When most people think of San Diego Comic-Con, they think of the elaborate studio displays, the endless tables of comics and the innovative photo opportunities for some upcoming or established shows. However, those who have been going to Comic-Con for a while, know, it’s what happens after the convention that can bring the most fun and at times, knowledge. The after parties. There are so many that you have to choose which one you are most interested in attending.
Walking in to the Hotel Solamar is quite a view, it is a gorgeous hotel. Once you get up to the pool area, you immediately walk into a well organized party, where National Geographic is celebrating second season of Mars 2 which will premiere in November, 2018. There is a lot going on, from astronauts on stilts handing out some fitting Mars bars, great posters for the show and tables of some very well catered food. It is rather impressive.
The vibe of the party is wonderful and a welcome escape from the chaotic day we’ve all had at the convention. It is a party where you can relax, and learn at the same time. They had a lot of fun things going on especially this performer in a ring. Everyone had eyes on him.
The party also had presenters one being Leland Melvin, Former Astronaut.
As well as Emily Manor- Chapman systems engineer, JPL, NASA, instrument operating engineer for the InSight Mission to study the interior of Mars. The party also featured Alejandro T. Rojas, culture reporter, Den of Geek.
The National Geographic party was one of the best that we attended this year. It’s unique to San Diego Comic Con and can add a bit of extra fun to your experience.