread (http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2277.0), so when it's time for hotels, there may be some good offers available. 

Check out some of the links mentioned in the "List of Helpful Threads"--mentioned in my signature--if you haven't already gone through them.   Some of the links, in addition to the usual topics like badges and hotels, include good places to eat out around the San Diego Convention Center, tips/items for Comic-Con, etc.  I periodically update and add new links as the year progresses.  ^__^d

Once again, welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: takit0 on October 26, 2013, 01:21:56 AM
Hey, I'm Loralei.

I'm new-ish to SDCC community; I've had badges both in 2012 and 2013, but only attended in 2013. I have been apart of this forum for about a year, but have never posted. Guess that's where my shy demeanor kicks in, haha.

I've been to my fair share of cons since I was 11, none outside of Florida, except for SDCC now. I find myself to be more of a sci-fi fan when it comes to TV. I’ve noticed for the most part that we can count on them to be on for at least one full season, and then get canceled somewhere around seasons 2-4.

Comic Con ’13 was my first time on the other side of the United States. I had an incredible time out there, despite going alone, and I can’t wait to go back. Reading this forum and talking to some of you helped me prepare for my trip out there, so I thank-you all. 

Now all I hope is that we don’t preregister on my birthday (Nov. 16th), even though it would be a nice birthday present to myself.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 26, 2013, 07:39:21 AM
Welcome, Loralei! I'm so glad you stepped out of he shadows to introduce yourself! It's great to know that this board is helping people like you. I know it as been a big help to me as well.

You say that you are shy, but you came out to San Diego by yourself! I think you can be brave when it's important to you. I hope to see more if yours posts on this board.

I suspect pre-reg might be on your birthday. Hopefully if it is, you will get a fantastic birthday present! :D. It could also be the week before or week after. We're all just waiting nervously to find out.

Great to see you here!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on October 28, 2013, 08:54:58 AM
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Hey, I'm Loralei.

I'm new-ish to SDCC community; I've had badges both in 2012 and 2013, but only attended in 2013. I have been apart of this forum for about a year, but have never posted. Guess that's where my shy demeanor kicks in, haha.

Welcome Loralei!   Not sure if I had posted this welcome pic yet:

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090121232143/marveldatabase/images/a/a6/Uncanny_X-Men_Vol_1_171.jpg

Please feel free to jump in on any of the threads that interest you.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 07, 2013, 09:19:06 PM
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Hey, I'm Loralei.

I'm new-ish to SDCC community; I've had badges both in 2012 and 2013, but only attended in 2013. I have been apart of this forum for about a year, but have never posted. Guess that's where my shy demeanor kicks in, haha.

I've been to my fair share of cons since I was 11, none outside of Florida, except for SDCC now. I find myself to be more of a sci-fi fan when it comes to TV. I’ve noticed for the most part that we can count on them to be on for at least one full season, and then get canceled somewhere around seasons 2-4.

Comic Con ’13 was my first time on the other side of the United States. I had an incredible time out there, despite going alone, and I can’t wait to go back. Reading this forum and talking to some of you helped me prepare for my trip out there, so I thank-you all. 

Now all I hope is that we don’t preregister on my birthday (Nov. 16th), even though it would be a nice birthday present to myself.


Welcome to the forums, Loralei!  Glad that you decided to introduce yourself and join in on the conversations! 

I'm a fan of sci-fi shows myself, and it always bugs me when an interesting show gets canceled.  (Is it bad that I'm still kind of sad--hey, it's a rhyme--that Fringe ended?  Ha ha.)

^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kappolo on November 12, 2013, 09:39:09 AM
Hello!
I'm back!
Sorry for the long long time I haven't been in this forum!
Cheers
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on November 12, 2013, 10:11:03 AM
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Hello!
I'm back!
Sorry for the long long time I haven't been in this forum!
Cheers

Welcome back!   We’ve started a new tradition where every returning member has to buy me a $1 comic for every day they were out.  I would like Spider-Man please.  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 12, 2013, 02:08:11 PM
Great to see you back, Kappolo!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on November 12, 2013, 02:15:06 PM
Damn that must have been a long game of Magic Kapo


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kappolo on November 12, 2013, 02:41:44 PM
Thanks!
I've been busy with so much stuff. I'll try to come back every day to the forum (I don't want to spend thousands of dollars in comics for Chris :D)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on November 12, 2013, 02:58:14 PM
Kappo you live close enough to the boarder so could give Chris Pesos.


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on November 13, 2013, 07:14:07 AM
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I'll try to come back every day to the forum (I don't want to spend thousands of dollars in comics for Chris :D)

Increased forum participation thru blackmail.  It's a solid strategy.  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on November 13, 2013, 07:24:44 AM
A peso a day keep Chris away.


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 13, 2013, 03:44:31 PM
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Hello!
I'm back!
Sorry for the long long time I haven't been in this forum!
Cheers

Welcome back, kappolo!  How has everything been going?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: xDumpweed182x on January 04, 2014, 12:22:49 PM
Just going to steal a little something from another forum I'm a part of..

Name: Ross
Location: Iowa
Age & Birthday: Sept. 27, 1993 (20)
Hobbies: Playing my new PS4, finding info on upcoming movies, and listening to music
Things You Want To Try Sometime In Life: Sky diving
Top 3 All Time Favorite Bands: blink-182, Box Car Racer, Angels and Airwaves
Top 3 All Time Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who
Top 3 All Time Favorite Movies: Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Inception
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Animal: Hawk
Favorite Colour(Color): Blue
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 05, 2014, 10:17:17 AM
i kinda see it like, re-using a good thing from another forum<grin>

welcome & good luck in the pre-reg sale.  Are there any decent local con's in Iowa? 

I visited the state once when i was rock climbing.  Consequently then only place i went was the City of Rocks, i don't even remember what large city it was close to.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: xDumpweed182x on January 06, 2014, 02:18:18 PM
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i kinda see it like, re-using a good thing from another forum<grin>

welcome & good luck in the pre-reg sale.  Are there any decent local con's in Iowa? 

I visited the state once when i was rock climbing.  Consequently then only place i went was the City of Rocks, i don't even remember what large city it was close to.
You know, I've never looked into local con's. I'm more interested in the Hall H style panels for big movies and tv shows at the moment. (Not saying I don't love the floor too)

And as far as Iowa and rock climbing goes, I have no idea where that would be.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 08, 2014, 10:36:14 PM
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Just going to steal a little something from another forum I'm a part of..

Name: Ross
Location: Iowa
Age & Birthday: Sept. 27, 1993 (20)
Hobbies: Playing my new PS4, finding info on upcoming movies, and listening to music
Things You Want To Try Sometime In Life: Sky diving
Top 3 All Time Favorite Bands: blink-182, Box Car Racer, Angels and Airwaves
Top 3 All Time Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who
Top 3 All Time Favorite Movies: Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Inception
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Animal: Hawk
Favorite Colour(Color): Blue

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You know, I've never looked into local con's. I'm more interested in the Hall H style panels for big movies and tv shows at the moment. (Not saying I don't love the floor too)

And as far as Iowa and rock climbing goes, I have no idea where that would be.

Welcome to our corner of the internet, Ross!  Glad that you could join us.

If you ever get interested in attending any local comic cons, you can try checking this website: http://www.conventionscene.com

^__^d


Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dancetomusic on January 11, 2014, 05:04:40 AM
Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a couple months, but I couldn't resist getting involved any longer, so here I am!
Misha - Portland, OR - turn 18 years old on April 12th
SDCC first timer this year! Will also be my first time in Cali.
I have yet to attend any sort of con, but I hope to spend at least one day at the WW Portland Comic Con in a couple weeks.
I love music, concerts, dancing, etc. (Bet you couldn't have guessed by my username ;)) I'm a pro concert-goer at this point, which I feel is helpful preparation for battling SDCC. Bring on the huge crowds of sweaty people, long hours waiting in line, aching feet/body, and celebrity encounters!
My main fandom interests that I intend to pursue at SDCC are: Hannibal, Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel, Orphan Black, Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Supernatural, and literally anything involving Lee Pace, Tom Hiddleston, and Zachary Levi. Obviously I'll be keeping very busy lol. Here's to hoping I can land a 4 day w/ preview badge, and lots of Nerd HQ panel tickets!



Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on January 11, 2014, 09:29:22 AM
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Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a couple months, but I couldn't resist getting involved any longer, so here I am!
Misha - Portland, OR - turn 18 years old on April 12th
SDCC first timer this year! Will also be my first time in Cali.
I have yet to attend any sort of con, but I hope to spend at least one day at the WW Portland Comic Con in a couple weeks.
I love music, concerts, dancing, etc. (Bet you couldn't have guessed by my username ;)) I'm a pro concert-goer at this point, which I feel is helpful preparation for battling SDCC. Bring on the huge crowds of sweaty people, long hours waiting in line, aching feet/body, and celebrity encounters!
My main fandom interests that I intend to pursue at SDCC are: Hannibal, Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel, Orphan Black, Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Supernatural, and literally anything involving Lee Pace, Tom Hiddleston, and Zachary Levi. Obviously I'll be keeping very busy lol. Here's to hoping I can land a 4 day w/ preview badge, and lots of Nerd HQ panel tickets!

Welcome ! Misha
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: RobT2K on January 13, 2014, 10:43:53 PM
Hi Ross and Misha, you have come to the right place!
 I live in San Diego, and I've been going to Comic con for awhile, but this group of people has a ton of good info. I don't post much but I'm in here a lot as we get closer to the event. Its nice to have all of these resources.
Hopefully I can give some helpful info sometime.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 14, 2014, 03:53:24 AM
welcome guys,  O0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 15, 2014, 04:53:38 PM
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Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a couple months, but I couldn't resist getting involved any longer, so here I am!
Misha - Portland, OR - turn 18 years old on April 12th
SDCC first timer this year! Will also be my first time in Cali.
I have yet to attend any sort of con, but I hope to spend at least one day at the WW Portland Comic Con in a couple weeks.
I love music, concerts, dancing, etc. (Bet you couldn't have guessed by my username ;)) I'm a pro concert-goer at this point, which I feel is helpful preparation for battling SDCC. Bring on the huge crowds of sweaty people, long hours waiting in line, aching feet/body, and celebrity encounters!
My main fandom interests that I intend to pursue at SDCC are: Hannibal, Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel, Orphan Black, Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Supernatural, and literally anything involving Lee Pace, Tom Hiddleston, and Zachary Levi. Obviously I'll be keeping very busy lol. Here's to hoping I can land a 4 day w/ preview badge, and lots of Nerd HQ panel tickets!

Welcome to the forums, Misha! ^-^/  I'm glad that you have decided to turn to the dark side--I mean, to join us as an official forum member!  We're happy to have you.  ^.~

Definitely let us know how the WW Portland Comic Con goes!  I'm sure there are a lot of people on the forums, including myself, who would love to hear about it, even if it's just for one day.

Speaking of Lee Pace... I think he's amazing as Thranduil.  Ha ha.

As for SDCC badges, my advice is to start teaming up with people to help each other with registration.  Things will get rolling in the next couple of months, and it helps to be prepared.


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Hi Ross and Misha, you have come to the right place!
 I live in San Diego, and I've been going to Comic con for awhile, but this group of people has a ton of good info. I don't post much but I'm in here a lot as we get closer to the event. Its nice to have all of these resources.
Hopefully I can give some helpful info sometime.

Hi Rob!  I don't believe we've met (well, you know what I mean, in the "online" sense of "having met").  Ha ha.  Welcome to the forums as well!  It's nice to have another Comic-con veteran and S.D. local with us!  I'm sure you'll be one of the people to ask about bus routes and good restaurant locations around town. ^-^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TheOtherMel on January 21, 2014, 02:27:00 PM
Hey, hey folks. My name is Mel from the San Francisco Bay Area.  I'm a number cruncher by trade and a PoP culture enthusiast by heart.  I'm a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, and almost anything Joss Whedon does (but I could never get into Dollhouse). My favorite writer is Brian K Vaugh (BKV) and my favorite artist is the late great Michael Turner. 

I started going to SDCC when you could still get tix a couple of months before the show.  Kind of disheartening to see how ultra competitive it has become for tix and hotels now but it is what it is.  My favorite moment was running into Simon Pegg on the floor taking a quick pic with him and smiling liking an idiot for the rest of the day.  And that is why I continue to still try for tix, "the moment when.....".
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on January 21, 2014, 02:29:38 PM
Welcome Mel!

Now if you'll go over to this thread:  just kidding. 

Feel free to wander about the forum and post questions or suggestions if you have them.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 21, 2014, 07:59:04 PM
Great to see you here, Mel! You'll find a bunch of us from the SF Bay Area here. I've also been going since the 'easy' days of buying Con tickets, and I've witnessed the nearly overnight transformation into a mad scramble.

Hope you enjoy poking around the site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TheOtherMel on January 22, 2014, 11:07:11 AM
Thanks folks!  Hopefully i'll get to to meet some of you Bay Area folk along the way to and @ SDCC.  As well as the other CCI peeps of course.  :)
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 22, 2014, 11:24:02 AM
There will be meet ups planed,
Iirc, last year there was 3 or 4... So one is sure to fit into your schedule
My personal fav is a movie on Tuesday afternoon or the broken yoke for a hearty brunch before preview night
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ukdeejay on January 22, 2014, 02:50:45 PM
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...The Broken Yoke for a hearty brunch before preview night...

I'm down for this again. Hopefully, I'll focus on eating the food while it's still warm as well as catching up with everyone...!

You let The Man get you down, The Man wins - I say, Damn The Man.
"I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on January 22, 2014, 03:06:11 PM
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I'm down for this again. Hopefully, I'll focus on eating the food while it's still warm as well as catching up with everyone...!

You let The Man get you down, The Man wins - I say, Damn The Man.
"I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."


We'll have to have a pool on who Hardwick's guest(s) will be

Peter Capaldi ?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DRWHO42 on January 22, 2014, 08:11:30 PM

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We'll have to have a pool on who Hardwick's guest(s) will be

Peter Capaldi ?
Now that is a good pool bet. The meetup was great and I certainly would like to organize one again. If I score PN tix I will be in town in time to hit up Broken Yolk again before I start lining up.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 23, 2014, 07:36:10 AM
down the street from the brokenyoke away from the con is a *great* cupcake place

because we may or may not like cupcakes & stock up for the con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on January 23, 2014, 08:04:09 AM
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Now that is a good pool bet. The meetup was great and I certainly would like to organize one again. If I score PN tix I will be in town in time to hit up Broken Yolk again before I start lining up.

Or Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Steve Moffat
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TheOtherMel on January 23, 2014, 12:37:03 PM
Wow, multiple meetups for the Con?!? You guys are all right :) 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on January 23, 2014, 12:50:07 PM
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Wow, multiple meetups for the Con?!? You guys are all right :)

We are always looking for meet up organizer volunteers if you are interested.  We will post more information as the show gets closer.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on January 23, 2014, 01:10:08 PM
all of us couldn't agree on one time so we kinda decided on grabbing what we could when we could
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on January 23, 2014, 01:54:38 PM
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down the street from the brokenyoke away from the con is a *great* cupcake place

because we may or may not like cupcakes & stock up for the con.

UGH. That place was amazing. They had  a deal too where if you bought a shirt you got a free cupcake for every day of the Con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on January 23, 2014, 02:50:09 PM
Now I want a cupcake...   ::Stomach growl::
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ComicGirl on January 23, 2014, 04:05:58 PM
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down the street from the brokenyoke away from the con is a *great* cupcake place

because we may or may not like cupcakes & stock up for the con.

It's called Heavenly Cupcake and it is yum yum yummy!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: darkron9 on February 03, 2014, 12:01:01 PM
Hello, my name is Ron.  I have been attending SDCC since 1984.  I missed one year since then only because I couldn't get a hotel room.   If joining a group can help someone out, then I'd like to be included.  I'm getting older and slowing down so I'd like to help out.

Any questions?  Please feel free to ask.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 03, 2014, 12:10:47 PM
Hi Ron, great to see you here! I'll send you a PM regarding joining a buying group.

You certainly have been going for a long time! I'm sure it's amazing to think about all of the changes the Con has gone through!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: darkron9 on February 03, 2014, 12:13:14 PM
Thank you Jun.   It certainly has changed a bunch!  Looking forward to working with you.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 03, 2014, 12:16:45 PM
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Thank you Jun.   It certainly has changed a bunch!  Looking forward to working with you.

You should have that PM already.

I've only been attending since 2008, but I know I've seen some major changes. Still, the people I know who have been attending longer tell me about things that seem nearly impossible today. Buying tickets at the door? Having badges mailed to you? Hand-written badges? Walking into Hall H for any panel? The entire convention held in a single hotel? Wow... ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: darkron9 on February 03, 2014, 12:33:08 PM
Yes.. First one I attended it was a short line to get a badge.  One year, it was taking a while for my badge to arrive in the mail, so I called and talked to a live person who assured me my badge had been sent out.  Eventually I started buying my badge a year in advance.  Often I was the only one at the booth to sign up. 

I was a bit late to get into the Hall H panels, but often Ballroom 20 was a great alternative with no waiting.  I missed out on the single hotel cons, but for years I'd just drive down to SD and go to the old Convention Center.

 I started staying for the entire con in 89 I believe it was.  Super easy to get a reasonably priced room then.  Each year, the official Con hotel would change and give me an opportunity to try out a different hotel. 

I remember one hotel couldn't believe I was staying alone and kept checking in on me looking for unauthorized guests.  This was back when downtown SD was still being updated from being a sailor's town to the nice place it is today.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 03, 2014, 01:05:07 PM
It's amazing to think of the Con being so different, and not that long ago!

Why would the hotel care if you had another person? I can see if you were trying to cram in 5 or 6 people, but what's the difference if you are 1 or 2?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: darkron9 on February 03, 2014, 01:09:32 PM
This was back in 1993 I think. The hotel was newly built and considered a top class place.  I believe it is the W Hotel today.  But yes, I suspect the staff was looking for 3 or 4 others as the room was quite large.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Louie_rob_m on February 06, 2014, 10:45:50 AM
Hello All! My name is Louie and I have been collecting comics since I was a kid, long time fan.  Still read a few issues per month but not as much I as I want to. I have a 2 yr old at home so that takes up most of me and my wife's time.

I have attended SDCC for the last 3 years, and have a blast every time! Definitely keeps getting harder to get badges and I think this forum is a great idea to keep plugged in.  I am attending solo this year and hoping to get sat and sun badges.  I am willing to team up to increase my chances or help someone else.  I will also post in the registration discussion thread.

This is a great community and I will contribute however I can leading up to the big show!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: BadWolf on February 06, 2014, 11:03:43 AM
Hi Louie! Welcome to the forum.
If you're looking to team up, here is the board to post on: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2628.50;topicseen
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 06, 2014, 11:04:18 AM
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Hello All! My name is Louie and I have been collecting comics since I was a kid, long time fan.  Still read a few issues per month but not as much I as I want to. I have a 2 yr old at home so that takes up most of me and my wife's time.

I have attended SDCC for the last 3 years, and have a blast every time! Definitely keeps getting harder to get badges and I think this forum is a great idea to keep plugged in.  I am attending solo this year and hoping to get sat and sun badges.  I am willing to team up to increase my chances or help someone else.  I will also post in the registration discussion thread.

This is a great community and I will contribute however I can leading up to the big show!

Welcome to the funny farm!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Forge on February 06, 2014, 11:52:33 AM
Hi,
I've actually been reading this forum for a while (years?) to get info on the con, but didn't sign up until this week.  I've been going to SDCC since 2009, which was basically the last year it wasn't a big deal to get tickets (I got a Saturday badge in April and they still had like 20% inventory on them).  I tend to spend most of my time in the exhibit hall and photography is a huge part of my experience there the past few years.  I'm not a pro by any stretch, but I plan portions of my days at the con around taking photos. 

I have some offbeat tips I've picked up over the years I'll post in the tips for newbies thread.  Glad to be here - and to finally come out of hiding ;)

-Lee
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 06, 2014, 11:59:53 AM
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Hi,
I've actually been reading this forum for a while (years?) to get info on the con, but didn't sign up until this week.  I've been going to SDCC since 2009, which was basically the last year it wasn't a big deal to get tickets (I got a Saturday badge in April and they still had like 20% inventory on them).  I tend to spend most of my time in the exhibit hall and photography is a huge part of my experience there the past few years.  I'm not a pro by any stretch, but I plan portions of my days at the con around taking photos. 

I have some offbeat tips I've picked up over the years I'll post in the tips for newbies thread.  Glad to be here - and to finally come out of hiding ;)

-Lee

Eeek!   Lurker!  (I do that every time.)  Welcome!

Y'mean the tip for firs timers list written by the really smart/handsome guy (I forget his name)  http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0

Please post the link to your photos here if you like.  (Just don't post the photos direct cuz it causes technical gremlins.)
http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?board=51.0

It was my lurker recruitment drive that convinced you to join, right?  (Feel free to lie).   :)

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 06, 2014, 12:21:22 PM
Welcome, Louie and Lee! It's great to see you here! Especially you, Lee! You should have posted before now!

I hope this board helps you out, and I wish you both the best of luck in the badge sale on Saturday!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Louie_rob_m on February 06, 2014, 12:59:58 PM
Thank you for the welcome folks! :)

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Kat on February 09, 2014, 10:44:36 PM
Hi, my name is Kathy. I guess I'm sort of a newbie when it comes to SDCC because my first time going was last year. I got badges for 2 days with the help of my friend's cousin, which was a blessing!  :)

Nerd HQ was a nice surprise too. Didn't think I'd spend as much time there as I did.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Kat_UK on February 10, 2014, 04:50:53 AM
Hey,
My name's Kat (see username :P) and yeah, you guessed it, I'm from the UK. Have been going to SDCC since 2011  but only just found this forum. Didn't occur to me to look before >_< but this year mother and I are indecisive on whether we can actually afford to go. We got tickets just in case, though. Better safe than sorry. :)

I remember in 2011 it was easy to get tickets and easy to stroll in and register. Now it's like a game of live or die with the chaos. *shudders*
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on February 10, 2014, 05:55:11 AM
welcome Kat & Kat_UK!

thx for posting
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 10, 2014, 08:54:07 AM
Two Kats at once! Welcome, welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ZappRowzdower on February 10, 2014, 09:55:28 AM
Hi, I'm Bradd from Massachusetts. I attended SDCC in 2012 and 2013 and I've had amazing times both years. Some of my favorite events included seeing Robert Downey Jr. in person in 2012 (people have told me I look like him for over 15 years, so this was really surreal), the South Park panel, and meeting my personal hero Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2013. I'm looking forward to attend in 2014, so I'll hopefully be able to get something during General Registration.

Outside of San Diego Comic Con, I really enjoyed Nerd HQ, the Nintendo Lounge, Godzilla Experience, and the Interactive Zone. I've also attended NYCC in 2009, 2011, and 2012, and PAX East since 2010. Besides attending cons, I'm a huge video game and Disney fan.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 10, 2014, 09:57:32 AM
It sounds like you have had a great time at SDCC, Zapp! Welcome to the site, and best of luck in general registration! I'm sorry pre-registration did not work out for you. If you wish, you could join one of our buying groups for general registration.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 10, 2014, 09:59:26 AM
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Hi, I'm Bradd from Massachusetts.

Welcome to the forum, ZappRowzdower!   Don't think I've used this link yet.

http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/100/3646_20060728001800_large.jpg
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Berts on February 10, 2014, 11:01:56 AM
Hi everyone!

My name's Aaron and I'm a long time lurker who finally decided to start posting. First of all, I'd like to thank all of the posters here for being extremely helpful the past few years. If I ever had a question about anything, I'd always come here and find the answer and helpful suggestions immediately. You guys are awesome and I noticed that some of you are quite active and helpful with questions on SDCC's Facebook page as well (Alyssa in particular.)

Anyway, I'm 29 years old and my wife and I have been attending Comic Con for the past 6 years (2014 will be our 7th.) I was actually one of the 1000 people who were randomly selected to buy presale tickets in 2011 so Epic could test their purchase system. 2014 didn't go so hot for us as we managed to just grab a Thursday and Sunday badge in Saturday's presale but will hopefully fill out Friday and Saturday in either the open reg or refunded sale. I wish I had done this about 3 weeks ago and joined a presale buying group as I see you guys had massive success but oh well. Hopefully I can get in a group for the open registration.

I'm a huge Comic Book guy who attends Comic Con more so for the Comics and Comic panels than the movie/tv show lineup. My favorite part of Comic Con is the area surrounding the convention hall (Gaslamp) and all of the incredible intricacies you can discover. I'm pretty lucky as I live in Huntington Beach which is only about an hour and half drive down the coast to San Diego.

So Yeah. I figured I'd say hello and introduce myself.

Thanks again for being so great!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 10, 2014, 11:06:36 AM
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My name's Aaron and I'm a long time lurker who finally decided to start posting.

I'm a huge Comic Book guy who attends Comic Con more so for the Comics and Comic panels than the movie/tv show lineup.

I've got a routine here:
1.  Eeek!  Lurker!  Peeping Tom!
2.  I'm out of X-Men covers that post the whole "welcome to the X-Men" thing.
3.  Comic books rule!   Down with Hall H!  Revolution!   Just kidding.   :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 10, 2014, 11:43:43 AM
Welcome, Berts! I'm glad this forum has been helping you out, and even more glad that you decided to post and show yourself! You might find this forum even more helpful if you ask the questions yourself. ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: KEPinion on February 11, 2014, 07:28:34 AM
Hi everybody!

I'm Kyle, I've been to SDCC a couple of times (2011 and 2012), a big comics fan but also a little bit of a cinephile too.

I run a fun little blog/site called GeekRex (www.geekrex.com if you want to visit), where we review movies, comics, some television, and report news on those topics.

We're applying as press this year in conjunction with another, much better site that was kind enough to have us... fingers still crossed on getting something in the affirmative in my email box in the next day or so.

Hope to see some of you there this summer!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jujubaSD on February 11, 2014, 10:35:27 AM
Hey all

Janelle here. I've lurked on this forum in past years. :X But finally decided to join, especially since I recognize many names from the FB page.

Been attending SDCC for several years now. Haven't made it to WonderCon in Anaheim yet. But, I think I will this year. Though it'd be nice if it'd returned to SF.

Hmmmm...

I collected and read comics as a kid/teenager. Stopped when I became a poor college kid. And started again when I got a steady income :D My parents are totally DC. And my Dad has the classic story of his silver ages comics getting dumped out by his mom.  :-\  My personal preference is Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse...in that order.

At Con I HAVE (yes HAVE) to sit in on Cup O' Joe or Stan Lee's WoH panels. lol Everything else is fair game. Not sure how I'm gonna fair this year. Last year I almost got trampled and crushed trying to get Dragon BallZ scouter exclusive toys. I guess my order of priority is comic panels, small time TV panels, exhibition floor, autographs, and maybe if I want to brave it Hall H and Ballroom 20 (though I've long lost the desire to be in those halls anymore).

Trying to convince DH that we need to go to the meetups this year. :P So I better get to know you guys now lol
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 11, 2014, 10:38:05 AM
Welcome KEPinion and jujubaSD!!!

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I've lurked on this forum in past years. :X But finally decided to join

It was my lurker recruitment drive that convinced you, right?   :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jujubaSD on February 11, 2014, 12:01:27 PM
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Welcome KEPinion and jujubaSD!!!

It was my lurker recruitment drive that convinced you, right?   :o

As a matter of fact...I think it was.  O0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: darkron9 on February 11, 2014, 12:02:52 PM
It definitely was for me!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 11, 2014, 12:12:26 PM
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As a matter of fact...I think it was.  O0

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It definitely was for me!

Woo hoo!  I have to prove to management that I am recruiting enough lurkers or I get beaten with reeds.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: darkron9 on February 11, 2014, 12:13:53 PM
Can I be allowed to hold the reeds? 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 11, 2014, 12:16:48 PM
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Can I be allowed to hold the reeds? 

Mental note:  Keep an eye on darkron9.   :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 11, 2014, 02:00:35 PM
Hi Kyle and Janelle! Great to see yoou here!

Hope you make it to WonderCon, Janelle! Kyle, I will have to check out your site.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 18, 2014, 07:11:56 PM
Hi all,

I am Mel and I live in San Diego. This will be my 3rd year going to Comic-Con. I was lucky enough to get 4-day no PN during pre-reg and I couldn't be more thrilled. I have been lurking for a while and decided to sign up yesterday b/c I saw a couple threads I thought I could be helpful.

I would say my biggest regret is that I have lived in SD for 14 years now and never got to SDCC until 2012. It was one of those things where b/c it was local and b/c for many years as a member of the press I could go to press reg at the Con and just sign up on-site using my business card or press credentials I just kept thinking, "I will take the time off next year" b/c it was something I felt I could always do, until I realized how hard it was becoming and decided I'd better go before it was impossible! Of course, I got hooked and being unable to travel out of down due to special needs elderly doggie, SDCC has become my one and only "staycation" and I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have it in my own backyard.

I would also like to add, for hope, that last year during pre-reg I was so far back in the queue all passes were gone when I got to the front. Then in general sale, I just kept getting the white screen or screen with "waiting room is full tickets are likely gone" message immediately into the sale and never got in a queue at all! I'd given up hope mostly but was chosen in the resale lottery and was able to get a 4-day pass! So it's not over until it's over. I know how devastating it can be to get shutout in the online sale. I am in my late 30s and I actually cried and punched a pillow! So I just wanted to say it's not over until it's over!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on February 18, 2014, 07:28:43 PM
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I would say my biggest regret is that I have lived in SD for 14 years now and never got to SDCC until 2012.

:: weeps in corner ::
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 18, 2014, 07:51:22 PM
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:: weeps in corner ::

LOL. Are you from SD? I would highly recommend the SD Comic Fest. It's only been going the last two years, but it was started by the "kids" who started comic-con back in the day and is organized by a lot of the original SDCC peeps. It is very small, but special and mostly about comics and sci-fi. You get to meet and spend time with all the special guests and artists. I will have no regrets when it comes to SD Comic Fest. I've volunteered with programming the past two years and really enjoyed my time there.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jujubaSD on February 18, 2014, 08:01:43 PM
I like that SD Comic Fest is establishing itself. It's like course 1. WonderCon is course 2. And SDCC is the main course lol.

It is a growing experience for me because I get to meet artist and other ppl in the industry I may not be familiar with. So, it expands my reading selection for sure:D


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on February 18, 2014, 08:53:41 PM
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LOL. Are you from SD? I would highly recommend the SD Comic Fest. It's only been going the last two years, but it was started by the "kids" who started comic-con back in the day and is organized by a lot of the original SDCC peeps. It is very small, but special and mostly about comics and sci-fi. You get to meet and spend time with all the special guests and artists. I will have no regrets when it comes to SD Comic Fest. I've volunteered with programming the past two years and really enjoyed my time there.

My wife is from SD, La Mesa (don't judge ;) ), and for her it was 19 years until she went to SDCC.  I helped her see the light.  ;)  I've heard of SDCF but I haven't been.  CC is such a huge expense and this year we're going to ECC and BCF as well so another trip down from Nor Cal is out for us.  I will say SDCF is definitely on my radar!  There's something wrong with going to the world's biggest comic book fest and there are only three tables that sell modern/current comics.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 18, 2014, 09:52:49 PM
Cracks back, that's a great story! I'm glad you finally got a chance to see how special SDCC is, and that you have been able to get badges 3 years in a row!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2014, 03:06:05 AM
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Hi all,

I am Mel and I live in San Diego. This will be my 3rd year going to Comic-Con. I was lucky enough to get 4-day no PN during pre-reg and I couldn't be more thrilled. I have been lurking for a while and decided to sign up yesterday b/c I saw a couple threads I thought I could be helpful.

I would say my biggest regret is that I have lived in SD for 14 years now and never got to SDCC until 2012. It was one of those things where b/c it was local and b/c for many years as a member of the press I could go to press reg at the Con and just sign up on-site using my business card or press credentials I just kept thinking, "I will take the time off next year" b/c it was something I felt I could always do, until I realized how hard it was becoming and decided I'd better go before it was impossible! Of course, I got hooked and being unable to travel out of down due to special needs elderly doggie, SDCC has become my one and only "staycation" and I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have it in my own backyard.

