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Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 01, 2013, 03:38:53 PM
Friends Of CCI Forum: Map 2014 UPDATED!
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Hi, everybody! It's been a hell of a year, right?

Well, here we are with now less than ONE HUNDRED less days to go before San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and, as I agreed with myself, I would come back and update the map and links for this thread.

By this point, we should all know if we are able this year to make it to the Con in July, what with Badge sales all done and dusted and accommodation getting sorted, slowly but surely. So, to that end, I've gone through and added all the names and locations to the map that needed putting in and we now should have a comprehensive map of the truly international audience of this amazing event!

Don't forget - while the title of the thread is 'Where are you coming from?', it's more of a Friends Of CCI members map (I'm wondering if I should change that...) so you don't necessarily have to be attending SDCC in 2014 to be listed on here. Do check and see if all the data I've entered is correct, especially if, for example, you may have moved since this map was last put together.

And, of course, if you'd like to be added to the map, simply reply to this thread with the location you're coming from - we're not wanting street names but if you could add a city, that would make the map a little more accurate.

I'm glad people have still been taking part in this thread and I hope to see a few more pins added as we get closer to July!

You can find the map - and share it with your friends - here:
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Where are you coming from? Where's the furthest that a line buddy you've made friends with has come from? And do you still keep in touch??


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 01, 2013, 03:43:37 PM
ukdeejay: Yorkshire to San Diego
5330 miles


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 01, 2013, 03:44:52 PM
I'm coming from Northern California. Oh, so far away! ;)

Dogberry comes from Singapore. That's the furthest away I've heard... nearly halfway around the world!
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Post by: taigirl87 on March 01, 2013, 03:57:27 PM
the husband and i are coming from salt lake city to san diego. bit of a long drive but we get to see his grandparents along the way!
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Post by: Chuck on March 01, 2013, 03:58:41 PM
9.195 km from Germany  :D
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Post by: perc2100 on March 01, 2013, 04:00:56 PM
From North County San Diego, about 20 miles north of the Convention Center
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Post by: BarneyLhs on March 01, 2013, 04:13:39 PM
3 miles away from the Convention Center :)
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Post by: kappolo on March 01, 2013, 04:27:04 PM
Switzerland to San Diego :)
Well, actually I live in SD now, but I'm from Switzerland
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 01, 2013, 04:32:26 PM
Orange County
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 01, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
I'm coming from Maryland. East Coast to West Coast!
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Post by: vegasndn on March 01, 2013, 05:31:41 PM
Vegas baby!
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Post by: Devorah on March 01, 2013, 05:33:02 PM
Maryland :)
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 01, 2013, 05:40:46 PM
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Maryland :)

WOOHOO!
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Post by: AlaskaRainbow on March 01, 2013, 07:20:52 PM
I guess it's pretty obvious from my name - my girlfriend and I live in Anchorage, Alaska

Not a big Comic-Con fan base up here, whenever I wear my tshirt I usually get that blank look but once in awhile someone will say, oh cool!!
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Post by: Abunai on March 01, 2013, 07:46:14 PM
Ann Arbor Michigan!
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 01, 2013, 08:02:04 PM
Go Wings!!!
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Post by: Abunai on March 01, 2013, 08:10:54 PM
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Go Wings!!!

You know it  ;)
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 01, 2013, 08:18:42 PM
Hence my name YZRFAN! Stevie Y a true superhero!
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Post by: JerseyGirl317 on March 01, 2013, 08:32:24 PM
NYC area so it's a cross country trip for us.
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 01, 2013, 09:00:19 PM
Hopefully the weather out here will be much then in NYC
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Post by: Zero on March 01, 2013, 09:13:44 PM
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Hopefully the weather out here will be much then in NYC

Sunny Californian summer with a slight dash of a light breeze (being near the waterfront and all).  That's how it usually is in July in the area around the convention center.  High 70s to mid 80s, most likely.  Last summer felt cooler than the previous one in San Diego though.

Back on-topic:

As for where I'm coming from for the convention...
Technically, it would be South Korea because that's where I'm teaching English right now.
Normally, I'd be coming from my apartment in San Diego. ;p
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Post by: oneroomdisco on March 01, 2013, 09:19:29 PM
Los Angeles, so just a quick trip down on the Amtrak for us :D.
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Post by: briggaman on March 01, 2013, 11:10:47 PM
I'll be coming from England. Currently living in Liverpool at the moment....
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Post by: DarkNightwing on March 02, 2013, 12:36:18 AM
Fayetteville, AR to San Diego, CA (1,600miles)
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Post by: Tygermoth on March 02, 2013, 01:01:27 AM

Leafy and green Hampshire -  UK -  5455 miles

First timers :)
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Post by: Frank11207 on March 02, 2013, 02:40:43 AM
First time , From Brooklyn, New York  i can't wait
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Post by: dogberry on March 02, 2013, 03:27:20 AM
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I'm coming from Northern California. Oh, so far away! ;)

Dogberry comes from Singapore. That's the furthest away I've heard... nearly halfway around the world!

Yeap, 14 hours ahead of PST right here. Takes me about 20+ hours to get to the US by plane, and maybe a few more from either LAX/JFK which is usually where I land.
This will be my second SDCC in a row, I LOVE the weather (summer in SD is way less scorching than in NY) and plan to explore SD more thoroughly this trip.

P.S. TJ we need to find a way to say hello in person this time!!! :D
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 02, 2013, 07:17:00 AM
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P.S. TJ we need to find a way to say hello in person this time!!! :D

Okay, but this time lets make plans before we actually get to San Diego. ;)
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Post by: Angology on March 02, 2013, 08:45:58 AM
Coming from the Austin, TX area!
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Post by: Comicbob on March 02, 2013, 09:50:36 AM
Minnesota
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Post by: Arogers8388 on March 02, 2013, 09:57:26 AM
We're coming from Nashville, TN.
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 02, 2013, 10:40:07 AM
You have to admit SDCC is freaking awesome. Other then let's say the Olympics , what other event brings people from all over the world each and every year. It's true when people say us nerds are taking over the world!
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Post by: Jim Watari on March 02, 2013, 10:52:13 AM

El Segundo, Calif (the little city just south of LAX) , but my cousin is coming from Woodbury, Minnesota  (no not the one in The Walking Dead)  :P
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Post by: FBS on March 02, 2013, 01:34:12 PM
Essex, UK

We are first timers
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Post by: Carlo on March 02, 2013, 02:30:57 PM
20 minute drive away
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Post by: alyssa on March 02, 2013, 06:53:45 PM
New Hampshire
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Post by: JerseyGirl317 on March 02, 2013, 07:01:24 PM
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First time , From Brooklyn, New York  i can't wait

Hi neighbor! My husband comes from Brooklyn too. He tells people he's a New Yorker that go stuck living in Jersey.
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Post by: TheTFReview on March 03, 2013, 12:08:11 AM
Tustin, CA. About 1.5 hour car ride, 2.5ish train ride.
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Post by: karatekid on March 03, 2013, 12:44:15 AM
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As for where I'm coming from for the convention...
Technically, it would be South Korea because that's where I'm teaching English right now.
Normally, I'd be coming from my apartment in San Diego. ;p

Hey Zero that's very cool to be teaching English in South Korea. I've had a few friends and former classmates do it. By chance are you Korean yourself?

To the subject, like Transmute, I'm coming from NorCal but I'm on the "San Francisco" side  ;) That's a significant distinction for the peeps up here. However, I'm originally from SoCal ... 75% of my life there so it's still sort of home for me ... my parents, sister, best friend, best man at my wedding and all my buddies all still live there. So Comic Con is a family visit as well as an adventure. I commute in from my in-laws. It's a little more than an hour but it saves $$ on lodging so I can spend it at the show!

I'm amazed by how far some people come for SDCC. The UK? Singapore? Hell, even New Hampshire, Maryland, etc. I can't imagine! That's so costly, it must be like THE summer vacation trip! I forget being relatively close how big a deal it is. It's like Disneyland, I grew up 15 minutes from there and would go so often, it got boring, it's only as an adult I fully realize how big it is and that people come from all over the world to go there! I guess I should appreciate it and imagine it would be like me going to Hawaii, the Carribean or some exotic place!
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Post by: Zero on March 03, 2013, 12:52:29 AM
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Hey Zero that's very cool to be teaching English in South Korea. I've had a few friends and former classmates do it. By chance are you Korean yourself?

To the subject, like Transmute, I'm coming from NorCal but I'm on the "San Francisco" side  ;) That's a significant distinction for the peeps up here. However, I'm originally from SoCal ... 75% of my life there so it's still sort of home for me ... my parents, sister, best friend, best man at my wedding and all my buddies all still live there. So Comic Con is a family visit as well as an adventure. I commute in from my in-laws. It's a little more than an hour but it saves $$ on lodging so I can spend it at the show!

I'm amazed by how far some people come for SDCC. The UK? Singapore? Hell, even New Hampshire, Maryland, etc. I can't imagine! That's so costly, it must be like THE summer vacation trip! I forget being relatively close how big a deal it is. It's like Disneyland, I grew up 15 minutes from there and would go so often, it got boring, it's only as an adult I fully realize how big it is and that people come from all over the world to go there! I guess I should appreciate it and imagine it would be like me going to Hawaii, the Carribean or some exotic place!

Ha ha, thanks.  It's been an interesting experience (both good and bad).  Nope, I'm not.

I suppose that's why Comic-Con's full name includes "International" in it because it really is. *laughs*
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Post by: karatekid on March 03, 2013, 01:22:57 AM
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I suppose that's why Comic-Con's full name includes "International" in it because it really is. *laughs*

Well if that's the case they should call it San Diego "take all my money" "stress me on badges and hotels" Comic Con :o because that's really what it is!
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 03, 2013, 02:33:36 AM
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20 minute drive away

Swine!


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."
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Post by: starktower on March 03, 2013, 07:43:47 AM
Add another from Singapore! I've never been to SDCC before and the cons here are comparatively tiny, so I'm bracing myself to be overwhelmed. On the bright side, the weather in San Diego shouldn't be too hot!
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Post by: dogberry on March 03, 2013, 08:50:47 AM
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Add another from Singapore! I've never been to SDCC before and the cons here are comparatively tiny, so I'm bracing myself to be overwhelmed. On the bright side, the weather in San Diego shouldn't be too hot!

The weather is perfect, about low 20s in the day and goes down to 13-15 at night so you can get by with a light jacket, and if you're planning to cosplay you won't melt in your outfit like you would back home, which is kind of why I never attend any conventions in Singapore. :p

Tip: You'll probably never get to sleep more than 2 hours a day during con week because there is just so much going on. Just keep awake and party on until you get on the plane back home, then you can crash for the entire flight.
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Post by: ceddyced on March 03, 2013, 08:55:14 AM
Hollywood California O0
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Post by: Lenore on March 04, 2013, 02:24:54 AM
Guadalajara, Mexico!
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Post by: BadWolf on March 04, 2013, 07:26:32 AM
Phoenix, Arizona~!
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Post by: queenofsarab on March 04, 2013, 09:19:27 AM
Austin, TX  :)
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Post by: joyful_314 on March 04, 2013, 12:35:14 PM
Santa Barbara, CA
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Post by: iwant2believe on March 04, 2013, 12:55:46 PM
Tijuana, Baja California, México
:D
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Post by: mdla on March 04, 2013, 12:57:34 PM
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I'm coming from Maryland. East Coast to West Coast!
Wow... Great to see the state of the terps have a strong presence at the Con, as ill be coming in from there too!

Lets gooooo Maryland!
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Post by: ice9 on March 04, 2013, 01:20:57 PM
Atlanta, GA First Timer
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Post by: Jeff on March 04, 2013, 02:28:21 PM
Houston, TEXAS.  :D
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Post by: Anna on March 05, 2013, 03:46:49 AM
My first time in the US.
Coming all the way from Gothenburg, Sweden.  :)
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 05, 2013, 05:07:43 AM
I should create a Google Maps pinboard...


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."
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Post by: alyssa on March 05, 2013, 05:08:03 AM
we truly are an international group
(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katzy.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fmatchstick%2Fyess.gif&hash=ca713a57c1583272aa4867af761bcc5a)

New Hampshire
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Post by: Zero on March 05, 2013, 05:08:34 AM
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I should create a Google Maps pinboard...


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."


Actually, that would be very cool...  Go for it! +__+
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 05, 2013, 06:34:47 AM
I like the idea of a map showing where we all are from.
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 05, 2013, 06:41:17 AM
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Wow... Great to see the state of the terps have a strong presence at the Con, as ill be coming in from there too!

Lets gooooo Maryland!

WOOHOO!  8)
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Post by: Hidajunshin on March 05, 2013, 10:36:34 AM
Temecula!  Southern California's wine country!
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 05, 2013, 11:01:36 AM
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Actually, that would be very cool...  Go for it! +__+

This weekend... Something to keep me busy!!


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."
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Post by: Quislings on March 05, 2013, 11:02:16 AM
Add me to the Maryland tally. There's more of us than I would have expected!
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Post by: rando on March 05, 2013, 11:26:01 AM
near Imperial Beach, California  8)
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Post by: Mephisto on March 05, 2013, 12:30:30 PM
Superior, WI .. but coming from St. Paul, MN. :)
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 05, 2013, 06:56:17 PM
Wow! MD in the house!

Are you guys flying out of BWI?
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Post by: Devorah on March 05, 2013, 09:14:13 PM
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Wow! MD in the house!

Are you guys flying out of BWI?

Yes'm :)
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Post by: Quislings on March 06, 2013, 04:58:36 AM
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Wow! MD in the house!

Are you guys flying out of BWI?

Unfortunately not. I'm going Dulles to LAX (it was cheap, but Dulles ugh).
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Post by: Chris on March 07, 2013, 09:42:55 AM
Which sounds cooler?   "This Land" or "The 'Verse"?
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Post by: Devorah on March 07, 2013, 10:48:32 AM
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Which sounds cooler?   "This Land" or "The 'Verse"?

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!  ;D
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Post by: Chris on March 07, 2013, 10:49:51 AM
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Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!  ;D

So that's one vote for "This Land".  :)
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Post by: Caveat Lector K on March 07, 2013, 07:30:56 PM
Tallahassee, FL - San Diego, CA (2,176 Miles)

Looking forward to setting my clock back 3 hours. :D

~Tally-ho, San Diego~
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 08, 2013, 08:10:09 AM
Here's what we've got so far:

http://batchgeo.com/map/e81a074f75909d3db6db57740c815d8f


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."
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Post by: Abunai on March 08, 2013, 08:41:17 AM
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Here's what we've got so far:

http://batchgeo.com/map/e81a074f75909d3db6db57740c815d8f


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."


How fun!

Also, there's about a thousand-mile radius between me and the next closest person... I promise I don't smell or anything!
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Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 08, 2013, 08:43:41 AM
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Here's what we've got so far:

http://batchgeo.com/map/e81a074f75909d3db6db57740c815d8f


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."


Very cool visual sir! Awesome work!
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 08, 2013, 08:44:34 AM
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How fun!

Also, there's about a thousand-mile radius between me and the next closest person... I promise I don't smell or anything!

Ha! I wouldn't take it personally - the list only comes to around forty-odd names so far. Here's hoping more will join in... Anybody? Anybody??


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."
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Post by: taigirl87 on March 08, 2013, 06:24:42 PM
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Ha! I wouldn't take it personally - the list only comes to around forty-odd names so far. Here's hoping more will join in... Anybody? Anybody??


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."


you forgot me!(i think i was one of the first to comment on the thread) im coming from salt lake city, utah!
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Post by: funkybutton on March 08, 2013, 06:46:41 PM
Orange County, CA!
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 08, 2013, 07:16:03 PM
Funky north or south county?
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Post by: funkybutton on March 08, 2013, 08:06:33 PM
@Yzrfan Huntington Beach  :D
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 08, 2013, 08:23:56 PM
Cool to see another OC nerd here. I'm in Mission Viejo. Hope to see you WC
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 09, 2013, 05:00:20 AM
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you forgot me!(i think i was one of the first to comment on the thread) im coming from salt lake city, utah!

Updated! Along with other changes listed above. Anyone else?


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."
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Post by: alyssa on March 09, 2013, 05:21:49 AM
i think i added myself by clicking on the link & agreeing to locations services... is that correct?
do you see a person in New Hampshire? it's in the upper right corner. I am reminded of the geographically challenged since we're playing a new board game called Pandemic & my son is having difficulty locating major cities. <sigh>
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 09, 2013, 06:16:40 AM
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i I am reminded of the geographically challenged since we're playing a new board game called Pandemic & my son is having difficulty locating major cities. <sigh>

Are you enjoying Pandemic? We found it frustrating because we could never win.
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Post by: Devorah on March 09, 2013, 07:09:43 AM
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Are you enjoying Pandemic? We found it frustrating because we could never win.

No one wins in a pandemic :)
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Post by: funkybutton on March 09, 2013, 12:30:13 PM
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Cool to see another OC nerd here. I'm in Mission Viejo. Hope to see you WC

*high fives for OC*

I'll be there. I had a lot of fun last year  :)
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 09, 2013, 01:11:06 PM
Cool.
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 10, 2013, 12:31:12 AM
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i think i added myself by clicking on the link & agreeing to locations services... is that correct?

Nope, that just shows where you are by putting a dot for you on the map. I add people by way of spreadsheet data which I edit at my end - as far as I can tell, no-one can 'add' anyone else, I've been doing that manually from the info on this thread.


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."
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Post by: DaveG on March 10, 2013, 12:38:32 AM
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2013, 04:45:56 AM
North Conway NH
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 10, 2013, 05:30:46 AM
Updated. Keep 'em coming. Might get the UK Group involved, that might show up the amount of people attending from elsewhere - we'll have you beat!!


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 10, 2013, 05:36:13 AM
NEW MAP ADDRESS, if you want to look at it:

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013 (http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013)


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."
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Post by: Bozo on March 10, 2013, 06:04:52 AM
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New Hampshire

Vote for Bartlet!  :D
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Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2013, 06:06:53 AM
Bartlet NH? The town next door?

Hehe, ;)
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Post by: Bozo on March 10, 2013, 06:08:31 AM
I'm coming from Yorkshire, UK, but I'll be making this my summer vacation, as I'm also visiting Boston, and Las Vegas, while in the US.
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Post by: Bozo on March 10, 2013, 06:09:54 AM
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Bartlet NH? The town next door?

Hehe, ;)

No, that was a West Wing reference, Martin Sheen's character Jed Bartlet was from New Hampshire.
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Post by: sharonw1 on March 10, 2013, 06:11:32 AM
You know where we're from Leonard ;)


But for those that don't....West Yorkshire, U.K!
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Post by: alyssa on March 10, 2013, 06:20:07 AM
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No, that was a West Wing reference, Martin Sheen's character Jed Bartlet was from New Hampshire.
i know, it always struck me as funny to have a prez. Named after a town ...lol.
But yes, it did spark an interest in the historical Bartlett's which was very cool for the kids in the area
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah_Bartlett
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: PlanningMackem on March 10, 2013, 06:31:57 AM
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England :D
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Post by: wakeybluenose on March 10, 2013, 09:25:45 AM
London, UK
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Post by: gmac on March 10, 2013, 12:19:07 PM
Glasgow, Scotland :)
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Post by: tanyahf on March 10, 2013, 01:02:11 PM
 4 of us from Dorset UK :)
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Post by: ColetteIngrid on March 10, 2013, 02:28:31 PM
Brooklyn, NY
(second time!!)
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Post by: touchshriek on March 10, 2013, 02:33:26 PM
London, UK
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Post by: Briarbun on March 10, 2013, 03:18:16 PM
Coming in from Los Angeles, California.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tragedys on March 11, 2013, 07:47:54 AM
Portland, OR
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Chris on March 11, 2013, 09:01:27 AM
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4 of us from Dorset UK :)

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London, UK

I am assuming that you both know about the UK attendees group, but just in case you have not heard:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/comicconukattendees/?fref=ts
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Tinyliney on March 11, 2013, 11:11:52 AM
Having made it in 2012, I can't make in 2013, but 2014/15 are looking tempting...
Anyway, from the mighty Leeds, UK. About 5342 miles (not too far....)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 11, 2013, 11:38:52 AM
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I am assuming that you both know about the UK attendees group, but just in case you have not heard...

Thanks, Chris. Cheque's in the post.


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: perc2100 on March 11, 2013, 03:01:15 PM
As a San Diego resident, especially one who's been going to Comic-Con for almost 15 years, it still seems a little mind blowing to see how far folks come to enjoy our fair city! 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Rixkuall on March 11, 2013, 05:44:52 PM
Puebla, Mexico! :P
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: depictprints on March 11, 2013, 08:39:01 PM
All the way from La Mesa, CA in San Diego county!   ;)  So not far away at all...about 10 miles.   :D 

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As a San Diego resident, especially one who's been going to Comic-Con for almost 15 years, it still seems a little mind blowing to see how far folks come to enjoy our fair city! 

Same here!  :) 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: The Gossamer on March 12, 2013, 07:20:12 AM
From La Mesa about 10 miles from the convention center.  :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on March 12, 2013, 07:58:17 AM
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NEW MAP ADDRESS, if you want to look at it:

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013 (http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013)


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."



I can't believe I'm the only person from Arizona - I thought a lot of people would be coming from here!
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Post by: Yzrfan on March 12, 2013, 08:04:01 AM
Oh the Great Republic of Arizona!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 12, 2013, 08:11:07 AM
Updated. Let me know if I've missed anybody...


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Chris on March 12, 2013, 08:26:24 AM
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Thanks, Chris. Cheque's in the post.

Woo hoo!   Free money!
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Post by: adelekthomas on March 13, 2013, 11:47:57 PM
Im coming from Melbourne, Australia!!! :D

Ill check out that FB page, thanks so much!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: adelekthomas on March 13, 2013, 11:58:39 PM
Can you please post the link to the Australia/NZ facebook page please :)
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Post by: ukdeejay on March 14, 2013, 12:32:01 AM
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Can you please post the link to the Australia/NZ facebook page please :)

My pleasure!

The SDCC Australasian (Oz / NZ) Attendees Group:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/263313320416156/


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 14, 2013, 12:37:30 AM
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9.195 km from Germany  :D

Whereabouts in Germany are you coming from, Chuck? Don't have to be too specific, just narrow it down a bit. A city, maybe...


