So another week and a half and I'll be at Comic Con with 125,000 of my closest (at least physical proximity-wise at that point) friends. Oh, and look who will be joining us
! Because clearly going all the way to San Diego for a 45 minute protest is a better use of one's time than reading comic books. Yeah. I don't get it either.
The Thursday and Friday schedules
are now posted for the con. Thursday is looking like a pretty DC focused day for me panel-wise. The only one that's *really* tempting me at the moment on Friday is "The Big Bang Theory" panel, but the thought of having to sit through the other panels to get a seat for that one is less than enticing. I'll probably wait until the full schedule is out before I start plotting out my days. For those who've never been, it's a bit like plotting out troop movements. There was a guy on Twitter who said that he had an easier time trying to get his optimal schedule Freshman year of college.
For the exhibit hall I have a list of trades and individual comics that I'm on the hunt for. I'm hoping to hit the best dealers early in the con. I'm also pondering getting a sketch by either Francis Manapul or Mike Choi. The problem is that neither of them are the artists that I really want. The ones I *really* want are Marcus To
and Ethan Van Sciver
neither of whom are listed for Artist's Alley this year. *pout*
In non-Comic Con related stuff, I just finished reading Shutter Island
. I won't go into the plot here, but I did like it even though I figured out part of the "twist" fairly early on. If anyone has read it and wants to chat about it, let me know and I'll set up a separate post so we don't spoil anyone.
I'm now on to reading The Passage
by Justin Cronin. I'm only a little ways in, but I'm really liking it so far. I should state that I got this book based solely on the fact that Stephen King gushed about it. That said, it's quite a bit like The Stand
(though sadly without Stu Redmond or an awesome feather-mullet rocking Randall Flagg) so far, which I loved. And now that I've thought about The Stand
I'll have "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Don't Dream it's Over" running through my head over and over again.
And finally, in August I'm planning a quick trip up to Vancouver (yay!) and then right after I get back I'll be going to Disneyland (double-yay!). So this is shaping up to be a good couple of months. :D