Comic-Con 2010: Day One (A New Hope)

(Note to Stratos: Just relax, honey. Take it slow.)

Greetings and salutations from beautiful San Diego, CA! It’s always nice to come back here, and I often wonder what the city is like when it’s not overrun with geeks. Perhaps I’ll never know. Speaking of geeks, there are some insanely attractive guys roaming around the city and the convention center. Preview Night was just that: a preview of all the hot guys at the con. I’ll snap some pics today.

Remember, Fanboys of the Universe will be at the Prism Comics booth from 2:00PM to 7:00PM, so please stop by, say hi, get some swag and tell me all about your Comic-Con experience! I got to walk around a little bit during Preview Night, and have to say the crowd was nowhere near as insane as last year. Moving around last year on Preview Night was next to impossible. I’m curious to see if the crowds are lighter throughout the weekend, or if attendees were just forgoing Preview Night to save money.

There are a few changes. Namely, Artist Alley has been reconfigured and is actually WELL LIT for the first time in Comic-Con history! I’m very pleased with this change, and I imagine the artists are loving it, too. Be sure to spend some time there. It’s always my favorite part of the show. The other big surprise this year is the vertical growth of some of the booths. It’s very reminiscent of E3 now, with two-story booths, with penthouses for entertaining. It’s all fun and games until the Twilight booth collapses under the weight of a thousand screaming tweens. Tragic.

Now, here’s my schedule for Thursday. Be sure to let us know what you’re up to!

10:00 – 11:00 Tron Press Conference
10:30 – 11:30 Divas and Golden Lassoes: The LGBT Obsession with Super Heroines
12:00 – 1:00 Caprica, Battlestar and Beyond
2:00 – 7:00 FBOTU @ Prism Comics
7:30 – 8:30 Transcending Trauma: From the Birth of Batman to the Rise of the Red Hood
8:00 – 11:00 BBC America US Premiere Screenings: Doctor Who and Being Human
11:00 – 2:00 Drinking

Have a great day! Be sure to follow my exploits on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare.

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