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TrustNo1 on March 16, 2013, 11:33:18 PM
Tucson, AZ!.... So, about an hour and a half on the plane, lol. Man I love San Diego. Complete 180 difference from Arizona.  :P
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Post by: xminorityx on March 17, 2013, 04:57:26 AM
I'm coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia
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Post by: CptMyCpt24 on March 17, 2013, 05:25:18 AM
Albuquerque, NM
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Post by: UntrueBeliever on March 17, 2013, 02:46:41 PM
Northern Virginia (Springfield, specifically).
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Post by: Gem1 on March 17, 2013, 02:52:30 PM
Minnesota
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Post by: CHEYS671Guam on March 22, 2013, 07:38:38 AM
I believe I take the prize for the most random place.

I am coming from Guam. FYI: It's an island, U.S Territory. Near Singapore (:

First timer!
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Post by: DaveG on March 22, 2013, 12:07:34 PM
Looks like the pin colors have changed on the map.  Is that something you manually control?
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on March 22, 2013, 01:27:02 PM
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I believe I take the prize for the most random place.

I am coming from Guam. FYI: It's an island, U.S Territory. Near Singapore (:

First timer!

I know where that is! The company I work for does work out there!
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Post by: joyful_314 on March 22, 2013, 03:25:10 PM
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Looks like the pin colors have changed on the map.  Is that something you manually control?

if you look on the bottom, each color represents a country
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Post by: DaveG on March 22, 2013, 03:33:36 PM
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if you look on the bottom, each color represents a country

I saw that, but noticed that the colors representing each country changed from what they were a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ThirtyFive on March 22, 2013, 06:36:34 PM
Auckland, New Zealand!
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Post by: Jim Watari on March 22, 2013, 10:21:29 PM
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Auckland, New Zealand!

And we have a winner for farthest away :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on March 24, 2013, 03:33:47 AM
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I saw that, but noticed that the colors representing each country changed from what they were a couple of days ago.

The map service does it automatically; out of my control. I'm away from my computer this weekend, will update when I get back (I've added our Guam friend but it seems to be struggling. I'll sort it.)


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 02, 2013, 06:03:08 AM
Just going to bump this... Anyone else like to contribute? Where are you coming from?


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Cerulia on April 02, 2013, 06:32:11 AM
I'm coming from Boston -- second year at Comic Con, and this is my first-ever post on these boards!  Hi y'all  :)
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Post by: Chris on April 02, 2013, 07:54:18 AM
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I'm coming from Boston -- second year at Comic Con, and this is my first-ever post on these boards!  Hi y'all  :)

Welcome to the funny farm!   Here's the introductions thread in case you want to post something there:

http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.msg1560#msg1560
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: IfIWereMagneto on April 02, 2013, 09:37:43 AM
New Orleans, Louisiana - 1,814mi away. This'll be my third year and I'm absolutely hooked. I treat this as my birthday present to myself if I get in each year because my birthday's at the very end of July.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: IfIWereMagneto on April 02, 2013, 09:40:58 AM
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Yeap, 14 hours ahead of PST right here. Takes me about 20+ hours to get to the US by plane, and maybe a few more from either LAX/JFK which is usually where I land.
This will be my second SDCC in a row, I LOVE the weather (summer in SD is way less scorching than in NY) and plan to explore SD more thoroughly this trip.

P.S. TJ we need to find a way to say hello in person this time!!! :D

I flew from New Orleans to Singapore (with stops at ATL and NRT)- 27 hour trip total... ugh. I want to go to Singapore again but I think I'll stop elsewhere first so it won't seem so long. XD
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 02, 2013, 02:39:30 PM
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Yeap, 14 hours ahead of PST right here. Takes me about 20+ hours to get to the US by plane, and maybe a few more from either LAX/JFK which is usually where I land.
This will be my second SDCC in a row, I LOVE the weather (summer in SD is way less scorching than in NY) and plan to explore SD more thoroughly this trip.

P.S. TJ we need to find a way to say hello in person this time!!! :D

in the San Diego area:

Sea World

Legoland

Balboa Park

San Diego Zoo
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: karl clement on April 04, 2013, 09:28:08 AM
I'm coming from canada, I have a nice flight to the con, montreal to la , la to sd
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tehlilone on April 09, 2013, 06:47:13 PM
I live about 80 miles away (1.5 hrs) in Hemet, CA. I still consider myself a San Diegan tho because I spent more than half my life in San Diego County. 8)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 09, 2013, 07:40:54 PM
Hemet is a beautiful place during the summer. I use to live in the IE for a couple years so I can relate to the heat.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: AlehCemy on April 10, 2013, 10:12:20 AM
I'm coming from Campinas (near São Paulo), Brazil - 6,000 Miles away. I have a 11h flight to Dallas, and then 1h15 flight to SD. It'll be a looong day.
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Post by: Jim Watari on April 10, 2013, 10:20:10 AM
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I'm coming from Campinas (near São Paulo), Brazil - 6,000 Miles away. I have a 11h flight to Dallas, and then 1h15 flight to SD. It'll be a looong day.

Wow, and I thought people coming from Asia had a long flights :D

Yikes!!! No polar route when coming from South America :(
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 10, 2013, 10:45:24 AM
At least there isn't nearly as much of a time change as when coming from Asia or Europe!
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Post by: Yzrfan on April 10, 2013, 10:50:18 AM
It's pretty cool how many people outside of the US go  to SDCC and are on this forum. Awesome job to everyone who started it!
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Post by: AlehCemy on April 10, 2013, 11:02:02 AM
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At least there isn't nearly as much of a time change as when coming from Asia or Europe!

yeah, this is a good thing, but even with small time change, you can suffer a lot with weather, for example, but I think I won't suffer so much, because there won't be so much temperature difference (believe me, summer SD isn't like my summer. Summer SD is almost like spring or autumn of Brazil, from what I saw).

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It's pretty cool how many people outside of the US go  to SDCC and are on this forum. Awesome job to everyone who started it!

Yeah! I was surprised to see people from Asia here going to SDCC, everybody who I found until now were from Europe or North America.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 10, 2013, 12:44:15 PM
Hmmmm There's   a lot of people  posting on the how far you're coming from thread,  but not too many on the welcome/introduction thread. I'm no mod, just saying.
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Post by: AlehCemy on April 10, 2013, 04:10:13 PM
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Hmmmm There's   a lot of people  posting on the how far you're coming from thread,  but not too many on the welcome/introduction thread. I'm no mod, just saying.

Oh, I didn't know about the welcome/introduction thread. I'll find it and post something :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2013, 07:06:41 AM
Find out!

http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/nerd-cities/ (http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/nerd-cities/)

I love the factors they used to do these rankings!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on April 11, 2013, 07:10:28 AM
Baltimore didn't make the list. BOO!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 07:11:59 AM
Orange County is far from being Nerdy. There is only 2 comic book stores with in a 15-20 minute drive of my place.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2013, 07:12:40 AM
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Baltimore didn't make the list. BOO!

You can't argue with their criteria... ;)

Interestingly, San Diego didn't make the list either.
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on April 11, 2013, 07:14:38 AM
Oh I could argue all day long! LOL
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 07:16:25 AM
I think the author of that article is a secret agent of Wizard World.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on April 11, 2013, 07:17:46 AM
I do like how they broke everything down though, it's interesting.

Baltimore doesn't host many conventions but we do have Baltimore Comic Con which has the Harvey Awards and Okaton. A local shop is actually starting up another Con too. It'll be interesting to see how that goes.
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Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 07:24:21 AM
Maybe a Con-spiracy.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on April 11, 2013, 07:30:49 AM
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Oh, I didn't know about the welcome/introduction thread. I'll find it and post something :)

You know I don't think I ever posted in the introduction thread either.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on April 11, 2013, 07:33:09 AM
How did Phoenix not make the list?? We have a two story museum of nothing but toys and collectibles AND a pretty awesome comic-con ourselves! 2 comic-cons actually.
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on April 11, 2013, 07:47:54 AM
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How did Phoenix not make the list?? We have a two story museum of nothing but toys and collectibles AND a pretty awesome comic-con ourselves! 2 comic-cons actually.

We have a pretty awesome pop culture museum as well plus a Ripley's Believe It or Not and A pinball museum (well, it's looking for a new space but it was open for about a year).
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 07:52:25 AM
We have the real house wives. Oh wait that's kind of embarrassing.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Chris on April 11, 2013, 07:58:42 AM
We have SDCC.   And a Hulk.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 08:04:24 AM
Winner winner chicken dinner. Playing the Hulk card for the win!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jeff on April 11, 2013, 08:14:55 AM
Sad/perplexed that Houston didn't make the list.  I consider us a very nerdy city!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 08:22:37 AM
Well I think between the fans, honestly we are the ones that care and will fight for the title, we can all agree San Diego should be #1.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tehlilone on April 11, 2013, 09:58:05 AM
This is one of my pretty peeves. People writing articles with data without understanding statistics or the proper way of conducting a survey study. Such a seriously flawed article attempting to sound smart and credible -_- waste of time since it can be torn apart in so many ways.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Abunai on April 11, 2013, 10:22:48 AM
I call shenanigans! Ann Arbor is an awesome example of a nerdy town. We've got one of the best comic shops around (+4 or 5 more), major SCA presence, fairy doors all over downtown, and I have personally played Halo on a 60 foot screen in a campus lecture hall!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 10:25:50 AM
Wow that's a big screen to get your kill
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Post by: Abunai on April 11, 2013, 10:30:33 AM
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Wow that's a big screen to get your kill

It was pretty disorienting. We also watched Army of Darkness.
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Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 10:38:39 AM
Ok that is awesome! Evil Ash on the big screen would be cool to see.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tragedys on April 11, 2013, 10:59:37 AM
Portland , OR #2! Woot woot!  Having Grimm filming all over the city does not hurt either (last week they filmed right down the street from my work)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2013, 05:30:47 PM
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You know I don't think I ever posted in the introduction thread either.

Naughty, naughty!!!!!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2013, 05:59:45 PM
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Ok that is awesome! Evil Ash on the big screen would be cool to see.

This is my boomstick!
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Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 06:03:22 PM
Shop smart.......shop S-Mart
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2013, 06:12:43 PM
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Shop smart.......shop S-Mart

Give me some sugar, baby!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 06:34:09 PM
You're in trrrrooouuuuubbbbblllleee.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 06:35:34 PM
He was a pimp way before Tony Stark was
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Zero on April 11, 2013, 06:44:23 PM
Forum Housekeeping:
Merged the "How nerdy is your town?" into the "How far are you coming from?" thread.

It relates to people's locations and towns, and it would make for good discussion in the "location" thread as well. ^-^d
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 06:53:31 PM
Thank you sir
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Post by: Zero on April 11, 2013, 07:36:42 PM
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Thank you sir

I'm not a "sir."  ;p 

No problem. ^-^d

Back on topic...
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Yeah! I was surprised to see people from Asia here going to SDCC, everybody who I found until now were from Europe or North America.

There certainly are people from Asia coming to the convention!  They might not be on the forums (even though they should be), but I do see a presence when I go to panels with Q and A portions.  Some people announce their names and hometowns, or countries, before asking a question.  ^-^ Ha ha.  It's certainly an international convention. ;p


Quick tip:
For those of you coming from a time zone very much ahead of Pacific Daylight Time (especially first-time con-goers who haven't had the Comic-Con experience yet), get a lot of rest for the few days leading up to the day of your flight.  Drink plenty of water, especially to keep from getting dehydrated during the long flight.  You'll definitely need it! ^-^d

Here are some articles with tips:
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/05/09/snyder.jetlag/index.html (mostly targeted toward business travelers, but the content might be helpful)
http://www.travelsmartnewsletter.com/po_jetlag.html
http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/27856/

Hope that helps.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 11, 2013, 08:11:28 PM
Ok sorry ma 'am
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 12, 2013, 12:00:55 AM
It's been a day or so since I checked in in this thread - took a bit of a detour from topic, didn't it??

Updating the map today with the new entries, should be sorted by the time you Americans stir in the morning...


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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 12, 2013, 06:59:33 AM
The two were combined so it kind of goes all over the place, but that's what makes it fun.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 12, 2013, 08:40:58 AM
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It's been a day or so since I checked in in this thread - took a bit of a detour from topic, didn't it??

You can't blame us entirely. The mods love to merge topics, and this time the two weren't really related.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 12, 2013, 09:11:44 AM
Even though we get in trouble sometimes, between the banter we do have alot of great info . Plus it makes the forums fun.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 12, 2013, 09:14:39 AM
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Even though we get in trouble sometimes, between the banter we do have alot of great info . Plus it makes the forums fun.

Whoo hoo!  (Are we having fun yet?  ;D )
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 12, 2013, 09:20:57 AM
I always have fun, until someone crosses the line with others. It's always a great place to have some nerdy fun.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tay393 on April 16, 2013, 03:17:41 AM
Tampa, FL woo!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: dogberry on April 18, 2013, 03:05:17 AM
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There certainly are people from Asia coming to the convention!  They might not be on the forums (even though they should be), but I do see a presence when I go to panels with Q and A portions.  Some people announce their names and hometowns, or countries, before asking a question.  ^-^ Ha ha.  It's certainly an international convention. ;p

Guilty as charged - I picked up on this ritual because I noticed others do so before me! I guess it's a way of shouting out to the folks back home, especially since there really aren't a lot of people at SDCC coming from where I am.

The interesting thing is, two of my friends teaching at separate local colleges emailed me a month after SDCC to tell me that their students were 'freaking out' about a fellow local showing up on Comic-Con panel videos on YouTube, and that they recognised me in it! Haha! Of course, this was then followed by a "btw what the **** were you wearing?!" comment. :P
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 18, 2013, 03:11:31 AM
Map Updated: (18th April) http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013

I've added all the names I could find on the recent pages since the last map update - the merging of the two threads threw me for a bit but I think I've gotten everybody! Have a look at the map... If there's someone I've missed, just holler.

There are one or two whose locations are a bit vague - if you've just put a country, I've left you off, I'm afraid. I didn't want to misrepresent you by just having a lone pointer out in the middle of the country somewhere! As always, keep adding and I'll keep including...


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Zero on April 18, 2013, 05:32:33 AM
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Guilty as charged - I picked up on this ritual because I noticed others do so before me! I guess it's a way of shouting out to the folks back home, especially since there really aren't a lot of people at SDCC coming from where I am.

The interesting thing is, two of my friends teaching at separate local colleges emailed me a month after SDCC to tell me that their students were 'freaking out' about a fellow local showing up on Comic-Con panel videos on YouTube, and that they recognised me in it! Haha! Of course, this was then followed by a "btw what the **** were you wearing?!" comment. :P


Hahahahaha, that's a funny story to tell--that people recognized you in the videos! 

I don't see anything wrong with announcing where you are from when asking a question to a group of panelists (as long as it's a really short "I'm ________ [name], and I'm from _______" without the "I think you're the greatest person that ever lived; I love you so much, and I'm your biggest fan" detail).  It lets the panel of actors, writers, producers, artists, etc. know that their work is appreciated in other countries as well.  Short and sweet.  Ha ha.


Having lived in South Korea for about eight months already, I'm actually surprised that some American TV shows, like Bones and NCIS, are actually quite popular here. (Surprisingly, so is Law and Order: SVU, ha ha.)


@ukdeejay: Nice work!   I checked the map again and realized that if you hover over each marked point, you can see the person's forum username.  I never noticed that you could do that until now, ha ha!  ^-^;
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 18, 2013, 06:14:57 AM
I agree with Zero. IMHO it's perfectly fine to say, "Hi, I'm Joe Smith from Somewhere, Someplace." and then ask your question. It's even okay to introduce yourself as your character. For example, at the (hopeful) Justice League panel, imagine someone coming to the mic to ask a question. "Hi, I'm Peter Parker from New York City. I was wondering why you guys all felt the need to use capes? Uh, not you, Wonder Woman..."
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: bruti_cus on April 20, 2013, 09:51:25 PM
I guess this is kind of off topic now, but I am flying in from Orlando, Florida!
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 20, 2013, 10:07:07 PM
Welcome. We should have better weather at SDCC then we did for Celebration VI last year. The humidity there sucks. Sorry you have to deal with it.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: bruti_cus on April 21, 2013, 04:48:13 PM
I have heard the weather is wonderful out that way. I am stoked to get away from the Florida summer for a bit!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 21, 2013, 05:11:18 PM
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I have heard the weather is wonderful out that way. I am stoked to get away from the Florida summer for a bit!

You'll definitely get a nice break from the humidity in San Diego. And you might even find it downright cold! Heck, I live in California, and I find San Diego to be cold!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: bruti_cus on April 21, 2013, 05:48:43 PM
I will welcome the cold with open arms and a light jacket.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 21, 2013, 05:53:48 PM
San Diego will be nice during SDCC
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on April 21, 2013, 08:15:27 PM
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San Diego will be nice during SDCC

The last couple of year's its been nice, even cool
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: birmabang on April 24, 2013, 08:27:03 AM
Coming from Philadelphia, PA!  Sooo disappointed that no one else yet from Pennsylvania!!!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: bruti_cus on April 24, 2013, 09:05:27 AM
I am from Chester county, so I can still represent PA with you. We also just got Wawa down here in Orlando. So stoked.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tay393 on April 25, 2013, 02:54:21 AM
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I guess this is kind of off topic now, but I am flying in from Orlando, Florida!

Nice to see other Floridians!
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 25, 2013, 03:46:22 AM
Map Updated (25th April): 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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: birmabang on April 26, 2013, 09:17:16 AM
Much wawa love to you! Hoagiefest will be here before you know it!

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Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 26, 2013, 11:03:03 AM
So do we have people coming from each continent yet?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 26, 2013, 12:11:02 PM
I don't think we have anyone from Antarctica yet.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on April 26, 2013, 12:17:30 PM
Well we need to find someone from there!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BunkeyBrain on May 05, 2013, 07:51:17 PM
We're coming from Hawaii.  Super excited =)  This will be our second year.  Made so many newbie mistakes last year, so we're looking forward to coming in a little smarter this year.  Aloha!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: KingofMetal79 on May 05, 2013, 10:16:21 PM
Me and my wife are coming for our honeymoon and we're from Bristol, England.... Proper excited!

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Title: Re: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: KingofMetal79 on May 05, 2013, 10:19:20 PM
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The last couple of year's its been nice, even cool

As per above I am from the UK so as long as it's not raining and above 20 degrees, we'll see it as tropical! Lol.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: stuartdgray on May 06, 2013, 03:13:55 AM
First timer from Glasgow, Scotland coming to the Con.

Something I've been wanting to do for years. Just happen to be in the area this year!
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on May 06, 2013, 06:05:47 AM
Cool
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on May 06, 2013, 06:45:25 AM
KingofMetal79, stuartdgray... Are you aware of our little UK Attendees Group, over on Facebook? We'd love to have you along. (In fact, KoM... Aren't you already?? Did you get married on Saturday? And if that is you, how did the day go, fella?)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/comicconukattendees/

Map updated, by the way.


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"I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: KingofMetal79 on May 06, 2013, 06:58:00 AM
Thanks bud. I have sent an invite to the group. It was my first wedding anniversary on Saturday.... How strange! :o)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: reshef316 on May 29, 2013, 05:42:13 AM
This will be my first year attending...
arriving from Israel...
distance to san diego in miles - 7600 miles
distance in flight time (with connections) - 22 hours and change...
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on May 29, 2013, 05:53:41 AM
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This will be my first year attending...
arriving from Israel...
distance to san diego in miles - 7600 miles
distance in flight time (with connections) - 22 hours and change...

Wow! Fellow Jew? Or other?
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on May 29, 2013, 08:14:32 AM
That's cool.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 29, 2013, 10:05:15 AM
That's quite the trip!
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on May 29, 2013, 10:24:31 AM
Do we have anyone from Africa yet?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: reshef316 on May 29, 2013, 09:39:06 PM
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Wow! Fellow Jew? Or other?

I am, Indeed, Jewish...
however, much to my mother's chagrin, I am neither a lawyer nor doctor...Oy Vey!!!

why? is the a special CCI Yamakah? ;D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on May 29, 2013, 10:12:20 PM
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I am, Indeed, Jewish...
however, much to my mother's chagrin, I am neither a lawyer nor doctor...Oy Vey!!!

why? is the a special CCI Yamakah? ;D

 :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Bert Su on May 29, 2013, 10:35:38 PM
What do first time attendees from far away come to SDCC for? Having been to the best one, I'd like to visit another comic con or Transformers convention in another country. If there weren't any big official coventions here, I might not try to find one out there.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: karl clement on May 30, 2013, 04:44:46 AM
I come from Canada, what I find about sdcc is that it has a big draw, artist, guests and companies that I would not normally see. Even the dealers who sell are different. This is the red carpet of shows.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2013, 07:43:17 AM
There are 2 bigger conventions, in Paris and Tokyo, but I'm guessing that those might have a language barrier for many people.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on May 30, 2013, 04:11:18 PM
UPDATED: (31st May 2013): http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013

Added karl clement and xax, although the map will reflected, there isn't a specific location for them, merely a 'country'. If you are comfortable with telling us where you're are heading to San Diego from, it would make things a lot clearer.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: alyssa on May 30, 2013, 04:26:39 PM
That's an amazing map, thanks leonard
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: wpgdna on May 30, 2013, 04:34:05 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  It looks like I'm the first Canadian on the map.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on May 30, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
guess i could call dibs on anaheim, ca...
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2013, 05:18:22 PM
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  It looks like I'm the first Canadian on the map.

Well there's SuperDave... I think he's from Alberta? But he's not coming to SDCC this year, poor guy.

