SDCC 2018 National Geographic Nerd Nite Party

We attend the National Geographic afterparty at SDCC. It was fun, with a bit of knowledge.

 

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.

This year we chose to attend the National Geographic Nerd Nite Party that was on Friday at the Solamar Terrace&Pool at the Hotel Solamar.

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.

Bobak Ferdowsi, M.S. “The Mowhawk Guy” Systems Engineer at JPL, NASA, Fault Protection Lead on the NISAR Mission.

 

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.

Pre-Comic Con 2018 in Photos

Pre-Comic-Con Photos, give a glimpse into the Gaslamp before it’s transformed into Comic Con, seemingly, overnight.

As we all know Comic-Con 2018 begins this week.  It’s Monday and the San Diego Gaslamp is getting ready.   I came into the city early to see the seemingly overnight transformation. Some of my shots are on the ground, some are from my hotel room I have at the Hard Rock Hotel across from the convention center.

Even though not every event is set up yet, its still quite exciting to watch.  Comic  Con is my passion, and you can see more of my pictures on @capricefilms on Instagram and also on our Facebook page, which can be found on our main page.

This is just a small taste of what I am going to take pictures of during the week.  I spent most of the day exploring the city, the city that I love so much at this time.

I will be here all week documenting, in photos the amazing things I come across.  I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave comments.  Enjoy!