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Comic-Con in San Diego?

Sr. Staff

Mar 11 2008, 5:17am

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Comic-Con in San Diego? Can't Post

I go every year and I see a lot of TORnados there including a few who post on these very boards. I always feel lucky to have gone and would love to see more TORn sibs there. Usually we have informal "hang outs" but if there were enough warm bodies we could have a more formal gathering. I believe the convention is open to letting groups have rooms for gatherings. So, any of you going to be at Comic-Con? Need I tell you that Comic-Con is the biggest geek-fest in the universe? Well, it is.

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Sr. Staff

Mar 16 2008, 7:51pm

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Hoping to be there... [In reply to] Can't Post

That's my current plan, anyway. I know CAhobbit and deej are planning to be there too - and Shuya, I believe? Should be a great time.

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Mar 16 2008, 9:47pm

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Let me see.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Yup, I'll be there. This will be my *counts fingers* 7th Comic-con. Wow.

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Tol Eressea

Mar 17 2008, 1:12pm

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I'll be there... [In reply to] Can't Post

along with CA, gd, shuya...I think Joelle is going to be there, too.


Mar 17 2008, 10:50pm

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May be able to attend Saturday... [In reply to] Can't Post

...as a day-trip, by train! I hope so; Comic Con is great, but I don't get to go every year. Sometimes project deadlines interfere with convention-going-fun! But I sure do like the great seminars/appearances, and love watching the Masquerade competition!
I wonder if Warner Bros. will have anything to display/tease us with RE "The Hobbit" this year?

"I am in fact a hobbit in all but size." - J.R.R.Tolkien

Sr. Staff

Mar 20 2008, 4:42am

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I hope . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I may be tied up Saturday with the company that takes me there. I hope that isn't the case but it might be. Hope to see you!

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Tol Eressea

Mar 23 2008, 12:35pm

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Yep! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll be there all four days this year. I've really regretted missing out on last year, so this year I hope to make up for it.

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Apr 1 2008, 8:56pm

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You have a very sensitive style in drawing - [In reply to] Can't Post

It's very good.


Apr 3 2008, 6:23pm

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DragonCon begs to differ! [In reply to] Can't Post

As do I. :)

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Apr 22 2008, 6:27am

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Yup, I'm planning on going for one day again- probably Sunday.

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Apr 26 2008, 2:43am

Post #11 of 14 (312 views)
ugh [In reply to] Can't Post

Must I google everything for myself? July 23rd thru 27th you say? flights actually aren't that bad.

Ouch. Fell off the planet. What's a girl gotta do to get some magic rope around here?

Sr. Staff

Apr 28 2008, 4:12am

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Its a good time . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I am glad it is tempting. Find a roomie quick, it is pretty hard to find a room.

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The cake is a lie
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Registered User

May 22 2008, 2:00pm

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Comic Con [In reply to] Can't Post

What is Comic Con like? I am definitely all for all things Tolkien, but I've never been to something like that before and I'm curious what it's like. I live in Southern CA and would love to meet other LOTR fans.


Jun 1 2008, 12:52am

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Still looking for a hotel... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've had my 4-day pass since late last year, but got locked out of the hotels. I'm on the waiting list, but waiting to hear confirmation until I book my flight. If I can find a place to stay, then I would love to moot with everyone.

For those new to ComicCon, it's MASSIVE,but I personally find it less crowded than DragonCon. It's held in one connected space, so even though there are 100,000 people each day, they are so spread out, that it's still enjoyable. Overall, the programming is more random and widespread than DragonCon (which has programming tracks, themes). Hall H takes most of the crowds, since the studios come down and usually offer free swag of high quality (tees and posters,etc). Because of the short distance to L.A., you tend to get more celebs at the panels(+), but they don't always have autograph sessions(-). The trade section is HUGE and a great way to spend some time, if you can't find programming to enjoy. Evenings are less structured, but 10-6 can be pretty intense. Con food is so-so and pretty pricey. The local area is well policed and you can walk to nearby beaches and shopping safely. Lots of local restaurants for food after con hours.


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