Sorry for the delay on our Thursday recap. It will all be explained when we talk about Friday, but teaser: we were on our feet and didn’t pee for 10 hours straight.Let the Con officially begin!
Thursday was the first official day of San Diego Comic Con, and unlike past years when we’ve been running from panel to panel, we found ourselves actually having an easy start. Actually, scratch that. I had to wait in the world’s longest Starbucks’ line just for mediocre coffee and found out they didn’t accept my reward points at that location. Other than that, Thursday was smooth sailing.
Highlights from Thursday at Comic Con
Outside the Con
There’s even more outside the Con for both badge and non-badge holders this year. From Fox’s ferris wheel to NBC’s Good Place’s takeover of the Hard Rock Hotel, life outside the Con is giving life inside the Con a run some competition. Of course, it being me, we had to make a quick stop at the Brooklyn Nine-Nine experience, where I had zero chill and zero regrets for this photo opp.
Amazon Prime Experience
Amazon went all out this year with their Prime Experience promoting their upcoming new shows The Boys and Carnival Row, as well as the upcoming fourth season of The Expanse. The experience was beautiful and in the center we saw “The Tower” that featured shows multiple times a day.
We got these awesome collectors coins from Carnival Row which you could exchange for popsicles, churros and other snacks, but we hung on to them in case this show is the next Game of Thrones and they’re worth BANK some day!
Speaking of Carnival Row, this show looks amazing! We’re really excited to check it on Amazon on August 30th, and we’re REALLY glad they turned us into fairies for this photo opp:
Our SDCC ‘19 Hall H panel experience kicked off with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. For Shield fans, this was the definitive panel. The entire cast and creators reminisced about past seasons and the future of the final seventh season. There was laughter, tears, and vague answers about the future of the agents.
The next panel that made us unabashedly fangirl was His Dark Materials. Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter), James MacAvoy(Lord Asriel), Dafne Keen (Lyra), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby) joined executive producer Jane Tranter to debut the HBO trailer based on Phillip Pullman’s series.
The timing of this adaptation couldn’t be more apt. HDM features Lyra, who in an attempt to find her missing best friend, uncovers powerful organizations, mystical creatures, and danger lurking at every corner. Although the series has encountered controversy as a supposed critic of the Catholic faith and church, Tranter was quick to correct that assumption:
“Phillip Pullman in these books is not attacking belief, is not attacking faith. He’s not attacking religion or the church, per se. He’s attacking a particular form of control, where there is a very deliberate attempt to withhold information, keep people in the dark, and not allow ideas and thinking to be free.”
The panel was filled with favorite moments to film, appreciation for rich storytelling, and who would be there spirit daemon. Watch the panel for the amazing cast. Stay for the Pizza Rat.
Scholastic Graphix Party
It wouldn’t be SDCC night 1 without our favorite party for Scholastic Graphix. We know you’re waiting for our photo booth photos to show how much fun we had but… THERE WAS NO PHOTO BOOTH. Regardless, we had a great time and got to hear about some of the new books coming out from Graphix. They have Babysitters Club Graphic Novels, guys!
Here is a cute photo of us earlier in the day to make up for the lack of photobooth pics: