Comic Con Diary: Preview Night

comic-con-logo-imageIf preview night at Comic-Con was an indication, this year looks to be a year filled with folks commiserating over long lines, exciting footage, and exclusives. So basically business as usual. Preview Night is usually a chill affair for me, with just scrounging the exhibit floor for cool things and watching pilots taking place. This year brought much the same unproductive spirit, but with the added mess of having to wait in some crazy lines.

I left LA at around 7:30 am and got to relax a bit before the foolishness that is Comic Con started. I got my press pass at around 3:30pm and then killed a bit of time at the Hilton Bayfront. It was then that I should have known my night would turn. I went from the Hilton to the line to get into the exhibit hall, which was MASSIVE at 4pm. Had me taking angry selfies and such.

Upon getting into the convention center, I power walked to the Mondo booth to pick up some of their Batman vinyl records. They’re pretty cool and for a Mondo release, not super expensive ($60 for a set of 4).

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After this I waited in line for well over an hour at the Fox Booth to get some of the exclusives they had. It was tough cause there were about 200 people in line and only 3 stations, so nobody’s moral was high. Waiting in line will have you thinking like the greatest horror writers, thinking of creative ways to off people to advance your goals. Not that I would ever wish death or horrible things on Con goers…but I’m sure we all have several crime novel storylines in mind. It all worked out in the end and I got the movies I was looking for.

All of this brought an end to the night, as by the time I got to the preview night screenings, they were over (prematurely, as they didn’t screen iZombie). The general consensus of Con goers was that the pilot for The Flash was pretty great (something sure to make Joseph happy) and that Constantine didn’t inspire any good thoughts.

Coming Up: Interviews with several composers and Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as general panel coverage and more of these entries!