I would also like to add, for hope, that last year during pre-reg I was so far back in the queue all passes were gone when I got to the front. Then in general sale, I just kept getting the white screen or screen with "waiting room is full tickets are likely gone" message immediately into the sale and never got in a queue at all! I'd given up hope mostly but was chosen in the resale lottery and was able to get a 4-day pass! So it's not over until it's over. I know how devastating it can be to get shutout in the online sale. I am in my late 30s and I actually cried and punched a pillow! So I just wanted to say it's not over until it's over!

Welcome to the forums, Mel!  I'm glad you decided to join as a member of our online community.  It's always nice to have to new people add to the experience and to the plethora of information we have here.

Woo-hoo!  Another S.D. local!  (I'm an S.D. local, and every year, I thank the lords and ladies of Comic-Con International that I don't have to worry about hotel space.  Hahahahahaha!)

^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 19, 2014, 09:26:01 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Mel!  I'm glad you decided to join as a member of our online community.  It's always nice to have to new people add to the experience and to the plethora of information we have here.

Woo-hoo!  Another S.D. local!  (I'm an S.D. local, and every year, I thank the lords and ladies of Comic-Con International that I don't have to worry about hotel space.  Hahahahahaha!)

^__~

Thanks, Zero! We really are lucky we don't have to worry about hotel! I wouldn't be able to afford it if we did. Everything about attending I feel grateful for it....from just having a badge to not having to travel, it's all amazingly good fortune!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2014, 09:31:53 AM
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Thanks, Zero! We really are lucky we don't have to worry about hotel! I wouldn't be able to afford it if we did. Everything about attending I feel grateful for it....from just having a badge to not having to travel, it's all amazingly good fortune!

Right now, the only thing I need to worry about is parking.  *laughs*  @[email protected];;

Indeed, it is amazingly good fortune!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 19, 2014, 09:55:15 AM
I've always just taken the trolley. The special passes they have for SDCC are a cool keepsake. I have gotten on at the SDSU stop and the trains aren't packed yet so I always find a seat to chill out on the way in and it's so much fun to watch all the different people cosplaying board the train on your way!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2014, 09:59:10 AM
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I've always just taken the trolley. The special passes they have for SDCC are a cool keepsake. I have gotten on at the SDSU stop and the trains aren't packed yet so I always find a seat to chill out on the way in and it's so much fun to watch all the different people cosplaying board the train on your way!

Oh, yeah!  I've gotten the special passes for the trolley before.  They're cool, ha ha.

I actually live rather far away from the nearest trolley station.  It takes about 1 hour minutes by bus to the closest trolley station  (two bus transfers plus waiting time for the buses to arrive), and if I stay past 8:00 pm at con, I won't be able to make it back on the bus in time to get home. >__<;
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 19, 2014, 10:09:00 AM
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Oh, yeah!  I've gotten the special passes for the trolley before.  They're cool, ha ha.

I actually live rather far away from the nearest trolley station.  It takes about 1 hour minutes by bus to the closest trolley station  (two bus transfers plus waiting time for the buses to arrive), and if I stay past 8:00 pm at con, I won't be able to make it back on the bus in time to get home. >__<;

Where do you live? You could always drive in and park for free at Qualcomm and board the trolley there. It's still relatively early on the route. A lot of people board there. Trolley passes for all days are $20 I believe which is cheaper than parking, unless there is more than one of you then after about 3 trolley passes you are in the pricing territory of parking downtown.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2014, 10:29:19 AM
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Where do you live? You could always drive in and park for free at Qualcomm and board the trolley there. It's still relatively early on the route. A lot of people board there. Trolley passes for all days are $20 I believe which is cheaper than parking, unless there is more than one of you then after about 3 trolley passes you are in the pricing territory of parking downtown.

Yes, from what I remember from previous years, the trolley passes are usually $20 for five days ($16 for four days).  In my group of friends, yes, there is more than three of us.  Plus, some of us are volunteers, so we like to get to the convention center very early and park there. *laughs*  As for where I live, I'm in the La Jolla area.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 19, 2014, 10:56:28 AM
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Yes, from what I remember from previous years, the trolley passes are usually $20 for five days ($16 for four days).  In my group of friends, yes, there is more than three of us.  Plus, some of us are volunteers, so we like to get to the convention center very early and park there. *laughs*  As for where I live, I'm in the La Jolla area.

Yeah, if you are carpooling more than 3, doesn't make sense to trolley. Trolley does run pretty early. If we catch the earlier one from here, which we did last year we got to the CC a little after 5am. Not too bad! I signed up to volunteer, hoping to be able to do it pre-con since I already have a 4-Day badge.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: GallifreyGal on February 19, 2014, 06:55:09 PM
Hi everybody! Hi Dr. Nick!

I've been lurking for a while now, but I've finally decided to delurk. My name is Michelle, and I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area. I've attended SDCC twice (2009 & 2011), and after a few years off, I'd like to try to get to SDCC 2014. And I really hope that the forum will help me with that once the general sale begins, which is the main reason I've decided to register.

My main interests are Doctor Who (note the username  :) ) Sleepy Hollow, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and just good genre TV in general. I'm also a huge comic book geek and a novice cosplayer. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2014, 07:21:50 PM
And I see that you're a Simpsons fan as well! Hi Michelle! I'm from the Bay Area too! There are a bunch of us around here.

If you PM Batgirl, you can join a badge buying group for general registration, which should help you out. And you should find all other kinds of helpful advice around the site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2014, 07:24:38 PM
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Yeah, if you are carpooling more than 3, doesn't make sense to trolley. Trolley does run pretty early. If we catch the earlier one from here, which we did last year we got to the CC a little after 5am. Not too bad! I signed up to volunteer, hoping to be able to do it pre-con since I already have a 4-Day badge.

Yeah, I'll be volunteering this year as well.  I'm hoping to volunteer all four days. ^__^d

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Hi everybody! Hi Dr. Nick!

I've been lurking for a while now, but I've finally decided to delurk. My name is Michelle, and I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area. I've attended SDCC twice (2009 & 2011), and after a few years off, I'd like to try to get to SDCC 2014. And I really hope that the forum will help me with that once the general sale begins, which is the main reason I've decided to register.

My main interests are Doctor Who (note the username  :) ) Sleepy Hollow, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and just good genre TV in general. I'm also a huge comic book geek and a novice cosplayer. Nice to meet you all!

Welcome to the forums, Michelle! ^__^/  (Yes, I totally noticed the username, ha ha.) 

Keeping up with the forums is definitely a good idea to get help and information on badge sales, hotels, and the like.  Start with the Registration and Badges (http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?board=12.0) section, if you haven't already.  You can also check out the thread linked in my signature, which has a lot of good links from various parts of the forums as well.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 19, 2014, 07:35:07 PM
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Hi everybody! Hi Dr. Nick!

I've been lurking for a while now, but I've finally decided to delurk. My name is Michelle, and I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area. I've attended SDCC twice (2009 & 2011), and after a few years off, I'd like to try to get to SDCC 2014. And I really hope that the forum will help me with that once the general sale begins, which is the main reason I've decided to register.

My main interests are Doctor Who (note the username  :) ) Sleepy Hollow, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and just good genre TV in general. I'm also a huge comic book geek and a novice cosplayer. Nice to meet you all!

Hi Michelle! Looks like you might be a Bravest Warriors fan too! Wishing you luck in the General Registration! Everything is ok!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: GallifreyGal on February 19, 2014, 09:49:11 PM
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And I see that you're a Simpsons fan as well! Hi Michelle! I'm from the Bay Area too! There are a bunch of us around here.

If you PM Batgirl, you can join a badge buying group for general registration, which should help you out. And you should find all other kinds of helpful advice around the site!

Yeah, Bay Area! I honestly really miss when Wondercon was in SF, which is one of the reasons why I'm planning on SDCC. I'd love to get in on a badge buying group. I'm going to attempt to get badges for my boyfriend and myself, so any group help would be great. Thanks for the info!

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Welcome to the forums, Michelle! ^__^/  (Yes, I totally noticed the username, ha ha.) 

Keeping up with the forums is definitely a good idea to get help and information on badge sales, hotels, and the like.  Start with the Registration and Badges (http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?board=12.0) section, if you haven't already.  You can also check out the thread linked in my signature, which has a lot of good links from various parts of the forums as well.

Thanks! I'll be sure to check out all the threads. It's a little overwhelming, but I'm willing to do the homework if it will help.  :)

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Hi Michelle! Looks like you might be a Bravest Warriors fan too! Wishing you luck in the General Registration! Everything is ok!!

Yep, I love Pen Ward's stuff, Adventure Time included of course! I do enjoy Catbug's enthusiasm and positivity, despite the weirdness that goes on around him.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: smiley424 on February 20, 2014, 07:59:13 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Phil, this will be my first SDCC ever, I am in as a volunteer but will attempt to pick up badges when the general sale happens.  I first really heard about SDCC when I was living in Ventura, CA in 2002-2003.  I currently reside on Guam out in the Pacific Ocean.   Draw a line south from Tokyo, one east from Manila, where the lines intersect you will find Guam.

I just stumbled upon this forum after I was accepted as a volunteer for this year's con and started to look up what other had to say about volunteering.  This forum has been very informative and I am glad to have found this wonderful community!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 20, 2014, 09:26:58 AM
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This forum has been very informative and I am glad to have found this wonderful community!

Thanks and welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys!    :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TheOtherMel on February 20, 2014, 11:49:03 AM
Seeing more folks from the Bay Area puts a big ol smile on my face.  Hi all!! i'm a newbie myself and these forum folks have been uber helpful in my short time here.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 20, 2014, 01:55:53 PM
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Seeing more folks from the Bay Area puts a big ol smile on my face.  Hi all!! i'm a newbie myself and these forum folks have been uber helpful in my short time here.

Hi, Mel! I'm also a Mel :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TheOtherMel on February 20, 2014, 03:29:49 PM
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Hi, Mel! I'm also a Mel :)

Hello, hello!  ;D 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 20, 2014, 04:17:55 PM
Hi Phil! Great to see you here! Guam is certainly a long way from San Diego, but I know you'll find SDCC worth the trip!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 21, 2014, 02:09:34 AM
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Hello everyone, my name is Phil, this will be my first SDCC ever, I am in as a volunteer but will attempt to pick up badges when the general sale happens.  I first really heard about SDCC when I was living in Ventura, CA in 2002-2003.  I currently reside on Guam out in the Pacific Ocean.   Draw a line south from Tokyo, one east from Manila, where the lines intersect you will find Guam.

I just stumbled upon this forum after I was accepted as a volunteer for this year's con and started to look up what other had to say about volunteering.  This forum has been very informative and I am glad to have found this wonderful community!

Welcome to the forums, Phil!  I'm glad that you decided to join our community.  Wow, an international attendee from Guam!  That's pretty cool.


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Seeing more folks from the Bay Area puts a big ol smile on my face.  Hi all!! i'm a newbie myself and these forum folks have been uber helpful in my short time here.

Hello there, Mel!  Welcome to the forums!  Seeing more lurkers became forum members puts a smile on my face.  ^__~  Glad that you could join us here!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: zep on March 01, 2014, 01:29:31 PM
Might as well de-lurk. Joined last year but have been hiding.

Names Clarissa and I'm from Canada. This will be my first SD con. I've tried for years to get tickets, scored them last year and then, at the last minute, was unable to go. I was going to stop trying for tickets but I volunteered at the Montreal Comic Con  and had such a blast I decided to keep trying. Now that I have the tickets fingers crossed I finally make it this year.

I'd just like to say, as a newbie to the event, the info people post here is beyond valuable. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time and effort to provide it.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 01, 2014, 01:50:16 PM
soooo....Chris's de-lurking plan worked i see

 >:D >:D

thanks for joining the conversation!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on March 01, 2014, 02:58:14 PM
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I've tried for years to get tickets, scored them last year and then, at the last minute, was unable to go.

Torture.  Keeping fingers crossed this year isn't a repeat!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on March 01, 2014, 04:00:19 PM
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Might as well de-lurk. Joined last year but have been hiding.

Names Clarissa and I'm from Canada. This will be my first SD con. I've tried for years to get tickets, scored them last year and then, at the last minute, was unable to go. I was going to stop trying for tickets but I volunteered at the Montreal Comic Con  and had such a blast I decided to keep trying. Now that I have the tickets fingers crossed I finally make it this year.

I'd just like to say, as a newbie to the event, the info people post here is beyond valuable. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time and effort to provide it.

Hi! Sending you all the good vibes on scoring tickets and being able to make it this year!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 02, 2014, 04:51:24 PM
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Might as well de-lurk. Joined last year but have been hiding.

Names Clarissa and I'm from Canada. This will be my first SD con. I've tried for years to get tickets, scored them last year and then, at the last minute, was unable to go. I was going to stop trying for tickets but I volunteered at the Montreal Comic Con  and had such a blast I decided to keep trying. Now that I have the tickets fingers crossed I finally make it this year.

I'd just like to say, as a newbie to the event, the info people post here is beyond valuable. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time and effort to provide it.

Welcome to the forums, zep! ^__^/  Thank you for deciding to join our community!  I hope everything goes well for you and that you can attend this time around.  Then, next year, you'll be one of the people helping out new forum members and convention-goers.  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MyPasswordIsCake on March 03, 2014, 02:25:39 AM
Hi, I'm Will. I don't have much experience going to Cons. I've only ever gone to the first two C2E2s here in Chicago. I'm still very new to the whole thing but I do love it. I'm happy I found something like this on the web and hopefully I meet a lot of interesting, cool people. Nice to meet everyone.


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on March 03, 2014, 04:05:36 AM
hi will

welcome to the forum
two suggestions, try and meet up with me & a other forum members at c2e2.  I think we're trying to do a food thing thursday lunch for Dim sum and there's talk of doing a viewing of Cap 2 at some point. Some Most of us will have seen it before so it'll be a repeat. http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2467.0

then we have meetups at sdcc hopefully you'll see some of the same people and can find some common interests
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 03, 2014, 07:29:06 AM
Great to see you here, Will! I love your choice of userid! Does that mean the cake is not a lie? ;)

If you've been to C2E2, you'll have a good idea what SDCC is like. Just imagine bigger, noisier, and more lines. :D

I'm sure you'll find lots of great info on this site!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 03, 2014, 11:36:37 PM
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Hi, I'm Will. I don't have much experience going to Cons. I've only ever gone to the first two C2E2s here in Chicago. I'm still very new to the whole thing but I do love it. I'm happy I found something like this on the web and hopefully I meet a lot of interesting, cool people. Nice to meet everyone.


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Welcome to the forums, Will!  Glad that you decided to join our community!  If you are attending it this year, I hope you do get a chance to meet some forum members at this year's C2E2. 

(Adding to Transmute's brief description:  SDCCI also has super, super long lines, ha ha. ;p)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JonnyBR on March 04, 2014, 05:15:44 PM
Put this in a different thread, so repeating myself with a bit of an edit here:

Hello! Just registered. Long time lurker of the forum! From Northern Ireland in the UK. Hoping to get a badge in the upcoming sale and take part in a bit of craic (Northern Irish word look it up!) here on the Forum.

Have booked to come over and spend the week leading up to the Con in Vegas and if I am lucky enough to get a badge will then head to San Diego.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on March 04, 2014, 05:21:51 PM
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Put this in a different thread, so repeating myself with a bit of an edit here:

Hello! Just registered. Long time lurker of the forum! From Northern Ireland in the UK. Hoping to get a badge in the upcoming sale and take part in a bit of craic (Northern Irish word look it up!) here on the Forum.

Have booked to come over and spend the week leading up to the Con in Vegas and if I am lucky enough to get a badge will then head to San Diego.

Welcome Jonny! I have a friend who comes to visit from Norn Iron every year and we hit up the Irish pub The Field, he loves it. So stop in there during your visit! It is in the heart of the SDCC hub bub and a nice respite for a bite and a pint!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JonnyBR on March 05, 2014, 01:51:25 AM
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Welcome Jonny! I have a friend who comes to visit from Norn Iron every year and we hit up the Irish pub The Field, he loves it. So stop in there during your visit! It is in the heart of the SDCC hub bub and a nice respite for a bite and a pint!

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Thanks. If we are lucky enough to get there I will stop in for one or two!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 05, 2014, 03:58:50 AM
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Put this in a different thread, so repeating myself with a bit of an edit here:

Hello! Just registered. Long time lurker of the forum! From Northern Ireland in the UK. Hoping to get a badge in the upcoming sale and take part in a bit of craic (Northern Irish word look it up!) here on the Forum.

Have booked to come over and spend the week leading up to the Con in Vegas and if I am lucky enough to get a badge will then head to San Diego.

Welcome to the forums, Jonny!  Glad that you decided to officially join our community!

You might be interested in connecting with other con-goers from the UK...

Here's a link to a cool facebook group run by one of our awesome forum members, ukdeejay: https://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees/

^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: SandiGabi on March 10, 2014, 01:11:00 PM
I realized I never posted here so thought I should now!

A hello to everyone. I'm Sandy and have been a lurker until I saw how great everyone was and finally decided to get over the shyness to take part in some conversations. I've been to CC before, but was crazy enough to commute since I only live about an hour away. This is my first year being prudent and going for a hotel so I can actually sleep and not be so exhausted  ;D

I love reading all the advice and stories here. Thanks so much for creating this place! I can't say how helpful it's been.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 10, 2014, 01:20:03 PM
Great to see you posting here, Sandi! I've seen your posts around the site and I can see that you fit in very well with all of us! Keep in mind that many of use are 'shy' IRL, but here, where we're talking about something we love, something we obsess over, we tend to come out of our shells more.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dolphina on March 10, 2014, 08:05:30 PM
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I realized I never posted here so thought I should now!

A hello to everyone. I'm Sandy and have been a lurker until I saw how great everyone was and finally decided to get over the shyness to take part in some conversations. I've been to CC before, but was crazy enough to commute since I only live about an hour away. This is my first year being prudent and going for a hotel so I can actually sleep and not be so exhausted  ;D

I love reading all the advice and stories here. Thanks so much for creating this place! I can't say how helpful it's been.
Hi Sandy,
I did the same thing last year. I live in Eastvale and stayed Wed and Thursday but commuted Fri, Sat, and Sunday. Man was I exhausted but had so much fun. Be sure to check out some of the meet ups that are scheduled. I'm hosting one on Tuesday afternoon and I know there is a breakfast meet up at the Broken Yolk on Wed. Just check out the Meet up thread if you are interested and Welcome to the Forum Community.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Dennibee on March 13, 2014, 04:17:16 PM
heyo.. i'm denni and i've been sneaking around here for a bit. i went to sdcc a couple years ago and had a blast! did some cosplay and met amazing people! i definitely learned what to do/plan/how to survive and hopefully i go this year.

i'll be solo so hopefully i find some hotel buddies to make it easier. i'll cross that bridge if i score some tickets. good luck everybody :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on March 13, 2014, 04:54:42 PM
Welcome Denni! Hope you find some roomies and have the best SDCC ever!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 13, 2014, 05:12:33 PM
Great to see you here, Denni! I hope this site has been helpful!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Blisterin Thumbs on March 15, 2014, 12:06:39 PM
Hey everyone!  Just joined this forum.  Was able to get in and order my SDCC 2014 badges!  This will be my first SDCC, very excited.  Will definitely be checking this forum out a bit in the coming months; for tips, tricks, hotel (roommate), places to eat etc..
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 15, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
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heyo.. i'm denni and i've been sneaking around here for a bit. i went to sdcc a couple years ago and had a blast! did some cosplay and met amazing people! i definitely learned what to do/plan/how to survive and hopefully i go this year.

i'll be solo so hopefully i find some hotel buddies to make it easier. i'll cross that bridge if i score some tickets. good luck everybody :)

Welcome to the forums, Denni! ^__^/  Glad that you finally decided to join the community.

I hope the badge sales went well for you, if you participated today.


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Hey everyone!  Just joined this forum.  Was able to get in and order my SDCC 2014 badges!  This will be my first SDCC, very excited.  Will definitely be checking this forum out a bit in the coming months; for tips, tricks, hotel (roommate), places to eat etc..

Welcome, Blisterin, to the forums!  ^__^  Congratulations!  It's very exciting, since this is your first Comic-Con!

Definitely take a look at the pinned threads in each of the more popular areas.  There are some links highlighted in the thread in my signature as well, so you can check that out too. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 15, 2014, 01:34:26 PM
Great to see you here, Blisterin! I'm sure you'll have a great time at SDCC! Stick around on this site for all of our chat, information and gossip.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: SandiGabi on March 18, 2014, 10:43:39 PM
Thank you for the welcome! I'm glad to know I'm not the only shy one at all :)

And welcome to the even newer members!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Blisterin Thumbs on March 19, 2014, 06:19:12 PM
Thanks Zero and Transmute Jun! 

There's definitely a wealth of information on here.  Just got to sift through it.  Much planning needs to be done to get to SDCC from Florida.

Dave
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 19, 2014, 07:21:23 PM
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Much planning needs to be done to get to SDCC from Florida.

Don't forget to check out the hotels & transportation forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Camsha on March 20, 2014, 07:27:14 AM
Hi! I'm very new on the forum, I've been reading threads for some weeks now and I finally decided to sign up. I'm really sorry for the spelling and grammar mistakes, I'm French and I'll probably make some! I'm one of the lucky ones who got badges for SDCC 2014, so I'll be travelling from Paris this summer with two friends to attend the con! We're all very excited and very nervous with all the preparation left to do ><
Don't hesitate to ask anything if you're curious :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on March 20, 2014, 07:32:04 AM
Welcome Camsha!! 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on March 20, 2014, 07:33:40 AM
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Hi! I'm very new on the forum, I've been reading threads for some weeks now and I finally decided to sign up. I'm really sorry for the spelling and grammar mistakes, I'm French and I'll probably make some! I'm one of the lucky ones who got badges for SDCC 2014, so I'll be travelling from Paris this summer with two friends to attend the con! We're all very excited and very nervous with all the preparation left to do ><
Don't hesitate to ask anything if you're curious :)

Welcome!   Check out this thread for lists of ways to prepare.  http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Camsha on March 20, 2014, 08:01:10 AM
Thanks Pyramid and Chris Chen ! And the list is very helpful, thks for the link
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on March 20, 2014, 08:16:57 AM
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Hi! I'm very new on the forum, I've been reading threads for some weeks now and I finally decided to sign up. I'm really sorry for the spelling and grammar mistakes, I'm French and I'll probably make some! I'm one of the lucky ones who got badges for SDCC 2014, so I'll be travelling from Paris this summer with two friends to attend the con! We're all very excited and very nervous with all the preparation left to do ><
Don't hesitate to ask anything if you're curious :)

From Paris, that's great!! So happy you got your badges and the excitement can begin! Welcome! You are going to have a great time at SDCC :)

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2014, 04:54:18 PM
Bienvenue, Camsha! J'espere que vous allez trouver beaucoup d'information ici!

Sorry if my French has grammar mistakes! It's been becaucoup des annees since I actually studied it. I mostly pull it out now for traveling. ;) 

Have you attended the Paris Comic Con? I will be interested to hear how you think San Diego stacks up in comparison!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 24, 2014, 04:48:15 PM
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Hi! I'm very new on the forum, I've been reading threads for some weeks now and I finally decided to sign up. I'm really sorry for the spelling and grammar mistakes, I'm French and I'll probably make some! I'm one of the lucky ones who got badges for SDCC 2014, so I'll be travelling from Paris this summer with two friends to attend the con! We're all very excited and very nervous with all the preparation left to do ><
Don't hesitate to ask anything if you're curious :)

Welcome to the forums, Camsha! ^__^/  (No need to worry about spelling or grammar mistakes; your English seems very good!)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: koop1974 on March 24, 2014, 11:18:59 PM
Hi, my name is Ursula from Oahu.  My family (husband, two children ages 9 & 11) will be attending the SDCC (thurs & sun) this year for the first time.  I'm extremely excited and stressed.  I'm slowly working my way through the forum and seeing so much helpful hints that will hopefully make things easier.  I'm sure it will be a great experience and hope my kids think so too.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on March 25, 2014, 08:02:52 AM
Welcome koop1974!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 25, 2014, 09:18:12 AM
Great to see you here, Koop! We have someone else from Oahu (Angel_K) who is attending as well! I bring my entire family to Comic Con with me as well (my kids are 11 and 13 now). I know you will all have a great time!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: koop1974 on March 25, 2014, 07:59:51 PM
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Great to see you here, Koop! We have someone else from Oahu (Angel_K) who is attending as well! I bring my entire family to Comic Con with me as well (my kids are 11 and 13 now). I know you will all have a great time!

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Welcome koop1974!

Thank you both for the welcome and the info on Angel_K, I'll check the posts for addition tips  :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 25, 2014, 11:27:37 PM
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Hi, my name is Ursula from Oahu.  My family (husband, two children ages 9 & 11) will be attending the SDCC (thurs & sun) this year for the first time.  I'm extremely excited and stressed.  I'm slowly working my way through the forum and seeing so much helpful hints that will hopefully make things easier.  I'm sure it will be a great experience and hope my kids think so too.

Welcome to the forums, Ursula! ^__^/ That sounds like it'll be a great family vacation.  You might even be able to add in a day at Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, or SeaWorld in between for the kids.  I guarantee they'll love that, ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angel_k on March 27, 2014, 10:36:04 AM

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Hi, my name is Ursula from Oahu.  My family (husband, two children ages 9 & 11) will be attending the SDCC (thurs & sun) this year for the first time.  I'm extremely excited and stressed.  I'm slowly working my way through the forum and seeing so much helpful hints that will hopefully make things easier.  I'm sure it will be a great experience and hope my kids think so too.

Hey! Yes I am the person on Oahu. Feel free to message me any time :D


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: koop1974 on March 31, 2014, 06:54:56 PM
Zero and angel_k -  Thank you both for the welcome.  Besides SDCC, the kids are looking forward to Legoland.  For myself, I really want to go to the San Diego Zoo.  I've never been to a "real" zoo before, if you've every been to ours here you'll know what I mean.

I am kicking myself in the butt that I didn't book our flights the day we got the badges.  The prices have gone up about almost $200 since and with the four of us going, I just cringe.  I just hope we have luck with the hotels so we'll just need to rent a car when we go to Legoland and not the whole trip.

If I can't make it to the meet ups, is the next best thing to buy a Friends of CCI lanyard and hopefully meet some of you?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 31, 2014, 07:04:12 PM
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Zero and angel_k -  Thank you both for the welcome.  Besides SDCC, the kids are looking forward to Legoland.  For myself, I really want to go to the San Diego Zoo.  I've never been to a "real" zoo before, if you've every been to ours here you'll know what I mean.

I am kicking myself in the butt that I didn't book our flights the day we got the badges.  The prices have gone up about almost $200 since and with the four of us going, I just cringe.  I just hope we have luck with the hotels so we'll just need to rent a car when we go to Legoland and not the whole trip.

If I can't make it to the meet ups, is the next best thing to buy a Friends of CCI lanyard and hopefully meet some of you?

Oh, yeah!  Legoland.  That's a cool place for younger kids.  There are tons of things that will keep them busy over there.  *laughs*

As for the lanyards, sure!  There were some people last year that met up with each other (or at least said "Hi!") in line because of the lanyards.  Just don't forget to mention your forum username. *laughs*  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on April 09, 2014, 07:59:25 AM
Thread bump for all the new members we got as part of the recruitment drive.  Please say hello if you would like.

Here are also a couple of other first time checking in threads that might interest you:

What was your forum username inspired by?
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1582.0

How far are you coming from?
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1397.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: SandiGabi on April 09, 2014, 03:34:22 PM
Hi to the new members!

@koop, I think you'll have a lot of fun in San Diego. The zoo and animal park are great, even relaxing. We got multiple times a year to them. And great to hear your kids are going to SDCC. They'll certainly have a great time.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Bionic 7 on April 11, 2014, 11:04:28 AM
Hi all...new to the board.

I'm from Queens, NY and have been attending SDCC since 2002.  This will be my 13th Year.

While I'm sure most of us share the same interests, my current main interests include Marvel Comics (pretty much reading everything nowadays, but Silver Age fan at heart), Walking Dead (comics and show), Masters of the Universe, Pro-Wrestling (recently got back into with the launch of WWE Network).

Found out about this board on reddit after the aftermatch of SDCC hotel reservations and after looking around the board, figured I'd may very well fit in.

See you all around the boards.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2014, 11:27:17 AM
Great to see you here, Bionic! It certainly sounds like you came to the right place! We'd love to hear your experiences attending SDCC over the years!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2014, 01:42:50 PM
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Hi all...new to the board.

I'm from Queens, NY and have been attending SDCC since 2002.  This will be my 13th Year.

While I'm sure most of us share the same interests, my current main interests include Marvel Comics (pretty much reading everything nowadays, but Silver Age fan at heart), Walking Dead (comics and show), Masters of the Universe, Pro-Wrestling (recently got back into with the launch of WWE Network).

Found out about this board on reddit after the aftermatch of SDCC hotel reservations and after looking around the board, figured I'd may very well fit in.

See you all around the boards.

Welcome to the forums, Bionic!  ^__^/  Glad that you could join us!  I still think it's amazing that news of this forum has migrated over to reddit.  *laughs*  I'm not much of a reddit user, but I can't believe how renowned this community has become in the last two years.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: FP3 on April 12, 2014, 10:47:40 PM
Hello everyone! After lurking around since last year and finally signing up this year, I figured it should be time to say hello.
I'm from San Francisco, CA and had been attending WonderCon for awhile and decided to make the jump to SDCC in 2011 and I haven't looked back.
I'm into comics, tv/movies, video games and all the geeky, nerdy stuff that they jam pack in SD for 5 days. Most recently I've become fascinated by cosplay and enjoy the work and intricate details they put into their costumes and designs that make you appreciate their art and passion.
After getting so much from this site about tips and advice on how to make the most of your con experience, I hope I can give back from my experiences as well.
Hope to see you more on the boards as well as on the convention floor.

FP3
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 12, 2014, 11:02:18 PM
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Hello everyone! After lurking around since last year and finally signing up this year, I figured it should be time to say hello.
I'm from San Francisco, CA and had been attending WonderCon for awhile and decided to make the jump to SDCC in 2011 and I haven't looked back.
I'm into comics, tv/movies, video games and all the geeky, nerdy stuff that they jam pack in SD for 5 days. Most recently I've become fascinated by cosplay and enjoy the work and intricate details they put into their costumes and designs that make you appreciate their art and passion.
After getting so much from this site about tips and advice on how to make the most of your con experience, I hope I can give back from my experiences as well.
Hope to see you more on the boards as well as on the convention floor.

FP3

Welcome to the forums, FP3!  I'm glad that you decided to join the community.  (Alright!  Another lurker has joined the forces of dar--I mean, the forces of good.  Ahem.)

Do you cosplay?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Michael M on April 13, 2014, 07:26:37 AM
You know, I don't think I did this...

Comic collector for years...slowed down in my 30s...now pick up some select books...always wanted to go to SDCC and have been lucky to do so for (what will be) the past 5 years.  SDCC has spoiled me in that after going, all the other ones (like Wizard for example) just kinda pale in comparison.  Haven't been to NYCC yet, but hoping to.

East coaster here, Philly burbs, born-n-bred here...interests are comics and anything comic related, comic art, statues, and the like.  Do play a bit of video games (Sony here, PS3 & 4), and funnily enough I'm playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes a lot (go figure).

Lurked here for a bit, but just recently started picking up the pace of participation here...it's a fantastic board, with many, many helpful information and folk, and it's a blast to be a part of. Hope to meet more than a few of you in 3 months...I'll be looking for those Friends of CCI lanyards...

- Michael

PS: You all *did* buy at least one lanyard, yes? :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 13, 2014, 08:45:33 AM
FP3, nice to see another Bay Area person on the board! There are quite a few of us here.

Michael, I've seen you posting elsewhere on the site. I will definitely be looking for your FoCCI lanyard at the con. You know about the FoCCI get-togethers, right?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Michael M on April 13, 2014, 09:37:42 AM
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FP3, nice to see another Bay Area person on the board! There are quite a few of us here.

