This weekend, anyone who was anybody (in the nerdom anyway) was in San Diego at the 2014 International Comic-Con. And I wish I had been there, if not just to have a photo taken with Lee Pace . . . What? He’s the Elf King of Mirkwood. He rocks tights. He has amazing hair. He’s super attractive. Anyway . . . For those of you who did attend the event, thank you for sharing teaser trailers, poster reveals, and other information relating to upcoming and highly anticipated projects. Also, thank you for sharing photos of Lee Pace. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself) For many reasons, besides Lee Pace, I wish I had been there:
- The programming. Comic-Con International offers a massive programming schedule (which spans all four days) featuring comics and all the popular arts, including workshops, educational and academic programming, anime and film screenings, costume competitions, an Autograph Area, an Art Show, and tons of special guests. Whether you’re are a fan of sci-fi movies or fantasy, comics or movies, art or celebrities, there is plenty to see and do.
- The networking. Comic-Con International brings together aspiring artist with major companies, fans with filmmakers, and people from all over the country and the world. What a great opportunity to meet with like-minded people and to possibly market your own project.
- The Information. One of the perks of attending the convention is the release of information pertaining to upcoming projects. Posters and teaser trailers are first released at the conventions to excite fans. Creators also sit on panels and answer questions relating to their latest projects. For me, I would have liked to have seen Peter Jackson and heard what he had to say about the third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy.
- The Fun. Of course, these events are always known for being fun. With costume contests and an upbeat atmosphere, how can it be anything but?
- Lee Pace. Enough said.
For anyone who did attend, please continue to share pictures, videos, and information for those of us whose weekends were not as awesome. Mine, for one, was spent sick on the couch.