Yes, you read the headline right, and yes, we are aware this is now 2015. As occasionally happens, Comic-Con just suddenly appeared before us, with preview night happening tonight and no time to record an updated Quick Start a very brief debate took place, along the lines of is there any harm in reminding people last year’s quick start podcast is still available? followed by a lot of the advice in it is timeless after all, that was our intent and goal when we sat down to record last year.
When John and I (Kay) recorded last year, we were thinking along the lines of useful tips 20+ years of attendance have taught us about San Diego Comic Con. Things like, tell your friends you will meet them on the street side, or the water/bay side. Avoid saying “Harbord Dr.” vs. “Harbor” side. You are in a loud environment where it can be hard to hear every syllable, and cell phone signals are not perfect, despite the convention center having repeaters, and if you miss that precious word Drive… it can be so easy to miss connecting with someone you want to see, or feel as though time you could have spent enjoying the awesomeness that is Comic-Con was instead spent wondering where the heck your friends were wandering around thinking you were standing.
You will find that the 2014 Quick Start did include us discussing things that had caught our attention for that year, this year for instance, History Channel’s Vikings are back, but are doing Long Boat tours, and are at a different location. In fact, their location varies depending on what time and which day you want to go out on the Long Boat and try and get a drinking horn.
Fans can conquer San Diego aboard the VIKINGS Long Ships July 10 & July 11 as follows:
Morning Route (near Convention Center) – 9:00am – 12:30pm
Pick-up at Manchester Grand Hyatt
Drop-off at 5th Avenue Landing (behind the Convention Center)
Afternoon Route (Gaslamp Quarter) – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Pick-up & Drop-off at 7th Avenue and Market Street Lot
Join the VIKINGS conversation at Comic-Con with @HistoryVikings using #VikingsSDCC.
Nerd HQ has moved, it was at PetCo Park last year, and in 2015 is at the Children’s Museum, at Union and Island by Front Street just across from the Marriott.
John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, and Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, give some useful advice to get your Comic-Con international experience off to a quick start.
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