Preview Night: I am going to attempt to quickly make a dash to the Funko booth as snag some exclusive Pops as I was fortunate enough to score a wristband in an online lottery. I am still expecting it to be busy and not counting on getting everything I want, but it is good to know that I will set foot in the Funko booth this year.
After Funko: My brother and I will be attending our 4th Hop Con presented by the Stone Brewery and are sure for a delightful evening of good beer, good food, good company, and quality entertainment. This event has always felt laid back compared to the rest of the convention and it is always a nice way to get things going.
12:00pm - I may actually get to sleep in one day in San Diego as I am getting things started attending the Geek and Sundry Panel in the Indigo Ballroom. It is always a good time to hear from Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and others as they discuss another fun year of programming and hopefully more tabletop related shows.
1:00pm - If I make it into the Indigo Ballroom for Geek and Sundry, I will hang out for the next panel as Chris Hardwick may be the best panel host in the history of the Universe! The Nerdist panel is always a fun one that should have a lot of laughs as we learn what is in store for the rest of 2016.
3:00pm - At this point I will venture over to the Spreckel's Theater to get in line for my second taping of Conan! Weird Al is the guest and I can't wait to revisit what was one of the biggest highlights last year.
10:00am - After another shocking death this week from this event that seems to have huge implications, I cannot wait to learn more about the latest Marvel event. The Civil War II panel will be in room 6DE this year and I look forward to insights from creator Brian Michael Bendis.
11:45am - My son has recently got into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon on Nickelodeon and I hope to do him a solid and make it to the TMNT - Return to New York panel in room 6A. From what I have seen of the series it is a lot of fun and they have even had a Big Trouble in Little China episode and one featuring Napoleon Dynamite! Looking forward to getting the scoop for my son.
3:00pm - Friday is the day of more comics as I will try to get my Cullen Bunn quota in as I check out the Dark Horse Originals panel in Room 7A. Bunn is always entertaining to hear and Dark Horse has a lot of exciting things in the works that I look forward to learning more about.
4:00pm - While I still miss Locke and Key, I will at least get to see Gabriel Rodriguez at the IDW - The Main Event panel in room 4. I may or may not ask him to make more Locke and Key adult coloring books. Not that I enjoy them or anything.
6:00pm - My good luck blessed me once again as I will be returning to my 3rd Funko Fundays. Tickets for this event sold out in seconds and my good karma allowed me to get pulled off the wait list. I look forward to an evening of fun, food, and Pops!
11:15am - I may sleep in a bit more on Saturday as the first panel I want to attend is the DC Rebirth: Batman panel in 6DE. While I haven't been fully sold on the new Batman run, I trust that it will remain on my pull list and that the new creators will do justice to the amazing run that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo gave us.
1:00pm - This TMNT panel is all for me as I attend The Ultimate TMNT Panel: Shell Games with IDW Games in room 25ABC. If you haven't read the IDW run of the turtles you are doing yourself a disservice. I am currently re-reading this series and enjoying every moment of it.
2:00pm - It has been quite some time since I read me some Derf Backderf, but My Friend Dahmer remains one of the best comics I have ever read in my life. His autobiographical books have been truly stunning and it would be a pleasure to hear the man speak for an hour.
4:15pm - My next panel brings me to room 6DE as I see what is happening with Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment. It has been a huge year for Outcast and another huge year for The Walking Dead and I look forward hearing plans for the future of this endeavor.
11:15am - Sunday is the day I try to score some Lego goods for my son. The Lego Dimensions panel is in Room 6DE and I look forward to learning more about this amazing game. I have enjoyed playing through levels that feature The Simpons, Dr. Who, Back to the Future, and Scooby Doo with my son. Should be a fun panel.
1:00pm - As my SDCC journey nears its end I will put forth the effort to once again bring back a Lego scoop for my son. The Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu panel is in Room 7AB and should wrap up another exhausting and wonderful con.
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.