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Old 09-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Firing up the thread for this! Apparently it is never too early to plan this trip as my gf booked our backup hotel while we wait for the Marriott to open up its room availability.

Did anyone here get their passes for next year at the show already? J3H told me that this was the only way to get into preview night by getting them at the show. I missed out but hopefully they change their minds on this as tickets should be going on sale soon according to their sales rep when i inquired on the passes.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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If we go, we in as professionals. We didn't go this year but thinking about 2010
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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I plan on going.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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so how awesome is this we are getting married in february right and my fiance, for our honeymoon is going to take me to sdcc2010 i cant wait never been
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:56 PM   #5
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I heard Preview Night sucked this year so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #6
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I purchased my badge on the last day of the con, and booked my hotel. You can never be to ready for the Con

Congrats on the engagement. You two are going to enjoy yourselves and each other .
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:20 PM   #7
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The wife and I will be there, her being a professional and all that. We've reserved the back room at the in-laws again. It's an okay hotel, the service is lacking, but the price is right.

Just might have a costume or two this time.
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preview night this year was horrible. the main floor was worse than a normal day (even saturday) because there were minimal panels and lines that people would've been waiting in so practically everybody was wading through eachother.

Well let me take that back, the entertainment section of the floor was bad, the silver and gold comics and bread and butter dealers section was alright to go through. I am kicking myself for not getting the blackest night #0 b&w for $80 that night.

Congrats, Blue!
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:04 PM   #9
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Ima try to go next year, i usually alternate years. Driving the 15 miles to go downtown during comic con is a bitch.
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I'll try to go again next year. I've attended the last 5 years. Since my friend lives in SD, I have a place to stay for free! I'd get my lady to go but she went with me 4 years ago and hated it. Anything that involves walking is a no-no with her.

This time around, I'll be all for the panels and meeting the celebs. I spent WAY too much time waiting in line and jumping through hoops for those damn Hal Jordan figures. I missed Hurricane Helms and Olivia Munn among others because of it... and this time, I'll wear my badge so it doesn't get stolen again. Getting back in after that ordeal was a pain in the ass and it inadvertantly got Jay kicked out.
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This time around, I'll be all for the panels and meeting the celebs. I spent WAY too much time waiting in line and jumping through hoops for those damn Hal Jordan figures. I missed Hurricane Helms and Olivia Munn among others because of it...
I feel you on this. My GF met Olivia Munn while i was waiting for that damn second round of Blue Hal!

Here is the video of her with Munn too (at run time 5:11)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd1Tqsm60EY
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Trying to meet Munn was a hassle too! You needed a damn ticket for that! By the time my friend and I got through with the GL figures, we saw that OM line was in THREE sections! What the hell happened to first come, first serve? The early bird should always be the one to get the worm, not some bullshit luck of the draw for someone that just shows up.
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I shall be returning next year, and so shall the Green Lantern costume!
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i am going to try to go to atleast one panel in ballroom 20. i am not brave/crazy enough to try H yet.
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Here is a tip for attending panels. Arrive two or three panels early. For example Iron Man 2 panel this year we waited through three panels to make sure we had seats. We would move up as people would leave from previous panels. We've been doing it for years and it works beautifly.
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i figured i would devote one day to that. not get up super early but early for me.
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taking my sister this year. Got the room already. taking the tram,easy as it gets.
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Can anyone provide me with any infor regarding which hotels are good and inexpensive as well as if now would be a good time to book them?
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Can anyone provide me with any infor regarding which hotels are good and inexpensive as well as if now would be a good time to book them?
i stayed at the holiday inn express (i want to say beech street?) this year, it was fairly inexpensive and about .8 miles away. Obviously, anything worth going to was a few blocks away and this thing was ontop of the mother of all steep hills but there was an elevator on one end of the block that brought you down to that end's street. We booked that in May i think.

But if you want, pre-book a room now that doesnt let you pay until check in and wait to see if something better/cheaper opens up down the line. If all else fails atleast you have the one as a back-up. Thats how we are doing it.
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Is the holiday inn express a plce where I can do that. That is the whole pre-book thing?
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we expedia'ed that place so i dont know for sure but my gf pre-booked the westin (i think, i forgot the name) and it is like .4/5 miles from the place and didnt charge us yet.
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Cool Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:57 AM   #23
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i took the tram last time and for $40 you ride all week. it frees you up to get hotels further away and saves time on parking and stuff it drops off at the front of the convention center. Days Hotel in hotel circle. Booked it for 140 a night average
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i took the tram last time and for $40 you ride all week. it frees you up to get hotels further away and saves time on parking and stuff it drops off at the front of the convention center. Days Hotel in hotel circle. Booked it for 140 a night average
This is the best suggestion so far. I live in San Diego so I don't have to worry about lodging. The San Diego Trolley runs throughout Downtown and the Mission Valley area. There are plenty of hotels, motels, etc. in San Diego that are near the trolley stations. All you need is close access to one of the stops and you will be fine. Stay out of the Downtown hotels near the convention center unless you like paying lots of money for hotels.
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yeah i agree the last and first stop for the tram is the stadium so take that into consideration. the fashion valley stop is where im comfortable it has tons of parking.
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