We are literally days away from San Diego Comic-Con 2012! It came up so fast that I haven’t had the opportunity to do my yearly San Diego pre-show recon trip, but that’s okay. I’ll be getting there early to scope out things and get the GEEK magazine table set up for you guys to swing by and say hi (booth #4014, right inside Hall E entrance, past the Starbucks). I will be there each day (except Saturday when I’ll likely be hunkered down in Hall H) for a few hours, handing out swag and showing off the new magazine. If you want to buy a copy of the SDCC Survival Guide directly from me or you just want to say hello, that’s the place to do it (Geek won’t be selling it – just me!). I will be posting exact times as we get closer to the show, but odds are I won’t be officially there for more than 2 hours on any of the days, but you might catch me in passing.
Until then, I suggest grabbing the iOS app available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (sorry, no Android yet) to use while you’re at the show. It’s not updated with 2012 info as I write this, but after this weekend, I’ll have a list of new events that you’ll want to keep track of taking place outside the convention center. The app also provides locations for a variety of stores, restaurants, and other places throughout the Gaslamp District where you can relax and hang with your friends (or strangers) when the exhibit hall doors close for the day.
There is no end to the amount of crazy stuff to do in San Diego next week. Hopefully, I can help you find something that will make your trip beyond anything you expected to experience. For me, that’s going to be on the deck of the USS Midway on Friday night, watching Dethklok play (from Adult Swim‘s Metalocalypse). I’m not a huge death metal fan, but I love Dethklok and what can be better than seeing them on the deck of an aircraft carrier? How metal is that?! That’s just one of the weird, one-of-a-kind things that you could experience next week at San Diego Comic-Con!