Michael, I've seen you posting elsewhere on the site. I will definitely be looking for your FoCCI lanyard at the con. You know about the FoCCI get-togethers, right?
Hey TJ, yup, catching up on them.  Unfortunately I won't be making Tuesday's, or Wednesday's breakfast, but I plan on hitting up the others.  I was even considering helping out on the Thursday/TBD one, so I'm trying to scope out a place that I've frequented everytime I hit SDCC, and am awaiting responses from them.  Definitely flag me down!  Be great to meet up w/folk.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: FP3 on April 13, 2014, 09:39:57 AM
Thanks for the welcome Zero and Jun. Nice to hear there are other bay area cats here. It will be nice to share the frustration and longing for the return of WonderCon to the bay.
I've been wearing these Mike and Sully Monsters Inc costumes my friend from Japan sent me for the past years. Maybe someone has seen me before.  I've been thinking about a Rocket Raccoon cos this year to celebrate the new Guardians movie this year. Nothing advanced the past years but I've been inspired to up my cos game.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 13, 2014, 09:41:08 AM
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Hey TJ, yup, catching up on them.  Unfortunately I won't be making Tuesday's, or Wednesday's breakfast, but I plan on hitting up the others.  I was even considering helping out on the Thursday/TBD one, so I'm trying to scope out a place that I've frequented everytime I hit SDCC, and am awaiting responses from them.  Definitely flag me down!  Be great to meet up w/folk.

Oh yes, that's right! D'oh! We were talking in that thread.

Hope you're able to find something that works for you (and others) on Thursday!

FP3, I think maybe I have seen you in Sulley/Mike costumes...
Title: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mike on April 13, 2014, 11:07:37 AM
I found this forum through Reddit this morning while trying to figure out if I wanted to keep my TP hotel reservation. I'm kind of new to forums participation in general, including Reddit, and usually keep to Facebook and Twitter. And that's the problem. I wasn't getting enough info from those sites. I'm hoping to get a bit more involved here since most of my friends aren't really that into Comic-Con.

About me, I'm 35, male, 5th year attendee/volunteer (I do both to guarantee preview night admission), San Diego native, and am just looking to connect with ppl with similar interests at Comic-Con or try something new that I never realized I would like!

I attend SDCC mainly for the amazing cosplay, chances to try out unreleased video games, wandering the Exhibit Hall aimlessly, and attending panels like TWD, GOT, Psych, and less popular ones like Cartoon Voices. I also really like venturing into downtown SD for all the free(ish) events and specials, but always ALWAYS make time for the Nintendo Lounge.

Anyway see you on the forums!


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 13, 2014, 01:26:02 PM
Great to see you here Oreodoh! Mmmm.... I love Oreos! Now I'm thinking about a snack... ;)

Sounds like you will fit right in here! Feel free to get in slowly. Explore and check out what the forums have to offer!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: FP3 on April 13, 2014, 02:04:48 PM
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FP3, I think maybe I have seen you in Sulley/Mike costumes...

That's probably me. I haven't run into another mike or Sulley yet.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 13, 2014, 03:30:47 PM
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That's probably me. I haven't run into another mike or Sulley yet.

Wait, this isn't you, is it?

http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cosplay-monsters-inc-boo-costume.jpg (http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cosplay-monsters-inc-boo-costume.jpg)

(Awesome costume!)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 13, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
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I found this forum through Reddit this morning while trying to figure out if I wanted to keep my TP hotel reservation. I'm kind of new to forums participation in general, including Reddit, and usually keep to Facebook and Twitter. And that's the problem. I wasn't getting enough info from those sites. I'm hoping to get a bit more involved here since most of my friends aren't really that into Comic-Con.

About me, I'm 35, male, 4th year attendee/volunteer (I do both to guarantee preview night admission), San Diego native, and am just looking to connect with ppl with similar interests at Comic-Con or try something new that I never realized I would like!

I attend SDCC mainly for the amazing cosplay, chances to try out unreleased video games, wandering the Exhibit Hall aimlessly, and attending panels like TWD, GOT, Psych, and less popular ones like Cartoon Voices. I also really like venturing into downtown SD for all the free(ish) events and specials, but always ALWAYS make time for the Nintendo Lounge.

Anyway see you on the forums!


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Welcome to the forums, Oreodoh!  Glad that you decided to join our community!  There are plenty of things to talk about in regards to Comic-Con, and don't forget that there are a few forum meet-up threads during the convention as well:

Drop by if you can to meet some of your fellow forum members: http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0

^__^d


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You know, I don't think I did this...

Comic collector for years...slowed down in my 30s...now pick up some select books...always wanted to go to SDCC and have been lucky to do so for (what will be) the past 5 years.  SDCC has spoiled me in that after going, all the other ones (like Wizard for example) just kinda pale in comparison.  Haven't been to NYCC yet, but hoping to.

East coaster here, Philly burbs, born-n-bred here...interests are comics and anything comic related, comic art, statues, and the like.  Do play a bit of video games (Sony here, PS3 & 4), and funnily enough I'm playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes a lot (go figure).

Lurked here for a bit, but just recently started picking up the pace of participation here...it's a fantastic board, with many, many helpful information and folk, and it's a blast to be a part of. Hope to meet more than a few of you in 3 months...I'll be looking for those Friends of CCI lanyards...

- Michael

PS: You all *did* buy at least one lanyard, yes? :)

Here's your official welcome to the forums, mmukalian!  You know, when I see your username, I keep thinking of the mumakils, the giant elephant-like creatures from the Lord of the Rings... *laughs*  ^__~

Glad that you could join us!

Like I wrote to Oreodoh, check out the meet-up threads for con this year:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 13, 2014, 09:08:06 PM
Greetings and salutations!
I am sorry but,  I've been hanging around here since I followed a post from Alyssa on the SDCC FB page after the badge sale and I have not introduced myself. 
Hi, I'm a 40 yr old female from Austin TX. This will be my 1st SDCC, even though I've been trying to get badges for years now. My 13 yr old daughter is joining me on this adventure. We do a lot of Cons here in Tx, but we are out of our minds excited for SDCC!  It really is amazing that we got badges since we have been shut out of badges since 2010. I can't even begin to explain how fracking excited I am to be going this year! It will be my daughter's 1st trip to California.
We do some Cosplay and are going as 11th and River Song one day and Arwen and Frodo on another day.
Our loves are Doctor Who, Star Wars, Marvel, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tolkien, Fire Fly, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Anime (My daughter is totally addicted to Fairy Tail right now) and many more.  I also collect comics and toys and have passed this addiction on to my little girl. We also enjoy playing video games and table top games, and I have a huge crush on Wil Wheaton that goes all the way back to STNG.
Thanks for all the great people on this forum and I hope to meet some of y'all at one of the meet ups
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 13, 2014, 09:15:46 PM
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Greetings and salutations!
I am sorry but,  I've been hanging around here since I followed a post from Alyssa on the SDCC FB page after the badge sale and I have not introduced myself. 
Hi, I'm a 40 yr old female from Austin TX. This will be my 1st SDCC, even though I've been trying to get badges for years now. My 13 yr old daughter is joining me on this adventure. We do a lot of Cons here in Tx, but we are out of our minds excited for SDCC!  It really is amazing that we got badges since we have been shut out of badges since 2010. I can't even begin to explain how fracking excited I am to be going this year! It will be my daughter's 1st trip to California.
We do some Cosplay and are going as 11th and River Song one day and Arwen and Frodo on another day.
Our loves are Doctor Who, Star Wars, Marvel, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tolkien, Fire Fly, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Anime (My daughter is totally addicted to Fairy Tail right now) and many more.  I also collect comics and toys and have passed this addiction on to my little girl. We also enjoy playing video games and table top games, and I have a huge crush on Wil Wheaton that goes all the way back to STNG.
Thanks for all the great people on this forum and I hope to meet some of y'all at one of the meet ups


Welcome to the forums, lilred!  (I have a habit of abbreviating usernames, mostly because I'm lazy, ha ha.)

Glad that you could join our online community, and it's great to hear that you and your daughter got badges for Comic-Con this year! 

If this is your daughter's first trip to California, I hope you'll get a chance to do some sightseeing in San Diego or Los Angeles while you're here.  (Maybe you can squeeze in a trip to Disneyland, California Adventure, San Diego Zoo, or SeaWorld, if you aren't too exhausted and if you need a break from the insanity that is Comic-Con, ha ha.  Or, you can also pay a visit to Balboa Park--it's quite nice, and it's in the San Diego area.)

^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 13, 2014, 09:21:33 PM
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Welcome to the forums, lilred!  (I have a habit of abbreviating usernames, mostly because I'm lazy, ha ha.)

Glad that you could join our online community, and it's great to hear that you and your daughter got badges for Comic-Con this year! 

If this your daughter's first trip to California, I hope you'll get a chance to do some sightseeing in San Diego or Los Angeles while you're here.  (Maybe squeeze in a trip to Disneyland, California Adventure, San Diego Zoo, or SeaWorld, if you aren't too exhausted from con, ha ha.)

^__^

Zero thanks for the welcome, lilred is fine it's a nickname that stuck years ago  :)
We are coming in real early Tuesday and are hoping to at least hit the beach and the Zoo before we head home late Monday. We were hoping to stay longer and go up to LA but she is in a summer Engineering program and has to be back by Tuesday.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 14, 2014, 07:37:38 AM
Great to see you here, Lilred! I'm bringing a 13 year old daughter as well, so I know how exciting that can be! I'm sure you guys will have a great time!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Angology on April 14, 2014, 10:49:43 AM
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Greetings and salutations!
I am sorry but,  I've been hanging around here since I followed a post from Alyssa on the SDCC FB page after the badge sale and I have not introduced myself. 
Hi, I'm a 40 yr old female from Austin TX. This will be my 1st SDCC, even though I've been trying to get badges for years now. My 13 yr old daughter is joining me on this adventure. We do a lot of Cons here in Tx, but we are out of our minds excited for SDCC!  It really is amazing that we got badges since we have been shut out of badges since 2010. I can't even begin to explain how fracking excited I am to be going this year! It will be my daughter's 1st trip to California.
We do some Cosplay and are going as 11th and River Song one day and Arwen and Frodo on another day.
Our loves are Doctor Who, Star Wars, Marvel, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Tolkien, Fire Fly, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Anime (My daughter is totally addicted to Fairy Tail right now) and many more.  I also collect comics and toys and have passed this addiction on to my little girl. We also enjoy playing video games and table top games, and I have a huge crush on Wil Wheaton that goes all the way back to STNG.
Thanks for all the great people on this forum and I hope to meet some of y'all at one of the meet ups
Greetings fellow Texan! I am from the Austin area also. You guys are going to have a blast! Which cons in the area have you attended? We most recently went to Sci Fi Expo in the Dallas area. The next one will be Comicpalooza, which we really love attending. Again-welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 14, 2014, 05:48:32 PM
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Zero thanks for the welcome, lilred is fine it's a nickname that stuck years ago  :)
We are coming in real early Tuesday and are hoping to at least hit the beach and the Zoo before we head home late Monday. We were hoping to stay longer and go up to LA but she is in a summer Engineering program and has to be back by Tuesday.

That's cool!  Wow, engineering!  That's way too much math for me, ha ha.

The beaches are very nice in San Diego in the summer, and don't forget to check for San Diego Zoo discounts if you have an AAA card: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/sales/tripleA_landing.html
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jamiesugah on April 24, 2014, 09:20:24 AM
Hello! I found the forum because I didn't get my badge approved until after the hotel sale and was lamenting on Twitter that I didn't have a place to sleep.

My name is Jamie. I'm 32, and I live in Brooklyn. I work in the tape archives for the news division of one of the major networks. I have a cat named Merlin. She's evil. As an (unpaid) side job I write for a website called Fangirlish, which is how I'm able to attend SDCC as press this year.

I read a lot, mostly YA novels. I'm a big Harry Potter fan, as well as Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. I cover Teen Wolf for the website. I also love Archer. Funnily enough, I discovered that I love Archer by sitting through the panel last year at NYCC...while waiting for the Teen Wolf panel.

This is my second SDCC but my first as press, so I'm excited and nervous. I last went in 2012, and I was with a friend. This year I anticipate doing a lot of things on my own. I know I missed a lot my first time, so I love that there is so much advice in this forum.

I'm sure I can't be the only New Yorker here, so if any other NYC dwellers are interested in meeting up and hanging out before the con, I am totally up for that.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on April 24, 2014, 09:26:16 AM
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I read a lot, mostly YA novels. I'm a big Harry Potter fan, as well as Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. I cover Teen Wolf for the website. I also love Archer. Funnily enough, I discovered that I love Archer by sitting through the panel last year at NYCC...while waiting for the Teen Wolf panel.


Yay!!! another Archer fan  >:D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jamiesugah on April 24, 2014, 09:38:21 AM
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Yay!!! another Archer fan  >:D

My friend and I sat through the NYCC panel, and they showed the entire S5 premiere. They hadn't finished animating it yet, but it was still funny as hell. We couldn't stop laughing. We went back to my apartment that night and started S1 on Netflix.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on April 24, 2014, 09:41:19 AM
Hi Jamie!!!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on April 24, 2014, 12:25:04 PM
Welcome jamiesugah!

I echo Jim's - Yay! Another Archer Fan!
I think Archer is hilarious and it's one of my favorite shows.  I tried more than once every day last year to get the exclusive Pam dolphin puppet at SDCC but missed out every time. I love the writing and this season has been very different but a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 24, 2014, 12:29:25 PM
Great to see you here, Jamie! Did you end up finding a hotel?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 24, 2014, 02:05:00 PM
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Hello! I found the forum because I didn't get my badge approved until after the hotel sale and was lamenting on Twitter that I didn't have a place to sleep.

My name is Jamie. I'm 32, and I live in Brooklyn. I work in the tape archives for the news division of one of the major networks. I have a cat named Merlin. She's evil. As an (unpaid) side job I write for a website called Fangirlish, which is how I'm able to attend SDCC as press this year.

I read a lot, mostly YA novels. I'm a big Harry Potter fan, as well as Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. I cover Teen Wolf for the website. I also love Archer. Funnily enough, I discovered that I love Archer by sitting through the panel last year at NYCC...while waiting for the Teen Wolf panel.

This is my second SDCC but my first as press, so I'm excited and nervous. I last went in 2012, and I was with a friend. This year I anticipate doing a lot of things on my own. I know I missed a lot my first time, so I love that there is so much advice in this forum.

I'm sure I can't be the only New Yorker here, so if any other NYC dwellers are interested in meeting up and hanging out before the con, I am totally up for that.

Welcome to the forums, jamie!  I'm glad that you decided to join our community and that you were able to get a badge as Press.

That's pretty cool that you work at one of the major networks.  I'm sure you have a lot of interesting stories to tell about the news (if you could tell them, ha ha).

There are definitely some New Yorkers on the forum, so if you would like to take the initiative to start a New York regional meet-up, go for it! ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jim Watari on April 24, 2014, 02:39:37 PM
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Welcome jamiesugah!

I echo Jim's - Yay! Another Archer Fan!
I think Archer is hilarious and it's one of my favorite shows.  I tried more than once every day last year to get the exclusive Pam dolphin puppet at SDCC but missed out every time. I love the writing and this season has been very different but a lot of fun.

I went to the Archer panel back in 2012 and it was a blast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4T00j7W-XE

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jamiesugah on April 25, 2014, 05:49:49 AM
Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

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Great to see you here, Jamie! Did you end up finding a hotel?

I did, yes! I went through the "looking for roommates" thread, and dancetomusic and I will be rooming together at the Embassy Suites. When I went last time I stayed in a hostel, so I am very excited about the upgrade in accomodations.

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That's pretty cool that you work at one of the major networks.  I'm sure you have a lot of interesting stories to tell about the news (if you could tell them, ha ha).

Ha, I don't know about that. We don't see much action down in the archives. Most of my stories would involve some level of me complaining about how no one understands my job.

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I love the writing and this season has been very different but a lot of fun.

This season has been pretty great, but I'm glad that they're going back to the spy thing next season. I think this season was a perfect palate cleanser.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 25, 2014, 06:02:22 AM
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Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

I did, yes! I went through the "looking for roommates" thread, and dancetomusic and I will be rooming together at the Embassy Suites. When I went last time I stayed in a hostel, so I am very excited about the upgrade in accomodations.

Ha, I don't know about that. We don't see much action down in the archives. Most of my stories would involve some level of me complaining about how no one understands my job.

This season has been pretty great, but I'm glad that they're going back to the spy thing next season. I think this season was a perfect palate cleanser.

That's awesome!  I'm glad you were able to find a roommate through the room sharing thread!

I'm sure there has be some inside humor regarding archives.  ^__~ 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jamiesugah on April 28, 2014, 11:18:19 AM
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I'm sure there has be some inside humor regarding archives.  ^__~

So, hey, I just remembered something! I mean, most of my stories are only funny to my coworkers, because there's a lot of insider knowledge needed to appreciate them. But I think this one will work for everyone. All you need to know is that when you do a search in our system, you can clearly tell what format something is (tape, digital video, DVD, etc.). Some of the things that require special handling are even different colors to make it obvious.

I got a call one night from someone who needed clarification on something she was seeing in the system.

Her: I just need to know if this is a VHS or DVD.
Me: (thinks: Um...we don't have anything on VHS) Sure, just give me the number and I can check.
Her: *gives number*
Me: *looks up number* Yeah. This is film.
Her: I know it's a film. I just need to know if it's on VHS or DVD.
Me: No. This is film. As in a reel of film. As in something that goes into a projector.

She was trying to find the DVD of Titanic and ended up finding actual film footage of the actual Titanic.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 28, 2014, 08:27:54 PM
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So, hey, I just remembered something! I mean, most of my stories are only funny to my coworkers, because there's a lot of insider knowledge needed to appreciate them. But I think this one will work for everyone. All you need to know is that when you do a search in our system, you can clearly tell what format something is (tape, digital video, DVD, etc.). Some of the things that require special handling are even different colors to make it obvious.

I got a call one night from someone who needed clarification on something she was seeing in the system.

Her: I just need to know if this is a VHS or DVD.
Me: (thinks: Um...we don't have anything on VHS) Sure, just give me the number and I can check.
Her: *gives number*
Me: *looks up number* Yeah. This is film.
Her: I know it's a film. I just need to know if it's on VHS or DVD.
Me: No. This is film. As in a reel of film. As in something that goes into a projector.

She was trying to find the DVD of Titanic and ended up finding actual film footage of the actual Titanic.

Ha ha!  See, that's funny.  It's stating the obvious, but at the same time, the person doesn't quite follow.  Sometimes, things are too obvious!  *laughs* 

^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: gaeilstar on May 08, 2014, 01:00:34 PM
Hello! I was directed here so I thought I would introduce myself. I am 31/F from Des Moines, IA. 2014 is my first SDCC and I am going solo. I am a big TV nerd and pretty much watch every show imaginable. It has always been my dream to write for a TV show, so I love scripted TV best. I am looking forward to meeting up with some of you!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 08, 2014, 01:53:43 PM
Great to see you here, Gaeilstar! I hope you're having fun looking about the site. Don't be afraid to jump in!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 08, 2014, 03:03:13 PM
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Hello! I was directed here so I thought I would introduce myself. I am 31/F from Des Moines, IA. 2014 is my first SDCC and I am going solo. I am a big TV nerd and pretty much watch every show imaginable. It has always been my dream to write for a TV show, so I love scripted TV best. I am looking forward to meeting up with some of you!

I know I already wrote this in a different thread, but once again, welcome to the forums!  That's cool that you would like to be screenwriter.  It's never too late... look at J.K. Rowling, for example.  (It's not TV, but the books become movies, ha ha.)

What are some of your favorite current shows?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mike on May 08, 2014, 04:39:55 PM
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Hello! I was directed here so I thought I would introduce myself. I am 31/F from Des Moines, IA. 2014 is my first SDCC and I am going solo. I am a big TV nerd and pretty much watch every show imaginable. It has always been my dream to write for a TV show, so I love scripted TV best. I am looking forward to meeting up with some of you!

From one newbie to another, welcome gaeilstar! :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: avidfannibal on May 14, 2014, 06:41:07 PM
Hello,

My name is Morgan, I'm a 33 year old Ohioan who lives in Texas, and SDCC will be my first con ever.  Last spring I fell hard for the show Hannibal, it got me all wrapped up in twitter and tumblr and deep into fandom love.  Last July during Comic Con, I was watching everyone with total jealousy over all the fun that was going down in San Diego, so it was that month I decided I had to try and come this year.  Luckily I had my cousin who had been before who was like, "buy your flight now!" "Reserve a room now!" Soon I had everything but the tickets...which I didn't get. but hurray I signed up to volunteer, so I still get to go everyday and I'm pretty stoked to have an inside prespective(even if it's just picking up trash) I'm really excited for this adventure, and crossing all my fingers that Hannibal comes back this year.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 14, 2014, 06:46:30 PM
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Hello,

My name is Morgan, I'm a 33 year old Ohioan who lives in Texas, and SDCC will be my first con ever.  Last spring I fell hard for the show Hannibal, it got me all wrapped up in twitter and tumblr and deep into fandom love.  Last July during Comic Con, I was watching everyone with total jealousy over all the fun that was going down in San Diego, so it was that month I decided I had to try and come this year.  Luckily I had my cousin who had been before who was like, "buy your flight now!" "Reserve a room now!" Soon I had everything but the tickets...which I didn't get. but hurray I signed up to volunteer, so I still get to go everyday and I'm pretty stoked to have an inside prespective(even if it's just picking up trash) I'm really excited for this adventure, and crossing all my fingers that Hannibal comes back this year.

Welcome to the forums, Morgan! ^__^/ Glad that you could join us on our forum community here.

That's awesome how everything worked out for you, and you managed to get a volunteer slot!  Congratulations!  ^__^/  (I think it's highly possible that Hannibal will be there, ha ha.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: avidfannibal on May 14, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
thanks for the welcome Zero

and thanks for good hopes to ole Hannibal
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 14, 2014, 07:47:43 PM
I'm glad it worked out for you, Morgan! I know you'll have a great time at the convention!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: avidfannibal on May 14, 2014, 07:58:58 PM
Thanks a lot Transmute Jun, it's nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 15, 2014, 06:35:17 AM
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Thanks a lot Transmute Jun, it's nice to meet you.

Make sure you look into the different forums and threads on this board. You'll find lots of tips! And feel free to jump in!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Legal Eagle on May 20, 2014, 01:49:10 PM
Hello everyone!
My name is Michael. 32 from Los Angeles. After trying for three years to get tickets this will be my first time! I'm going solo but from the friendliness of this page and its posts, it doesn't look like I'll feel like a loner at any time! If I'm not in one line or another or shopping for awesome stuffs, you'll find me downtown looking for the Walking Dead parties.

I think I may have actually purchased tickets to SDCC by a fluke! While in the "queue" I accidentally hit refresh and low and behold...in all it's wonderous glory, there stood before me the heavenly order page. I had to screen capture, photograph, email, and print out my confirmation page just to make sure I wasn't still dreaming.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 20, 2014, 01:54:08 PM
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Hello everyone!
My name is Michael. 32 from Los Angeles. After trying for three years to get tickets this will be my first time! I'm going solo but from the friendliness of this page and its posts, it doesn't look like I'll feel like a loner at any time! If I'm not in one line or another or shopping for awesome stuffs, you'll find me downtown looking for the Walking Dead parties.

I think I may have actually purchased tickets to SDCC by a fluke! While in the "queue" I accidentally hit refresh and low and behold...in all it's wonderous glory, there stood before me the heavenly order page. I had to screen capture, photograph, email, and print out my confirmation page just to make sure I wasn't still dreaming.

Welcome to the forums, Michael! ^__^  Glad that you can join us in our online community!

Definitely check out these friends for meeting up with other forum members around or during con to start you off:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=3054.0 ("Going solo to SDCC" thread)
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0 (forum meet-ups summary thread)

Tips and advice for first-timers at Comic-Con:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0

Well, con is just around the corner, but it's definitely not a fluke anymore!  Ha ha. ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 20, 2014, 03:56:11 PM
Glad to see that you got the 'golden ticket', Michael! I know you'll have a fabulous time!

And there are many of us here who are also Walking Dead fans. Are you planning on doing the Walking Dead Escape?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Legal Eagle on May 21, 2014, 08:27:31 AM
Thank you Zero! Those threads have been very helpful!
Transmute, do you speak of the Zombie run? I went once. It was a lot of fun and I would love to go again soon but work has me super tied up :( As it is, I'll only be attending SDCC from Wednesday night until Friday evening :( I was actually one of the very few who had to return Saturday and Sunday tickets
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Miss Kitty on May 21, 2014, 09:00:11 AM
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I'll only be attending SDCC from Wednesday night until Friday evening :( I was actually one of the very few who had to return Saturday and Sunday tickets

OH MY!!!! I could only imagine that pain of having the badge in your hand and then relinquishing it back to CCI. Oh the pain, the horror! Someone buy this guy a drink!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Legal Eagle on May 21, 2014, 10:41:03 AM
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OH MY!!!! I could only imagine that pain of having the badge in your hand and then relinquishing it back to CCI. Oh the pain, the horror! Someone buy this guy a drink!!

I do believe a drink would make me feel better! The horror was even worse when I found out there would be no resale and my spot at CCI wasn't going to be redistributed to a deserving fan. I'll make sure to make the best of Wednesday night, all day Thursday and some of Friday :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 21, 2014, 12:27:03 PM
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Transmute, do you speak of the Zombie run? I went once. It was a lot of fun and I would love to go again soon but work has me super tied up :( As it is, I'll only be attending SDCC from Wednesday night until Friday evening :( I was actually one of the very few who had to return Saturday and Sunday tickets

No, not the Zombie run. There is actually an escape course set up at PetCo Park by the Walking Dead people. You can book a time and run the course as a survivor, be a walker (with makeup/wardrobe applied) or a spectator.

http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/ (http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/)

I believe they are running it on Friday, so you might be able to attend, if you are interested.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: avidfannibal on May 21, 2014, 01:09:56 PM
i'm terrified of zombies and would never in a million years do something like that, but for some reason watching it happen to other people sounds sorta awesome. I might have to spectate.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Legal Eagle on May 21, 2014, 01:16:54 PM
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No, not the Zombie run. There is actually an escape course set up at PetCo Park by the Walking Dead people. You can book a time and run the course as a survivor, be a walker (with makeup/wardrobe applied) or a spectator.

http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/ (http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/)

I believe they are running it on Friday, so you might be able to attend, if you are interested.

Oh this looks fun! Thanks for the link. I attended one pretty similar except you wore a belt of detachable flags around your waist that the zombies would chase after you for. Each flag represented your "health". Once all your health flags were snatched from you, you were "infected" and you would no longer be chased.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 21, 2014, 01:33:51 PM
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Oh this looks fun! Thanks for the link. I attended one pretty similar except you wore a belt of detachable flags around your waist that the zombies would chase after you for. Each flag represented your "health". Once all your health flags were snatched from you, you were "infected" and you would no longer be chased.

In this one, the walkers have stuff on their hands that shows up under a UV light. If they touch you, you're infected.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on May 21, 2014, 01:42:03 PM
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In this one, the walkers have stuff on their hands that shows up under a UV light. If they touch you, you're infected.

And then all the people I know hide where they got infected and sneak through quarantine.  I need to hang out with less people that are going to be patient zero.   :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: bmckniff on May 21, 2014, 02:27:18 PM
Hey, I'm Bryan. My wife and I are attending SDCC for the first time this year on Thursday and Sunday. It's my first con, she's been to X-Con in Myrtle Beach, but that is tiny. I'm US Navy, currently living in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Looking forward to July, the more I read about Comic Con the more excited and impatient I get.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 21, 2014, 03:22:40 PM
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Hey, I'm Bryan. My wife and I are attending SDCC for the first time this year on Thursday and Sunday. It's my first con, she's been to X-Con in Myrtle Beach, but that is tiny. I'm US Navy, currently living in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Looking forward to July, the more I read about Comic Con the more excited and impatient I get.

Welcome to the forums, Bryan! ^__^/  Cool, another S.D. local.  Glad that you can join us in our community!

You're so lucky to be living so close to the convention center!  No need for parking or hotels.

Do you have any recommendations for restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter?

There's a restaurant review thread, and it would be great if you could add additional tips for everyone on the forum:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=129.0 ("Eats at Comic-Con" thread)
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=3134.0 ("Gaslamp Maps" thread)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 21, 2014, 05:15:59 PM
Welcome, Bryan! I'm sure you and your wife will be blown away! Make sure you look around this site at all of the threads for good information about the show.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Michael M on May 21, 2014, 05:22:49 PM
Dude, welcome a-board!

Hey, you should be able to give us first-hand info bein in the Gaslamp as to this year's banner goin up on the lights and such...wonder what this year will be...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: saintocamus on May 22, 2014, 10:53:19 PM
First of all Welcome the to the ones before me!

I am Hector Meza also known as Saintocamus, Camus, "The Hooded Bunny" or that weird dude with the bunny ears.
I am from the Imperial Valley which is HOT...... I have meet many from the forum in person during the con.... I like to use my black hooded mask with bunny ears because is creepy and from. I am a Photographer. I was a photographer for Consplayers, but now I am independent :P

I have been a press member before but now I can't even get those hard to get free tickets :)
my first year in SDCC was in 2008 and I went for 2 days and a 1/2..... I sleep 2 nights in front of Hall C or D, I can't remember..... But I was first for 2 days and I got my Tite Kubo autograph that way.

I love sushi, But this year I promised my self to not eat sea food for a year.

Oh and if you guys want I have comic con pics in my facebook page of The Hooded Bunny :P ...... lame plug
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 22, 2014, 10:57:32 PM
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First of all Welcome the to the ones before me!

I am Hector Meza also known as Saintocamus, Camus, "The Hooded Bunny" or that weird dude with the bunny ears.
I am from the Imperial Valley which is HOT...... I have meet many from the forum in person during the con.... I like to use my black hooded mask with bunny ears because is creepy and from. I am a Photographer. I was a photographer for Consplayers, but now I am independent :P

I have been a press member before but now I can't even get those hard to get free tickets :)
my first year in SDCC was in 2008 and I went for 2 days and a 1/2..... I sleep 2 nights in front of Hall C or D, I can't remember..... But I was first for 2 days and I got my Tite Kubo autograph that way.

I love sushi, But this year I promised my self to not eat sea food for a year.

Oh and if you guys want I have comic con pics in my facebook page of The Hooded Bunny :P ...... lame plug

Welcome to the forums, camus!  I'll just use the abbreviation of your username.  *laughs*  Glad that you could join in our community.

If you mind me asking, is there a specific reason why you decided to not eat seafood for a year?   (It's okay if it's too personal, so don't worry about answering it if you don't feel comfortable with doing so.)  ^__^;;

Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: saintocamus on May 22, 2014, 11:02:30 PM
no prob 0 <--- see I use an abbreviation of your username >_<

I don't know I just want to know if I have what it takes to say no to something I like so much..... I don't smoke so I want to feel  for others in another way :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 22, 2014, 11:08:15 PM
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no prob 0 <--- see I use an abbreviation of your username >_<

I don't know I just want to know if I have what it takes to say no to something I like so much..... I don't smoke so I want to feel  for others in another way :D

>___<; You said it was okay to use "camus" though, ha ha. 

"0" isn't really an abbreviation, since it doesn't have any of the letters of the actual word "zero."  Ha ha!  Besides, isn't "Zero" short enough already?  Hahahahahaha!  ;p

Oh, that's very cool for you to do!  I commend you for that.  That's awesome.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: saintocamus on May 22, 2014, 11:33:14 PM
Zero ---> Ero ---> Ro ---> O ---> 0 ----> 0_ ----> 0_-
I will just give you a # like in Deathnote..... 0
I guess now I have nothing else better to do now, that fish around the forum for random info :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 23, 2014, 08:50:23 AM
Great to see you here, Saintocamus! Being a photographer, I can see why you enjoy Comic Con so much! So many exciting visuals, emotions and unexpected moments!

