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Comic-con Sunday and closing thoughts

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Galactus, destroyer of worlds. Probably my fav costume I saw this year. Galactus, destroyer of worlds. Probably my fav costume I saw this year.
The Power Rangers, Can you believe they are 20 yrs old now? The Power Rangers, Can you believe they are 20 yrs old now?
(L to R) Will Patton and Noah Wyle of TNT's Falling Skies as part of a cast signing for fans. (L to R) Will Patton and Noah Wyle of TNT's Falling Skies as part of a cast signing for fans.
B movie Icon Bruce Campbell signing for a fan at the Activision Booth. B movie Icon Bruce Campbell signing for a fan at the Activision Booth.
The only one talking more than KITT was Hasselhoff when he signed at the Mattel Booth. The only one talking more than KITT was Hasselhoff when he signed at the Mattel Booth.

The last and shortest day of the con started off for me with a little bit of relief. As much as I love Comic-con I missed home. I was also fairly sick of crowds at this point. I didn't have much to do on this day. I didn't have any interviews scheduled so I spent my day looking around enjoying peoples costumes and searching for deals.

The last day flies by. It's less crowded, vendors start packing up sooner, and people leave earlier. I myself didn't stay until the show closed at 5pm, mostly because I didn't want to fight the crowd getting a space on the trolley back to my hotel.

Comic-con never fails to impress. I think the biggest drawback of the show is that there is no possible way to see everything. You can be one place, thinking you are seeing the best thing ever, only to find out some star you didn't even know was going to be at the show was somewhere else at the same time.

The only other problem that I have with the show is the panels. Comic-con, hands down, has the best panels ever for movies, comics, and television. The problem is they never clear the rooms when the Panel is over. I can guarantee that Saturday for the Marvel panel that wasn't until 6pm had people spending the night outside Friday to make sure they were in there. Sure those people are devoted fans, but what a waste of a day at the biggest media/comic/entertainment expo in America. To spend the night outside and sit in a single room all day long just to see one panel seems insane to me, especially given the price for hotel rooms. If they would clear the rooms after each panel you could enjoy the day and not line up until time for your panel.  You would know that the line you are waiting in, is specifically for the panel you want to see.  But I guess Comic-con knows what they are doing, they've been doing this for a while now. It just seems to me they could come up with a better system.

In conclusion I would tell everyone they should go at least once, but don't spend all your time in the show. The city itself is just as impressive as the show. I love San Diego. The weather, the people, the Gas Lamp district. Take an extra day after the show to visit Sea World, or like me this year, The San Diego Zoo. Comic-con is a phenomenal place to visit and I miss it when I'm not there. I'm glad I got to go this year, and I hope I get to attend again next year.

 

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