Ah, San Diego Comic Con. For seven years I have been waiting, watching all coverage I could find on Comic Con, from my very own couch. I was fourteen when I first saw coverage on G4. I was in awe. I couldn’t stop thinking about how many other nerds there were out there other than myself! For the first time, I wasn’t alone! From that moment on, I knew without a doubt that I would be there too. Some day, whether it be the next year or the year after that, I would be walking the footsteps of everyone on my television screen.
So, guess what. Last year, 2013 was my first year– and it was a dream come true. I couldn’t believe it; I was finally in the belly of the beast. I finally got to sleep in the line for Hall H. I finally got to explore the floor and buy some exclusives. I finally got to sit in Hall H and experience 6,500 nerds screaming their lungs out for whatever celebrity was taking the stage.
A few of my favourite moments were when I got to meet Robert Kirkman and one of my favourite people of all time, Bryan Fuller, writer and creator for NBC’s Hannibal (who is an absolute sweetheart.) I was within reaching distance of Michelle Fairley as well, and she is as beautiful in the flesh as she is on television.
I’d say the only hardships I endured were blisters, lack of sleep, and the nasty cold I endured when I got home. I did miss the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel, but that was okay. I had a few more hours to wander about downtown San Diego before I hopped back onto the train.
The best thing about this first time? I got to go to every panel that I wanted. I got to see everyone I wanted. I went with my best friend, and I got to see Serenity in Petco Park with I don’t even know how many other Brown Coats. That was truly an amazing experience that I will never forget.