Hope you enjoy looking around the site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: saintocamus on May 27, 2014, 11:53:06 PM
Thanks Transmute
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: karatekid on June 02, 2014, 02:56:26 PM
So not really a Introduction/Welcome but more of a "Where are they now?" but Alyssa or any of the mods, where's Khaaaaaaanh!!!?? I know many of us go through a dormant time, especially post SDCC or through the holidays, but he hasn't been on forever. Is he OK? No prob if he chose to drop out, but as long as that's the case and he's not debilitated or kidnapped somewhere. Anyone know?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 02, 2014, 09:55:26 PM
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So not really a Introduction/Welcome but more of a "Where are they now?" but Alyssa or any of the mods, where's Khaaaaaaanh!!!?? I know many of us go through a dormant time, especially post SDCC or through the holidays, but he hasn't been on forever. Is he OK? No prob if he chose to drop out, but as long as that's the case and he's not debilitated or kidnapped somewhere. Anyone know?

Due to work and personal obligations, he's been inactive for a while.

He hasn't been kidnapped or dehabilitated, I promise.  Ha ha.

(Aw, Chris C and I don't get a name drop, ha ha. *runs away in tears*)

;p
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: karatekid on June 03, 2014, 12:16:03 PM
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Due to work and personal obligations, he's been inactive for a while.

He hasn't been kidnapped or dehabilitated, I promise.  Ha ha.

(Aw, Chris C and I don't get a name drop, ha ha. *runs away in tears*)

;p

Good to know and while I've felt on an occasion or two with me specifically he was a bit harsh and less than "mod" diplomatic, I like the guy and he's made many positive and helpful contributions. Come on back Khanh!  ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jediazrael on June 16, 2014, 09:46:04 AM
Hi, my name is Mitch.  This will be the first SDCC for me and my wife.  We live in North Carolina and have gone to the Heroes Con since the 80's, we have been to Dragon Con for the past seven years, we've also gone to a couple of the Wizard World Cons, and Star Wars Celebration V.  We hope to get into the Marvel, Warner Brothers, and Star Wars panels.  Probably an impossible task but the Marvel panel is the most important to me.  We have four day tickets plus preview night, can't wait to get there.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Michael M on June 16, 2014, 12:24:35 PM
Dude, get ready to be wowed!  Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 16, 2014, 08:42:55 PM
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Hi, my name is Mitch.  This will be the first SDCC for me and my wife.  We live in North Carolina and have gone to the Heroes Con since the 80's, we have been to Dragon Con for the past seven years, we've also gone to a couple of the Wizard World Cons, and Star Wars Celebration V.  We hope to get into the Marvel, Warner Brothers, and Star Wars panels.  Probably an impossible task but the Marvel panel is the most important to me.  We have four day tickets plus preview night, can't wait to get there.

Welcome to the forums, Mitch!

That's very cool.  A seasoned convention veteran!  I bet you have some cool tips and tricks to share!  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jediazrael on June 17, 2014, 03:00:51 AM
Thanks Zero.  SDCC is nothing like any Con I've been to before. Getting ready for it is too much like work. lol.  I read this forum everyday, study the maps, and look at previous years schedules to try to plan ahead.  The last two weeks before the Con will be a mad scramble though.  I hope you have a great time at the Con!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dolphina on June 17, 2014, 10:02:22 PM
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Good to know and while I've felt on an occasion or two with me specifically he was a bit harsh and less than "mod" diplomatic, I like the guy and he's made many positive and helpful contributions. Come on back Khanh!  ;)
He won the ComicCon decoding contest today.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 18, 2014, 01:34:38 AM
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Thanks Zero.  SDCC is nothing like any Con I've been to before. Getting ready for it is too much like work. lol.  I read this forum everyday, study the maps, and look at previous years schedules to try to plan ahead.  The last two weeks before the Con will be a mad scramble though.  I hope you have a great time at the Con!

Nonsense!  I'm sure some of the knowledge you've gained at the other conventions you've attended will help you at Comic-Con, even if it's just a little experience that helps you recall something here and there.  You never really know (until you're at Comic-Con, of course, ha ha).

Planning ahead does help a lot, but try not to worry too much about it at the moment.  (Easier said than done, ha ha.)  All will fall into place when the programming schedules are released in a few weeks, and then the real planning begins, ha ha.  ^__^d

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Pyramid on June 18, 2014, 07:14:27 AM
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Thanks Zero.  SDCC is nothing like any Con I've been to before. Getting ready for it is too much like work. lol.  I read this forum everyday, study the maps, and look at previous years schedules to try to plan ahead.  The last two weeks before the Con will be a mad scramble though.  I hope you have a great time at the Con!

If this is work, it's the best work there is!  You will be very happy you put in the time but more importantly be sure to have fun!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: LeeRS on June 22, 2014, 06:11:34 PM
My name is Lee and I am a 28 year old male and I am currently living in ABQ, NM and by the end of this year my plan is to move to NYC (and I look forward to checking out the NYC ComicCon in the future as well).  I have lived in quite a few places. Ohio (multiple locations), Oregon (couple locations), border of AZ/Utah, New York (upstate just outside of Ithaca), and currently in New Mexico.  And have visited quite a few places in the USA as well (hoping to get to Ireland/UK in the next couple of years and then to various locations around the world).

2013 was not only my first SDCC and my first time to San Diego but it was my first comic convention in general.  Since then I have been to the local con and in about a week I will be attending the local expo.  I will be back to San Diego and SDCC this year as well (I hope to be able to make it regularly moving forward).  I think living in NYC will make it easier to attend NYCCC and still allow me to go to SDCC(hopefully).

I like to have fun and feel like it can come in many shapes and sizes. Some of the things I like to do are considered "extreme" but I only do them occasionally. Things such hang gliding, sky diving (actually went about a month ago while in Phoenix), etc. But I also like to stay in and read, go running, watch movies and tv, go hiking, etc as well. I am up for trying most things at least once. 

TV and movies (including web only programming such as Geek & Sundry) are probably the biggest thing I get geeky about but I also enjoy video games (probably the thing I get second most geeky about), comics, books, music (mainly just listening to when driving and running), comedians, travel technology & gadgets (I am currently in IT Sales), art (mainly just looking at for fun when traveling), board games (pretty new to this area), etc.  I have never LARPed but I have dressed up for a renaissance fair a couple of times...

I don't have Facebook anymore (and rarely use twitter) but you can find me online here:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leerogerscott
https://twitter.com/Rahzh
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 22, 2014, 07:07:40 PM
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My name is Lee and I am a 28 year old male and I am currently living in ABQ, NM and by the end of this year my plan is to move to NYC (and I look forward to checking out the NYC ComicCon in the future as well).  I have lived in quite a few places. Ohio (multiple locations), Oregon (couple locations), border of AZ/Utah, New York (upstate just outside of Ithaca), and currently in New Mexico.  And have visited quite a few places in the USA as well (hoping to get to Ireland/UK in the next couple of years and then to various locations around the world).

2013 was not only my first SDCC and my first time to San Diego but it was my first comic convention in general.  Since then I have been to the local con and in about a week I will be attending the local expo.  I will be back to San Diego and SDCC this year as well (I hope to be able to make it regularly moving forward).  I think living in NYC will make it easier to attend NYCCC and still allow me to go to SDCC(hopefully).

I like to have fun and feel like it can come in many shapes and sizes. Some of the things I like to do are considered "extreme" but I only do them occasionally. Things such hang gliding, sky diving (actually went about a month ago while in Phoenix), etc. But I also like to stay in and read, go running, watch movies and tv, go hiking, etc as well. I am up for trying most things at least once. 

TV and movies (including web only programming such as Geek & Sundry) are probably the biggest thing I get geeky about but I also enjoy video games (probably the thing I get second most geeky about), comics, books, music (mainly just listening to when driving and running), comedians, travel technology & gadgets (I am currently in IT Sales), art (mainly just looking at for fun when traveling), board games (pretty new to this area), etc.  I have never LARPed but I have dressed up for a renaissance fair a couple of times...

I don't have Facebook anymore (and rarely use twitter) but you can find me online here:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leerogerscott
https://twitter.com/Rahzh


Welcome to the forums, Lee!  Glad that you could join us.

I agree that having fun can be done in many ways, and as long as it allows you to enjoy yourself and enjoy life, it doesn't matter if it's considered "extreme."  Some people might even say that going to conventions like Comic-Con is also extreme in some ways, ha ha.

What are you looking forward to seeing at Comic-Con this year?  (In general, since the schedule isn't out yet, ha ha.)

^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: LeeRS on June 22, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
Some of the things I look forward to most are offsite/technically not part of comiccon per se.  Such as W00tstock, the Geek and Sundry Lounge, and checking out Nerd HQ (I didn't get over there last year).

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Welcome to the forums, Lee!  Glad that you could join us.

I agree that having fun can be done in many ways, and as long as it allows you to enjoy yourself and enjoy life, it doesn't matter if it's considered "extreme."  Some people might even say that going to conventions like Comic-Con is also extreme in some ways, ha ha.

What are you looking forward to seeing at Comic-Con this year?  (In general, since the schedule isn't out yet, ha ha.)

^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jemifa on June 25, 2014, 10:16:20 PM
Hello All!

I know I have atrocious manners in not having introduced myself. I am Jemifa, a nerd through and through. Sci-Fi is my crack. I love fantasy. I'm warming up to Cosplay! And I'm here for the comic books! Don't get it twisted! I am so happy to see a whole community of my people here. I am a veteran of 2 SDCCs in years long passed. 1993 and 2007. Yes I know...long ago in a galaxy far far away.  I only recently got reintroduced to this wonderful world of amazing people by a lovely gentleman. He has been the most amazing ambassador into this strange and wonderfully new land called (SDCC post Twilight). I know, I know- I hate to bring up the painful past...
While its true I do not know first-hand of the pandemonium that our beloved SDCC has turned into- I need to raise my flag and say that I am a purist. I want to be able to talk to the artists that are shaping pop-culture today. I have been warned that you can no longer walk the artist alley at your leisure, as it is not really an alley anymore...its more like a 6 lane superhighway in "LA status" rush hour traffic. Still and all- I am thrilled to be going this year with the "peas to my carrots". If you will be there in a few weeks I hope to meet you there! Got my snazzy lanyard and erythang! I love the posts and the conversations I am seeing- I will check in more often as work permits. Have a great rest of the week and   I can't wait!!!!   
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 25, 2014, 11:35:41 PM
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Hello All!

I know I have atrocious manners in not having introduced myself. I am Jemifa, a nerd through and through. Sci-Fi is my crack. I love fantasy. I'm warming up to Cosplay! And I'm here for the comic books! Don't get it twisted! I am so happy to see a whole community of my people here. I am a veteran of 2 SDCCs in years long passed. 1993 and 2007. Yes I know...long ago in a galaxy far far away.  I only recently got reintroduced to this wonderful world of amazing people by a lovely gentleman. He has been the most amazing ambassador into this strange and wonderfully new land called (SDCC post Twilight). I know, I know- I hate to bring up the painful past...
While its true I do not know first-hand of the pandemonium that our beloved SDCC has turned into- I need to raise my flag and say that I am a purist. I want to be able to talk to the artists that are shaping pop-culture today. I have been warned that you can no longer walk the artist alley at your leisure, as it is not really an alley anymore...its more like a 6 lane superhighway in "LA status" rush hour traffic. Still and all- I am thrilled to be going this year with the "peas to my carrots". If you will be there in a few weeks I hope to meet you there! Got my snazzy lanyard and erythang! I love the posts and the conversations I am seeing- I will check in more often as work permits. Have a great rest of the week and   I can't wait!!!!   

Welcome to the forums, Jemifa!  I'm glad that you can join us in our online community.

The humor in your post made me smile.  The aisles in the Artist Alley (as well as the rest of the Exhibit Hall) does feel like you're in rush hour traffic, bumper-to-bumper gridlock at times. Ha ha.  ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Michael M on June 26, 2014, 05:33:55 AM
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Hello All!

I know I have atrocious manners in not having introduced myself. I am Jemifa, a nerd through and through. Sci-Fi is my crack. I love fantasy. I'm warming up to Cosplay! And I'm here for the comic books! Don't get it twisted! I am so happy to see a whole community of my people here. I am a veteran of 2 SDCCs in years long passed. 1993 and 2007. Yes I know...long ago in a galaxy far far away.  I only recently got reintroduced to this wonderful world of amazing people by a lovely gentleman. He has been the most amazing ambassador into this strange and wonderfully new land called (SDCC post Twilight). I know, I know- I hate to bring up the painful past...
While its true I do not know first-hand of the pandemonium that our beloved SDCC has turned into- I need to raise my flag and say that I am a purist. I want to be able to talk to the artists that are shaping pop-culture today. I have been warned that you can no longer walk the artist alley at your leisure, as it is not really an alley anymore...its more like a 6 lane superhighway in "LA status" rush hour traffic. Still and all- I am thrilled to be going this year with the "peas to my carrots". If you will be there in a few weeks I hope to meet you there! Got my snazzy lanyard and erythang! I love the posts and the conversations I am seeing- I will check in more often as work permits. Have a great rest of the week and   I can't wait!!!!
Big time props to Jem for the Big Trouble in Little China sig!

"Who?  Jack Burton, me!"
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: avidfannibal on June 26, 2014, 07:09:33 AM
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Big time props to Jem for the Big Trouble in Little China sig!

"Who?  Jack Burton, me!"

oh my word I missed the sig on first glance, awesome.  Welcome to the forums and hurray. I could quote Big Trouble in Little China all day long.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Jemifa on June 27, 2014, 05:41:47 PM
Holy cow!!!!!! Thanks for the "Big Trouble in Little China" Love, and for the warm welcome guys!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: pinniped on June 28, 2014, 02:58:07 PM
Hello all,

I found this forum in 2012 while preparing for my first SDCC and it was invaluable. Since then I've visited annually or when I need info, but lately the anticipation of attending my 3rd SDCC is too much and I find myself opening Tapatalk constantly to read random threads for no reason. Then I finally realized this was where to make intros, so here I am, haha.

My husband and I live in Los Angeles County and are lucky to have family in San Diego who can host us during the con. We got hooked on the idea of attending Comic Con in 2011 when we saw a taped segment of the SDCC Walking Dead panel in the DVD special features where it was announced that Bear McCreary would be doing the soundtrack. One guy in the audience loudly exclaimed, "What?!" and everyone cheered right after. That moment felt so exciting that even though I was only seeing it on my TV, I decided I had to experience that kind of excitement for myself.

As newbies in 2012, we actually accomplished a lot, according to one of our seasoned friends who's been going for years. We made it into Ballroom 20 for the Firefly 10-year Anniversary reunion panel. I then stayed all day so I could see Breaking Bad at the end, and it was worth it. I think all our preparation paid off, including watching Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, which had just come out on Amazon Instant Video. (Now you can see it for free on Hulu.)  But we also over-packed and were miserable the first day carrying way too much weight - swag bags, backpacks filled with heavy snacks and water, camping stool, paraphernalia that we innocently thought we could get signed just by walking around.

In 2013, we decided not to stress about panels and just enjoy the floor. That made shopping much more enjoyable and helped us score some swag, though it's SO difficult to get nice items like T-shirts and bags. We tried cosplaying for the first time as Battlestar Galactica pilots wearing the double tanks, and BuyMore employees from Chuck wearing the bright green polo shirts. The attention and recognition was fun but a bit intimidating, too. I think we'd rather not be in character and just enjoy being ourselves.

This year, we're looking forward to walking the floor again, being more on top of free giveaways announced via Twitter, and discovering cool new artists. I'm more into panels than my husband who pretty much refuses to wait in line for hours only to watch actors talk on a video screen and watch trailers that will be on the Internet mere weeks later, but maybe I can slip away for some My Little Pony or a video game panel.

We've marveled at how completely the TV shows featured at Comic Con match our tastes: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Legend of Korra, Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, to name a few. Thanks to Comic Con we've also become new fans of Doctor Who, Arrow, the 100, True Blood, Defiance... and I started reading comics: Walking Dead, Buffy, Angel.

I'm a bit sad I never tried for Hall H earlier, since the time commitment is getting more and more ridiculous. I'm also not in good enough physical condition to camp out all night.

This is getting long, so I'll end it here. Thanks for creating this awesome and useful forum!

See you around!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: pinniped on July 02, 2014, 12:28:57 PM
TL;DR - I'm a geek girl living in SoCal with my husband.

2012: SDCC
2013: SDCC
2014: WonderCon and SDCC

Love this forum; happy to be here; keep up the good work.

=D


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 02, 2014, 12:30:36 PM
Welcome to the looney bin!   :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kmcleer25 on July 06, 2014, 09:27:45 PM
Howdy! My name is Kathryn and I've been going to Comic Con since 2009 with my younger sister. We've also been to Wonder Con since it's been in Anaheim. Both cons are something that my sister and I look forward to every year and make it a mini vacation with the family. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: pinniped on July 06, 2014, 09:40:32 PM

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Howdy! My name is Kathryn and I've been going to Comic Con since 2009 with my younger sister. We've also been to Wonder Con since it's been in Anaheim. Both cons are something that my sister and I look forward to every year and make it a mini vacation with the family. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Welcome! Great to have you here.


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 07, 2014, 07:05:12 AM
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Howdy! My name is Kathryn and I've been going to Comic Con since 2009 with my younger sister. We've also been to Wonder Con since it's been in Anaheim. Both cons are something that my sister and I look forward to every year and make it a mini vacation with the family. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Welcome!   Please remember to keep your hands and feet inside the forum at all times when it is in motion.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 07, 2014, 08:57:28 AM
Hi Kathryn! Great to see you here! I hope you have a fun time looking around the site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TheOtherMel on July 07, 2014, 11:47:20 AM
Welcome folks!!!  Aahhh....I remember the good old days when I was a noobie.  (All of 7 months ago) LoL There is a ton of valuable info here, hope you find what you're looking for.  :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: kmcleer25 on July 08, 2014, 03:32:12 PM
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mepat1111 on July 09, 2014, 10:47:04 PM
Hey all,

I'm Pat, my gf and I are visiting your lovely country in July and August from Melbourne Australia. Hope to see lots of you there!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 10, 2014, 07:31:31 AM
Looking forward to seeing you with yes, Mepta1111!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jujubaSD on July 22, 2014, 10:01:48 AM
Welcome to everyone new :)))

I feel like I'm new again cause I vanished for several months.

HIIIIIII EVERYONE! SO EXCITED TO MEET SOME OF YOU
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on July 22, 2014, 10:03:26 AM
We do that every once in awhile.


For over a thousand generations, the Comic Con Nerds were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Twilhearts
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 22, 2014, 10:23:00 AM
I think we're all excited today!!!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 22, 2014, 11:58:14 PM
@pinniped, kmcleer25, and mepat1111:
Welcome to the forums!  Glad to have you join us on our amazing community of fans and friends!  The next five days will be super busy with a dose of overstimulation--so many things to do and see--so don't forget to keep hydrated with lots of water and wear comfortable shoes.  ^__~


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Welcome to everyone new :)))

I feel like I'm new again cause I vanished for several months.

HIIIIIII EVERYONE! SO EXCITED TO MEET SOME OF YOU

Technically, I was away for a few weeks (:X  long story short: staffing another convention and then, the week after that, got sick with really bad sinus infections), but I'll be on and off on the forums during Comic-Con because of limited WiFi access... ^__^;  Ha ha.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jujubaSD on July 23, 2014, 06:51:02 AM

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@pinniped, kmcleer25, and mepat1111:


Technically, I was away for a few weeks (:X  long story short: staffing another convention and then, the week after that, got sick with really bad sinus infections), but I'll be on and off on the forums during Comic-Con because of limited WiFi access... ^__^;  Ha ha.

Glad I'm not the only one. Life got overwhelming with work. I neglected all my social media outlets.

I'll be here though. And looking for people from the forum lol. I wont get to hit up the meetups but finding ppl will be easy with the lanyards


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Springie on July 28, 2014, 08:21:24 PM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to say that I enjoyed meeting many of you at Comic Con this year! I am Transmute Jun's redheaded friend who wore the label "newbie" at the breakfast and Sunday Night get togethers. I also enjoyed "camping out" for Game of Thrones with many of you! Thanks for being so warm and welcoming to this newbie!  ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 29, 2014, 08:17:36 AM
Great to see you here, Springie! I love how you met so many forum members IRL, and decided to join since we were such a cool bunch!  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 29, 2014, 09:00:56 PM
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to say that I enjoyed meeting many of you at Comic Con this year! I am Transmute Jun's redheaded friend who wore the label "newbie" at the breakfast and Sunday Night get togethers. I also enjoyed "camping out" for Game of Thrones with many of you! Thanks for being so warm and welcoming to this newbie!  ^-^

Welcome to the forums, Springie! ^__^/  Glad that you could join us on the forums.  (I see that you were inspired to be a part of our community, so that's great!)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Distantsoil on August 10, 2014, 04:52:02 PM
Hey all, wanted to say hi after spending two years trying to get on this forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 10, 2014, 06:54:00 PM
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Hey all, wanted to say hi after spending two years trying to get on this forum!

Trying to get on this forum? Did you have troubles registering?

Regardless, I'm glad you're here now!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 11, 2014, 08:10:20 AM
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Hey all, wanted to say hi after spending two years trying to get on this forum!

Welcome to the forum, Distant!  (Don't mind me, I usually abbreviate usernames, ha ha.)  Glad that you could join us in our community!

Two years?!   Oh dear!  @[email protected]!  I saw that you made a post about this in the "Forum Rules, FAQs, and Suggestions" forum section, so thank you for bringing it to the moderating team's attention.  ^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: chunks on August 13, 2014, 02:04:24 PM
Hi everybody

I am chunks. I am from San Diego and have been attending Comic-Con since 2004.

Nice to meet you all








chunks  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 13, 2014, 02:07:33 PM
Great to see you here, Chunks! I hope to see you around the board as you get to know the place.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on August 13, 2014, 05:04:41 PM
Hey Chunks! Welcome!! I'm from SD, unfortunately only attending since 2011.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 15, 2014, 01:18:54 AM
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Hi everybody

I am chunks. I am from San Diego and have been attending Comic-Con since 2004.

Nice to meet you all








chunks  ;D

Welcome to the forums, chunks!  ^__^/  Glad that you could join us in our online community of fans and con-goers!

I'm in S.D. too.  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zoya says hi on November 18, 2014, 06:37:13 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Zoya and I'm hoping/praying/wishing that SDCC '15 is when I get to actually attend Comic con for the first time  and not just have to youtube all  the panels and vlogs (very few of those around surprisingly, tbh ).

Living on the other side of the world from SD and having a very weak currency, my quest for SDCC is taking over my life basically. ::)

I'm a DC fangirl through and through and didn't even know about Marvel until like, Iron Man came out. I do really like MCU now, but just a smidgen less than DC still.

My other fandoms (print/movies) include LotR/Hobbit(love both the books and movies)Harry Potter(books only, I may be part of a tiny minority who hates the movies),Hunger Games,Paranormal Romances,Urban Fantasy books.Also the original Star Wars trilogy.
Someday, I don't know when, but someday, I will cosplay as a female Han Solo.It's a bucket list item.

In TV, it's TWD,GoT,Gotham,Arrow,Flash,Constantine and AoS that I'm watching these days. Too many in the past to mention here.


Here's hoping I get to actually meet some of you, come July.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on November 18, 2014, 07:19:26 AM
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Hello everyone, my name is Zoya and I'm hoping/praying/wishing that SDCC '15 is when I get to actually attend Comic con for the first time  and not just have to youtube all  the panels and vlogs (very few of those around surprisingly, tbh ).

Living on the other side of the world from SD and having a very weak currency, my quest for SDCC is taking over my life basically. ::)

I'm a DC fangirl through and through and didn't even know about Marvel until like, Iron Man came out. I do really like MCU now, but just a smidgen less than DC still.

My other fandoms (print/movies) include LotR/Hobbit(love both the books and movies)Harry Potter(books only, I may be part of a tiny minority who hates the movies),Hunger Games,Paranormal Romances,Urban Fantasy books.Also the original Star Wars trilogy.
Someday, I don't know when, but someday, I will cosplay as a female Han Solo.It's a bucket list item.

In TV, it's TWD,GoT,Gotham,Arrow,Flash,Constantine and AoS that I'm watching these days. Too many in the past to mention here.


Here's hoping I get to actually meet some of you, come July.

Welcome to the forum, Zoya!   Be sure to ask any questions about SDCC if you have them.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 18, 2014, 07:28:39 AM
Great to see you here, Zoya! Good luck in your worthy quest!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 18, 2014, 07:30:51 AM
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Hello everyone, my name is Zoya and I'm hoping/praying/wishing that SDCC '15 is when I get to actually attend Comic con for the first time  and not just have to youtube all  the panels and vlogs (very few of those around surprisingly, tbh ).

Living on the other side of the world from SD and having a very weak currency, my quest for SDCC is taking over my life basically. ::)

I'm a DC fangirl through and through and didn't even know about Marvel until like, Iron Man came out. I do really like MCU now, but just a smidgen less than DC still.

My other fandoms (print/movies) include LotR/Hobbit(love both the books and movies)Harry Potter(books only, I may be part of a tiny minority who hates the movies),Hunger Games,Paranormal Romances,Urban Fantasy books.Also the original Star Wars trilogy.
Someday, I don't know when, but someday, I will cosplay as a female Han Solo.It's a bucket list item.

In TV, it's TWD,GoT,Gotham,Arrow,Flash,Constantine and AoS that I'm watching these days. Too many in the past to mention here.


Here's hoping I get to actually meet some of you, come July.

Welcome to the forums, Zoya!  Glad that you could join us in our community!

I believe you certainly will have chances to meet some forum members in July.  There are quite a few meet-ups that our fellow forum members that like to put together group gatherings to hang out and even swap or trade swag.  We'll definitely have some threads about that as it gets closer to July, so keep a look-out for them! ^__^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: crjones on December 18, 2014, 08:38:06 PM
Hello everyone!
I am a noob when it comes to SDCC. It has been on my bucket list though! My son is the one who actually got the ball rolling. I told him I would take him wherever he wanted to go for his 21st birthday, and COMIC CON is where he wanted to go! Thankfully, I am just as excited as he is to be going! Well, HOPEFULLY going  :D
So, my son and I are doing our best to attend...I have to slap myself around a bit, because my son calls me the metagamer...yet I waited UNTIL NOW to start doing my nitty gritty research on comic con!
Both my son and I will be traveling from North Pole, Alaska! probably not as far as some people, but far enough for us :)
Thank you for all these wonderful threads to help us learn what it is that I need to accomplish for making our first trip to SDCC as good as it can be!

Christie
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on December 18, 2014, 08:44:20 PM
Welcome, Christie!

Noobs are welcome!  Peruse through the threads and ask questions as you have them.  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 19, 2014, 05:25:15 AM
You're in the right place Christie! If you like research and intense analysis, we're your people!   ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 21, 2014, 04:24:47 PM
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Hello everyone!
I am a noob when it comes to SDCC. It has been on my bucket list though! My son is the one who actually got the ball rolling. I told him I would take him wherever he wanted to go for his 21st birthday, and COMIC CON is where he wanted to go! Thankfully, I am just as excited as he is to be going! Well, HOPEFULLY going  :D
So, my son and I are doing our best to attend...I have to slap myself around a bit, because my son calls me the metagamer...yet I waited UNTIL NOW to start doing my nitty gritty research on comic con!
Both my son and I will be traveling from North Pole, Alaska! probably not as far as some people, but far enough for us :)
Thank you for all these wonderful threads to help us learn what it is that I need to accomplish for making our first trip to SDCC as good as it can be!

Christie

Hi there, Christie!  Welcome to the forums! 

Whoa, that sounds like an awesome trip for a twenty-first birthday.  Plus, you might have some time do some sight-seeing to visit the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park (not in the same place as the zoo), Balboa Park, SeaWorld, or even head up to Los Angeles, Hollywood, or Anaheim (Disneyland/California Adventure).

^__^  Glad that you could join us!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on December 21, 2014, 08:42:02 PM
Christie,
Welcome to the Forum from a fellow Alaskan!  My girlfriend and I live in Anchorage and have gone to SDCC for the past three years.  We already have our badges for next year so looks like it will be year four in 2015.

This Forum has been an amazing resource for us from the beginning and continues to still provide excellent information and support for all of us. Doesn't matter if you're a first timer or been there just a few times, the tips, hints and advice from Friends of Comic Con has been invaluable to us.  Plus, you can feel good that you're amongst friends :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 21, 2014, 08:58:32 PM
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Christie,
Welcome to the Forum from a fellow Alaskan!  My girlfriend and I live in Anchorage and have gone to SDCC for the past three years.  We already have our badges for next year so looks like it will be year four in 2015.

This Forum has been an amazing resource for us from the beginning and continues to still provide excellent information and support for all of us. Doesn't matter if you're a first timer or been there just a few times, the tips, hints and advice from Friends of Comic Con has been invaluable to us.  Plus, you can feel good that you're amongst friends :)

AlaskaRainbow!  *waves*  It's been a while since we've seen you on the forums.  Welcome back.  ^__^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on December 21, 2014, 09:02:19 PM
Zero,
Well, I'm embarrassed to say I haven't been anywhere - I check into the Forum every day but I don't often post anything.  I'll try to start that New Year's Resolution, early, "To be more involved in the Forum and don't just be a lurky loo"

*waves back*

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 21, 2014, 09:08:55 PM
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Zero,
Well, I'm embarrassed to say I haven't been anywhere - I check into the Forum every day but I don't often post anything.  I'll try to start that New Year's Resolution, early, "To be more involved in the Forum and don't just be a lurky loo"

*waves back*

^__^

Hahahahahaha, well, in that case... I suppose the corrected version of my reply would be, "It's good to see you active on the forums again!" 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 27, 2014, 08:52:54 AM
I love it when SDCC milestones occur (like the upcoming general reg) and everyone comes back and dives in!  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Froggy on January 21, 2015, 11:47:02 AM
Hello everyone,

My name is Froggy. I'm a french girl living in Germany.
I've been lurking on this forum for a few years now but this year is the first time where I have the money and the time to attend SDCC so I've finally decided to create an account!

Nice to meet you all & hopefully we'll meet in SD :)

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on January 21, 2015, 11:59:40 AM
Welcome to the funny farm, Froggy!  :)

If you have any questions, feel free to post them.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 21, 2015, 12:13:59 PM
Welcome Froggy!!   :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 21, 2015, 12:49:58 PM
Great to see you here, Froggy! If you want to meet up with us, make sure to come to one or more of the FoCCI get-togethers that we will be having during the con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Froggy on January 21, 2015, 02:33:35 PM
Thanks, guys.  :)

If I manage to get a badge, I'll definitely participate!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 21, 2015, 05:47:53 PM
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Hello everyone,

My name is Froggy. I'm a french girl living in Germany.
I've been lurking on this forum for a few years now but this year is the first time where I have the money and the time to attend SDCC so I've finally decided to create an account!

Nice to meet you all & hopefully we'll meet in SD :)


Welcome to the forums, Froggy!  ^__^/  Glad that you could join us in the community.

Some of our forum members organize meet-ups the week before and during Comic-Con, so be sure to keep an eye out for those threads as it gets closer to July.  They're great opportunities to meet fellow forum members and make some good friends.  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: GnomeOnAHill on February 02, 2015, 12:49:44 PM
Hey all ... My name is Keisha. 2015 will be my 3rd year attending the Con. My mom, sister, and I make it a family trip. We're from North Carolina. Love the con! Its not very often that you go to an event with that many people and about 98% of the attendees are so nice. That really says something about all us geeks/nerds/insert any other term about us here. lol.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 02, 2015, 01:48:17 PM
Great to see you here, Keisha! We also make Comic COn a family affair. I love that it has something for everyone! You also end up spending a lot of time together as you wait in lines. ;)

Hope you enjoy exploring this site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dolphina on February 02, 2015, 10:08:34 PM
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Thanks, guys.  :)

If I manage to get a badge, I'll definitely participate!
You should look into joining one of the buying groups. In the group I belong to we have someone from Australia and someone who is in China.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 03, 2015, 10:50:47 AM
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Hey all ... My name is Keisha. 2015 will be my 3rd year attending the Con. My mom, sister, and I make it a family trip. We're from North Carolina. Love the con! Its not very often that you go to an event with that many people and about 98% of the attendees are so nice. That really says something about all us geeks/nerds/insert any other term about us here. lol.

