So last Wednesday, I finished packing and worked for a few hours before meeting up with Gardy and heading down to San Diego. Of course, before I did that, I had Gardy take a group picture of me with my family. They'll be going back to Korea while I'm in SD so it was a sad goodbye. But down we went to San Diego, picked up our badges, and then met the guy who's condo we would be crashing out. It was a pretty nice bachelor pad. We then spent the rest of the night figuring out our plan of attack for the Con.
Thursday started off at Ballroom 20 for the Burn Notice panel. I put up a quick recap with notes on my blog afterwards. Then it was time for Covert Affairs, followed by my beloved Psych. I also put up a post about the Psych panel with notes for you to enjoy. Then was the Ringer panel; I combined my notes on Covert Affairs and Ringer for one post. After the panel we went to the fulfillment room (got tickets from Psych and Ringer) and then walked around the exhibit floor, which was pretty cool. I even got a picture with James Frain!
Friday was an early morning and started off in Hall H for The Adventures of Tin-Tin panel with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. That was really cool, especially since Andy Serkis made a surprise appearance! After that, since the Bones panel was cancelled, we headed to Room 6BCF for the Green Lantern panel, which had surprise guest Conan O'Brien. He was so funny and entertaining. That was followed by the Falling Skies panel and the Marvel TV Presents: Anime on G4 panel (where we saw a preview of X-Men and Blade as well as watched an episode of Wolverine, voiced by Milo Ventimiglia) before it was finally time for my beloved Spartacus: Vengeance panel! Afterwards we went to the fulfillment room, and guess who we ran into on our way back?! Jon Huertas! He was super nice and took a picture with me ^^ I also managed to get a picture with Grant Bowler. Yay for pictures with celebrities! We checked out Crunch Time afterwards, which unfortunately did not meet our expectations.
Saturday was also an early morning and started off in Ballroom 20 for Chuck's farewell panel. I meant to post about this panel but never got around to it. All those notes... for nothing. It was such a good panel though. We got to see Jeffster's music video for "Eye of the Tiger" as well as Joshua Gomez' "flash face" and learn more about the show's final season. TVLine did a more detailed recap that you can read here. Then I went to wait in line for the Community panel, only to find out 2+ hours later that it was to no avail. So I went to go wait in the Hall H line... only to find that there was no line and I could just stroll into the current panel. I guess there's a first for everything! Which meant I saw about half of the Immortals panel before it was the Knights of Badassdom panel. While I didn't get into the Community panel, I still got to see Danny Pudi, which was cool. And my beloved Ryan Kwanten and Peter Dinklage. It was a fun panel and I really look forward to seeing that movie when it is released. Then after checking out the exhibit floor for a bit, I went to Room 6A for the Grimm panel. While the show looks good, I am somewhat traumatised from watching that pilot in a pitch-black room and don't think I'll be watching the show -_- After some more time on the exhibit floor, I met up with Gardy and we went back to the condo. Then we went to the Marriott Tiki Bar for a TOKYOPOP reunion, which was nice. On the way back we passed by the SyFy party and saw Manu Bennett giving interviews outside.
For our last day at SDCC, Gardy and I started off the morning finishing off our packing. Then we went to the Castle panel in Room 6BCF. This was another panel that I meant to blog about, but basically we got a lot of juicy tidbits for the upcoming season and got to see a lot of cuteness between the cast members. Then we walked the floor for a bit, where I was lucky enough to run into and get a picture with Joss Whedon! Then we headed to Hall H for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was basically a warm-up for my beloved Sons of Anarchy panel! I was very happy to see that Charlie Hunnam cut his hair, and it's because his character went to prison and he wanted to be authentic. That was our last panel of the day, so after a quick goodbye to the exhibit floor we headed back to the condo, packed up our things, and gave the keys back to the owner. It was quite a successful Comic-Con, although I think Gardy might have become permanently traumatised :P For dinner we went to Hash House A Go Go, where we had a delicious meal after a very long wait, and then we drove back home.
Yesterday I went back to work, which was good because I had so much to catch up on, but bad because now I'm sick. Boo hiss. Oh well, I'm very happy with this year's Comic-Con and celebrity pictures! ;)