If it helps, I'm originally from Toronto.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: karl clement on May 30, 2013, 05:35:44 PM
cornwall Ontario canada
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: daveruby on May 30, 2013, 06:16:19 PM
Atlanta, GA!!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Alize on May 30, 2013, 06:54:47 PM
Maryland-I saw a couple of other people from here making the trek as well!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: reshef316 on May 31, 2013, 05:18:46 AM
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UPDATED: (31st May 2013): http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013

Added karl clement and xax, although the map will reflected, there isn't a specific location for them, merely a 'country'. If you are comfortable with telling us where you're are heading to San Diego from, it would make things a lot clearer.

you can add me as well - coming in from Bat Yam, Israel
just south of Tel Aviv...check google maps...
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on May 31, 2013, 06:46:15 AM
I may be Jewish, but I'm not coming from Israel  ;)

Coming from Melbourne, Australia :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: skeletim308 on May 31, 2013, 02:26:12 PM
The wife and I are coming from Mesa, AZ.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Harry Wang on May 31, 2013, 05:46:06 PM
Peoria, Az. :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: frgx on June 02, 2013, 01:18:45 PM
Indio, Ca. -- the desert.
Not that far really. About 125 miles away.
It's great getting out of the summer heat for a week. It's usually 110+ degrees in July.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 02, 2013, 03:29:29 PM
Isn't Indio a part of Arizona?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: frgx on June 02, 2013, 03:45:56 PM
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Isn't Indio a part of Arizona?
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 02, 2013, 04:08:41 PM
I know buddy, just giving you a hard time.  Drive thru your city a couple time a year when I go to my wife's aunts place at the river place in beautiful Blythe .
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on June 05, 2013, 06:02:15 AM
UPDATED: (5th June 2013): http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013 (http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013)

After all the kerfuffle over the forum going down, I had to come back and make sure that I didn't come back to find we'd lost all the additions posts since the last map update which I wanted to add - thankfully, looks like we're all here. One or two changes (gotcha, xax!) and a whole bunch or new pins, coming from quite some distance. Comic-Con International, indeed. Enjoy - and spread the word, let's get this map full...
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: mrsankey on June 06, 2013, 06:29:06 AM
I'll be leading a contingent of 10 (!) of us coming down from Culver City, CA- we all work in film/tv and are professional badge holders.  My wife and I are the only veterans of the group, so we'll be using the tips here to help guide a whole group of us around.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 06, 2013, 11:02:32 AM
I"m in 92128 in San Diego, close to Poway (92064). Don't be a hater. ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: susanml10881 on June 09, 2013, 07:13:12 PM
Like 11 miles .. I live in San Diego, not far from Downtown  :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Ally.kat on June 09, 2013, 09:12:38 PM
I'm coming from the San Francisco area - not all that far.  This is my first time - I had no idea something like this even existed until recently.  I guess I discovered my inner geek a little late in life (over 40).

Would be fun to meet others from around the world!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 10, 2013, 07:45:16 AM
Ally-kat, theere are others on this site in the Bay Area as well. I'm in the East Bay, and Karate Kid is on the Peninsula. Great to meet you!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on June 10, 2013, 01:05:06 PM
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Peoria, Az. :D

Hey hey! Someone else from Phoenix!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Ally.kat on June 13, 2013, 10:29:18 PM
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Ally-kat, theere are others on this site in the Bay Area as well. I'm in the East Bay, and Karate Kid is on the Peninsula. Great to meet you!

Good to meet you.  Maybe in person some time!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: theautisticnerd on June 14, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
I  am coming from the UK
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Whiskey on June 14, 2013, 06:24:33 AM
Reporting in from west Sacramento. Ready for duty!

Driving the entire clan. It'll be a 12 hr drive(considering eating, picking up a buddy on the way there, gas, stretching our legs, and maybe hitting traffic in L.A.)

Btw, been going to the con since '04 now it's our annual family vacation. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 14, 2013, 06:26:35 AM
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Good to meet you.  Maybe in person some time!

You never know... ;-)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 14, 2013, 06:28:00 AM
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Reporting in from west Sacramento. Ready for duty!

Driving the entire clan. It'll be a 12 hr drive(considering eating, picking up a buddy on the way there, gas, stretching our legs, and maybe hitting traffic in L.A.)

Btw, been going to the con since '04 now it's our annual family vacation. :)

Whiskey, we take the whole family too. It's a great, but exhausting, trip. Kind of like Disneyland, but way more intense...  ;D
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 14, 2013, 06:29:51 AM
The weather should be much nicer in San Diego then it is in Sacramento during July.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 14, 2013, 07:03:45 AM
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The weather should be much nicer in San Diego then it is in Sacramento during July.

Lol, you have that backwards! Sacramento is usually warm and dry in summer, while San Diego, especially near the water, can be quite chilly! (I don't live in Sacramento, but the weather in my area is essentially the same.)
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 14, 2013, 07:18:16 AM
San Diego is nice!!!!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 14, 2013, 07:35:34 AM
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San Diego is nice!!!!

I guess it all depends what you're used to. ;)

I live in my 'ideal weather area' so to me anything else likely isn't as good. ;D
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 14, 2013, 08:16:27 AM
Si
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on June 14, 2013, 08:20:44 AM
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Lol, you have that backwards! Sacramento is usually warm and dry in summer, while San Diego, especially near the water, can be quite chilly! (I don't live in Sacramento, but the weather in my area is essentially the same.)

Coming from Phoenix, anything under 110 degrees will be most welcome.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 14, 2013, 08:25:41 AM
I'll be in BHC the week of the 4th.
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Post by: Whiskey on June 14, 2013, 05:08:38 PM
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Whiskey, we take the whole family too. It's a great, but exhausting, trip. Kind of like Disneyland, but way more intense...  ;D

Lol tell me about it!

We drive every year. Since i always get off work at 3, i sleep once i get home.  We normally leave at 12:30ish in the morning(that way the kids can sleep till we get half way through L.A.).  We'll get breakfast sometime after Anaheim.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 14, 2013, 05:20:44 PM
Wait, your kids sleep in the car????

Mine won't go back to sleep if we get them up in the middle of the night to go to the car. We've tried it on early morning trips to Tahoe and such. However they are good about falling asleep if it's late at night and getting close to bedtime.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Whiskey on June 14, 2013, 06:00:07 PM
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Coming from Phoenix, anything under 110 degrees will be most welcome.

Please tell me you have a pool, right?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on June 14, 2013, 06:05:27 PM
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Please tell me you have a pool, right?

Sadly no. :-(

Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Whiskey on June 14, 2013, 06:05:54 PM
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Wait, your kids sleep in the car????

Mine won't go back to sleep if we get them up in the middle of the night to go to the car. We've tried it on early morning trips to Tahoe and such. However they are good about falling asleep if it's late at night and getting close to bedtime.

Lol. I just turn the heat up a bit. Give them some warm milk. Play some old school slow jams. "Forget" to plug in the DVD player.  ;)

Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: AshDar on June 14, 2013, 07:11:30 PM
I'm coming from Northwest Arkansas!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SiddFinch on June 14, 2013, 07:45:06 PM
This kid's coming from Concord, New Hampshire!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Bert Su on June 14, 2013, 10:55:40 PM
Since people come from all around to SDCC, how many people try to attend?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 15, 2013, 08:17:13 AM
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Since people come from all around to SDCC, how many people try to attend?

I would guess at least a half a million.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: karl clement on June 15, 2013, 08:26:09 AM
300,000+ my guess
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BadWolf on June 15, 2013, 06:31:43 PM
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I would guess at least a half a million.

I know there are only about 130k people who attend CC but I have always wondered how many people out there actually try for badges.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 15, 2013, 07:54:10 PM
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I know there are only about 130k people who attend CC but I have always wondered how many people out there actually try for badges.

I'm totally ballparking here, but IIRC I was reading somewhere that there were 160,000 total attendees (this is counting people who only got some days). Roughly double that to about 300,000 or so as the number of people following the posted information, who are relatively on top of things and crashing the Epic system when badges go on sale. Then add about 100,000 people who want to go and are only paying mild attention, who try to buy badges 5 minutes after 9 am, who miss the email notification because their opt-ins weren't set right, etc. Then another 100,000 'out of it' people who wander over to FB 2 months after the general badge sale and ask how to get tickets... that's my ballparking 500,000.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: heymyki on June 15, 2013, 08:18:53 PM
From the Southbay! My cousin tho is from the Philippines!!!! :)
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Post by: ltpham on June 15, 2013, 09:07:09 PM
Texas! Go Spurs Go!
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Post by: Ally.kat on June 16, 2013, 09:01:03 PM
Is there an official gathering?  Would be nice to make new friends from all over!
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Post by: dogberry on June 16, 2013, 09:17:11 PM
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Is there an official gathering?  Would be nice to make new friends from all over!

Transmute Jun's organising a Sunday meet up, more infomation is on the thread here: http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=1703.0 :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 16, 2013, 10:22:54 PM
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From the Southbay! My cousin tho is from the Philippines!!!! :)

I work in the South Bay!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: rando on June 17, 2013, 09:18:38 AM
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Texas! Go Spurs Go!
Yay!  Go Kawhi Leonard!  (San Diego State alum)  ;D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on June 17, 2013, 09:23:18 AM
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I work in the South Bay!

California has three South Bay areas >:D

One in SF , one in LA and I sure there is one in SD  ;D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 17, 2013, 09:38:07 AM
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California has three South Bay areas >:D

One in SF , one in LA and I sure there is one in SD  ;D

The South Bay sure does like to jump around... ;)
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Post by: rando on June 17, 2013, 09:43:17 AM
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California has three South Bay areas >:D

One in SF , one in LA and I sure there is one in SD  ;D
You're right Jim about a South Bay in San Diego!  I've lived here all my life.  Includes Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, Bonita, and, of course, South San Diego.   :D
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Post by: heymyki on June 17, 2013, 10:04:09 AM
Southbay, Los Angeles. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: wldwmn on June 17, 2013, 02:00:36 PM
I'm the other half of the Anchorage, Alaska team!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on June 17, 2013, 02:07:07 PM
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You're right Jim about a South Bay in San Diego!  I've lived here all my life.  Includes Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, Bonita, and, of course, South San Diego.   :D

in LA there's Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo (me), Torrance , Gardena , Carson, Palos Verdes  ;D
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Post by: PhoenixArcade on June 18, 2013, 11:30:03 AM
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Post by: Stikman on June 18, 2013, 11:39:56 AM
Coconut Creek, Florida
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Post by: Jumping Jehosaphat on June 18, 2013, 01:28:13 PM
Just from Kentucky.


I think the furthest someone I talked to last year had come was Brazil.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 18, 2013, 02:11:48 PM
We have people coming from Brazil, Australia and Singapore.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 18, 2013, 03:29:10 PM
Still missing someone from Africa and  Antarctica?
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Post by: soleil00 on June 18, 2013, 05:50:15 PM
I'm coming from Midland, Texas :)
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Post by: ukdeejay on June 19, 2013, 05:40:44 AM
UPDATED MAP: (19th June 2013) http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013

Think I've gotten everybody so far - if I've missed anyone, or if you feel your pin is in the wrong place, just give me a holler...

This map is looking brilliant so far, isn't it? Really showing the distances people will travel for this extraordinary event!
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Post by: DragonJuls on June 19, 2013, 05:49:11 AM
Northern Virginia near DC
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Post by: the7thcandidate on June 19, 2013, 07:22:49 AM
Middle Tennessee.
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Post by: bwoodin on June 19, 2013, 07:44:56 AM
Wasilla, Alaska
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Post by: ormistonjames on June 19, 2013, 10:00:50 AM
Coming from Hitchin in the United Kingdom, 5457 miles apparently!
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Post by: Prejudice182 on June 19, 2013, 07:02:40 PM
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
5229 miles
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Post by: theresamather on June 19, 2013, 08:57:58 PM
Cedar City, Utah. Not all that far, just straight down one highway (i-15) the whole way.
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Post by: Seanthemad on June 20, 2013, 02:22:07 AM
my self and LadyS are traveling from Melbourne Aust also
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Post by: Arogers8388 on June 20, 2013, 07:51:10 AM
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Middle Tennessee.

Awesome-me too! I don't know anyone else from this area that's going.
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Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on June 20, 2013, 08:00:25 AM
Just a reminder to our UK and Australian friends that we have 2 excellent Facebook communities that you can be a part of:

UK group run by our very own ukdeejay:

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

and Australian group:

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

Good way to arrive at SDCC with friends in tow!
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Post by: Nancy on June 20, 2013, 09:40:19 PM
Sydney, Australia  ;D
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Post by: Pyramid on June 21, 2013, 01:18:49 PM
Davis CA!  Nor Cal!

Already giddy with the thought of getting up at 3:30am and hittin' the road by 4am!  Grapevine in 5 hrs.  Swish through LA before noon traffic.  Roll down the windows when hitting San Clemente to feel the ocean air.  COMIC CON!  #13!
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Post by: battlestar81 on June 27, 2013, 03:08:08 PM
We are coming from CT! Cannot wait to get out there. I have been out that way 3 times past few years! Had to miss last year because my second daughter was born...u know priorities and all haha.
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Post by: hedgesmfg on June 28, 2013, 10:51:21 PM
Chicago.

I've traveled to SDCC, C2E2, Dragoncon, and dozens of anime cons throughout the country (including AX, twice). This, however, if my first ever SDCC. I am psyched (and slightly intimidated all the same). Probably my only one for awhile too, so I wanna really live it up and make the most of it.

I've been going to cons for 10 years, and I've been a fan panelist from east to west coast for nearly as long. (IF SDCC allowed more fan panels, I'd be hosting a few. I did a few at Dragoncon last year!)

Still, this is all new to me. The king of all cons! I can't wait.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on June 29, 2013, 07:22:24 AM
UPDATED MAP (29th June 2013): http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2013

Only three weeks to go! Keep adding to the list, everyone...
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: danberry75 on June 29, 2013, 07:24:21 AM
5.3 miles away (from the Convention Center, per Google Maps)
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Post by: czelticgirl on June 29, 2013, 12:26:40 PM
Add another cheesehead to the mix (hi, @DaveG). Coming in from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This will be my fourth year at SDCC.
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Post by: DaveG on June 29, 2013, 12:29:17 PM
Cool.  I knew I couldn't be the only one.   :)
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Post by: czelticgirl on June 29, 2013, 01:27:46 PM
Nope. :) Another friend from MKE will be with me, and we're meeting up with two former-Milwaukeeans who are now in LA.
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Post by: anime23 on June 30, 2013, 05:06:43 PM
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
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Post by: Keligh on June 30, 2013, 06:25:52 PM
Southern Denver Metro Area - 80134.   Can't wait!!!
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Post by: bball2026 on June 30, 2013, 07:21:29 PM
Atlanta, GA!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: seanwoodelf on June 30, 2013, 08:33:05 PM
I'm coming from South NJ stopping in Iowa to pick up a friend then straight on to Californ-i-a.  Pretty excited!
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Post by: Devorah on June 30, 2013, 09:21:21 PM
I posted already but I'm not on the map...Easton MD 21601 :)
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Post by: Tapatio on June 30, 2013, 09:31:21 PM
Elko, Nevada!

Middle of Nowhere! I'll be glad to be in the company of my people!
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Post by: wendydarling on July 07, 2013, 10:19:31 AM
I'm coming from southern Oregon! Not too far away but we're driving so.... Yay for 12-hour drives?
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Post by: jenwagner73 on July 07, 2013, 01:18:03 PM
We are coming from Tucson - only a 6-hour drive but it's first time to the Con!
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Post by: Blackfyre on July 07, 2013, 10:04:16 PM
I live about 25 minutes away from Downtown San Diego.
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Post by: freeagent on July 08, 2013, 06:21:45 PM
Orange County here  8)
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Post by: pyxis on July 08, 2013, 06:26:40 PM
Santa Barbara   :)
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on July 08, 2013, 06:42:06 PM
North or south OC? I'm south MV.
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Post by: BoneClaws on July 09, 2013, 01:25:53 PM
Ithaca, New York
2,690 miles away.
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Post by: LanieK on July 09, 2013, 01:37:27 PM
 Hershey, PA 2606 miles away   8)
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Post by: Shanti on July 21, 2013, 07:39:47 PM
Hoping to be coming from Florida next July!  8)
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Post by: SirBadger on July 21, 2013, 07:59:03 PM
If I manage to get a badge for next year I'll be going all the way from Chile to NY and then.on my way to San Diego.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Menerox on July 21, 2013, 11:26:01 PM
If I manage to get a badge, then Manchester UK, I think collectively around 13 hours flying
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Post by: FBS on July 31, 2013, 11:55:21 AM
Flew from London this year - 12 hours direct. 12 hours on a plane!!!!!!!! But worth it.
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Post by: monsterbento on August 05, 2013, 09:52:34 AM
From San Francisco. Took about 8-9 hours each way.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 05, 2013, 11:31:48 AM
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From San Francisco. Took about 8-9 hours each way.

Great to see you here, Monsterbento! I'm from the SF Bay Area as well.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kohyuta on September 13, 2013, 10:34:57 AM
Cleveland, OHIO! 2013 was my first year and airfare was actually the biggest part of my budget, but that's not stopping my plan to go again next year! :)

Being my first year, I mostly focused on getting the exclusives I wanted and attending the panels I wanted, so I didn't mingle so much around the con. I did meet some wonderful people in line, with whom I am now Facebook & Twitter friends. But there are also people I unfortunately didn't get to meet in real life whose online presence previous to SDCC13 helped me greatly (you're included in that list ukdeejay!). Who knows what next year will bring... can't wait!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: nvj29 on September 19, 2013, 12:15:07 PM
Phila, PA....2014 will be first time attending and finding this forum via FB was great. I am getting so munch info that I probably wouldn't receive. This really helps in planning for a visit. So much to be informed about I follow everything I can.

Thanks FriendsoFCCI  :-*
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: alyssa on September 20, 2013, 04:21:06 AM
thx nj29
I'm glad the site has helped!
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Post by: Chris on September 20, 2013, 09:08:58 AM
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Phila, PA....2014 will be first time attending and finding this forum via FB was great. I am getting so munch info that I probably wouldn't receive. This really helps in planning for a visit. So much to be informed about I follow everything I can.

Thanks FriendsoFCCI  :-*

Here is the welcome/introductions thread in case you want to wander over there and introduce yourself to the forum.  :)

http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.0
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Six2midnight on September 26, 2013, 11:10:01 AM
I'll be coming from NJ. 2014 will be my first time. I've been unsuccessful for the past 2 years obtaining badges. This board/forum has been very helpful in planning for next year. Thanks!
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Post by: Chris on September 26, 2013, 11:11:50 AM
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I'll be coming from NJ. 2014 will be my first time. I've been unsuccessful for the past 2 years obtaining badges. This board/forum has been very helpful in planning for next year. Thanks!

Our welcome/introductions thread is over here in case you want to introduce yourself:  http://www.friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.0  :)
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Post by: ferlingmule on January 03, 2014, 11:15:44 AM
Hi! So... I hope to be making it out there from ol PA off on the east coast! And, in light of that, I really want to drive cross country to SDCC since that way I can load up my car with all kinds of swag and not have to mail it back to myself (also, then I can bring blankets if I want to camp out, more crap to get signed, and don't have to worry about smuggling food through airport security). So if anyone wants to carpool from the east coast area let me know, since it doesn't make any financial sense to drive by myself instead of flying, which is cheaper per person. I'm willing to meet/ pick up anyone within a 5 hr drive (so, NY, OH, MD area) before we head west.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 03, 2014, 12:49:56 PM
Welcome! It's a long drive, but I'm sure you'll fid it a fun roadtrip, especially with company.

Wait, didn't they make a movie about a SDCC roadtrip? And on the way they met an alien? Huh... ;)

Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: cire_raeb on January 12, 2014, 08:53:34 AM
Alameda, CA , an island in the SF Bay Area for those who are not familiar with Northern California.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 12, 2014, 09:53:52 AM
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Alameda, CA , an island in the SF Bay Area for those who are not familiar with Northern California.

I used to live in Alameda! On the actual island too, not on Bay Farm Island (which is really a peninsula... freaky...). It's one of the many places I've lived in Alameda County.
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Post by: angel_k on January 13, 2014, 01:38:35 AM
Just moved to Hawaii so that's where I'll be coming from this year.  :)
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Post by: AlanS on January 17, 2014, 11:07:48 AM
Northern Kentucky, just South of Cincinnati.

AKA "The Hollows," for all of you Kim Harrison fans  ;)
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Post by: TheOtherMel on January 27, 2014, 11:39:13 AM
Coming from the San Francisco Bay area.  So a quick hop over to Oakland Airport and a 45 min or so flight and i'm in Nerdvana.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 27, 2014, 11:47:53 AM
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Coming from the San Francisco Bay area.  So a quick hop over to Oakland Airport and a 45 min or so flight and i'm in Nerdvana.

I used to do that! Now i drive. Much easier to bring down costumes and take home swag. :D
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Post by: TheOtherMel on January 27, 2014, 12:05:05 PM
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I used to do that! Now i drive. Much easier to bring down costumes and take home swag. :D

I'm pretty conscious of what i pick up due to my space issues for sure.  So the Captain America shield had to stay @ SDCC that year.  :(   
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: juliafrood on January 30, 2014, 02:25:08 AM
Pittsburgh!  We will fly into LAX, spend a few days, then drive down for the con.  If we stay downtown we'll ditch the rental car and if not we'll stay South of the city during the con and drive in each day like we did last year. 

I do hope we get a downtown hotel because we missed the swag exchange meet up last year due to being exhausted and already back at our hotel Sunday night.  We would have had to find parking all over again and doing nothing felt sooooooooooo gooooooooood. 
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 30, 2014, 06:38:24 AM
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We would have had to find parking all over again and doing nothing felt sooooooooooo gooooooooood.

I can empathize with that! But just so you know, after the Con is over, the parking clears out, just like the hotels.
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Post by: tehlilone on January 31, 2014, 11:24:15 AM
My location has changed from Hemet, CA to... about 14 blocks away ^_^

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Kat on February 09, 2014, 11:06:18 PM
From PA. :)
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Post by: Kat_UK on February 10, 2014, 04:45:38 AM
Well the decision isn't 100% sorted yet as to whether I can go, but I'll be coming from England. I've been to SDCC 4 times already, and finally finding money isn't growing on trees. :P
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: FBS on February 10, 2014, 05:29:41 AM
Its the flights from the UK that are the killer.
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Post by: Kat_UK on February 10, 2014, 06:00:48 AM
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Its the flights from the UK that are the killer.

Oh god, tell me about it! We're looking at £1700 at least. It's ridiculous. Last year we got one for £1400 but that was indirect and through Lufthansa. Not sure we'll get away with that this time. So we gotta decide wisely.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Nimitz on February 10, 2014, 01:59:49 PM
Since I got super lucky and this year had no problems or crashes I got 4days+preview. I am flying from Jonquiere Quebec Canada to LA and driving from LA to San Diego. Reasons I am going to LA

#1 I could use my 50K miles and fly first class direct from Montreal to LA since Jonquiere to Montreal only has a propeler plane. I could if used 37,500 miles and flew from Montreal to San Diego but I would of flew coach and had a bunch of layovers. Also I arrived at the same time 9pm on Monday.

