Comic Con Revolution 2024 Part Two: Sunday

Comic Con Revolution 2024 Part Two:  Sunday

Comic Con Revolution 2024 Part Two:  Sunday.

May 19th – day two at the con.  We got there around 10:00 am and headed straight for the line to get the wrist bands to stand in line for the, “The Clone Wars” voice actors’ reunion panel.  But apparently that was more popular than the “Star Wars:  Rebels” panel because they had already given out all the wrist bands (to the people who were in the line that didn’t officially exist).

Our first panel was ”Life of Bender with John Dimaggio”.  Dimaggio is best known for voicing Bender from “Futurama” and Jake the Dog from “Adventure Time”.  He mentioned that at first he wasn’t crazy about “Adventure Time”.  The production seemed more haphazard than he was used to at companies like the Curious Company (Futurama), and he didn’t get the show, never having played, “Dungeons and Dragons”.  But then someone explained it to him as this generation’s, “Yellow Submarine”, and over time he began to get it.

We then had a long break, so we went to see Artist’s Alley.  It was one of the biggest Artist’s Alleys I’ve ever seen, about a third the size of the Dealer’s Room.  It had a bit of everything, but mostly prints, stickers and pins.  Now that there are companies that will make any pin you can design, the cloisonne pin market has exploded.  Check out all the designs from Padawan Pins  We wanted to get a pin of Chopper – the rebellious ‘droid from the animated series Star Wars: Rebels (what they call Sassy Droid), but they were all sold out.  They were sold out of a lot of stuff. Next time we’re hitting them early on Saturday.

Next, it was time for lunch and I got my favorite pizza, peperoni habanero

from my second favorite food truck.

At this point I’d like to say something about the atmosphere of the convention.  The website says the attendance is about 20,000 people, but it really feels like the size of Gallifrey One (about 2,500) but at a larger venue.  Walking around, there are always people, but it doesn’t feel crowded.  You can actually breathe in the dealer’s room.  It’s not like San Diego Comic Con where the dealer’s room is like the over-crowded Star Trek Original series planet Giddeon.  They did have a snack stand in the convention center, but no crowded (and expensive) hotel restaurants.  Instead, five food trucks and plenty of space to sit, eat and relax.

The wrist band system works well.  You do have to get there early, but not stupid early.  There is no Hall H, the rooms are smaller, which means you do have a chance to go up to the mic and ask a question (like Kris did).  The Dealer’s Room has plenty of variety, the programming covers many different interests, Star Trek, Star Wars, wrestling, cosplay, actors, voice actors and big on comics.

Big shows like San Diego Comic Con and Gallifrey One are fun and exciting, but they can also be hectic and tiring.  There’s plenty to do and see here, but in a more relaxed atmosphere.  Come and hang with your friends.  This is a great relax-a-con.

The last panel we saw was “Inside the Mind of Grand Admiral Thrawn”, and an interview with the writer of the Thrawn trilogy, Timothy Zahn.  He spoke of how he wrote the trilogy and came up with the character of Thrawn which has now appeared in, “Star Wars:  Rebels” and the “Ahsoka” series.

That brought us to the end of the con.  We will definitely be going back.  The only problem is that it is held on the same weekend as the California Strawberry Festival – which we also love.  We do have some non-fan interests.

Kristine also wrote an article for Scifi.Radio with a review of the convention. You can read it here:

By the way, I tried that Red Beard’s hot sauce on a breakfast burrito that morning, and I had to go back and get a second bottle.  You can also get it online.


218th blog completed.

First Steampunk novel:  76,696 words.  <– Past 76,000.  Goal:  80,000.

Second Steampunk novel: 783 words. 

Second Steampunk screenplay:  157 pages.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages.

I still get a lot of complements on my Dr. Whooves messenger bag I got at BABS Con a couple of years ago.

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