Welcome to the forums, Keisha!  Ha ha, I like your username.  It's cute.

Glad that you could join us in our community!  I completely agree--there's a mutual appreciation and respect for people coming from these types of fandoms.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: codeviolet on February 16, 2015, 12:55:25 PM
Hi Everyone

I'm Kristina from CA. I attended SDCC last year for the first time with my sisters and absolutely loved it! I want more than anything to be able to go again this year so I'll be looking to join a badge buying group so help up my chances! I realize I'm a little late to the party but hopefully some of the forum community veterans can help me out with getting myself and my sisters to the SDCC!

PS: it took me way too long to figure out the registration questions D: I guess I'm not as big of a nerd as I'd like to think since I couldn't finish a few names.....
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2015, 01:11:23 PM
Kristina, welcome to the board!

I saw your post in the buying groups thread. If you PM'd Louie or Sidd, they should be getting back to you.

Good luck with open registration! I completely understand the 'I've been once, now I'm addicted!' feeling...   ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 16, 2015, 02:02:40 PM
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Hi Everyone

I'm Kristina from CA. I attended SDCC last year for the first time with my sisters and absolutely loved it! I want more than anything to be able to go again this year so I'll be looking to join a badge buying group so help up my chances! I realize I'm a little late to the party but hopefully some of the forum community veterans can help me out with getting myself and my sisters to the SDCC!

PS: it took me way too long to figure out the registration questions D: I guess I'm not as big of a nerd as I'd like to think since I couldn't finish a few names.....

Welcome to the forums, Kristina!  Glad that you could join us in our online community!

I wish you and your sister the best of luck for Comic-Con badges this upcoming weekend.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Blubutterfly505 on February 17, 2015, 04:41:28 PM
My name is Melissa and I've been attending SDCC  yearly with my family since 2006.  We started attending as a reward for our middle son.  He was having a difficult time learning how to read and a friend of ours gave him a huge box of reader comics and it worked like a charm.  (To this day he tests in the 98% of reading state wide) He was the one to tell us about the Con of all cons.

Well, needless to say the family fell in love with the SDCC and we plan to attend every year so long as the Comic Con Gods see fit. I only found out about this forum last year and through it, I was able to secure a hotel downtown, so thank you.  We'd been attending SDCC for awhile and as I was reading through the different forums I never realized how much stuff we were missing out on. Like cosplay, we've never done it before and are hoping to start that tradition this year.  I love all of your helpful insights and I'm hoping to make it to some of your meet and greets. 

Thanks to all of those who make this forum possible :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 17, 2015, 04:51:27 PM
Great to see you here, Melissa! I agree, there are so many different aspects to Comic Con, including many things I had never heard of/thought of before I saw them here. And then there are all of the new things that happen every year! I always look forward to coming here each day and seeing the latest news!

We are a family who enjoys cosplaying. Like SDCC, once you try it, I'm sure you'll find it addictive! Now if I'm at a con and not cosplaying, I feel like I'm not really *part* of things. I've grown that addicted to it/dependent on it!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 17, 2015, 05:17:18 PM
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My name is Melissa and I've been attending SDCC  yearly with my family since 2006.  We started attending as a reward for our middle son.  He was having a difficult time learning how to read and a friend of ours gave him a huge box of reader comics and it worked like a charm.  (To this day he tests in the 98% of reading state wide) He was the one to tell us about the Con of all cons.

Well, needless to say the family fell in love with the SDCC and we plan to attend every year so long as the Comic Con Gods see fit. I only found out about this forum last year and through it, I was able to secure a hotel downtown, so thank you.  We'd been attending SDCC for awhile and as I was reading through the different forums I never realized how much stuff we were missing out on. Like cosplay, we've never done it before and are hoping to start that tradition this year.  I love all of your helpful insights and I'm hoping to make it to some of your meet and greets. 

Thanks to all of those who make this forum possible :)

Welcome to the forums (officially, ha ha), Melissa!  Glad to have you as part of our forum community.  That's a great story about your son! <3  Comic books: changing the world one person at a time.  ^__~

Definitely keep a look-out for the meet-up threads.  They're bound to pop up soon, ha ha.



Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 09:03:34 AM
Hi, My name's Sarah and I live in Belgium. Last february a friend and I decided to go to SDCC so we booked a flight. Then we tried to find a hotel and were surprised there were almost none available. We ended up in one on Shelter Island. (Luckily there were shuttle busses). We had no idea getting badges was so difficult and of course we didn't get any. We still went and had a great time at NerdHQ, the offsite stuff and just visiting San Diego. (And then we went to New York as well)

This year I've decided I'll only go if I get a badge. I've joined a group so hopefully that will help my luck. There's a big chance I'll be traveling alone so I'm still looking for people to travel with and/or share a hotel with (and do more touristy stuff in San Diego. As awesome as it is I don't want to go all that way and spend it all in a convention center)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 18, 2015, 09:26:23 AM
Welcome, Sarah! It certainly sounds like you have the adventuresome spirit necessary to travel around the world to Comic Con! Good luck in the badge sale this weekend!

And presuming you get a badge, note that there will likely be FoCCI meetups again this year, where you can get to know people from this forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 09:41:29 AM
That does sound like fun. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is traveling alone or having to stay in a hotel alone. And after the forum meetup maybe a forum Zoo visit? :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 18, 2015, 10:04:04 AM
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That does sound like fun. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is traveling alone or having to stay in a hotel alone. And after the forum meetup maybe a forum Zoo visit? :)

The forum meetups are quite the zoo, in and of themselves! ;)

Traveling alone I can't help with, but you might be able to find someone to stay with in the Room Share thread.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 11:28:58 AM
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The forum meetups are quite the zoo, in and of themselves! ;)

Traveling alone I can't help with, but you might be able to find someone to stay with in the Room Share thread.

I'll check that thread once I know more on saturday. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 18, 2015, 09:18:03 PM
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Hi, My name's Sarah and I live in Belgium. Last february a friend and I decided to go to SDCC so we booked a flight. Then we tried to find a hotel and were surprised there were almost none available. We ended up in one on Shelter Island. (Luckily there were shuttle busses). We had no idea getting badges was so difficult and of course we didn't get any. We still went and had a great time at NerdHQ, the offsite stuff and just visiting San Diego. (And then we went to New York as well)

This year I've decided I'll only go if I get a badge. I've joined a group so hopefully that will help my luck. There's a big chance I'll be traveling alone so I'm still looking for people to travel with and/or share a hotel with (and do more touristy stuff in San Diego. As awesome as it is I don't want to go all that way and spend it all in a convention center)

Welcome to the forums, Sarah! ^__^/  Glad that you could join us in our online community!

Working together in a badge-buying group will help more than attacking the badge registration system alone, and as Transmute suggested, check out the CCI 2015 Room Sharing Thread (http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=3837.0).

Disclaimer:
Please note that the administrators and moderators are not responsible for anything that occurs between potential roommates and/or hotel sharing transactions.  We simply provide a thread--a venue--to allow interested people to contact each other, but it is always good for both sides to proceed with a bit of caution and common sense.  ^__~


(Yes, I do have to mention that every so often. ^__^  Ha ha.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Matcine on February 19, 2015, 12:44:37 AM
Hi everyone!

My name is Mathieu (Mat, I know it's easier for English-speaking people that have troubles with the "ieu" part  ;D), I'm from Paris, France.
I attended SDCC for the first time last year, I was lucky enough to get a 4-day badge + PN. For this year, I got the 4-day badge during pre-reg and hopefully I can get the PN on Saturday!

I had been on the forum before, without registering, and since the community looks so nice and helpful, I thought it was time to join!

Hope I can meet some of you in San Diego  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2015, 12:59:52 AM
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Hi everyone!

My name is Mathieu (Mat, I know it's easier for English-speaking people that have troubles with the "ieu" part  ;D), I'm from Paris, France.
I attended SDCC for the first time last year, I was lucky enough to get a 4-day badge + PN. For this year, I got the 4-day badge during pre-reg and hopefully I can get the PN on Saturday!

I had been on the forum before, without registering, and since the community looks so nice and helpful, I thought it was time to join!

Hope I can meet some of you in San Diego  :)

Welcome to the forums, Mathieu!  It's great to see that you decided to join the dark side, I mean, the forum community!  ^__~

I wish you the best of luck for Preview Night.  (>__< We all know it's guaranteed to sell out fast.)

Keep an eye out for the forum meet-up threads in the next upcoming months.  They're definitely good ways to meet a few line buddies, and some people may even turn out to be life-long friends.



(@Chris C: See!  Slowly converting forum lurker to forum member one at a time! Ha ha.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 19, 2015, 05:25:31 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Sarah! ^__^/  Glad that you could join us in our online community!

Working together in a badge-buying group will help more than attacking the badge registration system alone, and as Transmute suggested, check out the CCI 2015 Room Sharing Thread (http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=3837.0).

Disclaimer:
Please note that the administrators and moderators are not responsible for anything that occurs between potential roommates and/or hotel sharing transactions.  We simply provide a thread--a venue--to allow interested people to contact each other, but it is always good for both sides to proceed with a bit of caution and common sense.  ^__~

(Yes, I do have to mention that every so often. ^__^  Ha ha.)

Thanks! I've bookmarked the thread and I'll wait till saturday to see if I get badges. Maybe more people are waiting till saturday and there'll be more posts then?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2015, 06:01:36 AM
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Thanks! I've bookmarked the thread and I'll wait till saturday to see if I get badges. Maybe more people are waiting till saturday and there'll be more posts then?


That's certainly possible.  I'm sure a lot of people will be waiting until Saturday as well.  ^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2015, 06:05:35 AM
Hi Mathieu! I took enough French that I *think* I'm mentally pronouncing your name correctly. ;) Great to see you here! As Zero said, we will be organizing forum meetups at the con again this year, so be sure to attend one or two (or a few) and meet up with some of us!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 19, 2015, 07:15:37 AM
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Hi Mathieu! I took enough French that I *think* I'm mentally pronouncing your name correctly. ;) Great to see you here! As Zero said, we will be organizing forum meetups at the con again this year, so be sure to attend one or two (or a few) and meet up with some of us!

Ooh, there's more than 1 forum meetup?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2015, 07:17:34 AM
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Ooh, there's more than 1 forum meetup?

Yes. last year there were 4 or 5, IIRC.

ETA I was wrong! There were 6.

http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0 (http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 19, 2015, 07:27:45 AM
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Ooh, there's more than 1 forum meetup?

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Yes. last year there were 4 or 5, IIRC.

ETA I was wrong! There were 6.

http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0 (http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0)

Indeed, there are several, either before, during, or after Comic-Con.  The most popular ones occur before or after though, for obvious scheduling reasons, but the date and time are subject to discussion with whomever decides to help organize a meet-up. 

We encourage anyone interested in organizing a meet-up to do so.  Create a thread and ask about interest; if there's enough interest, people will come.  Why, last year, a few of the forum meet-ups were featured on off-site lists of things to do around Comic-Con (and the forum community didn't even ask to be featured on these lists)!  It was pretty cool to see how much the forum has grown and how renowned it has become since the beginning.  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Matcine on February 19, 2015, 07:36:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Mathieu!  It's great to see that you decided to join the dark side, I mean, the forum community!  ^__~

I wish you the best of luck for Preview Night.  (>__< We all know it's guaranteed to sell out fast.)

Keep an eye out for the forum meet-up threads in the next upcoming months.  They're definitely good ways to meet a few line buddies, and some people may even turn out to be life-long friends.


Thanks, I will!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on February 19, 2015, 07:58:00 AM
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Ooh, there's more than 1 forum meetup?

Here's a list of the 2014 meet ups:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2682.0

And you reminded me to create one for 2015:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4262.msg101493#msg101493
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dancetomusic on February 19, 2015, 11:01:55 PM
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Hi, My name's Sarah and I live in Belgium. Last february a friend and I decided to go to SDCC so we booked a flight. Then we tried to find a hotel and were surprised there were almost none available. We ended up in one on Shelter Island. (Luckily there were shuttle busses). We had no idea getting badges was so difficult and of course we didn't get any. We still went and had a great time at NerdHQ, the offsite stuff and just visiting San Diego. (And then we went to New York as well)

This year I've decided I'll only go if I get a badge. I've joined a group so hopefully that will help my luck. There's a big chance I'll be traveling alone so I'm still looking for people to travel with and/or share a hotel with (and do more touristy stuff in San Diego. As awesome as it is I don't want to go all that way and spend it all in a convention center)

Hello Sarah, welcome!

I attended SDCC for the first time last year by myself and I had a great time! I flew in and out alone, and spent most of my time both at the con and around San Diego by myself. Don't be afraid to go solo!
I did share a hotel room with someone (which I recommend doing because rooms get spendy fast), and I found them here on the forum in the room sharing thread we had last year, so I agree with the others that it's definitely a good option for you.

Good luck in the badge sale!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 20, 2015, 09:46:01 AM
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Hello Sarah, welcome!

I attended SDCC for the first time last year by myself and I had a great time! I flew in and out alone, and spent most of my time both at the con and around San Diego by myself. Don't be afraid to go solo!
I did share a hotel room with someone (which I recommend doing because rooms get spendy fast), and I found them here on the forum in the room sharing thread we had last year, so I agree with the others that it's definitely a good option for you.

Good luck in the badge sale!

I just don't think it will be as much fun if I don't have someone I (kinda) know with me. And I know it's weird but it's always nice to have someone with you who speaks the same language (and my English is obviously fine). But I'll definitely check the hotel thread. Must wait 24 hours first. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on February 20, 2015, 12:49:14 PM
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I just don't think it will be as much fun if I don't have someone I (kinda) know with me. And I know it's weird but it's always nice to have someone with you who speaks the same language (and my English is obviously fine). But I'll definitely check the hotel thread. Must wait 24 hours first. :)
I wish you much luck tomorrow!  Did you join any of the buying groups? They opened a last minute one last night. It will increase your chances!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 20, 2015, 01:01:06 PM
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I wish you much luck tomorrow!  Did you join any of the buying groups? They opened a last minute one last night. It will increase your chances!

Indeed!  In case anyone needs this, here's the information for the last-minute buying group:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4264.0

PM SoCalNerdGal to ask to join. ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Sarahharas on February 20, 2015, 02:04:25 PM
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I wish you much luck tomorrow!  Did you join any of the buying groups? They opened a last minute one last night. It will increase your chances!

I did join a group. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 20, 2015, 02:12:16 PM
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I did join a group. Thanks :)

Sounds good!  That's already a little step closer to getting extra help for purchasing your Comic-Con badges. ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Emerald_Mom on February 23, 2015, 05:14:48 PM
Hi all!
My name is Melissa and this will be my first time at SDCC!  Loved comics all my life, but never had the chance to do this.... raising 3 kids gets pricey.  Kids all grown and on their own now, but my oldest caught the bug from me.  We did a small con here on the east coast this past summer and decided that we needed to register for the big dance.  We were lucky to get tickets and San Diego here we come!!! :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 23, 2015, 05:44:35 PM
Welcome, Melissa! I'm sure you and your daughter will have a blast!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 23, 2015, 06:09:59 PM
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Hi all!
My name is Melissa and this will be my first time at SDCC!  Loved comics all my life, but never had the chance to do this.... raising 3 kids gets pricey.  Kids all grown and on their own now, but my oldest caught the bug from me.  We did a small con here on the east coast this past summer and decided that we needed to register for the big dance.  We were lucky to get tickets and San Diego here we come!!! :D

Welcome to the forums, Melissa! ^__^/  Oh, I like the imagery that the "Emerald" portion of your username evokes.  Green, calm, serene.

It's great to hear that you and your family will be able to attend Comic-Con this year!  Sounds very exciting, and I hope you will get a chance to sight-see around San Diego or other areas of Southern California while you're here.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tag177 on February 25, 2015, 01:23:52 AM
Hi all,

First off, I just wanted to say thanks Alyssa and Chris H for starting FCC, and to all of the mods for doing a great job at answering all of the myriad questions that we have!!! That being said, HI!!! My name is Max and I'm from Northern California. Roseville to be exact...a couple miles north of Sacramento. I've been to Wonder Con when it was still in S.F., Wizard World in Sacramento, and most recently, The Walker Stalker Con in S.F. After several years of trying in vain to buy my way in to SDCC, I was lucky enough to get accepted to the Volunteer program. This is going to be my first year attending SDCC and am going to do it solo, since none of my friends were able to buy their tickets this year. I found this forum while Googling, "Do I really need friends for Comic Con?". I found most of the answers to the questions that I had about volunteering that Zero had  posted but, as a "guest", I didn't have access to his *spoilers*, so I joined. Best decision ever. Best. Forum. Ever.  Hope to meet some of you guys!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 25, 2015, 01:48:23 AM
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Hi all,

First off, I just wanted to say thanks Alyssa and Chris H for starting FCC, and to all of the mods for doing a great job at answering all of the myriad questions that we have!!! That being said, HI!!! My name is Max and I'm from Northern California. Roseville to be exact...a couple miles north of Sacramento. I've been to Wonder Con when it was still in S.F., Wizard World in Sacramento, and most recently, The Walker Stalker Con in S.F. After several years of trying in vain to buy my way in to SDCC, I was lucky enough to get accepted to the Volunteer program. This is going to be my first year attending SDCC and am going to do it solo, since none of my friends were able to buy their tickets this year. I found this forum while Googling, "Do I really need friends for Comic Con?". I found most of the answers to the questions that I had about volunteering that Zero had  posted but, as a "guest", I didn't have access to his *spoilers*, so I joined. Best decision ever. Best. Forum. Ever.  Hope to meet some of you guys!

Welcome to the forums, Max!  It's great to have you with us on the forums, and I'm glad you were able to get many of your questions answered!  Ha ha, see, there is an incentive to join and then participate. 

Spoilers are truly amazing things, which is why they're called spoilers.  <3   (Mwuhahahahahaha.  My evil plan worked! Once you've turned to the dark side, you can't go back.  The door of knowledge and information will be open to you.  Ha ha.)

There is a common misconception that I'm a guy, but I think it has to do with the character image for my avatar.  Ha ha.  ^__~


Definitely check out the meet-up threads to get in touch with fellow forum members during Comic-Con:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4262.0

It's true that you might end up meeting life-long friends.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: tag177 on February 25, 2015, 02:20:52 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Max!  It's great to have you with us on the forums, and I'm glad you were able to get many of your questions answered!  Ha ha, see, there is an incentive to join and then participate. 

Spoilers are truly amazing things, which is why they're called spoilers.  <3   (Mwuhahahahahaha.  My evil plan worked! Once you've turned to the dark side, you can't go back.  The door of knowledge and information will be open to you.  Ha ha.)

There is a common misconception that I'm a guy, but I think it has to do with the character image for my avatar.  Ha ha.  ^__~


Definitely check out the meet-up threads to get in touch with fellow forum members during Comic-Con:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4262.0

It's true that you might end up meeting life-long friends.

Thank you Zero! I will definitely check out the meet-up threads and, sorry about the "his" presumption...I used "guy" logic. Which means, "60% of the time, it works all of the time." - Ron Burgundy
P.S. All of the best people are on the Dark Side... ;) and yeah, <3 the *spoilers*!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 25, 2015, 02:32:19 AM
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Thank you Zero! I will definitely check out the meet-up threads and, sorry about the "his" presumption...I used "guy" logic. Which means, "60% of the time, it works all of the time." - Ron Burgundy
P.S. All of the best people are on the Dark Side... ;) and yeah, <3 the *spoilers*!

You're welcome.  Ha ha, no worries about that!  I understand it can be confusing, especially on the internet.  ^__~  (I only mention it if other people mention it about me first, ha ha.  ;p) 

Maybe I need a new avatar.  @[email protected]!  It could be so completely different that it could alter the time and space continuum of the forum!










...It won't really do that though.  It could potentially be a case of "Wait, who are you again?  Lies!  You're an imposter!  Get the pitchforks!" Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 25, 2015, 07:09:30 AM
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You're welcome.  Ha ha, no worries about that!  I understand it can be confusing, especially on the internet.  ^__~  (I only mention it if other people mention it about me first, ha ha.  ;p) 

Maybe I need a new avatar.  @[email protected]!  It could be so completely different that it could alter the time and space continuum of the forum.

Or maybe Alyssa could have a part of the profile where people voluntarily state their gender, and a symbol appears next to their avatar. I have seen that on a few messages boards.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Devorah on February 25, 2015, 07:45:08 AM
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Or maybe Alyssa could have a part of the profile where people voluntarily state their gender, and a symbol appears next to their avatar. I have seen that on a few messages boards.

We can select gender in our profile, and you can see it if you click on a user, but nothing that shows up in our posts...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 25, 2015, 07:56:47 AM
As an example of what I mean, this is my avatar on another site. You can see the pink symbol next to my name that indicates my gender.

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp206%2Ftransmutejun%2FAvatar%2520View.jpg&hash=752328c810e4b1b692f32f29de7f93cc) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/transmutejun/media/Avatar%20View.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: krday on February 27, 2015, 11:14:07 AM
Hey everyone. I'm new to the forum, but I've been a long time lurker. I decided to make an account to help contribute. I ran into this topic kind of late. My name is Kevin. I've been convention hopping for the last couple of years, after graduating college, because hey, we need money to convention hop. I live in the Sacramento county in California, and I hope to make the trip to SDCC a yearly tradition.

I guess I'm just like everyone else here. Major interests in all things pop culture. Comic books, TV shows, movies, etc. Looking forward to posting more on this forum to learn more about other conventions around the country. I'm also looking to share some of my convention experiences with others to help address any questions or concerns they may have about attending large conventions.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 27, 2015, 11:56:20 AM
Welcome, Krday! I'd love to hear about your other convention experiences. We have a few sections on the board for other cons. Which ones have you been to?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 27, 2015, 12:22:02 PM
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Hey everyone. I'm new to the forum, but I've been a long time lurker. I decided to make an account to help contribute. I ran into this topic kind of late. My name is Kevin. I've been convention hopping for the last couple of years, after graduating college, because hey, we need money to convention hop. I live in the Sacramento county in California, and I hope to make the trip to SDCC a yearly tradition.

I guess I'm just like everyone else here. Major interests in all things pop culture. Comic books, TV shows, movies, etc. Looking forward to posting more on this forum to learn more about other conventions around the country. I'm also looking to share some of my convention experiences with others to help address any questions or concerns they may have about attending large conventions.

Welcome to the forums, Kevin!  It's great to see that you decided to participate more actively in the community, and I'm sure it will be appreciated by those who find your experiences insightful and helpful.  You have turned to the dark si--I mean, the more knowledgeable and informed side, yes.  It's not like we have phasers, light sabers, or anything (actually, we do, but that's not the point, ha ha).

^__~



Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Dougie90 on March 22, 2015, 02:05:20 PM
Hey. I'm Emma (or just call me Dougie). I'm from Scotland and will be a first time attendee at SDCC. I've been to the West Coast a couple of times, but not San Diego.
I'm a musician, teacher, Star Wars obsessive and a Tabletop player.  I also have a major interest in pop culture - books, comics, movies and tv shows.
I joined the forum to get to know people before I get there, as I doubt there will be a Scottish contingent there, let alone anyone I know.  Also too find out about the Con before I go.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 22, 2015, 02:19:40 PM
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Hey. I'm Emma (or just call me Dougie). I'm from Scotland and will be a first time attendee at SDCC. I've been to the West Coast a couple of times, but not San Diego.
I'm a musician, teacher, Star Wars obsessive and a Tabletop player.  I also have a major interest in pop culture - books, comics, movies and tv shows.
I joined the forum to get to know people before I get there, as I doubt there will be a Scottish contingent there, let alone anyone I know.  Also too find out about the Con before I go.

Welcome to the forums, Emma! ^__^/  (I know I already said so in the "How far away are you coming from?" thread, but...) Glad that you could join us in our community!

What instruments do you play?  Do you also teach music?

There's actually a facebook group run by one of our forum members, ukdeejay, dedicated to U.K. attendees for Comic-Con.  Perhaps you might be interested in taking a look to meet up and connect with fellow Scottish attendees at the convention:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees/

^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Dougie90 on March 22, 2015, 03:10:51 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Emma! ^__^/  (I know I already said so in the "How far away are you coming from?" thread, but...) Glad that you could join us in our community!

What instruments do you play?  Do you also teach music?

There's actually a facebook group run by one of our forum members, ukdeejay, dedicated to U.K. attendees for Comic-Con.  Perhaps you might be interested in taking a look to meet up and connect with fellow Scottish attendees at the convention:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees/

^__~

Yeah, I teach music in a secondary classroom.  As for instruments, I can play every orchestral string instrument, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and a bit of singing.  I am currently trying to master the ukulele.

Thanks for the tip about the forum, I'm off to check that out now :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 22, 2015, 03:18:20 PM
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Yeah, I teach music in a secondary classroom.  As for instruments, I can play every orchestral string instrument, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and a bit of singing.  I am currently trying to master the ukulele.

Thanks for the tip about the forum, I'm off to check that out now :)

That's pretty cool!  I used to play violin for a while, up until college, but I'm always amazed at people who can play more than one instrument.  It takes a lot of skill and hard work.

^__^d  You're welcome.  I know that they have a few meet-ups during Comic-Con as well, so the facebook group is a good place to start networking with new people and friends before the event.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angoradebs on March 22, 2015, 04:12:16 PM
I didn't know this thread existed! I joined last month and have already gotten a TON of great info. Everyone has been extremely helpful (and patient!).

My name is Jessica. This will be my first SDCC. The only other convention I have ever been to was a Harry Potter Convention in Orlando in 2010. So I'm quite a newbie but VERY excited! I'll be in San Diego July 8-14, going to the Con on Thursday and Sunday.

I'm coming from Cincinnati, Ohio. I'll be joined by an old college roommate and her friend from high school. I'll be travelling separately, though, because they live in another state. (Fun fact: We are all named Jessica!)

I have never been to the West Coast (the furthest West I've been is New Orleans), so I can't wait to experience that. I definitely want to visit the San Diego Zoo while I'm there, and there are probably more restaurants that I want to try than there are meals that I'll actually be eating.

I'm a big fan of Doctor Who (including classic, but I'm only up to the Fourth Doctor so far), Sherlock, Community, The Walking Dead, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and a million other shows, including some that are sadly over (Lost, Fringe, Buffy). I recently got into Game of Thrones (this will be the first season I watch live), and am halfway through the fifth Song of Ice and Fire book. And, not Con-related, but I'm also a huge sports fan, namely college basketball and NFL.

Any recommendations for touristy stuff to do? This will probably be my only trip to San Diego (at least for a long time), as I don't really have the budget to make it an annual trip, so I want to make it count! We will not have a car, so something accessible by public transport or a short taxi ride would be best.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 22, 2015, 04:23:03 PM
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I didn't know this thread existed! I joined last month and have already gotten a TON of great info. Everyone has been extremely helpful (and patient!).

My name is Jessica. This will be my first SDCC. The only other convention I have ever been to was a Harry Potter Convention in Orlando in 2010. So I'm quite a newbie but VERY excited! I'll be in San Diego July 8-14, going to the Con on Thursday and Sunday.

I'm coming from Cincinnati, Ohio. I'll be joined by an old college roommate and her friend from high school. I'll be travelling separately, though, because they live in another state. (Fun fact: We are all named Jessica!)

I have never been to the West Coast (the furthest West I've been is New Orleans), so I can't wait to experience that. I definitely want to visit the San Diego Zoo while I'm there, and there are probably more restaurants that I want to try than there are meals that I'll actually be eating.

I'm a big fan of Doctor Who (including classic, but I'm only up to the Fourth Doctor so far), Sherlock, Community, The Walking Dead, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and a million other shows, including some that are sadly over (Lost, Fringe, Buffy). I recently got into Game of Thrones (this will be the first season I watch live), and am halfway through the fifth Song of Ice and Fire book. And, not Con-related, but I'm also a huge sports fan, namely college basketball and NFL.

Any recommendations for touristy stuff to do? This will probably be my only trip to San Diego (at least for a long time), as I don't really have the budget to make it an annual trip, so I want to make it count! We will not have a car, so something accessible by public transport or a short taxi ride would be best.

Welcome to the forums, Jessica!  (Ha ha, it's never too late to post in this thread.  It's great to read about fellow forum members and get to know them.)

I'm still disappointed that some shows are over too, including those you've already mentioned.  ^__^

As for tourist-related activities in San Diego, you could go to Balboa Park, located in Downtown San Diego.  It has many museums and a few garden spaces to visit.  I love spending time there.  There's also La Jolla Cove (it's a nice view of the ocean) and La Jolla Shores--you could get to those places by bus with a few transfers.  You can also go to the U.S.S. Midway museum, a naval ship that was converted to a museum, as well as the Birch Aquarium near UC San Diego.  (If you're interested, you can try to catch a performance at the La Jolla Playhouse, located on UC San Diego's campus.)

Here's a few websites to check out to plan activities for your San Diego trip:
http://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/summer-in-san-diego/summer-free-things-to-do.aspx
http://www.sandiego.com/attractions
http://www.sandiego.com/things-to-do
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60750-Activities-San_Diego_California.html


Here's the San Diego MTS (Metro Transit System) website for trolley and bus routes to get to different places around town:
http://www.sdmts.com/Planning/googleTP.asp


Hope that helps! ^__^/  I also live in S.D., so if you need help with bus or trolley routes, I can do my best to assist as well.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 22, 2015, 05:40:24 PM
Welcome Emma and Jessica! Based on your interests, it sound like both of you will have a fabulous time at Comic Con! I hope you enjoy your trips to the West Coast and any sightseeing you do out here.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: angoradebs on March 22, 2015, 06:22:32 PM
Thank you for the suggestions!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 22, 2015, 06:37:48 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions!

You're welcome.  Glad that I could help!  There are plenty of things to do in San Diego during the week of Comic-Con (and it doesn't have to be related to Comic-Con either, ha ha). 

You can also check out this thread for off-site events that are put on by various organizers in the spirit of Comic-Con:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4288.0

There will be more information about different types of events as it gets closer to July.  ^__^d


If you want to meet up with some of your fellow forum members, here's a good place to start as well:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4262.0
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyxkat on March 26, 2015, 12:40:41 AM
hello, there!  my name is Alex, and i'll be coming from Honolulu, HI with my boyfriend Mike!  this was our first time trying for tickets, so we're still pretty shocked to be going.  the only other convention we've been to was Flanvention in 2006 (Firefly/Serenity convention), which is where Mike and I met.

We like reading (mostly fantasy - Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Kevin Hearne), movies, and tv.  So much tv!!  Maybe too much tv?  We're super excited for this trip!  I just have to reign in my impulse-buying so i don't go broke!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 26, 2015, 12:56:02 AM
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hello, there!  my name is Alex, and i'll be coming from Honolulu, HI with my boyfriend Mike!  this was our first time trying for tickets, so we're still pretty shocked to be going.  the only other convention we've been to was Flanvention in 2006 (Firefly/Serenity convention), which is where Mike and I met.

We like reading (mostly fantasy - Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Kevin Hearne), movies, and tv.  So much tv!!  Maybe too much tv?  We're super excited for this trip!  I just have to reign in my impulse-buying so i don't go broke!

Hello there, Alex!  Welcome to the forums!  Glad that you're here to join us in our community.  ^__^/

Ha ha, sometimes, I feel the same way when I'm walking around the Exhibit Hall.  Too many cute or cool things to see or buy!  What sort of items do you like to collect?  (Or, rather, is there a particular "theme" to the type of items most commonly purchased during these impulse-buying sessions?  Ha ha.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 26, 2015, 06:44:35 AM
Alex, it sounds like you and your boyfriend are going to have a great time at Zcomic Con! We have other members coming from Hawaii, do you won't be alone in that either. Make sure that you look around this site so you have an idea of what to expect when you arrive.

