It is probably through pure luck or miracle that Gizzy B and I always manage to get invited inside the Wired Cafe, the ultimate oasis inside the Omni Hotel during Comic-con weekend. I am not sure if I received the official invite this year because of my previous employment or if we had paid our dues enough to be considered on the official list. Last year, one of their sponsors had invited us to do coverage and interviews. The years before that . . . well, it was me putting my employment status to good use, of course!
As the convention and attendance grew bigger, more and more people are getting elbowed out of the Wired Cafe in favor of perhaps more “important” guests. Don’t get me wrong. We are extremely grateful that Wired Cafe continued to keep its doors opened to us and we enjoyed every minute of it — we sing their praise to all our friends (aka, we rub it in to people who didn’t get an invite . . .) and if we could, we would marry Wired Cafe.
This year, the format of the cafe was slightly different. Game of Thrones is back as the themed bar but was no longer serving themed cocktail beverages. Instead, it was sponsored by beer which is absolutely all right but it made the line at the regular bar very, very long. Plus, they didn’t have people walking around with already prepared drinks to give to people. On the most crowded day, it took forever to get one drink but why even complain when all of it was free?
The entertainment inside was provided by different sponsors and one of the biggest presence this year was the History Channel’s Viking series. You could get your hair done like a Viking lady or take a photo on a Viking boat! There were also digital caricatures, 3D printing in which you can impose your face on a Star Trek figurine and there was a contest giveaway for a Game of Thrones themed Xbox.
Most of the time, I am too busy consuming the free food and beverage to notice the plethora of A-list celebritos that grazes the Wired Cafe. But I did get excited when I spotted the cast of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries hanging around!
Where’s my girl, Charlotte?! It’s cool, I’ll take her place! Asians, right?
Got our hair did and we rocked the Viking “poof” for the rest of the night.
Thank you again, Wired Cafe. I hope we can still be friends next year!