Friday night of San Diego Comic-con 2013 was legendary. It was possibly one of the best times I’ve had at the convention in all the years I was old enough to “party” during this nerd weekend. We started out at the Radical Studios x Ploom party, hit up Chris Gore’s book/comedy album launch event and then we ended up on a boat with Superman. I think my friends and I will tell and sing tales about that night for many, many moons.
This year, Geek & Sundry won my favorite SDCC 2013 lounge picks. I only got to stop by briefly with Gizzy B but we had a pretty good time anyways. We abused the photo booth and the cardboard cut-out of Wil Wheaton (pictures below). Despite the fact that it was a Friday afternoon, the lounge wasn’t too crowded at all. I love that you can actually sit down and watch people play tabletop games all day long.
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.
In this week’s episode, the Lady Geeks gushes on and on about the amazing weekend that is called The San Diego Comic-con. They tell tales of shenanigans including drinking a lot of free alcohol and perhaps almost assaulting Superman on a boat. Pretty sure Henry Cavill is now our best friend forever. It’s a sexy story. You should listen now.