Great to see you here!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyxkat on March 26, 2015, 09:02:47 AM
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Hello there, Alex!  Welcome to the forums!  Glad that you're here to join us in our community.  ^__^/

Ha ha, sometimes, I feel the same way when I'm walking around the Exhibit Hall.  Too many cute or cool things to see or buy!  What sort of items do you like to collect?  (Or, rather, is there a particular "theme" to the type of items most commonly purchased during these impulse-buying sessions?  Ha ha.)

Thanks, Zero!  Not really sure what there is to buy at the con...i'm hoping to end up with some good shirts, plushies, maybe something from Artist Alley, and something from the Funko booth!

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Alex, it sounds like you and your boyfriend are going to have a great time at Zcomic Con! We have other members coming from Hawaii, do you won't be alone in that either. Make sure that you look around this site so you have an idea of what to expect when you arrive.

Great to see you here!

Thanks!   :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 26, 2015, 10:47:50 AM
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Thanks, Zero!  Not really sure what there is to buy at the con...i'm hoping to end up with some good shirts, plushies, maybe something from Artist Alley, and something from the Funko booth!

You're welcome!  Ha ha, that sounds good to me.  ^__^d

You mentioned that you like to watch TV.  What are some of your favorite shows?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyxkat on March 26, 2015, 07:57:44 PM
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You mentioned that you like to watch TV.  What are some of your favorite shows?

The ones still airing?  Once Upon a Time, Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grimm, Castle, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory.

How 'bout you?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 26, 2015, 08:00:07 PM
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The ones still airing?  Once Upon a Time, Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grimm, Castle, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory.

How 'bout you?

Ha ha, I'm actually really behind on my TV shows.  It's embarrassing because there are a lot of shows I haven't even started on, hahahahaha.  >__<  Right now, I'm only semi-following Arrow, Sleepy Hollow (well, the season's over for now), and Once Upon a Time.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: luxshine on April 03, 2015, 10:37:26 PM
Hi, My name is Adalisa, and I've been going to San Diego on and off since 2004. I'm a comic artist/writer/translator from Mexico who sometimes suffers from terminal net shyness. 

I love all kind of comics, but I rarely go to panels. I'm seeing if this year I manage to break the tradition and actually go to more than one panel.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: chicklit on April 06, 2015, 08:40:10 AM
Hi! I'm Shellie and I'm from Austin. My first Comic Con was in 2010. This summer will be my fourth. I wish I'd known about this forum a few years ago, but I was just alerted to it during the hotel craziness.

I'm a writer and a book nerd, so you can usually find me in the spotlight panels with comic book writers or in the publishing preview panels. It's been a few years since I've braved the Hall H or Ballroom 20 line, but I will for Doctor Who or a Firefly reunion. Current comic obsessions include: Captain Marvel, b***h Planet, Sex Crims, Ms. Marvel, and The Wicked and the Divine. I'm also a big fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Flash, and pretty much anything Joss Whedon lays his hands upon.

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and trading SDCC tips!
 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Devorah on April 06, 2015, 08:47:28 AM
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Hi, My name is Adalisa, and I've been going to San Diego on and off since 2004. I'm a comic artist/writer/translator from Mexico who sometimes suffers from terminal net shyness. 

I love all kind of comics, but I rarely go to panels. I'm seeing if this year I manage to break the tradition and actually go to more than one panel.

Welcome Luxshine!  No need to be shy here, you are among friends!  I am the same with panels, I always have a long list of all the panels I want to go to, and usually only end up going to a couple. :)

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Hi! I'm Shellie and I'm from Austin. My first Comic Con was in 2010. This summer will be my fourth. I wish I'd known about this forum a few years ago, but I was just alerted to it during the hotel craziness.

I'm a writer and a book nerd, so you can usually find me in the spotlight panels with comic book writers or in the publishing preview panels. It's been a few years since I've braved the Hall H or Ballroom 20 line, but I will for Doctor Who or a Firefly reunion. Current comic obsessions include: Captain Marvel, b***h Planet, Sex Crims, Ms. Marvel, and The Wicked and the Divine. I'm also a big fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Flash, and pretty much anything Joss Whedon lays his hands upon.

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and trading SDCC tips!
 

Welcome Chicklit, glad you found us!  Did you go to the Firefly reunion in 2012??  It was amazing!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: chicklit on April 06, 2015, 09:51:31 AM
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Welcome Chicklit, glad you found us!  Did you go to the Firefly reunion in 2012??  It was amazing!

I did! I still get teary thinking about it.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 06, 2015, 01:11:02 PM
Great to see you here, Luxshine and Chicklit! I'd love to hear your perspectives on how you think the con has changed over the past decade or so. Not just the obvious stuff (lines, demand) but also content and programming.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 06, 2015, 06:50:36 PM
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Hi, My name is Adalisa, and I've been going to San Diego on and off since 2004. I'm a comic artist/writer/translator from Mexico who sometimes suffers from terminal net shyness. 

I love all kind of comics, but I rarely go to panels. I'm seeing if this year I manage to break the tradition and actually go to more than one panel.

Welcome to the forums, Adalisa!  (That's a very unique name!  I don't believe I've heard or come across that before.  ^__^)

It's great to see that you've decided to join our forum community!  Everyone is always shy at first, but as you get more familiar with the threads and forum members, you'll be fine.  ^__~

I hope you'll get a chance to go to more than one panel at the convention as well.  We'll have various threads discussing panels--once the schedule is released in June--and you might even find some fellow forum members attending the same panel!


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Hi! I'm Shellie and I'm from Austin. My first Comic Con was in 2010. This summer will be my fourth. I wish I'd known about this forum a few years ago, but I was just alerted to it during the hotel craziness.

I'm a writer and a book nerd, so you can usually find me in the spotlight panels with comic book writers or in the publishing preview panels. It's been a few years since I've braved the Hall H or Ballroom 20 line, but I will for Doctor Who or a Firefly reunion. Current comic obsessions include: Captain Marvel, b***h Planet, Sex Crims, Ms. Marvel, and The Wicked and the Divine. I'm also a big fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Flash, and pretty much anything Joss Whedon lays his hands upon.

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and trading SDCC tips!

Hi Shellie!  Welcome to the forums.  The forums have always been a great resource for a variety of things, including hotels, badges, food, convention tips, related news, and even friendly individuals, so it's never too late to join.  Glad to have you with us in our community!

Do you have a favorite character created by Whedon? 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: chicklit on April 07, 2015, 06:24:35 AM
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Hi Shellie!  Welcome to the forums.  The forums have always been a great resource for a variety of things, including hotels, badges, food, convention tips, related news, and even friendly individuals, so it's never too late to join.  Glad to have you with us in our community!

Do you have a favorite character created by Whedon?

Just one? :o My heart says Buffy. She was my introduction to Whedon and I was immediately hooked. But I also have a soft spot for YoSaffBridge, poor, misunderstood con artist that she is. She's just so devilishly fun.

Glad to be here!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: chicklit on April 07, 2015, 07:04:29 AM
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Great to see you here, Luxshine and Chicklit! I'd love to hear your perspectives on how you think the con has changed over the past decade or so. Not just the obvious stuff (lines, demand) but also content and programming.

It's really hard to say because my perspective changed each year, as did what I attended. My first year, I went to a lot of the movie and tv show programming. Last year, I spent most of my time in the smaller rooms. The year before that, it was probably about half and half. I've typed out an answer and then deleted it three times now, so I'll have to think on it a bit more and get back to you.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 07, 2015, 07:24:11 AM
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It's really hard to say because my perspective changed each year, as did what I attended. My first year, I went to a lot of the movie and tv show programming. Last year, I spent most of my time in the smaller rooms. The year before that, it was probably about half and half. I've typed out an answer and then deleted it three times now, so I'll have to think on it a bit more and get back to you.

Believe it or not, that makes a lot of sense! My com experience has changed as well. Now I try to do one thing of each kind during the con, and if I can, I consider myself lucky!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 07, 2015, 10:59:12 AM
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Just one? :o My heart says Buffy. She was my introduction to Whedon and I was immediately hooked. But I also have a soft spot for YoSaffBridge, poor, misunderstood con artist that she is. She's just so devilishly fun.

Glad to be here!

Ha ha, it's definitely hard to choose just one!  There are so many great characters, but one of my favorites is Buffy as well.  Ha ha.

Is there anything you're particularly interested in seeing or doing this year at Comic-Con?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Grepdogg on April 07, 2015, 11:34:27 PM
Hey there,

I am a long time SDCC attendee, started in 2006/7 I think, and have been four times, one time was strictly business and I did not get to enjoy myself at all.

The first year they started doing the registration for next year on-site, is the first year I purposely skipped.  Well, it's been 3 years and I finally was able to get tickets again!

3 years of me and my partner getting up at 8am and waiting to be told, sorry, no more passes.

Now, we can't find a decent hotel and are actually considering getting a refund for the tickets if tomorrow and next week does not pan out.

I really dig San Diego, it is a decent drive from here in Tucson, AZ.

Well, Hello forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 08, 2015, 12:12:51 AM
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Hey there,

I am a long time SDCC attendee, started in 2006/7 I think, and have been four times, one time was strictly business and I did not get to enjoy myself at all.

The first year they started doing the registration for next year on-site, is the first year I purposely skipped.  Well, it's been 3 years and I finally was able to get tickets again!

3 years of me and my partner getting up at 8am and waiting to be told, sorry, no more passes.

Now, we can't find a decent hotel and are actually considering getting a refund for the tickets if tomorrow and next week does not pan out.

I really dig San Diego, it is a decent drive from here in Tucson, AZ.

Well, Hello forum!

Welcome to the forums, Grepdogg!  Glad that you could join our community!  Keep checking the hotel-related threads on the forums for updates, and the "Hotel Exchange and Giveaway" forum is still available for forum members to help each other with potential hotel reservations.

Check these two threads to start out:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4439.0  (Instructions for the Hotel Exchange and Giveaway to other forum members)

http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=2701.0  (FAQ)

Hope that helps!  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 08, 2015, 07:54:05 AM
Grepdogg, don't worry, you will get a hotel. Travel Planners is releasing more rooms today, and there should be hotels on the shuttle route still available.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: ellyria on April 11, 2015, 11:55:37 AM
Did not realize I should post here first as a newb to the board, been lurking a month or so.

Myself and a friend are coming to SDCC this year from Calgary, Alberta Canada. We're fortunate to be booked into the Marriott Marquis and Marina and have tickets to see the Nerdist Podcast Live already. I think we're open to seeing whatever we can, having been once before 4 years ago I know seeing everything is literally impossible. I met some lovely folks last round we hope to meet for a drink but I look forward to meeting many more wonderful people and hope to make some new line up buddies.

I am pretty pleased to have found this forum as there seems to be all kinds of excellent tips and tricks, thanks to those who run this ship!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2015, 12:04:50 PM
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Did not realize I should post here first as a newb to the board, been lurking a month or so.

Myself and a friend are coming to SDCC this year from Calgary, Alberta Canada. We're fortunate to be booked into the Marriott Marquis and Marina and have tickets to see the Nerdist Podcast Live already. I think we're open to seeing whatever we can, having been once before 4 years ago I know seeing everything is literally impossible. I met some lovely folks last round we hope to meet for a drink but I look forward to meeting many more wonderful people and hope to make some new line up buddies.

I am pretty pleased to have found this forum as there seems to be all kinds of excellent tips and tricks, thanks to those who run this ship!

Oh, no worries about posting here first!  It's just a little something we do to say hello and welcome our new forum members to the community, and it's a great way to learn about each other.   ^__~

Welcome to the forums, ellyria!  Glad to have you join us in our community.

If you're interested in meeting up with some fellow forum members during the convention and if you have the chance (I know it's hard to fit it all in during the event, ha ha), please take the opportunity to drop by at one of these forum meet-ups.  It's not a required forum event; it's for hanging out, and you'll never know what kind of awesome people you'll meet: http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4262.0

There will be a few more popping up as it gets closer to Comic-Con, so keep on the lookout for new meet-ups if you'd like.

Once again, welcome!  ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2015, 02:23:37 PM
Welcome Elyria! It sounds like you have some good plans for the show, and I'm sure you and your friend will have a great time!

As Zero said, if you would like to meet others from this board, make sure you attend one or more of the FoCCI get-togethers that happen during the con.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: catvonawesome on April 11, 2015, 03:42:10 PM
Welp, I lurked a while and then I just sort of jumped in on posting and completely forgot to come here and properly introduce myself! This will be my 4th time (started in 2011, skipped 2012). Bringing the SO for his first time this year. And my best friend is bring his SO for the first time.

Anyway, I'm Cat. I'm coming from New Orleans where I've been the past 12 years. The trip to SD in July is always a welcome trip to much, much cooler weather. Nothing like getting off the plane to 30 degrees cooler than home.

I'm a TV aficionado so I tend to hit up as many of those panels as possible. This year hoping for Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, The 100, Supernatural, Vikings...well and more. I watch a lot of tv. But, I do try to mix some variety in and catch panels for new stuff, comics, games, etc.

We're at the Manchester Grand Hyatt and are signed up for the breakfast on Wednesday! Hope to see y'all there!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2015, 04:55:05 PM
Sounds like you're doing well, Catvonawesome, if you're bringing your SO along! I did the same thing/l started attending in 2008, but it took until 2012 before my DH agreed to come along.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2015, 05:09:50 PM
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Welp, I lurked a while and then I just sort of jumped in on posting and completely forgot to come here and properly introduce myself! This will be my 4th time (started in 2011, skipped 2012). Bringing the SO for his first time this year. And my best friend is bring his SO for the first time.

Anyway, I'm Cat. I'm coming from New Orleans where I've been the past 12 years. The trip to SD in July is always a welcome trip to much, much cooler weather. Nothing like getting off the plane to 30 degrees cooler than home.

I'm a TV aficionado so I tend to hit up as many of those panels as possible. This year hoping for Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, The 100, Supernatural, Vikings...well and more. I watch a lot of tv. But, I do try to mix some variety in and catch panels for new stuff, comics, games, etc.

We're at the Manchester Grand Hyatt and are signed up for the breakfast on Wednesday! Hope to see y'all there!

Even though you've already been posting on the forums, welcome to the forums, Cat!  It's a pleasure to have you join us here.

What's it like living in New Orleans?  I've never been there, but I'd love to travel there and visit many more places around the U.S. once of these days.  ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: catvonawesome on April 11, 2015, 06:04:32 PM
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What's it like living in New Orleans?

Hmmm....That is a complicated answer. It is both wonderful and difficult. It is very easy to get swept away by this city. That's how I ended up here. And there are wonderful people here with wonderful attitudes about life. The public perception of the city isn't necessarily what it is. For instance, Mardi Gras is much more a family event. You get together with family (kids included) and friends and watch parades and drink. Out of towners are the only ones flashing boobs and such.  On the other hand, the booze flows freely here. Its cheap and easy to get swept up in that lifestyle as well. And the rents (and purchase prices) are skyrocketing but people do not make a lot of money. The authenticness of the city is getting pushed at by gentrification and hipsters from all over who've moved here more recently because we're "cool" now. Education is terrible...crime is horrible....but it is beautiful.

That was probably more than you wanted in an answer but I have a complicated relationship with the city. I go back and forth between wanting to move away every few months. heheh She's great to visit though and if you ever came this way I"d be happy to give a rec list that would, of course, include the museum I work at!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2015, 06:21:00 PM
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Hmmm....That is a complicated answer. It is both wonderful and difficult. It is very easy to get swept away by this city. That's how I ended up here. And there are wonderful people here with wonderful attitudes about life. The public perception of the city isn't necessarily what it is. For instance, Mardi Gras is much more a family event. You get together with family (kids included) and friends and watch parades and drink. Out of towners are the only ones flashing boobs and such.  On the other hand, the booze flows freely here. Its cheap and easy to get swept up in that lifestyle as well. And the rents (and purchase prices) are skyrocketing but people do not make a lot of money. The authenticness of the city is getting pushed at by gentrification and hipsters from all over who've moved here more recently because we're "cool" now. Education is terrible...crime is horrible....but it is beautiful.

That was probably more than you wanted in an answer but I have a complicated relationship with the city. I go back and forth between wanting to move away every few months. heheh She's great to visit though and if you ever came this way I"d be happy to give a rec list that would, of course, include the museum I work at!

Ha ha, but that's an honest answer, so thank you!  ^__^  I appreciate the realistic and detailed reply.

What museum do you work for?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: catvonawesome on April 11, 2015, 08:39:07 PM
I work for the Historic New Orleans Collection. We are a private foundation/publisher/research center/museum. I'm the assistant manager in the retail and wholesale department. I work with a lot of history nerds! But, not a lot of comic nerds. :(
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2015, 08:58:09 PM
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I work for the Historic New Orleans Collection. We are a private foundation/publisher/research center/museum. I'm the assistant manager in the retail and wholesale department. I work with a lot of history nerds! But, not a lot of comic nerds. :(

That's still awesome, even if you don't work with a lot of comic nerds!  Ha ha.  I like learning about history, so I love visiting museums and taking in all of the information. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: catvonawesome on April 11, 2015, 09:00:17 PM
Me too! Last summer, we ended up spending almost a whole day at the Maritime Museum right by the Wyndham! Wasn't previously too into boats, but we had an awesome time with them! Hoping to hit at least one museum in Balboa Park this year. But, we only have 2 full days in town before the con and I know we're also working in whale watching and the beach.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: cuejessgo on April 20, 2015, 12:45:08 PM
Hi All,
My name is Jess. My school year is winding down, which means it is time to spend way more time reading and researching for Comic Con than I ever did with my term papers.  ;D I have been lurking for the last couple days, so I figured I would at least introduce myself.

Some basics: I am from San Diego, born and raised. I studied drama and stage management in college and now I am taking some business tech classes to keep me busy between projects. I grew up watching Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, etc. with my siblings growing up. Eventually, I got more focussed on theatre and production, but I am finally catching up on pop culture now that my head isn't stuck in Shakespeare. I am currently trying to get my head wrapped around the Walking Dead, which is my mom's favorite show, Orphan Black, and Game of Thrones. I don't think I have turned on my TV in a year before this. So, there is a bit to catch up on. :-\

I have a four-day pass for SDCC 2015 and I am hoping to make this year's adventure the best one. Last year, I only managed to get two days and had to miss out on a lot because of my work schedule on top of it. It was still fun, but it didn't feel like Comic Con without being half asleep on the grass outside the convention center at 4am ever day. I was also broke. I barely remember much, but I used to go way back when I was a kid a handful of times, then I managed to get a 4-day badge for 2010 and I have been going ever since with a 4-day badge aside from last year.

This year is already shaping up to be great. I have the week off, I am sharing a hotel with some friends to save some gas, and I even have the money to treat myself and my niece and nephew to some cool stuff. It my be my last, because I plan on moving to Seattle next year, but we will see.

I don't know what else to say, but hello :)

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on April 20, 2015, 12:53:11 PM
Hello.  And welcome to the funny farm!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 20, 2015, 01:28:47 PM
Hi Jess, welcome to our Funny Farm! And you can feel free to read the forums half-asleep if it makes you feel more like you're getting ready for con. ;)

Maybe you could write some term papers about Comic Con! The economics and tech of badge sales, for example. ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 20, 2015, 04:07:50 PM
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Hi All,
My name is Jess. My school year is winding down, which means it is time to spend way more time reading and researching for Comic Con than I ever did with my term papers.  ;D I have been lurking for the last couple days, so I figured I would at least introduce myself.

Some basics: I am from San Diego, born and raised. I studied drama and stage management in college and now I am taking some business tech classes to keep me busy between projects. I grew up watching Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, etc. with my siblings growing up. Eventually, I got more focussed on theatre and production, but I am finally catching up on pop culture now that my head isn't stuck in Shakespeare. I am currently trying to get my head wrapped around the Walking Dead, which is my mom's favorite show, Orphan Black, and Game of Thrones. I don't think I have turned on my TV in a year before this. So, there is a bit to catch up on. :-\

I have a four-day pass for SDCC 2015 and I am hoping to make this year's adventure the best one. Last year, I only managed to get two days and had to miss out on a lot because of my work schedule on top of it. It was still fun, but it didn't feel like Comic Con without being half asleep on the grass outside the convention center at 4am ever day. I was also broke. I barely remember much, but I used to go way back when I was a kid a handful of times, then I managed to get a 4-day badge for 2010 and I have been going ever since with a 4-day badge aside from last year.

This year is already shaping up to be great. I have the week off, I am sharing a hotel with some friends to save some gas, and I even have the money to treat myself and my niece and nephew to some cool stuff. It my be my last, because I plan on moving to Seattle next year, but we will see.

I don't know what else to say, but hello :)

Welcome to the forums, Jess!  Glad that you decided to join us in our community!

I grew up watching Sailor Moon, Gundam, and Dragon Ball Z as well--on Cartoon Network's Toonami back in the day.  Ha ha.  Oh, those were the good times... catching a filler episode of Dragon Ball Z and seeing the characters talk for a good 20 minutes straight without doing anything.  Ha ha!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: allmebri on May 08, 2015, 11:45:16 AM
Hey all. Sorry I kind of jumped into posting for the past couple of months without introducing myself. I'm Sebrina from just outside of Nashville, TN. I'm a 911 operator and this will be my 2nd Con (1st was last yr). I grew up loving comic books and cartoons but not knowing how expansive they were. I'm excited about seeing everything esp. anything wonder woman related. Thanks for helping me get a great hotel room (MMM), I joined right before hotelpacalypse not knowing how fortunate being a member would be. That's pretty much it!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on May 08, 2015, 12:01:12 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: MegaDoug on May 08, 2015, 08:24:16 PM
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Hey all. Sorry I kind of jumped into posting for the past couple of months without introducing myself. I'm Sebrina from just outside of Nashville, TN. I'm a 911 operator 
If anyone is choking or giving birth during The Con, get in touch with Sebrina!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 11, 2015, 04:15:36 PM
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Hey all. Sorry I kind of jumped into posting for the past couple of months without introducing myself. I'm Sebrina from just outside of Nashville, TN. I'm a 911 operator and this will be my 2nd Con (1st was last yr). I grew up loving comic books and cartoons but not knowing how expansive they were. I'm excited about seeing everything esp. anything wonder woman related. Thanks for helping me get a great hotel room (MMM), I joined right before hotelpacalypse not knowing how fortunate being a member would be. That's pretty much it!

Welcome to the forums, allmebri!  It's never too late to say hello and introduce yourself in this thread! ^__^  Glad that you could join us in our community.

It's pretty cool that you're a 911 operator!  How long have you been an operator?  Are the work hours usually very long?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: allmebri on May 12, 2015, 12:25:36 PM
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Welcome to the forums, allmebri!  It's never too late to say hello and introduce yourself in this thread! ^__^  Glad that you could join us in our community.

It's pretty cool that you're a 911 operator!  How long have you been an operator?  Are the work hours usually very long?

I've been an operator for 12.5 years. I enjoy it. I've just come to the conclusion that everyone is nuts!  :o
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 13, 2015, 11:58:27 PM
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I've been an operator for 12.5 years. I enjoy it. I've just come to the conclusion that everyone is nuts!  :o

Wow!  That's awesome.  Is it common for people to stay as operators for a long time?  I once saw a 20/20 (or perhaps it was Dateline) story about some 911 operators burning out because of the stressfulness of their jobs, but I wonder how accurate that was.  ^__^;; Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: allmebri on May 14, 2015, 04:01:07 AM
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Wow!  That's awesome.  Is it common for people to stay as operators for a long time?  I once saw a 20/20 (or perhaps it was Dateline) story about some 911 operators burning out because of the stressfulness of their jobs, but I wonder how accurate that was.  ^__^;; Ha ha.

Burnout is pretty common.  I just have a knack for it I guess.  It can be rough though. My trainee and I  took a call tonight about a guy who tried to cut his own jugular and carotid. Then I  turned around and went to work a radio and dispatch officers to calls. So you have to keep it together. I  love what I do though...
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 14, 2015, 08:28:35 AM
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Burnout is pretty common.  I just have a knack for it I guess.  It can be rough though. My trainee and I  took a call tonight about a guy who tried to cut his own jugular and carotid. Then I  turned around and went to work a radio and dispatch officers to calls. So you have to keep it together. I  love what I do though...

I can imagine that it's tough to keep it together when you hear tragedy on the other end fo the line. But that kind of calm focus is exactly what those people need. Kudos to you!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on May 14, 2015, 01:24:01 PM
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Burnout is pretty common.  I just have a knack for it I guess.  It can be rough though. My trainee and I  took a call tonight about a guy who tried to cut his own jugular and carotid. Then I  turned around and went to work a radio and dispatch officers to calls. So you have to keep it together. I  love what I do though...

Congratulations on 12.5 years!  Without the emergency infrastructure, it would be difficult for people to get help.  Major props!

Some of the things you hear about must be very gruesome, but I'm sure there are good moments to the job too.  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mike on May 20, 2015, 10:23:57 PM
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Hey all. Sorry I kind of jumped into posting for the past couple of months without introducing myself. I'm Sebrina from just outside of Nashville, TN. I'm a 911 operator and this will be my 2nd Con (1st was last yr). I grew up loving comic books and cartoons but not knowing how expansive they were. I'm excited about seeing everything esp. anything wonder woman related. Thanks for helping me get a great hotel room (MMM), I joined right before hotelpacalypse not knowing how fortunate being a member would be. That's pretty much it!

Welcome to the crew, allmebri/Sebrina! :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: GM-5380 on June 24, 2015, 05:35:08 AM
Hello from Argentina!
I found this forum looking for info about NYCC  :D
Me and my wife starting to travel to USA in 2010 for Star Wars Celebration 5 in Orlando, in 2012 we went back to Orlando for SWC6 but we also did Dragon*Con 2012 and was really awesome!
In 2014 we parade at SW Weekends in Disney Hollywood and this year we visit Anaheim for SWC7.
Now we are planning to visit again Florida and NY for the first time, we found out about Wizzard World FT Lauderdale and we have 3 day tickets, also for NYCC but Saturday was sold out  :'(
See you around!

Juanchi
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 24, 2015, 05:41:12 AM
welcome to the board

nycc is a bit different then the WW shows.  it's more like the swc show  ;)
be sure to connect with the nycc group for meet ups & general group help during the con.  having a day off from the con is not a bad idea- plan a day of sight-seeing!  there's so much to do in nyc

i hope to meet you & your wife at the nycc. 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 24, 2015, 05:51:30 AM
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Hello from Argentina!
I found this forum looking for info about NYCC  :D
Me and my wife starting to travel to USA in 2010 for Star Wars Celebration 5 in Orlando, in 2012 we went back to Orlando for SWC6 but we also did Dragon*Con 2012 and was really awesome!
In 2014 we parade at SW Weekends in Disney Hollywood and this year we visit Anaheim for SWC7.
Now we are planning to visit again Florida and NY for the first time, we found out about Wizzard World FT Lauderdale and we have 3 day tickets, also for NYCC but Saturday was sold out  :'(
See you around!

Juanchi

Welcome to the forums, Juanchi!  I'm glad that you could join us.

Like alyssa has mentioned, definitely look through the NYCC forum threads!  There is a ton of great information from our fellow forum members in the community, and after San Diego Comic-Con, I'm certain the forums will be buzzing about the excitement that is New York Comic Con.  (Ha ha.)

^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mark on June 24, 2015, 10:10:56 PM
Yikes! I had better introduce myself too, since I've been yammering away on the boards.

Name is Mark, I'm originally from New Mexico, now live near Half Moon Bay, CA. My wife grew up in San Diego and has family in the area so we get down there regularly, this'll be our 5th SDCC. Two kids, a son and a daughter. We do some of the smaller cons as well, especially ones focused more on art and comics. Someday hope to get to some of the big European events like Angouleme and Lucca.

Professionally I'm what they call a Data Scientist, (half math, half computer programming,) so if you have any statistics questions, shoot away. Unprofessionally, I'm interested in all sorts of stuff. I'm a bit of a talker, you've all been fairly warned :)

P.S. comiccondad is an homage of sorts to moviemom who used to do these wonderfully detailed reviews for Yahoo movies. I started a blog with the goal to do something similar for families at SDCC, we'll see how it goes.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 24, 2015, 10:15:56 PM
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Yikes! I had better introduce myself too, since I've been yammering away on the boards.

Name is Mark, I'm originally from New Mexico, now live near Half Moon Bay, CA. My wife grew up in San Diego and has family in the area so we get down there regularly, this'll be our 5th SDCC. Two kids, a son and a daughter. We do some of the smaller cons as well, especially ones focused more on art and comics. Someday hope to get to some of the big European events like Angouleme and Lucca.

Professionally I'm what they call a Data Scientist, (half math, half computer programming,) so if you have any statistics questions, shoot away. Unprofessionally, I'm interested in all sorts of stuff. I'm a bit of a talker, you've all been fairly warned :)

P.S. comiccondad is an homage of sorts to moviemom who used to do these wonderfully detailed reviews for Yahoo movies. I started a blog with the goal to do something similar for families at SDCC, we'll see how it goes.

Welcome to the forums, Mark!  You've been on the community for a few months now, but thank you for introducing yourself in this thread.  I think it's great to learn a little about our fellow forum members--the people we interact with all the time online, ha ha.  Glad that you could join us!

What are some of the things you and your family are looking forward to at Comic-Con this year?

Good luck on your blog!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mark on June 24, 2015, 10:34:25 PM
Thanks! This year my wife and daughter are skipping out early, but my daughter is big into Dr. Who and my wife will usually try to track down some authors, and Nathan Fillion. My son will haunt the video game demos and panels.

I'm waiting for all the panels to be announced, I love some of the unusual ones you get, like last year's "Obscure Cities" one. The best part for me is talking to people and seeing all the random acts of creativity, but I'll do some exclusives, some panels, a lot of shopping, and try to get a new signature on my hip flask.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 24, 2015, 10:48:18 PM
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Thanks! This year my wife and daughter are skipping out early, but my daughter is big into Dr. Who and my wife will usually try to track down some authors, and Nathan Fillion. My son will haunt the video game demos and panels.

I'm waiting for all the panels to be announced, I love some of the unusual ones you get, like last year's "Obscure Cities" one. The best part for me is talking to people and seeing all the random acts of creativity, but I'll do some exclusives, some panels, a lot of shopping, and try to get a new signature on my hip flask.

It sounds like all of you will be busy at con, panels or not!  Ha ha.

How many signatures do you have on your hip flask?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mark on June 25, 2015, 05:16:06 AM
This started with a party the night before leaving for SD one year where, a bit in my cups, I declared to all that I would get Bruce Campbell to sign my hip flask. Such oaths being sacred, I took it down and it actually worked out. Since then, I've added the creator of the Hip Flask character from Elephantmen, along with a sketch of Hip Flask, and Kazuo Koike. Last year I forgot to bring it, but hoping this is the year of the Hasselhoff.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on June 25, 2015, 05:26:55 AM
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Professionally I'm what they call a Data Scientist, (half math, half computer programming,) so if you have any statistics questions, shoot away. Unprofessionally, I'm interested in all sorts of stuff. I'm a bit of a talker, you've all been fairly warned :)

Talkers are welcome ;)

A personal interest of mine is the stats behind the comic con/pop culture boom. Having lived through a few boom&busts...., well, that's a topice for another thread. lol
if you have time take a look at this thread http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4173.0

feel free to put a link to your blog in your sig

are you coming to either of the meet ups?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 25, 2015, 06:20:47 AM
Welcome, Mark! I've been enjoying your blog and your posts. I aim glad to see you sticking around the site! I hope to run into you at SDCC!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on June 25, 2015, 01:35:35 PM
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This started with a party the night before leaving for SD one year where, a bit in my cups, I declared to all that I would get Bruce Campbell to sign my hip flask. Such oaths being sacred, I took it down and it actually worked out. Since then, I've added the creator of the Hip Flask character from Elephantmen, along with a sketch of Hip Flask, and Kazuo Koike. Last year I forgot to bring it, but hoping this is the year of the Hasselhoff.

That's still pretty cool!  A tradition for Comic-Con for years to come!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mark on June 25, 2015, 06:22:14 PM
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A personal interest of mine is the stats behind the comic con/pop culture boom. Having lived through a few boom&busts...., well, that's a topice for another thread. lol
if you have time take a look at this thread http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=4173.0

are you coming to either of the meet ups?

