Comic Con retrospective week continues
I spent a couple of hours last night organizing and captioning my photo gallery from last year’s San Diego Comic Con. (Yes, hours. Math is hard!) (But I have conquered hovertext!) Make sure you click on the thumbnails or else you won’t see all of Skarsgard.
If you’ve never been to SDCC, its GIGANTIC. It takes seriously almost half an hour to get from the hotel media suites at one end to the panel rooms at the other. Add eighty billion cosplayers, venders, gawkers and security folks, and its like the Tour de France on a tight curve. (I was going to add ‘but with less spandex’ and then realized that’s not true.)
You’d think that was enough room – nope! The hotels in the swanky Gaslamp Quarter, across the street from the Convention Center, fill up with hospitality suites and parties usually hosted by a startup media company you’ve never heard of. No, you can’t get in. And you have to cross a major intersection AND a trolley track to get there. My team got dispatched all over town to interview the major players, which is how, on my way to today’s featured conversation, I got caught in a flashmob of Wilfreds. Thank God I had my camera. It looked like this, times a thousand:
I was on my way to an art gallery where I got to chat with Anthony Bourdain about his new graphic novel, Get Jiro. I’m a fan, putting it mildly. We talked about knives, sushi, cops, and Finnish grandmas. Here is our conversation – enjoy!