SDCC 2017 Returning Registration Date Announced!

Comic -Con is a mecca for comic and pop culture fanatics from around the world.  The hardest part is actually getting a ticket and hotel.  The date we’ve all be waiting for: March 11, 2017.  This the date that the returning registration will be open.  This is open to all past attendees who are eligible.  You can find out whether you are eligible by signing into your Comic Con account.  It will tell you up in the right had corner if you are Ok’d for returning registration.

Don’t worry though, if you should be unsuccessful on that date, you will have another chance on a yet to be announced date for Open registration.

On March 11th make sure you have a few things handy to make it a smooth morning for yourself (well as smooth as a day like this can be).

  1. Know your comic con id, and any comic con id’s of people you may be purchasing badges for, and their last name.
  2. Credit card information.  The quicker you can access it the better. I am hearing its going to be nearing $265 this year, that is including  Preview night.
  3. The link you will receive to the registration waiting room.  This is going to come to you in an email the day prior to the registration date. March 10.
  4. Know what type of badges you want to purchase and have a back up plan.
  5. There will be a registration code specific to each comic con id.  It will be in your Comic Con Id under “registration info”.  Very important.
Photo courtesy of Caprice Conley SDCC 2016

Badges will be mailed to the address in your member ID.  Make sure you check it so that it is updated.  Do that as soon as you can.

Historically the registration process will begin at 9 am on the date decided, which is March 11.  It is a Saturday.   It can be a quick process or take a little longer so set aside some time.

Remember you can’t use a mobile phone or iPad, so you will have to be  at a computer.

Will you be ready for next weekend?  Best of Luck to you all!  Remember, there is always open registration.

Photo Courtesy of Caprice Conley SDCC 2016

Xena Warrior Princess Comic Book Releases Next Week

 

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I’ve been waiting for this comic to come out for quite some time now.  As a long time fan of the show, I and I’m sure many other of us die-hard fans have been anxious for some new Xena material.  Personally I can’t wait to go along with Xena and Gabrielle on some adventures.  Yes, I know we are possibly getting a new tv series, but that is a whole different ball game, and frankly, a touchy subject.

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The comic is published by Dynamite Comics, written by Genevieve Valentine with artwork by Ariel Medel.

This is how the publisher is describing the comic:

“After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.”

From what I can see it looks amazing.  I have not had a chance to preview the comic, which released on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  Make sure to ask your comic shop if they will be carrying it, and if not, request it!  The TPB is out in January!

 

Reading The Walking Dead Comics Now

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Caprice Conley

While The Walking Dead is on hiatus until February, I’ve decided to read the comic book version of the show.  I don’t know why I’ve never read the comics, even though I read comics almost daily.  So far as of today I’ve read the first 15 issues of the comic.  It’s interesting to see the differences between the show and the comic.  I like that though, and I hope the show continues to throw in wrenches away from the comic book.

I will be watching Fear the Walking Dead on AMC in the mean time as well.  I do not know if it will ever happen but I look forward to a time where the show, the comics and Fear the Walking Dead all come together to create a cohesive storyline, where we know what has happened and how we got to where we meet Rick in The Walking Dead.

I may just keep have to keep dreaming on that one.

Wonder Con: Thoughts

This year’s Wonder Con was in Los Angeles California this year.  A stark difference from its cozy home in the Anaheim Convention Center.  

I have gone to multiple conventions from San Diego Comic Con, E3, Comikaze, and of course Wonder Con.

Aside from feeling as though they let way too many people in, I generally enjoy myself at conventions.  However Wonder Con 2016 seemed out of sorts this year, and location should not make  a difference when it’s run by the same people who run Comic Con.

The line manager was completely out of line when they first started to let people into the show.  From trying to keep hundreds of people in a single line to physically holding people back from moving forward. Yes, I mean, hands to shoulders and holding someone back.  Not exactly how you’d want to start your day.  

This year Wonder Con also introduced a RFID tap in tap out badge system.  Clever right?  Wrong.  It was nothing short of a hassle.  It could be working one minute and beeping red the next.  When that happens you have to go to the help desks (yet another few long lines) and prove your identity by showing your ID.  It is a waste of time.   

Once you get in the convention resembles most conventions as we know them.