#2 This lets me say 2 Nights in LA and save money and go to Disney with the savings. Since my 11 yr cousin will be comming on my badge.

This leads to a second question, my Aunt will also be coming since she is his mom hehe. Last year I was unable to get tickets for her so this year I did not try to get he a ticket on pre-release sale. My 2 extra spots went wasted :( But I hear people where able to get tickets for people who did not go last year. I did not want to take a chance of getting an error so I did not try, but anyone know if this rumor is true.

Also how does parking work for the Marriot(convention) and the Hilton(bayside) and how hard is it to park at the two hotels so close to the convention. I hope to get to the closest Hotel with parking to the convention center. Will have to wait for the TP lottery.

Now this leads also to another question, can I enter both me and my Aunt in the Tp lottery and chose between the two for the best hotel?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on February 10, 2014, 02:28:48 PM
Only if you went last year, rumor not true
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 10, 2014, 04:52:49 PM
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how does parking work for the Marriot(convention) and the Hilton(bayside) and how hard is it to park at the two hotels so close to the convention. I hope to get to the closest Hotel with parking to the convention center. Will have to wait for the TP lottery.

If you are staying at the hotel you will be able to park at the hotel. This will involve an extra feel, probably $20-$40 per night.

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Now this leads also to another question, can I enter both me and my Aunt in the Tp lottery and chose between the two for the best hotel?

Yes.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SuperHero on February 11, 2014, 09:16:56 PM
I will be travelling from Perth, Western Australia to attend CCI

The distance as the crow flies from where i live to San Diego is 9369.44 miles or 15078.25 km
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Post by: Pyramid on February 11, 2014, 09:22:33 PM
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I will be travelling from Perth, Western Australia to attend CCI

The distance as the crow flies from where i live to San Diego is 9369.44 miles or 15078.25 km

Do crows fly that far?   ;)
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Post by: jujubaSD on February 11, 2014, 10:47:46 PM
I'm traveling a whopping 15 minutes. I'm so tired thinking of it.

lol. In reality, sometimes I half want to get a hotel downtown just for the experience and not having to drive home after all the crazy. But that would be silly since I'm in central San Diego.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kohyuta on February 12, 2014, 07:28:55 AM

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I will be travelling from Perth, Western Australia to attend CCI

The distance as the crow flies from where i live to San Diego is 9369.44 miles or 15078.25 km
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Do crows fly that far?   ;)

And what would be it's average unladen air-speed? :)
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Post by: jazzyj on February 12, 2014, 11:05:48 PM
I will be driving down from San Francisco for my second Comic-Con!

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Post by: spike on February 13, 2014, 12:02:48 PM
istanbul,Turkey
7000 miles
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Post by: iramcon on February 15, 2014, 02:29:52 PM
I will be traveling from New Orleans Louisiana. Total distance 1605 miles.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on February 15, 2014, 07:25:22 PM
I'm traveling from the SDSU area of San Diego. The past two years I just use the trolley boarding from the SDSU stop. Takes about 45 minutes that way, would be 10 minutes by car. I've considered getting a hotel downtown just for the experience and convenience!
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Post by: annaatcci on February 15, 2014, 10:13:28 PM
I consider myself a local, coming from Grand Terrace, Ca about 90 miles I believe.
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Post by: evanarose on February 16, 2014, 12:20:37 AM
Yep I'm insane...I'm travelling all the way from Melbourne, Australia lol! Well that's if I get into comic con. But either way, I'm still travelling round the US/Canada for holiday round that time! Would be a bonus to get into comic con!
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Post by: farseeker on February 16, 2014, 12:24:11 AM
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Yep I'm insane...I'm travelling all the way from Melbourne, Australia lol! Well that's if I get into comic con. But either way, I'm still travelling round the US/Canada for holiday round that time! Would be a bonus to get into comic con!

Woohoo another aussie!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 16, 2014, 07:15:18 AM
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Woohoo another aussie!

You are definitely not the only Aussies on this board!
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Post by: lexiatcci on February 17, 2014, 03:22:21 PM
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I consider myself a local, coming from Grand Terrace, Ca about 90 miles I believe.
Thats my BFF. We are both coming from Grand Terrace. Thanks mom
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: AlanS on February 18, 2014, 10:30:25 AM
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And what would be it's average unladen air-speed? :)
Australian crow, or an American crow?
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Post by: kohyuta on February 18, 2014, 04:26:40 PM

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Australian crow, or an American crow?
What? I don't know that. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh....
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Post by: Pyramid on February 18, 2014, 07:33:06 PM
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What? I don't know that. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh....

You beat me to it, kohyuta.  ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: smiley424 on February 21, 2014, 10:02:39 AM
I will be attending my first con this year, coming from an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean known as Guam.  Draw a line south from Tokyo, draw a line east from Manila, where the two lines cross, you find Guam.  Offshore to the east is the Marianas Trench.  The Aussies and Kiwis still have me beat distance wise, but my total flight time will be the same or greater than a Sydney-LA or Melbourne-LA flight due to layovers.  I usually go through Narita before going back to 'Merica.

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Post by: SandiGabi on March 05, 2014, 12:48:47 PM
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Yep I'm insane...I'm travelling all the way from Melbourne, Australia lol! Well that's if I get into comic con. But either way, I'm still travelling round the US/Canada for holiday round that time! Would be a bonus to get into comic con!

Wow! I bumped into someone from Australia last year at Comic-Con, so you're not the only one. It's pretty fun just finding out how far everyone has come for the event.

I'm not much of a traveler though, as I live just an hour away from Comic-Con. Still a fun mini-mini road trip though!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kohyuta on March 05, 2014, 03:50:45 PM
A lovely older couple sat next to me in Hall H Sunday was from Melbourne, Australia. I struck up conversation when I saw her playing Plants vs Zombies 2 on her iPad. It wasn't being released for North America for another 2 weeks. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: nvj29 on March 07, 2014, 08:44:54 AM
I saw a while back that someone from the east coast was considering/had decided to drive to San Diego, I hope their plan works out. Now I am considering going to Vegas for two days after SDCC to use some room vouchers. I was hoping that Amtrak serviced that area, but it does not. You can travel on Amtrak then have to take a bus the rest of the way. I have considered driving and leaving the rental car in Vegas, but I think they charge you more when that happens.

Now....think it's possible to get a ride going east to Vegas for two from a fellow SDCC'er? The plan is to leave San Diego sunday evening and fly out of Vegas tuesday back home. Just a thought, but advice much appreciated.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: illumina0 on March 07, 2014, 05:51:59 PM
First post!

I've been going to SDCC for the past 3 years. I relocated to Beijing for work a couple years ago so will be flying back to attend!  8)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 07, 2014, 06:02:44 PM
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First post!

I've been going to SDCC for the past 3 years. I relocated to Beijing for work a couple years ago so will be flying back to attend!  8)

Beijing, wow! I think you might be our first member from China.
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: fat_bob on March 07, 2014, 11:02:57 PM
Sunny Aberdeen, Scotland. Comic-con and sun. What more could you want for a holiday. Maybe deep fried mars bars, but I don't think you guys do that.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: escape on March 08, 2014, 07:06:47 AM
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Sunny Aberdeen, Scotland. Comic-con and sun. What more could you want for a holiday. Maybe deep fried mars bars, but I don't think you guys do that.

This is America... We'll fry just about anything.  :)
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: fat_bob on March 08, 2014, 07:20:53 AM
That's my mission while at SDCC, find a deep fried mars bar vendor.  Could go the full Scottish. Chips and cheese, deep fried pizza and then a Mars bar. We're the heart attack capital of Europe for a reason
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on March 08, 2014, 04:00:53 PM
My ancestry is 50% Scottish.....my love of all things grossly deep-fried is making total sense now and I feel completely validated and justified!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: chomprawrmoo on March 10, 2014, 09:28:44 AM
all the way from Dallas Ft Worth in Texas...
Last year we drove, and I'll never do that again... (maybe) ::)

Also my first post! :)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 10, 2014, 10:00:59 AM
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Also my first post! :)

Congratulations, Chomprawrmoo! Great to see you here! And yeah, Dallas is a little far to drive. ;)
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Post by: SandiGabi on March 10, 2014, 12:46:45 PM
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all the way from Dallas Ft Worth in Texas...
Last year we drove, and I'll never do that again... (maybe) ::)

Also my first post! :)

Wow! I guess it must have been a fun road trip. How long of a drive is that though?

Car, plane, train, what have you, as long as you get to SDCC, right? lol
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: iramcon on March 10, 2014, 01:04:38 PM
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all the way from Dallas Ft Worth in Texas...
Last year we drove, and I'll never do that again... (maybe) ::)

Also my first post! :)

We are coming from New Orleans, Louisiana.. aaaahhh we are not driving, SouthWest Airlines all the way..
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: fat_bob on March 10, 2014, 07:44:35 PM
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all the way from Dallas Ft Worth in Texas...
Last year we drove, and I'll never do that again... (maybe) ::)

Also my first post! :)

I did that with a mate two years ago, oddly also from Dallas Ft Worth, it was a fantastic experience. Took our time on the way there, stopping at Flagstaff and Las Vegas. The trip back was a bit mental as we did it with only a single overnight stop, which considering we left about 2pm on Sunday was good going. Some of the roads really are in the middle of know where, I remember the GPS stating "In 200 miles, turn right!!" Coming from the Uk I found this hilarious. Back home you cant walk 200 yeards withour falling over someone.

I'd love to do the road trip option again.......maybe 2015!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BunkeyBrain on March 10, 2014, 11:46:31 PM
Coming from Hawaii.  This will be our third time at SDCC.  Excited already!  Especially now that con announcements are trickling in. :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TK on March 13, 2014, 04:27:14 PM
My 3 friends and I are coming from Toronto, Canada (4000+km). You might've heard of our Mayor? xD
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 13, 2014, 05:06:46 PM
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My 3 friends and I are coming from Toronto, Canada (4000+km). You might've heard of our Mayor? xD

LOL, Fortunately, I left Toronto before he became mayor. But I grew up there and lived there until I moved out here too California! Where in Toronto are you? I'm originally from North York (York Mills & Bayview).
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 13, 2014, 06:43:25 PM
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My 3 friends and I are coming from Toronto, Canada (4000+km). You might've heard of our Mayor? xD

Your mayor is sadly hilarious!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: fat_bob on March 13, 2014, 08:23:13 PM
You've got to love the guy really. I hate politicians that give fake apologies, when you know they don't really give a dam. This guy, he basically says, ---- you , I don't care what you think. I'm mayor, now ---- off. How can you not love that a little bit.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: FBS on March 14, 2014, 02:12:47 PM
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Australian crow, or an American crow?


Errrrrr......is that a quote from Monty Python?
If so, is that from the US release? As the UK release is Swallow instead of Crow.
I just would never have guessed that line would have been changed. Hahaha.

Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on March 14, 2014, 03:19:05 PM
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Errrrrr......is that a quote from Monty Python?
If so, is that from the US release? As the UK release is Swallow instead of Crow.
I just would never have guessed that line would have been changed. Hahaha.

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
Sir Lancelot: Blue.
Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
Sir Robin: That's easy.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is the capital of Assyria?
[pause]
Sir Robin: I don't know that.
[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. What... is your name?
Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Galahad: I seek the Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
Galahad: Blue. No, yel...
[he is also thrown over the edge]
Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What... is your name?
King Arthur: It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: FBS on March 15, 2014, 02:37:59 PM
So the line wasn't changed then?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Jim Watari on March 15, 2014, 05:01:05 PM
Damn I'm not sure now, Ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (me flying off the bridge)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kohyuta on March 15, 2014, 05:33:29 PM

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So the line wasn't changed then?
Correct. The line wasn't changed. We just changed it to fit our context. We're a little strange that way here at FoCCI. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: nadiaj on March 15, 2014, 09:47:38 PM
Husband and I are coming from Hobart, Australia  :D were in SD at the same time last year on our honeymoon, can't wait to visit again!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: smiley424 on March 17, 2014, 07:15:41 AM
Aside from coming from Guam, I am planning to drive cross country from NJ to San Diego.  I will be visiting friends along the way (Norfolk, Chicago, Houston, Tuscon) as well as hitting all the MLB parks along the way that I can. 

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 17, 2014, 09:13:33 AM
We're certainly stretching across the globe with Guam and Tasmania!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SandiGabi on March 17, 2014, 07:16:27 PM
More Aussies! And Guam is far too.

The cross country drive sounds fun with CC there at the finish line. Now that sounds like a nice way to spend a couple weeks (more? lol)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: uberhulk on March 23, 2014, 10:30:10 AM
Independence, MO....right next to Kansas City. Anyone else going from here? I am going alone. Would love to know some fellow people from around here are going as well.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Straggy on March 23, 2014, 11:56:07 AM
It would be interesting if there was a chart or map where we could put down where we are all coming from. I know there are a large majority from the US and I see quite a few from Australia, but it would be fun to see a world map and then people put where they are coming from.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 23, 2014, 12:30:20 PM
I took the initiative of creating a Friends of CCI map for us.  It is only accessible through the link.  Drop a pin.  Click it and change it to your Friends of CCI name and save. 

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?ui=maps&mid=z_X0zduQnBvg.klIA2ba2cspI
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 23, 2014, 01:26:56 PM
The map says 'view only' and I can't add a placemark.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Straggy on March 23, 2014, 01:35:46 PM
I see Pyramid up there in the Sacramento area but I don't see where to drop a pin
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 23, 2014, 01:40:26 PM
Ok, I think I corrected it.  Try it again.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 23, 2014, 05:23:56 PM
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Ok, I think I corrected it.  Try it again.

Still says 'view only' for me.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kohyuta on March 24, 2014, 08:09:23 AM
Still says 'View Only' for me also, though I do see Transmute Jun's pin along with yours Pyramid.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: angel_k on March 24, 2014, 10:26:25 AM
Yep, still view only for me too.  I really want to pin this :P
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 24, 2014, 10:35:08 AM
PM Pyramid. It seems email addresses have to be added.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 24, 2014, 12:08:18 PM
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PM Pyramid. It seems email addresses have to be added.

I've changed a few settings that I was unaware of before so click the link a couple posts above and you should be able to edit instead of just view.  :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: angel_k on March 24, 2014, 12:08:34 PM
pin placed.   8)  ehehehehe.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 24, 2014, 12:11:27 PM
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pin placed.   8)  ehehehehe.

Awesome!  :). 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 24, 2014, 12:33:25 PM
Glad it's working now!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 24, 2014, 12:52:30 PM
Well I'm a complete dork and can't figure out how to pin.....bah!! 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 24, 2014, 12:57:12 PM
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Well I'm a complete dork and can't figure out how to pin.....bah!!

Click on the pin button at the top of the map.

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp206%2Ftransmutejun%2FPin.jpg&hash=26ee7eb3843556d26d4c0a9f35ee64c2) (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/transmutejun/media/Pin.jpg.html)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 24, 2014, 01:07:09 PM
^ what she said.  ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 24, 2014, 01:08:28 PM
Wahoo!  We have 7 pins!  :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on March 24, 2014, 02:51:46 PM
Added ABQ
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: cake_talks on March 25, 2014, 04:44:53 AM
Pinned - yeah, first from outside of the USA!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 25, 2014, 08:00:21 AM
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Pinned - yeah, first from outside of the USA!

Pretty soon the world will be ours ... MUHAHAHAHA!

Here's the link again for anyone new to the thread, boards, returning .... Whoever needs it.  https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?ui=maps&mid=z_X0zduQnBvg.klIA2ba2cspI
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 25, 2014, 08:09:01 AM
Be careful not to move pins.  Someone sank the Convention Center just outside of Tijuana. 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on March 25, 2014, 09:34:25 AM
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Be careful not to move pins.  Someone sank the Convention Center just outside of Tijuana.

Hahaha!

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 25, 2014, 09:40:12 AM
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Be careful not to move pins.  Someone sank the Convention Center just outside of Tijuana.

Clearly San Diego was hit by the devastating earthquake/tsunami combo!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 25, 2014, 09:41:45 AM
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Clearly San Diego was hit by the devastating earthquake/tsunami combo!

I blame Godzilla.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BunkeyBrain on March 25, 2014, 01:26:13 PM
Just pinned.  It'll be fun to see the map fill up :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: dolphina on March 26, 2014, 11:33:55 AM
I added to southern Calif, California is going to all pinned up soon (LOL)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SandiGabi on March 26, 2014, 01:02:27 PM
Woot, another SoCal pinned. Then they all gravitate to San Diego come July (for those who aren't already in San Diego)  ;D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: farseeker on March 26, 2014, 03:10:19 PM
My pin is all lonely by itself on Australia. Where the other aussies at?!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on March 26, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
Southern California, south OC


Stay golden Ponyboy.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TheTimmer on March 27, 2014, 11:10:47 AM
Portland, OR, second year
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: zep on March 27, 2014, 04:50:09 PM
I'll be coming from Halifax, Nova Scotia, via the long route of cycling down from Vancouver. Let's hope the west coast, especially the northwest, treats me to some fine weather.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: tinklefish on March 30, 2014, 02:22:00 PM
good ol New Jersey--home of Taylor Ham, diners, and the best pizza. I'm obviously quite biased!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on March 31, 2014, 10:01:34 PM
New page so I'm reposting the link for ease and those new to the forum.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?ui=maps&mid=z_X0zduQnBvg.klIA2ba2cspI
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: smiley424 on April 01, 2014, 12:48:26 AM
Guam is on the map, a bit North of the Aussies and West of the Hawaiians.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on April 01, 2014, 07:03:04 AM
The heaviest concentration of nerds is in CA!  Woot!  My state rules!  ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 01, 2014, 12:25:08 PM
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The heaviest concentration of nerds is in CA!  Woot!  My state rules!  ;)

Well... to be fair, it makes sense since the con itself is in California. I'm sure if you looked at a map of attendees for NYCC, it would be concentrated on the east coast... ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on April 01, 2014, 03:55:18 PM
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Well... to be fair, it makes sense since the con itself is in California. I'm sure if you looked at a map of attendees for NYCC, it would be concentrated on the east coast... ;)

What does the i stand for in cci?  ;)   
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Super Balzi on April 07, 2014, 09:43:44 AM
My wizard friend and I are coming from Paris - France. We are poor and we intend to become even poorer  8)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 07, 2014, 09:45:42 AM
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My wizard friend and I are coming from Paris - France. We are poor and we intend to become even poorer  8)

Looking forward to seeing you there! I would also be interested to hear how SDCC compares to Paris Comic Con.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: spoox on April 09, 2014, 07:51:25 AM
Hubby and I are coming from Alaska. This will be our second Comic Con! :)

We were going to go last year too. We had our badges and our hotel and everything but then on July 7 (my birthday!) my dad got sick and I had to fly to the Netherlands as I am Dutch and all my family lives there. After 2 weeks my dad passed away. It was a horrible time... All year we looked towards SDCC after an already rough year. Then that happened...
Everything was already paid for and the cancellation dates were passed. When my husband called to see if it was possible to get a refund after what happened they just hung up the phone on him.. So friggin rude. We lost our hotel deposits, money for the badges etc. Oh well..

Anyway.. this year we are going for sure and it is also our 5 year wedding anniversary so hopefully we get a decent hotel tomorrow! :) I am super excited we get to go again!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 09, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
Spoox, I'm glad that after all of that, you are able to go this year! You have an amazing life attitude!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: chiekom on April 11, 2014, 07:04:12 AM
Tokyo, Japan!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: eyisila on April 11, 2014, 12:48:21 PM
We are coming from South Carolina. This is our second year attending. We're hoping that as long as we can get badges each year, this will be a yearly vacation. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2014, 12:59:12 PM
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We're hoping that as long as we can get badges each year, this will be a yearly vacation. :)

That's how most of us on this site think!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: eyisila on April 11, 2014, 01:05:24 PM
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That's how most of us on this site think!

I'm really looking forward to it this year. Last year we didn't bring our kids because they weren't interested and I was 5 months pregnant. This year we're only bringing our 8 year old (the oldest doesn't want to fly). I'm excited to enjoy myself more and introduce my daughter to something we love.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2014, 01:08:10 PM
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I'm really looking forward to it this year. Last year we didn't bring our kids because they weren't interested and I was 5 months pregnant. This year we're only bringing our 8 year old (the oldest doesn't want to fly). I'm excited to enjoy myself more and introduce my daughter to something we love.

I am the same way! I love bringing my kids and having them see the whole world of SDCC. They get to experience all of the cool stuff and meet people who have the same interests they do! And when they get to meet someone they admire, it makes their whole year!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Michael M on April 11, 2014, 01:19:47 PM
East Coaster, Philly Burbs, PA

Looking forward to the trek to SDCC!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2014, 01:21:26 PM
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Looking forward to the trek to SDCC!

I enjoy the 'Trek' at SDCC. ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Breuls on April 12, 2014, 06:36:54 AM
Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Second SDCC for me.

I've added my pin to the map. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: DaveG on April 12, 2014, 06:45:36 AM
I love seeing the pins on the map and where everyone is coming from.  Please make sure when you post here to add your location to the map.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: imcla on April 12, 2014, 08:28:43 AM
Added myself to the map.

Brazil, here. 4th SDCC.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Bionic 7 on April 12, 2014, 11:44:41 AM
Flying in from New York, NY. (Queens, NY to be specific)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: alyssa on April 12, 2014, 12:11:16 PM
another almost new england-er

 ;)

Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on April 12, 2014, 07:42:08 PM
Just popping in to say how exciting it is to me how far away some people come from and that we have so many great people in town during SDCC. It is thrilling!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SoCalNerdGal on April 13, 2014, 11:31:50 PM
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Just popping in to say how exciting it is to me how far away some people come from and that we have so many great people in town during SDCC. It is thrilling!

Agreed. I just read through all of the posts and I can't believe how far some people are traveling!  I'm happy they get to make the trip.  Maybe I will bump into some of you at the Con!  Enjoy and be safe!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 14, 2014, 07:24:28 AM
For all of the people who travel from very far away, do you also travel to other international cons, like Tokyo and Paris? Those are cons I would love to attend some day, but don't, due to the distance involved.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Breuls on April 14, 2014, 08:21:22 AM
I've been to London Comic-Con, but I didn't travel there specifically for that (in fact, my friends and I kind of stumbled upon it).