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely have a go at the report. Hoping to get to the meetups, have some extended family stuff going on as well so waiting to see how that finalizes. In any event, I hope to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: LHD on July 07, 2015, 02:26:13 AM
Hi, I'm Holly.
I've lived in San Diego my entire life, and I'm currently in Hillcrest/Mission Hills.
This is my 15th Comic-Con, and I've been going since I was three years old. 
I'm a big fan of comics, graphic novels, film, and fashion.
For the first time, I'll be alone for part of the con, so I'm looking forward to exploring on my own, and meeting new people. ^-^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 07, 2015, 03:04:00 AM
Welcome, Holly! I hope you meet some great people and enjoy your con!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 09, 2015, 02:38:39 AM
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Hi, I'm Holly.
I've lived in San Diego my entire life, and I'm currently in Hillcrest/Mission Hills.
This is my 15th Comic-Con, and I've been going since I was three years old. 
I'm a big fan of comics, graphic novels, film, and fashion.
For the first time, I'll be alone for part of the con, so I'm looking forward to exploring on my own, and meeting new people. ^-^


Welcome to the forums, Holly!  A true Comic-Con veteran!  That's pretty cool that you've been going for so long.  You definitely must have seen the changes and growth of the convention.  I'm sure you'll meet a ton of great people at the con!

^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Brainiac on July 14, 2015, 06:42:10 AM
Hi! Everyone  :)

First post here, I'm Brainiac :D and I'm hoping to make it to my first SDCC next year  ;D

I look forward to having some great discussions here with you guys :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JoAngel20 on July 14, 2015, 06:48:41 AM
Hi everyone I'm Jo  :) really love all the helpful info on here and I'm hoping to be able to go to SDCC next year. I look forward to talking with you guys!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on July 14, 2015, 07:00:00 AM
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Hi everyone I'm Jo  :) really love all the helpful info on here and I'm hoping to be able to go to SDCC next year. I look forward to talking with you guys!

Welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JoAngel20 on July 14, 2015, 07:08:13 AM
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Welcome!

Hey Nat!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 14, 2015, 07:29:43 AM
Brainiac and Jo, you are here at the right time! Now that we're all coming home from the con, we are starting our 2016 planning! You will start seeing posts about it in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JoAngel20 on July 14, 2015, 07:32:10 AM
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Brainiac and Jo, you are here at the right time! Now that we're all coming home from the con, we are starting our 2016 planning! You will start seeing posts about it in the next couple of weeks.

Really? Awesome thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 14, 2015, 06:39:54 PM
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Hi! Everyone  :)

First post here, I'm Brainiac :D and I'm hoping to make it to my first SDCC next year  ;D

I look forward to having some great discussions here with you guys :)

Welcome to the forums, Brainiac!  There will be plenty of great discussions on the forums throughout the year for Comic-Con as well as other conventions.  Definitely stick around, and you'll find this community to be a great resource for new information and friends.  ^__~


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Hi everyone I'm Jo  :) really love all the helpful info on here and I'm hoping to be able to go to SDCC next year. I look forward to talking with you guys!

Welcome to the forums, Jo!  Glad that you could join us!  My best advice is to frequent the forums throughout the year.  Even during the "slow" months, there's bound to be something interesting to talk about.  ^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: BenEatsRice on July 14, 2015, 08:01:50 PM
Hi everyone. I've been posting a little here and there lately and decided it's about time I introduce myself, too. My name is Ben. It's been great having these forums as a resource for The Con over the past couple of months and it definitely made my experience much better than previous years. In the past, I had no idea what I was doing, what exclusives were and how to get them, how panels worked, how lines worked (especially Hall H), etc. All I used to do in the past was walk the exhibit hall floor. I knew there was so much more to do, but didn't know what/how/etc. You just have to ask someone who knows...and that's where the forums came in so handy. Thanks to everyone who contributes here because it helps put some order and organization into the chaos known as Comic-Con. One of these years I will do some cosplay...I had my kids dressed as Padme Amidala and a "Jedi" on Saturday. They had a blast!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on July 14, 2015, 08:06:45 PM
Greetings program!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 14, 2015, 08:14:05 PM
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Hi everyone. I've been posting a little here and there lately and decided it's about time I introduce myself, too. My name is Ben. It's been great having these forums as a resource for The Con over the past couple of months and it definitely made my experience much better than previous years. In the past, I had no idea what I was doing, what exclusives were and how to get them, how panels worked, how lines worked (especially Hall H), etc. All I used to do in the past was walk the exhibit hall floor. I knew there was so much more to do, but didn't know what/how/etc. You just have to ask someone who knows...and that's where the forums came in so handy. Thanks to everyone who contributes here because it helps put some order and organization into the chaos known as Comic-Con. One of these years I will do some cosplay...I had my kids dressed as Padme Amidala and a "Jedi" on Saturday. They had a blast!

Welcome to the forums, Ben!  It's never too late to introduce yourself in this thread, so I'm glad you decided to drop by. 

It's great to hear stories about how these forums have helped so many people get information about badges, hotels, exclusives, panels, off-site events, and so forth!  This is truly a community effort of fans working together and adding little bit at a time to the hub of information already available.  Definitely stick around.  There's always more to come.

^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JoAngel20 on July 16, 2015, 10:13:22 AM
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Welcome to the forums, Jo!  Glad that you could join us!  My best advice is to frequent the forums throughout the year.  Even during the "slow" months, there's bound to be something interesting to talk about.  ^__^d

I plan on it! Thanks :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Gloombird on July 21, 2015, 12:04:45 PM
: Hey there guys. Been real busy lately sorting out a portfolio of my best comic based art.I would love some help or advice on how to get myself seen. I also am selling alot of one off pieces. Check out my instagram for more. www.instagram.com/gloombird
I love to draw cosplayers and I'm a long time die hard comic geek.
I would to share my art with you guys and hopefully get a table at a conference.
Lemmi
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 21, 2015, 12:40:00 PM
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: Hey there guys. Been real busy lately sorting out a portfolio of my best comic based art.I would love some help or advice on how to get myself seen. I also am selling alot of one off pieces. Check out my instagram for more. www.instagram.com/gloombird
I love to draw cosplayers and I'm a long time die hard comic geek.
I would to share my art with you guys and hopefully get a table at a conference.
Lemmi

Hi there, Gloombird!  Welcome to the Friends of Comic-Con forum community!  Glad that you could join us.

Just wanted to let you know that personal sales and advertising on the forums isn't allowed, mostly as a precaution to protect our forum members from spammers and scammers.  (As of right now, the only exception for that is if a convention's registration policy allows people to resell their badges and if the person resells the badge at-cost, with no bribes, fees, or extras.) 

With that said, for an aspiring artist like yourself, my advice is to try to attend some local conventions and join their artist alleys to make your name and artwork known.  It might take some time and money, so definitely take great consideration in which ones you choose to attend.  Use facebook and make a fan page to show your artwork as well.  Get a deviantart page if you don't already have one and images of your artwork on it.  Social media can be a big factor in getting your name known, and subscribers to your account can share cool artwork and the like to get help you started and market your personal brand. 

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Hope that helps, and I wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Gloombird on July 21, 2015, 02:38:29 PM
Sorry I didn't mean to advertise or sell. I really just have a passion for the comic world.  I have done since I was small. I'm 29 now so it's a while.
How would I find local cons and getting on artists alley?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on July 21, 2015, 02:55:18 PM
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Sorry I didn't mean to advertise or sell. I really just have a passion for the comic world.  I have done since I was small. I'm 29 now so it's a while.
How would I find local cons and getting on artists alley?


No worries!  Just a friendly tip (and reminder to anyone who stumbles upon this thread).  ^__~  It's great to have aspiring artists on the forum!

Check out this website here: http://www.conventionscene.com/

Or, this one here: http://animecons.com/events/calendar.shtml/0C0800799   [This has information for both comic conventions and anime/manga (Japanese cartoon/comic) conventions, if you're interested in attending both types of conventions.  Change the filter in the Calendar settings to focus your search.]

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: JoAngel20 on July 24, 2015, 07:34:00 PM
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Hi, I'm Holly.
I've lived in San Diego my entire life, and I'm currently in Hillcrest/Mission Hills.
This is my 15th Comic-Con, and I've been going since I was three years old. 
I'm a big fan of comics, graphic novels, film, and fashion.
For the first time, I'll be alone for part of the con, so I'm looking forward to exploring on my own, and meeting new people. ^-^

15th con! Woah lucky you! I'm hoping to go to my first this year  :)
Title: Officially on
Post by: sassafrass on August 01, 2015, 12:15:26 PM
Glad to be on here it feels like its been forever since I've talked to everyone, I mean we did go to different high schools together

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: sassafrass on August 01, 2015, 12:37:05 PM
Hi im jopari's roommate and friend , I've been going to sdcc for the last 10 years , glad to be part of the forum , if there is anything I can help with let me know

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Title: Re: Officially on
Post by: Zero on August 01, 2015, 01:18:23 PM
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Glad to be on here it feels like its been forever since I've talked to everyone, I mean we did go to different high schools together

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Hello there, sassafrass!  Welcome to the forums.  Glad that you could join us in our community.  (Does this mean you're implying that this is like a college campus?  ;p)

What are some of your favorite TV shows, comics, movies, etc.? 

Ten years is a long time!  Congratulations on being a ten-year Comic-Con veteran!  There are quite a few forum members who are also veterans of the convention.  What are some things you can tell us about the convention ten years ago?  I bet there are some interesting stories here and there.



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Merged new thread (called "Officially on")  into the "Introductions/Welcome" thread, so that it will be housed in the proper location and other forum members can more easily welcome you to the forums.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: sassafrass on August 01, 2015, 01:24:38 PM
No its just I wierd statement thats not supposed to make sense lol as far as movies and shows that's a tough one  you'd have to pick a category movies or shows obvious ones Game of Thrones walking dead daredevil on Netflix  movies would be a lot of the Marvel stuff sarcastic comedies, action basically name a movie and I've probably saw it and most likely like it

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on August 01, 2015, 03:43:44 PM
Daredevil on Netflix= near & dear
so glad they got the early 'go ahead' for a season 2, really looking forward to Electra

welcome btw ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on August 01, 2015, 04:20:04 PM
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No its just I wierd statement thats not supposed to make sense lol as far as movies and shows that's a tough one  you'd have to pick a category movies or shows obvious ones Game of Thrones walking dead daredevil on Netflix  movies would be a lot of the Marvel stuff sarcastic comedies, action basically name a movie and I've probably saw it and most likely like it

Hahahahaha, okay, cool.

Hm... when I think of "Marvel" and "sarcastic," my mind immediately goes to Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man or Iron Man 2.  Ha ha.  I love the moments where Tony is designing and tinkering with the suits, making commentary on how to fix or improve them.  Good times.  (I also just recently re-watched those again, ha ha.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 03, 2015, 02:26:11 AM
Great to see you here Sassafrass! Any friend of Jopari's is a friend of ours!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: highgiant on November 05, 2015, 04:20:27 PM
Hi, I'm the new guy!

I'm Darren,

30 M from Ireland. I'm visiting America July 2016 for 3 and a half weeks the main reason being to see a friend who now lives in America (In Atlanta) but I'm taking in a few states while over so as part of the trip I've booked flights to / b&b accommodation in San Diego from the 18th July to the 25th so hoping I can get lucky and get a Comic Con Ticket as its pretty much a once in a life time trip.

I'm particularly interested in talking to any one who would be interested in joining up together in the open registration to improve our chances of getting tickets.

I'm happy to talk to people around the fourms / facebook / skype etc... to prove I'm real and genuine so see you all around the forum :)


Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 05, 2015, 04:24:13 PM
Welcome, Highgiant!

There are a number of Brits on this board (not sure we have anyone from Ireland, though, other than you) who come to SDCC, so you are not alone!

We run buying groups on this site to help each other get badges. If you are interested in participating, we will be setting up those buying groups early in the new year. You are certainly welcome to participate!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: highgiant on November 05, 2015, 04:26:33 PM
That's great, yeah I would definitely be interested in that alright and good to see a quick response on the forums as well :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: alyssa on November 05, 2015, 05:49:23 PM
are you on facebook Darren?

you may want to watch an ep of the hangout i do with Ukdeejay.  He runs a fb group for britts who go to sdcc....
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 05, 2015, 08:03:46 PM
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Hi, I'm the new guy!

I'm Darren,

30 M from Ireland. I'm visiting America July 2016 for 3 and a half weeks the main reason being to see a friend who now lives in America (In Atlanta) but I'm taking in a few states while over so as part of the trip I've booked flights to / b&b accommodation in San Diego from the 18th July to the 25th so hoping I can get lucky and get a Comic Con Ticket as its pretty much a once in a life time trip.

I'm particularly interested in talking to any one who would be interested in joining up together in the open registration to improve our chances of getting tickets.

I'm happy to talk to people around the fourms / facebook / skype etc... to prove I'm real and genuine so see you all around the forum :)

Welcome to the forums, Darren!  Glad that you could join us in our community.  We're here all year round.  ^__^/ 

Coming from Ireland!  That's awesome.  I'd love to visit someday (when I have more money saved up, ha ha).

As Transmute mentioned earlier, some of our wonderful forum members will form some general (or, "open") registration buying groups sometime early next year.  A new thread dedicated to the general registration buying groups will be created around that time, so keep an eye out for it.  The thread will be the go-to place to get information about the buying groups and which ones are accepting new members for general registration. 

Alyssa also mentioned a Google Hangout with ukdeejay.  Here's a link to the thread here: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=3108.0

This is ukdeejay's facebook group for SDCC attendees from the UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees

You might be interested in connecting with some people from that group as well.

^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: B.T. Handles on November 15, 2015, 01:58:01 PM
Greetings,

Brandon here from DC. I have been attending SDCC consecutively since 2009.  In that time, my first few years attending was as an attendee; however, since 2012, I have been going as press, representing Reel Film News: www.reelfilmnews.com. 

This year, I have a group of family/friends planning to go so I will be leading their purchase group for open registration.  Be sure to PM me if you are interested in joining our group...Otherwise, I'll be around!  :D


Best,

Brandon
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 15, 2015, 02:08:13 PM
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Greetings,

Brandon here from DC. I have been attending SDCC consecutively since 2009.  In that time, my first few years attending was as an attendee; however, since 2012, I have been going as press, representing Reel Film News. 

This year, I have a group of family/friends planning to go so I will be leading their purchase group for open registration.  Be sure to PM me if you are interested in joining our group...Otherwise, I'll be around!  :D


Best,

Brandon

Welcome to the forums, Brandon!  Glad that you could join us.  Thank you for volunteering to be a group leader for a general registration buying group!

Hope to see you around in the various threads we have here.  ^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 15, 2015, 04:05:49 PM
Great to see you here, Brandon! Now that pre-registration is over, we;re all shifting our focus to open registration, and I know your group will be appreciated!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: bexbaby on November 20, 2015, 04:17:53 PM
Hi!  :D

New here and I'm a newb at Cons too.  I've only been to one and never been to SDCC...yet.  I'll be going to SDCC 2016.  I'm really excited to experience it next year.

I'm interested in cosplaying (my desire for 100% accuracy is my own worst enemy though) and I love gaming (mainly xbone).
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on November 20, 2015, 05:25:39 PM
Welcome to the Funny Farm!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 23, 2015, 12:09:26 AM
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Hi!  :D

New here and I'm a newb at Cons too.  I've only been to one and never been to SDCC...yet.  I'll be going to SDCC 2016.  I'm really excited to experience it next year.

I'm interested in cosplaying (my desire for 100% accuracy is my own worst enemy though) and I love gaming (mainly xbone).

Welcome to the forums, bexbaby!  ^__^/  Glad that you can join us in our online community!  I'm sure you'll enjoy Comic-Con.

I love video games as well!  What are some of your favorite titles?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: brittanyrhunt on November 23, 2015, 09:45:13 AM
Hi all --

My name is Brittany and I'm here in the hopes that I'll be able to take my son to Comic Con in 2016. I had hoped to surprise him with tickets for his 10th birthday this year, but trying to get tickets on my own didn't work out for me. So I'm looking to join a buying group this year to increase our odds of success (and solidify my spot as the coolest mom in his class).

Fingers crossed, and nice to meet everyone!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 23, 2015, 10:13:48 AM
Welcome, Brittany!

How old is your son? If he was 12 or under on August 1, 2015, then he qualifies as a child for SDCC 2016 and you do not need a badge for him. However, you would need a badge for yourself, so you can accompany him.

We will be opening up buying groups for open registration sometime next week. Keep an eye out for the announcement, and good luck in the sale!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: brittanyrhunt on November 23, 2015, 10:24:37 AM
Thanks! He will be 11 in January so he definitely qualifies as a child. Which I hope will make it easier for us to get there with the help of a group. I've already set a reminder to check back. Fingers crossed, and thanks again for the welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dcuodust on November 23, 2015, 11:39:01 AM
Hilo and welcome Brittany  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on November 23, 2015, 01:37:48 PM
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Hi all --

My name is Brittany and I'm here in the hopes that I'll be able to take my son to Comic Con in 2016. I had hoped to surprise him with tickets for his 10th birthday this year, but trying to get tickets on my own didn't work out for me. So I'm looking to join a buying group this year to increase our odds of success (and solidify my spot as the coolest mom in his class).

Fingers crossed, and nice to meet everyone!



Welcome to the forums, brittany!  Glad you can join us, as this is certainly the right place to get information about badges for Comic-Con (and join a buying group to better your odds at purchasing a badge during general registration).

^__^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: bexbaby on November 29, 2015, 07:34:28 PM
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Welcome to the forums, bexbaby!  ^__^/  Glad that you can join us in our online community!  I'm sure you'll enjoy Comic-Con.

I love video games as well!  What are some of your favorite titles?

Well, lately, I've been playing mainly GTA V, Star Wars Battlefront, and AC Syndicate. I'm in love with all the Lego games. My favorite all-time console game though is Red Dead Redemption. Still have my fingers and toes crossed for its Xbox backwards compatibility *sigh*   :-\

What about you?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Louie_rob_m on November 30, 2015, 07:24:22 AM
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Well, lately, I've been playing mainly GTA V, Star Wars Battlefront, and AC Syndicate. I'm in love with all the Lego games. My favorite all-time console game though is Red Dead Redemption. Still have my fingers and toes crossed for its Xbox backwards compatibility *sigh*   :-

What about you?
Thumbs up on the RDR!   My fave too
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 01, 2015, 02:09:20 AM
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Well, lately, I've been playing mainly GTA V, Star Wars Battlefront, and AC Syndicate. I'm in love with all the Lego games. My favorite all-time console game though is Red Dead Redemption. Still have my fingers and toes crossed for its Xbox backwards compatibility *sigh*   :-\

What about you?

Hm... Right now, I'm alternating between several games because I'm super behind on my to-do gaming list.  Currently playing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, Arkham Knight, Bayonetta, Pokemon X (yeah, I still haven't had the chance to finish it, ha ha), while also re-playing Pokemon Yellow and Golden Sun: Lost Age.

I know what you mean by hoping for backwards compatibility... I wish all of the newer consoles were like that.  *sighs*
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jclemy on December 08, 2015, 09:08:17 PM
Hi guys,

I'm Jeff and I'm hoping to do a road trip down from Canada for the con. I've been to Comic Expo here in Calgary a bunch but I'm hoping 2016 will be mine and my wife's first Comic con. We tried to get tickets this past year but no luck so we're going to join a group this year. I heard about this group from Reddit!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 08, 2015, 09:30:32 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm Jeff and I'm hoping to do a road trip down from Canada for the con. I've been to Comic Expo here in Calgary a bunch but I'm hoping 2016 will be mine and my wife's first Comic con. We tried to get tickets this past year but no luck so we're going to join a group this year. I heard about this group from Reddit!

Welcome to the forums, Jeff!  Glad that you could join us on the forums.  I hope you and your wife will get a chance to attend Comic-Con this upcoming year as well.  Take this opportunity to get to know some of your fellow forum members while we wait for news about general registration.  ^__~

What are some of your favorite comics, TV shows, movies, etc.?

Also check out the general ("open") registration buying group thread for some more information as well: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5694.0

^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 09, 2015, 06:13:23 AM
Great to see you here, Jeff! That's a long road trip, but I'm sure you'll have fun along the way. Be sure to check out our buying groups in the registration forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jclemy on December 09, 2015, 12:24:08 PM
SoCalNerdGal was the one that told me about the forum.

I'm a big fan of a lot of random graphic novels. I've really liked Marvel since I was little and collected the cards!

TV is pretty varied too. Just finished watching Jessica Jones which was awesome. I never thought of her as a really cool superhero but that might be the draw.

I'm a huge movie fan so I watch whatever I can get my hands on. Big fan of good sci fi. I'll often read the book and then get disappointed by the movie.

As I write this I realize I have a lot of general interests.

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on December 09, 2015, 01:37:28 PM
Welcome!

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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 09, 2015, 01:47:51 PM
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SoCalNerdGal was the one that told me about the forum.

I'm a big fan of a lot of random graphic novels. I've really liked Marvel since I was little and collected the cards!

TV is pretty varied too. Just finished watching Jessica Jones which was awesome. I never thought of her as a really cool superhero but that might be the draw.

I'm a huge movie fan so I watch whatever I can get my hands on. Big fan of good sci fi. I'll often read the book and then get disappointed by the movie.

As I write this I realize I have a lot of general interests.

That sounds awesome.  I think you'll fit right into our community!  Ha ha.  ^___~ 

If you're interested, we also have forum meet-ups for Comic-Con so that members can meet and greet each other.  Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time Comic-Con rolls around.

Here's the info thread: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jclemy on December 09, 2015, 09:05:47 PM
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That sounds awesome.  I think you'll fit right into our community!  Ha ha.  ^___~ 

If you're interested, we also have forum meet-ups for Comic-Con so that members can meet and greet each other.  Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time Comic-Con rolls around.

Here's the info thread: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171

Thanks! I've been looking around and it looks like a great group.

I haven't actually been on forums for a while. I used to be on the Coachella ones a lot.

I'll have a toddler with me so we'll see how many meetups we can make. I'm hoping a couple at least.
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That sounds awesome.  I think you'll fit right into our community!  Ha ha.  ^___~ 

If you're interested, we also have forum meet-ups for Comic-Con so that members can meet and greet each other.  Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time Comic-Con rolls around.

Here's the info thread: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: wolfgirl1272 on December 10, 2015, 04:40:24 PM
Hi All
I just joined on the recommendation of dolphina, she told me about this forum and all the information available to a noob like me. My boyfriend went to Comic-Con last year and I am hoping to go next year but have been warned about how hard it is to get a badge, so I am hoping to join a buying group and increase my chances.
I live here in Southern Calif (Camarillo) and I have been to Anime Expo, Comikazi, and BlizzCon.
I'm a student and enjoy anime, gaming, and tv shows like Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Marvel AOS, Agent Carter.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 10, 2015, 06:59:11 PM
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Hi All
I just joined on the recommendation of dolphina, she told me about this forum and all the information available to a noob like me. My boyfriend went to Comic-Con last year and I am hoping to go next year but have been warned about how hard it is to get a badge, so I am hoping to join a buying group and increase my chances.
I live here in Southern Calif (Camarillo) and I have been to Anime Expo, Comikazi, and BlizzCon.
I'm a student and enjoy anime, gaming, and tv shows like Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Marvel AOS, Agent Carter.

Welcome to the forums, wolfgirl!  ^__^/  Glad you could join us in our community.  Definitely take the time now to browse through the forums and learn all there is to know about getting badges for Comic-Con!

What are you studying in school right now?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 10, 2015, 09:52:12 PM
Great to see you here, Wolfgirl! Any friend of Dolphina's is a friend of ours!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: wolfgirl1272 on December 10, 2015, 10:45:20 PM
Thanks so much for the welcome  :D This forum/community is awesome I have been checking out a bunch of the different topics and I am just amazed at all the information that is covered. Talk about a one stop reference place. And I am studying veterinary sciences to become a veterinary assistant, I just have a couple of classes left but they have been very difficult to get into  :-\
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 11, 2015, 12:00:49 AM
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Thanks so much for the welcome  :D This forum/community is awesome I have been checking out a bunch of the different topics and I am just amazed at all the information that is covered. Talk about a one stop reference place. And I am studying veterinary sciences to become a veterinary assistant, I just have a couple of classes left but they have been very difficult to get into  :-\

Cool, very cool!  I hope you get into the classes you need.  I have a friend who is also studying the same thing right now.

Indeed, a one-stop informational reference highway--that's us.  <3  Ha ha.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Stephanie on December 22, 2015, 02:37:49 AM
Hello, my name is Stephanie and what else can I say but I'm new here.

I signed-up for the sole purpose of meeting new people, and to learn more about going to San Diego Comic-Con.

I was born in San Diego, yet I have never been to Comic Con, which is an odd thing that I'm looking to ameliorate.

Also, I am interested in going to New York Comic Con as well, specifically for this year.

Anyways, I look forward to speaking to most of you, and to learn more about possibly attending these conventions.

Peace out and have a smiley spam.

 ;D :-[ :P O0 O:-)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on December 22, 2015, 02:57:45 AM
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Hello, my name is Stephanie and what else can I say but I'm new here.

I signed-up for the sole purpose of meeting new people, and to learn more about going to San Diego Comic-Con.

I was born in San Diego, yet I have never been to Comic Con, which is an odd thing that I'm looking to ameliorate.

Also, I am interested in going to New York Comic Con as well, specifically for this year.

Anyways, I look forward to speaking to most of you, and to learn more about possibly attending these conventions.

Peace out and have a smiley spam.

 ;D :-[ :P O0 O:-)

Welcome to the Friends of Comic-Con forum, Stephanie!  Glad that you could join us.  It's great to see new people in the community.

If you're interested, we also have forum meet-ups for Comic-Con so that members can meet, greet, and hang out with each other.  Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time Comic-Con rolls around.

Here's the info thread: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171

Once again, welcome! ^__^
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: BananaSlug on December 29, 2015, 07:51:21 PM
Hello friends of comic-con! I'm mlgagne's younger sister. I'm from the east coast area, and I've been to NYCC a few times...I am hoping to go to SDCC for the first time this upcoming year.
I enjoy films from the 30s-70s eras, including horror and monster movies. I also like GoT and TWD, and my favorite character is Rick  ;)
I also love Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer <3)

Looking forward to getting to know y'all   :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on December 29, 2015, 08:07:08 PM
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Hello friends of comic-con! I'm mlgagne's younger sister. I'm from the east coast area, and I've been to NYCC a few times...I am hoping to go to SDCC for the first time this upcoming year.
I enjoy films from the 30s-70s eras, including horror and monster movies. I also like GoT and TWD, and my favorite character is Rick  ;)
I also love Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer <3)

Looking forward to getting to know y'all   :)

Is your name a Pulp Fiction reference?
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: BananaSlug on December 29, 2015, 09:46:59 PM
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Is your name a Pulp Fiction reference?

My cat looks like a banana slug, actually. But that would be a lot cooler, so yes  :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2015, 07:04:55 AM
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My cat looks like a banana slug, actually. But that would be a lot cooler, so yes  :)

I knew it.  Vincent Vega lives!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 30, 2015, 09:47:15 AM
Great to see you here, BananaSlug! It sounds like you'll fit in around here just fine. I presume you're working with Mlgagne's buying group in general registration to get a badge for SDCC? If not, let me know. We still have a buying group setting up for spring.

You'll certainly find lots of GoT and TWD at SDCC, and there are also things for older films, particularly those with cult status.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: DRWHO42 on December 30, 2015, 09:46:27 PM
Welcome Bananaslug. Fingers crossed for you in gen reg.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mlgagne on December 31, 2015, 08:23:33 AM
Thanks for joining us, BananaSlug  ;)

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Great to see you here, BananaSlug! It sounds like you'll fit in around here just fine. I presume you're working with Mlgagne's buying group in general registration to get a badge for SDCC? If not, let me know. We still have a buying group setting up for spring.

BananaSlug will be assisting me in gen reg by taking one of the new(er) positions that I am setting up to help the group run more smoothly (will be working out the kinks in the coming weeks)! I recommended joining the forum to her, and she signed up without hesitation...most likely because I spend like half of my waking hours talking about the awesomeness of cons and FoCC  8)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 31, 2015, 10:12:04 AM
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most likely because I spend like half of my waking hours talking about the awesomeness of cons and FoCC  8)

Only half?  :-[
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mlgagne on December 31, 2015, 01:07:07 PM
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Only half?  :-[

Hahaha...I may have played that down a *BIT*. It's more like 100% of what comes out of my mouth is a giant garble of FoCC/SDCC/GoT/TWD/other fandoms. It kind of all flows together at this point  ;D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 31, 2015, 01:23:39 PM
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Hahaha...I may have played that down a *BIT*. It's more like 100% of what comes out of my mouth is a giant garble of FoCC/SDCC/GoT/TWD/other fandoms. It kind of all flows together at this point  ;D

And we are happy to enable your addiction!  >:D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Rsxtacee on December 31, 2015, 02:02:06 PM
Hey everyone!

New here and hoping to make SDCC my first con.  I was on paternity leave for a few weeks and got back into comics after 20 yrs!

Glad to be here and hope everyone has a Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 31, 2015, 02:13:32 PM
Great to see you here, Rstacee! We will do our best to help! Make sure you look around the badge registration forum for the latest information, and to join a buying group, if you are interested.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Rsxtacee on January 01, 2016, 10:21:02 AM
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Great to see you here, Rstacee! We will do our best to help! Make sure you look around the badge registration forum for the latest information, and to join a buying group, if you are interested.

Thanks! Already PM'ed to join. Hopefully I get to!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: TrinaBean on January 01, 2016, 04:05:46 PM
Hi everyone! My name is Trina and I am new-ish to cons. I have attended a couple Supernatural conventions, one WizardCon and a local NCComicCon. I am hoping to attend SDCC for the first time this year, but have yet to join a buying group due to the big unknown of finance. I can't really be sure I'll even be able to afford SDCC. :/
I just wanted to say hello, in case the odds are in my favor. :D
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 01, 2016, 04:42:07 PM
I hope everything works out for you to attend, Trina! If you want to find some money-saving tips, you'll find them on this board. One big way many people save money is to share a room with others.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 04, 2016, 01:28:28 AM
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Hello friends of comic-con! I'm mlgagne's younger sister. I'm from the east coast area, and I've been to NYCC a few times...I am hoping to go to SDCC for the first time this upcoming year.
I enjoy films from the 30s-70s eras, including horror and monster movies. I also like GoT and TWD, and my favorite character is Rick  ;)
I also love Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer <3)

Looking forward to getting to know y'all   :)

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Thanks for joining us, BananaSlug  ;)

BananaSlug will be assisting me in gen reg by taking one of the new(er) positions that I am setting up to help the group run more smoothly (will be working out the kinks in the coming weeks)! I recommended joining the forum to her, and she signed up without hesitation...most likely because I spend like half of my waking hours talking about the awesomeness of cons and FoCC  8)

Welcome to the forums, BananaSlug!  It's great to see you here.  ^-^/  We appreciate your help in mlgagne's buying group, so thank you! 


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Hey everyone!

New here and hoping to make SDCC my first con.  I was on paternity leave for a few weeks and got back into comics after 20 yrs!

Glad to be here and hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Rsxtacee, welcome to the forums!  Glad to have you in our community.  That sounds like a cool way to get back into comics!  ^__^


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Hi everyone! My name is Trina and I am new-ish to cons. I have attended a couple Supernatural conventions, one WizardCon and a local NCComicCon. I am hoping to attend SDCC for the first time this year, but have yet to join a buying group due to the big unknown of finance. I can't really be sure I'll even be able to afford SDCC. :/
I just wanted to say hello, in case the odds are in my favor. :D

Welcome to the forums, Trina!  Glad that you could join us.  Now that you're on the forum, you'll definitely have a better chance at attending Comic-Con (for one or more days, if you're in a buying group). 

