Podcast: SDCC 2018 – Just the Pro-Tips (S3E24)

Welcome to season 3 of the Nerd Fu podcast – Episode 24.  If you’re looking for the latest & greatest in nerdy/geeky SDCC news, then this IS the podcast you’ve been looking for.

 

This special episode is all about prepping for San Diego Comic-Con…..enjoy.

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PREPARING FOR THE CON

Suitcase

  • A power strip for the room
  • Packing materials for returning things home – boxes, tape, bubble wrap

Backpack or go-bag

  • Backup battery(s)
  • Cables & cords
  • Memory cards (for cameras)
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Hoodie (for the panel rooms)
  • Medicins
  • Water bottle
  • Hygiene stuff (wipes, deodorant, gum, mints, hand sanitizer)

 

OFFSITE COOLNESS

  • The Good Place – pre-register online to skip the line (thegoodplacesdcc.com/)
  • Star Trek: Discovery Gallery – Michael J Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (5th Ave) *exclusives
  • FXHibition – Outside San Diego Bayfront – several interactive exhibits featuring: Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans MC, Archer (fxsdcc.com/)
  • Adult Swim State Park – Behind the Convention Center – Games and merchandise
  • SyFy Fan Party – New Children’s Museum – RSVP required – follow @SyFy
  • Jack Ryan Fan Experience – corner of MLK & 1st, escape room reality spy experience.
  • Laika Live – 350 5th Ave in Gaslamp (Coraline, ParaNorman, Boxtrolls, Kubo & the 2 Strings)
  • Legion M Fan Lounge w/Skybound Entertainment – activities, contests, appearances and more, including Michael Rooker, Leonard Maltin. Must RSVP (https://legionm.com/sdcc2018)
  • DC Universe Experience – Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter – “Walk through the originals, classics & comics soon to be available through the digital service” (Register Here)
  • “The Experience” – a collection of immersive activations at Petco Park (parking lot)
    • Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
    • Ghostbuster World – new augmented reality game for smartphones
    • Shark Week’s 30th Anniversary – Sharkzilla
    • PUBG Mobile
  • Nerdist House – Sparks Gallery – meet & greets, exclusives, photo ops, VR experience & more. FREE. No badge required = 200th episode of Bizarre States Part – Sat, July 21
  • Castle Rock – Front Street & Island Ave – tour the town’s bed & breakfast & more.
  • Conan Tapings – Tickets are out, but there is a waiting list
    • Breaking Bad cast
    • Predator cast
    • Glass cast – Sam Jackson, McAvoy, Bruce Willis, M. Night Shyamalan
    • Aquaman Cast – TBA

 

OFFSITE SHOPS

  • Hordak’s Lair Pop-Up from Super7 – Wed & Thu – features Super 7 MOTU releases and new apparel designs + exclusives and debuts from Eternia (laughing prince Adam, She-Ra & Hordak 2-pack, She-Ra Keshi blind box figures and more)
  • FYE Pop-Up Shop – Westfield Horton Plaza – Exclusive products and shared convention exclusives + artist signings

 

PANELS

These are just SOME of the highlights from Hall H and Ballroom 20 during SDCC 2018. There are MANY more panels, and the full schedule is available here: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule

Thursday

  • Hall H
    • 10:30 am The Predator (20th Century Fox)
    • 11:45 am Doctor Who (BBC)
    • 1 pm Marvel Games Panel
    • 3:30 pm Better Call Saul
    • 4:30 pm Breaking Bad 10 Anniversary Celebration
    • 5:45 pm Assassination Nation Panel with cast & The Russo Brothers
  • Ballroom 20
    • 11:15 am Charmed
    • 4:45 pm Debates – Felicia Day, Joe Manganiello, Adam Savage, Jan Varney, Orlando Jones, John Barrowman – Moderator: Aisha Tyler
    • 6 pm Marvel’s Iron Fist