I wouldn't go to a con in Tokyo, maybe Paris because I can do it by train or a short flight. I'd consider other US cons, if I could combine it with a citytrip or something. For instance NYCC might be a nice trip together with some NYC sightseeing.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 15, 2014, 10:24:44 AM
Friends Of CCI Forum: Map 2014 UPDATED!
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Hi, everybody! It's been a hell of a year, right?

Well, here we are with now less than ONE HUNDRED less days to go before San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and, as I agreed with myself, I would come back and update the map and links for this thread.

By this point, we should all know if we are able this year to make it to the Con in July, what with Badge sales all done and dusted and accommodation getting sorted, slowly but surely. So, to that end, I've gone through and added all the names and locations to the map that needed putting in and we now should have a comprehensive map of the truly international audience of this amazing event!

Don't forget - while the title of the thread is 'Where are you coming from?', it's more of a Friends Of CCI members map (I'm wondering if I should change that...) so you don't neccasarily have to be attending SDCC in 2014 to be listed on here. Do check and see if all the data I've entered is correct, especially if, for example, you may have moved since this map was last put together.

And, of course, if you'd like to be added to the map, simply reply to this thread with the location you're coming from - we're not wanting street names but if you could add a city, that would make the map a little more accurate.

I'm glad people have still been taking part in this thread and I hope to see a few more pins added as we get closer to July!

You can find the map - and share it with your friends - here:
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kundun on April 15, 2014, 11:08:18 AM
Houston, Texas
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Arrowgear on April 15, 2014, 11:27:13 AM
From Yuma, AZ about a 2 & half hour drive
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Bionic 7 on April 15, 2014, 11:35:20 AM
The map is a great idea.  Wow...didn't realize how many countries were represented on the board. 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Synbios on April 15, 2014, 12:52:57 PM
I'm from Barcelona. Third year going :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: bertobi on April 15, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
From Perth, Australia :)

First time after unsuccesfully trying for tickets the last couple of years.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: alyssa on April 15, 2014, 04:56:13 PM
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Friends Of CCI Forum: Map 2014 UPDATED!
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Hi, everybody! It's been a hell of a year, right?

Well, here we are with now less than ONE HUNDRED less days to go before San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and, as I agreed with myself, I would come back and update the map and links for this thread.

By this point, we should all know if we are able this year to make it to the Con in July, what with Badge sales all done and dusted and accommodation getting sorted, slowly but surely. So, to that end, I've gone through and added all the names and locations to the map that needed putting in and we now should have a comprehensive map of the truly international audience of this amazing event!

Don't forget - while the title of the thread is 'Where are you coming from?', it's more of a Friends Of CCI members map (I'm wondering if I should change that...) so you don't neccasarily have to be attending SDCC in 2014 to be listed on here. Do check and see if all the data I've entered is correct, especially if, for example, you may have moved since this map was last put together.

And, of course, if you'd like to be added to the map, simply reply to this thread with the location you're coming from - we're not wanting street names but if you could add a city, that would make the map a little more accurate.

I'm glad people have still been taking part in this thread and I hope to see a few more pins added as we get closer to July!

You can find the map - and share it with your friends - here:
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Thank you soooo much for doing this Leonard! 
this is amazing!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on April 15, 2014, 05:08:15 PM
So do we have two maps?  I'm in the Del Cerro neighborhood of San Diego, for this one. I recall another one we could pin ourselves onto and I think I got that one.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 15, 2014, 05:26:39 PM
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So do we have two maps?  I'm in the Del Cerro neighborhood of San Diego, for this one. I recall another one we could pin ourselves onto and I think I got that one.

Ahh, right - when I first put this thread together, I created a map which was linked in the first post but looks like someone's set up another map in my absence! That's what happens when you disappear for a while!

It's a bit late here in the UK, where I am... In the morning, I'll look at the pins in the stand-in map and transfer them over. Thanks for pointing it out, cracks.

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: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 15, 2014, 05:28:39 PM
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Ahh, right - when I first put this thread together, I created a map which was linked in the first post but looks like someone's set up another map in my absence! That's what happens when you disappear for a while!

Someone suggested a map and I mentioned that you had set one up, but at the time this happened, your map was very out of date. So another map was set up which allowed everyone to add their own pins. However that one did not include some of the earlier posts, so I'm glad you updated yours, Leonard!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on April 15, 2014, 05:29:07 PM
Oh! You don't have to do that! I'm pretty new and wasn't sure if I was getting confused. It might even be another thread. Im on my phone right now and it's not as easy for me to look around. Thanks for the map!

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: BizarreMien on April 15, 2014, 05:36:32 PM
Add me to the map, pwease? Coming from West Olive, MI. Unfortunately. Because I don't like it here. It's cold.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Blisterin Thumbs on April 15, 2014, 07:02:35 PM
Flying from Orlando, FL.  Was going to do a cross country road trip.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: farseeker on April 15, 2014, 11:31:09 PM
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For all of the people who travel from very far away, do you also travel to other international cons, like Tokyo and Paris? Those are cons I would love to attend some day, but don't, due to the distance involved.

It's something I would consider, if I were tying in other stuff while I was there. I'd like to go to Japan anyway, so I can't see how going to a con could possibly make that trip worse lol. Same with Europe in general - I'd like to go at some point, so if I could work something out I would do it.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: mickeyjack3 on April 16, 2014, 05:44:35 AM
I'm coming from Winona, MN, USA.


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Post by: iramcon on April 16, 2014, 06:21:16 AM
Come on Idaho, Wyoming, South and North Dakota, Nebraska,Iowa, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama, where are you guys?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Pyramid on April 16, 2014, 05:02:45 PM
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Someone suggested a map and I mentioned that you had set one up, but at the time this happened, your map was very out of date. So another map was set up which allowed everyone to add their own pins. However that one did not include some of the earlier posts, so I'm glad you updated yours, Leonard!

Like TJ said it was out of date and creating a map where people could edit it themselves seemed the best solution.  Plus, this thread is 19 pages and people move.  Hope you don't feel like I stepped on your toes.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 17, 2014, 02:19:00 AM

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...Hope you don't feel like I stepped on your toes.

No, not at all. My bad for leaving it so long in the first place.


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: cake_talks on April 17, 2014, 06:52:05 AM
So many fellow Brits traveling over for our first Con, love it! We are heading over from Chesham, Buckinghamshire UK (via LA & Vegas).
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: 28savagedays on April 17, 2014, 03:40:25 PM
Oh yay! Im don't feel so lonely on the 2nd map. heh Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia! W00T

So cool to see so many outside the US FoCC! I so-ooooo want to attend London Super Comic Con one year.


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Friends Of CCI Forum: Map 2014 UPDATED!
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

And, of course, if you'd like to be added to the map, simply reply to this thread with the location you're coming from - we're not wanting street names but if you could add a city, that would make the map a little more accurate.

I'm glad people have still been taking part in this thread and I hope to see a few more pins added as we get closer to July!

You can find the map - and share it with your friends - here:
http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: raventom on April 18, 2014, 07:16:44 AM
I'm coming from Baltimore, Md, the land of pleasant living.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: last_swell on April 18, 2014, 02:40:01 PM
First time for us from Maui, Hawaii.  Gathering recources and reading the forum daily.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: iramcon on April 18, 2014, 05:03:22 PM
Come on upper mid-west....where are you guys?.. we are trying to get every state to represent.. and a large number of countries..
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Michael M on April 20, 2014, 05:46:30 AM
How do you get on this map?  Plymouth Meeting, PA here.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on April 20, 2014, 09:37:29 AM
Map UPDATED: (20th April 2014)

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Happy Easter, Everybody!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: iramcon on April 22, 2014, 06:13:59 AM
I am still waiting on: Vermont, West Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi,Oklahoma,
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, North & South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming,Washington State, Maine..and more countries.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: spoox on April 24, 2014, 06:27:18 AM
could you fix my location to Juneau, Alaska? 99801 :) Im smack dab in the middle now but I am really on the south east coast in the tail lol
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: jamiesugah on April 24, 2014, 08:47:54 AM
Another Brooklyn resident, checking in.  :)
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Post by: Dezurtdog on April 24, 2014, 11:17:48 AM
Phoenix, AZ!
Getting a much-needed break from the furnace.

 8)
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Post by: mdla on April 24, 2014, 06:05:12 PM
Representing the District of Columbia!
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Post by: mzx380 on April 24, 2014, 06:23:41 PM
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Flying in from New York, NY. (Queens, NY to be specific)

Representin' Queens too

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Post by: dikoku on May 11, 2014, 07:25:36 AM
Comin' all over from Tokyo, Japan.  First SDCC :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: nvj29 on May 11, 2014, 10:06:25 AM
2 of us coming from Philadelphia, PA for the first time.
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Post by: gaeilstar on May 11, 2014, 10:39:21 AM
I am coming from Des Moines, Iowa


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Post by: jagina on May 11, 2014, 11:17:22 AM
Tucson, Arizona 416 miles 6-7 hours

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Post by: sefton42 on May 11, 2014, 03:15:32 PM
Coming from DC with two friends.
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Post by: karl clement on May 11, 2014, 03:40:16 PM
coming from cornwall Ontario Canada 2nd time around
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Post by: Michael M on May 11, 2014, 04:01:55 PM
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2 of us coming from Philadelphia, PA for the first time.

Woo hoo! Philly represent! :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on May 14, 2014, 01:57:05 AM
Map UPDATED: (14th May 2014)

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014 (http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014)

Seventy days to go, everybody! Who-hooo!! Anyone spot a problem with their pin in the map, let me know; also, if you're missing - cheers.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: 28savagedays on May 14, 2014, 06:33:42 AM
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Map UPDATED: (14th May 2014)

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014 (http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014)

Seventy days to go, everybody! Who-hooo!! Anyone spot a problem with their pin in the map, let me know; also, if you're missing - cheers.

Im missing ukdeejay. Atlanta, Georgia!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: jamiesugah on May 14, 2014, 12:44:24 PM
I am also missing - Brooklyn, NY. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TheOtherMel on May 14, 2014, 04:02:04 PM
Me too, me too..........I should say Newark Ca but since nobody knows where that is.  Then my birthplace San Francisco, Ca.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Zero on May 14, 2014, 04:41:15 PM
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Me too, me too..........I should say Newark Ca but since nobody knows where that is.  Then my birthplace San Francisco, Ca.

I know where Newark, CA generally is... it's near Fremont. ^__^;  Ha ha.  (Does that count?)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Iris on May 14, 2014, 05:11:02 PM
I'll be coming from Goleta/Santa Barbara California down to SD (my hometown).
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 14, 2014, 05:52:28 PM
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Me too, me too..........I should say Newark Ca but since nobody knows where that is.  Then my birthplace San Francisco, Ca.

I know where Newark is! I used to live in Union City up Union City Blvd. (also known as Newark Blvd.).
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: avidfannibal on May 14, 2014, 06:25:28 PM
Austin, TX - I'm coming by way of train, 36 hours, I'm pretty stoked for the trip though I imagine I'll be destroyed when I finally arrive.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Michael M on May 14, 2014, 06:30:09 PM
Train?  36 hours?  Holy $#!7
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: avidfannibal on May 14, 2014, 06:45:44 PM
yeah 6:30 Monday night to 9:am Wednesday Morn, a bit more then 36 hours actually.  I'm really hoping I can sleep on the train.  I think I'll be befriending a bottle of that ZZZquil.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 14, 2014, 07:37:02 PM
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yeah 6:30 Monday night to 9:am Wednesday Morn, a bit more then 36 hours actually.  I'm really hoping I can sleep on the train.  I think I'll be befriending a bottle of that ZZZquil.

Do you have a sleeper car? It sounds like it would be worth it!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: avidfannibal on May 14, 2014, 07:54:42 PM
no sleeper car, but I've been on the train before and it's pretty roomie and comfy, I'm sure the seat next to me will be open. 

It should be pretty great to go through West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, then Wednesday morning down the California Coast.  I always love riding the train, everyone stops and watches a passing train, it's like you're part of a parade.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TheOtherMel on May 15, 2014, 09:57:20 AM
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I know where Newark is! I used to live in Union City up Union City Blvd. (also known as Newark Blvd.).

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I know where Newark, CA generally is... it's near Fremont. ^__^;  Ha ha.  (Does that count?)

Hey!!!  My Bay Area fam!  ;D

When I was growing up in SF  I never even heard of Newark.  When my uncle said i'm taking you to Newark to check out some stuff, I was like "wait,........ where???" LoL
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Zero on May 15, 2014, 10:16:33 AM
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Hey!!!  My Bay Area fam!  ;D

When I was growing up in SF  I never even heard of Newark.  When my uncle said i'm taking you to Newark to check out some stuff, I was like "wait,........ where???" LoL

For me, it's because I have some relatives living up in the Bay Area, and some of them are around Fremont and Newark.  When I was little, my family and I would go up to visit every summer.  ^__^; 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TheOtherMel on May 15, 2014, 11:30:15 AM
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For me, it's because I have some relatives living up in the Bay Area, and some of them are around Fremont and Newark.  When I was little, my family and I would go up to visit every summer.  ^__^;

Hope they took you to Great America.  That was a staple when I was younger.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 15, 2014, 01:14:15 PM
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When I was growing up in SF  I never even heard of Newark.  When my uncle said i'm taking you to Newark to check out some stuff, I was like "wait,........ where???" LoL

That's because I'm an Alameda County gal. I've lived in Berkeley, Alameda (home of the nuclear wessels), Union City and now Pleasanton.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TheOtherMel on May 15, 2014, 05:27:58 PM
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That's because I'm an Alameda County gal. I've lived in Berkeley, Alameda (home of the nuclear wessels), Union City and now Pleasanton.

LoL, excellent Bay Area reference "uptop".  #StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 15, 2014, 06:36:21 PM
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LoL, excellent Bay Area reference "uptop".  #StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome

Well you lived in SF, home of Starfleet HQ (and Starfleet Academy). Probably a bit more cache than 'home of the nuclear wessels.  ;D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TheOtherMel on May 16, 2014, 02:27:18 PM
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Well you lived in SF, home of Starfleet HQ (and Starfleet Academy). Probably a bit more cache than 'home of the nuclear wessels.  ;D

When my friend and I were watching it we were like, "I know where that is, Hey, that's our bus, "The Cetacean Institute? That looks like the Monterey Bay Aquarium" and Muni sure as hell doesn't go that far   :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Rosalie on May 16, 2014, 10:08:59 PM
We have 3 coming from Tasmania Australia, 2 from Devonport and 1 from Launceston.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: beffyjo on May 19, 2014, 12:50:26 PM
We're coming from Kansas City, Missouri!
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Post by: sisustylegirl on May 19, 2014, 04:06:29 PM
Roberts, Wisconsin.  4th time is a charm!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SeaSpray on May 23, 2014, 09:20:24 AM
I'm coming from Adelaide, Australia, straight distance is 8200 miles or 13200 kilometres.

Actual travel distance is a bit longer since I need to stop over in Sydney then Los Angeles.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on May 29, 2014, 08:02:44 AM
Map UPDATED: (29th May 2014)

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Fifty-Five Days to go till first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, everybody! What a truly international event this is!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Violet on May 29, 2014, 08:48:01 AM
Fullerton, California
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Post by: TheTFReview on May 31, 2014, 10:04:11 AM
Tustin, CA. About a 2 hour drive.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: nerdalert on June 02, 2014, 07:41:25 AM
Coming from Nashville, TN! It'll be my third year and I can't wait!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Michael M on June 02, 2014, 09:19:04 AM
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Map UPDATED: (29th May 2014)

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014

Fifty-Five Days to go till first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, everybody! What a truly international event this is!
Hey, my pin's gone :(

Plymouth Meeting, PA
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on June 02, 2014, 09:59:32 AM
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Hey, my pin's gone :(

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Well, that situation simply won't stand! Corrected and amended, sir...

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: sylent_asassin on June 11, 2014, 09:31:54 AM
My wife and I are coming from Stockton, CA.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ardnaxelaris on June 11, 2014, 03:55:38 PM
Hello everyone,we have just joined your beautiful forum.We are coming from GREECE to sdcc and we are so thrilled....
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: lerissa01 on June 16, 2014, 11:09:23 PM
10,092 mi

Im from South Africa :-)  but im on a gap year program in San Ramon,CA
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on June 17, 2014, 10:04:44 AM

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10,092 mi

Im from South Africa :-)  but im on a gap year program in San Ramon,CA
i think you're the first from South Africa. That's cool. Welcome and hope you have a great time at the big show.


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: farseeker on June 17, 2014, 01:26:40 PM
Brisbane,  Australia here :3
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Post by: kat_sydney on June 17, 2014, 03:30:06 PM
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Brisbane,  Australia here :3

Another Aussie here - Sydney Australia. 

First time ever going, I'm a "professional guest" - to be honest, I'm freaking out a bit at how insane it all sounds, so a BIG THANKYOU to this forum - only joined last night and I'm amazed at how much info is in the threads (and everyone seems really nice!)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: xDumpweed182x on June 17, 2014, 04:39:02 PM
Iowa. I know. Not as impressive as Australia or South Africa but oh well.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Rosalie on June 17, 2014, 07:10:19 PM
Nice to see a few more Aussies coming to SDCC this year :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: LeeRS on June 22, 2014, 12:20:52 AM
I am driving from Albuquerque to SD (with a stop in Phoenix in between on the way there).
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on June 22, 2014, 07:38:05 AM
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I am driving from Albuquerque to SD (with a stop in Phoenix in between on the way there).

Abq WestSide here.
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Post by: Poison on June 23, 2014, 05:32:32 PM
Hey there. Christchurch, New Zealand.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: justboogie on June 25, 2014, 09:29:09 PM
Hailing from Fullerton, CA. A measly 2 hour drive compared to others. Wow it's crazy to see how far everyone else is coming from. I just assumed it was mostly CA residents.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: epicaz on June 25, 2014, 10:52:54 PM
Tucson, AZ myself!

My group is coming from Salt Lake City, UT, Los Angeles, and Madison, WI
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Post by: hothbricks on June 27, 2014, 01:58:36 AM
Hi all,
Coming from France
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Post by: Veni on June 30, 2014, 08:46:41 AM
Coming from Sandy, UT 736mi. This is going to be my first Comic-Con and I'll be volunteering.  ;D
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Post by: avidfannibal on June 30, 2014, 09:57:35 AM
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Coming from Sandy, UT 736mi. This is going to be my first Comic-Con and I'll be volunteering.  ;D

Same for me Veni, first and volunteering.  I wish us both awesome times!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Chanthal on July 02, 2014, 04:07:06 PM
Fairbanks, Alaska 8)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on July 02, 2014, 04:29:21 PM
Now I know where I saw you......the Deadliest Catch. Just messing. I think you're the northern most person coming.


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: kagito on July 03, 2014, 08:40:43 AM
Hello everyone, coming for SDCC from Vladivostok, Russia. A liitle bit nervous, because it will be my first time here.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Yzrfan on July 03, 2014, 08:45:29 AM
Welcome. I think you're the first person we have had from Russia. Don't worry about a thing, you will have a great time .


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Michael M on July 03, 2014, 10:02:29 AM
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Hello everyone, coming for SDCC from Vladivostok, Russia. A liitle bit nervous, because it will be my first time here.
Dude, welcome!  If anything is a guarantee, you'll have a blast here.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Aura on July 04, 2014, 09:54:05 AM
A lot of you coming from so far! I'm coming from the IE about a 2 hour drive to SD. I'm taking the train down!!!!


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Post by: Yzrfan on July 04, 2014, 05:00:58 PM
The great IE. 909 or 951


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ukdeejay on July 05, 2014, 04:15:18 AM
Friends Of CCI Forum: Map 2014 UPDATED!
05/07/2014

http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014 (http://batchgeo.com/map/FriendsOfCCIForum2014)

Just more eighteen days to go - you just know, that's going to vanish in a heartbeat! I'm going to update this map once again on the two Saturdays between now and SDCC 2014 so, please, do spread the word to fellow Con attendees online, point them to this thread on the Forum and get them to tie their flag to the mast!

See you all soon!
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Post by: kornkid22 on July 05, 2014, 05:51:43 AM
155 miles!! Woot!


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Post by: TardisMom on July 05, 2014, 07:40:38 AM
Driving over from Phoenix, AZ
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Post by: mrswash37 on July 05, 2014, 07:57:57 AM
Mrswash37 Houston tx
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Post by: semigeekgirl on July 05, 2014, 09:32:56 AM
Woodland Hills, CA
A short drive compared to a lot of you!  ;)
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Post by: ahndrayuh on July 05, 2014, 12:33:57 PM
San Diego :P haha! only 15 mins. away from the convention center haha!
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Post by: epainter on July 05, 2014, 04:58:12 PM
I'm coming from Seattle and my little sister is coming from Minneapolis!
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Post by: kauthor on July 07, 2014, 10:55:26 AM
Miami, but my parents lives in San Diego.
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Post by: thegingermum on July 07, 2014, 02:21:41 PM
San Francisco, or there about.
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Post by: TardarSauce on July 07, 2014, 04:45:19 PM
Sacramento, CA :D
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Post by: reshef316 on July 08, 2014, 01:22:07 AM
Once again, coming in all the way from Israel!
Back for my 2nd Con running...this time I'm dragging the wife along too!!!

Can't wait for these 2 weeks to go by.... ^-^
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Post by: ladyyavanna on July 08, 2014, 06:37:38 AM
All the way from the Land Down Under: Australia!! :D
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 08, 2014, 07:12:42 AM
Yay for more SF Bay Area peeps! And Sacramento, I'm including you too!  :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: avidfannibal on July 08, 2014, 07:41:02 AM
it really is amazing how far and wide folks are coming from; australia, russia, isreal. it makes my jaunt from texas feel like an afternoon walk.
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Post by: Trucrystal on July 08, 2014, 06:05:36 PM
Riverside CA
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Post by: mrswash37 on July 08, 2014, 07:47:53 PM
Houston Texas  ;)
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Post by: Michael M on July 09, 2014, 06:53:00 AM
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Houston Texas  ;)
I heard that accent through here!
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Post by: penman on July 09, 2014, 02:15:17 PM
Norwich Connecticut
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Post by: Bones on July 10, 2014, 06:57:27 AM


  Waves to Ladyyavanna. ....

