It’s that time of the year again, the ultimate geek pilgrimage: San Diego Comic Con 2011! This year, Gizzy and I will be there all four days and we will be able to cover double the good times. My schedule is quite crazy and super packed. I tried to narrow down the panels I am interested in and then broke it down on my Google calendar to see how much of it I can actually do. It was quite painful to slowly drop a lot of the panels Â but I tried to stick to my own advice that I dished out last year.
By the way, Gizzy and I will be picking up a bunch of goodies at the convention and we’ll be throwing a contest for people on our Facebook page. LIKE US and win some prizes, hooray!
Now, here are the panels I want to go to if you are all interested in tracking me down. Yes, a lot of the panels are overlapping one another, but I always try to have “back ups” just in case I can’t get into a room.
Also, I’ve recently changed my hair style and color so if you need to know how I currently look like, check out my twitter photo.
10AM -Â TheOneRing.net: Hobbit Talk
10:45AM -Â Oh, You Sexy Geek!â€” Does displaying the sexiness of fangirls benefit or demean them? When geek girls show off, are they liberating themselves or pandering to men? Do some “fake fangirls” blend sex appeal with nerdiness just to appeal to the growing geek/nerd market, or is that question itself unfair? And what’s up with all the Slave Leias?
11AM -Â The Evolution of Web Series: The Guild to Dragon Age
12:00PM – Spotlight on Jo Chen
1PM -Â Archaia Entertainment: Immortals, the Graphic Novel
2PM -Â Join the 2D Animation Revolution
2:15PM -Â Street Fighter X Tekken
3PM -Â Â Magic & Monstersâ€” Adult and young adult science fiction and fantasy authors discuss the costs and consequences of “magic” in their novels and the scary, hairy, and dangerous creatures that lurk in the worlds they have created
4PM -Â No Damsels in Distress Hereâ€” Female voices in sci-fi and fantasy create kick-ass heroines. My dear friend, Marie Lu, will be at this panel, so please come and support her!
5:30PM – New Media Meetup @ The Bristol Hotel – Facebook Event Page
My Friday is relatively “light” since I am spending the day attending the Torchwood and Spartacus panels on behalf of my employer, LA Weekly. I’ve decided to dedicate the day to “work” so I don’t get too freaked/stressed out.
10AM -Â Torchwood: Miracle Day
11:40AM – A Conversation with Dominic Monaghan @ NerdHQÂ
2PM – 5PM – Press Rooms (wish me luck, this is my first time as a reporter at SDCC! Eek!)
5:45PM – Â Spartacus: Vengeance
8PM -Â World Premiere: Batman: Year One
10PM – NerdHQ Party!Â
10:30AM -Â Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Adam Hughes
11AM -Â Avatar: The Last Airbender Fan Gatheringâ€” Enjoy the company of fellow fans and discuss the original series, upcoming Dark Horse comics, and the future Legend of Korra.
12PM -Â Creative Design: Showcasing Techniques That Foster New Ways of Approaching Design
12:30PM -Â Diversity in Young Adult Worksâ€” It’s not all about being torn between vampire and werewolf boyfriends. This panel is a celebration of different genres, protagonists, and media for young adult readers.
1PM -Â Comics Arts Conference Session #11: Psychology of the Dark Knight: How Trauma Formed the Batman and Why He’s Got a Thing for “Bad Girls”
4PM -Â Finally! Nickelodeon: The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra: Exclusive First Look
4PM -Â The Guild Season 5: Convention Timez!
5PM – Costume Designers & Costume Illustratorsâ€” Meet the men and women who are the costume designers and costume illustrators on this year’s blockbuster films.
6PM – The Penny Arcade Q & AÂ
9:45AM – Supernatural, Press Room (yes, I’m a little bit excited about getting to do this one. Holy crap, YOU GUYS!)Â
11:15AM – Supernatural @ Hall H (I hope I can still get in after the press room…)
1PM – Castle, Press Room
2PM -Â Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101
3PM -Â Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee
3:45PM -Â The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child, Animated by a Child
4PM -Â Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Whew. This is going to be an intense year and I’m so nervous about doing the press rooms! Wish me luck, you guys! I haven’t even managed to figure out when I can check out events like Trickter, which is happening close to the convention center. Who knows what else will be out there during the weekend. I will need to figure out how to clone myself by Wednesday or find a Tardis I can use.
On Wednesday, there will be a new podcast up as per usual from me and Gizzy and we’ll probably talk some more about the convention. For all of you out there who will be attending, good luck and have fun. Don’t forget your hand sanitizers and drink a lot of water. We can’t survive comic books and free swag alone (or can we?!).
If you would like to meet up with us, feel free to send us a twitter or an email!