This will be my forever wish until the day I die. I want to go to a San Diego Comic Con once (or twice) before I die. But it will remain - an impossible dream.
A few weeks ago, I woke up and saw a family friend post something on Instagram. It literally woke me up because he was freaking in San Diego for Comic Con 2015! WOW! I was so excited and so happy for him that when I got the office, I immediately told my mom - who was so clueless! I couldn't stop raving about it. I went as far as chatting him up on Facebook. I was thrilled for him - it was so surreal - OMG, I still can't believe it! Waaaaaah! He's so very lucky!!!
This SDCC craze is quite new to me. Well, it was my Panget who introduced me to it. I remember just learning about it about 10 years ago. Since social media wan't as big as it is now - I wasn't aware of the event as much as I am aware of it in the recent years. Then, we would just read about it in Wizard magazine (I miss reading Wizard, do you know that this is? If you were into comics or had a brother or cousin that was into comics, the Wizard is like Consumer Report magazine of comics, toys, anime and sci-fi. It had the newest releases, prices of toys, comic, movies and toys! I was introduced to the wonderful world of SCI-FI by my Panget. I used to just watch genres like Friends, The OC, Dawsons Creek, One Tree Hill - you know the types. But I think I was already semi exposed since I liked Quantum Leap, Twilight Zone, Slider and X-Files (although not a super duper fan) And then suddenly I was forced to watch Alias, Supernatural, Firefly, 24, Lost, CSI, Stargate and the likes. At first it felt weird because the genre was so not me, but then I started to appreciate it more. I was surprised that I even liked them! Hahaha..
I wasn't aware then that there was a comic convention more so the biggest one held annually at San Diego. My Panget was the one who introduced me it and it made me curious. So I googled and saw that it was a massive event. As the years passed - it has become more popular to the point that TV and movie producers used it as a jump off point to test their pilots and ideas to the target market. As they say - it has gone mainstream. But I don't mind because it has attracted so many many attendees from all over the world. I personally would love to go and see what is really about and have a *feel* of high being with fellow enthusiasts! It's like an adult's Disney World experience but with adult's *Happiest Place on Earth*. Hahaha!!
So, when I do get to go to the San Diego Comic Con here are what I will aim to do (this is no particular order)
I want to go see the panels of the following:
a) Supernatural - my Panget is a HUGE fan and I have become one too! I love their Bromance so much and their humor too! It was so lovely to have met the King of Hell by chance at an Adidas store in London a few months back! Woohoo! There are so many *Sam* lovers out there, but I super love *Dean*! Hahaha! I miss Bobby though.
b) The Flash - I am soooo in like with Grant Gustin's portrayal of The Flash! He's funny and cute and charming! Hahaha! I love the whole cast especially Cisco, Caitlyn, Dr. Wells and Detective Joe West. I realy dislike Iris in the series. I was so disappointed on how she took the news that Barry was The Flash. That's it? That's it? That's what I kept on saying and Panget was agreeing with me. So disappointing! When I learned that there would be a new love interest for Barry - by all mean, GO! Just as long as it's NOT Iris West - I'm happy!
c) Orphan Black - I would love to see Helena in action and also Fi (Felix)! I saw them on the Nerd HQ panel last 2014 and I was so blown away! I'm so very happy that Tatiana Maslany has been nominated for an Emmy - FINALLY!! Someone who recognized her ability to portray so many characters!
d) Arrow - just because Stephen Amell is so dreamy and I love love love Felicity Smoke!
f) The Strain - Being in the same room as Guillermo del Toro would be ahh-mazing!
And of course, I'd love to go see at least one Nerd Machine Nerd HQ panel since I so loooove love love Zachary Levi. And I know that Nathan Fillion will be there. It would be so entertaining.
I'm suddenly excited!!
Hahaha.. But this will still remain to be a dream.