 Also flying in from Australia.. :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: comicsgrinder on July 11, 2014, 12:37:30 PM
I'm coming from Seattle, WA. We love comics up in the Pacific Northwest!
I'm writing for Comics Grinder: http://comicsgrinder.com/
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Post by: Pyramid on July 11, 2014, 01:09:07 PM
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I'm coming from Seattle, WA. We love comics up in the Pacific Northwest!
I'm writing for Comics Grinder: http://comicsgrinder.com/

My wife and I went up there for Emerald Con and we could easily move there.  Such a beautiful place!
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Post by: genieinthelamp on July 14, 2014, 01:45:15 AM
Austin, Texas!

Which I was surprised to learn is 1300 miles from San Diego.
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Post by: avidfannibal on July 14, 2014, 08:58:15 AM
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Austin, Texas!

Which I was surprised to learn is 1300 miles from San Diego.

me too!
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Post by: Nicole426 on July 14, 2014, 10:19:27 AM
I'm coming from Albany, NY
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Post by: aGeekSaga on July 14, 2014, 12:44:21 PM
I'll be coming from Greenville, South Carolina! (no, it's not near Myrtle Beach...at all. lol)

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Norwich Connecticut

I'm originally from CT! :)
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Post by: penman on July 14, 2014, 12:46:10 PM
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I'll be coming from Greenville, South Carolina! (no, it's not near Myrtle Beach...at all. lol)

I'm originally from CT! :)
Oh yea? Where abouts in CT?
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Post by: nelbel76 on July 14, 2014, 01:12:59 PM
CHICAGO!
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Post by: Nicole426 on July 14, 2014, 08:26:30 PM
My layover is in Chicago. What day you flying out?
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Post by: Jamesonite on July 18, 2014, 02:29:01 PM
I'll be coming from the Bay Area... if I can find a ride :(
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Post by: megmichelle on July 18, 2014, 09:41:51 PM
Southern California, so not far at all! It's only about a 2 hour drive up. Not bad at all.
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Post by: smiley424 on July 19, 2014, 03:33:29 PM
Driving from Tucson to San Diego tomorrow.  I have been in the Western USA since last Wednesday.  I flew in from Guam to NJ June.  A lot of travelling for this guy!
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Post by: avidfannibal on July 19, 2014, 09:50:30 PM
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Driving from Tucson to San Diego tomorrow.  I have been in the Western USA since last Wednesday.  I flew in from Guam to NJ June.  A lot of travelling for this guy!

wow what a trip. I hope you've been enjoying it, but you must be exhausted.
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Post by: Nomoney on August 01, 2014, 02:48:50 PM
I'll be coming from Holland from a town called Apeldoorn. I am very exited to go ever since i saw comic con footage on youtube.
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Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 04:16:53 AM
I'm coming from Belgium (that's if I get badges saturday). Anyone else from Belgium?
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Post by: Matcine on February 18, 2015, 07:24:27 AM
All the way from France :)
Second time after 2014 (and I loved it as you can imagine!)
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Post by: nvj29 on February 18, 2015, 07:37:37 AM
For the second time arriving from Philly, PA and if a friends cousin get badges on Saturday, he's coming from Virginia.
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Post by: Thundersound on February 18, 2015, 08:21:35 AM
Santa Fe New Mexico with the entire Cosplaying family.  Wife, 3 kiddos- We usually cosplay themes:  Where the Wild Things Are, Mad Max, Hellboy- We've loved the local cons, time to take it up a notch. 
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Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 08:53:16 AM
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All the way from France :)
Second time after 2014 (and I loved it as you can imagine!)

2014 was the first time I went as well. And we didn't even have badges. From where are you in France? :)
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Post by: sammyanne24 on February 18, 2015, 12:23:30 PM
Hi guys, I'm from Solihull in the UK.
This will be my first time at a comic con and first trip to America.  ;D This is so exciting, just hoping to get tickets!  :-[
I booked the hotel room with my friend when the SDCC dates were released last August. 
If we don't manage to get tickets, we're still planning on having an amazing time in San Diego, I'm sure there's plenty to see and do ;)
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Post by: Mel on February 18, 2015, 01:39:49 PM
Living in San Diego, I must say that seeing so many from all over the world really feels exciting to me!
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Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 01:45:27 PM
I wish I lived in San Diego. No, wait, I wish America wasn't so far away and the flights didn't take so long. Like maybe a 3 hour flight instead of 13 hours or more.
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Post by: sammyanne24 on February 18, 2015, 01:51:09 PM
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I wish I lived in San Diego. No, wait, I wish America wasn't so far away and the flights didn't take so long. Like maybe a 3 hour flight instead of 13 hours or more.

Lol! IKR! ;D
I've got a 17hr journey with connecting flights (also never done connecting flights either).  :-[
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Post by: Sarahharas on February 18, 2015, 01:55:03 PM
I had a connecting flight in Philadelphia last year. I think we spent about 5 hours in that airport. From leaving my house in the morning to arriving in SD in the evening I think 24 hours had past. Thanks, 9 hour time difference.) If I go alone I'm not looking forward to waiting in airports.
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Post by: sammyanne24 on February 18, 2015, 01:59:45 PM
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I had a connecting flight in Philadelphia last year. I think we spent about 5 hours in that airport. From leaving my house in the morning to arriving in SD in the evening I think 24 hours had past. Thanks, 9 hour time difference.) If I go alone I'm not looking forward to waiting in airports.

Wow, that's a real labour of love!  If I were you' I'd bring loads of tech.  I've got a 3.5hr wait at Newark before flying out to San Diego.  I'm sure it'll all be totally worth it. ^-^
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Post by: Matcine on February 19, 2015, 12:31:13 AM
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2014 was the first time I went as well. And we didn't even have badges. From where are you in France? :)

Paris  :)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2015, 06:02:44 AM
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Paris  :)

Do you attend the Paris Comic Con? I have heard that it's even bigger than SDCC! I would love to go some day, but it's not in the cards yet.
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Post by: Matcine on February 19, 2015, 06:06:57 AM
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Do you attend the Paris Comic Con? I have heard that it's even bigger than SDCC! I would love to go some day, but it's not in the cards yet.

Well it's quite different, because on one side you have the Japan Expo which is huge (but dedicated to manga which is not really my thing) and the Paris Comic Con which up until last year was a really small event (taking place at the same time and convention center than the Japan Expo).
This year they will be separated from the Japan Expo - but for now, SDCC is waaaaayyyy bigger (again, not considering the Japan Expo attendance).

And I don't believe they will ever get the level of involvment that SDCC gets from movie studios for example.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2015, 06:19:53 AM
Wow, that's very interesting to hear. The information I had seen before said that Paris was the second biggest comic con in the world, after Tokyo. You certainly give a different perspective!
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Post by: Matcine on February 19, 2015, 06:24:37 AM
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Wow, that's very interesting to hear. The information I had seen before said that Paris was the second biggest comic con in the world, after Tokyo. You certainly give a different perspective!

If you like/love mangas, animes and everything Japanese, Japan Expo is definitely worth the trip (from what I heard, I have actually never been).
But for now, the Comic Con part is probably 5% of what SDCC is.
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Post by: Sayaka on February 23, 2015, 04:29:05 AM
Hello! :)
I come from Italy!  :)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 23, 2015, 08:39:17 AM
Hi Sayaka! Great to see you here!
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Post by: tarishamilitia on February 23, 2015, 09:09:13 AM
Oklahoma City....Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains :)
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Post by: tag177 on February 24, 2015, 12:27:37 AM
I'm coming from Northern California. A city called, Roseville, just a couple miles north of Sacramento.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 24, 2015, 06:16:59 AM
Welcome, Tarishamilitia and Tag177! I've never been to Oaklahoma, but I've been to Roseville many times (usually driving up to Tahoe and back).
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Post by: Six2midnight on February 24, 2015, 06:48:03 AM
I can finally say I'm coming from New Jersey, I have been unsuccessful for the past 5 years in obtaining badges, but I never gave up!
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Post by: tarishamilitia on February 24, 2015, 07:50:24 AM
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Welcome, Tarishamilitia and Tag177! I've never been to Oaklahoma, but I've been to Roseville many times (usually driving up to Tahoe and back).

Thanks for the welcome :) This forum has been helpful to me so far
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Post by: krday on February 24, 2015, 10:12:43 AM
One of my first posts, but I'm coming from Sacramento, CA. Can't wait for that road trip in July.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 24, 2015, 01:26:45 PM
Congratulations on getting badges, Six2middnight! It seems like you put in a lot of effort, so it's nice to finally have it rewarded!

I'm roadtripping too, Krday. I'm in the SF East Bay. I-5 all the way!
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Post by: Six2midnight on February 24, 2015, 01:52:03 PM
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Congratulations on getting badges, Six2middnight! It seems like you put in a lot of effort, so it's nice to finally have it rewarded!


Thank You! It was an amazing feeling one of joy, I might of cried a bit, just a tear or two lol. Now I'm nervous now with the hotel lottery aka the hotelpocalypse, although I think the badge purchasing was more nerve wrecking. This is my first time so I could be wrong.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 24, 2015, 02:00:34 PM
FWIW, you don't *have* to go through Hotelmageddon (my personal, preferred term for the Hotel Hell Lottery). It is possible to book a hotel or condo directly (although they are getting scarce,as we're getting closer to con now) and there is also the Early Bird Sale, if you don't mind being on the shuttle route and not downtown.
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Post by: Six2midnight on February 24, 2015, 02:10:00 PM
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FWIW, you don't *have* to go through Hotelmageddon (my personal, preferred term for the Hotel Hell Lottery). It is possible to book a hotel or condo directly (although they are getting scarce,as we're getting closer to con now) and there is also the Early Bird Sale, if you don't mind being on the shuttle route and not downtown.

I tried looking into condos on airbnb, but there was no availability in the downtown area (mostly private rooms). I do prefer to stay downtown or within walking distance <1.5 miles, so that I don't have to rely on the shuttle and I can come an go easily. But if all else fails I will book one further away but along the shuttle route. It's me and one other person, so I'm hopeful that we'll get a room during the lottery in that area (positive thoughts :) ). Thanks for the tip though!
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Post by: Froggy on February 24, 2015, 02:19:14 PM
I'll be coming all the way from Germany with a wee trip to Vancouver right before the Con. I can't wait!
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Post by: tag177 on February 24, 2015, 09:23:07 PM
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Welcome, Tarishamilitia and Tag177! I've never been to Oaklahoma, but I've been to Roseville many times (usually driving up to Tahoe and back).

Thanks for the welcome! This is going to be my first SDCCI ever! But, it won't be my last! I was lucky enough to have been chosen as a Volunteer. SDCCI has been on my bucket list for so long and after trying unsuccessfully to buy the badges, I went the Volunteer route.

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Post by: Pulelehua on February 25, 2015, 07:37:17 PM
I'm coming from Texas! This will be my first SDCC and I'm so excited. Going with my BFF and hopefully we can do this every year. I've done trips like this before but for concerts, so I think I'm prepared. My bestie...not so much but she's getting there.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 25, 2015, 08:16:05 PM
Sounds like you have things well in hand, pulelehua! Hope you have fun at the con!
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Post by: cuellar on February 25, 2015, 10:00:19 PM
Will be driving from San Antonio TX to San Diego. My wife and I love road trips.

Anyone else coming from Texas or from that direction that may need a lift and want to pitch in for gas.

Will be leaving TX on July 7, tuesday, arriving in San Deigo Wednesday morning. Leaving back to Texas on July 13th, Monday and arriving Tuesday 14th. Its a 20h drive one way. Taking hwy 10 through arizona then hwy 8 the rest of the way.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 26, 2015, 06:15:19 AM
That's a long roadtrip, Cuellar! But I think I have seen other people from Texas around the forums. You might find someone! Try the Hotels, Parking & Transportation board.
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Post by: Emerald_Mom on February 26, 2015, 11:49:04 AM
I'm coming from Maryland.... 1st time!  Can't wait and my daughter is still saying to me that she can't believe we got tickets.   :D
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 26, 2015, 01:59:57 PM
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I'm coming from Maryland.... 1st time!  Can't wait and my daughter is still saying to me that she can't believe we got tickets.   :D

I'm sure you guys will have a blast! My kdis are now spoiled, attending every year, but they'll gt a rude awakening that year they can't get badges...

Just wondering, are you Emerald Mom because you attend ECCC?
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Post by: Emerald_Mom on February 27, 2015, 07:41:43 PM
No just a name based on birthstone  ::)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 27, 2015, 09:24:37 PM
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No just an name based on birthstone  ::)

Then (if I am remembering the birthstones correctly) we have the same birth month!
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Post by: angoradebs on March 01, 2015, 01:07:12 PM
This is my very first SDCC, and I'm extremely excited, but also nervous! My friends and I got Thursday/Sunday badges, which was a bit of a disappointment at first, but there is so much else I want to do in San Diego that I'm totally fine with it. I'm coming from the Cincinnati area. I'll be rooming with my friends but flying solo since they live in another part of the country. They haven't finalized their dates yet, but I'll be there 7/8-7/14.

I have a backup hotel reservation about a mile from the convention center but will be participating in the lottery to try to get closer and cheaper.

Any other Ohioans out there? I live closer to Cincinnati but am flying out of Columbus to save a couple hundred dollars. Need every penny for the hotel!
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Post by: 2point6 on March 01, 2015, 08:37:02 PM
Second time going to SDCC! missed out in 2014. will be coming from Virginia with Thurs-Sun badges!
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Post by: juliafrood on March 02, 2015, 01:39:00 AM
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This is my very first SDCC, and I'm extremely excited, but also nervous! My friends and I got Thursday/Sunday badges, which was a bit of a disappointment at first, but there is so much else I want to do in San Diego that I'm totally fine with it. I'm coming from the Cincinnati area. I'll be rooming with my friends but flying solo since they live in another part of the country. They haven't finalized their dates yet, but I'll be there 7/8-7/14.

I have a backup hotel reservation about a mile from the convention center but will be participating in the lottery to try to get closer and cheaper.

Any other Ohioans out there? I live closer to Cincinnati but am flying out of Columbus to save a couple hundred dollars. Need every penny for the hotel!

We're coming from Pittsburgh and have lots of family in Ohio!
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Post by: kohyuta on March 02, 2015, 08:14:45 AM

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Any other Ohioans out there? I live closer to Cincinnati but am flying out of Columbus to save a couple hundred dollars. Need every penny for the hotel!
This will be my 3rd SDCC (it went from "once in a lifetime/bucket list" to an addiction) & I live in Cleveland. Things could change, but as of now I'll be flying out of Cleveland Hopkins early Thursday morning. Hope to see you there!
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Post by: sideproject on March 02, 2015, 12:02:49 PM
I'm from Maryland originally but I now live in Virginia... but I'm doing an internship in Michigan for the summer so I'll be flying out of Detroit...   ???
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Post by: TardisMom on March 02, 2015, 12:17:09 PM
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Any other Ohioans out there? I live closer to Cincinnati but am flying out of Columbus to save a couple hundred dollars. Need every penny for the hotel!

I'm originally from Columbus (but have lived in Phoenix since 1996).  I'll be visiting Cincinnati in August.  Go Buckeyes!!  And Bengals and Reds :)
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Post by: Pdiddey3d on March 02, 2015, 12:31:25 PM
First time attending. Was fortunate enough to get Thursday and Sunday thanks to this forum and a buying group. Will be traveling from sunny Buffalo NY. Will be staying a full 7 days and I'm beyond excited.
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Post by: angoradebs on March 02, 2015, 04:34:29 PM
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We're coming from Pittsburgh and have lots of family in Ohio!

That's awesome! I'm a 2009 Pitt grad, as is one of my travelling buddies!

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This will be my 3rd SDCC (it went from "once in a lifetime/bucket list" to an addiction) & I live in Cleveland. Things could change, but as of now I'll be flying out of Cleveland Hopkins early Thursday morning. Hope to see you there!

It's been on my bucket list for a couple of years now, along with visiting the San Diego Zoo, so I'll get to check two things off. I don't know if I can afford for it to become an addiction!

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I'm originally from Columbus (but have lived in Phoenix since 1996).  I'll be visiting Cincinnati in August.  Go Buckeyes!!  And Bengals and Reds :)

I'm no Buckeyes fan (I went to college in Pittsburgh), but I do love my Bengals! And I actually will be passing through the Phoenix airport on my way to San Diego. I'm also a big Doctor Who fan. I've spent the last year and a half making my way through the classic episodes. Watching an episode from season 15 as I type!
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Post by: StarBell84 on March 10, 2015, 05:38:13 AM
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I can finally say I'm coming from New Jersey, I have been unsuccessful for the past 5 years in obtaining badges, but I never gave up!

I'm coming from Los Angeles but it also took me 5 years of patience to finally secure a badge on my own. Last year I went as a guest after failing on my own in general reg. It's true, anything is possible.
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Post by: Robbiealpz on March 22, 2015, 11:46:10 AM
I'll be flying in from Long Island. Scored badges in only my second year trying. After reading stories of how long people have tried before being successful, I'm definitely counting my blessings.
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Post by: Zero on March 22, 2015, 12:03:02 PM
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I'll be flying in from Long Island. Scored badges in only my second year trying. After reading stories of how long people have tried before being successful, I'm definitely counting my blessings.

Welcome to the forums, Robbie!  If you haven't had a chance yet, please take a moment to introduce yourself in our "Introductions/Welcome" thread.  ^__^d

http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.0
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 22, 2015, 12:19:43 PM
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I'll be flying in from Long Island. Scored badges in only my second year trying. After reading stories of how long people have tried before being successful, I'm definitely counting my blessings.

It definitely sounds like luck was with you, Robbie!
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Post by: Dougie90 on March 22, 2015, 01:26:02 PM
I'm coming from Scotland.  First time at SDCC, first time trying.  I feel ridiculously lucky.  I'm in Boston and San  Francisco beforehand too which should be awesome.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Zero on March 22, 2015, 01:28:32 PM
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I'm coming from Scotland.  First time at SDCC, first time trying.  I feel ridiculously lucky.  I'm in Boston and San  Francisco beforehand too which should be awesome.

Sounds like it will be great trip, Dougie!

Welcome to the forums!  Glad that you could join us in our community.  If you haven't had a chance yet, please take a moment to introduce yourself in our "Introductions/Welcome" thread: http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.0

^__^d
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Froggy on March 22, 2015, 03:59:53 PM
Coming all the way from Germany. I will be attending the final of the soccer Women World Cup in Vancouver right before. Then Comic Con and finally a few days in LA. I'm quite excited!
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Post by: 656782 on March 24, 2015, 09:47:09 AM
Used to live in San Diego, but moved up to San Francisco for work last year. Coming back for SDCC.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 24, 2015, 09:50:52 AM
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Used to live in San Diego, but moved up to San Francisco for work last year. Coming back for SDCC.

It's a great reason to make the trip back!

I am in the SF Bay Area as well. Every year I make that pilgrimage down I-5....
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Post by: El.Rafro on March 24, 2015, 11:22:20 AM
Second time attendee coming all the way from Norway!
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Post by: s3rndpt on March 24, 2015, 11:47:05 AM
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Coming all the way from Germany. I will be attending the final of the soccer Women World Cup in Vancouver right before. Then Comic Con and finally a few days in LA. I'm quite excited!

Oh, so jealous of the Women's World Cup!! Have a great time there!


we'll be in from Virginia, so nothing fancy.
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Post by: sideproject on March 24, 2015, 03:01:58 PM
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we'll be in from Virginia, so nothing fancy.

What part of VA? That's where I am now! I'll be doing an internship in Michigan and will be flying from there.
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Post by: GnomeOnAHill on March 24, 2015, 03:48:28 PM
Will be coming from North Carolina for the third year! Wish I could just snap my fingers and be there, not a super huge fan of flying.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Charlotte2997 on March 24, 2015, 04:30:27 PM
I'm coming from England for my first time at SDCC and first time travel to the US. Staying in San Diego at the Hilton Bayfront for a few days after Comic Con then off to New York!
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Post by: ellyria on March 25, 2015, 08:19:02 AM
I am coming from Calgary Alberta Canada and I am sooooo stoked I won the nerd power ball lottery ( aka 4 day sdcc pass). I was last at the con 4 years ago and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
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Post by: 656782 on March 25, 2015, 03:56:17 PM
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It's a great reason to make the trip back!

I am in the SF Bay Area as well. Every year I make that pilgrimage down I-5....

Ah... I'll be flying down via Southwest. I can't spend too much PTO for SDCC :]
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Post by: aliasspiff on March 28, 2015, 09:52:58 AM
I'm coming from Chattanooga, TN.

This is my second year coming. Last year, I was a volunteer. This time, my sister and I both scored badges, which is amazing. L
Title: How far are you coming from?
Post by: anaria on March 28, 2015, 11:51:33 AM
This is our second year attending. Driving all the way from Tulsa, OK. We love roadtrips and (added bonus) didn't have to worry about sending any con goodies home.


@anaria
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Post by: allmebri on March 28, 2015, 12:35:49 PM
Coming from Nashville, TN.  This is my second year in a row. So excited!
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Post by: iogpsych on March 28, 2015, 12:58:10 PM
Florida!!
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Post by: alyxkat on March 30, 2015, 07:33:46 PM
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Coming all the way from Germany. I will be attending the final of the soccer Women World Cup in Vancouver right before. Then Comic Con and finally a few days in LA. I'm quite excited!
that sounds like it's going to be a great trip!!  i love Vancouver!  beautiful city, lots of good food.  Granville Island was fun.  if you're going to be near the waterfront/coal harbour area, try to go to Bella Gelateria.  soooo good, and some really unique flavors!

i'm going to be coming from Honolulu, HI, and meeting up with my sister who is coming from Vegas.  :)
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Post by: iogpsych on March 31, 2015, 01:39:37 PM
Oviedo, FL :)
Hope someday I can just live IN San Diego!!!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: erictsang on April 09, 2015, 10:26:43 PM
Flying from Houston on the Thursday morning stopping in phoenix for a layover (southwest 2952/1889) !

