San Diego Comic Con 2014, Here I Come!

As I turned thirty a little over two years ago, I decided I was going to stop letting the things I truly wanted slip away any longer.  So, I started making a bunch of bucket lists: travel, movies, books, etc.  My goal was to refocus my life in such a way that I would be happier, feel more fulfilled, & connected.  This involved life changes at every level, but now I am definitely reaping the benefits of that massive shift in my life.

On my geeky bucket list was going to the San Diego Comic Con. After many years of wishing I could go, I finally have my wish granted! I missed my window of opportunity last year because I didn’t register & get my member ID in time, but as soon as the registration window opened up, I registered in preparation for 2014.  I started mentally preparing for my 2014 trip last year.  I joined a great Google+ community, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) Community, that has not only been very informative, but also incredibly welcoming and supportive.  Ever since it was an option, I have watched the panels on Geek Nation or via youtube, so I already knew that going to at least one panel was a must.  I started checking out flight routes & options to San Diego.  I tried to get a sense of a minimum budget.

And then, the date for open badge registration came & I woke up extra early, made sure I had everything at the ready, & then stared at the blue circle loading thing in the waiting room until I was thankfully let in to purchase everything I wanted: Wednesday Preview Night, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday!!!!  It was a SDCC miracle!  As soon as that rush started to subside, it hit me that I had to now figure out my rooming situation.  Eek!  So of course, I patiently awaited the hotel pre-sale with fingers crossed.  I lucked out again & scored a very reasonably priced hotel on the shuttle route.  I have my flight, which thankfully does not entail a mini tour of the continental US, & so now all that is left to do is the super fun part: planning what I will wear, do, eat!

My next few blog posts will include this next phase of planning as SDCC nears, just over 2 months away!  Have any of your been to SDCC before or are planning to go this year?  As a first-timer, I welcome all info & suggestions, so please leave me a comment!

2 thoughts on “San Diego Comic Con 2014, Here I Come!

  1. *aka* krystelle

    Last year was my first year attending and it was amazing! I only had a Saturday badge, so I feel like I missed out on a lot because the floor is huge and I didn’t get to attend any panels because I brought my children with me. There was a lot of stuff outside the convention center though that didn’t require a badge, so the next day that’s all we did lol, and it was enough. I have badges for Saturday and Sunday this year, so I’m hoping to do a little more. Congratulations on achieving your goal (getting badges is rough, my husband and I tried for about four years before we finally got ours) and I hope SDCC is everything you hope it will be 🙂

    PS Bring your own snacks and water. Convention food is really expensive.

    1. Post author

      Thanks so much for commenting! It is great to hear from veterans of SDCC. I am definitely ambitiously trying to see about going to some offsite events. I’ve already bought my tickets to @midnight & the Video Game concert. Truly thrilled about about my first SDCC!


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