I’ve never been to San Diego Comic Con. Not from lack of interest, but from lack of proper planning (and lack of someone to go with who shares enough matching interests).
This means that around this time every year, I have to deal with my emotions of not going to SDCC. I’m sure many of you can relate.
First, the sadness.
Then your inner geek wakes up, and you begin to despair.
Why didn’t you remember this depression when registration went up? Set yourself reminders?
Jealousy sets in. Jealousy because amazingness happens.
And you’re missing it. Again. For the sake of self-preservation, you handle it poorly.
You pretend you don’t care. Whatevs. Who needs Comic Con anyway? Not me.
But then, something magical happens.
You remember, all announcements and (most) videos are online during or right after their panels.
And you didn’t even have to wait outside overnight to hear them from Hall H.
And you can nerd out from the comfort of your couch or desk chair.
And you still have nerd friends to geek out with without being there.
Oh, and you can judge the cosplay without them knowing you’re judging (the good and the bad).
So yes. There is still that part of you that knows you’re missing something.
But even if you’re not there, Comic Con weekend is still a pretty great weekend.
Happy Comic Con weekend, friends!