Anyone coming from Houston? Anyone on my flight?!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ellyria on April 11, 2015, 10:15:34 AM
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Can't wait to get to San Diego, it's been 4 years since my last Con which I rank as one of the best life experiences I've ever had. This time I was a little better informed (and lucky) and am not in hotel circle but at the Marriott Marquis and Marina this time and hoping that having essentially 0 travel time this year makes things that much more awesome!
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Post by: Zero on April 11, 2015, 11:02:13 AM
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Calgary, Alberta Canada - Can't wait to get to San Diego, it's been 4 years since my last Con which I rank as one of the best life experiences I've ever had. This time I was a little better informed (and lucky) and am not in hotel circle but at the Marriott Marquis and Marina this time and hoping that having essentially 0 travel time this year makes things that much more awesome!

Hello there, ellyria!  Welcome to the forums!  I'm sure it'll be much more convenient now that you'll be staying at the Marriott Marquis and Marina.

If you haven't had a chance to do so, please take some time to introduce yourself in our Introductions/Welcome Thread, and tell us about the kinds of things you're looking forward to doing or seeing at Comic-Con this year as well as some of your interests.

http://friendsofcci.com/forum/index.php?topic=218.0

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: geargirl on April 13, 2015, 03:26:05 AM
Florida!
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Post by: Keyframegirl on April 13, 2015, 09:31:36 AM
Los Angeles!  :)
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Post by: luxshine on April 15, 2015, 09:36:56 PM
MExico City.
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Post by: dkd on April 16, 2015, 07:51:46 AM
Long Island
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Post by: DRWHO42 on April 16, 2015, 07:54:06 AM

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Long Island
Strong Island represent!
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Post by: perc2100 on April 16, 2015, 10:06:07 AM
About 20ish minutes north of the Convention Center (technically called "north county" but more like central part of San Diego county): yea for not having to worry about hotels, or worry too much about parking nonsense
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Post by: ttttt2007 on April 17, 2015, 10:10:11 AM
from North Carolina, this will be my 2nd visit to SDCC. My 1st visit was 2013.
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Post by: its_a_Leon on April 25, 2015, 09:58:39 AM
Sunny Tampa Florida.
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Post by: allmebri on April 26, 2015, 11:02:58 AM
Tennessee!
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Post by: kat_sydney on May 31, 2015, 06:21:15 PM
Sydney Australia .... last year was my first time, hoping I'll be slightly less overwhelmed this year!
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Post by: cuejessgo on May 31, 2015, 08:48:33 PM
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About 20ish minutes north of the Convention Center (technically called "north county" but more like central part of San Diego county): yea for not having to worry about hotels, or worry too much about parking nonsense
SAME. Except I am sharing a hotel with some friends from out of town anyway and I am from East County haha It'll be my first time trying it out this year.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: janray on June 09, 2015, 12:48:47 PM
Coming from SF Bay Area.  May have to change my road trip this year from a low stress two day ramble down the coast to a straight drive through.
Any advice about whether to take 5 or 405 through LA would be appreciated.  I usually come off the coast and go 405 (ugh).  Is 5 less crazy or about the same?
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 09, 2015, 01:46:28 PM
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Coming from SF Bay Area.  May have to change my road trip this year from a low stress two day ramble down the coast to a straight drive through.
Any advice about whether to take 5 or 405 through LA would be appreciated.  I usually come off the coast and go 405 (ugh).  Is 5 less crazy or about the same?

If it's not rush hour, then 5 is fine. If it is rush hour, use Waze or some other app on your phone to guide you through. Generally speaking the 'best' route is a combination of different roadways, not all of which are highways.
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Post by: iStrigoi on June 10, 2015, 06:25:48 AM
St Petersburg Fl!
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Post by: spidrjung on June 16, 2015, 09:35:51 PM
I'll be driving in from Sioux Falls South Dakota.  Road Trip!!
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Post by: mtriple on June 17, 2015, 01:30:10 PM
About 500 miles north of convention center  ;D
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Post by: Earth2Geek on June 18, 2015, 11:32:41 AM
I am coming from Santa Clarita, CA :)
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Post by: amaddy on June 22, 2015, 12:48:51 PM
We're coming from West Virginia! It will be our third SDCC, our last was in 2010!
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Post by: dcuodust on June 26, 2015, 12:20:39 AM
Toronto, Canada. Staying with family in Rancho Penasquitos.
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Post by: emdeme on June 29, 2015, 05:25:29 AM
 ;D We are coming from Newcastle, just north of Sydney, Australia!  Can't wait for Comic-Con, 3 more sleeps and we head off to the US! :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Brainiac on September 28, 2015, 08:53:57 AM
Dublin Ireland :)

I'll probably spend a little over a day in airports and planes before landing in Minnesota and then Flying from there to San Diego for the Convention.... Thankfully we'll be arriving a few days before the Con dates  :o
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Iris on October 06, 2015, 04:11:27 PM
San Diego County (specifically Carlsbad), California for now

I believe the last time I posted it had me up in Santa Barbara, as I'd be up at school at the time. But I'm officially out of that city and back in SD semi-permanently. Of course, with my luck I'll end up in SF, LA or even across the country for work by the time SDCC rolls around... or I'll be back in school for another degree/certification and hating myself but very likely still in SD at least?
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Post by: highgiant on November 22, 2015, 07:28:08 AM
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Dublin Ireland :)

I'll probably spend a little over a day in airports and planes before landing in Minnesota and then Flying from there to San Diego for the Convention.... Thankfully we'll be arriving a few days before the Con dates  :o

ah cool some one else from Ireland! I'm coming from Ireland as well, (I'm from Offaly). I'm going to be in the States for a few weeks before SDCC though as I'm visiting a friend but heading to SD for the week regardless of if I get a badge or not. See you over there!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: perc2100 on November 22, 2015, 05:09:22 PM
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Dublin Ireland :)

I'll probably spend a little over a day in airports and planes before landing in Minnesota and then Flying from there to San Diego for the Convention.... Thankfully we'll be arriving a few days before the Con dates  :o
Ha; when I flew over to Britain a few years ago it does take the better part of a day.  Luckily, San Diego has direct flights to London with British Air, so maybe you won't have to fly to the midwest if you go Dublin-London-San Diego.
Last spring I flew to Austria, and the flight home was Austria-Amsterdam-Minnesota-San Diego; from the time I woke up to the time I got my bags it was around 26 hours.
Not fun, but I love Europe (and San Diego) so it's worth it! 

I hope you, and other folks flying International, enjoy my city as much as I do!!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Nitaro206 on March 20, 2016, 12:36:56 AM
Coming from the Oh-so-very-much-warm Middle east :)

Both me and the Boy Friend are taking the flight through the UK hoping that the time won't make us go completely insane  :o
it sums up to about 34 hours of being in planes and airports ><" It's going to be a hoot with his fear of flights...
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Post by: dollar2k3 on March 21, 2016, 06:28:49 AM
Flying in from The Land! Cleveland, Ohio  8)
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Post by: dartz13 on March 21, 2016, 08:04:14 AM
Coming from Anchorage, AK.
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Post by: perc2100 on March 21, 2016, 09:44:37 AM
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Coming from the Oh-so-very-much-warm Middle east :)

Both me and the Boy Friend are taking the flight through the UK hoping that the time won't make us go completely insane  :o
it sums up to about 34 hours of being in planes and airports ><" It's going to be a hoot with his fear of flights...
Wow that sounds crazy/awesome!  The few times I've flown internationally (never to the Middle East, but to Australia which was KILLER long) I've taken sleeping pills and slept when the stewardesses said to: that helps adjust to the gnarly time difference though a 9ish hour difference would be difficult regardless.  Last spring I flew to Austria (which is 8 hour difference from San Diego where I live) and I honestly didn't have too many problems when I came home; the flight got in evening time and I went to bed earlier than I normally do but still around 8 or 9 or something at night.  That was a rough travel day, as I figured out we spend about 27 hours from call time in the lobby of the hotel to jump on the shuttle bus until we touched down in San Diego (with a crazy long layover in Minnesota).  If you're flying from London, you can at least get a non-stop flight from London - San Diego so hopefully that would help.

Hopefully you guys can fly in a day or two early to be able to adjust.  For me personally Comic-Con is pretty draining, and I sleep in my own bed and drive about 20/25 minutes to the convention center; doing Comic-Con w/an International jet lag would be difficult
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: JKingoftheNerds on March 21, 2016, 11:22:19 AM
Coming from the East Coast--rural North Carolina. Howdy y'all! ;)
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Post by: LaDracul on March 21, 2016, 01:22:12 PM
That'd be way north of Chicago...nearing the WI border.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SamSam on March 21, 2016, 08:57:21 PM
Flying from Sydney Australia and I will be landing day 1 of SDCC. Wasn't a good idea booking flights before securing a badge since I got Thursday and Sunday badges so jetlag is going to be very interesting
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Post by: Nitaro206 on March 21, 2016, 10:57:50 PM
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Hopefully you guys can fly in a day or two early to be able to adjust.  For me personally Comic-Con is pretty draining, and I sleep in my own bed and drive about 20/25 minutes to the convention center; doing Comic-Con w/an International jet lag would be difficult
That is the plan right now :)
We will be landing at the 19th in the evening and we don't have tickets for PN so we have the 20th to get our without standing in lines for hours straight :)
We do plan on picking up the tickets at the 20th as well so that we won't have to stand in lines the next day... Though I did understand that it is very organized at tickets pick up :) so I am less worried about that.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Ghost6 on March 21, 2016, 11:56:20 PM
As long as you have a copy of the barcode, you should have minimal drama getting in to pick up your badge.  Have a safe flight!
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Post by: khaoticnerd on March 22, 2016, 12:49:06 AM
Coming from the Windy City.
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Post by: spritegirl24_7 on April 03, 2016, 07:48:48 PM
Coming from the DFW area of Texas. This will be my 6th SDCC and my mom and I always road trip it out to San Diego. We've done a lot of side trips and site-seeing along the way every year: Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Carlsbad, Roswell, White Sands, Saguaro Nat'l Park, etc. There's a lot of great stuff to see on both the Northern and Southern routes there and back.
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Post by: leecharra on April 04, 2016, 01:37:59 PM
Coming from DC
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Post by: Emerald_Mom on April 04, 2016, 03:14:12 PM
Coming in from Maryland.  Bet we have enough people coming in from the mid-Atlantic area that we could have our own plane... ;)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: dville on April 04, 2016, 08:01:24 PM
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Coming from the DFW area of Texas. This will be my 6th SDCC and my mom and I always road trip it out to San Diego. We've done a lot of side trips and site-seeing along the way every year: Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Carlsbad, Roswell, White Sands, Saguaro Nat'l Park, etc. There's a lot of great stuff to see on both the Northern and Southern routes there and back.
Coming from Dallas also but flying. Your road trip sounds great. May need to try to do that next year.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ThePuffyTaco on April 05, 2016, 04:46:45 AM
Flying from the home of Michael Cera and Growing Pains Alan Thicke - Brampton, Ontario Canada

2,145.68 miles
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Post by: Imogen16 on April 05, 2016, 08:16:31 AM
Coming from Wales but flying from London. So excited  :)
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Post by: tcolunga04 on April 05, 2016, 10:05:55 AM
San Antonio, TX! 2nd Year attending/volunteering
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Post by: ItsApril_I on April 05, 2016, 04:32:07 PM
I come down from Santa Barbara, CA.

Usually, the night before we leave, I take the Amtrak down to Anaheim, where all my friends live.

The next morning, we all take the train down to SD for CC. It's always a great way to start our girls only vacation. We have tons of laughs on the train ride down. I can't wait.
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Post by: marcia29 on April 06, 2016, 09:00:34 AM
My sister and I are coming from Jacksonville, Florida.   This will be her first SDCC, and it has been 4 years since I've been able to get tickets.  I know she will have such a great time.  We are in the slightly older crowd and have loved being a part of all types of fan gatherings.  I am so excited for her.
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Post by: F8thful03 on April 06, 2016, 12:01:13 PM
Fellow Texan here! I'm from the DFW area.
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Post by: WinnipegGirl on April 06, 2016, 05:02:33 PM
I'm coming from Winnipeg, Manitoba!  :)
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 07, 2016, 09:34:54 AM
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San Antonio, TX! 2nd Year attending/volunteering

My daughter and I are coming from San Antonio as well and its our 2nd year too! We live in Schertz, Universal City area. 
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Post by: Turtle26 on April 07, 2016, 11:52:20 AM
I'll be coming from Minnesota. This will be my third time at SDCC, but I've missed the last two years due to not getting a badge.
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Post by: SGormley on April 07, 2016, 01:05:34 PM
Grand Blanc, MI - 2nd year for my hubby and I.  :)
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Post by: susieqz on April 07, 2016, 03:09:18 PM
We are coming from Los Angeles (what a trek)! I highly recommend taking the train if you live nearby to save money on parking! And its super fun and pretty and you don't have to drive and you can sleep and eat!
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Post by: brand4d2 on April 07, 2016, 03:58:14 PM
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We are coming from Los Angeles (what a trek)! I highly recommend taking the train if you live nearby to save money on parking! And its super fun and pretty and you don't have to drive and you can sleep and eat!

I'm coming from Los Angeles and riding Amtrak as well.   The good thing this year is that Del Mar opening day is before SDCC this year so no punchdrunk passengers at 7 am boarding. 
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Post by: theoddpassenger on April 07, 2016, 06:35:18 PM
Coming in from Washington D.C.! Varied group this year. It's my 4th, my roommate's 3rd, and her sister's 1st SDCC! And we go with some friends who've been around for longer. Airfare is the most expensive part of Comic Con for us.
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Post by: ianguyguy on April 07, 2016, 07:51:59 PM
Coming from Canada also! Got 4+preview night and was over the moon  8). But then got shelter island hotel, which was a super bummer, 'cause I was hoping to get the FULL experience. I can't afford to attend every year... Look forward to everything else though :)
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Post by: Pixie Elf 33 on April 07, 2016, 10:43:36 PM
Monterey CA.
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Post by: furtherforever on April 08, 2016, 01:42:48 AM
Torrance, CA; not too bad of a drive! I like San Diego a lot, and don't get a chance to visit it often, so I'm glad SDCC gives me an excuse to come out.
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Post by: Tashg on April 08, 2016, 01:48:14 AM
Moscow, Russia
Hope to visit  for the 3d time  :)
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Post by: bclinn on April 08, 2016, 05:14:59 AM
Another Texan - Keep Austin Weird!
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Post by: geargirl on April 08, 2016, 07:21:11 AM
Coming from Tampa Florida (we hope). Started as a birthday present for my son many years ago and has become a family tradition.
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Post by: threeifbyspace on April 08, 2016, 08:58:05 AM
Orlando, FL

Always fly direct if I can, i hate having to lay over in ATL in the summer and miss a connection.
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Post by: jasperthecactus on April 08, 2016, 11:29:38 AM
Coming in from NYC for the third year.

Native Californian, so it was always my plan growing to go to SDCC and I didn't let moving East stop me! I love picking out the other Con-goers on my flight from JFK each year.
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Post by: iogpsych on April 08, 2016, 11:32:07 AM
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Orlando, FL

Always fly direct if I can, i hate having to lay over in ATL in the summer and miss a connection.
We did an Alaskian Airlines non stop from MCO. Might be worth a look for you.
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Post by: Pumacom on April 09, 2016, 05:10:09 AM
Coming from Nashville!
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Post by: eyisila on April 09, 2016, 10:26:46 PM
I think I answered this one before but I'll go ahead and answer again. We're coming from SE US. Which I not so lovingly refer to as hell.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: iramcon on April 10, 2016, 05:20:12 AM
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I think I answered this one before but I'll go ahead and answer again. We're coming from SE US. Which I not so lovingly refer to as hell.

I answered this one too, I am coming from New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Post by: LuthienDragon on April 11, 2016, 08:34:45 AM
Not far, I guess: Mexico City.  3-hour direct flight to San Diego. 8)
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Post by: TLille on April 11, 2016, 10:31:40 AM
Another one here making the short jaunt from Los Angeles.  One day I will wise up and take the train down, but not this year.
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Post by: nedoeht3705 on April 11, 2016, 04:02:19 PM
Glasgow, Scotland  :)
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Post by: donnamj on April 14, 2016, 11:26:48 AM
Taking my first trip to SDCC from New Mexico...
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Post by: dside82 on June 06, 2016, 07:47:57 PM
Not super far, San Francisco Bay Area.
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Post by: penman on June 07, 2016, 11:42:20 AM
I live in Norwich, CT, but flying out from Providence, RI. So pretty much crossing the entire country. Can't wait!!
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Post by: breza on June 22, 2016, 04:53:35 PM
Coming from Hawaii!  We are fortunate to be returning for our 6th con.
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Post by: lliving on June 24, 2016, 06:46:30 PM
Memphis, TN
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Post by: tag177 on June 27, 2016, 11:43:37 AM
Driving from Roseville, Ca.

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Post by: LibertyRoxx on June 27, 2016, 02:37:04 PM
Coming from Brooklyn NY!
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Post by: 28savagedays on June 28, 2016, 06:07:03 PM
Atlanta, Ga! Got the release to fly from my doc as I am recovering from major abdominal surgery. yeesh. This'll be an interesting Con adventure. heh
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Post by: MsButtaskotch on June 28, 2016, 11:09:01 PM
Atlanta, GA
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Post by: itsmeroger on July 12, 2016, 11:04:26 PM
Seattle, WA
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Post by: Legend_of_Melda on March 27, 2017, 01:07:19 PM
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Another one here making the short jaunt from Los Angeles.  One day I will wise up and take the train down, but not this year.

Taking the train down is assume! Its leaving SD on Sunday night that gets a little hectic.
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Post by: semigeekgirl on March 27, 2017, 01:16:11 PM
We're considering doing the train from LA this year (with business class tickets for Sunday night so it's not too insane). The only consideration is luggage. I cosplay at least 3 days so it can be a lot, even though my costumes aren't generally large-prop-heavy.
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Post by: SandamnWs7 on March 28, 2017, 06:51:38 PM
Driving from Dallas, Texas to Las Vegas then driving down to San Diego in Wednesday.
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Post by: nvj29 on April 08, 2017, 06:19:24 PM
Two if us coming in from Philly,PA and my brother coming in from Jacksonville, FL.
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Post by: tsnyder on April 10, 2017, 05:24:21 PM
Flying in from Hawaii.
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Post by: Nosaint728 on April 11, 2017, 09:38:02 AM
New Orleans, LA
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Post by: Oracle on April 11, 2017, 10:07:22 AM
Virginia


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Post by: tehlilone on April 11, 2017, 01:46:41 PM
I'm coming from DC this year 😄

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Post by: TravT77 on April 11, 2017, 02:29:27 PM
North Carolina


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Post by: michelleeddington0523 on April 11, 2017, 04:01:09 PM
One day hopefully (2018), I will becoming from Florida.

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Post by: go_anna40 on May 01, 2017, 11:26:05 PM
I'm flying all the way from Australia for SDCC this year- do I win a prize?  ;)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 02, 2017, 06:38:10 AM
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I'm flying all the way from Australia for SDCC this year- do I win a prize?  ;)

Perhaps, but you're not the only Australian on this board! We have quite a few who come for SDCC.
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Post by: HR1119 on May 09, 2017, 02:16:51 AM
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Perhaps, but you're not the only Australian on this board! We have quite a few who come for SDCC.

My husband and I are coming from Australia too :)
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Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on May 09, 2017, 02:19:56 AM
Melbourne, Australia here as well!
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Post by: MsLex25 on May 09, 2017, 11:46:49 AM
I'm coming from Chicago, IL 😉

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Post by: Mel on May 09, 2017, 07:13:56 PM
I'm coming from across town, by SDSU.
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Post by: ripresa on May 09, 2017, 09:32:50 PM
texas!
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Post by: Xircuits on May 17, 2017, 11:09:34 AM
First time SDCC attendee. Coming from New York City/Brooklyn.
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Post by: everlastingwhy on May 17, 2017, 11:48:02 AM
Fourth year going to the con - from NYC
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Post by: superkatchick on May 17, 2017, 12:41:37 PM
This will be year 6 from Kansas City, Missouri!
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Post by: dcuodust on May 17, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
Year 4 from Toronto.
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Post by: Kevin Bachelder on May 17, 2017, 01:15:55 PM
Year 2 for me. Coming from just south of Boston.


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Post by: Sokpan on May 22, 2017, 02:05:10 AM
Greece, travelling all the way from Athens.  4th SDCC for me.

Always do a big trip same time as SDCC, and enjoy a road trip in US. 

Not sure if any others from Greece are attending, who might be members of this forum, would be great to meet up.
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Post by: Mel on May 22, 2017, 03:46:06 PM
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Greece, travelling all the way from Athens.  4th SDCC for me.

Always do a big trip same time as SDCC, and enjoy a road trip in US. 

Not sure if any others from Greece are attending, who might be members of this forum, would be great to meet up.

Where is your roadtrip taking you in the US this year around SDCC?
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Post by: comicconfamily on May 22, 2017, 05:14:10 PM
Las Vegas!


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Post by: Sokpan on May 23, 2017, 03:56:27 AM
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Where is your roadtrip taking you in the US this year around SDCC?

Starting in Las Vegas, then Salt Lake City, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix and then San Diego.  Will spend most of the trip sightseeing in Utah and Rockies.
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Post by: cire_raeb on May 23, 2017, 11:02:45 AM
Mars.


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Post by: Iris on May 23, 2017, 11:47:43 PM
Mine needs to be updated, because the last time I posted in here I was still up at university in Santa Barbara/Goleta, CA. Personally, Carlsbad, CA; so North County San Diego and it's a really quick trip for me.

My roommates/close friends: one from Davis, CA; one from L.A., CA; and one from Irvine, CA. So we're all at least in-state. The one from Davis generally flies into LAX and has the L.A. resident pick her up from the airport, AND they pick up the girl from Irvine on the way to me.
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Post by: Michael M on May 24, 2017, 10:32:23 AM
It's times like this I envy the west coasters...
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Post by: Loliiz on May 26, 2017, 01:02:14 PM
From  Mexicali in Mexico, just across the border from Calexico CA.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: sameer on May 27, 2017, 09:31:17 AM
This will be our first time attending comic-con (wife and I) - I think this is also my first post.

Coming from Toronto, but we will be doing D23 in Anaheim the week before.  Luckily we have sorcerer's tickets for D23, so almost no lines for anything there.

So far have 5 day tickets for SDCC, along with tickets for hopcon and h00tstock.  Wasn't able to get the Funko Funday tickets (my online ticket-fu finally failed).

I will say I've been lurking on this board for a while now during the planning stages for this trip, and it has been a great resource. 

I personally can't wait for the insanity to start (the wife is a little scared).