Even if you may or may not be able to attend due to finances, at the very least you'll be prepared with all of the knowledge required to try for the next time around.  Remember that knowledge is half the battle.  ^__~


For the new forum members to the community, don't forget to check out the meet-up threads!
Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time Comic-Con rolls around.

Here's the info thread: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 21, 2016, 03:32:54 PM
Well, well, well, Look who we have here. It's been sometime, more like two years or so.  Hope everyone is doing well and life is going somewhat decent for you. It's true what they say "strength in numbers always works."  Those of you who were successful during Pre Reg,  Congrats. Those of us who got the goose egg, I know your pain.  Mrs Yzrfan and I are right there with you. Open Reg is coming up soon, and hopefully things will go better for all of us. Just think after the stress of Open Reg, we have the always fun Hotelpocalypse and parking presale hell. I'm speaking from experience, you can't do it alone and you need the help of your fellow nerds. You need to have each others backs during everything SDCC related, and in life. This is the first time in many many years the Yzrfamily  doesn't  have badges going into Open Reg, and its a crappy/scary feeling.  We have ran into some of the new and old members at different cons while I was away, with the help of everyone's favorite Rando. To all you old timers, "Hello."  For all the new members after my retirement, I'm the [email protected]# who brought alittle humor and a-holeness to the forum.  Oh and one more thing before I go, I'm voting "Bert Su for President 2016"
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: dolphina on January 21, 2016, 03:45:16 PM
Welcome back and Good Luck during General Registration.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 21, 2016, 03:46:08 PM
Great to see you back, Yzrfan! I'm glad life worked out so that you could rejoin us.

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have any luck during pre-reg. Hopefully you guys can get something in open reg!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: LaDracul on January 21, 2016, 06:12:59 PM
I just joined yesterday, didn't properly introduce myself.

My name's Joanna, I've lived in IL all my life (though I have been thinking about moving to NY), I'm trying to be an actress (though it's tough where I am, hence the desire to move), I'm single and I'm into film/TV, video games, and cosplay. I had attended Wizard World in the late 2000s until I was a victim of the poor economy. Thankfully I'm back on my feet and am looking forward to attending C2E2 again and hopefully will be lucky to score SDCC this year.

Hello!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 21, 2016, 08:54:27 PM
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Well, well, well, Look who we have here. It's been sometime, more like two years or so.  Hope everyone is doing well and life is going somewhat decent for you. It's true what they say "strength in numbers always works."  Those of you who were successful during Pre Reg,  Congrats. Those of us who got the goose egg, I know your pain.  Mrs Yzrfan and I are right there with you. Open Reg is coming up soon, and hopefully things will go better for all of us. Just think after the stress of Open Reg, we have the always fun Hotelpocalypse and parking presale hell. I'm speaking from experience, you can't do it alone and you need the help of your fellow nerds. You need to have each others backs during everything SDCC related, and in life. This is the first time in many many years the Yzrfamily  doesn't  have badges going into Open Reg, and its a crappy/scary feeling.  We have ran into some of the new and old members at different cons while I was away, with the help of everyone's favorite Rando. To all you old timers, "Hello."  For all the new members after my retirement, I'm the [email protected]# who brought alittle humor and a-holeness to the forum.  Oh and one more thing before I go, I'm voting "Bert Su for President 2016"

Welcome back, Yzrfan!  It's been a long while indeed!  Remember me?  (Bwuhahahahaha.  ;p)


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I just joined yesterday, didn't properly introduce myself.

My name's Joanna, I've lived in IL all my life (though I have been thinking about moving to NY), I'm trying to be an actress (though it's tough where I am, hence the desire to move), I'm single and I'm into film/TV, video games, and cosplay. I had attended Wizard World in the late 2000s until I was a victim of the poor economy. Thankfully I'm back on my feet and am looking forward to attending C2E2 again and hopefully will be lucky to score SDCC this year.

Hello!

Hello there, Joanna!  Welcome to the forums!  It's great to have you as a part of our online community.  The more the merrier, I say.

If you're interested in joining a general ("open") registration buying group, check out this thread here for more information:
http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5694.0  (Freight's group is still open to new members.)


There are also forum meet-ups being planned for Comic-Con.  Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time the convention rolls around:

http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171

Once again, welcome to the forums!  ^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 22, 2016, 05:27:28 AM
Hi Joanna, great to see you here! You've certainly chosen an excellent time to get back into cons. Good luck with open registration!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: LaDracul on January 22, 2016, 06:31:21 AM
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Welcome back, Yzrfan!  It's been a long while indeed!  Remember me?  (Bwuhahahahaha.  ;p)


Hello there, Joanna!  Welcome to the forums!  It's great to have you as a part of our online community.  The more the merrier, I say.

If you're interested in joining a general ("open") registration buying group, check out this thread here for more information:
http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5694.0  (Freight's group is still open to new members.)


There are also forum meet-ups being planned for Comic-Con.  Right now, there are only a few being organized, but there are usually at least five or six different meet-ups by the time the convention rolls around:

http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.msg138171#msg138171

Once again, welcome to the forums!  ^__^d

Honestly, I've never heard of a buying group, does it work much of the time?

And thank you. :D

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Hi Joanna, great to see you here! You've certainly chosen an excellent time to get back into cons. Good luck with open registration!

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 22, 2016, 07:26:26 AM
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Honestly, I've never heard of a buying group, does it work much of the time?

I think that's my cue to enter. ;)

A buying group is a group of people who get together to buy badges. The smallest (efficient) buying group is one of 3 people. Since anyone who gets to the buying screen can buy 3 badges, if 3 people work together, then the first one of them to get in can buy all 3 badges. This increases each person's chances, because they have 3 shots to be pulled from the lottery, instead of 1.

The buying groups on this site are bigger than this (around 20-30 people) but work in a similar fashion.The first person to get in buys 3 badges for the group. The next person to get in buys 3 more badges for the group, and so on. This continues until everyone has badges. So only the first third of the group needs to get in to buy everyone a badge. Again, you have increased chances by working with others.

You can check out the buying groups in the SDCC Registration and Badges section of this site. Right now Freight is putting together a buying group. You can PM Freight if you would like to join.

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 22, 2016, 10:01:36 AM
And we meet again Zero. Hope things have been well for you.


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 22, 2016, 11:48:48 PM
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And we meet again Zero. Hope things have been well for you.

Indeed.  I hope things have been going well for you and your family too!  How's work? 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Yzrfan on January 24, 2016, 10:56:48 AM
Work is work. You have good days and you have bad days. It's been very trying given the social/political/emotional climate we live in these days.


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Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on January 25, 2016, 06:29:51 PM
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Work is work. You have good days and you have bad days. It's been very trying given the social/political/emotional climate we live in these days.

Indeed.  Nothing is simple anymore.  *sighs*
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: PEZSTILENCE on February 01, 2016, 04:51:28 AM
Hi peeps, think it's time for an introduction after a bit of lurking.

I'm a kiwi based in NZ and planning on travelling to the states later this year with my fiance for a few weeks (yet to be determined how many, based on $ saving ability!). I was big into X-Men / Marvel comics in the 90's, and she is a big Buffy / Potter fan. Other stuff i have an appreciation for...Spawn, Stargate, Marvel / X-Men trading cards and all the Marvel movies :) For about the last year we've been watching a lot of YouTube cosplay vids from various conventions but neither of us have talent in that field so just have an appreciation for it. I've attended a few of our local cons (Armageddon) with the last being in 2014, but they're nowhere near the scale of the US cons.

We have no firm plans but a big part of our upcoming trip was to make it to a US con and once we know what's happening regarding that, plan other things. SDCC is my big hope but i was totally unaware of how hard it is to get badges! So, we're coming to the realisation that maybe we'll have to settle for another con, but still going to give it a go for getting badges to SDCC. If we can't get in there (pretty likely!) then i'd hope to hit somewhere else that does it on a big scale....maybe NYCC. Thankfully nothing at all is booked yet, i've just made sure to have enough leave to book in a decent break around a con once we're locked in.

That's about it for me i think.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 01, 2016, 06:38:44 AM
Great to see you here, Peztilence! I'm glad you understand the difficulty of getting badges, because it means you will be serious about it. Make sure you set up Member ID accounts for both you and your fiancée, and then join a buying group here on this site. Freight is still accepting new members. This won't guarantee you badges, but it will help.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 01, 2016, 08:38:07 PM
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Hi peeps, think it's time for an introduction after a bit of lurking.

I'm a kiwi based in NZ and planning on travelling to the states later this year with my fiance for a few weeks (yet to be determined how many, based on $ saving ability!). I was big into X-Men / Marvel comics in the 90's, and she is a big Buffy / Potter fan. Other stuff i have an appreciation for...Spawn, Stargate, Marvel / X-Men trading cards and all the Marvel movies :) For about the last year we've been watching a lot of YouTube cosplay vids from various conventions but neither of us have talent in that field so just have an appreciation for it. I've attended a few of our local cons (Armageddon) with the last being in 2014, but they're nowhere near the scale of the US cons.

We have no firm plans but a big part of our upcoming trip was to make it to a US con and once we know what's happening regarding that, plan other things. SDCC is my big hope but i was totally unaware of how hard it is to get badges! So, we're coming to the realisation that maybe we'll have to settle for another con, but still going to give it a go for getting badges to SDCC. If we can't get in there (pretty likely!) then i'd hope to hit somewhere else that does it on a big scale....maybe NYCC. Thankfully nothing at all is booked yet, i've just made sure to have enough leave to book in a decent break around a con once we're locked in.

That's about it for me i think.

Welcome to the forums, Pezstilence!  It's always nice to see new members around here!  Glad you could join us.

Indeed, the first major step is to get badges, and truthfully, as a new attendee, it's often the most difficult part.  However, as Transmute mentioned, check out the general registration buying group thread to work with others in trying for badges.  You'll get all of the information you need there: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5694.0

Please note that you can only join one (1) buying group to be fair to others who may also want to participate in a group.  (The group leaders do cross-reference their member lists.)

At any rate, good luck, and once again, welcome! ^__^


My signature also has a list of helpful threads, in case you want a go-to, more organized list for the most relevant (or popular) threads:
http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=453.0

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: zi on February 26, 2016, 11:20:11 AM
Hi all! Just found this forum since it will be my first time attending SDCC in 2016! 

My name's Zi, I'm born and raised in Singapore.  I attended college/uni in Melbourne, Australia and I'm now living in Seattle, Washington.
I've always been into comics and I've collected Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image and Vertigo comics.  Favourite artists would be Joe Mad (anyone remember his comic Tellos?), Todd Mcfarlane (grew up reading his work on Amazing Spider-man) and the late Michael Turner.

I had attended my first con at NYCC 2010 when I've just gotten my first job out of uni and I had such a blast!  This time round, I will be attending SDCC 2016 with my wife!  I was very fortunate to be able to obtain tickets for Thur - Sat through the open reg.  On the morning of open reg, my car broke down while I was out getting breakfast and I couldn't return home in time for the start of the reg.  So I had to use my iPhone throughout the whole process and luckily the website works!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the con!

Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 26, 2016, 11:37:17 AM
That's quite the story! I'm so glad that you were able to get tickets after all of that!

It sounds like you have a good idea of what cons are like, but remember that SDCC is crazy, well beyond NYCC form 2010. Please check out the rest of this board for tips and tricks to navigate hotels, offsite events, lines, etc.

Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: perilla on February 26, 2016, 04:09:09 PM
Hey everybody! I discovered this forum when looking for more information on SDCC. I'm a military brat so I'm not really from anywhere, but I'm married to a Texas born and raised man who joined the military last year. He's been talking up SDCC ever since we met and began dating 6 years ago. We normally attend PAX or other gaming-related cons since we're both big gamers, into anime and DC. To celebrate my graduating with my bachelors this fall and to have some fun before he may be deployed, I decided to try and get us badges for SDCC 2016. I honestly didn't expect to get into registration and was already making plans to attend SLCC instead, but somehow I lucked out and got in, snagging us Friday through Sunday badges.

Overall I'm very excited to attend with my husband, who agreed to do at least one couples cosplay with me. :) This is our first comic con and I'm sure it will be a great experience. I'll definitely be reading everything I can here and preparing ahead of time.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 26, 2016, 04:15:04 PM
That's awesome, Perilla! It's great to hear stories like this, of people who have never been to the show getting lucky in the badge lottery and being able to attend. I know you guys will have a fabulous time! Even though you don't have Thursday badges, make sure you get into town early to experience the offsites that will be taking place that day. You will be amazed by how much there is to do outside of the convention center!

You're certainly in the right place for information. Feel free to browse around the boards and ask questions. We're all happy to help!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on February 26, 2016, 07:42:08 PM
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Hi all! Just found this forum since it will be my first time attending SDCC in 2016! 

My name's Zi, I'm born and raised in Singapore.  I attended college/uni in Melbourne, Australia and I'm now living in Seattle, Washington.
I've always been into comics and I've collected Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image and Vertigo comics.  Favourite artists would be Joe Mad (anyone remember his comic Tellos?), Todd Mcfarlane (grew up reading his work on Amazing Spider-man) and the late Michael Turner.

I had attended my first con at NYCC 2010 when I've just gotten my first job out of uni and I had such a blast!  This time round, I will be attending SDCC 2016 with my wife!  I was very fortunate to be able to obtain tickets for Thur - Sat through the open reg.  On the morning of open reg, my car broke down while I was out getting breakfast and I couldn't return home in time for the start of the reg.  So I had to use my iPhone throughout the whole process and luckily the website works!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the con!

Welcome to the forums, Zi!  Glad you could join us.

That's wonderful news!  Despite what happened to your car, I'm glad you and your wife will be attending Comic-Con for the first time!  I'm sure it will be very exciting, and there will be tons of information on the forums to help you plan your trip along way.  ^__~

In case you're interested, here's the forum meet-up summary thread:
http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.0

There aren't a lot of meet-ups right now, but there will be a few more being planned before the convention rolls around that you and your wife might like to attend.

^__^d


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Hey everybody! I discovered this forum when looking for more information on SDCC. I'm a military brat so I'm not really from anywhere, but I'm married to a Texas born and raised man who joined the military last year. He's been talking up SDCC ever since we met and began dating 6 years ago. We normally attend PAX or other gaming-related cons since we're both big gamers, into anime and DC. To celebrate my graduating with my bachelors this fall and to have some fun before he may be deployed, I decided to try and get us badges for SDCC 2016. I honestly didn't expect to get into registration and was already making plans to attend SLCC instead, but somehow I lucked out and got in, snagging us Friday through Sunday badges.

Overall I'm very excited to attend with my husband, who agreed to do at least one couples cosplay with me. :) This is our first comic con and I'm sure it will be a great experience. I'll definitely be reading everything I can here and preparing ahead of time.

Welcome to the forums, perilla!  Another great success story during open registration.  It's great to hear.

I'm glad that you and your husband will be able to attend Comic-Con this year, and I'm sure you'll both enjoy all that it has to offer.  I definitely recommend going through the threads to get as much information as you can to help you prepare for panels, lines, and more.  Perhaps you two would be interested in attending a few forum meet-ups during the convention.

There are only a few meet-ups right now, but by the time Comic-Con comes around, there are usually at least five or six in total:
http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.0

^__~
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: betarayben on March 07, 2016, 09:02:45 PM
Hello everyone!

I am attending Wondercon for the first time this year and I am excited for the getaway!  I am going solo, but I always enjoy being self-indulgent  ;).

I am mainly into comics (imagine that), but I can geek out in any number of mediums or genres.  For the past couple of years I've been relearning to draw, so I've been getting more and more into that aspect of comics.

I've been to a few other conventions, but this will be my first in California, a state that I truly love.  I currently live in Austin, but my favorite part of the country is the west, and I'd love to end up there eventually.

I have my ticket for the Dawn of Justice showing at LA Live thursday night, so I hope to meet some of you there (I'm afraid I've been lurking a bit around here). 
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 07, 2016, 09:07:06 PM
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Hello everyone!

I am attending Wondercon for the first time this year and I am excited for the getaway!  I am going solo, but I always enjoy being self-indulgent  ;).

I am mainly into comics (imagine that), but I can geek out in any number of mediums or genres.  For the past couple of years I've been relearning to draw, so I've been getting more and more into that aspect of comics.

I've been to a few other conventions, but this will be my first in California, a state that I truly love.  I currently live in Austin, but my favorite part of the country is the west, and I'd love to end up there eventually.

I have my ticket for the Dawn of Justice showing at LA Live thursday night, so I hope to meet some of you there (I'm afraid I've been lurking a bit around here). 

Welcome to the dark side forums, betarayben!  (Did you know that your username can be abbreviated to "brb"?  Was that intentional?  Ha ha.  Kind of cool, either way.)

Glad that you could join us officially!  Do you attend any conventions in Texas?

Since you're attending WonderCon, check out these meet-up threads if you're interested in hanging out with some fellow forum members!
Thursday night meet-up: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5714.0
Friday night meet-up: http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5721.0

^__~  Again, welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: betarayben on March 07, 2016, 09:34:17 PM
Thanks, Zero!

I've attended Wizard World Austin, Mondocon, and various San Antonio cons.  Wizard World gets worse every year here.  I've actually flown out to Charlotte twice for Heroescon, which is by far the best con experience that I've had.

And no, I didn't plan on the brb thing!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 07, 2016, 09:58:56 PM
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Thanks, Zero!

I've attended Wizard World Austin, Mondocon, and various San Antonio cons.  Wizard World gets worse every year here.  I've actually flown out to Charlotte twice for Heroescon, which is by far the best con experience that I've had.

And no, I didn't plan on the brb thing!

That's pretty cool!  What was it about HeroesCon that made it a very good experience?

Even if it wasn't planned, it's still awesome.  Ha ha.  ^__^  (It's like a new forum inside joke that only forum members can know.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 08, 2016, 06:25:15 AM
Hi Ben! It's great to see you here! A number of us are also attending WonderCon, so you may see us around. Look for our forum lanyards (blue with red blood spatter).

I hope you check out the WonderCon forum on this site!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: rodneytfreeman on March 08, 2016, 08:11:09 AM
Hello. I'm Rodney. I'm from the midwest. My wife and I tried to get SDCC tickets this year for the first time and we were lucky enough to get in with the chance to buy all days including preview (we purchased the 4 day pass w/o Preview Night. Something we might be shooting ourselves in the foot for, but maybe not.

Anyway, needless to say I've been bitten by the SDCC bug. It's probably turned into somewhat of an obsession. I blame that on selling the tickets so early and having no con information available (I understand why, but grr!)

My wife and I love San Diego. We took our honeymoon there, we went there for our first anniversary, and most recently went there for her birthday. The Gaslamp district is beautiful. I hope to be able to impart some of my SD and Gaslamp knowledge to those on this forum. So far I've received so much wonderfully useful information regarding hotel sales and offsite events. I imagine you'll be seeing me around this site pretty often for pre/post con information and celebration!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 08, 2016, 08:58:16 AM
I'm glad that you're finding this site useful, Rodney! You may have noticed that most of us here have that same obsession with SDCC. Just a warning though, it doesn't go away. Once the con is over, you'll be obsessed with the next one!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: rodneytfreeman on March 08, 2016, 09:04:19 AM
That's what I'm hoping happens to my wife. She said the con is a "Once-in-a-lifetime" experience and that we have to go once. Hopefully that once turns into once a year!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: epicaz on March 08, 2016, 10:11:46 AM
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Hello. I'm Rodney. I'm from the midwest. My wife and I tried to get SDCC tickets this year for the first time and we were lucky enough to get in with the chance to buy all days including preview (we purchased the 4 day pass w/o Preview Night. Something we might be shooting ourselves in the foot for, but maybe not.

Anyway, needless to say I've been bitten by the SDCC bug. It's probably turned into somewhat of an obsession. I blame that on selling the tickets so early and having no con information available (I understand why, but grr!)

My wife and I love San Diego. We took our honeymoon there, we went there for our first anniversary, and most recently went there for her birthday. The Gaslamp district is beautiful. I hope to be able to impart some of my SD and Gaslamp knowledge to those on this forum. So far I've received so much wonderfully useful information regarding hotel sales and offsite events. I imagine you'll be seeing me around this site pretty often for pre/post con information and celebration!

Welcome! You're definitely in for a treat, especially now that you've delved into the separate journey of preparation and hype with the rest of us on the forum! :) I first attended believing that SDCC would be a once in a lifetime experience as well, but as with any great thing it became something that was easy to become addicted to! I hope you guys have a wonderful first experience. As for preview night, don't worry about it :) I've optionally passed it up every year myself, as I don't really need an extra night on the floor unless I really plan on camping for an exclusive (of which we won't know about until much later anyway). And even so, there are many other opportunities for that in your 4 days!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: rodneytfreeman on March 08, 2016, 10:28:12 AM
Planning has become a bit of an addiction. Just hung up this cheap whiteboard last night. Will be roughly planning our offsites, hotels, important info on this.

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs8.postimg.org%2Fvcoj771wx%2FIMG_4313.jpg&hash=378b7c0263f4f5cfb77aeb7fb76d2fb0) (http://postimg.org/image/vcoj771wx/)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: mlgagne on March 08, 2016, 10:56:34 AM
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Planning has become a bit of an addiction. Just hung up this cheap whiteboard last night. Will be roughly planning our offsites, hotels, important info on this.

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs8.postimg.org%2Fvcoj771wx%2FIMG_4313.jpg&hash=378b7c0263f4f5cfb77aeb7fb76d2fb0) (http://postimg.org/image/vcoj771wx/)

That is an absolutely amazing idea! It will DEFINITELY help you with planning. I may have to get one of those for myself... ;)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 08, 2016, 12:13:44 PM
Go Rodney! I have the same thing myself, but in a MS Word file.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: betarayben on March 08, 2016, 07:23:18 PM
Thanks, Jun, I will keep an eye out for the lanyards.  I saw the ad for them.  Hopefully someone will bring extras of those?  I'd gladly buy one!   :)

Zero, to answer your question about Heroescon, what makes it great is the art.  There are so many great artists there and it's pretty easy to get commissions done if you do some prep work beforehand.  Plus there's great art at the art auction and a drink and draw on Friday night.  Plenty of comic vendors there as well.  Oh, and the programming includes a lot of art-centered panels.  The two years that I went they had SCAD faculty do a couple of panels.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 08, 2016, 07:52:06 PM
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Thanks, Jun, I will keep an eye out for the lanyards.  I saw the ad for them.  Hopefully someone will bring extras of those?  I'd gladly buy one!   :)

I's not mandatory to buy a lanyard, but they certainly make a statement, and it helps people recognize you at the con. You can buy them here.

http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5460.0 (http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5460.0)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 09, 2016, 02:39:38 AM
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Hello. I'm Rodney. I'm from the midwest. My wife and I tried to get SDCC tickets this year for the first time and we were lucky enough to get in with the chance to buy all days including preview (we purchased the 4 day pass w/o Preview Night. Something we might be shooting ourselves in the foot for, but maybe not.

Anyway, needless to say I've been bitten by the SDCC bug. It's probably turned into somewhat of an obsession. I blame that on selling the tickets so early and having no con information available (I understand why, but grr!)

My wife and I love San Diego. We took our honeymoon there, we went there for our first anniversary, and most recently went there for her birthday. The Gaslamp district is beautiful. I hope to be able to impart some of my SD and Gaslamp knowledge to those on this forum. So far I've received so much wonderfully useful information regarding hotel sales and offsite events. I imagine you'll be seeing me around this site pretty often for pre/post con information and celebration!

Welcome to the forums, Rodney!  It's great to have another new forum member joining us.  We'll be glad to have you before, during, and after the convention for information and celebration.   ^__^

I like your white board!  Personally, I think you might need a larger one for Comic-Con's listing of panels, programming, and off-site events once it gets closer to the convention, ha ha.  There's so much to do!


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Thanks, Jun, I will keep an eye out for the lanyards.  I saw the ad for them.  Hopefully someone will bring extras of those?  I'd gladly buy one!   :)

Zero, to answer your question about Heroescon, what makes it great is the art.  There are so many great artists there and it's pretty easy to get commissions done if you do some prep work beforehand.  Plus there's great art at the art auction and a drink and draw on Friday night.  Plenty of comic vendors there as well.  Oh, and the programming includes a lot of art-centered panels.  The two years that I went they had SCAD faculty do a couple of panels.

Sometimes, alyssa will bring a handful of the lanyards for sale to Comic-Con, but it's not guaranteed (especially if they sell out beforehand).  As Transmute mentioned, if you're interested in a forum lanyard, the best way to get one while you can is to purchase them online.  ^__^d

Wow, that sounds amazing!  Did you get any cool sketches or commissions?  I like that there is a focus on the art and the artist.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: rodneytfreeman on March 10, 2016, 06:27:14 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Rodney!  It's great to have another new forum member joining us.  We'll be glad to have you before, during, and after the convention for information and celebration.   ^__^

I like your white board!  Personally, I think you might need a larger one for Comic-Con's listing of panels, programming, and off-site events once it gets closer to the convention, ha ha.  There's so much to do!

Thanks Zero. I have another board the exact same size if needed. This board is strictly for long-term planning and off-sites. We'll plan the programming using phones/sched/spreadsheets. If there is one thing I'm set on, it's planning.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nitaro206 on March 20, 2016, 01:34:02 AM
I didn't notice this Thread up until now so will write my introduction now :)


So hello people, My name is On (Yes... Like the switch/button/nob/any other on\off reference) and after a few years of just looking at the con online, me and my Boy Friend  decided to try our luck this year and go for it.
We go super lucky and got the option of buying a 4 days ticket for the both of us :) ever since I find myself looking at sites constantly and trying to plan out as much as I can in order to get this trip as fun and as good as we possibly can.

We are from the middle east so the trip to the US is not a cheap one and we are both students so we are working through what we want very carefully :)

This site so far has been so very useful in the information it provides.
So thank you for this site and for the information, I guess you will see me around here until the con more and more... the Hypetrain is real :)

Great day to you all!

P.S
Not a native English speaker so writing issues will happen I believe :) but I try my best
And what is the answer for Finish the name, Peter.....: ?!?!? -_-" third time I get it and don't know what to answer.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 20, 2016, 02:31:13 AM
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I didn't notice this Thread up until now so will write my introduction now :)


So hello people, My name is On (Yes... Like the switch/button/nob/any other on\off reference) and after a few years of just looking at the con online, me and my Boy Friend  decided to try our luck this year and go for it.
We go super lucky and got the option of buying a 4 days ticket for the both of us :) ever since I find myself looking at sites constantly and trying to plan out as much as I can in order to get this trip as fun and as good as we possibly can.

We are from the middle east so the trip to the US is not a cheap one and we are both students so we are working through what we want very carefully :)

This site so far has been so very useful in the information it provides.
So thank you for this site and for the information, I guess you will see me around here until the con more and more... the Hypetrain is real :)

Great day to you all!

P.S
Not a native English speaker so writing issues will happen I believe :) but I try my best
And what is the answer for Finish the name, Peter.....: ?!?!? -_-" third time I get it and don't know what to answer.

Welcome to the forums, On!  We also have some international forum members here as well, so it's great to see another person from abroad in our community!  Glad that you could join us.

^__^d
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2016, 06:46:15 AM
Great to see you here, On! I know we have at least one other member coming from the Middle East. Yes, it is a long trip, but it will be worth it, I promise you!

You may wish to arrive a day or so early, to adjust to the time zone a bit. Most of us run on very little sleep during the con, so you will want to start off well-rested!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Nitaro206 on March 20, 2016, 07:08:00 AM
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Great to see you here, On! I know we have at least one other member coming from the Middle East. Yes, it is a long trip, but it will be worth it, I promise you!

You may wish to arrive a day or so early, to adjust to the time zone a bit. Most of us run on very little sleep during the con, so you will want to start off well-rested!

That is the plan for now :) although I am dreading the Hotelpocalipse heading our way :P
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 20, 2016, 07:18:28 AM
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That is the plan for now :) although I am dreading the Hotelpocalipse heading our way :P

We all dread it! But if you want to ease the stress and get the cheapest rate for a hotel, you could look at the Early Bird sale. None of the hotels are downtown, but they are all on the shuttle route.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jontargaryen on March 21, 2016, 06:32:04 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Andrew. Grew up in San Diego but moved to NYC when I was 15, and currently live here. I've been going to SDCC since 2004 with my cousin. We took last year off because we needed a break from all of the craziness. We decided to try for passes this year and managed to snag 4 day passes with preview night. Very excited to be going back! Missing last year ended up being really difficult for me. This will probably be my first con not camping out at all for Hall H (well within the past 5 years). I'm throwing in the towel, lol. Also going to be my first year trying for a downtown hotel for the entire length of the con.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 22, 2016, 07:04:33 AM
Welcome, Andrew! It sounds like you have a lot of experience at SDCC. What do you plan to do with all of your time if you are skipping Hall H this year? :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: jontargaryen on March 22, 2016, 08:28:44 PM
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Welcome, Andrew! It sounds like you have a lot of experience at SDCC. What do you plan to do with all of your time if you are skipping Hall H this year? :)

Not quite sure! Probably check out a lot of the smaller panels that I've had to miss out on the past few years. And of course bar hopping in the Gaslamp. :)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: rodneytfreeman on March 22, 2016, 09:10:11 PM
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And of course bar hopping in the Gaslamp. :)

Just spent a lot of time at Moonshine Flats this past weekend and had a blast. All of their games are awesome!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 23, 2016, 05:32:48 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm Andrew. Grew up in San Diego but moved to NYC when I was 15, and currently live here. I've been going to SDCC since 2004 with my cousin. We took last year off because we needed a break from all of the craziness. We decided to try for passes this year and managed to snag 4 day passes with preview night. Very excited to be going back! Missing last year ended up being really difficult for me. This will probably be my first con not camping out at all for Hall H (well within the past 5 years). I'm throwing in the towel, lol. Also going to be my first year trying for a downtown hotel for the entire length of the con.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone!

Welcome to the forums, Andrew!  (I suppose it's appropriate to also say "Welcome back to Comic-Con!"  Ha ha.) 

This is definitely the perfect place to read up on information about Downtown hotels--and hotels for Comic-Con in general--so I'm glad that you could join us!   ^__^/
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Mel on March 29, 2016, 12:15:08 PM
I've changed my screen name!

Not new, but I've decided to move to my actual name. Cracksback, no more, you can just call me Mel. This helps with confusion in person and my name was silly anyhow.
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on March 29, 2016, 01:34:54 PM
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I've changed my screen name!

Not new, but I've decided to move to my actual name. Cracksback, no more, you can just call me Mel. This helps with confusion in person and my name was silly anyhow.

I had to do a double take when I first saw your username change in a thread.  Sneaky, sneaky.  ;p 

(I liked that your old username rhymed.  Tee-hee.)
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Cajnca559 on April 02, 2016, 01:16:48 PM
Hello all, my name is John and 2016 is going to be my 4th year running going to the con! My wife and I live in Fresno,ca and we love pretty much anything and everything to do with pop culture. We collect funko products and our one vacation a year is to San Diego for the incredible experience that is sdcc. I joined the forum last year after I heard about it from the unofficial San Diego comic con blog. This year being the fourth year at Sdcc, some of the greatest experiences my wife and I have had have been offsite( Conan bingo, nerdist, herd hq and the small panels they put on, the walking dead escape-bummer they got rid of it this year). Well hope to see some of you around the con this year!
Title: Re: Introductions/Welcome Thread
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 01:24:12 PM
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Hello all, my name is John and 2016 is going to be my 4th year running going to the con! My wife and I live in Fresno,ca and we love pretty much anything and everything to do with pop culture. We collect funko products and our one vacation a year is to San Diego for the incredible experience that is sdcc. I joined the forum last year after I heard about it from the unofficial San Diego comic con blog. This year being the fourth year at Sdcc, some of the greatest experiences my wife and I have had have been offsite( Conan bingo, nerdist, herd hq and the small panels they put on, the walking dead escape-bummer they got rid of it this year). Well hope to see some of you around the con this year!

Welcome to the forums, John!  (Officially, ha ha.)  Glad that you could join us in our community, and I'm glad you and your wife had some very good experiences at Comic-Con.  Here's to another great adventure!

What are some of your favorite Funko products that you've collected so far?

If you're interested in joining any forum meet-ups at Comic-Con, here's