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Comic Con 2019 Begins in Two Days and We’re Here

Every year we like to come down to San Diego CA to see the city transform for the three of the most craziest days San Diego sees each year. The transformation literally takes place overnight. I’m seeing building wraps go up on buildings, pop ups popping up. I haven’t been all over but I’ll tell you what I have seen.

I went down to the Horton Plaza where a pop up shop of FYE was there again. I stumbled on them last year when I went out to the Amazon Treasure Truck for am exclusive Funko pop. This is further way from the convention nut one of the best things to do outside of it.

Maryjanes at the Hard Rock Hotel is turning into “The Good Place”. Let’s just say a lot of pancakes will be made and enjoyed.

Amazon Prime was setting up. I wasn’t able to go in but from what I read and saw it’s sure to be an awesome experience. Hard Rock is turning into SuperStore for those familiar with that show. One can not forget Super Store 7. Which will be full of classics monsters. Wolfman,Dracula, etc.

The next few days will surely bring much joy to many people and the transformation will be complete!

Tonight we are staying at the Hard Rock, it’s a comfy hotel with great amenities.

Neca Reveals 7″ “IT” Figure For SDCC 2019

 

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Neca has revealed an amazing looking 7″ figure of Pennywise from the 2017 film “It”.  As you can see it comes with Pennywise, and of course the balloon.  It has many details, including the box itself.  This is a must pick up toy for the collector.  Again this is an exclusive that will be coming San Diego Comic Con 2019.  It is said to retail for $30.00.

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Video Via Raphael Cejaman’s Youtube.

Visiting San Diego Without SDCC

Decor inside the Nautical theme of the Moxy Hotel.

Not all trips I make to San Diego are for San Diego Comic Con. I do make some trips ahead of time to check out some hotels that may or may not be in the hotel lotto. If its off season, you can usually get a reasonable price.

This week I spent some time at The Moxy hotel. This was a hotel that I came across while scrolling for a deal on Expedia. This hotel caught my eye. With its eye catching logo, and proximity to the convention center, I decided to click on it. The rooms looked nice, the lobby looked fun, and the price was right.

The logo of the Moxy hotel.

The Moxy is part of the Marriott family of hotels. Which usually are pretty comfy hotels with great amenities. This was no different. The Moxy seemed to cater to those who wanted a fun get away. I checked in at the bar where I was offered a complimentary cocktail. Yes, check in was at the bar. I arrived at about 7pm on a Sunday, and it was a very simple check in process. The staff was nice and friendly. Feeling like a guest makes a huge difference, especially when trying out a new hotel. Did I mention this is literally a new hotel? Many of you may not have heard of it or seen it while you were at SDCC.

From what I could tell just from the lobby, it was a nautical theme, with two floors, games to play and a full bar. It was very eye catching. Here are some photos I took from the lobby area.

This is really just a snap shot of how awesome we found the lobby. Not only was there shuffle board, there was a giant game of Connect 4 to play, Tic Tac Toe as well as some old school video games. I personally played Pac Man. I couldn’t resist.

The rooms all are the same, queen beds only, so these rooms may not be for the crowd that like to all stay in the same room together. Perhaps 2 people, 3 if you don’t mind a bit of being cramped. The view was just of the city. It wasn’t anything spectacular. So if you plan on coming to SDCC or just visiting San Diego, CA I would indeed recommend checking out The Moxy. I wouldn’t call it luxury, but definitely fun, and hey, if you’re at Comic Con or vacation, you should be trying to have some fun right?

SDCC 2018 National Geographic Nerd Nite Party

 

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.