SDCC is the Epicenter of all things geeky/nerdy, but the one thing that brings us of all together to celebrate our culture. As a child, I’ve been a comic book enthusiast since the late 80’s. I’ve always heard about SDCC but never went, because I supported myself in college and had a minimum wage job to boot. I didn’t really understand what I was missing until I watched coverage of SDCC through G4, god bless it’s soul, by then SDCC became the behemoth it already is and I gave up hope.
Last year was our first attempt and we succeeded. I still can’t believe it happened tears literally fell, we got to attend all of our panels, get exclusives, camp out, met celebrities and got autographs and pictures all without a hitch.
A few of my highlights being able to get pictures of celebrities and be one of the first in line. I met YouTube star @MelonieMac
who actually worked Godzilla Encounters. My utmost, favorite moment was going to the Orphan Black Panel and meeting Tatiana Maslany
whose a sweetheart all her own.
The only hardship I faced was driving back and forth from my uncles place to the Convention center. That and the fatigue set in with the walking endured throughout the con.
Surprises come in the smallest of packages, who knew they came in the form of an actress. The Hero or rather Heroine of my trip was Tatiana Maslany. I got “Boo’ed” off stage for asking her to take a picture with me, as I sat, she smiled and winked and mouthed out “Of course I’ll take a pic with you” and we both laughed. I never knew celebrities were so kind. She definitely will have a supporter in me for life, I love Orphan Black.
Thanks Eric for sharing. I’m so glad that your first time was a great experience! Inspire others with your ‘first time’ story- Don’t wait! Read details here!