Looking for info on line groups, but I guess those don't really form up until the schedule is out.  We have our helinox chairs and are ready to go.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on May 27, 2017, 12:41:04 PM
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This will be our first time attending comic-con (wife and I) - I think this is also my first post.

Coming from Toronto, but we will be doing D23 in Anaheim the week before.  Luckily we have sorcerer's tickets for D23, so almost no lines for anything there.

So far have 5 day tickets for SDCC, along with tickets for hopcon and h00tstock.  Wasn't able to get the Funko Funday tickets (my online ticket-fu finally failed).

I will say I've been lurking on this board for a while now during the planning stages for this trip, and it has been a great resource. 

I personally can't wait for the insanity to start (the wife is a little scared).

Looking for info on line groups, but I guess those don't really form up until the schedule is out.  We have our helinox chairs and are ready to go.

Oh yeah, sounds like you've had some amazing luck on tickets this year! Also looks like you are reallly prepping for the insanity too. It will serve you well! I also recommend a nice wide-brimmed hat to help you out and PLENTY of sunscreen.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: appaloosafire on June 05, 2017, 06:38:19 AM
Manhattan, KS!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: mark on June 05, 2017, 08:29:53 AM
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Manhattan, KS!

I'm sure it's true in lots of places, but I love how many cities in that part of the US share names with other places. We have relatives in Columbia, MO and in our first trip there we flew into Kansas City and during our stay we drove through Paris by way of Mexico to get to Florida. Not to mention a side trip to Lebanon where we saw a sign for, but did not visit, Montreal.
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Post by: appaloosafire on June 05, 2017, 08:53:16 AM
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I'm sure it's true in lots of places, but I love how many cities in that part of the US share names with other places. We have relatives in Columbia, MO and in our first trip there we flew into Kansas City and during our stay we drove through Paris by way of Mexico to get to Florida. Not to mention a side trip to Lebanon where we saw a sign for, but did not visit, Montreal.

I know!! There's a lot of shared-name places, especially around here it seems. Manhattan, Kansas is also referred to as the "Little Apple", a fun tidbit on it  ;D I always have to make sure I clarify when people ask where I'm from, because they automatically think I mean New York.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 05, 2017, 02:17:26 PM
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Carlsbad, CA; so North County San Diego and it's a really quick trip for me.

Howdy neighbor!! I'm here too!! Well, right where Vista, O'side and Carlsbad meet. You are staying downtown? We are commuting.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Lavendar on June 05, 2017, 03:48:11 PM
flying down from SF,  my brother is flying out from Central NY for our first and only SDCC.  So far great Comic Con love - both got 4 days badges - thanks to FoCC buying group.  And a room at the MGH, 2 beds.  We are poised to maximize our SDCC experience. 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Seanthemad on June 05, 2017, 06:23:34 PM
Melbourne Australia just a short 18hr ish flight.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Iris on June 05, 2017, 07:28:57 PM
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Howdy neighbor!! I'm here too!! Well, right where Vista, O'side and Carlsbad meet. You are staying downtown? We are commuting.

Oh! Hello neighbor (probably Tri-City areaish then)!! I'm in South Carlsbad, almost La Costa (like South Ponto a few blocks away.) We're staying at the Bayfront, we had a back-up Gaslamp Hotel res. too. We always camp out at least one night (in recent years we've agreed to only do one night, unless something amazing is happening.) So we need to be at least in the area (even MV,) so we can stay overnight easily.

I've commuted before though, with my brother and Dad, but that was about 15-16 years ago ^^;
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Cut That Meat on June 05, 2017, 09:48:06 PM
After attending from 2008-2016 as a San Diego resident (lived in the Clairemont area), I moved (back) to San Jose in January. Been banking all the vacation time since day one of my new job to drive down to southern California for ~10 days so I can do the D23 and SDCC double dip. Will be staying with my former housemates. It's going to be my first time back since moving so looking forward to catching up with friends before the craziness kicks in.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: EightiesKid on June 28, 2017, 09:16:06 AM
I am always impressed with the folks who come internationally for SDCC.  Comicon is an amazing show, and I can definitely understand why people would travel to come here.  I have met a number of folks over the years who have flown in from Australia, Europe, and Asia.  It's really amazing.  Hoping that all of you long-distance travelers have a great trip! 

As for me, I'm a local, but often have friends and family from the East Coast who make the trip out here to go to comicon. 
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: allena on July 07, 2017, 04:51:14 AM
Canadian Maritimes here; this will by my fifth SDCC. I'm counting the days to get out of our rainy summer.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Keyframegirl on July 07, 2017, 07:00:51 AM
Last year was the first year I had missed SDCC in 11 years! Typically I would drive or take the train down from LA.

This is the first year I'm coming in from Tennessee. I will have to fly through Atlanta on my way.

Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: aGeekSaga on July 10, 2017, 08:50:37 AM
Fourth SDCC this year :) Previously I was coming from South Carolina (well, 2015 I arrived in San Diego via Hawaii because I'd been on vacation) but I recently relocated to Orlando FL. At least now I get to take a direct flight, though :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Antisocial on July 11, 2017, 09:58:28 AM
We are flying-in to LA from Reykjavik, Iceland this week  :)

First Comic-Con for us (in any venue) and we've been lucky enough to get tickets for all the days except the preview evening  8)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: mark on July 11, 2017, 10:11:55 AM
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We are flying-in to LA from Reykjavik, Iceland this week  :)

First Comic-Con for us (in any venue) and we've been lucky enough to get tickets for all the days except the preview evening  8)

Congratulations on your first comic-con!

As it turns out, we're going to Iceland for the first time pretty much right after SDCC. Are you  coming to the Tuesday meetup by chance? Would love to chat a bit.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: MrOttawa on July 11, 2017, 02:35:22 PM
Coming from Ottawa, Canada, for my first SDCC!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Antisocial on July 13, 2017, 07:37:34 AM
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Congratulations on your first comic-con!

As it turns out, we're going to Iceland for the first time pretty much right after SDCC. Are you  coming to the Tuesday meetup by chance? Would love to chat a bit.

Thanks  :)

Is that the pre-SDCC event in LA? I think I saw something about that but we have no plans with that yet. We are still waiting to hear if we have tickets Tuesday night to a TV recording, so that day's still up in the air. We are driving down to San Diego on Wednesday, we can meet-up at the convention sometime if you'd like - always happy to advise on Iceland.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: mark on July 13, 2017, 06:59:05 PM
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Thanks  :)

Is that the pre-SDCC event in LA? I think I saw something about that but we have no plans with that yet. We are still waiting to hear if we have tickets Tuesday night to a TV recording, so that day's still up in the air. We are driving down to San Diego on Wednesday, we can meet-up at the convention sometime if you'd like - always happy to advise on Iceland.

Awesome. There's a casual forum meetup Tuesday outside of the Hilton Bayfront, but let's definitely try to chat a bit during SDCC. I'll send you a PM.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: darlenealderson on February 13, 2018, 02:25:32 PM
I'll be coming from Colorado in 2018! My friend from high school is coming for the first time. My two other roommates are coming from Chicago and Virginia.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Lord Bacon on March 05, 2018, 07:54:49 PM
Third straight SDCC coming from deep in the heart of Texas!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Carlz on March 06, 2018, 01:12:57 AM
Flying in from Australia for my first comic con but will be my 4th trip to USA.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Mel on March 06, 2018, 08:20:07 AM
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Flying in from Australia for my first comic con but will be my 4th trip to USA.

I hope you have a blast! I always get extra excited when I see people coming from extra far away.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Carlz on March 07, 2018, 12:31:53 AM
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I hope you have a blast! I always get extra excited when I see people coming from extra far away.
Thanx! I'm sure I will have the best time, comic con will be near the end of my month away with Disneyland for my last few days!!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: epicaz on April 04, 2018, 03:27:49 PM
2018 will be my 7th SDCC! As always, my boyfriend and I will be coming from Tucson, Arizona. If anyone's local or wants to chat the con, feel free to hit us up :D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: clambert1273 on April 07, 2018, 04:13:07 PM
We are about 80 Miles (LA) so will either drive or train down :)


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: grbggrl on April 10, 2018, 11:29:29 AM
Luckily I'm only coming from LA. NYCC is my one long distance con a year.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: JKingoftheNerds on April 10, 2018, 06:13:32 PM
I'm flying in from the east coast--North Carolina to be specific. Got a couple line buddies from Tampa that I keep in touch with on the regular, as well as another from the San Diego area. This will be my 3rd SDCC.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: hipchick on April 11, 2018, 07:34:16 AM
I come from the Bay Area! Fly down first thing Wednesday morning.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: MsButtaskotch on April 16, 2018, 05:16:40 PM
Atlanta, GA!
:)
Anyone else?
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: rockgirl09 on April 17, 2018, 01:51:11 PM
Coming from Florida. First time on the west coast for me!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: randymeeks on April 20, 2018, 10:26:27 AM
I'm coming from Spain! It's my first (and probably last, for me it's a once-in-a-life experience) Comic-Con and I'm going solo.

So, two of the biggest Comic-Con fears, together. I'll talk, walk, watch and have fun - even if I'm not bilingual!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: catvonawesome on April 20, 2018, 11:37:41 AM
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I'm coming from Spain! It's my first (and probably last, for me it's a once-in-a-life experience) Comic-Con and I'm going solo.

So, two of the biggest Comic-Con fears, together. I'll talk, walk, watch and have fun - even if I'm not bilingual!

I visited Spain (madrid) for the first time last fall! I loved it and can't wait to go back! I stumbled a lot with language too but had so much fun trying to figure everything out and use my limited Spanish skills. San Diego does have a lot of Spanish speakers so a lot of the locals working in the hotels and such might be able to answer questions too.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: NoNoNuni on April 20, 2018, 11:56:30 AM
Train from LA for me! Ticket's official! (Get those Sunday biz class seats while you can, friends!!!)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: clambert1273 on April 20, 2018, 01:17:09 PM
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Train from LA for me! Ticket's official! (Get those Sunday biz class seats while you can, friends!!!)

That’s how we rolling :)


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: sessionka on April 21, 2018, 08:34:25 AM
Coming from New York (Not the city)   :)

This will be my 4th San Diego Comic Con
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ozzz on April 24, 2018, 03:28:36 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login nice! I went to Iceland two years ago and going again this August to run the Reykjavik marathon!

Anyways, I'm coming from LA and taking the greyhound bus from Long beach to downtown San Diego, drops you right on 12th and imperial station and I just walk to the con form there :)
 
Nice to see all these people coming form all different cities, I hope ya'll enjoy your time!  :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Loliiz on April 24, 2018, 04:47:25 PM
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I'm coming from Spain! It's my first (and probably last, for me it's a once-in-a-life experience) Comic-Con and I'm going solo.

So, two of the biggest Comic-Con fears, together. I'll talk, walk, watch and have fun - even if I'm not bilingual!
You'll be fine,  as has been said before: there's a lot of people in SD who speak Spanish!
Estar sola en la convención por primera vez fue lo mejor que me pudo pasar, disfrutas el tiempo en lo que quieras sin preocuparte por si alguien de tu grupo quiere hacer otra cosa! Además, conocerás gente con tus mismos gustos donde quiera que estés

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Antisocial on April 25, 2018, 01:29:20 PM
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login nice! I went to Iceland two years ago and going again this August to run the Reykjavik marathon!


Wow, that’s cool  8) We met You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login last year on the Sunday just before he went to Iceland with his family - it’s great to hear people on here are interested in visiting Iceland, never mind running the marathon (something I’ve made sure never to do myself  ;D ). Hope it all goes well and that you have an awesome time!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: mark on April 25, 2018, 01:52:26 PM
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Wow, that’s cool  8) We met You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login last year on the Sunday just before he went to Iceland with his family - it’s great to hear people on here are interested in visiting Iceland, never mind running the marathon (something I’ve made sure never to do myself  ;D ). Hope it all goes well and that you have an awesome time!

It was beautiful there, and very relaxing. (Well except for the Costco.) Look for my new travelogue, "Roundabouts and One-lane Bridges." ;)

We're just taking the boring SFO -> SAN flight again this year but for the first time in a while my wife and daughter are joining us for SDCC.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: ozzz on April 25, 2018, 02:26:24 PM
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Wow, that’s cool  8) We met You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login last year on the Sunday just before he went to Iceland with his family - it’s great to hear people on here are interested in visiting Iceland, never mind running the marathon (something I’ve made sure never to do myself  ;D ). Hope it all goes well and that you have an awesome time!

Thanks! yeah it's a beautiful country for sure! :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Antisocial on April 25, 2018, 03:21:33 PM
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It was beautiful there, and very relaxing. (Well except for the Costco.) Look for my new travelogue, "Roundabouts and One-lane Bridges." ;)

We're just taking the boring SFO -> SAN flight again this year but for the first time in a while my wife and daughter are joining us for SDCC.

Oh wow, you braved the Icelandic Costco?!!  ??? And survived it?!!  :o The arrival of that store last year was crazy; Icelanders generally get very excited about foreign stores setting-up in the country, but the response to Costco was off the scale - the idea of some proper competition coming to the island was very warmly welcomed  ;D

I’ll be sure to check-out the travelogue  8)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: cire_raeb on April 25, 2018, 06:21:38 PM
Mars.


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Whiskey on June 14, 2018, 08:59:06 PM
Not gonna read all 54pages to see if anyone said this, so...”that’s what she said” ;D

Seriously though....Sacramento, CA
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Chris on June 14, 2018, 09:07:50 PM
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Mars.


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Wolf-359.  :)
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: PurpleCalico on June 21, 2018, 10:03:33 PM
From Singapore. I've been wanting to go to SDCC since 2006 when I first learned about it. It took me 12 years of waiting, saving, and luck but I'm going for the first time this year!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: DRWHO42 on June 22, 2018, 04:32:01 AM
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From Singapore. I've been wanting to go to SDCC since 2006 when I first learned about it. It took me 12 years of waiting, saving, and luck but I'm going for the first time this year!
You will have a great time. It will be less humid compared to Singapore.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: SynXack on June 22, 2018, 07:28:48 AM
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From Singapore. I've been wanting to go to SDCC since 2006 when I first learned about it. It took me 12 years of waiting, saving, and luck but I'm going for the first time this year!

Welcome to the states!
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TossedSalad on June 22, 2018, 01:30:08 PM
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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: PurpleCalico on June 24, 2018, 04:22:54 AM
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You will have a great time. It will be less humid compared to Singapore.
Whew, thank goodness.

Do I need to slap on insect repellent though? Does San Diego have mosquitoes or annoying flies in the summer?
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Post by: SynXack on June 24, 2018, 06:15:09 AM
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Whew, thank goodness.

Do I need to slap on insect repellent though? Does San Diego have mosquitoes or annoying flies in the summer?
Negative. No bugs here. San Diego doesnt get hot enough for summer bugs. It's in the 70s all summer.

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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: TardisMom on June 24, 2018, 08:15:53 AM
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It's in the 70s all summer.


Except when it's in the 80s during Comic-con, and we all melt in the sun while sitting in lines...  ;)
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Post by: SynXack on June 24, 2018, 08:46:31 AM
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Except when it's in the 80s during Comic-con, and we all melt in the sun while sitting in lines...  ;)
It has been on the warm side the last few years. Considering it's the end of July though we are blessed it's that mild. Drive 1.5 hrs north to riverside and it's 105 lol.

Atleast we get that marine layer til noon and if it's gonna hit the 80s it's for a short time before it starts cooling off.

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Post by: TardisMom on June 24, 2018, 09:00:39 AM
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It has been on the warm side the last few years. Considering it's the end of July though we are blessed it's that mild. Drive 1.5 hrs north to riverside and it's 105 lol.

Atleast we get that marine layer til noon and if it's gonna hit the 80s it's for a short time before it starts cooling off.


I'm from Phoenix.  I'm not complaining about 80 degrees!  But it does seem like every year there's a heat wave during SDCC.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: rabbitwarren on June 24, 2018, 09:18:29 AM
The con is near the water and is quite open aired, so you get a nice breeze.  Try being in Manhattan in July.
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Post by: chocolateshake on June 24, 2018, 09:55:51 AM
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Whew, thank goodness.

Do I need to slap on insect repellent though? Does San Diego have mosquitoes or annoying flies in the summer?

San Diego is not tropical like Singapore.  There is very little in terms of biting insects.  I only get bitten maybe once or twice a year.  It's too dry and the city is very aggressive in educating people on the mosquito dangers of having stagnant water after the infrequent rains.  I walk around the yard and overturn anything with water in it.

I miss the food courts in Singapore.  I wish we had those here.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Kitsune on June 29, 2018, 06:53:42 AM
Fourth Comic-Con this year and I'm coming from New Jersey this time! Last year I flew in from Virginia, so it will be a little bit of a longer flight haha. Anyone else coming from NJ?
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Post by: SteveD on June 29, 2018, 07:00:11 AM
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Fourth Comic-Con this year and I'm coming from New Jersey this time! Last year I flew in from Virginia, so it will be a little bit of a longer flight haha. Anyone else coming from NJ?
I'm coming in for New Jersey, also.  This will be my 11th year.
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Post by: susanml10881 on June 30, 2018, 03:44:02 PM
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Whew, thank goodness.

Do I need to slap on insect repellent though? Does San Diego have mosquitoes or annoying flies in the summer?

Nah. You want sunscreen. Not bug repellent.
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Post by: chocolateshake on July 06, 2018, 03:48:33 PM
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Whew, thank goodness.

Do I need to slap on insect repellent though? Does San Diego have mosquitoes or annoying flies in the summer?

I know I said it's not a problem in a previous post, but this week I've been bitten four times all on my feet.  I've had to give up flip flops for now and wear shoes for the protection.  I kill 1 or 2 mosquitoes a night in the house.  Still nothing compared to SEA.
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Post by: PurpleCalico on July 07, 2018, 02:25:30 AM
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I know I said it's not a problem in a previous post, but this week I've been bitten four times all on my feet.  I've had to give up flip flops for now and wear shoes for the protection.  I kill 1 or 2 mosquitoes a night in the house.  Still nothing compared to SEA.
Thanks for the update. I'm still bringing it either way. I've always been prone to being bit so it doesn't hurt to be safe than sorry. ;)

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Nah. You want sunscreen. Not bug repellent.
I live at the equator, I know what to prepare for summer weather lol.
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Post by: chocolateshake on July 30, 2018, 06:23:28 PM
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Whew, thank goodness.

Do I need to slap on insect repellent though? Does San Diego have mosquitoes or annoying flies in the summer?

It was on the local news today that it's one of the worst mosquitoes season in years.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: PurpleCalico on July 30, 2018, 07:24:22 PM
Out of habit, I did slap on insect repellent all through out comic con. Only got one bite on my hand on the last day.
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: Virgo911 on November 19, 2018, 12:27:14 PM
Baltimore, Maryland.  :)
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Post by: miclpea on November 27, 2018, 02:08:29 PM
Colorado Springs, Colorado!
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Post by: Emerald_Mom on November 28, 2018, 06:08:11 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland.  :)

Frostburg Maryland.... we're bookends! ;)
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Post by: TravT77 on December 01, 2018, 12:59:14 AM
Lincolnton, North Carolina


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Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: perc2100 on December 02, 2018, 03:50:43 PM
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It was on the local news today that it's one of the worst mosquitoes season in years.
Darn it  >:( :(
I don't watch the news so I haven't been following mosquito problems.  I've lived in San Diego since July 1999 and I've never been bitten by a mosquito in San Diego; I can't say for certain, but I don't recall ever even seeing a mosquito in San Diego before.  This report bums me out, even if the situation is still radically better than where I moved from (OH).

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I know I said it's not a problem in a previous post, but this week I've been bitten four times all on my feet.  I've had to give up flip flops for now and wear shoes for the protection.  I kill 1 or 2 mosquitoes a night in the house.  Still nothing compared to SEA.
Where do you live?  I live/teach a bit inland and I haven't seen any mosquitos (I teach HS band, and didn't hear of any student or staff getting bitten by mosquitos where we're at, at least).
Bummed if this will be a bad mosquito season
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: L3g3nd33 on February 04, 2019, 01:51:24 PM
City of Champions, MA aka Boston, MA  ;)

I'll be coming with my 2 brother-in-laws, both of which I don't really think know what they're getting in to when they agreed to tag along  ;D
Title: Re: How far are you coming from?
Post by: CHIGUY86 on February 10, 2019, 04:09:19 PM
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Two if us coming in from Philly,PA and my brother coming in from Jacksonville, FL.
I’m coming from philly as well!


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Post by: accelerate on February 10, 2019, 08:04:59 PM
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Wolf-359.  :)

My condolences.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 11, 2019, 10:39:35 AM
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My condolences.

Not for another few hundred years... ;)
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Post by: Citizenvain on February 20, 2019, 07:47:45 AM
Toronto, Ontario CANADA   :)
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Post by: rodneytfreeman on February 20, 2019, 09:45:49 AM
Central Indiana (2070.1 miles to be exact)
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Post by: Chris on February 20, 2019, 08:30:18 PM
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Toronto, Ontario CANADA   :)

When I hear Canada, I think of the Deadpool 2 "you're welcome Canada" quote.  :)
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Post by: Citizenvain on February 21, 2019, 01:28:26 PM
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When I hear Canada, I think of the Deadpool 2 "you're welcome Canada" quote.  :)

GREAT scene!  :D
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Post by: mellyreid on February 27, 2019, 07:21:54 AM
Dallas Texas!
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Post by: smilingbob on February 27, 2019, 04:57:33 PM
Houston, TX
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Post by: Chris on February 28, 2019, 10:21:59 PM
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GREAT scene!  :D

The Wolverine: Origins is also fantastic.
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Post by: geargirl on March 18, 2019, 05:25:24 PM
Florida
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Post by: SGormley on March 25, 2019, 09:56:45 AM
MI - The Mitten State :)
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Post by: Jangos1 on May 01, 2019, 12:27:49 AM
WA state! 
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Post by: taka on May 01, 2019, 01:30:21 PM
Mexico!
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Post by: dcol on May 01, 2019, 02:17:26 PM
AZ, easy car ride.
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Post by: lrdavis28 on May 03, 2019, 12:15:40 AM
Austin,Tx!!!!!!!! Get some.
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Post by: Dune930 on May 13, 2019, 09:43:13 AM
Just Pasadena, CA.  :P