Friday

  • Hall H
    • 10 am Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog Reunion – Joss & Jed Whedon, Fillion, Felicia Day
    • 11:15 am Fear the Walking Dead
    • 12:15 pm The Walking Dead
    • 1:30 pm Star Trek: Discovery
    • 3:45 pm Universal Pictures’ Glass and Halloween
    • 5 pm Bumblebee
    • 6:15 pm Sony Panel – Venom & Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verser
    • 7:30 pm Preacher
  • Ballroom 20
    • 12:45 pm Castle Rock – World Premiere Screening
    • 2:15 pm Brave Warriors – Benedict Wong, Dylan Bruce, Santiago Cabreara, Jay Hernandez, Eoin Macken
    • 5:45 pm Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger

Saturday

  • Hall H
    • 10:30 am Warner Bros – no info
    • 2:45 pm RZA: Movies, Music and Martial Arts – Wesley Snipes will be there
    • 4 pm Women Who Kick Ass – Chloe Bennet, Regina King, Camila Mendes, Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Whitaker – moderated by EW’s Jessica Shaw
    • 5:15 pm Deadpool 2 Panel
    • 6:45 pm An Evening with Kevin Smith
  • Ballroom 20
    • 11 am Black Lightning
    • 2:30 pm The Gifted
    • 3:30 pm Supergirl
    • 4:15 pm Arrow
    • 5 pm Legends of Tomorrow
    • 5:45 pm The Flash

Sunday

  • Hall H
    • 10:30 am Supernatural
    • 11:45 am Riverdale
    • 1pm Mayans MC
    • 2:15 pm Legion
  • Ballroom 20 n/a

 

EXCLUSIVES

  • Funko – 8 Bit Wreck It Ralph and Fix-It-Felix Pop!, James Wan, Taika Waititi, 13th Doctor, Kraglin, Moaning Myrtle, Nearly Headless Nick, Hellboy in Suit, The Flash, Classic Ant-Man, Iron Man Mark 1, MOTU: Stinkor, Ram Man, Western Rick and Western Morty, Dustin (Snowball Dance), Billy & Karen 2-Pack (Stranger Things), Thor, Valkyrie, Mad Max – Nux Car, GOT: Dragons Dorbz 4-Pack, Cap & Red Skull Dorbz 2-Pack, Skeletor + Faker Vynl
  • Marvel – Skottie Young Pins are BACK!!!!
    • Fantastic Four, X-Men, Avengers, Villains Pins Sets.
    • Blind Pack 2-Pin sets : 12 different pins…. Or more?
    • Spider-Man pin with Lanyard
    • Incentive Pins – $10 each, whcn you spend $60/$80/$110
  • Bumblebee Vol 1 Retro Rock Garage set – Hasbro – $60
  • Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack – Hasbro $125 – Netflix style Subway Care packaging
  • He-Ma Laughing Prince Adam – Super7 $35
  • Goonies Copper Bones Bottle Opener – Factory Entertainment- $15
  • Big Trouble in Little China Soundtrack Vinyl – Mondo – $35
  • Lego Minifigs – Apocalypseburg Unikitty (with 2 expressions), Sheriff Deadpool, Black Lightning

 

GENERAL PRO-TIPS

  • Take vitamins every morning
  • Lather up in sun screen every day, multiple times
  • Look for loose tickets on the ground while walking around
  • Prepare your phone before heading out to San Diego
    • Clear off some free space
    • Download apps (official SDCC, social, Uber/Lyft) and check your login info
    • Update your operating system, if necessary
  • Follow CorgiKohmander

 

RESEARCH

 

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Co-founder of Nerd Fu, mild-mannered artist, gamer, movie aficionado, SDCC disciple.

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2 comments

  1. Third appears to be missing the Glass/Halloween panel from Friday.

    • Hi Ashley!

      Thanks for the catch! While our intent is only to display certain things and not ALL things panel-wise, that one missed us and is certainly one that we want to mention. Consider this fixed 🙂

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